Whether its waterproof switches or compact lightweight component's you can be sure all automotive components are subject to stringent tests and approvals.
They meet much higher standards in performance and within this hub you can find out more about what makes Automotive components the correct choice.
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@thabatao Modern cars are already full of computers - electronic control units or ECUs - and I've no doubt future autonomous vehicles will feature an integrated network of smart sensors. The network will...
Why not have several independent processors running each side of the vehicle. The Raspberries and similar processors could be used or something similar in a more rugged form. Then use a mother computer...
Responding to a comment on Twitter concerning fire extinguishers on electric vehicles. Great deal of confusion around about the best way to tackle 'Lithium' fires. Non-rechargeable Lithium metal batteries...
Power Grid would need to have support from Wind and Solar energy. Hoping in the future I rather put up solar panels on my roof and building roofs instead of tar and shingles. That would provide a large...
@David Woodbridge Recent research in the US suggests that fast-charging an EV battery in 10 minutes will require 300 to 400 kW of power, so several cars at a 'fueling station' will need about 1MW. Forget...
ON Semiconductor and Mercedes EQ Formula E Team to create cutting-edge power solutions for vehicle electrification
Find out how ON Semiconductor and Mercedes plan to build on their winning partnership in Formula One, when the new Mercedes EQ Formula E Team takes to the track competitively in Season 6.
Recently, the trend has been to include more complex features (such as infotainment) and the aesthetics and ergonomics of interior controls became more important in the switch selection. The design process now revolves around haptics and acoustics.
The automotive industry is making a huge shift to electric vehicles, this, in turn, is driving huge development and innovation in batteries. One of the biggest issues...efficiency.
The recent increase in demand for pure electric and plug hybrid cars has highlighted the critical role played by a previously unsung vehicle component: the DC/DC converter. Discover how Keysight is turning converter testing challenges into solutions.
The BA8290xYxx-C series of op-amps eliminates the need for noise countermeasures in automotive sensor applications.
The UK government has a manifesto commitment for all cars and vans on the roads to have zero emissions by 2050. So, unless ‘wireless power’ can be developed quickly, cars will need electric motors with batteries or fuel cells for energy storage.
"Outstanding Reliability!“ Traco Power DC/DC-Converters - the power behind the TUfast Eco Racing team
Run by the Technical University Munich, the TUfast Eco Team designed and built an energy efficient Urban Concept vehicle, powered by Traco Power DC/DC- converters
In November 2015 I suggested in a DesignSpark article that ‘Your Car will soon be Driving You to Work’. After nearly three years of frantic activity by engineers and marketing people, are autonomous cars any nearer becoming a reality?
Maximum comfort and safety mean more and more electronics are being packed into vehicles. This leads to a constantly increasing power density with significant thermal hazard potential. SCHURTER counters this danger with thermal fuses.
Does your automotive engineering design have excess heat problems? As engineering designs become smaller and more compact, many designs experience reliability and durability issues due to heat.