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Bay Area Governments Make Big Electric-Vehicle Buy

July 9, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country. The six cities, two counties and two water agencies have united to buy 90 electric vehicles...

GaN, 5G & IoT Big at IMS2014

July 9, 2014 11:32 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Now that the dust has finally settled, I am able to gather my thoughts on this year’s...

Silicon Sponge Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

July 8, 2014 12:19 pm | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy...

Broadband Amplifier Line from Teseq Offers Low Distortion, Reliability

July 7, 2014 10:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has expanded its broadband amplifier line to include a Class A linear and low distortion...

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Engineering Newswire 97: Dragon Chopper Burns Down the Highway

July 7, 2014 12:15 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re redressing a McLaren street car for the race track, making the virtual supercar a reality, and making dragons out of motorcycles with Orange County Choppers ...       

The Connected Car? Audi Has It in the 2015 A3

July 6, 2014 9:01 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

After just a few months on the U.S. market, Audi's new, entry luxury 2015 A3 sedan is on track to make the German brand fashionable with a new group of customers — young millenials. The A3 is revamped as an early 2015 model with new, attractive styling inside and out...

Cypress’ Asynchronous SRAMs with On-Chip Error-Correcting Code

July 2, 2014 1:43 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced the sampling of a 16 Mb Fast Asynchronous SRAM with Error-Correcting Code (ECC). The on-chip ECC feature enables the new SRAMs to provide the highest levels of data reliability...

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Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

July 1, 2014 1:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern or worry. PD&D recently asked engineers ...

12 of the Highest Paid Engineers on the Planet

July 1, 2014 12:55 pm | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

The surest path to wealth and fortune may be an electrical engineering degree. Every year, Fortune ranks the top five hundred American corporations by adjusted gross revenue. Here are this year’s Fortune 50 CEOs who made their start where ...

Photos of the Day: Remotely Operated Robots Compete Underwater

June 28, 2014 11:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 60 teams from 13 countries and 18 U.S. states participated in the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary...     

Winners Named in Global Underwater Robot Event

June 28, 2014 11:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia were the winners Saturday in a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States. The high school and university teams were among 60 from 13 countries...

San Francisco Parking App Refuses Shut-Down Order

June 28, 2014 10:43 pm | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company behind a mobile app that allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has rejected an order from the city attorney to stop its operations. MonkeyParking CEO Paolo Dobrowolny said in an email Friday that City Attorney Dennis Herrera...

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Engineering Newswire 96: The Most Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Ever Designed

June 27, 2014 12:09 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re recharging drones on power lines, adding dimples to domes, and driving an autonomous caddy ...                  

Collaborative Learning... For Robots

June 25, 2014 3:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Machine learning, in which computers learn new skills by looking for patterns in training data, is the basis of most recent advances in artificial intelligence, from voice-recognition systems to self-parking cars. It's also the technique that autonomous robots typically use to build models of their environments...

Demonstrating a Driverless Future

June 25, 2014 3:30 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological innovations in embedded sensors...

Acopian Power Supply Announces Launch of New Website

June 24, 2014 5:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies recently announced the launch of their new website. The redesigned site provides richer online content, and a menu of user-friendly tools to help engineers quickly and easily access the power supplies...

City Tells App to Stop Auctions of Parking Spaces

June 23, 2014 3:43 pm | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco's city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand Monday to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction off public parking spaces that they're using to other nearby drivers. In a letter to the CEO of the Rome, Italy-based tech startup Paolo Dobrowolny...

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Robot Valet to Park Cars at German Airport

June 23, 2014 3:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet. An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app...

5 Things to Know about Electric Motorcycles

June 22, 2014 9:05 pm | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The new electric motorcycle unveiled this week by Harley-Davidson is a sleek, futuristic bike with powerful acceleration and the hum of a jet airplane taking off. The public will get its first look at handmade demonstration models of the new LiveWire...

Photos of the Day: Harley-Davidson's Electric Motorcycle

June 19, 2014 2:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Spurred by this heritage, the Project LiveWire Experience invites customers to test ride, provide feedback and learn more about the story of the motorcycle. Even those who don't yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of ...

Harley-Davidson Reveals Project LiveWire

June 19, 2014 1:39 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Spurred by this heritage, the Project LiveWire Experience invites customers to test ride, provide feedback and learn more about the story of the motorcycle. Even those who don't yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of ...

Letters to the Editor: The Societal Risks of Self-Driving Cars

June 17, 2014 9:25 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

A recent letter to the editor identifies some apprehensions with connected car technologies...                             

Dutch Government Encourages Self-Driving Car Tests

June 16, 2014 8:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Dutch government says it wants to encourage large-scale tests of self-driving cars in the Netherlands by next year, and supports a plan to allow tests of self-driving trucks by 2019. The country's infrastructure minister, Melanie Schultz van Haegen...

May/June 2014 – Connected Cars – Changing the Way We Travel

June 13, 2014 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The May/June issue of Wireless Design and Development focuses on connected cars, EMI-quiet environments, and byte-level caching.

Tesla Handing over the Keys to Its Technology

June 12, 2014 11:21 pm | by Michael Liedtke and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Thursday to give away the company's entire patent portfolio...

Guarding Against 'Carmageddon' Cyberattacks

June 11, 2014 3:07 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

The potential value of turning the nation's freeways into "smart transportation systems" is enormous. Equipping the nation's concrete arteries with a nervous system of computers and sensors that directly control on-ramp signals to keep traffic moving...

New Battery Tech Extends Electric Vehicle Travel

June 10, 2014 11:05 am | by Alcoa | News | Comments

The aluminum-air battery uses air and water to unlock the energy stored in aluminum. According to Phinergy, just one of the 50 aluminum plates in the battery can power a car for approximately 20 miles, and when used to supplement a ... 

Photos of the Day: Aluminum-Air Battery Powers Electric Demo Car

June 10, 2014 11:04 am | by Alcoa | News | Comments

The aluminum-air battery uses air and water to unlock the energy stored in aluminum. According to Phinergy, just one of the 50 aluminum plates in the battery can power a car for approximately 20 miles, and when used to supplement a ... 

Flaircomm Selects Gemalto to Provide M2M Solution for Car Manufacturers

June 10, 2014 9:21 am | by Ellen Lynch, LPI Communications | News | Comments

Gemalto announces that Flaircomm Microelectronics Inc. is integrating Gemalto’s M2M solution in their telematics control unit (T-Box). The solution designed for car manufacturers in China includes the Cinterion® MIM and integrates smoothly with in-car cellular networks...

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