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posted in May 2013
Bioplastic's Algae Content Raised to 51% for Injection Molding
Engineering Materials 
5/29/2013  19 comments
Bioplastic manufacturing leader Cereplast has increased the post-industrial biomatter content of its second injection-molding grade of algae-based resin to 51%.
Slideshow: Semi-Autonomous Features Boost Driver Safety
Electronics News 
5/28/2013  18 comments
While self-driving cars grab headlines, semi-autonomous features are quietly working their way into production vehicles and boosting safety today.
Rebooting the Van
Sherlock Ohms 
5/27/2013  28 comments
Now that automotive electronics are as complex as a personal computer, sometimes they need a reboot like a computer.
Slideshow: LEDs Gaining Traction in Vehicles
Electronics News 
5/23/2013  25 comments
With LEDs dropping in price virtually every year, automakers have begun employing them, not only on luxury vehicles, but on entry-level models, as well.
Advantech Launches New Series of Motion-Control I/O Modules
Product News 
5/23/2013  4 comments
Advantech has launched a new series of motion-control I/O modules to meet the increased demands that come with more distributed industrial systems that require control of a growing number of axes and devices.
LEDs at Heart of Cadillac CTS 'Signature'
Electronics News 
5/22/2013  36 comments
Using almost 200 light-emitting diodes in the front and back of the new 2014 CTS, Cadillac designers are showing how LEDs can change the character of a vehicle.
Slideshow: The Greenest Cars of 2013
Blog 
5/21/2013  29 comments
We looked at a number of sources to determine this year's greenest cars, from KBB to automotive trade magazines to environmental organizations. These 14 cars emerged as being great at either stretching fuel or reducing carbon footprint.
Researchers Improve Potential for Lithium-Air Batteries
Blog 
5/21/2013  2 comments
Researchers at MIT and Sandia National Labs have observed a reaction in lithium-air batteries that could help improve the design of these cells for electric vehicles and other applications.
Are the Power Windows Really the Problem?
Made by Monkeys 
5/21/2013  14 comments
The power windows were working as they were supposed to. That was one problem. Operator error was the other.
The Brake Sensor’s Gone Mad
Made by Monkeys 
5/20/2013  28 comments
The brakes work just fine, but the brake sensor light has a life of its own.
It's Still About the Battery
Automotive News 
5/17/2013  29 comments
The Tesla Model S' performance in Consumer Reports tests was a major victory for electric cars, but a bigger challenge still lies ahead.
Slideshow: Is Tesla's Model S the Best Ever?
News 
5/16/2013  63 comments
Tesla Motors’ Model S sedan “blew away” its $90,000 gasoline-burning competitors in a recent review and may be the best car Consumer Reports has ever seen.
Video: Simulator Lets Race Drivers Feel Their Designs
Electronics News 
5/14/2013  8 comments
Formula One and Indy racing teams are increasingly converging on a simulator in Italy to give themselves an edge in the design of their cars.
Slideshow: Aston Martin Puts Hydrogen on the Race Track
Electronics News 
5/9/2013  27 comments
In yet another sign that hydrogen is creeping into the consciousness of global automotive designers, sports car maker Aston Martin plans to run a hydrogen-fueled vehicle in a 24-hour Grand Touring race later this month.
Slideshow: Automakers Look to a Hydrogen Car Future
Automotive News 
5/8/2013  28 comments
Large-scale production of hydrogen cars may still be years away, but that hasn't stopped automakers from testing the feasibility of the technology.
Slideshow: Platinum Temperature Sensor Technology
Features 
5/6/2013  5 comments
This article explores the inherent properties of platinum temperature sensors, the types of platinum RTD elements available, and typical applications.
Who Needs That Much TV?
Blog 
5/3/2013  21 comments
Front-seat television technology is beginning to creep into the worldwide automotive market. Is it really necessary?
Front-Seat TV Unwelcome in US Auto Market
Electronics News 
5/2/2013  39 comments
Front-seat television technology is beginning to creep into the worldwide automotive market, but regulators, automakers, and suppliers say it’s unlikely to take hold in the US.




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