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by Rainer Makowitz   RADAR has been quickly adopted as the foundation of the new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that are being introduced by vehicle  manufacturers around the globe.   The RADAR technology has several benefits over other forward-facing  sensor technologies, like cameras. It can operate under adverse weather  conditions, can ‘see through’ objects to detect smaller targets and is  the primary method to determine speed of obje ...
  Dashboard displays, or instrument panels have not always existed, were taken a little bit longer in being part of vehicle. If you needed to know how much gas was left in an early car, you put a stick in your gas tank, and if you wanted to know the temperature, you went to the radiator itself. By the 1930s, cars started coming with gauges, and by the mid-30's, all cars included what has been graciousl termed the "idiot light," or a warning light indicating that something is wrong with the ...
Question: What does your everyday Ford Focus, Nissan Altera, VW Passat and virtually every other mass produced vehicle on the road have that a NASCAR race car doesn’t? Answer: Electronic fuel injection. That’s right, NASCAR still uses carburetors, same as your father’s Oldsmobile from the 1950s.   Fuel injection delivers an even flow of gas to the engine, something that a carburetor can't always manage. Sensors in the engine regulate the fuel intake and make sure it ...
HEV Solutions Guide is intended to help you explore TI's IC solutions as the various sectors become increasingly electrified on a path toward energy efficiency and sustainability. Guide includes: System block diagrams, followed by details about key devices and support functions   ...
by Cherif Assad I saw an exciting demonstration last week of an off-the-shelf electric car concept by Switzerland-based Michelin Research & Technic (MRT) at the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) in San Antonio, Texas. Called the Michelin Active Wheel System, it’s a “dressed” wheel inside the car fender that rotates depending on the road profile.   Analyst Rob Endrle shares his enthusiasm for Michelin’s wheel in action in a recent article. Here, I’ll g ...
by Mike Garrard   At its heart is our 4 cylinder cost-effective port injection gasoline engine reference design. It has generated significant interest. In fact, the dozen boards I ordered were allocated before they were even built! The inquiries are so sufficient that I am considering pushing it forward into an open source design, with schematics, layout, and some code available as freeware and built up units available, at a fair price. Of course, I turned to the experts, Bowling and Grip ...
  Self taught, Terry Hope has made his own solar power generating electric bicycle. Hope fitted the stock Specialized FRS 18 speed bike with a front grill and windshield for mounting eighteen 6"x6" mono crystalline sollar cells. Approximately 4 watt (@ 8.7v) output on each cell. Totaling 72 watts if all conditions are ideal. A 24V motor controller moves the 1 HP motor at the core of the project. Batteries are 6s1p 5000mah LIPO as the main, and two 4s1p LIPO 5000mah as "booster packs" which ...

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