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White Papers : Automotive
The Rise of TMR Sensors

The technology used in tunnel-magnetoresistance (TMR) elements for sensors have been around since the 1980s, but mass production of TMR sensors has ramped up significantly in the past five years. The demand for such sensors has been exponentially rising, largely due to an appetite for their use in consumer electronics,...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Balancing Power Supply Requirements in ADAS Applications

Thanks to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), cars are becoming safer to drive. The cameras in these systems, in combination with sensors, sophisticated algorithms, and microprocessors, are alerting drivers to obstructions in the roadway, braking for them when necessary, pointing...

Articles : Automotive
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

In 1977, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, Golden, CO) started as the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), spurred by national concern during the 1973 oil embargo that caused long lines...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Active Measurement Cancellation

A battery pack is only as strong as its weakest cell. As battery packs become larger and more integral to the stable operation of devices and systems, the need to monitor battery dependability and performance...

Articles : Data Acquisition
The Expanding Role of Sensors in the IoT/IIoT

The increasing variety of applications for the Internet of Things is driving predictions that the sales volume for sensors will reach 75 billion units by 2025. Applications unforeseen just five...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Direct-Current Detector for Emergency Responder Safety

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a direct-current detector technology to help emergency responders safely detect high voltages, which they have...

Briefs : Transportation
Realization of High-Performance Magnetic Sensors Using Magnetic Vortex Structures

Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry and in biomedical applications....

Articles : Transportation
What's Ahead for Machine Vision Cameras?

Throughout the history of the electronics industry, the old refrain that systems will continuously become faster, simpler, and cheaper has remained true. In the early days of computer vision, a frame...

White Papers : Software
Key Considerations for Powertrain HIL Test

With strict time-to market requirements, automotive manufacturers need to get their first vehicle tests done quickly. To meet the demanding deadlines, organizations are increasingly turning to “HIL” simulation to improve the efficiency of their development processes. Learn the fundamentals of...

Blog : Automotive
Are There Limitations in Autonomous-Vehicle Simulation Methods?
A reader asks our expert: As autonomous vehicles enter the market, where are the weak spots in simulation?
Question of the Week : Transportation
Are Robo-Fleets 'Very Economically Viable?'

Robo-taxi fleets are on the way, according to Chris Heiser, co-founder and CEO of Renovo, a California-based manufacturer of automotive operating systems.

Here's what Heiser said in our featured INSIDER story today:

"That is really the power of these fleets — they take a system that...

White Papers : Transportation
Still Using C++03?

Many automotive developers still use C++03 alongside the MISRA coding standard. But you don't need to. You can switch from C++03 to modern C++ (such as C++14). Find out how.

Blog : Transportation
Autonomous Vehicles are Expensive – Why is Hailing One So Cheap?
A reader asks: “If autonomous vehicles are too expensive for an individual to own, how is the cost per mile so low to hail one?”
White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Tata Elxsi benchmark report: comparing PiXYZ Studio and Unreal Datasmith

Data preparation being a time-consuming process, we use software applications like PiXYZ Studio and Unreal Datasmith to reduce the time and efforts. This report benchmarks PiXYZ Studio compared to Datasmith for optimization so you know who to choose for your next project....

White Papers : Automotive
Accelerating Innovation in Automotive Design

3D and VR are radically transforming the car industry. Today, real-time 3D and virtual reality development are in active use by leading auto manufacturers and their partners throughout the design and engineering ecosystem. Read the whitepaper to learn more about the 8 main use-cases that are becoming...

Question of the Week : Transportation
Will Cities be Ready for Autonomous Vehicle Fleets?

Autonomous vehicle fleets are on the way, according to Chris Heiser, co-founder and CEO of Renovo, a California-based manufacturer of automotive operating systems.

“It will happen in pockets first,” Heiser said in our INSIDER story today. “There will be leading cities in the U.S....

Blog : Sensors/Data Acquisition
How Soon Will Autonomous Vehicle Fleets Take the Streets?
Automated vehicles – fleets of them – may soon change the way we travel through cities. "How soon?" asks a reader.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Integrated Inverter for Controlling Multiple Electric Machines

There are applications that require multiple electric machine drives, such as electric or hybrid electric vehicles, where there is a main traction motor and one or more accessory...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Method 3D-Prints Marine-Grade Stainless Steel

Marine-grade stainless steel is valued for its performance under corrosive environments, and for its high ductility — the ability to bend without breaking under stress. But conventional...

Briefs : Transportation
Electrode Design Boosts Supercapacitor Performance

Supercapacitors are rechargeable energy storage devices that deliver more power for their size than similar-sized batteries. They also recharge quickly, and they last for hundreds to thousands of recharging cycles. Today, they are used in hybrid cars’ regenerative braking systems and for other...

White Papers : Automotive
Making Sense of Sensors

Today’s LiDAR systems are generating particularly high levels of interest and development in the automotive/mobility market. This new paper describes how design engineers for LiDAR system OEMs can choose the correct sensor technology for their application. It also reviews how to ensure the selection of the appropriate...

White Papers : Transportation
Choosing the Best Ultra-Thin Corrosion Protection

You are looking for an ultra-thin coating which protects your components effectively? We are talking about the KL120 from Dörken MKS. The effective zinc flake system fulfils all requirements for corrosion protection, with the option of giving the components a stable black surface. Read all about...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
EtherCAT Helps Boost Production Capacity of Lithium-ion Automotive Batteries

Learn how EtherCAT’s motion control solution boosts production capacity of lithium-ion automotive batteries used in electric cars, synchronizing immensely scaled equipment across modules, thereby enabling giant multi-axis and cross-module leaps in productivity. As...

Briefs : Automotive
Electric Vehicle Testing: Measurement Solutions for Vehicle Efficiency

Today’s market demands electric and hybrid vehicles to be lightweight, regulation-friendly with long-range, low fuel costs, and integrated electronics. This is driving more computing power and digital communication into cars that were once purely mechanical. Traditional...

Briefs : Transportation
Composite Panel with Integrated Thermal Control

Technological advancements in materials, sensors, and computing have driven demand for higher-performance satellites. Satellites need to be much more capable in a much smaller size with a...

Application Briefs : Imaging
Autonomous Vehicles and the Burden of Testing
AB Dynamics
Wiltshire, England
www.abdynamics.com

Autonomous vehicles cannot be tested for every eventuality that might transpire in their operating environment. As the...

Articles : Software
Principles of Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopes

Today’s high-resolution laser scanning confocal microscopes (LSCM), also referred to simply as laser scanning microscopes, are powerful high-magnification surface metrology instruments with...

Articles : Photonics/Optics
Taking It to the Streets: Designing Streetlamp Optical Components

The task of creating a streetlamp optical system has changed over the last 20 years and due to this change, so has optical design software. Let’s compare the task of...

Briefs : Automotive
See Objects Hidden Around Corners

A driverless car is making its way through a winding neighborhood street, about to make a sharp turn onto a road where a child’s ball has just rolled. Although no person in the car can see that ball, the...

White Papers : Automotive
Driving Tomorrow’s Mobility: Test and Measurement Solutions For the Automotive Industry

Advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS) will play an increasingly important role in making driving safer and more comfortable. Such systems can save lives, but a slight error can result in an incorrect assessment of the situation. Due to the complexity of...