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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-...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.