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Bosch tests automatic driving on the Autobahn May 10, 2013 Bosch tests automatic driving on the Autobahn If you happen to see a driver on the German Autobahn these days with no hands at the wheel, don't panic: Automotive electronics supplier Bosch is currently conducting extensive tests of automated vehicles on public roads in Germany. The purpose of these tests is assessing and further improving the technology ... Read more Virtual ECU development environment awarded at CDN Live May 10, 2013 Virtual ECU development environment awarded at CDN Live At the CND Live Cadence user meeting this week in Munich, a master thesis focusing on hardware/software co-design aspects was honored with the first prize: Master student Phillip Wehner from the Ruhr University Bochum impressed the prize committee with his implementation of a virtual automotive ECU design ... Read more Electric vehicle go-slow hits SiC power devices May 07, 2013 Electric vehicle go-slow hits SiC power devices Wide-bandgap transistor and diode growth potential is obscured by automotive qualification, explains Yole Développement's Philippe Roussel, though PV inverter growth is a bright spot. Read more Students build electric racing car May 06, 2013 Students build electric racing car Students and scientists have developed an electrically driven racing car that goes from rest to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. That is only slightly slower than a McLaren Formula 1 car or a Porsche 911 Turbo. Read more 65-nm ARM Flash MCU controls electronic brake May 06, 2013 65-nm ARM Flash MCU controls electronic brake Texas Instruments and automotive supplier Continental AG collaborate on the first 65 nm ARM Cortex safety microcontrollers with Flash technology in volume production. The Continental processor for advanced control in electronic braking systems (PACE) is the foundation for the Continental MK 100 family ... Read more Toyota utilizes SPARK Pro programming language in ultra-low-defect software May 03, 2013 Toyota utilizes SPARK Pro programming language in ultra-low-defect software For the development of safety-critical solutions in the automotive industry, Toyota makes use of the Ada-based SPARK programming language along with the SPARK Pro toolset. With this combination, Toyota intends to develop and implement software with an extremely high degree of reliability and resilience. ... Read more Universal charger connects plug-in hybrids globally to the grid - as long as it is a Porsche May 03, 2013 Universal charger connects plug-in hybrids globally to the grid - as long as it is a Porsche Porsche is implementing a universal charging solution in conjunction with its plug-in hybrid Panamera S E Hybrid which celebrated its world premiere at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. This solution covers all aspects of electric driving - from charging accessories to installation of infrastructure. Read more Market for GaN and SiC power semiconductors set to rise by factor of 18 in next decade April 27, 2013 Market for GaN and SiC power semiconductors set to rise by factor of 18 in next decade The emerging market for Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is forecast to grow by a factor of 18 during the next 10 years, energized by demand from power supplies, photovoltaic (PV) inverters and industrial motor drives. Read more Automotive applications drive demand for DC brushless motors, IMS Research says April 26, 2013 Automotive applications drive demand for DC brushless motors, IMS Research says Automotive systems are becoming increasingly electrically-driven and electric motor manufacturers are benefiting. According to IMS Research, DC brushless motor shipments will outpace shipments of DC brushed and stepper motors used in automotive applications from 2012 to 2017. Read more MOST Forum sketches 5-Gbps future April 25, 2013 MOST Forum sketches 5-Gbps future At the recent MOST Forum in Esslingen near Stuttgart (Germany), experts discussed the presence and future of the MOST data bus used in automotive environments. Against the background of the AVB/Ethernet camp seemingly having gained ground recently, the MOST proponents mulled the specifications of the ... Read more
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