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European buses steer towards zero emission fuel cells January 31, 2014  European buses steer towards zero emission fuel cells The drive for cleaner, greener public transport in Europe through switching buses to zero emission fuel cell technologies continues to advance. Read more Domain controllers concept gains traction, says TTTech January 31, 2014 Domain controllers concept gains traction, says TTTech Audi attracted much attention at the recent Consumer Electronics Show when it presented the prototype of a domain controller that combines the functionality of multiple driver assistance systems. The idea of replacing many ECUs scattered across the vehicle has long been discussed as a measure to reduce ... Read more Break-through in e-car battery technology ahead? January 30, 2014 Break-through in e-car battery technology ahead? NanoFlowCell AG, an arcane company from the tiny state of Liechtenstein, plans introduce an electric vehicle equipped with an innovative fuel cell technology at the imminent Geneva International Motor Show. The NanoFlowCell energy storage will enable significant improvements over current fuel cell technologies, ... Read more Automotive, security products drive Infineon's expectations January 30, 2014 Automotive, security products drive Infineon's expectations Not a bad start into the year for Infineon: Despite revenues and profit were in line with the lowered expectations, under the bottom line the chipmaker achieved a better margin than predicted. The good figures were driven mainly by strong sales in the automotive business where Infineon achieved nearly ... Read more Audi, Bosch get granular on GaN January 29, 2014 Audi, Bosch get granular on GaN With silicon technology hitting the efficiency limits in power modules for electric vehicles, carmaker Audi and tier one Robert Bosch GmbH partake in a research project aiming at power modules that offer better efficiency in terms of energy and cost. Read more Global EV charging equipment market to reach USD5.8bn by 2022 January 29, 2014 Global EV charging equipment market to reach USD5.8bn by 2022 Worldwide revenue from electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) sales is forecast to grow from $567 million annually in 2013 to $5.8 billion in 2022 according to market intelligence analyst, Navigant Research. Read more Test and simulation environment to improve power module reliability for e-cars January 27, 2014 Test and simulation environment to improve power module reliability for e-cars Early reliability and life expectancy assessment of power electronics modules for electric cars is the goal of the InTeLekt research program launched in Germany. The research consortium will develop a test and simulation environment enabling module designers to devise more reliable products and reduce ... Read more Infineon hopes to increase tenfold sales to e-cars January 24, 2014 Infineon hopes to increase tenfold sales to e-cars Chipmaker Infineon places lots of hopes to the breakthrough of electric mobility. The company expects an increase of its sales into this industry segment by a factor of up to ten, depending on how fast electromobility will prevail. Read more Audi to test laser headlight at Le Mans race January 23, 2014 Audi to test laser headlight at Le Mans race During the Le Mans 24 Hours and other endurance races which are partially held in darkness, optimal vision plays a crucial role for the racing teams. Audi plans to equip its R18 race car to equip with headlights that combine the properties of a matrix LED headlight with those of laser light. Read more Ethernet to redefine E/E architectures, expert says January 23, 2014 Ethernet to redefine E/E architectures, expert says Ethernet in cars will come faster and more comprehensively than many players expect. If business consultancy Frost & Sullivan is correct, the numbers of nodes for the digital data network in vehicles will explode in the years ahead. Read more
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