If you have a good idea for a technical paper for the 2010 “Designing For LEDs” Workshop, please drop us a line at email@example.com. 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.
Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year’s Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the key areas of powertrain and hardware, experts said this week.
As it does every year, Consumers Union recently surveyed its members on the reliability of their vehicles. This year, it collected data on approximately 1.1 million cars and trucks, categorizing the members’ likes and dislikes, not only of their vehicles, but of the vehicle sub-systems, as well.
A few weeks ago, Ford Motor Co. quietly announced that it was rolling out a new wrinkle to the powerful safety feature called stability control, adding even more lifesaving potential to a technology that has already been very successful.
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