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Porsche rainmaker advocates platooning February 26, 2015 Porsche rainmaker advocates platooning Individual mobility as our fathers knew it gets increasingly challenged. Traffic density, pollutant emissions and other ecologic problems afflict the automotive industry. To some extend, new forms of traffic organisation could relief the situations. Armin Müller, one of the thought leaders of sports ... Read more Radar-based sensor network helps drivers finding a parking spot February 26, 2015 Radar-based sensor network helps drivers finding a parking spot Searching for a parking spot can be quite annoying. In particular in urban areas, motorists waste lots of time and fuel on the search for a place where they can leave their vehicle - for a couple of minutes or overnight. A test project in Munich currently puts a radar-based sensor network through its ... Read more Xilinx flexes its muscles in the ADAS arena February 26, 2015 Xilinx flexes its muscles in the ADAS arena With the latest generation of its Zync FPGA and microprocessor combination, Xilinx intends to address among other applications the automotive market. At Embedded World, the company demoed a number of applications highlighting the versatility of this concept. Read more Power capacitor addresses e-mobility February 26, 2015 Power capacitor addresses e-mobility Battery and hybrid electric vehicles use large power capacitors as a DC link cap, an energy buffer typically located near the motor. The RingCap from TDK company Epcos addresses this use case with a ring-shaped capacitor - it fits into clutch bell housings and wheel hub motors. Read more Infineon: CAN FD success goes at the expense of FlexRay February 25, 2015 Infineon: CAN FD success goes at the expense of FlexRay The faster version of the venerable CAN bus, CAN FD is currently taking off at several carmakers. Infineon's Thomas Böhm, Head of Body / Automotive, believes this could well go at the expense of FlexRay. Read more Combined Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC modules ease wireless implementation in vehicles February 24, 2015 Combined Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC modules ease wireless implementation in vehicles Swiss based u-blox has announced the EMMY-W1 series of multiradio modules for easy, reliable implementation of in-car hotspots, rear seat entertainment, hands-free telephony, rear view camera communications, graphical user interface (GUI) mirroring with simple pairing and other automotive short-range ... Read more MCUs target automotive instrument clusters, shape head-up display projections February 23, 2015 MCUs target automotive instrument clusters, shape head-up display projections With a feature profile aimed entry-level to mid-range cars. The RH850/D1x series integrates gauge control, graphics display and functional safety in a single chip. Read more CryptoAuthentication IC aims to bring security to Connected Car, IoT February 23, 2015 CryptoAuthentication IC aims to bring security to Connected Car, IoT The ATECC508A from Atmel is the first device to integrate ECDH (Elliptic Curve Diffie–Hellman) security protocol—an ultra-secure method to provide key agreement for encryption/decryption, along with ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) sign-verify authentication—for the Internet of Things ... Read more Tester scrutinises electric and mechanic elements of infotainment systems February 23, 2015 Tester scrutinises electric and mechanic elements of infotainment systems Complex infotainment and Human-machine interface (HMI) systems in vehicles can be examined with a new test equipment generation from Göpel electronic. The company's latest system allows tests of the ECU intercommunication, haptics and mechanics as well as image processing in a single unit. Read more Surface mount rotary position sensors maximise precision at 1% linearity February 20, 2015 Surface mount rotary position sensors maximise precision at 1% linearity Murata has announced what it claims to be the most precise surface-mount type rotary position sensors available, the compact and low-profile SVK3 series. With linearity of ±1%, the sensors achieve twice the precision of the preceding products and withstand the automotive temperature range. Read more
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