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Communicating Cars: Connectivity solutions for the automotive industry



Connected Cars, able to communicate with each other, with the cloud, and with roadside infrastructure are demanding increasingly advanced connectivity solutions.  CSR is an established leader in wireless connectivity,  and has combined with embedded software platform provider Mentor Graphics to offer this webinar on the latest challenges and solutions when implementing WiFi, Bluetooth and other automotive wireless connection solutions. An overview of the capabilities of current Bluetooth and WiFi standards will be covered, such as Miracast and Wi-Fi Direct  as well as real-life examples and a demonstration of CSR’s WiFi connectivity solutions running on the Mentor Graphics GENIVI Linux platform.

What You Will Learn

  • Upcoming trends in the automotive space for wireless connectivity
  • Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart & Wi-Fi use cases expected in today’s vehicle systems
  • How CSR’s Synergy software is enabling these use cases and upcoming requirements

About the Presenters

Presenter Image Thomas Carmody

Thomas Carmody, Head of Connectivity Marketing, joined CSR as Technical Specialist focused on automotive marketing in 2005 and was appointed to his current role in 2012. As Head of Connectivity Marketing he is responsible for the promotion of CSR’s connectivity technologies for the automotive sector. He has over 14 years of experience in the semiconductor business and began his career with Alps Electric Co. LTD as a software engineer focused on Bluetooth connectivity. Thomas then moved into the Automotive Devices Division at Alps to work in Automotive ECUs for applications such as keyless entry, infotainment and in-vehicle switching before moving to CSR.

Presenter Image Andrew Patterson

Andrew Patterson is Business Development Director for Mentor Graphics embedded division, specializing in the automotive market. Prior to Mentor Andrew has spent over 20 years in the Design Automation market specializing in a wide range of technologies including wire harness design, automotive simulation model development, virtual prototyping, and mechatronics. Currently he is focused on working with the GENIVI industry alliance, and leading Mentor’s Infotainment and in-vehicle Electronic Cluster and Telematics solutions. Andrew holds a master’s degree in Engineering and Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.

Who Should View

  • Engineers looking for connectivity solutions
  • System Architects hoping to understand the trends in wireless connectivity in the vehicle
  • Automotive Industry program managers,  looking for competitive connectivity solutions

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