Rise of computing in modern automotive DNA

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Rise of computing in modern automotive DNA

The growth of electronics within the automobile has been nothing short of phenomenal. In 2015 it accounted for 13% of the total value of the car and in 2018 it has now jumped to 20%. A large portion of that has been purely due to the rise of computing component, such as ADAS, ECUs, etc. New technologies such as 3D laminated glass, haptic sensors, and augmented reality heads-up displays — which offer drivers alerts, safety aids, and warnings on invisible screens embedded in the windshield — have entered the vocabulary of traditional suppliers. Large navigation and entertainment display screens in the dashboard offer Web-based information and media as well as data arrays picked up from networked roads and other cars. The autonomous car will further up the ante, and soon. It will change the “living space” dimension of automotive interiors. The front seat may be reoriented to face the back seat, so passengers can converse as they would in their living rooms while the car cruises to a destination. Or seats could face a windshield that’s become a large movie screen.

This talk will focus on many of what is the “under the hood” computing portions, technologies and the accompanying massive software baggage that needs to go with it. It is time we got more familiar with the computing technologies and underlying foundations that go with it.

We will introduce many terms, concepts and issues to help folks in Automotive technologies get better prepared for the future (or is fusion a better word?) world of automotive & computer tech.
Feedback from a few attendees (identical event, held separately due to time zone difference):
"I enjoyed it and I think it was a great idea to do a session with one of the international members of IEEE"
"The insights gained were valuable and rich in informative content. Key highlights involved a comprehensive exploration of the automotive field, emphasizing the utilization of industry standards."
"The speaker simplifies things, making it easier for me to understand and learn"
"It was good to know how the automotive cars work"

  Date and Time




  • Date: 05 Jun 2018
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 41000 Woodward Ave
  • Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • United States 48304
  • Building: Butzel Long

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  • A PDF Flyer for local distribution is also available

  • Starts 09 May 2018 02:27 PM
  • Ends 04 June 2018 04:18 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Sharan Kalwani Sharan Kalwani


A seasoned scientific, technical and computing professional, Sharan Kalwani has spent over 20+ years implementing many new and pioneering technologies from operating systems (*nix) , high performance computing (Cray, SGI, compute clusters), engineering applications (CAE simulations), networking (TCP/IP, Infiniband), operations (ITIL/ ITSM), scientific domain (BioInformatics) and project management. Sharan looks to increase the professional approach of every individual he interacts with. He enjoys teaching, contributing to STEM activities and publishing. He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, Emeritus member of Michigan!/usr/group, and leads the SIG-Linux section of SEMCO.org. He is currently the Chair of the IEEE SE Michigan Education Society Chapter for 2017 and heads the Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE) for IEEE-USA SE Michigan geographic section. He has also a published author on the topic: "UNIX and TCP/IP Network Security"



6:00 - 6:30 PM ~ Sign in and Networking
6:30 - 7:00 PM ~  Refreshments, Libations & Food
7:00 - 8:30 PM ~  Main Presentation including Q & A

Joint event of Computer Society (Chapter 5) & VTS Chapter & Education Society