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NXP extends NFC ecosystem to the car October 30, 2014 NXP extends NFC ecosystem to the car NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology for contactless payment solutions, right? Yes, but the range of potential applications is much larger. Chipmaker NXP is opening up the large field of automotive-based NFC applications - car sharing, Bluetooth and WiFi pairing, or personalisation of gadgets ... Read more Research project significantly improves electronics reliability October 29, 2014 Research project significantly improves electronics reliability The RESCAR 2.0 research project helps to improve reliability and resilience of electronic systems in vehicles, in particular in electric ones. The project, led by chipmaker Infineon and concluded recently, also helps car manufacturers to align increasingly fast design cycles with rising complexity of ... Read more Carmakers lead German industry in R&D spending October 28, 2014 Carmakers lead German industry in R&D spending The R&D budget is one of the most important indicators for the innovation strength of a company or even an entire industry branch. A study from consulting company strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) attests the German industry as a hole a strong position in the global R&D comparison - German large enterprises ... Read more 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
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