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Why automotive industry needs virtualization?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Automotive |

The automotive Infotainment Industry has evolved from having standalone systems for various functions like infotainment, telematics, and diagnostics to more integrated systems with connectivity being the key. We have seen silos being broken and systems being more interdependent and inter-connected, resulting in real-time, on demand services like Spotify and Connected Diagnostics among others. The auto industry is at an inflection point and the key for success is going to be how Auto industry address the growing demand for connectivity, convenience and convergence (3Cs) i.e. connectivity of a smart device, convergence of a high end Cockpit and convenience/comfort of a luxury car. The consumer industry has seen rapid innovation with...

5 Trends at NRF

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Consumer Electronics, Retail, Smart Devices, Wireless |

Sasken is enabling its retail customers to engage with their end consumers in the pre- and post-purchase stages by providing personalized customer services and building engaging brand experiences that fuel profitable growth and drive competitive advantage. Here are some industry trends that we witnessed at NRF 2017, some of which we are already enabling for our customers: 1. E-Commerce is small but growing steadily     According to a recent report by Deloitte, brick and mortar stores still reign are still ahead with in-store purchases. The e-com growth continues to be solid due to the presence of data that is nimble enough to be actioned on. 2. Data is...

Open Source Development for Automotive

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Automotive |

Open source development philosophy stems from the idea of freedom; contrary to what many believe – the idea of free software. That is freedom to run it, study it, change it, and redistribute copies with or without changes. It is not a sense of altruism that led to the founding Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) but a sense of freedom from the control of any one commercial OS provider. AGL is an open collaboration project to enable rapid innovation in the automotive industry by developing reference distributions on multiple hardware platforms for applications like In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), Cluster, HUD, Telematics, Control Systems thereby, providing a 80% head-start to production. Automotive...

How can organizations benefit from ISO Certifications?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Project Management |

A uniformed approach to executing or working on a project results in an improved outcome for any organization. A process based approach helps organizations to have a uniform way of working and provides a common platform to exchange ideas. ISO standards allow organizations to establish a common platform termed as a Management System. A management system consists of documentation ranging from Policies, Manuals, and Processes which defines the working methodologies of an organization. There are various well known management standards available in the marketplace today. Out of all the ISO standards, few common and popular standards are ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security), ISO/IEC 20000...

More Apps for the Wearable Ecosystem

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Consumer Electronics, Semiconductor, Smart Devices, Wireless |

Most of us have gone through a phase of aggressively chasing the insect with a snake. Left, right, up, and down keys pushed animatedly to beat scores amongst our small circle of friends. With every new phone release, we have all waited in anticipation of a new, more updated version of the games with ‘edgier’ graphics. This was the era of Nokia and the game ‘snake’ that consumed everyone’s attention. Our expectations and imaginations were contained in the few apps that were preloaded on the phone. The world of phones has seen a rapid evolution in the last couple of years. Big players like Apple and Samsung, have revolutionised...

Connected Cars: Where are we headed?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Automotive |

Man’s bid to have a connected world has led to the invention of useful products that shape our world today. The morphing of the wheel and telephone to cars and mobile phones has paved the way for the Connected Car. In layman terms, the Connected Car is a mobile on four wheels that lets the user make calls and use the Internet as well as location services. Over the past decade, this concept has evolved to encompass applications such as remote key, status monitoring, firmware update, remote control, traffic update, Wi-Fi, V2X (vehicle to infrastructure) safety, diagnostics, and alerts. The global market revenue for connected cars is estimated to...