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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.

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.

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. Members can download the Maven app to view pricing by market in real time for Maven Reserve.

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. ON Semiconductor has introduced the Modular Automotive Reference System (MARS) that gives system and software developers a ready-to-use camera for research and development activities.

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.