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Software-Defined Car, IoT and Virtual Car Keys: The top ten stories in 2014 December 12, 2014 Software-Defined Car, IoT and Virtual Car Keys: The top ten stories in 2014 No doubt, 2014 once again was a very exciting year for developers in the widening field of automotive electronics. Widening because software and applications development are increasingly taking place in the automotive value chain, and more and more aspects have to be taken into consideration: Real-time ... Read more How Audi hopes to keep Google at bay December 05, 2014 How Audi hopes to keep Google at bay In an interview with daily paper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler described the carmaker's strategy for the connected car and for autonomous driving - and why the OEM is not afraid of the Googles and Teslas of this world. Read excerpts of this interview. Read more LA Auto Show: Hydrogen fuel cell drive is back November 21, 2014 LA Auto Show: Hydrogen fuel cell drive is back For a long time they have been disappeared from the limelight, even pronounced dead by some observers, the hydrogen fuel cell technology celebrates a spectacular comeback at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The undisputed star in the fuel cell lineup is Toyota's Mirai. Read more Virtual car key, Lidar sensors and more: Valeo flexes its muscles November 14, 2014 Virtual car key, Lidar sensors and more: Valeo flexes its muscles The French automotive supplier Valeo S.A. does not make it to the headlines very frequently. Typically, the company prefers to strengthen its customer relationships work far from the glare of the media spotlight and directly with the carmakers. And actually, more or less all European and American as ... Read more Consumer chips in the car? Experts demand adequate design processes October 23, 2014 Consumer chips in the car? Experts demand adequate design processes With the innovation speed in consumer semiconductor markets being much faster than in the automotive semiconductor realm, carmakers increasingly feel motivated to help themselves in the consumer chip shelves to implement functions that appear cool but demand lots of computing power. A group of component ... Read more Daimler to test autonomous driving in California September 19, 2014 Daimler to test autonomous driving in California Luxury carmaker Daimler has received a license from the US state of California to test autonomous driving on public roads in that state. The move is another evidence that automated driving is getting going. Recent figures from market researcher ABI support this impression. Read more 100 yeas old: Traffic lights switch to smart mode July 25, 2014 100 yeas old: Traffic lights switch to smart mode These days, the electric traffic light is going to celebrate its 100th anniversary: On August 06, 1914, the municipal authorities in Cleveland (USA) put the first traffic light into operation. Though today's traffic lights are operating on much the same principle, the successor already appears at the ... Read more Connected car: Where security threats meet new business opportunities June 27, 2014 Connected car: Where security threats meet new business opportunities The connected car offers many comforts to its users, but it also opens up a new challenges and vulnerabilities. A roundtable in Munich showed that data protection and privacy could even evolve as an asset of the European industry in the global competition. Read more Analysis: Watch out for the robot car! May 29, 2014 Analysis: Watch out for the robot car! In the European automotive industry Google's activities with robot cars have been watched with a certain nervousness. Now the pictures of a cuddly two-seater have gone around the world: Apparently a humble vehicle containing just the minimum of what is required to make it move at all. Certainly, nobody ... Read more Automotive MEMS: A changing global landscape March 13, 2014 Automotive MEMS: A changing global landscape With the automotive industry being the largest market for MEMS manufacturers, and with this industry currently undergoing massive changes, the question is: How will the relationship between MEMS and automotive value chain develop over the foreseeable future? At the MEMS Executive Congress Europe this ... Read more
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