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ABI Research: more than 69 million automotive LiDAR sensors to ship in 2026

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London, UK. Critical autonomous driving functions, including obstacle detection and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), will drive the automotive industry’s adoption of LiDAR sensors. ABI Research forecasts more than 69 million automotive LiDAR sensors will ship in 2026, fueled by declining hardware costs and...

Vehicle makers seek business models to contend with the future of transportation

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Organizers of the Future of Transportation World Conference, scheduled for July 5-6 in Cologne, Germany, have issued a final call for speakers to address the future of vehicle ownership and business models for manufacturers. The organizers suggest manufacturers will have to contend with probable reductions...

Waymo builds sensor package to complement self-driving-car AI-compute platform

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Waymo, Google parent company Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, doesn’t want to build its own cars, but it does seem interested in supplying hardware and software to the companies that do want to build cars. Tim Higgins at The Wall Street Journal reports that Waymo,...

Investment in dedicated lanes for self-driving cars makes sense

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David Dayen writing in The Fiscal Times thinks self-driving-car proponents are self-serving. He begins with criticism of Uber, which attempted a trial of its self-driving cars in San Francisco until California government opposition prompted the company to move its trial to the more welcoming...

Energy-storage systems manufacturer secures new Michigan facility

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Holland, MI (PRNewswire). Volta Power Systems has secured a new 7,800-square-foot manufacturing space in Holland, MI, to meet growing demand for its lithium-ion power systems. Volta Power Systems manufactures turnkey lithium ion energy storage systems for recreational vehicles, marine applications, and specialty commercial vehicles like...

Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions showcases sensors at CES

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Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions is showcasing three sensor-based devices at the 2017 International CES in Las Vegas. The devices help improve comfort, convenience, and accountability, and new extension boards simplify the development of Internet of Things applications. “Sensor-based connected devices and solutions lie at...

EE-Evaluation Engineering’s weekly RF/Microwave Update debuts today

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Today marks the debut of EE-Evaluation Engineering’s weekly RF/Microwave Update. It will arrive in your inbox every Wednesday bringing news on components, subassemblies, systems, software, and technologies as well as industry happenings. Of particular note this week is Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT), the low-power cellular...

To predict the economy, look at RV sales

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It turns out that RV sales figures can be a pretty good leading indicator of the overall economy’s performance. Reporting from Elkhart, IN, “the capital of the recreational-vehicle industry,” Alana Semuels of The Atlantic writes that the RV industry is expecting 2017 to be...

Milwaukee Electronics chooses Aegis FactoryLogix MES

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Horsham, PA. Milwaukee Electronics, a long-time Aegis customer, recently chose Aegis’s FactoryLogix manufacturing execution software (MES) to implement in its Canby, OR, facility. The software was selected for its ability to drive faster new product introduction through manufacturing. With facilities located in Wisconsin, Oregon, and...

Uber, pursuing self-driving tech in U.S., seeks 1 million drivers in India

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Uber is facing some rough roads as it tries to deploy its driverless vehicles in the U.S. TechCrunch reports that after facing regulatory difficulties in California, the company is redeploying its self-driving test vehicles to Arizona. The company faces an additional challenge in India, where...