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Gold-plated low-ohmic resistors

2014-09-17
With its small size of 5.08 x 2.54 x 0.4 mm (0.20 x 0.10 x 0.02 in), high load capacity, and precision, Isabellenhütte’s gold-plated VMP-A resistor is suitable for automobile engine and transmission modules as well as power hybrids and power modules (DCB ceramic) in frequency converters. The VMP-A resistor is a member of the VMx precision resistor family with gold-plated contacts.
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Polymer-cathode tantalum capacitors

2014-09-17
With the recent focus on the efficiency of vehicle electronics, automotive manufacturers are looking for tantalum capacitors with lower equivalent series resistance.
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In search of the lightweight, multi-material car

2014-09-16
Steel, aluminum, and plastics are vying for additional assignments as automakers look for ways to lightweight vehicles to meet the U.S. government's 2025-mandated 54.5-mpg fleet average.
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Book examines autonomous technologies

2014-09-16
Over the years, the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Challenges in the U.S. have galvanized interest in autonomous cars, making them a real possibility in the mind of the public, but autonomous and unmanned vehicles have been increasingly employed in many roles on land, in the water, and in the air.
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Automotive Ethernet guide

2014-09-16
Intrepid Control Systems’ new book Automotive Ethernet - The Definitive Guide describes the technology behind the biggest revolution in automotive networking since the 1980s.
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Center console concept

2014-09-15
Preh’s center console concept features navigation, HVAC, and infotainment functions in an effort to facilitate drivers’ function selection in the cockpit, all while reducing driver distraction.
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Rotary speed sensor

2014-09-12
The new RR25 rotary speed sensor from Dynapar, which targets agricultural applications in the off-highway vehicle market, uses proven Hall-IC technology to provide reliable service in demanding environments where contaminants, corrosive chemicals, and high vibration are commonplace.
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Flywheel hybrids offer new efficiency potential

2014-09-08
For hybrids to reach future emissions and fuel consumption targets, the balance of power between the ICE and electric motor will change radically, ushering in energy harvesting flywheel opportunities, Torotrak Director Jon Hilton believes.
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Carbon-fiber concept trailer from Great Dane cuts weight by 4000 lb

2014-09-08
The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a prototype tractor-trailer developed to demonstrate the possibilities of future transport, and the truck is not the only place where innovation reigns. The trailer body is built almost exclusively with carbon fiber, and it incorporates other technologies such as advanced adhesives and low-profile LED lighting.
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