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Extremely fast ion conductors: Another step towards better beatteries July 16, 2013 Extremely fast ion conductors: Another step towards better beatteries Though they started their research on future battery materials only past April, they already have achieved potentially seminal results: A research team at the Technical University of Graz (Austria) succeeded in providing fundamental data on the nuclear dynamics of a specific ion conductor that could ... Read more Volvo makes the new XC90 a "safety car" July 11, 2013 Volvo makes the new XC90 a In motorsport, a safety car is a special vehicle that limits the speed of the competing vehicles on the racetrack. Swedish carmaker Volvo attaches a different significance to the safety car with its all-new XC90, due to appear on the market in 2014: The XC90 will be all full of innovative safety features. ... Read more How hackers can take control of your car July 09, 2013 How hackers can take control of your car You might have seen that frightening episode of the CBS series, Person of Interest, in which a fictional social media company's billionaire founder loses control of his car. From the street, the driver appears to be either a total nutcase (well, in this case, he is) or heavily intoxicated. His car weaves ... Read more Cohda, NXP roll reference design 
for production-line connected vehicles July 08, 2013 Cohda, NXP roll reference design 
for production-line connected vehicles Cohda Wireless and NXP Semiconductors announced the launch of the MK4, the latest generation of its connected car anti-collision technology based on the NXP/Cohda RoadLINK chipset. The chipset addresses both Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) implementations, collectively referred ... Read more Continental to close gap in hybrid solutions July 05, 2013 Continental to close gap in hybrid solutions Continental announced a "technology kit" that closes the gap between today's marketable hybrid systems: While Low-end systems with relatively simple micro hybrid technology does not exploit the efficiency potential of hybrid technology, high-end systems with full hybrid approaches are not affordable. ... Read more Advanced safety features will be democratized, says TRW July 05, 2013 Advanced safety features will be democratized, says TRW Automotive supplier TRW will display its most advanced active, passive and integrated safety technologies at the IAA International Motorshow in Frankfurt in mid-September. Among the technologies to be displayed are driver assist systems including the company's next generation S-CAM 3 video camera and ... Read more Audi announces smart Matrix LED headlights June 28, 2013 Audi announces smart Matrix LED headlights With arrays of 25 high-beam LEDs in each headlight, Audi plans to significantly increase the lighting quality of its vehicles. Quality in this context means: High beam light without bedazzling oncoming traffic. For this purpose the LEDs are switched on and off by a control unit which in turn receives ... Read more Toyota connects navigation systems to the cloud June 27, 2013 Toyota connects navigation systems to the cloud A new traffic information system for Toyota drivers blends a variety of parameters including vehicle location data, current speed, road conditions and even disasters. The concurrent utilization of these data helps optimizing routes and travel times. Read more Freescale Radar chipset makes ADAS more affordable June 25, 2013 Freescale Radar chipset makes ADAS more affordable In the automated driving scenarios of the future and in many other safety-oriented advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Radar is one of the central sensor technologies. Chipmaker Freescale now has introduced a comprehensive system-level solution for automotive radar based advanced driver assistance ... Read more Field test proves Car2x maturity for real-world operation June 20, 2013 Field test proves Car2x maturity for real-world operation The evaluation of a large Car2x communications field test proves that the technology is now ready for mass deployment. The simTD (Safe Intelligent Mobility - Test Field Germany) test involved 123 vehicles - including cars and motorbikes - in real-world traffic. Results indicate that the number of accidents ... Read more
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