Automotive

“Soft car” collision avoidance testing reaches motorway speed with compact servo drives

Compact servo drives from Elmo Motion Control provide the driving force for AB Dynamics’ (ABD) fastest, most robust test rig yet. This enables the company, which specialises in testing systems for the automotive industry, to increase the speed and versatility of its Guided Soft Target (GST) vehicle. The human-assisted and …

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Renesas, Toyota, and Denso bring autonomous-driving vehicles to market faster 

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that its automotive technologies will drive Toyota Motor Corporation’s autonomous vehicles, which are presently under development and scheduled for commercial launch in 2020. Selected by Toyota and Denso Corporation, Renesas’ autonomous-driving vehicle solution for Toyota’s autonomous vehicles combines the R-Car …

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Renesas Electronics expands 3D graphics cluster market to entry-class cars with R-Car D3 system-on-chip

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced its high-performance R-Car D3 automotive infotainment system system-on-chip (SoC), designed to expand the use of 3D graphics instrument clusters (3D clusters) that support 3D graphics displays in entry-class cars. The R-Car D3 achieves both high-performance graphic capabilities and contributes …

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ON Semiconductor introduces world’s first highly scalable family of next-generation automotive image sensors

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations and the market leader in automotive imaging, today announced a CMOS image sensor platform that brings new levels of performance and image quality to automotive applications such as ADAS, mirror replacement, rear and surround view systems and autonomous driving. The Hayabusa platform features a ground-breaking …

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Allegro MicroSystems Europe introduces new automotive bipolar stepper motor driver IC or dual DC motor driver IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced a new automotive bipolar stepper motor driver IC or dual DC motor driver IC that is designed for pulse-width-modulated (PWM) control of low-voltage stepper motors and dual or single high current DC motors. Allegro’s AMT49702 is capable of output currents up to 1 A per …

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3D scanning verifies the high precision of 3D printed elements

Thanks to the cooperation between OMNI3D and SMARTTECH it was possible to conduct quality control of 3D printed elements that was used as final parts in the Hussarya 33 supercar from Arrinera Technology S.A. For the supercar manufacturer print accuracy is very important, especially for parts which are assembled as …

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New safety solution from ARCCORE offers “Safety out of the Box” for automotive software projects

To give embedded software developers in the automotive sector a kick-start for their safety relates projects, ARCCORE is now introducing a new safety solution. With the new platform, developers can quickly and cost efficiently design an application software which is fully compliant with the safety requirements of ISO26261 up to …

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Molex releases USB Smart Modules to assist connectivity within vehicles

Molex has merged automotive-grade durability with mass availability on its line of USB Smart Charge Modules. Manufactured specifically for customers’ automotive and commercial vehicles that require a smart-charge USB module, Molex products feature state-of-the-art design to give users maximum performance. Along with their unique design, USB Smart Modules were created …

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Toshiba’s new low power consumption photocoupler achieves high speed communication in automotive applications

New products reduce power consumption to 25 per cent of that required by their predecessors Toshiba Electronics Europe has unveiled the TLX9310, a low power consumption photocoupler housed in a 5-pin 3.7mm x 7.0mm x 2.2mm SO6 package. The new device is intended for high-speed communication in automotive applications, especially …

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Parker Chomerics extends thermal management support for electric and hybrid vehicles

THERM-A-GAP gels aid BEV/PHEV battery performance, longevity, safety & reliability Parker Chomerics has extended its range of products for the automotive sector to include thermal management solutions for batteries in electric and hybrid electric vehicles (BEV/PHEV). The company’s products are already used extensively to provide thermal management, electromagnetic shielding and …

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