Telematics Update will bring together over 250 industry leaders from across the connected car industry, including Ford, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Harman, at the Telematics West Coast 2014 Conference & Exhibition (October 30-31, San Diego) to debate the next era of in-car connected content & services.
With the prediction that there will be over 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (Cisco), connectivity is the word of the moment. Within the automotive sector, the industry focus has moved from simply delivering apps and content into the vehicle towards creating a contextual, personal driving experience that seamlessly fits into this wider connected lifestyle.
The EV Roadmap 7 conference, to be held at the World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon July 24-25 2014, is the Pacific Northwest’s premier electric vehicle gathering and one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States. The event is produced by Portland State University, Portland General Electric, and Drive Oregon.
EV Roadmap brings together Oregon’s early adopters with national and international experts to inform transportation electrification efforts across the United States. This year’s agenda includes sessions from Ford, General Motors, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, and Mentor Graphics.
Advanced Driver Information Technology GmbH, ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH, GlobalLogic, and OBIGO are joining the Linux Foundation.
The companies are also joining the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Steering Committee, composed of automotive, communication, semiconductor, electronics, and academic contributors working to create a Linux-based platform to meet the security and performance requirements of the automotive industry.
The Linux Foundation said its AGL initiative continues to grow rapidly as the auto industry realizes that Linux — highly customizable and extremely powerful — provides newfound control and innovation opportunities that are not possible with a proprietary operating system.
DENSO, the MIT AgeLab, Touchstone Evaluations, Honda, Subaru, and Jaguar Land Rover have formed a consortium, Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Automotive Distraction (AHEAD), to study driver distraction.
Discussions with other global automakers and portable electronics suppliers are ongoing.
The consortium aims to develop new perspectives and methodologies for a holistic and objective approach to measuring the demands associated with in-vehicle interactions, and also to provide the auto industry with an evaluation platform that better supports driver safety as the potential for automotive human-machine interface (HMI) complexity increases.
The session begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the Las Vegas Convention Center (North Hall N258).
The panel moderator is Paul Hansen, founder and publisher of the Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics. Panel members scheduled to participate include:
- Matt Jones, senior technical specialist, infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover; VP of the GENIVI Alliance
- Charles Koch, manager, new business development, Honda
- Graham Smethurst, general manager, infotainment and communications, BMW
“What is truth?” So ended a conversation between a famous Roman Governor and an even more famous man thousands of years ago. The Governor did not find his answer, at least not immediately.
The Telematics Update Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013 Conference will be held at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco December 11-12. The conference will focus on the future of content in the car.
A program and speakers list is available at http://www.telematicsupdate.com/content-services-mobile-apps/index.php
For additional information, or to register, visit https://secure.telematicsupdate.com/content-services-mobile-apps/register.php
Speakers scheduled to participate include:
- Matt Jones, Senior Technical Specialist – Infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover
- Philippe Kahn, CEO, Fullpower-MotionX
- Damon Lavrinc, Transportation Editor, WIRED
- Steffen Neumann, Project Manager, Mercedes-Benz R&D North America
- Charles Koch, Manager New Business Development, American Honda
In the HyBoost project, Ricardo, Ford Motor Company, Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) and the European Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC) demonstrated a concept termed ‘intelligent electrification’.
This deployed near-market and available 12+X volt electrification and boosting technologies to demonstrate a high performance, low CO2 gasoline powertrain offering fuel economy benefits equivalent to a full hybrid – but at a projected cost premium of less than a diesel.
In the new Advanced Diesel Electric Powertrain (ADEPT) project the same partners will be joined by Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies UK Ltd and University of Nottingham to apply the intelligent electrification concept for the first time to a diesel vehicle (a Ford Focus).
For detailed program information or to register visit http://www.connected-in-vehicle-infotainment-2013.com/program/
The GSMA recently predicted that the majority of new cars will have some form of connectivity by 2025, driven largely by the rapid growth of embedded mobile technologies and the European Commission’s in-vehicle emergency call services requirement.
While the European Commission has selected ‘embedded mobile’ for eCall, the debate continues as to the best approach for connecting vehicles to off-board services. Is there an all-round best approach? If not, what mix of connectivity may work best in the future?
Frost & Sullivan suggests that Ethernet could serve as the backbone to the electronic architecture connecting domains and sub networks that require higher bandwidth and also cater to consumers’ need for connectivity.
300 million ports by 2020
The research firm estimates that the total number of Ethernet ports globally will reach 300 million by 2020. The number of nodes or ports is expected to range from more than 100 in luxury cars, 50–60 in mass market segment cars, and less than 10 nodes in entry level cars by 2020.