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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Active safety in the spotlight

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Latest Interviews

Q&A with rFpro 12 Aug 2014

Matthew Beecham

As automakers increasingly use simulation to supplement their vehicle test programmes, just-auto spoke to Chris Hoyle, technical director of rFpro, a UK company that has modelled the Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring, Germany, with unprecedented accuracy.

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud 28 Jul 2014

Matthew Beecham

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.

Latest News

AstaZero targets more automakers to new test site 22 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Sweden's new AstaZero proving ground says it is now discussing attracting more automakers and component producers to its site following its official opening yesterday (21 August) near Gothenburg.

Delphi sells one millionth ESR 22 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Delphi Automotive has recently sold its one millionth electronically scanning radar (ESR) globally - a key milestone as car makers meet growing customer demand for new technologies that improve safety.

New safety testing facility opens in Sweden 21 Aug 14

Chris Wright

AstaZero has opened its new SEK500m (US$72.3m) safety systems proving ground near Gothenburg, Sweden, the first full-scale facility for future traffic safety

SAIC and Alibaba to partner in connectivity 21 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

SAIC Motor and Alibaba Group, China's e-commerce giant, say they are to jointly develop cars offering access to a broad range of online content and services.

Opel hails assembly tools produced from 3D printer 21 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Opel says that assembly tools produced by a 3D printer are an increasingly important part of the production process.

Continental invests in Silicon Valley expertise 19 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Continental has formed a business unit headquartered in Silicon Valley to focus on high tech future transport solutions for the automotive industry.

Latest blogs

Hyundai's empty Genesis convoy 10 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

We can forget just how amazing some of the technology in the latest production cars is. This video from HMA is a terrific reminder.

Toyota i-Road leaning car - the video 30 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

TMC continues to promote Japan's Ha-Mo car sharing scheme via its own i-Road commuter model. The latest promotional video is worth a look.

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