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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

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Vehicles Of Climate Change: Does Our Future Require Hardening Of The Vehicles Or Insurance?

In early June, Joe Johnston (80) and Susan Johnston (78) drove their 2019 Lincoln Nautilus from their hometown in Naples, Florida, for an extended visit with their grandchildren in Grosse Pointe, MI, when a 500-year storm and 100-year storm hit the area within weeks of each other in June and July. “...
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#Functional Safety #Quality #innovation

Monday, July 19, 2021

Five Risk Assessments Where Automotive Giants Need To Improve To Compete With Startups

Per LIFE Magazine (Nov, 1967), there were only two cars in the entire state of Ohio in 1895, and legend has it that they collided with each other. Regardless of whether this tale predated the era of “fake news”, its cautionary tale suggests we humans sometimes misjudge risk until facing the conseque...
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#Cybersecurity #Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE