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How is virtual reality applied in car manufacturing?

How is virtual reality applied in car manufacturing?
The world of video games provided the impetus to virtual reality in the 80s and increasingly more sectors are now using this technology, such as the automotive industry. It is safe to say 3D has revolutionised the way to create and develop cars in recent decades, but how are these new tools applied to car manufacturing?
16th April 2018

Wind River and Parkeon to make the “Smart City” a reality

Wind River and Parkeon to make the “Smart City” a reality
The last 40 years has seen Parkeon become a global leader in urban mobility technology. It has continuously built on its core expertise in parking payment solutions with the multi-space parking meters, mobile phone payment, ticket vending machines, fare collection devices, and fare validation. Now the French company has an installed base of some 200,000 meters in 3,500 cities and 55 countries.
11th April 2018

The new Focus is the most dynamic and innovative Ford yet

The new Focus is the most dynamic and innovative Ford yet
More style, space and advanced driving technologies comes with the all-new Ford Focus which is designed as a mid-sized family car. Ford engineers collaborated closely with car-buyers to develop all-new Focus five-door hatchback and even more practical Focus wagon models in distinctive versions, each with their own personality – including the stylish Focus Titanium, sporty Focus ST-Line and upscale Focus Vignale. The all-new Focus Active crossover model features rugged sports utility vehicle-inspired styling that includes raised ride-height, roof bars and additional cladding.
11th April 2018


The correct tipping gear ensures safety and profitability

The correct tipping gear ensures safety and profitability
A lot of commercial vehicles actually haul large amounts of minerals, grains and other bulk materials around the UK each year. The figure for aggregates alone is 60,000,000 tonnes, so the total number of vehicle movements and load discharges is huge. Tipping vehicles remain the most efficient and profitable method for ejecting loads – but only when specified correctly.
11th April 2018

AxMR tech supports broad portfolio of innovative magnetic sensor ICs

AxMR tech supports broad portfolio of innovative magnetic sensor ICs
The launch of the new AxMR technology platform has been announced by Allegro MicroSystems, which the company expects to strengthen its position as the market leader in magnetic sensor integrated circuits (ICs). The launch is the culmination of more than five years of extensive research and development efforts, a sizable investment that supports Allegro’s mission to create a broad portfolio of innovative magnetic sensor ICs for high growth applications within the automotive and industrial markets. 
11th April 2018

Automotive hall with additional surface mount line expanded

Automotive hall with additional surface mount line expanded
Recently, AWS Electronics Group has installed an additional Surface Mount automotive line in its dedicated automotive hall based at its low cost manufacturing facility in Námestovo, Slovakia. The new line mirrors the original automotive line with four SMT machines, In-Line Laser Marking, AOI and routing, alongside specialist automated Pin Insertion.
5th April 2018

ROHM receives certification under functional safety standard

ROHM receives certification under functional safety standard
ROHM has announced that it has received certification for the development process under the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for automotive products by third-party certification authority TÜV Rheinland in Germany. This certification allows ROHM to develop automotive-grade devices that achieve the highest level of safety (ASIL-D).
29th March 2018

Automotive operator boots haulage fleet with new Volvo trucks

Automotive operator boots haulage fleet with new Volvo trucks
  Northern Ireland operator, McBurney Transport Group has boosted its haulage fleet with the addition of 25 new Volvo trucks. Supplied through Dennison Commercials, the company’s latest delivery of tractor units includes 15 Volvo FHs, nine Volvo FMs and a Ailsa Edition Volvo FH.
29th March 2018

Powering the British Superbike Championship

Powering the British Superbike Championship
  The British Superbike (BSB) Championship is growing in popularity, with 20,000-50,000 or more people attending each of the twelve race weekends throughout the season.  By Stuart Barnett, rental manager, ide Rental
27th March 2018

Refreshed vehicle display has optional touchscreen capabilities

Refreshed vehicle display has optional touchscreen capabilities
The refreshed 10.4”display especially for vehicles has been introduced by Grayhill. Suitable for gauges, diagnostics, cameras, guidance and other vehicle functions in the construction, mining, turf care, specialty and agriculture markets, the display features a scratch-resistant, anti-glare cover glass with optional touchscreen capabilities.
26th March 2018


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