If you want your car to drive itself, it has to know precisely where it is at all times. GPS alone isn’t up to the task, says Mark Vogel of Mitsubishi Electric.
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Four Japanese auto suppliers have been fined a combined 92 billion won ($76 million) by South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission for rigging bid prices on electrical components sold to Korean carmakers.
Lathe maker Index designs to get more types of operations out of each machine.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. plans to build a second manufacturing plant at its complex at Slany, Czech Republic.
Mitsubishi Electric has put the crankshaft-mounted integrated starter-generator (ISG) that it has developed into mass production.
Tech developments just aren’t about sensors and processors but what people will actually do in an autonomous vehicle.
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Mitsubishi Electric Corp. says it has developed a wide-angle camera system that can simultaneously monitor a driver and front-seat passenger.
Suppliers Robert Bosch GmbH and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. are teaming up with global positioning systems specialists Geo++ GmbH and u-blox AB to form a joint venture that aims to enhance global navigation satellite system (GNSS) services for mass-market applications.
Let’s face it: turning over the driving tasks to sensors, computers and actuators may be technically feasible, but seriously uncomfortable for the occupants in the vehicle. Here’s one approach that can help mitigate the discomfort.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has developed a working model of an ultra-compact silicon carbide (SiC) inverter for hybrid electric vehicles it claims is the smallest and has the highest power density of any such device of its type.
Daimler AG says it will use Valens Semiconductor Ltd.’s HDBaseT Automotive platform for future infotainment, driver-assist and telematics systems.
When carmakers add high-tech driver aids such as automatic braking or steering, they need to make sure such systems clearly signal the car’s occupants about when they’re working and what they’re doing, says a recent study by Mitsubishi Electric.
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Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp. is in negotiations to buy California-based chip maker Intersil Corp. for an estimated 300 billion yen ($3 billion), according to media reports.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and Japanese mapmaker Zenrin Co. Ltd. are collaborating to produce high-resolution maps of Japanese highways a soon as this year, The Nikkei reports.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. (MEAA) is adding real-time weather updating capability to its FlexConnect infotainment technology.
Honda Motor Co. and Japan’s Daido Steel Co. have developed an electric motor that doesn't use heavy rare-earth metals.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. unit is adapting sensor technologies it developed for military applications into systems for automated vehicle functions.
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Developers in Japan are working on ways to defend tomorrow’s cars against hacking attacks that could threaten occupant safety, The Nikkei reports.
The European Commission has levied a combined €138 million ($150 million) in fines against Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. for conspiring to fix prices on automotive electrical components in Europe between 2004 and 2010.
One of the challenges that some OEMs are facing with increased applications in their vehicles is that sometimes there needs to be updates which can be inconvenient for the customers of those vehicles, as either they have to go to their dealership for the update or they get a thumb drive and are expected to do the work, two things that aren’t exactly expected of them with their smartphones or tablets, when updates generally take no more heavy lifting than touching the screen.
Three carmakers—Honda, Nissan and Toyota—and seven predominately automotive suppliers were included in this year’s Thomson Reuters' list of the top 100 global innovators.
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. is expanding its lineup of infotainment and electronic control systems with two new products.
The U.S. Dept. of Justice has indicted seven executives from two Japanese auto suppliers for conspiring to rig prices on auto parts between 2000 and 2010.