Continental Ring Catalyst Promises More Efficient NOx Reduction
New Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation will strictly regulate NOx emissions under all driving conditions, requiring high catalyst efficiency across a wide engine operating range
Substantial reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions are also required by the US SULEV 30 emissions standard. A close-coupled annular catalytic converter developed by Continental... [Read more of this review]
HELLA Light Carpet Illuminates Vehicle Side Area
The night is dark and the parking lot is unlit. Where did I park the car? In the new BMW 7 Series, pressing a button on the key fob is all it takes to find your way.
A radiant carpet of light illuminates the ground under both sides of the car to guide the driver to it. The lamps that generate this effect were designed by lighting experts at HELLA and... [Read more of this review]
Qualcomm and Ricardo Partner for Wireless EV Charging
Qualcomm Incorporated and Ricardo have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology license agreement.
Ricardo has licensed Qualcomm Halo™ technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted to Ricardo a royalty-bearing... [Read more of this review]
Cypress Evaluation Kit Speeds Design of CAN and LIN Networking Protocol Applications
CY8CKIT-026 Kit Provides an Arduino-compatible Shield Board that Combines with PSoC® 4 Pioneer Kits and PSoC Creator(TM) Software to Provide Low-Cost, Easy-to-Use Platform
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) introduced a new kit that enables designers to evaluate the Controller Area Network (CAN) and Local Interconnect Network (LIN) slave communication... [Read more of this review]
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]
TI 2.2-MHz, Low-Current Buck Converter Reduces Noise, Saves Space in Sensitive Power-Supply Systems
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced a 2.2-MHz, dual-channel synchronous buck converter with features designed to significantly reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and high-frequency noise in high-voltage DC/DC step-down applications such... [Read more of this review]
The A6985F and A6986F, Two New Efficient Synchronous DC/DC Buck Converters for Automotive Applications
By Domenico Attianese, DC-DC Converters Senior Application Engineer
Fulvio Ottavio Lissoni, DC-DC Converters Application Manager
The latest car generation includes more and more functionalities in body control, car infotainment / connectivity (including Advanced driver assistance systems — ADAS), and clusters. For example, onboard car... [Read more of this review]
Managing real-time platforms for ADAS and automated driving
By Dr. Kai Richter, Maurice Sebastian, Sean Whitty and Jonas Diemer of Symtavision (now part of Luxoft)
The move towards ADAS and automated driving marks a milestone in the history of the automotive industry, which possibly (some say most likely) will revolutionize passenger traffic worldwide. From a technical perspective, we are also seeing significant... [Read more of this review]
Updates to LDRA Tool Suite Address Software Security Analysis, Vulnerability Identification Requirements
The system call graph shows calls between the system components and is overlaid with programming standards, metrics and coverage results.
Enhanced Static and Dynamic Analysis with new Visual Reporting Ensure Early Detection and Correction of Software Security Issues
Responding to software development customers, LDRA delivered Version 10 of the LDRA... [Read more of this review]
Volvo Launches a Car That Needs No Key
Volvo On Call. Phone as key
For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys, but no longer. Volvo Cars said it plans to become the world’s first car manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017. Volvo customers will be offered an application for their mobile phones to replace the physical key with a... [Read more of this review]
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