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Low noise fan driver for automotive applications

Low noise fan driver for automotive applications
Melexis has announced a new single coil fan driver IC that is capable of delivering 600mA at 24V, or 15W and is suitable for a wide range of applications that require high performance with low noise operation. The MLX90411 operates from a supply voltage in the range 3V to 28V, making it suitable for all applications that require a supply of 5V, 12V or 24V. This would include home appliances such as air purifiers as well as many white goods.
11th September 2018

The future looks dark for diesel cars

The future looks dark for diesel cars
Diesel vehicle owners are facing an uncertain future. With the ban on new fuel vehicles looming in 2040, the push towards electric and ever-decreasing emissions tolerances, the future looks dark for diesel. Particularly when the manufacturers’ attempts to deal with particulate matter - the nasty sideeffect of burning diesel - aren’t working very well.
30th July 2018

Tipping gear fitted to first vehicles out the door

Tipping gear fitted to first vehicles out the door
The Thompsons Group, claims to be the UK’s leading tipper bodybuilder, and therefore prioritises reliability and good customer service above all else. Having established its new Scottish operations in July 2017, its first order was for five 32 tonne Loadmaster bodies for the NWH Group. The customer chose to specify lightweight Edbro CX15 cylinders on all of the five bodies, believing Edbro to be the best on the market. Thompsons was happy to oblige due the robust quality and first-class service from the brand.
8th March 2018


Driving the commercialisation of C-V2X technology

Driving the commercialisation of C-V2X technology
Qualcomm Incorporated have announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, is working with an ecosystem of leading carmakers and automotive suppliers to accelerate the commercial introduction of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology using the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution. C-V2X is a global solution for V2X communications designed to support improved automotive safety, automated driving, and traffic efficiency.
26th February 2018

Electronic steering system improves manoeuvrability

Electronic steering system improves manoeuvrability
  Available from JOST UK, the TriDec EF-S electro-hydraulic/electronic kingpin steering system can be fitted onto trailers requiring a low trailer neck, such as milk tankers, bulk trailers, low loaders and trailers of monocoq construction. Unlike mechanical and hydraulic steering systems, the EF-S system does not require a fifth wheel unit.
28th November 2017

SKF supplies Jeep Compass with wheel hub bearings

SKF supplies Jeep Compass with wheel hub bearings
  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has selected manufacturer, SKF to supply front and rear wheel hub bearings for new Jeep Compass SUV. The new compact sport utility vehicle is equipped with SKF’s third-gen, premium quality, front and rearwheel Hub-Bearing Units (HBU3).
25th October 2017

Bevel box design is a step up with upgraded sealing capabilities

Bevel box design is a step up with upgraded sealing capabilities
Launching a next-generation of bevel boxes for commercial vehicles, Coventry-based system specialist, Pailton Engineering is developing this generation, three design, as a step up from previous generations, with reduced torque characteristics and upgraded sealing capabilities. As this bevel box is equipped to handle extreme conditions, this product launch will benefit the military, bus, coach and construction sectors, which all rely on robust steering systems.  
27th April 2017

Sound processor performs volume adjustment & audio mixing

Sound processor performs volume adjustment & audio mixing
ROHM has recently announced the availability of a sound processor capable of high resolution audio playback that performs volume adjustment and audio mixing for car audio and navigation systems requiring high sound quality. In recent years the proliferation of quieter cabins and higher resolution sound sources resulting from the introduction of EVs and PHVs has increased demand for more accurate audio representation – even in the car audio sector.
26th April 2017

Formula E team prepares for tough race in Mexico

Formula E team prepares for tough race in Mexico
  The Mouser-sponsored Faraday Future Dragon Racing team is preparing for the fourth leg of the 2017 Formula E championship series set for April 1st in Mexico City.
29th March 2017

European project aims to reduce climate impact of HDVs

European project aims to reduce climate impact of HDVs
  A European project, optiTruck, focusing on reducing the impact of Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDV) on greenhouse gas emission kicked off its activities in September 2016. 
23rd December 2016


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