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Weld-Free, Rugged Cabinet from Optima Offers Longer Structural Integrity

September 8, 2014 2:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optima Stantron developed a weld-free, rugged cabinet for electronics that offers increased structural integrity to withstand a variety of demanding, extreme environments...

Automotive Grade Thin Film Chip Resistors

September 8, 2014 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components released NTRA series of automotive grade thin film chip resistors address precision resistor requirements of automotive applications...

GM to Offer Car That Will Almost Drive Itself

September 7, 2014 9:40 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds.The company announced Sunday that the semi-autonomous freeway system called "Super Cruise" will be an option on a new Cadillac that goes on sale in the summer of 2016...

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Groundbreaking Drive Systems for Electric Bikes

September 4, 2014 4:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA-Microbattery announced the Eclino series of drive systems engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes...

Perception Is Reality: IoT's Security Problem

September 4, 2014 1:36 pm | by Alex Frommeyer, Founder/CEO Beam Technologies, Founder/CEO Uproar Labs | Blogs | Comments

The hype machine for the internet of things projects to reach its fever pitch by the end of this year or in 2015, as we continue to see a rush of hardware hackers, IoT startups, and, increasingly, even large tech companies flexing their muscles with ...

Standard Test Solution for TACAN Beacon Rollout

September 4, 2014 11:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announced that Moog has selected the R&S EDS300 DME/pulse analyzer as a standard test solution for R&D, manufacturing, and field deployment...

Technology Underpins North American Usage Based Insurance Service

September 3, 2014 10:02 am | by Telit Technology | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that IMETRIK has selected Telit’s UE910 series module for its automotive insurance solution.  This is an offer that enables insurance companies to track and measure clients’ driving patterns in order to provide a usage-based insurance (UBI) program. 

DOT Outlines Promise of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

September 2, 2014 1:52 pm | by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released an advance notice of proposed rule-making and a supporting comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology... 

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HotSpot 78: Smart Skin for Aircraft

September 2, 2014 10:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a tiny eye implant for those who are battling glaucoma; a ‘smart skin’ concept that enables aircraft to continually monitor their health; a high-performance, fashion-forward Polo Tech shirt; and mannequins enabled with a wireless technology called VMBeacon...                         

Digi-Key to Distribute Embedded UHF RFID Modules

August 27, 2014 5:02 pm | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble announced a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, to offer Trimble's ThingMagic Mercury  6e Series and Mercury  5e Series of embedded UHF RFID modules. The ThingMagic family of award winning embedded RFID modules is used worldwide to reduce development costs...

Electric Vehicles Need Magic of Graphene

August 27, 2014 2:48 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Graphene could radically improve batteries and supercapacitors. Hybrid and pure electric vehicles by land, water and air increasingly rely on lithium-ion traction batteries to escape the tyranny of pollution and poor performance from lead-acid batteries and meet the need for something better than nickel metal hydride batteries with their rare earth rationing and price increases combined with only intermediate performance...

Metallized Polypropylene Film DC-Link Capacitor

August 27, 2014 11:48 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new environmentally friendly metallized polypropylene film capacitor for DC-link applications...

Ready Wireless Charging & NFC Reference Design

August 27, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis launched an automotive grade NFC (Near Field Communication) transceiver of Melexis with Freescale Semiconductor’s wireless charging technology...

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems with Serializer/Deserializer Chipsets

August 25, 2014 5:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated’s automotive Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) chipsets enable both shielded twisted pair and coax cabling, maximizing design flexibility...

HotSpot Episode 77: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 25, 2014 11:00 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions...                   

Engineering Newswire 104: Giant Darts to Probe Mars for Signs of Life

August 21, 2014 3:12 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating the future of armored vehicles, waging robot wars, and throwing giant penetrator probes at Mars ...                

Automotive-Grade HCMOS XpressO Oscillators from Fox Electronics

August 20, 2014 3:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has expanded its XpressO product line to include three sizes of automotive-grade, HCMOS oscillators to meet the advanced clocking requirements in modern vehicle systems...                              

Photo of the Day: The Rise of the Internet of Things

August 19, 2014 12:29 pm | by Jabil | News | Comments

The past twenty-five years of Internet growth was fueled by human communications. The next twenty-five years of Internet growth will be fueled by machines. By 2020, with more things than people on the Internet, will we still need web browsers?...    

StopInfo for OneBusAway App Makes Buses More Usable for Blind Riders

August 19, 2014 12:18 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

It’s a daily routine for many transit riders in the Seattle area: Pull out your smartphone, check the OneBusAway app, then decide whether you need to sprint to the bus stop or can afford that last sip of coffee. The application uses real-time data to track...

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

August 19, 2014 9:16 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway...

Pushing the Boundaries of Efficiency

August 18, 2014 2:06 pm | by Duke University | Videos | Comments

Pratt’s Eco-Marathon team participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Texas this past April and performed better than they ever have. They placed second in the prototype-battery electric car competition, beating out nearly ...    

Hitchhiking Robot Travels Across Canada

August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press | News | Comments

Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. HitchBOT, a robot created by a team of Ontario-based communications researchers studying the relationship between people and technology...

Engineering Newswire 103: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built on a Growler

August 14, 2014 12:57 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3d printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep ...                  

AEC-Q200-Qualified Ceramic Disc Safety Capacitors

August 7, 2014 11:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of AEC-Q200-qualified, AC-line-rated ceramic disc safety capacitors designed to provide high reliability for Class X1 (440 VAC) and Y2...

Solar Car Completes Initial Off-Road Testing

August 4, 2014 11:33 am | by Nuon Solar Team | News | Comments

The Nuon Solar Team successfully completed their initial off-road training, which took place in Safaripark Beekse Bergen in The Netherlands. They trained in preparation for the world’s longest solar race, the Sasol Solar Challenge, that will take place in South Africa starting from 27 September...

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