Connected Car News Jumptuit, Hyundai Partners, Cummis, IDT, Marvell, Uber, EVGo, Rhode & Schwarz.

In connected car news are Jumptuit, Hyundai Partners, Cummis, IDT, Marvell, Uber, EVGo, Rhode & Schwarz.

Jumptuit Smart Data Conduit

Jumptuit, Inc., announced support for connected cars, delivering dynamic situational intelligence through a Cross-Platform Conversational UI. The Jumptuit Platform analyzes vehicle and location data, and user activity, physical environment and market sector data, to autonomously deliver hyper-relevant information and insights to drivers and passengers.

The Jumptuit Smart Data Conduit supports the integration of a wide variety of connected car technologies including Daimler OneAPI, BMW CarData platform, Smartcar API – supporting Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Lexus, RAM Trucks, Tesla, and Volkswagen vehicles (with additional vehicle platforms coming on board), Ford® SYNC® AppLink®, General Motors NGI SDK (including Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Holden, Opel and Vauxhall), OBD-II, Apple CarPlay, Google Android for Cars and other third-party automotive data services and mobility platforms.

Pierburg Automated Actuator

Pierburg GmbH has developed an actuator for the automated operation of side doors in vehicles (Compact Door Actuator, CDA), which is scheduled to go into series production in 2022. On the autonomous vehicles of tomorrow, the automation of the door opening and closing functions will certainly have gained ground.

The reasons for the automatic opening and closing of car side doors are obvious and mean more than just an increase in passenger comfort. Once the actuator is integrated into the safety system and the surveillance of the vehicle’s surroundings, there will also be increased protection for pedestrians and cyclists. Closing force monitoring also provides protection for parts of the body against being trapped or jammed. Damage to the door is avoided and the opening of particularly heavy vehicle doors is also facilitated. From an engineering point of view, it is also possible to dispense with the door stopper.

Hyundai Partners with Cummins

Hyundai Motor Company and Cummins Inc. announced that the two global powertrain leaders have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly evaluate opportunities to develop and commercialize electric and fuel cell powertrains.

These new powertrains are expected to be developed by combining Hyundai’s fuel cell systems with Cummins’ electric powertrain, battery and control technologies; the initial development will be focused on the North American commercial vehicle market, including working with North American OEMs on the integration of these systems into their vehicles.

The companies will also explore ways they can work together to develop next generation fuel cell systems, and have each committed to assign a team of individuals to investigate and pursue other areas of collaboration.

Renesas LCD Video Controller

Renesas introduced the RAA278842 LCD video controller – the automotive industry’s first full HD 1080p LCD video controller to include a 4-lane MIPI-CSI2 input, designed to help automotive system manufacturers develop versatile and reliable display systems to promote the highest level of HMI graphics for analog and digital video content.

Built with a 4-lane (or dual 2-lane) MIPI-CSI2 input that supports up to 1 Gbps per lane to interface with the latest generation of automotive cameras, application processors and graphics processors, the RAA278842 is ideal for automotive central infotainment displays and head units, instrument clusters, head-up displays, and mirror replacement display applications that are end RAA278843 with BT.656 output are available now, and are AEC-Q100 Grade-2 qualified and specified for operation from -40°C to +105°C

IDT Intros TIA

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation today introduced its new GX36x20 64Gbaud linear Trans-Impedance Amplifier (TIA) series, in die form. The GX36x20, along with the Renesas NR5195 photodetector diode, offers a very efficient and high-performance receiver solution for 64 Gbaud-based 400G coherent applications. Attendees at ECOC 2019 can see samples of the GX36x20 in IDT’s booth #278, today through September 25 in Dublin, Ireland.

Coherent technology has had great success with system deployment in the long-haul and metro area network, and it is now being applied in the Data Center Interconnect (DCI). Market research firm Cignal AI projects total shipments will exceed 500,000 ports during 2019 with a 28% CAGR (2017-2023). The 400G system – including Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) defined 400ZR for DCI – is expected to have the highest market growth among the other system transmission rates over the next 2-3 years.

Marvell Auto Ethernet Switch

Marvell announced that its automotive Ethernet switch software has achieved Automotive SPICE® Level 2 certification.  This accreditation underscores Marvell’s commitment to providing world-class automotive software capabilities and processes.  Specifically, ASPICE Level 2 provides car manufacturers the confidence to employ Marvell’s software in crucial applications spanning Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), L3/L4 Autonomous Drive (AD) as well as secure central gateways.

Automotive SPICE, Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination, has been developed by a combination of special interest groups within the Automotive Special Interest Group (SIG), a group of Automotive OEM, the Procurement Forum and the SPICE User Group to address the software development needs of the automotive industry.  To achieve this certification, Marvell went through a rigorous process and improved its software development capabilities over the past three years.  The ASPICE Level 2 certification was evaluated and completed by Vector Consulting Services, an independent third-party organization based in Germany.

Marvell New Switches

Marvell announced a family of high-port count, ultra-low latency automotive switches with multi-gigabit routing throughput capabilities.  This innovative portfolio includes the industry’s first high-port count aggregation switch, offering all ports at gigabit capacity enabling clustering of safety critical sensor data in an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and data transfer over highspeed PCIe host uplink.  Marvell’s latest automotive offering also includes a differentiated switch with integrated 100BASE-T1 PHYs and cutting-edge routing and security features that can be utilized in large gateway applications to connect multiple domain controllers.

Marvell’s automotive switches, based on the Arm® Cortex-M7 architecture, can implement advanced protocols and security software on switch, offloading the external host processor. The devices equip time sensitive networks in vehicles with added TSN features to enable low policing and filtering (IEEE 802.1Qci), and frame presumption (IEEE 802.1Qbu).  The integrated L3 hardware accelerator allows multi-gigabit routing throughput up to 10Gbps without internal processor intervention.  While facilitating large data transfers in vehicle networks, the devices offer efficient sleep/wake capabilities supporting TC10 standard (OPEN alliance) lowering the overall power consumption.  These highly secure multi-gig Ethernet switches have been purpose-built to address the increasing risk cybercrime represents to the automotive industry.  The new solutions are designed with a robust level of security features including enhanced deep packet inspection (DPI) engine and trusted boot functionality at the foundational hardware layer.

Hyundai Mobis Integrates Safety

Hyundai Mobis  announced that it developed “Safety Integrated Control Module” which ensures increased efficiency and safety in operating automotive safety devices.

This new development combined two separate ECU(electronic control unit)s for airbags and electronic seatbelts into a single unit. It also receives real-time data from advanced radar sensors enabling enhanced protection of passengers upon different driving situations.

In addition, Hyundai Mobis is also finalizing technology for optimally deploying safety devices such as airbags and electronic seatbelts according to the position or movement of passengers.

These technologies are the result of ongoing collaborative work between Hyundai Mobis and Hyundai Motor Company. Being the state-of-the-art technology, such kind is yet to be seen in the global automotive market. Hyundai Mobis aims to apply and mass-produce the fruition of this work on Korea’s domestic high-end sedans starting from 2021.

Safety devices can be generally categorized into two; active and passive. Active safety devices, such as airbags, prevents accidents from occurring and passive ones, such as electronic seatbelts, protects passengers when an accident occurs. The newly developed “Safety Integrated Control Module” is technologically valuable outcome as it maximizes efficiency of safety devices by controlling both the active and passive ones using a single ECU.

Hyundai Mobis is also planning to secure the technology for predicting the position or movement of the passenger in this process and optimize the airbag by the end of this year. Based on the vehicle sensor data related to speed, this technology estimates what position the passenger is when the accident occurs, and deploys the airbag according to this data to minimize passenger injuries. As it controls the airbag deployment time and pressure according to the position and movement of the passenger, it will be possible to deploy the airbag optimally even if an accident occurs.

ECU – Electronic Control Unit
ASB ECU + Airbag ECU = Safety Integrated Control Module
ASB(Active Seat Belt) – Electronic Seatbelt

Rhode & Schwarz Test

Rohde & Schwarz introduces the first 10BASE-T1S compliance test available, for the R&S RTO and R&S RTP oscilloscopes, which will provide fully automated testing conforming to the current version of IEEE 802.3cg 10BASE-T1S interfaces. Rohde & Schwarz continues to participate actively in the OPEN Alliance, using its expertise to help drive the development of complete and reliable test solutions.

As also for other Ethernet standards, the new R&S RTO-K89 and R&S RTP-K89 compliance test software for 10BASE-T1S includes pictorial instructions to guide users through the measurements step by step. Both, the oscilloscopes and the R&S ZND network analyzer are automatically configured. The test results are documented in a pdf-format test report. The complete compliance test solution also includes a test fixture, simplifying connecting the 10BASE-T1S interface to the test setup.

With this new addition, Rohde & Schwarz will be able to supply a complete portfolio for testing all available Automotive Ethernet standards (10BASE-T1S, 100BASE-T1, 1000BASE-T1) and for all other standard automotive buses (LIN, CAN, CAN-FD, FlexRay and CXPI). The R&S RTO and R&S RTP oscilloscopes offer comprehensive, yet compact test solutions for ECU development testing for all automotive bus interfaces and internal interfaces such as PCIe, or DDR.

Uber Partners with EVgo

Uber and EVgo, two advanced mobility leaders, today announced a new agreement to accelerate the electrification of rideshare across the U.S. The news that the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) was delivered during Climate Week at an event at the Midway in San Francisco featuring senior executives from Uber, EVgo, and other partners working to advance clean transportation in rideshare.

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