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Audi makes the leap to 48V supply August 25, 2014 Audi makes the leap to 48V supply Carmaker Audi has announced to partly equip its cars with an 48V electrical system. The split-voltage system gives automotive electrics and electronics designers the option to electrify additional units for the sake of overall efficiency. Read more Vehicle-to-Vehicle: snapshot of the NHTSA report August 25, 2014 Vehicle-to-Vehicle: snapshot of the NHTSA report Now that Google has autonomous cars up and running in California, and more new cars are equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's unveiling this week of its plan to require vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technologies in all ... Read more Can LEDs speed the future of self-driving cars? August 22, 2014 Can LEDs speed the future of self-driving cars? Intel research scientist Richard Roberts has revealed that he is working on a set of IEEE specs that could guide future development of visible light communication (VLC) in cars. Read more Tools out of the 3D printer conquer car production August 22, 2014 Tools out of the 3D printer conquer car production A Virtual Engineering team at German carmaker Opel is exploring the potential of 3D printing in vehicle series production. The team has already developed 40 tools that are used in the manufacturing process of Opel's "Adam Rocks" car model. Read more Volvo opens proving ground for next-gen car technology August 21, 2014 Volvo opens proving ground for next-gen car technology Future vehicles won't roll along alone but will collaborate electronically with other cars. To test next-generation vehicle and traffic technology, Volvo has launched its AstaZero proving ground near Gothenburg in Sweden. Read more 800 mW IRED illuminates objects more than 100-m away August 06, 2014 800 mW IRED illuminates objects more than 100-m away Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced the Oslon Black SFH 4715A which claims a typical electro-optical efficiency of 48% – a figure never before achieved with opto-electronic elements. Read more EV battery electrochemical reaction revealed by Nanoscale study August 05, 2014 EV battery electrochemical reaction revealed by Nanoscale study Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have revealed new insights into why fast charging inhibits lithium iron phosphate's performance during electrochemical reactions in a common electric vehicle battery. Read more 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 devised 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
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