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Auto ADAS Power a Hot Growth Area with Benefits for All Designers Bill Schweber
Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADASs) are becoming increasingly standard due to regulatory mandates, “feature creep,” and user preferences.

Almost Everyone Thinks LIDAR is the Technology Choice for Self-Driving Cars Jeremy Cook
LIDAR has come to dominate the self-driving car sensor discussion with a wide range of supporters but with one very notable detractor.

New Touch Encoder Technology Makes User Experience More Intuitive Grayhill, Inc.
Industrial designers are always looking for ways to improve user interface controls by combining functionalities of rotary switches, pushbuttons, trackballs, potentiometers, and touchscreens. In doing so, they can save on component costs and streamline the user experience. Now, Touch Encoder technology is available that helps modernize and simplify designs, while also making it much easier to support applications with multiple languages or configurations.

Lithium, Cobalt, and Lithium-Cobalt Prices, Demand Drive EVs Steven Keeping
The price of Lithium has tripled since 2016 as electric vehicle batteries compete with mobile consumer electronics for the material. But the escalating price, driven by a threat of shortage of supply, is unlikely to dampen EV demand. Cobalt, another vital ingredient of Li-ion batteries, is another matter, and researchers are working hard to find cheaper alternatives, including Lithium-cobalt.

Robots in the Spotlight at 2018 Winter Olympics Barry Manz
The Olympic Games have become as much a showcase for a country’s high-tech capabilities as they are for the sporting events, but this year’s Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea takes this trend to a whole new level.

Which Hardware in the Loop (HITL) Scenario Works for You? Bill Schweber
Hardware in the Loop (HITL) is the only practical way to test complex system hardware and software, and two ways of implementing it exist. Each approach has pros and cons, but in either case, developing the HITL installation can be a task as large as developing the system itself.

What Powers The Bevy Of New Cabin Features In Automobiles Vicor Corporation
Autmotive electronics are replacing functions that used to be mechanical or hydraulic. These new systems can require regulators, converters, and chargers that are optimized for size, weight, and power.

Autonomous Vehicles are Part of History, Too Deborah Ray
Norman Bel Geddes' Futurama prepared visitors for future innovations. One of those visions, the autonomous car, is becoming a reality today.

Shaping Smarter Cities:
Vehicle-To-Everything Hits The Road: Understanding The V2X Infrastructure
Paul Pickering
The underpinnings of vehicle communication has been set for some time, but roadblocks remain to complete adoption.

Shaping Smarter Cities:
Driving Our Way into the Future
Paul Golata
Technologically advanced and connected vehicles could one day make our cites smarter and easier to travel.

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