Autonomous Driving and Functional Safety

Autonomous Driving and Functional Safety
by Tom Dillinger on 07-25-2018 at 12:00 pm

The timelines proposed by automobile manufacturers for enabling fully autonomous driving are extremely aggressive. At the recent DAC55 conference in San Francisco, I attended a panel discussion on Functional Safety issues for assisted and autonomous driving, sponsored by Mentor Graphics. I also had the opportunity to chat… Read More


V2V: Loose Talk about Talking Cars

V2V: Loose Talk about Talking Cars
by Roger C. Lanctot on 12-21-2016 at 12:00 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule this week which may ultimately require the installation of a communications box in every car manufactured or sold as new in the U.S. The U.S. is alone in the world in pursuing such a mandate and the proposal, which requires years of additional evaluation, testing and definition… Read More


Hotz Tech Crunched

Hotz Tech Crunched
by Roger C. Lanctot on 11-13-2016 at 4:00 pm

George Hotz, founder of Comma.ai told the world at TechCrunch that he was going to ship a $999 aftermarket autopilot system – the Comma One. The smartphone-sized device was designed to replace the rearview mirror enabling an automated driving experience in appropriately equipped cars – initially certain Acura and Honda models.… Read More


The Secret Plans of Mark Rosekind & Donald Trump

The Secret Plans of Mark Rosekind & Donald Trump
by Roger C. Lanctot on 10-16-2016 at 12:00 pm

Donald Trump says he has a secret plan for defeating ISIS in Syria, but says it would be self-defeating to share that plan with the American electorate and, presumably, ISIS itself. Administrator Mark Rosekind says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a plan for reducing highway fatalities to zero in the U.S.,… Read More