Littelfuse manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China

Littelfuse buys OnSemi automotive portfolio for $104m

Littelfuse is acquiring a product portfolio of transient voltage suppression (TVS) diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) for automotive ignition applications from On Semiconductor for $104m.

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Harman proposes a shield around critical systems

Harman uses its onions for connected car security

Harman has devised a five-plus-one security framework consisting of onion-like layers that protect the car’s head unit from being compromised and used as a portal into the in-vehicle network, which could jeopardise safety critical systems.

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Venturi Formula E car

Venturi Formula E and ZF form technology partnership

The Venturi Formula E team has announced a long-term technology partnership with ZF, a specialist in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology.

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Volvo XC90 Drive Me test vehicle

Volvo and Uber commit $300m to autonomous vehicle development

Volvo Cars and ride-sharing company Uber are to join forces to develop next-generation autonomous cars.

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Audi wants to improve the health of drivers

Audi works with start-ups to improve drivers’ health

Audi has helped set up start-ups incubator in Berlin to develop smartwatch applications that will sync with a vehicle to monitor and improve the health of drivers.

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ABI Research

Augmented reality will redefine motoring but ABI warns of driver overload

Augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) automotive applications will redefine the driving and ownership experience, turning it into a safer, seamless and intuitive activity, according to ABI Research.

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Allegro A1367 field programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC

Allegro current sensor IC is field programmable

A field programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC from Allegro Microsystems includes 240kHz bandwidth, integrated voltage regulator, reverse battery protection, user-selectable ratiometry, and uni- or bidirectional output options.

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Cypress S6BL112A automotive-grade LED driver

LED driver from Cypress reduces headlight size

An automotive LED driver that is said to enable smaller and more cost-effective headlight systems is available from Cypress Semiconductor.

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Panasonic LP power choke coil

Metal composite core for Panasonic choke coils

SMD-type power choke coils for automotive applications using a metal composite core are available from Panasonic.

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The system could warn of approaching emergency vehicles

Jaguar builds fleet to test autonomous technology

Jaguar Land Rover plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years to develop and test a wide range of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

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