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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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]
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