While MOST certainly is the largest, most implemented multimedia network for automotive applications, it seems to have got a bit quiet around it lately. Alas, springtime is MOST Forum time, where news get spread around.
While finding a place where to charge an electric car can still be quite a challenge, Bosch Software Innovations already aims at the next level of infrastructure: A comprehensive open business platform for eMobility.
2011 is the celebration year for the automotive industry. 125 years ago, Carl Benz registered his »vehicle with gas-engine drive« with the Berlin Patent Office and in the same year 1886, Bosch also came into existence. At Daimler’s , the year started with an anniversary party.
According to Mentor Graphics, its upcoming European IESF 2010 Conference which will be held on December 2nd, 2010 in Frankfurt, is one of the the world’s leading events for design engineers, engineering management and executives in the Automotive and Commercial Vehicles industry. As it is a free event, seats are limited…
»Sustainability« is a rather complex term which in general can mean everything as well as nothing. Today, economical, ecological, social and humanitarian issues are mixed up in this term in such a way, that it’s almost impossible to ascertain what it means that BMW is, according to SAM and DJSI, »the world’s most sustainable automobile manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year«.
In 2009, the number of newly registered vehicles in Europe equipped with the electronic stability control program ESP/ESC rose from 55% to 60%. An evaluation of the new figures by Bosch shows that this was above all due to considerable growth in the compact car segment.
The automotive electronics systems and components provider Magneti Marelli has signed an agreement with Mentor Graphics. The provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board manufacturing supply chain Valor, a division of Mentor, will supply its »vManage« traceability software for the entire production process from screen printer to SMT (Surface Mount Technology) component placement machines at the company’s locations.
Japan sets the Trend: Instead of seeing the electrical vehicle individually as Europeans and Americans tend to do, Japanese cars and houses have more in common than a garage, at least when a German building company is part of the deal. In marketing terms this translates as “environmental friendly mobility meets ecological building”. This is also quite attractive for semiconductor manufacturers and as such a good reason for TI to join the HomeGrid Forum board of directors.