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Research E/E architecture goes open source March 10, 2015 Research E/E architecture goes open source In today’s cars, up to 80 electronic control systems are dealing with tasks such as antilock braking, adaptive cruise control or simply opening and closing power windows. The number of such ECUs continues to climb, bringing the complexity of the vehicles to the limit. To counter this trend, researchers ... Read more Harman: How the Connected Car shapes future infotainment systems March 05, 2015 Harman: How the Connected Car shapes future infotainment systems With the Connected Car becoming reality, the infotainment landscape in the vehicles will undergo massive changes. At the recent Euroforum industry meeting on automotive electronics in Munich, Harman sketched they way from today's relatively simple infotainment systems to the connectivity hubs of the ... Read more Stress tracker tames drivers March 04, 2015 Stress tracker tames drivers Based on scientific literature, pulse rate alone doesn't give an accurate reading of a person’s stress level (you could just be jogging), but combining it with other indicators such as skin conductance makes it possible to distinguish between good physical stress and bad emotional stress. Read more Femtocell improves in-car mobile connectivity March 03, 2015 Femtocell improves in-car mobile connectivity In a joint effort, carmaker BMW, communications equipment vendor Peiker Acoustic and consulting company Nash Technology have developed an in-car femtocell that connects multiple mobile terminals inside the car to the outside world. Read more Porsche rainmaker advocates platooning February 26, 2015 Porsche rainmaker advocates platooning Individual mobility as our fathers knew it gets increasingly challenged. Traffic density, pollutant emissions and other ecologic problems afflict the automotive industry. To some extend, new forms of traffic organisation could relief the situations. Armin Müller, one of the thought leaders of sports ... Read more Radar-based sensor network helps drivers finding a parking spot February 26, 2015 Radar-based sensor network helps drivers finding a parking spot Searching for a parking spot can be quite annoying. In particular in urban areas, motorists waste lots of time and fuel on the search for a place where they can leave their vehicle - for a couple of minutes or overnight. A test project in Munich currently puts a radar-based sensor network through its ... Read more Xilinx flexes its muscles in the ADAS arena February 26, 2015 Xilinx flexes its muscles in the ADAS arena With the latest generation of its Zync FPGA and microprocessor combination, Xilinx intends to address among other applications the automotive market. At Embedded World, the company demoed a number of applications highlighting the versatility of this concept. Read more Self-driving cars in real-world traffic with real customers February 20, 2015 Self-driving cars in real-world traffic with real customers Volvo has provided details of its plan to carry out a project with 100 self-driving cars in Gothenburg's real-world traffic. The project reveals which problems autonomous driving will be confronted with. Read more Is this the Tesla killer? February 17, 2015 Is this the Tesla killer? Only a week after the introduction of its second-generation electric sports sedan Quant F, e-car design company nanoFlowCell has announced another development to be shown at the Geneva Motor Salon next month. This time however, it is a small roadster with low-voltage drive. In contrast to the Quant F, ... Read more Audi launches lighting lab February 17, 2015 Audi launches lighting lab At its headquarters in Ingolstadt, carmaker Audi has opened a development and test centre for interior and exterior lighting. With a driveable light tunnel of 120 metres, the new Lighting Assistance Centre (LAC) serves to develop and test the advanced lighting designs including the functions of the high-beam ... Read more
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