Delphi offers sound generator for e-cars News & Analysis 2/22/2011 4 comments With the advent of e-cars the problem arises that approaching electric cars are not noticed by other traffic participants such as pedestrians and cyclists. Automotive tier one Delphi has developed a sound generator that facilitates the recognition.
Samsung shows 12-Mpixel image sensor Product News 2/10/2011 3 comments Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced it has a 12-megapixel CMOS imager made using a 1.12-micron pixel and back-dside illumination. The image sensor is intended for use in mobile phones, Samsung said.
'You asked for it, you got it, Toyota' Automotive DesignLine Blog 2/9/2011 19 comments The U.S. government has vindicated Toyota's electronic control technology in the spate of sudden acceleration incidents, but what happens to the automaker's reputation?
ClearPad offers first capacitive multi-touch interfaces for mobiles Product News 2/9/2011 Post a comment Synaptics Incorporated has launched the first line of capacitive multi-touch interface solutions for use with integrated displays, the ClearPad Series 3 and Series 4. With on-cell and in-cell integrated displays, Synaptics makes it possible to seamlessly enable capacitive multi-touch sensing in mobile devices. Both ClearPad Series 3 and Series 4 are on-cell and in-cell display ready.
Nordic releases chip for Bluetooth low energy Product News 2/3/2011 Post a comment Nordic Semiconductor ASA has released the µBlue nRF8001, which it reports is the first fully qualified Bluetooth v4.0 low energy design to combine the radio, link layer, and host into one end product listing (EPL), which enables designers to create new Bluetooth end products without any additional listing fees.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.