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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

Driverless cars coming to a city near you in 2019

Driverless cars coming to a city near you in 2019
  There's a reason there are consumer autonomous systems already being rolled out for highway driving without an equivalent for city driving. Cars on a highway behave rationally for the most part, which makes it easier for the artificial intelligence that controls an autonomous system to operate since it is programmed logically. Author: Sam Chase, The Connected Car
15th December 2017


Automotive and IoT will drive IC growth up until 2021

Automotive and IoT will drive IC growth up until 2021
According to IC Insights’ new 2018 Integrated Circuit Market Drivers Report, integrated circuit sales for automotive systems and the IoT are forecast to grow 70% faster than total IC revenues between 2016 and 2021. ICs used in automobiles and other vehicles are forecast to generate worldwide sales of $42.9bn in 2021 compared to $22.9bn in 2016, while integrated circuit revenues for IoT functionality in a wide range of systems, sensors, and objects are expected to reach $34.2bn in four years compared to $18.4bn last year, says the new 358-page report.
13th December 2017

All I want for Christmas is a tech-filled car

All I want for Christmas is a tech-filled car
What have you asked for this Christmas? According to new research, British motorists are putting technology features at the top of their wish lists when it comes to choosing a car. The survey of 1,002 UK adults carried out by car leasing company, Vantage-leasing.com, has revealed that more than half (54%) of Brits say technology is the top feature on their wish lists. The research looked into drivers’ technology wish lists and found that Bluetooth was the most popular factor, with just under half of the votes (46%).
13th December 2017

Can AI and analytics make a difference for automotive?

Can AI and analytics make a difference for automotive?
More and more personal information about consumers is being collected today by businesses in order to deliver actionable insights that are having a genuine business impact. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the connected car market, where much is being done to test a variety of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the major challenges faced in autonomous driving such as safety, security and trust. Guest piece written by Akihiro Kurita, Automotive Centre of Expertise, Think Big Analytics (pictured below).
12th December 2017

Connecting cars for over 12 years

Connecting cars for over 12 years
The automotive industry and u-blox found each other back in sometime around 2005. It was exactly anticipated or planned, but looking back, it’s been a fantastic adventure. Since, u-blox has sold dozens of millions of positioning and communication devices to automotive Tier Ones and OEMs. The automotive industry has become one of our most important verticals, generating over a quarter of the revenue.
11th December 2017

VR travel app now includes 360° video footage

VR travel app now includes 360° video footage
In order to build an extensive library of VR footage from the most spectacular global destinations, navigation company Sygic is sending its professional traveller ‘Michal’ around the world for one year. The videos are to be featured in the company’s new version of its VR travel app. The VR travel app furthers Sygic’s mission to enhance travel experiences for people across the globe.
11th December 2017

Alcon invest on its defence and security sector expansion

Alcon invest on its defence and security sector expansion
Global motorsport brake and clutch company, Alcon Components, has announced a major continued investment plan focussed on significant future expansion of their existing defence and security sector business. The investment plan aims to service emerging market demands in the US, as well as facilitating continued growth in the UK, Europe and Middle East.
11th December 2017

The future of transportation

Public transportation is necessary for the liveliness and continuity of a city. The more public transportation is used; the more urban areas of the city are used. On the inverse side, less usage of public transportation is directly correlated to more pollution and inequality. Why? It’s safe to assume that people who need to commute will use their own individual automobiles, which leads to more pollution.
8th December 2017


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