22 Nov

Manchester United lose 3-1 to Watford, slump to their third defeat in eight days

first_imgWatford dealt Manchester United a third successive defeat in eight days with a deserved 3-1 Premier League win that left Jose Mourinho raging at a rare run of failure.Goals from Etienne Capoue, Juan Zuniga and a stoppage time penalty from Troy Deeney overwhelmed the visitors, who had levelled with a solitary strike from Marcus Rashford, in Sunday’s big match.It was the first time Watford had beaten United since 1986.The Premier League said it was also the first time Mourinho had lost three consecutive games as a manager since 2006.Although the ‘Special One’ did suffer three successive defeats at Chelsea in 2015, before he was sacked by the Londoners, one of those was on penalties after a draw in the Capital One (League) Cup.For all their possession, United were unsettled by Watford’s harrying game and went behind on 32 minutes after Anthony Martial, still groggy from an earlier clash of heads, was robbed by Miguel Britos. (Also read: Europa League: Inter Milan stunned by Beer-Sheva, Manchester United beaten by Feyenoord)Daryl Janmaat picked up the ball and crossed for Capoue to fire his fourth goal of the season.Mourinho said his expensively-assembled team had to improve but also suggested the referee should have blown for a foul in the lead-up to the goal.”It was an obvious situation but it is something I cannot control. I cannot improve the referees or officials and luck will arrive when she wants to. But, yes, individual performances have to improve,” the Portuguese told reporters.advertisementUnited lost the derby to Manchester City last weekend and were then beaten by Feyenoord in their midweek Europa League clash.A half-time switch, which pushed Wayne Rooney further forward, settled United and they equalised on 62 minutes when Rashford scrambled the ball home after his header bounced back to him off a defender.Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes denied Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a flying save but United always looked vulnerable and Zuniga scored from a cutback by Roberto Pereyra less than a minute after coming on.Zuniga was then brought down by Marouane Fellaini inside the area late on to allow Deeney to score from the spot.last_img read more

18 Nov

Infineon: striving for autonomous driving development

first_imgInfineon is joining the Apollo Program of Baidu. Based on Baidu’s ability in AI and autonomous driving, as well as Infineon’s advantage in automotive electronics hardware platforms, both parties will cooperate in depth to promote rapid development of autonomous driving technology to improve people’s intelligent life. Marking an important fusion of Infineon’s automotive electronics ecosystem and the Apollo automotive ecosystem built by Baidu, the cooperation will create more opportunities for both parties’ partners to join hands to promote the progress of the intelligent automotive industry.For the Apollo hardware platform, such areas as microcontrollers, radar and lidar sensor chips as well as information security and functional safety are the key products and applications that Infineon is focusing on. Based on the philosophy of combining safety with performance, Infineon offers the AURIX family of scalable 32-bit multicore microcontrollers with real-time capabilities for sensor applications, domain and central gateway controllers, and sensor fusion applications. In addition, the company provides a variety of ICs for radar, lidar, and camera systems in sensor applications. In terms of actuators, Infineon covers all the important features of ADAS and autonomous driving, including transmission, engine, brake, chassis, and steering system.The AURIX MCU family provides safe and secure computing power of up to 3,600 DMIPS, 16 MB flash memory and 6.5 MB protected SRAM. The innovative multicore safety architecture, which meets highest ISO 26262 standards, can help automotive system manufacturers achieve the ASIL-D safety level. AURIX microcontrollers integrate a programmable hardware security module (HSM) to meet various data security and privacy protection requirements in the Internet of Vehicles environment, which is one of the essential conditions for autonomous driving.Infineon’s 77 GHz and 24 GHz radar products, which hold a leading position in the global market, can effectively help vehicles to accurately detect distance under harsh weather and road conditions. In 2016, Infineon acquired Innoluce to further strengthen its expertise in lidar as another move in its strategic layout in autonomous driving.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ON Semi: rapid installation of battery-free smart passive sensors for IoT applicationsNext Rutronik: focus on IoT, security and sensing at embedded worldlast_img read more