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Prediction tool reduces traffic stalls February 01, 2013 Prediction tool reduces traffic stalls Less traffic congestions is what a recently concluded pilot project in Cologne aimed at. In the project, the City of Cologne and IBM collaborated in developing algorithms that reduce traffic congestion by means of traffic forecasts. Read more Lattice upgrades FPGA design software January 31, 2013 Lattice upgrades FPGA design software The folks at Lattice Semiconductor have just announced an array of advancements to their software platforms, debuting new versions of the Lattice Diamond and iCEcube2 design tools. Read more Prototype platform tests real-time vehicle software January 31, 2013 Prototype platform tests real-time vehicle software With two prototyping platforms, Fraunhofer ESK is addressing the needs of software developers in the automotive industry. The platforms enable developers to test safety-critical software-based vehicle functions in particular in the domains of infotainment and driver assistance systems. Read more Tire sensors detect vehicle weight January 30, 2013 Tire sensors detect vehicle weight Automotive supplier Continental has announced to expand the scope of functions of its tire pressure sensors: Future sensor generations will be able to detect the total weight of the vehicle. With this move, the company intends to make a contribution to safety. Read more Daimler, Ford and Nissan join forces for zero-emission technology January 28, 2013 Daimler, Ford and Nissan join forces for zero-emission technology The hydrogen fuel cell technology gets going: Less than a week after BMW and Toyota announced to collaborate in the field of hydrogen fuel cells for electromobility, three competing carmakers followed suit and announced a similar agreement for their part: Daimler, Ford and Nissan plan to jointly speed ... Read more High stability MEMS-based XOs for automotive operating temperature range January 28, 2013 High stability MEMS-based XOs for automotive operating temperature range Components distributor MSC has introduced the SiT1618 MEMS XO family from SiTime. These oscillators, which are designed for the extended industrial operating temperature range from ‑40°C to +125°C, feature excellent frequency stability up to ±25 ppm inclusive of all conditions, G‑sensitivity ... Read more BMW gives hydrogen technology another chance January 25, 2013 BMW gives hydrogen technology another chance BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have signed a technology exchange agreement. The contract gives BMW access to Toyota's fuel cell technology. In exchange, the Bavarians share their expertise in lightweight technology with their Japanese counterpart. Read more Sensor brings third dimension to angle measurement January 23, 2013 Sensor brings third dimension to angle measurement Micronas expands its HAL 36xy sensor family for multidimensional magnetic field measurement based on the 3D HAL technology by the new model HAL 3675. This sensor family enables the measurement of magnetic fields in parallel to the chip surface by the use of vertical Hall plates. Application fields are ... Read more Audi drives LED headlight to new dimensions January 23, 2013 Audi drives LED headlight to new dimensions After having introduced already rather sophisticated LED-based lighting systems in its serial production vehicles, carmaker Audi announces to equip its vehicles with a smart LED matrix that adds even more flexibility. With the new lighting system, the company intends to improve driving safety - and provide ... Read more Continental and SK Innovation launch traction battery JV January 22, 2013 Continental and SK Innovation launch traction battery JV Automotive supplier Continental has inked an agreement with SK Innovation of Korea to es-tablish a joint venture dedicated to developing battery technology for vehicles. The two firms intend to concentrate their related expertise in this new company with the goal of mutually developing, producing and ... Read more
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