Volkswagen Tiguan update offers more power, available now

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Order books are now open for the updated, more potent Volkwagen Tiguan, which offers access to a piece of kit that has even more power than the curren.

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Revised Mitsubishi ASX available now

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With Mitsubishi’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ helping to refresh the looks of the ASX, the manufacturer is hoping the crossover can mimic the success of the Outl. Mitsubishi ASX Crossover

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Vauxhall Crossland X lease deals available now

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Following its official launch at the Geneva Motor Show, the Vauxhall Crossland X SUV is now available to order. While the Crossland X’s recently-la

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EPA Fuel Economy Guide available now

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have teamed up to release the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide - offering motorists important insight into finding the most appropriate fuel efficient vehicle for their needs.

BYD electric car available now in China

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It has seemingly been talked about for years – but now the BYD e6 electric vehicle has finally been made available for consumer purchases in China. The E6, which was previously available for fleet purchases, will cost US$38,430 thanks to a substantial government subsidy in Shenzhen of around US$18,000, reducing its initial price tag of [.].

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Toshiba introduces new automotive Ethernet-AVB bridge; working with Qualcomm on advanced connected car systems

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The new Toshiba TC9560XBG Ethernet bridge solution and TC9560AXBG, with CAN-FD features, are available now, with volume production slated to begin in October 2016. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820A processor utilizing Toshiba’s TC9560XBG IC is scheduled to go into production in the 2018 timeframe, with automotive samples available in Q1 2016. The Snapdragon 602A processor and X12 LTE modem are commercially available now.

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Lightning Hybrids renames itself Lightning Systems; rollout of new lineup of fleet efficiency products

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The system is available now with the Lightning Hybrids system, and will be available standalone in Fall 2017. The system is available now, worldwide on more than 25 platforms. All products will leverage the LightningAnalytics system to validate efficiency results for fleets and will be available as either a retrofit for existing vehicles or for new vehicles from Lightning’s network of distributors and upfitters.

Test deployment of new on-demand hub & shuttle mobility system at U Michigan; connected & automated vehicles & big data

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It’s similar in some ways to the ride sharing that’s available now, but much more sophisticated. A test deployment of a new hub-and-shuttle urban mobility system will take place on the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

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NEC introduces 12V Li-ion battery line for stationary applications

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NEC Energy Solutions, along with NEC Corporation, has announced production availability of the Li-ion ALM 12V35 product line of 12-Volt batteries utilizing Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ) technology from A123 Systems. All ALM 12V35 models are available now and are shipping to initial customers.

Redpine Signals introduces multi-protocol wireless V2X solution with ultra-low power and low cost

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The WaveCombo chipset, module and IEEE 1609 stack are available now. OBU and RSU solution will be available by Sep 2016. Redpine Signals has introduced a multi-protocol wireless solution with ultra-low power and a low cost designed to drive the emergence of the connected car.

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Volvo Trucks introduces Volvo Active Driver Assist; combining radar and camera for emergency braking

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Available now for order as an option on new Volvo VNL and VNM models, Volvo Active Driver Assist improves metallic object detection and functionality in hazy, rainy, foggy and snowy conditions.

Lightning Hybrids’ lightweight composite accumulator for hydraulic hybrid systems

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The Lightning Hybrid System is available now on the following platforms: Ford: E-350 and E-450 all wheelbases; F-350XT, F-450XT, F-550XT 164-inch wheelbase and greater; F-59 all wheelbases; Transit van/wagon 148-inch wheelbase; Transit Cab Chassis 156-inch wheelbase and greater.

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Volkswagen CES2017 show app previews emerging Volkswagen digital Ecosystem

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Volkswagen has developed a special app for CES 2017, available now at the App Store ( iOS ) and at Google Play ( Android ).

New Renesas R-Car D1 series of automotive SoCs specialized for 3D graphics clusters

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the availability of the R-Car D1 Series, as the first member of system-on-chips (SoCs) in the R-Car Family specialized for 3D instrument cluster systems. Samples of the R-Car D1 Series are available now. Availability is subject to change without notice.).

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Tesla Model 3 interior details, features emerge from pair of videos

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While the 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car is now being delivered in small numbers to company friends and employees, not all the specifications, features, and details for the electric car are available. Now more information has emerged, in the form of a pair of videos—one by a detailer and another of a delivery walkthrough—and a window.

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Which is why I now work for EcoMedia, who is responsible for doing all of those things, and more.

Muons and ADNA proposing using accelerator-driven subcritical reactor for heat for production of synthetic fuels and chemicals

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Johnson of Muons, suggested that the molten salt fuel and the relaxed availability requirements of process heat applications—such as the production of synthetic fuel—imply that the required accelerator technology is available now.

Renesas Electronics introduces 32-bit automotive microcontrollers specialized for instrument clusters in entry-level to mid-range cars

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Samples of the RH850/D1x MCUs are available now. Availability is subject to change without notice.). Renesas Electronics America announced the RH850/D1x Series of 32-bit automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) specialized for instrument clusters that deliver easy-to-access information to support a safer and rich driving experience.

New lineup of Intelligent Power Devices from Renesas contribute to reduced vehicle weight; high-current load switch applications

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Renesas Electronics announced the availability of six new intelligent power devices (IPDs) for automotive motor and heater control applications. Since the analog current sense feedback is available, no additional load current sense elements are required.

Two years in, BMW i3 is the best-selling EV in Germany and the 3rd top seller worldwide; 80% of buyers new to BMW

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In China, customers are now exempt from paying sales tax on the i3. The BMW i3 is available now in 49 countries; the core phase of the market introduction is finished.

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Which is why I now work for EcoMedia, who is responsible for doing all of those things, and more.

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UK release this week

Revenge of the Electric Car

You've asked for it, and this week you've got it: the film releases in theatres in the UK on July 20th, and tickets are available now for screenings at the Empire Leicester Square. Pre-order the film now!

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A123 Systems introduces Li-ion 6T battery designed specifically for military applications; engine start and silent watch

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The 6T-12 and 6T-24 versions of A123’s advanced lithium iron phosphate military battery solution are available now, and pricing is available upon request. The military is interested in replacing lead-acid batteries with higher performing Li-ion systems.

Nexperia announces 80% smaller automotive power MOSFET package

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Nexperia, the former Standard Products division of NXP, announced the availability of its automotive power MOSFETs in the new, LFPAK33, thermally-enhanced, loss-free package which has a footprint more than 80% smaller than industry standard devices. MOSFETS in the new LFPAK33 compact automotive power package are available now.

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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Maven Reserve is available now in Los Angeles and San Francisco with plans to expand to other cities. Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days. Members can download the Maven app to view pricing by market in real time for Maven Reserve.

Toshiba introduces new power amplifier IC for audio in cars with start-stop systems

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Samples are available now with mass production scheduled to start in July 2013. Toshiba Corporation has launched a 4-channel power amplifier IC, TB2941HQ, that improves noise tolerance in audio systems in cars with start-stop systems. Engines of cars with start-stop systems often cut out, causing battery voltage to drop.

New SAE book on 48V technologies for mild hybridization

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SAE International announced a new book, 48-Volt Developments , available now on the SAE International website. Development of higher-voltage electrical systems in vehicles has been slowly progressing over the past few decades.

Lightning Systems and New Eagle unveil battery-electric upfit system for Ford Transit passenger wagon, van, cutaway, chassis cab models

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The new LightningElectric zero-emissions package is available for Ford Transit as part of Ford’s eQVM program. The product will be available first on heavy-duty Transits with a 10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and will go on sale in early 2018.

BETO report identifies biofuel/bioproducts opportunities from wet and gaseous waste: ~22.2B GGE/year

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Not only are wet and gaseous waste streams available now and unlikely to diminish in the near future, finding a beneficial use for them often helps to address the unique and local challenges of disposing of them.

Audi launches cylinder-cutting tech on A1 and A3

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Available now on the Sport, S Line and Black Edition specs on the A1 and A3 1.4 Audi’s new ‘cylinder-on-demand’ (CoD) technology is helping the carmaker significantly cut its emissions and boost fuel economy. TFSI petrol models, fuel economy is as strong as 60.1

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ON Semiconductor introduces first highly scalable family of next-generation automotive image sensors

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We are now putting this proven architecture into new sensors developed from the ground up for automotive standards. Samples are available now to early access customers. ON Semiconductor is introducing a CMOS image sensor platform that brings new levels of performance and image quality to automotive applications such as ADAS, mirror replacement, rear and surround view systems, and autonomous driving.

TECAT announces first wireless torque sensor model featuring shunt calibration

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It’s now available. TECAT’s WISER systems are the smallest, lightest, and most power-efficient solutions available for the measurement of torque, acceleration, pressure, and temperature. The WISER 2030-S is available now and will be demonstrated for the first time at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2016, 31 May to 2 June at Messe Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany.

ON Semiconductor unveils modular automotive imaging platform

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Due to the many different boards available, engineers have access to ON Semiconductor’s broad portfolio of image sensors and co-processors, plus various automotive communications protocols from a select group of third party supply partners. MARS development boards are available now. ON Semiconductor has introduced the Modular Automotive Reference System (MARS) that gives system and software developers a ready-to-use camera for research and development activities.

Ioxus Launches Ultracapacitor Line

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The following Ioxus ultracapacitors and pseudo-capacitors are available now: 100F, 2.7V Ioxus , Inc. has introduced its first family of Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLCs) and power modules for military, transportation and alternative energy applications. Ioxus says that its family of ultracapacitors, which are 100% US-made, provide smaller-sized solutions with more capacitance and greater power densities that competitive offerings.

Reaction Design introduces FORTÉ CFD for advanced, 3D internal combustion engine simulations based on detailed fuel chemistry mechanisms

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Some commercially available CFD packages use automatic meshing techniques that claim to reduce the time and expertise required to create a mesh. Reaction Design’s FORTÉ CFD product for predictive engine simulation is available now. A built-in visualizer in FORTÉ CFD removes the need for additional software packages. Source: Reaction Design. Click to enlarge.

Freescale introduces intelligent sensor for automotive lead-acid battery monitoring; addressing increasing electrical loads and stop-start

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The battery must be able to provide enough energy to crank the engine and be available as a passive power source to support new functions of hybrid vehicles such as stop-start and intelligent alternator control. Freescale’s MM912J637 intelligent car battery sensor is available now in sample quantities, with production quantities planned for September 2011. Evaluation kits and software tools are available now.

Lawrence Livermore, RPI partner to promote industry adoption of supercomputing

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Companies have built whole workflows around these applications, but they don’t scale to the platforms available now and they won’t scale to the newer generations of upcoming platforms. LLNL makes HPC expertise across multiple disciplines and HPC resources available to industry through its High Performance Computing Innovation Center on a cost-recovery basis.

New high-resolution time-to-digital converter from ams offers better object detection and avoidance for LiDAR

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Now with the TDC-GPX2, we have responded to customers’ requests for even better precision and a higher sampling rate, enabling them to develop new generations of end products that provide greater detail and accuracy. The TDC-GPX2 is available now in production volume. Unit pricing is available on request from ams.

Freescale introduces world’s smallest integrated tire pressure monitoring system

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Freescale Semiconductor introduced the FXTH87 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) family—the smallest integrated package TPMS solution available at an extremely light weight of 0.3 mm package, the FXTH87 family provides the smallest footprint available, enabling form factors for tire pressure sensor module developers to reduce the weight and overall bill of materials costs. The FXTH87 TPMS family is available now for a suggested resale price starting at US$3.45

Coulomb Technologies Awarded $3.4M from CA Energy Commission to Install Electric Vehicles Infrastructure

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ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations are available now for installation in all nine designated regional metropolitan areas of the US. Coulomb Technologies has been awarded $3,417,000 from the California Energy Commission through matching funds; this will bring a $12 million project into California, including $5 million of federal funding.