Renesas Electronics delivers highly automated driving solution kit to accelerate development of autonomous vehicles

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a highly automated driving (HAD) solution kit that delivers high computing performance targeted at automotive functional safety to reduce development time of electronic control units (ECUs). The HAD solution kit is based on two Renesas R-Car H3 Starter Kit Premier and the automotive control RH850/P1H-C microcontroller (MCU), and is compliant with both ISO 26262 ASIL-B functionality safety standard and ISO 26262 ASIL-D standard.

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IBM and Libelium launch Internet of Things Starter Kit; IPv6 connectivity for any single sensor

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IBM and Libelium , a wireless sensor network hardware provider, released an Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit to enable dozens of sensor applications ranging from monitoring parking spaces or air pollution to providing assistance for the elderly. IBM Mote Runner is an open software development platform that connects sensor and actuator motes within wireless sensor networks based on the IETF 6LoWPAN protocol specification. for IPv6 connectivity.

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Renesas Electronics delivers 2nd-gen ADAS view solution kit for surround view, electronic mirrors and driver monitoring for autonomous driving

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Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced a new all-in-one Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) view solution kit. Expanding the success of the first-generation ADAS surround view kit that was launched in October 2015, Renesas’ second-generation ADAS view solution kit with up to eight cameras realizes next-generation electronic mirrors, driver monitoring and surround view systems at the same time.

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KIT presenting modular battery concept for electric bus

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Source: KIT. At the upcoming IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will present a modular battery concept for the efficient operation of an electric bus; an electric city bus demonstrator will illustrate the concept. Source: KIT.

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Samsung introduces Samsung Connect Auto connected car solution

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Ltd has introduced a connected car solution, Samsung Connect Auto. Samsung Connect Auto plugs directly into the OBD II port underneath the steering wheel. It uses real-time alerts to help users improve their driving behavior, including increased fuel efficiency, while offering a Wi-Fi connection to keep passengers online. Samsung Connect Auto will initially be available in the second quarter in the US. Samsung Electronics Co.,

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Creative Greenius is EV Driven

Creative Greenius

And we intend to stimulate and grow new connections - a whole lot of them. Open Source Civic EV Kit. I am very excited to announce my participation in the launch of. We are an on-line community of people who are passionate about Electric Vehicles and we’re not shy about it.

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 820A SoC infotainment and connectivity processors for automotive; expanding automotive investment

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introduced its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive processors, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive family, offering a scalable next-generation infotainment, graphics and multimedia platform with machine intelligence and a version with integrated LTE-Advanced connectivity. A Zeroth-powered development kit for automotive solutions will be available for the Snapdragon 820A. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Driver Assistance Systems

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IFP Energies nouvelles launches DriveQuant start-up in the connected mobility sector

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DriveQuant will also provide a mobile application that can be used as a white-label service and an SDK (Software development kit – iOS or Android) to facilitate the integration of driving analysis services in its customer solutions. The market for services associated with connected vehicles is expanding rapidly. It is likely to generate some US$350 billion dollars by 2020 according to the “The Connected Mobility Global Forecast 2016” study conducted by Ptolemus Consulting Group.

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VW BUDD-e EV concept makes US auto show debut; 233-mile range based on EPA cycle; next-gen connectivity and HMI

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Both of these areas form a united visual and textual environment, as the navigation graphics and the arrangement of media content such as the display of Points of Interest (POI), playlists, apps (App-Connect) and online services (Car-Net) are freely configurable.

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HERE introduces comprehensive connected driving offering

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HERE, a Nokia business, introduced a connected driving offering including HERE Auto, HERE Auto Cloud, and HERE Auto Companion. The HERE Connected Driving offering will be demonstrated at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. HERE Auto is an embedded in-car navigation experience that delivers the right map at the right moment with and without a data connection.

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Ford takes OpenXC research platform global, engaging local developers for market-specific connected vehicle apps in India

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Ford is now shipping beta test kits of its open-source connectivity research platform, OpenXC ( earlier post ), to developers and universities around the world. Connected vehiclesOpenXC architecture. Click to enlarge.

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Airbiquity showcasing connected vehicle solutions at Mobile World Congress; new developer program

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Airbiquity is participating in the GSMA Connected House at Mobile World Congress 2012 as a partner of Vodafone. The GSMA Connected House showcases key industry milestones, the vision for the future, and numerous cutting edge connected solutions over two floors. Airbiquity will demonstrate its Mobile Integration capabilities, a solution for integrating mobile phones, applications and cloud-based services into the driving experience.

Savari announces the availability of V2X SDK for safety, mobility and environmental Connected Vehicle applications

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Savari, a provider of V2X solutions for connected vehicles, announced the availability of its next-generation SDK (software development kit), which can be used to implement a range of V2X (vehicle-to-X) solutions. Savari is a chosen supplier for various US Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) procurements and testing including the Connected Vehicle Technology Research Project.

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Leviton releases first UL-listed 40 Amp, cord-connected charging station for plug-in vehicles

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It features a cord-connected installation when used with a Pre-Wire Installation Kit or can be converted to a hard-wired installation if required. The Evr-Green 400 is compatible with the Evr-Green EVK05 Pre-Wire Installation Kit used with Leviton’s Evr-Green 300 and Evr-Green 320. Leviton introduced the Evr-Green 400 Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station , its latest entry to its Evr-Green line of residential, commercial and public electric vehicle charging systems.

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Daimler invests in the start-up Anagog; smartphone-based behavior analysis with no need for backend server

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The JedAI SDK (Software Development Kit) uses the multiple sensors in modern smartphones to detect anonymously the mobility status and to understand the activity context of users. AI Connected vehicles Mobility services

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Renesas and Cohda collaborating on V2V and V2I communications; V2X reference solution available in 2017

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Cohda Wireless will demonstrate the jointly-developed V2X reference solution consisting of Renesas’ R-Car W2R and R-Car W2H SoCs combined as a starter kit and Cohda Wireless’ software at the ITS World Congress 2016 taking place 10-14 October in Melbourne, Australia. The Renesas V2X starter kit for the V2X reference solution comprises the R-Car W2R, a 5.9 Connected vehicles V2X

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Southern California Edison to buy 261 MW of energy storage projects; largest grid-connected storage purchase in US

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Southern California Edison (SCE) announced the selected suppliers and projects for 261 MW of energy storage resources, representing the largest grid-connected energy storage purchase yet in the US, and more than five times greater than the utility’s minimum energy storage procurement authorization of 50 MW, per California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ruling.

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Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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The project uses Ford’s OpenXC ( earlier post ) sensor kits fitted to the motorcycles to gather information. Sensor kit that has been extended to motorcycles for the Data Driven Healthcare experiment. Africa Big Data Connected vehicles Mobility Sensors

Renesas Electronics introduces V2V and V2I communications solutions

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Renesas also delivers development starter kits that will enable system developers to immediately start application software development, leading to significant reductions in the development period for V2X systems. To ease these burdens, Renesas delivers V2X kit solutions that combine either the R-Car W1R or R-Car W2R with the R-Car W2H. These kit solutions make it possible to construct optimal systems for each region at low cost. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles V2X

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Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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These four main kits are now joined by the all-new Modularer Elektrifizierungsbaukasten (“Modular Electric Drive kit”, or MEB), being developed by the Volkswagen brand. and the underlying MEB emphasize several additional functionalities: autonomy, connectivity, and personalization.

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EV Solutions WarP-Drive Installation

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Outfitted with (18) Trojan T-875 batteries (144V pack) and a Curtis 1231C controller, the truck served as our rolling test bed as we developed and tested components for our S10 conversion kits. WarP-Drive Standard Performance Cooling Kit. Intro.

Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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will be the first Volkswagen built off the Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB). MEB—Modularer Elektrifizierungsbaukasten (“Modular Electric Drive kit”)—was conceived to support the development of a family of pure electric vehicles within brands and across the Group.

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U-M offers open-access automated cars to advance driverless research

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New University of Michigan research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers rapidly to test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground. These open connected and automated research vehicles (CAVs) are equipped with sensors including radar, LiDAR and cameras, among other features. An open development platform for connected vehicle communications will be added later. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles V2X

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NVIDIA and TomTom developing cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars; DRIVE PX 2

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The NVIDIA DriveWorks software development kit now integrates support for TomTom’s HD mapping environment. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Mapping V2XNVIDIA and TomTom, the Dutch mapping and navigation group, are partnering to develop artificial intelligence to create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars.

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Panasonic acquires German software company OpenSynergy; virtualization for integrated cockpit solutions

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OpenSynergy specializes in embedded automotive software for cockpit solutions; it products enable the convergence of instrument clusters, head units, advanced driver assistance systems, and car connectivity systems.

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Automotive Grade Linux releases latest version of open infotainment platform

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AGL is also releasing a software development kit (SDK) that enables rapid application development on the AGL platform. is suited for deploying navigation, communications, safety, security and connectivity. Although initially focused on infotainment, AGL plans to support instrument cluster, heads up display, telematics/connected car, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), functional safety and autonomous driving in the future.

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Volkswagen partners with D-Wave on quantum computing; CeBIT premiere of research project for traffic flow optimization

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In the first half of 2017, IBM plans to release a full SDK (Software Development Kit) on the IBM Quantum Experience for users to build simple quantum applications and software programs. A key metric will be the power of a quantum computer expressed by the “Quantum Volume”, which includes the number of qubits, quality of quantum operations, qubit connectivity and parallelism. Connected vehicles Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Quantum computing Vehicle Manufacturers

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VW unveils fully autonomous, electric Microbus I.D. Buzz concept at Detroit; all-wheel drive, 270-mile range

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Buzz is built off the Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB). BUZZ is a next-generation vehicle based on the new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), offering comfort and plenty of space. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Electric (Battery

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Volkswagen unveils BUDD-e electric van concept at CES; first VW based on new Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB)

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With the BUDD-e, Volkswagen has also developed a vehicle that is more thoroughly connected with its surroundings than any car before it. BUDD-e will not only provide a connection to an interconnected world, but create an interactive interface to its surroundings.

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Lockheed Martin invests in Peloton Technology and truck platooning

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Lockheed Martin has been a leader in autonomous vehicles for more than three decades, from the pioneering Autonomous Land Vehicle to the cutting-edge Autonomous Mobility Applique System (AMAS), which aims to provide driver assistance and automation to military vehicles in convoys through a multiplatform kit of sensors and control systems. Connected vehicles Fleets Fuel Efficiency V2X

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There are many paths to the same goal.

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

My 914ev partner-in-crime Randy (who purchased the very first 914 AC kit from ElectroAuto) e-mailed me some photographs of how he's wiring up his terminal blocks and relays. Excerpt from Randy's e-mail: I've also started on the wiring kit.

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Ford and Intel demonstrate in-car personalization with perceptual computing; Project Mobii

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Ford and Intel are researching new opportunities for the connected car, including giving drivers the ability to remotely peer into their car using a smartphone, or a vehicle that could identify its owner using facial recognition software.

Routing Thick Cables

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I've already added the 3-hole cap-plug provided in the kit. After cutting all the tape that bound the engine compartment cables together, I slid on the three-hole cap-plug from the kit and bonded it in place with silicone sealant.

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Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Here goes (in no particular order): Things That Went Well During the Conversion The 914 AC kit from Electro Automotive is a good one. I modified the wiring in the original 914 AC kit (as suggested by Paul Jorg) to turn on the regen when the brake lights came on instead of controlling regen by releasing the accelerator pedal. This made the job much easier and I feel the crimps are much better connections. If I had to do things over, I might seriously use the DC kit.

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Wiring up the Vacuum Pump

Open Source Civic EV Kit

One of my goals for this kit was to utilize as much of the existing infrastructure of the car as possible in terms of fuses, relays and wires. Here is the black/red power wire connected to the positive side of the vacuum pump.

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Opel bringing Ampera with special nav system and Meriva EVs to iZEUS project on intelligent electric driving and recharging

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Opel has presented a specially-equipped Ampera extended range electric vehicle to the Technical Institute Karlsruhe (KIT), marking the beginning of a field trial in the research project iZEUS (intelligent Zero Emission Urban System) in Stuttgart. In addition to Opel, partners include EnBW AG (consortium leader), ads-tec GmbH, Daimler AG, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, KIT, PTV Group, SAP AG and TWT GmbH Science and Innovation, along with BridgingIT GmbH and Toyota Motor Europe.

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Biting the Bullet

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

They provided an upgrade kit with lock washers and loctite to remedy the problem. Here are the pieces for the upgrade kit above one of the motor bolts. In short, a lock washer and flat washer replace the nylon ones that came with the kit.

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Making progess, two steps forward, one back

DIY Electric Car

The transmission is loosely connected to the motor. I followed a video from the vendor of the kit I'm using to install the clutch. Going at it step by step per instructions. Biggest advance has been to install new clutch and fit it to electric motor. I have to figure out the right bolts since the adaptor plate now in place is considerably thicker than the sheet metal on the original car. Felt very proud.

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Wiring up the Front Compartment

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Here is the 9-in-1 wire for the AC kit pulled through the grommet between the passenger compartment and the fuel compartment. The yellow and brown wire need to come out of the flexwrap so that we can connect them to circuits in the front luggage compartment.

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Forcing a Fit and Letting Sparks Fly

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I suspect I hooked up something wrong and will reverse engineer the connections next. Also, the instructions for the DC kit may not apply to the AC kit. Here's where the real fun begins since there are no wiring diagrams from Electro Automotive for the AC kit yet!

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