Reconfigurable Chips for Automated/Connected and Cyber-Secure Vehicles

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Technical Webinar from the Editors of SAE

Reconfigurable processors (chips) have seen growing use in rapidly changing vehicle infotainment systems and are expanding into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The role of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and other customizable chips is expected to develop further as vehicle autonomy technologies proliferate. Increased influence of artificial intelligence also will make customization more important, as vehicle OEMs use software as a differentiator. Devices that make it simple to alter hardware to match changes in algorithms and software are expected to become more practical. This one-hour Webinar addresses these trends as well as audience questions. Sponsors: Kontron, National Instruments, Molex

Connected Commercial Vehicles: Platooning, ADAS, Autonomous—More Than Mere Buzzwords

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Technical Webinar from the Editors of SAE

Platooning, ADAS, autonomous technologies—all these converge as the commercial vehicle industry looks to improve fuel efficiency and operator efficiency while not sacrificing safety. This one-hour Webinar explores how we get from advanced driver assistance systems and wireless connectivity that enable platooning formations to eventual fully autonomous operations. Topics include ADAS technologies, V2X real-world applications, vehicle architecture for ADAS and autonomous driving, and the progression to real-time machine-made decisions and machine learning. Sponsors: dSPACE, ETAS, FLIR, Kontron

Anti-Whisker Press-Fit Plating Technology for the Automotive Industry

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This 60-minute Webinar discusses the engineering of a Bismuth-based coating for press-fit connectors and pins that drastically reduces whisker risk while still using safe, sustainable materials. It also explains how global manufacturers are deploying this technology for impressive quality and reliability gains within denser, more capable ECUs. Sponsor: TE Connectivity

How to Get Started with Software Development for NXP’s S32 Automotive Platform

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Next-generation automotive electronic systems require SoCs that deliver more performance and power efficiency. They also need ever-increasing software content to be developed, integrated, and tested early. Software development can start before silicon or system hardware availability using VDKs. The NXP S32 processing platform allows carmakers to bring rich in-vehicle experiences and automated driving functions to market faster. This 30-minute Webinar discusses how VDKs for the NXP S32 platform can be deployed, enabling software development, integration, and test to start well before silicon and hardware availability. Sponsor: Synopsys

Modeling Capacity Fade of Lithium-Ion Cells

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ralph White, professor of chemical engineering and a distinguished scientist at the University of South Carolina, discusses creating a mathematical model of a lithium-ion cell in this 60-minute Webinar. His presentation focuses on the development of the equations used to produce a physics-based model of a lithium-ion cell that includes capacity fade due to the formation of the solid-electrolyte interface and lithium metal plating on the anode. Included is a live demo of using COMSOL Multiphysics® software to find a solution to these equations. Sponsor: COMSOL