Vehicle electrification revolution enters a new era
The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is leading the automotive industry into a new age. New vehicles will have an electric powertrain option or come as a standard offering, thanks to advances in technology and power generation. Car makers are adding more EVs to their lineups while setting goals for carbon neutrality and bold electrification strategies. Marc Bracken, Technical Marketing Engineer – Automotive Systems Engineering, ON Semi...
Are electric vehicles heading for a bump in the road?
Year-on-year, the market for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow. As the G7 commits to the target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, actually achieving these lofty goals will rely on all sectors adapting to encompass these green ambitions. In transport, many people look to EVs as a means of reaching national targets. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, discusses the growth of the EV industry.
Diesel or not to diesel: Should construction turn its attention to electric?
Few industries globally are struggling quite as much to reduce their carbon footprint as that of construction.
Innovative propulsion solution for construction market
Allison Transmission has announced the launch of the TerraTran, its latest innovation in propulsion solutions purpose built for the global construction and mining markets. A variant of Allison’s proven 4000 Series transmission, the TerraTran is purpose built for off-highway applications such as mobile crane, articulated dump truck and wide-body mining dump trucks, with enough application flexibility to enable Allison to target multiple addi...
Can electric vans keep up with online shopping?
The courier sector is currently experiencing two major consumer demands – an ever-increasing expectation for rapid delivery times, and a growing concern for greener methods - but can electric vans keep up? Balancing these two requirements has been difficult, and the recent pandemic has only amplified the pressure, with more parcels and packages heading out onto the roads than ever before.
Safety standard for fully automated driving systems
The use of low speed automated driving systems can contribute to reduction of congestion and carbon emissions all over the world, however the enrolment of such systems has been hampered by the lack of safety standards, until now; as an international group of experts led by WMG, University of Warwick working as part of an ISO technical committee have published the first international safety standard for level 4 automated driving systems.
Next-gen 800V eDrive technologies as EV demand increases
GKN Automotive has announced that it is accelerating its development of next generation eDrive technologies in response to the rapidly increasing global demand for electrified vehicles.
V-1000 multi-temperature vehicle-powered units launched
Thermo King has announced the V-1000, its new single and multi-temperature vehicle-powered units designed for larger rigid trucks between 3.5 to 25 tonnes. The new V-1000 is almost 25% more powerful and delivers 33% higher airflow and 67% higher stand-by capacity than the equivalent diesel units, offering large truck operators the benefits of advanced vehicle drive technology - low cost control, low weight and compact size.
Enabling MEC deployment in a multi-operator’s environment
The ETSI MEC Industry Specification Group (ETSI ISG MEC) has just released a new Group Report ETSI GR MEC 0035 to enable inter-MEC system deployment and MEC-Cloud system coordination. This Report was motivated by the mobile network operators’ interest in forming federated MEC environments and enabling information exchange in a secure manner, in the event that MEC platforms or applications belong to different MEC systems.
Discrete linear pre-regulator for automotive rear lights
LED-based lighting is increasingly popular in automotive applications like headlights and rear lights. These applications use an LED driver circuit, with the goal to maintain constant current. LEDs in modern automotive rear lights generally require current below 150mA which, given electromagnetic interference (EMI) and cost considerations, has made a linear LED driver a more appealing solution than a switching regulator. Michael Helmlinger, Syste...