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2015-02-18 UHF sensors to monitor road conditions, ensure safety
Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed a UHF transponder tag with sensors that can measure road conditions such as temperature, humidity or pressure
2007-11-06 ST, ACS co-develop VII chips for improved road safety
ST and ACS have partnered to jointly develop communications ICs for Vehicle and Infrastructure Integration (VII).
2008-10-27 CMOS image sensor alerts drivers of road risks
Melexis has released the MLX75307, its newest CMOS image sensor, which is designed for automotive front-vision applications.
2007-11-28 Car safety electronics go for system-level approach
A promising market awaits those chip and EDA companies that help carmakers meet the demand for safety, comfort and infotainment using fewer MCUs by way of a system-level, whole-vehicle approach to design and electronics integration
2014-04-02 Toyota miscalculates in safety-critical considerations
Testing safety-critical systems have been overlooked by carmakers and regulators alike, as what software expert Michael Barr pointed out in a court testimony about cars' electronic control systems
2008-02-01 Sensor improvements usher cars to safety
This article examines how two CMOS image sensor technology improvements are helping the automotive market improve the car's security and assistance and provide benefit for OEMs. It also discusses how they enable new possibilities in the automotive market and further integrate image sensors in cars.
2008-11-20 RTOS ensures safety in critical tool processing
DDC-I, a software development firm that work closely with the military and aerospace markets, is penetrating the general-purpose real-time OS market with a couple of OS that address safety-critical applications
2013-10-01 Radar, vision sensing to enhance automotive safety
In hopes of receiving high safety ratings from Euro NCAP, Carmakers are making a push to standardise radar and vision sensor features for all vehicles
2011-05-03 Microcontrollers enable ASIL D approved safety applications
Infineon has introduced the Signature Watchdog CIC61508, a safety watchdog that can be integrated into safety relevant applications of automotive products
2007-04-02 Improve car safety with smart sensors
Designed to either increase accident avoidance or reduce crash severity, ADAS is touted by automotive analysts as the top new technology for 2010. ADAS applications use various sensors to collect physical data about the vehicle and its surroundings.
2012-04-18 Improve automotive safety with high-voltage watchdog timers
Find out how to ensure that a vehicle can safely make it off the road when a failure occurs
2014-05-23 Hercules MCUs accommodate safety-critical systems
The 32bit dual-core lockstep MCUs from TI use ARM Cortex-R5 with speeds up to 330MHz, offering a 50 per cent increase in computational performance over previous models.
2002-04-30 Ford, TI opt for the FlexRay automotive safety bus
The battle lines over which electrical architecture to use in "drive-by-wire" vehicles may be redrawn in the coming week, when Ford Motor Co. and Texas Instruments Inc. put their weight behind an already-powerful consortium of automotive and electronics companies.
2007-07-02 Create car safety systems using models
This article shows the model-based design of a lane-detection and -departure warning system, and how to implement it on a Texas Instruments DSP and verify its on-target performance in real-time.
2012-03-27 Car MEMS may face safety hurdles
Despite the expected benefits of using sensors in automobiles such as in self-parking, a recent standardISO26262could derail the anticipated MEMS market growth.
2012-02-01 Boost passenger safety, comfort through Ethernet
As users become more digitally savvy and their needs become more sophisticated, the automotive industry can anticipate growing demand for in-vehicle bandwidth.
2011-10-31 Boost car safety with front-end voice activation
Know how voice user interfaces can be used to control the car without looking at buttons, and without having to touch them.
2009-04-29 ADI, Infineon develop automotive airbag safety system
Analog Devices Inc. and Infineon Technologies AG have agreed to collaborate on the advancement of next-generation automotive airbag systems.
2009-10-12 32bit MCUs drive safety applications in cars
Freescale and STMicroelectronics announce a jointly-developed dual-core MCU family aimed at functional safety applications for car electronics
2008-09-04 New JV of Li-ion cells for cars hits the road
SB LiMotive, the 50-50 joint venture of Bosch and Samsung SDI, has started its operations Sept. 1. The new company seeks to develop, manufacture and sell Li-ion batteries for automotive applications.
2010-10-13 Google takes autonomous cars on road test
Google says it has been testing self-driving cars with the aim of making roads safer
2007-04-02 Get ready as FlexRay hits the road
The FlexRay communications system has become part of a broad range of activities and initiatives.
2007-04-02 Parallel processing architecture enables advanced vision apps in today's cars
While airbags and seatbelts are designed to provide protection inside the vehicle, accident avoidance equipment could provide the ultimate solution for protecting lives both inside and out.
2007-05-30 Oki phone advocates safer roads
Oki Electric Industry has produced a wireless module for embedding in cellphones geared towards improving pedestrian safety
2010-08-05 Ford researchers advance crash avoidance capability with wireless
Ford Motor Company's researchers are developing advanced crash avoidance systems that use wireless and GPS technologies to help vehicles communicate with each other in traffic and help drivers avoid or mitigate accidents.
2008-05-15 DriveCam's monitoring systems reduce driving risks
DriveCam's pattern recognition systems detect risks in driving, reduce vehicle damage, workers' compensation and personal injury costs.
2008-03-06 Security awareness now critical in embedded apps
The implementation of safety and security features in embedded applications is becoming a key topic as fail-safe and security technologies migrate to applications well away from the traditionally security- and safety-conscious military-aerospace and automotive sectors
2014-12-01 Examining ISO 26262 from a developer's viewpoint
Here's an overview of the standard from system designer and implementer's viewpoint. It is based on QNX Software System's recent experience certifying its operating system to ISO 26262.
2014-06-19 Enabling cars that truly sense their environment
We may soon see the radars for the masses as developments in radar chip technology will make traffic safer for everyone and bring autonomous driving a step closer.
2008-05-27 Driver assistance systems push auto navigation utility
Navigation systems are becoming more important in vehicle safety. Road, traffic and weather information can prepare driversand interact with vehicle systemsfor what is around the bend.
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