GM, Ford, and Toyota Team Up to Advance Self-driving Standards

Three major automakers and SAE formed a consortium to draw up safety and test guidelines for Level 4 and 5 automated systems. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor General Motors, Ford, and [...]

European Commission Chooses Technology for its Connected-Car Legislation 

The Wi-Fi-based 802.11p gets the nod over 5G cellular, causing consternation with the GSMA and leaving telecom firms wondering what’s in store for them in this space. By Murray Slovick, [...]

In-Wheel Motor Prototypes Developed for Electric Vehicles

The University of Waterloo and Nidec Corp. reveal wheel-hub systems that incorporate traction motors.   By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor While the number of roadways is likely to stay about [...]

Volvo to Test Full-Size Driverless Bus in Singapore

Developed with Singapore’s NTU, the electric bus is able to accommodate 85 passengers and consumes 80% less energy than equivalent diesel-powered vehicles. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor [...]

Bosch Unveils Vehicle Motion and Position Sensor at Detroit Auto Show

Localization is a key enabler of automated driving, New sensor system combines GNSS position signals, error correction data, and information from the car’s inertial sensors. By Murray Slovick, [...]

Small-Footprint Power Inductors Target ADAS Applications

Developed by TDK, these 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.2 mm parts have a rated current of 1.6 A and an inductance of 4.7 µH. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor In today’s automobiles, electronic control units [...]

Toshiba Expands Ethernet Bridge IC Lineup for Automotive Apps

Helping to bring connectivity that’s lacking in existing systems, the AEC-Q100 grade-3-qualified parts support the new Ethernet AVB specification. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor More and [...]

Mitsubishi Electric Unveils AI-Based HMI, Multilayer Cyber Defense for Head Units

HMI enables verbal, natural dialogs with navigation system. Defense approach combines intrusion detection system, secure booting and authentication. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor A [...]

Volkswagen Reveals Mobile Fast-Charger for EVs

An efficient network of charging points is one of the basic infrastructural prerequisites for convincing customers to buy electric vehicles. Using the 100-kW dc fast-charging station, a [...]

Ambarella Introduces Automotive Camera SoC for ADAS

Ambarella’s low-power and high-resolution video compression, image processing, and deep-neural-network processors and software enable cameras to become more intelligent by extracting valuable [...]