Automotive

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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Maxim Integrated empowering automotive design innovation at ELIV 2017

At the international VDI Congress ELIV (Electronics In Vehicles) in Bonn, Germany (October 18-19, 2017), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. will demonstrate how it empowers automotive design innovation through unique mixed signal and analog solutions for the car of the future. Designing tomorrow’s vehicles calls for technology that keeps up with increasing …

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Interior lighting is driving trends in new automotive experiences

Osram Opto Semiconductors is leading the way for automotive lighting with interior LEDs for autonomous vehicles  When it comes to automotive lighting, headlights and turn indicators are the first things that come to mind, a focus on the exterior. However, inside a vehicle is where many important lights can be …

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DSM provides a full spectrum of engineering plastics for electronic applications in the connected car

In a few years from now, all individual parts of the vehicle – under the hood, inside the passenger compartment, on the exterior – will be connected via smart electronic devices integrated within an overall “intelligent” design. Connected cars will drastically change the way we drive, just as smartphones have …

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Autonomous driving set to remain on the horizon — for now

According to analysis by Semicast Research (@semicast_res), real autonomous driving with limited or no human interaction, is still many years away. Almost every vehicle maker and seemingly every tech company has now announced plans to introduce semi-autonomous and fully-autonomous vehicles. To not do so now renders a company—and its stock …

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OSR leverages SAP Vehicle Insights and SAP Cloud Platform to power mobility-as-a-service

OSR Enterprises AG, creator of the next-generation automotive platform for connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility, announced yesterday that it has signed a partnership agreement with SAP. Through this partnership, OSR will extend its multi-domain AI Brain and cloud services framework with the SAP Vehicle Insights application deployed on SAP …

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Google and Toyota keynote energy independent vehicle event

When giants such as Google, Toyota and Nissan gather to consider something new it is time to pay attention. This “next big thing” is energy independent electric vehicles (EIVs) by land, water and air. Their impact on society and industry will, in due course, be seismic. The event is the world’s …

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Ambient automotive LED lighting maximises the driving experience

If someone mentions automotive lighting, our thoughts would initially jump to headlights where there has been very visible, ongoing innovation. Maybe after that we’d think next of the running lights and taillights where manufacturers often use unique designs to strengthen their brand. It would probably take some time before you …

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Advances in automotive lighting and road safety

Stefan Grötsch, senior key expert applications for LED/automotive at Osram Opto Semiconductors, talks about the developments in LED technology and road safety within the automotive industry Lighting is playing a far greater role for automotive design now than it did just a few years ago; headlights have looked very similar …

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