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Software platform enables Europe-wide e-car charging May 30, 2013 Software platform enables Europe-wide e-car charging A joint venture of carmakers and energy provides has launched a software platform that enables e-car charging station operators across Europe to exchange billing information. Thus, they offer a charging infrastructure mechanism similar to roaming in the telecommunications segment. And users of electric ... Read more Open source automotive software connects iOS devices to Linux IVI systems May 29, 2013 Open source automotive software connects iOS devices to Linux IVI systems Wind River has launched a version of Linux allows consumers to connect their iOS devices to Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. Read more Automotive LED drivers combine high voltage rating with strong EMC performance May 28, 2013 Automotive LED drivers combine high voltage rating with strong EMC performance Texas Instruments has introduced a new generation of AEC-Q100 qualified automotive LED drivers for dashboard and interior illumination applications. They feature high voltage rating, thermal shutdown protection and optimized electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance. Read more Volvo builds small e-car series for Siemens May 28, 2013 Volvo builds small e-car series for Siemens Siemens will equip a small series of electric vehicles based on the Volvo 30 with a new, more powerful motor. The vehicles will be manufactured exclusively for Siemens who intends to use them for an internal car-sharing project. The move is a result of a strategic cooperation between Volvo and Siemens ... Read more Continental, Oerlikon collaborate on HEV and EV powertrains May 28, 2013 Continental, Oerlikon collaborate on HEV and EV powertrains Swiss technology group Oerlikon and the German automotive electronics supplier Continental will jointly develop and sell integrated motor-transmission units for hybrid electric and electric vehicles. The goal of the collaboration is to further improve the efficiency of electric drives through the holistic ... Read more New package for sensors offers benefits when space is tight May 28, 2013 New package for sensors offers benefits when space is tight For deployment in automotive and industrial applications, Micronas has developed a new 4-pin package - the TO92UP. The pins of this package are 5 mm longer compared to common TO92 packages. For the start, the company offers its HAL 36xy and HAL 38xy sensor families in the new package. Read more Positioning module offers parallel GPS and GLONASS navigation May 27, 2013 Positioning module offers parallel GPS and GLONASS navigation Wireless modules vendor u-blox introduces the surface-mount MAX-M5Q, a compact satellite positioning module that supports US GPS, Russian GLONASS as well as Japanese QZSS satellite GNSS systems. High-performance GPS/GLONASS parallel operation is also supported to enhance positioning speed and accuracy. ... Read more ERNI extends portfolio of PowerElements for automotive applications May 27, 2013 ERNI extends portfolio of PowerElements for automotive applications Within the scope of its BLUEcontact Solutions, ERNI Electronics has extended its offering of versatile PowerElements for the automotive industry. The portfolio of PowerElements with a combined flexible/massive press-fit zone has been extended with variants with purely massive press-fit contacts. Read more Research project uses alcohol-based fuel cells to extend range of e-cars May 27, 2013 Research project uses alcohol-based fuel cells to extend range of e-cars With a novel energy storage technique, researchers of the Berlin Technical University will improve the driving range of electrically driven cars: They use ethanol - but instead of filling it into the tank, they plan to build an ethanol-based fuel cell. Read more CAN to USB interface comes in new housing with galvanic isolation May 27, 2013 CAN to USB interface comes in new housing with galvanic isolation Swedish CAN hardware specialist Kvaser AB has released an updated version of its Leaf Light CAN to USB interface. The unit features galvanic isolation and is ergonomically designed for easier hold and use. Read more
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