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25 Apr, 2014

John Day There’s a lot happening at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) June 1-5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and much of it, I’m delighted to say, focuses on automotive technology. At 10:30 and again at 1:30 on Monday, June 2, Anthony Cooprider from Ford and Samarjit Chakraborty from the Technical University of Munich will present a tutorial, “Automotive Embedded Systems – A Quick Introduction … Read More

IBM, Green Hills Software, Infineon, Cadence Design Systems, synopsys, Dassault Systèmes, Technical University of Munich, University of California Riverside, ANSYS, Vista Ventures, MathWorks, Ford, Mentor Graphics, General Motors, Microsoft, design automation conference, Moscone Center, ETAS Group

30 Aug, 2013

J VanDomelen Test engineers at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., crashed an old Marine helicopter at the Landing and Impact Research facility. NASA collaborated with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the full-scale Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Testbed. The goals of the complex crash-test event are to test aircraft seatbelt safety, to make aircraft safer and … Read More

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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

23 Jan, 2012

Colin Walls Often, when I talk to people about my line of work – once I have explained exactly what embedded systems are – they will comment that it must be a good line of business to be in. I would tend to agree. However, I would actually be agreeing that it is an interesting business, whereas my interlocutor is more likely to be thinking of the financial benefits. Of course, as embedded devices are … Read More

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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

20 Jul, 2011

J VanDomelen Is your company, state, or region investing in the future of military and aerospace—the market, its staff, and its technology? If you live in Washington state, you can answer with a resounding “yes” thanks, in large part, to Washington State Representative Tim Probst’s House Bill 2088 and proactive players in the mil/aero and commercial markets. House Bill 2088, sponsored by Rep. Probst, signed by Gov. … Read More

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19 Jul, 2011

J VanDomelen The Boeing Company and Microsoft Corp.  have partnered to help support and grow the number of Washington state students earning bachelor’s degrees. The state’s two largest private employers are pledging $25 million each over the next five years to the new public-private Washington Opportunity Scholarship program and endowment signed into law by Gov. Christine Gregoire. Together with matching … Read More

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6 Jun, 2011

John Day I’ve heard it talked about for some time and it certainly makes sense – being able to update the software in a car over the air in much the same way that Microsoft periodically updates Windows, though I hope my car will not have to reboot to finish the job. Red Bend Software, which specializes in mobile software management, and has its software in more than one billion devices, has agreed to port its … Read More

QNX Neutrino realtime operating system, Red Bend Software, Microsoft, vRapid Mobile over-the-air software updating technology, Windows

16 Dec, 2010

J VanDomelen

Android is sexy, as are the ever-increasing number of smartphones and PC tablets that take advantage of Google’s operating system (OS). Military personnel, even officials at the highest ranks, agree. Soldiers want to use Android devices and Apple’s iPad in the field, while on a mission, communicating, socializing, killing time, or blowing off steam. Soldiers have historically been frustrated by the

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5 Nov, 2010

J VanDomelen Android addicts are everywhere. Even those who didn’t anticipate using a larger number of apps on their smart phones are finding themselves downloading a new app almost daily. Google’s Android mobile operating system (OS) is making waves throughout the commercial market; and now, thanks to Raytheon engineers in Waltham, Mass., it is likely to change the face of the digital battlefield. Soldiers are … Read More

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1 Sep, 2010

J VanDomelen In recent years, privately funded companies have made many efforts to develop and test space-capable vehicles. One of the most well-known, prize-based technology encouragement activities is the Ansari X Prize, founded in 2004 by the non-profit organization the X Prize Foundation. The competition’s rules were simple: The first privately funded, non-government organization to develop a reusable, manned … Read More

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17 Aug, 2010

John Day The GENIVI Alliance, which is working toward a scalable software architecture for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), recently released an IVI software architecture report based on interviews with automakers, tier one firms, semiconductor suppliers, and service providers, including Alliance member and non-member companies. Relevant IVI architecture suppliers, according to the report, include Microsoft, … Read More

Microltron, MeeGo, Microsoft, Genivi Alliance, Strategy Analytics, Wind River, Android, Moblin, Linux, Maemo OS, QNX, Roger Lanctot, IVI

29 May, 2010

J VanDomelen DoD Apps Store in our future? I have noticed at recent industry conferences and exhibitions a predominant focus on software, marking a larger seachange in the military and aerospace industry. Case in point: ESC 2010 in San Jose. ESC was always the venue at which I, as a mil-aero systems architect and geek-of-all-trades, could roam exhibit aisle after aisle looking at hardware. Tangible chips and boards, … Read More

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7 Apr, 2010

John Day I can’t imagine that too many people relish the thought of running out of gas or, at some time in the future, when driving an electric vehicle (EV), running out of juice. “Range anxiety is the fear that the latter might happen, and Frost & Sullivan suggests that it can be mitigated with telematics. The less anxiety the better, I say. Range anxiety remains the major challenge to be resolved to facilitate … Read More

plug-in hybrid vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, Praveen Chandrasekar, charging stations, city electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, Range Anxiety, Hohm energy management application, Microsoft, Telematics, Ford, Frost & Sullivan

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

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