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    • Oct 7, 2019

    Powering infotainment systems of the future

    Everywhere you turn, you hear about “cars of the future.” As the automotive industry continues to make leaps with autonomous vehicles, what will the driving experience be like when people no longer have to actively drive the car? That is ...
    • Aug 30, 2019

    How connected vehicles leverage data: 3 common questions

    Connected driving, even though it exists today, still has a long way to go. In the future, vehicles will communicate with the driver, other cars, the road and surrounding infrastructure, pedestrians, and the cloud, all while giving passengers a constant connection. Thanks to these increasing levels of connectivity, vehicles will be able to receive...
    • Aug 1, 2019

    Creating vehicle-to-pedestrian communication using transparent window displays

    In the future, your vehicle’s windows may display all kinds of information. New automotive technologies promise to turn standard automotive windows into single-color or even full-color dynamic displays. The two primary applications behind this ...
    • Jul 25, 2019

    Using TI mmWave technology for car interior sensing

    In my previous article , I introduced the use of TI’s 77-GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) sensors for interior sensing applications like child presence detection, passenger detection and intruder detection. The need for child presence detection has...
    • Jul 23, 2019

    How PEPS technology is opening the doors to the evolution of car access systems

    Car access has become more convenient as design engineers take advantage of technologies that are widely used in other applications. The automotive industry has evolved from providing mechanical keys to unlock vehicles to fobs with buttons that can u...
    • Jul 17, 2019

    The need for speed – The future of radar processing

    RAdio Detection And Ranging (RADAR) systems have been used in many applications for several decades, including everything from weather prediction to law enforcement, with automotive showing up around the turn of the 21st century. This article examine...
    • Jul 15, 2019

    Bluetooth® Low Energy shifts gears for car access

    The automotive industry is experiencing a tremendous transformation driven by consumers’ desire to leverage their phone as a key . By using phone-as-a-key, you can now eliminate the need for a traditional key fob in your passive entry passive st...
    • Jul 9, 2019

    Imaging radar: one sensor to rule them all

    There is still some confusion in the industry about the different roles that three major sensor types – camera, radar and LIDAR – have in a vehicle, and how each can solve the sensing needs of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. Recently, I had an interesting discussion with one of my friends, who knows I...
    • Jun 26, 2019

    Two changes to Behind the Wheel

    Thank you for reading Behind the Wheel. This week, we are refreshing the look and structure of technical blogs on E2E to simplify how you find and select content relevant to your interests. Moving forward, posts will be listed under the catego...
    • Jun 18, 2019

    How to manage coefficient of thermal expansion in automotive designs

    Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is a way of describing how an object, material or liquid changes size with temperature. It’s measured by calculating the percentage change in length of a material per degree change of temperature. When hea...