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Posts tagged with 'Toyota'

4 Mar, 2014

Apple Launches CarPlay

Posted by John Day

John Day   Good news from Apple this week for those with Lightning-enabled iPhones (iPhone 5s, 5c and 5) who are planning to buy a new car later this year. The company says its CarPlay in-vehicle infotainment alternative “gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch.” Automakers expected to offer CarPlay include … Read More

Suzuki, Subaru, Nissan, BMW Group, Ferrari, Nvidia, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Siri, Apple CarPlay, General Motors, Kia, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, MirrorLink, Mitsubishi, Frost & Sullivan, iPhone, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Volvo

20 Aug, 2013

SiriusXM drops the other shoe

Posted by John Day

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

20 Feb, 2013

Smarter than a smartphone app

Posted by John Day

John Day You might think that a wireless phone company would be well-equipped to create exciting new ways for customers to use their smartphones in cars, but that’s not the direction Verizon and its wholly owned subsidiary Hughes Telematics are taking. “The smartphone has a place, but the driver will have a better, richer experience with systems embedded in the vehicle,” says Thom Russell, associate director, … Read More

mbrace2, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars, Hughes Telematics, OnStar, Telematics, Hyundai, Delphi, Toyota, Honda, vehicle diagnostics connectivity service

26 Nov, 2012

J VanDomelen Three out of four decommissioned NASA space shuttle orbiters have found new homes at museums in the United States. Endeavour, built as a replacement for Space Shuttle Challenger, recently arrived at its new home in Los Angeles, and the world was watching. This geek was impressed and moved by the thousands of people who shared in Endeavour’s journey, logging its path in real time (and even sharing photos) … Read More

Geek, Engineer, Hardware, Warfighters, Toyota, Milaero, Military, CrewMax, nasa, Aerospace, Software, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Endeavour, Mentor.com, electrical, Mil-Aero, Electronic

7 Nov, 2012

MOST and Ethernet

Posted by John Day

John Day   It might seem as if it’s taken MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport), the automotive multimedia and infotainment standard, a long time to catch on, and there are some who suggest that it’s time has already passed, now that Ethernet is the Next Big Thing in automotive networking. But that’s relative if not downright wrong, according to Henry Muyshondt, Technical Liaison of the MOST Cooperation. The … Read More

MOST Cooperation, MOST, MOST150, Cadillac XTS, Ethernet, Cadillac ATS, MOST50, IEEE 802.x, Toyota, Kia, GM, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai

31 Oct, 2012

Tight Squeeze

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Marking the end of an era, Space Shuttle Endeavor—the fifth and final NASA space shuttle constructed—arrived at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) on September 21, 2012 to begin its journey on the streets of LA to its final resting place at the California Science Center. NASA offered up three of its four decommissioned space shuttles as donations to museums; many museums competed for the honor of displaying … Read More

Geek, Engineer, Hardware, Warfighters, Toyota, Milaero, Military, CrewMax, nasa, Aerospace, Software, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Endeavour, Mentor.com, electrical, Mil-Aero, Electronic

10 Jul, 2012

John Day At Mentor Graphics IESF in Detroit last month Paul Hansen, editor and publisher of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics (hansenreport.com) told attendees that automotive cloud computing “will bring about an upheaval in automotive electronics” over the next decade or two. “No longer do carmakers have to rely only on the computing power and memory they can afford to embed in the vehicle; they … Read More

Kia, Infotainment, Laird Technologies, automotive cloud computing, Toyota, Verizon Wireless, 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars, LTE, Hyundai, Mentor Graphics, IESF, telematics 4G LTE ecosystem, Driver Assistance Systems, The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, Honda

12 Jun, 2012

The big news in telematics

Posted by John Day

John Day   The big news at Telematics Update Detroit, if it were being held this week, might have been Apple’s aside that nine automakers plan to implement Siri in their vehicles within a year. Instead, since the conference was last week, the big news was Verizon’s acquisition of Hughes Telematics. Little has been said publicly about Apple’s Siri and “eyes free” telematics but we should hear more relatively … Read More

Toyota, TeleNav, Apple, Networkfleet, Audi, OnStar FMV, Siri, Telematics Update Detroit, Airbiquity, Land Rover, eyes free telematics, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, General Motors, Mercedes, Mobileye, Chrysler, Hughes Telematics, Honda, Jaguar, Tunein Radio, UIEvolution, Verizon

8 Mar, 2012

Keep an eye on Intel

Posted by John Day

John Day Intel recently announced a $100 million Intel Capital Connected Car Investment Fund, an Automotive Innovation and Product Development Center, and the expansion of Intel Labs Interaction and Experience Research (IXR) in automotive, an academic outreach program. All three announcements have to do with in-vehicle infotainment, which has been Intel’s automotive electronics focus for the past five years … Read More

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13 Dec, 2011

John Day Nearing the end of its first year in operation, Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) announced four new research projects and three new partnerships related to vehicle safety. The new projects are focused on advanced crash modeling technologies and better protecting vulnerable populations, particularly seniors. The projects and partners include: -        a detailed computer model of … Read More

Prius, Pre-collision system, Scion, Virginia Tech, vehicle stability control, Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC), Toyota's Human Model for Safety (THUMS), University of Iowa, George Washington University, University of Virginia, advanced crash modeling technologies, Vehicle Safety, Sienna, Lexus, Star Safety system, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), THOR-NT crash test dummy, IIHS, Toyota, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

15 Sep, 2011

A fundamental change for Toyota

Posted by John Day

John Day

Chuck Gulash, the engineer who heads Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC), was asked this week about the connection between the Center, which was formed in January, and the furor over unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The CSRC, he said, is a direct result of the promise Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda made to Congress and the American people. The CSRC initiative

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Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC), Akio Toyoda, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis, Wayne State University School of Medicine, MIT AgeLab, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), Toyota, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), Wake Forest School of Medicine, Transportation Active Safety Institute (TASI), Virginia Tech, Washtenaw Area Trasnsportation Study

10 Feb, 2011

John Day It’s not that I was suspicious. I have no axe to grind against Toyota and was pleased to read that after a 10-month study, NASA and NHTSA engineers found no electronic flaws in Toyota vehicles capable of causing unintended acceleration. But I was curious to know how they did it – how they examined and tested mechanical and electronic components and what tools they used to analyze some 280,000 lines … Read More

unintende acceleration, Toyota, electromagnetic radiation, event data recorders, brake override systems, nasa, NHTSA, Goddard Space Flight Center, keyless ignition

6 Dec, 2010

John Day   Suppose you’re the person responsible for managing an automaker’s infotainment strategy. Let’s say you currently offer SiriusXM satellite radio, AM/FM, and HD. When and how do you add Internet radio? Ford is offering Pandora and Stitcher (music and news programming respectively), Toyota recently announced a partnership with Clear Channel’s iheartradio (750+ stations). Is now the time to make a move, … Read More

Slacker Internet Radio, Sirius/XM, Stitcher, Clear Channel, Ford, ABC News Radio, Toyota, Internet radio, Pandora, Wi-Fi, iheartradio, Infotainment

15 Apr, 2010

Electric Aviation

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Would you set foot on an electric-powered or hybrid aircraft? It may be some time before that happens, but it is getting closer every day. If engineers at GE Aviation have anything to say about it, electric aircraft will be flying sooner rather than later. I learned that GE Aviation is creating an Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research & Development Center (EPISCENTER) near Dayton, Ohio, to focus … Read More

Prius, Airlines, Mentor, American, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Ohio, Aerospace, Electronic, Dayton, EPISCENTER, GE, Hybrid, Electric, Electrical Power, Safety, Training, vehicle, Toyota

23 Mar, 2010

Automotive bright spots at IESF

Posted by John Day

John Day One of the highlights for me at IESF for the past three years now has been Paul Hansen’s presentation. You may know that Paul is the editor and publisher of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics (http://hansenreport.com), a highly respected newsletter. IESF attendees this year are receiving a free, three-month subscription. There has been a lot of negativity in the news lately, some of which … Read More

Hybrid Vehicles, Electronic Stability Control Brake Assist, Hyundai Mobis, Toyota, Aadaptive Front Lighting, Pedestrian Safety, Airbags, Tegra 2, The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, ABS, Tire Pressure Monitoring, IESF, Driver Assistance Systems, Kia, Electric Vehicles, Nvidia, Back-up Cameras, Paul Hansen, CSM Worldwide

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