What We Learned About Robocars in 2017

Source: EETimes  – December 22nd, 2017   In 2017, we’ve seen a few well-publicized, but non-fatal robocar accidents. A 2016 consumer study conducted MIT AgeLab and the New England Motor Press Association, shows that of about 3,000 people asked about their interest in self-driving cars, nearly half — 48 percent — said they would never purchase a car that completely drives…

Vector, Sysgo tackle Autosar software development together

Source: EENewsAutomotive  – December 11th, 2017   Software providers Vector Informatik and Sysgo AG have launched a joint venture dedicated to the development of embedded software. The purpose of the cooperation is to combine Vector’s Microsar, a basic implementation of the Autosar Adaptive environment with Sysgo’s real-time operating system PikeOS in an integrated software platform…

Infineon intends to regain the lead in automotive chips

Source: Smart2Zero  – December 13th, 2017   Although NXP has overtaken Infineon in the automotive chip market, Infineon sees itself on the fast track and is determined to return to the top, even though its competitor NXP might merge with Qualcomm. Infineon’s Automotive Division President Peter Schiefer explains how. […] eeNews Europe: Will you be able…

Massive nation state malware attack shuts down industrial plant

Source: TechRepublic  – December 15th, 2017   Nation state cyberattackers recently caused the emergency shutdown of an industrial organization when they attempted to reprogram the safety system, FireEye researchers explained in a Thursday blog post. The malware, dubbed Triton by the researchers, was created specifically to interface with the Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) controllers in…