The Latest Mirror Tech for In-Cabin Features – CES 2023

January 6th, 2023 at 2:27pm

Are you someone who forgets your wallet in the car? Or your key fob? Then Gentex has a monitoring system for you. It will take a picture of what you forgot in the car and text it to you—as soon as you leave the vehicle. Actually the system will do a lot more than that as Neil Boehm, the CTO of Gentex explains.

Ram EV Pickup Gets Range Extender – CES 2023

January 5th, 2023 at 5:30pm

The call it the Paradigm Breaker. The Ram EV pickup will get a range-extending IC engine to provide class leading range for electric pickups. You’ll be able to tow long distances without range anxiety. Ram is not divulging technical details on the truck yet, but it unveiled a concept at CES, the Revolution BEV Concept, and Mike Koval, the CEO of Ram, talks about what it means for the future of the brand.

Bose Gets Back To Its Roots, Re-Emphasizes Music – CES 2023

January 5th, 2023 at 4:28pm

Bose calls it 3DX, a new audio system for cars that mounts speakers in the roof. Combined with Dolby Atmos, the effect is stunning. Even people with tin ears will instantly notice the difference. It takes immersive sound to a new level. Peter Kosak, Senior vp and Head of automotive at Bose talks about the system as well as using sound to enhance the driving experience in EVs and canceling out noise that you don’t want to hear.

AAH #629 – What Did the Auto Industry in ’22 Teach Us About ’23?

January 5th, 2023 at 2:57pm

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New EV Inverter Slashes Charging Time – CES 2023

January 4th, 2023 at 5:13pm

Breakthrough. Game changer. Stunning. Don’t roll your eyes. Not yet. A Canadian company, eLeap Power, developed a new type of inverter for any electric vehicle that gets rid of the on-board charger. It saves weight and cost and gets rid of bulk. It can charge an EV 3x faster even on a 110v outlet, as Russell Pullan, the CEO of the company explains.

Sabic Solves Thermal Runaway For EV Battery Packs – CES 2023

January 4th, 2023 at 4:24pm

Battery fires in EVs are not common but they always get headline news. That’s one reason why Sabic developed a new material for battery packs that can contain a thermal runaway. Dave Sullivan, the Americas EV Batteries & Electricals Leader for Sabic, explains what materials go into the pack and the other advantages it offers in weight and cost.

Sabic’s Solution For Quick Styling Changes – CES 2023

January 4th, 2023 at 3:54pm

The front-end “grille” on the Cadillac Lyriq EV not only sets the styling theme for the car, it also incorporates a number of sensors into one part. Volker Plehn, the Global Smart Panels & Electricals Leader at Sabic, explains how this can lead to fast styling changes at very low cost. He also points out where the same concept can be used on tailgates and roof panels, as well as for certain side glass applications.