Today's typical car is a marvel of connectivity — the world’s most technologically advanced consumer product and a key part of the Internet of Things. There is already an extensive local Internet within each vehicle, with more than 50 microcomputers containing 100 million lines of code networked with each other and dozens of sensors and actuators. Together, these systems of connected car technology help to control the engine and brakes, and monitor the tire pressure and exhaust gas composition, among many other things.
Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technologies could soon be streaming diagnostic data to your auto service center, and helping you locate and reserve vacant parking spots. Next, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technologies, powered by high-speed, high-bandwidth in-vehicle networks, cameras, and radar, will allow cars to locate each other, avoid collisions, streamline traffic and become autonomous in just a few years.
Connected car technology relies on an extensive network of sensors, antennas, embedded software, and communication technologies to navigate in our complex world. It has to make timely decisions with accuracy, speed and consistency. These requirements will become even more critical when humans relinquish control of the steering wheel and brakes to the autonomous vehicles that are being successfully tested on our highways right now.
ANSYS simulation solutions help you model and simulate connected car technology in electronic, thermal–structural and embedded software aspects of connectivity systems and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) so that they are robust, reliable, and enticing to the car buyer.