Automotive and Motorsport

Current calibration system eliminates EMF

A current calibration system designed by Guildline Instruments has eliminated thermal EMF effects. The 6622A DCC bridge uses a process of automatic current reversal. The unique architecture of the bridge and its control algorithm further removes gain and offset errors in the Nano-voltmeter balance detector and the precision toroid. The …

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Siemens’ Digital Twin car design game drives next generation towards engineering

Siemens has launched a new free, fun, online car design simulation game to inspire children’s interest in STEM subjects. The Digital Twin Challenge puts players in the position of chief designer of a new model of car. Aimed at KS3 pupils, 11-14 year old’s, the interactive game involves designing and …

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Schaeffler becomes an anchor partner for STARTUP AUTOBAHN

Schaeffler is a new “anchor partner” to the Stuttgart-based STARTUP AUTOBAHN innovation platform. This platform brings established companies and startups together with the objective of developing new technologies and bringing them to market readiness more rapidly. As an anchor partner, Schaeffler is establishing a network together with various startups that …

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New icotek FDA-compliant cable entry plates available from Foremost Electronics

KEL-DPZ-HD has been specially developed for the use in the food and pharmaceutical industries Foremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components announces the availability of the new icotek KEL-DPZ-HD which has been specially developed for the use in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Working …

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Analog Devices’ battery management system ICs and Automotive Audio Bus power Volvo’s all electric XC40 SUV

Analog Devices (ADI) and Volvo Cars have announced that Volvo Cars’ first pure electric SUV—the Volvo XC40 Recharge—will feature ADI’s integrated circuits (ICs) that support the battery management system (BMS) and Automotive Audio Bus (A2B).  By saving vehicle weight and maximising range, these advanced technologies deliver an attractive total cost …

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Emitech Group on the road to test the vehicles of today and tomorrow

The Emitech Group has just acquired Vitesco Technologies’ technical centre in Osny. This new test centre reinforces the Emitech Group’s testing capabilities, in particular for the validation of all vehicle technologies and more specifically its powertrain. With its development experts, its three engine test benches, its climate chamber and its …

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Pickering Interfaces launches industry’s highest bandwidth general purpose PXI matrix

Pickering Interfaces has launched the industry’s highest bandwidth general purpose PXI matrix. Available in 16×8, 2-pole, or high-density 32×8, 2-pole switching configurations, the matrix modules offer bandwidths ranging from 35MHz to 70MHz depending upon path selected and a VSWR <1.5:1 to 85MHz. The modules are in two-slot PXI (model 40-588) …

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As Electric Vehicle sales grow, so to does the requirement for robust charging enclosures

As e-mobility demand increases year-on-year, a corresponding requirement is placed on supporting infrastructure, primarily the charging point. Protecting the charging points against adverse weather or impact damage is vital to maintaining safe and reliable charging, which puts enclosures at centre stage. Here, Chris Lloyd, Managing Director at Spelsberg, explains the …

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New STEM lesson plans from RS Components explore the technology and teamwork that drive a winning racing team

RS Components (RS) has unveiled the latest in its Imagine-X series of online STEM lesson plans, which provide teachers in the UK with free curriculum-aligned resources for pupils aged 7–14. The new lessons, entitled Driven to Inspire: The Science of Going Fast, are themed around motorsport, bringing them to life …

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NI and Konrad Technologies to accelerate autonomous vehicle test

NI and Konrad Technologies (KT) have entered into a strategic agreement to develop test systems and solutions for autonomous driving software and hardware validation. Together, the companies plan to deliver new technologies to help automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs leverage real-world road data and simulation, to help improve vehicle …

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