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Flying Car Transforms in Seconds

October 31, 2014 9:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we are learning that rocket science is actually pretty hard, flying, terrified, in a windowless plane, bringing new life to FrankenEyes … and flying a car ...                        

Prototype EV Powered by Radio Frequency Transmission Demonstrated

October 29, 2014 4:07 pm | by Stu Robarts, Gizmag | News | Comments

Two issues preventing the widespread uptake of electric vehicles are recharging time and lack of range. Now, scientists have shown one potential means of negating these issues. Their demonstration of electric power transfer via the car-wheel is claimed as the world's first ... 

Meaghan's Minute: Ford Motor's Pre-Collision Assist

October 29, 2014 9:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Ford Motor’s new driver assist system, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver ...

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Electric-car Drivers Trading Gas for Solar Power

October 29, 2014 9:38 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle ... 

TDA3x SoC for ADAS Solutions in Entry-to Mid-level Automobiles

October 28, 2014 2:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Extending TI’s highly integrated and scalable family of automotive processors for entry - to mid-level automobiles, TDA3x processors provide customers with high performance ADAS processing at low power in a small footprint, while improving safety to meet the increasing market requirements as ADAS systems take more control of the vehicle ... 

Industry’s Highest Precision, Highest Speed Magnetic Angle Sensor

October 28, 2014 2:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced the industry’s highest precision, highest speed magnetic angle sensor. The high-resolution ADA4571 sensor is four times more accurate (0.5° max), 60 percent faster and uses 40 percent less power than competing angle sensors ... 

Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers Offer Digital Power Supply Flexibility With Easy Analog Control Loops

October 23, 2014 3:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip's Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) controllers provide simple yet effective analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40V, with the configurability of a digital MCU ... 

Reducing Vehicle Collisions with Automotive SoCs

October 22, 2014 9:52 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Each year in the U.S. there are 28,800 traffic related deaths, resulting in almost $563 billion in expenses. Drivers average roughly 3 million braking decisions over a 25 year period, and it takes only one mistake to cause a fatal accident...               

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Rugged COM Express Carrier Board from MEN Micro

October 22, 2014 9:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc announced the XC15, a carrier board for Rugged COM Express modules...

An Interactive Operating Concept for Vehicles of the Future

October 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Technische Universität Darmstadt | News | Comments

An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented...                              

Taxi GPS Data Helps Researchers Study Hurricane Sandy's Effect on NYC Traffic

October 21, 2014 6:46 pm | by Celeste Arbogast, CEE Dept. University of Illinois | News | Comments

When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast in late October 2012, the “superstorm” disrupted traffic in New York City for more than five days, but the evacuation proceeded relatively efficiently with only minor delays, according to transportation researchers at the University of Illinois.

Vishay Intertechnology Screw-Terminal Power Aluminum Capacitors

October 20, 2014 4:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of screw-terminal power aluminum capacitors designed for traction and heavy-duty applications. Devices in the Vishay BCcomponents 110 PHT-ST series...

High-Voltage Capacitive Touchscreen Line Driver

October 20, 2014 3:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the MTCH65X, a new addition to its Human Interface Input Sensing Solutions portfolio with a standalone integrated high-voltage line driver...

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40 V 5 x 6 mm Dual COOLiRFETs for Motor Applications

October 20, 2014 3:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of the AUIRFN8459 and AUIRFN8458 40V automotive-qualified COOLiRFET power MOSFETs that offer benchmark on-state resistance for automotive applications...

Touch-safe Cover for 10.3 x 38 Fuses

October 20, 2014 2:42 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER's cover for PCB mount fuse clips safely and securely inserts and extracts the fuse...

HotSpot Episode 85: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer that is finally available; a tool that broadcasts and receives information to truly bring to life one’s personal environment; the problem with electric cars; a universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots; the RP6V2-C autonomous mobile robot syste; and welcome... 

SpliceLine In-line Connectors

October 20, 2014 9:40 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The IDEAL SpliceLine in-line wire connector is an alternative to traditional butt splices that reduces time and cost for pre-fab shops and electricians...

Elon Musk On Tesla Autopilot And Legal Liability

October 16, 2014 9:35 am | by Bloomberg News | News | Comments

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., discusses Tesla's "auto-pilot" feature, autonomous driving, government regulations, and legal liability with Bloomberg's Betty Liu. He predicts that autonomous driving is in the near future, but that we aren't quite there yet.

NTU Develops Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries that Last 20 Years

October 15, 2014 9:36 am | by Nanyang Technology University | News | Comments

Scientists at Nanyang Technology University have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries...

Pin Shaped Battery to Power Wearable Devices

October 13, 2014 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a pin shaped lithium ion battery to power wearable devices; a giant modular displayed made from smaller displays; the ultimate data storage protection; and one credit card for all...                             

Using Autonomous Vehicles to Improve Traffic Flow

October 10, 2014 2:28 pm | by Temple University | News | Comments

With autonomous vehicles likely to one-day make their debut on the nation's roadways - possibly as early as within the next decade - researchers are already thinking about how these vehicles might assist with traffic flow and fuel ...  

Command & Control

October 9, 2014 12:18 pm | by Phil Linker, Senior Product Manager, FreeWave Technologies | Articles | Comments

Unmanned vehicles are at the forefront of an evolution, especially with the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT). After decades of serving mission-critical applications in government and defense, the command and control (C2) capabilities of advanced wireless machine-to-machine...             

Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 11:39 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials...                     

Photo of the Day: Microcamera Module with Image Sensor

October 9, 2014 11:09 am | by Andreas Ostmann, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

One particular feature of the system: in contrast to the conventional driver assistance systems on the market, the image material is processed – and thus, the traffic signage interpreted – directly inside the camera, since it is equipped with an integrated processor for image processing...              

Miniature Camera May Lead to Fewer Accidents

October 9, 2014 11:08 am | by Andreas Ostmann, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

According to data from the Federal Statistical Office, the number of deadly casualties on German autobahns in 2013 rose by more than eight percent when compared to the prior year...                             

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