The popularity of automatic transmissions is on the rise, a trend boosted by the increasing demand for technologies that reduce fuel consumption and emissions, since user-friendly automatic transmissions are now setting the standard in terms of efficiency thanks to new torque converter systems.
Infiniti (part of the Nissan group) will present VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged), the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine and one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created, on September 29 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile).
ZF has today announced that it has acquired a 40% stake in Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH. The Hamburg-based company, which was founded in 2009, is a market leader in lidar technology and in developing environmental recognition software with a particular focus on applications for autonomous driving. Ibeo's customers include several major global vehicle manufacturers.
NIRA Dynamics, a firm known best in the tyre industry for its indirect TPMS systems, has announced plans to expands its cloud solution in order to “create new possibilities for tomorrow’s autonomous cars”.
The Haptic Interaction Surfaces project from Continental has received the ‘Best of Best’ award at the 2016 Automotive Brand Contest. With this award, the German Design Council has recognized the developments by the international technology company for improving the holistic human-machine interface.