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The required technologies for Automotive towards 2020

The required technologies for Automotive towards 2020 Summary form only given. This keynote speech deals with the future of the automotive industry and the requirements out of new applications and technologies. The mobility of the future will be electric, automated and connected. Until 2020 the internal combustion engine will still dominate the powertrain with approximately 90% share. This includes systems with mild electrification such as start/stop. For stronger electrified vehicles like hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full EV, battery technologies and battery management are key. Automated driving is already on the way with driver assistance functions and will end up with fully automated driving. Surround sensing of cars and connection between cars and cars to infrastructure will lead to extremely high needs of computing power. Information and Communication Technology is key here. For safety functions extremely short reaction times in milliseconds are necessary. Security mechanisms to ensure proper, unimpaired operation are a must. Seamless communication from home to car and to other parts of life is expected. This leads to smart phone connectivity with the car, car with the cloud, etc.. The car will be part of the Internet. The technologies to achieve this are currently already penetrating from consumer electronics and IT technologies to cars and vice versa. E.g. MEMS, highly reliable micromechanical sensors since long utilized for automotive applications, now entered the market for consumer electronics: Bosch sensors can be found in more than every second Smartphone worldwide. With increasing electrification, automation and connectivity, the requirements and the market demand for VLSI and embedded systems’ computing power will increase continuously.

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