Automotive

Electronics is becoming increasingly important to the automotive sector, enabling the systems which we all expect to find in the latest cars. But those involved in the the sector, as well as those looking to enter the automotive supply chain, need to keep up to date.

New Electronics covers developments in the automotive sector, bringing technology updates and opinion from the market.

When the chips are down

As manufacturing starts to ramp up after the pandemic, the efforts of many companies are being thwarted by the global shortage of chips.

The post-pandemic connector market

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial disruption across the engineering sector over the last 18 months, with businesses facing challenges such as changing market requirements, stock shortages and longer lead times.

One small step…

Stan Boland, CEO of Five, a leading UK self-driving start-up, talks about the challenges associated with delivering autonomous vehicles.

Master of the Universe

This year’s Technology Symposium highlighted TSMC’s dominance of the semiconductor market and, considering its investment plans, that’s something that's likely to continue for some time.

The new face of policing

New technologies are creating new pressures for modern-day police forces and, according to research published by Deloitte’s in its ‘Tech Trends’ report, criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their use of technology.

Feeding the beast

In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems have a huge appetite for data storage capacity with mapping and navigation, music and entertainment occupying a growing memory footprint in cars.

Communication in Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet standards LAPP industrial cables

As the production lines develop and become increasingly complex, the number of devices (sensors and actuators) that need to be managed also grows. Industrial processes are carried out by PLCs and extensive networks of digital or analogue connections. Most often, these are systems based on electric (copper) or fibre-optic cables. Depending on the age of the infrastructure, these will be FIELDBUS (older) or ETHERNET (newer) systems

Automotive displays

?Smartphones, tablets, televisions: touch displays are ubiquitous and are increasingly being used in modern vehicles - whether for buttonless operation of the air conditioning or infotainment system.

The road to zero

As the demand for EVs accelerates so the need for an effective power charging infrastructure becomes critical.

It’s do or die for diesel

Everyone agrees that the traditional internal combustion engine which runs on carbon fuel is not sustainable and vehicle manufacturers have been looking for alternatives for decades.

Truck platooning

All around the country, at all times of the day, 365 days a year, commercial vehicles are on the move.

A clearer roadmap

There are four trends now shaping the automotive market and in a report published in 2016 by McKinsey & Company (“Automotive revolution – perspective towards 2030”) these were identified as autonomy, connectivity, electrification and diverse mobility.

Reshaping the automotive industry

As the demand for electric vehicles has accelerated, so automotive manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are adapting their business strategies as they look to engage with this market.

The future of mining

Could the mining industry be at an inflection point with a historically conservative industry finally starting to embrace new technologies?

A supply chain in flux

In the coming years, Tier 1 automotive suppliers have an enormous opportunity with the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs) but there are challenges - the whole supply chain is being disrupted by new participants and new technologies.

Hardware progress

A DVCon Europe 2019 conference paper, jointly authored by Renesas and OneSpin Solutions, considered innovative chip safety analysis. In this article Jörg Grosse and Sergio Marchese discuss its findings.

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