NXP Vechicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) / (V2I) secure RoadLINK chips from Delphi with Wi-Fi

NXPRoadlinkNXP Semiconductors announced its secure connected car V2X RoadLINK chips will be available for the first time from Delphi RoadLink for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication using autograde Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11p). This would enable connected cars to have V2V and V2I features in use on roads in two years.

NXP chips with software from Cohda Wireless allows alerts to cars from cars and infrastructure. Infrastructure includes traffic lights, signage and municipal systems. Data is protected and hacker threats are thwarted by NXP’s V2X hardware security module.

Panasonic connects connected cars & big data at ITS

Panasonic HUCPanasonic Automotive Systems Company of America has exhibited and demonstrated a range of advanced technologies at ITS World Congress.

Panasonic Automotive  showcased transportation systems and traffic management, that help create cleaner environment, comfort,  safety, and community life. Panasonic showed technology for connected cars and big data solutions.

UC Davis hosts NXP connected car security with V2V solar-powered Stella demo

UC Davis consults with the state of California on green car incentives and issues.  After a seminar tomorrow at the university about security and connected cars with a demo of Stella, it may lead to California being the first state with solar powered family cars on the road.

NXP Semiconductors with UC Davis’ Institute of Transportation studies and E-Mobility Connection, will host an automobile security round table on Friday, September 19 at the UC Davis. They will talk about security concerns around connected vehicles and how some of today’s leading manufacturers and industry experts are overcoming these challenges. The first solar car Stella with V2X will be demoed.

GM advances connected cars with V2V, hands-free & feet-free driving in 2017 Cadillacs

santamonicfwyGM will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies in 2017 starting with Cadillac and make driving less work for the hands and feet of drivers with Super Cruise (semi-automated driving) and V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) communications.

Super Cruise will offer hands-off the wheel lane following, braking and speed control in certain highway driving conditions. GM semi-automated driving technology will also work in stop-and-go driving. This will make driving in heavy traffic and on long road trips easier.

Safer Cars with Seeing Machines to Stop Distracted Connected Cars

seeingdrivingIf there were people watching you in your car they would see if your eyes were not on the road, if you were sleeping and if you are incapacitated.  Soon some sources claim GM Chevy, Cadillac owners will have a friend seeing what they are doing to help them drive. Seeing Machines’ eye tracking systems using Takata hardware.

Seeing Machines is an Aussie tech company that uses Takata safety equipment. In a press release on Monday stated that Seeing Machines has an agreement with Takata and that the partnership has signed a contract to deliver the first ever mass-manufactured implementation of a driver-monitoring for a “Major Global Automotive Manufacturer.

Seats to sense you in connected cars may keep you alert or send for help

sensorseatYour driver’s seat may sense that you are drowsy and falling asleep are being developed by Nottingham Trent University researchers.

Professor Tilak Dias and William Hurley of the University’s Advanced Textile Research Group with Plessey are working to integrate an Electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors directly into the fabric of car seats.

Volvo XC90 super safe with first run-off road and brake at intersection

volvocx90Volvo claims that the all-new XC90 – due in August – will offer the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety package available in the automotive industry with run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability.

Run-off road happens due to driver distraction, fatigue or poor weather conditions. Safe Positioning in a run-off road scenario, detects what is happening and the front safety belts are tightened to keep the occupants in position. The belts are firmly tightened as long as the car is in motion.

Freescale scales ADAS solution for faster development

ADAS-APPLICATIONS-BDFreescale is working  with Neusoft and Green Hills Software for a comprehensive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) ecosystem to speed up the process of developing ADAS vision systems such as pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition, collision avoidance and other advanced ADAS capabilities.

They are developed turnkey solutions that address stringent protocols for automotive safety, and are compliant with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard.

President Obama drives and supports connected cars with V2V & V2I

obama_tfhrc02President Obama got into the driver’s seat at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA to try out vehicle driving simulation.

“Man, this is so exciting,” he remarked. “I haven’t been on the road in a long time.” After his test drive he said, “It was sort of like ‘Knight Rider.”

The president after a tour of the facility stated that self-driving cars could cut reduce accidents, gas use and commuting times.  He noted that 80% of crashes  could be abated and 3,9 million gallons of gas.

He also thought it was great that as a father of teenager, making driving safer is important to him as well as being good for the economy.

Obama wants Congress to fund more programs of the Federal Highway Trust fund.  He also reported that traffic costs the average driver $800 a year in gas and outdated roads cause businesses to pay $27 billion more in freight costs.

He like that the technology of V2V and V2I helps saves lives, saves money and leads to new jobs in new industries.

He said, “Instead of barely paying our bills in the present, we should be investing in the future.”

He did complain that the driving simulator did not have radio.

The President visited the Human Factors Laboratory and Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory, and spoke to employees .