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    BMW builds Driving Simulation Centre in Munich


    Image: BMW BMW is investing around €100 million in a new driving simulation facility at its FIZ Research and Innovation Centre, Munich. It describes this as to be the world’s most advanced of its kind, and says it will enable virtual testing of advanced assistance systems and display and ...

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    rFpro launches commercial platform for autonomous driving simulation


    Image: fRpro - Shanghai simulation model UK-based rFpro has launched a software platform said to be the first commercially-available simulation for ‘training’ and developing autonomous vehicles. This has already been adopted by two major automakers who are carrying out over two million virtual miles of testing per month, and ...

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    Renault invests in virtual testing company for autonomous driving


    Renault wants to launch 10 vehicles with autonomous capacity by 2020 (Photo: Renault) Renault is buying a 35 pc stake in Autonomous Vehicle Simulation (AVS), a move that will help it in efforts to develop and test autonomous vehicles. AVS was formed together with Oktal, a unit of French ...

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    Tuev Sued appoints Schlesinger chief digital officer


    Dirk Schlesinger (Photo: obs/TÜV SÜD AG/VIRGIL VIDAL) Tuev Sued has appointed former Cisco executive Dirk Schlesinger chief digital officer, as the German testing and certification company responds to the growing importance of digital technologies in the manufacturing industry. Schlesinger will be in charge of a new digital services division ...

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    Many companies don't test mobile apps - report


    The World Quality Report says mobile app quality assurance should be higher on the IT agenda (Photo: Capgemini) Many companies fail to adequately test mobile applications, according to a survey on enterprise application quality. The World Quality Report, which is compiled each year by consultants Capgemini, software test specialist ...

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    At Mercedes, windtunnels offer weather at the touch of a button


    Two new Mercedes windtunnels allow earlier testing of prototypes in extreme climatic conditions (Photo: Mercedes) Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated two new climatic wind tunnels that will enable the German premium carmaker to test new vehicles' performance in extreme weather conditions early in the development process. The wind tunnels, located at Mercedes' ...

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    Industry strives for no-fault automotive microprocessors


    Here's what the auto industry wants: Microprocessors that are tailormade for the automotive environment, that can withstand huge temperature swings and near-constant vibration and, most importantly, never ever fail. To make microprocessors that meet those requirements, experts say a rethink of the entire production process is order. And that's exactly ...

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    IPG launches new version of CarMaker test platform


    German software maker IPG Automotive has launched a new version of its CarMaker test platform. The open-integrationand testing platform can be used throughout the development process. CarMaker 3.5 now includes TruckMaker, a platform that is specifically suited for virtual test driving of commercial vehicles CarMaker software can be used throughout ...

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    Honda starts testing next-generation mobility


    Honda’s electric test vehicles refuel at a solar-powered charging station With global competition in electric vehicles set to heat up, Honda is starting tests of its next-generation mobility products. The Japanese auto and motorcycle maker said its Electric Vehicle Testing Program, to be conducted in Saitama Prefecture, will include electric ...