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Real-time data hub for smart electromobility August 27, 2015 Real-time data hub for smart electromobility Intelligent mobility is requires that cars can share data – for example with other vehicles, with services providers, repair shops, fleet operators and, in the case of an electric car, with charging stations. As a result of the ELISE research project, the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) has ... Read more Apple iCar: Do iCare? August 27, 2015 Apple iCar: Do iCare? Whether its creators call it ‘iRod,' 'iMove" or ‘iCar,’ Apple has launched a pedal-to-the-metal drive into the automotive industry, while keeping typically mum, according to industry analysts. Read more Here strives to establish uniform auto sensor data format August 27, 2015 Here strives to establish uniform auto sensor data format Electronic map provider Here is pulling the strings across the automotive industry to establish an interface format for in-vehicle sensor data. Such a uniform data definition format would enable the data to be sent to downstream processing units that potentially could reside in the cloud. A uniform data ... Read more Racing car technology reaches road freight vehicles August 26, 2015 Racing car technology reaches road freight vehicles Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS), in the automotive world developed to give race cars an additional boost, could possibly soon help long haul trucks and delivery trucks to burn less fuel and emit less exhaust gases. As a welcome side effect, the vehicles get additional agility. Read more Measuring station scrutinizes eCall functionality August 26, 2015 Measuring station scrutinizes eCall functionality Quick help after a car accident is a major factor to reduce traffic fatalities. For this reason, the eCall system will be mandatory in new cars in Europe, starting in March 2018. For developers, it is high time to get their systems up and running. Anritsu offers a new functionality for its MD8475A network ... Read more BMS optimised for high power density, low price August 25, 2015 BMS optimised for high power density, low price In electric cars, batteries continue to be the most critical component as they determine the driving range of the vehicle. The Fraunhofer IISB research institute has developed a fully redundant, modular , low cost battery system for light EVs. It includes an advanced battery management system and meets ... Read more Full-bridge gate driver chips targets starter generator applications August 25, 2015 Full-bridge gate driver chips targets starter generator applications The A5929 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a full-bridge gate driver IC designed to drive N-channel external power MOSFETs in automotive applications including integrated starter generator (ISG) systems. Read more DRAMS with ECC offer soft-error-robustness at 125°C operating temp August 24, 2015 DRAMS with ECC offer soft-error-robustness at 125°C operating temp Intelligent Memory (IM), a fabless memory manufacturer, has a family of very robust DRAM components withstanding even the highest operating temperatures and stress, available from distributor Memphis Electronic AG (Bad Homburg, Germany). IM claims an industry first with 125°C operating temperature DRAMs. ... Read more Broadcom Tackles 5 Questions on Ethernet in Cars August 24, 2015 Broadcom Tackles 5 Questions on Ethernet in Cars Right now, not many people in the know are willing to bet against the future that includes Ethernet in cars. Yet, angst and confusion continues to swirl around “automotive Ethernet” – whether this refers to the upcoming IEEE 802.3bw standard (also known as 100BASE-T1), the Broadcom-pioneered “BroadR-Reach” ... Read more Ultra-low-power ARM Cortex M0+ with segment LCD controller August 19, 2015 Ultra-low-power ARM Cortex M0+ with segment LCD controller Atmel’s SMART SAM L22 operates down to 39µA/MHz running CoreMark, and features segment LCD Controller, peripheral touch controller and tamper detection with new security features targeting battery-powered applications Read more
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