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LED matrix manager IC for adaptive headlights

2015-11-24
Texas Instruments has introduced the first fully integrated LED matrix manager for adaptive automotive headlight systems, in a scalable solution that reduces board space by 73% and controls up to 96 high-brightness LEDs.
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Aluminum welding: The next frontier for technicians

2015-11-24
As progress has been made toward adopting aluminum for automotive structures, industry leaders have realized that, to keep aluminum vehicles safe, they must consider not just their manufacturing process but also their repair. I-CAR helps technicians learn the necessary new methods for working with aluminum.
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V-CR, water injection, new EGR methods top SAE engines symposium

2016-04-11
Powertrain experts detailed the technologies they see as most promising to enable light-vehicle engines to meet global CO2 regulations through 2025, at the 2016 SAE High-Efficiency IC Engines Symposiumt. The list includes growing use of the Miller and Atkinson thermodynamic cycles, cooled EGR, and water injection, as well as variable compression ratio systems, dedicated EGR, and divided exhaust boosting.
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Mainstreaming hybrids and EVs

2016-02-22
Expert presenters at the 13th annual SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium agreed vehicle hybridization minimally will need to become mainstream technology in order for OEMs to meet pending global CO2 emission requirements.
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Impairment noise generator

2016-03-04
A solution from Spirent Communications will help reduce the development time and cost of automotive Ethernet/BroadR-Reach systems.
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Miniature relief valve

2016-03-04
The Lee Company’s miniature, poppet-style pressure relief valve provides a faster opening rate and more stable flow than typical ball-style relief valves.
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Controlling GM’s electrified herd

2016-02-19
At the recent 2016 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium in California, Automotive Engineering talked with Tim Grewe, GM’s Director of General Electrification, about the role of controls in the electrified vehicle space.
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Accelerated ash load testing of particulate filters on an automated test rig

2016-03-06
Cambustion’s DPG, an automated particle filter testing system, can be used to load diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and now gasoline particulate filters (GPFs) with ash over a matter of hours, the company claims. This is a new application of the DPG for studying the effects of ash build-up in particulate filters.
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SAE standards point way to service of R-1234yf systems

2016-02-29
Three SAE standards are to be incorporated in EPA regulations, including refrigerant identification, built-in or via USB on hand-held units, incorporated in requirements for recovery/recycle/recharge equipment. There's also a standard for testing internal heat exchangers in development.
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Chipmakers gearing up for on-board wireless charging

2016-03-30
Smart phones are becoming an integral part of vehicle infotainment options, but this integration is putting a strain on the phone’s battery. Wireless charging is on the way, backed by new standards and charging technologies.
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