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Samsung SDI batteries to drive future BMW EVs July 15, 2014 Samsung SDI batteries to drive future BMW EVs BMW has revealed plans to increase orders of electric vehicle battery cells by 'at least' 20 to 30 percent from its exclusive supplier Samsung SDI in 2016 from its 2014 level. Read more QNX launches safety-optimised auto operating system July 15, 2014 QNX launches safety-optimised auto operating system At the Detroit Telematics Conference real-time software company QNX has announced QNX OS for Automotive Safety. The operating system is based on proven QNX technologies but fine-tuned for systems requiring a certification according to the ISO26262 safety standard. Read more Jaguar Land Rover concept uses entire windscreen as Head-up display July 14, 2014 Jaguar Land Rover concept uses entire windscreen as Head-up display Currently, head-up displays seem to be the must-have technology for carmakers and tier ones. We barely had put online the news piece about Continental introducing Augmented Reality when we learned that Jaguar Land Rover is working on something much bigger: The British company unveiled a concept that ... Read more Head-up display integrates Augmented Reality July 14, 2014 Head-up display integrates Augmented Reality Speed, some simple navigation data, and, in newer implementations, speed limits - these are the data typically depicted in a head-up display (HUD). Supplier continental now goes one step further: The company announced a HUD that integrates Augmented Reality (AR) data - based on data extracted through ... Read more Smart sensors offer haptic feedback July 13, 2014 Smart sensors offer haptic feedback Fraunhofer ISC's Centre for Smart Materials (CeSMa) has demonstrated smart materials that can be used to create intelligent sensors with haptic feedback.   Read more Honda recalls 175.000 hybrids due to software problem July 13, 2014 Honda recalls 175.000 hybrids due to software problem For the first time, an automobile company has conceded that a software glitch in electronic control units could cause cars to accelerate suddenly, forcing drivers to scramble to take emergency measures to prevent an accident. Honda Motor Co., citing software problems, announced that it is recalling 175, ... Read more Micro sensor monitors conditions of lubricants July 11, 2014 Micro sensor monitors conditions of lubricants The Vienna Technical University is developing sensors that can measure the quality of lubricants. The devices utilize a microchip aluminium nitride cantilever that gets caused to vibrate. The mechanical resistance that the oil - or any other liquid - imposes to the cantilever is measured and provides ... Read more TRW next takeover target? ZF says perhaps July 11, 2014 TRW next takeover target? ZF says perhaps German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG announced that it is in takeover talks with US based tier one TRW Automotive holdings. TRW acknowledges such talks without however providing details as to the identity of the potential buyer. Read more MIT, Fraunhofer research future mobility July 11, 2014 MIT, Fraunhofer research future mobility How can mobility be implemented in 2050 - in a world with an estimated population of some 9 billion people? Top research institutes in Germany and the United States have launched a collaboration to find solutions for the mobility for the next generation. Read more IP builds automotive-grade-0, non-volatile memory in 75% less area July 09, 2014 IP builds automotive-grade-0, non-volatile memory in 75% less area Synopsys DesignWare AEON Trim Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP for high voltage processes offers 75% smaller IP area compared to existing reprogrammable NVM IP solutions, reducing the cost and size of high reliability automotive ASICs. Read more
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