Automotive

Why hybrid cloud works best for the automotive industry

The automotive industry is being impacted by the convergence of several macro-economic factors and technology-driven innovations. Vehicles are being built differently as they become more autonomous and connected. Earlier, navigation systems were considered a standard automotive component and generally outsourced from third-party vendors, but not anymore, these systems now form part of the critical infotainment system that is responsible for elevating the user experience by making the automobile smart. As a result, OEMs are placing greater emphasis on standards that meet the best quality, usability, and performance criteria.

Interestingly, contemporary cars come with over 100 million lines of software code

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US investigates engine fires in 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 SUVs | Automotive Industry News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the probe after receiving 11 fire complaints about RAV4 models.

The United States government is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small SUVs.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating after getting 11 fire complaints involving the 2013 through 2018 model years.

The RAV4 is the top-selling vehicle in the US that is not a pick-up truck.

In documents posted Monday, the agency says fires start on the left side of the engine compartment. A terminal on the 12-volt battery may short to the frame,

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VW’s electric car stacks up well against Tesla in UBS teardown

A teardown of Volkswagen AG’s first dedicated electric vehicle found it measures up favorably to Tesla Inc. models in several key aspects.

The deep dive into the ID.3 by UBS Group AG analysts found the platform underpinning VW’s EV models will be fully cost competitive with Tesla and boast best-in-class energy density and efficiency. Analysts led by Patrick Hummel called the car “the most credible EV effort by any legacy auto company so far.”

UBS’s assessment is the latest positive development for an EV that got off to a bumpy start last year. Production hiccups, software glitches and disruptions related

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11 women who changed automotive history and the way we drive

Today marks the first day of National Women’s History Month.

To celebrate, we’re celebrating women whose ideas, tenacity and inventions changed automotive history and the way we drive our cars:

Bertha Benz | Brake pads and the first road trip

Let’s start with the woman who put automobiles on the map. 

11 women who changed automotive history and the way we drive
Photo from Onmanorama

Bertha Benz was born in 1849 in Germany when women were denied access to higher education. She married young engineer, Carl Benz, and supported his numerous career paths, emotionally and financially, including the invention of the automobile.

11 women who changed automotive history and the way we drive
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Volvo C40 Recharge is the latest EV with Android Automotive

Google’s car OS today is available on the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge, with many more vehicles coming down the road. Volvo today announced the C40 Recharge as a follow-up that also uses Android Automotive.

The C40’s center console is very similar to that of the XC40 with a portrait screen flanked by vents. Volvo didn’t specify the C40’s display size today, but Android Automotive makes do with a 9-inch panel on the current model.

Google Maps, which recently introduced navigation features optimized for EV routing, is built-in, along with Assistant for voice commands and the Play Store. You

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Predicting And Avoiding Failures In Automotive Chips

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss automotive electronics reliability with Jay Rathert, senior director of strategic collaborations at KLA; Dennis Ciplickas, vice president of advanced solutions at PDF Solutions; Uzi Baruch, vice president and general manager of the automotive business unit at OptimalPlus; Gal Carmel, general manager of proteanTecs‘ Automotive Division; Andre van de Geijn, business development manager at yieldHUB; and Jeff Phillips, go to market lead for transportation at National Instruments. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. To view part one of this discussion, click here.

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