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Why Geofencing Will Enable L5


What will it take for a car to be able to drive itself anywhere a human can? Ask autonomous vehicle experts this question and the answer invariably includes a discussion of geofencing. In the broadest sense, geofencing is simply a virtual boundary around a physical area. In the world of self-driving cars, it describes a crucial subset of the operational design domain — the geographic regio... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


The great EV ramp EV-related developments are everywhere. California’s move to ban sales of new internal-combustion vehicles by 2035, and the U.S. government’s sweeping embrace of clean-energy, are in lockstep with recent moves by the auto industry and related supply chains, as well as cutting-edge research. One of the big breakthroughs is the ability to charge an EV in 10 minutes witho... » read more

Synergies And Limitations Between Road Infrastructure And Automated Driving


This new technical paper titled "Road Infrastructure Challenges Faced by Automated Driving: A Review" was published by researchers at Graz University of Technology (Austria), University of Zagreb (Croatia), AKKA I&S (France). Abstract "Automated driving can no longer be referred to as hype or science fiction but rather a technology that has been gradually introduced to the market. The recen... » read more

L5 Adoption Hinges on 5G/6G


Truly self-driving cars don’t yet exist, and research shows many consumers are wary of them anyway. What will it take to make fully autonomous cars possible? And how can automakers convince consumers to adopt such vehicles? Experts say the answer to both questions could lie in wireless communication networks. That’s because such networks offer a workaround to a major obstacle in autonomo... » read more

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports on Levels 2-5


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released data on crashes for ADAS and ADS systems, as reported by automakers and operators. Data was collected for the time period July 2021-May 2022. Find the SAE Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) summary report here and the SAE Levels 3-5 automated driving systems (ADS) summary report here. Report was published in J... » read more

Navigating The Intersection Of Safety And Security


Vehicle systems and the semiconductors used within them are some of the most complex electronics seen today. In the past, electronics going into vehicle systems implemented flat architectures with isolated functions controlling various components of the power train and vehicle dynamics. However, to support the realization of Level 4 and Level 5 (L4/L5) autonomous driving, a massive restructure ... » read more

Navigating The Intersection Of Safety And Security


Vehicle systems and the semiconductors used within them are some of the most complex electronics seen today. In the past, electronics going into vehicle systems implemented flat architectures with isolated functions controlling various components of the power train and vehicle dynamics. However, to support the realization of Level 4 and Level 5 (L4/L5) autonomous driving, a massive restructure ... » read more

Designing Resilient Electronics


Electronic systems in automobiles, airplanes and other industrial applications are becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex, required to perform an expanding list of functions while also becoming smaller and lighter. As a result, pressure is growing to design extremely high-performance chips with lower energy consumption and less sensitivity to harsh environmental conditions. If this ... » read more

The Last Mile


The race to autonomous driving is looking a lot less like a race these days. German automakers pushed the likely date for Level 5 autonomous driving back to 2032 from 2027, according to attendees at the International Congress for Automotive Electronics (ELIV) in Bonn last month. There are a number of reasons for this. The first is cost. The amount of processing needed to make the split-secon... » read more