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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH Supports Formula Student Electric KA-Raceing Team

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH Supports Formula Student Electric KA-Raceing Team

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH supports the aspirations of many promising vehicle developers by sponsoring the Formula Student Electric KA-Raceing Team from the University of Karlsruhe Germany. Originally held in the USA as Formula SAE, the Formula Student idea has grown into an international design engineering competition where university students build a single-seat formula racecar with which they can compete against more than 500 teams from all over the world. [More]

Leddar Technology Enables New Mass-Market LiDAR Offering for Automotive Applications

Tier-1 automotive supplier VALEO announces a low-cost, solid-state LiDAR for ADAS applications, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) or Automated Parking based on the innovative Leddar tec... [More]

Imec and Infineon Cooperate on 79 GHz CMOS Radar Sensor Chips for the Automotive Industry

Compact, low power, cost-efficient radar chip solution to advance highly automated driving The world-leading nanoelectronics research center imec and semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTC... [More]
Automotive Lighting Industry Growth is Driven by the Introduction of Disruptive Technologies and Consumer Behavior Changes

Automotive Lighting Industry Growth is Driven by the Introduction of Disruptive Technologies and Consumer Behavior Changes

Car is not a simple mode of transportation anymore. In addition to security and autonomous driving features, car manufacturers are considering more and more functionalities to propose vehicles as custom and fashion item. [More]
All-New Ford GT Supercar to Offer Next-Gen Carbon-Fiber Wheels

All-New Ford GT Supercar to Offer Next-Gen Carbon-Fiber Wheels

Ford’s all-new supercar, the carbon-fiber-bodied Ford GT, will further improve the driving and handling experience by offering next-gen carbon-fiber wheels. This new car is the company’s second Ford Performance vehicle featuring carbon fiber wheels, followed by the introduction of the world’s first mass-produced carbon fiber wheel application as a standard component on the 2015 Shelby® GT350R Mustang. [More]
NanoSteel Delivers Advanced Automotive Sheet to General Motors

NanoSteel Delivers Advanced Automotive Sheet to General Motors

By teaming up with launch partner, AK Steel, an industry leader in steel product development, NanoSteel has now completed commercial production trials and delivered its first automotive sheet material to General Motors for initial testing. [More]
Royal DSM Launches New Stanyl Polyamide 46-Based High Performance Material

Royal DSM Launches New Stanyl Polyamide 46-Based High Performance Material

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has launched an innovative new high performance material based on Stanyl® polyamide 46. This new material, Stanyl HGR1, reduces frictional torque in automobile engine timing systems and will provide OEMs with a very cost-effective tool for reducing fuel consumption. [More]
New Method Developed to Better Measure Charging States of Next-Generation Electric Lithium Car Batteries

New Method Developed to Better Measure Charging States of Next-Generation Electric Lithium Car Batteries

Lithium ion phosphate batteries are widely used to power the batteries in electric cars, but, unlike the amount of gas in a fuel tank, their state of charge can't be measured directly by a physical quantity. [More]
VDI Congress: ELIX Polymers to Introduce ABS Plating Grades Portfolio for Automotive Industry

VDI Congress: ELIX Polymers to Introduce ABS Plating Grades Portfolio for Automotive Industry

ELIX Polymers, a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe with a 40-year track record, will introduce its ABS plating grades portfolio at the VDI “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” congress in Mannheim, Germany (March 9th and 10th). [More]
JEC World 2016 to Introduce Four New Display Areas Dedicated to Automotive, Aeronautics, Sports and Sustainability

JEC World 2016 to Introduce Four New Display Areas Dedicated to Automotive, Aeronautics, Sports and Sustainability

The JEC World exhibition that reaches in 2016 the unequalled surface of 62,000 sqm will introduce, for the first time, four new display areas totaling more than 1,800 sqm. The so-called Planets will feature innovative and iconic parts, final products, and some of the 2016 JEC Innovation Awards recipients. [More]