Tag Archives: automotive

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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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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Renesas Electronics and SAIC Volkswagen unveil joint laboratory to accelerate development for China’s automotive market

Renesas Electronics has established the Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory with SAIC Volkswagen Automobile Co., (SVW). The SAIC-Volkswagen-Renesas Joint Laboratory will accelerate research and development efforts to support emerging automotive electronics applications, starting with cockpit and vehicle control, for the Chinese automotive market. The joint laboratory will combine Renesas’ advanced microcontrollers, system-on-chips …

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Renesas enables embedded automotive ADAS developments with Perception Quick Start Software

Renesas continues to accelerate the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) systems with a new Perception Quick Start Software based on its R-Car V3H system-on-chip (SoC). The solution delivers reference software for camera obstacle detection (COD), LiDAR obstacle detection (LOD), and road feature detection (RFD) – three key recognition …

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Bowers Group named as an Official Sponsor of the University of Wolverhampton Racing Team

Bowers Group has become an official Metrology sponsor of the University of Wolverhampton Racing Team (UWR). As part of the University of Wolverhampton, UWR is the only racing team to compete in the F3 Cup and the AR Morgan Challenge that uses students to design, manufacture, and race in a competitive environment. As a result, students …

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‘Spidey senses’ could help autonomous machines see better

What if drones and self-driving cars had the tingling “spidey senses” of Spider-Man? They might actually detect and avoid objects better, says Andres Arrieta, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, because they would process sensory information faster. Better sensing capabilities would make it possible for drones to …

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