The IEEE has launched the IEEE Transportation Electrification web portal at http://electricvehicle.ieee.org as part of its Transportation Electrification (TE) Initiative, created by IEEE Future Directions to help accelerate the development and implementation of new technologies and innovations in the electrified transportation industry.
The list of winners of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK award is longer than ever this year, with vehicles in nearly every size category the Institute evaluates earning accolades. From minicars to sedans to pickups, consumers have a record number of choices among 2012 models.
Cooling fins manufactured by Dana Corp. help keep Chevrolet Volt batteries at just the right temperature.
The Volt’s ability to operate gasoline-free on a day-to-day basis and carry an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty is due to active thermal management of the advanced lithium ion battery pack.
The 2010 world fitment rate for two of the most talked-of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) functions, blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control, was only about 1% each, or 1.5 million units, according to Helena Perslow, an automotive market analyst with IMS Research. Perslow is currently conducting research for the 2011 edition of “World Market for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.”
The global number of automotive application users will grow from just under 1.4 million in 2010 to more than 28 million in 2015, according to a new Research Brief published by ABI Research.
Lear Corporation said that after an 18-month development effort it is providing critical electrical power management systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. Its products include high voltage terminals and connectors that distribute electricity, and highly efficient battery charging technology.
Chevrolet and OnStar have developed what they believe is the auto industry’s first working smartphone application that will allow Chevrolet Volt owners 24/7 connection and control of vehicle functions and OnStar features remotely.