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VI-grade and MdynamiX collaborate on HiL solutions


VI-grade and MdynamiX collaborate on HiL solutions

VI-grade, a provider of human-centric simulation-driven vehicle development solutions, and MdynamiX, provider of ADAS, vehicle dynamics, NVH methods and test benches, have entered a partnership to strengthen their presence in the hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) sector.

This collaboration expands the companies’ solutions portfolios to provide more human-centric solutions for vehicle development with VI-grade becoming an official reseller of MdynamiX’s HiL solutions, which are compatible with VI-grade driving simulators and AutoHawk HiL platforms.

Customers will have access to MdynamiX’s HiL rigs in VI-grade’s SimCenters for testing and firsthand experience.

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Emotors uses Siemens NVH testing solutions for e-drive development


Emotors uses Siemens NVH testing solutions for e-drive development

Independent e-drive manufacturer Emotors has leveraged Siemens’ Simcenter solutions in the development of its next-generation electric drive (e-drive) units for hybrids, plug-ins and full-electric vehicles (EVs).

The e-drives range from 25kW to 250kW and were developed over five years. They were designed to be easily adapted to differing OEM requirements.

Headquartered in Carrières-sous-Poissy, France, Emotors was established in 2018 as a joint venture between Stellantis and Nidec Leroy-Somer. It has successfully created e-drives for Stellantis brands such as Peugeot, Opel, DS Automobile and Jeep.

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Micron launches quad-port SSD for software-defined vehicles


Micron launches quad-port SSD for software-defined vehicles

The Micron 4150AT is a quad-port SSD designed to simplify data management in advanced automotive systems and was showcased at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany.

The platform is capable of interfacing with up to four systems on chips (SoCs) to centralize storage for software-defined intelligent vehicles.

The automotive-grade SSD integrates features such as single-root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) and a PCIe Generation 4 interface, to deliver enterprise-class speeds to consumer vehicles.

With random read and write speeds exceeding 600,000 and 100,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) respectively, the 4150AT SSD aims to handle data streams from multiple SoCs.

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Euro NCAP approves AB Dynamics’ LaunchPad Spin for official testing


Euro NCAP approves AB Dynamics’ LaunchPad Spin for official testing

AB Dynamics’ ADAS target platform LaunchPad Spin has received approval from Euro NCAP. The platform is the latest addition to AB Dynamics’ range of officially listed test equipment, which provides approved target and propulsion solutions for a variety of test scenarios involving cars, motorcycles and pedestrians.

The LaunchPad Spin is designed to carry a variety of vulnerable road user (VRU) targets, including pedestrians, cyclists, e-scooters and animals. It is also compatible with the Soft Pedestrian 360, a fully approved pedestrian target and propulsion testing solution.

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Nio EL6 earns five-star Euro NCAP safety rating


Nio EL6 earns five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Nio’s latest electric vehicle, the EL6, has received a top five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. This achievement marks the fourth Nio model to achieve the highest safety rating, joining the ET5, its Touring derivative and the EL7.

The top Euro NCAP rating is awarded to vehicles that have “overall excellent performance in crash protection and are well equipped with comprehensive and robust crash avoidance technology”.

The EL6 demonstrated impressive performance in various safety test categories.

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NXP introduces S32N55 “super-integration” processor


NXP introduces S32N55 “super-integration” processor

NXP Semiconductors has unveiled the S32N55 processor, the first member of its S32N family of vehicle super-integration processors.

This processor, which forms the core of the S32 CoreRide central compute solution, offers a combination of safe, real-time and application processing capabilities, tailored to meet the central compute needs of auto makers.

The S32N55 processor has been designed for vehicle control applications requiring “demands high-performance, deterministic compute supporting the highest level of functional safety”, NXP says.

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Red Bull and AVL collaborate on lightweight, high-power fuel cell system


Red Bull and AVL collaborate on lightweight, high-power fuel cell system

Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-performance arm of Red Bull Racing Group, is partnering with mobility technology company AVL to develop what the companies call the “next generation of ultra-high-power density fuel cell technology”. The target is to create a solution that is two-thirds lighter than conventional fuel cell systems, making them applicable to high-performance automotive, motorsport and aviation industries.

The collaboration combines AVL’s industry portfolio of PEM fuel cell technology and Red Bull’s experience and methodologies in lightweight design, construction and aerodynamics.

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Infineon and Green Hills Software present integrated platform for real-time applications for SDVs


Infineon and Green Hills Software present integrated platform for real-time applications for SDVs

Infineon Technologies and Green Hills Software, an embedded safety and security company, have launched an integrated microcontroller-based processing platform designed for safety-critical real-time automotive systems.

The platform combines Green Hills’ safety-certified real-time operating system (RTOS) µ-velOSity with Infineon’s new generation of safety controllers, Aurix TC4x, to provide OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers with a safe and secure processing platform for developing domain and zonal controllers, as well as drivetrains for electric vehicles (EVs), within their next-generation software-defined vehicle (SDV) architectures.

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