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MOST Forum sheds light on the future of automotive optical data communications April 19, 2013 MOST Forum sheds light on the future of automotive optical data communications After twelve years of serial production, the MOST bus technology for automotive infotainment environments is more vital than ever. At the MOST Forum which will take place on April 23, in Esslingen (Germany), industrial and academic stakeholder will discuss future developments. The focus of presentations ... Read more Telematics enter off-road and truck markets April 17, 2013 Telematics enter off-road and truck markets Telematics for cars is one of the most promising markets for M2M applications. Telematics solutions will find their customers not only in passenger cars but likewise in trucks and off-road vehicles. At the Bauma trade fair for construction machines and off-road vehicles this week in Munich, Daimler subsidiary ... Read more Ford, Schaeffler demo advanced wheel hub drive April 16, 2013 Ford, Schaeffler demo advanced wheel hub drive In tomorrow's city cars, electric wheel hub drives will be the solution of choice - they enable innovative, extremely flexible and versatile design solutions. Carmaker Ford and mechatronics company Schaeffler AG have developed such a drive and integrated it into a concept vehicle based on a Ford Fiesta. ... Read more Virtual test drive generates realistic fuel consumption results April 16, 2013 Virtual test drive generates realistic fuel consumption results When it comes to emissions and fuel consumption of cars, there is a wide gap between the levels that are obtained in theory and practice. Simulation solution and engineering services provider IPG (Karlsruhe, Germany) demonstrated a more virtual test that achieves realistic results, implemented on its ... Read more EU validates Audi's LED technology as eco-relevant innovation April 15, 2013 EU validates Audi's LED technology as eco-relevant innovation The European Commission has certified the LED illumination in Audi vehicles as fuel-saving technology. This acknowledgement improves the carmakers assessment with regard to fleet fuel consumption. Read more Harman acquires vehicle safety company iOnRoad April 12, 2013 Harman acquires vehicle safety company iOnRoad Infotainment equipment vendor Harman International has acquired iOnRoad Technologies, Ltd. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, iOnRoad disposes of significant expertise in the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), including the iOnRoad safety app that makes use of augmented reality techniques. ... Read more LED luminaires transmit data at high bandwidth April 11, 2013 LED luminaires transmit data at high bandwidth The Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin has further developed its broadband optical communications technology which utilizes standard commercial LEDs used for lighting purposes to transmit data. While hitherto data rates of up to 800 Mbit/s have been possible, the researchers succeeded in increasing ... Read more New Volvo diesel engine: More sensors, better efficiency April 09, 2013 New Volvo diesel engine: More sensors, better efficiency Volvo has developed a new fuel injection control system for Diesel engines that promises to significantly increase the already high fuel efficiency of this engine type. The i-ART system throws sensors and microprocessors at the problem, enabling continuous monitoring of the relevant parameters. Read more EC Funded MobiCloud Project aims for safer, greener and more efficient public transport April 09, 2013 EC Funded MobiCloud Project aims for safer, greener and more efficient public transport Nettropolis and the MobiCloud consortium announced the deployment of innovative mobile cloud services for the personnel of the Karlsruhe Public Transport Authority (Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe or VBK). Read more PTC receives two automotive-relevant safety certificates April 09, 2013 PTC receives two automotive-relevant safety certificates EDA software vendor PTC has received two new certifications for its application lifecycle management solution PTC Integrity: German test and certification services provider TÜV Süd Automotive awarded its safety-related "Fit for Purpose" certificate which acknowledges that the software can be used in ... Read more
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