ZF acquires Occupant Recognition software specialist

May 13, 2019    Technology

ZF plans to expand its network of cooperations and investments by acquiring 90% of the shares in Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH. The company and its 35 employees have decades of experience in image-based 3D systems for the recording and analysis of human movement. This knowledge is highly valuable in the development of systems for occupant recognition. These systems are a fundamental element for integrated safety in autonomous driving.

Autoneum launches ultra-silent textile battery undercovers

May 13, 2019    Technology

Autoneum is extending its product portfolio with textile battery undercovers made of Ultra-Silent that optimally meet the specific requirements for acoustic and thermal management of electric vehicles.

OmniVision launches Dual-Mode Image Sensor for Driver State Monitoring and Viewing applications

May 10, 2019    Technology

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced the OV2312 automotive image sensor, which enables multiple functions in one camera. This multi-functional approach reduces total system cost, space and power budget for driver state monitoring (DSM) and viewing applications like video conferencing.

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Hyundai streamlines integration with Google Assistant

May 9, 2019    Technology

To make it easier than ever to control a Hyundai vehicle remotely through the Google Assistant, Google previewed enhanced remote vehicle controls with Hyundai’s Blue Link at Google I/O.

Toyotetsu implements Plex Systems' smart Manufacturing Enterprise

May 8, 2019    Technology

Plex Systems, a leader in cloud ERP and MES for manufacturing, announced Toyotetsu America, Inc. (TTAI) is now running two facilities in North America on the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. An additional six facilities will go live by 2020 in the US, Canada and Mexico, with Plex forming the foundation of the company's smart manufacturing strategy.

GORE Low Pressure Evacuation Vent for. battery packs launched

May 7, 2019    Technology

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) introduced a technology to allow flexibility in designing the battery packs of the future, for vehicles including battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (BEVs/PHEVs).

Groupe PSA and the University of Orléans create new platform to develop sustainable mobility solutions

May 7, 2019    Technology

Groupe PSA and the University of Orléans have renewed the OpenLab Energetics contract for four years. Created in 2011, the OpenLab provides a shared scientific vision of alternative energy industries and innovative powertrains that allow for a drastic reduction in CO2 emissions.

Ford partners with Gravity Sketch to introduce a 3D VR co-creation feature

May 6, 2019    Technology

A designer from Shanghai and another from Dearborn step into a virtual design space together to make changes to a global vehicle design. Both walk around the 3D design, review it and make changes on the fly. Once finished, the two remove their VR headsets and return to their separate workspaces -- thousands of miles apart.

Infineon and Schweizer jointly improve performance of 48 V systems in mild-hybrids

May 6, 2019    Technology

Infineon Technologies AG and Schweizer Electronic AG have developed a new technology for the mild-hybridisation of cars: chip embedding for Power MOSFETs. It will significantly improve the performance of 48V systems while reducing their complexity. Continental Powertrain will be the first player to adopt the technology.

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