If you have a good idea for a technical paper for the 2010 “Designing For LEDs” Workshop, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop, scheduled for March 17, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, will be directed at electrical and mechanical engineers who want to learn more about LEDs and LED drivers. We’re looking for papers on thermal management, power control, optics, lighting control and networking. If you’re interested in presenting a paper, send us an abstract summarizing your topic in 300 words or less, along with author information (name, title, company and contact information). Deadline to submit is December 4th. For more information about the event, visit us here.
California’s plan to mandate an electric vehicle market isn’t the first such undertaking and certainly won’t be the last. But as the Golden State ratchets up for its next big step toward zero-emission vehicle status in 2018, it might be wise to consider a bit of history.
By now, most followers of the electric car market know that another Tesla Model S caught fire in early February. The blaze happened in a homeowner’s garage in Toronto. After parking the car, the owner left his garage. Moments later, the smoke detector blared, the fire department was called, and the car was ruined. To date, no one knows why.