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Posts tagged with 'Infotainment'

2 Jun, 2014

Kamran Shah At this weeks Telematics Update in Detroit our team will be showing a demonstration with our partner Arnyga of updating software for automotive infotainment systems over the air (OTA). CarySync(TM) from Arynga and Automotive Technology Platform from Mentor Provide OTA Update Solution There are many uses cases, some obvious and some a little more hidden, that OTA updates. Having purchased a car recently … Read More

Infotainment, IVI, arynga, over the air, Telematics

12 Mar, 2014

Andrew Patterson I have been to Embedded World in Nuremberg for the past 5 years,  and this was the busiest I have seen it.  New themes such as IoT (Internet of Things) were very evident,  and it was clear that many software and hardware suppliers attending Embedded World are building their market strategies around these themes.  In reality though,  engineers want the detail.  How does it actually work,  what do I … Read More

GENIVI, Qt, Infotainment, Linux

18 Feb, 2014

John Day   Subaru of America recently announced that Harman’s Aha Radio will be a standard feature in all Subaru models and trims, starting with the 2015 Legacy. Smartphone-savvy vehicle owners can use Aha to access more than 100,000 channels of Web-based content.   That led me to wonder about Pandora, but not for long. Within days, Subaru announced that Pandora smartphone integration will be part of the … Read More

Porsche, Pandora, smartphone integration, Acura, Chrysler, 2015 Legacy, Subaru of America, Honda, Web-based content, Infotainment, Ford, Harman's Aha Radio

14 Feb, 2014

Matt Radochonski At Embedded World in Nuremberg from Feb 25-27 we will have a number of demos to show off at the Mentor Embedded Booth.  Come join us in Hall 4, Booth 4-422 to see and learn more about: Delivering Powerful IoT Systems Connected devices range from wearables, to smart meters, to smart appliances, to connected vehicles. Design of these IoT devices requires minimizing memory footprint, seamlessly connecting … Read More

Multicore, low energy, Texas Instruments, TI, Android, internet-of-things, automotive linux, IoT, jacinto 6, am335x, Linux, connected vehicles, heterogeneous, Connectivity, hypervisor, i.mx6, Bluetooth, Infotainment, Freescale, Embedded World, GENIVI, stability, nanoblue, smart meter, SoC, sitara, smart appliances, nanopower, Nucleus

7 Feb, 2014

Matt Radochonski Are you attending Embedded World in Nuremberg this year?  Before you take a walking tour of Old Town, be sure to stop by the Mentor Embedded booth at Hall 4/4-422.  We have presentations by Colin Walls & Andrew Patterson focusing on interprocessor communications & automotive: Challenges in Automotive Connectivity: Devices, Technologies, and the Connected Car, by Andrew Patterson, 09:30 If the … Read More

Linux, Interprocessor Communication, MCAPI, automotive connectivity, Android, Embedded World, Infotainment, automotive linux, connected car

15 Jan, 2014

Kamran Shah There are a number of heterogeneous multicore SoCs being introduced including the Vybrid platform from Freescale and the Jacinto 6 platform from Texas Instruments. At CES in January 2014 we demonstrated how the communication between Cortex M4 and Cortex A15 cores on the TI Jacinto 6 can be implemented using rpmsg. The two videos below show this demonstration in action. The first video illustrates how … Read More

rpmsg, Multicore, Texas Instruments, heterogenous, Infotainment, IPC, jacinto 6, instrument cluster, inter-processor communication

31 Dec, 2013

Kamran Shah Our team has been busy working a new demonstration based on the TI Jacinto 6 automotive processor. If you’re interested in seeing it in person, your first chance will be next week at CES in Las Vegas at the GENIVI demonstration showcase. The Jacinto 6 platform is an interesting SoC that brings together a dual core Cortex™ A15 and two dual core Cortex™ M4 processors. The demonstration we’re … Read More

Texas Instruments, CES, instrument cluster, jacinto 6, GENIVI, Infotainment

20 Dec, 2013

John Day Automotive electronics firms of various kinds are teaming up with partners in China. During 2013: Airbiquity and China Unicom announced a partnership to provide telematics services for the Chinese automotive market, leveraging Airbiquity’s Choreo connected vehicle service delivery platform and China Unicom’s telecom infrastructure and service provider capabilities. Geely Automobile Group and Detroit … Read More

Infotainment, in-car connectivity, JianghuaI Automobile Co, AutoNavi Holdings Limited, QNX Software Systems, Datang Telecom Technology, RealVNC, STMicroelectronics, Automotive Electronics, Mentor Graphics, Geely Automobile Group, MirrorLink, Great Wall Motor Company, NXP Semiconductors, Detroit Electric, QNX CAR, ForYou General Electronics

19 Dec, 2013

Kamran Shah The consumer electronics show has turned into a hotbed of automotive activity in recent years. January in Las Vegas for CES 2014 looks to promise even more  for those interested in cars and the automotive industry. Our own team and our partners will be on hand as well. I hope you’l be able to join us. If you plan to be there and would like to meet up with me or members of our team feel free to … Read More

Texas Instruments, CES, Android, Infotainment, jacinto 6, Freescale, html 5

15 Nov, 2013

John Day You may, as I did, think of Nuance Communications primarily as a developer of voice technology in cars and wherever else, like voice-to-text. But this week the company launched a new version of its Dragon Drive platform for connected cars, and it added two new services – Dragon Drive Connect and Dragon Drive Link. Connect and Link, plus Dragon Drive Speech, enable what Nuance describes as customizable … Read More

West World Media's Cinema-Source, Twitter, connected car, STATS, Deezer, Strategy Analytics, TomTom, Tunein Radio, AccuWeather, OPIS/ Gas Buddy, Infogroup, Rdio, Infotainment, Reuters, Dragon Drive, Slacker Radio, Facebook, MovieTickets.com, INRIX, Nuance, Xignite, Yelp

14 Nov, 2013

Felix Baum A very good turnout at the webinar I have recently hosted on the topic of Enabling Multi-OS Embedded Systems with Hypervisor Technology. During webinar, I talked a bit about trends in the embedded industry, the way hardware and software vendors are dealing with these trends, walked through the most popular Operating Systems configurations – SMP, AMP and sAMP, highlighted the benefits of embedded virtualization, … Read More

instrument cluster, Infotainment, Linux, ARM, Android, Freescale, multi-core, Multi-OS, hypervisor, Cortex, TrustZone, Embedded, Virtual Machine

12 Nov, 2013

Andrew Patterson Enabling external connectivity for Infotainment Systems is a very hot topic in the automotive industry. At the Telematics Update conference in Munich this week, over 1000 attendees are learning about the latest developments in vehicle connectivity solutions. Most agree that all cars will have both internal and external connectivity by the end of the decade, enabling a wide range of safety features, … Read More

connected car, Infotainment, Bluetooth, Vehicle HotSpot, WiFi

25 Oct, 2013

Felix Baum I am very excited to post my first entry to the  embedded blog and share the announcement for the product that I am managing. As some of you are aware, on October 24th 2013, Mentor Graphics officially launched Mentor Embedded Hypervisor via announcement found here  – http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/news/mentor-embedded-hypervisor. The upcoming product release will contain support for Multicore … Read More

Linux, instrument cluster, multi-core, ARM, Android, Multi-OS, hypervisor, TrustZone, Infotainment, Cortex, Virtual Machine, Freescale

24 Oct, 2013

John Day New software aids the development of robust, secure systems; supports multiple OS consolidation and ARM® TrustZone® secure system architecture If you’ve watched television or read a magazine within the past several months it’s likely that you’ve seen ads for new cars touting the benefits of electronic systems such as lane departure warning or adaptive cruise control. Cars these days are loaded with … Read More

microcontrollers, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Embedded Hypervisor, Lane Departure Warning, Mentor Graphics, Infotainment

26 Sep, 2013

John Day At IESF – great new venue this year, by the way – Paul Hansen (www.hansenreport.com) talked about tightening competition in automotive electronics, especially for infotainment; slimmer margins on new car sales, and a rush to offer connectivity to the cloud. He also outlined other problems for infotainment suppliers: Carmakers are taking systems integration in house, they are separating hardware sourcing … Read More

Jaguar Land Rover, Infotainment, Mentor Graphics, American Automobile Association, Automotive Electronics, active safety, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Euro NCAP, Genivi Alliance, Distracted Driving

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