Renault-Nissan mobilizes e-cars in Portugal
News & Analysis 11/24/2008 1 comment
In a move to promote emission-free individual mobility, the government of Portugal and automotive OEM alliance Renault-Nissan will establish a network of battery charging stations for electrical cars in that country. The vehicles will be provided by Renault-Nissan.
Revell RC Helicopter: Fun with mechatronics
Design How-To 11/24/2008 1 comment
Even if you're not a kid (at least in age) the toy section of stores can hold some intriguing electronic gems and we'll take a look at a remote-control (RC) device in the form of Revell's RC helicopter.
Webcast: Fundamentals of Motor Evolution
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 11/18/2008 1 comment
See an overview of the evolution of motors and their electronic control, as well as an animation and video demonstrating the very first electric motor.
Freescale, McLaren develop future Formula One electronics
Design How-To 11/12/2008 Post a comment
Beginning 2009, Formula One racing cars can be equipped with energy recovery systems similar to what is in today's hybrid drive cars. Freescale Semiconductor and McLaren Electronic Systems (MES) will collaborate to develop the complex systems for next-gen racing vehicles.
Good vibrations for energy harvesting
Teardown 11/10/2008 3 comments
The combination of high-power-density piezoelectric element design with a high-efficiency converter takes energy-harvesting out of the lab to address the problem of powering remote and embedded devices.