Cables for Formula Student triumphant all-electric car
A team of undergraduates at Surrey University are pioneering Formula Student in the UK with an all-electric powertrain. Formula Student is the world’s largest student motorsport competition, which brings together teams from universities across the world.
Power line communication adopted for lighting system
Renesas Electronics has announced that Panasonic has adopted Renesas’ R9A06G037 Power Line Communication (PLC) IC for its new railway platform lighting control system.
Automotive lidar: battlefield of a 100 technology suppliers
Analysts at the technology consulting firm IDTechEx are tracking more than 100 companies that develop 3D automotive lidar modules. The tally was at 107 and counting by November 2019, and most companies position their business as automotive Tier 2 suppliers.
Motorists ‘back smart charging markets’ study reveals
The majority of motorists would be happy to use smart charging for their electric vehicle outside of peak times new research by UK Power Networks has found.
The drive to 2040: powertrain trends beyond the next decade
A free one-hour webinar to be hosted by Ricardo 12.00 GMT (07.00 EST/13.00 CET) on Thursday 26th March will explore the likely shape of the passenger car market and of automotive vehicle and powertrain development processes, through the next decade and beyond.
Mobility-as-a-Service - hype or hope?
In the past decade, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) has attracted significant attention as it holds the potential to disrupt the business model of the traditional automotive industry and the way people travel.
Faurecia signs up to eSync Alliance
The eSync Alliance announces that Faurecia, a leading automotive technology company, has become its latest member.
A virtual design approach for optimal transmissions
In a free webinar to be hosted by Automotive World at 15.00 GMT (10.00 EST/16.00 CET) on Wednesday 25th March, James Packer, Jonathan Plail and Nick Tiney of Ricardo will present and demonstrate live, the latest version of Ricardo’s toolset for the design of transmissions - showing how this advanced software can help in the development of optimal solutions in particular for hybrid powertrains.
Future-proofing EV battery management systems
Despite the current boom in electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) production, actual interest among consumers may be in danger of lagging behind. Rudye McGlothlin, Marketing Director, Power Products, Silicon Labs explains.
Preparing for strong growth in mild hybrid vehicles
Infineon Technologies is expecting significant growth in hybrid vehicles 48V systems in the coming years and is expanding its portfolio of suitable power devices. The chip manufacturer is launching new packages for its 80V and 100V MOSFETs with OptiMOS 5 technology to meet the different requirements of different 48V applications.