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Start-Stop batteries achieve four times longer cycle life September 11, 2014 Start-Stop batteries achieve four times longer cycle life Exide Technologies' AGM Start-Stop battery claims to achieve four times longer cycle life which is 20% more power and more than three times the charge acceptance of a standard conventional battery. Read more GM spurs development of automated driving September 08, 2014 GM spurs development of automated driving General Motors is planning to take the lead in highly automated driving: While European carmakers pursue rather long-term plans with automated driving, the US carmaker now changed to the fast lane: Within two years, this feature will be available in GM series vehicles. Read more BMW connects car through Smartwatch app September 05, 2014 BMW connects car through Smartwatch app The boundaries between automotive electronics, smart home and the rest of the world are blurring. BMW now offers evidence for this truism - at the IFA, the consumer electronic fair currently going on in Berlin. The carmaker shows a range of innovative connectivity solutions around the car. Read more Radar-based blind spot assist to eliminate collisions during turning September 02, 2014 Radar-based blind spot assist to eliminate collisions during turning Truck manufacturer Daimler has developed system that promises to reliably detect cyclists and pedestrians in the blind spot of the vehicle. While the system seems superior to earlier approaches, it still will take a while until it enters series production. Read more German company wins bid to crash cars in China September 02, 2014 German company wins bid to crash cars in China Numerous developments in the area of vehicle safety are significantly influenced as a result of current NCAP or NHTSA regulations and then realized and implemented by manufacturers and their suppliers. Read more Dutch startup shrinks 60GHz radars, increases precision August 28, 2014 Dutch startup shrinks 60GHz radars, increases precision Founded in 2011, Dutch startup Omniradar announced it has secured €2.6m of equity and debt financing to roll out its single-chip 60GHz radar solution. Read more Intelligent bicycle gets connected August 28, 2014 Intelligent bicycle gets connected Emergency call, stolen vehicle localisation, predictive maintenance - these electronic bells and whistles known from the automotive industry could soon conquer the bicycle market. At the Eurobike trade fair in Friedrichshafen (Germany), bike manufacturer Canyon and Deutsche Telekom introduced a high-tech ... Read more Audi makes the leap to 48V supply August 25, 2014 Audi makes the leap to 48V supply Carmaker Audi has announced to partly equip its cars with an 48V electrical system. The split-voltage system gives automotive electrics and electronics designers the option to electrify additional units for the sake of overall efficiency. Read more Vehicle-to-Vehicle: snapshot of the NHTSA report August 25, 2014 Vehicle-to-Vehicle: snapshot of the NHTSA report Now that Google has autonomous cars up and running in California, and more new cars are equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's unveiling this week of its plan to require vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technologies in all ... Read more Can LEDs speed the future of self-driving cars? August 22, 2014 Can LEDs speed the future of self-driving cars? Intel research scientist Richard Roberts has revealed that he is working on a set of IEEE specs that could guide future development of visible light communication (VLC) in cars. Read more
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