Rolls-Royce MTU Onsite Energy Compact Generator Sets Feature Converted On-Highway Engines

August 20, 2015  by  

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Rolls-Royce announced new generator sets from MTU Onsite Energy with a power output range of 80-200 kWe and featuring Mercedes-Benz engines.

The new 4R0120 and 6R0120 generator sets, containing Mercedes-Benz OM924LA and OM926LA diesel engines, respectively, represent the first time these on-highway engines have been adapted for power generation applications.

These compact products allow MTU Onsite Energy customers to achieve greater performance and reliability than was previously available at lower power nodes. MTU Onsite Energy is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce.

Wind River Selects LDRA to Help Meet Rigorous Software Compliance and Certification Requirements

August 19, 2015  by  

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LDRA announced that Wind River® has selected the LDRA tool suite and DO-178 Qualification Support Packs for both internal software quality assurance and to help Wind River customers expedite the qualification and certification of their applications.

The selection of LDRA hinged on the ability of its tools to achieve 100 percent MC/DC coverage at both source and assembler levels—a mandatory requirement for object code verification—and to perform data coupling and control coupling analysis.

Garmin Expands In-Dash Navigation Partnership for New Honda Models

August 18, 2015  by  


new garmin Honda_Infotainment_PR_ImageGarmin International Inc. has expanded its partnership with Honda Motors to bring Garmin and its navigation technology into multiple Honda infotainment systems over the next four years. The latest vehicle platform to launch with Garmin and its navigation solution is the all-new Honda Pilot.

The Garmin system brings a seamless integration into Honda infotainment consoles while simultaneously offering several of the company’s signature features.

Preloaded maps allow users to navigate through areas that lack cell reception, while millions of points of interest make it easy to find existing or new locations.

Infor Sets Automotive Cloud Computing Benefits

August 13, 2015  by  

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Jeff Nedwick

An interview with Jeff Nedwick, Industry Solution & Strategy Director, Infor Automotive

1. In what specific ways does Infor technology help companies increase profitability?

Infor is committed to the development of industry-specific, cloud-based suites as a way to help our automotive customers maximize profitability. These cloud-based offerings:

Reduce costs: Cloud-based solutions help lower overall IT costs. A survey by Computer Economics shows that organizations that moved most or all of their systems to the cloud saw an average 15% reduction in IT spending. This reduction came “not only from a reduction in data center spending but also in IT personnel costs.”

OEM Group Expands Wafer Surface Preparation Successes To UBLED Processing For LED Automotive Lighting

August 13, 2015  by  

OEM group logoNew ECO-Processes significantly decrease in-Fab DI water consumption and chemical disposal needs, aid virtuous cycle of energy-efficient LED headlamp adoption – improved fuel economy – decreased automotive CO2 emissions

Semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group has received first-in-fab and repeat tool orders for its Cintillio™ wet chemical processing system from several Ultra Bright LED manufacturers working in the automotive lighting market.

With these orders, OEM Group has expanded its patented ECO-Process wafer surface preparation solutions from the established markets of Power Device, CMOS IC, and MEMS manufacturing into UBLED fabrication, a new market for Cintillio. The tools will be used for ozone processing of some of the most sensitive layers exposed during LED manufacturing, including exposed silver, which to date has presented LED makers with difficult challenges where surface preparation is involved.

Transition Networks Ethernet Switches Aid Park Assist

August 12, 2015  by  

park assist logoPark Assist has selected Transition Networks’ hardened Ethernet switches for its worldwide parking sensor client implementations.

Transition Networks’ hardened Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches are currently being used at over 30 locations operated by Park Assist or one of its resellers and are installed in the power cabinets at each site. These devices replace several switch models previously obtained from different vendors, which had resulted in slowed company deployment processes and increased costs – due to the large knowledge base required to handle multiple switch types.

Mercedes-Benz USA Launches mbrace Connect for all MY2016 Vehicles

August 11, 2015  by  

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Updates bring remote start, remote diagnostics, iHeartRadio App

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced the launch of mbrace Connect for all model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

The bundle of connected services will be standard on all MY2016 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and SUVs for five years. Three optional packages – mbrace Secure, mbrace Concierge and mbrace Entertain – will round out the new suite of connected car services. With mbrace Connect, owners can take advantage of the mbrace Mobile App, mbrace Web Services, in-vehicle Roadside Assistance services, non-streaming Mercedes-Benz Apps and remote updates.

PLM Road Map™ 2015 for the Global Automotive Industry and their Supply Chain Partners

July 28, 2015  by  

Automotive’s High Tech Revolution

PLM Road Map for the Global Automotive Industry—a unique one day, right sized event focused on the issues and concerns facing the global automotive industry and their supply chain partners.

November 24, 2015 | The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost | Munich |Germany (8:00 am – 5:15 pm)

PLMRoadmap-49PLM Road Map 2015 for the Global Automotive Industry is the must-attend event for automotive industry executives (OEMs and suppliers) and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the automotive industry germinate and take root. The theme for this event is “Automotive’s High Tech Revolution.”

dSPACE Technology Conference – Innovating Tomorrow’s Mobility Two-day Technical Conference for the Embedded Software Community

July 24, 2015  by  

  • Featuring keynote presentations from General Motors, the Mobility Transformation Center, Oshkosh Corporation, Honda Aircraft Company, Moog and dSPACE
  • Technical presentations from Mercedes Benz, Chrysler, Tula Technologies, FEV, BTC, and more…
  • Trends in innovation and software quality − from automotive to aerospace
  • Methods and tools for embedded software development
  • Panel discussions with executives from OEMs and suppliers
  • 6 sessions, 6 workshops, exhibits, product demos, and more

Mopar Offers Mopar® Connect Powered by Autonet Mobile

July 7, 2015  by  

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Mopar has launched Mopar® Connect, powered by Autonet Mobile. Mopar Connect is a telematics service that allows customers to control their car from a Smartphone.

In addition to In-Car WiFi the systems offer Alarm Notifications, a find my car feature, Valet Mode, Speed Tracker, Curfew Management, Geo Zones, Parental Controls and the ability to remotely operate the full range of functions normally found on a key fob.

“The demands of the connected driver are rapidly changing,” said Phil Hughes, Autonet Mobile’s President. “Autonet Mobile is excited to power the Mopar® Connect system and include our technology into a full suite of cloud solutions available to Chrysler customers across the country.”

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