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Continental substantiates automated driving

Source: Smart2Zero  – July 3rd, 2017   Automated driving is not one single capability. Different traffic situations require different sets of sensors and algorithms. Tier one supplier Continental has introduced techniques and implementations covering a big part of what we understand by “automated driving.” They will all be shown at the upcoming IAA automotive exhibition.…

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Software-defined car takes shape (Smart2Zero)

Source: Smart2Zero  – June 26th, 2017   How will the car of the future look like? Normally, this is the topic of board meetings in the automotive industry. At NXP’s ‘FTF Connects’ conference in San Jose it was the keynote topic of developers in the software and semiconductor industry. The common denominator: It will be…

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NXP extends partner network (EENewsAutomotive)

Source: EENewsAutomotive  – June 21st, 2017   Amidst an increasingly dynamic automotive electronics landscape, chipmaker NXP is expanding its partner network. At its FTF Connects Silicon Valley meeting in San Jose (Calif), NXP announced a collaboration with software vendor Elektrobit (EB) and an expansion of its long-standing R&D partnership with infotainment expert Harman International. […]…

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The long, winding road for driverless cars

Source: The Economist  – May 28th, 2017   To put matters in perspective, most cars on the road today require the driver to do practically everything—signaling, steering, accelerating, braking, watching the traffic ahead, to the sides and the rear. This is Level 0 motoring on the scale of autonomous vehicles devised by the Society of…

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Software tool debunks defeat devices from VW, Fiat

Source: Smart2Zero  – May 22nd, 2017   Scientists in Germany and the US have developed a software tool that identifies defeat functions in the engine control software of cars. Their analysis unveiled the methods used by several carmakers to obfuscate illegal pollutant concentrations in their exhaust gases. […] The results are presented by the Bochum…

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