The bus cabin should be as ergonomic as the office workplace
Professional drivers are at a higher risk of developing musculoskeletal pain due to prolonged sitting, vibration, awkward posture and repetitive actions. Here, Kostas Poulios, Principal Design & Development Engineer at Pailton Engineering, examines the situation from the vehicle design stage, and argues for the importance of fully adjustable driver workstations.
ZeroLight and AWS team up to launch cars on Amazon Live
ZeroLight, a tech innovation firm from Newcastle, has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer carmakers a new way of launching new models via interactive and immersive experiences on streaming platform Amazon Live, powered entirely by the Cloud.
The benefits of blind mate connectors
Electrical connectors must often be mated in situations where they are hard to see or difficult to reach. Combined with the fact that they are challenging to use in harsh environment applications, installation and maintenance times are longer, leading to increased costs. Here Shaun Findley, European Director of Product and Purchasing at PEI-Genesis, has discussed how blind mate connectors can help engineers address these challenges.
Cryptocurrency sees $513 million stolen in 2020
Data researched by Trading Platforms UK indicates that the value of cryptocurrency hacks and thefts between 2019 and 2020 increased by 38.38% from $370.7m to $513m. Over the last five years, the value was highest in 2018 at $950m, an increase of 257.14% from $266 million in 2017.
Hydraulic vs electric in aviation
With the electrification of the automotive industry, the ambition quickly arose to transfer this to aviation to the same extent. Hydraulic systems give way to electric ones. The system's supply voltage increases to allow for greater ranges thanks to reduced mass.
Through-hole inductor offers continuous operation to +155 °C
A new Automotive Grade through-hole inductor that delivers a 420 A saturation current for 30 % inductance reduction in a compact 1500 case size has been introduced by Vishay Intertechnology.
Global overview of EV charging infrastructure
The global fleet of Electric Vehicles (EVs) surpassed 10 million in 2020 in a show of remarkable resiliency to the COVID-19 pandemic which devastated the overall auto market. The conventional wisdom is that, with more consumer price sensitivity amid job losses and recession, sales of EVs not yet at upfront cost parity suffer.
Jankel wins first major order from their new 'Act Now - Armour Later'
Jankel and NGO protection systems has received an order for 35 Toyota LC200 vehicles following the recent launch of their 'Act Now - Armour Later' initiative. The vehicles have been ordered by an undisclosed existing customer and will be securely stored and maintained by Jankel prior to being armoured, as required.
GNSS antenna covers frequencies from 1559 - 1606 MHz
In stock now at distributor Mouser Electronics is the GNS1559MPF (Mini GNSS) from Laird Connectivity.
Critical AI video analytics
Xilinx has launched an AI video analytics platform with an ecosystem of partner solutions built to accelerate the most complex and latency-sensitive AI video inferencing applications. Pejman Roshan, Vice President of Marketing, Data Center Group, explains more.