Automotive and Motorsport

Vehicle production moves up a gear with advanced network technologies

The automotive industry has continually pioneered new manufacturing and assembly processes, driving the adoption of key innovative technologies on the factory floor. To enhance their competitiveness, companies need interconnected and flexible production systems that can decrease cycle times while increasing quality. Industrial communication technologies play a key role in the …

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New swarm testing capability to accelerate ADAS and autonomous vehicle development

Leading automotive test system supplier AB Dynamics has showcased its unique capability to replicate simulated swarm tests quickly and accurately in the real world and vice-versa. By using a common toolchain, complex scenario testing can be transferred from one environment to the other with centimetre accuracy. This enables the testing …

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TÜV SÜD NEL to build UK’s first mobile facility for testing dispensed quantity at hydrogen refuelling stations

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has secured Government funding to build the UK’s first mobile primary standard facility for testing hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) to ensure they deliver the correct amount of fuel. Funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through the National Measurement System mechanism, the …

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Ansible Motion picks up two awards in recognition of manufacturing and growth in 2020

Acknowledging its manufacturing excellence and growth, Norfolk-based Ansible Motion, a trusted specialist in Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) vehicle simulation technology, has been awarded with two Broadland & South Norfolk Business Awards for Advanced Manufacturing and International Business Growth in 2020. Based in Norfolk’s Hethel Innovation Centre for over ten years, Ansible Motion …

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NI subsidiary joins the Open Manufacturing Platform

NI has announced that its latest acquisition, OptimalPlus, has joined the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), a consortium led by BMW, Microsoft, ZF, Bosch and ABInBev that helps manufacturers leverage advanced technologies to gain greater operational efficiencies, factory output, customer loyalty and net profits. The OMP brings together business leaders, technologists, …

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Getting a feel for it

Sony’s PlayStation 5 features the DualSense controller, making it the latest innovation in gaming. Offering a more immersive experience, the controller’s adaptive triggers allow players to feel the game. This technology, known as haptic feedback, communicates a sense of feeling to its users, which can be useful in many applications. …

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Pickering Interfaces announces Partner Program with System Integrators to collaboratively optimise customer test solutions

Pickering Interfaces has launched its Pickering Partner Program, which is designed to ensure that customers get the support they need from the best available systems integrator in their region for their application or requirements. “Customers are working on more complex and diverse systems, and they may need a more complete …

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KiSUITE – Analysis software for NVH

KiSUITE is the software platform designed to complement the Kistler KiNOVA data acquisition system by providing comprehensive data analysis capability. A group of four packages share the ease of use and flexibility characteristics that make NVH analysis simple, straight forward and insightful. KiSUITE – Analysis – A flexible and powerful …

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An open road ahead for the fuel cell

On the road to climate-friendlier mobility, hydrogen is gaining importance as an energy source for fuel cells. However, fuelling of hydrogen is more complex than fuelling of gasoline and diesel. Unlike other gases, hydrogen heats up as it expands, causing pressure and temperature changes during fuelling that need to be …

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Schaeffler shapes the fully-electric future of the DTM

At the final German Touring Car Masters (DTM) race weekend of 2020, Schaeffler is showing what the future of the DTM will look like: it is green and electric. As the new Series and Innovation Partner of the DTM, Schaeffler and the umbrella organisation, ITR (Internationale Tourenwagen Rennen e.V.) are …

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