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Volkswagen CES2017 show app previews emerging Volkswagen digital Ecosystem

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Volkswagen has developed a special app for CES 2017, available now at the App Store ( iOS ) and at Google Play ( Android ).

Nexperia announces 80% smaller automotive power MOSFET package

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Nexperia, the former Standard Products division of NXP, announced the availability of its automotive power MOSFETs in the new, LFPAK33, thermally-enhanced, loss-free package which has a footprint more than 80% smaller than industry standard devices. MOSFETS in the new LFPAK33 compact automotive power package are available now.

BETO report identifies biofuel/bioproducts opportunities from wet and gaseous waste: ~22.2B GGE/year

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These feedstocks can be converted into renewable natural gas, diesel, and aviation fuels, or into valuable bioproducts. quadrillion Btu. Biomass Fuel

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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Maven Reserve is available now in Los Angeles and San Francisco with plans to expand to other cities. Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days. Brief

ON Semiconductor unveils modular automotive imaging platform

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Due to the many different boards available, engineers have access to ON Semiconductor’s broad portfolio of image sensors and co-processors, plus various automotive communications protocols from a select group of third party supply partners. MARS development boards are available now. Brief

New lineup of Intelligent Power Devices from Renesas contribute to reduced vehicle weight; high-current load switch applications

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Renesas Electronics announced the availability of six new intelligent power devices (IPDs) for automotive motor and heater control applications.

New Renesas 32-Bit MCUs for improved fuel efficiency in vehicle powertrain control applications

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Samples of the RH850/E1M-S2 are available now. Mass production is scheduled to begin in September 2017, and is expected to reach a volume of 100,000 units per month by April 2018. Availability is subject to change without notice.). The RH850/E1M-S2 MCUs are built around Renesas’ new and improved G3MH CPU core.

Renesas Electronics introduces V2V and V2I communications solutions

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the global availability of its lineup of V2X solutions that will help accelerate the arrival of autonomous driving. By combining these new SoCs, system developers can now easily develop systems that support the corresponding V2X standard for the Japanese, US, and European markets. GHz band).

New Renesas SoC enables transfer of vehicle high-resolution camera video through multiple systems; surround view

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Samples of the R-Car T2 SoC are available now. Availability is subject to change without notice.). Click to enlarge.

New ArcelorMittal lightweight car door solutions; up to 34% weight savings over existing steel doors in medium-term

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Using steels and technology currently available, ArcelorMittal’s global R&D automotive team has demonstrated that a 27% weight and cost saving can be achieved without compromising safety and structural requirements. These steels are available now and are already being utilized in production vehicles today. Click to enlarge.

Ford showcases Transit line-up powered by new Ford EcoBlue diesel at Hannover; 6-speed auto, AWD and SYNC 3

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The new Transit AWD models can be ordered now for delivery in early 2017. to 12.9% 1 selling brand in the Euro 20 markets. l/100 km (35.6