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DeLorean Rolls Out Electric Car
Automotive News 
10/31/2011  51 comments
DeLorean Motor Co., Inc. has unveiled the DeLorean EV, an electric car that marries the legendary "Back to the Future" DeLorean automobile of the 1980s with a lithium-ion-based, DC-powered, electric drivetrain of today.
ECIA Coverage: Let Your Customers Innovate
Electronics News 
10/26/2011  6 comments
If your engineering team is looking for fresh, creative ideas, you may need to look no further than your customers.
Multicore Comes to Automotive Powertrain
Electronics News 
10/25/2011  6 comments
Multicore microcontrollers (MCUs), already popular in safety-related applications, may be about to move into the automotive powertrain market.
Automotive Electronics: Do We Really Need All This Stuff?
Electronics News 
10/21/2011  36 comments
While EEs are struggling to find ways to simplify electrical architectures, the number of automotive features and functions keeps rising.
GM to Build First All-Electric Car Since EV1
Automotive News 
10/20/2011  21 comments
General Motors quietly resumed its commitment to electric cars last week, officially announcing that it will produce and sell a new vehicle called the Spark EV in 2013.
Comment:No gimmicks - Charles Murray-10/19/2011
Chevy Trucks Load Up on Internet Connectivity
Electronics News 
10/19/2011  7 comments
Chevrolet's 2012 Silverado will offer an iPod-sized router to help contractors turn their pick-up trucks into mobile offices.
Video: Cadillac Unveils 'Intuitive' Vehicle Infotainment
Electronics News 
10/18/2011  5 comments
Cadillac this week rolled out an in-vehicle dashboard hub that enables users to operate entertainment and information controls with gestures and touches.
Comment:Re: fugly - Charles Murray-10/17/2011
Is GM's EV1 Still the Best Electric Car Ever?
Automotive News 
10/17/2011  40 comments
Some experts believe that the GM EV1 is still better than today's electric vehicles.
Comment:No respect - Charles Murray-10/14/2011
Slideshow: Car Electronics, From Dashboard Nav to Autonomous Vehicles
Blog 
10/14/2011  12 comments
In this automotive electronics slideshow, we've corralled developments in automotive electronics, from the advances in collision avoidance to the far-reaching technologies of autonomous vehicles.
New Horizons for RFID
Automotive News 
10/12/2011  8 comments
Better chips and new standards are combining to place RFID in applications that no one dreamed of three years ago.
Video: My Chevy Volt Deep Dive
Blog 
10/10/2011  22 comments
The Volt is an astonishing vehicle -- a lot of fun to drive, yet stingy in its use of energy. Whether or not you want to pay more than $40,000 for it depends on your definition of luxury.
Car Connectivity Standard Puts Smartphones in Driver's Seat
Electronics News 
10/6/2011  7 comments
The Car Connectivity Consortium unveiled an open standard last week that's aimed at making it easier for vehicle head units and smartphones to communicate.
Renesas Recounts Japan Earthquake Recovery
Electronics News 
10/5/2011  3 comments
Renesas Electronics recovered from the March earthquake in Japan in just six months, but the company believes it could be done in three.
ESC: Auto Industry Needs to Innovate
Electronics News 
10/3/2011  9 comments
An expert panel at the Embedded Systems Conference said automakers need to step up the pace of innovation in energy efficiency, and they will need suppliers to help them do it.
Multicore MCUs Gain Automotive Momentum
News 
10/3/2011  2 comments
In a Design News Radio interview, Ray Cornyn of Freescale Semiconductor said that engineers will widen their adoption of multicore technology in safety-related applications, and move it into new embedded products that need more raw processing power.


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