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Visteon concept marries data security and connectivity October 21, 2014 Visteon concept marries data security and connectivity Automotive supplier Visteon plans to extends its fame as a designer of unconventional, innovative car dashboards. At electronica, the company will showcase a new cockpit that specifically takes into account data security. Read more Breakthrough for traction batteries? Ultra-fast battery charges in 2 minutes October 17, 2014 Breakthrough for traction batteries? Ultra-fast battery charges in 2 minutes Range anxiety is still one of the most powerful inhibitors for widespread acceptance of electric vehicles. But if it would not take longer to recharge a battery than to fill a gasoline tank, this obstacle could fall. A research team from Singapore's Nanyang Technology University (NTU) could have the ... Read more When the steering wheel is a computer October 16, 2014 When the steering wheel is a computer One of the most demanding disciplines in motor sports is, besides formula one, the World Endurance Championship (WEC) - a series of eight races of which the 24 hours of Le Mans probably are the best known. In this race, so-called Le Mans Prototypes compete against each other through driving skills, engine ... Read more Seat material impacts EV driving range, scientists say October 14, 2014 Seat material impacts EV driving range, scientists say Key to range improvements for electric vehicles is an intelligent energy management. A smart energy management scheme needs to take into account the impact of energy guzzlers like air conditioning and interior heating systems. A research project now examines the impact of car seats on energy efficiency. ... Read more Osram spotlights brightest LED for car headlights October 14, 2014 Osram spotlights brightest LED for car headlights Osram Opto Semiconductors will be showcasing at the Vision Congress in Paris (October 14 and 15, 2014) a LED for car headlights which has a luminance three times that of existing versions. Read more ECU operating system to reduce complexity in the car October 14, 2014 ECU operating system to reduce complexity in the car More safety, less complexity - these have been the design goals for the ECU operating system which Finnish software company Elektrobit is introducing at the international automotive supplier conference IZB in Wolfsburg. The Autosar-compliant operating system is the first at the market to fully support ... Read more SoC architecture is optimised for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems October 13, 2014 SoC architecture is optimised for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems The challenge in camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is to standardise the various output signals and turn them into a distortion-free image. Semiconductor design company Dream Chip has developed a uniform SoC architecture that will reduce the complexity of such devices and provides ... Read more Volvo Trucks develops all-around view safety system October 10, 2014 Volvo Trucks develops all-around view safety system A limited field of vision is the most dominant contributor in heavy accidents involving trucks and pedestrians or cyclists. Volvo Trucks now has developed a technology that promises to significantly reduce the risk of accidents as a consequence of this visual impairment. The bad news is that it takes ... Read more Robot on the Racetrack: Audi presents driverless racing car October 09, 2014 Robot on the Racetrack: Audi presents driverless racing car Audi claims to have the fastest automated vehicle in the world: The carmaker will send a driverless car onto the Hockenheim race track during the upcoming DTM touring car race. Read more Concept vehicle brings steer-by-wire to sports car study October 07, 2014 Concept vehicle brings steer-by-wire to sports car study Steer-by-wire, once hyped as a technology that opens up unseen degrees of design freedom due to the disappearance of the steering column and then sunk, is not completely dead: In the SpeedE research vehicle of the RWTH Aachen university, it lives on. And proves that it can be just as save as the conventional ... Read more
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