Autonomous Vehicle Engineering

October 2018

    • Editorial
      As autonomy and mobility merge
    • LiDAR Giant
      100 competitors want to eat his lunch, but Velodyne president Mike Jellen aims to maintain leadership in this fast-moving, trillion-dollar technology space.
    • Rewriting the Code
      Renovo's Aware operating system for Automated Mobility on Demand (AMoD) is expanding its reach as more players see open-platform software as a unifying-and simplifying-answer to quicker and less-costly automated-vehicle deployment.
    • Expanding the Role of FPGAs
      New demands for on-vehicle data processing, and over-the-air updating, are expanding the use of these programmable semicon-ductors in production vehicles. The recent Daimler-Xilinx linkup shows the way forward.
    • Sly HMI
      Mitsubishi Electric sees 'hybrid haptics' and even your own vehicle-de-ployed drone as new methods to enhance the in-cabin experience.
    • Screen Glare be Gone
      A new atmospheric optical bonding process ensures the "smart surfaces" in AV cabins have significantly-reduced glare and greater clarity-all with improved durability.
    • For Lidar, MEMS the Word
      Tiny gimballed mirrors on chips are being developed that could improve the form factor and cost of automotive lidar.
    • Scooter, Scat?
      Some see nuisance and infrastructure pressures, but dockless electric scooters and other small rideshare vehicles probably are too useful to be regulated away.
    • Phone Alliance's Standard Targets Automotive Sensors
      MIPI plans to have a high-speed automotive standard ready by 2019, to meet the data-processing demand of automated vehicles.
    • Heavy-Duty Disruption
      Truck-making centenarian Navistar learns new tricks by brushing up on 'business anthropology' and studying disruptors like Amazon.