Automotive Embedded Systems – January 2017 – ADAS & Autonomous Drive                               
Automotive Embedded Systems – January 2017 – ADAS & Autonomous Drive




Features
Features

Discovering the technologies behind the autonomous vehicle
Discovering the technologies behind the autonomous vehicle

The concept of autonomous vehicles is driving dynamism and innovation in the components industry. Sensors, power converters, GPS systems, wireless modules, control and communications technologies, and HMI products are all being developed with the autonomous vehicle in mind. Here’s a peek at some of the most interesting developments announced in the last few months.


Map data as co-pilot: Extended scope for autonomous driving
Map data as co-pilot: Extended scope for autonomous driving

Each type of sensor has different strengths and weaknesses. Cameras give the best overview, but the images must be processed in real-time to provide a proper environment model. Radar can detect objects very well and deliver a proper environment model, but is easily confused by metal objects like drain covers. Lidar, a laser-based system, seems to be a good compromise, but it is very expensive. The answer is to combine multiple sensors to get the most likely picture.


Using an integrated system to simplify testing of electronic parking brake control systems
Using an integrated system to simplify testing of electronic parking brake control systems

Off-the-shelf test systems designed for testing automotive electronic control units (ECUs) are now available that can be easily configured for functional testing of electronic parking brake (EPB) control systems.


The New MOST150 INIC Delivers Cost-Saving Innovation

The OS81118AF with integrated coaxial physical layer (cPHY) cuts MOST150 system costs in half compared to MOST150 optical systems.


The Inside Story: Leveraging the IIC’s Industrial Internet Security Framework

Sponsored by: RTI
January 17, 2pm ET


Blogs & Columns
Blogs & Columns

CES 2017: V2X envelopes CES with help from AT&T, Delphi, Savari></a></td>
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CES 2017: V2X envelopes CES with help from AT&T, Delphi, Savari

At CES 2017, the Gold Lot parking lot was opened up to vehicle-to-everything (V2X) companies for the first time to accommodate demonstrations required blocks rather than booth space. There, I met with Franz Tschimben, Business Development Manager at Savari, who drove me through a comprehensive tour of his company’s technology.


CES 2017: Localized driverless car functions ride on EB software></a></td>
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CES 2017: Localized driverless car functions ride on EB software

Several toy cars retrofitted with cameras, ultrasonic sensors, MEMS, and compasses navigated around a small track replete with obstacles, along the way obeying traffic laws and avoiding, most notably, each other. The catch here, though, is that none of them were equipped with communications technology.


CES 2017: Leti, the biggest little organization you never should have heard of></a></td>
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CES 2017: Leti, the biggest little organization you never should have heard of

Leti displayed an ASIL-D-certified SIGMA FUSION automotive vision system that leveraged a stereo camera and two lidars. While that in itself isn’t novel, what is is that the entire system, including the sensor fusion, was running on a Cortex-M7-based STM32 microcontroller (MCU).


Executive Outlook
Executive Outlook

Automotive Ethernet for vision-based ADAS: Loss, cost, and latency
Automotive Ethernet for vision-based ADAS: Loss, cost, and latency

In this interview with Marco Jacobs of IP vendor videantis GmbH, we discuss the pluses and minuses of Ethernet, and explore codecs and alternative architectures that could compensate for concerns around using automotive-grade Ethernet in active safety applications.



Marketplace
Marketplace

Self-learning software for development of predictive driving launched by Elektrobit></a></td>
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Self-learning software for development of predictive driving launched by Elektrobit

Elektrobit (EB) has announced EB robinos Predictor, a software module that provides street map and topographical data for development of predictive driving systems.



BlackBerry QNX launches advanced secure embedded software platform for autonomous drive></a></td>
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BlackBerry QNX launches advanced secure embedded software platform for autonomous drive

QNX® Software Development Platform 7.0 (QNX® SDP 7.0) is a 64-bit OS that builds on the proven reliability of QNX technology and raises the bar for security and performance in cars.


U.S. DOT mandates vehicle-to-vehicle communication on light vehicles></a></td>
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U.S. DOT mandates vehicle-to-vehicle communication on light vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require automakers to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all new light-duty vehicles, enabling crash-avoidance applications that, once fully deployed, could prevent crashes by helping vehicles “talk” to each other through standardized messaging.




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