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Riedon targets low cost current sensing applications with low ohmic value resistors November 05, 2013 Riedon targets low cost current sensing applications with low ohmic value resistors Targeting the demanding requirements of current sensing and shunt applications Riedon's portfolio of low ohmic value resistors provide AEC-Q200 compliance for use in harsh automotive environments. Read more Diab Compiler achieves automotive SPICE Level 2 for safer vehicle systems November 05, 2013 Diab Compiler achieves automotive SPICE Level 2 for safer vehicle systems Wind River has released the latest version of its Diab Compiler and a qualification kit for the ISO 26262 automotive safety standard. Read more ADAS trickle down from luxury segment to budget cars November 04, 2013 ADAS trickle down from luxury segment to budget cars Driver monitoring systems (DMS), a specific kind of driver assistant systems that observes the driver's physical ability to actively participate in the traffic, are increasingly in demand by car buyers. Over the next years, market researchers expect a significant market size; the highest demand is seen ... Read more Apple’s “iOS in the Car” to have a large share of all In-vehicle infotainment systems by 2018 November 04, 2013 Apple’s “iOS in the Car” to have a large share of all In-vehicle infotainment systems by 2018 ​ABI Research forecasts that the shipments of connected in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems equipped with one or more smartphone integration technologies will grow substantially during the next five years to reach 35.1 million units globally by 2018. Of these, 43.6% will be equipped with MirrorLink, ... Read more Damped-wave algorithm eliminates sudden traffic jams October 31, 2013 Damped-wave algorithm eliminates sudden traffic jams Not all highway traffic jams are caused by road works or accidents. Sometimes, a stall simply occurs out of the blue, apparently for no reason. A professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found the reason that causes such stalls - and he devised a remedy. Read more Panasonic to expand supply of automotive-grade battery cells to Tesla Motors October 30, 2013 Panasonic to expand supply of automotive-grade battery cells to Tesla Motors Panasonic Corporation has reached an agreement with California-based Tesla Motors which will see Panasonic expand the company's supply of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla. Read more Bad design and its consequences; US legal ruling on Toyota's “killer firmware” October 30, 2013 Bad design and its consequences; US legal ruling on Toyota's “killer firmware” In the USA, certain Toyota car models have been alleged to have contained a fault that caused them to accelerate or continue to accelerate contrary to the driver's inputs. This has now reached the stage that a US court has ruled against Toyota, as reported here by EDN's Michael Dunn. Read more BMW, CleanCharge demo cross-provider charging for e-cars October 29, 2013 BMW, CleanCharge demo cross-provider charging for e-cars Electric cars can be charged across provider lines and national borders. This was demonstrated recently by the BMW Group and Danish charging infrastructure operator CleanCharge in the course of a showcase event which took place in Copenhagen. Read more ICs with enhanced monitoring functions contribute to automotive functional safety October 29, 2013 ICs with enhanced monitoring functions contribute to automotive functional safety Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched a multi-output system power supply IC that enhances monitoring functions in general automotive applications. Samples of the TB9042FTG will be available from November 2013, with mass production scheduled to start in May 2014. Read more Virtual pneumatics model allows simulation of brakes and suspension October 29, 2013 Virtual pneumatics model allows simulation of brakes and suspension Software tool vendor dSpace GmbH is preparing the launch of new simulation models for pneumatic suspension systems and air cushioning. The ASM Pneumatics model library expands the vendor's Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) product family by realistic brake simulation for commercial vehicles and for ... Read more
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