TRW says new display makes controlling in-car functions easier

TRW says its display makes controlling vehicle functions faster and easier (Photo: TRW)

TRW is developing a new type of display that will make it easier to control in-car and other functions at the touch of a fingertip. The US based automotive supplier said its multi-graphic projection display will transform traditional control systems. It will likely be ready for production this year. “Just as today’s remarkable smart phones […]

Ford to showcase B-MAX at Mobile World Congress

Bill Ford will unveil the B-MAX and hold a keynote speech at the Barcelona event (Photo: Ford)

Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford will unveil the carmaker’s new B-MAX model at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month. The presence at the gathering of the Ford chairman underscores the growing importance of mobile communications for the car industry. The official automotive unveiling of the B-MAX will take place at the […]

Mazda develops new anti-collision braking system

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Mazda Motor has developed an automated anti-collision braking system that will be available on the new CX-5 SUV it will launch this year. The Japanese carmaker said in a press release that its Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system will use a laser sensor to detect obstacles. The technology will then automatically reduce the extent […]

CeBIT 2012 – Hanover

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This year’s CeBIT high-tech fair will pay special attention to the growing importance of IT to the auto industry. The annual event, the world’s biggest IT fair, will include a special automotive focus under the “Digital Drive” banner. Various automakers, suppliers and service providers will provide solutions that are increasingly finding their way into the […]

Suzuki, UK’s Intelligent Energy to develop fuel cell system

IE CEO Henri Winand (left) presents Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki with a commemorative plaque marking the formation of Smile (Photo: IE)

Suzuki and Britain’s Intelligent Energy Holdings will jointly develop an air-cooled fuel cell system that will  be able to power a future vehicle. The two companies have formed a 50-50 joint venture called Smile FC System Corporation that will develop and manufacture the system together with an Intelligent Energy subsidiary. Smile will  be run by […]

CeBIT Global Conferences – Hanover

The conference center at the Hannover Messe will be the venue for the CeBIT Global Conferences program (Photo: CeBIT)

Senior IT managers from Amazon, eBay, IBM, Microsoft and Siemens will be among the speakers at a series of events hosted at the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover next month. CeBIT Global Conferences, which will stage its conference program at the Hanover Fairgrounds March 6 -9,  will focus on key IT issues such as intelligent […]

automotiveDAY – Hanover

More than 400 people attended the automotiveDAY conference in 2011 (Photo: automotiveIT)

The fourth annual automotiveDAY conference will focus on the role of IT in fostering growth in the auto industry. Speakers will focus on a range of topics, including the role of IT in boosting growth in the industry; how Cloud computing benefits global companies; the outlook for mobile IT; and how IT consolidation can lower […]

A smartphone App to capture vehicle data

Smartphones Apps may soon be used to transfer vehicle data (Photo: Apple)

Students at Heilbronn University in Germany have developed an App that can capture vehicle data and use a smartphone to relay them to a repair shop. “A cheap smartphone will do the trick” said Ansgar Meroth, professor at Heilbronn’s Automotive Systems Engineering department. The app that Meroth and his students developed will let a smartphone […]

Micro-hybrids to grow to 39 million vehicles by 2017 – report

Daimler's 2012 smart fortwo is avaialable with a micro-hybrid gasoline engine (Photo: Daimler)

Micro‐hybrids will grow nearly eight‐fold to 39 million vehicles by 2017, creating a $6.9 billion market for energy storage devices, according to a report by US-based Lux Research. Lux, a research firm specializing in emerging technologies, also predicted that micro-hybrids, which use a small battery to provide varying degrees of efficiency‐boosting features, will gain a […]

Copenhagen to adopt high-tech traffic management system

Bicycles play a big role in Copenhagen's transportation system (Photo: Wikimedia)

The city of Copenhagen is set to implement a high-tech traffic management system it hopes will reduce average CO2 emissions of city traffic. The city has awarded a 10 million euro contract to Dutch technical services provider Imtech to put in place a system that covers all 365 road junctions in Copenhagen. Imtech’s traffic management […]