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2008-05-13
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The standard has seen a slow start, but it looks as if momentum for the interface between hardware and software is starting to grow. A number of electronics suppliers and their tool providers are ramping up, and automakers continue to show support.
2008-05-13
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The two companies are strengthening their partnership in powertrains, extending it to hybrid controls. The move comes as Freescale hits a number of milestones during its transition to a new CEO.
2008-05-13
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The expansion of electronics and software continues almost unabated, bringing both benefits and challenges for automakers and their suppliers. As engineers develop new safety, infotainment, and powertrain systems, they are looking at a variety of techniques to manage hardware and software development.
2008-05-13
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According to SAE 2008 World Congress panelists, safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype.
2008-05-13
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Programmable logic devices (PLDs) that were once used primarily for prototyping are now seeing use in production vehicles. Altera Corp. is among the PLD makers responding to this new market opening, producing more automotive-grade FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and complex PLDs.
2008-04-25
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Ford debuted a four-pronged productivity enhancer aimed at construction contractors and business owners. Called Ford Work Solutions, one of the offerings is an in-dash computer, developed with Magneti Marelli and powered by Microsoft Auto, that provides high-speed Internet access via the Sprint mobile broadband network, as well as navigation via Garmin. A tool tracking system, developed in partnership with DeWalt, is another offering.
2008-04-25
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Volvo Trucks has invested in a Swedish company, Datachassi, that is developing a system to reduce theft from trucks. By using sensors connected by radio technology, the system can link the truck and trailer together. Volvo has also extended its hybrid-truck testing program by adding two hybrid refuse trucks to its test program ahead of planned series production in 2009.
2008-04-25
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Featuring halogen-free requirements, high performance, durability, smaller size, and recyclability, Delphi’s halogen-free cable can reduce both cable mass and harness diameter by more than 20% in automotive applications.
2008-04-25
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FANUC Robotics’ five-axis LR Mate 200iC/5H robot, which is designed especially for small part assembly applications typically handled by SCARA-type robots, meets the needs of a variety of industries including electronics, plastics, and machinery.
2008-04-11
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The Toshiba Storage Device Division has boosted the capacity of its automotive-grade disk drive to 80 GB and improved its operating range. The move comes as market analysts predict that drives will remain a niche product in the U.S.
2008-04-11
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The BYD F6 with plug-in hybrid system is claimed by BYD to have a 100-km (62-mi) range on electric power, 330 km (205 mi) in hybrid mode. The company estimates a price premium of $6000 over its conventional model.
2008-04-10
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A LIN (local interconnect network) in-vehicle networking system—mainly used in automotive body and comfort applications—consists of a single master node and several slave nodes. For correct LIN operation, each node must have a unique address assigned to it prior to the start of the normal communication mode.
2008-04-10
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The dual-core processors that dominate the PC world are slowly making their way into automotive applications. However, for the technology to make significant inroads, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are seeking help from tool and chip providers.
2008-03-31
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As China rolls out its HDTV format during preparations for this summer's Olympics, broadcasting to vehicles is a key requirement. The standard that came into use late last year will be deployed on thousands of buses and cars in Beijing during the games.
2008-03-31
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As government regulations spur automakers to trim emissions and fuel consumption, engine control systems are getting increased attention from chipmakers. Infineon has boosted the performance of its controllers, prompting BMW to tap the chipmaker's line for its M Series engine.
2008-03-31
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A part of Continental Automotive Systems’ Vision Zero road-safety package, the company’s adaptive cruise control (ACC) features a radar sensor and computer in the front of the car that measures the distance from the vehicle in front and the relative speed of the two vehicles.
2008-03-31
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Endevco’s model 4999 low-pass filter signal conditioner features individual input ground isolation to eliminate ground loops often encountered with multiple channel measurements.
2008-03-31
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BorgWarner’s eddy current speed sensor features more compact dimensions and a longer lifetime for turbochargers.
2008-03-31
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ETAS’ ES4440 compact failure simulation module is used to insert electrical faults in the wire harness of a powertrain electronic control unit to verify the software and hardware passes diagnostics tests, like OBDII.
2008-03-31
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A high-volume vehicle gets fully functional LED headlamps, making it one of the first vehicles in the world to adopt this lighting technology.
2008-03-31
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The FM25040A-GA from Ramtron International is a 4 Kb, 5-V nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) with a high-speed serial peripheral interface.
2008-03-31
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More and more vehicles are entering the dealer showroom loaded with advanced safety and convenience features such as lane-departure warning and parking assistance. Valeo has revealed two aftermarket products—the Guideo advanced multivision module and the Beep∥k/Keeper parking-assistance system with anti-bump alert—that offer such functions and more.
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