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Continental, BMW bundle R&D forces for automatic driving February 27, 2013 Continental, BMW bundle R&D forces for automatic driving Carmaker BMW and electronics supplier Continental announced plans to jointly create the technology required for highly automated driving. The R&D project is designed to run until the year 2014 and includes automatic driving even on high-speed motorways. Read more Siemens, Semikron crank up power in e-car electronics February 22, 2013 Siemens, Semikron crank up power in e-car electronics In order to speed developments aiming at power modules for electric and hybrid cars, Siemens announced a close collaboration of its Drive Technologies Division with power electronics systems vendor Semikron. At the same time, Siemens acquires Semicron subsidiary VePOINT. Read more Mentor Graphics expands automotive Linux infotainment business February 22, 2013 Mentor Graphics expands automotive Linux infotainment business EDA software vendor Mentor Graphics intends to expand its automotive business: The company has purchased certain related assets from Linux company MontaVista,. The move significantly strengthens Mentor Graphics' position in the market of Linux-based automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solutions. ... Read more Fraunhofer develops automotive TCP/IP protocol stack tests February 22, 2013 Fraunhofer develops automotive TCP/IP protocol stack tests With Ethernet around the corner as a standard for in-vehicle data communication, safety aspects become a topic for data transport over this bus. Engineers at the Fraunhofer ESK have developed ways to test the functional behaviour of TCP/IP protocol stacks in vehicles. Read more Connected vehicles and intelligent IT improve traffic flow in Eindhoven February 22, 2013 Connected vehicles and intelligent IT improve traffic flow in Eindhoven A road trial conducted in the Dutch city of Eindhoven shows that real-time sensor data can improve traffic flow and help to avoid congestions. Connected cars shared braking, acceleration and location data. The analysis of these data enabled local traffic authorities to identify and resolve road network ... Read more Daimler, Deutsche Telekom collaborate on automotive telematics February 21, 2013 Daimler, Deutsche Telekom collaborate on automotive telematics Carmakers and service providers are feverishly developing telematics infrastructure and applications for the "connected" vehicle generation. Luxury carmaker Daimler AG now announced it has selected Deutsche Telekom as its partner for the joint development of web applications for cars, including real-time ... Read more Piezo pump ensures clean exhaust gases February 21, 2013 Piezo pump ensures clean exhaust gases Researchers have development an intelligent injection pump to spray Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) into the exhaust train. This pump helps to make diesel exhaust gases much cleaner. Read more 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 31,200m˛ plant will support design and development, display cell production and LCD module assembly. Read more
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