COVID-19: fuelling the switch to electric vehicles
This is an extraordinary period in modern history. We’re faced, as a species, with a global-level event that is stretching our knowledge and our resources to their limits. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone and its impacts will continue well into the foreseeable future. By Ritchie Webb, Managing Director of adi Automotive
High-power lasers feature 905 nm laser wavelength
Mouser Electronics is now shipping the SPL S1L90A and SPL S4L90A lasers from Osram Opto Semiconductors.
eSync SDK drives low-cost, low risk integration of OTA
Excelfore which specialises in automotive over-the-air (OTA) and data aggregation for sensors and ECUs, has launched a new Software Development Kit (SDK) for the eSync standard data pipeline.
New crash sled for small overlap component tests
The small overlap components test crash is one of the major challenges for the structural strength of vehicles. One of the main assessment criteria is the intrusion of tires, body and chassis parts into the passenger cabin.
Could there be over 1,000 EVs per on-street charger?
Analysis of Zap-Map data undertaken by Andersen has ranked the best and worst areas in the UK for access to on-street chargers with each of the 4,453 on-street charging points having to serve 55 cars.
Bath University gears up for Formula Student
The Mechanical Engineering course at Bath University teaches students how to use physical science, mathematics and computing to assess engineering systems. Students combine this with study in design and manufacturing processes to understand how modern industry works. At Bath, practical project work is central to the education experience.
The landscape for EV charging
Global plug-in electric vehicle (EV) population reached 7.5 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019. Although plug-in EV is only around two percent of global sales today, they are positioned to take the lead of road transportation in the coming decade.
What does the future of automotive mobility hold?
HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, the Experience Per Mile Advisory Council and SBD Automotive have released a report on automotive mobility transformation from 2020 to 2030.
Automotive-grade resistors offer TCR down to ± 2 ppm/K
Vishay Intertechnology has extended its TNPU e3 series of Automotive Grade ultra-precision thin film flat chip resistors with lower temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) down to ± 2 ppm/K in the 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes.
Is the UK ready for autonomous vehicles?
The KPMG Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index has provided a welcome stimulus to debate the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. However, the index arguably understates the importance of testing.