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Taipei gears up

Taipei gears up
Steve Rogerson reports from Taipei on how the country is responding to the moves towards autonomous driving. Taiwan has no major car makers, but the high technology island sees the moves towards autonomous driving and connected transportation as an opportunity that it cannot miss. As such, it is applying the skills it has learned over decades in other electronics sectors to the automotive world in a big way.  
15th May 2019

IoT to place automotive HMI systems on a high growth course

IoT to place automotive HMI systems on a high growth course
Growing of IoT coupled with significant demand for vehicle automation will remain instrumental in driving the growth of automotive HMI systems market. Sales of automotive HMI systems is also impacted by a number of macroeconomic and industry-specific factors including growing technological advancements with a refocus on sustainability and the ‘green movement’ albeit various regulatory directives for manufacturers of automotive human machine interface systems market.
26th April 2019

Spark EV accelerates growth

Spark EV Technologytoday announced that it has chosen David Blair as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Already an established part of the Spark advisory team, Blair will help the company scale-up, expanding uptake of its proven AI-based electric vehicle (EV) journey prediction software, moving into international markets including Asia and raising a new investment round.
10th April 2019


UK’s largest ever automotive technology delegation heads to JSAE

UK’s largest ever automotive technology delegation heads to JSAE
In a bid to further boost the UK’s leading position in the research, development and production of low carbon and intelligent mobility technologies, the largest ever delegation of British companies will exhibit on the UK Pavilion at this year’s JSAE Spring Congress. The event, which runs from 22nd-24th May in Yokohama, is the biggest and one of the most important automotive technology conferences and exhibitions in Japan, attracting more than 70,000 visitors including engineers, researchers and academia from major OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and other supply chain partners in the region.
9th April 2019

Will 2019 be the year of driverless cars in the UK?

Will 2019 be the year of driverless cars in the UK?
Following the government plans to scrap the dedicated safety driver requirement in driverless cars, the vehicles could be on Britain’s roads by the end of the year. The Department of Transport has predicted that this change has the potential to make the UK a front-runner in driverless technology. 
6th February 2019

How the engineers of tomorrow are hitting top gear

How the engineers of tomorrow are hitting top gear
If I told you that I spent the morning with a handful of bleary-eyed students, the more cynical amongst our readers may assume that it was a case of them having to deal with the morning after the night before.
22nd January 2019

Seven magnificent automotive announcements at CES

Seven magnificent automotive announcements at CES
A key area of this year’s CES show in Las Vegas was once again dedicated to the automotive sector, showcasing the latest in vehicle technology and autonomous driving, concept cars and connected vehicles. In fact, despite having many more strings to its bow, it has been named as one of the top ten automotive shows by newspaper USA Today.
14th January 2019

Transforming the future of transportation with Blockchain

Transforming the future of transportation with Blockchain
In recent years, cryptocurrencies have brought increasingly more interest in blockchain technology. This has allowed the application of this technology in a number of different industries, and the automotive sector is no exception.
21st December 2018

Software helps reduce vehicle accidents by 19%

Software helps reduce vehicle accidents by 19%
Ideagen, the UK-based, global software firm, has announced it has helped a major transportation company reduce vehicle accidents by 19%. RATP Dev USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of RATP Group which operates and maintains urban intercity transportation systems in 14 countries, launched its ‘drive2zero’ Safety Management System (SMS) last year and adopted Ideagen’s software.
26th November 2018

Californian company lowers its carbon footprint with renewable diesel

Californian company lowers its carbon footprint with renewable diesel
Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions.
7th November 2018

Driving into the future

Driving into the future
The technology that will power the driverless cars of the future is already among us, and while true autonomous driving may still be some way off, tech writer Rilind Elezaj looks at how the driverless cars of the future will shape the world around us.
31st October 2018

TULIPP project delivers results for embedded vision applications

TULIPP project delivers results for embedded vision applications
EU initiative targeting the development of high performance, energy-efficient embedded systems for the growing range of increasingly complex image processing applications, TULIPP (Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms), has delivered its first three use cases covering Medical X-Ray Imaging, automotive ADAS and UAVs. 
31st October 2018

Driving ban in Paris Ozone-Alarm controls the city

Driving ban in Paris Ozone-Alarm controls the city
  Attention tourists and professional drivers! Driving bans take place in the low emission zone of Paris and its agglomeration for the next few days. Vehicles with the Crit'Air badges 4 and 5 as well as all vehicles without a vignette may no longer enter. In addition, all vehicles over 3.5t are not allowed to pass through.
27th July 2018

Automotive IC market expectations predict new high

Automotive IC market expectations predict new high
Consumer demand and government mandates for electronic systems that improve vehicle performance, that add comfort and convenience, and that warn, detect, and take corrective measures to keep drivers safe and alert are being added to new cars each year. This system growth, along with rising prices for memory components within them, are expected to raise the automotive IC market 18.5% this year to a new record high of $32.3bn, surpassing last year’s record of $27.2bn.
14th June 2018

Electric container truck to be revealed at TOC Europe

Electric container truck to be revealed at TOC Europe
The latest updates about the electric Hyster laden container handler currently in development will be presented at TOC Europe. During the event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Jan-Willem van den Brand and Willem Nieuwland from Hyster Europe will share the latest information on the much anticipated project during a TECH TOC seminar at 12pm on Thursday 14th June. 
15th May 2018

Battery shredding equipment reduces UK environmental impact

Battery shredding equipment reduces UK environmental impact
The first fully functioning battery recycling plant in Scotland which can handle up to 12000 tonnes of battery waste every year, is extending its dismantling lines to prepare for the disassembly of an increasing number of electric vehicle (EV) batteries (Li-Ion), as the uptake of electric vehicles increases across the UK.
25th April 2018

Automotive industry dialogue: the way to mobility solutions

Automotive industry dialogue: the way to mobility solutions
The Baden-Württemberg Automotive Industry Strategy Dialogue is visibly picking up speed. The first twelve pilot projects related to the transformation of mobility are underway. By organising the Strategy Dialogue, which is planned for seven years, the state government of Baden-Württemberg positions itself as a driver of the transformation of Germany’s automobile state into the country’s number-one state for mobility.
24th April 2018

Automotive servicing in the era of the electronic car

Automotive servicing in the era of the electronic car
  The automotive electronic revolution has given us vehicles brimming with impressive features, and this is only the beginning. One component that should not be overlooked in this transformation is automotive servicing, crucial to the overall ownership experience. Author: Gerhard Angst. Email: gerhard@concept.de
5th March 2018

Helical Technology nominated for European award

Helical Technology nominated for European award
Automotive company Helical Technology is celebrating after being shortlisted in the prestigious European Business Awards – and has been named in its ‘Ones to Watch’ list. The independent, family-owned business based in the North West has been shortlisted in the UK category for 'Business of the Year with Turnover €26m-€150m' and has also been named in the ‘Ones to Watch’ list which sets a benchmark of success for the European business community.
22nd January 2018

Self-driving EVs – does the UK have the infrastructure to cope?

Self-driving EVs – does the UK have the infrastructure to cope?
Regarding the roll-out of self-driving cars there are many barriers to entry that have raised concerns for consumers and manufacturers alike. However, in the UK, the stumbling block that appears to be causing the most sleepless nights is lack of infrastructure.
3rd January 2018


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