AutoCrypt launches automotive cybersecurity testing platform
Automotive cybersecurity and smart mobility technology company AutoCrypt has launched AutoCrypt CSTP, a comprehensive cybersecurity testing platform designed to facilitate integrated cybersecurity testing for vehicle type approval, aligning with UNECE’s Regulations 155/156 and SAC’s GB and GB/T standards.
UN R155 and R156 regulations will be fully enforced from July 2024, mandating automotive OEMs and vehicle inspection centers to conduct cybersecurity testing and validations based on specified criteria. AutoCrypt says its platform is equipped with various vulnerability testing techniques and test cases tailored for UN R155/156 and GB (GB/T) standards.
Automotive Testing Expo Korea 2024 – opens next month!
Returning for the first time since 2019, the South Korean edition of the world’s largest automotive testing technology exhibition will take place at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Seoul on March 20, 21 & 22. Automotive Testing Expo Korea 2024 will bring together an array of new technologies to upgrade and accelerate your testing, vehicle development and verification projects. Register for your free exhibition entry pass here.
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ECARX opens sales and business development hub in Germany
ECARX, whose automotive technology solutions cover infotainment, connectivity and ADAS, has opened a new office in Stuttgart, Germany, as part of its expansion strateg
The Stuttgart office was inaugurated on February 1 and serves as a key hub for sales and technical business development, with a strategic location in the heart of the European automotive industry. It is ECARX’s third hub in Europe, alongside hubs in Sweden and the UK.
The facility will focus on catering to European clients, with its fast-growing team collaborating with other members of the global ECARX network.
Alpine A290 undergoes extreme weather testing in Arctic Circle
Alpine’s future full-electric hot hatch, the Alpine A290, has been undergoing extensive testing in Sweden near the Arctic Circle since the start of the year.
The tests have focused on fine-tuning the car’s low grip characteristics in extreme weather conditions, including temperatures below -30°C, with Alpine’s technical teams testing the A290 prototypes on tracks and open roads.
Dynamic performance has been a key focus for the A290, with attention given to engine responsiveness, driving precision and agility, even in extreme conditions.
PCB software company Altium set to be acquired by Renesas
Renesas Electronics Corporation is to acquire Altium Limited, a PCB design software company. The acquisition, valued at approximately A$9.1bn, aims to establish an integrated electronics system design and lifecycle management platform.
This move responds to the growing complexity of electronic system design, which involves multiple steps and stakeholders. Renesas and Altium plan to streamline this process by unifying component selection, evaluation, simulation and PCB physical design at a system level.
Combining Altium’s cloud platform capabilities with Renesas’ embedded solutions portfolio, the platform is designed to enable the execution of electronic design steps on the cloud.
Ford expands EV test facilities in the UK
Ford has expanded its electric vehicle testing facilities at its UK headquarters in Essex, investing further in the Dunton Campus global center for its high-growth commercial vehicle business. The opening of the £24m (US$30m) Propulsion Development Laboratory marks the third new laboratory launched in two years at Dunton for developing and testing EV powertrains.
Transport Minister Anthony Browne MP inaugurated the facility, which underscores Dunton Campus’s role in Ford’s European electric vehicle plans.
Bloomy introduces BMS test system for desktop HIL validation
Bloomy, a provider of automated test platforms and control systems, has introduced the Desktop BMS HIL Test System tool, designed to aid the efficiency of multi-person battery engineering teams.
The system brings the testing capabilities of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) design labs directly to the desktops of development teams, in order to increase productivity and reduce time-to-market for various projects, including EVs and drones.
The BMS system simulates the functions of 12-36 battery cells, temperature sensors and digital communications, using electronic signals.
California emissions testing site receives CARB approval
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Garage in Detroit has recently been acknowledged by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as able to conduct automotive exhaust emissions testing. CARB has officially designated the SEMA Garage Detroit as a Recognized Independent Emissions Lab, qualifying it for emissions compliance testing.
Established in 2022, the SEMA Garage Detroit emissions lab provides services including advanced emissions testing tools, competitive rates, assistance with vehicle procurement and real-time testing observation by manufacturers.