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Thermal-management material stands up to automotive/industrial use April 24, 2014 Thermal-management material stands up to automotive/industrial use Thermal-management material stands up to automotive/industrial use Read more Battery management reference design needs no shunt resistor April 23, 2014 Battery management reference design needs no shunt resistor A reference design board that measures current to an accuracy of ±1% by monitoring the voltage drop across a copper track on a PCB has been introduced by ams AG. Read more BMW updates navigation maps via mobile radio connection April 17, 2014 BMW updates navigation maps via mobile radio connection Carmaker BMW has announced online updates for road maps stored in the automotive navigation system. The move could be a step towards software updates over the air. Read more Ford pickups unveil first LED forward lighting solution April 17, 2014 Ford pickups unveil first LED forward lighting solution The 2015 model of the Ford F-150 will become the world's first pickup truck on the market with a complete LED forward lighting solution from Osram. Read more Better performance with new compiler April 16, 2014 Better performance with new compiler The 2014 release of the Green Hills Compiler offers a number of improvements over earlier versions. The most significant one: According to Green Hills, the EEMBC Automotive Benchmark shows that software compiled with the new version performs up to 10% faster. Read more Tool set speeds development of camera-based driver assistance systems April 16, 2014 Tool set speeds development of camera-based driver assistance systems More efficient implementations and faster development cycles is what Texas Instruments (TI) promises to users of its Vision Software Development Kit. The toolbox provides a flexible framework along with a comprehensive set of hardware device drivers and a number of software tools to create driver assistant ... Read more BMW has most advanced connectivity, study says April 16, 2014 BMW has most advanced connectivity, study says In automotive technology, the 'connected car' is the buzzword of the decade. If it goes to the ideas of the technology avant-garde, vehicles today should be always online and more all vendors don't tire to advertise their connectivity. But which cars are really 'connected', which manufacturers are the ... Read more CAN-WiFi-gateway leverages smartphones for data visualization April 16, 2014 CAN-WiFi-gateway leverages smartphones for data visualization With IPEhub2 and the IPEmotion App, Ipetronik enables users to visualized CAN data on a smartphone or tablet using a WiFi connection. IPEhub2 acts as CAN-WiFi-Gateway and transfers CAN bus data (from the company’s CAN modules or the vehicle CAN bus) using WiFi. Read more Nanomaterial-packed cathode extends range of EV lithium-sulfur batteries April 16, 2014 Nanomaterial-packed cathode extends range of EV lithium-sulfur batteries Researchers at the USA's Department of Energy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a metal organic framework that can be added to an electric vehicle battery's cathode to capture polysulfides that cause lithium-sulfur batteries to fail after a few charges. Read more DC/DC converter enables broad range of topologies April 16, 2014 DC/DC converter enables broad range of topologies Linear Technology's LT8471 facilitate step-down, step-up, and inverting conversions by providing two internal 2A, 50V switches and an additional 500mA switch. This broad range of topologies and output configurations makes it ideal for a wide range of industrial and automotive applications. Read more
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