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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 Infrared makes multi-finger gesture control affordable December 18, 2014 Infrared makes multi-finger gesture control affordable Gesture control, already commonplace in consumer electronics, is also finding increasingly acceptance in the automotive environment. So far however, deployment is restricted to upmarket vehicles - for the affordable market segment, the technology is too expensive. Continental now has developed a technology ... Read more BMW shows automated valet parking with GPS-less navigation December 15, 2014 BMW shows automated valet parking with GPS-less navigation Orientation in multi-storey car parks is a task that overtaxes the capabilities of typical navigation systems like GPS. BMW has developed a position and environment recognition platform capable of handling such tasks. At CES, the carmaker will demonstrate a research vehicle that finds its way alone even ... Read more Hardware-in-the-loop simulation simplifies hybrid vehicle testing December 12, 2014 Hardware-in-the-loop simulation simplifies hybrid vehicle testing National Instruments hardware and software have been employed by Subaru for advance hybrid vehicle testing. In a hybrid vehicle, the motor ECU plays an even more complicated role as it manages the interaction between the conventional engine and the electric motor, along with its power systems. Read more BMW develops data goggles for drivers December 12, 2014 BMW develops data goggles for drivers Jet fighter pilots use it - why should not car drivers do the same? According to a report from magazine auto motor sport, BMW is developing data goggles that connect to the vehicle's infotainment system. Read more Electronic horizon takes centre stage at Continental's CES exhibit December 11, 2014 Electronic horizon takes centre stage at Continental's CES exhibit At the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, automotive supplier Continental will highlight what it calls the next step of evolution of its eHorizon platform. At the show, Continental will highlight the prediction capability of the platform, enabling it to act as the information hub ... Read more Time is ripe for structural electronics, says IDTechEx December 11, 2014 Time is ripe for structural electronics, says IDTechEx With 3D printing hot in the news, and conformable, flexible or even printed electronics fitting any shape, it is only a matter of time before electronic circuits can be laid-out as part of the 3D printing process, the electronic framework becoming an integral supporting part of any object's mechanical ... 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 Project simplifies multicore software development December 03, 2014 Project simplifies multicore software development Embedded software increasingly controls vital functions in more or less everything, from vehicles to industrial controls and consumer devices. Reliability and safety risks rise in lockstep with the volume of this software. Within the WEMUCS project, a group of research institutes and commercial companies ... Read more
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