Exploring the virtual plant: How virtual commissioning aids system integration

Every plant has its unique lifecycle, which sees both equipment and employees evolve over time. Industry 4.0 has expedited this evolution, with new technologies leading to increased productivity, improved efficiency and decreased costs.

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Problems solved: Scalable production using IoT technology

Upscaling a manufacturing facility doesn’t always require investments in new, or more advanced machinery. There is much more to consider, including software. Here, Martyn Williams, managing director of industrial software expert Copa-Data UK, explains

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How to keep hydro-electric power under control: Managing and maintaining hydro-electric plants

By tapping into gravity and the water cycle, humans have long taken advantage of one of Earth’s most efficient and naturally occurring energy sources, water.

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New avenues for smart communication will enhance user experience, finds Strategy Analytics

While robotics is still a long way off and VR is still in its infancy for consumers, the way in which we communicate with smart devices and applications will change much sooner than we thought. Voice will dominate how we communicate with more and more devices; chatbots will also do the same but with a

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Latest Mercedes-Benz autonomous driving assistant falls short of expectations, finds Strategy Analytics

A recent user experience evaluation from the In-vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics has assessed Mercedes-Benz’s Semi-Autonomous Driving Assistant in a 2018 S-Class Sedan. On completion, Strategy Analytics found that this iteration shows improvements in control location,

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Autonomous driving car to create new growth opportunities in Japan towards 2025

The autonomous driving (AD) market in Japan experienced strong growth in 2016 with the first AD-Level 2 commercialised vehicle in the passenger car market. The Japanese automotive market is now declining in terms of new vehicle sales due to depopulation, demotorisation, as well as an aging society,

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Personalised displays are a potential difference-maker for in-car HMI, finds Strategy Analytics

As all car model lines become crowded with similar connected features, one way automakers are attempting to differentiate is through unique twists on HMI, especially displays. A new report from the In-vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics “Personalised Displays: A Potential Difference-Maker for In-Car HMI”,

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Renesas Electronics and SEGGER collaborate to support customers with emWin GUI for RX65N/RX651 MCUs

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and SEGGER, a provider of software, hardware, and development tools for embedded systems, announced a collaboration that makes SEGGER’s powerful emWin GUI software package available for commercial use at no cost to customers

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Renesas Electronics delivers advanced security for Industrial IoT with enhanced RX65N/RX651 microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the expansion of its popular RX65N/RX651 Group of microcontroller (MCU) lineup that addresses advanced security needs for connected devices operating in industrial automation, building automation, and smart metering systems.

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Consumer interest in the connected car continues to climb, finds Strategy Analytics

In keeping with current smartphone saturation, consumers are increasingly relying on connected apps for a variety of purposes in the car. Be it for straightforward connectivity or infotainment, use of these apps is having a negative impact on embedded solutions.

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When will you be ready to get in a driverless car?

We are really close to perfecting the technology for self-driving cars. But our driverless future won’t go anywhere if people don’t trust it. It’s one thing for our autonomous test cars to take us for a drive with a safety driver behind the wheel. But soon there won’t be anyone in that seat. When will

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New in-car sensing tech increases vehicle and driver safety with better gesture control and monitoring

Jabil Inc. and eyeSight Technologies announced a new partnership to develop next-generation in-car sensing technology that delivers the most advanced levels of driver monitoring and gesture control.

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Consumers are showing less interest in autonomous driving systems, says Strategy Analytics

After reaching an all-time high in 2015, consumers’ interest in autonomous driving systems has fallen in 2016, reflecting hesitance about the reliance of self-driving technology, according to a recent survey from the In-Vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics.

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Renesas Electronics releases R-Car D1 series of automotive SoCs specialised for 3D graphics clusters

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of semiconductor solutions, announced the availability of the R-Car D1 Series, as the first member of system-on-chips (SoCs) in the R-Car Family specialised for 3D instrument cluster systems.

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First products released for Renesas Synergy embedded hardware and software platform

Renesas Electronics, has announced availability of the first products in the company’s new Renesas Synergy™ Platform, a qualified, easy-to-use platform designed to accelerate time to market, reduce total cost of ownership and remove many of the obstacles engineers face when designing Internet of Things (IoT) and other embedded applications.

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M.A.C. Solutions launches AssetVue®, a KPI management software suite that maximises service revenues

Industrial Data Communication and M2M specialist M.A.C. Solutions (UK) LIMITED has launched AssetVue® (www.mac-solutions.net/assetvue), a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) management software suite targeted at small-to-medium sized manufacturers, including OEMs, machine builders, systems integrators and process equipment suppliers. The software suite is designed to help companies maximise their revenues by identifying and delivering new value-added services

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