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Continental, D'Ieteren launch JV for virtual car keys March 12, 2015 Continental, D'Ieteren launch JV for virtual car keys The growing popularity of car sharing services has created the need for innovative forms of car access right management. To meet this demand an create secure virtual car keys, automotive supplier Continental has launched a joint venture with Belgian automotive services provider D'Ieteren. The JV's bears ... Read more Opinion: What the NXP/Freescale takeover means for automotive electronics March 03, 2015 Opinion: What the NXP/Freescale takeover means for automotive electronics Will the planned acquisition of Freescale through NXP change the automotive semiconductor landscape? Obviously yes, since both companies are already massively involved in this market, and united they will certainly gain significance. But at whose expense? Read more NXP, Freescale plan mega merger March 02, 2015 NXP, Freescale plan mega merger In one of the biggest consolidations in the semiconductor industry to date, NXP and Freescale have announced plans for a merger. Read more Industrial production of li-ion cells in Germany comes closer February 19, 2015 Industrial production of li-ion cells in Germany comes closer The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Ulm (Germany) has made a large step towards the series production of automotive-grade lithium-ion cells: On a production line for research purposes which has been finalised as recently as past December, the ZWS manufactured first near-series ... Read more Ballard IP to boost Audi’s fuel cell developments February 11, 2015 Ballard IP to boost Audi’s fuel cell developments Carmaker Audi gets serious with alternative drive technologies: The company has acquired a set of fuel cell patents from Canadian fuel cell expert company Ballard Systems Inc. At the same time, the carmaker has announced to extend its development collaboration with the Canadians through 2019. Read more Bosch bets on synergies between electromobility and connectivity February 05, 2015 Bosch bets on synergies between electromobility and connectivity One of the major roadblocks for electromobility is the fragmented charging landscape: For long-distance rides, e-car drivers not only have to stop and recharge their batteries rather often. What makes things worse: To get the electric refill for the battery, drivers must utilise many different payment ... Read more Privately-owned car not on the red list, study says January 29, 2015 Privately-owned car not on the red list, study says New usage models like carhsaring do not endanger the automotive industry's prevailing business. A representative survey from automotive tier one Continental shows that the vast majority of the population prefers owning a car over all other usage models. The poll, conducted in Europe, the US and China, ... Read more 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
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