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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

08-02-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

BMW Will Debut the New 5 Series Touring in Geneva

BMW will present the newest version of its 5 Series Touring at Lake Geneva. The Munich-based car maker has equipped it with new assistance systems, a revised operating concept and additional networking options.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

05-02-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Daimler and Uber Team up on Autonomous Driving

Daimler and Uber want to join forces to provide and operate self-driving vehicles. On 31 January, both companies gave a statement of their intention to that effect.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

02-02-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Porsche Wants to Expand Rapidly in the Digital Sector

Porsche is planning an offensive in the digital services sector and wants to generate a double-digit percentage of its business with these services in the medium term. The company would like to work with start-ups for this purpose.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

01-02-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Mercedes Previews the New Design Language

With its Aesthetics A sculpture, Mercedes is showing us how its vehicle design might look like in future. Accordingly, the era of creases will soon be over. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

27-01-2017 | Drivetrain | News | Article

Realistic Goals instead of Uncertainty

The general opinion at the “The Powertrain of Tomorrow 2017” conference was that nationwide electric mobility is unrealistic in the near future. Mild hybridisation clearly increases efficiency.

Author:
Martin Westerhoff

25-01-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

TomTom Acquires Berlin-based Start-up Autonomos

Tom Tom had made a strategic purchase. With its acquisition of Autonomos, the Dutch manufacturer of navigational devices intends to strengthen its position in the autonomous driving sector.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

24-01-2017 | Engine Technology | News | Article

Bosch and Mahle Intend to Sell Joint Turbocharger Business

The turbocharger manufacturer BMTS, a joint venture of Bosch and Mahle, is up for sale. Production volumes need to be increased to sustain success.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

19-01-2017 | Engine Technology | News | Article

BMW Redesigns its 4 Series Models

BMW has resharpened its 4 Series cars visually and technically. Modified styling, a newly tuned chassis and an LED light system are the most important innovations.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

19-01-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Nexteer Develops Steering Technology for Automated Driving

Nexteer Steering presented its new steering technology in Detroit. The Nexteer Steering-on-Demand system is designed to provide a safe transition between manual and automated driving

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

13-01-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Bosch’s eAxle Electric Axle Drive System is Making its Debut in Detroit

At the NAIAS, Bosch showed the prototype of a drive system that integrates the transmission, e-machine and power electronics in one housing. The drive is intended to provide an added boost to the electric vehicle market.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach
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