In connected car news are Bosch, Bureau Veritas and Ansys.
Bosch Ramping up for 5G
Safer, more convenient, greener: connected vehicles that can communicate with roadside infrastructure in real time reduce emissions and the risk of accidents. This communication requires a stable and reliable data link provided by high-performance 5G, the new fifth-generation wireless technology for cellular networks, or by Wi-Fi-based alternatives (ITS-G5). Sixteen research institutions, medium-sized enterprises, and major players have been working toward this goal over the past three years in the 5G NetMobil research project. They are now presenting their results which will enable major strides for a new era in mobility. “With the 5G NetMobil project, we have achieved decisive milestones on the road to fully connected driving and are demonstrating how modern communication technologies can make our road traffic safer, more efficient, and more economical, all at the same time,” says Thomas Rachel MdB, parliamentary state secretary in the German Ministry of Education and Research. His ministry had funded this research project with 9.5 million euros. The groundwork done in this project in the areas of networks, security, and communication protocols now underpins efforts to standardize specifications, develop new business models, and ramp up the partners’ first production runs.
A launch pad for innovative traffic engineering
In many traffic situations, it is virtually impossible for drivers to see everything they need to, such as pedestrians crossing convoluted intersections or vehicles suddenly emerging from blind alleys. Radar, ultrasonic, and video sensors are the eyes of modern vehicles. They monitor the traffic situation around the vehicle, but they cannot see around corners or behind obstacles. Direct vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-network (V2N) communication enables vehicles to share data in real time with one another and their surroundings – even data on things that cannot be seen. The partners in the 5G NetMobil project are using this communication capability to develop tools such as a crossing assistant to protect pedestrians and cyclists at blind intersections. A camera installed in the roadside infrastructure detects pedestrians and warns vehicles within just a few milliseconds to prevent critical situations, for instance, when a car turns into a side street. Another item on the research agenda is platooning. In the future, commercial vehicles will be able to join up in convoy-like platoons where synchronized acceleration, braking, and steering enables trucks to operate at very close ranks thanks to V2V communication. This automated drafting – that is, tailgating another vehicle to ride in its slipstream – reduces fuel consumption and boosts safety on freeways. Experts from the participating companies and universities have laid out the groundwork for platooning with vehicles less than ten meters apart and for parallel platooning in agriculture
Bureau Veritas Receives Certs
Bureau Veritas, a leading Testing, Inspection and Certification provider announces its automotive laboratory, recently opened in Detroit USA, has obtained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The new Detroit laboratory is the latest addition to Bureau Veritas’ New Mobility network to meet the needs with rapid convergence of technology driving growth and challenges for players in connected and autonomous vehicle market.
Strategically situated in the “Motor City” and the historic heart of the American automotive manufacturing industry, Bureau Veritas’ new Detroit operation resides in a modern office / laboratory occupying 2,300 square feet and staffed with an experienced team of technical and customer service specialists. Equipped with the latest test chambers and equipment, the lab provides automotive OEMs and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers with a broad range of EMC, Radio Frequency and V2X testing in accordance with international standards such as EN 61000-4-3; EN 60255-22-3; FCC Part 15B; ANSI C63.4; IEC 6100 4-2; CISPR25, etc.
- EMC and Radio Frequency
- Immunity for radar, magnetic field and mobile phones
- Radiated and Conducted Emissions
- Transient Immunity on Supply Lines
- Electro-Static Discharge
- V2X Conformance for Wireless Security and Networking
- Wireless Connectivity for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & SRD (Short Range Devices)
- Dips, Drop and Surge
- Temperature and Humidity
- Electrical Testing
Ansys SoC Cert
Ansys achieved certification for its next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) power noise signoff platform for all TSMC’s advanced process technologies. This helps mutual customers verify the power requirements and reliability of the world’s largest chips for artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G mobile, and high-performance computing (HPC) applications.
Enabling advanced process technologies to perform reliably in the presence of thermal hotspots and highly variable switching activities eliminates overdesigning power distribution networks. But as technical constraints significantly increase, power networks substantially grow, incorporating tens of billions of electrical nodes that require massive parallelization and very high capacity.
Ansys collaborates with TSMC on the certification of Ansys® RedHawk-SC™ for TSMC’s industry-leading process nodes — including N16, N12, N7, N6 and N5 — and will work closely with TSMC on its future process technologies. The certification includes extraction, power integrity and reliability, signal electromigration (EM) and thermal reliability analysis and statistical EM budgeting analysis. Delivering tremendous speed and capacity, RedHawk-SC analyzes huge designs by implementing the signoff algorithms on Ansys® SeaScape™ — a highly parallelized database derived from big data machine learning architectures and optimized for electronic design.
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