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Lithium-Ion Batteries to Provide Grid Support in Hawaii
Electronic News & Comment 
8/1/2014  3 comments
Lithium-ion batteries will soon back up the power grid on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, providing the stability to handle intermittent power fluctuations from renewable energy sources.
Study: Autonomous Cars Headed for Massive Sales by 2035
Electronic News & Comment 
7/30/2014  43 comments
Self-driving vehicle technology could grow rapidly over the next two decades, with nearly 95 million “autonomous-capable” cars being sold annually around the world by 2035, a new study predicts.
Comment:Rocky IV - Charles Murray-7/29/2014
Comment:GM-LG Chem - Charles Murray-7/28/2014
LG Chem Aims for Affordable, Long-Range Battery by 2017
News 
7/28/2014  26 comments
Battery maker LG Chem Power Inc. plans to offer a new cell chemistry that could serve as the foundation for an affordable electric car with a 200-mile driving range by 2017.
MCU Helps Keep Food Fresh During Shipping
Product News 
7/24/2014  7 comments
Texas Instruments is rolling out a new microcontroller that could make the design of sensor networks and data logging systems simpler and less costly.
20 Engineers From the World of Sports
Electronic News & Comment 
7/23/2014  34 comments
From pitchers and forwards to quarterbacks and defensemen, we offer a peek at some of the more memorable engineers in sports history.
Comment:Great idea - Charles Murray-7/21/2014
Battery-Electric Vehicles: It's a Question of Trickle-Down
Captain Hybrid 
7/21/2014  13 comments
If you’ve charted the course of the electric car market over many years, then you know that we’ve always been two years away from a metamorphosis … or five years … or more.
Tesla's 'Affordable EV' Will Cost $35K
Captain Hybrid 
7/18/2014  28 comments
Tesla's "affordable electric car" now has a name and a price. The Model 3 will sell for $35,000.
Comment:Rocky IV - Charles Murray-7/17/2014
Do You Really Need 4 GB of RAM to Type a Letter?
Electronic News & Comment 
7/17/2014  29 comments
The recent decision by the German parliament to consider a move back to typewriters may serve as a lesson, not only in the need for secure products, but also in the dangers of overdesign.
Slideshow: Bloodshed Adds Electric Muscle to Vintage Performance Cars
Electronic News & Comment 
7/16/2014  15 comments
In the muscular tradition of the rubber-burning dragsters of the 1960s, start-up company Bloodshed Motors plans to put a new twist on the decades-old concept of the performance car.
Mentor, XSe Aim to Accelerate Automotive Electronics Design
Electronic News & Comment 
7/15/2014  3 comments
Mentor Graphics acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH last week could be meaningful for automotive electronics engineers, potentially enabling them to accelerate design and verification of products ranging from infotainment packages to autonomous safety systems.
Learn More About Bluetooth Low Energy
News 
7/14/2014  3 comments
Engineers who want to learn more about Bluetooth Low Energy will have their chance in an upcoming Design News Continuing Education Course.
Slideshow: Electric Motorcycles Get Revved
Electronic News & Comment 
7/10/2014  35 comments
From superbikes to cargo cycles, we offer a glimpse of the strange new world of electric motorcycles.
Slideshow: 2014 Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Captain Hybrid 
7/8/2014  22 comments
From plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles to CNG trucks and hydrogen-powered cars, we offer a peek at the growing category of alternative fuel vehicles.
Comment:iSclack - Charles Murray-7/7/2014
Bluetooth Module Enables Easy Implementation of Low-Power Wireless
Product News 
7/7/2014  10 comments
A new Bluetooth Smart Module offers a simple way for engineers to create low-power, wireless products.


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