Electronics

PSA will recall 2,484 cars in Russia over possible problem with electronics

Feb. 2, 2016 14:18 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will recall 2,484 Peugeot 4007 crossovers in Russia because of possible problems with their electronics systems....
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Panasonic shifts from home electronics to cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Panasonic targets a 62 percent surge in automotive sales by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. The gambit wagers that Panasonic can leverage its electronics expertise to get a leg up on traditional automotive suppliers such as Denso Corp. of Japan and Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany....
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Schaeffler Group seeks growth in electrified powertrains

10:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

German supplier Schaeffler Group expects significant growth in its electric and hybrid powertrains business, CEO Klaus Rosenfeld said Monday at the Detroit auto show. He cited specific projects under development for automakers....
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Volvo is first customer for new autonomous driving computer, Nvidia says

Jan. 5, 2016 12:13 CET

U.S. chipmaker Nvidia, which is looking to expand its reach in the automotive market, says Volvo will be the first customer for a new computer designed for autonomous vehicles. Volvo will use the Drive PX 2 in public trials of its autonomous vehicles in 2017, Nvidia said....
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CES preview: Auto players offer a glimpse of the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

This year at CES, the Chevrolet Bolt and a EV concept from Volkswagen show an industry gambling on an electrified future....
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World's largest auto chipmaker created by NXP's Freescale acquisition

11:12 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

NXP today completed its nearly $12 billion deal to buy Freescale, doubling the proportion of auto-related revenue to 40 percent to create the world's top maker of automotive electronics....
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Audi speeds up infotainment and driver assistance innovation

Nov. 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi's innovative electronics architecture has dramatically shortened the time the brand needs to introduce more powerful processors for in-car infotainment and driver assistance systems, Audi's head of electronic development, Ricky Hudi, explained to Automotive News Europe....
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Lear reports 28% gain in Q3 earnings as acquisitions take root

11:02 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

Automotive seating and electronics supplier Lear reported a 28 percent gain in net income as the impact of key acquisitions in the last year took root in the company's balance sheets....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The (technology) pluses and minuses of a GM-FCA deal

11:15 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015

GM and FCA could benefit from each other's technology. Instead of a full-blown merger, maybe some small side-deals is all Sergio needs....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: 'Multiphysics': Engineering's new frontier

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015

The creation process that was once fairly simple -- design blueprints to prototypes to testing to validation to production -- now is often extremely complex, involving engineers from several disciplines who must think in areas outside of their training....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Electronic gremlins may keep old cars off the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

Advanced electronics have transformed every aspect of today's automobile. They are cleaner, faster, safer, more efficient and more capable. But here's the downside: As light vehicles age, repairs could get more difficult and expensive -- especially as high-quality electronic replacement parts become harder to obtain....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The dark side of electronics

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

As automobiles age and the quality of replacement parts for the electronics diminish, repairs become difficult, frustrating and expensive....
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Daimler, Baidu team up in connected-car venture

May 26, 2015 12:24 CET

Daimler will team up with web services company Baidu to make software available in its Mercedes cars sold in China. Services will include a feature that allows users to access content such as music and Internet services from smartphones via their dashboards....
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Hitachi eyes growth on electronics

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Hitachi Automotive Systems CEO Kunihiko Ohnuma says he targets double-digit global sales growth from 2016 to 2020 as the company taps surging demand for auto electronics....
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