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News, views and in-depth coverage on how to design, secure and manage smart, connected devices and the design data they collect and transmit via onboard sensors.

IoT Analytics: More Hype Than Reality?

FusionConnect’s business intelligence-level analytics helps engineers make sense of IoT product data. Image courtesy of Autodesk.

Although predictive maintenance and asset monitoring are among the top IoT use cases gaining traction, leveraging analytics to drive product design is still in the formative stages.

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The Technologies Driving the Autonomous Car

In this image, radar and lidar work together to determine safe driving distances between vehicles. The autonomous driving system leverages radar’s ability to “see” long distances and function in bad weather. Lidar, on the other hand, provides a more comprehensive picture of the vehicle’s surroundings. Use of these two sensors provides redundancy and precludes catastrophic failure. Image courtesy of Infineon Technologies.

Possibly the greatest challenge for autonomous vehicles is that driverless vehicles must have sensing and control systems that exceed the capabilities of human drivers.

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Pushing Security from the Cloud to Every Endpoint in Today’s IoT

Fig. 2: Security requires establishing a chain of trust that begins in the hardware and extends to every bit of software that is loaded on the device.

As high value content now flows throughout the IoT, devices are saddled with communicating high-value information via an IoT connection. As a result, the security threat has greatly increased for all connected IoT devices.

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