Automotive-electronics documentation and service software tools cut cost—and improve brand image
Design How-To 4/26/2012 2 comments
Compared against the development of visionary new automotive electronic systems, such as intelligent highways and driverless cars, documenting designs and repairing faulty vehicles seems unglamorous. But in fact, documentation of vehicle electrical systems is a slow, costly and error-prone task; and speeding fault rectification saves money, reduces commercial vehicle downtime, and enhances brand image in the eyes of the customer.
Wearable human motion energy harvester
Research 4/22/2012 2 comments
A team from Riga Technical University, Latvia has designed a "Human Motion Energy Harvester for Wearable Applications". The design consists of a jacket with an electrical generator.
Hirosi and Micro Interconnects connect for design ins
News & Analysis 4/21/2012 Post a comment
Two interconnect companies, Hirose and Micro Interconnects, have announced a partnership that they say will simplify specifying and designing in DF36 board-to-fine coaxial cable connectors for applications in space-restricted areas, such as hand-held devices.
Nissan Leaf redux
Automotive DesignLine Blog 4/9/2012 41 comments
A look at new features, including a photovoltaic charging panel, and cold-weather performance.