Automotive and Motorsport

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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Mouser-Sponsored Formula E team celebrates top-five finish in Paris

The Mouser Electronics-sponsored GEOX DRAGON celebrated a fifth-place finish at the Paris E-Prix. GEOX DRAGON test and reserve driver Maximilian Günther once again replaced driver Felipe Nasr for the Formula E race, performing expertly on the rain-slicked track to pick up 10 points and the final P5 slot. Mouser is sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON Formula …

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Over 130 teams on the grid for Formula Student 2019

Formula Student, a student engineering competition organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, will see more than 3000 participants from over 25 countries take part in the event which returns to Silverstone this July. Formula Student challenges university teams from across the world to design and build a single seater …

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Mouser-sponsored Formula E team gears up for Paris E-Prix

The Mouser Electronics-sponsored GEOX DRAGON team heads to the banks of the Seine for the Paris E-Prix on April 27. The eighth leg of the exciting 2018-19 Formula E racing season features a challenging street course around the historic Les Invalides complex that packs 14 tough turns into just 1.93 kilometers. …

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