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Infineon components enable automated driving in Audi A8

Infineon components enable automated driving in Audi A8

Infineon supplies key components for the Audi A8, the world’s first series production car featuring level 3 automated driving. With level 3, drivers can temporarily take their hands off the steering wheel under certain conditions. The A8 allows this when parking and exiting, in slow-moving traffic or in traffic congestion. “Around 90 percent of innovations

Altran Group acquires Aricent to become global leader in ER&D services

Engineering and R&D firm Altran has agreed to acquire digital design and engineering services company Aricent, through its subsidiary Altran US, for  $two billion in an all-cash deal. The transaction has been approved by Altran’s Board of Directors and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018. Following the transaction, the combined entity

McLaren ties-up with Pirelli to develop winter tyre package

British sports car maker McLaren has collaborated with Pirelli to deliver a new winter wheel and tyre package for McLaren Sports Series models. The McLaren Winter Wheels and Tyres set consists of four, 14-spoke Lightweight Forged wheels in Stealth finish, fitted with Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 winter tyres and incorporating the McLaren tyre pressure monitoring

Renesas Electronics launches new microprocessor solution Kit

Advanced semiconductor solutions supplier Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced the new RZ/N1 microprocessor (MPU) Solution Kit designed to support industrial network applications including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), intelligent network switches, gateways, operator terminals and remote I/O solutions. The new Kit is a complete development package that includes the hardware and software to enable prototyping of

Continental launches fifth-gen radar sensors for automated driving

By 2017 end, over 30 million radar sensors from Continental will be in use globally Continental has introduced the fifth generation of its short- and long-range radar sensors, which will enter series production in 2019. It is based on a scalable modular principle and with its graduated function scopes, it supports vehicle manufacturers’ different requirements

Ashok Leyland, Hino Motors renew partnership to stay competitive

Ashok Leyland Ltd and Japan’s Hino Motors Ltd have inked a Mutual Cooperation Agreement (MCA). Under this arrangement, Ashok Leyland will utilise Hino’s engine technology for EURO-VI development and will support the development of Hino’s engine parts purchasing in India for global operation. They had a cooperative agreement for engine production in India since 1986.

Schaeffler expands in India; invests Rs 2,000 million

Schaeffler is committed to exploring the Indian market further. The industrial and automotive supplier has expanded its operations at INA Bearings in Talegaon, Pune. The company will set up a new manufacturing facility and an R&D facility within the existing premises. The Groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion was held recently. INA Bearings Pvt Limited is

Leadership change in Volkswagen India

Volkswagen has appointed two new persons at its Passenger Car division in India. Ashish Gupta, who heads after sales, will now be responsible for Sales operations. Meanwhile, P Ravichandran, responsible for field operations, will be the Head of After Sales. They will be reporting to Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. Both these appointments