Yes indeed. I imagine NVIDIA and other chip companies are hot to get into the lucrative automotive space, and ARM is giving the the foot-in-the-door they need. The competition should bring many benefits to the consumer--new features, capabilities and options.
Although ARM's announcement today came with no names for potential licensees for the new v8-R architecture, Nvidia's comments in the story make it clear that the hardware-supported virtualization feature, enabled in the new architecture, is something very much in demand by chip companies hot to trot for developing automotive platform.
The new ARMv8-R virtualization with its "bare-metal" hypervisor mode should prove to be really popular among software developers wanting to add-on functionality while maintianing all the safety that automotive demands.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.