Welcome!

News Feed Item

EB Partners With Canadian University On Urban Vehicle Project

Elektrobit and the Universite de Sherbrooke will present VUE -- an urban concept vehicle -- at the 2014 International CES in Booth #3034 -- North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elektrobit (EB) has partnered with the Universite de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada, to help develop a new urban electric vehicle with autonomous driving technology.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140107/DE41948 )
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/DE92272LOGO )

EB's development software played a key role in the overall design of the university's concept vehicle -- Vehicle Urbain Electrique (VUE). The company's EB GUIDE 5.5 development platform allowed Sherbrooke's project team of computer and electrical engineering students to integrate a variety of intuitive human machine interface (HMI) systems into the car.

An ongoing project at Sherbrooke, the VUE is based on a 2006-model Smart Fortwo Coupe chassis with a current top speed of 75 mph and a range of about 40 miles. Vehicle features include obstacle and road-sign detection systems and web-based remote control of accessories, as well as custom-built propulsion and battery-management systems.

More than 35 students have participated in the VUE program since 2011. Expanded autonomous-drive capability, increased range and additional driver-assistance features are among future program goals.

EB's software helped develop the VUE's fully digital instrument cluster, an infotainment system based on the QNX® Neutrino Realtime Operating System and vehicle diagnostic displays.

"With EB GUIDE 5.5, we were able to create a multi-modal HMI that includes driver assistance information from the vehicle's radar and sign-detection systems," notes Luc Maurais, the VUE's project manager. "EB's software is easy to use and supports multiple platforms.

"In addition to free EB GUIDE licenses, EB also provided us with remote training and technical support. All of which was a huge benefit for the team on our way to bringing VUE to the road."

Project VUE launched with the conversion of a Smart Fortwo Coupe into a fully-connected, electric vehicle focused on improving reliability of the battery, power supply and other electrical systems. Begun in early 2013, the next development stage was designed to increase in-vehicle "intelligence," including improved user experiences with an integrated, fully functional instrument cluster.

Future development objectives will include the extension of driver-assistance functions for completely autonomous driving and voice controls developed with EB GUIDE Speech Target Framework (STF), as well as the integration of EB Navigation solutions.

"A compelling infotainment system is key to the success of any electric vehicle," said Martin Schleicher, vice president of Automotive Strategy and Infotainment Products at EB. "Only the combination of in-car data such as battery status with other information, including navigation, will make intelligent, truly ecological resource-management possible.

"With EB GUIDE 5.5, the VUE team is equipped with the right tools to develop an HMI system that enables the intuitive interaction between driver and car, as well as the integration of dynamic content to ensure systems are always up to date. As a 'Lithium Level' VUE partner, we are happy to provide EB GUIDE tools and offer support for project objectives such as the integration of driver-assistance systems and voice control."

Jin Xu, global education program manager for QNX Software Systems, noted, "The progress the VUE team has achieved in such a short time is impressive, and we are proud to support them with QNX OS technology, tools and training. The VUE project car offers a preview of what is possible in terms of autonomous driving and connectivity, and demonstrates the value of supporting educational programs with state-of-the-art software tools."

EB and the VUE project team will display the VUE at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas (Booth #3034, North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center). The current VUE concept vehicle weighs 1,741 pounds; has a 77-inch wheelbase; is 98.4 inches in overall length, and is 56.6 inches wide.

EB, Elektrobit Corporation

EB creates advanced technology and turns it into enriching end-user experiences. EB is specialized in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for wireless and automotive industries. The net sales from continuing operations in 2012 totaled MEUR 185.4. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com

Elektrobit (EB) -- Automotive Software

EB represents one of the most important suppliers of embedded software solutions for the automotive industry. In addition to the development of innovative products, it also specializes in services and consulting for the automotive industry, supplying implementations of serial software solutions for a broad range of AUTOSAR and FlexRay, infotainment, navigation, HMI and driver assistance systems. EB continues to invest in feature integration and development tools so that the in-vehicle devices get to market more quickly and ship in volume sooner. www.automotive.elektrobit.com

QNX and Neutrino are trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, which are registered &/or used in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license by QNX Software Systems Limited.

You can find press reports for EB at: www.elektrobit.com/whats_new/press_releases

SOURCE Elektrobit

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...
Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts? As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility.
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
To paraphrase someone famous, "The definition of insanity is to do something the same way over and over again and expect a different result". Humans are creatures of habit and when it comes to storage, old habits die hard. Why do we continue to put our faith in legacy storage providers when they haven't invented anything new in decades. Sure, they re-badge their products every couple of years to make their messaging look modern, but ultimately, it's the same old stuff with a new coat of lipsti...
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...