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From electric vehicle control to advanced driver assistance systems, electronic content in automotive systems is accelerating. With it comes the need to develop and test automotive embedded software, which is time-consuming and costly. Today the development...

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Computers or smartphones with folding screens, smart clothing, and wearable sensors all require an energy source, which is usually a lithium-ion battery. These are typically heavy and rigid, making them...

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