IAV showcases demo vehicles at CES 2018
IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc., said it is showcasing its newest connected driving solutions on four demo vehicles at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Each of IAV’s demo vehicles will feature at least one cloud-based technology that enhances the driver’s time on the road. Demos examine technologies that provide consumers intelligent safety analysis; adaptable, personalized experiences; repairs made easy; and savvy shopping.
“The connected vehicle sector is creating some very exciting opportunities for the future, and we’re proud to continue to be a leader in this space,” said Chris Hennessy, vice president of IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc. “CES allows us the perfect platform to showcase the fascinating developments that occur when IT and automotive companies combine forces to create cutting-edge technologies.”
Demo One—Intelligent Safety Analysis and Authentication of Vehicle Users. IAV, in partnership with Karamba Security, created an Automotive Security Defense Center prototype to showcase how cyberattacks can be prevented to protect the connected vehicle. The prototype constantly monitors the vehicle for OEM and fleet operators to detect and avert attacks, analyzes weak points and any issues noted by OEMs to close security gaps, and incorporates routine software updates.
Also part of the same demo is IAV’s “Authentication of Vehicle Users.” IAV worked with FaceTec, Inc. to develop a smart, flexible, and secure access point through biometric authentication that allows smartphones to act as substitutes for car keys. Drivers use a facial recognition app to gain secure and convenient access to the vehicle. In addition, the demo car incorporates “Remote Control.” IAV is showcasing how drivers, upon exiting the vehicle, can use a tablet, computer, or smartphone to safely maneuver the car into a parking space.
Demo Two—Adaptable, Personalized Experiences. To personalize the driving experience, IAV’s “Simply Cozy” ensures that all passengers experience a comfortable ride without having to manually adjust the settings. Instead, the in-vehicle thermal control system automatically adjusts to the passenger’s preferred settings by incorporating real-time cloud data to obtain personal profiles and schedules, and adaptive algorithms that evaluate data related to physical states. The goal of this feature is to detect the relationship between the thermal boundary conditions and the driver’s preferred comfort levels with a high degree of reliability.
Also included in this demo is IAV’s “Up-to-Date. Up to You,” which further demonstrates the possibilities for enhancing the flexibility and customization of the modern vehicle’s architecture. By exploiting the full potential of current open standards such as Classic and Adaptive AUTOSAR, this demo showcases how consumers can make adjustments and upgrades to their vehicle system through app downloads such as ambient lighting and customized behaviors for vehicle handling.
Demo Three—Repairs Made Easy. In an effort to make driving safer and keep drivers informed of potentially hazardous scenarios, IAV has developed “Smart Service” technology. Audiovisual information is sent to the driver as soon as a service event occurs, while a remote diagnosis assesses how the driver should proceed based on the vehicle’s condition. In tandem, a nearby repair shop is informed of the service issue, allowing the service center to process information before the vehicle arrives in the shop. As part of the demo, augmented reality technology, presented by IAV’s partner Arvato, is used at the repair shop to visualize component information.
Demo Four—Savvy Shopping. Building on the success of its AutoMotive MarketPlace demo from CES 2017, IAV has enhanced the technology, renamed Drive2Shop, to be a comprehensive CarCommerce platform. Connected with retailers and service providers, the platform finds sought after products and services and orders them. Booth visitors will be able to experience this technology through various shopping scenarios.
IAV and partnering companies are onsite at booth NP-13 and NP-13b at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Plaza. For more information on IAV’s participation at CES 2018, visit www.iav.com/en/ces.