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Introducing the internet of transportation

There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and traffic jams. We can’t prevent the first two, but traffic jams are definitely something we can tackle, and it doesn’t necessarily mean building more roads, writes Tal Ater, CTO, DAV. (more…)

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Vehicles now deploying more than 100 ECUs: New vehicle architectures needed, according to Strategy Analytics

Ever since the introduction of electronics into vehicles it has been normal to fit an additional ECU (Electronic Control Unit) to the vehicle every time a new feature is added. However, with as many as over 100 ECUs fitted per vehicle, this means that current vehicle architectures are becoming too complicated to implement. (more…)

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Semiconductor industry expert Jim Hines joins TechInsights as director of Automotive Research

TechInsights, a trusted patent and technology partner to the most successful companies, announced that Jim Hines, a semiconductor expert specialising in automotive and smart mobility innovations, joined the company as director of Automotive Research. (more…)

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Diagnostic data: Who owns your car’s information?

Inside the average connected car you’ll find more sophisticated computer systems than inside some fighter jets. There are typically over 100 Electronic Control Units (ECUs), using more than 100 million lines of code to command in car systems. But who should control access to the diagnostic data generated by these systems? Should it be the driver? The manufacturer? Or should accessibility to that data be preserved to ensure a thriving competitive aftermarket? says Ken Munro, partner at Pen Test Partners. (more…)

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Keeping the human touch in developing autonomous cars

With the ever-increasing complexity of today’s cars, OEMs in automotive remain on the look-out for potential efficiency gains in their vehicle development programmes. Things aren’t getting any easier; connectivity and autonomy means that the design, development, and certification of new cars won’t be any simpler or cheaper (more…)

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Velodyne LiDAR demonstrates world’s most capable LiDAR for autonomous vehicles at SmartDrivingCar Summit

Velodyne LiDAR Inc. announced it is sponsoring the SmartDrivingCar Summit, which takes place on May 16-17 in Princeton, N.J. and brings together buyers, sellers and facilitators of autonomous cars, trucks and buses. (more…)

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Infineon launches new Development Centre for automotive electronics and artificial intelligence in Dresden

Infineon is setting up a new Development Centre at its Dresden location. The company is planning to create around 100 additional new jobs in the first phase. The new Development Centre is expected to employ a total of around 250 people in the medium term. (more…)

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Big Data Horsepower

The future of the connected car and autonomous vehicles lies in the effective management of data. In an automotive world where cars are tapped into the internet and part of a co-ordinated infrastructure of billions of devices, getting the right data to the right place at the right time, (more…)

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The Promise of Multi-Modal Transport: Making it Easier, Safer, and Greener to Navigate Urban Environments

In most cities, if you don’t own a car, or just want to leave your car at home, you typically need to use more than one mode of transport to get around

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Aql to bring ‘super-connected’ self-driving PODs to Leeds

Aql, Gulf Oil and a consortium of partners announced plans to trial self-driving PODs in Leeds City Centre later this year. (more…)