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Digital tachograph offers remote download, improved security July 16, 2012 Digital tachograph offers remote download, improved security Continental VDO has announced a new version of its digital tachograph for trucks and buses. The DTCO 2.0 features an improved remote data download function. In addition it meets the latest EU legislation for data security in telematics applications. Read more New standard practice for CANopen-based operator sub-systems July 16, 2012 New standard practice for CANopen-based operator sub-systems CiA (CAN in Automation) has released version 1.0 of the CiA 852 CANopen recommended practice for operator environment sub-systems. Read more Study names leading carmakers in technology partnerships July 13, 2012 Study names leading carmakers in technology partnerships Megatrends like sustainability, urbanization and materials revolution are forcing OEMs to build a web of partnerships that drive innovation – or to risk being left in the dust. Technologies like alternative fuels, electric vehicles, and advanced composites are partial responses to these megatrends, but ... Read more Active seat belt presenter aids driver comfort July 12, 2012 Active seat belt presenter aids driver comfort TRW Automotive has developed an active seat belt technology which assists the driver to grasp the belt during the buckling up process. The system, known as TRW's active seat belt presenter, can help to support elderly or less mobile passengers, as well as act as a reminder to fasten the seat belt upon ... Read more Platform for automotive digital instruments aims at next-gen ADAS, Clusters and Telematics July 12, 2012 Platform for automotive digital instruments aims at next-gen ADAS, Clusters and Telematics Green Hills Software solutions announced a platform for automotive digital instruments. Unlike legacy clusters, which often run simple OSEK kernels, next-generation designs require a partitioning real-time system that can support a challenging combination of hard real-time I/O, safety and security-critical ... Read more High-accuracy current measurement for electric vehicle battery packs July 12, 2012 High-accuracy current measurement for electric vehicle battery packs Transducer specialist LEM announces the CAB high-accuracy current transducer that enables makers of battery packs for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) to achieve a new level of precision when measuring current flow into and out of the battery. Car makers need this data to maximise ... Read more Automatic post-crash braking technology reduces risk of secondary accidents July 12, 2012 Automatic post-crash braking technology reduces risk of secondary accidents About a quarter of all passenger car accidents involving personal injuries in Germany are attributable to multiple accidents. An initial rear-end collision or a collision with a crash barrier, for example, often leads to secondary accidents because drivers are no longer capable of bringing their vehicles ... Read more French Post keen to run fuel cell vehicles July 11, 2012 French Post keen to run fuel cell vehicles A consortium of nine European companies and institutes has started developing a hydrogen-driven vehicle to be used by the French Post. The activity is part of the European MobyPost research project. Read more MathWorks Simulink offers production support for Autosar 4.0 July 11, 2012 MathWorks Simulink offers production support for Autosar 4.0 Software vendor MathWorks has announced that its products Simulink, Embedded Coder, and the Autosar Target Production Package (ATPP) now support Autosar 4.0. Autosar support provided by Embedded Coder and the ATPP is prequalified to ISO 26262 according to TÜV SÜD, as described in IEC Certification Kit ... Read more Enhanced ConnectedDrive offers 3D representation, blends infotainment and navigation July 10, 2012 Enhanced ConnectedDrive offers 3D representation, blends infotainment and navigation Though more and more OEMs yield to the market pressure and install inexpensive navigation systems from volume vendors, BMW these days has introduced the next generation of its custom-made navigation and infotainment systems, providing insights which direction HMI design will take over the years to come. ... Read more
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