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Kvaser proposes backward-compatible, high-bandwidth CAN version November 20, 2013 Kvaser proposes backward-compatible, high-bandwidth CAN version As an intermediate step on the transition to the high-performance CAN bus version with flexible data rate (CAN-FD), Swedish technology company Kvaser AB has presented a new CAN version, dubbed CAN-EF (Enhanced Format). The beauty of CAN-EF: Unlike CAN-FD, it offers higher bandwidth without giving up ... Read more Interface integrates e-vehicles into smart grid November 15, 2013 Interface integrates e-vehicles into smart grid To connect electric vehicles to the power grid seamlessly, researchers from Fraunhofer ESK have specified and implemented the required communication interface. The aim is to create a system in which electric vehicles use and temporarily store energy. The charging station serves as an active node that ... Read more MIT researchers use modified viruses to boost lithium-air battery performance November 15, 2013 MIT researchers use modified viruses to boost lithium-air battery performance MIT researchers have discovered a way to improve the performance of lithium-air batteries by fabricating the nanowires that form a battery’s cathodes using a genetically modified virus. Read more MOST 150 Star topology interconnects driver assistant systems November 14, 2013 MOST 150 Star topology interconnects driver assistant systems Doing away with the limitation to the infotainment domain, the MOST standardising body MOSTCO has introduced an Advanced Driver Assistance System that concatenates high-definition video streams of up to eight cameras, offering a total bandwidth of 1.2 Gbit/s. The Based on the current MOST150 technology, ... Read more Haptic feedback touchpad contributes to driving safety November 14, 2013 Haptic feedback touchpad contributes to driving safety Amidst a flood of stimuli generated by electronic gadgets in the vehicles, car designers are searching for innovative human-machine interfaces that can be utilized intuitively, without adding to driver's distraction. A study from the university of Kassel (Germany) certifies that the next-gen touchpad ... Read more For intelligent traffic, Toyota blends infrastructure and vehicle electronics November 11, 2013 For intelligent traffic, Toyota blends infrastructure and vehicle electronics "Harmonic Mobility" (Ha:mo) is the name of Toyota's future-oriented traffic concept currently tested in Japan. At a special exhibition within the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, the carmaker will introduce several elements of its concept. According to Toyota's believe, these elements will significantly change ... Read more Infineon, ASE plan to utilize copper in chip wire bonding November 07, 2013 Infineon, ASE plan to utilize copper in chip wire bonding Semiconductor manufacturing services provider Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and chipmaker Infineon Technologies have started joint developments aiming at establishing copper wire bonding in automotive products. Read more LEDs set highlights in car interiors November 06, 2013 LEDs set highlights in car interiors Across all segments of the automotive market, manufacturers see increasing demand for innovative interior lighting solutions. Supplier Hella KGaA, a tier one supplier dedicated to lighting technology, announces a number of recent design-ins with several OEMs. To meet the increasing demand for highly ... Read more Damped-wave algorithm eliminates sudden traffic jams October 31, 2013 Damped-wave algorithm eliminates sudden traffic jams Not all highway traffic jams are caused by road works or accidents. Sometimes, a stall simply occurs out of the blue, apparently for no reason. A professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found the reason that causes such stalls - and he devised a remedy. Read more Bad design and its consequences; US legal ruling on Toyota's “killer firmware” October 30, 2013 Bad design and its consequences; US legal ruling on Toyota's “killer firmware” In the USA, certain Toyota car models have been alleged to have contained a fault that caused them to accelerate or continue to accelerate contrary to the driver's inputs. This has now reached the stage that a US court has ruled against Toyota, as reported here by EDN's Michael Dunn. Read more
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