Content tagged with Automotive
posted in October 2011
DeLorean Rolls Out Electric Car
Automotive News 
10/31/2011  51 comments
DeLorean Motor Co., Inc. has unveiled the DeLorean EV, an electric car that marries the legendary "Back to the Future" DeLorean automobile of the 1980s with a lithium-ion-based, DC-powered, electric drivetrain of today.
ECIA Coverage: Let Your Customers Innovate
Electronics News 
10/26/2011  6 comments
If your engineering team is looking for fresh, creative ideas, you may need to look no further than your customers.
Multicore Comes to Automotive Powertrain
Electronics News 
10/25/2011  6 comments
Multicore microcontrollers (MCUs), already popular in safety-related applications, may be about to move into the automotive powertrain market.
High-Speed Snowmobile Does Just One Speed Well
Made by Monkeys 
10/24/2011  19 comments
The 1980 Kawasaki 340 snowmobile loves to race. But that's all it loves.
Steel Fights Back Against Alternative Auto Materials
Green Scene 
10/24/2011  16 comments
The steel industry argues that it is a strong anti-emissions material if you take into account the full lifecycle of a vehicle.
Automotive Electronics: Do We Really Need All This Stuff?
Electronics News 
10/21/2011  36 comments
While EEs are struggling to find ways to simplify electrical architectures, the number of automotive features and functions keeps rising.
GM to Build First All-Electric Car Since EV1
Automotive News 
10/20/2011  21 comments
General Motors quietly resumed its commitment to electric cars last week, officially announcing that it will produce and sell a new vehicle called the Spark EV in 2013.
The Bosch Spark Plugs Cost Me $1,000
Made by Monkeys 
10/20/2011  17 comments
Bosch park plugs cost this Mercedes owner a ton of troubles. It was the monkeys at work again.
Chevy Trucks Load Up on Internet Connectivity
Electronics News 
10/19/2011  7 comments
Chevrolet's 2012 Silverado will offer an iPod-sized router to help contractors turn their pick-up trucks into mobile offices.
The Case of the Shocking Stall
Sherlock Ohms 
10/19/2011  20 comments
When the car started to stall during right turns, Sherlock made a shocking discovery.
Hot Off the Presses: Design News October Digital Issue
Wolfe's Den 
10/19/2011  Post a comment
The October 2011 digital issue of Design News is available for free download, with content on automation and control, CAD, materials and assembly, and RFID.
Cadillac Explains CUE Infotainment System
10/18/2011  6 comments
Jeff Massimilla of GM explains the technology behind Cadillac's CUE infotainment hub.
Video: Cadillac Unveils 'Intuitive' Vehicle Infotainment
Electronics News 
10/18/2011  5 comments
Cadillac this week rolled out an in-vehicle dashboard hub that enables users to operate entertainment and information controls with gestures and touches.
Is GM's EV1 Still the Best Electric Car Ever?
Automotive News 
10/17/2011  40 comments
Some experts believe that the GM EV1 is still better than today's electric vehicles.
Who Monkeyed With Australia's 'Camry'?
Made by Monkeys 
10/17/2011  15 comments
The a Toyota Aurion (Australia's version of the Camry) comes with at least 11 monkeys.
Slideshow: Car Electronics, From Dashboard Nav to Autonomous Vehicles
10/14/2011  12 comments
In this automotive electronics slideshow, we've corralled developments in automotive electronics, from the advances in collision avoidance to the far-reaching technologies of autonomous vehicles.
Oh, No, the O-Rings Aren’t O
Made by Monkeys 
10/12/2011  18 comments
Cutting corners on an oil filter can save pennies while destroying an engine.
Video: My Chevy Volt Deep Dive
10/10/2011  22 comments
The Volt is an astonishing vehicle -- a lot of fun to drive, yet stingy in its use of energy. Whether or not you want to pay more than $40,000 for it depends on your definition of luxury.
Ford Revs EcoBoost Engine
Green Scene 
10/10/2011  8 comments
Ford has designed a small engine designed to lower emissions while boosting miles per gallon.
Why Did You Become an Engineer?
Wolfe's Den 
10/7/2011  30 comments
Design News asked participants in the LinkedIn System & Product Design Engineering group why they became engineers.
Chevy Volt Deep Dive
10/6/2011  1 comment
Design News editor Charles Murray looks at the Chevy Volt’s center console display.
Car Connectivity Standard Puts Smartphones in Driver's Seat
Electronics News 
10/6/2011  7 comments
The Car Connectivity Consortium unveiled an open standard last week that's aimed at making it easier for vehicle head units and smartphones to communicate.
Renesas Recounts Japan Earthquake Recovery
Electronics News 
10/5/2011  3 comments
Renesas Electronics recovered from the March earthquake in Japan in just six months, but the company believes it could be done in three.
Stealth Material Cloaks Military Vehicles
Guest Blogs 
10/4/2011  16 comments
Infrared-camoflauging tiles developed by engineers at BAE Systems in Sweden can alter military vehicles' infrared (IR) signatures so that troop carriers could appear to be passenger cars or even blend into the background.
Monkeys Got to the Spark Plugs on My Mustang GT
Made by Monkeys 
10/4/2011  27 comments
Could changing spark plugs be such a big deal? Apparently it is if the monkeys get to it first.
ESC: Auto Industry Needs to Innovate
Electronics News 
10/3/2011  9 comments
An expert panel at the Embedded Systems Conference said automakers need to step up the pace of innovation in energy efficiency, and they will need suppliers to help them do it.
Multicore MCUs Gain Automotive Momentum
10/3/2011  2 comments
In a Design News Radio interview, Ray Cornyn of Freescale Semiconductor said that engineers will widen their adoption of multicore technology in safety-related applications, and move it into new embedded products that need more raw processing power.

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