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Volvo Trucks develops all-around view safety system October 10, 2014 Volvo Trucks develops all-around view safety system A limited field of vision is the most dominant contributor in heavy accidents involving trucks and pedestrians or cyclists. Volvo Trucks now has developed a technology that promises to significantly reduce the risk of accidents as a consequence of this visual impairment. The bad news is that it takes ... Read more Function library speeds real-time simulation October 09, 2014 Function library speeds real-time simulation The Power RealTime Library from tool vendor dSpace makes simulations of SimPowerSystems simulations developed in Matlab / Simulink faster and more easy. Typical application areas are electric drives for vehicles and airplanes as well as wind turbine generators. Read more Robot on the Racetrack: Audi presents driverless racing car October 09, 2014 Robot on the Racetrack: Audi presents driverless racing car Audi claims to have the fastest automated vehicle in the world: The carmaker will send a driverless car onto the Hockenheim race track during the upcoming DTM touring car race. Read more Spansion supplements HyperBus system with fast memory October 09, 2014 Spansion supplements HyperBus system with fast memory As a complementary move to the introduction of processing platforms for automotive and industrial applications with HyperBus memory interface, Spansion announced a plan to develop a range of memory products that fully exploit the potential of these platforms. Towards this end, Spansion inked a joint ... Read more Automotive-qualified 40V dual FETs for low power motor applications October 09, 2014 Automotive-qualified 40V dual FETs for low power motor applications International Rectifier's AUIRFN8459 and AUIRFN8458 40V automotive-qualified COOLiRFET power MOSFETs feature very low RDS(on) for automotive applications requiring compact size and high current performance including pump motor control and automotive body control. Read more Vector, Baselabs join forces to develop ADAS tools October 08, 2014 Vector, Baselabs join forces to develop ADAS tools German software companies Vector Informatik and Baselabs have entered a formal partnership to jointly creating products enabling other companies to develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). To fortify the partnership, Vector invests heavily into Baselabs. Read more Concept vehicle brings steer-by-wire to sports car study October 07, 2014 Concept vehicle brings steer-by-wire to sports car study Steer-by-wire, once hyped as a technology that opens up unseen degrees of design freedom due to the disappearance of the steering column and then sunk, is not completely dead: In the SpeedE research vehicle of the RWTH Aachen university, it lives on. And proves that it can be just as save as the conventional ... Read more Johnson Matthey acquires battery materials assets from A123 October 07, 2014 Johnson Matthey acquires battery materials assets from  A123 A123 Systems LLC, has completed the sale of the company's facilities for the production of certain battery materials to Johnson Matthey, a world-class manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Read more Multimedia software exploits Renesas R-Car platform October 07, 2014 Multimedia software exploits Renesas R-Car platform The multimedia platform from software vendor Cinemo brings video playback, media streaming and management and connectivity functions to Renesas' R-Car M2 and H2 Systems-on-chip, which target the markets for dashboard applications. Read more Microchip, LDRA collaborate on functional safety October 06, 2014 Microchip, LDRA collaborate on functional safety Semiconductor manufacturer Microchip and software tool vendor LDRA have inked a partnership agreement aiming at facilitating the compliance with functional safety standards such as ISO 26262 for road vehicles, IEC 61508 for industrial safety and EN 50128 for rail transportation systems. Read more
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