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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Mobility As A Service: The Possible Answer For The High Cost Gas, Commute Or Road Trip

The all-time record for average inflation-adjusted gasoline prices in the United States dates back to June, 2008, at $5.38 per gallon, but the current prices are nudging ever closer to that dubious honor at an average of $5.19 last week (per GlobalPetrolPrices.com). All around the world, prices are ...
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#Functional Safety #Management Consulting #Automotive

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Go-To-Market Strategy For Autonomous Vehicles: “Launch Somewhere”

Autonomy is complex. Much more complicated than originally thought. Several manufacturers expected the first self-driving cars to hit the market 3-4 years ago. In fact, Johann Jungwirth of Volkswagen met with Focus Magazine in April of 2016 amongst beanbags, blue suede shoes and skateboards to repor...
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#Functional Safety #Management Consulting #Automotive

Friday, June 17, 2022

Auto Cybersecurity Companies’ Challenge Is Now Proving Its Mousetrap Is Better

Oddly seven years after his death (in 1889), Ralph Waldo Emerson was attributed with an even more succinct quote* than his original statement: “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” (*his original, long-winded quote talked about corn, pigs, knives and a "broad, hard-...
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#Cybersecurity #Functional Safety #Management Consulting

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Auto Industry Struggles with Systems Engineering; Reinventing the Wheel

In 2013, Forbes reported that "developing a new car can cost as high as $6 billion," but that estimate pre-dated the explosion of software from ten million (10M) lines of code in a 2011 Chevy Volt to an estimated billion (1B) lines of code in an autonomous vehicle. It also predated post-Covid inflat...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile

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