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Next-gen GaN transistors come in sight, targeting electromobility June 19, 2014 Next-gen GaN transistors come in sight, targeting electromobility GaN transistors are regarded as the Joker in power electronics - the GaN technology promises better energy efficiency, lower switching losses and resilience even under high temperatures - ideal for deployment in automotive applications, in particular in electric ones. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied ... Read more Acoustic middleware improves hands-free sound quality June 19, 2014 Acoustic middleware improves hands-free sound quality The weakest part of the communications link in cars typically is not the wireless connection but the sound quality of the hands-free equipment. Software maker QNX now has introduced a new version of its Acoustics middleware platform that could resolve this problem. Read more E-car research project sets efficiency standards June 19, 2014 E-car research project sets efficiency standards The prototype of an electric car, developed by the Technical University of Munich along with a consortium of carmakers and technology companies, outlines some general design trends for electrical vehicles. Read more Daimler reveals new generation Multibeam LED technology June 17, 2014 Daimler reveals new generation Multibeam LED technology Daimler has revealed that the company's 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS model will for the first time feature Multibeam LED headlights. These headlights have 24 individually controlled LEDs each which adjust 100 times every second from four control units and the camera. Read more Rugged vehicle computer targets telematics application June 17, 2014 Rugged vehicle computer targets telematics application The VERSO+ 10 computer with quick-install feature combines performance with maximum ruggedness in the industry's smallest form factor. Read more Battery monitoring system improves military vehicle reliability June 17, 2014 Battery monitoring system improves military vehicle reliability The next generation Battery Monitoring System (BMS) from Raytheon is now capable of using sensorless current measurement to provide military vehicle users with more reliable and more accurate State-of-Charge (SOC) and State-of-Health (SOH) information. Read more Virtual test tool supports latest Euro NCAP requirements June 16, 2014 Virtual test tool supports latest Euro NCAP requirements Driver assistance systems increasingly support driver's decisions in complex traffic situations. Before they can be tested under real word conditions, they undergo extensive testing in virtual traffic environments. Tool vendor dSpace therefore has introduced a new version of its Automotive Simulation ... Read more Tesla waives all IP claims to spur electromobility June 13, 2014 Tesla waives all IP claims to spur electromobility In a surprising move, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced to forego any claim resulting out of patents. In a blog post on the Tesla's web page, the pioneer of electric mobility said he would not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who uses the company's technology. Read more Blackfin DSPs upgraded for industrial imaging, audio and automotive June 12, 2014 Blackfin DSPs upgraded for industrial imaging, audio and automotive Analog Devices has upgraded its Blackfin DSP processor family to provide 800 MMACS of processing power at less than 100 mW. Read more Combiner approach makes head-up displays affordable June 12, 2014 Combiner approach makes head-up displays affordable With a new automotive head-up display (HUD) type, Bosch departs from earlier implementation types: The 'Combiner' type is smaller and significantly more cost-effective than earlier solutions. Though the system has been developed along with BMW, it could soon appear in cars from other manufacturers. Read more
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