Valeo LaneVue Lane Departure Warning System (http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-545). First introduced on the Infiniti FX, and now available on the 2006 Infiniti M35 & M45 models, the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system uses a camera mounted behind the windshield and proprietary software algorithms to monitor the lane markings in front of the vehicle. The system identifies lane changes, when the turn signal is not used, as an unintentional lane departure and sounds an audible warning to alert the driver. Valeo engineers worked with Iteris to develop a video system that includes a CMOS camera with Integrated Signal Processing. For more information on Iteris video sensors, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-546.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.