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BMW sports car sparks laser light revolution February 24, 2014 BMW sports car sparks laser light revolution Osram has been named as the system partner for the first production vehicle in the world equipped with a laser light. German automotive manufacturer BMW plans to put a laser-equipped BMW i8 car on the road by the second half of 2014. Read more Bosch Engineering co-develops electric sports vehicle February 21, 2014 Bosch Engineering co-develops electric sports vehicle The engineering of the Quant electric sports car to be introduced at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show comes from a Bosch subsidiary - Bosch Engineering GmbH has designed the powertrain of the four-seater. The manufacturer of the Quant-e, NanoFlowCell has already generated high expectations - the company ... Read more Telematics in service fleets to exceed 30% by 2019 February 20, 2014 Telematics in service fleets to exceed 30% by 2019 Market analyst, ABI Research forecasts that the number of service vehicles equipped with telematics solutions will increase to around 25 million vehicles on a global basis by the end of 2019 representing a penetration exceeding 30%. Read more Micronas sells more Hall sensors, earns less February 20, 2014 Micronas sells more Hall sensors, earns less In 2013, sales and earnings of chipmaker Micronas declined despite stronger demand in terms of units. The company sells mostly Hall sensors and related devices into the automotive industry. Micronas CEO Matthias Bopp expects another bumpy year ahead with large variations in the markets. Read more Bi-directional charging box connects e-cars to smart grid February 19, 2014 Bi-directional charging box connects e-cars to smart grid As a contribution to Germany's turnaround in energy policy, scientists have developed a device that allows electric energy to flow in both directions between the power grid and electric vehicles. The system enables electric vehicles not only to be charged but also to store energy and return it to the ... Read more Electric bike overcomes design limits of pedelecs February 19, 2014 Electric bike overcomes design limits of pedelecs Faster and much higher acceleration than e-bikes and pedelecs is the "eRockit", an innovative development of the Berlin-based startup company eRockit GmbH. In contrast to e-bikes and pedelecs, the 2-wheeler reaches a speed of up to 80 kmph. With its drivetrain technology, the vehicle establishes a new ... Read more Spansion interface speeds up NOR Flash throughput February 18, 2014 Spansion interface speeds up NOR Flash throughput Instrument clusters, infotainment system, and advanced driver assistance systems today are typically equipped with a sophisticated graphical user interface that requires strong graphic performance. Flash memory provider Spansion, Inc. has developed a data bus interface that could significantly increase ... Read more Strong growth ahead for automotive image sensors February 17, 2014 Strong growth ahead for automotive image sensors With sophisticated driver assistance systems increasingly offering functions that make cars to "see" their environments, the market for image sensors in automotive environments is shifting higher. Market research company Smithers Apex provides detailed figures. Read more Green light for European C2X standard February 14, 2014 Green light for European C2X standard Cars that can automatically transmit hazard warnings are one step closer to reality. At the opportunity of a workshop in Berlin, standard bodies ETSI and CEN announced that they agreed upon a basic set of standards for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). The agreement ensures that vehicles ... Read more Daimler S-class comes with MOST150 February 14, 2014 Daimler S-class comes with MOST150 Daimler has it on the street: The company's new Mercedes S-Class rolls along with the latest MOST infotainment data bus generation inside. The company now will introduce this technology gradually in all other Mercedes Benz models. Read more
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