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Tesla equipping all new vehicles with ‘Full Self-Driving’ computer
At an ‘Investor Day’ event held at its headquarters in Palo Alto, California (United States) on 22 April, Tesla announced that all of its new vehicles, including the entry-level Model 3, are now coming equipped with its new Full Self Drive (FSD) computer. The US-based automaker switched from NVIDIA’s self-driving platform to its custom chip for the Model S and Model ...
25-Apr-2019
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Allegro launches Hall-effect sensor ICs to enhance ADAS safety
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced two new Hall-effect sensor integrated circuits (ICs), the APS11450 and APS12450 to enhance safety of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), the company said in a press release. The APS11450 is a family of unipolar switch ICs, while the APS12450 devices are bipolar latches. These two magnetic sensors have integrated self-test features ...
25-Apr-2019
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Toyota offers new hybrid system in RAV4 in Japan
Toyota has announced that it is offering a new hybrid system in RAV4 in Japan, according to a company press release earlier this month. The car gets an all-new 2.5L hybrid system featuring a 2.5L Dynamic Force Engine based on the TNGA concept, paired with Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) with reduction gear. Toyota said that it is expecting to sell nearly 3,000 units of ne...
25-Apr-2019
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Mercedes-Benz plans to launch all-electric compact SUV EQB in China in 2021
In a press release on 16 April, Mercedes-Benz confirmed that is developing an all-electric compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) ‘EQB’ which will be available in China from 2021 onwards. However, Mercedes-Benz has disclosed no further details of the SUV. Significance: The compact SUV is expected to be slotted below its upcoming all-electric SUV EQC. The SUV is Me...
25-Apr-2019
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ABB, Porsche to jointly develop EV chargers in Japan
Swiss technology company ABB has partnered with Porsche Japan to develop dedicated electric vehicle (EV) high-power chargers (HPC) in Japan, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. Under the partnership, Porsche Japan will install ABB’s HPCs at Porsche Centers and public facilities across the country, creating a network of fast chargers for its EVs. ...
25-Apr-2019
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Allison Transmission
~TBL:contracts~ Allison Transmission spent USD92.5 million on research and development in the financial year ended 31 December 2015 compared with USD103.8 million in 2014. For the year ended 31 December 2018, Allison Transmission reported a growth of 19.9% year on year (y/y) in its net sales to USD2.7 billion. Net income for the year also increased by 26.7% y/y to USD...
25-Apr-2019
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AKKA Technologies
2015 marked a faster diversification of high value added international activities, reinforcement of the operating skills and performance of the France business unit. Combined with faster organic growth, the resumption of the acquisition policy took the Group across the threshold of EUR1 billion (USD1.09 billion, 31 December 2015) in consolidated revenue in 2015, thereby ac...
25-Apr-2019
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18-Apr-2019
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NCAP and Autonomous Regulations
To address the pervasive issue of road crashes and the risk of death or serious injuries to both drivers and passengers, regulatory authorities, independent safety bodies, and governmental organizations have been drafting regulations and guidelines. These guidelines are aimed toward improving the crashworthiness and crash avoidance capabilities of vehicles and reduce fatal...
16-Apr-2019
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Lighting Regulatory Environment
The introduction of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has transformed the automotive lighting industry by introducing new style and convenience features to entice prospective buyers. Automakers are using the same technology with different approaches; for instance, Mercedes-Benz and Audi use advanced lighting while retaining their brand attributes, with Mercedes-Benz main...
10-Apr-2019
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The Automotive Valvetrain Report
With increasing vehicle volumes, governments are implementing stringent emission regulations across continents. Automakers are increasingly focusing on developing new technologies or improving existing technologies under the hood to not only reduce emissions but improve vehicle performance. The combustion engine has enough room for improvement—automakers are focusing on ...
09-Apr-2019
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