Electronics

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The (technology) pluses and minuses of a GM-FCA deal

11:15 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015

GM and FCA could benefit from each other's technology. Instead of a full-blown merger, maybe some small side-deals is all Sergio needs....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: 'Multiphysics': Engineering's new frontier

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015

The creation process that was once fairly simple -- design blueprints to prototypes to testing to validation to production -- now is often extremely complex, involving engineers from several disciplines who must think in areas outside of their training....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Electronic gremlins may keep old cars off the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

Advanced electronics have transformed every aspect of today's automobile. They are cleaner, faster, safer, more efficient and more capable. But here's the downside: As light vehicles age, repairs could get more difficult and expensive -- especially as high-quality electronic replacement parts become harder to obtain....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The dark side of electronics

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

As automobiles age and the quality of replacement parts for the electronics diminish, repairs become difficult, frustrating and expensive....
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Daimler, Baidu team up in connected-car venture

May 26, 2015 12:24 CET

Daimler will team up with web services company Baidu to make software available in its Mercedes cars sold in China. Services will include a feature that allows users to access content such as music and Internet services from smartphones via their dashboards....
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Hitachi eyes growth on electronics

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Hitachi Automotive Systems CEO Kunihiko Ohnuma says he targets double-digit global sales growth from 2016 to 2020 as the company taps surging demand for auto electronics....
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Ford recalls 850,000 vehicles for glitch affecting airbags, seat belts

10:56 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014

Ford is recalling 850,050 2013 and 2014 vehicles for an electrical flaw that could cause airbags and seat belt pretensioners to malfunction in the event of a crash. The affected vehicles include the 2013-14 Ford C-Max, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ. Ford said the restraints-control module in the vehicles could short circuit, causing the airbag warning indicator to illuminate....
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Daimler deepens its product ties with Aston Martin

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

Daimler will supply Aston Martin with electric and electronic parts to extend a product alliance that started last year....
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Supplier goal: 'Emperor of the electrical world'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Kunihiko Ohnuma, CEO of Hitachi Automotive Systems, isn't shy about his quest to transform his company into the "emperor" of electric and hybrid powertrains....
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