All posts by Joel Hoffmann

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Blackberry’s QNX Loses World’s Largest Automaker

More will follow. Also, AGL isn’t just set to control the infotainment system. Its objective is to spread to all car systems — including those Blackberry also hopes to expand QNX into

Read the full article at seekingalpha.com

It started in 2008 when BMW started GENIVI Alliance. Now the fruitage will finally appear at Toyota, and much of the industry will follow. Open Source is now an essential part of the automotive portfolio.

Automotive Grade Linux Platform Debuts on the 2018 Toyota Camry

The first AGL-based Toyota infotainment system will debut on the 2018 Toyota Camry in the U.S. late this summer, and it will roll out to most Toyota and Lexus vehicles in North America.

Read the full article at: www.automotivelinux.org

Does everyone realize how fast this is? 2018 is basically today in car-years. Amazing accomplishment by a relatively small and diverse group of suppliers. The AGL development team in the open is notably smaller than normally assigned in an IVI project, and results came FASTER. Great work!

NVIDIA and Toyota collaborate to accelerate market introduction of autonomous cars

 

Engineering teams from the two companies are already developing sophisticated software on NVIDIA’s high-performance AI platform that will enhance the capabilities of Toyota vehicles

Read the full article at: safecarnews.com

An unimaginable amount of software will be needed to put production autonomous cars on real roads. It is a good thing for all technology companies to contribute to the effort since automakers like Toyota are determined to make driving safer through automation. Industry collaboration is a key to meet the scale of effort needed.

Electronica: Renesas invests big in driverless cars

In the Smart City you won’t allow any driven cars. You will park and use your credit card to hire an autonomous vehicle which will run along dedicated tracks.
One advantage of this is that there will be no need for precise digital road mapping and another advantage is that, as Kure puts it “when you’re hit on the train track it’s your fault not the train’s fault.”

Read the full article at: www.electronicsweekly.com

By far the most sensible explanation of how autonomous cars will save lives and money – there will be no pedestrians and no drivers to worry about hitting.

GM to boost its self-driving cars efforts, to add 1100 jobs | Telematics Wire

GM is testing more than 50 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles with self-driving technology on public roads in San Francisco, the Detroit metropolitan area and Scottsdale, Arizona

Read the full article at: telematicswire.net

Just hiring “drivers” (safety driver and onboard engineer) for these 50 self-driving Chevy Bolts will require almost 500 people if they run the cars 24×7. I suppose the rest will do the back end analysis and feed data to the developers back in Detroit.