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Legal

Korea Fines 4 Japanese Suppliers for Price Fixing

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.

Design

Flexible Turning

Lathe maker Index designs to get more types of operations out of each machine.

Production

Mitsubishi Electric to Add 2nd Czech Plant

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. plans to build a second manufacturing plant at its complex at Slany, Czech Republic.

Electronics

New Approach to ISG from Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric has put the crankshaft-mounted integrated starter-generator (ISG) that it has developed into mass production.

Autonomous Vehicles

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Futuristic Concept

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. says its Emirai 4 concept car is designed to optimize future autonomous, connected electric vehicles.

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Dual-Occupant Monitoring Tech

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. says it has developed a wide-angle camera system that can simultaneously monitor a driver and front-seat passenger.

Business

Partners Form Satellite Nav Receiver Venture

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.

Mobility

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America’s Approach to Building Trust in Autonomy

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.

Hybrid

Mitsubishi Electric Touts Compact Inverter for Electrified Vehicles

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.

Electronics

Daimler Picks Valens Multimedia Platform

Daimler AG says it will use Valens Semiconductor Ltd.’s HDBaseT Automotive platform for future infotainment, driver-assist and telematics systems.

Mobility

Trusting the Tech Behind Self-Driving Vehicles

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.

Electronics

Renesas Electronics May Buy U.S. Chip Maker

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.

Business

Mitsubishi Electric Partners on Maps for Self-Driving Cars

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.

IMTS 2016 Preview

About the Event The 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) marks the 31st edition of the event which will take place September 12-17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Electronics

Mitsubishi Electric Adds Weather Updates to Navigation System

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. (MEAA) is adding real-time weather updating capability to its FlexConnect infotainment technology.

Propulsion

Honda to Launch Electric Motor That Contains No Heavy Rare-Earth Metals

Honda Motor Co. and Japan’s Daido Steel Co. have developed an electric motor that doesn't use heavy rare-earth metals.

Mobility

Mitsubishi Electric Readies Driver-Assist Technologies

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. unit is adapting sensor technologies it developed for military applications into systems for automated vehicle functions.  

Japan Jumps into Vehicle Anti-Hacking Effort

Developers in Japan are working on ways to defend tomorrow’s cars against hacking attacks that could threaten occupant safety, The Nikkei reports.

Business

EC Fines Two Japanese Suppliers for Price Fixing

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.

Interiors & Electronics

MEAA Going OTA

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.

Auto Industry Accounts for 10% of Top 100 Global Innovators

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.

Electronics

Mitsubishi Electric Flexes Telematics, Noise Cancellation Prowess

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. is expanding its lineup of infotainment and electronic control systems with two new products.

Business

U.S. Indicts 7 Execs in Supplier Price-Fixing Probe

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.

Business

China Fines 10 Japanese Parts Suppliers for Price Fixing

China says 10 more Japanese auto parts companies are guilty of price fixing and has fined them a combined 1.2 billion yuan ($200 million).