Connected Car News 5/17

In connected car news are Borg Warner, Friedrichshafen AG, NVIDIA and BMW.

Borg Warner Open IN Lab

Borg Warner is ready for the future of mobility with the opening of its newest high-tech lab at its Noblesville Technical Center in Noblesville, Indiana. The technical center, a key facility in BorgWarner’s mission to develop clean, energy-efficient propulsion systems, enables the company to develop, build, test, and validate prototypes of its electric product portfolio under one roof, creating cost synergies, increasing cross-functional collaboration, and improving efficiency throughout the product development and testing process.

BorgWarner’s Noblesville Technical Center lab will be focused on the development of motors and power electronics for the light vehicle and commercial vehicle markets. Engineers will have the ability to build, calibrate, and test the heart of electric propulsion systems for quick feedback to design and analysis teams. Housing the entire range of engineering and development disciplines together in the same location creates advantages for BorgWarner, including the reduction of down time during the design process while fostering greater levels of collaboration.

New Electric Drivelines

Friedrichshafen AG, a global leading automotive supplier, and VisIC Technologies Ltd., a global leader in gallium nitride (GaN) devices for automotive high-voltage applications, announce a partnership to create the next generation of high-performance and high-efficiency electric drivelines for vehicles.

The partnership will see the two companies deepen their development efforts, based on VisIC D3GaN semiconductors technology. The focus of the joint efforts will be on 400-Volt driveline applications, covering the largest segment of the electric vehicle market.

BMW Electric Vehicle Insights

In the coming weeks, the FUTURE FORUM by BMW Welt dialog platform will be providing exciting insights into the world of tomorrow. The overriding theme for May and June is electrification. With input from a variety of experts, this topic will be viewed from lots of different angles. Among other things, the individual events will focus on the life cycle of a battery, the logistical challenges of electrification and the sound of e-mobility. The latter also marks the start of the new series of events on the subject of sound with Renzo Vitale, Creative Director Sound BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce.



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