The Auto Industry’s ‘Safety At Any Cost’ Changes Daily, Especially For Cybersecurity

In April of 2014, Mary Barra announced at a Senate hearing investigating the General Motors
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ignition switch recall, “…with any safety defect, there is no calculation of the cost.” Essentially, she was stating to the world that the ‘New GM’ cared more about lives than profits and that “safety at all costs” was the priority. This is a much more comforting story than that told by Edward Norton’s character in the 1999 film “Fight Club”. “Should we initiate a recall? … take the number of vehicles in the field: ‘A’. Multiple it by the probable rate of failure: ‘B’. Then multiple the result by the average out-of-court settlement: ‘C’. A times B times C equals ‘X’. If X is less than the cost

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Xilinx and Continental Collaborate to Create Auto Industry’s First Production-Ready 4D Imaging Radar for Autonomous Driving | Region

SAN JOSE, Calif. & HANNOVER, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 23, 2020–

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Continental today announced that Xilinx will power Continental’s new Advanced Radar Sensor (ARS) 540 with the Zynq ® UltraScale+™ MPSoC platform, creating the automotive industry’s first production-ready 4D imaging radar. The collaboration enables newly-produced vehicles equipped with the ARS540 to realize SAE J3016 Level 2 functionalities and will pave the way toward Level 5 autonomous driving systems.

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4D imaging radar determines an object’s location in range, azimuth, elevation, and relative speed to provide detailed information about the driving environment not provided by earlier automotive radar systems that capture only speed and azimuth. Continental’s ARS540 is a premium, long-range 4D imaging radar with high resolution and 300-meter range. Its wide, ± 60° field-of-view enables multi-hypothesis tracking for precise prediction while driving, which is critical for managing

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