eeTimes
eeTimes
eeTimes eeTimes EDN
Forgot password Register

News

Technology

Tesla car battery fires caused by road debris damage April 01, 2014 Tesla car battery fires caused by road debris damage Three Tesla Model S cars destroyed by fire after running over road debris did not represent a "defect trend" is the conclusion of a US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report. Read more Renault cockpit woos the connected lifestyle March 31, 2014 Renault cockpit woos the connected lifestyle Visteon and Renault have jointly developed a car cockpit made to measure for the situation of the connected car: It offers not only specific interaction possibilities for driver and passengers, but also supports automated driving functions to offload the driver. Read more Semi-transparent organic solar cells claim efficiency record March 24, 2014 Semi-transparent organic solar cells claim efficiency record Heliatek GmbH is claiming a new record in the efficiency of transparent solar cells.  The latest development allows transparency levels up to 40% with an efficiency of more than 7%. Read more A tomahawk for 5G radio networks March 23, 2014 A tomahawk for 5G radio networks At the upcoming DATE Conference , the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) will introduce the second iteration of its power-optimized Tomahawk microchip. The little axe is described as "very fast, energy-saving and resilient". According to cfaed, an institute of the Dresden Technical University, ... Read more Audi TT - a step towards the software-defined car March 21, 2014 Audi TT - a step towards the software-defined car With the latest version of its TT sports car, Audi sets standards for future vehicle electronics designs. Though the propulsion is not generated by an electrical, not even hybrid electrical system but by a conventional internal combustion engine, the TT sketches out some of the paths future designers ... Read more Ice warning from the cloud March 20, 2014 Ice warning from the cloud In geographies with a pronounced wither season, sheet ice can turn roads into a skating rink without drivers noticing it immediately. Swedish carmaker Volvo now tests a system that warns drivers of slippery patches. Unlike car2x, Volvo's system taps the cloud to spread the information. Read more Higher supply voltage, better mileage: Continental, Schaeffler show how March 18, 2014 Higher supply voltage, better mileage: Continental, Schaeffler show how In a joint project, automotive suppliers Continental and Schaeffler prove that there is still significant headroom for better fuel efficiency in conventional combustion engines. For their demo car they used an engine that already had been honoured for its excellent efficiency - and still achieved a 15 ... Read more Reference design cuts costs of lithium e-bike batteries March 17, 2014 Reference design cuts costs of lithium e-bike batteries An example design for lithium pedelec/e-bike batteries which implements accurate cell monitoring and balancing without the need for a microcontroller in the Battery Management System (BMS) has been introduced by ams AG. Read more Smart vibration damping improves comfort, reduces weight March 13, 2014 Smart vibration damping improves comfort, reduces weight Vehicles without a solid roof construction such as roadsters and convertibles are inherently prone to torsional vibrations. To make the body more rigid and to reduce the vibrations, carmakers frequently use additional stiffenings along with passive vibration absorbers. Their disadvantage: They make the ... Read more New kid on the powertrain controller block: Scaleo March 12, 2014 New kid on the powertrain controller block: Scaleo Fabless automotive chip vendor Scaleo has announced the availability of first samples of its OLEA microcontroller family. OLEA is optimized for powertrain applications where it challenges incumbents Infineon, Renesas and Freescale. Read more
MOST POPULAR NEWS
Interview
Technical papers
Poll
Which approach is best suited for automotive infotainment connectivity?