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