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Pixel chip sparks energy-efficient intelligent LED headlamps October 24, 2014 Pixel chip sparks energy-efficient intelligent LED headlamps Osram Opto Semiconductors and the company's partners on the µAFS research project are claiming an important first milestone with the creation of a LED chip with the unrivaled array of 256 light points (pixels). Read more Noise cancellation: The sounds of silence in the car October 24, 2014 Noise cancellation: The sounds of silence in the car Infotainment system vendor Harman has succeeded in applying noise cancellation technology, hitherto known mostly from headphones to the interior of cars: The company's Road Noise Cancellation (RNC) noise management solution, jointly developed with British sports cars legend Lotus Engineering, minimises ... Read more Software predicts EV driving range based on multiple parameters October 22, 2014 Software predicts EV driving range based on multiple parameters Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before they will need to recharge. Read more Visteon concept marries data security and connectivity October 21, 2014 Visteon concept marries data security and connectivity Automotive supplier Visteon plans to extends its fame as a designer of unconventional, innovative car dashboards. At electronica, the company will showcase a new cockpit that specifically takes into account data security. Read more Breakthrough for traction batteries? Ultra-fast battery charges in 2 minutes October 17, 2014 Breakthrough for traction batteries? Ultra-fast battery charges in 2 minutes Range anxiety is still one of the most powerful inhibitors for widespread acceptance of electric vehicles. But if it would not take longer to recharge a battery than to fill a gasoline tank, this obstacle could fall. A research team from Singapore's Nanyang Technology University (NTU) could have the ... Read more When the steering wheel is a computer October 16, 2014 When the steering wheel is a computer One of the most demanding disciplines in motor sports is, besides formula one, the World Endurance Championship (WEC) - a series of eight races of which the 24 hours of Le Mans probably are the best known. In this race, so-called Le Mans Prototypes compete against each other through driving skills, engine ... Read more Seat material impacts EV driving range, scientists say October 14, 2014 Seat material impacts EV driving range, scientists say Key to range improvements for electric vehicles is an intelligent energy management. A smart energy management scheme needs to take into account the impact of energy guzzlers like air conditioning and interior heating systems. A research project now examines the impact of car seats on energy efficiency. ... Read more Osram spotlights brightest LED for car headlights October 14, 2014 Osram spotlights brightest LED for car headlights Osram Opto Semiconductors will be showcasing at the Vision Congress in Paris (October 14 and 15, 2014) a LED for car headlights which has a luminance three times that of existing versions. Read more ECU operating system to reduce complexity in the car October 14, 2014 ECU operating system to reduce complexity in the car More safety, less complexity - these have been the design goals for the ECU operating system which Finnish software company Elektrobit is introducing at the international automotive supplier conference IZB in Wolfsburg. The Autosar-compliant operating system is the first at the market to fully support ... Read more SoC architecture is optimised for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems October 13, 2014 SoC architecture is optimised for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems The challenge in camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is to standardise the various output signals and turn them into a distortion-free image. Semiconductor design company Dream Chip has developed a uniform SoC architecture that will reduce the complexity of such devices and provides ... Read more
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