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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

28 Sep, 2012

Keeping cars safe from hackers

Posted by John Day

John Day I’ve recently spoken with several people about the security of connected vehicles and I learned, among other things, that providing 100 percent protection for cars 100 percent of the time is most likely not possible. Cars are increasingly connected in a variety of ways, and connected cars will eventually be hacked. The threat is not dire at the moment but it could become so, and now is when auto industry … Read More

intel, Icon Labs, Lockheed Martin, Cisco, connected cars, Boeing, U.S. Army, Freescale, Green Hills, Wind River, connected vehicles, embedded firewall

27 May, 2011

Making more MEMS

Posted by John Day

John Day STMicroelectronics said this week that it will increase its MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) production capacity to more than three million sensors a day by the end of 2011 based on “exploding” demand from industrial, healthcare, and automotive customers. Automotive applications for MEMS devices include airbags, navigation systems, electronic stability control, and tire pressure monitoring systems. … Read More

Infineon, IHS iSuppli, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems), CEA-Leti, automotive MEMS devices, Sensata, Freescale, STMicroelectronics, high-g accelerometer, DENSO, tire pressure monitoring systems, electronic stability control

26 Apr, 2011

Pick your favorite college team

Posted by John Day

John Day

Who do you like in the EcoCAR 2, the three-year collegiate automotive engineering competition that began during the SAE World Congress in Detroit earlier this month? The 16 teams that qualified for the competition are Cal State, Colorado State, Embry-Riddle, Mississippi State, NC State, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rose-Hulman, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Tennessee,

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EcoCAR 2, Clean Cities, Virginia Tech, Vector CANtech, Robert Bosch LLC, CD-Adapco, University of Waterloo, Siemens PLM, Freescale, Ohio State, Penn State, California Air Resources Board, Rose-Hulman, Embry-Riddle, Snap-On Tools, EcoCAR 1, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Colorado State, Saturn Vue, dSPACE, Tennessee, General Motors, Purdue, U.S. Department of Energy, University of Victoria, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Chevrolet Malibu, Washington, MathWorks, Mississippi State, Cal State, Natural Resources Canada, Wayne State, NC State, A123Systems

28 May, 2010

Ricardo gives ethanol a boost

Posted by John Day

John Day You might think, if you didn’t know better, that all of the cutting-edge work in the automotive industry is focused on hybrid and electric vehicles. Not so, says Rod Beazley, director of the Spark Ignited Engines Product Group at Ricardo plc and head of Ricardo’s Ethanol Boost Direct Injection (EBDI) engine program. Why bother with ethanol, you might ask. It may reduce emissions but it also reduces … Read More

Freescale, Infineon, ethanol boost direct injection (EBDI), Rod Beazley, Karina Morley, Ricardo plc

28 Apr, 2010

Here’s how bad it was

Posted by John Day

John Day Strategy Analytics announced that Infineon edged Freescale in automotive semiconductor revenues last year to take the number one spot. The research firm said Infineon achieved $1.31 billion in revenues for calendar 2009 compared with $1.16 billion for Freescale, amounting to market shares of 9% and 8% respectively. But Strategy Analytics also said that semiconductor suppliers suffered an average year-on-year … Read More

Freescale, Ian Riches, Chris Webber, Strategy Analytics, Infineon

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