Dec 10, 2023 – SIG-Computing: Rise of computing in Automobiles; SIG-Linux: TBD tbd

Sharan Kalwani, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

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When: Sunday, Dec 10, at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Meetings will be online until further notice.

Sig Computing Topic: Rise of computing in Automobiles

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

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 had jumped to 20%. A large portion of that has been purely due to the rise of computing components, 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. 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.

He 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. 

Sharan Kalwani is an industry technology specialist with 25+ years of experience. He has degrees in both Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked in many diverse areas and is a sought after speaker at many conferences and seminars: such as Supercomputing, HPC Advisory Council, SIAM, Infiniband Trade Association, etc. Sharan is a senior member of IEEE, an Emeritus member of Michigan!UNIX/user group (, ACM and SEMCO. He enjoys teaching, holds an Adjunct Faculty position at several local educational sites. He has published one book “Linux and Internet Security” and is now working on his second text, about a new computer programming language. He is a recipient of the 2018 IEEE MGA Achievement award for his contributions to IEEE activities. 

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 1:30 P.M.

Where: Meetings will be online until further notice. Click on the link shown above.

SIG-Linux Topic: TBD tbd

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

TBD tbd

When: Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 3:00 P.M.

Where: Meetings will be online until further notice. Click on the link shown above.

Upcoming Topics

SIG Computing:



Proposed SIG Linux topics by S Kalwani : dates TBD

  1. Comparison of video conferencing platforms
  2. Network tools on Linux – part 1
  3. Network tools on Linux  – part 2

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