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Smart cars offer "once in a generation chance" to UK industry, experts say November 28, 2013 Smart cars offer The steadily increasing electronics content in vehicles, driven in particular by the development towards an autonomous car, represent a unique chance for the automotive value chain in Great Britain. This was the common denominator of several keynote speeches at the recent conference of the Automotive ... Read more Hella opens new R&D centre for automotive systems and components November 27, 2013 Hella opens new R&D centre for automotive systems and components Automotive supplier Hella KgaA has dedicated a new research and development centre to novel technologies for next-gen individual mobility. The centre, based at the company's headquarters in Lippstadt (Germany), will focus on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and energy management, steering, components ... Read more Jaguar docks on to Intel for next-gen infotainment systems November 21, 2013 Jaguar docks on to Intel for next-gen infotainment systems British luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has announced a collaboration with Intel to develop future vehicle infotainment technologies. Towards this end, Jaguar will open a Technology R&D centre in Portland, Oregon. Read more Fujitsu Ten and Valeo join forces for automotive safety systems November 19, 2013 Fujitsu Ten and Valeo join forces for automotive safety systems Aiming at jointly developing sensing technologies to detect obstacles in a car's path, French automotive supplier Valeo and Japanese technology company Fujitsu Ten have signed a collaboration agreement. Towards this end, the companies will utilize Valeo's front camera and Funjitsu Ten's millimetre wave ... Read more Faurecia, Magneti Marelli jointly integrate tablets and smartphones into cars November 19, 2013 Faurecia, Magneti Marelli jointly integrate tablets and smartphones into cars Automotive suppliers Faurecia (France) and Magneti Marelli (Italy) have signed a cooperation agreement for the design, development and manufacturing of advanced human-machine interface (HMI) vehicle interior products. The activities include developments for centre stacks, fascias and overhead consoles ... Read more BMZ launches Service Center for e-bike batteries and drive systems November 06, 2013 BMZ launches Service Center for e-bike batteries and drive systems Electric bikes and pedelecs are in high demand across Europe, and so are batteries and drive control electronics for these vehicles. Battery technology company BMZ GmbH now has responded to this high demand: The company launched a service centre for rechargeable e-bike batteries and drive systems - and ... Read more Panasonic to expand supply of automotive-grade battery cells to Tesla Motors October 30, 2013 Panasonic to expand supply of automotive-grade battery cells to Tesla Motors Panasonic Corporation has reached an agreement with California-based Tesla Motors which will see Panasonic expand the company's supply of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla. Read more BMW joins AVnu Alliance for Ethernet technology October 28, 2013 BMW joins AVnu Alliance for Ethernet technology The AVnu Alliance, an industry group dedicated to promoting the IEE802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) networking standard, has announced that carmaker BMW has joined the alliance. For a long time BMW has already advocated the deployment of Ethernet as the networking technology for automotive environments. ... Read more Leoni launches 4th automotive wiring factory in China October 28, 2013 Leoni launches 4th automotive wiring factory in China Cabling systems manufacturer Leoni AG has inaugurated its fourth production site for automotive harnesses and wirings in China. The factory, based in Langfang, will supply such systems to Beijing Benz Automotive Co. (BBAC), a joint venture of Daimler AG (Germany) and Chinese carmaker BAIC. The production ... Read more TI Sitara ARM Cortex A8 part of a multi-million euro contract for automotive computers October 24, 2013 TI Sitara ARM Cortex A8 part of a multi-million euro contract for automotive computers A specialist in development and manufacturing of embedded computers, Hectronic announced it has been awarded a three year development and manufacturing contract worth 1.7 million Euros per year. Read more
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