Today international automotive supplier Continental announced in its Media Webcast for fiscal year 2015 the acquisition of the Hi-Res 3D Flash LIDAR business from Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) based in Santa Barbara, California. This innovative technology will further enhance the company’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems product portfolio with a future-orientated solution to add to the group of surrounding sensors needed to achieve highly and fully automated driving.
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  • 17.03.2016
GKN Driveline is transferring eAxle hybrid technology from super sports cars such as the Porsche 918 Spyder and BMW i8 into affordable compact vehicles. The company has developed an eAxle module that will enable C-segment vehicles to offer buyers a plug-in hybrid option with improved performance and a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 50%.
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  • 15.03.2016
Even at low temperatures plastic can efficiently substitute metal: the French textile and rubber company Joubert Productions, Ambert, is for the first time putting snow chains on the market whose chain links are made entirely from plastic.
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  • 01.03.2016
Pierburg GmbH has developed an electric compressor for spontaneously boosting the charge pressure of engines fitted with an exhaust-gas turbocharger. This component allows pressure to be increased regardless of the exhaust-gas energy availability. The outcome: a more enjoyable ride and enhanced engine efficiency. The compressor is compatible with both gasoline and diesel engines. The initial prototypes are now being tested by various customers.
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  • 25.02.2016
Volvo Cars plans to become the world’s first car manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017. Volvo customers will be offered an application for their mobile phones to replace the physical key with a digital key. Volvo says the innovative Bluetooth-enabled digital key technology, will offer Volvo customers far more flexibility, enabling them to benefit from entirely new ways to use and share cars.
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  • 22.02.2016

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