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Emergency brake relies solely on video signal May 04, 2015 Emergency brake relies solely on video signal Bosch succeeded in implementing an emergency brake assistant that gets all necessary data exclusively from a stereo video camera; no radar or lidar signals are required to support the findings of the systems’ algorithms. Typically such systems are based either on radar / lidar signals or a combination ... Read more Simulation technology for mainstream automotive design, from McLaren April 30, 2015 Simulation technology for mainstream automotive design, from McLaren McLaren Applied Technologies (M.A.T.) and MTS Systems Corporation (MTS) have announced a technical agreement to bring simulators and associated technology to the global automotive market. Read more MEMS based lighting control optimises road illumination April 29, 2015 MEMS based lighting control optimises road illumination On the basis of its laser spot high-beam headlight, Audi is developing a system that automatically adjusts the illumination by the speed of the vehicle. The new technology utilises only a single MEMS mirror to deflect the laser beam. Read more Exploding lithium-ion batteries: a real-time analysis April 29, 2015 Exploding lithium-ion batteries: a real-time analysis Researchers from University College London (UCL), ESRF The European Synchrotron, Imperial College London and the UK's National Physical Laboratory, have shown, using 3D imaging techniques, for the first time what happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode. Read more MINI giving drivers a peek at 'augmented reality' April 20, 2015 MINI giving drivers a peek at 'augmented reality'  Although most drivers have yet to embrace the idea of head-up displays (HUDs) on windshields, MINI is leapfrogging to the next phase of futuristic motoring, with its unveiling this week of augmented reality (AR) eyewear — powered by Qualcomm. Read more Automotive chip reliability: A matter of design methods April 17, 2015 Automotive chip reliability: A matter of design methods Up to 90% of all innovations today are generated through novel applications of semiconductors and electronic circuits. In the project Resilient Integrated Systems (RESIST), ten partners jointly strengthen the role of nanoelectronic components as the key to future developments. The research focuses on ... Read more Rare earth magnets still optimum choice, says motor design expert April 16, 2015 Rare earth magnets still optimum choice, says motor design expert Promoting a workshop to be held at the forthcoming CWIEME Berlin event, by Motorsolver president and IEEE life fellow Jim Hendershot, the organisers have released a preview of some of his findings regarding current industry practice in the selection of traction motors. Read more Is head-up display future ADAS screen? April 15, 2015 Is head-up display future ADAS screen? As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) penetrate the automotive market, debate has focused on the best means to aggregate, present and display a variety of sensory data — for security and navigation — that will bombard the driver of the future. Read more Study: Automotive industry leads digital revolution April 13, 2015 Study: Automotive industry leads digital revolution Four out of ten German enterprises in core industries are already using IoT applications and structures. This is the result of a study introduced by the German association for IT, telecommunications and new media, Bitkom, at the opportunity of the Hanover Fair. With a degree of 58 percent, the automotive ... Read more Automotive lighting design software models perception by human eye April 02, 2015 Automotive lighting design software models perception by human eye Version 2.0 of Synopsys’ LucidShape lighting design package enables more accurate model creation and contains a diagnostic tool for evaluating how a lighting system will be perceived by the human eye. This is particularly important for evaluating automotive components such as turn signals and brake lights. ... Read more
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