Automotive and Motorsport

Mouser-sponsored Formula E team caps exhilarating season

Mouser Electronics is celebrating the success of the GEOX DRAGON Formula E racing team in a formidable racing season. Driving the Mouser-sponsored car this year were three-time FIA WTCC drivers’ champion José María López and former test and reserve driver Maximilian Günther. Just over halfway through the season, Günther nabbed a …

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MTS awarded contract for world’s largest heavy vehicle durability simulator

MTS Systems Corporation has been awarded a contract valued at $30.4M, inclusive of all options, to design and build the world’s largest spindle-coupled road simulator for the US Army. The contract will be incrementally funded, and the majority of options exercisable in fiscal years 2020, 2021 and 2022. The road …

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Italy’s University of Modena wins Formula Student 2019 competition at Silverstone

Italy’s University of Modena won Formula Student 2019, beating over 100 undergraduate teams from more 20 countries at the international racing car event at Silverstone which this year saw the launch of its first autonomous car competition. Formula Student, which is run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, challenges students …

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Aberdeen University student team awarded Best Newcomer for energy-efficient car in global challenge

RS Components (RS) helped support a student team from Aberdeen University achieve Best Newcomer in the hydrogen prototype category of the Shell Eco-marathon programme this month, for their ultra-energy-efficient car. PrototAU, team of around 50 students for which RS was the headline sponsor, developed the car with financial and ongoing technical …

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Sleek “Mouser Machine” makes second appearance at Toronto Indy Race

Following a solid race in Wisconsin, the Mouser– and Molex-sponsored IndyCar team is setting their sights on Honda Indy Toronto on 14 July, where the car will be sporting a Mouser Blue livery for the second year in a row. Driver Sebastien Bourdais and the Mouser-sponsored No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan car collected another …

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High-performance connectors in the Formula Student race

Three student teams from Swiss universities are competing with electric race cars they design, build and manufacture themselves. Stäubli’s ultra-reliable high-performance and flexibly configurable connectors are along for the ride. Even before the big FIA Formula E championship race was established, Formula Student was putting its own electric race cars …

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Analog Devices wins prestigious UK industry award for automotive power management product

Analog Devices has won the 2019 UK Electronics Industry Automotive Product of the Year Award for its LT8708 series bidirectional synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controllers. According to the Electronics Industry Awards judges, the LT8708 ‘shows innovation and demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness that stand out from other automotive products’. The award …

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Analog Devices and First Sensor developing LIDAR offerings to accelerate the future of autonomous driving

Analog Devices (ADI) has announced a collaboration with First Sensor to develop products aimed at speeding the launch of autonomous sensing technology serving unmanned automotive, aerial and underwater vehicles in transportation, smart agriculture, industrial manufacturing and other industries. As part of the collaboration, Analog Devices and First Sensor are developing …

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Rockwell Automation opens new Electric Vehicle Innovation Centre in Silicon Valley

Rockwell Automation today opened a new 8,000 square-foot Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Centre at 111 North Market Street in San Jose, California, within its Information Solutions development facility. The centre will provide live manufacturing demonstrations, hands-on trials utilising new technology and events showcasing collaboration with industry experts and Rockwell Automation partners. Utilising augmented …

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Bosch Rexroth drive the focus on innovative automation solutions at this year’s Automechanika event

This year’s Automechanika event, held in Birmingham in early June, attracted thousands of visitors from across the automotive market. With a focus on vehicle production and the aftermarket, key themes of this year’s event included electrification, innovation and improved efficiency. As leading experts in factory automation, Bosch Rexroth were able …

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