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What Some Big Cities are Doing About Driverless Cars
Urban planning has to better account for developments in autonomous vehicles.
November 11, 2017
Backup Power: Amazon Granted Patent to Charge Electric Vehicles on the Move Using UAVs
Amazon was granted US patent number 9,778,653 on Oct. 3 titled "Systems, Devices and Methods Delivering Energy Using an Uncrewed Autonomous Vehicle". The abstract of the patent describes a...
October 31, 2017
HMI Growing Beyond Touchscreen to Accommodate New Markets with Voice Recognition
The next-generation voice-controlled HMIs are employing audio-optimized architectures and powerful algorithms to ensure speaker authentication and contextual awareness....
October 27, 2017
The Automotive Touchscreen Problem: When User Interfaces Become Distractions
From LCDs to Siri, if a new device hits the market, there's a good chance automotive companies will try to integrate its functionality into vehicles. But new research points to touchscreens as...
October 24, 2017
Nextchip SoC Teams Up with CEVA Platform to Boost Real-Time Image Processing for ADAS
In this News Brief, we take a look at Nextchip's Apache4 pre-processor SoC, which was recently licensed to the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision platform....
October 03, 2017
Engineer Spotlight: Brian Gerkey of Open Robotics Talks ROS and Robotics
AAC's Chantelle Dubois spoke with Brian Gerkey of Open Robotics to talk about the many (and sometimes surprising) applications of robotics, how ROS made it to space, and the open source...
September 19, 2017
What Germany’s Document on Autonomous Driving Says about the Ethics of Automotive Tech
This summer, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure delivered a document on "Automated and Connected Driving" put together by an ethics committee consisting of...
September 15, 2017
Apple to Enter the Automotive Game as Siri Begins to Lag in Personal Assistant AI
Is Apple going to go up against Waymo and Tesla in the autonomous car industry?
July 13, 2017
Serial Communication in Harsh Environments: A New CAN Transceiver from Maxim
CAN-bus transceivers such as the MAX14883E provide robust, convenient communication for demanding applications.
July 12, 2017
The Importance of the ISO 26262 Automotive Safety Standard: New Sensors from ams
The AS5270 position sensors are the new addition to the ams magnetic position sensors portfolio. The sensors meet ISO 26262 functional safety standards....
July 07, 2017
Saturating and Spoofing LiDAR Attacks Cast Doubt on the Safety of Driverless Cars
Researchers have carefully studied techniques that could be used to interfere with driverless systems. The conclusion: Don’t fall asleep at the wheel....
July 01, 2017
High-Accuracy Current Measurements: New Low-Value Resistors from KOA Speer
If you need high precision in your current measurements, you also need high precision in your current-sense resistor.
June 23, 2017
The Importance of Wireless Communication for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles
Vehicles are getting smarter and part of that is allowing them to "talk" to one another.
June 13, 2017
BeagleBone Black Gets New Touch Sensing TFT LCDs with I2C
This News Brief discusses a new TFT LCD released for BeagleBone Black.
June 08, 2017
Another Option for Frequency Generation: A New MEMS Oscillator from SiTime
MEMS oscillators such as the SiT2024B may be your best option for high-performance or harsh-environment applications.
June 07, 2017
Waymo vs. Uber and the LiDAR Tech at Stake
Google filed a lawsuit against Uber claiming that they stole their LiDAR technology earlier in February. In this article, we'll take a closer look at what technology was allegedly stolen and...
May 26, 2017
Prototype Memristor Network Uses Visual Processing Inspired by Mammalian Brains
This News Brief covers a new memristor prototype capable of processing vast amounts of visual data.
May 22, 2017
Texas Instruments Releases Hyper-Accurate Millimeter Wave CMOS Sensor Family
In this News Brief, we'll look at a new series of millimeter wave sensors for automotive and industrial applications.
May 17, 2017
STMicroelectronics Teams Up with Chinese R&D to Develop Electric Vehicle Battery Management Systems
China is the world's strongest new-energy vehicle market. STMicroelectronics is getting in on that.
May 16, 2017
The Hyperloop: Ambitious Goals and Engineering Challenges
The Hyperloop, a proposed transport system, had a small-scale test done back in 2016. While many believe that this is proof of its viability, the system is far from ready. Is hyperloop a...
May 04, 2017
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