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Secunet demos near-production security platform for connected cars November 01, 2012 Secunet demos near-production security platform for connected cars Automotive online connections represent a challenge to electronics designers since they are more difficult to protect against cyber threats than a PC or a smartphone. At the Freescale Technology Forum in Tokyo, IT security company Secunet and software vendor OpenSynergy showcased a jointly developed ... Read more Double-layer capacitor powers start-stop system November 01, 2012 Double-layer capacitor powers start-stop system Start-stop systems for hybrid and micro hybrid cars are among the most efficient approaches to reduce a vehicle's fuel consumption. This holds true in particular for commercial vehicles used in intra-urban goods transport. The downside of such systems is that they expose the vehicle's power supply to ... Read more Next-generation vehicle controls inspired by mobile devices October 30, 2012 Next-generation vehicle controls inspired by mobile devices Automotive supplier Visteon Corporation is demonstrating to auto manufacturers its latest advancements for vehicle controls – including features and functionality to which consumers have grown accustomed in their handheld devices. Read more Volvo announces traffic jam assistant for semi-autonomous driving October 25, 2012 Volvo announces traffic jam assistant for semi-autonomous driving After extensive tests within the 'SARTRE' projects, carmaker Volvo has taken another step towards autonomous driving by demonstrating a new traffic jam assistance system. The system, whereby the car automatically follows the vehicle in front in slow-moving queues up to 50 km/h, will be ready for series ... Read more MOST150 goes for a drive in the new Audi A3 October 18, 2012 MOST150 goes for a drive in the new Audi A3 Recently Audi has introduced the latest model of its A3 compact car. As the first vehicle in serial production he A3 employs the current version of the MOST infotainment data bus, MOST150. Read more In-car networking (save FlexRay), smart image systems drive electronics development, expert says October 17, 2012 In-car networking (save FlexRay), smart image systems drive electronics development, expert says At the VDI congress on automotive electronics in Baden-Baden (Germany), top engineers and strategists from the automotive value chain discussed current and future technology trends in this industry. Conference chairman Wolfgang Runge named the three most essential trends currently driving the development ... Read more New automotive connector spec speeds EV charge time October 16, 2012 New automotive connector spec speeds EV charge time Electric vehicle charge times could be as short as 10 minutes using the revised J1772 EV connector spec published by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Read more BMW drives Connected Car into the cyberspace October 11, 2012 BMW drives Connected Car into the cyberspace In the project webinos, researchers are developing an open-source application platform for apps. The platform will help carmakers to integrate them into one of the most sophisticated mobile devices: The car. Read more Motor control chipset supports functional safety requirements October 10, 2012 Motor control chipset supports functional safety requirements Faster time to market for safety-critical automotive and transportation motor control applications promises Texas Instruments the users of its new safety platform - a total of 12 new Hercules TMS570 ARM Cortex-R4 safety microcontrollers, a complementary TPS65831-Q1 multi-rail safety power management ... Read more Qi expands into wireless charging in automobiles October 10, 2012 Qi expands into wireless charging in automobiles The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has announced it approved a series of guidelines for Qi wireless chargers intended for automotive aftermarket use. Products meeting the guidelines will be able to include the description, "Meets Qi Automotive Aftermarket Guidelines" along with the Qi logo. Read more
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