Automotive and Motorsport

Allegro MicroSystems announces groundbreaking new position sensors for ADAS applications

Allegro MicroSystems has announced the launch of its A33110 and A33115 magnetic position sensors at the Sensors Converge Conference in San Jose, CA. Designed for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications that require high levels of accuracy and heterogeneous signal redundancy, Allegro’s newest sensors combine the company’s vertical Hall technology …

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Sentronics partners with HORIBA UK to unveil new Fuel Consumption Sensor for the automotive market

Sentronics is pleased to announce its partnership with HORIBA UK to launch the next generation Ultrasonic Fuel Consumption Measurement Sensor, the HORIBA RealFlow: Powered by Sentronics, for the automotive industry. Featuring the latest innovative advancements and patented technology in ultrasonic fuel flow sensing, the HORIBA RealFlow provides true under-bonnet installation …

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Accelerating ADAS with the first long-range 3D antenna from HUBER+SUHNER

The HUBER+SUHNER 3D waveguide antenna is the first long-range 3D metallised plastic radar antenna designed for ADAS, offering ultra-low losses for the most accurate object detection whilst meeting automotive standards. ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) use advanced technologies to assist drivers when using a vehicle, thereby improving performance and road-safety. …

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Automotive industry driving down acceptable chip defect levels

The Automotive Industry is setting ever tougher targets for ‘Zero Defects’ in chips because of the need for ultra-high levels of reliability and safety in cars. ‘Zero Defects’ is industry shorthand for the acceptable level of defects and Sondrel, who provides turnkey ASIC design and manufacturing for automotive companies, reports …

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NI deploys vehicle fleet for ADAS research, improved workflow and data management

NI and key partners have announced the deployment of a fleet of vehicles in Europe, the United States and China that will enable ADAS/Autonomous Driving engineering teams to address top challenges related to data volume, quality, access and utilisation. The vehicles are equipped with the high-performance in-vehicle data recording and …

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RS renews superbike team support to help young people fulfil potential

RS is proud to renew its support for the GR MotoSport team at this year’s Bennetts British Superbike (BSB) championships. RS PRO announced tool partnership status for the 2020 and 2021 championships, and has continued this for 2022. This demonstrates RS’s commitment to helping young people fulfil their potential and …

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Element establishes battery testing leadership in North America with the acquisition of Energy Assurance

Element Materials Technology (Element) has acquired Energy Assurance (EA), one of the leading independent battery testing operators in North America. Based in Gainesville, Georgia with operations in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, EA provides performance testing services for battery and battery-powered products using over 3,000 cycling channels and more than 200 environmental chambers. …

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RS champions access to motorsport with sponsorship of all-disabled Team BRIT

RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents, a global omni-channel product and service solutions provider for industrial customers and suppliers, is championing access to motorsport for all with its sponsorship of Team BRIT – an all-disabled racing team. As part of the support package, it is providing crucial kit …

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STMicroelectronics’ automotive gate driver boosts motor-control flexibility

STMicroelectronics’ L9908 integrated automotive three-phase gate driver unit (GDU) operates in 12V, 24V, or 48V systems and has flexible input and output channels to fulfil numerous applications in conventional and hybrid/electric vehicles. Dedicated source connections to the high-side and low-side FETs (field-effect transistors) of each half bridge let users configure …

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NI extends leadership position in electric vehicle testing with acquisition of Kratzer Automation AG’s test systems business

NI has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the test systems business of Kratzer Automation AG, a European leader in providing holistic customer solutions for electrification (EV). This agreement further expands NI’s investment in the high growth area of vehicle electrification and enhances customer connections …

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