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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Littelfuse, On Semiconductor

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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Harman, security, connected cars

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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Volvo, Uber, autonomous vehicles

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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Audi, health

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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ABI Research, market research, augmented reality, virtual reality

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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Jaguar Land Rover, autonomous vehicles, adas

Aito steering wheel buttons

Flex and Aito partner to bring tactile feedback to automotive interfaces

Sketch-to-Scale company Flex and haptic interface technology firm Aito have partnered to enhance the automotive user experience by embedding touch sensors with button-like tactile feedback into automotive applications such as overhead consoles, steering wheel controls and other vehicle interior a

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Flextronics, Flex, Aito, HMI

BMW, Intel and Mobileye work together on autonomous vehicle technology

BMW, Intel and Mobileye partner on autonomous vehicle technology

BMW, Intel and Mobileye are joining forces to make self-driving vehicles and future mobility concepts a reality. The three leaders from the automotive, technology, computer vision and machine learning industries are collaborating to bring fully automated driving into production by 2021.

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BMW, Intel, Mobileye, autonomous vehicles

SMMT says staying in EU is best for UK automotive industry

Staying in EU best for UK motor industry says SMMT

Staying in the European Union is critical for the future of UK motor industry businesses and best for British jobs, according the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), just days ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

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AMMT, European Union

The Magic Bus with Sony hi-res audio

Sony brings hi-res audio to Magic Bus

Sony Electronics has entered an exclusive cross-promotion agreement with Whitledge Designs, which combines Sony's latest hi-res audio digital media player and the award-winning demonstration vehicle, the Magic Bus.

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Sony, Magic Bus, Whitledge Designs, ESS Technology, audio


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