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The leading specialist magazine for the automotive electronics sector features new details about research and development. ATZelectronics offers development engineers and researchers in the field of electrical and electronic development for passenger cars and commercial vehicles a deep insight into focal points and interfaces of current electronic development in the automotive industry and research. Our authors are automotive experts from the industry and science. Therefore, ATZelectronics reports feature individual research projects and the series development of vehicles and their components.

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Cover Story – Power Electronics

Optimization of the internal design and control of power semiconductor modules

With the use of the semiconductor material silicon carbide in power semiconductors for electric traction drives, their optimal control through novel gate units as well as a similar electromagnetic design becomes extremely important. Similarly, the efficiency gains fundamentally possible with low-loss SiC semiconductors can only be successfully realized through good thermal design, which requires optimal current sharing within the
modules.

In Focus 

The car as buffer storage

E-vehicles can help stabilize the power grid by acting as buffer
storage: Worldwide, there have been over 50 relevant pilot projects of varying scale for bidirectional charging in the last 10 years. Germany, on the other hand, has so far concentrated on unidirectional charging of electrified cars using the same charging infrastructure. By no means all new electric vehicles have a charging converter on board as standard. This suggests that the topic of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) is not considered urgent in Europe – but it is.

Light Systems

Software and hardware for high-resolution automotive lighting systems

Digital lighting technologies are a key element for improving the quality of existing vehicle lighting systems as well as for implementing completely new features. The success factors for their realization lie in the main areas of functional scope and technology: the complex mechatronic-optical systems want to be mastered if widespread use is the goal.

Cover Story – Simulation and Testing

SOVD – the diagnostic standard of
tomorrow

The transformation of the electronic vehicle architecture to centralized high-performance computers also necessitates changes in diagnostic procedures. Under the name Service Oriented Vehicle Diagnostics (SOVD), the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems (ASAM) is currently preparing a standardization of the new diagnostic structure. As Softing shows below, today’s diagnostic tools, such as the so-called Smart Diagnostic Engine, already offer the potential to cover future requirements.

Artificial Intelligence

Human-machine interfaces are becoming more intelligent

The technical progress of new vehicle generations supports driving safety and is intended to provide greater driving comfort. At the same time, however, there is a growing risk that the increasing number of systems and information themselves will become a distraction and thus a safety risk for vehicle users. The way vehicles interact with their passengers is therefore becoming increasingly important – as a safety factor and also as a purchasing criterion when choosing a vehicle.

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Paul Hansen wrote and published The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics from 1988 until December 2019, a newsletter dedicated to researching and identifying technology and business trends in the global automotive electronics industry. It is widely recognized as a reliable, credible source of timely information in the automotive electronics industry and we are pleased to inform you that since January 2020 The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics is a part of ATZelectronics worldwide.

Drawing on 30-plus years of experience in electrical engineering, marketing, product planning, business and strategy development, Mr. Hansen brings an engineer’s and a business manager’s perspective to The Hansen Report, as well as a reporter’s relentless pursuit of the facts.

Together with Paul Hansen and The Hansen Report we are happy to provide you a new, current and international source of information.

Dr. WJ Gesang, CEO of Ophoenix Capital, Former Chief representative and Managing Director of Delphi Shanghai:
“As China moves from an automotive large country to an automotive global powerhouse, the Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics should become a must-read for relevant government officials, business executives and technologists in China. Get all the insights from Paul Hansen, the living encyclopedia of global automotive electronics.”

Dr. Peter Thoma, Automotive Electronics Consultant and former top EE at BMW, Supervisory Board Member of Elmos Semiconductor
“The Hansen Report is an absolute must for everyone who is engaged in automotive electronics. An excellent overview, very good details, insider news and everything from around the world.”

Lindsay Brooke, Senior Editor, Automotive Engineering International
“If anyone deserves to be called the ‘guru’ of automotive electronics, it’s Paul Hansen. For 20 years The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics has been the leading authoritative source for in-depth analysis on the companies, technologies, and business strategies affecting this fast-growing sector of the industry.”

Nigel Hughes, Product Marketing Manager, Mentor Graphics
“Each issue covers a range of topics providing an uncannily accurate assessment of our industry and the changes and challenges it faces.”

Dr. Harald Marquardt, CEO, Marquardt GmbH
“I keep telling my people that I do not know anybody in our industry who asks clearer, deeper or more knowledgeable questions than Paul Hansen.”

Michael Long, Managing Director, Pacific Asset Management, Pacific Life
“The in-depth research and technological insight are great complements to my financial analysis.”

Dr. Hermann Scholl, Chairman of the Supervisory Council, Robert Bosch GmbH:
“Interesting company profiles combined with coverage of up-front technology trends … a precise and compact source of information.”

Toyohei (Tony) Nakajima, Senior Vice President, Honda R&D Europe
“I can get a lot of insider, up-to-date information from your publication. … Deep-dive insights related to electronics and telematics, as well as very valuable information about major suppliers”

Glenn Mercer, Director, Automotive Consultant
“Many research firms cover the automotive electronics industry, but not with the depth of insight and access to ‘insider information’ that The Hansen Report brings to the subject, which makes it unique in the field.”

Henry Muyshondt, Director of Business Development, SMSC
“The respect Paul Hansen has earned in the automotive industry gives him access to people and data not available to anyone else. Readers of The Hansen Report benefit from Paul’s insights on the future of automotive technology and they gain a new understanding of the business issues involved.”

Didier Cruse, former Chief Strategy Officer, Citroen:
“To stay up-to-date on new technologies for project development, The Hansen Report is certainly one of the best references.”

Stephan Wolfsried, Vice President Electrical/Electronics, Chassis, Mercedes Car Group, Development & Engineering:
“It’s always a pleasure to read The Hansen Report. It’s a very condensed way to know what’s going on.”

Bob Gritzinger, Senior Editor, News, Autoweek
“As president and publisher of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, Paul Hansen knows more than just about anyone about the unseen electronic wizardry in our cars.”

Jerry Rivard, President, Global Technology and Business Development:
“Paul Hansen has done a fine job of developing confidence among the senior management of our industry.”

Shinkichi Hotta, Director, Renesas Technology:
“People should read The Hansen Report to understand the OEM supplier business status.”

Neil Krohn, Market Development Engineering Director, Freescale Semiconductor:
“The information is accurate and insightful. The topics are timely and concise. The Hansen Report is read completely and then archived.”

Johannes Dunnwald, Manager of Strategic Planning, Nokia Smart Traffic Products:
“The Hansen Report is a very important information source. I wouldn’t want to miss a single issue.”

Noel Goutard, Honorary Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors, Valeo:
“We at Valeo … consider it essential reading for anyone involved in our business.”

John McElroy, Editorial Director, Blue Sky:
“The Hansen Report is the single most important source of information on automotive electronics anywhere in the world. If you need to know what is going on and need to be among the first to know, this is a ‘must-read.'”

Paul Hansen

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For more than 10 years now we have been a proud partner of the ATZ magazine. We are looking forward to looking after this outstanding brand for decades to come.

What makes ATZelectronics the world’s leading specialist e-magazine in the automotive sector?

Closing Statement

Read by over 50.000 managers across 50 countries

Whether E/E architecture or functional safety, software, sensors and actuators or new methods and processes: ATZelectronics offers development engineers and researchers in the field of electrical and electronic development for passenger cars and commercial vehicles a deep insight into focal points and interfaces of current electronic development in the automotive industry and research. Future vehicles are “computers on wheels,” which is why safety and security as well as artificial intelligence are integral parts of ATZelectronics.

The unique mixture of exclusive scientific and practice-oriented technical contributions makes ATZelectronics worldwide an indispensable information medium in the field of future-oriented electronics development for engineers at manufacturers, suppliers and development service providers.

Robert Unseld
Responsible Editor

Robert Unseld – Responsible Editor

Scientific advisory board

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhart
Roland Berger GmbH

Prof. Dr. Ing. Thomas Form
Volkswagen AG

Dipl.-Inf. Elmar Frickenstein
BMW Group

Dipl.-Inf. Hans-Georg Frischkorn
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hülshorst
FEV Group GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Isermann
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Stephan Lehmann
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH

Dr. Thomas Müller
Audi AG

Jörg Ohlsen
ESG Mobility

Dr.-Ing. Rainer Otterbach
dSpace GmbH

Friedhelm Pickhard
Etas GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Reif
Duale HS Baden-Württemberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christian Reuss
Universität Stuttgart

Martin Sattler
Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Georg Scheidhammer
DEE Dräxlmaier Elektrik- und Elektroniksysteme GmbH

Winfried Schultalbers
IAV GmbH

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