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Posts tagged with 'Infotainment'

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

5 Sep, 2013

Jamie Little The first Mentor Embedded product (Nucleus) that was released for an ARM-based device was back in 1993 on an ARM6 platform. To site a few references from that time, the project for the ARM6 platform was called Acorn RISC Machine (evolved to Advanced RISC Machine (ARM)), ARM didn’t have nearly as many licensees as they do today, the top RISC processors from that time no longer exists, and the Nucleus … Read More

IVI, Infotainment, Linux, Android, Nucleus, GENIVI, RTOS, i.MX. i.MX6. i.MX7, Freescale

20 Aug, 2013

John Day   Last month AT&T announced an agreement with SiriusXM Radio to provide mobile connectivity for a suite of security and additional services for Nissan automobiles in North America. SiriusXM referred to its in-vehicle telematics solution, which will provide Nissan owners 24/7 emergency support for accidents, stolen vehicle tracking and roadside assistance, along with a host of additional services. “As … Read More

Lexus, Infotainment, Nissan, AT&T, Acura, Sirius/XM, in-vehicle telematics solution, Infiniti, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai

8 Aug, 2013

John Day

  Cisco knows something about networking – a lot, actually – and Continental knows a good deal about cars, so it will be interesting to see what the two firms come up with beyond the connected vehicle proof-of-concept prepped for demonstration at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan. Seamless Internet access Cisco suggests that in the relatively

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wireless networks, Management Briefing Seminars, Infotainment, connected vehicles, Cisco, Internet, Center for Automotive Research

30 Jul, 2013

John Day     With all of the electronic features currently in or planned for cars, it’s clear that automakers need more bandwidth. Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Divya Krishnamurthy suggests that Ethernet could serve as the backbone to the electronic architecture needed to connect domains and sub networks. 300 million Ethernet ports The research firm estimates that the total number … Read More

Honda, General Motors, Hyundai, Broadcom, Infotainment, Freescale, Jaguar Land Rover, Frost & Sullivan, Ethernet, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Fiat

25 Jul, 2013

John Day   AT&T recently announced an agreement with SiriusXM Radio to provide mobile connectivity for a suite of security and other services for Nissan automobiles in North America. SiriusXM plans to use the combination of satellite and cellular networks to expand features for customers.  Its in-vehicle telematics solution will provide Nissan vehicle owners 24/7 emergency support for accidents, stolen … Read More

Nissan North America, satellite and cellular networks, Infotainment, SiriusXM Radio, Telematics

16 Jul, 2013

John Day   Battery systems in cars are increasingly crucial not just for hybrid and electric vehicles but also to handle the fast-growing in-vehicle electronics workload. Building battery systems can get tricky. Testing technology specialist dSPACE observes that since automotive battery management systems (BMS) interact with several systems in a car, including its powertrain, energy management, vehicle … Read More

Vehicle Safety, dSPACE, energy management, battery management systems, Powertrain, rapid control prototyping, Infotainment, lithium-ion (li-ion)

12 Jun, 2013

Kamran Shah Andrew Patterson hosted a webinar that was very popular recently on the options for making use of Android in IVI systems. This includes porting Android to run directly on an SoC as the sole operating system, running Android in conjunction with another operating system such as Linux with use of a hypervisor, or making use of Android via a Linux Container. As a follow-up Ned, one of experts on Linux Containers, … Read More

GENIVI, Android, Linux, linux container, Infotainment, IVI

30 May, 2013

John Day   The global market for automotive electronics is set to climb to $240 billion in 2020, up more than 50 percent from $157 billion in 2010, according to the new report from IMS Research, “The World Market for Automotive OEM Electronic Systems – 2013 Edition.” “The massive growth of automotive electronics in the space of a decade reflects the field’s rising importance to the car industry at large, … Read More

Automotive Electronics, electronic stability control (ESC), advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), Infotainment, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), head up display (HUD), IHS Automotive

16 Apr, 2013

Andrew Patterson

Next week in Barcelona over 400 Automotive industry experts are expected at the latest GENIVI All-Members meeting. Over 5 days, more than 100 separate meetings are scheduled, covering a wide range of topics relating to In-Vehicle Infotainment platforms. An on-going challenge with the GENIVI project is to build in sufficient flexibility that the platform can be used by a wide range of Tier One and OEM

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Infotainment, Android, Infotainment Android Linux, GENIVI, Genivi Alliance, Linux

2 Apr, 2013

Kamran Shah We just wrapped up our google hangout with Alison Chaiken and Ravi Puvalla discussing the use of Linux in automotive systems. It was a pretty interactive discussion and questions covered quite a wide range of topics including AUTOSAR, V2V communication, automotive networks and buses, as well as some opinions from attendees on security and liability. You can view the archive on the event page and post … Read More

vehicle to vehicle communication, google hangout, v2v communication, v2x comunication, Infotainment, Linux

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