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Question of the Week: Automotive
Can Courtesy Be Programmed Into Self-Driving Cars?

During a recent webcast, a Tech Briefs reader raised an interesting question about self-driving cars:

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Verification of ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles

Automotive OEMs are taking more control of electronic control unit (ECU) hardware/software architecture definition and exploration, mainly due to the rise of new technologies in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. The increasing number of cars with ECUs...

A reader asks our expert: When it comes to autonomous vehicles, what’s best: Radar, LiDAR, or cameras?
White Papers: Software
Multicore Systems Management: Hypervisor or Multicore Framework

With increasing application of multicore to embedded devices, a number of important decisions are necessary to ensure optimal design. One such decision concerns the overall...

White Papers: Automotive
Achieve Alternative Fuel ROI in Less Than Five Years with ANG

Learn how adsorbed natural gas (ANG) can bring operational benefits for your fleet and pay for itself in less than five years. ANG is specifically suited to light-duty fleets and...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
The New DIS ISO/SAE 21434: Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering

The Automotive Cybersecurity Draft International Standard (DIS) ISO/SAE 21434 has just been published. There are 15 clauses in this release of the standard with 17 cybersecurity management processes. A new clause has been added from the previous version on continuous...

White Papers: Automotive
Electric Vehicle Battery System - Standards Solutions & Test

In this all-encompassing ebook about Electric Vehicle Battery Standards and Solutions, you will learn about new EV Battery Standards and factors to consider. You will get an...

Deciding between edge computing and cloud computing? Make sure to consider these four major factors, says our industry expert.

Automotive lighting engineers and designers face increasing challenges as electronics and lighting converge with electric, autonomous, and styling trends. Solutions are needed...

White Papers: Automotive
Introduction to the Vehicle-to-Everything Communications Service V2X Feature in 3GPP Release 14 – White Paper

One pillar of modern society is mobility. Conveyance of goods and passengers is essential for a prospering economy. The growing...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Teleoperation: Remote Operation of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles - Application Note

Innovators from around the world are trying to disrupt the automotive industry by developing autonomous vehicles, thereby removing the need of a human...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Venting for EV Battery Packs
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Briefs: Materials
Semi-Liquid Metal Anode
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
These are important traits in electronics and electrical systems including electric cars, industrial drills, and electric grids.
This technique offers enhanced resolution and improved system reliability for mapping and obstacle recognition and navigation for vehicles.
The technology could help call attention to important traffic information when it’s dark, with potential benefits for both drivers and pedestrians.
White Papers: Transportation
Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

Mastering CNC tolerances can be challenging, even for experienced engineers, designers, and machinists. Are general tolerances good enough? When does it make sense to call out for tighter tolerances?...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Programmable Logic: Accelerating Automotive Applications

As the demands on automotive capability increase, Xilinx XA portfolio of automotive devices and supporting tool chains provide designers with the ability to achieve not only the...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electrohydraulically Actuated Valve Train
The new technology demonstrates a 20 percent savings in fuel in typical passenger car low-load operating conditions.
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Solid-State Lithium Battery
This thin film battery can be used for on-package power in mass market electric vehicles (EVs) and electronic devices.
Briefs: Transportation
Bio-Inspired Propulsion
Frequencies and passive dynamics of vehicles moving in air or water help enhance propulsion performance.
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
On-Demand Webinars: Software
Using the Virtual Prototype of the S32G Safe and Secure Vehicle Network Processor in Production

The challenge with highly complex automotive devices is to bring up the software as soon as the silicon becomes available, which applies to the entire automotive ecosystem, including internal teams, software partners, and external customers....

Solid state batteries are of great interest to the electric vehicle industry. New technology developed by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and Xi'an...

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