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BMW, CleanCharge demo cross-provider charging for e-cars October 29, 2013 BMW, CleanCharge demo cross-provider charging for e-cars Electric cars can be charged across provider lines and national borders. This was demonstrated recently by the BMW Group and Danish charging infrastructure operator CleanCharge in the course of a showcase event which took place in Copenhagen. Read more Diagnostics chip integrates configurable automotive buses and power management functions October 28, 2013 Diagnostics chip integrates configurable automotive buses and power management functions Fabless analog ASIC company, JVD Inc., has started volume production of the company's automotive integrated circuit, the JV700, an ODB-II Diagnostics Interface/Controller.  Read more Volvo unplugs plug-in hybrids and e-cars October 24, 2013 Volvo unplugs plug-in hybrids and e-cars Electromobility still lacks of acceptance, and one major reason for this is the lack of standards for the charging plug. Now it seems like a solution becomes realistic - through a technology that has its roots in consumer electronics. A common standard however is still years away. Read more EU research institutes partner three SMEs to industrialize high-density 3D integrated capacitors October 24, 2013 EU research institutes partner three SMEs to industrialize high-density 3D integrated capacitors CEA-Leti, Fraunhofer IPMS-CNT are collaborating with three European SMEs, IPDiA, Picosun and SENTECH Instruments in a project aimed at industrializing 3D integrated capacitors with world-record density. Read more ARM targets automotive, industrial world with real-time optimized architecture October 23, 2013 ARM targets automotive, industrial world with real-time optimized architecture ARM has developed a version of its V8 processor architecture to target real time and security applications, especially in automotive. Read more Battery switch assembly offers very low resistance at high currents October 22, 2013 Battery switch assembly offers very low resistance at high currents Chipmaker Infineon and PCB design and manufacturing company Schweizer Electronic AG have developed demonstrator of an electronic high-performance battery switch for automotive applications. The device shows how entire battery circuits or subnets can be controlled at minimum space requirements. The switch ... Read more Camera-enhanced cockpit recognizes familiar driver face October 21, 2013 Camera-enhanced cockpit recognizes familiar driver face Visteon has developed a new cockpit concept that uses multiple cameras in the vehicle to keep a constant eye on both the driver and the road ahead. Read more Software solution eliminates engine noise in cars October 18, 2013 Software solution eliminates engine noise in cars What HiFi lovers know from their headphones will soon be available in car interiors: A silent environment with no noise from engine and gearbox, allowing drivers and passengers to enjoy their music while on the road. The reason: QNX has developed a software that eliminates undesired noise. Read more TI rolls heterogeneous number crunching SoC for automotive video processing October 17, 2013 TI rolls heterogeneous number crunching SoC for automotive video processing Cameras and image processing functions along with downstream sensor fusion algorithms increasingly become the technology of choice when it comes to developing intelligent driver assistance systems which detect and intelligently recognize the surroundings of cars in the flowing traffic. Image processing ... Read more Volvo turns car body into a battery October 17, 2013 Volvo turns car body into a battery Car batteries are heavy and clumsy, right? Along with research partners, Volvo has developed a concept to integrate the batteries into the car structure. With innovative materials and form factors, the batteries would claim much less space. Further down the road, the concept could significantly reduce ... Read more
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