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Nanoparticle networking could lead to fast-charging batteries

2015-01-30
A new electrode design for lithium-ion batteries has been shown by Purdue researchers to potentially reduce the charging time from hours to minutes by replacing the conventional graphite electrode with a network of tin-oxide nanoparticles.
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Compact tire-pressure monitoring

2015-01-30
Freescale Semiconductor’s FXTH87 tire-pressure monitoring system family provides low-power consumption and functional integration in a compact package.
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Advanced steels making inroads

2015-01-23
Expect to see more body-in-white and other vehicle applications using advanced high-strength steel in future model years.
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Ford's Sync 3 is on the way

2015-01-23
Demonstrated at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new infotainment solution has more-responsive capacitive touch screen, upgraded voice recognition, and new apps.
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Denso shows readiness for V2X and Smart City

2015-01-23
At the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the company showed a conceptual diorama and illustrations of its Smart City developments and offered visitors a "ride" in its V2X simulator.
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2015 Chrysler 300 gets upgrades

2015-01-22
A mid-cycle refreshening adds driver-assist technologies, more tuning options for the sport model, and the nameplate's first pairing of a V8 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
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Cloud computing gets more support, skepticism from design teams

2015-01-22
The web-based methodology can provide a quick way for companies to share design tools and shorten development cycles, but many companies remain cautious about moving to the cloud, though it’s being tried out by small and mid-sized suppliers.
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Taking hydraulics and weight out of active aerodynamics

2015-01-22
Hydraulics out, electric in, is the philosophy of automotive design and development specialist MarchantCain. The company, which developed the underbody diffuser for the Porsche 918 Spyder, is now also developing fresh active aerodynamic systems.
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Infotainment at CES shows rapid evolution

2015-01-22
Systems are evolving rapidly, with chips that shrink radios, systems that isolate sound zones for individuals, and software that makes it easier to link smart phones to vehicles.
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Single-channel detectors

2015-01-21
The SCD-B line of CalSensors single-channel detectors from Opto Diode features anti-reflective-coated silicon windows.
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Multi-display controller board

2015-01-21
The CC10S multi-display controller board from MEN Micro is based on a Freescale ARM i.MX 6 Series processor.
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