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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 Self-driving cars in real-world traffic with real customers February 20, 2015 Self-driving cars in real-world traffic with real customers Volvo has provided details of its plan to carry out a project with 100 self-driving cars in Gothenburg's real-world traffic. The project reveals which problems autonomous driving will be confronted with. Read more Industrial production of li-ion cells in Germany comes closer February 19, 2015 Industrial production of li-ion cells in Germany comes closer The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Ulm (Germany) has made a large step towards the series production of automotive-grade lithium-ion cells: On a production line for research purposes which has been finalised as recently as past December, the ZWS manufactured first near-series ... Read more Is this the Tesla killer? February 17, 2015 Is this the Tesla killer? Only a week after the introduction of its second-generation electric sports sedan Quant F, e-car design company nanoFlowCell has announced another development to be shown at the Geneva Motor Salon next month. This time however, it is a small roadster with low-voltage drive. In contrast to the Quant F, ... Read more Audi launches lighting lab February 17, 2015 Audi launches lighting lab At its headquarters in Ingolstadt, carmaker Audi has opened a development and test centre for interior and exterior lighting. With a driveable light tunnel of 120 metres, the new Lighting Assistance Centre (LAC) serves to develop and test the advanced lighting designs including the functions of the high-beam ... Read more Volvo cars share road-condition info in the cloud February 13, 2015 Volvo cars share road-condition info in the cloud In a joint project, carmaker Volvo, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration combine V2X communications and cloud-based data storage and processing. The purpose: spreading information about hazardous road condition as quickly as possible so that icy patches won't ... Read more Ballard IP to boost Audi’s fuel cell developments February 11, 2015 Ballard IP to boost Audi’s fuel cell developments Carmaker Audi gets serious with alternative drive technologies: The company has acquired a set of fuel cell patents from Canadian fuel cell expert company Ballard Systems Inc. At the same time, the carmaker has announced to extend its development collaboration with the Canadians through 2019. Read more OLED exterior lighting soon in series vehicles, Osram says February 11, 2015 OLED exterior lighting soon in series vehicles, Osram says At the recent Consumer Electroncis Show in Las Vegas, OLED-based taillights were one of the eyecatchers of BMW's M4 Concept Iconic Lights showcar. The innovative lighting technology will be available in series vehicles as early as 2016, Osram said now. Read more Flow cell powertrain stuns with extreme data February 10, 2015 Flow cell powertrain stuns with extreme data nanoFlowcell AG will showcase the Quant F at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The F model is the completely re-engineered successor to the E model, a sports sedan powered by a very unique technology: A flow battery, a kind of hybrid from fuel cell and an electrochemical battery. With the F model, nanoFlowcell ... Read more
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