Cars, Connection and Silicon

Automotive Thoughts from Embedded World

by Dick Selwood

How do you sum up embedded world, this year spread over three days, with nearly 40,000 people and over 1,000 exhibitors, all around a theme of Securely Connecting the Embedded World? Well you can't – not sensibly. Instead I am going to look at a thread that recurred in the dozens of conversations that I had in those three days and that is currently a hot topic. Obviously, the IoT was also a regular occurrence, with many of the new product announcements specifically targeting it. But the topic that kept recurring was cars: not just fully autonomous cars, but also those with lower levels of autonomy such as with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). A handy guide to levels of automation is the SAE's taxonomy, which classes them from 0 = total driver control to 5 = totally autonomous car.  Read More

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posted by Dick Selwood

With the growth of the IoT there is increased interest in the overlapping areas of safety and security. There is already a lot of knowledge on these issues and this has been shared by the IET's International System Safety and Cyber Security Conference. The eleventh version of this conference is running from 11—13 October 2016 in London. (14-Sep)

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posted by Dick Selwood

Got An idea for an embedded project that will be running on an ARM Cortex M or R? Then – if you get your skates on - there is still time to take part in AdaCore's Make with Ada competition and as well as getting your project completed you could be in for a share of $88,000 prize money. (29-Aug)

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posted by Dick Selwood

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Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/25/17 at 3:54 AM by leftygoldblatt

It's difficult to really identify where the customer pull for this technology comes from?

I will not want a self driving car until every employee at google/whoever is sending their children to school across town every morning in them.
At least when t…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:06 PM by TotallyLost

I would like to propose that any executive team that wants to ship/sell/use self driving cars on public roads, should be willing to submit to a self driving darwin test, where a public sourced gauntlet of worst case tests are constructed for that specific…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 6:22 PM by TotallyLost

Like most really bad public policy failures, this topic will certainly come down to "follow the money". Most of the strong advocates, also have annual pay checks plus stock/performance incentives highly dependent on approval that are near, or more than, a…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:24 AM by bmoyer

What are your views on these and other possible concerns about self-driving cars?

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