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Термостат-Вольтметр для авто

1 year, 7 months ago
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Привет! Сегодня я предоставляю вашему вниманию термостат+ вольтметр для авто. У меня на авто ЗАЗ 1102 вечно ломается кран и я решил сделать вот такой термостат который будет включать электроклапан, но чтоб задействовать ми контроллер как-то еще, я решил добавить вольтметр.

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Control box pre-launch heater of Webasto (Arduino + Webasto = Ardubasto)

1 year, 7 months ago
Set me on a car before starting Webasto heater. After installation it became clear that control is exercised of it not a discrete signal (as on the previous my car) but only on the digital bus W-bus. The bus W-bus in electric parameters is analog of the bus K-line and for it there is an integral K-line converter – RS232TTL is a chip of L9637D. On this chip, on the basis of Arduino it was also decided to make management of a heater. The task was complicated by the fact that Arduino supports only the transfer protocol on a serial port without parity control, and the W-bus protocol works with settings of port 2400/8-E-1. For a bypass of it oscillograms of command of start of Webasto and command to Webasto were removed implemented by taymingovy delays.

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At Toyota 1400 of patents for robomobiles, is twice more, than at any other company

1 year, 7 months ago


According to analytical agency Thompson Reuters, the last two years the Toyota company took out hundreds of patents concerning autonomous system of driving. At the moment the company has about 1400 such patents. It is twice more, than at any other company. Of course, the number of patents does not correlate with market success of the company in any way (or correlates, but it is weak). Nevertheless, progress of the company in creation of robotic management systems by cars becomes more and more obvious.

In the report of Thompson Reuters it is also specified that car makers of patents for robotic management systems of a car have more, than at Google. Google Alphabet is only on the 26th place by the number of similar patents. It can surprise many as the corporation is the leader in the field of development of autonomous systems of control of machines at the moment. Nevertheless, the majority of the large automobile companies has own practices in the field of "auto pilot" though it is impossible to call such systems completely autonomous.

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Tesla Model S burned down at station of fast charging in Norway

1 year, 7 months ago
Tesla Model S Fire Norway

The electric vehicle Tesla Model S of 2014 of release burned down at the Norwegian station of fast charging. Reports the Norwegian NRK resource about it. In the machine at this time was nobody so there are no victims. The electric car lit up after the owner of the electric car put it on charging and left. Now the police investigates this incident, but meanwhile there is no distinct explanation for the incident.

It is interesting that ignition of the electric vehicle — more complex problem, than ignition of a normal car. The matter is that in the majority of electric cars lithium accumulators are installed. Lithium very actively reacts with water therefore attempt to extinguish the electric vehicle water can lead to sad effects. The Norwegian firefighters had to use the special foam fire extinguisher for fire liquidation.

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The prosecutor's office of Tyumen demands to limit access to the website with "espionage features"

1 year, 7 months ago
In October of this year the resident of Tyumen was condemned for purchase of a lighter with the built-in photo video camera on one of Internet resources. The buyer was accused under article of Art. 138.1 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (illegal acquisition of the special technical tool intended for secret receipt of information) and sentenced to 1 year to 6 months of restriction of freedom.

Now the procurator of Uvat district of the Tyumen region decided to visit the same online store, having checked a resource for existence of espionage devices (the name of shop is not reported), writes "Roskomsvobod". As a result of "raid" law enforcement authorities did not find espionage lighters, but found espionage hours with the built-in photo video camera.

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Ford will hold testing of the pilotless cars in California

1 year, 8 months ago


Next year the Ford company is going to carry out tests of pilotless Fusion Hybrid cars in California. Necessary permission from local authorities is already got. At the same time robomobiles will travel about on public roads in a standalone mode. The person will also be in salon to undertake driving if something goes not so.

A little earlier the company already carried out tests of the management system by the car to models of the city Mcity constructed at Michigan university. The car equipped with four lidars successfully coped with a problem of creation of a 3D map of the district for own system of navigation.

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Datakam: Russians do not save on iron!

1 year, 8 months ago
Our colleagues in the blog of the AdvoCam company reminded consumers that, apparently, the most accurate information from the vendor can be false. And to be used with the banal purpose to draw attention of the buyer to the products, without having spent at the same time kopeks. For example, it is possible to declare everywhere loudly use in the loggers only of metal holders of lenses and to scold violently competitors who apply in production of holders of plastics. Advantageous position turns out – it is not necessary to develop and be spent for expensive component parts, but brand models "stick" to these leaders at once.


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Developers of pilotless "KamAZ" suggest to take part in poll which will create ethics of robots

1 year, 8 months ago

Photo: KAMAZ

As it was already reported, the KAMAZ company together with Cognitive Technologies develops the truck UAV. While many car makers are engaged in passenger robomobiles, units work with trucks - it is "KAMAZ", Mercedes, Volvo, perhaps, other companies.

As for "KAMAZ", soon domestic trucks UAVs will appear already on roads of general purpose. For example, in 2016 pilot run without driver will take place on the toll highway of M11 Moscow — St. Petersburg. I requested information on system operation of management from developers, and received interesting answers which it is possible to study in continuation. By the way, it is already the second part of interview, here the first.

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I bring official apologies: about holders of lenses in registrars AdvoCam

1 year, 8 months ago
Kind time, dear readers of Geektimes! With you again Alexander Shub, the fan of testing of loggers and a donimaniye of domestic engineers-registratorshchikov tricky questions of subtleties of development and production of these electronic products. In November on Geektimes and Mobile-Review my article "How to select the video recorder 2015 was published: the biggest on FAQ Internet for the normal buyer". As it became clear later, material contained one inaccuracy. Everywhere observers, and also authors of advertizing materials claim that in models of the AdvoCam brand exclusively metal, but not plastic lens mounts — "pieces" by means of which "peephole" of the camera is established on a payment over a matrix are used.

Information on the metal lenses Advocam'ov "walks" long ago and, to be recognized, I did not even think to doubt its reliability. However thanks to persistence of the user of Neker (big to it thanks for meticulousness!) I nevertheless decided to specify material of holders and asked a question at first to the CEO of a brand Dmitry Savenkov, and then in details communicated also to the chief engineer of AdvoCam Andrey Molokanov.


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AdvoCam-FD8 Gold GPS – the premium class video recorder

1 year, 8 months ago
What to hide, AdvoCam very actively tells recently about itself to readers of Geektimes – to take at least recent FAQ at the choice of loggers, the AdvoCam-FD Sport overview and the followed violent debate about a real origin of model. However "suddenly" it became clear that the present leader of a brand — AdvoCam-FD8 Gold GPS still was not provided to readers of Geektimes. Which not least provided to AdvoCam occurrence in TOP-3 brands on sales volumes of loggers in Russia in the first half of the year 2015. The paradox is that the model – on a sekundochka – was let out exactly a year ago, but did not lose relevance still. You do not trust? Well, you look (more correct, read).

The processor and matrix of model – a ceiling of "iron" which still ispolzuip etsyatsya in flagman loggers of the most popular brands. It is better than nothing in the market simply is not present, further – change of generation of a hardware platform. At least a new matrix of Omnivision about which did not tell wide audience yet. Generally, AdvoCam addressed me as to the experienced user of AdvoCam-FD8 Gold GPS and asked "without censorship" to express the opinion on the device.


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