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dSPACE and BTC Cooperate on Safety-Critical Applications  for Real-Time Validation dSPACE and BTC Cooperate on Safety-Critical Applications for Real-Time Validation

  Extension of classical test methods Easier compliance with safety standards Optimal... 


STMicroelectronics Introduces Low Energy, Single-Chip Bluetooth Solution STMicroelectronics Introduces Low Energy, Single-Chip Bluetooth Solution

  STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has revealed its first Bluetooth® Low Energy... 


AEC-Q101 Qualified TVS Diodes from Littelfuse Protect Automotive Electronics from Voltage Transients AEC-Q101 Qualified TVS Diodes from Littelfuse Protect Automotive Electronics from Voltage Transients

TVS Diode TPSMF4L Hi_Res Well-suited for protecting automotive electronics and... 


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Technavio Reports Increased Demand for Infotainment Services Will Drive the Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market in the US Until 2020 Technavio Reports Increased Demand for Infotainment Services Will Drive the Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market in the US Until 2020

Technavio analysts forecast the connected car M2M connections and services market... 


Determining Failure in Electronics and Electronic Components: Considerations for Physical and Mechanical Testing Determining Failure in Electronics and Electronic Components: Considerations for Physical and Mechanical Testing

Jeff Andrasik The reliability of electronic systems plays an increasingly important... 


ADEPT 48V Affordable Hybrid on Path to Meet Future Ultra-Low Vehicle Emissions

Ricardo-led ADEPT programme aims to demonstrate technology capable of providing... 


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Features

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces Three-Wire, True Zero-Speed, Surface Mount Magnetic Speed Sensor IC Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces Three-Wire, True Zero-Speed, Surface Mount Magnetic Speed Sensor IC

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces New Three-Wire, True Zero-Speed, Surface Mount Magnetic Speed Sensor ICDesign Allows for Ease of Use for PCB Applications Over Typical SIP Based PackagesIn response for market requests for a highly integrated speed sensor with advance algorithm PCB mounted systems, Allegro has released the A1667 in a surface mount... [Read more of this review]


Rand McNally Launches Multi-Use Dash Cam Line Rand McNally Launches Multi-Use Dash Cam Line

DashCam 100, 200 and 300 feature high-quality video and advanced safety features Rand McNally launched a line of standalone dash cams that pairs top-of-the-line safety features with HD video and extra-wide-angle lenses. The Rand McNally Dash Cam 100, Dash Cam 200, and the even more feature-rich Dash Cam 300 are designed to not only assist with accident... [Read more of this review]


HELLA Helps Develop Mercedes Multibeam Headlamps HELLA Helps Develop Mercedes Multibeam Headlamps

Daimler’s new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is making its debut in 2016 with a world first: three-layered multibeam-LED headlamps developed in partnership with lighting and electronics experts at HELLA. The three-layered display includes 84 individual controllable LEDs per headlamp that vary light distribution depending on traffic, weather and road conditions.... [Read more of this review]


QNX Platform Accelerates Digital Instrument Cluster Development QNX Platform Accelerates Digital Instrument Cluster Development

Enables customers to deliver compelling user experiences while addressing stringent safety requirements QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited (TSX:BB)(NASDAQ:BBRY), announced the latest addition to its portfolio of automotive safety products, the QNX® Platform for Instrument Clusters. Digital instrument clusters constitute... [Read more of this review]


UQM Technologies Alliance Is Developing a Full Electric Drivetrain System UQM Technologies Alliance Is Developing a Full Electric Drivetrain System

UQM has chosen Eaton and Pi Innovo as the suppliers of choice for the development and production program. Supplier relationships will allow UQM to meet EV commercial market growth projections including China, Europe and South America. UQM will begin to offer a full electric drivetrain system called the “UQM PowerPhaseDT” for the medium and... [Read more of this review]


TI Adds Drivers for Brushless DC Motors TI Adds Drivers for Brushless DC Motors

  Gate drivers boost powertrain performance with start-stop support and high-temperature operation Texas Instruments (TI) introduced two new automotive motor drivers that support high-performance powertrain applications. The DRV8305-Q1, a highly integrated three-phase brushless DC gate driver, and the UCC27211A-Q1, a high-current half-bridge gate... [Read more of this review]


Octo Telematics Partners with Oracle to Bring Java Standardization Protocol to the Connected Car Octo Telematics Partners with Oracle to Bring Java Standardization Protocol to the Connected Car

Octo Telematics announced it is developing non-proprietary protocol for telematics data collection, within the in-vehicle Java Virtual Machine (JVM) environment. The resulting software layer will provide a path to standardization for connected cars. It will also enable better integration of insurance and fleet functionalities within the Java community... [Read more of this review]


Connected Vehicles and the Internet of Things that Really Matter Connected Vehicles and the Internet of Things that Really Matter

Costas Meimetis Thomas Nigg                       By Thomas Nigg, Senior Director: Product Strategy Positioning, and Costas Meimetis, Director: Product Strategy Short Range Radio at u-blox The Internet of Things (IoT) has come to automotive. Having started with infotainment it has evolved to fusing... [Read more of this review]


Ford Says Fusion Energi, With EPA-Estimated 610-Mile Range, Can Go Further Than Any Plug-In Hybrid Ford Says Fusion Energi, With EPA-Estimated 610-Mile Range, Can Go Further Than Any Plug-In Hybrid

Ford now offers a plug-in hybrid that can go further than any other. The new 2017 Fusion Energi can travel 610 miles on a full tank of gas and battery charge – according to EPA estimates posted to fueleconomy.gov – the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in America. (Photo: Business Wire)  Read more... Read More →


Panasonic Delivers Thermal Sensing Solutions With Grid-EYE Infrared Array Sensor Panasonic Delivers Thermal Sensing Solutions With Grid-EYE Infrared Array Sensor

Panasonic Corporation has developed a thermal sensation estimation method* using the infrared array sensor Grid-EYE. Based on the results of estimations, the company has started to deliver high-precision thermal sensing solutions that recognize thermal comfort for people. The solution will be effective in homes and vehicles, among other applications. The... [Read more of this review]


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