Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source News for February 2014

From: Alison C.
Sent on: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:53 PM

Greetings, SVAOS members.   Here are some news items for your consideration for February 2014.

SVAOS events:

As always, our events are a 100% benefit for the San Jose State University Formula SAE racing team.   No one associated with SVAOS is an SJSU alumnus; we are just impressed by the students.

-- Our next meeting will be held February 25 at Mentor's Fremont campus.   Rudi Streif of the Linux Foundation will give a presentation about "Solving Security and Privacy Challenges of the Connected Car."   Registration closes at noon on Tuesday.    Details at

-- On Tuesday March 11 at Mentor's Fremont campus, Felix Baum of Mentor will give a presentation about "Security and Performance Benefits of Automotive Virtualization".   Details are available at

Co-organizers Peter Mui of ICS and Robert Seidl of Transportation Technology Ventures will host this meeting since I will be away on an extended work assignment overseas.

-- On Thursday March 27, Peter Mui will host a presentation by GROM Audio about "QNX OS and Qt for Automotive Development" at GROM's facility in Belmont.   Learn more and register at

-- Slides for the February presentation by CALTRANS at their Oakland facility are now posted at the event link

Other events:

-- Give some love to the new "Autohack - Automotive Software Hackers" meetup,

-- Don't forget the ongoing Electric Vehicle Entrepreneurs Silicon Valley

and Silicon Valley Autonomous Vehicle Enthusiasts:

-- CAN Industrial Automation presents a full-day seminar on 4/28 in San Jose.   Details:

BTW, CIA's free newsletter is informative and entertaining.

Other news:

-- NHTSA announced a baby step towards a vehicle-to-vehicle communications mandate on February 3:

Watch this space.

-- A fine evaluation of the Google-Audi deal at CES from Nate Willis of LWN:

Call for Volunteers:

-- Please post news items of note at

-- Please add notable events to the calendar at

-- Consider becoming an SVAOS sponsor by hosting an event at your facility or underwriting refreshments for a Hacker Dojo hosted event.  Contact Peter Mui or Robert Seidel for details.

-- Please give some extra support to Peter and Robert during my absence.   If I don't see you guys on Tuesday, I'll catch you in August.

Best wishes,


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