FPT Industrial’s joint venture in China, SFH (SAIC Fiat Hongyan Powertrain Co Ltd), is celebrating a new record for the number of engines produced during a single month at its manufacturing facility in Chongqing. In May, the plant recorded an increase in engine output of 6% on the previous record, which was set the month before.
Business and industry analysts at Omdia have placed HERE Technologies on top of their most recent Location Platform Index. The company overtook Google in the 2018 and 2019 Indexes, and this year Omdia extended the lead for HERE based on the core geospatial capabilities of its location platform and market reach for users.
The best way of efficiently controlling production processes in the automotive industry is through the use of relevant, up-to-date, and transparent key figures. The new business intelligence application for control technology from Dürr makes this possible. DXQbusiness.intelligence saves information optimized for reading in a separate data warehouse, visualizes it using clear dashboards, and allows the user to create custom reports. This means that manufacturers always have a close eye on the availability, performance, and quality of their plants.
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is expanding its product offering for battery management systems with a new sensing and balancing IC, the TLE9012AQU. The device is especially designed for batteries in hybrid and electric cars, but it is also suitable for other applications. It measures the voltage in up to twelve battery cells with an accuracy of ± 5.8 mV over the entire temperature and voltage range as well as the operating life cycle. Furthermore, it supports up to five external temperature sensors, provides an integrated cell balancing function and uses an iso-UART interface for communication.