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Advanced wheel hub drive passes extensive driving tests November 25, 2014 Advanced wheel hub drive passes extensive driving tests Besides high design freedom and low-wear characteristics, wheel-integrated electric drives offer a high potential to improve safety and driving dynamics of electric vehicles. However, they pose high challenges to drive design and manufacturing - in particular with respect to the safety assessment and ... Read more Advanced lead-carbon batteries could enable 48V super hybrid vehicles November 19, 2014 Advanced lead-carbon batteries could enable 48V super hybrid vehicles For hybrid electrical vehicles, they offer a new perspective of lower cost along with environmental benefits: Advanced lead-carbon batteries could help to avoid high-voltage batteries in HEVs, they can be fully recycled and they are more stable at low temperatures, says the European Advanced Lead-Acid ... Read more MOST150 brings streaming bandwidth to 1.2 Gbps November 17, 2014 MOST150 brings streaming bandwidth to 1.2 Gbps The MOST Cooperation has released an upgrade to its MOST150 architecture, enabling a streaming bandwidth of up to 1.2 Gbit/sec. Read more Ethernet comes to ADAS with megapixel camera November 17, 2014 Ethernet comes to ADAS with megapixel camera At electronica, Micrel together with Silicon Micro Systems announced a brand new HDR-CMOS megapixel Ethernet camera for automotive and industrial systems. Read more Freescale to offer OpenCL platform for ADAS and autonomous driving systems development November 11, 2014 Freescale to offer OpenCL platform for ADAS and autonomous driving systems development Freescale Semiconductor has announced its intention to offer an OpenCL-based platform, which it says will be key to addressing automated driver assistance systems (ADAS) safety and quality with dedicated products built from ground up for auto-grade requirements. Read more Supercapacitor innovation promises panel-powered cars November 10, 2014 Supercapacitor innovation promises panel-powered cars A team of researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have developed lightweight supercapacitors that can be combined with regular batteries to boost the power of an electric car by using the car's body panels. Read more Twisted pair wireline pushes data rates up to 10 Gbit/s in vehicles November 07, 2014 Twisted pair wireline pushes data rates up to 10 Gbit/s in vehicles Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen will present a high-speed link at electronica in Munich that uses the 10+ Gbit/s physical layer for a simple twisted pair wireline data transmission — it is possible to transfer data at rates of 10 Gbit/s in real time. ... Read more Vehicle-to-X technology: 1.300 km drive starts at electronica November 06, 2014 Vehicle-to-X technology: 1.300 km drive starts at electronica On November 11, a group of companies and organisations will give the start signal for a large practical test of the Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication technology. NXP, Cohda Wireless, Siemens and Honda, along with safety validation company TÜV Süd will depart to a large-scale test drive through Germany, ... Read more Researchers unlock potential of phased-array radar for automotive deployment November 05, 2014 Researchers unlock potential of phased-array radar for automotive deployment Phased-array radar systems, known from military applications, could help to improve the environment recognition system for cars. A group of researchers from the University of California in San Diego along with the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor (USA) has developed a phased-array radar system on ... Read more Eye-tracking, the next wave in HMI design? November 03, 2014 Eye-tracking, the next wave in HMI design? Voice recognition and gesture control might look like yesterday's technologies if automotive supplier Visteon succeeds with its concept of an automotive cockpit where certain functions can be controlled through eye movement and head direction. Hidden eye-tracking cameras capture this data to deliver ... Read more
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