The use of electronics in vehicles has steadily grown since the 1970s, and is now estimated to represent up-to fifty percent of the cost of many vehicles – and the role of electronics in the automotive world is only set to continue its rapid growth.
Electronics are responsible for significant improvements in vehicle safety, particularly the introduction of electronic braking, traction control and stability systems. Additionally, driver aids, such as cruise control and steering assist, are gradually increasing in autonomy toward the goal of level 5 autonomous driving, and vehicles are becoming progressively more connected, with V2X systems optimising safety, traffic efficiency and overall efficiency.
Whilst electronics have always played a part in vehicle propulsion, starting with the humble spark plug, the actual motive torque is increasingly being provided electrically. This is in-line with the deadlines that many countries have set for all vehicles to include electrification in the form of hybrid or electric-only power. As other green power sources, such as hydrogen power, gain acceptance, these are also likely to include sophisticated electronic controls.
Furthermore, electronics play a fundamental role in vehicle enjoyment and entertainment, from enhanced suspension controls to improved occupant comfort and increasingly sophisticated navigation, communication and entertainment systems.
HGF’s large electronics team has extensive experience of working closely with clients in the automotive sector, unlocking IP potential for large multinational organisations, SMEs and universities.
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into healthcare has ushered in a new era of personalised medicine, promising more effective and tailored treatments for patients. Traditional medical approaches often adopt …Read article
Time: 14.00 – 15.00 UTC HGF Patent Director, Dr Janine Swarbrick will be speaking on the upcoming Lexology webinar: Across Continents: Exploring Common Ground and Contrasts in Patenting Software Inventions …Event details
IAM Patent 1000 the world’s leading patent professionals 2023 guide has now been published and we are delighted to have 31 attorneys recognised as world-class individuals in the guide. The …Read article
Intellectual Property (IP) can add significant value to your business, providing a competitive edge over the market, as well as demonstrating sound business planning to help secure investment. There are …Read article
The “European database on medical devices”, or “EUDAMED”, is the EU’s IT system created by the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR). When …Read article
HGF is a gold sponsor of IAM Live: IP and Emerging Technology Europe 2023 on the 19th April in London. The rise of AI is changing the way high-tech innovations …Event details
Potential obstacles to obtaining patent protection in Europe for an improvement in a general method for machine learning have been highlighted by a recent decision (T0702/20) from the EPO Board …Read article
The possibility of quantum computing was first seriously proposed in the early 1980s and is widely regarded as having enormous potential to deliver a step change in the complexity of …Read article