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GKN establishes new UK Advanced Research Centre project


GKN Automotive has established a new Advanced Research Centre project in the UK to develop next-generation eDrive systems. The company is partnering with the University of Nottingham and Newcastle University in an effort to encourage what it calls modular innovation, and focus on the development of ultra-high efficiency EDUs for future electric vehicles. GKN’s £3.5m [...]

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Ford conducts autonomous parcel delivery trial at UK port


Ford and DP World London Gateway, a port facility on the UK’s River Thames, have conducted a trial with a simulated autonomous vehicle to demonstrate how useful such future technology could be to those managing – and employed on – large worksites. The initiative is part of Ford’s Self-Driving Research Program, designed to help businesses [...]

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Brüel & Kjær to hold webinar covering infotainment system testing


Testing and instrumentation specialist Brüel & Kjær is to run an electro-acoustic webinar on December 7, intended to explain how to evaluate infotainment systems with electro-acoustic measurement system. The webinar will cover the following subjects. Selecting the right Head and Torso Simulator (HATS) when testing speaker frequency response and distortion; Using a microphone array for [...]

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Winter testing of BMW i7 to prove out suspension and drive systems


Engineers from BMW are currently evaluating the i7’s driving dynamics at the car maker’s winter site in Arjeplog, Sweden. Testing of the luxury BEV saloon on the area’s snow-clad roads and frozen surfaces will encompass fine-tuning of the performance of all suspension and drive systems, including the steering, braking and vehicle stability systems. In particular, [...]

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Automobili Pininfarina Battista takes to the race track


Automobili Pininfarina’s Battista pure-electric hyper GT is nearing the final phase of development, ready for delivery to customers in 2022. Test and development driver Nick Heidfeld recently drove the machine on road and on track near the OEM’s engineering and operations center in northern Italy. “It has been a real privilege to play a part [...]

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TRC completes California test facility expansion


A US$2.1m project to expand the Transportation Research Center (TRC) in California has been completed. Construction of a 2.2-mile oval test track, a one-mile city course and two large vehicle dynamics areas has transformed a portion of the former Castle Air Force Base into a fully equipped automotive testing facility. With these latest developments – [...]

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Daimler to move HPC workload to sustainable data center


Infosys, a specialist in digital services and consulting, says it will be responsible for transferring Daimler’s high-performance computing (HPC) workloads – used for design and simulation of vehicles and automated driving technologies – to one of Europe’s greenest data centers, Lefdal Mine Datacenter in Norway. The shift is seen as an important milestone in Daimler’s journey to deliver [...]

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Compact, powerful datalogger for automotive applications


Test and measurement specialist Saelig Company has introduced the x2e Xoraya ML-N4000, which it says is a compact, powerful datalogger for automotive applications, capable of recording data from multiple bus systems simultaneously at data rates of up to 4Gbit/s. Each logger comes with six slots to enable individual interface configuration of the device for various automotive [...]

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