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24-03-2017 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Osram’s Infrared LED Optimises Licence Plate Recognition

Osram has developed a new infrared LED with a wavelength of 810 nanometres. It is intended to improve the contrast in camera images to simplify licence plate identification, for example.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

23-03-2017 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Volkswagen Trials Quantum Computers

Quantum computers will be the supercomputers of the future. Volkswagen is trialling the use of such computers to solve real-world problems.

Author:
Sven Eisenkrämer

22-03-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The Arteon Expands the Volkswagen Model Range Upwards

After the Passat CC and the Phaeton, Volkswagen again plans to position a model above the Passat and has introduced the Arteon. This model also uses a new generation of assistance systems.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

17-03-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Bosch’s New Onboard Computer Is to Be the Brain of Self-Driving Vehicles

In Berlin, Bosch presented an intelligent car computer for self-driving vehicles. The supplier is teaming up with chipmaker Nvidia to build the so-called AI onboard computer. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

16-03-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The Tyre of the Future Is Intelligent and Expected to Heal Itself

Goodyear has developed its spherical concept tyre further. The result is influenced by bionics, is intelligent and can adapt to road and weather conditions.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

15-03-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Intel Acquires Mobileye

By acquiring start-up Mobileye for $15.3 billion, the American chip maker Intel could play a greater role in the development of the car in future.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

09-03-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

FEV Acquires Vehicle Development Service Provider Stea

By acquiring Italian engineering company Stea, FEV is expanding its expertise in complete vehicle development with packaging and design. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

08-03-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Renault and Heudiasyc Open Research Centre

Renault and Heudiasyc have opened a new laboratory, which mainly deals with data collection for autonomous driving. The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev are also jointly working on a public transport concept. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

07-03-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Daimler Invests in US Provider for Charging Solutions

Daimler is pursuing its electric mobility offensive further. With this investment, the company wants to pave the way for more electric mobility services and products for private and fleet customers. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

03-03-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Volvo Trucks Tests a Hybrid Drive for Trucks

With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions should sink by five to ten percent.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

02-03-2017 | Consumables | News | Article

Electrification Also Means Fuels Based on Electricity

The Engine Congress in Baden-Baden has shown that not only electric motors can be operated largely CO2 neutrally, but also combustion engines if synthetic fuels are used.

Author:
Richard Backhaus

28-02-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Harman Enables Integration of Apple CarPlay Through Wireless Connectivity

Wireless connectivity of the iPhone in the car has so far hardly made headway. Harman wants to change that. The audio specialist has now announced a first: the successful integration of Apple CarPlay through a wireless connection.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

27-02-2017 | Race Cars | News | Article

Renault Targets a Top Spot in Formula One with the R.S.17

Renault Sport Formula One Team will launch the newly developed R.S.17 in 2017. The works team spearheaded by new team member Nico Hülkenberg is targeting fifth place in the Constructors’ World Championship. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

23-02-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The Fastest Ferrari in History – the 812 Superfast

The Ferrari 812 Superfast will shortly be celebrating its debut. The super sports car lives up to its name and will become the fastest Ferrari in the history of the brand. With this model, Ferrari would like to usher in a new era in its 12-cylinder history.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

23-02-2017 | Engine Technology | News | Article

ZF’s 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission Has a Hybrid Option

ZF has introduced a new 8-speed dual clutch transmission designed to cater for all drive trends. Compared to its predecessor, it has shrunk enabling purely electrical operation.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

17-02-2017 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

Audi Lavishes the RS 3 Sportback with 294 kW

Following the world premiere of the RS 3 Saloon at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Audi is now poised to debut the RS 3 Sportback at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Ingolstadt-based company has mainly updated the engine and the look.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

16-02-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Swarm Data Paves the Way for Autonomous Driving

Volkswagen will equip its future models with new technology from Mobileye. The data generated is to flow into the cloud and may also be complemented with data from other manufacturers in the future.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

15-02-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Ford Makes Billion-Dollar Investment in Self-Driving Vehicles

Ford is investing US$1 billion in Argo AI and intends to develop a software platform for self-driving vehicles with the start-up.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

10-02-2017 | Engine Technology | News | Article

McLaren Plans to Develop Combustion Technology with Partners

McLaren Automotive has announced a strategic project to design and develop technologies for the next generation of powertrains. The UK government supports the project.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

09-02-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

HERE Enters into Strategic Partnership with Pioneer

HERE and Pioneer intend to develop a globally consistent high-definition (HD) map solution. This partnership could open the Asian market further for HERE.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach
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