Automakers: Another Bumpy Year

Source: SpectrumIEEE  – December 27th, 2018   According to a study by AlixPartners, the number of recalls required to fix defects in vehicle electronic/electrical systems has grown 30 percent per year for the past several years. The problems with vehicle electronics continued unabated throughout 2018. Fiat Chrysler recalled 5.3 million multiple car models for a cruise control…

Siemens expands automotive EDA portfolio with COMSA takeover

Source: EENews  – December 4th, 2018   Siemens announced it has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH, a Munich-based company which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering. Its LDorado suite is the leader in automotive harness design and engineering software in Germany. The COMSA team and technology will join the Mentor…

Five Technologies Reshaping our Lives in 2019: Shifting into High Gear

Source: EETimes  – November 29th, 2018   A triple wave of disruption is hitting the automotive industry – vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicles, and transport-as-a-service. Significant advances in autonomy aren’t limited to the automotive market. Robots, and increasingly, cobots (human-robot pairings) are operating independently of programming as they are equipped with sensors and local, fog, and…

Not All ADAS Vehicles Created Equal

Source: EETimes  – August 8th, 2018   The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earlier this week unveiled results, and insights gained, from tests to evaluate such ADAS features as adaptive cruise control (ACC) and lane-keeping assist (LKA). In the tests, performed both on the road and on test tracks, IIHS found that some models struggled…