Intelligent Energy tech lead in €3.5M EU DIGIMAN program to advance fuel cell stack mass production; Toyota the automotive partner

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Hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles are available now, but to continue to drive customer adoption, we need to ensure future fuel cell stacks are robustly industrialized and remain cost competitive in the future. A new European program has launched to provide a blueprint to enable fully automated future mass manufacture of fuel cell stacks for the automotive market.

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Lightning Hybrids renames itself Lightning Systems; rollout of new lineup of fleet efficiency products

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The system is available now with the Lightning Hybrids system, and will be available standalone in Fall 2017. The system is available now, worldwide on more than 25 platforms. All products will leverage the LightningAnalytics system to validate efficiency results for fleets and will be available as either a retrofit for existing vehicles or for new vehicles from Lightning’s network of distributors and upfitters.

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Vauxhall Crossland X lease deals available now

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Following its official launch at the Geneva Motor Show, the Vauxhall Crossland X SUV is now available to order. While the Crossland X’s recently-la

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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 ). The VW CES 2017 app requires Volkswagen’s free WiFi at the show in order to use the profile.

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

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SBIR technical topic areas for both the fiscal year 2016 (topics 10 b & c) and fiscal year 2017 (topics 14 a & b) included aspects of converting waste to energy.

New high-resolution time-to-digital converter from ams offers better object detection and avoidance for LiDAR

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Now with the TDC-GPX2, we have responded to customers’ requests for even better precision and a higher sampling rate, enabling them to develop new generations of end products that provide greater detail and accuracy. The TDC-GPX2 is available now in production volume. Unit pricing is available on request from ams.

Test deployment of new on-demand hub & shuttle mobility system at U Michigan; connected & automated vehicles & big data

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It’s similar in some ways to the ride sharing that’s available now, but much more sophisticated. The team, which also includes the U-M School of Information and Information Technology Services, hopes to have an initial version up and running by early 2017.

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New Renesas R-Car D1 series of automotive SoCs specialized for 3D graphics clusters

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the availability of the R-Car D1 Series, as the first member of system-on-chips (SoCs) in the R-Car Family specialized for 3D instrument cluster systems. Samples of the R-Car D1 Series are available now. Mass production is scheduled to begin in March 2017 and is expected to reach a volume of 100,000 units per month by March 2018. Availability is subject to change without notice.).

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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. Since the analog current sense feedback is available, no additional load current sense elements are required.

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.). Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the 32-bit RH850/E1M-S2 microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive powertrain control applications. The new MCUs provide high performance and advanced functionality to enable improved fuel efficiency.

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. Samples of the R-Car W1R and R-Car W2H are available now. Availability is subject to change without notice.).

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

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To further optimize safety, vehicle camera video is also now being used in driver assist systems for braking, steering and providing obstacle detection warnings, for instance when changing lanes. Samples of the R-Car T2 SoC are available now.

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. Using a combination of existing advanced high strength steels (AHSS) and ultra high strength steels (UHSS) it is now possible to reduce the weight of the baseline C-segment door from 18.3 ArcelorMittal lightweight door. 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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Available now in the latest Transit and Transit Custom models, the 2.0-liter Ford EcoBlue engine is offered in 105 PS, 130 PS and 170 PS power ratings, each of which offers increased power and torque compared with the outgoing 2.2-liter engine.