Connected Car News: Analog Devices, BMW, Hyundai, Ansys, NVIDIA, Biden & FCC

In connected car news are Analog Devices, BMW, Hyundai, Ansys, NVIDIA, Biden and FCC.

Analog Devices & BMW

Analog Devices, Inc.and the BMW Group  announced an early adoption of E²B™, ADI’s 10BASE-T1S Ethernet to the Edge bus technology within the automotive industry. Automotive Ethernet connectivity is a key enabler of new, zonal architectures in automotive design and supports automotive megatrends such as software-defined vehicles. The BMW Group will be a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to implement the technology, leveraging ADI’s E²B for their ambient lighting system design in the vehicles of the BMW Group in the future.

Since 2018, ADI has been working closely with the BMW Group on a new concept to simplify bringing Ethernet to the Edge. At the same time, the IEEE802.3cg Group was defining a new 10Mbps Ethernet standard called 10BASE-T1S, with ADI and the BMW Group among other companies both actively involved. Using ADI’s 10BASE-T1S E²B technology to remove microcontrollers and move software from edge nodes to central processing units, the BMW Group enables an all-hardware edge node while reducing software development and qualification tasks.

“While working alongside ADI on 10BASE-T1S E²B, we joined efforts on a number of key considerations, from simplifying implementation, to cost analysis and design support. The relationship with ADI has enabled us to move more quickly to market with a solution of a zonal architecture for software-defined vehicles,” the BMW Group stated.

“We continue to deeply engage with the BMW Group to understand their next-generation needs and bring further optimized products to aid next-generation architectures, as well as bring continued cooperation on standardization,” said Yasmine King, Vice President, Automotive Cabin Experience at ADI. “10BASE-T1S E²B is a great new addition to our automotive connectivity and networking portfolio, innovated to drive success across different use cases, with the flexibility and scalability to support zonal, domain and hybrid architectures.”

In-cabin experience continues to be a critical focus for automakers, with driver and passenger expectations becoming more refined. This is especially true of the ambient lighting within the vehicle.

However, many of today’s lighting solutions are complex to implement, use legacy technologies, and are difficult to scale and update as the number of supported LEDs increases. By leveraging the 10BASE-T1S with E²B technology, OEMs can provide a rich customer experience while also synchronizing lighting with other applications in the vehicle. Fully enabling a software-defined lighting system provides improved flexibility, ease of upgrade, and ease of use.

“This approach to edge connectivity is so sought-after that the automotive industry inside the Open Alliance ( is now aiming to standardize a similar solution. ADI, along with the BMW Group and other companies, are actively working with the industry to create an Open Standard implementation,” said Yasmine King.

Hyundai & Ansys

Hyundai motor company named  a preferred supplier of structural simulation solutions for body system analysis that will ultimately support improvements to the safety and comfort of tomorrow’s passengers. Ansys’ strong market strategy, predictive accuracy, and commitment to product development rose above competitive offerings to become Hyundai’s preferred supplier.

For automotive companies with well-established product development processes, transitioning from one simulation tool to another demands extensive time and strict evaluation standards. Hyundai benchmark tested multiple simulation solutions over the course of 18 months, exploring areas such as model analysis accuracy, high-performance computing throughput, and future product strategy.

Ansys Mechanical, the leading finite element analysis tool, and LS-DYNA, the leading explicit simulation tool for crash safety analysis, outperformed competitors and demonstrated stronger analysis accuracy, better performance in data processing, and a robust future technology development strategy. These high-performance capabilities will be utilized in the analysis of body system durability, stiffness, and strength.

Get Ready For NVIDIA GTC

GTC is coming with  Jensen Huang’s GTC keynote on Monday, March 18, at 1 p.m. PT.

At GTC NVIDIA starting March 18 automotive topics will include:

Applying AI & LLMs to Transform the Luxury Automotive Experience, featuring Chrissie Kemp, chief data and digital product officer at Jaguar Land Rover.

Accelerating Automotive Workflows With Large Language Models, featuring Bryan Goodman, director of artificial intelligence at Ford Motor Co.

How LLMs and Generative AI Will Enhance the Way We Experience Self-Driving Cars, featuring Alex Kendall, cofounder and CEO of Wayve.

President Biden Protects Americans form National Security Risk of Chinese Autos

President Biden is committed to ensuring American automakers and auto workers are the best in the world. The U.S. auto industry is leading the world in quality and innovation, building cars in America with American workers. Chinese automakers are seeking to flood the autos market in the United States and globally, posing new threats to our national security. President Biden will not let that happen.

President Biden is taking unprecedented action to protect Americans from the national security risks posed by connected vehicles from countries of concern, including the People’s Republic of China. At the President’s direction, the Department of Commerce will investigate the national security risks from connected vehicles that incorporate technology from countries of concern, including China, and consider regulations to address those risks.

Autos increasingly leverage advanced technologies to enable navigational tools, provide driver assist features, and reduce operating costs and carbon emissions through fast and efficient charging. These autos are constantly connecting with personal devices, other cars, U.S. infrastructure, and their original manufacturer.

New vulnerabilities and threats could arise with connected autos if a foreign government gained access to these vehicles’ systems or data. Connected vehicles collect large amounts of sensitive data on their drivers and passengers; regularly use their cameras and sensors to record detailed information on U.S. infrastructure; interact directly with critical infrastructure; and can be piloted or disabled remotely. Connected autos that rely on technology and data systems from countries of concern, including the People’s Republic of China, could be exploited in ways that threaten national security.

China has imposed wide-ranging restrictions on American autos and other foreign vehicles operating on their roads. President Biden directed his Administration to take unprecedented action to address the national security risks from connected autos that incorporate technology from China and other countries of concern.

The Department of Commerce is issuing an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to investigate national security risks posed by connected vehicles from countries of concern. As part of the investigation, Commerce will gather information from the industry and the public on the nature of these risks, and potential steps that could be taken to mitigate them. Commerce intends to use this information to help inform and scope potential regulations to govern the use of technology in vehicles from certain countries.

This is the first action taken by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under Executive Orders focused on protecting domestic information and communications technology and services supply chains from national security threats.

The Administration encourages interested stakeholders to share input with the Department of Commerce through this process so their views can be taken under consideration. The Department will consult closely with industry, U.S. allies and partners, and other stakeholders throughout the regulatory process to ensure any actions maximally protect U.S. national security, while minimizing unintended consequences or disruptions.

FCC Concerns about Connected Cars

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel called on the agency to help stop abusers from using connectivity tools in vehicles to harass and intimidate their partners. Her proposal would examine how the agency can use existing law to ensure car manufacturers and wireless service providers are taking steps to assist abuse victims and seek comment on additional steps the Commission can take to safeguard domestic violence survivors. It follows multiple media reports of smart car services being used to stalk and harm survivors of violence and abuse.

“A car is a critical lifeline that can give survivors a way to escape their abusers, gain independence, and seek support,” said Chairwoman Rosenworcel. “Survivors of domestic abuse shouldn’t have to choose between giving up their vehicle and feeling safe. We must ensure car manufacturers and wireless carriers understand the full impact of the connectivity tools in new vehicles and how these applications can be used to stalk, harass, and intimidate.”

Last year, the Commission was charged with implementing the Safe Connections Act. This bipartisan law provides the FCC with authority to assist survivors of domestic violence and abuse with secure access to communications. In the first rules implementing this statute, the agency required covered providers to separate phone lines linked to family plans where the abuser is on the account. With this option, survivors can safely separate from family plans and keep their phone and phone number—keeping them connected to their friends, family, and supporters.

In January of this year, Chairwoman Rosenworcel wrote to auto manufacturers as well as wireless service providers to seek their help in protecting domestic abuse survivors from the misuse of connected car tools by abusers.

If adopted by a vote of the full Commission, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking circulated to the Commissioners today would seek comment on the types and frequency of use of connected car services that are available in the marketplace today. It asks whether changes to the Commission’s rules implementing the Safe Connections Act are needed to address the impact of connected car services on domestic violence survivors. And it seeks comment on what steps connected car service providers can proactively take to protect survivors from the misuse of connected car services.