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Xilinx autonomous vehicle
Guest blog from Giles Peckham Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic at the moment. However, the term can describe a wide range of potential autonomous capabilities. Therefore, the Society of Automotive Engineers has defined five levels of automated driving: Level 0 – The driver has control, with the vehicle issuing warnings. Level 1 – The vehicle and the driver have shared control, for instance adaptive cruise control. Level 2 – The vehicle has full control but the driver must still monitor the vehicle and take control if necessary. Level 3Read More
Smart Agriculture
It’s the time of the year again when days are getting shorter and the sun is not so powerful anymore. High time for a special occupational group. Farmers are in their final throes harvesting their acres before they will be starting all over again tilling their fields for the next year. For sure there is still a massive amount of manual work needed for them, but high-tech has found its way into agriculture for quite some time already. Harvesting machines are getting more powerful, safer and more efficient. But alsoRead More
EV Race track
Editor’s note: Um die deutsche Version dieses Artikels zu lesen klicken Sie hier. Autonomous driving is coming. However since the big hype generated by prototypes of self-driving cars during the CES 2015 in Las Vegas we haven’t really seen any satisfying cars which don’t need the driver’s attention while cruising along. Sure Google’s cute little vehicles drive around in the Silicon Valley but they didn’t stay accident free even with top speeds limited to only 40 km/h. Tesla introduced an auto-pilot feature with the software update 7.0 for the ModelRead More
EV Race track
Editor’s note: To read the English version of this article click here. Autonomes Fahren kommt. Tatsächlich haben wir seit dem Hype welchen selbstfahrende Autos auf der CES im Januar 2015 kreiert haben allerdings nur wenig wirklich befriedigende Fahrzeuge gesehen. Google lässt seine drolligen Autos zwar schon fahrerlos durch das Silicon Valley fahren, jedoch sind trotz wenig rasanter 40km/h Höchstgeschwindigkeit bereits kleine Unfälle vorgekommen. Tesla hat mit dem Software-Update 7.0 seine intelligente Cruise Control erweitert und dem Model S die Fähigkeit auf Highways selbst zu lenken beigebracht. Beeindruckend, aber nur empfehlenswert fürRead More
Cars Tokio Highway
Self-driving cars have been a vision and dream for decades and at some point over the last years we all recognised that we have reached a point of technological advancement that makes autonomous driving possible. However there is a huge BUT. Not only is it one of the most complex tasks to integrate sensor-based and highly rational technology into the emotional and imperfect traffic world of human drivers it’s also a heavy challenge to find solutions for legal, social, economical and ergonomic conflicts. In order to get a clear pictureRead More
Let’s summarise the Automotive Segment year in one word: impossible! You simply need more than one word to describe everything that has happened. Let’s take a little journey through this year’s milestones and highlights chronologically. The year kicked off early with a big announcement from Altera stating that their SoC field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have been selected for use in Audi’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) targeted for mass production. Audi together with TTTech developed the central driver assistance control unit zFAS using the Altera® Cyclone® V SoC FPGA enablingRead More
Frankfurt 1963 – Mercedes presents the Mercedes 600 at the IAA. A new V8 motor featuring single overhead camshafts (SOHC) and Bosch mechanical fuel injection, a complex 150-bar (2,176 psi) hydraulic pressure system powering the automobile’s windows, seats, sun-roof, boot lid, and automatically closing doors are just some highlights of the automobile that starred in several James Bond and other film productions. The good old times! Until just two decades ago car trends were driven by superlatives – more power, more speed, bigger size! Playing car quartett was easy: 500 hp! I win! ButRead More