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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

30 Jan, 2014

John Day It’s comforting to know that sometimes things are just what you think they are. I noticed, for example, that Audi recently updated its phone box to include Qi wireless charging, and I wondered, what’s a phone box? Turns out it’s a box in a car where you put a phone when you’re driving. Just as I thought. Presuming it works, wireless charging in a car sounds like a great idea. The less stuff to have … Read More

Toyota Avalon, Telefonica, Audi, Qi, Sprint, Ssangyong Chairman, T-Mobile, AT&T, O2, E-Plus, phone box, Harrier, Porsche, China Mobile, Prius, Deutsche Telekom, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep Cherokee, NTT DoCoMo, Verizon, Volkswagen, Wireless Power Consortium

25 Nov, 2011

John Day Counterfeit automotive electronic components and manipulation of electronic control unit (ECU) coding are potentially serious problems for automakers.  Chipmaker Infineon Technologies suggests that counterfeiting results in billions of dollars in financial loss annually, as well as possible safety risks, and code manipulation presents both safety and liability issues. To help control the problem, … Read More

Volkswagen, Secure Hardware Extension (SHE), AUDO MAX microcontrollers, Audi, Infineon Technologies, Porsche, Daimlre, Hersteller Initiative

20 Aug, 2011

John Day A partial solution usually implies a need for ongoing work until the problem at hand is finally solved, but that’s not the case with CAN (Controller Area Network) partial networking. Despite the name, it’s a major step forward in automotive efficiency, and it’s a lot closer than I realized until this week when NXP introduced a CAN transceiver (TJA1145) and an integrated system basis chip (UJA1168) that … Read More

TJA1145 CAN transceiver, Porsche, UJA1168 system basis chip, AUTOSAR R3.2.1, Audi, Volkswagen, ISO 11898-6, NXP Semiconductors, CAN partial networking, Daimler

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

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