Heidelberg Provides Printed Electronics for the Automotive Market at the LOPEC Trade Clearly show

Printed sensors for battery cell amount knowledge acquisition and assortment extension of electric powered cars.

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  • Revolutionary programs increase security, comfort and ease and variety of electrical vehicles
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  • Sensors are drivers of digitalization field-wide
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Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is presenting innovative programs for the automotive field at LOPEC, the top intercontinental trade display for versatile, organic and printed electronics. Alongside one another with Heidelberg’s InnovationLab, the organization will be presenting printed sensors for battery monitoring and RECARO car seats at the conclusion of March. Heidelberg had by now established up its own company unit for the industrial progress, manufacture, and sale of printed electronics for this progress sector and also established manufacturing at the Wiesloch-Walldorf web page. In the foreseeable future, digital components and sensors for digital applications, notably from the healthcare and logistics sectors, as properly as retail, or the automotive industry, will be generated listed here applying point out-of-the-artwork printing know-how.

“The market place for printed electronics, particularly for sensors, is a long term discipline for Heidelberg,” stated Rainer Hundsdörfer, Heidelberg CEO. “With the solutions offered for the automotive marketplace, we have very good alternatives to even further broaden our business enterprise in this section. We see expansion opportunities for us as an operator in the production of superior-tech sensors in the two to three-digit million euro selection.”

Using a car or truck seat formulated with RECARO Automotive GmbH, people can see how pressure sensor foils can detect occupants and distinguish them from other objects. The information and facts received can be used for driver guidance and basic safety units, these kinds of as reminders to fasten seat belts and deactivation of the airbag when a boy or girl seat is detected. The sensor matrix introduced also can make it possible to ascertain which seat place travellers are occupying. This will be specially important in (partly) autonomous driving for triggering safety devices, as the driver’s posture will become much more variable.

An innovative battery checking answer will also be introduced. Printed, ultra-slender tension and temperature sensors can capture spatially settled details from particular person battery cells that can prolong battery everyday living by up to 40%. Printed sensor movies are slender sufficient to healthy between particular person battery cells and capture comprehensive stress and temperature facts. This mobile-degree data gives useful insights into battery well being and general performance, supporting investigate and advancement groups strengthen their battery models – including for extending the driving assortment of electric vehicles.

“With the industrial production of sensor-outfitted functional films, Heidelberg is opening up a new participating in discipline for digital organization versions. Every square meter of the movie is equipped with up to one million sensors that register the smallest improvements in tension, temperature, or humidity. The facts received in this way is then processed working with AI algorithms and delivers information quality that goes past discrete measured variables,” explained Dr.

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Pamplin Media Group – All revved up: Portland International Auto Show returns

With two years of new vehicles, the Portland International Auto Show drives into the Convention Center Feb. 24

After taking last year off because of the pandemic, the Portland International Auto Show is back for 2022, taking place from Thursday, Feb. 24, to Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Oregon Convention Center.

Auto dealers and vehicle repair shops are among the highest employers in the Portland area and offer relatively high wages. The show has traditionally been the largest display of new vehicles in the Pacific Northwest. Now, with two years of releases to experience, there is more to see than ever.

Special sections on the show are scheduled for Pamplin Media Group newspapers before it opens. The newspapers also will include discount coupons offering $3 off adult admissions until 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

The automobile industry is moving ahead rapidly, with entirely new products, concepts and technologies every year. Here are some highlights of this year’s show:

COURTEY PHOTO: FORD MOTOR COMPANY - Ford has revived the Bronco for 2022 as a rugged midsize SUV (above) and a smaller off-road capable Bronco Sport.2021 and 2022 trucks and SUVs: Fresh off their awards as the North American SUV and Truck of the Year, Ford will present the 2022 Bronco off-road SUV and the innovative Maverick compact pickup truck. The base Maverick includes a hybrid engine that returns up to 42 MPG in city driving and starts at around $21,000.

New Car Giveaway: Everyone at the show has a chance to win a new 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid by entering the drawing at the Pamplin Media Group booth.

North American Car of the Year: The 2022 Honda Civic won this prestigious award. The super-successful four-door or hatchback compact has been completely redesigned and starts at just $21,900.

COURTESY PHOTO: TOYOTA - All attendees have a chance to win a new 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid during the New Car Giveaway at the 2022 Portland International Auto Show.Electric Vehicles: Electrified vehicles are making news, and many will be at the auto show. Subaru will bring its all-new Solterra electric SUV, while Ford also will highlight the all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT, released in 2021, and the all-electric F-150 Lightning, which can power your house in an outage. Federal tax credits are available for most EVs and Oregon also offers rebates of up to $5,000, depending on household income.

Performance cars: Traditional muscle and sports cars also are continuing their resurgence with several of the newest models on display. They include both the hardtop and convertible versions of the latest Chevy Corvette, which is now a mid-engine sports car. Also appearing are completely redesigned versions of the mechanically similar Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86. Nissan has released the much-anticipated latest version of its legendary Z sports car, which features retro styling.

COURTESY PHOTO: SUBARU - The all-electric 2022 Subaru Solterra was co-designed with the Toyota BZ4X.Motorcycle Pavilion: The Motorcycle Pavilion is on the main floor across from the Dragon Café and features everything on two wheels, to three, and even four wheels. Among the brands on display are Harley Davidson, Indian, Ducati, BMW, Kawasaki, Honda, Triumph, Yamaha, Suzuki and Polaris.

Technology to the forefront: Automotive technology is quickly spreading throughout the range of available vehicles. This year’s show features information about available technologies and the progress of recharging infrastructure for electrified vehicles. PGE, Pacific Power, Clark Public Utilities, the

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What Automakers Will Expose at the Partly Digital Show

Tim Causa/Buyer Technology Association

  • A lot more than 2200 exhibitors will be at CES this year from January 5 to 7—at the very least, that was the amount as of December 31—but all round, the exhibit is finding way scaled down, with quite a few significant providers selecting that an in-man or woman display is not the ideal move to start off off 2022.
  • In the automotive area, Common Motors, BMW, and Mercedes all canceled their actual physical presence, but smaller automotive and linked firms like Fisker, BrightDrop, and Blink Charging however approach to have folks in Vegas for the present.
  • Two remarkable new electric vehicles—the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept—will be unveiled by on the internet occasions in the course of CES.

    UPDATE 1/3/2022: We have current this story with facts about Stellantis’s CES programs (under).

    The rapid maximize in the number of favourable COVID scenarios spreading throughout the U.S. transformed the way quite a few people celebrated the vacations, and the start of a new calendar year just isn’t halting the distribute just nonetheless. CES, the enormous electronics and tech trade exhibit that has become an essential area for the automotive business to make bulletins about autonomous and electric autos, had a occupied in-particular person schedule—until a couple months in the past. Today, the harmony has shifted to a more blended in-person/virtual affair, with some businesses pulling out of an in-person CES visual appeal altogether.

    Around the holiday seasons, CES organizers also decided to shorten the occasion by a day, as “an extra basic safety evaluate to the existing wellness protocols that have been put in place for CES” but the in-particular person parts of the demonstrate were being not canceled entirely as they had been in 2021.

    GM Goes Virtual

    Non-automotive corporations together with Twitter, T-Cellular, and Amazon all made a decision against retaining their in-person appearances on the plan a short while ago. Just one of the most significant automotive names to sign up for them was Typical Motors, which implies CEO Mary Barra’s keynote handle and push celebration revealing an important new electrical car or truck will now be carried out on line.

    “We have made the decision to move to an all-digital approach with our activation at CES 2022 in January,” a GM spokesperson explained to Car or truck and Driver. “CES is an essential technologies platform, and we are continuing with our options on January 5 to share our significant firm information which include the expose of the Chevrolet Silverado EV.” GM’s new tech startup BrightDrop will however mail some people today to Las Vegas, and it plans to give executive interviews and to invite folks to its booth to see the EV600 electric powered professional car or truck and the EP1 electric pallet in man or woman. BrightDrop will also make an announcement Tuesday, by using a virtual press get in touch with.

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    Mercedes-Benz’s Vision EQXX strategy.

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    BMW, Mercedes Also Heading Livestream

    BMW canceled its in-individual

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    SEMA Ignited after-party returns as 2021 automotive trade show wraps up

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was the fourth and final day of SEMA 2021, and there was so much happening at the world’s premier automotive trade show.

    The previous day, outdoor activations put attendees and our own 8 News Now Reporter Bianca Holman in a high-powered Ford Mustang or new Ford Broncos for the Hoonigan’s Burnyard experience.

    Show attendees were able to cheer on experienced drivers as they drifted and did burnouts and donuts with their special guest in the passenger seat.

    While it was an industry-only trade show, the general public was invited to enjoy SEMA Ignited on Friday, Nov. 5 after 3 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) West Hall parking lot.

    The annual after-party allowed the public to get a glimpse of the latest vehicles, automotive products, and experiences the industry professionals have enjoyed the past few days at the LVCC.

    General admission for SEMA Ignited is $20. Children 12 and under are free. For more information visit their website.

    Before the party though, the top 12 builders from SEMA’s Battle of the Builders competition examined each other’s vehicles and voted on the ultimate winner. That’s right, they know the work that goes into each build, so they judge each other.

    BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS FINALISTS

    HOT ROD
    • Mike Fillion — 1956 Oldsmobile 98
    • Mark Giambalvo — 1930 Ford Model A 2-Door Sedan
    • Robert Matranga –1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

    SPORT COMPACT/IMPORT
    • Samantha Frazier — 1973 Nissan Datsun 240Z
    • Eddie Pettus — 1961 Austin Healey Sprite
    • Simo Veharanta — 1982 Porsche 911 RSR

    TRUCK & OFF-ROAD
    • Jeremy Miranda — 1959 Chevrolet Apache
    • Kamaka Pocock — 1967 Chevrolet C10
    • Bryan Thompson — 1934 Ford Pickup

    YOUNG GUNS
    • Dayton Jacobson — 2000 Chevrolet S10
    • Chelsie Lesnoski — 1993 Mazda RX-7 FD
    • Cole Marten — 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR

    The overall top builder was announced at Silver Drive, during SEMA Ignited, as Robert Matranga. He is

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