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Comment:GM OnStar - Charles Murray-6/29/2012
Verizon Wants to Put 4G Wireless in Your Car
News 
6/28/2012  18 comments
Verizon announced it is joining a consortium that will use open standards to bring 4G technology to in-car phones.
Micromachined Sensor Measures Gas Flow in Smart Meters
Product News 
6/26/2012  7 comments
A sensor introduced at the recent Sensors Expo targets the hundreds of millions of electronic meters to be installed in the next decade.
ADI Rolls Out Accelerometer for Wireless Networks
Product News 
6/22/2012  9 comments
A new low-power MEMS-based accelerometer could boost long-term sensing capabilities in applications ranging from utility metering and livestock tracking to elderly monitoring and head trauma recognition.
Will DOT 'Distracted Driver Blueprint' Solve the Problem?
Captain Hybrid 
6/20/2012  70 comments
The Department of Transportation says it is putting its foot down on driver distraction.
The 'Conspiracy' Behind the EV Market
Captain Hybrid 
6/18/2012  111 comments
Discussions about the cost of electric cars usually lead to questions about a conspiracy against them.
EV Battery Chemistry Could Eliminate Cooling Systems
Captain Hybrid 
6/14/2012  13 comments
A123 Systems Inc. says its new lithium-ion cells could allow carmakers to produce electric vehicles without cooling systems.
MEMS Sensors Bring Intelligence to Tennis Rackets
News 
6/13/2012  14 comments
After decades of using wood, aluminum, catgut, and little else, the venerable tennis racket may be about to get a dose of 21st century intelligence.
Hardware & Software Suppliers Simplify Multicore Programming
Electronic News & Comment 
6/12/2012  11 comments
Hardware and software companies are responding to the growth of multicore processing with a new generation of programming tools.
Comment:Spotlight - Charles Murray-6/11/2012
Detroit Paves Road to Autonomous Driving
Blog 
6/11/2012  18 comments
Accelerometers, gyroscopes, lasers, and radar will help future vehicles drive themselves.
IndyCar Teams Look for Electronic Edge
Blog 
6/7/2012  9 comments
New rules against changing software code in certain parts of IndyCar vehicles will limit the ability of microcontrollers to give teams a competitive edge.
China's Electric Cars No Better Than Ours
Captain Hybrid 
6/6/2012  78 comments
Chinese leaders are scaling back their plans to sell 500,000 electric vehicles a year by 2015.
Electric RAV4 Rolls Off Toyota Line
Captain Hybrid 
6/5/2012  25 comments
The automaker, which spent almost a decade out of the EV market, plans to sell 2,600 of the vehicles in three years.
Comment:Welcome - Charles Murray-6/4/2012
Comment:Fuel? - Charles Murray-6/4/2012
Video: Five Ways to Get an Edge in IndyCar
Blog 
6/4/2012  14 comments
Even operating within the tight constraints of the rules, engineering teams can make the difference between victory and defeat.


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