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Anti-RAPB eliminates risk of uncontrolled vehicle movements

Anti-RAPB eliminates risk of uncontrolled vehicle movements
An Anti-Runaway Automated Park Brake (Anti-RAPB) has been introduced by Renault Tricks which aims to eliminate the risk of uncontrolled vehicle movements caused by human error when a truck is idling or static. The UK initiative was developed in close partnership with a major fleet operator and Renault Trucks’ engineering team in Lyon. 
20th December 2016

Sensor offers position accuracy in harsh conditions

Sensor offers position accuracy in harsh conditions
The hollow shaft PST-360 Contactless Hall-effect Magnetic Sensor from Piher Sensors & Controls was designed as a reliable solution for maintaining accurate pedal or brake position in steer by wire applications. For on-road and off-road vehicles, this is particularly important as these vehicles demand accuracy even in the face of extremely harsh conditions.
23rd November 2016

Temperature monitoring systems for automotive brake rotors

The first production in TECAT Performance Systems' new WISER TC family of temperature measurement and monitoring systems has been announced. Optimised for automotive brake rotors and suitable for mounting inside wheel hubs, the compact WISER TC2-K provides low power consumption and high accuracy in high-temperature environments.
13th October 2016


Making vehicles more energy efficient

Making vehicles more energy efficient
A water-cooled power resistor for braking systems in hybrid and electric vehicles, the REOHM BWD 330, has been launched by REO. The unique design of the resistor allows excess energy generated during braking to be converted into heat and used in heating systems, increasing vehicle energy efficiency while reducing voltage transients. This makes it ideal for vehicles in agricultural, commercial, haulage and fleet applications.
4th October 2016

Testing and debugging environment for automotive applications

Testing and debugging environment for automotive applications
At this year's electronica trade show (hall A6, booth A16), PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme will be introducing version 4.6 of its UDE (Universal Debug Engine) that provides a testing and debugging environment optimally matched to the comprehensive internal error-checking functions of STMicroelectronics’ current SPC570S family of automotive MCUs based on the 32-bit Power Architecture.
20th September 2016

Water cooling multiplies brake resistor power density

Water cooling multiplies brake resistor power density
There would seem to be a world of difference between the current generation of advanced electric sports cars and the heavy industries where Cressall Resistors traditionally operates. However, the common denominator is a lightweight 25kW water-cooled resistor, as Martin Nicholls of Cressall explains.
19th July 2016

Automotive-qualified power inductors are robust & efficient

Automotive-qualified power inductors are robust & efficient
Targeting LED driver and braking control system applications in the automotive market, TT Electronics announces the HA78 series of power inductors. The inductors are suited for high power density applications where size is critical and particularly where high-efficiency DC/DC converters are using high switching frequencies to 3Mhz as well as EMI and low pass DC filters.
17th May 2016

Bus KERS system to be rolled-out in 2016

Bus KERS system to be rolled-out in 2016
A trial, conducted by bus operator Arriva, has recently been completed on the Wrightbus StreetLite midi bus which is fitted with the Flybrid mechanical kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) from Torotrak. The trial was conducted on a standard bus route in Gillingham, Kent from March last year.
5th January 2016

The first dedicated analogue ICs for motorcycle ABS

The first dedicated analogue ICs for motorcycle ABS
The industry’s first highly integrated, dedicated ICs specifically engineered for motorcycle and scooter applications, the SB0400 and SB0401 ABS controllers have been introduced by Freescale Semiconductor. ECU manufacturers no longer need to rely on much larger ABS ICs developed for automobiles and can realise dramatic savings in cost, weight and space with advanced analogue parts designed specifically for motorcycles and scooters.
6th October 2015

The future of vehicle braking systems

FISITA has announced the winners of its global competition for students and young engineers to design the future of vehicle braking systems. Aimed at helping launch the careers of tomorrow’s automotive engineers the Daimler Student Innovation Competition inspired students from around the world to design a technical poster representing their vision of what brakes will look like in 2025.
2nd June 2015


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