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20 Feb, 2013

John Day You might think that a wireless phone company would be well-equipped to create exciting new ways for customers to use their smartphones in cars, but that’s not the direction Verizon and its wholly owned subsidiary Hughes Telematics are taking. “The smartphone has a place, but the driver will have a better, richer experience with systems embedded in the vehicle,” says Thom Russell, associate director, … Read More

mbrace2, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars, Hughes Telematics, OnStar, Telematics, Hyundai, Delphi, Toyota, Honda, vehicle diagnostics connectivity service

22 May, 2012

John Day   They say you can’t do everything, and they’re right, whoever they are, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Two very promising conferences relevant to automotive electronics – telematics and sensors – are scheduled for the same days, June 6-7, about 300 miles apart. In Novi, Michigan, the 12th Telematics Detroit conference and exhibition, sponsored by Telematics Update, is expected to attract … Read More

HTML5, Freescale Semiconductor, intel, Yole Développement, V2X, STMicroelectronics, Suburban Collection Showplace, Dell, Telematics Detroit conference and exhibition, Analog Devices, Telematics Update, Liberty Mutual, Facebook, LTE connectivity, Ford, MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems), Delphi, Sensors Expo & Conference 2012, Donald E. Stephens convention center

30 Apr, 2012

John Day One of the more significant obstacles to automotive start-stop systems is how to keep the car comfy with the engine off. Saving fuel is great, but not if the infotainment system, HVAC et al were to shut down at every red light. At the SAE World Congress in Detroit last week, Delphi Automotive introduced a Phase Change Material (PCM) Evaporator that it said will keep start/stop vehicle cabins cooler … Read More

phase change material evaporator, hybrid vehicles CO2 emissions, SAE World Congress, Delphi automotive, Delphi Thermal Systems, Delphi, start-stop systems, heat pump air conditioner, HVAC, exhaust gas heat exchanger

20 Dec, 2011

John Day You may have heard, and if not you can read it here http://johndayautomotivelectronics.com/?p=8336, that Mentor Graphics and Mecel AB (www.mecel.se), a Delphi subsidiary, teamed up to build a complete solution for the design, configuration, generation, and implementation of AUTOSAR Basic Software (BSW) Versions 4.0.2 and 4.0.3. “The automotive industry is moving quickly from AUTOSAR 3 to AUTOSAR 4, … Read More

Volvo, Volcano VSI, VSTAR, Delphi, AUTOSAR 4.x, VSx AUTOSAR tool chain, Serge Leef, Volcano VSA, Mecel, Mentor Graphics

10 Nov, 2011

John Day

The increasing complexity of cars has taught automakers the value of cooperating with competitors on technology that customers won’t see and don’t care about but would be prohibitively expensive for a single automaker to develop in-house. Automakers and suppliers formed the GENIVI Alliance, for example, to create an open source (Linux-based) development platform for in-vehicle infotainment, facilitating

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Jaguar Land Rover, intel, Genivi Alliance, Visteon, Microltron, MontaVista Software, QNX, Linux, Android, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Magneti Marelli, Mentor Graphics, XS Embedded, Renault, Delphi, Microsoft, ARM

27 Jun, 2011

John Day

Speaking at Mentor Graphics IESF Detroit conference earlier this month, Paul Hansen, editor and publisher of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics (http://www.hansenreport.com) addressed four topics that strongly influence what electrical distribution systems will look like in the coming years. They are the German initiative to develop a 48-volt bus architecture and 48-volt components, a German

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48-volt bus architecture, Mentor Graphics IESF Detroit, The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, higher voltage power supplies, partial networking technology, Paul Hansen, body control modules, Volkswagen, Mentor Graphics Capital suite, Electrical Distribution Systems, stop/start syswtems, Mercedes, CAN transceiver, Porsche, mild hybrid vehicles, Audi, Delphi

26 Aug, 2010

John Day As well intentioned as it might be, “Hang up and drive” is not, by itself, a solution to the problem of distracted driving, and it remains to be seen whether or not legislation will have a significant impact. It looks like smart phones are here to stay, and while they are by no means the only source of driver distraction, managing their use inside moving vehicles can reduce the likelihood of crashes. Delphi … Read More

Distracted Driving, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Delphi, smart phone app, Linux

25 Mar, 2010

John Day It’s nice to see that some groups can work together for the common good. I’m thinking of the companies participating in the GENIVI Alliance. BMW, Delphi, General Motors, Intel, Magneti Marelli, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Visteon, and Wind River formed the Alliance a year ago to create an open source in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) reference platform. The initial version of the platform was released just nine … Read More

Magneti Marelli, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Delphi, ARM, Visteon, Graham Smethurst, Will Tu, General Motors, Wind River, Genivi Alliance

11 Mar, 2010

John Day Do you ever watch the credits at the end of a movie? When you see all those names and titles for jobs that might not mean much to those outside the business, it’s evidence that filmmaking is a complex undertaking and a highly collaborative effort. Kind of like cars. Those thoughts came to mind when Volvo announced its new S60. The list of electrical and electronic features in the vehicle seemed to … Read More

S60, Rollover Protection, Sensor Fusion, Delphi, Driver Alert Control, Blind Spot Information, Volvo, Mobileye, Pedestrian Detection, Full Auto Brake, Lane Departure Warning

5 Feb, 2010

John Day I want lots of connectivity in my next car and have every reason to expect it (and, of course, to use it responsibly). We’re talking-cutting edge technology of the kind increasingly available to mid-range buyers; features like Internet access, voice recognition, full-color touch-screen displays, diagnostics, and various forms of infotainment. I was a bit surprised to learn that all of that and more … Read More

OLED Displays, Network Car, Android, LCD, Bluetooth, Linux, Microsoft, Netscape, 3G Cellular, Delphi, Google, DSRC, IBM, Infotainment, Bob Schumacher, COMDEX, Internet Access, DVB-T, DVB-SH, Genivi Consortium, QNX, Voice Recognitiion, Wi-Fi, Touch-Screen Displays, USB, Smartphones, Sun Microsystems

7 Dec, 2009

Robin Bornoff Like a river this blog series is slowing down due to its increased width and depth, that and a lot of travel on my part. So, let’s get it back on track! The previous blog focussed on the relatively well known 2 resistor compact thermal model (CTM) method, its strengths (simple to measure and describe) and its deficiencies (unconfirmed and inconsistent accuracy for different package styles and operating … Read More

Thermal Resistor, Accuracy, BCI, 2R, Package Model, Delphi, Electronics Cooling

24 Nov, 2009

John Day News usually travels pretty fast on the Internet. Someone puts out a press release and within minutes it’s posted on dozens of sites. Not last week, though, for one story in particular, and it looks to me like a good one. Delphi, Geensys, and CEA (the French Atomic Energy Commission) announced the formation of a consortium to promote the PharOS, an operating system and tool chain that meets ISO 26262 … Read More

Renault, PharOS, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, AUTOSAR, Automotive Body Computers, Geensys, ISO 26262, CEA, Delphi

1 Jun, 2009

John Wilson About a week ago I wrote the first part of a four part series on how I believe that Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) accelerates thermal design from the “Need” to “Acceptance”, which can be found here.  This second part focuses on the Computer Analysis portion of the process. I’d like to think that I am not remotely experienced enough to know first hand when desktop computers really changed the … Read More

Thermal Design, FloEFD, Electronics Cooling, Delphi, Design of Experiments

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