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Hyundai, Ford pursue structural composites despite challenges

2014-06-17
Industry experts at Hyundai and Ford address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles. The Ford Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle project, a collaboration with the U.S. DOE and Vehma International, illustrates the automaker's efforts to move toward lighter-weight materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, and advanced high-strength steels.
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Tesla aerodynamicists use CFD to evaluate yaw performance

2014-06-19
A group of aerodynamicists from Tesla chose Exa’s PowerFLOW CFD software to examine two alternative methods of simulating aerodynamic performance in the presence of realistic on-road crosswind for the Tesla Model S sedan.
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Electronic horizon technology

2014-07-01
A new version of Elektrobit's (EB's) Assist Electronic Horizon Solution features new functions that offer more flexibility for implementing predictive driver assistance systems.
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Next-gen seatbelt retractor

2014-06-18
TRW Automotive has launched its next-generation seatbelt retractor, the Floating Spool 1 (FS1), which offers reduced weight (about 15% lighter) and smaller dimensions compared to previous systems, according to the company. Production of the global FS1 technology starts in the second quarter of 2014.
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Next-generation LED drivers for front, rear lights

2014-08-01
Texas Instruments offers the automotive industry’s first two-channel switching LED driver for front lights and the only linear LED driver with single short LED detection for rear lights, according to the company.
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120dB lens for HDR sensors

2014-09-19
Sunex NoGhost 120dB lenses are the first and only lenses designed, optimized, and tested for use in cameras using high dynamic range image sensors, claims the company.
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Ethernet audio-video bridging

2014-09-20
Excelfore enables simplified audio-video interconnectivity using Ethernet audio-video bridging, which leads to lower cost and system weight for infotainment systems in vehicles.
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