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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 Infineon steers FlexRay transceiver to automotive data bus market June 19, 2013 Infineon steers FlexRay transceiver to automotive data bus market In suspension and chassis control applications as well as in power steering, engine and transmission control units, existing CAN data bus solutions increasingly hit the wall in terms of bandwidth and response time. Staying abreast of the these requirements, Infineon is expanding its portfolio automotive ... Read more Siemens, EADS test 2nd generation hybrid drive for airplanes June 18, 2013 Siemens, EADS test 2nd generation hybrid drive for airplanes At the Paris Air Show, Siemens, EADS and Diamond Aircraft show the second generation of an airplane equipped with a serial hybrid electric drive. The powertrain of the motor glider has been redesigned to reduce the weight by 100 kg. Siemens believes that this second generation engine proves the commercial ... Read more Daimler brings car-to-x technology to production vehicles June 14, 2013 Daimler brings car-to-x technology to production vehicles After years of discussion and development efforts, Daimler presses ahead and announces to equip serial vehicles with car-to-x communications capability before the end of the year. In order to speed the introduction, the technology will be implemented as a smartphone app along with an option kit. The ... Read more Bosch drives down fuel consumption - in a salami technique June 14, 2013 Bosch drives down fuel consumption - in a salami technique During its biennial Motor Press Colloquium press event, automotive supplier Bosch gave insights into major development currents in automotive electronics. One of the focus topics was the power train and ways to further reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emission. Read more Study investigates V2V communications with motorcycles June 14, 2013 Study investigates V2V communications with motorcycles Vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V) hitherto has been associated to cars, truck and buses. Now motorbikes come into play: Within the scope of the safety research program US Safety Pilot Model Deployment, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute includes motorcycles in a study ... Read more Over-the-air technology facilitates software updates for cars June 04, 2013 Over-the-air technology facilitates software updates for cars With the amount of software installed in automotive ECUs exploding, carmakers increasingly face the problem how to update or exchange software in the "installed base", that is the cars out on the streets. Serious bugs in this software time and again trigger huge recall actions which are extremely costly. ... Read more
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