• “Security for the Car: Rethinking it from Scratch?”

        The “connected car” is opening up all sorts of business opportunities – such as retrofit functions, databased services and ever more extensive driver assist systems. Yet flexibility and the ability

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      • Access Successfully Denied

        How do you prevent access to the technical systems in the vehicle and to the user’s personal information? This is a subject IAV is focusing much attention on

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      • Making New Use of Space

        Discussion about the vehicle of the future very often focuses on the drive system and degree of automation. At the same time, a further aspect is frequently overlooked

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      • Maximum Comfort from Minimal Control Input

        For the one individual, it is too hot. For the other it is just right. And when a breath of fresh air is very welcome for one person, another complains about a draft.

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      • Always in the Right Light

        The interior lighting in vehicles has a major impact on our mood and sense of well-being. Especially in a world of autonomous driving, it will be important to provide vehicle 

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      • “The Best of Both Worlds”

        IAV and Microsoft are working together on implementing the vision of the connected vehicle and thinking ahead. For this purpose, Microsoft is providing its Azure cloud 

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      • Help from the Cloud

        Breakdowns and problems will be made less daunting: this is what IAV’s “Remote Diagnostics” function promises to do. The driver will get help from the cloud when the 

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      • Interface for the Connected Vehicle

        For many years now, IAV has been developing universal control units for prototypes and low-volume production in the passenger car and commercial vehicle segments. 

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      • Apps in Volume Production

        Since 2010, IAV has consolidated its expertise and tools in the Automotive App Competence Center (AACC). The experts develop mobile applications for

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      • Bridge Between Technical Development and After-Sales

        Product recommendations based on real data collated from past use, selfhelp per app and augmented reality or troubleshooting by remote diagnosis: Digitization also

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      • “Race on a Level Playing Field”

        How does the automotive industry need to adjust to this new mobility and associated solutions at the in- terface to the consumer? In this talk with the experts,

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      • Managing the Complexity of Vehicles as Part of the Internet of Things

        Constantly growing demands on safety and comfort in the vehicle are leading to an ever greater flow of data in the vehicle. To provide new vehicle functions, automobile

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      • Service and After-Sales in the Age of the Digital Revolution

        The digital revolution in the automotive industry is opening up fascinating, lucrative opportunities for service and after-sales. But the manufacturers and suppliers 

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      • Stable Connection

        Dead spot or defect in the car? This question will probable occur more frequently in future, with increasing numbers of vehicle functions depending on a reliable

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      • Smart Mobility

        Since mid 2014, IAV and Hewlett-Packard have been cooperating in the field of connected mobility, using Big Data Analytics to develop new services and business models 

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      • On the Road with the Digital Assistant

        The Internet of Things is interconnecting more and more devices in all areas of life. This is producing numerous new options for the car to integrate itself even more deeply

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      New services and secure data transmission: IAV is working on the connected vehicle

      Besides autonomous driving, vehicle connectivity is the second future big issue facing the automotive industry. In future, cars will be part of the Internet, provide their occupants with mobile access to entertainment services and permit mobile shopping. For this, they must be permanently connected to the Internet – which, of course, raises questions of security and data protection. For this reason, IAV is not only developing new mobile services but is also working on applying tried and proven protection mechanisms, such as encryption and firewalls from the world of IT, to the vehicle.

      Safety and security also play a key part in another important aspect: the use of biometric sensors to identify the current state of occupants and respond to it. On the basis of the vital signs measured, the vehicle can, for example, adjust lighting or suggest that the driver take a break. Although this improves road safety, optimum protection must be provided for sensitive personal data here as well.

      IAV has been actively involved in connectivity for many years and places a focus on working with leading players from the IT segment, such as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

      The car of the future will be able to identify the current state of the driver and any other vehicle occupants. Among others, this will require the use of biometric sensors that measure vital signs, such as pulse rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, breathing rate and iris size. These values provide a measure of how well occupants are feeling – for instance, the pulse rate is an indicator of the stress level.

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      Soon, the living room and the office will be moving into the vehicle – a development IAV is pioneering and driving forward. A further focus of our work is on the growing level of vehicle connectivity with the driving environment and the Internet. At trade shows such as CES in Las Vegas, we will be picking up on both of these central trends and, together with partners, presenting solutions that are ready to go into volume production.

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      The Internet is no longer the reserve of human beings – on the contrary. Today, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) interlinks billions of sensors, actuators, machines and entire plants. More and more, cars are also finding their way into the worldwide web. IAV is driving this development forward and connecting vehicles with the Internet of Things: with the “My Digital Assistant” service, for instance.

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      Today, digital security measures are more important than ever before. They need to cover five main protection goals: the integrity, authenticity, availability, confidentiality and trustworthiness of data. This applies to data communication within the vehicle as well as from the vehicle to the outside. In particular, data protection focuses on personal information.

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      Even though many of today’s vehicle models are meanwhile connected to the Internet, users still miss functions they take for granted with other devices they use for the Internet of Things (IoT): regular updates and bug fixes, extending the range of functions, customization to individual needs and integration into the personal digital ecosystem.

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