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Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Fri, 11/18/2016
LED Headlights
Automotive lighting, both exterior and interior, has seen sweeping changes over the last five to ten years with the introduction of LED and OLED technologies. The flexibility of the tech has created many new design possibilities, enabling functional and aesthetic improvements in a number of different ways. Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Wed, 01/28/2015
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The 2015 CES in January saw a raft of new technology on display from a number of the leading car manufacturers, with autonomous driving tech high on the agenda. Full Content »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 01/27/2015
Putting the brakes on advertising during Super Bowl
Many Automakers opt out of the Big Game. Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 05/14/2014
Peter Els

With a 10% reduction in vehicle weight achieving a 3-4% fuel saving, or as much as 5-7% if the power train is also downsized, it was only a matter of time before an OEM took the plunge with a radical approach to weight reduction on a high volume model.

At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford unveiled the production... Full Content »
Posted: Thu, 12/19/2013
Light Diffusing Optical Fiber for Illumination

Optical fibers are used for a variety of applications where light needs to be delivered from a light source to a remote location. Because optical fibers are typically designed to efficiently deliver light from point to point over long distances, they are not typically considered well-suited for use in forming an extended illumination source. Yet... Full Content »
Posted: Tue, 10/29/2013
Thermal Simulation and Characterization Optimizes LEDs for Automotive Applications

Introduction

This paper addresses methods that can help to achieve the best-in-class thermal management for the lighting industry. We discuss selecting and measuring the thermal characteristics of LEDs, choosing the most suitable LED, and conducting accelerated aging tests. We also cover thermal simulation of complex-shaped lighting systems... Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Thu, 11/29/2012
Material Developments in the Automotive Frontend

In recent years the modularization of vehicle front ends has reduced the number of components, and encouraged the integration of safety, styling and engine cooling into singular modules. The driving factors in the design and manufacture of front ends are weight reduction, simplified assembly processes, and reduced complexity. Innovation in this... Full Content »
Contributor: Rebecca Maschke
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2012

Markus Ebner, Manager Business Development at Magna Closures, gives insight into the future optimisation potential on door closing systems, E-latch systems, and the future of door module systems. Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Wed, 01/28/2015
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The 2015 CES in January saw a raft of new technology on display from a number of the leading car manufacturers, with autonomous driving tech high on the agenda. Full Column »
Posted: Thu, 12/19/2013
Light Diffusing Optical Fiber for Illumination

Optical fibers are used for a variety of applications where light needs to be delivered from a light source to a remote location. Because optical fibers are typically designed to efficiently deliver light from point to point over long distances, they are not typically considered well-suited for use in forming an extended illumination source. Yet, Full Sector Report »
Contributor: Rebecca Maschke
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2012
Automotive IQ Portal
Markus Ebner, Manager Business Development at Magna Closures, gives insight into the future optimisation potential on door closing systems, E-latch systems, and the future of door module systems. Full Podcast »