Car electronics

The battle over the driving experience is heating up and will be won in software   | TechCrunch We’re already seeing many new cars with driver-assist features. Many companies are working hard to bring fully autonomous cars to the market quicly. According to the Brookings Institute, one-quarter of all cars will be autonomous by 2040, and IHS predicts all cars will be autonomous after 2050. Those are conservative estimates. These changes will

New Auto Safety Technologies Push Repair Bills Up – IEEE Spectrum There is little debate over whether advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) could reduce both the number and severity of vehicle crashes. A collision-mitigation system alone can increase the cost of a new vehicle by US $1,500 or more and vehicles equipped with advanced safety features “can cost twice as much to repair following a

The Car in the Age of Connectivity: Enabling Car to Cloud Connectivity – IEEE Spectrum Advancements in enabling connected cars are astonishing. Today, we are witnessing a radical reimagining of the automobile. Advances in connectivity are creating opportunities in the automotive industry. Dashboard navigation, infotainment systems, and Bluetooth-enabled dashboards are a glimmer of what is coming in the not-so- distant future. By 2018, automobiles with connected capabilities were almost

Meet Martti, the Finnish Robocar That Uses 5G – IEEE Spectrum How will 5G work with self-driving cars? A new 5G-enabled robot car in Finland offers some clues. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and mobile giant Nokia have joined forces to determine how 5G networks can transmit information to and from vehicles while on the road. They are testing the capabilities of 5G network

Linux is under your hood | ZDNet Way back in 2004, Jonathan Schwartz, then Sun’s chief operating officer, suggested that cars could become software platformsthe same way feature phones were. He was right. But, it’s Linux, not Java. There are other contenders for car operating systems, such as Blackberry’s QNX and Microsoft IoT Connected Vehicles, but both have lost ground to

Uber self-driving test car involved in accident resulting in pedestrian death | TechCrunch Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. An autonomous Uber test SUV driving in Tempe, Arizona was involved in a fatal collision last night. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time. This is reported as the first time an autonomous vehicle operating in self-driving mode has resulted in a human death.

Have Self-Driving Cars Stopped Getting Better – IEEE Spectrum Every January, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases data from companies that operated highly automated vehicles on the state’s public roads the previous year. Companies get to decide how to record these so-called disengagements. Variety in reporting makes for widely disparate data. The disengagement reports are thus probably best viewed as marketing