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Interface integrates e-vehicles into smart grid November 15, 2013 Interface integrates e-vehicles into smart grid To connect electric vehicles to the power grid seamlessly, researchers from Fraunhofer ESK have specified and implemented the required communication interface. The aim is to create a system in which electric vehicles use and temporarily store energy. The charging station serves as an active node that ... Read more MIT researchers use modified viruses to boost lithium-air battery performance November 15, 2013 MIT researchers use modified viruses to boost lithium-air battery performance MIT researchers have discovered a way to improve the performance of lithium-air batteries by fabricating the nanowires that form a battery’s cathodes using a genetically modified virus. Read more MOST 150 Star topology interconnects driver assistant systems November 14, 2013 MOST 150 Star topology interconnects driver assistant systems Doing away with the limitation to the infotainment domain, the MOST standardising body MOSTCO has introduced an Advanced Driver Assistance System that concatenates high-definition video streams of up to eight cameras, offering a total bandwidth of 1.2 Gbit/s. The Based on the current MOST150 technology, ... Read more Haptic feedback touchpad contributes to driving safety November 14, 2013 Haptic feedback touchpad contributes to driving safety Amidst a flood of stimuli generated by electronic gadgets in the vehicles, car designers are searching for innovative human-machine interfaces that can be utilized intuitively, without adding to driver's distraction. A study from the university of Kassel (Germany) certifies that the next-gen touchpad ... Read more For intelligent traffic, Toyota blends infrastructure and vehicle electronics November 11, 2013 For intelligent traffic, Toyota blends infrastructure and vehicle electronics "Harmonic Mobility" (Ha:mo) is the name of Toyota's future-oriented traffic concept currently tested in Japan. At a special exhibition within the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, the carmaker will introduce several elements of its concept. According to Toyota's believe, these elements will significantly change ... Read more Infineon, ASE plan to utilize copper in chip wire bonding November 07, 2013 Infineon, ASE plan to utilize copper in chip wire bonding Semiconductor manufacturing services provider Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and chipmaker Infineon Technologies have started joint developments aiming at establishing copper wire bonding in automotive products. Read more LEDs set highlights in car interiors November 06, 2013 LEDs set highlights in car interiors Across all segments of the automotive market, manufacturers see increasing demand for innovative interior lighting solutions. Supplier Hella KGaA, a tier one supplier dedicated to lighting technology, announces a number of recent design-ins with several OEMs. To meet the increasing demand for highly ... Read more BMZ launches Service Center for e-bike batteries and drive systems November 06, 2013 BMZ launches Service Center for e-bike batteries and drive systems Electric bikes and pedelecs are in high demand across Europe, and so are batteries and drive control electronics for these vehicles. Battery technology company BMZ GmbH now has responded to this high demand: The company launched a service centre for rechargeable e-bike batteries and drive systems - and ... Read more ADAS trickle down from luxury segment to budget cars November 04, 2013 ADAS trickle down from luxury segment to budget cars Driver monitoring systems (DMS), a specific kind of driver assistant systems that observes the driver's physical ability to actively participate in the traffic, are increasingly in demand by car buyers. Over the next years, market researchers expect a significant market size; the highest demand is seen ... Read more Apple’s “iOS in the Car” to have a large share of all In-vehicle infotainment systems by 2018 November 04, 2013 Apple’s “iOS in the Car” to have a large share of all In-vehicle infotainment systems by 2018 ​ABI Research forecasts that the shipments of connected in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems equipped with one or more smartphone integration technologies will grow substantially during the next five years to reach 35.1 million units globally by 2018. Of these, 43.6% will be equipped with MirrorLink, ... Read more
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