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Bosch develops ECUs for fuel cell vehicles April 07, 2014 Bosch develops ECUs for fuel cell vehicles On airports, emission-free mobility is taking shape. Baggage tractors, mobile working machines and other vehicles on airports are increasingly powered with fuel cells. At the MobiliTec exposition in Hanover, Bosch Engineering announced to provide electronic control units (ECUs) for these vehicles. Read more Hella creates eye-catcher with curved OLEDs April 01, 2014 Hella creates eye-catcher with curved OLEDs The availability of Organic LEDs (OLEDs) at and in cars will yield a host of new design options. A foretaste provides automotive supplier Hella at the current Light & Building trade fair. Read more Tesla car battery fires caused by road debris damage April 01, 2014 Tesla car battery fires caused by road debris damage Three Tesla Model S cars destroyed by fire after running over road debris did not represent a "defect trend" is the conclusion of a US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report. Read more Renault cockpit woos the connected lifestyle March 31, 2014 Renault cockpit woos the connected lifestyle Visteon and Renault have jointly developed a car cockpit made to measure for the situation of the connected car: It offers not only specific interaction possibilities for driver and passengers, but also supports automated driving functions to offload the driver. Read more Semi-transparent organic solar cells claim efficiency record March 24, 2014 Semi-transparent organic solar cells claim efficiency record Heliatek GmbH is claiming a new record in the efficiency of transparent solar cells.  The latest development allows transparency levels up to 40% with an efficiency of more than 7%. Read more A tomahawk for 5G radio networks March 23, 2014 A tomahawk for 5G radio networks At the upcoming DATE Conference , the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) will introduce the second iteration of its power-optimized Tomahawk microchip. The little axe is described as "very fast, energy-saving and resilient". According to cfaed, an institute of the Dresden Technical University, ... Read more Audi TT - a step towards the software-defined car March 21, 2014 Audi TT - a step towards the software-defined car With the latest version of its TT sports car, Audi sets standards for future vehicle electronics designs. Though the propulsion is not generated by an electrical, not even hybrid electrical system but by a conventional internal combustion engine, the TT sketches out some of the paths future designers ... Read more Ice warning from the cloud March 20, 2014 Ice warning from the cloud In geographies with a pronounced wither season, sheet ice can turn roads into a skating rink without drivers noticing it immediately. Swedish carmaker Volvo now tests a system that warns drivers of slippery patches. Unlike car2x, Volvo's system taps the cloud to spread the information. Read more Higher supply voltage, better mileage: Continental, Schaeffler show how March 18, 2014 Higher supply voltage, better mileage: Continental, Schaeffler show how In a joint project, automotive suppliers Continental and Schaeffler prove that there is still significant headroom for better fuel efficiency in conventional combustion engines. For their demo car they used an engine that already had been honoured for its excellent efficiency - and still achieved a 15 ... Read more Reference design cuts costs of lithium e-bike batteries March 17, 2014 Reference design cuts costs of lithium e-bike batteries An example design for lithium pedelec/e-bike batteries which implements accurate cell monitoring and balancing without the need for a microcontroller in the Battery Management System (BMS) has been introduced by ams AG. Read more
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