business, standards

What’s driving Connected Car? 3/3

Realization of big automotive project is expected through next decade. It will change vehicles from isolated to interactive, connected and safer. Those improvements of intelligent transportation system aims for better trip security, higher global efficiency of the transportation system by reducing travel time and congestion, reducing gas emissions and providing set of information, decision support, guidance, Internet access, and comfort…

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platforms, review, toolbox

Platforms – Kvaser Blackbird V2

Kvaser Blackbird V2 is a CAN Bus interface equipped with wireless infrastructure support, developed as a part of the device suite which includes data interfaces, data loggers and OEM products marketed by the Kvaser. It connects to WiFi on both AdHoc and infrastructure networks, leveraging the advantages of wireless data transmission. Kvaser is a company centered around delivering advanced CAN…

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platforms, review, toolbox

Platforms – OBD Solutions development board

Development board which is presented in this article is the one which served as inspiration when TinyO was conceived. It is one of the most reliable and well-rounded solution in terms of standards support, ease of use and reliability. This is not surprising given the fact that actual microcontroller which is used as a center piece is manufactures, OBD Solutions,…

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platforms, review, toolbox

Platforms – CANBus Triple

Crowd funded project named CANBus Triple is referred to as a ‘car hacking platform’. Based on Microchip’s MCP2515 stand-alone CAN Controller with SPI interface it is capable of receiving and sending CAN network compatible data packets. It is a low cost, user programmable development platform which is open-sourced in terms of both hardware and software. Illustration 1: CANBus Triple development…

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business, fundamentals

What’s driving the Connected Car 2/3

Observing cars from its roots throughout Henry’s Ford mass production on assembly line until today, concept of a car has not changed. Driver in front of the wheel is directing machine that roles due to some energy source (for example: gasoline).  Industry is investing huge amount of money in developing new technologies and services that will change this view. And…

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