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Industry consortium develops glare-free headlamps May 14, 2013 Industry consortium develops glare-free headlamps Adaptive forward lighting - glare-free camera-controlled headlamps that react instantly - will help drivers in the future thanks to additional intelligent functions. The key to this complex functionality is the integration of microelectronics and optoelectronics – one of the principal aspects of the ... Read more Autoliv provides the "eyes" for driver assistance systems May 14, 2013 Autoliv provides the All scenarios around automatic driving require a number of sophisticated sensors inside the cars. This scenario is what supplier Autoliv is aiming at with its Stereo Vision Sensing System (SVS) it rolls out these days. Read more Bosch tests automatic driving on the Autobahn May 10, 2013 Bosch tests automatic driving on the Autobahn If you happen to see a driver on the German Autobahn these days with no hands at the wheel, don't panic: Automotive electronics supplier Bosch is currently conducting extensive tests of automated vehicles on public roads in Germany. The purpose of these tests is assessing and further improving the technology ... Read more Virtual ECU development environment awarded at CDN Live May 10, 2013 Virtual ECU development environment awarded at CDN Live At the CND Live Cadence user meeting this week in Munich, a master thesis focusing on hardware/software co-design aspects was honored with the first prize: Master student Phillip Wehner from the Ruhr University Bochum impressed the prize committee with his implementation of a virtual automotive ECU design ... Read more Students build electric racing car May 06, 2013 Students build electric racing car Students and scientists have developed an electrically driven racing car that goes from rest to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. That is only slightly slower than a McLaren Formula 1 car or a Porsche 911 Turbo. Read more 65-nm ARM Flash MCU controls electronic brake May 06, 2013 65-nm ARM Flash MCU controls electronic brake Texas Instruments and automotive supplier Continental AG collaborate on the first 65 nm ARM Cortex safety microcontrollers with Flash technology in volume production. The Continental processor for advanced control in electronic braking systems (PACE) is the foundation for the Continental MK 100 family ... Read more Toyota utilizes SPARK Pro programming language in ultra-low-defect software May 03, 2013 Toyota utilizes SPARK Pro programming language in ultra-low-defect software For the development of safety-critical solutions in the automotive industry, Toyota makes use of the Ada-based SPARK programming language along with the SPARK Pro toolset. With this combination, Toyota intends to develop and implement software with an extremely high degree of reliability and resilience. ... Read more Universal charger connects plug-in hybrids globally to the grid - as long as it is a Porsche May 03, 2013 Universal charger connects plug-in hybrids globally to the grid - as long as it is a Porsche Porsche is implementing a universal charging solution in conjunction with its plug-in hybrid Panamera S E Hybrid which celebrated its world premiere at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. This solution covers all aspects of electric driving - from charging accessories to installation of infrastructure. Read more MOST Forum sketches 5-Gbps future April 25, 2013 MOST Forum sketches 5-Gbps future At the recent MOST Forum in Esslingen near Stuttgart (Germany), experts discussed the presence and future of the MOST data bus used in automotive environments. Against the background of the AVB/Ethernet camp seemingly having gained ground recently, the MOST proponents mulled the specifications of the ... Read more Volvo evaluates flywheel hybrid drive - fuel savings of up to 25% April 25, 2013 Volvo evaluates flywheel hybrid drive - fuel savings of up to 25% In hybrid cars, several technologies are available to harvest excess kinetic energy; converting it into electricity and storing it a battery or supercap is currently the most popular approach. Kinetic flywheels offer an alternative. Carmaker Volvo has tested this technology under everyday driving conditions ... Read more
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