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Safety, Sensors & Seats
Alan Taub, shortly before his recent retirement from his post as vice president of General Motors Global R&D, said that when it comes to vehicle-related safety, the last 50 years have pretty much been spent focusing on protecting the occupants o...
Article Published: 4/25/2012
Ford on a PD Roll
Between 2011 and 2016 Ford will have a product refresh rate—as in updating existing products, bringing out new versions of existing products, or bringing new products to market—of 152%.
Article Published: 3/21/2012
On CUE
As Cadillac is the GM brand that puts technological development to the forefront, it is the venue where there is a high-performance, consumer-electronic-device-like infotainment system debuting in the XTS, CUE.
Article Published: 2/24/2012
Hella Expands in Mexico
Hella (hella.com) has been producing lighting products in Mexico far before many other suppliers took advantage of the comparative low cost of production there.
Article Published: 1/26/2012
Better Brakes for Active Safety
During a conversation with Dr.
Article Published: 1/26/2012
Acceleration Sensors for Airbags
A family of intelligent acceleration sensors for front and side crash detection in advanced airbag systems has been developed by Freescale Semiconductors.
Article Published: 11/28/2011
Processor for Car Camera Systems
An image recognition processor able to recognize lanes, vehicles, stoplights, and pedestrians via a camera-based vision system has been developed by Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC). The Visconti2 processor can support up to four high-re...
Article Published: 11/15/2011
How the Chevrolet Sonic Proves Times Have Changed @ GM
As vehicle manufacturers begin to focus on global products, small cars take on a new emphasis. And the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is a new global car, one that is representative of GM’s new competitiveness.
Article Published: 11/10/2011
KEMET Adds Plant for Hybrid and EV Capacitors
KEMET Corp. (kemet.com), a manufacturer of capacitors for everything from industrial lighting to the International Space Station, has opened a $34-million, 52,000 ft² power film capacitor production facility in the lower level of its Simpsonvil...
Article Published: 11/10/2011
High-Performance LED Headlights
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has developed two LED headlight prototypes—the OSLON Black Flat and OSRAM OSTAR Headlamp Pro—which combine chip and package technologies to provide high light output, uniform light patterns, thermal stability, a...
Article Published: 10/24/2011

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