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High-accuracy current measurement for electric vehicle battery packs July 12, 2012 High-accuracy current measurement for electric vehicle battery packs Transducer specialist LEM announces the CAB high-accuracy current transducer that enables makers of battery packs for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) to achieve a new level of precision when measuring current flow into and out of the battery. Car makers need this data to maximise ... Read more Automatic post-crash braking technology reduces risk of secondary accidents July 12, 2012 Automatic post-crash braking technology reduces risk of secondary accidents About a quarter of all passenger car accidents involving personal injuries in Germany are attributable to multiple accidents. An initial rear-end collision or a collision with a crash barrier, for example, often leads to secondary accidents because drivers are no longer capable of bringing their vehicles ... Read more French Post keen to run fuel cell vehicles July 11, 2012 French Post keen to run fuel cell vehicles A consortium of nine European companies and institutes has started developing a hydrogen-driven vehicle to be used by the French Post. The activity is part of the European MobyPost research project. Read more MathWorks Simulink offers production support for Autosar 4.0 July 11, 2012 MathWorks Simulink offers production support for Autosar 4.0 Software vendor MathWorks has announced that its products Simulink, Embedded Coder, and the Autosar Target Production Package (ATPP) now support Autosar 4.0. Autosar support provided by Embedded Coder and the ATPP is prequalified to ISO 26262 according to TÜV SÜD, as described in IEC Certification Kit ... Read more Enhanced ConnectedDrive offers 3D representation, blends infotainment and navigation July 10, 2012 Enhanced ConnectedDrive offers 3D representation, blends infotainment and navigation Though more and more OEMs yield to the market pressure and install inexpensive navigation systems from volume vendors, BMW these days has introduced the next generation of its custom-made navigation and infotainment systems, providing insights which direction HMI design will take over the years to come. ... Read more Delphi delivers aftermarket common rail repair solutions for greener vehicles July 10, 2012 Delphi delivers aftermarket common rail repair solutions for greener vehicles Automotive electronics supplier Delphi Product & Service Solutions has launched what it claims to be the most comprehensive Common Rail repair programme for DFP 3 and 6 Common Rail pumps, and DFI 1.5 Common Rail injectors to support Euro 5 emissions standards in the aftermarket. There are more than three ... Read more VDE puts battery test center into operation July 09, 2012 VDE puts battery test center into operation Battery safety is a big issue for electric vehicles. In the past few months, several accidents with casualties highlighted the risk associated to today's traction batteries. Now the German electrotechnical industry association VDE opened a battery test facility designed as a service provider for the ... Read more Quad 1A step-down switching regulator with 100% duty cycle operation July 09, 2012 Quad 1A step-down switching regulator with 100% duty cycle operation Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LT3504, a quad 1A output, 40V step-down switching regulator with 100% duty cycle operation. The LT3504's 3.2V to 40V input voltage range makes it ideal for automotive and industrial applications that require multiple outputs. Read more Microsemi releases advanced motor control algorithms for SmartFusion cSoCs July 06, 2012 Microsemi releases advanced motor control algorithms for SmartFusion cSoCs Microsemi Corporation has released new advanced motor control algorithms optimized for its SmartFusion customizable system-on-chip (cSoC), allowing design engineers to realize highly reliable multi-motor control in a single IC and reducing system cost and power. Read more Continental provides upgradeable infotainment system for Fiat July 06, 2012 Continental provides upgradeable infotainment system for Fiat Fiat Group Automobiles will soon launch serial production for a cars equipped with a new infotainment system developed by automotive supplier Continental. The system will be available as a car radio in its basic form but also as an advanced multimedia head unit. During its service life, it can be upgraded ... Read more
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