Qualcomm’s AI play

Qualcomm’s AI play
by Anand Joshi on 06-21-2022 at 10:00 am

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Qualcomm is a common name in mobile industry for chips. The company has generated $33 billion in revenue in 2021 and continues to march ahead with its innovations. However, Qualcomm doesn’t get the same visibility and mention as Nvidia and Intel in the world of AI chips. By our estimate, Qualcomm’s contribution to … Read More


Connecting Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

Connecting Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
by Roger C. Lanctot on 05-29-2022 at 6:00 am

Connecting Everything Everywhere All at Once

The automotive industry is rapidly coming to the realization that connecting cars is about so much more than simply adding a modem, an antenna, and a bit of software. Connecting cars and connecting car owners with an attractive connectivity value proposition may be two of the most difficult things the industry has ever attempted.… Read More


Chip Shortage Killed the Radio in the Car

Chip Shortage Killed the Radio in the Car
by Roger C. Lanctot on 04-10-2022 at 6:00 am

Chip Shortage Killed the Radio in the Car

“In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone too far.” – “Video Killed the Radio Star” – The Buggles

I discovered within days of driving home my new BMW X3 last fall that I was a victim of the much ballyhooed chip shortage. Among the features “deleted” from … Read More


Auto Safety – A Dickensian Tale

Auto Safety – A Dickensian Tale
by Roger C. Lanctot on 03-27-2022 at 10:00 am

Auto Safety – A Dickensian Tale

As I prepare to join the International Telecommunications Union’s Future Networked Car Symposium – today through Friday – I am reminded of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” and its unforgettable opening paragraph – modified for a modern context here:

It was the best of times,Read More


Emergency Response Getting Sexy

Emergency Response Getting Sexy
by Roger C. Lanctot on 03-02-2022 at 6:00 am

Emergency Response Getting Sexy

For 20 years the concept of emergency response has been one of the most tired, uninteresting sectors of the automotive industry. General Motors introduced OnStar automatic crash notification 26 years ago and that application has long been considered the end of the story.

The shutoff of 3G wireless networks and the resulting … Read More


Google Gaining ADAS Ground

Google Gaining ADAS Ground
by Roger C. Lanctot on 11-10-2019 at 6:00 am

Google’s Head of Android Auto Partnerships, Jens Bussman, joined me on stage last week in Munich at TU-Auto Europe to discuss Google’s progress and priorities in the global connected car market. The standing-room-only audience was treated to an overview of Google’s plans and some clarifications regarding its different assets… Read More


What to Expect from the GSA Executive European Forum?

What to Expect from the GSA Executive European Forum?
by Eric Esteve on 04-02-2019 at 7:00 am

I plan to attend to the GSA European Forum in Munich (April 15-16), so I first looked at the event description and at the impressive speakers list. In such event, the goal is at 50% to listen, and 50% to network with the speakers and the other attendant. The center of gravity is clearly semiconductor, but the event involved speakers … Read More


CES 2019 Audi and Samsung

CES 2019 Audi and Samsung
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-06-2019 at 9:00 am

When Nvidia changed its automotive market messaging from an infotainment-centered theme to autonomous driving two years ago – pronouncing the coming tidal wave of robotaxi development – it matched the almost identical epiphany reached by Intel years prior. Automotive infotainment is a low volume, low revenue… Read More


Is Your BMW Secure?

Is Your BMW Secure?
by Roger C. Lanctot on 10-28-2018 at 7:00 am

The cybersecurity of automobiles has become an increasingly critical issue in the context of autonomous vehicle development. While creators of autonomous vehicles may have rigorous safety and testing practices, these efforts may be for naught if the system are compromised by ethical or unethical hackers.

Establishing cybersecurity… Read More


Autonomous Vehicles: Tesla, Uber, Lyft, BMW, Intel and Mentor Graphics

Autonomous Vehicles: Tesla, Uber, Lyft, BMW, Intel and Mentor Graphics
by Daniel Payne on 04-19-2017 at 12:00 pm

I read at least one hour of news every day to keep informed, and I’ve read so many stories about autonomous vehicles that the same, familiar company names continue to dominate the thought leadership. What really caught my attention this month was an announcement about autonomous vehicle technology coming from Mentor GraphicsRead More