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MEMS sensors address airbags, body applications March 10, 2014 MEMS sensors address airbags, body applications With two new inertial sensor families Bosch addresses the needs of modern car design in various areas of the vehicle. The SMA6xy sensor family makes facilitates the integration of airbag systems; the SMI7xy family aims at driver assistance systems and vehicle dynamics applications. Read more Freescale mourns employees on missing Malaysian flight March 10, 2014 Freescale mourns employees on missing Malaysian flight Nearly three days after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished from radar screens and as the mystery remains about what actually happened on-board, Freescale Semiconductor mourns 20 of its employees who were confirmed passengers among a total of 227 together with 12 crew members. Read more Model-based tests run on target platform March 10, 2014 Model-based tests run on target platform TPT (Time Partition Testing) is an especially efficient method for automated software testing or software verification of embedded control systems. This capability facilitates certification of safety-relevant functions according to ISO 26262. Read more The MEMS market - who are the winners, the losers March 10, 2014 The MEMS market - who are the winners, the losers How dynamic the market for MEMS is shows a recent survey from IHS technology. These microelectromechanical systems are increasingly pervasive as sensors in almost any kind of electronic product - from smartphones to cars and from tool machines to sports gadgets. Read more Future urban mobility: the autopilot takes over March 07, 2014 Future urban mobility: the autopilot takes over A glimpse to future urban individual mobility provides a prototype of a vehicle designed by engineering company AKKA Technologies. Link & Go 2.0, as the prototype was named, has been showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle has no steering wheel anymore. Instead, it offers all conceivable digital ... Read more Instrument examines CAN bus load March 06, 2014 Instrument examines CAN bus load The PCAN-Diag from PEAK-System Technik GmbH is a handheld device for the diagnostics of CAN busses on OSI layers 1 and 2. With the new firmware 1.7, the device obtains new features. It now displays the busload associated to the transmission of error frames. This is done in a split view parallel to the ... Read more PMA reveals advanced specifications for vehicle wireless charging March 06, 2014 PMA reveals advanced specifications for vehicle wireless charging Power Matters Alliance (PMA) is planning to expand features of the organization's automotive specification to standardize wireless charging requirements beyond what is currently available in the market. Read more Micro smart grid plugs renewables into EV fleets March 06, 2014  Micro smart grid plugs renewables into EV fleets The ability to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management which is why researchers in Germany are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. Read more Flow cell challenges litihium ion March 04, 2014 Flow cell challenges litihium ion At the Geneva Motor show, Nanoflowcell AG has introduced an electrically driven sports sedan with remarkable features: The vehicle is powered by an innovative energy storage system - a hybrid of battery and fuel cell. The technology could emerge as a serious contender to existing lithium ion batteries. ... Read more Audio amplifier makes e-cars' voice heard March 04, 2014 Audio amplifier makes e-cars' voice heard Perhaps not the most urgent problem associated to electromobility, but still a problem is the fact that these vehicles are so silent - they frequently are missed by careless pedestrians. For this reason, carmakers are searching for ways to give e-cars an acoustic signature, called Acoustic Vehicle Alerting ... Read more
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