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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

28 Mar, 2013

John Day Renesas made a rather significant announcement this week, launching the newest system-on-chip (SoC) in its R-Car series. It refers to the device – the R-Car H2 – as “a complete solution for next-generation high-end multimedia and navigation” with “high performance and state-of-the-art 3D graphics capabilities.” The performance comes in part from ARM’s big.LITTLE processing technology, which in this … Read More

Renesas, QNX Software Systems, Wind River, Blu-Ray, Elektrobit, ARM, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, Imagination Technologies, Infotainment

27 Mar, 2013

Kamran Shah Allison Chaiken recently presented this information at the Embedded Linux conference in San Francisco. Alison and Ravi Puvvala will host a Google Hangout to discuss this topic further, with some question and answer opportunity. We hope you’ll be able to join us. Her abstract for the sessions follows: From the embedded point of view, a car is a LAN with a large number of CPUs ranging from internally … Read More

automotive network, GENIVI, Infotainment, Linux

11 Mar, 2013

Kamran Shah The role of android as an alternative to embedded Linux has been a subject of quite a bit of discussion recently.  As the use of open source software in automotive gains momentum there are differing opinions  on the subject of using Android, Linux or both.  The Linux Foundation recently wrote a post summarizing a discussion during a panel at the Android Builders Summit as well as some interviews from … Read More

Infotainment, IVI, MontaVista, Virtualization, Linux, linux container

8 Mar, 2013

Kamran Shah Two weeks ago we announced the acquisition of the MontaVista Automotive Business Unit, including the Linux IVI (infotainment) platform called the MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform. When Mark Mitchell, GM of Open Source Embedded Solutions, was interviewed by EE Times he mentioned he expected to be have a combined release of the MontaVista Linux solution for IVI and the Mentor Embedded Infotainment … Read More

Infotainment, IVI, yocto project, MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform, openembedded

6 Mar, 2013

Jamie Little Voice activated features such as placing calls have been available in automobiles for many years. Today the most advanced systems under development and research are in the areas of autonomous vehicles. At the Embedded World Conference 2013 I was reminded about a car from the 1980’s that already had all these capabilities built in. Yes it was KITT (the Knight Industries Two Thousand)! The car was right … Read More

Linux, Infotainment, Automotive IVI, Android, Embedded World, Autonomous Vehicle

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