Category: Cars

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Toradex at the Qt booth at Embedded World 2018

Posted by Charbax – March 19, 2018

Toradex and The Qt Company highlight their long-standing partnership. Risto Avila from The Qt Company provides an overview of interesting demos using Toradex such as the fast boot demo which boots in 1.2 seconds based on the Apalis iMX6Q SoM and Qt 5.7 with support for 3D GPU with OpenGL ES 3.0; the fact that the Toradex SoM won Qt’s battle of the boards; Qt’s readymade images for Toradex, and much more. Toradex Partner Atechnology emphasizes Toradex’s focus on its partner network.

Toradex also showcased its demo showcasing its new Apalis iMX8 SoM running Qt 3D Studio - the SoM based on NXP’s i.MX 8QuadMax processor. The Apalis iMX8QM offers one click OS installation via the Toradex Easy Installer and offers dual Arm Cortex-A72, quad Arm Cortex-A53, and dual Arm Cortex-M4. The Apalis iMX8QM also contains on-board dual-band 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi and is Bluetooth 5 ready. This SoM offers advanced hardware security and safety features, and is ideal for signal processing, computer vision and HMI applications. You can sign up for early access for the Apalis iMX8QM here.

Arm RTX5 RTOS for safety-critical systems development on ARM Cortex-M

Posted by Charbax – March 8, 2018

Reinhard Keil, Senior Director Embedded Tools, Arm talks about the Arm Keil MDK which is a complete development environment and supports over 5000 microcontrollers. At Embedded World, Arm introduced the TrustZone-M firmware project for security and a runtime software system for safety applications that accelerates software development for Cortex-M press release The certification enables the use of the runtime system in projects that run on Arm Cortex-M0, Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M7, and target certification according to ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 up to ASIL D and SIL 3, respectively. Certification for Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 is planned for 2019.

PTScientists 2019 Mission to the Moon LTE and 2 rovers

Posted by Charbax – March 5, 2018

Berlin-based new-space company PTScientists is taking you on a Mission to the Moon Working with key technology partners Audi and Vodafone, they aim to drive a pair of Audi lunar quattro rovers on the surface of the Moon, and re-visit the last place that humans set foot on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission 45 years ago. After doing a 384,000 km trip from Earth to the Moon, their ALINA spacecraft will attempt to land safely on the lunar surface to deliver their two Audi Lunar quattro rovers and a range of scientific payloads. Once safely on the Moon, their pair of Audi Lunar quattro rovers will use their four-wheel drive capability to explore the harsh lunar environment to attempt to Drive 500m on the Moon also to test a new lunar communications architecture, with a Vodafone-provided LTE base-station allowing the rovers to transfer data to ALINA. They will attempt to send HD images to the Earth 48 years after the final human footprints were left on the Moon, they will return to the Apollo 17 landing site to capture the first high-resolution images of the original Lunar Roving Vehicle (while taking great care not to disturb the site).

ELIX Wireless EV charging using their Magneto Dynamic Coupling (MDC) technology

Posted by Charbax – January 8, 2018

ELIX Wireless has developed Magneto Dynamic Coupling (MDC) technology and has been deploying wireless chargers for automobiles. They are in trials with EV companies in China and USA. Their solution uses low frequency, so no heat, no EMI, safe to use, has the ability to work in the rain, can push aside debris. They have built and deployed 7.7KW chargers, these are undergoing trials, the company is also making 3.3KW and 22KW chargers which will be beta tested in 2018.

Terrafugia Flying Car Interview

Posted by Charbax – December 8, 2017

Terrafugia's The Transition is the world’s first practical flying car. It offers the convenience of driving and the speed of flight, and will incorporate autonomous technologies that will make the Transition safer than any other small aircraft in the sky. Terrafugia has already developed and flown two full-scale prototypes, and has received all of the special legal approvals necessary to bring the Transition to market in the USA. And for the the Future, Terrafugia’s plans to later release the TF-X, a mass-market flying car with the potential to revolutionize the way people get around. An all-electric vehicle with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities and computer-controlled flight, the TF-X is the flying car of the future. This video was filmed at the IDTechEx Show! You can also watch Terrafugia's presentation video here.

Terrafugia Flying Car Keynote at the IDTechEx Show!

Posted by Charbax – December 8, 2017

Terrafugia CTO and Co-Founder Carl Dietrich presents Terrafugia's flying car in this presentation, including some of their innovations including sensing, IoT and autonomous systems. Terrafugia's mission is to create practical flying cars that enable a new dimension of personal freedom. With operational flying/driving prototypes and being acquired by Volvo Owner Geely. You can also watch the Interview video by Dr. Peter Harrop with Terrafugia here.

Me2EV L-Loop Lithium to Lead EV battery Range Extender

Posted by Charbax – December 8, 2017

As a solution for range anxiety for electric vehicles, http://me2ev.com presents their ME2 L-Loop Lithium to Lead battery range extender, for plug-in vehicles in places that might lack charging stations, the ME2 L-Loop is a retrofitted mobile charging station right in the trunk of the electric vehicle, Me2EV claims it's a cheap way to possibly double the range of your electric vehicle.

Distributors, potential partners or media can contact Me2EV here:
http://me2ev.com
founder@4kev.energy
+1 319.936.2504

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Thundersoft CTO Pengcheng Zou talks Open Source Automotive and more

Posted by Charbax – December 4, 2017

Thunder Software Technology Co., Ltd. is a smart device operating system and platform technology provider since 2008, providing smart device operating system solutions, speeding-up time to market for smart phone, IoT, automotive, robots, drones, cars, smart logistics, with years of R&D investment in mobile OS technology such as Android, Linux, Windows and HTML5, from the hard drive, operating system kernel, and middleware to upper application, and has accumulated extensive experience along with a large number of IP including protocol stack, deep learning, computer graphics techniques, operating system optimization, security solutions, etc.

Self-driving Bus Autonomous Smartshuttle.ch by Postbus Switzerland

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 10, 2017

http://smartshuttle.ch provides public transportation in areas where it not widely available or difficult to provide. The shuttles are autonomous and provide a small amount of seats. The service is currently operating as a test service in Switzerland and some units have already been deployed. The shuttle can turn around automatically and can run on narrow streets and narrow turns. PostBus and the Mobility Lab Sion-Valais (City of Sion, Canton Valais, HeS-So, EPFL, Swiss Post) intend to use the SmartShuttle project to learn how to deploy autonomous shuttles in the public sphere.

Test ride on the SmartShuttle driverless bus

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 10, 2017

The Postbus smartshuttle is a 100% electric powered and self driving mini bus. The bus can hold up to 11 people. The shuttle is currently in operation in Switzerland. The vehicle will stop itself to prevent it from running over people. It is developped in a cooperation between the French company Navya, Bestmile and the Swiss Carpostal system.