Automotive

Coming Soon - Rapid Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ) Analysis Using Direct Mass Spectrometry

In Conjunction with SAE

Regulators and consumers demand increasingly lower levels of harmful volatile emissions in motor vehicle passenger cabins, pushing manufacturers toward more comprehensive testing – from raw materials to components to finished vehicles – to ensure conformance and avoid costly tear-out. However, conventional analytical technologies are expensive, complex, and slow, since they are based on chromatographic methods.

Posted in: Upcoming Webinars, Automotive
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Sound-Off: Which Vehicle Power-Plant Choices Will Win in 2020?

Today's vehicles feature traditional internal combustion engines, hybrid, plugin, and electric drivetrains. A reader asks: "Which power-plant choice will take the lead in 2020?"

Posted in: News, Automotive, Power Transmission
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Off-Highway Vehicles: Taking Torque Measurement from the Lab to the Production Floor and Out into the Field

As the demand for higher performance from off-highway vehicles grows, the industry will see breakthroughs in the advancement of telemetry torque technology. By allowing for the economical transmission of highly accurate and reliable rotating torque measurement data, these advances make it possible to move beyond the controlled environments of the lab or field testing and into production-level vehicles themselves allowing the industry to take a big step forward in the quest for lower emissions, fuel savings, and vehicle stability control.

Posted in: White Papers, Automotive, Defense, Automation
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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Increased road awareness is a critical component for driver safety and the future of self-driving cars. Our newest Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) products enable high-performing camera systems with robust, compact, and flexible communication links. This new ADAS design guide shows how Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL) SerDes devices will help you design safer, smarter cars of the future.

Posted in: White Papers, Automotive, Cameras, Sensors
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Evolution to Revolution: The Future of Connected & Electrified Powertrains in Vehicles

The fast-paced, customer-driven automotive industry has taken on the challenges of rapidly changing power demands for electric, hydrogen, hybrid, and gas-powered vehicles. Add tightening regulations, global competition, and demands for safer vehicles, and the course is set for placing the powertrain front and center in technological development. At TE Connectivity (TE), powertrain factors into every aspect of our rich engineering history. And our new trend paper shows it is ingrained in the products and capabilities we offer, from our broad portfolio of powertrain components and sensors, to our commitment to developing technologies that relay power through every vehicle, no matter its energy source.

Posted in: White Papers, Automotive, Sensors
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Beyond Fatigue: A Closer Look at Why Bearings Fail

In Conjunction with SAE

When bearings are designed and specified into an application, rating life is typically the primary factor that determines their suitability. While there are methods to incorporate additional environmental factors into bearing life calculation, the end result is still primarily a prediction of fatigue life. This presentation will explore some of the many elements – as well as their effects – that can contribute to premature bearing failure.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Automotive
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Testing the Requirements

You can’t always visualize how a system will run just by reading requirements. That’s why early testing of requirements is such a powerful technique for catching ambiguities and errors.

Posted in: White Papers, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical
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RF Testing on Automotive Infotainment Devices

The car radio has evolved from a cassette player to a state of the art entertainment system, keeping the driver and passengers connected on the go. The entertainment system brings a design challenge in that communication and broadcast standards have to coexist within a small area in the dashboard of a car. Since the frequencies defined by the RF standards are in close proximity, it is very important that the frequencies coexist and since multiple standards need to be supported in the single assembly, RF modules are placed next to each other on the assembly line. Other than testing the entertainment center in the car, the antennas inside the car are subjected to cross-coupling effects with passengers mobile devices. To ensure the RF performance of the infotainment system, all of these scenarios need to be thoroughly tested. This application note highlights some of the RF measurement challenges and introduces equipment that is required for relevant RF characterization of car infotainment devices.

Posted in: White Papers, Automotive, Electronics & Computers, Antennas, RF & Microwave Electronics
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Sound-Off: How Do a Vehicle’s Imaging Sensors Filter Out Weather, Crosstalk?

A "Geiger-mode" lidar sensor sends out pulses at a high repetition rate (200 kHz), forming an image on the percent of pulses that return. The technology has been used by vehicle manufacturers to support collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control, and other Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) applications. But how will factors like snow or another vehicle’s lidar impact a sensor's reading?

Posted in: News, Automotive, Imaging, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors
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Can Self-Driving Cars be Modeled for Morality?

Imagine a self-driving car making its way down a foggy road that is suddenly blocked by two separate obstacles – is one of them an object? A person? An animal? Would the autonomous vehicle make the right split-second decision on which one to spare? Can algorithms be used to make decisions in scenarios where harming human beings is possible, probable, or even unavoidable? A study from the Institute of Cognitive Science in Germany’s Osnabrück University suggests that autonomous vehicles have the capability to address moral dilemmas in road traffic.

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