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Safety-related flaws at inacceptable level, study concludes January 19, 2016 Safety-related flaws at inacceptable level, study concludes After the negative record in 2014, when in the USA alone 108 million vehicles were called back into the garages, the year 2015 again saw a very high number of call-back actions. The Center of Automotive Management (Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany) has sorted the call-back campaigns by reasons and manufacturers. ... Read more 2015 Best of auto electronics December 18, 2015 2015 Best of auto electronics From Bosch’s insatiable demand for engineers to the Volkswagen scandal and from an ostensible “Tesla Killer to the NXP/Freescale merger : 2015 was by no means a boring year. We have compiled the news pieces that moved our readers most in the year behind us. Read more Software-upgradable cars launch new platform race December 16, 2015 Software-upgradable cars launch new platform race Software over-the-air upgrades for cars are the next big thing in automotive electronics. But which hardware platforms will enable carmakers to implement the desired feature? Nvidia, NXP and Renesas appear to have diverging strategies. Read more Jaguar reports back in racing sport December 15, 2015 Jaguar reports back in racing sport British motor icon Jaguar will re-enter the racing sport. What sounds like exciting news gets even more interesting if one knows more about the motivation to this move – and about the vehicle it will drive with on the racing tracks. Read more Used car batteries stabilise renewable energy microgrids December 09, 2015 Used car batteries stabilise renewable energy microgrids The (albeit slowly) growing popularity of the electromobility increasingly raises the question of the whereabouts of used traction batteries. Nissan now has announced a partnership with Power Management System vendor Eaton that gives these batteries a second life – in energy storage systems designed ... Read more Driven by IEEE Standards, Ethernet Hits the Road in 2016 December 01, 2015 Driven by IEEE Standards, Ethernet Hits the Road in 2016 A new trend emerging in the automotive market in 2016 is the migration of Ethernet, a tried- and-true computer network technology, into connected cars. The proliferation of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) features in many vehicles is also expected to expand Ethernet use. Although carmakers already ... Read more Integrated EMI filter for BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet November 26, 2015 Integrated EMI filter for BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet STMicroelectronics’ EMIF02-01OABRY is a highly integrated solution designed to suppress EMI noise in automotive applications employing BroadR-Reach interfaces. This EMI-suppressing low-pass filter includes 15kV ISO 10605 surge protection and is AEC-Q101 qualified. Read more Cortex-A9-module with GHS' Integrity RTOS support November 25, 2015 Cortex-A9-module with GHS' Integrity RTOS support TQ Group's TQMa6x, based on the i.MX6 processor from Freescale, can now be operated together with the Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS) from Green Hills Software. The TQ minimodule and the Integrity RTOS are suited for applications in which a high degree of safety is required. Read more Research vehicle on autonomous drive through Mexico October 29, 2015 Research vehicle on autonomous drive through Mexico Paul Rojas, professor of the University of Nevada and the Freie Universität Berlin, has driven 1500 miles (2400 km) miles with the hands off the wheel through Mexico. The trip from the U.S. border town of Nogales to Mexico City is the longest-ever automated drive in this country. Read more Ford invites developers to app contest October 27, 2015 Ford invites developers to app contest During the forthcoming Web Summit IT startup conference in Dublin, Ireland, carmaker Ford will hold a programming competition for applications that run on Ford’s SYNC infotainment system. The creators of the best app will win 75.000 euros. Read more
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