Laying the groundwork for rail electrification
Network Rail recently laid out its preliminary plans to decarbonise the rail network, which involved finding alternatives to diesel trains and electrifying more than 7,000 miles of track by 2050. The addition of more electric trains to tracks, alongside greater electrification, will add a new need for robust electrical infrastructure to support the network in a clean and safe way. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, explains&nbs...
Future technologies and evolution for connected vehicles
The webinar will study the key technology changes and market trends that will enhance future connected vehicle capabilities. The use cases for cellular network technologies and direct V2V technologies will be explained.
M=SLED Modular: New deceleration sled for battery testing
Hybrid and all-electric drive technologies are expected to continue to gain market share, which will also increase the need for suitable test tools of the energy storage systems used. Lithium-ion packs which are typically used in electric cars usually weigh between 200 and 700kg or even more.
NXP and AWS collaborate for connected vehicles
NXP Semiconductors has announced a strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) focused on extending the opportunities of connected vehicles. The collaboration aims to deliver a secure, edge-to-cloud compute solution for next-generation vehicles that can enable new cloud-powered services to benefit carmakers, their business partners and consumers alike.
Take your automotive designs to the next level with cloud connectivity
Advancements in vehicle electrification, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connectivity are driving design engineers to reimagine system architectures in vehicles. Until recently, automotive systems primarily used distributed ECUs - all throughout the vehicle - to control discrete functions. Today, an explosion of data captured inside and outside of the vehicle and the much larger role software plays because of how it uses data to dev...
Automotive GaN FET features active power management
Texas Instruments has expanded its high voltage power management portfolio with the next generation of 650V and 600V Gallium Nitride (GaN) Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) for automotive and industrial applications.
Ricardo welcomes UK plan for ‘Green Industrial Revolution’
Proposed actions on transportation, renewable energy, hydrogen, vehicle electrification and carbon capture align with Ricardo strategy and established strengths, which enable the company to help industry towards Net Zero carbon emissions - and commercial success, sustainably achieved.
Anritsu leads vehicle SIM card test breakthrough
Anritsu, Thales and European car manufacturer Groupe PSA have integrated what is said to be the world’s first solution able to test vehicle with embedded SIM cards both in a laboratory environment and in a live mobile network, with rapid switching between the two.
Displays and in-mould electronics driving user experience
Interiors play an important role in vehicle purchasing behaviour and creating the perfect user experience is central to the effectiveness of this interior appeal. Peter Warwick, Application Manager, and Jeffrey McClintock, Automotive Business Director, from the Displays and IME team at ESI Automotive, discuss the latest trends in interiors and what this means for OEMs and Tier 1s going forward.
Is your company ready to go electric?
The tax treatment of company-owned electric cars is not as simple as you would hope, but there are definite advantages, so it is worth considering if you are supplying vehicles to your employees. There are an estimated one million company car drivers in the UK, accounting for nearly six out of ten new car registrations every year. While the tax treatment on these vehicles is not always straightforward, the Government has attempted to boost the up...