Industry Leaders Discuss Deterministic Ethernet: Connecting Autonomous Driving to Industrial IoT

December 16, 2014 by  
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Left to right: Jorge Magalhaes, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Vestas Wind Systems, Sujeet Chand, Senior Vice President and CTO of Rockwell Automation, Maciej Kranz, Vice President at Cisco Corporate Technology Group, Kirsten Matheus, Ethernet Project Manager at BMW, Mathias Halliger, Chief Architect at Audi, and Georg Kopetz, Member of the Executive Board at TTTech.

TTTech Hosts IoT Panel with Audi, BMW, Cisco, Rockwell Automation and Vestas

TTTech hosted a cross-industry discussion panel at the Internet of Things
(IoT) World Forum in Chicago. The event brought together thought leaders from Audi, BMW, Cisco, Rockwell Automation and Vestas to discuss “Deterministic Ethernet – Connecting Autonomous Driving to Industrial IoT”.

IHS Automotive Analysis: Ford SYNC 3 – A Recipe for Simple Infotainment

December 12, 2014 by  
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boyadjis_mark_headshotBy Mark Boyadjis, Senior Analyst & Manager, Infotainment & HMI, IHS Automotive

After the roughly 18 month user-centric development process, which took engineers all over the country (and soon internationally) collecting upwards of 22,000 pieces of direct customer feedback, Ford is ready to show the world what will replace its often criticized SYNC with MyFord Touch platform.

Ford “SYNC 3” will debut on model year 2016 vehicles in 2015 and be fully deployed in North America by the end of calendar year 2016.

Q&A With QNX

December 9, 2014 by  
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An interview with Andrew Poliak, Global Director, Business Development for QNX Software Systems:

Q: I tend to think of QNX more in terms of infotainment than of safety, but noticed the availability of the QNX OS for Automotive Safety 1.0. Is safety new, or has QNX been offering safety in addition to telematics/infotainment for some time?

European Auto Industry Embracing 48V Hybrid Technology

November 28, 2014 by  
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palmer 11-28-14According to Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) and other participants at the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems in Düsseldorf, Germany, 48V mild hybrid developments are being driven by ever-tightening European CO2 regulations and, potentially, a new and more aggressive test cycle.

Together with other sponsors, including AVL and Ricardo, CPT discussed the need for an internationally accepted 48V electrical standard. The firms say such a standard is required by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of scale demanded by original equipment manufacturers.

Audi MIB-2 Platform Features NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC

November 21, 2014 by  
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audi 11-21-14 CES140058_medium__midAt the 2014 Connected Car Expo (CCE) in Los Angeles, Audi detailed key aspects of the advances in the electronics technology appearing in two of its newest models for 2015.

Audi explained how its MIB-2 (Modular Infotainment Platform) electronics architecture has dramatically shortened the timeline to introduce newer and more powerful processors used for infotainment and driver assistance systems.

MIB-2 debuts in the 2016 A6 and A7 model lines, which made their North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

FAW Group Joins the MOST Cooperation

November 20, 2014 by  
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The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – welcomes the FAW Group as first Chinese carmaker member.

faw logo index“FAW is a forward thinking leading automaker in China,” stated Henry Muyshondt, MOSTCO Administrator. “We are delighted that they have chosen MOST as the backbone for their in-vehicle information and entertainment network. We welcome them to the MOST community, as MOST Technology continues to enable high-function yet cost-effective systems all around the world.”

TTTech Teams with Cisco’s openBerlin Innovation Center to Accelerate Deterministic Ethernet Adoption

September 26, 2014 by  
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TTTech is partnering with Cisco at Cisco’s Internet of Everything Innovation Center, openBerlin, to accelerate the adoption of Deterministic Ethernet for advanced solutions for Industry 4.0 / the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in the manufacturing and transportation industries.

At the openBerlin Innovation Center TTTech and Cisco intend to develop and showcase Industry 4.0 solutions made possible by Deterministic Ethernet, the cross-industry communication technology based on upcoming IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking standards.

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TTTech customers are already deploying Deterministic Ethernet based on TTTech’s TTEthernet® communication protocol for innovative networked control solutions in a broad range of upcoming applications including space vehicles (NASA), piloted cars (Audi) and wind turbines (Vestas).

BorgWarner Provides Friction Technology for Volkswagen’s Hybrid Dual-Clutch Transmission in VW Golf, Audi A3 e-tron

September 25, 2014 by  
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Wet Friction Technology Improves Performance, Fuel Economy and Shift Feel

BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) supplies its high-performance wet friction technology for Volkswagen’s new hybrid DQ 400e dual-clutch transmission, launching in the 2014 Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 e-tron.

The new transmission for hybrid vehicles with transversely mounted engines employs three clutches (a dual-clutch module plus a disconnecting clutch) to smoothly connect and disconnect the electric engine from the drivetrain. For all three clutches, BorgWarner’s leading wet friction technology significantly improves shift performance and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) while improving fuel economy.

Audi to Offer AT&T Mobile Share Value Plan for Audi Connect in 2015 A3, S3, Q3 Models

September 12, 2014 by  
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Audi of America and AT&T will provide owners of 2015 A3, S3 and Q3 models equipped with Audi connect® the option of adding their connected cars to an AT&T Mobile Share Value(SM) data plan, starting Oct. 1.

With a Mobile Share Value Plan, customers can purchase a monthly allotment of data to share among their connected devices, including the all-new Audi premium compact and crossover models equipped with Audi connect. The access charge is $10 a month to add a vehicle to a Mobile Share Value plan, which is the same price that AT&T charges to add a tablet to an existing plan.

Tablets Can Bring New Life to In-car Rear-seat Entertainment

September 2, 2014 by  
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OEM rear-seat entertainment shipments have only reached an estimated 2.9 million in 2014. Furthermore, aftermarket devices have not fared too well either; shipments in 2014 are estimated to be 3.5 million globally. However, there is hope that this stagnant market will prosper once more in the form of bring your own device (BYOD) i.e. tablets, smartphones, gaming devices, and other portable media players. Consumers have moved on from DVD and Blu-ray players and therefore so too must rear-seat entertainment.

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