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Friday, May 20, 2022

“Safe Software” Now The Table Stakes For Suppliers To Electric Vehicles

In 2021, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHT HT -1.7%SA) essentially reopened a 2017 investigation into the continuing and numerous fire incidents involving electric vehicles. Amongst other aspects, the investigation will include the roles of battery management systems, opera...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

New Study Suggests Which Safety Tech To Buy In Your Next Car

For the average car owner, getting a drive-thru oil change devolves into a cacophony of rapid-fire, confusing, purchase decisions. Air filter replacement? Coolant system flush? Wiper blade replacement? The uninformed driver is confronted by a biased seller, insufficient information and unstated ques...
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#Cybersecurity #Functional Safety #Automotive Agile

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Role Of The Connection In The Second Era Of The Connected Car

A quarter of a century ago, the First Era of the Connected Vehicle was kicked-off by the former CEO of General Motors, Rick Wagoner, at the 1996 Chicago Auto Show. “Project Beacon” was eventually renamed to OnStar and was enabled by in-vehicle sensors, live advisors and multiple intelligent algorith...
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#Cybersecurity #Functional Safety #Automotive Agile

Monday, November 8, 2021

The Unforeseen Way Connected Cars Are Keeping Rideshare Drivers Safer

We were always told connected cars would save our lives and change the way we do business, but it’s doubtful anyone foresaw this.
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#Functional Safety #Automotive #innovation

Monday, November 8, 2021

A Government’s Struggle: How Hands-Off To Regulate Handsfree Vehicles

Per Charles Dickens’ 1859 classic A Tale of Two Cities, our best-of-time-worst-of-times society seems to fit the second, less-famous ironic statement: “… it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ….” And maybe in no better arena is that dichotomy obvious than with the technological wiz...
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#Cybersecurity #Functional Safety #Automotive

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Action Or Talk: The Governmental Chasm To Navigate For The Auto Industry

Nearly twenty-nine years ago, Ross Perot famously quipped in a U.S. Presidential debate that “… you make more [revenue] making computer chips than you do potato chips,” while talking about how government can enable or disable technological advances.
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#Cybersecurity #Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE