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Diodes, Inc. steps up automotive presence with Hall-effect latches July 15, 2015 Diodes, Inc. steps up automotive presence with Hall-effect latches The AH376xQ family of AECQ100-qualified Hall effect latches (Diodes Inc.) has eight magnetic sensitivity options to span uses in commutation, encoding and position control of the various motors, pumps, fans and valves found in vehicle cabins for operating windows, sun roofs, seats, tailgates and air-conditioning. ... Read more Millimeter waves hitch a ride July 15, 2015 Millimeter waves hitch a ride Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are studying millimeter wave (mmW) wireless signals could be used in cars. They believe mmW bands will provide the high data rates and accuracy needed in communication between connected cars, while also improving the resolution of radar operations. Read more Research project combines valet parking, battery charging July 15, 2015 Research project combines valet parking, battery charging In the V-Charge project, six research partners are currently developing applications around autonomous and, in some cases, electric vehicles. The focus of the project is on methods and algorithms enabling vehicles to autonomously park, charge its batteries and get back to its user as soon at it is summoned. ... Read more M2M Gateway module brings commercial vehicles online July 14, 2015 M2M Gateway module brings commercial vehicles online Fleet vehicles, heavy goods trucks, construction and agricultural machines get connected with the M2M Gateway module from Hirschmann Solutions. The module also enables users to expand and upgrade existing telematics solutions and enable them to utilise additional communications and navigation services. ... Read more What about magnetic position sensor reliability? July 14, 2015 What about magnetic position sensor reliability? A stubborn question about the reliability of magnetic position sensors lingers in the minds of some automotive and industrial system designers. Yet complete stray field immunity is possible in contactless magnetic position sensing, claims Mark Donovan of AMS AG. Read more Audi adds Renesas to its Progressive Semiconductor Program July 13, 2015 Audi adds Renesas to its Progressive Semiconductor Program Carmaker Audi and semiconductor supplier Renesas have established a strategic relationship as part of Audi’s Progressive Semiconductor Program (PSCP). The program has been set up by Audi in 2010 to accelerate automotive innovation, covering all traditional automotive domains as well as innovative applications ... Read more Audi robot racecar, faster than human drivers July 13, 2015 Audi robot racecar, faster than human drivers With a new generation of its robot racing car known as RS7 driving concept, carmaker Audi has surpassed the performance of its driverless racing car. The demonstration took place at the Sonoma Raceway north of San Francisco. The purpose of the event: Audi wants to highlight the maturity of its autonomous ... Read more Analyser allows inspecting auto radar circuits July 13, 2015 Analyser allows inspecting auto radar circuits Rohde & Schwarz has added the FSW85 to its successful family of high-end signal and spectrum analysers. Designed for use in R&D environments, the analyser simplifies complex measurement tasks in the fields of automotive radar, 5G and other wireless communications standards including aerospace and defense. ... Read more Backside-illuminated image sensor targets ADAS applications July 10, 2015 Backside-illuminated image sensor targets ADAS applications ON Semiconductor is expanding its 1/3-inch 1Mp image sensor portfolio with early sampling of the company's first backside illuminated (BSI) sensor technology for the automotive imaging market. Read more Continental abolishes rear view mirrors July 10, 2015 Continental abolishes rear view mirrors No more blind spots, dazzle-free view to the rear and additional driver assistance function, these are just some of the advantages of a camera-based rear view system that soon could displace the conventional rear view mirror trio. With a test vehicle, automotive supplier Continental has demonstrated ... Read more
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