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Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Message Board › October 2013 Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source News (the only email that

October 2013 Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source News (the only email that comes from your organizer)

Alison C.
user 8979363
Group Organizer
Mountain View, CA
Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source members,

-- Our next event, as most are aware, the Nvidia presentation at Nvidia's campus on Tuesday:­

The event is full; please cancel your attendance if you can't make it.

Volunteers needed:

0. pick up prepaid Subway at 3700 Thomas Road, Suite 103, Santa Clara, CA at about 5 pm and deliver to Nvidia.

1. pick up ice anywhere and deliver to Nvidia by 6 pm.   I will reimburse the volunteer by check.

2. take photos of the event and post them at the website.

Thanks to Edward Durney, Michael Wright, Michael Gor and Bob Collins for helping out last month, and to Vas Bhandarkar for inviting the speaker and posting photos.   Thanks to Nvidia for their sponsorship and presentation this month.

-- Other volunteer opportunities

0. Post job openings or announcements at our Message Board:­

1. Find a Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco or San Jose free venue for our January event with Uber.    Uber has already presented many times at Dojo, and Mentor is hosting in December.

2. Post events on our calendar:­

3. Make every month a better-formatted version of this newsletter and send to members.

-- Our subsequent event­

at Hacker Dojo in November on 11/4 about "Transforming the Driver Experience with Augmented Reality in Cars" is not yet full, perhaps reflecting the new $1 admission fee that benefits San Jose State University Formula SAE team directly.    (No I'm not an SJSU alum: just a fan of the team.)

-- Other upcoming events:

0. Tomorrow night, 10/13, I will present practice run-throughs of the two Linux Conference presentations I will give in Edinburgh the following week:

Sunday, October 13 2013 at 6-9 pm

'I would like to borrow a Dojo projector and run through my slides for two upcoming Conference presentations, one on "Best practices for Long-Term Support and Security of the Device-Tree" and one on "The "Telematics Horizon": Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Networking".  I will invite others but don't expect a crowd.'

One is aimed at Linux-kernel developers who know what device-tree is, and the other should be accessible to anyone knowledgeable about networking standards who knows what 802.11 is.

1. Annual Symposium on Future Cars – Future Technology October 17, 2013­

The event was excellent last year, and I recommend it.

2. 10/29 Webinar about USDoT connected car plans:
Southeast Michigan Connected Vehicle Test Bed 2014 Project Public Meeting

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will be hosting a webinar for the Southeast Michigan Connected Vehicle Test Bed 2014 Project on October 29, 2013. Developers, equipment manufacturers and government agencies are invited to provide their ideas and to participate in designing the supporting interoperability process. Their input will be critical to preparing for USDOT PlugFests, designing and testing for connected vehicle device and system interoperability. A PlugFest, as understood by the IT community, is "an event during which devices are tested for interoperability with emerging standards".

This webinar is an opportunity for connected vehicle developers and researchers to learn about and provide input regarding the Southeast Michigan Connected Vehicle Test Bed architecture and to discuss procedures for creating new applications and to testing their implementations under real-life road conditions through a series of PlugFests, slated for 2014.

Location: Webinar Broadcast - Additional information, webinar access and any read-ahead materials will be sent out the week before the meeting.


3. Electric Vehicle Venture Funding event, 11/5­

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Pillsbury, 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto  California  94304

Speakers: John Suh, Hyundai Ventures;  Eric Wesoff, Greentech Media

4. Nov 6-8, Qt Developer Days in San Francisco


Qt used to be just a graphics toolkit and IDE, but now it's a full suite including location-based APIs and hooks into hardware.   Anyone who can write Javascript can write QML, and there's the full power and performance of the C++-engine underneath.    Qt is fast and widely used wherever accelerated graphics is available.   Hosted by premiere SVAOS sponsor ICS.

5. Toyota Hackathon at Hacker Dojo, 11/9-11/10


Contact: John Mark Agosta

This fall Toyota-ITC releases an alpha version of its real-time In-Vehicle Data API to the mobile developer community. This API is more comprehensive than anyone in the industry has released to date.
To test and refine theAPI and to stimulate new application ideas, we will be running parallel hackathons in both Japan and the U.S.
For registration see

Other News of Interest:

0. Please pass this link about a new Internet Engineering Task Force draft geonetworking standard along to anyone you know who might be interested:­

We need participation from IoT and consumer electronics companies in this IETF effort.

1. Legendary car hacker Fred Cooke on video­

and in person in Vancouver at a FreeEMS meetup on 11/23

2. Inexpensive automotive-relevant developer hardware

One to four Cortex-A9 cores on a small form-factor board in a nice box at a reasonable price, and actually for sale.    Patches are already hitting mainline.  FlexCAN header described in HW wiki.­

3. Really fascinating slides from the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, Connected Vehicle Public Meeting, September 2013­

Anyone who cares about ITS will want to read these.

4. As always, I recommend Silicon Valley Autonomous Vehicle Enthusiasts and Electric Vehicle Entrepreneurs Silicon Valley groups.   Many of their events have been superior.

5. When Grand Theft Auto and Facebook grow dull, join me and my car-hacking buddies on freenode IRC at #linuxice or #genivi.

Best wishes,
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