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Connectivity Solutions for AVs

Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: July 2019

Chris Borroni-Bird
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP07_04
Published 2019-07-01 by SAE International in United States

The promises of fully connected autonomous vehicles are great, but so are the challenges.

The synergies between electrification, connectivity and automation in future vehicles are creating new business models and causing developments in each to be accelerated. EVs, for example, need connectivity to assist with finding charging stations and autonomous vehicles (AVs) require significant levels of electric power to support their compute demands. But perhaps the greatest synergy lies between connectivity and autonomy.

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What Can Seamless Electro-Mechanical Vehicles Learn From Nature?

Chrysler Corp.-Chris Borroni-Bird
  • Technical Paper
  • 96C001
Published 1996-10-21 by Convergence Transportation Electronics Association in United States
A rule of nature is that the amount of energy, or mass, required to obtain a given level of functionality must be minimized. As a result, natural systems have evolved seamless electro-mechanical integration by exploiting intelligence and by developing multi-functional componentry.There may also be more seamless electro-mechanical integration in future vehicles because the limitations of electronics integration and demand for new features will inevitably clash with vehicle space and cost constraints.Meeting this need to maximize "functional density" will, however, require further improvements in several of the enabling technologies, such as digital signal processing, micro-electro-mechanical systems and smart materials.