Consortium to protect connected car apps
Trustonic has announced that it has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to contribute to the development of technical specifications for secure connected car technologies. The CCC is a cross-industry organisation advancing global technologies for smartphone-to-car connectivity solutions.
High power resistors meet AEC-Q200 qualification
High power resistors with the AEC-Q200 automotive qualification are the first on the market according to Vishay Sfernice, the manufacturers.
Automotive innovation centre opened by The Prince of Wales
HRH The Prince of Wales has officially opened one of Europe’s largest automotive research and development facilities, the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), at the University of Warwick, in Coventry. Advanced researchers, engineers and designers based at the Centre are tackling society’s largest mobility challenges and collectively shaping the future of the global automotive industry from the heart of the United Kingdom.
Customer-ready U5 all-electric SUV
AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, will reveal the European version of its U5 all-electric SUV and new business model at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) in March. In addition to the U5, AIWAYS will showcase its all-new electric concept car U6ion for the first time – further details of this global premiere will be released ahead of the Show.
Qatar creates integrated electric bus system
It has been announced that Qatar is in the final stages of developing the strategy and legislation relating to Electric Bus Project in Qatar. Currently the country is positioned to be the first country to introduce an integrated electric bus system.
TVS Flat devices deliver lower cost per watt ratio
A large portfolio of TVS Flat devices, manufactured by STMicroelectronics, is in stock at distributor RS Components (RS).
Additional security added to AUTOSTAR software
C2A Security has announced that it has successfully integrated its endpoint cyber security protection technology with Vector’s AUTOSAR Classic basic software. This integration will enable AUTOSAR developers to add an additional security control to automotive ECU projects without impacting time to market or harming safety compliance, and with negligible run time performance impact.
Widening military markets with new braking systems
Patricia, global provider of armoured wheeled vehicles, has been selected with their 6x6 platform to be part of a joint programme to develop sustained mobility enhancement for the Finnish and Latvian Armies. Alcon Components is the principal supplier of braking components for Patria’s heavy armoured vehicle range, and specifically the Patria 6x6.
Electrifying the track!
Faced with growing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, European countries are increasingly making moves to power trains with electricity instead of diesel. In the UK, however, progress has often appeared hampered. Simone Bruckner, Managing Director at Cressall Resistors, looks at why the electrification of rail transport should be prioritised.
In-cabin monitoring to improve vehicle safety
Analog Devices (ADI) has announced a collaboration with Jungo to develop a Time-of-Flight (ToF) and 2D infrared- (IR) based camera solution to enable driver- and in-cabin monitoring in vehicles. The combination of ADI’s ToF technology with Jungo’s Co-driver software is expected to enable the monitoring of vehicle occupants for levels of drowsiness and distraction by observing head and body position as well as eye gaze.