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.
Mitsubishi Electric sees 'hybrid haptics' and even your own
vehicle-de-ployed drone as new methods to enhance the in-cabin
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.
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
MIPI plans to have a high-speed automotive standard ready by 2019,
to meet the data-processing demand of automated vehicles.
Truck-making centenarian Navistar learns new tricks by brushing up
on 'business anthropology' and studying disruptors like