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Bisecting Security and Safety in the Automotive Sphere

Through-Stack Development (Part 2) Part of what makes connected carputers such a challenging area, is the need to meet stringent requirements on two fronts – vehicle safety (to ensure safe operation in traffic) and cyber-security (to protect the car from malicious attacks). The interesting part is that when correctly applied, solutions for one tend to (…)

Impeccable Engineering

In the current age of bureaucracy, busywork and unfulfilling jobs, you may occasionally find yourself seeking for a deeper meaning in your work. Why am I doing this again? Some resort to job jumping in the hopes of greener pastures, some may even contemplate changing their profession altogether. While these may well be the right (…)

The Gap Between Mobile & Automotive UX Design

In my previous blog post I talked about the learnings from the Phone Industry and how we can inspire ourselves to rethink the automotive usability. Now it’s time to dig a bit deeper into that. In general, your smartphone knows everything about you – your daily routines, habits, places you visit, people you are in (…)

TOP 5 reasons to work at Link Motion

1. You are revolutionizing the auto industry with the most secure connected carputer in the world  Would you like to build the tools that make future cars smarter? Link Motion offers a unique advantage point to directly influence the unseen revolution where cars will be increasingly connected to Internet, powered by electricity and ultimately, be driven (…)

Easily capture your vehicle data through an on-board diagnostic port

On-board diagnostics (OBD) interfaces have been in cars for a long time, since 1996 in the United States. Typically, they are only used by service shops and car inspectors but there are also other uses for it. Since OBD-II is basically a serial port, the hardware needed to use it is simple and readily available. (…)

Why does automotive quality management still lack attention to software?

How many lines of software are there in a modern car? Ford F150, like the name suggests, runs on approximately 150 million lines1. And how many lines are there in a modern passenger jet? Should be more, right? The Boeing 787 Dreamliner carries, in fact, only seven million lines2. In an F150, a single subsystem (…)

Test Automation in a Modern Automotive Product Development

Part 1 of the blog series on Test Automation   Note: Test Automation covers several distinct areas of testing a product, and can entail anything where a test is completely or partially automated. The reasons for automating testing include e.g. increasing testing performance, minimizing human error and performing complex or cumbersome tests or measurements not (…)

Cybersecurity in connected cars – how do consumers see the rising cybersecurity threats?

The year 2017 saw a steady increase in the number of cybersecurity incidents as well as initiatives aiming to counter threats. Consumers experienced the incidents largely as a nuisance when some operations discontinued. Organizations hit by the incidents experienced the same nuisance as downtime which translated into additional costs. Developing regulatory actions against cyber attacks (…)

Through-Stack Development in Automotive Systems

Introduction to Through-Stack Development (Part 1) Building the connected carputers of today and tomorrow is no trivial thing. On one side you have great expectations on new features brought on by vehicles taking a digital leap, a push towards faster time-to-market and expected cost savings from integrating multiple systems into one. On the other hand (…)

Phone Industry Changed Forever. Automotive Industry: You’re Next.

When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone over a decade ago, it surely revolutionized the whole phone industry. It did not only have a well working touch screen, but it had completely rethought the usability from the ground up. If you look at the history of phones from the very beginning (I’m talking about you, Mr. (…)