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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…
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In-Vehicle Directional Audio Streaming

Aptiv Components India Pvt Ltd.-Anitha Loganathan, Vijayalakshmi kr
  • 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…
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Dial ‘M’ for Mobility: When Your Phone Becomes the Steering Wheel

Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: December 2019

Jennifer Dukarski
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP11_10
Published 2019-11-01 by SAE International in United States

Tesla's controversial new Smart Summon feature raises plenty of legal-liability and regulatory questions.

Those with a passion for automated-vehicle innovations found much to entertain them on YouTube and Twitter during late September and early October this year. The big attraction was videos from Tesla owners, detractors and supporters showcasing the company's newest driver-assistance feature, called Smart Summon. Issued in an over-the-air software update, version 10.0, Smart Summon allows the owner to remotely pilot a parked vehicle to their location with the power of their finger.

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Ultraviolet Rays Quickly Bash Bacteria on Mobile Devices

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35343
Published 2019-10-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Ultraviolet light has been used for more than 30 years as a source of disinfectant. A newly introduced product uses the technology to eliminate bacteria on cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices in 20 seconds, and is used worldwide in healthcare facilities, biotech manufacturing plants, and even food processing facilities.

Conductive Textiles Connect Multiple Wearables

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35093
Published 2019-09-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to dynamically connect several wearable devices at once. This “wireless body sensor network” allows devices to transmit data with 1,000 times stronger signal than conventional technologies, meaning the battery life of all devices is dramatically improved. Wireless networks of these wearable devices on a body have future applications in health monitoring, medical interventions, and human-machine interfaces.

Energy Harvesting for Smart Home Sensing

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35199
Published 2019-09-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Many industries — whether electronics, consumer, or semiconductor — have a clear vision of the future of the connected smart home. While there are many use cases and some elements such as smart speakers and smart lighting that are already starting to take off, the full significance of a “smart home” may not be clear to the average consumer. The key to acceptance and adoption will be enhancing total ease of ownership — IoT elements need to be easy to install, use, understand, and maintain, all in an environmentally-sound way. One critical element in making these devices easy for homeowners to use is advanced sensor technology that draws little power or even harvests its own energy to run.

5Ws of the Ear Infection Smartphone App

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35158
Published 2019-09-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Calibration Method Improves Scientific Research Performed with Smartphone Cameras

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35163
Published 2019-09-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Although smartphones and other consumer cameras are increasingly used for scientific applications, it's difficult to compare and combine data from different devices. A new easy-to-use standardized method makes it possible for almost anyone to calibrate these cameras without any specialized equipment, helping amateurs, science students, and professional scientists to acquire useful data with any consumer camera.

Soft, Wearable Health Monitor with Stretchable Electronics

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35136
Published 2019-09-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

A soft and conformable health monitor can broadcast electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, respiratory rate, and motion activity data as much as 15 meters to a portable recording device such as a smartphone or tablet computer. The electronics are mounted on a stretchable substrate and connected to gold, skinlike electrodes through printed connectors that can stretch with the medical film in which they are embedded.

Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34973
Published 2019-08-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe energy supply for wearable electronics with a myriad of applications, including healthcare monitoring and intelligent textiles.