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Daimler to test autonomous driving in California September 19, 2014 Daimler to test autonomous driving in California Luxury carmaker Daimler has received a license from the US state of California to test autonomous driving on public roads in that state. The move is another evidence that automated driving is getting going. Recent figures from market researcher ABI support this impression. Read more 100 yeas old: Traffic lights switch to smart mode July 25, 2014 100 yeas old: Traffic lights switch to smart mode These days, the electric traffic light is going to celebrate its 100th anniversary: On August 06, 1914, the municipal authorities in Cleveland (USA) put the first traffic light into operation. Though today's traffic lights are operating on much the same principle, the successor already appears at the ... Read more Connected car: Where security threats meet new business opportunities June 27, 2014 Connected car: Where security threats meet new business opportunities The connected car offers many comforts to its users, but it also opens up a new challenges and vulnerabilities. A roundtable in Munich showed that data protection and privacy could even evolve as an asset of the European industry in the global competition. Read more Analysis: Watch out for the robot car! May 29, 2014 Analysis: Watch out for the robot car! In the European automotive industry Google's activities with robot cars have been watched with a certain nervousness. Now the pictures of a cuddly two-seater have gone around the world: Apparently a humble vehicle containing just the minimum of what is required to make it move at all. Certainly, nobody ... Read more Automotive MEMS: A changing global landscape March 13, 2014 Automotive MEMS: A changing global landscape With the automotive industry being the largest market for MEMS manufacturers, and with this industry currently undergoing massive changes, the question is: How will the relationship between MEMS and automotive value chain develop over the foreseeable future? At the MEMS Executive Congress Europe this ... Read more Apple, Tesla, the perfect couple? February 20, 2014 Apple, Tesla, the perfect couple? In the last couple of days, reports on a potential liaison between apple and electric carmaker Tesla elicited a strong echo in the media. These reports are just the distant harbingers of a major shake-up in the automotive industry. Read more Wearables in cars - a long way to go for app designers February 05, 2014 Wearables in cars - a long way to go for app designers The latest trend for electronics in vehicles is wearables of any form factor. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a herd of exhibitors played around with this type of gadgets. But besides increasing the risk of distracting the drivers, the functionality might fall short of buyer's expectations. ... Read more Power over Ethernet for automotive use at no additional system cost January 15, 2014 Power over Ethernet for automotive use at no additional system cost The desire for safer vehicles has led to an influx of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) being added to cars’ feature set. Today, rear view parking sensors and cameras are already commonplace. Read more Model-based design of advanced motor control systems January 06, 2014 Model-based design of advanced motor control systems Leveraging advanced processor functionality to facilitate ease of design has been discussed throughout recent decades. Nowadays even greater design flexibility allows engineers to use standard model-based design with Matlab and Simulink can be used to optimize motor control systems functionality and ... Read more Electromobility, Formula One and the Fatal Consequences of Bad Software Design: The top ten stories of 2013 December 10, 2013 Electromobility, Formula One and the Fatal Consequences of Bad Software Design: The top ten stories of 2013 This year, automated driving once again was one of the topics that drove the discussions among design engineers in the automotive industry. Plus connected car, plus electromobility. And, of course, tools and methodologies to develop all these pretty things: These articles moved EE Times Europe Automotive ... Read more
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