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Harman continues shopping spree with two software takeovers January 26, 2015 Harman continues shopping spree with two software takeovers Infotainment giant Harman International has signed takeover agreements with Red Bend Software and Symphony Teleca. The investment has a total value of about $950 million (about €750 million). With the move, Harman continues to strengthen its position in technology fields like software development, OTA, ... Read more Continental celebrates production of 200 million injectors January 21, 2015 Continental celebrates production of 200 million injectors While globally the gasoline engine with port injection is still the prevailing type, the direct injection is catching up rapidly. Automotive supplier Continental is a driving force behind this trend with its PFI injectors. This product type currently celebrates its 10th anniversary. Within these ten ... Read more Leoni to supply cable harnesses to Hyundai January 20, 2015 Leoni to supply cable harnesses to Hyundai Wiring system manufacturer Leoni AG has received a major order from Korean carmaker Hyundai: The world's fourth-largest vehicle manufacturer has assigned Leoni to provide cable harnesses in the double-digit million euro range, distributed over six years. Read more Spansion after Cypress merger: What automotive industry can expect January 14, 2015 Spansion after Cypress merger: What automotive industry can expect Past December, analog chipmaker Cypress announced to merge with Flash company Spansion. Since the latter plays a significant role in automotive ECU units, customers in these markets were unsettled. Spansion CEO John Kispert explains which effects the merger will have on the company's business. Read more General Motors targets Tesla with EV launches January 12, 2015 General Motors targets Tesla with EV launches General Motors Co. (GM) is planning to launch a $30,000 electric vehicle - the Chevrolet Bolt - which will be capable of driving 200 miles on a single charge by 2017. Read more TRW kicks the pedal for automated driving, reshapes its electronics business January 08, 2015 TRW kicks the pedal for automated driving, reshapes its electronics business Automotive supplier TRW aggressively increases its electronics activities, in particular in the field of automated driving. In addition, the company has announced a major business win with French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen. Read more Toyota boosts electric driving: 5.600 fuel cell patents open for free usage January 06, 2015 Toyota boosts electric driving: 5.600 fuel cell patents open for free usage In a move aiming at boosting acceptance of the fuel-cell technology for electric vehicles, carmaker Toyota has announced to release more than 5.600 patents related to this technology and allow interested parties to use them without charge. Read more Harman grabs hidden infotainment gem S1nn December 18, 2014 Harman grabs hidden infotainment gem S1nn Automotive infotainment company Harman International Industries has reached an agreement to acquire S1nn GmbH & Co. Despite maintaining a low profile, the Stuttgart-based company is well known in the automotive industry - S1nn engineers have played a major role in infotainment design for carmakers like ... Read more Electric sports car startup approaches series production December 10, 2014 Electric sports car startup approaches series production Carmaker startup company nanoFlowcell - yes, there are still startups in the automotive industry - has taken first steps to establish a series production of its electric sports sedan. At next year's Geneva Motor show, the company will present a new version of its car besides the current Quant E model. ... Read more BMW sees major changes at its C-level December 09, 2014 BMW sees major changes at its C-level Carmaker BMW's management board currently sees departures and arrivals. Besides CEO Norbert Reithofer, head of development Herbert Diess is leaving the company. While in the case of Reithofer the company says he is stepping down to become chairman of the supervisory board, chief technologist Diess is ... Read more
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