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VW Car-Net mobile app integrates with Siri to enable new features

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announced that its VW Car-Net mobile app added a new Apple mobile device feature, available now. Available with iOS 12 on Apple devices, owners can now use Siri to help control their vehicle. Additionally, VW Car-Net now offers several shortcuts that can be added to Siri with a personalized phrase, including a start/stop for charging, defroster, and climate; a set climate temperature command; and a “where is my car” command. Connected vehicles

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TECAT announces first wireless torque sensor model featuring shunt calibration

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It’s now available. Even better, we are adding this value without increasing our base pricing. 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.

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Freescale introduces new ARM-based microcontrollers for automotive market

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5V analog/sensor components which are easily connected to system-level designs; Advanced automotive connectivity through a rich peripheral set including CAN, LIN(SCI), SPI, and IIC; Proven automotive IP including ADC, ACMP and multiple timers (FTM, PWM, PIT, PWT, RTC) available in packages to fit most automotive applications; Rapid prototyping tools enabling quality software development including IDEs, the Processor Expert software modeling tool, MQX RTOS and AUTOSAR; and.

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EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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Their Rechargeit.org campaign really makes the connections between renewable power and plug-in cars. Now the relationship with EVs may be going further still. If drivers have to pay for fuel, this may become Project Permanently Parked in the Driveway, as the price of H2 is about four times that of gasoline. We’ve all got electricity at home and work right now, and we’d like to use it for our cars. A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks.

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEV debuts; third new Porsche hybrid powertrain since 2017

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Sport and Sport Plus: The highest level of drive performance is made available in the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes. In “Sport” mode, the battery charge is always maintained at a minimum level to ensure that sufficient boost reserve capacity is available when needed.

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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. Previously, switching in large-current applications was handled using mechanical relays or multiple semiconductor switches connected in parallel.

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

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In addition, ams supplies an evaluation kit, the GPX2-EVA-KIT, which includes a programmer and GUI software for PCs, enabling users to configure and connect their Start and Stop signals and begin taking sample time measurements within minutes. 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.

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Coulomb Technologies to Provide 4,600 Free Home and Public Charging Stations Through ChargePoint America Program

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ChargePoint charging stations are available now for installation in all nine designated regional metropolitan areas of the US. Any purchaser of a program electric vehicle (the Chevrolet Volt; the Ford Transit Connect and Ford Focus Electric; or the smart fortwo electric drive), whose home is located within one of the nine target regions, will be eligible to receive a home charging station at no cost. Locations for the ChargePoint America program. Click to enlarge.

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