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Test and simulation environment to improve power module reliability for e-cars January 27, 2014 Test and simulation environment to improve power module reliability for e-cars Early reliability and life expectancy assessment of power electronics modules for electric cars is the goal of the InTeLekt research program launched in Germany. The research consortium will develop a test and simulation environment enabling module designers to devise more reliable products and reduce ... Read more Audi to test laser headlight at Le Mans race January 23, 2014 Audi to test laser headlight at Le Mans race During the Le Mans 24 Hours and other endurance races which are partially held in darkness, optimal vision plays a crucial role for the racing teams. Audi plans to equip its R18 race car to equip with headlights that combine the properties of a matrix LED headlight with those of laser light. Read more Transponder allows cars to "see" pedestrians January 21, 2014 Transponder allows cars to Researchers of the Munich Technical University (TUM) have developed a method how driver assistance systems in vehicles can identify pedestrians and cyclists even if they are obscured by large obstacles. In the scheme devised by the Munich scientists, mobile handsets carried by the pedestrians and cyclists ... Read more Continental sees new challenges for automotive HMIs January 20, 2014 Continental sees new challenges for automotive HMIs In the design of future-proof HMI concepts, automotive supplier Continental aspires to a holistic, integrated approach. "Car drivers should be able to intuitively comprehend what they need to know. It is about a dialog without words", said Continental board member Helmut Matschi at the Automotive News ... Read more Continental, HERE jointly drive towards the electronic horizon January 14, 2014 Continental, HERE jointly drive towards the electronic horizon Automotive supplier Continental and map services provider HERE will collaborate to make the connected car a reality. The developments will focus on the 'electronic horizon', future functionality for automated driving and intelligent transport systems. The collaboration agreement was announced at the ... Read more Fuel cell vehicles unlikely to become competitive soon, expert says January 13, 2014 Fuel cell vehicles unlikely to become competitive soon, expert says Though several carmakers such as Toyota and Daimler continue to highlight their commitment to hydrogen fuel cells as a seminal technology for emission-free mobility, it will take a long time until this technology will become competitive. This is the key message of a study from consulting firm Roland ... Read more Google Glass to extend Hyundai's dashboard functionality January 09, 2014 Google Glass to extend Hyundai's dashboard functionality The car of the future is not only connected - additional gadgets offer drivers an enhanced reality view to automotive, navigation and infotainment functions. This became visible at the CES when technology company Covisint detailed of its projects conducted along with Hyundai. These include the integration ... Read more Qualcomm unveils auto game plan at CES January 07, 2014 Qualcomm unveils auto game plan at CES Qualcomm's next trip - beyond smartphones and tablets - will be in a car. The San Diego-based cellular chip giant has come to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week to unveil the company's automotive strategy. Read more Test methodology characterizes even very low diesel emissions January 07, 2014 Test methodology characterizes even very low diesel emissions Germany's national metrology institute PTB has developed a test methodology to measure and characterize density and size of soot particles emitted by diesel engines. The test bench developed by the Braunschweig based scientists has become necessary because the measurement equipment currently used in ... Read more Harman brings virtualisation and scalability to automotive infotainment January 06, 2014 Harman brings virtualisation and scalability to automotive infotainment At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Harman showcases a scalable platform for in-vehicle infotainment in the connected car. The platform transplants concepts known from commercial and consumer computing - such as hypervisors and virtual systems - to automotive environments. Plus, ... Read more
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