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2008-06-19
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When several sensors are added throughout a vehicle, setup and calibration are far less of a problem than in the past. That is if off-highway test engineers use sensors that employ a standard that stores identification data on the sensor, bringing plug-and-play to the testing field.
2008-06-19
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One of the most unusual aspects of Caterpillar's upgraded M series motor graders was replacing the steering wheel and other controls with a joystick, reducing operator motion by 78%. The design features over 100 patents.
2008-06-19
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Danaher Motion’s Torque Feedback Device combines tactile and position or velocity feedback with a steering wheel interface in a compact, IP66 rated package. This combination allows designers of electronic vehicle systems, personal mobility equipment, and other off-highway equipment to deliver the performance and maintenance benefits of electric or steer-by-wire systems, with the tactile response of a hydraulic system.
2008-06-19
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The ability to receive a real-time status report about what is happening with a trailer being towed by a vehicle fitted with a system that combines electronics, power switching, and connectors is edging closer to mass-production reality.
2008-06-19
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Inprox Technology and NASA’s Glenn Research Center are developing silicon carbide (SiC)-based position sensors for potential uses in future turbine engine controls, ground-vehicle engine applications, and space flight. SiC electronics are capable of operating at temperatures as extreme as 600°C (1112°F).
2008-06-19
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Ecliptek, a supplier of frequency-control products to the electronics industry since 1987, is just one company to have embraced the fast-growing MEMS resonator timing market, including the EMO product family of programmable oscillators. The oscillators include 12 different product series encompassing four industry-standard package sizes and three supply voltages.
2008-06-19
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Trimble, which provides GPS services to a number of off-highway equipment companies, is expanding its reach by adding control and monitoring capabilities. The complete system, the CCS900 compaction control system, includes a display with human machine interface, along with GPS hardware and an accelerometer.
2008-06-19
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Bosch Rexroth says its new 32-bit BODAS RC36-20 provides a central electronic control unit platform for efficient electrohydraulic system solutions, allowing OEMs and operators to expand mobile equipment functions and reduce energy consumption. The controller’s TriCore technology includes 150-MHz clock timing and parallel processing to run highly complex control circuits and mathematical floating-point operations.
2008-06-19
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Deutz has developed a telemetry system for industrial engines that it says allow the engine and all machinery to be constantly evaluated in real time. By constantly monitoring engine and machine use and availability, customers can identify excess capacities and improve the efficiency of their vehicle fleets. The telematics work bi-directionally, providing remote access to defined functions as well as analyzing and monitoring the machine.
2008-05-13
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The partnership with Naim Audio has resulted in what the duo claims is the world’s most powerful in-car production amplifier, at 1100 W, combined with a “state-of-the-art” speaker system.
2008-05-13
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One of the keys for reducing the number of processors and sensors in vehicles is to share information. That is going to require more bandwidth, opening the door for FlexRay.
2008-05-13
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The automobile is now entering the “always-connected” world, rapidly becoming the ultimate mobile computing platform. Denis Griot, Senior Vice President and Chairman, Europe, Middle East & Africa Region, Freescale Semiconductor, says that three key “mega trends” are having an enormous impact on the global automotive industry.
2008-05-13
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Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its presence in China, teaming up with Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. to create a virtual automotive lab. The two will combine to create silicon, software, and systems for vehicles sold in China and later for export.
2008-05-13
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Microchip Technology is taking aim at the electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) market, the company developing a new bus architecture and devices that support it. EEPROM is a small segment of the burgeoning market for nonvolatile memory, which is dominated by flash memory, but it is a critical niche in areas for which only very small capacities are needed.
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.
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