Automotive and Motorsport

Automotive Lidar Market: IDTechEx research on the battlefield of a hundred technology suppliers

Analysts at the technology consulting firm IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred companies that develop 3D lidar modules. The tally was at 107 and counting by November 2019, and most companies position their business as automotive Tier 2 suppliers. The lidar market is very dynamic and some players are making excellent progress towards launching automotive grade products. The Valeo Scala product by Valeo, a French automotive Tier 1 supplier, is alreadyused in the Audi A8 production vehicle. This is a …

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Steering specialist invests in 3D scanning arm

Coventry-based steering system specialist, Pailton Engineering has added to its quality assurance (QA) equipment with the addition of an Absolute Arm 7-axis with RS5 laser scanner manufactured by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. This articulated measuring arm offers tactile probing and surfacing scanning of steering parts, to generate a precise 3D image of …

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Analog Devices and Jungo cooperate on in-cabin monitoring technology to improve vehicle safety

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has announced a collaboration with Jungo  to develop a Time-of-Flight (ToF) and 2D infrared- (IR) based camera solution to enable driver- and in-cabin monitoring in vehicles. The combination of ADI’s ToF technology with Jungo’s Co-driver software is expected to enable the monitoring of vehicle occupants for …

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Analog Devices collaborates with Hyundai to launch industry’s first all-digital road noise cancellation system

Analog Devices (ADI) has announced a strategic collaboration with Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) where Hyundai plans to launch the automotive industry’s first all-digital road noise cancellation system leveraging ADI’s Automotive Audio Bus (A²B) technology. Hyundai also intends to more broadly adopt ADI’s A²B technology for its fundamental audio connectivity and …

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Long-distance inductive sensors ensure fast and reliable assembly of automotive stereos

A plastics manufacturer tests batches of control knobs for in-car audio systems before shipment to automotive assembly plants. Each knob contains a small metal washer that can occasionally become dislodged and therefore a custom-built testing machine tests that they are present. Contrinex long-distance inductive sensors, positioned directly below a tray …

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Anritsu and dSPACE to accelerate simulation and testing of 5G automotive applications

Anritsu and dSPACE, two leading companies in testing and measurement as well as simulation and validation, will jointly demonstrate an unparalleled integration of a 5G network emulator in a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system to develop next generation automotive applications for connected vehicles. Visitors of the Anritsu exhibit booth (Hall 6, stand …

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Sensors ensure fast and safe automotive brake cable production

During production of automotive parking-brake cable in a Portuguese factory, strands of steel wire are twisted together, forming a single cable with a nominal diameter of 3mm (0.1in). The process operates continuously, and twisted cable passes between successive work-stations in an unbroken length. Between operations, the cable is largely unsupported, …

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Marriage made simple: laser profile sensors enable precise alignment and positioning of vehicle instrument panels

Fully or semi-automatic assembly of instrument panels in the automotive production process require the gripper tool to precisely position the panel in accordance with the vehicle chassis. With each chassis potentially having a different variant or position, knowing where the tool is in relation to the chassis allows for smooth …

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Israeli startup TriEye collaborates with Porsche to help drivers “see” better in low visibility conditions

Israeli startup TriEye, whose Short-Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) sensing technology enhances visibility in adverse weather and night-time conditions, has announced a collaboration with the German sports car manufacturer Porsche, to further improve visibility and performance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV). As ADAS systems are expected to operate under …

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Safety to the power of three: Bosch completes sensor portfolio for automated driving

Good things come in threes – and automated driving is no exception. Before safe automated driving can become a reality, a third sensor principle is needed in addition to camera and radar. Consequently, Bosch is making long-range lidar sensors production-ready – the first lidar (light detection and ranging) system that …

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