Uber will eventually build a centrally-controlled, all-electric, autonomous vehicle fleet
As if Uber is not having enough troubling fighting off Taxi unions, the future may obsolete their own massive driver pool. Of course we’ll need to trust the tech before we step in the back seat, we call that a train today.
They insist the new screens will make driving less dangerous, because of well-integrated voice controls and large touch screens that will keep drivers from fumbling with more dangerous mobile phones.
It’s hard to have both safety and convenience with digital content on large or small screens in the car, but I’ll still argue that a well designed UI is the key. Also self driving cars will help “when” they get here.
This webinar, presented by the GENIVI Alliance, will characterize the range and type of cybersecurity threats to the automotive ecosystem and to the vehicles it delivers. Discussion will include network-based exploits (3G), local attacks (WiFi, Bluetooth and wireless keys/key-fobs), the role of open source software in automotive systems design, and steps OEMs, Tier One suppliers and other ecosystem participants are taking to meet cybersecurity threats head-on.
Security in the open automotive aligns with the thinking that you cannot lock down a car perfectly today, so collaborate to find a scalable answer.
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Autonomous driving, safety and security are the hot topics in the industry. Everyone has their ideas – what is needed is to get them all together and move the business forward.
I own a Honda Pilot and its one of the best cars I’ve had, never seems to break. Now the safety enhancements seem to put it out there pretty well.
Focusing on Safety, Not Convenience, May be The Key to Autonomous Vehicle Acceptance
I used to say it begins with convenience and ends with safety, but now I think it goes the other way around.
Tesla has been clear that it’s not ready to let the cars take over all of the driving decisions just yet. To engage the autopassing function, for example, drivers will need to manually use the turn signal.
The hardware must have been there all along, it’s amazing how much different Musk thinks than a regular car company. Others would not put a penny worth of extra electronics without charging the customer or the feature, let alone send software down to activate it without a visit to the dealership.
The search giant unveils the name of its next update for smartphones and tablets. Some key features include a new mobile payments system and some tricks for the company’s digital assistant, Google Now.
Is this the one that includes a full IVI implementation similar to QNX, MS-Auto, or Linux (GENIVI)? I’ve not heard yet, but rumors always abound and Android Auto is already moving into production cars so we wonder if this is the next step.
While Haidar would like to see Vinli integrated in new cars before they hit the market, he is still bullish about value of an aftermarket product — particularly in the face of a new Department of Transportation regulatory framework that would require automakers to build vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication capabilities into all new cars.
I suppose once DOT wireless standards (5.9Ghz DSRC) settle down, Vinli could go out and enable the aftermarket. Now that would make a big difference in safety if more than a few thousand new cars had the tech.