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New temperature sensor launched

Small sensor features a variable supply voltage and tiny footprint

New design software package

Dassault Systèmes has launched its latest upgrade, Solidworks 2018

Durable locknut designed

It takes a tough nut to survive the hard conditions of life on the road

Testing the limits of hoses

Markus Linzmaier introduces some extremely tough lines for active chassis control

Prioritising tyre safety

Peter Tillotson discusses the importance of tyre safety, including the importance of checking tyres for pressure and wear

How a vehicle’s function can affect its steering needs

Eric Sonahee explains the need to understand a vehicle’s function in order to ensure the right parts and systems are included in the design from the start

Tube couplings: alternative to ferrule fittings

VOSSLok40 offers process security and creates extremely tight connections

Driving changes in automotive engineering

Automotive manufacturers are facing far greater challenges than ever before with a skills shortage in engineering, globally; combined with increased demand for customised cars. Thankfully, new technologies can plug the gap and reduce time to market. Stephen Dyson explains

Coupled inductors for automotive DC/DC converter application

Inductors are suitable for applications including lighting, hybrid car, start and stop vehicle, and electrical power steering

Automotive qualification added to capacitor

AEC-Q200 approved U2J Class-I MLCCs bring enhanced performance, stability and predictability to automotive applications

Sensor technologies to transform driving techniques

Rising interest in autonomous vehicles creates vast growth opportunities for sensor developers, finds Frost & Sullivan

Automotive tapes deliver bonding solutions

Can be used with a wide variety of OEM paint systems and substrates, including painted surfaces, ABS, polypropylene, stainless steel, aluminium and chromed metals

Improving driver safety and efficiency with smart technologies

Peter Tillotson discusses the top three technologies set to revolutionise HGV safety in the next year

Non-contact colour measurement

In order to successfully utilise the benefits that modern colour sensors can offer, it is important to understand how sensors measure colour, says Stephen Smith

Touchscreen controllers designed for large-screen automotive HMIs

MXT1665T family from Microchip brings in-vehicle multi-touch HMI to drivers and passengers

High speed precision cutter

Creates efficient and consistent cuts in demanding environments

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