Pagani Automobili’s Huayra BC supercar

Pagani Huayra BC supercar features Microchip’s Most technology

One of the most technologically advanced sports coupes in the world uses Most technology for powering the vehicle’s premium surround sound audio and infotainment system.

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Microchip, Most, infotainment

Audi uses Kanzi for creating its user interfaces

Thundersoft buys Rightware for €64m

Chinese operating systems and smart device platform technology company Thundersoft has bought Finland-based Rightware, a provider of automotive user interface software, for €64m.

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Thundersoft, Rightware, software

BMW outside IBM's Munich headquarters

BMW and IBM collaborate on IoT in vehicles

IBM and BMW are working together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalising the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for cars of the future.

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Volkswagen's future mobility vision

VW to reveal mobility vision at CES

Volkswagen plans to unveil it vision of future mobility at next moth’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This, it says, will be a world of intelligent connectivity and sustainable vehicles.

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Volkswagen, Consumer Electronics Show, connected cars

Millbrook 4WD climatic emissions chassis dynamometer

Millbrook opens 4WD dynamometer facility

This week’s Automotive Testing Show & Expo at the Millbrook Proving Ground saw the official opening of a 4WD climatic emissions chassis dynamometer.

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Millbrook Group, test & measurement

Continental's eHorizon system for motorbikes

Continental CES launch will let motorcyclists see round corners

Continental developers in Singapore will launch at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a system that will enable motorcyclists to see around corners.

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Continental, Consumer Electronics Show, motorcycles

ABI and Thatcham Research tackle autonomous driving insurance

Who pays when a driverless car crashes?

Thatcham Research and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have put out a joint statement looking at the thorny question of insurance claims in the era of autonomous vehicles.

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Thatcham Research, ABI, autonomous vehicles

Samsung is to buy Harman

Samsung to buy Harman for $8bn

Samsung Electronics is to acquire Harman for $8bn, accelerating the South Korean company’s growth in automotive and connected technologies.

This will give Samsung significant presence in the connected car market, which is expected to exceed $100bn by 2025.

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Samsung, Harman, infotainment, connected cars

Siemens is buying Mentor Graphics

Siemens acquires Mentor Graphics for $4.5bn

Siemens is buying Mentor Graphics for $4.5bn. Mentor Graphics produces design automation software for ICs and SoCs as well as automotive electronics.

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Siemens, Mentor Graphics

Daf Trucks demonstrates platooning in Munich

Daf Trucks and NXP demonstrate platooning in Munich ahead of Electronica

Daf Trucks, NXP Semiconductors, Siemens and others are demonstrating platooning live on Munich roads ahead of next week’s Electronica exhibition.

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Daf Trucks, NXP, Electronica, platooning


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