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Volvo airs cloud-based cyclist protection system December 19, 2014 Volvo airs cloud-based cyclist protection system The facts are disturbing: 50 percent of all cyclists killed in Europe's traffic have collided with a car. In Germany, the Netherlands and Poland, more than 85% of cyclist fatalities occurred at crossroads. To make cyclist's life safer, Volvo has developed a technology that increases the awareness both ... Read more Infrared makes multi-finger gesture control affordable December 18, 2014 Infrared makes multi-finger gesture control affordable Gesture control, already commonplace in consumer electronics, is also finding increasingly acceptance in the automotive environment. So far however, deployment is restricted to upmarket vehicles - for the affordable market segment, the technology is too expensive. Continental now has developed a technology ... Read more BMW shows automated valet parking with GPS-less navigation December 15, 2014 BMW shows automated valet parking with GPS-less navigation Orientation in multi-storey car parks is a task that overtaxes the capabilities of typical navigation systems like GPS. BMW has developed a position and environment recognition platform capable of handling such tasks. At CES, the carmaker will demonstrate a research vehicle that finds its way alone even ... Read more Hardware-in-the-loop simulation simplifies hybrid vehicle testing December 12, 2014 Hardware-in-the-loop simulation simplifies hybrid vehicle testing National Instruments hardware and software have been employed by Subaru for advance hybrid vehicle testing. In a hybrid vehicle, the motor ECU plays an even more complicated role as it manages the interaction between the conventional engine and the electric motor, along with its power systems. Read more BMW develops data goggles for drivers December 12, 2014 BMW develops data goggles for drivers Jet fighter pilots use it - why should not car drivers do the same? According to a report from magazine auto motor sport, BMW is developing data goggles that connect to the vehicle's infotainment system. Read more Electronic horizon takes centre stage at Continental's CES exhibit December 11, 2014 Electronic horizon takes centre stage at Continental's CES exhibit At the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, automotive supplier Continental will highlight what it calls the next step of evolution of its eHorizon platform. At the show, Continental will highlight the prediction capability of the platform, enabling it to act as the information hub ... Read more Project simplifies multicore software development December 03, 2014 Project simplifies multicore software development Embedded software increasingly controls vital functions in more or less everything, from vehicles to industrial controls and consumer devices. Reliability and safety risks rise in lockstep with the volume of this software. Within the WEMUCS project, a group of research institutes and commercial companies ... Read more Gyroscope accuracy beats MEMS November 30, 2014 Gyroscope accuracy beats MEMS The most accurate gyroscope in the world, Qualtre Inc. (Marlborough, Mass.) claims, is its newest bulk-acoustic wave (BAW) single-axis gyroscope. Originally licensed from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech, Atlanta) the BAW uses a totally different approach than the traditional "tuning ... Read more Toyota adopts LEDs for adaptive high beam technology November 28, 2014 Toyota adopts LEDs for adaptive high beam technology Toyota Motor Corporation is planning to introduce new models from 2015 which will use an adaptive high beam technology that uses independent LED control to enable more precise control of light distribution. Read more Industry embraces 48V supply in the aim of bringing down emissions November 27, 2014 Industry embraces 48V supply in the aim of bringing down emissions At the recent 48V Hybrid electric vehicle conference in Düsseldorf (Germany), two comprehensions prevailed: The 48V supply is essential to reach the next CO2 and NOx reduction targets in a cost-effective way - and a global standard to establish this technology would be at least helpful. Read more
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