Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering highlights issues related to automobile manufacturing – including vehicle parts and accessories – and the environmental impact and safety of automotive products, production facilities and manufacturing processes.

innovations-report offers stimulating reports and articles on a variety of topics ranging from automobile fuel cells, hybrid technologies, energy saving vehicles and carbon particle filters to engine and brake technologies, driving safety and assistance systems.

RISC-V Functional Safety Processor IP Core

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS and semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. announced the immediate availability of EMSA5-FS, a fault-tolerant embedded RISC-V processor IP core designed to meet…

Driving in the snow is a team effort for AI sensors

Nobody likes driving in a blizzard, including autonomous vehicles. To make self-driving cars safer on snowy roads, engineers look at the problem from the car’s point of view. A major…

Microscanner mirrors replace human vision

Enhanced safety for autonomous driving In autonomous vehicles, it is advanced technology that takes the wheel, allowing passengers to sit back and enjoy the ride. Yet such systems have to…

Autonomous driving – Avoiding a total breakdown

A new electronic module safeguards self-driving vehicles against the total failure of onboard electrical systems. Autonomous electric vehicles draw power from two sources: a high-voltage battery and, additionally, a conventional…

Graphite instead of gold: Thin layers for better hydrogen cars

Innovative coating for bipolar plates in fuel cells. Electric cars which can be filled up within five minutes, reach ranges like a diesel and yet drive “cleanly”: This is already…

RadarGlass – from vehicle headlight to radar transceiver

As a result of modern Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, the use of radar technology has become indispensable for the automotive sector. With the installation of a large and growing number…

The cold-start dilemma

From January to September 2019, almost 17,000 hybrids and plug-in hybrids were redeemed in Switzerland – an increase of 60 percent over the previous year….

Three Autonomous Mini Buses for Karlsruhe

The Karlsruhe project EVA-Shuttle reaches an important stage in the preparation for the tests of autonomous mini shuttles in public transport in the district…

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs, finds that…

Solid state batteries for tomorrow's electric cars

The worldwide production of state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery cells is currently mainly controlled by Asian companies. If the European automotive industry…

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