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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 Infineon's secret weapon: Dresden Fab, 48V car battery September 26, 2014 Infineon's secret weapon: Dresden Fab, 48V car battery Talk to any automotive chip companies these days. Be it Infineon Technologies, Freescale, STMicroelectronics or NXP Semiconductors. They all share one common goal: Go get Renesas and grab major design-wins from leading Japanese carmakers, such as Toyota Motors. Read more Safety package protects small electric vehicles September 26, 2014 Safety package protects small electric vehicles Efficient subcompact vehicles with electric propulsion are regarded as a valid option in making electromobility more popular. However, vehicles of the "Quad class" (official term: L7E) currently only offer an insufficient safety level. Researchers from the Visio.M consortium now have demonstrated that ... Read more Tire sensor for industrial trucks solves a burning problem September 25, 2014 Tire sensor for industrial trucks solves a burning problem Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are state of the art in tires for cars and trucks. But how about tires for industrial material handling vehicles? A research project of the Hannover university is currently developing a sensor system that enables operators to monitor the conditions of such tires. ... Read more LTE successfully tested in V2X scenario September 24, 2014 LTE successfully tested in V2X scenario 4G mobile radio technology, also known as LTE, meets the tough real-time requirements to be deployed in Vehicle-to-X communications applications. This broadens the spectrum of available wireless technologies suited for V2X - and could be an enabler for innovative applications. Read more
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