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Telematics test platform addresses in-vehicle testing June 10, 2013 Telematics test platform addresses in-vehicle testing With cars increasingly incorporating telematics functions and features, testing of telematics devices becomes an issue for OEMs and tier ones. RF testing expert company IZT GmbH has developed IZT RecPlay, a platform for RF receiver design validation of analog and digital radio, video and global navigation ... Read more Image processing software eases car number plate reading June 07, 2013 Image processing software eases car number plate reading EVT's EyePlateReader system, based on the company’s EyeVision image processing software, is designed to recognize, read and evaluate number plates. The system runs on a ARM Cortex A8 Dual Core CPU. Read more Insurance telematics is becoming mainstream, with large implications for insurers June 07, 2013 Insurance telematics is becoming mainstream, with large implications for insurers “With Progressive's Snapshot having attracted more than 1 million drivers in the US and Octo Telematics already counting close to 1.3 million UBI customers – mainly in Italy – insurance telematics is now entering the mainstream market, at least in certain countries. Read more Continental supplies powertrain for Renault's e-car Zoe June 06, 2013 Continental supplies powertrain for Renault's e-car Zoe The powertrain of Renault's (and Europe's) first high-volume battery electric car ZOE will be supplied by automotive supplier Continental AG. The motor achieves high torque and power density without the need to utilize rare earth materials. Read more Audi picks Analog Devices for semiconductor program June 05, 2013 Audi picks Analog Devices for semiconductor program Analog Devices (ADI) has announced a strategic collaboration with carmaker Audi. The collaboration includes joint technology projects, mainly in the areas of sensor interfaces, signal conditioning, audio systems and battery management. Read more Roadmap to automated driving takes shape: silicon chauffeur takes over June 05, 2013 Roadmap to automated driving takes shape: silicon chauffeur takes over The European Community intends to reduce the number of traffic fatalities by 50 percent until 2020; the United Nations put a similar program in place to improve road traffic safety and cut back the number of traffic accidents in a global scale. Read more Interface box connects to CAN and Ethernet June 05, 2013 Interface box connects to CAN and Ethernet Vector is introducing a compact Ethernet/CAN interface with USB. Developers in the automotive and aerospace industries will benefit from simultaneous access to CAN networks and Ethernet-based systems such as Broad-R-Reach or AFDX with just one interface. The new VN5610 device can be used in a broad range ... Read more Over-the-air technology facilitates software updates for cars June 04, 2013 Over-the-air technology facilitates software updates for cars With the amount of software installed in automotive ECUs exploding, carmakers increasingly face the problem how to update or exchange software in the "installed base", that is the cars out on the streets. Serious bugs in this software time and again trigger huge recall actions which are extremely costly. ... Read more Picasso gets "tunnel" optics for LED tail light June 04, 2013 Picasso gets At the Geneva motor show, carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën introduced the Technospace concept vehicle based on its C4 Picasso. With a novel technology from lighting company Hella, the LED tail lights of the van create a distinctive light signature. Read more 2.0x1.25mm 4.7µF monolithic ceramic capacitors operate at up to 125°C June 04, 2013 2.0x1.25mm 4.7µF monolithic ceramic capacitors operate at up to 125°C Murata has announced what the company claims to be the world's first 0402-size (1005-size metric 1.0x0.5mm) 1µF monolithic ceramic capacitor with a guaranteed operating temperature of 105°C (X6S) and a rated voltage of 25V. Read more
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