Tag Archives: automotive

How is smart technology set to transform the automotive industry?

The automotive industry is laden with technological advancement — and always has been. Whether it be for safety, entertainment, comfort, or innovation, you can be confident that manufacturers are working tirelessly to develop the latest bit of tech every single day. In recent years, the focus for automotive giants around …

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High-pressure rated Inductives keep packing a riveting punch

Automotive technicians assembling prototype vehicle bodies during pre-production use manual punch-riveting tools to join individual sheet-metal parts. Several thousand joints are required per vehicle, and tools must be compact since space is often limited. Bad joints, which are very costly to repair, can occur if the technician does not set …

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Nexperia delivers widest range of AEC-Q101 discretes in miniature, leadless rugged DFN packages

Nexperia today announced the industry’s widest portfolio of automotive-qualified discretes in space-saving, thermally-efficient, AOI-compatible DFN (Discrete Flat No leads) packages. The AEC-Q101 range of devices available cuts across all Nexperia’s product groups and includes switching, Schottky, Zener and protection diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), N- and P-channel MOSFETs, resistor-equipped transistors …

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Tiny flow probe launched to automotive market

When it comes to efficiency, the smallest details can have the biggest impact. None more so than a tiny flow probe created by German flow probe manufacturer, Vectoflow. The probe has been designed to measure flow measurements in automotive radiators.  With a 10 mm height and 1.6 mm Kiel head …

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Schaeffler subsidiary Compact Dynamics selected as exclusive FIA supplier from 2022 to 2024

Compact Dynamics, a subsidiary of global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler, has been appointed by the FIA World Motor Sport Council as the exclusive supplier of the hybrid system to be used in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The innovative hybrid technology will be used in the new Rally1 …

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Automotive Lidar Market: IDTechEx research on the battlefield of a hundred technology suppliers

Analysts at the technology consulting firm IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred companies that develop 3D lidar modules. The tally was at 107 and counting by November 2019, and most companies position their business as automotive Tier 2 suppliers. The lidar market is very dynamic and some players are making excellent progress towards launching automotive grade products. The Valeo Scala product by Valeo, a French automotive Tier 1 supplier, is alreadyused in the Audi A8 production vehicle. This is a …

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Steering specialist invests in 3D scanning arm

Coventry-based steering system specialist, Pailton Engineering has added to its quality assurance (QA) equipment with the addition of an Absolute Arm 7-axis with RS5 laser scanner manufactured by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. This articulated measuring arm offers tactile probing and surfacing scanning of steering parts, to generate a precise 3D image of …

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Analog Devices and Jungo cooperate on in-cabin monitoring technology to improve vehicle safety

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has announced a collaboration with Jungo  to develop a Time-of-Flight (ToF) and 2D infrared- (IR) based camera solution to enable driver- and in-cabin monitoring in vehicles. The combination of ADI’s ToF technology with Jungo’s Co-driver software is expected to enable the monitoring of vehicle occupants for …

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Analog Devices collaborates with Hyundai to launch industry’s first all-digital road noise cancellation system

Analog Devices (ADI) has announced a strategic collaboration with Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) where Hyundai plans to launch the automotive industry’s first all-digital road noise cancellation system leveraging ADI’s Automotive Audio Bus (A²B) technology. Hyundai also intends to more broadly adopt ADI’s A²B technology for its fundamental audio connectivity and …

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Long-distance inductive sensors ensure fast and reliable assembly of automotive stereos

A plastics manufacturer tests batches of control knobs for in-car audio systems before shipment to automotive assembly plants. Each knob contains a small metal washer that can occasionally become dislodged and therefore a custom-built testing machine tests that they are present. Contrinex long-distance inductive sensors, positioned directly below a tray …

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