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MCUs target in-cabin touch interface and motor control applications

Silicon Labs launches AEC-Q100-qualified EFM8 microcontrollers for automotive market

Force sensors in user interfaces

James Hayward looks at the $1.8bn market for force sensors in user interfaces as they move beyond touch

Manufacturing the connected car

Jonathan Wilkins discusses the increased use of cloud computing in automotive manufacturing and how it is speeding up innovation

Autonomous cars ... considering the human factors

Boris Sedacca explores why autonomous cars might well be able to operate alone, they cannot truly be driverless

Fluid solutions for future commercial vehicles

Mark Klein-Hietpas and Jacques Malfroy discuss hoses and lines for new drive systems and alternative fuels

Low extractable fuel line

The multilayer tubing 4800 supplements the proven 4000 series through a system with a low extractable inner layer

Global bearing demand to exceed $104bn in 2020

China will remain the largest bearing market in the world and will account for more than a third of total industry demand in 2020

3D printing builds success for Moto2 bike

Team used additive manufacturing to produce a front suspension system

Four-channel current-feedback power amplifier IC for car audio

Integrated device supports speaker protection functionality and better sound quality

Water cooling multiplies brake resistor power density

Electric vehicle braking resistor is also suitable for industrial applications, says Martin Nicholls

Capacitors feature stability under voltage and very low drift

Knowles Capacitors new H series MLCCs are ultra High Q for high temperature, high frequency applications

Inertial measurement units

ASC launches 6-DOF miniature IMU for industrial, agriculture and automotive applications

The rise, fall and rise of the electric car

Jonathan Wilkins investigates what happened to the electric car and why the technology has not proven as successful as expected

Improving car fuel efficiency by 25%

Second-generation Gasoline Technology Car is a 48-volt mild hybrid car

Safety-critical automotive applications

Synopsys has expanded its range of processor IP to include key elements and certification for safety-critical automotive applications

Carbon graphite vane material

Reduces the processing time and effort for vanes in electric vacuum pumps within the automotive sector

Who needs innovation?

Mark Proctor examines the challenges the automotive industry is facing due to the latest expectations in design

Collaborative robots in the automotive industry

Automotive manufacturers have been using robotic equipment since the early 1960s, however, unlike the industrial robots of the past, the industry is now witnessing an influx of collaborative robotics. Fear not the cobot, says Jonathan Wilkins

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