The Electric Vehicle boom in India
India's transport system is a diverse mixture of two-wheelers, three-wheelers, cars and public transport, presenting massive potential and opportunity for electrification across a variety of sectors from one of the world's largest and fast-growing economies.
Making the bus cabin as ergonomic as the office
Professional drivers are at a higher risk of developing musculoskeletal pain due to prolonged sitting, vibration, awkward posture and repetitive actions. Here, Kostas Poulios, principal design & development engineer at steering system specialist Pailton Engineering, has examined the situation from the vehicle design stage, and argues the importance of fully adjustable driver workstations.
Reimagine the in-vehicle experience with ExP technology
HARMAN has advanced its vision and industry support of Experiences per Mile by unveiling a series of new mobility experiences that have never before existed in-vehicle. Through extensive consumer insights, HARMAN uncovered unmet needs and pain points that exist for consumers today by unveiling three new HARMAN experience concepts – or ExPs – that solve for modern mobility needs.
Is Amazon Zoox a mistake?
Too small. Too unpleasant for passengers. Zoox, bought by Amazon, makes what it calls a robotaxi, but it looks like a robot shuttle and is a bad compromise of both. As the IDTechEx reports on each explained, a robotaxi is usually an adapted car.
Parker presents first tech talk on routes to carbon zero
Parker Hannifin will present the first in a new series of ‘Expert Insights’ tech talks on Thursday 4th February 2021. In the opening discussion, international keynote speaker Mark Jeffries will interview two Parker experts on the topic of emissions reduction.
Fast charging: a critical enabler of EV adoption
The world’s automobile manufacturers are responding to ever stricter emissions regulations by increasing the proportion of electric vehicles (EVs) in their ranges. Global EV sales have surged in recent years and data from 2020 suggests that EVs are beginning to take market share from traditional, internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. By Martin Keenan, Technical Director, Avnet Abacus
Duo collaborate to accelerate connected vehicle development
Renesas Electronics has announced its collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate the development of connected vehicles. Renesas’ R-Car Starter Kit, based on Renesas’ R-Car automotive System-on-Chip (SoC), is now available as a development environment for the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP). MCVP combines a partner ecosystem with a horizontal platform of Azure cloud, AI and edge services on top of which mobility c...
P-Channel MOSFET Offers On-Resistance Down to 30 mΩ
An AEC-Q101 qualified p-channel -100 V TrenchFET MOSFET designed to increase power density and efficiency in automotive applications has been introduced by Vishay Intertechnology.
EV infrastructure specialist sparks UK transformation
A prominent electric vehicle charging business is set to capitalise on a growing market after securing a number of strategic partnerships in 2020. And the deals include world leaders in EV infrastructure and charging technology. adi Vehicle Charging Solutions (VCS) only launched at the beginning of the year but is aiming to make huge inroads into the world of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.
Wireless BMS solution for enabling ASIL D systems
Texas Instruments has released an advancement in electric vehicle (EV) battery management systems (BMS), a high performing solution for wireless BMS, featuring the first independently assessed functional safety concept. Through an advanced wireless protocol, TI’s wireless BMS solution demonstrates how vehicle designers can remove heavy, expensive, maintenance-prone cabling and improve the reliability and efficiency of EVs worldwide.