Connected Car News June 14: Shell, DoorDash, Electro Magnetic Apps, Synopsys & Slicon Line

In connected car news are Shell, DoorDash, Electro Magnetic Apps, Synopsys and Silicon Line.

Shell Fuels Dashers

Shell Fuel Rewards program announced a new collaboration with DoorDash, the nation’s leading, on-demand logistics platform. The Fuel Rewards® program and Shell have joined forces to provide DoorDash’s drivers, known as Dashers, with a limited time offer of saving 10 cents per gallon every time they fill up as part of their Fuel Rewards membership.

Wejo Partners with MoonShadow

Wejo, the connected car data pioneer, is introducing new ways for customers to benefit from its data with its Wejo Data Insight Partner platform plug in. Moonshadow Mobile, Inc (“Moonshadow”), an Oregon-based technology company which visualizes and analyzes mobility data in online mapping environments at scale, is the first of its kind to plug into Wejo’s data platform. Having Moonshadow’s DB4IoT as a plug-in to Wejo’s ADEPT platform enables DOTs and transportation engineers to easily visualize and interact with Big Data without the complexity of storage and running granular and manual queries.

Electro Magnetic Apps & Ansys

Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc. and Ansys are partnering to deliver an enhanced design-to-validation workflow for certifying cable harness models in aircraft and automobiles. The workflow greatly reduces electromagnetic interference (EMI) risks to cable harnesses, slashes development time, speeds certification and expedites new products to market faster than ever.

Cable harnesses that transmit electrical power and signals to electronics within aircraft and automobiles must be protected from external EMI sources such as high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF) and lightning strikes. To safeguard these vehicles against EMI interference, time-intensive and costly electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) certification testing must be conducted on physical prototypes.

EMA and Ansys’ new workflow, Ansys EMA3D Cable, is a robust, platform-level EMC cable modeling solution for overcoming EMC design issues. When used early in the design stage, EMA3D Cable can increase the fidelity of an engineer’s product performance predictions, reduce development costs and the need for physical prototyping and leverage test results as a basis for final acceptance and certification.

“EMA3D Cable enables engineers to efficiently assess complex cable harness system designs and evaluate protection schemes for vehicles of all sizes,” said Dr. Timothy McDonald, president of EMA. “Partnering with Ansys on this dynamic new workflow will allow our mutual users to significantly enhance cable harness compatibility designs and substantially decrease cost and risk on the path to EMC certification.”

“OEMs are designing new vehicles to be sleeker and lighter. This typically requires the removal of cable harness shielding, which creates EMI vulnerabilities,” said Shane Emswiler, Ansys’ senior vice president, physics business units. “Designing cable harnesses with EMA3D Cable will help engineers mitigate safety-critical EMI issues — including HIRF, lightning strikes, crosstalk and electromagnetic pulses—improving certification support and reducing design expenses.”

Synopsys New Release of LucidShape


Synopsys, Inc. announced the latest release of its LucidShape® CAA V5 Based software product to provide the industry’s only complete design and visualization workflow solution for automotive lighting design within the CATIA V5 environment. LucidShape CAA V5 Based v2020.06 introduces two new modules—Design and Visualize—that enable designers to quickly conceptualize and design automotive lighting products and generate stunning, physics-based photorealistic images that accurately depict how headlights, tail lights, and signal lights will look in real life.

LucidShape CAA V5 Based includes ease-of-use improvements, such as CATIA Design Tables for efficient simulations of multiple model configurations, and improved design-for-manufacturing capabilities for automotive light guides. Designers can achieve first-time-right designs and faster time to market with CATIA-integrated optical and mechanical modeling and fully parametric features.

Silicon Line HDMI 2.1

Silicon Line GmbH , the global leader in developing and providing innovative optical link technology for consumer and commercial applications, has launched its HDMI 2.1 active optical cable modules sampling program for OEMs and 8K TV manufacturers.

Silicon Line has played an active role in the HDMI Forum’s Test Subgroup which is working to incorporate active optical technology and other technologies into the final compliance test specification (CTS) for cables.

In addition to extensive laboratory research, Silicon Line has field-tested its modules through its regular participation in HDMI plug fests where engineers have been able to evaluate the modules with more than 100 combinations of next-generation sources and display products. The company is therefore confident the HDMI 2.1 modules will be in full and speedy compliance shortly after the CTS is released.

Ruud van der Linden, CEO, Silicon Line, says this provides a great opportunity for cable manufacturers and partners to accelerate their time to market.