British electric truck designed for mass production
Electric truck company Tevva has unveiled the new Tevva Truck – the first British designed 7.5-tonne electric truck intended for mass production in the UK. The global electric truck market was valued at $1.15bn in 2020 and is expected to grow to $14.19bn by 20271.
Strategic cooperation agreement to integrate lidar and AI
Blaize has announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Lidar solutions leader LeiShen, for in-depth cooperation on the integration of Lidar and AI functions in intelligence applications for autonomous operation acrossa range of automotive and smart city markets in China. As part of the agreement, Blaize and LeiShen are building a sensor fusion solution combining LeiShen Lidar technology with AI processing on the Blaize Pathfinder P1600 SOM e...
Wireless BMS helps Lotus redefine EV mobility
Analog Devices has announced that British performance brand Lotus Cars is planning to incorporate ADI’s wireless battery management system (wBMS) in its next-generation electric vehicle (EV) architecture. ADI’s wireless BMS was selected for its increased design flexibility, battery repairability and lighter weight. The engineering collaboration will enable Lotus to safely propel its future EV fleet and continue pushing the limits...
Digital gate driver cuts switching losses by up to 50%
Microchip Technology has stepped up with a new 1200V production-ready digital gate driver to enable electric buses and other e-transportation power systems meet and exceed stringent environmental conditions while maximising efficiency.
ADAS development accelerated by software development kit
The R-Car Software Development Kit (SDK) from Renesas Electronics is a complete software platform in a single package that enables quicker and easier software development and validation for smart camera and automated driving applications used in passenger, commercial, and off-road vehicles.
Autonomous driving hinges on data quality
When it comes to the hot topic of autonomous driving and driving assistance systems, automotive electronics specialist b-plus relies on processor modules from Kontron. In addition to the robustness of the components and the option to further increase computing power in the future, the focus has been on specific adaptations and services by the system supplier. New functions are being continuously developed in order to accelerate data analysis. In ...
An engineer's guide to automotive antenna selection
Modern vehicles offer a dazzling array of driver safety, comfort, and infotainment features, many of which rely on wireless connectivity. Pre-certified wireless modules that include an antenna are extremely popular, but they don’t offer a viable option for some applications. Mark Patrick of Mouser Electronics explains further.
Renishaw sponsors Greenpower electric car race
Renishaw has announced that it has renewed its longstanding sponsorship of Greenpower, an international charity that challenges young people aged nine to 25 to design, build and race electric cars. Renishaw first sponsored Greenpower’s UK Western Region Heat at the Castle Combe Circuit, Wiltshire in 2006 and continued the tradition with its sponsorship of this year's heat on 5th September 2021.
Industrial batteries offer faster charging
QUASAR is a new generation of high-performance industrial batteries from Eternity Technologies which utilise advanced Carbon Nanotube Technology (CNT) to meet ever more demanding electrical vehicle applications.
High current inductor works at +155 °C
What is claimed to be the industry's first Automotive Grade IHLP low profile, high current inductor in the 19 mm by 19 mm by 7 mm 7575 case size has been released by Vishay.