Increasing the safety of micro EVs on the road
As diverse as road traffic is, so must the tests for validating safety systems be. With the ASTERA E-Scooter, MESSRING presents another cornerstone for variable and diversified tests with so-called Vulnerable Road Users (VRU).
Alcon launches new Ford F550 brake upgrade kit
Alcon Components has announced the launch of a new brake upgrade kit for the Ford F550 to support the performance off-road, specialist, armoured and defence vehicle sectors. The 6-piston caliper and pad kit is compatible with the stock OEM actuation and stability control system, so is easy to fit but has been fully 'ruggedised' to ensure extreme levels of robustness and performance are balanced with the requirement to keep weight to a minimum.
Increase production with robotic quality inspection
Alloy Specialties has reportedly become one of the first adopters of a new robotic quality inspection technology, Tempo, from Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division that has enabled the company to increase its production capacity and staff productivity through automation.
Nano-thin piezoelectrics advance self-powered electronics
A new type of ultra-efficient, nano-thin piezoelectrics material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies and even deliver pacemakers powered by heart beats. The flexible and printable piezoelectric material, which can convert mechanical pressure into electrical energy, has been developed by an Australian research team led by RMIT University.
Low-power radiation tolerant PolarFire FPGAs available
Microchip Technology has announced it is shipping engineering silicon for its RT PolarFire FPGA while the device is being qualified to spaceflight component reliability standards. Designers can now create hardware prototypes with all the same electrical and mechanical performance that the space-qualified RT PolarFire FPGAs will provide for high-bandwidth on-orbit processing systems with low power consumption and the ability to withstand radiation...
Mouser and Molex produce medical resource site
Mouser Electronics and Molex have collaborated to create a new medical resource site devoted to solutions for the medical industry.
Rohde & Schwarz, ADL step up radar test collaboration
Described as a “game-changing solution”, Rohde & Schwarz and AVL have intensified their collaboration with the integration of a Rohde & Schwarz radar test system into the AVL DRIVINGCUBE toolchain.
Extend product life with Circular Electronics Day
The global Circular Electronics Day just keeps growing. This year more than 20 organisations stand behind the initiative taking place on January 24th with the aim of inspiring people to buy and manage their electronics in a circular way extending product life and preventing toxic e-waste.
TomTom joins Autoware Foundation
TomTom, the independent location technology specialist, has announced that it has joined the Autoware Foundation. Autoware is a non-profit organisation supporting open-source projects that accelerate the development of autonomous driving technology.
Consumers want government intervention to meet Net Zero Targets
Over two-thirds (69%) of British consumers believe the government could be doing more to increase energy efficiency in the home, according to a new study by Schneider Electric. However, only 9% of consumers are aware of ongoing government initiatives, suggesting there is room for greater sustainable home improvements.