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20 Jun, 2013

John Day   Ford Motor Company helped test an early warning car-to-car communication feature that alerts following drivers to vehicles braking ahead even if they are around a corner or behind other traffic. In emergency braking situations the electronic brake light system transmits a wireless signal to illuminate a dashboard light in cars following behind. The brake light system is one of 20 potential future … Read More

Ford Motor Company, Ford, Ford S-MAX, Volkswagen, Audi, obstacle warning system, Deutsche Telekom, Opel, electronic brake light system, Safe Intelligent Mobility – Testfield (simTD), traffic sign assistant, Daimler

19 Jun, 2012

John Day That question about the difficulties involved in integrating development tools from different suppliers was asked rhetorically during a presentation at IESF Detroit by Paul Hansen, editor and publisher of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics (hansenreport.com). “Why the lack of integrated tool solutions?” Hansen asked Mentor Graphics VP Serge Leef. It’s because there are no standards, Serge … Read More

IESF, Hyundai, ISO 26262, SAIC, Daimler, The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, Toyota, Volkswagen, Mentor Graphics, Ford, Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration, General Motors, Paul Hansen, Eclipse Foundation, PSA, Fiat

20 Aug, 2011

John Day A partial solution usually implies a need for ongoing work until the problem at hand is finally solved, but that’s not the case with CAN (Controller Area Network) partial networking. Despite the name, it’s a major step forward in automotive efficiency, and it’s a lot closer than I realized until this week when NXP introduced a CAN transceiver (TJA1145) and an integrated system basis chip (UJA1168) that … Read More

TJA1145 CAN transceiver, Porsche, UJA1168 system basis chip, AUTOSAR R3.2.1, Audi, Volkswagen, ISO 11898-6, NXP Semiconductors, CAN partial networking, Daimler

19 May, 2011

John Day It was fun while it lasted and quite rewarding for Johnson Controls-Saft (JCS), the advanced battery development joint venture (JV) involving Johnson Controls and Saft Batteries, but all good things come an end, and it appears as though the end may come in Delaware Chancery Court, where Johnson Controls filed suit to dissolve the JV the firms formed in 2006. Saft says it will oppose the suit. It says … Read More

Johnson Controls-Saft, Johnson Controls, lithium-ion batteries, Beijing Automotive Industry Company, Beijing Electric Vehicle Company, Azure, Saft Batteries, Ford, GM, SAIC, Daimler

13 Nov, 2009

John Day Remember the Presidential debates a year or so ago? Or the race itself, for that matter. Think how much of the reporting focused on who won the last debate, or who was ahead in the race at the moment. Same with college football. We want to know who’s leading whom – even if we don’t have reliable metrics for determining the winner. This desire to keep score came to mind when I thought about the recent … Read More

4G, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota Prius, Long Term Evolution, Fiat, Alcatel-Lucent, Daimler, Volkswagen, LTE, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Infotainment, Telematics Munich, Microsoft Auto, Ford, QNX Software, ng Connect Program, QNX CAR, Genivi Alliance

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