Trials have begun on roads in Coventry, UK

Connected car tests prepare UK roads for autonomous vehicles

A project to create an advanced environment for connected and autonomous driving has entered its second phase of testing, with connected cars going on trial on public roads to prepare the UK’s road networks for self-driving cars.

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Brian Krzanich

Saving lives was drive behind Mobileye purchase, says Intel chief

It was all about saving lives, according to Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich, explaining why he led the $15.3bn takeover of Mobileye. He said that a year ago he recognised that Intel's end-to-end platform for autonomous driving wasn't complete.

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Visic evaluation board for GaN transistors

Visic raises $10m for GaN development

Gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor firm Visic Technologies has closed $10m in a series D round of financing lead by a private investor. Its technology is primarily used in electric vehicles.

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Mouser-sponsored Dragon car

Mouser Electronics flies Dragon into Zurich

Motor racing returns to Switzerland this weekend on Sunday 10 June 2018 after a 64-year absence, and the Mouser Electronics-sponsored Dragon team is gearing up to take the chequered flag.

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Jalal Bouhdada

Guest blog: Security threats to smart cars

Jalal Bouhdada from Applied Risk explains why physical and cyber security vulnerabilities threaten the future of the increasingly smart car

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Real-time weather data should help Chevrolet improve race performance

IBM helps Chevrolet with real-time weather data

Chevrolet Racing is working with IBM subsidiary the Weather Company to add weather technology to the toolbox it provides to race teams so they can understand how they perform under specific weather conditions and make critical decisions on the track in real time.

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Vishay thyristors and diodes meet AEC-Q101

Vishay thyristors and diodes meet AEC-Q101

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced 37 high-voltage thyristors and diodes for automotive applications. Qualified to AEC-Q101, the devices have repetitive voltages from 600 to 1600V and wide current ranges in three package options.

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Littelfuse Nano2 885 fuse

Littelfuse surface-mount fuses protect electric vehicles

Littelfuse has introduced a series of surface-mount fuses with interrupting current ratings up to 1.5kA that are optimised for use in high-voltage automotive applications up to 350V AC or 450-500V DC.

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TDK soft-termination multilayer ceramic capacitors

TDK soft-termination MLCCs have low ESR

TDK has developed what it claims is the industry’s first soft-termination multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) with low ESR. The CN devices have terminal electrodes with a conductive resin layer that provides high mechanical robustness to protect against board flexure.

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Cameras recognise a specific splash and spray pattern of the tyres that can be aquaplaning in its early phase

Continental uses cameras and sensors to warn of aquaplaning

Continental is developing ways to warn drivers about an imminent risk of aquaplaning. The aquaplaning assistance concepts use surround view camera images and signals from tyre-mounted sensors.

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