Mind the gap: can software substitute skills?

Dr Martyn Jeffries describes how software quality assurance can address the skills gap in UK automotive industry

Spring into action

Ken Massett reveals everything you need to know about springs

Eco-advanced vehicle interiors

Antje Lewe reveals why a new surface material represents a real alternative to leather

Facing up to the challenges

Christoph Brachner introduces a new high-speed camera for automotive safety applications

Linear position sensor has improved sealing option

For demanding applications that include ride height, suspension displacement and steering angle measurement

Integrating multiple antennas into vehicle telematics

Three new antennas inside an On Board Devices housing to link to a satellite (GNSS), Bluetooth and a terrestrial network

Integrated thermocouple electromotive force-to-degrees Celsius converter

Industry’s first converter IC to integrate precision instrumentation, temperature sensor and high-res ADC with maths engine which supports most thermocouple types

Gearing up for lubrication

The Lubricants and Fuel Additives Platform of water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe has launched Top Blend, a new multi-viscosity and multi-purpose gear oil

Belts for vehicles now even more environmentally-friendly

Rubber specialist has developed a new production process, in which the textile flocking is ironed onto the V-ribbed belt Unipower Tough Grip

Digitally compensated differential pressure transducers

Suitable for a variety of testing requirements, including automotive and aircraft engine test stands; leak decay; liquefied natural gas transport and storage; filtration; and flow and tank level measurements

Programmable precision dispenser

Applications include those in medical device manufacturing, electronics, optics and automotive

Automotive sensors feature chemically resistant wires

Can measure levels from as low as 5mm to more than 250mm within fractions of a millimetre

Reducing conduction losses

Toshiba launches new -40V P-ch Power MOSFET for automotive applications

Piezoelectric materials suit high-temperature operation

Suitable for both vibration and pressure sensing for applications in process and plant control, power generation, automotive and aerospace



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