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Magna’s CTO talks innovation and disruption

Swamy Kotagiri will discuss how to foster an innovative organizational culture during a Leadership Summit roundtable, April 4 at the SAE WCX17 in Detroit. He spoke recently with Automotive Engineering on this topic at Magna’s Troy, MI, offices during the company's annual Innovation Awards activity.

Refining ride quality at lower cost

BWI is developing what it believes will be a cost-effective system that would improve ride quality at lower cost than employing magneto-rheological (MR) suspension units.

1.7-megapixel automotive image sensor

The OV10650 from OmniVision Technologies, Inc. is a wide-format image sensor that captures high quality color images and video in a 2:1 aspect ratio.

U.S. EV charging infrastructure set to accelerate

The Administration recently announced details of the expanded network of EV charging stations across nearly 25,000 mi (40,233 km) of highways in 35 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Mid-air haptics evaluation and prototyping

Ultrahaptics’ development platform allows companies looking to evolve innovative control solutions a route to evaluate and appreciate the benefits of gesture controls enhanced by tactile feedback sensations.

Automotive relays and sockets

CIT Relay & Switch (Minneapolis, MN), a division of Circuit Interruption Technology, offers automotive relays from low current up to a highest switching capacity of 80 amps with voltages ranging from 6-v DC to 72-v DC.

CES 2017: Automotive suppliers eclipsing OEMs in advanced tech

Development of advanced automotive technologies is increasingly being driven by suppliers, rather than OEMs. And megadeals worth at least $500 million that are behind a growing number of next-gen technologies may reach the highest level since before the Great Recession. That’s the view from Las Vegas, as the 2017 CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) opens to over 160,000 attendees.

GM, Honda execs agree: Higher octane gas needed to optimize ICE efficiency

Raising the octane level of pump gasoline in the U.S. is integral to optimizing advanced combustion engines now in development, said GM and Honda executives at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. Their comments prompted positive but non-committal comments from Chris Grundler, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. EPA.

High-flow transmission valve

Nachi America’s automotive hydraulics division has developed a 2-way automatic transmission valve that supports the increased OE demands for large volumes of transmission fluid.

SIDACtor protection thyristors

Littelfuse, Inc.’s new series of SIDACtor protection thyristors in DO-214AB (surface-mount) packages are designed to protect low-data-rate interfaces and outdoor data interfaces in general industrial applications.