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Mouser to sponsor student Solar Car team July 22, 2015 Mouser to sponsor student Solar Car team For the fourth consecutive year, electronic components distributor Mouser Electronics is sponsoring the Ben Barber High School solar racing team of Mansfield, Texas to compete in the 2015 Solar Car Challenge. Read more Continental to integrate 77 GHz radar technology from Freescale July 22, 2015 Continental to integrate 77 GHz radar technology from Freescale Freescale Semiconductor and Continental have announced plans to integrate the next 77 GHz radar technology from Freescale into Continental’s next generation short- and mid-range automotive radar modules. Read more German carmaker trio grabs Nokia’s map service July 21, 2015 German carmaker trio grabs Nokia’s map service In the bidding contest about Nokia’s digital road maps service HERE, a consortium of three German carmakers seems to have prevailed. According to media reports, Audi, BMW and Daimler have been awarded the contract at a surprisingly low price. Read more Bosch, TomTom develop digital maps for automated cars July 21, 2015 Bosch, TomTom develop digital maps for automated cars While in industry rumours about an proposed acquisition of Nokia's mapping service HERE by a consortium of German automakers are circulating, Bosch creates facts: In a continuation of a proven collaboration, the automotive supplier will jointly develop the maps for automated vehicles with TomTom N.V. ... Read more Access to cloud data improves fuel efficiency July 20, 2015 Access to cloud data improves fuel efficiency The combination of topology data from the cloud and advanced mild hybridisation technology allows electronic systems in the car to burn less fuel and achieve better driving comfort at the same time. At the IAA motor show in September, automotive supplier Continental will showcase a system that reduces ... Read more Autoliv acquires active safety capabilities July 17, 2015 Autoliv acquires active safety capabilities Automotive safety systems vendor Autoliv buys parts of MACOM Technology Solutions Holding. With the move, Autoliv widens its technology base in anticipation of automated driving and safety-related connectivity features. Read more Fuel cell technology approaches in the passing lane July 16, 2015 Fuel cell technology approaches in the passing lane Today, acceptance of the hydrogen fuel cell technology suffers from the lack of an adequate refuelling infrastructure. But the situation could improve faster than some critics expect. The HyFive project is about to establish a hydrogen filling station network across Europe. As part of the project, BMW ... Read more Millimeter waves hitch a ride July 15, 2015 Millimeter waves hitch a ride Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are studying millimeter wave (mmW) wireless signals could be used in cars. They believe mmW bands will provide the high data rates and accuracy needed in communication between connected cars, while also improving the resolution of radar operations. Read more Research project combines valet parking, battery charging July 15, 2015 Research project combines valet parking, battery charging In the V-Charge project, six research partners are currently developing applications around autonomous and, in some cases, electric vehicles. The focus of the project is on methods and algorithms enabling vehicles to autonomously park, charge its batteries and get back to its user as soon at it is summoned. ... Read more Audi adds Renesas to its Progressive Semiconductor Program July 13, 2015 Audi adds Renesas to its Progressive Semiconductor Program Carmaker Audi and semiconductor supplier Renesas have established a strategic relationship as part of Audi’s Progressive Semiconductor Program (PSCP). The program has been set up by Audi in 2010 to accelerate automotive innovation, covering all traditional automotive domains as well as innovative applications ... Read more
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