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Bang & Olufsen branded audio products are available in a range of Audi, Aston Martin, BMW and Mercedes-Benz car models. Greg Sikora, manager acoustic systems engineering, Bang & Olufsen automotive audio at Harman lifestyle division explains what such OEMs expect, how it is staying premium in an increasingly commodity market and whether the rise of electric and hybrid cars will impact our listening habits. The automotive business of Bang & Olufsen was acquired by Harman in May 2015.
While self-driving cars are not yet available to the public, there are a number of models offering some form of advanced assistance to the driver. These include adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning systems that require a camera to be fitted, typically behind the windscreen. Upon replacing the windscreen, the camera typically needs to be recalibrated. To learn more, we spoke to Hella Gutmann Solutions GmbH’s managing director Björn Rietschel about the company’s camera calibration tool and the prospects for self-calibrating systems.
Germany's automotive manufacturing and supplier body, VDA, is cautioning against any European Union (EU) imposition of customs barriers following the UK's decision to exit the Brussels association.
Iran's Ambassador to Russia is calling for more private businesses to become involved in his country as the post-sanctions landscape starts to open up real possibilities for overseas companies.
Hella has announced it is supplying claimed world first three-layered multibeam-LED headlamps for Daimler's redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The lamps were developed jointly by automaker and supplier.
Dürr has opened a US$46m campus site in Southfield, Michigan, combining activities which the mechanical and plant engineering firm previously carried out at three different locations in the Detroit area.
Hanon Systems, has inaugurated its latest climatic wind tunnel, expanding the company's capabilities to include real-world simulation testing of air conditioning, heating and engine cooling performance.
Iran's Industry Minister has delivered a tub-thumping series of reasons why Western operations should consider reviving old ties or starting new ones in the post-sanctions era.
FCA US LLC will cease NAFTA market production of vehicles equipped with non desiccated ammonium nitrate Takata air bag inflators by next week while global production is expected to end by mid September, the automaker said this week.
Pierburg, a subsidiary of supplier, KSPG (a member of the Rheinmetall Group), has been awarded what it says are "major orders" worth EUR375m (US$423m) by an unnamed Chinese automotive group.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation's (MMPC) Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy Programme, also known as CARS, has broken ground to inject more than Php2bn (US$43m) to construct a stamping shop facility in the country.
PSA Groupe and Iran Khodro have inked the final joint venture agreement to produce vehicles in Iran, with Tehran's Industry Minister recently confirming to just-auto the deal mandated a minimum level of local content, with this eventually doubling.
Russia says it is working with Iran to establish a free trade zone as historical ties between the two countries start to revive following the ending of economic sanctions imposed by the West.
PPG has inked a deal for the sale of its European fibre glass operations to Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd. (NEG)
Eberspaecher Suetrack says it will intensify its activities in Brazil to meet the growing market for bus air conditioning in South America.
UQM Technologies says it has started a development and production programme with Eaton’s Vehicle Group and Pi Innovo, both located in Michigan for a 2-speed EV transmission.
Russia's Industry Ministry says domestic automotive component manufacture is increasing despite the continuing struggles of the sector in the country, which has seen huge sales falls.
Delphi says Chinese suppliers are rapidly catching up and in some cases, surpassing their traditional competitors in the West.
Automotive analysts estimate China needs "national champions" to speed consolidation of what is currently an extremely fragmented vehicle industry.
Canada-based auto components maker Linamar has said it has held discussions with Apple and Google (Alphabet) about potentially supplying parts to them if they decide to make cars.
A Continental-supplied long range radar (advanced radar sensor, ARS 410) detects pedestrians at a distance of up to 170 metres. It is fitted as standard in the new VW Tiguan.
Delphi says the media in China can play a crucial role in raising awareness of new technology issues such as automated driving and software hacking, with the latter issue especially proving contentious.
So another St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has flashed by in its usual white blur of back-to-back press conferences and some of the highest level networking I've ever seen.
Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport immigration in China - the Russians scrutinise visas for an interminable time.
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