business, fundamentals

What is TinyO?

What is TinyO? How it came to existence? What can TinyO do for you? TinyO is an instrument for developers. For enthusiast and engineers. For hobbyists and companies. It is a collection of hardware devices and software packages dealing with in-vehicle communication over internal infrastructure called CANBus. It is built to simplify and speed up development of applications focused on vehicles and their…

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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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What’s driving the Connected Car? 1/3

The Connected Car is currently one of the hot topics in the automotive industry. It is no longer an option but our our reality and drivers are having strong coherence with their cars. In next few articles we will introduce you with connected vehicles, it’s features, fears and future expetations. Development of Connected Car Companies from outside traditional automotive base…

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On-board diagnostics bootstrap

Every automotive engineer, repair technician and car enthusiast has heard about OBD or OBDII. These are different versions of the same system know as on-board diagnostics. It is a self-diagnostic and reporting functionality built into vehicle. OBD was created as a mean of standardization and normalization of the messaging protocol aimed at efficient troubleshooting and reporting of the problems encountered…

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Rise of the Controller Area Network Bus protocols

Year 1886 is regarded as the beginning of modern automobile era. That is when German inventor Karl Benz created his Benz Patent-Motorwagen, a first automobile designed to be powered by internal combustion engine. It took more than 20 years and work of American entrepreneur and industrialist Henry Ford to make the cars widely available. He pioneered design of and built the first high volume automobile production…

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