Author Archives: Pramod Thomas

Renesas to expand its partner ecosystem

Renesas Electronics Corporation has announced the rapid expansion of its partner ecosystem with new third-party software tightly integrated into the Renesas Synergy Platform. Developers can access these and other third-party Verified Software Add-ons (VSAs) and validated Partner Projects on the Synergy Gallery website. The site includes solutions for security technology, communication protocols, wireless drivers for

ACMA organises first ever buyers – sellers meet in Argentina

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) will conduct its first ever buyers-sellers meet at Hotel Emperador, Liberatodor in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 24, 2017. The event is being held with the support of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, the Indian Embassy Buenos Aires, Asociación de Fábricas Argentinas de Componentes

Continental, China Unicom Smart Connection form JV

Technology firm Continental and China Unicom Smart Connection (CUSC) have formed an equal 50% share joint venture – Unicom Continental Intelligent Transportation Technology (Shanghai) Company Limited (UCIT) during the second Global CCAR and IoT MNO Summit. Enno Tang, President and CEO of Continental China, and Jiang Zhengxin, Senior Vice President of China Unicom attended and

Five awards for Daimler Buses at the Busworld trade show

Daimler Buses has been honoured with five awards at the Busworld international trade show in Kortrijk, Belgium. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo M and Citaro hybrid have won two awards each. The Setra S 516 HD touring coach from the ComfortClass received the 2018 sustainability award from an international panel of judges for the ‘Sustainable Bus Award’. Citaro

Renesas, ASTC to jointly develop Virtual Platform

Renesas Electronics Corporation, Australian Semiconductor Technology Company (ASTC) and its subsidiary VLAB Works have announced a joint development of the VLAB/IMP-TASimulator virtual platform (VP) for Renesas’ R-Car V3M. The platform is an automotive system-on-chip (SoC) for advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and in-vehicle infotainment systems. The VP simulates image recognition and cognitive intellectual properties (IPs)

BorgWarner’s R2S Turbocharging Technology boosts engine performance

BorgWarner provides its leading regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharger for Daimler’s latest 2.9-liter six-cylinder inline diesel engine OM 656, which is initially featured in the updated Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched in 2017. BorgWarner’s advanced turbocharging technology contributes to enhanced fuel economy and improves torque, performance and exhaust gas recirculation rates even under full-load conditions while significantly reducing

SKF to supply wheel hub bearings to Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass will be equipped with SKF’s third-generation, premium quality, front- and rear-wheel hub-bearing units (HBU3). It s a lightweight wheel bearing system combining high levels of performance with reduced friction. Innovative features, such as a double-row angular contact ball bearing, optimised contact angles and post-assembly machined rotating flanges, have helped reduced vibrations and

Bosch opens IT campus in Stuttgart-Feuerbach, Germany

Bosch Group has opened a center of competence in Stuttgart-Feuerbach, Germany which is dedicated to the coordination of global IT activities at Bosch. Around 2,000 of the operating unit’s 7,500 associates work at the state-of-the-art campus, which is set to further accelerate Bosch’s transformation process into an IoT company. “In the past, the unit’s main

Ecoclean helps to save power, water by 30% in BMW plant

Industrial parts cleaning and surface processing products manufacturer Ecoclean Monschau, has implemented a reference project at the BMW Group’s engine plant in Steyr (Austria) in association with the Technical University of Vienna. The company claims that the project has significantly raised the energy efficiency of a flexible EcoCFlex Classic robot cell that had been in

MIPI Alliance forms Automotive Birds of a Feather group

The MIPI Alliance, an international organisation that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, has formed an Automotive Birds of a Feather (BoF) Group. The purpose is to solicit industry input from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers to enhance existing or develop new interface specifications for automotive applications.The group is open to

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