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The automotive industry has experienced a technological revolution. Today's vehicles have to be about more than transportation. They have to entertain, inform, connect and protect their passengers. The competitive landscape is all about features and functionality. Learn about the integration of consumer electronics into vehicles, battery technology challenges for electric and hybrid vehicles, HMI and improvements in lighting systems as well as functional safety issues and upcoming boardnet developments.

Contributor: Harold Kilpatrick
Posted: Fri, 05/18/2018
Connected cars
Digital transformation is affecting every business sector, and the automotive industry is no exception. Thanks to innovative software engineers and auto manufacturers, smart, fully connected vehicles are coming to the streets, giving more freedom and comfort to their drivers. Full Article »
Contributor: Melexis Technologies
Posted: Wed, 05/09/2018
melexistech
The presentation slides for Melexis' 30-minute webinar examines a new magnetic position sensor that helps enable new designs and reduce design effort and cost by adding innovative features such as stray field immunity mode, input pin measurement capability, high-temperature operation, and improved robustness for harsh operating environments. Full Article »
Contributor: Ed Knoy
Posted: Wed, 04/25/2018
Ed Knoy
Your topic at the conference will be: Agility and functional safety. From what I understand, initially these two topics are difficult to combine due to the nature of processes. What, in your opinion, are the main challenges?Planning and executing the work can be difficult in working with scrum (sprints) because when you work with agility you must b Full Article »
Contributor: Brian Rhodes
Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018
IHSMARKIT100
Automotive display systems are becoming a very important aspect of any vehicle’s interior. As user experience becomes a vital aspect to overall vehicle experience, automakers are tasked with managing flexibility, design, performance, and content to meet consumer expectations all while keeping costs down for their volume platforms. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Rössger
Posted: Thu, 04/05/2018
Peter Rössger
The Automotive Visual and Display Technologies meeting was conducted by IQPC, a Berlin based conference producer. It was located at Ann Arbor, Michigan and conducted on March 26 and 27, 2018. Full Article »
Contributor: Melexis Technologies
Posted: Tue, 04/03/2018
melesquare
Fully integrated magnetic position sensor, ASIL-ready for demanding automotive applications.Tessenderlo, Belgium, 26 March 2018 – Melexis has announced a next-generation monolithic magnetic sensor family, consisting of the MLX90371 and MLX90372, which provides robust absolute position sensing for automotive applications including powertrain actuato Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Fri, 03/23/2018
in-car electronics
Smartphone functions and capabilities don’t necessarily translate directly to in-car electronic systems, and the two sectors have very different demands and characteristics. Vehicle manufacturers have a number of extra factors to consider, such as safety, driver distraction, and the methods with which we interact with in-car tech. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Wed, 03/07/2018
800V
Earlier this year both the UK and French governments announced plans to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, providing more evidence of the shift towards electrification. Every manufacturer is busy developing the next generation of electric cars and solutions to some long-standing problems are on the verge of being realised. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 03/06/2018
ISO26262 Innovations & challenges
The Auto IQ team is working hard for the last preparations surrounding the Safety and Security Week 2018 starting on Tuesday in Düsseldorf. For those of you who won’t be able to be with us during this exciting time and listen to what ISO 26262, SoTIF, cyber security and autonomous drive engineers are going to share on how to truly realise fully safe and secure vehicles, Auto IQ has you covered! You can follow the progression of the conference and get the opinion of leading industry experts by following the live feeding on the main conference days (14th and 15th). Full Article »
Contributor: Al Tuttle
Posted: Mon, 02/19/2018
Functional vehicular safety
The automotive software industry is looking at perhaps the biggest era of change since vehicles began using computer components to regulate simple systems. With the advent of fully electric vehicles and autonomous vehicular research, manufacturers and regulators are concerned with all functional aspects of vehicles, including electronic and data security. Full Article »
Contributor: Yatin Kumar Singh
Posted: Tue, 02/13/2018
electric cars
The future of cars in India is steadily moving towards the electric phase, where the conventional fuel is replaced by an electric mechanism to power the vehicle. As we all know, the continuous usage of fuel has degraded the environment with its everlasting harmful effects over the years. Moreover, it has also depleted the energy resource of fossil fuels to the finishing line. Full Article »
Contributor: Steve Goreham
Posted: Mon, 02/12/2018
electrification
“Electrification” is the new buzz word touted by climate fighters and environmental groups. Where electrification once meant providing electricity to people, today it often means elimination of traditional fuels. But the only tangible result of green electrification policies will be higher energy prices.Proponents of electrification intend to force Full Article »
Contributor: Siraj Ahmed Shaikh
Posted: Tue, 02/06/2018
Siraj
Once hackers get into your internet-connected car, they could disable the air bags, brakes, door locks and even steal the vehicle. That’s the finding of researchers who recently uncovered a flaw in the way the different components of a connected car talk to each other. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Rössger
Posted: Thu, 01/25/2018
Report CES 2018
This report covers the CES 2018. Focus of this report is on the automotive HMIs shown at the show. The information was collected by visiting the booths in the North Hall of the event location and booths in the other halls and location, that are automotive related. Besides analyzing the exhibits, discussions with booth personnel where held where possible und useful. This report reflects Mr. Rössger personal and professional opinion on the technologies discussed. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 01/03/2018
thermal management
Quoting the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), EETimes Europe reported in November 2016 that 137,423 vehicles with alternative powertrains were newly registered in the third quarter of 2016, representing a growth of 7.0 % over the same period last year. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 01/03/2018
ISO26262
Although rudimentary experiments on self-driving cars were already being carried out in the 1920s, the first self-sufficient and truly autonomous cars only made an appearance in the 1980s; with Carnegie Mellon University's Navlab, ALVs venture and Mercedes-Benz and Bundeswehr University's Eureka Prometheus Project in 1987. Full Article »
Contributor: Andrew Conallen
Posted: Wed, 01/03/2018
ev
In 2009, just as the dark clouds of the 07-08 financial crisis began to clear, the General Motors Corporation filed for bankruptcy. Huge losses had resulted from a series of missteps, alongside the crash in demand caused by the global economic crisis. Today, reborn as the General Motors Company, GM has demonstrated that Lazarus can indeed rise from the flames – with a little help from a government bailout totalling nearly $50bn. Full Article »
Contributor: James Goss
Posted: Wed, 01/03/2018
E-motor
In his presentation, Mr. Goss, Head of Research at Motor Design Ltd, reveals the key challenges for electric machines and existing vehicle architectures. Mr. Goss also presents a comparison between three machine topologies for a BEV application and topology choices for an optimal system solution.  Full Article »
Posted: Wed, 01/03/2018
thermal management
In his presentation, Mr. Noshin, Advisor of EUCAR Sustainable Propulsion Programme Board at European Council for Automotive (EUCAR), reveals the key challenges in next generation thermal management systems. Full Article »
Contributor: Gary Eastwood
Posted: Fri, 12/15/2017
lighting
Last year, the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro brought a new concept, called ‘dynamic ambient lighting’, to the auto internal lighting market. Known as ‘Interior Spectrum Lighting’, the system offers 24 different ambient lighting effects throughout the interior of the car, including door panels, dashboard, and even cup holders. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 12/13/2017
e-mobility
The e-mobility market is going to grow heavily in the next couple of years. We are “at the point of no return", which means Who doesn't invest now, risks to be too late. Car manufacturers have to keep themselves up to date about the charging technologies of the future. They have to find viable, safe and user-friendly solutions. Same is valid for charging infrastructure providers. Automotive IQ is gathering the opinion of automotive professionals on future aspects if E-Mobility. The compiled results of the survey will be detailed in our next newsletter and in the upcoming E-Mobility eBook.The winners of the free tickets to one of our Berlin Office Q1 2018 conferences, will be notified by email in the next couple weeks. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Wed, 12/13/2017
braking100x
Noise, Vibration and Harshness reduction in automotive design is nothing new, but increasingly stringent EU legislation is putting more pressure on manufacturers to develop quieter, more ‘acoustically comfortable’ vehicles. Full Article »
Contributor: Johannes Springer
Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017
Johannes Springer
Automotive IQ interviewed Dr.-Ing. Johannes Springer, Head of 5G Automotive Program from Deutsche Telekom AG / 5G Program, with some insight into the latest V2X applications and connected cars, quality of service in automotive mobile network slices, mobile edge computing and 5G features for precise positioning. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017
Automotive displays
In preparation for the upcoming conference on Automotive Display Systems, Automotive IQ sat down with industry experts from Volvo, TEAGUE and IHS MArkit to talk about latest developments and future trends of advanced suspension systems - autonomous driving, electrification and lightweight technologies. Full Article »
Contributor: Guido Gehlen
Posted: Mon, 12/04/2017
Guido Gehlen
Automotive IQ interviewed Dr. Guido Gehlen, IoT Technology Strategy Enterprise Products & Solutions from Vodafone Group Services GmbH, with some insight into the current connected car services and Vodafone's role, the next phase of automotive communication towards 5G and long-term connected car vision from a telecommunication perspective. Full Article »
Contributor: Gary Eastwood
Posted: Tue, 11/28/2017
noise
The internal combustion engine has served the automotive industry well for over a century, but with sales of electric and hybrid vehicles predicted to grow rapidly over the next 10 years, it could be that it has had its day. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the number of battery-powered vehicles globally passed the 1 million milestone in 2015, and grew 60% in 2016 to around 2 million. However, it estimates that by 2030, 140 million cars will either be electric or hybrid. While the proportion of global vehicle sales is small – making up just 0.2% of all passenger vehicles currently – that’s changing quickly. Unsurprisingly, China, the US and Europe account for 90% of all sales, however, some countries are leading the way. Full Article »
Contributor: Al Tuttle
Posted: Tue, 11/21/2017
heating
The operation of HVAC systems in PEVs or any fully electric vehicle poses many of the same problems that running other systems face, but HVAC use poses some unique challenges, too. In climates where electric cars are or will be a major part of the transportation load from now on, consumers demand efficient and powerful heating and cooling in their vehicles. To help system improvements now underway in fully electric vehicles, engineers had to move away from the vehicle’s ability to use the large amount of excess heat produced by internal combustion engines. Regulating the temperature in any battery vehicle is a delicate venture since the power source degrades by calculable amounts under regular use, but by irregular amounts under the most stressful conditions. Full Article »
Contributor: Vittorio Bollo
Posted: Tue, 11/21/2017
lighting
The automotive industry is possibly at its most exciting and revolutionary crossroads in its storied history. Autonomous driving is not only possibility but will soon be mainstream reality. The implications for car design and engineering are already immense with external lighting an integral part of that (r)evolution. That we know. Far less clear is where the law, usually slow to react in technological matters, stands on these innovations in automotive development, particularly with regard to autonomously driven vehicles. That is the perfect storm: hugely exciting technological advances in the way cars are externally lit and even driven on the one front, and on the other sluggish legislation that could complicate or even hinder progress. Full Article »
Contributor: Programming Research Limited
Posted: Thu, 11/16/2017
autosarfrontcover
AUTOSAR, a partnership of leading organizations in the automotive industry, produces standardized open software architectures for automotive electronic control units (ECUs). It has developed new C++ coding guidelines for engineers who are developing software components according to its new adaptive platform specifications. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 11/14/2017
hmiebook
As we move towards fully autonomous driving, considerations of the interface between the human and the machine becomes increasingly important, as millions of lines of software determines the controlling and displaying of the cars. Automotive IQ presents this free 50-page eBook focusing on Automotive HMI, giving you a plethora of information in the form of articles, interviews and industry insights. Full Article »
Contributor: Al Tuttle
Posted: Mon, 11/13/2017
thermal management
Quickly removing heat and mitigating the damage from excessive heat has been a primary concern for motor vehicle designers since the internal combustion engine was first used. As engines got more powerful and were enclosed in compartments, reducing heat became more critical. Of course, as vehicles became more complex and accessories were added, these loads were added to engines and battery/electrical systems needed to be heavier and more complex, too. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 10/25/2017
48V
In recent years 48 volt technology has been identified as an answer to some of the challenges faced by the automotive industry, and we are beginning to see the fruition of development in this area. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 10/23/2017
Functional safety
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated vehicles are rolling out faster than many in the industry ever imagined: In May 2017 Germany became the first EU country to legalize self-driving cars, allowing any form of automated driving as long as a licensed driver is behind the wheel. A mere two months later, the American House Energy and Commerce Committee approved self-driving legislation that could see manufacturers road-testing up to 25,000 vehicles per manufacturer in the first year the bill is enacted, 50,000 vehicles in year two and 100,000 vehicles each in years three and four. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 10/16/2017
48V
Once considered the planet’s savior from greenhouse gas emissions, diesel was delivered a body blow by the American Environmental Protection Agency on the 25th September 2015 when VW was issued with a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act: Not only did this set in motion a series of events that would cost the manufacturer an estimated USD30 Billion, but more importantly, turned the diesel engine into an international villain. Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Mon, 10/09/2017
BMS
The Plug-in Hybrid Toyota Prius toiling in the downtown Los Angeles traffic looks like any other. Essentially it is no different to the other cars and trucks caught up in the latest gargantuan jam on Interstate 5, one of Los Angeles’s busiest sections of road. Full Article »
Contributor: Scott Huntington
Posted: Fri, 10/06/2017
hacking
Computer hacking has been in the news a lot lately — the WannaCry hack that disabled medical computers earlier this year, the Ransomware programs that keep making the rounds and locking up personal and professional computers and others could almost make you too afraid to get online. Full Article »
Contributor: Oscar Ballan
Posted: Mon, 10/02/2017
Oscar Ballan
Automotive IQ sat down with Oscar Ballan, Functional Safety Engineering Manager at Xilinx, and talked about how the new inclusion of the semiconductors to ISO 26262 will influence the day-to-day activities of functional safety managers with the semi industry, ahead of the conference where Mr. Ballan also will be presenting. Full Article »
Contributor: Giles Kirkland
Posted: Thu, 09/14/2017
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As cars and other vehicles join the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge closer towards full connectivity, it’s worth standing back and taking a good look at what that will actually mean and, ultimately, how it could bring the things we love grinding to a halt. Full Article »
Contributor: Lisa Clark
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2017
Lisa Clark
Automotive IQ sat down with Lisa Clark, Functional Safety Manager at Sensata Technologies, and talked about key issues in applying ISO 26262 to semiconductors, ahead of the conference where Mrs. Clark also will be presenting. Full Article »
Contributor: Al Tuttle
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2017
ISO26262
Safety concerns for automotive systems took a giant leap forward with the advent of the airbag and anti-lock brakes, and continued through the electronic revolution with better security systems and warning lights signaling internal problems. Now, computer software and hardware have taken over nearly all safety/security/operating functions, making semiconductors the most varied pieces of equipment in a car today. Full Article »
Contributor: András Balogh
Posted: Tue, 09/05/2017
András Balogh
Automotive IQ sat down with András Balogh, Head of Platform and Software Development at ThyssenKrupp Presta Hungary, and talked about key issues in applying a MBD approach, ahead of the conference where Mr. Balogh also will be presenting. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 08/21/2017
vehicle intelligence
Engineers have been installing the building blocks for modern autonomous vehicles since the 1980s, starting with antilock brakes, traction control, electric power steering, drive-by-wire, adaptive cruise control, cameras, etc. Now, as engineers tie these components together, along with lidar, radar and high-definition mapping, the car is basically becoming a thinking machine that is aware of its place in the world. But, as NXP Automotive CTO Lars Reger, told delegates at NXP’s ‘FTF Connects’ conference in San Jose in June 2017, “An autonomous car can only be as good as its environmental sensing.” In voicing his opinion he was expressing the sentiment of the entire industry: Capturing in this single sentence both the challenge and future of automated vehicles. Full Article »
Contributor: Ivan Dynov
Posted: Thu, 08/17/2017
csdsa
Car manufacturers and suppliers worldwide have worked over the years on improvements in the area of mechanics, quality requirements and logistics. However, the main differentiation factor between brands turned out to be the electronics area. Whereas areas such as power train and body had small product development cost increases over the years, the costs for the development of electronic systems has been tripled. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 08/16/2017
Automotive Software Development
The modern car is often referred to as a computer on wheels. And this is not far off the mark, with complex ADAS and hybridized powertrains requiring millions of lines of software code to keep them on the road. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 08/15/2017
HMI Systems
The reality of fully autonomous vehicles is drawing ever closer, and increasingly sophisticated driver assistance technologies are permeating the industry. Today’s ‘semi-autonomous’ cars feature a range of support functions such as lane assist and automatic braking, and the sector has become a hotbed of innovation as OEMs scramble to be the first to market with new technology. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Thu, 08/10/2017
sssssc
Berlin, Germany - Taking place in Mainz, Germany, Automotive IQ’s Battery Management Systems event is the only automotive event with special focus on latest innovations in new battery management concepts, as well as thermal management concepts and designs. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Thu, 08/10/2017
hfds
Berlin, Germany – Taking place in Las Vegas, NV, Automotive IQ’s System Safety conference is the only automotive event to provide a comprehensive look at safety in every component of highly complex and computer-controlled systems. IQPC Germany is proud to announce the return of the System Safety USA conference Series. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 08/09/2017
hmispoartphone
Smartphone functions and capabilities don’t necessarily translate directly to in-car electronic systems, and the two sectors have very different demands and characteristics. Vehicle manufacturers have a number of extra factors to consider, such as safety, driver distraction, and the methods with which we interact with in-car tech. These are challenges for the industry to grapple with, but from a consumer point of view these issues are perhaps of less concern. How can this be addressed? Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 08/01/2017
softeware_discrepancies
The $1.2 billion fine handed out to Toyota over the unintended acceleration saga remains a record within the automotive industry, but other manufacturers have all been experiencing problems of varying scale. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 07/26/2017
1681
Software-related recalls had grown from 5% in 2011 to 15% of all recalls in 2015. This is stark evidence that while the growth in E/E systems in our vehicles can improve safety, comfort and convenience, it has also resulted in an increase in related safety issues. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 07/18/2017
ai_automotive_machine_learning
The motor industry is driven by data collection: Data is collected about component quality from suppliers, system faults are recorded by the On Board Diagnostics (OBD) and stored for later evaluation, not to mention the information collected about customers’ servicing history and preferences stored at the dealer level. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Fri, 06/23/2017
bmsagenda
Taking place in Mainz, Germany, Automotive IQ’s Battery Management Systems event is the only automotive event with special focus on latest innovations in new battery management concepts, as well as thermal management concepts and designs Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 06/21/2017
fdsfdsfy
Automotive IQ’s System Safety conference is the only automotive event to provide a comprehensive look at safety in every component of highly complex and computer-controlled systems. IQPC Germany is proud to announce the return of the System Safety USA conference Series. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017
48vr
The first series production cars to incorporate 48V technology in one form or another have hit the road in recent times, and further integration of 48V architecture is expected in the very near future. Full Article »
Contributor: Ibrahim O Kareem
Posted: Wed, 05/31/2017
48vs
Here, we look at the 48-volt electrical systems, and the ways in which we’re seeing manufacturers improve the performance and specification of their cars. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 05/22/2017
picsquare
Even before the tragic May 2016 accident involving a Tesla Model S and a Semi Trailer, the use of Lidar had generated heated debate within the industry: Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 04/24/2017
tesla1
After surpassing Ford Motor Co. a week earlier, Tesla’s shares climbed 3.3 percent, lifting its market capitalization to $50.9 billion. Full Article »
Contributor: Michael Bucala
Posted: Mon, 04/24/2017
MB
Automotive IQ had the chance to interview Michael Bucala, Lead Engineer - Vehicle Systems Quality from Daimler Trucks, before the upcoming event ISO 26262 USA, where Mr. Bucala will be presenting. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 04/19/2017
obdmanufact
The motoring world was shocked back in 2015 when Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely took control of a Jeep; up until then the industry believed the greatest security threat was direct access to the OBD port in the vehicle. The thought of someone remotely taking control or injecting malware into the complex network upped the game to a whole new level. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 04/18/2017
d\gdfxjhg
As electronic components now make up over 50% of the total manufacturing cost of a car, and some cars now containing over 100 million lines of code, it’s clear the automotive cyber wars are just getting started. Full Article »
Contributor: Keysight Technologies
Posted: Thu, 04/13/2017
keysightlogoo
A DC-DC converter is an electronic control unit (ECU) that converts a source voltage from one level to another. To ensure the DC-DC ECU operates seamlessly, manufacturers first have to put the ECU through rigorous functional tests while it is still in the manufacturing facility. Full Article »
Posted: Wed, 04/12/2017
diagnostics
On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) technologies are being deployed that enable workshop staff to rapidly and accurately perform fault diagnosis and repairs on even the most complicated systems. Sometimes this can even be done Over The Air (OTA). Full Article »
Contributor: Siraj Ahmed Shaikh
Posted: Fri, 04/07/2017
cvv
Not a week goes by without a story on a successful cyber attack compromising a critical system, hacking into a car , or some personal data breach. Script kiddies, online fraudsters, state-sponsored hackers are all abound. Recent repeated attacks on TalkTalk and Sony show that we do not learn from the past. It appears things are broken and they remain so. Where are we headed? Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 04/04/2017
iso2626262
The rapid deployment of ADAS and fully autonomous connected technologies, together with the associated cybersecurity threat has seen growing inadequacies in the original iteration of ISO 26262. As a result, many manufacturers have raised concerns that ISO 26262:2011 no longer adequately addresses the functional safety of modern and emerging E/E architectures Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 03/27/2017
augmented_reality_automotive
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has proven once again that car display systems in the future will not be limited to showing us information on the dashboard, but will rather focus on keeping our view on the road ahead with the help of HUDs and full-windshield augmented reality (AR) systems. Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 03/22/2017
v2gconnection
Nissan with the next-generation Vehicle-to-Grid technology being developed recently boldly declared “the tipping point for mass EV take-up is upon us” sees mass EV penetration as a staging post for something far bigger. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 03/07/2017
testinggg
Active safety systems need to perform their role in a user-friendly manner and continue to function smoothly despite a panicking driver‘s instinctive reactions to unfolding events during an emergency maneuver. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 03/07/2017
gfey
For the ISO 26262 standard to remain relevant in an industry undergoing a radical revolution in electrical and electronic systems it is in need of a makeover. Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Tue, 02/28/2017
simulation
The Plug-in Hybrid Toyota Prius toiling in the downtown Los Angeles traffic looks like any other. Essentially it is no different to the other cars and trucks caught up in the latest gargantuan jam on Interstate 5, one of Los Angeles’s busiest sections of road. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 02/22/2017
solidstatebattery
Current Lithium-ion batteries rely on the flow of ions through a liquid electrolyte between two electrodes; however, cells incorporating a liquid electrolyte are prone to problems, including low charge retention, reduced efficiency when operating at high and low temperature and susceptibility to thermal runaway. Full Article »
Contributor: Siddartha Khastgir
Posted: Thu, 02/16/2017
Siddartha Khastgir
Hazard analysis process has been affected by issues of reliability and validity. While, industries like automotive, process and aviation have acknowledged these issues, a solution to solve these issues still evades the industries. The automotive industry provides an additional challenge for the “possible” solution as it has to meet the strict time and cost constraints of an automotive product life cycle. Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 02/15/2017
penguins
The big challenge for the industry is to ensure that the software that runs on self-driving cars, the code that allows vehicles to communicate with each other, pedestrians, cyclists and roadside infrastructure, does what it is supposed to do. Automakers, legislators and, society as a whole, are demanding that these systems deliver high integrity. Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 02/01/2017
nviaia
Artificial Intelligence. AI supercomputers with deep learning software will have a transformative effect on the global automotive landscape. NVIDIA Full Article »
Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017
radiant
Display brightness, color uniformity, contrast, and defects are most accurately assessed using the same visual sensitivity as the method used to define display quality. The human eye is the ultimate determinant of quality in automotive displays, and its ability to discern light, color, and contrast differences is imperative to display operation and perceived quality of the vehicle brand. In display design and manufacture, however, human inspection is one of the least efficient, least consistent, and least quantifiable methods for quality analysis Full Article »
Contributor: Chandrasekhar Potluri
Posted: Wed, 01/25/2017
chandraseker
Vehicles have become much more than a mode of transportation and the evolution will continue for years to come. In order to continue integrating advanced vehicle technologies, OEMs & their key suppliers are working hard to ensure that vehicles are not only safe, but also secure. Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 01/18/2017
Car Charging at a Station
Oslo’s fashionable Tøyen’s district is as much a symbol of Norway’s proud cultural past as it is the country’s pioneering future. Located in the center of the capital city, Tøyen, which means ‘fertilized meadow’ it has always been a hotbed of creativity and learning. It is home to the botanical gardens, the paleontological, geological and zoological museums. Tøyen, however, is best known for the Munch Musett, a world-famous art gallery showcasing all of the late Edvard Munch’s 1,100 paintings, including his most famous composition ‘The Scream.’ Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017
ldra
Today’s embedded systems, from cars to toasters, are increasingly sophisticated and connected — to each other as well as to the outside world. Unfortunately, the security implications of this complexity and connectivity have been largely ignored, even if ignoring security could have disastrous consequences and cause physical harm. Full Article »
Posted: Wed, 11/30/2016
prqa_wp2
How will changes in MISRA impact your development process and supplier relationship? We outline what is new in the MISRA C:2012 coding guidelines and how it will affect you. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 11/22/2016
City Lights
The past two decades have probably been the most innovative years in the history of the automotive industry. The speed at which the spotlight has moved from downsized IC engines to PHEVs and onto full EVs and fully self-driving cars is absolutely astounding, and every time we look at these advances and try and imagine what the future might look like we enter the world of science fiction – except that nothing is impossible anymore. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Fri, 11/18/2016
LED Headlights
Automotive lighting, both exterior and interior, has seen sweeping changes over the last five to ten years with the introduction of LED and OLED technologies. The flexibility of the tech has created many new design possibilities, enabling functional and aesthetic improvements in a number of different ways. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Mon, 11/14/2016
light
According to a Research and Markets report last year, the global automotive lighting market is set to be worth $33.7 by 2020, registering a CAGR of 6.7% during the years 2015 to 2020. Much of this growth is due to advancing LED and OLED technology, which is pushing the boundaries of traditional automotive lighting concepts. Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 11/07/2016
prqa
Most organization put considerable focus on software quality, but software security is different. Embedded development presents the challenge of coding in a language that’s inherently insecure; and quality assurance does little to ensure security. Full Article »
Contributor: Chris Clarke
Posted: Tue, 10/25/2016
chrisclarke
Today the average new car has more lines of software code than has the Hubble Space Telescope, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and all the source code on your favorite social media app, Facebook, combined. And that’s just the beginning. In the not so distant future, your car will become no less than a mobile data center, capable of supporting a variety of Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 10/18/2016
peter_ev
There’s a potential constraint to EV growth. Namely, where will all this electricity come from? By 2040, electric cars will draw 1,900 terawatt-hours of electricity, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). That’s equivalent to ten percent of humanity’s electricity produced last year. Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 10/17/2016
PRQA1
Learn what information your development organization needs to adopt the MISRA coding standard, how it’s applicable to a broad range of industries and applications and the role of static analysis tools in standards enforcement and verification. Full Article »
Posted: Tue, 09/27/2016
procyrement_synopsys
Improving the procurement language in your software contracts is an effective way to convey requirements for built-in security. Too many examples of afterthought bolt-on security have put enterprises and users at risk due to exploitable software. In this document, Synopsys provides you with contract language necessary to better control external dependencies associated with software and achieve supply chain cyber assurance. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 09/14/2016
uber
The motor industry is on the brink of a technological and social revolution that will fundamentally alter the way it does business. The scale, scope and complexity of the revolution will be unlike anything humankind has ever experienced. Full Article »
Posted: Thu, 09/01/2016
Synopsys
Download the white paper to understand how the Synopsys Software Integrity Platform products apply to ISO 26262 Part 6: Product Development: Software Level. Full Article »
Posted: Tue, 08/16/2016
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In case you missed the ISO 26262 conference in 2016, Automotive IQ now offers the videos of the presentations from that event! Download the video document for further details on each of the videos. Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 08/15/2016
infotainment
In-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems are set for a period of rapid change. The course of this process of evolution is leading to a reshaping in the way OEMs and tier ones approach the development of software for these systems with OEMs taking more control of the software development, particularly when it comes to the human-machine interface (HMI). Full Article »
Contributor: Chrysanthos Tzivanopoulos
Posted: Wed, 08/03/2016
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Automotive IQ sat down with Chrysanthos Tzivanopoulos, Lead Engineer for Hardware Development at Robert Bosch Battery Systems, and discussed the latest developments within the industry of battery management systems. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 08/02/2016
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On the 14th of February 2016 U.S. vehicle safety regulators announced that the artificial intelligence system controlling a self-driving Google car would be considered the driver under federal law. Full Article »
Posted: Tue, 06/28/2016
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Key trends in Lidar sensing technology for automotive applications, review the fundamentals of optical detection and ranging and explain the unique differentiators of Leddar, a next-gen Lidar technology delivering unmatched cost/performance ratio for automotive applications. Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 06/06/2016
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One thing is for sure: the automotive industry is well versed at testing. What’s missing is automotive software cybersecurity testing. What tools are available? Download the white paper to learn about the types of tools available to address the software testing needs of the automotive industry. Full Article »
Contributor: Larisa Bedgood
Posted: Wed, 06/01/2016
connectedcar
Vehicles are evolving to meet consistently increasing consumer demands for convenience, interactivity, and connectivity. In 2015, 15% of new vehicles were considered connected and by 2020 research expects that 75% of new vehicles and 22% of all cars on the road will be equipped with connectivity tech. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Fri, 05/20/2016
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Google and FCA, find themselves in a highly publicized marriage of convenience. But why would these two end up as bedfellows in the race for the first series-production self-driving car? Full Article »
Posted: Fri, 05/13/2016
VCD_Synopsys
How can the automotive supply chain mitigate risk when much of the end product software content is sourced from third parties? According to research conducted on behalf of Synopsys, VDC Research reported the amount of third party software in an automotive project is 40% or more today and called for new cybersecurity testing approaches throughout the supply chain. Full Article »
Contributor: Tom Kowalick
Posted: Tue, 05/10/2016
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Despite the best efforts of government, automobile manufacturers, and safety advocates, today's cars and trucks are now more dangerous than they used to be. Full Article »
Contributor: Siraj Ahmed Shaikh
Posted: Tue, 05/03/2016
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Automotive IQ had the opportunity to interview Dr. Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, Reader in Cyber Security from Coventry University, who was the chairman at this years' cyber security conference, on the current challenges within the industry. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 04/26/2016
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The artificial intelligence system controlling a self-driving Google car would be considered the driver under federal law. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 04/06/2016
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Cars of the future will be very different from the ones we have known. New technologies along with the growing interest of customers in new services have started altering business models that have excelled for more than a century. The car of the future will be connected. Vehicles will communicate with each other and with the infrastructure. The connected car will play a major role in a dynamically growing ecosystem of connected devices and systems. Full Article »
Contributor: Karlheinz Blankenbach
Posted: Wed, 03/30/2016
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Automotive IQ interviewed Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach, R&D Manager at Electronic Displays, on the success criterias for automotive display and the most important developments regarding visual technology. Full Article »
Contributor: Ernesto Ciorra
Posted: Thu, 03/24/2016
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Automotive IQ interviewed Ernesto Ciorra, Head of Innovation & Sustainability at Enel S.p.A., on the current challenges and delays for e-mobility in Europe, and how these issues can be solved by innovative solutions in the future.Mr. Ciorra, how does Enel’s commitment to e-mobility meets its overall sustainability strategy?We want to make the w Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 03/15/2016
Automotive HMI: Distraction by Design?
Despite its fascination with the human–machine interface (HMI) the automotive industry has rarely got this right. Remember the early BMW i-Drive interfaces? They were great in theory but impossible to master. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 03/14/2016
Smart Approaches to Consolidating ECUs in Modern Connected Architecture
The "connected car": A sleek, intelligent, digital appliance on wheels, where convenience, comfort, safety, and performance merge with powerful network technologies to keep drivers and passengers connected on the go. Full Article »
Contributor: Carl Friedrich Eckhardt
Posted: Wed, 03/09/2016
Carl Friedrich Eckhardt
Imagine urban traffic without the noise and the emissions. In 2030 this vision could be real. Dr. Eckhardt, Head of BMW's Center of Competence Urban Mobility works for solutions that facilitate urban mobility in the context of people, cities and technologies today and tomorrow. Full Article »
Posted: Tue, 03/01/2016
INFOGRAPHIC: Automotive Visual & Display Tech Trends
With the industry incorporating ever more driver information through advanced driver assistance systems together with a car brands' need to create a unique and accessible user-interface, displays have a key role to play in the future of the cockpit design. Full Article »
Contributor: Graham Heeps
Posted: Tue, 02/23/2016
Battery Future - Growing Markets and Battery Tech Development
In 2016, the low oil price continues to hamper the growth of battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) sales, but that’s not stopping auto makers or battery suppliers investing in the future of electrification technologies. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Mon, 02/22/2016
Can Europe lead the Charge? Developing an EV/HEV Charging Infrastructure
The European Union continues to press for the increased use of alternative fuels for sustainable mobility in Europe. It states that transport in Europe is 94% dependent on oil, with 84% of it imported at a cost of up to EUR 1 billion per day. That’s without the considerable impact on the environment in terms of emissions. Those figures demonstrate the depth of the challenges facing the EU as a whole in respect of the target of reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 02/22/2016
Survey: ISO 26262
This survey on ISO 26262 features 8 questions, and takes 1 minute to take. Include your industry insight! Full Article »
Contributor: Ian Richards
Posted: Wed, 02/17/2016
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Automotive IQ interviewed Ian Riches, Director Global Automotive Practices, at Strategy Analytics. He talks about the current market outlook for BUS technologies, Ethernet in ADAS systems and cyber security aspects of vehicle network architectures. Full Article »
Posted: Tue, 02/16/2016
ISO 26262 and Hardware Components
Your new project is starting. The Hardware design is about to begin, but this time it is meant for the automotive market, and so has to be compliant with the ISO 26262 standard. No worries! Here is your guide on what that means. Full Article »
Contributor: Stefan Leue
Posted: Thu, 01/21/2016
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Leading up to the 6th International Conference ISO 26262, Automotive IQ interviewed Dr. Prof. Stefan Leue, Chair of Software Engineering at the University of Konstanz, on the challenges, expectations and cultural adoption of ISO 26262. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 01/06/2016
Engineering the Contextual Car with Deep Learning Technology
Tomorrow’s cars laden with laser sensors can create 3-D representations of the world and use those representations to navigate safely through chaotic, unpredictable traffic. Full Article »
Posted: Sun, 12/20/2015
Top Automotive Security Vulnerabilities of 2015
Trying to build connected automotive software that’s both bulletproof and secure is a big task; knowing where to focus time and energy can be half the challenge. According to research conducted by CX3 Marketing on behalf of Rogue Wave Software, nearly 90 percent of all detected security holes can be traced back to just ten types of vulnerabilities. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Wed, 12/16/2015
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There are several driving forces behind the electrification of vehicles, including infotainment, car-to-x communication, advanced driving systems and ultimately fully autonomous vehicles. These are desirable functions envisaged to improve the driving experience and/or increase road safety; but the more immediate drivers towards electrification are the legislative requirements for better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 12/14/2015
Car Hacking: 5 proof-of-concept attacks you should know!
Cyber threats to the automotive industry and specifically the embedded systems controlling ever more cars have been highlighted by security consultants and at various hacking conferences. Many of the popular case studies are driven by the curiosity of white hat hackers. And although many of this year’s mainstream media stories about hackers taking remote control of a car, seem driven by sensationalism or even technophobia, the issue remains: Modern cars are pervasively computerized based on Millions of lines of software code, and hence potentially vulnerable to local and remote attack! Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Wed, 10/28/2015
HMI Technology Report: The Holistic Approach
It’s time to improve communication to provide a seamless user experience and minimize driver distraction. Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 10/19/2015
Car Cybersecurity: What do the automakers really think?
Are automakers worried about hackers? Is security a top priority? Why are companies not putting more emphasis on security in their applications? Full Article »
Contributor: Mark Beck
Posted: Mon, 10/12/2015
Mark Beck, Safety Architect Steering Systems at Continental Automotive GmbH shares his knowledge of ISO 26262 compliant FMEA methodology by taking the example of an EPS-FMEA. Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 09/21/2015
INFOGRAPHIC: In-Car Network Architecture 2020
Today’s and tomorrow’s challenges for automotive networking: The number of electronic components in cars has increased rapidly during the last few years. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 09/08/2015
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In 2013 when Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek hacked a Prius, many casual observers saw this as an extreme party trick: A mere two years later these same people watched in horror as several OEM’s were forced to admit system vulnerability as these hackers again grabbed centre stage. Full Article »
Contributor: Maynards Industries
Posted: Tue, 09/01/2015
Maynards Europe GmbH, announced that they have been appointed by Li-Tec Battery GmbH, to manage a sale for three GROHMANN Lithium-Ion Cell Assembly Lines located at the Germany-based plant in Kamenz near Dresden. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 08/25/2015
48V Technology on the Automotive Horizon
48V electronic architecture has been looming on the automotive horizon for a few years, and rapid growth is expected over the next five years. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 08/19/2015
Quick-Poll: Digital Disruption in Automotive
Like in so many other industries many of the disruptions are coming from companies outside the traditional automotive ecosystem. Full Article »
Contributor: Roger Lanctot
Posted: Tue, 08/18/2015
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The Internet of Things has been described as a tsunami wave hitting the major industries. Looking at automotive, how well are OEMs, suppliers and customers prepared for what’s coming? Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Sun, 08/16/2015
Will The Ethernet Form The Backbone Of The Connected Car?
Networking solutions that offer low-cost, high speed transmission and bandwidth are becoming increasingly pivotal to the success of the connected car. Currently Ethernet appears to offer several advantages over the other solutions for multiple automotive applications. Full Article »
Posted: Sun, 08/09/2015
8 Lessons Learned from Embedded GUI Disasters
As important as the Graphical User Interface (GUI) is to a product, not all user interfaces are created equally...or well. There is much that can go wrong during concept and design development – and there are many examples out in the market today of great GUI concepts gone horribly wrong. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 08/04/2015
48 Volt Electrification: The next step to achieving 2020 emissions
Emphasizing the importance of electrification speakers at the 2nd 48 Volt Power Supply System Conference in 2014 estimated that 70% of new cars in Europe in 2020 will require some form of electrification to meet the European Union’s goal of 95 g/km of carbon-dioxide emissions. Full Article »
Contributor: Geoff Nairn
Posted: Mon, 07/20/2015
Beyond Batteries with Alternative Storage Tech
The second part of this report features two additional promising technologies for transportation: flow batteries and fuel cells. Full Article »
Posted: Wed, 07/15/2015
Three Ways to Deliver Safer and More Secure Automotive Software
With software-driven innovation comes the reality of coding defects, failures, and the potential to become a target for hackers. Full Article »
Contributor: Geoff Nairn
Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015
Battery Technologies and Energy Storage Solutions
Energy storage has emerged as critical technology to reduce dependence on fossil fuels in the transportation and energy generation industries. Most research effort and investor interest is focused on battery technologies, which are the common denominator to electric vehicles and renewable energy grid storage applications. Full Article »
Posted: Tue, 06/30/2015
INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 5 Trends in Automotive HMI
What are the latest trends in automotive HMI this year? Learn more in this exclusive Infographic from the Automotive IQ. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Sun, 06/28/2015
Car safety: History and Requirements of ISO 26262
To manage the complexity and to master functional safety, OEM's and Manufacturers are placing their faith in a standard published in 2011 by the International Standards Organisation (ISO): ISO 26262. Full Article »
Posted: Thu, 06/11/2015
Enabling a more secure process for automobile manufacturing all around
Automakers and supplier companies are increasingly starting to adopt cyber security solutions to protect critical data or any digital asset stored in a vehicle or any vehicle related digital memory device. Full Article »
Posted: Thu, 06/11/2015
[Video] Agenda released: AutoRenew 2015

With the growth of the electric vehicles' market and the shift to cleaner energy, batteries have become the common denominator for the automotive and renewable industry. Join the only technical conference where the automotive and renewable industries come together to ensure business growth.

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Contributor: Bernard Bavoux
Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015
Bernard Bavoux began his career developing embedded microcontrollers for satellites before moving to the aeronautic domain where he was in charge of the electronic design office for digital audio intercommunication systems. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 06/02/2015
Connected cars hasten multicore processor development
This is the world of the connected car—a vehicle capable of optimizing its own operation and maintenance as well as the convenience and comfort of passengers using on-board sensors and internet connectivity. Full Article »
Contributor: Jelle Vastert
Posted: Wed, 05/27/2015
Tesla’s mission has always been to drive the world’s transition to electro-mobility and sustainable transport. Today they operate a growing charging network in central in northern Europe. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 05/25/2015
Safety Standards govern modern off-road vehicle functional safety
While passenger vehicles bathe in the technology spotlight it’s easy to overlook the significant advances made in off-road vehicles. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 05/19/2015
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This month we’re returning to one of our favourite subjects in the automotive industry – autonomous driving – in light of some interesting news over the last few weeks. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Sun, 05/10/2015
ISO 26262: A Global Outlook for 2015
Significant progress in electronic innovations such as advanced driver assistance systems, make compliance with ISO 26262 of the utmost importance. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 04/21/2015
EMC Technology Report: Collaboration and standardization
Audi’s launch at the 2014 International CES of a 10 inch Android tablet, through its newly-announced partnership with Google, underlined the increasing convergence of consumer electronics (CE) and the automotive industry. Full Article »
Contributor: Rod Cope
Posted: Sun, 04/19/2015
Planning a route towards better automotive cybersecurity
Last year was a tipping point for automotive, where the impacts of code faults in the field and growth in cybersecurity research were felt far beyond software development teams. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 04/14/2015
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The zFAS controller will be gradually introduced in Audis model range, starting within the next two years. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Sun, 04/12/2015
EMC Technology Report: EMI challenges in connected vehicles
With connected cars relying on interconnected electric/ electronic systems for everything from infotainment to driver safety it’s vital that these vehicles are not affected by electromagnetic interference (EMI). Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2015
EMC Technology Report: The effect of split-voltage 12V/48V in modern cars
Today’s tightening emissions regulations have forced OEM’s to turn to electrification, spawning micro and plugin hybrids using 48V traction motors. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Sun, 03/22/2015
SXSW 2015: 7 Sessions you don't want to miss
It's the South by Southwest Interactive 2015! Time to geek about connected cars, 3D printed vehicles and concepts of advanced mobility! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Sun, 03/15/2015
Can Connected Cars be Secure Cars?
Technology is moving faster than the government’s attempts to regulate, and nobody wants to stifle innovation, much less slow the consumer’s access to more and better bells and whistles on their cars. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Fri, 03/06/2015
Survey: Automotive Software Development
We want to know what matters most to you in your software development process, and need to understand how you use, test, and secure your code. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 03/04/2015
The Future of Chassis Electronics
Facing a rapidly changing future, auto makers have to explore new technologies to meet the needs customers. Full Article »
Contributor: Jonn Lantz
Posted: Mon, 03/02/2015
Interview with Jonn Lantz, Technical Expert Electric Propulsion Systems / CAE, engaged at Volvo Car Group, about software models in agile mechatronics and the evolution of model-based automotive engineering. Full Article »
Posted: Thu, 02/19/2015
Accelerate Automotive Innovation to Top Speed while controlling Risk at Every Turn
While opening up great new opportunities, integration of software into automotive mechatronics also presents unprecedented challenges to development teams. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Thu, 02/19/2015
Survey: Your Top Feature for the Connected-Car
Automotive IQ would like to know what you really care about in your connected car - What is your must-have Feature? Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 02/18/2015
Against all levels of abstraction: Software Timing Verification
Rapita Systems CEO Interview: As the electronics in cars have been growing almost exponentially, the costs of verification are growing even faster. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 02/16/2015
Survey: HMI Cockpit 2015
Interested in learning about what your colleagues and peers believe to be the future of HMI development for vehicles? Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 02/09/2015
Functional Safety Standards for Non-Road Vehicles
Functional Safety is a complex issue for Non-Road Vehicles. Many of these types of vehicles also function as machines in a variety of different ways. Full Article »
Contributor: Matthias Marx
Posted: Thu, 02/05/2015
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In this Podcast we speak to Adrian Fluckiger, Major Account Executive also at Rogue Wave Software, about how Rogue Wave helps to deliver more secure, compliant and defect-free software for the automotive industry.

Developers in the automotive software supply chain are spending more time and effort -- and consequently money -- on the latter stag Full Article »
Contributor: Rapita Systems
Posted: Tue, 01/27/2015
To address the challenges of building correct software timing behavior into automotive embedded software, Rapita Systems will be hosting a free one-day workshop. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 01/20/2015
48 Volt Technology Report

Back in 2011 the five premier German car manufacturers, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen, announced their agreement to jointly incorporate a variety of architectural components for on-board power networks into their vehicles. The five OEM’s expressed their intention to implement a 48-volt power supply, and appealed to suppliers to Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 01/13/2015
Worldwide Incentives for Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles form part of the backbone of worldwide policy to reduce carbon emissions substantially by 2050, but the uptake of EV’s and PHEV’s is not increasing at the rate that was targeted by many countries. Most governments and legislating bodies continue to provide subsidies and financial incentives to encourage consumers to Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 12/17/2014
Survey: Challenges & Opportunities for Automotive Smart Data

In today’s fast-paced and competitive market, new vehicle data results in new insights. OEMs are looking to provide ever more customized offerings to enhance the driving experience. Suppliers want to meet industry demands and academia is already thinking 20 years ahead raising questions on how smart data and connected vehicles will shape th Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 11/04/2014
Infographic: Deliver safer, more secure automotive software

The number of electronic control units (ECU) in cars is growing constantly. Today, basic models contain about 30 ECUs and luxury models often contain more than 100. From safety controls to telematics to the latest infotainment systems, there are no signs of that the growth of automotive software is slowing.



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Contributor: Florian Netter
Posted: Fri, 10/31/2014

Automotive IQ recently spoke with Florian Netter of Audi Electronics Venture about the current state of Automotive BUS Systems and Ethernet.

Mr. Netter, what is your company’s role in the automotive industry?



Florian Netter: Audi Electronics Venture GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of AUDI AG. The objective of Audi Electronics Venture Gm Full Article »
Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014
Bullet-Proof isoSPI Data Links Benefit Battery Systems

For reliability, performance and longevity of battery packs being engineered into HEV, PHEV and EV drive-trains, a key factor is the electronics employed in the battery management subsystem (BMS). To date, most pack designs are constrained to large, singular assemblies by the centralized nature of practical BMS hardware. In particular, the electr Full Article »
Contributor: Andreas Klinkig
Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014
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In advance of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive 48 Volt Power Supply Systems, project manager Simone Lange, interviewed Andreas Klinkig with Volkswagen AG, Germany. Mr. Klinkig will host a workshop on LV148 resp. VDA 320: the 48 Volt standard on the road to a global use by OEMs and suppliers.



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Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Fri, 02/28/2014

Microchip Technology Will Outline MOST Vehicle Networking Strategy

Karlsruhe (Germany) February 24, 2014 – The MOST® Cooperation - standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network technology Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) - is pleased to announce the conference program for the upcoming MOST Forum on Full Article »
Posted: Thu, 02/13/2014
Seat sensing and heating: how integration meets performance and safety challenges

With the number of automotive comfort and safety features steadily increasing, the challenge of how to integrate multiple components into the limited space available in a vehicle’s seat, without compromising safety, comfort, design or performance, has been widely discussed. This issue has a particular impact on occupant detection and classi Full Article »
Contributor: Christophe Holyk
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2013
Christophe Holyk

Automotive IQ spoke with Dipl.-Ing., Christophe Holyk about high voltage wiring harnesses and the challenges of dimensioning the components. Mr. Holyk also clarified the pros and cons of using aluminium and discussed standardization issues for the industry.

Automotive IQ: What are you working on at Mercedes Benz?

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Contributor: Joanna Scheffel
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2013

Autonomous Car Navigates the Streets of Berlin

Researchers from the Free University of Berlin traveled 80 Km in total as passengers during a test drive of their autonomous car "MadeInGermany" made over the weekend. The car is driven by computers -- the safety driver behind the steering wheel monitors only the car’s behavior. The autonomou Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 04/23/2013
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Automotive IQ editor Will Hornick recently spoke on the topic of chassis & safety architecture with Alfred Eckert, Head of Advanced Engineering at Chassis & Safety, and Thomas Gallner, Overall Vehicle E/E Architecture of Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG.








"Today’s vehicles are not unsafe. They are really sa Full Article »
Contributor: Dieter Nazareth
Posted: Mon, 04/08/2013
Dieter Nazareth

Automotive IQ recently interviewed Professor Dr. Dieter Nazareth who is Professor of Computer Science at Landshut University of Applied Sciences and a Guest Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is the chairman of the 3rd International Conference: Advanced Automotive Cabling. In the conclusion of our two part interview, we discussed the Full Article »
Contributor: Dieter Nazareth
Posted: Wed, 03/27/2013
Dieter Nazareth

Automotive IQ recently interviewed Professor Dr. Dieter Nazareth who is Professor of Computer Science at Landshut University of Applied Sciences and a Guest Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is the chairman of the 3rd International Conference: Advanced Automotive Cabling. In this two part interview, we discussed the integration of mo Full Article »
Contributor: Paul Burnley
Posted: Wed, 02/27/2013
The Changing Face of Car Theft: A Motivation to Improve Car Security

Since car theft in Europe peaked in the early 1990s, manufacturers have increasingly fitted electronic immobilisers and other security features in response to the introduction of legislation, insurers’ demands for improved security, and the need to maintain their brand image.

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Contributor: András Balogh
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2013
András Balogh

Dr. Andrâs Balogh of ThyssenKrupp Chassis talked to our Automotive IQ editor about his company's responsibility for the steering feel of the components made for OEMs and about how AUTOSAR is helping to standardize hardware and software solutions through the creation of more modular architectures.



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Contributor: Will Hornick
Posted: Sun, 01/20/2013
The Automotive Seat That Monitors Your Heartbeat
1959 was a crucial year for seat safety as Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin improved upon the design of the three-point safety belt. A lot of innovation has occurred in the last 50+ years. Ford is taking safety a step beyond impact protection with its seat that monitors heart rate. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Sun, 12/23/2012
Automotive Technology Resource Center

Automotive Technology Resource Library
Our automotive technology resource center serves as a hub for all of our related conferences forums and social media outreach as well as articles, expert interviews, whitepapers and presentations focused on the automotive industry. Content is organized into topic categories for ease of navigation and to giv Full Article »
Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: Fri, 11/30/2012
Roundtable Discussion: Cockpit HMI

Read through a roundtable interview that includes five different perspectives - OEM, Research, HMI Lab, Design and Tier 1 - on HMI from relevant, industry professionals. Topics discussed include personalized systems for shared vehicles, HUDs, challenges of EVs, and HMI strategies and solutions.

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Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: Fri, 11/23/2012
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Benoist Fleury, Product Marketing Director at Valeo Visibility Systems Lighting Systems Product Group explains how his company makes use of the advantages that LED and OLED technologies offer within automotive lighting design. Full Article »
Contributor: Silke Asselmeyer
Posted: Fri, 11/23/2012
Silke Asselmeyer

Stefan Kriso, a speaker at IQPC's March 2012 conference on the ISO 26262, together with his colleagues Dr. Matthias Klauda and Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Hamann from Robert Bosch GmbH, presented their view about the current outcomes of ISO 26262 in ATZ elektronik, June 2012, No. 03.
They cited IQPC in their article in regard to ISO 26262 outcomes and dev Full Article »
Contributor: Silke Asselmeyer
Posted: Fri, 11/23/2012
IQNews
Stefan Kriso, a speaker at IQPC's March 2012 conference on the ISO 26262, together with his colleagues Dr. Matthias Klauda and Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Hamann from Robert Bosch GmbH, presented their view about the current outcomes of ISO 26262 in ATZ elektronik, June 2012, No. 03.They cited IQPC in their article in regard to ISO 26262 outcomes and develop Full Article »
Posted: Thu, 11/22/2012
Interview with Pierre Metz

IQPC's Joanna Scheffel discussed strategies for cost reduction of implementing the ISO 26262 standard with Pierre Metz, Organizational Safety Manager at Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co.KG, Germany. Full Article »
Posted: Thu, 11/22/2012
Interview with Peter Bouten of Brace Automotive

IQPC's Joanna Scheffel caught up with development engineer, Peter Bouten of Brace Automotive and discussed the ISO 26262 standard. Full Article »
Posted: Thu, 11/22/2012
Interview with Kenneth Bandhoe

IQPC's Joanna Scheffel spent a few minutes with Kenneth Bandhoe, CEO/Functional Safety Manager, BAESIS Automotive BV, NL. They discussed what the new standard means for the industry and the benefits of having a safety standard introduced specifically for the automotive industry. Full Article »
Posted: Thu, 11/22/2012
Interview with John Favaro regarding ISO 26262

IQPC's Joanna Scheffel spent some time with John Favaro, senior consultant at Intecs spA. Mr. Favaro noted how important the new standard will be for legal issues later on as well giving some insight on the challenges the automotive industry is facing in implementing the ISO standard. Full Article »
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To view this on-demand webinar, please register/sign up and the recorded webinar will be available.It starts with the network. Chris Lupini, Cybersecurity Chief Engineer at Delphi, discusses the latest trends in designing electrical architecture purpose-built for cybersecurity. Topics addressed include secure ECU consolidation, merging wired and wi Full Article »
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PRQA is a member of the working group developing the AUTOSAR “Guidelines for the use of the C++14 language in critical and safety-related systems” Full Article »
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Wiring harnesses in the modern motor vehicle face challenges never before dreamt of: Not only do they have to transmit significantly more power, but they have to be lighter and more compact; and in the case of connected cars transmit packages of data leading manufacturers to evaluate new technologies and materials to meet the challenge.This present Full Article »