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The BYTON concept blew CES visitors away

The BYTON concept blew CES visitors away
It received more than 10,000 reports on the TV, in newspapers, automotive magazines and in online media, countless posts on social media, and over 200 on-site test drives at the CES 2018 show, and it is pretty safe to say was one of the visitors favourites – what BYTON believes to be the car with incredible capabilities.
16th January 2018

Driverless cars zooming onto China's public roads

Driverless cars zooming onto China's public roads
  Proponents of autonomous vehicles believe that self-driving cars will help cure a bevy of problems that plague our streets, including over a million annual road traffic deaths globally and the unsustainable emission of greenhouse gases. Author: Sam Chase, The Connected Car
5th January 2018

Brain-to-vehicle tech could be on the market within a decade

Brain-to-vehicle tech could be on the market within a decade
Cars which speed up drivers reaction times and anticipate acceleration, steering and braking by reading brainwaves could be available within five to ten years. The breakthrough was pioneered by Japanese motoring giant Nissan who will unveil their Brain-to-Vehicle technology at the CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas, US. B2V will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how drivers interact with their cars.
3rd January 2018


Duo collaborate on connected cockpit vehicle

Duo collaborate on connected cockpit vehicle
A collaboration has been announced between Renesas Electronics and Green Hills Software for the Renesas Connected Cockpit Vehicle developed with a Dodge Ram truck. Stationed in both companies’ areas at CES 2018, the Dodge Ram 1500 truck includes many new immersive technologies and integrates production-ready automotive-grade hardware.
2nd January 2018

Renesas hits the accelerator on autonomous and cockpit development

Renesas hits the accelerator on autonomous and cockpit development
Renesas has announced the next-gen of its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), automated driving, and connected cockpit demonstration vehicles. From sensor fusion to ADAS to connected cockpits, the three Renesas vehicles demonstrate fully integrated systems based on advanced, production-ready technologies that enable OEMs and Tier 1s to solve the complex challenges of autonomous vehicle design as the industry shifts from test and simulation to product development.
2nd January 2018

What futuristic transport will you see in your life time?

Driverless cars are already being widely tested on our roads and are expected to be the way to get around very soon, but what other developments will we see in transport in our lifetimes? 
21st December 2017

Saying YES to the HypED team prototyping Hyperloop pod

Saying YES to the HypED team prototyping Hyperloop pod
Working on the Hyperloop technology, a team from the University of Edinburgh are receiving engineer support and engineering-grade plastic bearings through igus’ YES (Young Engineers Support) programme. HypED is a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and others (including members of the Business School, the College of Art and the School of Informatics) at the university, working on a concept and prototype for a Hyperloop pod, as well as a business case for Hyperloop in the UK.
19th December 2017

WDS welcomes successful public Bloodhound SSC Test

WDS welcomes successful public Bloodhound SSC Test
It is safe to say that WDS Component Parts were delighted at the first successful public test run of Bloodhound SSC, the British built supersonic land speed record car. RAF Wing Commander and current land speed record holder, Andy Green, ran the Bloodhound from 0 to 200mph in eight seconds at Newquay Airport this October, providing 3,500 spectators with a 180 decibel taster of what the vehicle will be attempting in South Africa.
19th December 2017

South Africa set to see speeds of 500mph with the BLOODHOUND

South Africa set to see speeds of 500mph with the BLOODHOUND
Plans to run BLOODHOUND SSC for the first time on its dry lake bed race track at Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa, in October 2018 have been announced by the BLOODHOUND Project team. Following successful 200mph (320kmh) UK runway trials at Cornwall Airport Newquay in October 2017, the team will be targeting 500mph – a key milestone on the journey to setting a new World Land Speed Record.
18th December 2017

Laying the foundations for a growing partnership

Laying the foundations for a growing partnership
A new long term agreement (LTA), between automotive systems manufacturer, Dura Automotive Systems, and Optimas, a global industrial distributor and service provider, has reinforced the further expansion of a growing business partnership.
18th December 2017


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