BMW, Toyota join forces to develop green technology
December 02, 2011 // Christoph Hammerschmidt
Carmakers BMW and Toyota have signed a medium to long-term agreement to jointly conduct R&D activities targeting an environmental-friendly automotive technologies. BMW will also sell fuel efficient diesel engines to Toyota Motor Europe (TME).
The joint R&D activities will initially focus on basic research for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Batteries are one of the core elements of future hybrid and electric vehicles and will play a decisive role in the carmakers' branding and differentiation strategy. Market researchers estimate the volume of the traction battery market to about 20 billion Euros in 2020.
Beyond the battery research, the carmakers agreed to evaluate further collaboration projects aiming at better overall fuel efficiency.
The agreement to provide BMW diesel engines to Toyota includes sales of 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter engines. Experts believe that BMW hopes to gain insight into Toyota's market leading hybrid technology. So far however, Toyota only offers gasoline engines for hybrid vehicles. At present, is unclear if the deal can be regarded as a hint that TME plans to offer Diesel-based HEVs.
RS Components and Allied Electronics connect with Rosenberger for global distribution
October 24, 2014
RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics, the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, have signed a global distribution ...
Pixel chip sparks energy-efficient intelligent LED headlamps
Noise cancellation: The sounds of silence in the car
HPLEDs double light output, cut costs by 40 percent
Startup creates virtual cores
Photochemical compounds for tunable OLED devices
October 24, 2014
Spanish researchers have developed new organic compounds characterized by a higher modularity, stability and efficiency, ...
Consumer chips in the car? Experts demand adequate design processes
Murata cheerleaders demonstrate sensors, swarm intelligence
Radon and VOCs detection goes personal
- 5 Best Practices for Designing Flexible Test Stations
- Intelligent PLCs Expand the Internet of Things
- Solutions for Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul
- Enter Linduino
InterviewCEO interview: AMS' Laney on driving a sensor-driven business
Kirk Laney, CEO of Austrian mixed-signal chip and sensor company AMS, wants to leverage the opportunity that technology affords to create new markets for sensors and sensor interfaces.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Oscium is giving away three of its iMSO-204L dual analogue iOS oscilloscopes, worth USD400 each. Designed with native Lightning compatibility, the iMSO-204L transforms the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into an ultra-portable, two-channel oscilloscope.
Since Apple changed its connector, Oscium has been working to bring native compatibility to its customers. The third generation...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.