Leading automotive manufacturers Ford and BMW, for instance, are looking to create electric bikes that could fit and charge inside of a car. The goal is for drivers to then be able to ditch their cars and use the bikes as a more eco-friendly mode of transportation to complete the last leg of long journeys. Similarly, Tier 1 companies, like Continental, are designing and manufacturing batteries and engines that can better accommodate small, personal electric vehicles.

Big Revenue from Connected Car Services

By 2020, SNS Research estimates that connected car services will account for nearly $40 Billion in annual revenue, driven by a host of applications, including but not limited to infotainment, navigation, fleet management, remote diagnostics, automatic crash notification, enhanced safety, UBI (Usage Based Insurance), traffic management and even autonomous driving.

Delphi Joins Auto-ISAC

Delphi joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) welcomes Delphi Automotive. It is first original equipment supplier member. This membership marks the expansion of Auto-ISAC beyond its core membership of automobile manufacturers to include Tier 1 suppliers.

Auto-ISAC was formed in July 2015 in a collective effort by the auto industry to establish a secure platform for sharing, tracking and analyzing intelligence about cyber threats and potential vulnerabilities. Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub that allows members to anonymously submit and receive information to help them more effectively counter cyber threats in real time. Currently, Auto-ISAC members account for more than 98 percent of light-duty vehicles on the road in North America.

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Synopsys New ISO 26262

Synopsys, announced that key products in its functional safety verification solution are now certified for the ISO 26262 automotive functional safety standard. SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH, an independent accredited assessor, formally certified VCS® Functional Verification solution, Certitude™ functional qualification solution, and Verdi® Debug solution with verification planning and coverage, following an industry-standard Functional Safety Tool Qualification. The ISO 26262 certification provides SoC and IP teams with the highest Tool Confidence Level (TCL1) to use the Synopsys verification solution for safety-critical automotive applications and accelerate functional safety qualification for automotive ICs, up to the stringent requirements for ASIL D.

Parrot’s New Octopus

Parrot Automotive, introduced the Octopus 3+.Aside from this worldwide tuner, the Octopus 3+ embeds an ARM Cortex-A5 processor with a fully-featured Linux system running Parrot well-known connectivity middleware for Bluetooth, telephony, voice recognition, media, etc. The chip also features an Ethernet, CAN and USB interface.

More AGL Members

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car,  announced that Movimento, Oracle, Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., Texas Instruments, UIEvolution and VeriSilicon have joined Automotive Grade Linux.  Movimento, UIEvolution and VeriSilicon have also joined The Linux Foundation.

Telematics Market Stats

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Consumer Telematics market is growing at a CAGR of 33.3% during the forecast period 2015 to 2022. Factors such as improved market penetration of smartphones, encouraging governmental regulations which call for superior safety and security measures, rising demand for advanced driving experience, lowered connectivity cost, and high speed internet technologies such as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) are driving the market growth.

Some of the key players in global Consumer Telematics market are BMW, Vodafone Group Plc, Ford Motors Co., Telefonica, Harman, AT&T, MiX Telematics, Trimble Navigation Limited, Verizon 103 and TomTom.

Nissan Extend Li-On Battery Range

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Arc Ltd. announced today joint development of an atomic analysis methodology that will aid in boosting the performance of lithium-ion batteries, and ultimately extend the driving range of zero-emission electric vehicles.

The breakthrough was the result of a combined R&D effort between Nissan Arc Ltd., a Nissan subsidiary, Tohoku University, the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

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The TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 (June 8-9, Novi Michigan), conference and exhibition for automotive technology and connected cars is offering a vast program of speakers, topics and trends. AUTO Connected Car readers can get a $100 discount using the code 4312ACCAR.

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