Connected Car News: AUTOCRYPT, Wallbox, Synopsis & Porshce

In connected car news are AUTOCRYPT, Wallbox, Synopsis and Porshce

AUTOCRYPT Joins 5G Americas

AUTOCRYPT, South Korea’s pioneer in security operations for C-ITS highways, its first testbed, and licensing facility autonomous vehicles joined 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). 5GAA is a global, cross-industry organization of companies from the automotive technology and telecommunications industries (ICT) to develop 5G-based intelligent transport services and end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services.

Wallbox Wins

Wallbox, a smart charging company and leading manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Europe, today announced that Quasar was named a winner in the Energy & Sustainability category for the 2020 Edison Awards. The Edison Awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, recognizes and honors the world’s best innovations and innovators.

More Chargers Needed in CA

A working paper by ICCT assesses the charging infrastructure needs to support the growth of electric ride-hailing in U.S. cities. The analysis quantifies the amount and type of infrastructure needed and specifically analyzes the extent to which electric ride-hailing fleets can take advantage of underutilized public charging infrastructure capacity.

The analysis finds that approximately 28% of a California-wide 600,000-vehicle ride-hailing fleet could transition to electric and be supported on the public fast-charging system by 2025. Fast-charging needs for 23 to 77 ride-hail drivers could be accommodated per fast charger in 2025. Because peak usage hours for ride-hail drivers and the general public are at different times of day, combined usage can increase utilization of a charger by up to 20% on average over a public-only charger.

Increasing the combined public-and-ride-hailing usage of public chargers could increase the electric ride-hailing vehicles supported from 165,000 to more than 300,000. This would become increasingly possible by the general public and ride-hail drivers having improved information on chargers in operation, in use, and queuing. Public-private partnerships could allow selective data sharing between applicable charging providers, ride-hailing companies, and city government leaders to expedite permitting and provide incentives for deployment of chargers in areas where there is charger congestion. In addition, strategically placed dedicated ride-hail chargers could serve 4 to 10 times the number of ride-hail vehicles as public fast chargers.

Yanfeng Partners with SemsoTec

Yanfeng, a leading global automotive supplier, and SemsoTec, an expert in displays and control units, have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for collaboration in display and sensor technologies, components and products for automotive applications
The partnership strives to create a unique in-vehicle user experience by accelerating seamless Human Machine Interface (HMI) integration into all surfaces of future vehicle interiors. It extends to development, production and commercialization of automotive components.

Porsche Digital launches Company Building

The digital subsidiary of Porsche AG is cooperating with external entrepreneurs to create new digital business models

The focus of the new business unit is to create a portfolio of independent start-ups. In cooperation with external entrepreneurs, innovative and exciting new business models will be elaborated to promote the successful spin-off and sustainable development of the company. These business ventures will be launched with their own independent brand yet are based on the platform business model. Once the companies have been launched, they will operate autonomously with the strategic support of Porsche Digital.

“As a digital unit, we are enabling digital business in a variety of ways. We are therefore looking for new and promising areas of growth to tap into new customer groups. This new function allows us to set up scalable platforms faster and more easily outside our core organisation,” explains Stefan Zerweck, Chief Operating Officer at Porsche Digital.
Headquarters in Berlin with global activity

The team of experts from the areas of business and software development as well as UX design is based in Berlin with close links to the digital scene. However, the team’s projects are not limited to German-speaking countries and have a clear global orientation.

“‘Forward 31’ is different because it offers new perspectives, closer networking with entrepreneurs and partners and faster rollout and implementation,” explains Christian Knörle, Head of Company Building at Porsche Digital. “For our company to stay successful in the future, we need to redefine ourselves in the digital environment. ‘Forward 31’ is one way of doing this.”

The name refers, on the one hand, to future orientation, to a forward vision for the company and to tapping into new business areas. On the other hand, the number “31” relates to the year 1931 when Ferdinand Porsche founded his engineering office and laid the foundation for the Porsche brand. In those days, the company experimented with a variety of ideas and directions before it decided to develop the sports car as its core business. More information on the team is available at

Synopsy Selected by SiFive

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that SiFive, Inc. has selected Synopsys Fusion Design Platform™ and Verification Continuum® platform to enable rapid cloud-based design of next-generation customer silicon products. Building on SiFive’s successful track record utilizing Synopsys’ design and verification solutions for development of its IP cores and SoC templates, SiFive will incorporate these solutions in its cloud-based methodology to create customized SoCs for select lead access customers to achieve best quality-of-results (QoR) and time-to-results (TTR) for its next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

“SiFive’s mission is to simplify idea-to-silicon, enabling designers with a new way of building custom SoCs,” said Yunsup Lee, CTO of SiFive. “As the leading provider of design and verification solutions, Synopsys delivers the trusted path to create domain-specific SoCs optimized to meet product requirements in markets such as automotive, industrial and consumer IoT. We are collaborating closely with Synopsys to enable cloud-based design of SiFive customers’ next-generation SoCs.”

During this initial phase of the collaboration, SiFive plans to use Synopsys’ Fusion Design Platform and Verification Continuum platform in the cloud to create custom SoCs for SiFive customers.

“Azure is working closely with Synopsys to continue pushing scalability of EDA tools to leverage the cloud, and with SiFive to enable configurable, scalable SoC design with SiFive Core Designer, which further validates the readiness of cloud for silicon design,” said Mujtaba Hamid, head of product management, Silicon, Electronics and Gaming at Microsoft Azure. “The collaboration between Azure, SiFive and Synopsys will continue to lower the barrier to entry for new customers and continue to improve productivity of doing custom SoC design.”

The Fusion Design Platform incorporates many Synopsys industry-leading solutions, enabling:

7nm and below implementation in Synopsys’ Fusion Compiler™ RTL-to-GDSII product, Design Compiler® graphical synthesis tool, and IC Compiler™ II place-and-route system
Higher performance with automatic density control and timing-driven placement
Lower power with full-flow concurrent clock and datapath (CCD) optimization
Signoff closure with PrimeTime® PBA-based ECO with power recovery and exhaustive PBA along with StarRC™ simultaneous multi-corner extraction
Early, accelerated design optimization for power integrity and reliability with the RedHawk™ Analysis Fusion signoff-driven flow within IC Compiler II

The Verification Continuum platform includes:

Industry-leading VCS® with native low power simulation for mixed language RTL and gate level with the smallest memory footprint
Industry de facto standard Verdi® advanced debug solution
VC verification IP for emerging titles, including PCIe Gen5, CXL, DDR5, LPDDR5, and USB4
SpyGlass® for RTL signoff and VC LP™ for static low power signoff
VC Formal™ verification solution for faster formal coverage closure

“We are pleased to support SiFive as it continues to provide its customers with a new alternative path to production silicon,” said Michael Sanie, vice president of marketing and strategy for Design Group at Synopsys. “Our collaboration aims to address SiFive’s need to continue to accelerate time-to-market for custom SoCs by providing our leading EDA products for optimal QoR and TTR.”

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