Automotive and Motorsport

Renesas Electronics joins the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium to speed autonomous driving vehicle development

Renesas Electronics has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) as a core member. Renesas joins leaders from across the automotive ecosystem, including vehicle OEMs, Tier1 suppliers, and other semiconductor suppliers to help solve some of the most significant challenges of deploying self-driving vehicles at scale. As the automotive industry pushes forward to …

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Flow measurement in F1 racing cars

High pressure flowmeters from Titan Enterprises have, over the last decade, been widely used in the hydraulic test systems of F1 racing cars to measure fluid flow. A high-performance engine company also uses Titan flow meters to monitor the oil flow lubricating its turbo units on the test bench. Formula 1 engines typically have no …

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ON Semiconductor and AImotive announce collaboration on future sensor fusion hardware platforms

ON Semiconductor and AImotive have jointly announced that they will work together to develop prototype sensor fusion platforms for automotive applications. The collaboration will help customers explore highly integrated solutions for future generations of sensor data conditioning hardware platforms. The companies plan to develop a series of hardware platform demonstrators, …

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Renesas introduces the R-Car Consortium Proactive Partner Program to accelerate automotive mobility innovation

Renesas Electronics has launched its R-Car Consortium Proactive Partner Program. The program adds a new level to Renesas’ current R-Car Consortium, enabling customers to quickly identify and engage with the partners whose solutions will help them accelerate their innovation for the future mobility market. The Proactive Partner Program’s open platform …

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Phoenix Contact team at the WAVE Trophy: eYoungsters take second place

Trainees Jana Schwarze and Alexandra Kerps, who are both 21 and have just started their careers at Phoenix Contact, took second place in the WAVE Trophy, the largest e-mobility rally in the world. During the WAVE Trophy, the two aspiring industry sales representatives covered 3241 kilometers in their eGolf nicknamed …

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Young Calibration extends its’ support to automotive powertrain testing companies

Young Calibration extends its’ support to automotive powertrain testing companies for ICE, EV and Hybrid technologies with its’ leading ISO 17025 calibration accreditation services. Having made the successful transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 during its’ recent UKAS re-assessment, the company continues to expand its’ laboratory and onsite based instrumentation calibration services …

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Explosions that save lives

With more and more electric cars on the road, many drivers are increasingly uncertain what they should do or not do in the event of a collision. Electric motors also present rescue crews with new challenges. In fact, like any other vehicle, electric vehicles are equipped with safety features for …

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Schaeffler champions autonomous driving in China

Schaeffler has signed an investment agreement with China’s Hunan province in a move aimed at supporting and facilitating autonomous driving in China using Schaeffler technologies. Under the agreement, both parties will jointly develop a mobility ecosystem for intelligent vehicles in the provincial capital of Changsha. Schaeffler’s role in the venture …

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University of Bath and Kistler cooperate in complex powertrain analysis

The automotive industry is moving fast into an era where electric power is used as the primary power source with hydrocarbon fuels in a supporting role. The use of the “Plug-in Hybrid” concept presents challenges to powertrain designers that demand new technologies to define the parameters of the propulsion systems. …

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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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