TU-Detroit Connected Car Too: Winners, Qt Company, Valens, Ridecell, Embitel & TomTom

We have more information about the TU-Automotive Detroit that officially begins tomorrow. We received word today from the TU-Automotive team that everyone must bring a copy of their e-ticket to collect their badge at the event.

Make sure you check out themed discussion tables moderated by subject matter experts, during lunch. There will be “101” sessions allowing attendees to ask any questions on the topic as well as in-depth sessions providing focus groups to work on particular challenges and issues.

The winners of the awards were announced this evening:

  • OEM of the Year – Scania.
  • Best Connected Service or Product for Commercial Market – Eyeris driver & occupants monitoring AI by Eyeris.
  • Best Telematics Product or Service – HARMAN.
  • Best Insurance Telematics Product or Service – Octo Surround by Octo Telematics.
  • Best Active Safety or ADAS Product/Service – QNX Platform for ADAS by BlackBerry QNX.
  • Best Auto Mobility Product or Service -Olli by Local Motors with IBM and Qualcomm.
  • Best Auto Cybersecurity Product or Service – Karamba Autonomous Security by Karamba Security.
  • Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service – MECH5.com by Nebula Systems Ltd.
  • Newcomer of the Year – Traffic Technology Services
  • Influencer of the Year – Aarjav Trivedi, CEO, RideCell.

The TU-Autmotive  app now includes:

  • The TU-Automotive Detroit challenge. Complete challenges at the event and get the most points to win prizes.
  • The timings for the innovation stage which includes startup and elevator pitches and our talk with the TU-Automotive hall of famers.
  • The full Q&A system for you to ask speakers questions and give feedback on the session.
  • A fully downloadable version of the attendee list now in the attendee tab.

Qt Not on the QT

The Qt Company announced it will showcase and demo newly available features of the Qt Automotive Suite, as well as customer and partner use cases, at TU-Automotive Detroit 2017.

The Qt Company will showcase its Qt Safe Renderer tool, which streamlines the creation of rich graphical user interfaces for safety critical systems. It will also provide one of the first public demonstrations of Qt 3D Studio, which includes a major contribution from NVIDIA Drive Design (NDD) announced earlier this year. Qt customers and partners will also be exhibiting at the TU-Automotive showcase where they will be demonstrating products and technologies built with Qt technology.

The Qt Company and its partners will deliver the following demonstrations:

  • The Qt Company | Multi-Displays, Fast Boot, Qt Safe Renderer and Qt 3D Studio
    – Multiple Display with a Single Processor: Qt Wayland and the Qt Compositor make it easy to write multi-screen applications from a single SoC.
    – Qt Fast Boot Instrument Cluster: To boot fast with Qt is not a problem. Low end hardware, apply power, 1.2 seconds later Linux is booted and the Qt application is running.
    – Qt 3D Studio for Future Automotive Instrument Cluster UX/UI: Qt 3D Studio is an authoring tool targeted to the artistic designers for rapidly creating interactive 3D interfaces and applications.
    – Functional Safety with the Qt Safe Renderer: The new Qt Safe Renderer which enables Qt to be used in ISO 26262 ASIL-B safety certified systems.
  • Harman | HCAT HMI Solution built with Qt & featuring Echo Cancelations and Noise Reduction software
  • Green Hills | Automotive Instrument Cluster HMI built with Qt on INTEGRITY
  • QNX | QNX Hypervisor, instrument cluster and infotainment built with Qt 
  • Mapbox | Qt Automotive Suite featuring the Mapbox Vector Maps integration into Qt

Valens HDBase Networking

Valens, the developer of HDBaseT and co-founder of the HDBaseT Alliance,will be demonstrating the distribution of high-throughput content utilizing the company’s in-vehicle networking technology, HDBaseT Automotive and Qualcomm Technologies’ connected car platform, which features the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 Gigabit LTE modem. The HDBaseT Automotive demonstration will showcase the distribution of data received over the Gigabit LTE modem towards the head unit utilizing a single unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable, with very low latency and high-resistance to electromagnetic interference/compatibility (EMI/EMC).

Currently, HDBaseT Automotive serves as a key technology that enables high-speed tunneling of audio, video, data, USB and more, with native networking capabilities over a single UTP cable for up to 15m (50ft).  Qualcomm Technologies’ connected car reference platform with the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem is designed to assist car manufacturers to rapidly prototype and optimize advanced telematics systems and connected vehicle services, and is the first announced automotive platform that supports download speeds up to 1Gbps over LTE.

The Snapdragon X16 LTE modem supports Gigabit download speeds, up to 10x as fast as first generation 4G LTE devices. The modem is designed to employ sophisticated digital signal processing to pack more bits per transmission with 256-QAM, receives data on four antennas through 4×4 MIMO, and supports up to 4x Carrier Aggregation. All of this comes together to support peak download speeds up to 1 Gbps, helping satisfy the connectivity needs and use cases of the next generation of connected vehicles including high-definition map updates, connected navigation with real-time traffic and road condition information, software upgrades, Wi-Fi hotspot and multimedia streaming.


Ridecell, the leading global carsharing and ridesharing platform provider, will be speaking, exhibiting and providing exclusive demos of its award-winning platform. Ridecell’s participation in TU-Automotive Detroit will provide an innovative perspective and forward-looking insights on the future of mobility. Attendees can get a first-hand experience of Ridecell’s unique platform offerings.

More Demos and Info

Embitel will demo their Head-Up Display Platform.Vidyasagar, Technology Head, Connected Car, is excited to showcase demo of a production-ready platform for Car Heads-up Display (HUD) development.“After 4 years of rigorous R&D efforts and bringing together a team with cross-functional expertise in embedded software, cloud and mobility, we have designed this HUD platform”, says Vidyasagar.

Embitel Technologies will be sharing details regarding other platform level solutions for Infotainment, Telematics Control Unit, Software Stacks (J1939, OBD2, ISOBUS, UDS, CAN, LIN) and Remote Vehicle Diagnostics.

Telit is showing it’s LTE Cat6 automotive module.

Altran, a global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), will be showing what it will offer at Advanced Auto Center in Detroit, MI focused on bringing solutions for connected and autonomous cars. Services that will be delivered include:
• VueForge for ADAS Verification: an all-in-one fully managed platform for the transition to autonomous vehicles
• CoherenSE: a software platform for next generation intelligent vehicles and machines
• Vehicle energy management solutions for reducing environmental impact
• Passive Safety System design and test

TomTom will give hands-on (and hands-off) with virtual reality driving demonstrator that takes you on a journey through the TomTom Map; you can experience TomTom’s RoadDNA product for autonomous vehicles.

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