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Wipro Limited announces opening of Automotive Innovation Center
December 12, 2018

Wipro Limited announces opening of Automotive Innovation Center

Wipro’s Automotive Innovation Center will develop and showcase solutions that leverage artificial intelligence, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), cloud and crowd sourcing.

ABB completes power project for Polish electric vehicle battery factory
December 11, 2018

ABB completes power project for Polish electric vehicle battery factory

The car battery plant in Kobierzyce, near Wroclaw will be capable of supplying up to 250,000 electric cars with batteries per annum. It is also the first large-scale lithium-ion battery plant for automotive applications producing all battery components, from electrodes to cells, modules and packs.

Siemens announces acquisition of COMSA Computer und Software GmbH
December 04, 2018

Siemens announces acquisition of COMSA Computer und Software GmbH

The COMSA team and technology will join the Mentor business, part of Siemens PLM Software, where it will add key harness engineering and design data analytics capabilities to the Siemens product range.

AVL and Comau partner to deliver solutions for the electric vehicles market
November 21, 2018

AVL and Comau partner to deliver solutions for the electric vehicles market

The agreement will ensure customers have access to standard solutions on a global scale, backed by a local presence. The initial focus of the partnership will be on assembly systems and end-of-line testing for automotive batteries.

Schneider Electric announces Schneider Electric Ventures
November 13, 2018

Schneider Electric announces Schneider Electric Ventures

The mission of this initiative is to identify, support and nurture companies and entrepreneurs whose innovations will transform the way we live and work, how we produce and consume energy, and how we run buildings and factories.

ABB to help electrify Indian railways
October 17, 2018

ABB to help electrify Indian railways

The project is part of the 'Mission Electrification' initiative of the Indian Railways, which aims to convert an additional 24,000 kilometers of railways from fossil fuel to electrification.

DataOnline announces Chet Reshamwala to become CEO
October 03, 2018

DataOnline announces Chet Reshamwala to become CEO

Reshamwala will succeed founder and current CEO Martin Adams, who will transition to a strategic business development role, where he will focus on building key account relationships.

Rockwell Automation announces support for Energy Observer expedition
September 17, 2018

Rockwell Automation announces support for Energy Observer expedition

To help ensure 24-hour energy autonomy throughout its global expedition, the Energy Observer uses a combination of intermittent renewable energy: solar panels, wind turbines, lithium-ion batteries and a hydrogen production system.

Kistler announces acquisition of LIK
September 06, 2018

Kistler announces acquisition of LIK

LIK is a supplier of automated assembly lines for vehicle components such as automotive seats, braking and safety systems, as well as test stands for electric motors. LIK's customers include many international corporations.

AISIN, ADVICS, JTEKT and DENSO announce joint venture to develop integrated ECU software for automated driving
August 29, 2018

AISIN, ADVICS, JTEKT and DENSO announce joint venture to develop integrated ECU software for automated driving

The integrated ECU software manages components, such as sensors, brakes, and steering, which are basic driving functions and critical for automated driving.

The LEHVOSS Group partners with Italian boat builders to create 3D printed sailing yacht
March 16, 2018

The LEHVOSS Group partners with Italian boat builders to create 3D printed sailing yacht

The yacht, called the Mini 650, is the project of two Italian boat builders, Francesco Belvisi and Daniele Cevola. They are building it for the 2019 solo transatlantic yacht race, called the Mini-Transat, which starts in France and ends in Brazil.

Insects inspire University of Lincoln's ULTRACEPT project for anti-collision technology for autonomous vehicles
March 15, 2018

Insects inspire University of Lincoln's ULTRACEPT project for anti-collision technology for autonomous vehicles

Funded by a €1.8 million grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the project will develop a miniature, trustworthy collision detection sensor system that could drastically improve the safety of autonomous vehicles.

NGK announces Mark Boyle as General Manager of Product
February 01, 2018

NGK announces Mark Boyle as General Manager of Product

At NGK, Boyle will manage the product, catalog and pricing team to further catalog and content efforts for the NGK ignition, NTK sensor and Wells Vehicle Electronics product lines.

ABB to help Singapore university launch autonomous electric bus project
January 11, 2018

ABB to help Singapore university launch autonomous electric bus project

ABB will provide its Heavy Vehicle Chargers (HVC) 300P for the forthcoming project to deliver two autonomous driving electric buses for the island by the beginning of 2019.

ABB works to integrate fast charging systems on Bulgarian highways
December 13, 2017

ABB works to integrate fast charging systems on Bulgarian highways

Working in close collaboration with the Terra53 integration partner and customer, eMobility International, ABB’s Terra 53 fast chargers now cover the international routes from Sofia to the Greek border

ABB to help Iceland enhance electric vehicle infrastructure
November 15, 2017

ABB to help Iceland enhance electric vehicle infrastructure

ABB has reached an agreement with Reykjavik Energy for the delivery of 15 fast chargers. The fast chargers will boost the country’s charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and will all be commissioned by the end of 2017

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DENSO announces partnership with Xperi Corporation for cabin sensing development
October 19, 2017

DENSO announces partnership with Xperi Corporation for cabin sensing development

The partnership is designed to help DENSO improve the performance of its Driver Status Monitor, an active safety product currently used in commercial vehicles. Improvements of such products also will accelerate the development of next-generation products to be used in passenger vehicles, including a system to help drivers return to driving mode during Level 3 of autonomous drive.

Elmo Motion Control provides intelligent turret control for Israeli tanks
September 01, 2017

Elmo Motion Control provides intelligent turret control for Israeli tanks

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) chose Elmo's Gold Eagle servo drives for use in the Israeli Merkava tanks after a demanding set of testing both in the lab and in the field.

GERHARDI Kunststofftechnik chooses IFS Applications 9 to replace legacy systems
August 14, 2017

GERHARDI Kunststofftechnik chooses IFS Applications 9 to replace legacy systems

With IFS Applications 9, GERHARDI will implement a unified and modern solution that supports the processes of all its divisions and locations. It will also cover the international requirements of the newly established US production site as well as ensure transparency across the entire group.

Okuma America hosts 200 at Okuma 2017 Summer Showcase
August 14, 2017

Okuma America hosts 200 at Okuma 2017 Summer Showcase

Participants viewed cutting demonstrations on more than 15 machine tools and were educated on technologies that can give them a competitive edge. Demonstrations featured exotic material cutting on titanium as well as stainless steel and aluminum and were focused on the automotive industry.

HARTING earns quality award from Hitachi Rail
August 09, 2017

HARTING earns quality award from Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail had selected HARTING from among more than 150 suppliers. HARTING is considered preferred connectivity supplier.HARTING develops and manufactures cabling for car transitions (so-called jumper cables) for Hitachi’s AT200 and AT300 trains.

Renewable energy storage to highlight Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA
August 02, 2017

Renewable energy storage to highlight Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA

H2+FC NORTH AMERICA, organized by Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), the U.S. subsidiary of German-based energy and industrial technology event organizer Deutsche Messe, will be staged alongside Solar Power International (SPI 2017) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from September 10-13, 2017.

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Wood Group announces acquisition of CEC Controls Company
June 01, 2017

Wood Group announces acquisition of CEC Controls Company

This follows the acquisition of the Automated Technology Group (ATG), one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of control and power solutions for industrial automation, in September 2015.

IFR Report: France outperforms Britain as robots transform car industry
May 24, 2017

IFR Report: France outperforms Britain as robots transform car industry

The automotive sector is one of the main driving forces modernizing the French economy: with a robot density of 940 units per 10,000 workers, France currently ranks 2nd within the European Union - the UK ranks 10th with 606 units

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May 12, 2017

Aventics announces acquisition of Vector Horizon Technology

This business and technology will primarily support further development of Aventics’ commercial vehicle sector. In addition, VHtek technologies and the increased R&D capacities provided by the owners and employees of VHtek, will further benefit Aventics core sectors such as Industrial Automation, Life Sciences, Energy, Food & Beverage, and Railway Technologies.

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North American Commercial Vehicle Show announces open online registration
May 02, 2017

North American Commercial Vehicle Show announces open online registration

From Monday, September 25 (by exhibitor invitation only) to Thursday, September 28, truck and trailer brands and suppliers will be showcasing new equipment on the floor of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

IFR Report: US automotive industry installs a new record of ~17,500 industrial robots in 2016
April 28, 2017

IFR Report: US automotive industry installs a new record of ~17,500 industrial robots in 2016

These are preliminary results published by the Statistical Department of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). During the same period, the number of jobs in the US automotive sector rose by 260,600 - according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Victrex announces acquisition of Zyex
April 12, 2017

Victrex announces acquisition of Zyex

Beyond opportunities from developing new and existing applications, the investment will enable Victrex to explore the potential of additive manufacturing within the fibers area, building on the additive manufacturing consortium announced in 2016.

Seegrid announces members of strategic advisory board
April 05, 2017

Seegrid announces members of strategic advisory board

The goal of the strategic advisory board is to explore and secure new growth opportunities for Seegrid’s vision guided industrial solutions.

Aventics announces acquisition of Vector Horizon Technology
April 05, 2017

Aventics announces acquisition of Vector Horizon Technology

Aventics makes a move to expand its business beyond pneumatics in order to offer the market both pneumatic and electronic systems and components in response to customer demands.

Konrad and three NI Alliance partners join to develop autonomous vehicle test solutions
March 28, 2017

Konrad and three NI Alliance partners join to develop autonomous vehicle test solutions

The companies are leveraging their expertise in the field of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), sensor fusion, Hardware in the Loop (HiL), V2X communication, GNSS simulation and data management to provide a one stop solution for fully autonomous vehicles.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence delivers metrology solutions for Hendrick Motorsports
February 23, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence delivers metrology solutions for Hendrick Motorsports

The Hendrick Motorsports engineering team utilizes Leica Absolute Trackers, Global Advantage CMMs, ROMER Absolute Arms and GridLOK volume-expansion systems for dimensional control of parts, processes and mechanics.

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Otto Motors to supply self-driving vehichles for Mississippi Toyota plant
February 20, 2017

Otto Motors to supply self-driving vehichles for Mississippi Toyota plant

The OTTO self-driving vehicle will be used to sequentially load and deliver tires lineside. The solution will integrate with additional appliances for automatic unstacking onto conveyors. Tires will then move to team members on the line for final assembly.

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces technology partnership with Wichita State University
February 10, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces technology partnership with Wichita State University

Educators and students will have access to Hexagon software and precision metrology systems for the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data in industrial sectors such as aerospace, automotive, power generation and medical.

Study: Connected Cars and Internet of Things drives automakers' investments
December 22, 2016

Study: Connected Cars and Internet of Things drives automakers' investments

A PwC study revealed that electronics systems today contribute to more than 90 percent of innovations and new features in modern vehicles.

Comau and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica sign global cooperation agreement
December 14, 2016

Comau and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica sign global cooperation agreement

The companies will join forces to pursue the development and marketing of solutions for predictive maintenance, that are based on modular hardware and software and designed to acquire and analyze field data.

GMTA announces Scott Knoy as company Vice President
December 09, 2016

GMTA announces Scott Knoy as company Vice President

Knoy will continue to oversee the sales and marketing of the company, in addition to other administrative duties at the Ann Arbor headquarters.

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Egemin announces AGV pilot project at Audi logistics facility
December 08, 2016

Egemin announces AGV pilot project at Audi logistics facility

In a pilot project, Egemin Automation will be equipping part of Audi's logistics operations at Ingolstadt with AGVs. For the project Egemin will be integrating an automated E’gv HYBRID ((Egemin Guided Vehicle) solution based on two FM-X 12 reach trucks manufactured by STILL.

IHS Report: Industrial trucks to face competition from AGVs
November 16, 2016

IHS Report: Industrial trucks to face competition from AGVs

According to the IHS Markit Materials Handling Automation Opportunities Report, the compound-average annual growth rate (CAGR) of AGV revenues is forecast to be over nine percent from 2015 to 2020, much higher than for industrial trucks and lifts over the same time period.

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Scimetric Instruments opens new office to support U.K. operations
November 11, 2016

Scimetric Instruments opens new office to support U.K. operations

This innovation centre is dedicated to research and technology transfer for supply-chain companies in the aerospace, automotive and rail sectors.