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Hyundai Autron picks STM for extensive collaboration February 15, 2013 Hyundai Autron picks STM for extensive collaboration STMicroelectronics has signed an agreement with Hyundai Autron, the electronics subsidiary of Hyundai Motors Group of Korea over a collaboration. The companies intend to jointly develop electronic control systems for automotive applications. Read more Connectivity, electromobility determine future car architecture February 15, 2013 Connectivity, electromobility determine future car architecture The car as we know it is an obsolescent model. All automotive engineers know this, because their entire work gyrates about re-inventing it everyday. At the recent Euroforum conference on Automotive electronics in Munich, it once again became clear which factors drive the development, and attendees got ... Read more Varitronix to increase LCD production capacity with US$25m design & manufacturing line February 14, 2013 Varitronix to increase LCD production capacity with US$25m design & manufacturing line LCD manufacturer Varitronix has announced a US$25m investment in a new LCD design and manufacturing facility in Heyuan, Guangdong, PRC. The four-floor 31,200m² plant will support design and development, display cell production and LCD module assembly. Read more German test software vendors combine requirements and embedded tools February 13, 2013 German test  software vendors combine requirements and embedded tools iSYSTEM and Berner & Mattner have integrated their high level requirements and embedded test software test tools to respond to the demands of embedded systems, especially in the automotive industry. Read more Range extender vehicles move to the fast lane, market researcher believes February 13, 2013 Range extender vehicles move to the fast lane, market researcher believes Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) hitherto have not experienced very high acceptance among customers - for a number of reasons. Of these, the inability to cover long distances is one of ones. The concept of equipping electric vehicles with an additional conventional engine as a range extender is a workaround ... Read more UKH2Mobility project maps out future of hydrogen fuel cell cars in the UK February 12, 2013 UKH2Mobility project maps out future of hydrogen fuel cell cars in the UK The UKH2Mobility project has released the results of its Phase 1 interim report, evaluating the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and paving the way for commercial rollout in the UK. Read more NXP becomes core supplier for Delphi February 11, 2013 NXP becomes core supplier for Delphi NXP Semiconductors announced an agreement with Delphi Automotive PLC that extends the two companies’ long-term relationship in automotive electronics by making NXP one of Delphi’s strategic core suppliers. This agreement encompasses a variety of automotive semiconductor applications including infotainment ... Read more Continental shows system to fight driver distraction February 08, 2013 Continental shows system to fight driver distraction Automotive supplier Continental has introduced a concept vehicle in which the output signals of multiple driver assistance systems are bundled in an innovative multi-purpose LED display. With this design the inventors hope to reduce driver distraction. Read more Project MEMS2015 looks at new design methodology for innovative sensors and actuators February 07, 2013 Project MEMS2015 looks at new design methodology for innovative sensors and actuators Experts from research institutions and industry are investigating entirely new methods for developing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), working together in the research project known as “Circuit Diagram-Based Design of MEMS for Applications in Optics and Robotics” – or MEMS2015 for short. Read more Slipperiness detector radios ice warnings February 06, 2013 Slipperiness detector radios ice warnings The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an automatic slipperiness detection system for cars. The system warns vehicles in advance of a road’s actual slipperiness. If the road becomes slippery, other vehicles arriving in the area will also be warned immediately. The communication scheme ... Read more
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