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Parkmobile signs mobile payment agreement with the BMW Group September 15, 2014 Parkmobile signs mobile payment agreement with the BMW Group Parkmobile, a provider of mobile payment solutions to municipalities and parking providers has announced a substantial investment by the BMW Group in Parkmobile. Read more Osram unveils first OLED for car interiors September 15, 2014 Osram unveils first OLED for car interiors The first OLED series product available for cars is an aftermarket item: Osram has introduced a reading lamp based on Organic LEDs that will be sold as an accessory part. Read more ZF withdraws from joint venture with Bosch September 15, 2014 ZF withdraws from joint venture with Bosch Automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH has announced to acquire 100% of ZF Lenksysteme (ZFLS), a company focusing on steering systems for cars and commercial vehicles. The company hitherto is a 50:50 joint venture of Bosch and automotive mechatronics provider ZF Friedrichshafen. With the move, ZF Friedrichshafen ... Read more Market for dimensional metrology faces growth spurt September 12, 2014 Market for dimensional metrology faces growth spurt The market for dimensional metrology is heading for a period with significant growth: By 2018 the market volume is expected to expand by more than 26 percent, predicts market researcher Frost & Sullivan. The demand is powered by the current trend to the next level of automation in the automotive industry. ... Read more Lithium ion batteries: new materials multiply charging capability September 12, 2014 Lithium ion batteries: new materials multiply charging capability New materials and a number of detail improvements - that's all it takes to multiply safety and operating life expectancy of lithium ion batteries used to drive electric vehicles. Researchers from German electrical giant Siemens this week introduced a demonstrator of a battery that quadruples the number ... Read more Connected EVs drive further, project finds September 12, 2014 Connected EVs drive further, project finds A research consortium headed by carmaker BMW explored ways to extend the driving range of electric cars at a given battery capacity. The result: Smart driving strategies and connected technologies can extend the range by as much as 15% even with batteries available. Read more Infrared sensor array sees a wider field of view, with low-noise imaging September 11, 2014 Infrared sensor array sees a wider field of view, with low-noise imaging Low cost infra-red (IR) arrays provide precise imaging data and detailed heat signatures for both static and dynamic objects can be derived, and find applications in security, automotive, building automation and consumer electronics. Read more Module combines support for WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC September 11, 2014 Module combines support for WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC For wireless in-vehicle applications such as rear-seat entertainment or internet connectivity for passengers, Berlin-based Lesswire AG has developed an automotive-grade radio module. The WiBear 11ac supports WiFi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. Read more Start-Stop batteries achieve four times longer cycle life September 11, 2014 Start-Stop batteries achieve four times longer cycle life Exide Technologies' AGM Start-Stop battery claims to achieve four times longer cycle life which is 20% more power and more than three times the charge acceptance of a standard conventional battery. Read more Delphi to supply C2X to GM, starting 2016 September 10, 2014 Delphi to supply C2X to GM, starting 2016 Despite commitments from several OEMs, the exact future of Car-2-X communications (also known as V2X) remains vague. While General Motors recently announced V2X as a series feature for some of its cars and Daimler even mentioned 2013 as start of production, most OEMs cautiously avoid defining an exact ... Read more
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