Automotive

Smart driving with Trimble’s new best friend—LeddarTech

Trimble and LeddarTech have announced an alliance around LeddarTech’s VayaVision and Trimble’s machine control technology. The companies say they’ll be able to develop an innovative hardware and software portfolio to improve autonomous machine performance and support safety-critical applications. The two companies will focus on multi-sensor systems including LiDAR, cameras, and GNSS, and bring their expertise to bear on improving data … Read more

Big Merc display powered by Nvidia AI

The big new display coming for new Mercedes Benz models is the outward expression of the carmaker’s long alliance with Nvidia. We’ve been telling you that alliances take a long time to bear fruit in the automotive industry. The big responsive display is powered by the Nvidia DRIVE platform. It is taking advantage of eight CPU cores, 24-gigabyte RAM, and 46.4 GB per second RAM memory bandwidth are some of the MBUX technical specifications. Let’s not go out tonight honey, let’s stay in and watch in the car.

Big Merc display powered by Nvidia AI

Dell just announced a slick 40-inch 5K display (see story this issue), and Acer has a new 27-in 4k 275 Hz display. Those are nice, but… if you want a big, really BIG, display then you’re going to have to buy a car. Not just any car, but an expensive car—a Mercedes-Benz, Baby. The curved screen unit stretches almost the … Read more

Siemens teams with VSI Labs to develop validation and testing

VSI Labs Capability Demonstrator (Source: VSI)   Siemens has signed an important deal for its PAVE360 development platform for automotive design. PAVE360 is a system of systems, in the same way, that a car is a system of systems and through Siemens’ Mentor Group, Siemens has simulation tools for the validation and testing of processors, electronics, sensors, and systems. It … Read more

Imagination Technologies’ GPU IP makes cars safe

Imagination is probably best known for its 10+ year relationship with Apple, having powered the original Apple iPhone and iPad and on but what may not be as well known is the company’s long-term work in the automotive sector where it is estimated it has more than half of the automotive GPU IP market. Several of the developments Imagination has … Read more

Arm is elbowing its way into your car

Based on Arm’s conversations with automakers and tier-one automotive suppliers, Arm says it’s clear there are increasing demands from consumers for a smartphone-like experience in their vehicles. In fact, says the company, despite the current economic climate, there is strong demand for innovation to power the increasing displays inside the vehicle, from mirror replacement to head-up displays, remains unchanged. These … Read more

Nvidia’s Q4 FY19 results

Nvidia reported revenue from most platforms—Gaming, Datacenter, Professional Visualization, and Automotive saw a decline.  The company’s GPU business revenue was $1.98 billion, down 19.5% from a year earlier and down 28.6% sequentially.  Revenue was down 24% year over year and down 31% sequentially, driven primarily by a decline in Gaming. Full-year revenue was up 21%, reflecting growth in each of … Read more

Nvidia’s Q1 FY19 results

$3.2 billion in sales, $1.24 billion profit, up 11% from last quarter  Nvidia reported another record of revenue for the first quarter ended May 1, 2018, of $3.21 billion, up 66% from $1.9 billion a year earlier, and up 10% from $2.9 billion in the previous quarter, with growth across most of its platforms. Revenues were up in all segments. … Read more

Nvidia’s Xavier is the harbinger of the future

Nvidia's big, bad Xavier is the first of a breed of processors that will power the modern world At GTC 2016, Nvidia previewed “Xavier,” an SoC that integrates a 512-core Volta GPU and an 8-core ARM CPU. Skipping the amusing retort given by most companies when questioned about leaks—we don’t pre-announce products—probably because press, analysts, and fans have been hearing … Read more

Imagination virtualizes its GPUs, automakers love it

Furian-based four-cluster PowerVR 8XT GT8540 GPU can simultaneously drive six 4K screens Imagination Technologies announced its new, high performance PowerVR Series8XT GPU core, which supports multiple, ultra-high resolution displays for cluster, Head-Up Display (HUD) and infotainment, is being adopted by automotive manufactures from 2018 onwards. The company says that among things, that is due to an 80% fill-rate density improvement … Read more