Automotive and Motorsport

Renesas Electronics and SAIC Volkswagen unveil joint laboratory to accelerate development for China’s automotive market

Renesas Electronics has established the Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory with SAIC Volkswagen Automobile Co., (SVW). The SAIC-Volkswagen-Renesas Joint Laboratory will accelerate research and development efforts to support emerging automotive electronics applications, starting with cockpit and vehicle control, for the Chinese automotive market. The joint laboratory will combine Renesas’ advanced microcontrollers, system-on-chips …

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Molex encouraged by eSync alliance membership growth

Molex, a member of the board of the eSync alliance, is pleased to announce the accelerating growth in membership.  The alliance is in an industry-wide initiative developing and promoting the technology needed for automotive Over-the-Air (OTA) and in-vehicle networks, which reduce the cost of software and firmware updates and recalls, and improve data …

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Renesas enables embedded automotive ADAS developments with Perception Quick Start Software

Renesas continues to accelerate the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) systems with a new Perception Quick Start Software based on its R-Car V3H system-on-chip (SoC). The solution delivers reference software for camera obstacle detection (COD), LiDAR obstacle detection (LOD), and road feature detection (RFD) – three key recognition …

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RS Components supports Aberdeen University student team to develop energy-efficient car for global challenge

RS Components (RS) is supporting a student team from Aberdeen University building an ultra-energy-efficient car to compete in the global Shell Eco-marathon programme. RS is the headline sponsor for the team of around 50 students that make up PrototAU, and is providing financial and ongoing technical support to build the vehicle. …

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Formula Student launches autonomous racing car competition

Formula Student is launching the UK’s first undergraduate autonomous racing car competition at Silverstone in July, giving young engineers the chance to hone their software expertise and automation skills on the renowned racing track. Six UK universities are entering autonomous cars in Formula Student, which is run by the Institution …

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Mouser-sponsored Formula E team drives into Berlin

Following another top-ten finish at the Monaco E-Prix, the Mouser Electronics-sponsored GEOX DRAGON Formula E racing team heads to Germany for the Berlin E-Prix on May 25. At the Monaco E-Prix, driver José María “Pechito” López continued GEOX DRAGON’s successful season, coming in tenth. Mouser is sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON …

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MTS equips renowned automotive institute for advanced vehicle performance evaluation

MTS Systems Corporation has announced the commissioning of an MTS Flat-Trac Handling Roadway at FKFS, a globally renowned automotive research and development institute. FKFS will deploy the roadway to enable faster evaluation of vehicle performance during innumerable real-world driving scenarios. The Flat-Trac Handling Roadway is a state-of-the-art multiaxial simulation system, …

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ams, Ibeo and ZF partner to deliver industry-first solid-state LiDAR systems for the automotive industry

ams has signed an agreement to team with Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, the German specialist for automotive LiDAR sensor technology, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, one of the leading technology companies for mobility worldwide to advance solid-state LiDAR technology for use in autonomous driving and other applications. The three companies will …

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Schaeffler acquires XTRONIC

On 3 May 2019, Schaeffler signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of XTRONIC.  The takeover of the Böblingen, Germany-based company is expected to be completed in June 2019, once all closing conditions have been met. XTRONIC is a technology partner that develops customer-specific software and electronics solutions for the …

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