A new ‘smart fabric’ billed as providing a form of climate-control air-conditioning for the wearer looks to have potential for use in car seat upholstery. Scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland claim to have developed a new high-volume production method for hot embossing microscopic channel structures onto large areas of plastic film Continue reading Wearable AC tech for car upholstery?
German parts giant Continental used the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to demonstrate its latest work in “intelligent glass control” – or self-dimming window glass – which could have a major impact on the HVAC sector by reducing the load on the vehicle’s air conditioning unit. Continental claims the latest technology allows it Continue reading Smart Glass could reduce AC loads
Big automotive presence at CES highlights need for IT skills The fact that car manufacturers and suppliers are now must-see exhibitors at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlights the huge, high-speed collision currently occurring between transportation and technology. Take a step back from the dazzling lights in Las Vegas and the 3600-plus companies clambering Continue reading Computers on wheels in Vegas