Automotive electronics has been undergoing a rapid transformation, much like consumer tech such as smartphones or tablets. More often than not, automotive tech and consumer tech are based on similar chip architectures and technologies.
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Electric vehicles are gaining popularity as a sustainable alternative to gasoline-powered cars. EVs produce zero emissions, making them an attractive option for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint. On EV adoption, the way we power our automobiles is about to undergo a revolutionary change that will have a significant impact on the environment. EVs provide consumers and companies with a sensible option for a cleaner, greener and sustainable future.
Modern day football has a variety of fascinating AI and ML applications. Artificial Intelligence has paved the way for super accurate judgements in between matches. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will witness a bunch of never-seen-before AI-enabled technologies on and off the field throughout the tournament. For instance, AI-powered cameras would be used to assist referees in making offside calls and much more.
A humble air filter inside an HVAC system of a vehicle isn’t sufficient to purify the in-cabin air. With toxins like VOCs, Carbon monoxide and sulphides polluting the in-cabin air technology must come to the rescue. This blog discusses different technologies that are being deployed for this purpose..
Fault-injection test is the ultimate verification method when it comes to testing the reliability and robustness of safety mechanisms in an automotive system. ISO 26262 standard lays a great deal of emphasis on it. Let’s understand fault-injection test from the lenses of ISO 26262 standard..
In this article, we showcase 5 of our automotive success stories to highlight the tech innovations in next-gen electric motorcycles. We explore projects in which we developed Android infotainment systems and digital instrument clusters with personalization features, navigation, cloud connectivity, FOTA update, Bluetooth audio and more.
Software penetration not only enhances a vehicle’s capability but completely transforms it. By-wire technology is a prime example of how deployment of electronics to replace manual systems is changing the face of mobility. Read on..
Through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science in sports, professional sports organizations are able to streamline talent selection and training. AI also finds use in activities such as umpiring decisions and post-game analysis. Match management/operations and maintaining media/fan experience are other use cases of AI in sports. This blog explores the tangible benefits offered by Machine Learning and AI in sports.
Automotive digital instrument cluster has evolved into a screen that displays several safety-critical vehicle information. Read on to know how ISO 26262 compliance works for digital instrument clusters.
For more than a decade, we have been designing futuristic connected vehicle products using NXP’s automotive processors and microcontrollers. Here are 5 success stories to prove that NXP processors are ideal for automotive designs (chassis, powertrain, ADAS, safety apps and in-vehicle networking).
Since electric automobiles require purpose-built maintenance, software tools aid in vehicle management. Multiple embedded software technologies have proven useful for the rapid growth of Electric Vehicles. Software components such as Battery Management System (BMS), Motor Control System, V2X and charging system lay the foundation for a smooth functioning electric vehicle.
Integration of Automotive cybersecurity with ISO 26262 compliant solution development can prove to be very effective, thus saving a lot of man hours in the process. Read on..
Field-oriented control (FOC) algorithm is the major motor control mechanism deployed in electric vehicles. In this demo, watch our in-house MBD expert explain the different steps involved in implementation of FOC algorithm using SIMULINK tool.
Digital rear-view mirrors are the future of commercial and personal vehicles. With the advancement of technology and continuous evolution of automotive parts, the digital rear-view mirror has been welcomed as a highly useful alternative. E-mirrors come with an all-round set of enhanced features and ADAS – L2 functionalities, easing the driving experience, making it smooth and effortless.
In the current era of connected devices, it is essential to design a smashing HMI that is intuitive and user friendly. How else would you stand out in the relentlessly competitive market? Designing and developing a great HMI wouldn’t be a strenuous task if you rely on best-of-breed embedded application development frameworks such as Qt. In this article we shed light on how Qt makes the job of a developer less challenging through its unbeatable features.
FreeRTOS is a popular real time operating system (RTOS) that is commonly used for embedded applications based on microcontrollers or small microprocessors. In this blog, we explore the FreeRTOS libraries that enable you to easily program and deploy these devices, while managing the security and connectivity requirements.
360 degree view car camera system is a collection of devices that work in conjunction to provide a complete view of the surroundings of the car on the IVI screen. This technology enables drivers to navigate and park the vehicle in a safe manner. Our blog explores the components of the Surround View Camera System and the sensor fusion process that comes into play in such a system.
ASPICE is a lot about software performance improvement and the only way to improve is to find the faults first. That’s why software qualification becomes so important. Read on for a deep-dive into ASPICE compliant software validation.
The meaning of hazard and risks changes completely when heavy vehicles like trucks and buses are considered for ISO 26262 compliance. Read our blog to know what are the extra parameters considered while performing HARA and during overall safety management.
Android Auto is a software that completely runs on an Android phone connected to a car’s dashboard. Android Auto enables the driver to access navigation apps, media player, messaging apps, etc. from the phone and reduces driver distraction considerably.
Part-2 of the blog on Python 2 to 3 migration delves deeper into the strategies for migration and discussed the steps involved in the journey. We also look at the tools like 2to3, Pylint and Pytest that help ease the process.
Idendtifying certain failures and getting rid of them is essential for Freedom from interference. How do ISO26262 consultants achieve it? Is DFA the right analysis for this purpose? Read the blog
Over the Air (OTA) update is crucial for remotely updating connected vehicle software components. Through this technology, vehicles receive ECU software updates from the IoT cloud. Although it offers a host of benefits to connected vehicle owners and OEMs alike, the update of advanced safety-critical components such as ADAS should be executed with caution. This blog explains the key requirements for OTA update on ADAS subsystem of vehicles.
An Electric Vehicle can calculate how many miles it can cover with the remaining batter power. It can stop charging the battery if the incoming current is out of safe-range. How do you this becomes possible? It is the battery management system at play! Read on..
Classic and Adaptive AUTOSAR are meant to co-exist! Being fundamentally different from one another, they can work together only if there is an architecture that bridges the gap between the two. That’s where Service Oriented Architecture comes into picture. Read on..
Android Automotive is Google’s latest Android offering for the automotive industry. It is an Android-based operating system that can be used to power automotive infotainment systems. It also mitigates the need for connecting with external devices like smartphones for navigation and media file playing functions. Learn more about Android Automotive here.
As the support for Python 2 is over now, its high time you migrate your embedded applications from Python 2 to Python 3.X. What are steps in this process? Are there any tool available? Our Part-1 of the blog has some answers.
Tools like Canoe Diva from Vector not only automate the vehicle diagnostic testing but also make it fully standardized. How does this tool achieve the automation? What are the inputs and outputs? Read on..
Tessy tool has always been seen as an exceptional unit testing tool. We bring to you the other side of it. Let’s read about ‘Integration testing the Tessy way’!
New age automotive applications require a fast communication protocol such as Ethernet. As a middleware solution, SOME IP has a major role to play in the adoption of automotive ethernet. Read on..
In this article, we take a deep dive into the emergence of artificial intelligence for automotive applications. We explore automotive technology trends like Predictive Maintenance, Driver Behavior Analytics and Road Condition Analysis. We also explore how data science plays an integral part in automotive manufacturing analytics, vehicle maintenance recommendations, driver monitoring system, driver distraction and drowsiness detection, etc.
Integration of intuitive smartphone apps & telematics devices with fleet management software enables companies to efficiently monitor the vehicles in the fleet. The mobile apps and telematics software enhance the capabilities of the fleet management system by recording data such as vehicle position, speeding/harsh turns, engine hours & idle time, unauthorized use of vehicles & fuel cards, vehicle condition for maintenance checks, accident alerts, and much more. These apps are also beneficial to the drivers and customers.
What happens when ASPICE and ISO 26262 are integrated during an automotive software project? Do they get along? We explore this integration in our latest blog on automotive functional safety.
The adoption of IoT will continue to grow and be a gamechanger for business operations in 2021. In this blog, we explore the top IoT trends of 2021 across various industries – automotive, Industry 4.0, healthcare, ecommerce, enterprise, and banking/finance.
Agile and ISO 26262 are two different worlds that the automotive industry aspires to connect. Can we have a successful working model where Agile practices and ISO 26262 standard work hand in hand? Read on to find out!
This is the last and final part of our IoT security blog series. In this blog, we explain the security considerations to safeguard the IoT cloud computing platform and communication channels (PAN and WAN). We explore various security concepts such as encryption of data at rest & in transit, certificate based authentication, frequency hopping, SIM based authentication and much more!
Tools that assist in ISO 26262 compliance can be the ones introducing faults in the software. Hence, the standards mandates software tool qualification with clearly defined methods. The blog has some interesting insights.
Here is part 2 of our IoT security blog series that explores holistic security elements. In this article, we familiarize you with the security components that constitute IoT Gateway Security. This includes security considerations at the device hardware/software level, Bluetooth PAN level and WAN level.
IoT security is a hot topic of discussion in the industry circles today. Here are our insights on the best approach for ensuring holistic IoT security. In the first part of this blog series, we explore how security can be incorporated right from the design of device sensors.
Is CAN or LIN capable of providing the faster data rate required by new age automotive solutions? Or is it time to move to faster and more reliable ECU communication protocols like FlexRay? Read on..
Automotive cybersecurity has emerged as the latest buzzword in the automotive industry. In fact, it is gradually becoming a quality aspect similar to comfort and safety. Is the automotive industry up for the challenge that cybersecurity poses? Let’s find out in the blog.
This blog explores the advantages offered by Linux for embedded system development. It also highlights the importance of selecting the right version of Linux for embedded projects and the best practices followed in the industry during development. HMI components, security considerations, library and API development, device tree setup, board bring-up, boot time optimization, power management – the blog explains all this and more!
Telemedicine is part of a broader spectrum of e-Health services, and is a significant advancement in the healthcare industry today. Telemedicine is defined as the delivery of healthcare services by professionals using technology such as IoT. This blog explores the basic components of an IoT framework that can enable the technology for telemedicine.
Transition from signal based communication approach to service oriented architecture is the pre-requisite for development of highly-automated driving systems. SOME/IP has a major role to play in this transition. Read the blog to know more..
Is Adaptive AUTOSAR going to replace its Classic version? How does Adaptive AUTOSAR serve as the ideal platform for a flexible and dynamic automotive E/E architecture? The blog tries to answer these questions.
An automotive ECU is not ready to be deployed until it is tested in the vehicle system. HIL testing makes this possible even without the vehicle. A HIL Test system that replicates the vehicle ECU signals, does the trick. Watch the video to know more.
It is common practice to integrate DoIP into vehicle ECU for remote diagnostics. Now its time to move beyond it! With integration of DoIP with Linux platform, there is a lot more to do than just vehicle diagnostics. Read the complete blog..
IoT mobile app development is a trend that has gained immense popularity over the years in the automotive and healthcare industries. Our blog walks you through some important aspects of the design and development phases of IoT mobile apps.
Standardization will go a long way in making the road to EV adoption smoother for users as well as the OEMs. And the first step towards is the Bharat EV charger (BEVC) standard. Let’s learn about how one of the most popular ECU communication software, SAE J1939 forms the basis of BEVC implementation..So
The World Wide Harmonized OBD enriches the existing OBDII system with UDS services as well as Ethernet as a physical medium. All of these features enhances the way on-board disgnostic systems work. Read on for more details..
With the sports industry adapting to global digitalisation, new trends such as smart stadiums, wearable IoT sensors for players and IoT enabled sports apps for fans have emerged. IoT has also had a definitive impact on gaming. This blog explores the IoT trends in sports and gaming that are disrupting gaming experiences.
IoT has marked its presence in the healthcare domain through technologies such as connected medical equipment, telemedicine and apps that remotely monitor patient’s vitals. This blog explains these use cases in detail and also explores the benefits offered by IoT in the medical domain.
Autonomous driving holds the future of automotive. And Adaptive AUTOSAR is designed to support it in every aspect. Does that mean Classic AUTOSAR is obsolete? Can Classic and Adaptive AUTOSAR co-exist? Blog has some answers..
FMEA takes into account multiple inputs while Identifying the failure modes and their impact on the vehicle system. We have compiled the most important ones in our vlog to explain how they contribute in FMEA. Read on..
ISO 26262 compliant software development requires robust, efficient and faster development methodology. Does Model Based Design paradigm fit the bill? Read the blog to find out..
What do you do when you do not have an actual vehicle ready for testing an automotive ECU? Well, you simulate it! That’s what HIL Testing is all about. Read the blog to unravel the intricacies of an HIL Test System and how it makes hardware-in-loop testing possible?
Designing a winning IVI system an interesting challenge – user demands an intuitive HMI/GUI, a responsive touch-screen, over the air updates and seamless integration of apps, while for an OEM/Supplier minimizing driver distraction is top priority.
We highlight the advantages of Predix, GE’s industrial IoT solution, that is now enabled with Edge analytics to offer network traffic optimization, real time data analysis, and time and cost savings.
Check C Framework stands out as one of the most reliable Unit Testing Tools. Not only, it is an open-source tool, but Check C framework also provides simple interfaces for execution of test-cases and multiple test methods. To know more, check out our new video on Check C Framework..
There are plenty of ways an automotive system can develop failures. To identify them requires not just the Functional Safety and ISO 26262 expertise but also an extensive experience of the domain. We have listed some industry recognized ways of failure identification during FMEA. Read on..
For this ASIL B compliant BLDC motor control solution, the customer needed a technology partner with expertise not only in ISO 26262 but also in motor controllers. Read on to know how we performed FMEDA to derive the required hardware metrics..
We don’t see enough EV charging stations around us as compared to the petrol/diesel stations. Reasons are many but the most prominent one is the h/w and s/w challenge in the development of these EV charging stations. Read the blog to know more..
Can we have electric vehicle charging stations just the way we have petrol and diesel fueling stations? Yes, but there are certain challenges related to charging protocols, software/hardware etc. Watch the video now to know more about them.
A BLDC motor control system comprises a plethora of components working together to keep the motor running. In this blog, we take up one such component, the Hall Effect Sensor and unravel its working, role in motor commutation and benefits over other sensors.
The basic components of the Internet of Things (IoT) architecture include an IoT Device with Sensor, Cloud Platform, IoT Gateway, End-User IoT Application, and IoT Connectivity. Here’s how I explained these components and some use cases of IoT to a friend, over a piping hot cup of coffee.
What are the components of a system for Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA) update? How does our scalable FOTA update solution upgrade the software in field-deployed devices? Find answers to these questions and more in this video.
Functional Safety does not work the same way in motorcycles. With the introduction of Part-12 of ISO 26262 standard, the fact seems to be getting finally acknowledged. We explain the notable differences and the new terms introduced in the standard. Watch the video.
With Electric Motors making their presence felt in #automotive applications like EPS, Electric Vehicle Drivetrain, Power Windows & more, are we heading towards a human-machine conflict? Or are they just making our drive simpler and smarter? Read the blog and decide yourself..
Introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered solutions, 5G networking, Collaborative robots (Cobots) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications have changed the status quo in industrial operations. In our latest video, we take a look at the advantages of these IoT trends in Industry 4.0.
ECU communication is a significant aspect of the AUTOSAR architecture. The data exchange between various communication modules can be accomplished through an AUTOSAR Communication Stack. Our latest video explains how the Generic AUTOSAR ComStack works. It also provides an overview of the CAN Communication Stack.
Manufacturing companies have now started understanding the impact of leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to streamline their processes and improve efficiency. This was expected, as technologists have been promoting IoT benefits in manufacturing for years.
So, what are the biggest IoT trends that are all set to disrupt Industry 4.0 in 2020? Let’s find out
An electric vehicle motor controller is an ECU setup that controls the operations of the motor to deliver accurate and precise output. Watch our latest demo, in which our EV Consultants showcase a Motor Control System that can efficiently drive Brushless DC (BLDC) motors and PMSM applications. The FOC Algorithm used in a BLDC motor controller eliminates all speed errors, as demonstrated using MATLAB Models! Check it out here.
Did you know an App could learn from your driving patterns & give a score for your driving? Add to this the ability of this ML solution to analyse the road conditions and share proactive alerts. In this demo, we present to you our Driver Behaviour Tracking app, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Wonder! Watch the demo..
HIL Testing of an Automotive ECU is an integral part of the product development process. It requires expertise in Testing Tools and understanding of the product features. In this demo, we provide a hands-on experience of the functional testing (HIL Testing) of a Seat ECU, a Mirror Control and an HVAC system .
Motor Control System is among the many automotive systems that are going the software way! So how does a software accomplish the function of a hardware. Read the blog for such interesting pro-tips!
Why use Model Based Development for developing AUTOSAR compliant software? We say why not? There are well-defined workflows, support from SIMULINK and Da Vinci Developer tools and a whole lot of value-adds! We cover all this and more in our latest blog. Read on..
Real-Time responsiveness, Pre-emption, Determinism: These are some key features that make RTOS( Real-Time Operating System) an ideal choice for time-critical Applications like Solar Trackers, Telematics, Body Control Module (BCM). Watch this vlog to get more interesting insights about RTOS.
Industrial Automation systems to connected cars- the new-generation embedded applications are driven by real-time data & rapid responsiveness! This has led the embedded industry to embrace Real Time Operating System (RTOS) to deliver accurate and on-time task execution! Let us dig deeper into the world of embedded RTOS programming and kernel porting.
Developing a safety critical software requires a little more than just software testing and verification. ISO 26262 recommends some stringent methods for the software verification process. Our FuSa consultants explain you this process and share some useful insights.
Manual Configuration of UDS protocol (ISO 14229) is a time-consuming process and can be prone to human errors. With Open Diagnostics eXchange (ODX), tools like CANdela automate and standardize the entire process. Curious to know more? Watch our video to find out how ODX achieves this automation.
Presenting you a Two-part Vlog series which focuses on the technology that enables the operations of an IoT-Powered Solar Energy Harvesting System. In Part-1, we talk about the IoT Stack that facilitates the “Tracking and Harvesting ” of the solar energy.
Faster and more accurate Implementation of UDS (ISO 14229) needs standardization and automation of the process. How ODX (ISO 22901) format helps achieve this? Let’s find out.
Watch our latest vlog on Model Based Development (MBD) in Automotive. This video explains the process of model generation using the MATLAB-SIMULINK tool.
AUTOSAR MCAL drivers need to be configured for specific automotive applications. So how is this configuration performed? What tools are needed for this? We have tried to answer these questions in our latest AUTOSAR MCAL video. Watch it now
Can you imagine manually testing the 20 million lines of source code, during product development of an automotive control unit? Not feasible, right? Thanks to automation tools like vTest Studio and CANoe, functional testing of automotive ECUs can now be completed in matter of few hours. Read the blog to know more about these tools
How does one build an ISO 26262 compliant automotive system without specific functional requirements and assigned ASIL Value? The concept of Safety Element Out of Context a.k.a SEooC is the answer. Our functional safety consultants explain the concept the the process in detail. Read the blog.
Is your business investing in an Internet-of-Things (IoT) solution? To leverage the benefits offered by IoT, you also need a fail-proof IoT security framework. This blog shares some time-tested IoT security best practices that can go a long way in safeguarding your business assets and data.
The advent of IoT-Powered Predictive Maintenance (PdM) solutions have transformed the entire Industrial Asset management scenario! Watch this IoT video to find out how PdM is enhancing equipment reliability and helping business avoid costly repairs.
Need for accurate positioning and higher toque are some of the catalysts behind the migration from Brushed DC motors to BLDC motors. However, there are several challenges too! We spoke to our Motor Control Solution development team, to help us get enlightened.
What is the first thing that a functional safety consultant requires to perform, before Hazard Assessment and Risk Analysis (HARA)? A detailed description of the system to be developed! In ISO 26262 standard, this system description is called as ‘Item Definition’. Let’s learn about it in detail in our latest video..
Second edition of the vehicle diagnostics video is out now! This video unravels interesting insights about the ISO 13400 compliant DoIP protocol. Let’s find out how a DoIP protocol stack is an important component of Remote Vehicle Diagnostics and why Vehicle Diagnostics from Remote location is an essential capability.
CAN BUS Protocol unlocked faster operations of the in-vehicle network inside an automobile. Hence a CAN BUS Protocol Stack has become an enabler of some of the path-breaking products like Android Infotainment, Vehicle Telematics, ABS & more. Let’s learn about the software architecture that makes CAN BUS Software so efficient.
Our IoT Product Design, Development and Testing teams have some insights for you! They share a list of must-avoid design mistakes for the successful implementation of an Internet of Things (IoT) Project. From being aware about the necessary product certifications to considering operating environment during IoT Product Design, there is a lot to learn in this vlog.
What does it take to achieve 100% coverage during testing of the Infotainment Solution? Let’s learn from the experts and find out some interesting insights about role of testing in success delivery of your In-Vehicle Infotainment projects.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) introduced CAN Bus Protocol, in order to cater to the need for faster in-vehicle communication. Watch this video on Controller Area Network (CAN) to learn some new insights regarding this invisible superhero. Let’s find out how CAN BUS powers advanced automotive applications like Seating Control, HVAC and more.
An Automotive Head-up Display (HUD) system is one of the critical components of a Digital Cockpit Solution. What role does a car HUD play in delivering Connected Car Experience to today’s customers? What are the fundamental hardware modules of a Car HUD system? Find about all this in this vlog.
An automotive system can’t afford to go wrong, as it can risk the lives of passengers! Hence, a 2-tier Vehicle diagnostics system has been designed. In this video, learn more about how vehicle diagnostics works and what is the need for off-board diagnostics and OBD?
Commercial vehicles like trucks and buses can’t be integrated with OBD, UDS and CAN protocols, due to more complex in-vehicle networks as compared to passenger cars. Hence SAE J1939, a specialised in-vehicle communication and vehicle diagnostics protocol, has been specially designed for Passenger Vehicles. Let’s learn about J1939 Software Stack and its key characteristics in our latest video.
In order to ensure that your Android Porting initiatives are completed successfully, there are certain best practices that need to be followed by your embedded product development team. Learn about them in this vlog. We talk about Bootloader design, Memory footprint, Hardware platform selection & many more.
A micro-controller based Instrument Cluster is a low-cost alternative to the Application Processor based Infotainment System. We understand why this alternative is important for Electric Scooter OEMs’ and further trace down the key difference between the features offered by Infotainment System v/s Instrument Cluster.
When is HARA performed, in the ISO 26262 based, Functional Safety Lifecycle? What are the outputs of the HARA Process? What makes HARA so important and how does it affect subsequent safety activities? Do these questions bother you as an automotive engineer? Our video has the answers. Go watch!
With no intentions of starting a ‘War of Words’ between the fans of the two most popular Operating Systems, we have one simple question for our community of Software Developers. [Hint – think software and answer this!] What’s that one big difference you find, while using an iOS based device vs Android device? Did someone […]
Should we Build or Buy an IoT powered SCADA Solution? Enterprises planning to kick-start their Digital Transformation and Automation journey, often face this dilemma: . This video blog is our attempt to help you resolve the dilemma through a SCADA evaluation framework. Watch this video & subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more such videos
PMSM motor control solution and Brushless DC Motor Controller have many differences but a lot in common too. So, what makes both of them so widely accepted in automotive industry and especially the electric vehicles? Let’s find out in the blog.
An IoT powered SCADA is a Scalable, Secure and Modular solution for Industrial Asset Management applications. But how does it facilitate Data Acquisition & Supervisory control of Industrial Assets? What is the technology, behind the scenes, that powers a SCADA Solution? Learn all this in this vlog.
An Automotive Control Unit should always be ported with updated version of the software and security patches. This is essential for the security and efficient operations. Learn how a Flash Bootloader software plays an important role and understand the step-by-step process of ECU re-programming.
One Flash Bootloader solution does not fit the bill for every ECU application. Our latest Video explores the need for different types of flash bootloaders and the variants designed to cater different business use-cases. Watch it now!
Automotive Applications may have unique requirements for ECU reprogramming function. While some need secure firmware updates, other might require a secondary Bootloader or an external flash driver. This blog talks about different types of Flash Bootloaders, that can help you to support unique project requirements.
Unexpected downtime due to equipment failure is one of the biggest concerns for the managers of the factory floors. Can you guess how much cost an average business enterprise has to pay for single Hour of machine downtime? It is $100,000 – vouched by 98% of the enterprises surveyed ( Citation: ITIC’s 2017 Reliability and […]
Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA), as a solution for remotely managing the software updates for automotive ECU’s, is a necessity for the OEMs’ of this connected vehicles era. Reason: It helps in reducing the risks of vehicle recalls, while enhancing the overall operational efficiency. How? Find out in this video.
To design an automotive solution, which is “fail-safe”, your Functional Safety Consultants should performing testing as per the ISO 26262 Standard. This verification and validation process begins with Unit Testing. Our latest Vlog about functional safety in Automotive, explores what happens when ISO 26262 meets Unit Testing. Read on..
From assessment of the safety mechanisms to FMEDA, every activity in ISO 26262 functional safety, revolves around ASIL values and the safety goals. But where do these values come from? It is responsibility shouldered by HARA – Hazarad Assessment and Risk Analysis. Learn more here
Are you aware of the three pillars of model based development? Do you know why this approach is a preferred method for development of automotive software? Our latest vlog on MBD delves deep into the how model-driven development works and explains the process flowchart. Read on..
Personalization, Connectivity & Safety are the three factors fuelling innovations in the automotive industry. The emergence of digital cockpit solution , a unified avatar of your Infotainment, Instrument Cluster and Head-up Display, has aptly encompassed these three innovation commandments. How? Find out in this blog .
That can be measured, can be improved! This principal is leveraged by the Functional Saftey Engineers, to make automotive hardware “fail-safe”. Using FMEDA method certain hardware metrics are measured, which can help you achieve the Functional Safety Compliance, as prescribed by the ISO 26262 standard. The video has more details
Do you know that close to 100 million lines of code are involved in development of ADAS and Infotainment Systems? There are many downsides of manually coding such complex systems. How can your engineering teams overcome such challenges by switching to Model Based Development approach? Watching this video would help.
By 2025, there would be 116million connected cars on the US roads! Each of these connected cars will upload 25 gigabytes of telematics data/hour to Cloud backend. Evidently, vehicle telematics will play a huge role in shaping the future of automotive industry. So, what is the technology architecture that powers a vehicle telematics solution? Find out here.
The impact of Electronic Systems on automotive industry has paved way for some path-breaking innovations like Infotainment, ADAS, Head-up Display, Vehicle Telematics and more. But do you know what is the lifeline of inter-ECU (control units) communication within the In-Vehicle Network? This blog has some answers.
Should I invest in an off-the-shelf or custom developed SCADA solution? :
Every enterprise planning to leverage IoT powered SCADA for industrial automation has faced this dilemma! Here is a blog that offers a simple framework to help you resolve the build v/s buy dilemma
If you thought Tesla is the only major player in this global Electric Vehicle Game, you are in for a surprise. China alone has close to 500 Electric Vehicle startups backed by the government and investors. We bring to you more such insights from the Chinese Electric Vehicle industry. Read on..
In the first video (All About Motors), you had a tryst with the Electric Motors deployed in Automobiles. Now we present to you the electronic system that controls it! The video covers the need for such Motor Controllers, how a Motor Control System works and its application in the automotive industry.
What would you do when you face unanticipated challenges or errors during the course of IoT project development?– errors that can stall the project! An IoT PoC can help you prevent these scenarios and prepare you to overcome these challenges. Curious to know more? Watch this video.
From power windows to electronic power steering, there are hundreds of Brushless DC motors and AC induction motors at play in an automobile. Join us to travel back in time and trace the evolution of Electric Motors and their applications in Automotive Industry.
Your humble two-wheeler is soon going to get a major technology uplift ! The future belongs to the digitally connected two-wheelers. All thanks to innovations in IoT , Telematics, and Embedded System Technology. Watch this video to get a deeper insight into the technology behind connected two-wheelers.
What computing model is the driving force behind your IoT Gateway Device and Data Analysis? Is it Cloud, Edge or Hybrid computing solution? Our IoT consultants shed some light on the computing technology, data analysis methods and best suited business use cases.
DoIP communicates via Internet Protocol (IP) and therefore, can be vulnerable to the security issues related to the network and communication environments. How can engineers mitigate the risks? What are the security best practices. The blog has the answers.
In all our customer interactions related to IoT Projects, the dilemma of Build vs Buy w.r.t IoT Gateway is a common feature.In this video, our IoT Consultants have shared an evaluation framework tohelp you to resolve this dilemma.
Severity, Exposure and Controllability are the three factors that help determine the ASIL for any safety critical automotive component. Curious to know more? The video answers every question regarding ISO26262 ASIL
Constant rise in road accidents involving 2-wheelers and thefts of motorbike have led to need for technological interventions in order to develop intelligent motorbikes.
The blog discusses how the Automotive OEMs & telematics technology companies are paving way for digitally connected two-wheelers.
For An Electric Bike Rider, data like Distance to the next charging station, shortest route to destination, battery health, and more can go a long way in improving the overall experience and safety. So how does an infotainment system for two-wheelers delivers these? Curious? Read on
Collecting vehicle data from ECUs through CAN bus, relaying real-time GPS location and other fleet information to cloud server, sending automated alerts about theft, low battery or Fuel pilferage & more! How does a vehicle telematics system, dubbed as the magic box, handle so many critical functions? Find out in this blog.
There are Motor Control Units, Infotainment system, Battery Management System and more integrated with a new age Electric Two-Wheeler. Is one control unit enough for all of them or multiple ECUs are required. This blog has some answers.
How is the data collected from the IoT Sensor nodes communicated to the cloud? Which software component takes care of the data storage and making them available for further data analytics in an IoT cloud application? This blog offers some insights.
Is security an integral part of your IoT hardware design process? Do you have a separate hardware checklist for prototype and production phases? This blog throws some light on IoT Hardware design best practices for your IoT project!
In Hardware Design for IoT Projects, in-depth understanding of business requirements is your key to success! Keeping this in mind, here is a deep dive into critical hardware design factors related to IoT Gateway and Sensor Nodes.
After migration from CAN 2.0 to CAN FD, how can one manage mixed in-vehicle networks (consisting of CAN 2.0 and CAN FD nodes)? What if the legacy microcontroller doesn’t support CAN FD protocol? In this blog, our Automotive software development team has shared some solutions to overcome these challenges.
It is not just the engine and a set of wheels that drive your vehicle. There are also hundreds of Electric Motors at work! An Automotive ECU called the Motor Control System is the brain behind such motors. In this blog, our automotive experts will shed some light on How a Motor Control System works?
The Prelude: The Yocto Framework is an open source collaboration project, led by Linux Foundation, with an objective to simplify the software development process for Linux distributions. This framework is especially designed to customize Linux image for embedded applications for deployment in Embedded and IoT application, that are independent of the underlying architecture of the […]
A robust Firmware Over-The-Air Upgrade module is a must in the modern day electronics-intensive vehicles. The blog explores the pressing need for including FOTA in automotive ECU development process and the perils of its absence.
A CISCO survey revealed that ‘60% of businesses stressed that IoT initiatives often look good on paper but prove much more difficult than anyone expected’. Our IoT experts recommend PoC development approach to overcome these challenges.
Automotive Electronics constitutes 25% of the total vehicle value. Hence there is an overwhelming amount of associated software code. How has this contributed to the popularity of MBD approach over manual coding? This blog has some answers
In this blog, our IoT consultants share the 8 crucial design mistakes that can derail the success of your IoT Solution Development Project. Also, find out how you can break free of these must-avoid IoT design mistakes.
Proof-of-Concept (PoC) development has emerged as the go-to strategy to demonstrate the feasibility of enterprise IoT projects. In a detailed Q&A session, Vidya Sagar, Head of IoT, Embitel, tells us how PoC forms the foundation of a successful & sustainable IoT initiatives .
The need for speed in automotive ECU communication and ECU reprogramming led to the introduction of CAN FD bus standard in 2014. Is CAN FD worth the hype? How is it adding value? What about CAN FD and Classical CAN compatibility? Get answers to all these and more in the blog!
Whether it is achieving desired ASIL compliance or more than 95% test coverage, testing projects related to complex software of Automotive Control Units (ECU) are always challenging. Open source Unit Testing tool ‘Check C’ is an all-time favorite amongst the testing community. This is our humble attempt to understand this popularity of Check C framework for Unit Testing.
Achieving ‘Functional Safety’ compliance for automotive products requires persistent efforts at all stages of development including Unit Testing. Curious to know how ISO 26262 compliant unit testing is planned and executed, read the insights shared by our Automotive Software Consultants.
Firmware over the Air(FOTA) has emerged as a boon for the automotive industry as a reliable mechanism for remote management of the vehicles. Market experts predict that total OEM cost savings by implementing OTA updates will be $35 billion by 2022. This blog is a deep dive into the benefits of FOTA for automotive applications & its future trends.
Although the off-board (UDS) and on-board vehicle diagnostics (OBD2) have their scope and services clearly cut out, confusions are still abound. We help you uncover every detail of various vehicle diagnostics protocols, for assistance in your future automotive projects.
Google steps up its IoT game with the release of Android Things 1.0 ahead of Google I/O 2018. So, what does the release of Android Things mean for the stakeholders- the business, the developers? Read on to know all this and more!
Are the EVs matured enough to beat gasoline/diesel powered vehicles? If the recent innovations in electric vehicle power train and battery management system are to go by, the EVs are here to stay. Want a deeper insight into all this and more, dig right in!
Your car has a lot to tell you and one display is certainly not enough for it! Thanks to the concept of automotive ECU convergence, the multi-display infotainment system is now a reality. Get a detailed insight here
IoT is more than a buzzword for majority of the businesses, today. For them IoT is a driver of sustainable growth. But have you wondered how the concept of IoT to connect devices came into being? Here we reveal the story of evolution of IoT while highlighting the catalysts that lead to rapid adoption of IoT by businesses across the world.
What are the key factors one must review before deciding between an Off-the-Shelf & Custom Developed IoT Gateway Solution? Will a customized solution be cost-effective for your business or should you go for the off-the shelf option? Read this blog to get your queries answered.
Planning to invest in an off-the-shelf IoT Gateway device? Then you need this checklist! We talk about IoT Gateway Security, Power Footprint, Operating Environment, Connectivity Protocols and more.
Software reusability and design flexibility have flourished under the regime of 3-layered AUTOSAR software architecture. In this blog, our AUTOSAR software team decodes the AUTOSAR architecture to explain “component concept” in the Application Layer of AUTOSAR.
UDS Vehicle Diagnostics: This blog helps you understand the AUTOSAR software standard compliance for automotive applications. Here we share with you the details of the implementation of UDS based Vehicle Diagnostics in AUTOSAR Base Software module.
A Deloitte report on Predictive Maintenance solutions for Industrial Asset Management observed that – IoT solutions increase equipment uptime by 10% to 20%, along with a significant reduction in maintenance planning time by 20% to 50%. Learn about more such reports that reveal the future of IoT solutions in Industrial Asset Maintenance
Even in the developed countries, Automotive product recalls are still making the headlines. This has made the integration of Functional Safety framework with product development processes, a necessity. To help you kick-start this journey, here is an introductory guide on Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL), as defined by ISO 26262 standard.
The road to achieve ISO 26262 Functional Safety Compliance may not be always a bed of roses. Challenges due to non-uniform practices across automotive supply chain, increased time-to-market and costs are bound to occur. Our ISO 26262 Functional Safety Consultant has some insights for you.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish”. And that is why ‘safety planning’ is very crucial for the success of your automotive functional safety journey. The blog explores every aspect of ISO 26262 recommended safety planning that can be critical for your automotive product development.
If you think there is nothing more to car seats than just sitting, you got to think again. Automotive seating solutions have finally caught up and are getting smarter than ever. The implementation of embedded software and electronics have ensured that the car seating systems not just add to the comfort of the passengers but also make them feel safe, secured and most importantly, pampered. Read on to know the story of evolution of car’s seating systems.
ISO 26262, an automotive-specific international standard for safety practices has emerged as the foundation for automotive functional safety. Let us have a look at some automotive functional safety design best-practices to ensure compliance with ISO 26262 standard.
Migration from mechanical to electronics based automotive ECU required more efficient and accurate diagnostics systems. This led to the development of various standards for automotive diagnostics. While many of automotive diagnostic standards have gone obsolete, the Keyword Protocol 2000 (KWP 2000) and Unified Diagnostic Services (UDS) are now used widely. Even as the UDS protocol is considered as a superset of the KWP2000, we bring you a very interesting comparative analysis between the two protocols. Read on..
The ROI on solar energy projects can be maximized only when the plant works at an optimum efficiency level. Environmental factors such as changing sun’s position, wind speed etc. act as the major hindrances. Read on to know how IoT can bring about the much needed automation to the solar energy harvesting system and enhance the efficiency, manifolds.
UDS protocol is one of the most versatile diagnostic protocols used in the fault diagnosis and ECU reprogramming of a vehicle. Its well-defined services make it immensely convenient for the tester to diagnose fault with maximum efficiency and accuracy. Apprise the automotive enthusiasts in you about the intricacies of UDS protocol and its future implementations.
IoT data analytics solutions, armed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) alogrithms, help convert the IoT Big Data into actionable insights. In this blog, we share with you the list of IoT Data Analytics solution designed by leading IoT & cloud companies like Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM, SAP, Microsoft and more
Car Head-up displays enhance the safety features that the OEMs are already incorporating in the vehicles. Integrated head-up display and infotainment system is further enhancing the driving experience and making the drive smoother and safer. The blog discusses how OEMs are shaping up the combination of head-up display and infotainment system and what the future holds for them
Industrial IoT applications are heavily dependent on the data collected by the sensor nodes. Varied forms of data are collected by the sensors depending on the Industrial IoT solutions they are integrated to. We will discuss some of the types of sensors like motion, proximity and a few others and understand their role in industrial automation processes.
The deadline for migration to Bharat Stage VI emission norms is 2020. Innovation in automotive electronics & control units is the need of the hour for OEMs’ and Suppliers to tackle the many challenges of this BS VI migration . The blog also discusses the opportunities that this shift will bring along for the OEMs, Tier 2 suppliers and the product engineering service providers.
Android as an operating system has great potential in embedded systems. However, porting Android to an embedded system requires know-how and expertise in embedded software & hardware. In the blog, we have discussed porting of Android, its compatibility with the embedded system and the best practices to be followed during the porting process.
Even as the Internet of technology is fast changing the business world and acting as the key driver of the digital transformations, according to the IoT Business Index report , business organizations across the globe feel that the IoT adoption has not happened as fast as they has anticipated. Here is a brief summary of the report that puts light on the current status of IoT implementation across the industries.
We highlight the fundamentals of IOT cloud applications, technologies needed to develop them and how they are empowering IOT in managing the humungous amount of data that is collected by sensors/devices.
Our IoT software development team helps you understand the technology architecture and software/hardware modules [IoT Gateway Device Hardware, OS, HAL, IoT Sensor Stacks, FOTA, Protocols & more]
IHS forecast suggests that the growth in number of IoT devices will be exponential, with an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020 and 75.4 billion in 2025. Now to support such network(s) of IoT devices that are expected to become more complex, IoT Gateway is one of the most critical components […]
Learn from our IoT software engineers about the best practices for robust IoT gateway development. Read to know about IoT Gateway Clustering, Horizontal and Vertical Scaling, Load Balancing and more.
Does IoT growth story has its shades of grey? This blog shares the 5 IoT hacking incidents and demonstrations that show the security challenges every IoT solution should overcome
UDS on IP (DoIP) solution supports a data rate of up to 100 mbps. This is optimum for the new-age remote diagnostics and ECU reprogramming applications. Read to know the comparison between UDS on IP & UDS on CAN; and the features of ISO 13400-2 (DoIP transport layer) and Ethernet(physical layer).
A Step-by-Step tutorial of how to integrate J1939 stack solution with an ECU/Tooling application. Read to know details regarding development of APIs, configuration of the application and diagnostics layer and porting of the ECU software to the target platform
From horsepower and mileage to in-car mobility, Head-up display and Infotainment, modern day connected cars have been the epicenter of innovations. In this blog, we tell you story of transformation from mechanical to electronics based automotive control units.
December 2017 deadline for ELD mandate implementation is fast approaching. Learn from our Automotive Software Developers about the system design, software/hardware architecture and integration of communication and diagnostic stacks(J1939/OBD2/UDS/KWP2000), necessary for ELD product development.
Migration to Predictive Maintenance systems and processes is both rewarding and challenging! Learn from these global implementation case-studies about the critical factors like scale of operations, operational hazards, investments in predictive maintenance software and hardware sensors.