24 Hours of Le Mans 2013. Photo courtesy of FIA WEC Photo Gallery

Bosch opts for VxWorks for ECU performance

Bosch Motorsport, one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive components, is using Wind River’s VxWorks for its engine control units (ECUs) for endurance motorsport race cars.

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UJA116x family of Can system basis chips from NXP

Can-bus basis chips aid ECU applications

Claimed to be the industry’s most compact family of Can system basis chips (SBCs), the UJA116x family from NXP Semiconductors can be used in automotive ECU applications, such as steering, cameras and dashboards.

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Traditional V shaped software development model shows the engineering process and corresponding test environment available from Vector Software

Testing complex software

Steve Rogerson interviews William McCaffrey, chief operating officer at Vector Software, on the importance of test-driven development

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ACT1210 choke from TDK

Can and Flexray chokes claimed to be world’s smallest

Common-mode chokes for Can and Flexray bus systems are available from TDK. The ACT1210 series measure 3.2 by 2.5 by 2.4mm, and are claimed to be the world’s smallest chokes.

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Victor Jan (left) and Jian Lou at the 2013 Advantech World Partner Conference

Data analysis is main challenge for intelligent transport systems

The ability to carry out real-time analysis on large volumes of data is the main hurdle facing the widespread deployment of intelligent transport systems (ITS), according to Victor Jan, a senior director at Advantech, at the company’s 2013 World Partner Conference in November in Suzhou, China.

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Van Lin in the mock-up bus at Advantech’s 2013 World Partner Conference

Digital signage revenue accounts for half of bus company income

Columbia is leading the way as Advantech’s biggest customer for its in-vehicle bus computers, with some 10,000 out of the more than 20,000 installed worldwide; and advertising revenue from digital signage is the big attraction.

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Lane Motorsport

Lane acquires BF1’s motorsport business

Connector firm Lane Electronics has acquired for an undisclosed sum the distribution business of motorsport component and systems specialist BF1 Systems.

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Artist's impression of the planned Jaguar and Intel research centre in Portland

Intel and Jaguar to collaborate at new research centre in Oregon

Jaguar Land Rover plans to enhance its research and product development on vehicle infotainment technologies through a collaboration with Intel and the opening of a technology R&D centre in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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Phaedrus Systems

PC Lint given Misra C: 2012 upgrade

PC-Lint from Gimpel Software now supports Misra C: 2102. Existing users of PC-Lint v9 can download a patch immediately.

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Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas

Record number of car makers to exhibit at CES

A record nine automotive manufacturers will exhibit at January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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