Innovations in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

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09 Feb, 2023

Innovations in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Introducing the Innovations in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles Series. Electric and autonomous vehicles are set to change the way we travel. But to reach higher levels of efficiency and autonomy, step changes are required in various automotive technologies.

This is the introductory article to an 8-part series featuring articles on Innovations in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles. The series presents an insight into the developments and challenges in the automotive sector as it undergoes massive transformations with the arrival of electric and self-driving vehicles. This series is sponsored by Mouser Electronics. Through the sponsorship, Mouser Electronics shares its passion for technologies that enable smarter and connected applications.

The automotive industry, like so many others, has undergone a rapid transformation over the past several decades. From car phones to touch screens, gas-powered to electric vehicles, the industry has continued to evolve based on the complex demands of consumers.

Enabling the Next Generation of Mobility

The new consumer demands include calls for improved driver safety, the desire for sleek designs and new technology, and a concern for the industry’s impact on the environment. What’s more, these demands all intersect, presenting unique challenges for the industry to overcome.

Autonomous vehicles bring with them the promise of improved safety and sustainability, integration with the smart city, and occupant comfort. But while the gap between reality and the existence of fully autonomous vehicles is simply time, improved driver monitoring systems are using emerging technology to keep drivers safe.

Electric vehicle batteries must find a balance between size, weight, density, and longevity, while also considering both the impact of environmental factors on the battery and the battery’s impact on the environment.

Meanwhile, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) provide both a design element and driver assistance to the person behind the wheel.

Conclusion

All these challenges and developments are framed and discussed in a brand-new series featuring articles on innovations in electric and autonomous vehicles brought to you by Mouser Electronics and Wevolver. The series presents a full look at the current state of the automotive industry as it continues to move into the future facing its challenges head-on. 

This is an introductory article to Innovations in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, a series based on an e-book by Mouser Electronics. It has been substantially edited by the Wevolver team and Electrical Engineer Ravi Y Rao. Future articles will introduce readers to some more trends and technologies transforming the automotive sector.

The introductory article presented the different topics covered in the Innovations in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles Series.

The first article discussed the present state of autonomous vehicles.

The second article explains MaaS and how improvements in automotive technologies are speeding up its adoption.

The third article takes a look at how the 3GPP intends to use 5G in V2X applications with significant advantages over current dedicated short-range communication or other Cellular-V2X proposals.

The fourth article explains Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) and their role in reducing the possibility of mishaps due to human errors

The fifth article examines some of the ways EV technologies will evolve, and some of the obstacles they need to overcome before the automotive industry can transition to fully electric

The sixth article discusses solid-state batteries, a promising alternative to conventional Li-ion batteries

The seventh article explains active noise cancellation and why it’s a very effective solution for eliminating noises in automobiles

The final article focuses on Human Machine Interfaces, the sleek and stylish dashboards that are changing the way we interact with cars

About the sponsor: Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics is a worldwide leading authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components for over 1,200 manufacturer brands. They specialize in the rapid introduction of new products and technologies for design engineers and buyers. Their extensive product offering includes semiconductors, interconnects, passives, and electromechanical components.


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