Aug 2018

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--- MAGNA AND ROHINNI FORM JV TO BRING GAME-CHANGING LIGHTING TO MOBILITY
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--- Statement from Quanergy on Bloomberg Story
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--- Valmet Automotive celebrates its 50th year of operation
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--- DAB+ software library upgrade improves in-vehicle reception of digital radio
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--- American Center for Mobility (ACM) Announces Kirk Steudle as Interim President, CEO
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--- Exciting events at CHINAPLAS 2018, 3rd Industry 4.0 Conference, Tech Talk, CMF Inspiration
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Features



--- HARMAN focusing on visual aspect of audio systems
Audio system providers are fine-tuning their designs and systems to match and complement the individual brand identities that OEMs are striving for in order to differentiate their marque and the different models in their range. more...
--- Full steam ahead for speedier seaborne deliveries
Car carriers were among the first shipping operators to take advantage of the mid-2016 opening of the wider and deeper Panama Canal. more...
--- Motor city is firing on all cylinders again
It’s time for a new generation of Motown songwriters and recording artists to start singing about Detroit’s motor industry again – but just not the Blues. more...
--- Israeli technology for cyber security
With new vehicle sales of 281 563 in 2017, the Israeli automotive industry punches well above its weight in the development of automotive-related information technology. more...
--- Smart glazing for the next generation of autonomous vehicles
Major challenges to the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles include concerns around safety and helping drivers and commuters to understand how an autonomous vehicle can add value to their lifestyle when vehicles become a service rather than simply a means of transport. more...
--- Commercializing factory-floor data
Managers of manufacturing facilities focus daily on finding new ways to minimize waste, following the mantra of “prevent, re-use and recycle”. more...
--- Race to put Formula E technology on the road
Using technology from Formula E world champ Lucas Di Grassi’s 2016/2017 Formula E car, the “Schaeffler 4ePerformance” is serving as a working example of how quickly know-how and components can be transferred from motor racing to a close-to-volume-production drive concept. more...
--- Bottom-line benefits of forged aluminum wheels
In the commercial vehicle sector aluminium wheels provide measurable benefits, due to weight savings of more than 300 kilograms on a 14-wheel truck trailer combination – with the bonus of looking better than the steel equivalent. more...
--- EU recommends that all cars be fitted with driver monitoring systems
By 2020 vehicle manufacturers wanting to qualify for a full NCAP safety rating will have to fit a driver monitoring system (DMS) to new vehicles rolling off the assembly line. more...
--- Digital trends and new zones at Automechanika Shanghai 2018
Automechanika Shanghai has become more than a showcase for products and services – it is a barometer of the fundamental changes in the global auto industry. more...
--- Giving cars the power to think
We humans can drive cars almost without thinking about what we are doing consciously, and often in semi-autonomous mode on well-known routes. more...
--- SAP Beyond ERP
In today’s connected world senior management needs real-time business information in order to react swiftly to changes in the market-place that produce both opportunities and threats. more...
--- New drive system and energy storage unit for electric vehicles
New modular battery packs and electric drive units are helping to speed up the introduction of electric vehicles. more...

Trends



--- Modular and intelligent electric power and drive systems
Need for adaptable electric power technology. more...
--- Bugatti fine-tunes additive manufacturing for titanium brake caliper
Additive manufacturing has moved into the production of safety-critical components with a complex titanium brake caliper set for Bugatti, a Volkswagen subsidiary. more...
--- Mobility market moving towards open platforms
We are in the midst of a wholesale transformation of the mobility market, with new technologies and a proliferation of transportation choices redefining mobility as a competitive service. more...
--- World’s top AR developers competing in global hackathon
Breakthroughs in Augmented Reality (AR) displays for cars are expected during the course of a global hackathon for developers of AR apps for cars organised by WayRay, a Swiss pioneer of holographic AR vehicle displays. more...
--- HARMAN focusing on visual aspect of audio systems
Audio system providers are fine-tuning their designs and systems to match and complement the individual brand identities that OEMs are striving for in order to differentiate their marque and the models in their range. more...
--- Innovative lightweight solutions for the mobility of the future, made by Nemak
Based on its broad expertise in aluminum lightweighting for the automotive industry, Nemak is positioning itself as a provider of innovative solutions for battery systems for all electrified vehicles. more...
--- Advances in plastics making vehicles lighter, safer and greener
Plastics help to increase safety, reduce weight, facilitate assembly, cut maintenance and fuel costs, allow new design options and enhance cost versus performance. more...
--- Building partnerships to defeat hackers
Companies are joining forces across continents to develop systems that will protect vehicles from hackers. more...
--- How car OEMs can mitigate connectivity risks
OEMs wanting to control their brand image and their destiny in a world of connected cars are having to look beyond the services provided by traditional mobile operators or telcos. more...
--- Advanced connection systems for data-driven cars
It is possible to trace the birth of the connected car to the 1996 introduction of OnStar by General Motors. In the 20+ years since then cars have continued to become smarter and more connected to the world around them. more...
--- Mythbusting to boost electric car sales
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