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SmartPlay Studio-A Connected Infotainment Development

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd-Pankaj Kumar Bharti, Shashi Kant Roy, Surendra Raghuwanshi, Satish Pandey, Ritesh Khandelwal, Tarun Aggarwal, Satish Kumar Pandey
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2440
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Infotainment has been always an important aspect of life which has made its way to car design. The cars today are much more advanced compared to their predecessors. The in-vehicle infotainment advancements have followed the consumer electronics market in terms of technologies such as Touchscreen, App based Navigation, Voice Assistant and other multimedia services. This trend is going to expand further as smartphones have revolutionized the infotainment domain with awareness and accessibility to customers. The infotainment system in the cars are expected to be connected not only to the cloud but various vehicle controllers to display host of information & controls at customer`s fingertips. To design a system that supports connectivity to both cloud and vehicle is challenging in terms of cost and design for the OEMs. With focus on Indian market condition and global trends, this paper analyzes the customer expectation for Connected Infotainment system. It also explains the methodology adopted by Maruti Suzuki India Limited to: (i) Provide a seamless Connected Infotainment system (Smartplay Studio) for its model line-up (ii) Leveraging Smartphone Linkage…
 

In-Vehicle Directional Audio Streaming

Aptiv Components India Pvt Ltd-Vijayalakshmi kr
Aptiv Components India Pvt, Ltd.-Anitha Loganathan
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2448
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
In-Vehicle Infotainment has evolved greatly over years from a simple tuner based radio with a small LED display to a complex system with highly intelligent interactive HMI which can mirror the smart phone. The full-fledged entertainment features like watching videos are restricted to only rear passengers. In drive mode, drivers are limited with access to only audio to avoid driver distraction. Rear passengers and drivers are classified into different audio zones. Each of the rear passengers are equipped with headsets so that audio merging with driver zone can be avoided. This leads to passenger discomfort, as many passengers would not prefer to hook up with headset all the time. Now the automotive world is envisioned to reach fully autonomous mode where there is no driver and every passenger is interested to listen to music/video of diverse interest. The audio zones in autonomous car need not be zonified or linear. Circular audio zone can also be a good choice for autonomous cars. There are situations in autonomous cars where passenger is asleep in vehicle and hence…
 

The Sensors Behind the GEN II Wearable Device

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34726
Published 2019-07-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

The population is aging and more people need healthcare support, which is having a big impact on the overall cost of medical care. As a result, authorities and health insurance companies are putting more emphasis on prevention, health awareness, and lifestyle including more interest in monitoring certain vital body parameters. This is why companies in the smart watch and health watch business have seen their revenue grow over the past few years. Buying a health watch and monitoring certain body parameters over a period of time gets the user familiar with these numbers and uses them to adapt day-to-day life for improvement.

 

Smartphone Test Spots Poisoned Water Risk

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34731
Published 2019-07-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Researchers have developed a biosensor that attaches to a smartphone and uses bacteria to detect unsafe arsenic levels. The device generates easy-to-interpret patterns similar to volume-bars that display the level of contamination.

 

Stretchable Power Source for Wearables

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34737
Published 2019-07-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Researchers have created highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics that consist of crumpled carbon nanotube (CNT) forests. The supercapacitors demonstrated solid performance and stability, even when stretched to 800% of their original size for thousands of stretching/relaxing cycles.

 

Breakthrough Could Enable Infrared Cameras for Electronics, Self-Driving Cars

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34767
Published 2019-07-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

There's an entire world our eyes miss, hidden in the ranges of light wavelengths that human eyes can't see. But infrared cameras can pick up this light emitted as plants photosynthesize, as cool stars burn, and batteries get hot. They can see through smoke and fog and plastic.

 

High Tech Comes to Fitness Monitoring

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34582
Published 2019-06-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Early wearable fitness monitoring devices were designed to perform a set of valuable but straightforward activities: tallying the number of steps we take daily, recording the number of hours we sleep, and monitoring our heart rate.

 

Graphene-Based Technology for Wearable Health Monitoring

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34593
Published 2019-06-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Graphene Flagship partner ICFO, based in Barcelona, Spain is developing graphene-based prototypes that aim to turn mobile phones into life saving devices. The first of these will allow users to monitor their level of exposure to sunlight through a UV sensor. Designed as a flexible, transparent and disposable patch, it connects to a mobile device and alerts the user once he or she has reached a defined threshold of sun exposure.

 

Materials Matter for Connected Health

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34550
Published 2019-06-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

 

Impact-Resistant Battery Electrolyte Solidifies When Hit

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34633
Published 2019-06-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Lithium-ion batteries commonly used in consumer electronics are notorious for bursting into flame when damaged or improperly packaged. Inspired by the unusual behavior of some liquids that solidify on impact, researchers have developed a practical and inexpensive way to help prevent these fires.