Automotive and Motorsport

Emitech Group on the road to test the vehicles of today and tomorrow

The Emitech Group has just acquired Vitesco Technologies’ technical centre in Osny. This new test centre reinforces the Emitech Group’s testing capabilities, in particular for the validation of all vehicle technologies and more specifically its powertrain. With its development experts, its three engine test benches, its climate chamber and its …

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Pickering Interfaces launches industry’s highest bandwidth general purpose PXI matrix

Pickering Interfaces has launched the industry’s highest bandwidth general purpose PXI matrix. Available in 16×8, 2-pole, or high-density 32×8, 2-pole switching configurations, the matrix modules offer bandwidths ranging from 35MHz to 70MHz depending upon path selected and a VSWR <1.5:1 to 85MHz. The modules are in two-slot PXI (model 40-588) …

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As Electric Vehicle sales grow, so to does the requirement for robust charging enclosures

As e-mobility demand increases year-on-year, a corresponding requirement is placed on supporting infrastructure, primarily the charging point. Protecting the charging points against adverse weather or impact damage is vital to maintaining safe and reliable charging, which puts enclosures at centre stage. Here, Chris Lloyd, Managing Director at Spelsberg, explains the …

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New STEM lesson plans from RS Components explore the technology and teamwork that drive a winning racing team

RS Components (RS) has unveiled the latest in its Imagine-X series of online STEM lesson plans, which provide teachers in the UK with free curriculum-aligned resources for pupils aged 7–14. The new lessons, entitled Driven to Inspire: The Science of Going Fast, are themed around motorsport, bringing them to life …

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NI and Konrad Technologies to accelerate autonomous vehicle test

NI and Konrad Technologies (KT) have entered into a strategic agreement to develop test systems and solutions for autonomous driving software and hardware validation. Together, the companies plan to deliver new technologies to help automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs leverage real-world road data and simulation, to help improve vehicle …

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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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