What The Next Era Of Automotive Design Will Require


ARM, automotive, automotive electronics, lower-power processors, ADAS, automated driver assist, smart cars, autonomous vehicles, TECHnalysis, Your father’s automotive market, with its long design cycles and reluctance for change, is in the rear-view mirror— a spec on the horizon in fact. The industry’s enthusiastic embrace of electronics — and the astonishing cost, functional, safety... » read more

IoT One Year Later


One year ago the Internet of Things didn't exist for most companies. It was a PowerPoint concept filled with ridiculous, impossibly large numbers, and it was almost universally greeted with a healthy dose of skepticism. It wasn't uncommon to hear terms such as the Internet of Nothing, the Internet of Cars, and the Internet of Home Devices. It also wasn't common to hear comments such as, "What, ... » read more

Blog Review: Jan. 14


Ansys' Bill Vandermark flags the top five engineering technology articles for the week, leaning heavily on CES. The 3D scanner is intriguing because of the link to 3D printing. Mentor's Robin Bornoff returns to the drawing board to design a better water heater. Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to find one of these in your local Home Depot—ever. eSilicon's Jack Harding defines w... » read more

Smarter Cars, But How Smart?


With the emergence of the Internet of Things, smart cars are beginning to garner more attention — the kind that comes with real R&D dollars, market development plans and cost analyses for future commercialization. Smart cars are different than connected cars, which are simply smartphones on wheels. Until now, the focus on intelligence in automobiles has largely been on driver assist and in... » read more

Smart Cars To Replace Smart Phones?


Recently a friend of mine sent me a story that was penned in Alcatel-Lucent’s TechZine about how the connected car will replace my smartphone one day. Well. I can’t quite figure out how I am going to carry my connected car in my vest pocket when I go to a movie, but, one never knows. First thought was that it would be some sort of “living” fabric. You know, like they have in sci-fi ... » read more