Automotive Embedded Systems
 
 
DECEMBER 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DESIGN ARTICLES
 
 
 
 
S. TUCKER TAFT, ADACORE
 
How do you prove to a suitable level of confidence that a system as complex as a modern automobile can safely operate autonomously, in the middle of multi-lane traffic, pedestrians, bicyclists, farm vehicles, construction vehicles, bridges, cloverleafs, stop lights, toll booths, etc.? The answer is that you might not be able to prove the desired level of safety as the systems are currently envisioned. So are self-driving automobile efforts doomed before they really begin?

 
 
 
 
 
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MARK PITCHFORD, LDRA
 
Beyond development, connectivity gives system maintenance a new significance because requirements have the potential to change after development ? and not just throughout a production lifetime, but as for long as a vehicle is out in the field.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SHRINATH ACHARYA, EXCELFORE
 
Automakers need to be able to update software over-the-air (OTA). They can then avoid spending millions of dollars on recalls, as well as improve features and patch security vulnerabilities. In addition, safe and reliable OTA capability can reduce development times.
 
 
 
 
 
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BRANDON LEWIS, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
Precision global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) are now available in Europe, Russia, and the United States that deliver accuracy down to the centimeter level for applications such as lane departure warning (LDW) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The increased precision of GNSS systems can be attributed to updated error modeling techniques, which are used to account for error sources such as satellite orbital position errors, satellite clock errors, and ionospheric and tropospheric interference.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embedded World
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLOGS & COLUMNS
 
 
 
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MAJEED AHMED, AUTOMOTIVE CONTRIBUTOR
 
The vehicle electrification drive, where every pound matters, is increasingly looking toward two wide bandgap semiconductor technologies: silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). These semiconductor materials can withstand much higher voltages and temperatures than silicon and thus offer greater reliability and durability while using less energy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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MAJEED AHMED, AUTOMOTIVE CONTRIBUTOR
 
So far, integration challenges in the camera design phase have mostly forced automotive OEMs to develop their own modules, for which they must often wait for third-party developments. That raises the bar on cost as well as time for evaluating and testing the automotive imaging system.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By: National Instruments
Safety, availability, or cost considerations can make it impractical to perform all the necessary tests with the complete embedded control system. Using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, you can... (Read More)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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COLIN WALLS, MENTOR GRAPHICS

 
Henry Ford wanted to own the whole process so that the company could make cars from scratch. They made all the components for cars; they made paint; they made glass. He nearly destroyed the company with his efforts to own rubber production in South America so that they could make their own tires.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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YAIR SIEGEL, CEVA
 
ProPilot technology uses a combination of sensors, including vision and radar, to enable intelligent cruise control and lane-keep assist in single-lane highway driving. The control module can steer when clear lane markers are visible, but the driver?s hands must be on the wheel for the system to operate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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INDUSTRY NEWS
 
 
 
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CRUDEN
 
Cruden has developed a dPSACE integration package that combines hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) set-ups and driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulators, which allows automotive research and development teams to work in a hard real-time platform and align the processes and platforms of their DIL and HIL test departments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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RESEARCH IN MOTION (RIM)

 
The integrated automotive human-machine interface (HMI) platform was developed using BlackBerry?s QNX Hypervisor for virtualization and the Intel Atom processor A3900 series. The hypervisor technology enables the independence of several operating systems with different characteristics, and controls the integration with one microcomputer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EUROTECH
 
The DynaGATE 10-12 and DynaGATE 10-06 are both carrier pre-certified, with integrated LTE Cat 1 cellular, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), E-Mark and SAE/J1455 certifications and a -40 to +85 ?C operating temperature.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ENSILICA
 
The eSi-ADAS imaging processor will accelerate the commercialization of autonomous vehicles by solving the problem of RADAR data overload and resolution in a dedicated co-processor capable of tracking potentially hundreds of objects in real time.
 
 
 
 
 
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