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Sumitomo Electric and NEC Collaborate in AI- and IoT-based Mobility Business

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Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (President: Osamu Inoue; Head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka City; “Sumitomo Electric”) and NEC Corporation (President and CEO: Takashi Niino; Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; “NEC”) have begun collaborating in the mobility business, including planning and development of automotive components. In December 2017, the collaboration started with vehicle connectivity ...

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Covestro at the VDI Congress “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” in Mannheim


Driven by new technologies, mobility is changing worldwide. Trends such as autonomous driving, connectivity and electrification require completely new vehicle concepts and technologies. Functional plastic solutions play a vital role in ensuring economic, safe and individual integration. “The value chains face enormous challenges,” explains Dr. Eckhard Wenz in a lecture ...

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Leoni beats sales and earnings forecasts in fiscal 2017


Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, exceeded both its sales and profit targets in the 2017 financial year. Based on provisional calculations, sales were up by 11 percent to a new record figure of EUR 4.9 billion (previous year: ...

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Infineon: OPTIGA Trust X: Powerful protection for the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things is changing the world as we know it – in industry and in the home. Smart industrial robots, refrigerators and washing machines already communicate with each other. Yet devices that are online can be attacked. That’s why Infineon Technologies AG is adding the OPTIGA™ Trust X to its OPTIGA™ ...

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BASF breaks down the 2017 automotive colors market

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With the “BASF Color Report For Automotive OEM Coatings”, BASF’s Coatings division provides a global analysis of the color distribution in the 2017 automotive market. Globally, white maintains its strong position in all segments and still is the number one color with a market share of almost 40 percent. Together ...

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Mitsubishi Electric develops ground-illuminating indicators for vehicles

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today a new automotive indicator system that projects animated illuminations on road surfaces around the vehicle, which can change in response to approaching passersby, to realize highly intuitive, easy-to-see warnings about the vehicle’s intended movements for enhanced road safety. The road-projected illuminations effectively warn others ...

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Hella: Thermal management for commercial vehicles and transporters made easy

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The new catalog “Thermal management for commercial vehicles and transporters 2018/2019” is available from Behr Hella Service from March 2018 onwards. On its pages workshops will be able to find all the products which their mechanics need for the maintaining and repairing of air-conditioning systems and engine cooling systems in ...

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Punch Powertrain opens new manufacturing site in Ningbo, China

Stakeholder: Punch Powertrain

On February 7th, the inauguration of a new Chinese factory by Punch Powertrain takes place. This 100.000m2 factory was completed in January after a record construction period of only 8 months. The factory is the second by Punch Powertrain in China and will house the production lines of the high ...

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