Cars, Connection and Silicon

Automotive Thoughts from Embedded World

by Dick Selwood

How do you sum up embedded world, this year spread over three days, with nearly 40,000 people and over 1,000 exhibitors, all around a theme of Securely Connecting the Embedded World? Well you can't – not sensibly. Instead I am going to look at a thread that recurred in the dozens of conversations that I had in those three days and that is currently a hot topic. Obviously, the IoT was also a regular occurrence, with many of the new product announcements specifically targeting it. But the topic that kept recurring was cars: not just fully autonomous cars, but also those with lower levels of autonomy such as with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). A handy guide to levels of automation is the SAE's taxonomy, which classes them from 0 = total driver control to 5 = totally autonomous car.  Read More

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Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:06 PM by TotallyLost

I would like to propose that any executive team that wants to ship/sell/use self driving cars on public roads, should be willing to submit to a self driving darwin test, where a public sourced gauntlet of worst case tests are constructed for that specific…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 6:22 PM by TotallyLost

Like most really bad public policy failures, this topic will certainly come down to "follow the money". Most of the strong advocates, also have annual pay checks plus stock/performance incentives highly dependent on approval that are near, or more than, a…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:24 AM by bmoyer

What are your views on these and other possible concerns about self-driving cars?

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 10:31 PM by kevin

@dmlee: I'm gonna argue that increasing by zero X works mathematically. If capacity was represented by C, then increasing by zero X would be C+0*C=C

Actually, I claim "10 times smaller" works too, it just doesn't mean what most people who use it intend…

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 6:53 PM by dmlee

I should hope that my brain capacity has NOT "increased by Zero X".
I would be satisfied if it had increased by Zero % or changed by 1.0 times.

(And don't get me started on expressions like "10 times smaller"!)

I suspect that I have actually lost a…

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