High-g accelerometers for passive safety applications SMA550, SMA560
The SMA550 and SMA560 are versatile accelerometers for automotive passive safety systems. They are typically used as central sensors in the airbag Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and measure the deceleration rate of a vehicle during a collision to activate restraint systems, such as front and side airbags or seatbelt tensioner. Other applications like shock monitoring are also possible.
32-bit MPC5604E MCU incorporates Ethernet connectivity and video compression to help reduce costs, bringing safer, more efficient parking to a broader range of vehicle models
Freescale Semiconductor today announced a new Qorivva 32-bit microcontroller (MCUs) built on Power Architecture(R) technology designed to make the surround-camera parking assist systems traditionally found in more expensive luxury cars more affordable and accessible for a broad range of vehicles.
Euro NCAP now testing plug-in electric vehicles
Euro NCAP today publishes the results of seven new vehicles, including its first test of a fully electric car, marking the start of a series of EV tests in 2011.
MEDER’S new brass threaded sensor brings significant operational benefits
MEDER electronic has expanded its range of MK11 series threaded reed sensors with the addition of a new, more affordable and structurally robust brass model.
Gentex Rear Camera Display Mirrors Exceed Proposed US NHTSA Requirements
Studies reveal that mirror-borne displays are more effective than in-dash displays in helping to detect and avoid car reversing accidents
austriamicrosystems launches AS5410 3D Hall encoder IC
austriamicrosystems introduced the AS5410 linear position sensor, the first product of the world’s first fully-featured 3D Hall platform. The unique 3D Hall sensor solution senses absolute position in automotive & industrial applications and provides highest resolution position information. The sensor solution is being demonstrated during the 2011 edition of the Sensors Expo & Conference in Rosemont, Illinois, booth #621 and SENSOR+...
Volvo ‘crash-test’ New Hybrid Truck
Before Volvo Trucks releases any new model on to the market, the vehicle always undergoes a rigorous crash-test programme. The Volvo FE Hybrid is no exception, but with its 578 kg battery pack, it presents the crash-test engineers with new challenges.
New Car Technology To Save Dozens Of Lives
New safety systems being fitted to British cars are set to save thousands of pedestrian injuries and dozens of lives each year, it has been revealed.
Safer Blind-side Turns With Volvo Trucks
Volvo has developed a system that aims at solving the problem of the truck driver’s blind spot on the passenger side and the results of the research will be demonstrated today (17th May) in the Intersafe 2 EU project in Wolfsburg, Germany.
austriamicrosystems´ chip set for Continental’s crash prevention system on the road
austriamicrosystems has announced that their ASIC chip set for automotive Laser-based obstacle recognition systems (LIDAR) has been selected by the international automotive supplier Continental and is now entering high volume production.