Electronic controls are becoming the products differentiating autos and improving everything from safety to creature comforts. Hyundai Motor Co. acknowledged this in a big way when it committed to parts developed through an innovation center jointly owned by Infineon Technologies AG and the Korean automaker. Infineon's TriCore DSP/microcontroller architecture will be a key element when the two companies develop system architectures and components used in powertrain, safety and body applications for Hyundai and Kia vehicles.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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