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Slideshow: In Search of the Ideal User Interface in Cars
Slideshow  
8/28/2013   42 comments
In the UI battle, stakes are high for automakers, as their automotive dashboards could be rendered obsolete by smartphones and tablets drivers are increasingly bringing into cars.
ARM Buys Sensinode for IoT Software
News & Analysis  
8/27/2013   7 comments
ARM bought startup Sensinode for the 6LoWPAN-based M2M software, which it will license and make available through its mbed program.
Metcalfe’s Law & the Future of Driving
Blog  
8/25/2013   24 comments
The automotive industry is moving into a new world where the network effect rules. The value of a car won’t be judged by your car alone, but by how many others also have cars like yours.
Autonomous Cars: Breaking Down Market Forecasts
News & Analysis  
8/23/2013   40 comments
Market forecasts on autonomous cars wildly vary, depending on how “autonomous” people mean when they say “autonomous cars” – and what legal and commercial roadblocks they anticipate.
In Embedded Vision, Sensors Rule, Part 1
Blog  
8/16/2013   9 comments
Machines that see and understand are only as good as their eyes: Image sensors are central to embedded vision, explains Xilinx's Vin Ratford.
Car Monitor Dials Into iPhone
Blog  
8/13/2013   15 comments
Automatic is an exciting new IoT device to help you monitor your car and driving data, even though it cracks the door to car hacking a bit wider.
Design Contest Takes MedTech's Pulse
Blog  
8/12/2013   5 comments
MD+DI, sister publication to EE Times, launches a medical electronics design contest seeking cool ideas for healthcare.
Internets of Things Need Glue
News & Analysis  
8/12/2013   42 comments
Pioneers and experts say what the IoT needs is consensus on a standard and "glue" to link the many incompatible protocols deployed today.
Sensor Advances for Military Environments
Blog  
8/8/2013   2 comments
Sensors are used in droves (and drones) on the battlefield, often causing information overload. However, several recent advances are truly compelling.
US Consortium Forming on Industrial Internet
News & Analysis  
8/7/2013   18 comments
Cisco Systems, GE, IBM, and Intel are among those forming a consortium to drive open industry standards that could give the US an edge in IoT.
Interoperability Issues Cloud IoT Vision
Blog  
8/6/2013   9 comments
The industry needs to overcome interoperability issues if it is to fully tap the promise of the Internet of Things.
Smartphone Books Tell Mobile Tales
Blog  
8/5/2013   9 comments
Majeed Ahmad's two volumes give a reporter's roundup of the smartphone story so far, but there's more yet to be told.
ST Hawks Smallest MEMS Compass
News & Analysis  
8/2/2013   4 comments
STMicroelectronics calls its LSM303C, combining a three-axis magnetometer and a three-axis accelerometer in a 16-bit, 2x2mm package, the world's smallest MEMS compass.
Exar CEO Talks Analog, China, IoT
News & Analysis  
8/2/2013   3 comments
You don't need a fab to compete with TI in analog, Louis DiNardo tell us. China will do fine, despite its setbacks, and the Internet of Things is on a roll.
Sensor Hub IP Supports Optimization
News & Analysis  
8/1/2013   4 comments
Synopsys is preparing a software-programmable sensor hub IP core that is based on the ARC processor.


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