Continental Ring Catalyst Promises More Efficient NOx Reduction

April 19, 2016  by  

conti 4-19-16 img_2016_04_14_ls_folienstruktur_en-dataNew 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 supports near-complete NOx conversion in turbocharged gasoline engines

HELLA Light Carpet Illuminates Vehicle Side Area

April 7, 2016  by  

HELLA_Light_carpet_function_in_the_new_BMW_7_SeriesThe 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 are the first of their kind.

Qualcomm and Ricardo Partner for Wireless EV Charging

April 1, 2016  by  

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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 technology license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for automobile manufacturers. Qualcomm subsidiaries will provide technical expertise and engineering support.

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Cypress Evaluation Kit Speeds Design of CAN and LIN Networking Protocol Applications

March 30, 2016  by  

cypress 3-30-16 349221CY8CKIT-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 capability of Cypress’s PSoC(®) programmable system-on-chip and Flexible Microcontroller (MCU) families. The new CY8CKIT-026 CAN and LIN Shield Kit features two CAN transceivers for high-accuracy, high-speed transmissions, two LIN transceivers and Arduino compatible headers. Additionally, the kit includes five example projects that demonstrate the CAN and LIN capabilities of PSoC 4. The CAN and LIN protocols are widely used in automotive applications and some industrial applications.