Automotive and Motorsport

How close are we to autonomous cars?

In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies, as we see market leaders like Google’s Waymo have achieved the milestones in on-road testing of their self-driving fleets, and companies like Tesla announced ambitious plans to commercialise robotaxi services in geo-fenced areas by 2020. Meanwhile, we have also seen GM delaying its …

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Mouser Electronics and Bourns present new eBook on electric vehicles charging infrastructure

Mouser Electronics has announced a new eBook in collaboration with Bourns, exploring new components, technologies, and strategies for the design and development of electric vehicles. In Electrification of the Vehicle, subject matter experts from Mouser and Bourns provide detailed explanations of concepts and products including shunt resistors, inductor designs for on-board chargers, …

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ABT and Schaeffler establish strategic collaboration to electrify light commercial vehicles

The Schaeffler Group and ABT e-Line have established a strategic collaboration for the electrification of light commercial vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tonnes. ABT e-Line is a 100 per cent subsidiary of ABT Holding that, as a premium partner to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, has been commissioned to fully electrify light …

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Former apprentice and motorsport legend opens new OAS training centre

Motorsport legend and former apprentice, Ross Brawn OBE has officially opened the new Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) Training Centre, which is run by the Manufacturing Technology Centre, on the UKAEA Culham site in Oxfordshire. Coventry-based MTC Apprenticeships has been procured by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the Science …

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How the latest electronics have impacted the automotive evolution

The automotive industry has been thriving for many years and is one of the highest demanding markets. The automotive industry is a term that covers all aspects of motor vehicles – such as the design, development, marketing, manufacturing and selling of the vehicles itself. With thanks to the latest electronics, …

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Schaeffler and Audi look forward to another successful season

With the next (sixth) season due to begin today, Formula E is the ideal stage for Schaeffler to present its expertise in the field of forward-thinking technologies and sustainable mobility. Earlier this month, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler received a further boost when Audi and Schaeffler announced that they will continue …

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Schaeffler and Audi moving forward together

Schaeffler and Audi are set to remain a formidable Formula E team in the future. This agreement was concluded between the globally active automotive and industrial supplier from Herzogenaurach and the brand from Ingolstadt. Joint development work on the Audi e-tron FE07 for the series’ seventh season, starting out in …

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Pressure support for Bloodhound LSR

Measurement specialist, Evolution Measurement, reveals that with their principal, Scanivalve, they are supporting the Bloodhound LSR project with their pressure measurement requirements. Based in Andover, UK, Evolution Measurement have been working with the Bloodhound LSR team who are aiming to smash the land speed record of 763.035 mph which was …

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Convert secures cable assembly order to power 100 electric quadbikes a year

Convert, a leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, has secured an order to design cable assemblies to power 100 electric all terrain quad bikes a year. Convert will design and manufacture the cable assemblies for Aspire Engineering, specialist in sustainable engineering solutions for the electric vehicle industry, who then …

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Space Drive on track for high volume production

The automotive industry is on the brink of a radical change. New technologies such as the Space Drive drive-by-wire system and new vehicle concepts such as the Schaeffler Mover are playing an increasingly important role. The joint venture partners can now look back on the first year of their cooperation. …

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