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Lighting and elec­tron­ics com­pany HELLA has re­ceived the Au­to­mo­tive In­no­va­tions Award 2019 in the Powertrain cat­e­gory from the Cen­tre of Au­to­mo­tive Man­age­ment and the au­dit­ing and con­sult­ing firm PWC. The award honours HELLA’S new Dual Volt­age Bat­tery Man­age­ment Sys­tem, de­signed to con­vert com­pact and mid-range ve­hi­cles with internal com­bus­tion en­gines into mild hy­brids.

In­de­pen­dent au­to­mo­tive test cen­tre Thatcham Re­search has re­leased se­cu­rity rat­ings for seven new cars, based on a series of se­cu­rity tests en­com­pass­ing phys­i­cal and dig­i­tal se­cu­rity. The BMW 7-Series, BMW X7 and Porsche 911 all re­tained their Su­pe­rior rat­ings through the in­tro­duc­tion of mo­tion-sen­sor-en­abled fobs. For these, if the sen­sor de­tects the fob hasn’t moved for a short pe­riod, it idles and goes into sleep mode, pre­vent­ing crim­i­nals with Re­lay At­tack kits from ex­tend­ing the range of the com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween car and fob.

 Lu­mileds has un­veiled a new series of videos on its Youtube chan­nel, Philips Au­to­mo­tive Lighting

Eu­rope. Pre­sented by Andy Savva, also known as The Garage In­spec­tor, the five-part series high­lights the Philips au­to­mo­tive and work­shop lighting range and demon­strates how tech­ni­cians can stay safe in the work­place.

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