I first fell in love with electric vehicles back in 1978 as an Electrical Engineering student, studying at the University of Minnesota. What caught my fancy was a small advertisement listed in the back of Popular Mechanics magazine to build your own electric vehicle by replacing the gas engine of a Honda with an electric motor, so… Read More
Automotive segment is a market that has historically been supported by a few select suppliers within the semiconductor ecosystem. Over the last decade, this market has transitioned from just being about reliability, performance, fuel efficiency, etc., to placing equal importance to user experience. This user experience … Read More
As the U.S. and global economies emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns the enduring impact on transportation is still unfolding. Ride hail drivers are returning. Car sharing is surging. Autonomous vehicle testing is reviving. Commuters are commuting. And pedestrians are multiplying.
As people and vehicles return to highways
The adoption of 5G technology in the automotive industry is proceeding quietly but rapidly. Indications are that 18 car makers from around the world have committed to the deployment of 5G connectivity but have largely done so without bold public statements.
The reason for this swift embrace of 5G has many dimensions, some of which
I’ve written before about how the automotive industry adheres to functional safety (FS) as defined in the ISO 26262 standard, along with other SemiWiki bloggers. That standard certainly defines the What part of FS, however it doesn’t mandate how you meet the standard, what tools you should be using, file formats … Read More
I love to read articles about autonomous vehicles and the eventual goal of reaching level 5, Full Automation, mostly because of the daunting engineering challenges in achieving this feat and all of the technology used in the process. The auto industry already has a defined safety requirements standard called ISO 26262, and one… Read More
I haven’t traveled a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic, but I have flown a few times around the U.S. As a former frequent flyer I pride myself on anticipating most travel circumstances and not being surprised or blindsided, but two recent visits to Austin, Texas, changed that when I couldn’t find a rental car.
It was just 12 months … Read More
Automakers worldwide have scaled back production due to a shortage of semiconductors. Companies which have announced temporary halts on production include Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Daimler (Mercedes) and Stellantis (merger of Fiat-Chrysler and Peugot).
IHS Markit estimates… Read More
These days tech journalists and analysts appear confident of one thing. Apple is working on an autonomous car.
There’s a “Garbo Talks” quality to the tea leaf reading around Apple’s autonomous vehicle development efforts. The latest chapter was written with the publication of Kara Swisher’s latest “Sway” podcast episode
When Honda Motor Co. tied up with General Motors almost a year ago to collaborate on vehicle propulsion technology, connected car tech, and assisted driving, observers might have been forgiven for thinking Honda was surrendering its independence to catch up in the EV race. Honda reasserted its independence last week with the