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February 27, 2017
TRANSPORTATION NEWS 
 

Tech heavyweights sue over self-driving car sensor

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.


BlackBerry creates innovation centre for connected, autonomous vehicles

BlackBerry has entered the race in connected and autonomous vehicle technology with its recent unveiling of its Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC), to be housed within the firm's QNX facility in Ottawa.


Tech giants turn attention to auto, trucking industries

Tech companies are moving to the automotive market, because that's where the money is. In mid-November, Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corp., took the stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show to deliver his company's first keynote address at an automotive event. The headline news in the widely anticipated speech was that Intel Capital will be investing $250 million in autonomous (i.e., computer-controlled) driving over the next two years.
 
Sponsored Spotlight 
 
Carling

Complete Line of On/Off Highway Switches and Controls

Carling Technologies is the market leader in transportation application switches & control modules providing solutions to most all major OEMs. Carling's switches are widely used and the most recognizable brand in the industry with unmatched quality and aesthetics. New switch products include the sealed ST-Series metal toggle switch and the BD-Series Battery Disconnect. Carling Technologies offers a variety of Control products for the transportation industry including Light Dimmer, Mirror Rotate, Wiper Washer and a USB Dual Port Charger. >> Learn More
 
TRANSPORTATION FEATURE 
 
Featured Article

Optimizing, customizing electromechanical components for automotive

User interface is an extremely important aspect of any vehicle experience. Obviously, electromechanical components, including switches, in automotive applications must provide high reliability and long operating life but their utility can't end there. Switches must also add to the look (design), a feel (feedback) and architecture (electrical ratings and arrangement, fit to function) of a vehicle's keyfob, center console, steering wheel or any other in-cabin interfaces. » Read More
 
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Waterloo researchers launch, demo new autonomous vehicle

A research team at the University of Waterloo played a key role in the development of a highly autonomous vehicle that Renesas Electronics America unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. » Read More
 
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Absopulse

Heavy-duty Railway DC-AC pure sine wave inverters

ABSOPULSE’s CTP-300R-F7 series of DC-AC inverters deliver up 300VA, 3-phase pure sine output voltage. The series meets EN50155 for electronic equipment used on railway rolling stock, and is suitable for a broad range of railway and other transportation applications. An industrial quality version of this design is also available. Input/output specifications and options include... >> Read More
 
TRANSPORTATION PRODUCTS 
 

LIN controller ICs fully integrated, universally-useable

MELEXIS MLX81107/MLX81109 LIN Controller ICs combine high degrees of built-in functionality and low unit costs. Freely-programmable, monolithic devices are able to address growing demands within the automobile industry for LIN-based switches, actuators, drivers, sensor interfaces and LED lighting systems. » Read More

6000W power converter supports transport applications

SCHAEFER C/B5600 Series of 6000 Watt dc-dc converter, ac-dc power supply and battery charging products. A robust design with industrial grade components, provides a highly efficient, space-saving solution for extreme environments in industries such as transportation and railway controls. » Read More

Press-fit stacking connector delivers signal integrity

TE CONNECTIVITY Press-fit board stacking connector is a 56-position VPX footprint-compatible device designed for rugged, high speed applications. Products satisfy the need for 10Gb/s digital signals in high density packaging. Suited for space saving in military electronics and commercial aerospace systems. » Read More
 
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