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Engineers transfer all-wheel drive to e-bike August 23, 2013 Engineers transfer all-wheel drive to e-bike All-wheel drive is something for off-road vehicles and SUVs, right? A team of developers and researchers of the Ulm University believes that also two-wheel vehicles could benefit from all-wheel drive. An additional electric drive on the front wheel could make them more agile and safe. Now they are developing ... Read more Apple's iOS7: Too little, too late for automotive market, says expert August 23, 2013 Apple's iOS7: Too little, too late for automotive market, says expert At its recent developer conference WWDC, Apple pitched its new operation system iOS7 for automotive deployment. Now Frost & Sullivan expert Krishna Jayaraman got granular on Apple's system software. Though iOS7 offers significant improvements with regards to the interfaces and better voice control functions ... Read more Battery data without additional wiring August 22, 2013 Battery data without additional wiring Within their activities towards intelligent battery management technologies, a consortium of two commercial companies and two universities is currently developing a data exchange technology which does not require additional data wires within large lithium-ion battery packs - the battery data are transmitted ... Read more TRW rolls rotary seat belt pretensioner August 21, 2013 TRW rolls rotary seat belt pretensioner Automotive safety system expert TRW has designed a new anchor seat belt pretensioner in a rotary configuration. The APR1 features a lighter weight design and more compact packaging resulting in an easy integration for vehicle manufacturer interiors. Thus, the system particularly meets the needs in challenging ... Read more Research project makes HMI development data interchangeable August 21, 2013 Research project makes HMI development data interchangeable Today, more than 80% of all innovations in automotive technology is based on electronics and software. This holds true in particular for the comfort and infotainment domain as well as for so-called hidden technologies such as engine management and ESP. Every new function however makes the system more ... Read more 14-circuit hybrid system meets increased terminal requirements for in-vehicle functions August 21, 2013 14-circuit hybrid system meets increased terminal requirements for in-vehicle functions Molex has expanded its Stac64 product family with a 14-circuit Stac64 hybrid system comprises a 14-circuit hybrid receptacle connector and mating 14-circuit vertical and right-angle headers to meet the increasing terminal requirements for expanding in-vehicle functionality in automotive and commercial ... Read more Processor consolidation compels secure containers, virtualization August 20, 2013 Processor consolidation compels secure containers, virtualization Market intelligence firm ABI Research forecasts that the number of OEM-installed connected car infotainment systems with multiple OS architectures shipped globally will reach 34.2 million units at the end of 2018 with secure container-type units accounting for 57.3% of shipments and virtual machine-type ... Read more Automotive-qualified MCU family from Silicon Labs August 20, 2013 Automotive-qualified MCU family from Silicon Labs Mouser Electronics is stocking a new series of automotive-qualified 8-bit Flash microcontrollers from Silicon Labs. C8051F85x and C8051F86x MCUs are AEC-Q100 qualified MCUs that operate over an extended temperature range to 125°C and offer up to 8kB Flash, up to 512 bytes of RAM, and a 12-bit analog-to-digital ... Read more Miniaturized transponder coil for automotive applications August 20, 2013 Miniaturized transponder coil for automotive applications TDK Corporation has expanded its TPL series of transponder coils with a new miniature version that is especially designed for use as an antenna coil in tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for vehicles. Other target applications are passive keyless entry (PKE) systems and immobilizers. Read more Automotive qualified high-speed, low-side driver family boosts efficiency, simplifies design August 20, 2013 Automotive qualified high-speed, low-side driver family boosts efficiency, simplifies design Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced the FAN31xx_F085 and FAN32xx_F085 series of high-speed, low-side automotive qualified gate drivers which offer flexibility for power supply and other high-efficiency MOSFET switching applications. Read more
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