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What is a smart card?
A card that is has embedded integrated circuits�Cmemory and microprocessor�Ccommonly used for identification or financial transactions. Most popular smart cards are credit cards and GSM cards in mobile phones.
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2014-06-19 Enabling cars that truly sense their environment
We may soon see the radars for the masses as developments in radar chip technology will make traffic safer for everyone and bring autonomous driving a step closer.
2009-07-09 Electrical motors zoom in on cars
The market for electrical motors in automotive applications is forecast to grow at an average rate of around 7 percent over the next seven years, according to IMS Research's report.
2015-04-17 Electric cars drive growth in power electronics space
Yole Developpement predicted that electric cars will allow the power electronics market to reach $18.26 billion by 2020, as Chinese companies will set the stage for a major shift in the industry.
2008-01-02 Ecooter: Cruising between cars and motorbikes
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute has combined vehicle, battery and information technologies into an electric car that has been launched as the Ecooter.
2008-04-04 DSP drives clear audio in cars
New Japan Radio has tipped a 24bit fixed-point car audio DSP featuring Dolby Pro Logic II and Bass Management that converts matrix encoded PCM and ordinary stereo PCM signals to 5.1ch maximum.
2009-11-03 Digital optocouplers tailored for hybrid cars
Avago Technologies has released two automotive-grade, high-speed, low-power, digital CMOS optocouplers for use in hybrid electric vehicles.
2009-02-26 Digital intercoms keep cars connected
Harris Corp. has introduced the Falcon RF-7800I Tactical Intercom System, a modular platform for in-vehicle voice and data communication, tactical network connectivity, and battle management system interoperability.
2008-07-24 Demand for low-cost cars fuels new automotive designs
Strategy Analytics forecasts that competition in the low-cost cars market will force automotive OEMs to develop new design philosophies.
2008-01-24 DC/DC converter suits cold-crank conditions in cars
Linear Technology has introduced a step-down DC/DC converter suitable for load dump and cold-crank conditions found in automotive applications.
2007-12-05 CSR brings Bluetooth to Ford cars
CSR says that its BlueCore4-ROM Bluetooth silicon features in Ford's in-car communications and entertainment system called SYNC.
2004-01-13 CSR Bluetooth powers Saab cars
Cambridge Silicon Radio's (CSR) BlueCore Bluetooth silicon has been selected by car-maker Saab to supply Bluetooth wireless technology to its 9-3 models.
2008-03-05 Continental develops Li-ion batteries for hybrid cars
Continental is set to start first-time volume production of a high-performance Li-ion battery for hybrid vehicles at the end of the year.
2009-09-15 Consortium drives DSI bus standard for cars
DENSO, Freescale and TRW have formed an industry consortium to drive the development and deployment of the Distributed Systems Interface (DSI) bus standard.
2012-07-10 Connectivity in cars to increase by 60%
A study by ABI Research has found that more than 60 percent of cars produced in 2017 will integrate various technological innovations.
2008-01-11 Coming soon: Self-driving robotic cars
In his keynote speech at the CES, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner said people will soon be able to read and create e-mail messages, eat breakfast, apply makeup and read newspapers while safely "driving" to work.
2009-07-31 Class-D amps transform cars into concert halls
Extremely high dynamic audio range lets the class-D amplifier family improve in-car entertainment.
2008-04-18 Chips cut electricity usage at home, in cars
Integrated semiconductor solutions such as the improved version of NovalithIC recently presented by Infineon are well suited for engineers involved in the development of economical electronic circuits.
2007-06-29 Chip receives digital video broadcast in cars
STMicroelectronics has announced it is providing the digital broadcasting chipset for Sirius Backseat TV service that delivers live TV directly to vehicles.
2008-08-08 Cheaper magnets bring new breed of hybrid cars
Rare earth permanent magnets can achieve smaller, higher-performance motors and power generators. The rub is that they require an expensive, multistep process to fabricate.
2009-05-19 Cars with embedded telematics to reach 43% by 2014
Amid a very challenging automotive environment, OEMs continue to enhance existing embedded and hybrid telematics services and/or launch new ones, driving global penetration rates in new cars to 12 percent in 2010 and 43 percent in 2014.
2008-01-22 Cars still safe in face of electric power failure, say automakers
While airplanes crash in the case of a total electric power failure, cars merely get less comfortabledespite an increasing content of safety-critical electronic systems. At least this is what the automotive industry promises.
2006-01-16 Cars sag under weighty wiring
Effective networking may reduce electronic wiring, but designers need to balance simplicity with reliability and robustness.
2010-06-02 BYD-Daimler JV to develop electronic cars in China
BYD Company Ltd and Daimler AG have signed an agreement to create a 50:50 research and technology joint venture that will develop an electric vehicle for China.
2011-02-09 Bosch predicts Ethernet growth in cars
Ethernet is expected to find automotive applications driven first by use in diagnostics, according to Rainer Kallenbach, VP, automotive electronics, Bosch Automotive Electronics.
2002-08-27 Bluetooth rolls toward deployment in cars
Bluetooth radio moved a step closer to automotive production as one supplier rolled out an automotive-grade Bluetooth chip and carmakers said they have shifted their wireless network efforts into high gear.
2007-08-13 Battery safety concerns delay Toyota hybrid cars
Toyota has delayed the launching of its next-generation Prius hybrid cars due to potential battery safety concerns.
2007-01-04 Autonet Mobile to turn cars into 'Wi-Fi hotspot'
Hoping to carve out a niche by bringing in-vehicle Internet connection, Autonet Mobile Inc. plans to deliver a wireless service that can turn cars into Wi-Fi hotspots.
2007-09-05 Austrian firm mulls taking FlexRay beyond cars
Austrian firm TTTech Computertechnik plans to widen the scope of time-triggered communications technology, in particular FlexRay, beyond its stronghold in the automotive industry.
2007-08-14 Audi cars 'first' to use LED headlights
Audi has received a special permission from the E.U. traffic administration to deploy pure LED lights in production cars, making it the first carmaker to use LED headlights.
2013-10-08 Are consumers ready for self-driving cars?
Junko Yoshida deals with questions regarding the idea of self-driving cars and asks whether consumers are willing to buy cars that they will not be able to drive.
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