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Tiny Sensor Monitors Batteries on Start-Stop Cars
4/28/2014

Freescale's new sensor will track a battery's health and help a start-stop vehicle know if it has enough juice to stop and restart the engine at a traffic light.
(Source: Freescale Semiconductor)
Freescale's new sensor will track a battery's health and help a start-stop vehicle know if it has enough juice to stop and restart the engine at a traffic light.
(Source: Freescale Semiconductor)

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LarryM99
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LarryM99   4/28/2014 12:36:55 PM
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That's usually the way that it works. :-)

The light in question (I assume) is the traffic light rather than a battery indicator light.

Setting that aside, it seems like this is also a useful part for battery-driven low energy designs. Does anyone know how it compares to the status reported by smart batteries? Are there any possibilities in that area in addition to this automotive application?

 

elctrnx_lyf
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elctrnx_lyf   4/28/2014 11:31:08 AM
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What should the user do if the light is not green? Should he just wait in middle of the road till it turns green.

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