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Wireless charging - a more cost-effective approach July 31, 2014 Wireless charging - a more cost-effective approach The prevailing solution in wireless charging for electric vehicles provides for inductor coils under the bottom of the vehicle; the corresponding charging coil typically is embedded in the ground. This concept has its disadvantages. Researchers from Fraunhofer IISB have devices an alternative approach ... Read more Next-gen HiFi competition takes place in the car July 29, 2014 Next-gen HiFi competition takes place in the car Car radio? Old school. Infotainment? Better. Now the next generation of fine audio is preparing to start at Continental and Audi. Is the golden age for audiophile car lovers arriving? Read more BMW invoke fast battery chargers to spark EV sales July 28, 2014 BMW invoke fast battery chargers to spark EV sales BMW has launched the company's i DC Fast Chargers, which claim to be capable of charging the BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes, to help spark growth in the company's electric vehicle sales drive. Read more Li-ion battery simulator spurs traction battery development July 28, 2014 Li-ion battery simulator spurs traction battery development CD-adapco has completed a development project targeting the automotive and lithium ion battery industries to enable faster design and development of advanced electric drive vehicle power systems. Read more Will laser ignition replace the venerable spark plug? July 21, 2014 Will laser ignition replace the venerable spark plug? Lowering fuel consumption and reduce the emission of pollutants - these aspects today are at the top of the design goals for new combustion engines. Not only for cars, but likewise for power plants and the like. So far, all concepts aiming at improving the combustion process have the side effect that ... Read more Banning cellphones while driving does not decrease accidents, researchers find July 18, 2014 Banning cellphones while driving does not decrease accidents, researchers find It is conventional wisdom that mobile phones cause accidents when used while driving. Considering that people drive under a lot of distractions such as screaming children, eating, smoking, changing radio channels, setting GPS routes, and so on, how significant is mobile phone use in the big picture. ... Read more Reducing energy consumption for e-cars - in small increments July 17, 2014 Reducing energy consumption for e-cars - in small increments During their final presentation in Vigo (Spain), the participants of the European research project OpEneR introduced driving strategies and driver assistant systems that are believed to significantly improve energy efficiency and safety of future generations of hybrid and battery electric vehicles. This ... Read more This is how the cockpit of the future might look like July 16, 2014 This is how the cockpit of the future might look like Automotive engineering and technology company Audio Mobil has for the first time lifted the veil on its research vehicle Car-ICT3 - a technology platform to develop and test innovative connectivity and HMI approaches. With this platform, the company demonstrates an HMI concept centred on the user requirements ... Read more Jaguar Land Rover concept uses entire windscreen as Head-up display July 14, 2014 Jaguar Land Rover concept uses entire windscreen as Head-up display Currently, head-up displays seem to be the must-have technology for carmakers and tier ones. We barely had put online the news piece about Continental introducing Augmented Reality when we learned that Jaguar Land Rover is working on something much bigger: The British company unveiled a concept that ... Read more Head-up display integrates Augmented Reality July 14, 2014 Head-up display integrates Augmented Reality Speed, some simple navigation data, and, in newer implementations, speed limits - these are the data typically depicted in a head-up display (HUD). Supplier continental now goes one step further: The company announced a HUD that integrates Augmented Reality (AR) data - based on data extracted through ... Read more
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