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SSB, moovel to launch new mobility service in German city Stuttgart next month
Stuttgart's main public transport operator Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen (SSB) has teamed up with Daimler-owned multi-modal mobility platform moovel to offer a new mobility service in Stuttgart called “SSB Flex” from 1 June, moovel said in a press release on 24 May. The new app-based, on-demand mobility service will pool similar journey request in three areas to prov...
25-May-2018
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Civil Maps partners with Renovo to offer HD mapping and localization solutions to automakers
Civil Maps has teamed up with software firm Renovo to provide autonomous vehicle manufacturers and technology providers with access to its high-definition (HD) mapping and localization solutions, the company said in a press release on 24 May. Renovo has developed AWare platform, an operating system specially built for autonomous driving. The collaboration between Civil Map...
25-May-2018
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NTSB releases preliminary report on Uber self-driving test vehicle crash in Arizona
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States’ government has released its preliminary report on the fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona on 18 March involving a self-driving test vehicle operated by Uber. According to a press release by NTSB, the test vehicle, a modified Volvo XC90 SUV, occupied by one vehicle operator, was operating with a self-driving ...
25-May-2018
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SK Telecom to develop ‘control center’ for self-driving vehicles under South Korean government project
SK Telecom will participate in a project led by the South Korean government to develop autonomous vehicle public transport system, the Yonhap News Agency reported today (25 May). The KRW39.5 billion (USD33.2 million) project, spearheaded by the country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, will conduct detailed research on South Korea’s public transportatio...
25-May-2018
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Rivian secures USD200 million debt financing; plans to show A1T, A1C concepts at LA Auto Show
Rivian Automotive has raised USD200 million through debt financing from Standard Chartered Bank, the company announced in a press release on 23 May. The company plans to use the capital for vehicle development as well as ramping up production capabilities. "This latest financing is an important milestone for Rivian. Our launch vehicles have completed substantial developmen...
25-May-2018
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Tokai Rika - Global Headquarters
Tokai Rika  reported a net loss of JPY4.3 billion (USD38.9 million as on 31 March 2017) for the fiscal year (FY) ended 31 March 2017, compared with a net profit of JPY5.6 billion for the previous fiscal year. Net sales for the period were down 3.6% year-on-year (y/y) to JPY459 billion. Lower sales resulted in an 11.8% y/y decrease in operating profit to JPY30.5 billio...
23-May-2018
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The Automotive Turbochargers Report
Turbocharging, once largely the domain of high-performance, sophisticated engine configurations, is now a key powertrain component technology for a wide range of vehicle applications and segments. In the past, the major design requirement encouraging the use of forced induction in performance vehicles was to increase peak engine performance in terms of horsepower (hp). Now...
23-May-2018
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Interior Systems Lightweighting
Interiors component area The components and subcomponents in a car can be broadly differentiated into five component areas, namely powertrain, body-in-white (BIW), chassis, interiors, and exteriors. This categorization helps in grouping the components by function and technology, and allows for a holistic approach to lightweighting. Vehicular interiors, or the interior c...
22-May-2018
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Automotive Cybersecurity Report
Please note that the forecast was updated in May 2018. The report was last updated in November 2017. This report covers the global market for cyber security measures for embedded wireless systems, physical systems, and cyber -physical systems, in the car. The paper covers some of the aspects that necessitate the need for cyber security measures, such as attack...
22-May-2018
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Alps Electric - Global Headquarters
The electronics industry is going through dramatic changes considering advances made by digital technology and burgeoning use of electronics in automobiles. Looking at the trend, the company intensively focuses on the development of new products. For instance, in recent years, Alps Electrics developed the ‘SKST Series’ TACT SwitchTM for in-vehicle use. Apart from this,...
22-May-2018
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Front Lighting ECU Trends
Electronic systems such as safety systems and lighting systems contribute to about 80–90% of all modern-car innovations. With continuous adoption of automotive technology and lighting components, headlights and taillights have gone through a substantial change in functionality and design; these lighting components combine high performance with safety, low-energy consumpt...
21-May-2018
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Seat Value Chain Mapping
When it comes to manufacturing, the automotive industry is one of the prime examples of a sophisticated production network simplified to perform complex tasks to build quality products for consumers. As one of the early adopters of innovative production processes, such as the acclaimed “assembly line” process introduced by Ford in the early 1900s for series production,...
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