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Erika Granath

Content Marketing Manager
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The Audi AI:CON exploits every possibility offered by a autonomous luxury sedan of the future with unprecedented consistency.
Autonomous

The 5 levels of autonomous driving explained

Autonomous driving will change the way we travel. Reduced traffic congestion, lower travel costs, and no more circling for parking spaces will make our daily commutes quicker, less stressful, and more affordable. It'll also reduce harmful CO2 emissions, improving the quality of air that we breathe.

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LiDAR's potential integration into vehicles may create a marketplace worth as much as $2.5 billion by 2030.
LiDAR

LiDAR systems: costs, integration, and major manufacturers

LiDAR is quickly becoming a "must-have" technology for self-driving vehicles. Until now, a large footprint, high cost, and other limitations have prevented LiDAR from being easily integrated into production autos. But all this is about to change as industry players make deals with each other and rapidly release new products.

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By 2030, 50 percent of a vehicle’s total costs are expected to be related to its electronics components.
AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS

The biggest trends and challenges in the automotive electronics industry in 2020

We are entering an era in which connected vehicles are the new norm. As a result, the market is seeing increased penetration of advanced vehicle safety systems, growing demand for electric vehicles, and a boom in mobility sharing technologies. What’s more, autonomous vehicles are likely only about a decade away. All of this is leading to an increased need for automotive electronics.

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Put simply, a powertrain is a producer, converter and consumer of energy, all with the aim of getting the vehicle to move.
POWERTRAIN

Back-to-basics: What's a powertrain?

From the lowliest hatchback to the sleekest supercar, every motor vehicle has one thing in common: a powertrain. It’s the collection of components—the engine, transmission and driveshaft—that work together to get the vehicle in motion.

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LiDAR's potential application in vehicles portends a much larger marketplace that could be worth as much as $2.5 billion on its own by 2030
LiDAR

What is LiDAR, and why do self-driving cars need it?

As cars begin to drive on their own, obstacle detection and avoidance remain critical technical hurdles standing in the way of fully autonomous operation. LiDAR is one technology that can enable this, but the development of low-cost LiDAR systems is still in its infancy.

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Voyage's vehicles are equipped with the best sensors available, giving us a 360-degree picture of the world hundreds of meters from the car.
AV Platform

An Overview of Autonomous Car Tech Platforms—North America, Part II

Plenty of automakers have announced or shown off self-driving vehicles. But the majority of these companies are not creating their own self-driving hardware and software systems in-house; they’ve either acquired specialized firms to create these systems for them or are outsourcing the work to third parties. Some of the most respected leaders in this growing market segment are in the United States and Canada.

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Comma.ai's technology enables your car to steer, accelerate, and brake automatically within its lane.
AV Platform

An Overview of Autonomous Car Tech Platforms—North America, Part I

Plenty of automakers have announced or shown off self-driving vehicles. But the majority of these companies are not creating their own self-driving hardware and software systems in-house; they’ve either acquired specialized firms to create these systems for them or are outsourcing the work to third parties. Some of the most respected leaders in this growing market segment are in the United States and Canada.

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Modern power electronics devices are widely used in automotive applications
Power Electronics?

What are automotive power electronics?

Although the conventional motor vehicle is well over a century old and was once exclusively powered by heavy mechanical systems, it has evolved with the advent of power electronics (PE). Today, power electronics are incorporated at various levels within all automobiles.

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