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Innovasic will demo Time-sensitive Ethernet at Munich congress January 19, 2016 Innovasic will demo Time-sensitive Ethernet at Munich congress Specialists in deterministic Ethernet silicon, Innovasic (Albuquerque, New Mexico) has announced it will demonstrate TSN-ready Deterministic Ethernet at the 2016 Automotive Ethernet Congress in Munich (3rd and 4th February 20126). Read more Innovative powertrain reduces fuel consumption significantly January 15, 2016 Innovative powertrain reduces fuel consumption significantly The Technische Hochschule Cologne university has developed a powertrain prototype that will burn 25 percent less fuel than its original version. The secret lies in the utilisation of the engine’s energetic sweet spot. Read more BMW funds battery-less solar storage January 12, 2016 BMW funds battery-less solar storage Solar storage has for too long been focused on converting photons to electricity, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) project funded by BMW. For instance, if your purpose is to use the solar-to-electricity-battery process to later defrost your windshield, wouldn't it be much more ... Read more Visual, haptic, smart: Innovative HMI tech at CES January 07, 2016 Visual, haptic, smart: Innovative HMI tech at CES The interaction between driver and vehicle, almost unchanged over decades, is arriving in the digital age. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, novel approaches give ideas how digitisation affects the way drivers will control their vehicles in the future. Read more System detects fatigue in driver's pupils January 06, 2016 System detects fatigue in driver's pupils Driving while distracted or tired is one of the most significant factors that eventually lead to fatal traffic accidents. With a system that constantly monitors the driver’s pupils, automotive supplier Harman hopes to enable the design of driver assistance systems that reliably prevent such accidents. ... Read more Car as a commodity: from Hummers to Ho-Hum January 04, 2016 Car as a commodity: from Hummers to Ho-Hum Is Google threatening to homogenize cars into oblivion as Microsoft/Intel did with PCs and Google itself did with its Android smartphones? Read more Holistic diagnosis system for electric cars developed December 23, 2015 Holistic diagnosis system for electric cars developed Like all cars, electric vehicles happen to break down or fail eventually. Technical problems in the powertrain of electrical can be more easily diagnosed and repaired if workshops use a standardised total diagnostic system developed in the DINA project. Read more Car windows darken upon the push of a button December 14, 2015 Car windows darken upon the push of a button Automotive supplier Continental has developed a glass for car windows whose transparency can be controlled electrically. The technology will improve driving safety, privacy and energy efficiency, the company promises. Read more Daimler brings E-Class one step closer to autonomous driving December 10, 2015 Daimler brings E-Class one step closer to autonomous driving With the next version of its Mercedes-Benz E class due next spring, Daimler will introduce what it calls Active Lane Change Assist. This system brings drivers another step closer to autonomous driving b supporting the driver in changing lanes on multi-lane roads. Read more French startup plugs smartglasses into bikers' helmets December 03, 2015 French startup plugs smartglasses into bikers' helmets As you would suspect, the 2015 Paris Motorcycle Show held Portes de Versailles was, well, full of shiny bikes. But one exhibit that really caught my sight was the in-retina display plug-in helmet accessory that Eye-Lights co-founders Romain Duflot (CEO) and Thomas De Saintignon (CTO) were demonstrating ... Read more
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