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Auto supplier wants to make LiDAR cheaper for automakers

The LiDAR units installed on the first generation of Google's self-driving cars cost around $75,000.

1,000-pixel headlights could offer improved vision at night

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new headlight technology that automatically and intelligently adapt to the current traffic conditions.

Motorsports
WTCC cancels race at Sonoma

Touring car racing has never been as popular in the United States as it has been overseas. After all, it's NASCAR that garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to tin-top racing in America. For the last couple of years, however, the World Touring Car Championship has held a race at Sonoma Raceway in California, but that race has now bee

Official
Infineon Raceway to become Sonoma raceway... temporarily

Here's the problem with selling corporate naming rights to sports facilities: When times are good and sponsors are interested, they're more than happy to make it rain. When priorities change, however, the money gets withdrawn and all that's left is that company's stupid logo, plastered all over the signage.

Two Wheels
TTXGP North America kicks off this weekend with new eSuperstock class

The first race of the 2012 TTXGP electric motorcycle racing series gets underway this weekend at Infineon Raceway. Along with the original open and TTX75 classes, the organization has added an eSuperstock category that should open the door to more participation.

First Drive
SAE Convergence: Improving automotive microcontroller performance

Without a doubt, modern expectations for automotive performance, safety, and comfort are pushing "intelligence" throughout the vehicle, with microcontrollers showing up in a variety of devices that draw together chassis control, driver assistance, and risk management. At the SAE Convergence electronics show, Patrick Leteinturier from Infineo