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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. Learn more


We are quite aware that future business model for car makers is mobility oriented more than car focused. All brands are moving to become miles/km providers, much bigger market than struggling selling cars to dealers and customers. Weekly news support this future.. but the focus of this post is more about the business side. How to make money in this new shaping industry? Learn more

ISO26262 Innovations & challenges

The proliferation of electronic systems in passenger cars has led to the steady development of new and existing automotive standards to ensure continued functional safety. One such standard, ISO 26262, is an adaptation of the more general International Electromechanical Commission (IEC) 61508 functional safety standard. ISO 26262 specifically defines functional safety for automotive Electric/ Electronic (E/E) equipment and addresses possible hazards caused by the malfunctioning of E/E systems in passenger vehicles. Learn more

digital enterprise

Automotive IQ sat down with experts from Continental Automotive GmbH, co-shift GmbH, Benz + Walter GmbH and talked about the main challenges OEMs and Tier 1s have to face when they decide to become digital and next frontier of digitalization for Automotive. Learn more

autonomous drive

Car manufacturers are constantly seeking new ways in which to make vehicles more technologically advanced, to the point that the sci-fi concept of robot cars may not be too far away from becoming a reality. What innovations can we soon expect to see in new cars? Learn more

industry report

The contributors in this report shared their expert perspectives on smart mobility and how it can solve a wide variety of their transportation issues. They discussed how smart mobility will impact infrastructure, as well as the roadblocks they face. The experts also disclosed their current priorities for smart initiatives, how they see the future of smart mobility, and other key topics. Learn more

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. Learn more


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. Learn more

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. Learn more


According to many experts in the field of generational wireless, the coming fifth generation (5G) major upgrade will create the actual Internet of Things, a concept of connected machinery that heretofore has been a scattered collection rather than a cohesive system. Learn more

Tags: 5G | Connected Cars

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. Learn more


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. Learn more

intelligent network

As leading economies around the world push to achieve their smart city ambitions, their public transport systems and road networks are becoming the targets of massive investment and restructuring initiatives designed to achieve true “smart mobility”. The US intelligent transportation systems industry generates more than $48 billion in revenue for the US economy. Learn more

future of smart mobility

Get to know Smart Mobility 2018 speaker Dr. Alain Kornhauser, Professor of Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Princeton University in this short interview where he shares how he sees the future of smart mobility heading, his priorities, key challenges, and more! He additionally is the Director of Princeton's Transportation Program and the Faculty Chair of Princeton's Autonomous Vehicle Engineering. Learn more


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. Learn more


Automotive IQ gathered the latest top 10 stories on 5G network for automotive. Learn more

Tags: Connected Cars | 5G

Diesel emission regulation is a highly contestable subject in Europe and the implementation of new real-driving test procedures can go a long way towards improving the nature of type-approval certification. Learn more

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. Learn more


Recent advances in biotechnology have allowed a new class of polymers to be developed. Made from renewable raw materials, these bio-based aqueous polyurethanes also demonstrate superior film performance to their fossil-fuel based predecessors. Learn more


Game-changing moments that are bringing the electric vehicle revolution ever closer. Learn more


Remanufacturing of Hydraulic Power Steering has played a significant and important role for OES and the automotive parts aftermarket industry over the last thirty plus years. With the technological advancements in vehicle systems and the shift to Electronic Power Steering (EPS), the viability of EPS remanufacturing is called into question. Learn more


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. Learn more


Technology is transforming what carmakers can do with interiors. New mega trends will change how customers spend time in the cabin. Learn more


Since people spend more and more time in their vehicles, car interiors are becoming extremely important in car design. In this technical article Stefan Buri, Global Marketing Director Automotive, discusses Stahl’s next-gen car interior technologies that are used for the creation of the ‘3rd living space of the future’. Learn more


With Super Bowl 51 now over, and a congratulations to New England Patrios being in order, Automotive IQ reviews the automotive commercials and picks out our 5 favourites. Learn more


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 Learn more


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. Learn more


Driver assistance systems are packed with sensors and algorithms and making sure that these complex systems work as intended is a difficult task. Learn more

Twin Scroll Turbocharger

From the very first moment on, engineers tried to make internal combustion engines more efficient. Over time, forced induction via turbocharger has become a mainstay of this. But it hasn't always been like this. Learn more


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. Learn more

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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. Learn more


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. Learn more

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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. Learn more

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Download the white paper to understand how the Synopsys Software Integrity Platform products apply to ISO 26262 Part 6: Product Development: Software Level. Learn more


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. Learn more


This whitepaper on the Legal Landscape of the Autonomous Vehicles summarizes the current activities and trends in the US and Germany that are perceived to be most affecting this innovative space. Learn more


The Brexit shockwave: the impact on investments, import/export and the labour movement within the automotive industry Learn more


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. Learn more


With ongoing technological innovations in the automotive section such as electric cars, the arrival of the self-driving car is a matter of time. This (r)evolution will undoubtedly bring about major challenges for the automotive industry. Learn more


Digital disruption is migrating out of Silicon Valley and out onto America’s concrete arteries. It’s likely your company is already investing in connected car technology – but are you applying it to your suspension systems? Should you? Learn more


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. Learn more


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. Learn more

Top 10 Most Congested Cities

In this new eBook, we reveal the 10 most congested cities, based on average hours wasted in traffic in 2015. Terrible traffic and tremendous time-waste! Learn more

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 Automotive Lighting Stories

Consortiums formed to push technology, high-end OLED setups winning awards, and a reported market growth at a CAGR of 9.3% between 2016-2022... A lot is happening in the automotive lighting space as we break into the Year of the Monkey. We’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the most relevant news stories of the past few months - in an interactive format! Learn more

The Speeding 9 - The Most Ticketed Cars on the Road Today

Download the report for some fun facts on speeding tickets, and a top 9 list of the most speeding-ticketed cars on the road today! Learn more


Automotive IQ focuses on providing automotive industry professionals with a central resource for knowledge, trends and developments. Advertising with Automotive IQ helps your company to deliver its message directly to the target audience. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

The Best from Super Bowl 50

With Super Bowl 50 now over, and a congratulations to Denver Broncos being in order, Automotive IQ reviews the automotive commercials and picks out our 5 favourites. Learn more

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. Learn more

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! Learn more

INFOGRAPHIC: Top Safety Hazards for Truck Drivers

Truck drivers face a lot of responsibility when on the road, having to control heavy cargo for hours a day. Unfortunately, injury is common for truck drivers. Car accidents, slips and falls, and contact with equipment can cause both fatal and non-fatal injuries. Many variables can cause these injuries, some of which can’t be prevented; however, the following infographic provides safety guidelines that can help prevent injury for truck drivers. Learn more

The Business Case for Earlier Software Defect Detection and Compliance

Learn how to detect issues of software security before the hackers strike. Learn more

eBook: The 10 World's Biggest Automotive Recalls

In this FREE and comprehensive 17 page eBook, we reveal the 10 biggest recalls in the global automotive industry based on number of cars affected by defects. We go into details on both historic and recent scandals, that has shakened the global automotive industry and left the public image of several OEM's damaged. Learn more

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? Learn more

INFOGRAPHIC: One Protocol to Rule The In-car Network?

In the age of the connected car the industry will need to expand the existing vehicle network protocols and adapt the standard networking architecture into cars. We ask: Ethernet or CAN-FD? Learn more

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. Learn more

eBook: The 10 World's Biggest Automotive Companies

In this new eBook, we reveal the 10 biggest companies in the global automotive industry and explore the history of these giants, their current challenges in the modern industry and take a closer look at the top managers who lead them. Learn more

INFOGRAPHIC: EPS Industry Outlook 2015

Market estimates of key regions such as Europe and North Americas, product portfolio of chassis system suppliers, Functions of interest to key global OEMs and consumer trends to steering systems. Learn more

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. Learn more

INFOGRAPHIC: Are European Carmakers Failing To Meet 2020 Emission Demands

Check out the INFOGRAPHIC to see who's doing well and who should step up efforts to meet future EU demands! Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

Tags: HMI | telematics
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. Learn more

Embedded Compilers for the needs of today's and tomorrow's automotive industry

This Whitepaper explains how TASKING embedded compilers contribute to the needs of the industry with a special focus on the ISO 26262 functional safety standard. Learn more

Software as a Process

The past year was a tipping point for the software industry, where the impacts of code faults in the field were felt far beyond the limited confines of our own development teams. Learn more

Understanding how to use, test and secure your code: Automotive Software Development Survey Report

We surveyed our international members with a background in IT and software to help illustrate your needs, by understanding how to use, test, and secure your code with a special focus on open source solutions. Learn more

Integrated Powertrain Control: Optimal Engine Operating Points.

This whitepaper by Maplesoft discusses a method of determining an optimal set of operating points for an internal combustion engine based on the Brake Specific Fuel Consumption. Learn more

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. Learn more

Three Strategies to reduce risk in Automotive/In-Vehicle Software Development

Go beyond error detection to ensure safety and security Developing in-vehicle embedded applications is a safety, security, and quality challenge. Given that cars and trucks are increasingly connected to each other and to the devices around them, it’s becoming harder and harder to ensure that software is functional and free from risk. Development teams, especially the managers who are ultimately responsible, face incredible challenges when building such applications, and are... Learn more

Analysis of Different Types of Current Transducers at the Measurement on Electric Drive Trains

Abstract For increasing the efficiency of electric drive trains measurement and testing plays a key role. The requirements to the measurement system concerning hardware (high accuracy, high bandwidth, high sampling rate, isolated high-voltage inputs, etc.) as well as to the software (power calculation for variable frequencies, for DC and AC 1-, 2-, 3- up to 7-phase systems, multiple power calculations, FFT, etc.) are really high. A very important part of the measurement chain for such... Learn more

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 electrically noisy working environment of the battery and associated equipment places harsh limitations on data communication links that are required to... Learn more

Timing Simulation of Multi-Core Systems Based on AUTOSAR Models

With growing success, AUTOSAR has been established as the de facto industry standard for the development of automotive E/E architectures. Furthermore, the use of timing simulation for the evaluation of a system's behavior, especially with the introduction of multi-core systems, gets increasingly popular. Consequently, the question arises: Can all information, needed for a conclusive timing analysis, be obtained from an AUTOSAR model or are there crucial pieces missing? The automotive... Learn more

Designing the Sound Experience with NVH Simulation

Creating the perfect vehicle sound is a critical challenge that needs the buy-in of diverse decision-makers to establish targets, and greater inter-departmental collaboration to realize them. Free-driving sound simulation captures subjective sound preferences with real-time modification. It helps to cascade that target sound down to subsystem or component level, and provides a focal point where all relevant and available data (CAE or test-based) can be assessed for its impact on sound style. In... Learn more

Innovative Seating: An Auto Industry Roundtable

A car’s seats account for 5% of the vehicle’s total cost and roughly 6% of its weight. Given those statistics, it's a very important area for development to both reduce weight and cost while continuing to integrate innovative features for the driver and passengers. In a survey of seating experts performed by Automotive IQ earlier this year, nearly 27% of respondents noted that their companies will be increasing R... Learn more

Effects of Task Priority Assignment in Embedded Multi-Core Real-Time Systems

This article addresses task priority optimization in static scheduling in a multi-core processor for improving timing behavior of tasks of an embedded real-time system. We hereby consider both, preemptive and cooperative scheduling in multi-core processors. In addition, we list multi-core effects in timing regarding priority optimization and we propose an approach for assigning priorities for minimizing these effects. Task priority optimization is an old topic in embedded real-time systems... Learn more

Steering Systems 2013 Post Conference Report

Enjoy reading our post conference report of the successful 2013 event held in Frankfurt, Germany. This report gives an overview of the topics of the conference, the keynote speakers, as well as a cross-section of the participants and the organizations which they represented. Learn more

Vehicle Battery Cooling Simulation for Vehicle Range Studies with Passenger Comfort Requirements

This document explores the influence on the battery operation and vehicle range from battery operating temperature and demands from running air conditioning (passenger comfort) systems . Its discusses studies undertaken by work between the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering at the University of Stuttgart and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Baden Wýrttemberg. The article focuses on development of a thermal and cooling system model for... Learn more

Applying ISO 26262: Part II - Advanced Application

Part II of our eBook on ISO 26262 provides a more in-depth look at the guideline through an article on software safety risk as well as a whitepaper by Jonas Westman and Mattias Nyberg. They present a reference example on the application of ISO 26262 in practice where they perform a breakdown of a Safety Goal of an industrial system down to Software Safety Requirements on the C-code implementation. As a basis for structuring and formulating the requirements, they use the concepts of contracts... Learn more

Applying ISO 26262: An Introduction

This eBook is meant to provide both an overview of the requirements of ISO 26262 as well as details on the legal aspects of the guideline. Part 1 of this 2 part series includes an exclusive interview with Dr. Tomislav Lovric, Senior Technical Specialist System Safety Safety Assessor Braking EU... Learn more

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 classification systems. To date, two main approaches have emerged. The first involves moving the occupant classification sensors from the A-surface (on... Learn more

Light Diffusing Optical Fiber for Illumination

Optical fibers are used for a variety of applications where light needs to be delivered from a light source to a remote location. Because optical fibers are typically designed to efficiently deliver light from point to point over long distances, they are not typically considered well-suited for use in forming an extended illumination source. Yet, there are a number of applications such as specialty lighting, signage and display applications where select amounts of light need to be provided in... Learn more

Electric and Thermal Transient Effects in Optical Devices

In the case of opto-electronic devices the power applied on the device leaves in a parallel heat and light transport. For this reason the interpretation of Rth is not obvious. By studying electrical and thermal transients in high power LEDs this paper proposes a multi-domain "compact" model suitable for correct simulation of single devices as well as LED arrays in a board-level simulation environment. The thermal part of the model has been identified from structure functions extracted from... Learn more

State of the Art in LED Thermal Characterization

INTRODUCTION Using the JEDEC standard static test method for transient thermal measurements in accordance with JESD51-14 and CIE 127-2007 has increased the level of accuracy in light-emitting diodes (LEDs) thermal characterization. These higher standards have resulted in increased customer confidence and market share. In compliance with these standards, the Mentor Graphics T3Ster system can complete more than 100 LED thermal measurements in a single day, and it is the most accurate. The... Learn more

Testing the CAN, LIN and FlexRay network properties of control devices/ECUs

Prerequisites for ensuring the reliability of bus systems in a motor vehicle The article is refers to three main groups to be tested to ensure operational integrity: 1: The ECU must send and receive information as specified- under all conditions 2: The ECU that is connected to the BUS must not disturb the communication around it, neither can it be affected by the surrounding communication processes and react in an unwanted way. 3: Failure simulation, including failures caused by the... Learn more

Thermal Management of an Electrical Vehicle Battery Packing Using 1D and 3D CFD

Introduction With the increased concerns over the future use of fossil fuels especially in automobiles, the rise of popular sentiment towards electric and hybrid electrical vehicles (EV) is no surprise. But there is still a major area of design challenge—batteries. As the primary means for storing the energy used for electrical vehicles, the battery of choice needs to be extremely efficient yet as lightweight as possible to allow for reasonable driving distance on a single charge.... Learn more

Thermal Transient Measurement of High Power Bipolar Transistors: Chances and Challenges

Introduction Bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) are typical devices in power electronics. Therefore, their thermal characterization is one of the most common tasks in thermal engineering. Accordingly, thermal measurement standards describe extensively their testing such as environmental conditions powering data acquisition The two main USA standards focusing on the thermal measurement of BJTs are MIL-STD-750 and JEDEC JESD51. The former concentrates more on the... Learn more

Thermal Simulation and Characterization Optimizes LEDs for Automotive Applications

Introduction This paper addresses methods that can help to achieve the best-in-class thermal management for the lighting industry. We discuss selecting and measuring the thermal characteristics of LEDs, choosing the most suitable LED, and conducting accelerated aging tests. We also cover thermal simulation of complex-shaped lighting systems such as headlights and tail lights, and using concurrent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology to design higher quality products and to develop... Learn more

Tire Labeling Infographic

A first for Automotive IQ, this is an interactive infographic on Tire Labeling. Contained within is an overview of the legislation in different regions around the world, the criteria used for the labels, challenges and consumer expectations. Hover over the different icons to get more information on each topic. The infographic also links to an interview with Dr. Kai Zastrow of PSA, a presentation on "Impact of the tyre labelling on consumers’ buying behaviour" by Michelin, and the results of our... Learn more

Range Extension for HEVs Using Fuel Cells: Challenges and Viability

Hybrid Electric Vehicles typically combine a battery pack with a traditional internal combustion engine. Combining a fuel cell with a battery pack would allow hybrid electric vehicles to be driven with the range of a traditional car without the pollution of current HEVs. The refilling time would also be comparable to cars and hybrids with gasoline engines. Automotive IQ conducted a global survey to determine the viability of fuel cell technology to identify the main challenges and to... Learn more

Chassis Systems Control: Driver Assistance Systems - How Much Support Do German Drivers Want?

Driver assistance systems can help to reduce the number of accidents and road fatalities by helping to create more predictable vehicle dynamics, alerting drivers to road hazards or inattentive driving as well as by acquiring a certain amount of control when an accident is imminent.This whitepaper details a Bosch study on driver assistance systems and consumer attitudes toward driving as well as a look to the future. Learn more


ISO 26262 is now the auto industry standard for functional safety. Automotive IQ recently conducted a survey of industry professionals to determine how far along companies are at implementing the standard and to learn what specific aspects are the most challenging. Has your company begun implementing the ISO standard into your processes? Find out if you are among the leaders or falling behind the curve by viewing this infographic. Learn more

What is Behind an Automotive Plug?

Jeremy Horne wrote a detailed article for us on the anatomy of an often overlooked car component: the plug. Learn more

Tags: EV | HEV | connectors
New Approach to Assure Safety Regarding ISO26262 - The Project SAFE (Safe Automotive Software Architecture)

This paper introduces Project SAFE with its goal to speed efficient development of safety features in cars. The vast majority of innovation within the automotive industry is now directly related to software and electronics. As complexity in vehicles increases, a cost-effective standardization of methods and architectures is needed in the design of systems, software and hardware. Learn more

Electric Traction For Automobiles - Comparison of Different Wheel-Hub Drives

Electric traction drives presently available on the market are analyzed and future developments are described. Two main classes of such drives are presented: centre drives (like presently known from hybrid cars) and wheel-hub drives (which are still in the research and development phase). The wheel-hub drives are investigated in detail. Two different concepts are regarded: High-speed drive with gear-box and low-speed direct drive.The advantages and disadvantages of both concepts are shown,... Learn more

Cost-Effective Skyhook Control for Semiactive Vehicle Suspension Applications

Skyhook control, which is now widely applied to vehicle suspension control, requires two sensors to measure sprung mass acceleration and relative displacement, respectively. In the practical implementation, these two measurement signals are converted into corresponding velocities; then per the skyhook control policy the velocities are employed to decide the desired damping level; finally the damping control signal will be sent to a controllable damper to reduce vibration. For automotive... Learn more


The paper describes patterns of algorithms for different levels of innovative design at parametric, configuration and conceptual levels. They can be applied to Computer-aided Engine Design (CED). Data structures, process simulation hierarchy, used modules of engine simulation and needs for their further development are described. An example of advanced thermodynamics modeling of combustion engines is included. Learn more

Detailed Simulation of Turbocharged Engines with Modelica

This paper describes the development and application of detailed models for the simulation of turbocharged spark-ignited engines in Modelica. Following a brief overview of previously-published modeling capabilities, a new engine architecture that provides the flexibility required for simulating boosted systems is detailed. Techniques for turbocharger modeling are discussed followed by sample steady state and transient simulations that illustrate potential model usage in design and control... Learn more