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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Additive manufacturing maturity in automotive
    In this week’s episode of Autology, IHS Markit experts discuss additive manufacturing or 3D printing in the automotive industry. We sit down with Skuld LLC to discuss additive manufacturing’s place in the automotive sector and what needs to happen for more mainstream acceptance in high-volume...
    Rheinmetall bags USD44.4 million order to supply chassis parts to Chinese EV startup
    Dusseldorf-based supplier of automotive components and technologies Rheinmetall, together with its Chinese joint venture KPSNC, has bagged an order to supply chassis parts to a Chinese EV startup for an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) under development, the German company said on 27 June 2022. ...
    Wuxi Lead Intelligent Equipment Co. to supply Volkswagen with battery manufacturing equipment
    China’s Wuxi Lead Intelligent Equipment Company Limited, one of the leading new energy equipment manufacturers, has bagged a contract from German automaker Volkswagen Group to supply it with battery cell manufacturing equipment, Wuxi Lead said in a media release on 21 June 2022. The company said t...
    28-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Stellantis invests USD34.9 million on setting up two global testing hubs
    Italian–American automaker Stellantis has invested EUR33 million (USD34.9 million) in setting up two global testing facilities to support the development of electric and autonomous vehicles, the company said on 20 June 2022. The company said that the investments are part of its global long-term...
    28-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Anovion and Forge Nano to mass produce synthetic graphite anode material in the US
    US synthetic graphite anode manufacturer Anovion announced on 24 June that it had signed an agreement with battery material coatings specialist Forge Nano to collaborate on the supply of graphite anode technology for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturers in the United States. According to th...
    Chengdu Tianqi signs five-year lithium hydroxide supply agreement with LG Chem
    Chinese mining company Chengdu Tianqi announced via stock exchange release on 27 June that it had signed a five-year lithium hydroxide monohydrate offtake deal with Korean battery manufacturer LG Chem. According to the release, Chengdu Tianqi will supply LG Chem lithium hydroxide from January 202...
    Gotion, JEMSE to set up 10,000 TPA lithium carbonate plant in northwest Argentina
    CnEVPost reported on 24 June that Chinese lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturer Guoxuan (Gotion) High-Tech and Argentinian state-owned mining company Jujuy Energía y Minería Sociedad del Estado (JEMSE) had signed an agreement to set up a lithium carbonate refining plant in Jujuy province, Arge...
    28-Jun-2022 News Investments
    HERE assists OEMs to comply with latest updates to NCAP in Europe and Australia
    HERE Technologies has announced a tailored set of location-based products to help global automakers get higher New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) scores, it said in a press release on 27 June. HERE will offer HERE Navigation Map, HERE Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) Map, HERE advanced driver assis...
    PATEO’s intelligent cockpit powered by BlackBerry to be used in over 10 vehicle models
    BlackBerry has announced that it will power PATEO’s intelligent cockpit, PATEO CONNECT+, with its QNX technology, a company press release on 27 June read. The solution will be used in over 10 individual models across five OEMs, including VOYAH, Hozon New Energy (NETA), and two international automa...
    Japanese supplier TB Kawashima hit by ransomware attack
    A subsidiary of TB Kawashima was hit by a cyberattack, Tech Outlook reported on 25 June. TB Kawashima is part of automotive component manufacturer Toyota Boshoku of the Toyota Group of companies. The attack breached into database of a Thai sales company. The company immediately turned off devices th...
    ACO Tech integrates Huawei cloud technology with Atlas vehicle infotainment OS
    Malaysia-based ACO Tech Sdn Bhd (ACO Tech) has announced the integration of Huawei’s cloud technology with ACO Tech’s Atlas vehicle infotainment operating software (OS), Huawei said in a press release on 21 June.   Mr Li Pu, CEO, ACO Tech, said, “We are proud to announce the extension ...
    Samsung Display to supply OLED panels for BMW vehicles
    Sumsung Display has announced that the company will supply four million OLED displays to German automaker BMW starting 2024, Korea IT news reported on 24 June. According to the report, Samsung Display wants to bridge the gap with LG Display by securing a significant partner in the industry. Samsu...
    Cepton, Koito expand collaboration to accelerate ADAS solutions
    Lidar solutions company Cepton has announced that it expanded its partnership with lighting tier-1 supplier Koito to include certain upcoming Cepton lidar products and got-to-market initiatives, it said in a press release on 27 June.   Jun Pei, cofounder and CEO, Cepton, said, “In the past...
    AD Plastik signs USD90.51 million long-term components supply deal with Stellantis
    AD Plastik Group has announced new deals with Stellantis Group for the European market worth a total value of EUR85.9 million (USD90.51 million), according to a company press release on 23 June. The nine-year deal involves components production for several models. Significance: AD Plastik special...
    Autoneum expands polyethylene terephthalate, foam-based material sound insulation technology for EVs
    Autoneum has announced in a press release on 27 June that the company has expanded its range of hybrid-acoustics polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and the foam-based alternatives hybrid-acoustics FLEX and Fit FLEX sound insulation technologies for electric vehicles (EV). According to press release...
    AI chipmaker Hailo, Renesas partner to enable safe and efficient ADAS ECUs
    Artificial intelligence (AI) chipmaker Hailo has announced that the company partnered with Renesas to provide a robust and energy efficient processing solution enabling automated driving (AD) systems and advanced driver assistance (ADAS) features in vehicles, it said in a press release on 27 June. ...
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    Fraunhofer IPMS develops CANBUS IP core to enhance security in electronic vehicle systems
    The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems has announced that it has developed CANsec IP core that further secure vehicle systems, it said in a press release on 21 June. According to press release, Renesas Electronics Corporation is already evaluating the IP core in a demonstration.  ...
    Taiwan-based First International Computer expands business to automotive cybersecurity
    First International Computer (FIC) has announced that the company has expanded its portfolio with focus on cybersecurity to future vehicles, DigiTimes Asis reported on 24 June.   According to report, about 10 years ago, FIC started strengthening its deployments for the automotive, medical, a...
    27-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Mitsui Chemicals, Microwave Chemical partner to recycle polyurethane foam using Microwaves for car seats
    Mitsui Chemicals and Microwave Chemical have announced a new partnership that is aimed at commercializing chemical recycling of flexible polyurethane (PU) foam via microwave technology, according to press release published by Microwave Chemical on 31 May. The project involves direct synthesis of ...
    Toyota Boshoku expects self-driving vehicle interiors to drive significant growth
    Japan-based seating and interiors company Toyota Boshoku has announced that the company expects to quadruple autonomous vehicle (AV) interior sales, Automotive News reported on 26 June. According to the report, by 2030, when Level 3 and Level 4 automated driving become the norm, ride-hailing and ...
    Webasto expands production facilities in India, Japan, and South Korea
    Webasto has announced that the company has expanded its manufacturing capabilities in Asia to meet the growing demand for vehicle roof and battery systems, it said in a press release on 24 June. The expansion includes India, Japan and South Korea. Dr. Holger Engelmann, chairman of the Management ...
    Google shuts down phone screen version of Android Auto
    Google has officially shut down phone screens option for Android Auto app, 9to5Google reported on 21 June. The tech giant had already discontinued Android Auto for Phone Screens in 2021 for devices running Android 12 and higher. Significance: Earlier in the month, 9to5Google had reported that Goo...
    Auto industry CEOs urge Congress to pass semiconductor funding in the US
    According to a report published by Alliance for Automotive Innovation on 22 June 2022, over 20 CEOs representing automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and innovators have urged for faster passage of a bipartisan bill, the CHIPS for America Act, that includes funding to increase domestic capacity...
    Continental demonstrates its new fully autonomous vehicle in Romania
    Continental has demonstrated a fully autonomous vehicle for the first time in Romania at the debate “Smart & Sustainable Urban Mobility powered by Continental” in Timisoara, held on 23 June 2022, according to an official press release on 23 June 2022. The company is certain that these ele...
    27-Jun-2022 News New Products
    IIHS survey finds consumers prefer partial automation equipped vehicles with appropriate safeguards
    According to a press release on 23 June 2022, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) survey has found that car drivers prefer partial automation that comes with appropriate safety systems such as driver monitoring systems. “Automakers often assume that drivers want as much technology...
    India plans to introduce new passenger vehicle rating system with safety assist technology tests
    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has planned to introduce a safety rating system, Bharat New Car Assessment Program (BNCAP) for passenger cars to encourage manufacturers to provide advanced safety technologies and boost the "export worthiness" of vehicles produced in the country, ...
    NAVYA signs MoU to support implementation of autonomous vehicles in Bahrain
    NAVYA has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication of the Kingdom of Bahrain, to support the implementation of autonomous vehicles in Bahrain at the Bahraini Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications in Manama, according to a press release on 24 June 2022. The M...
    Stellantis suspends production in France due to components shortages
    According to a report published by Reuters on 24 June 2022, two of the Stellantis plants have halted production in France due to shortages in components from German supplier Continental. The report cites, one of the sources claimed that Continental was unable to supply its networked entertainment...
    EV charging network startup Statiq raises USD25.7 million in Series A round
    Statiq has raised USD25.7 million in its Series A round, led by Shell Ventures, VCCircle reported on 23 June. The electric vehicle (EV) charging network startup intends to use the funding to primarily invest in product engineering and network infrastructure. The investment will also help accelerate ...
    27-Jun-2022 News Investments
    ŠKODA Auto, partners commit to construct EV charging infrastructure in Prague
    Czechia-based carmaker ŠKODA Auto has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Prague authorities and the energy company PRE, to jointly set up EV charging infrastructure in the capital, ŠKODA announced on 21 June 2022. Under the joint commitment, the three parties aim to build 100 high-performance...
    Britishvolt to develop 4690 battery cells for high performance EVs
    UK-based EV battery technology company Britishvolt plans to develop the next-generation, large-format, 4690 (diameter X height) lithium-ion advanced battery cells for high performance requirements, the company announced on 24 June 2022. It said that the prototype development of the 4690-format ba...
    27-Jun-2022 News New Products
    FEV, ProLogium Technology sign MoU to jointly develop solid-state batteries
    German automotive engineering services provider FEV and Taiwanese solid-state battery technology company ProLogium Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop solid-state battery systems, FEV announced on 23 June 2022. In its official note, FEV said that both the...
    Baojun unveils MY 2023 KiWi EV equipped with DJI’s intelligent driving system
    Baojun has unveiled the MY2023 KiWi EV equipped with DJI’s intelligent driving system, PanDaily reported on 24 June. The car is set to be open for test drives beginning in July and be officially delivered in August. The DJI vehicle-mounted intelligent driving system DJI80 can only take over contro...
    27-Jun-2022 News New Products
    POSCO partners with Hancock to secure raw material supply for EV batteries, green steel
    Korean newspaper The Korea Times reported on 21 June that Korean conglomerate POSCO Holdings had signed an MoU with Australian mining company Hancock to collaborate on projects related to the mining, development, and supply of raw materials required for the manufacturing of battery cathodes and low-...
    Stellantis invests USD53 million in sustainable lithium hydroxide producer Vulcan Energy
    Australian energy company Vulcan Energy Resources announced via press release on 24 June that it had agreed to a USD53 million (AUD76 million/EUR50 million) investment from Italian-American automaker Stellantis. According to the press release, the new investment will make Stellantis Vulcan’s se...
    27-Jun-2022 News Investments
    UIUC to test application of carbon capture technology at US Steel’s Gary Works plant
    The Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) announced via press release on 22 June that the United States Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL) had awarded the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Prairie Research Institute (PRI) USD3.5 million for...
    Audi plans to produce electric drives for VW’s MEB ECO platform in Hungary
    Audi’s Hungary unit plans to produce electric drives for Volkswagen’s (VW's) new MEB ECO platform (modular electric-drive toolkit), which is aimed at the development of VW Group’s small-sized electric cars, the company said in a press announcement on 21 June 2022. The company said that it plan...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    BMW builds new USD2.2 billion factory in China to accelerate EV production
    German luxury carmaker BMW has set up a new electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant in Shenyang, China, as part of its capacity expansion drive to accelerate the production of EVs in the world’s largest EV market, the company announced on 23 June 2022. According to BMW, with an overall investmen...
    24-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Acura adds AcuraLink Services for MY2023 MDX lineup
    Acura has announced that the fourth generation of its flagship vehicle, the MDX, will feature new standard premium services for 2023, such as three years of AcuraLink and new Acura Maintenance Package, according to a company press release on 23 June. The MY2023 MDX and MDX Type S come standard with ...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    5G-Carmen project conducts autonomous driving tests in Germany, Austria, and Italy
    The 5G-Carmen project has announced the results of an autonomous driving pilot connecting low-latency, autonomous, and assisted driving vehicle functions using a 5G mobile network across the borders from Italy to Austria and from Austria to Germany. According to a report by Computer Weekly, the 5G c...
    Volkswagen Group to invest USD2.42 billion on preparing plants in Germany for electrification
    Volkswagen Group announced on 16 June 2022 that the company’s components arm plans to invest EUR2.30 billion (USD2.42 billion) through 2026 in preparing its manufacturing plants in Germany for electrification. “It’s the next step in a transformation process initiated in 2015 that is convert...
    24-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Mazda to use Pioneer’s power amplifier unit for audio system in CX-60 model
    Pioneer has announced that its power amplifier unit will be used in the audio system "Mazda Harmonic," which will feature in the CX-60 model, according to a company press release on 22 June. The vehicle will be launched in September 2022. The system features a Class-D 8 channel output with high-p...
    GM expands partnership with EVgo to add new Plug and Charge service in Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem
    General Motors will expand its collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem, the automaker said in a press release on 23 June. Plug and Charge will be available at nearly all EVgo DC fast-charging stations. GM plans to include all compatible DC fast...
    CATL launches EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, China
    Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology Ltd. (CAES), a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s largest EV battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL), has launched its EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, which is the capital of east China's Anhui Province, the comp...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    CATL launches Qilin battery capable of delivering over 1,000 km in a single charge
    Mainland China’s largest battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL) has launched its all-new Qilin battery, which is built on the company’s third-generation cell-to-pack (CTP) technology, the company announced on 23 June 2022. It said that the Qilin battery offers a rec...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz partners with ZYNC for in-car digital entertainment platform
    Mercedes-Benz Group has partnered with ZYNC, following which the tech company will implement its premium in-car digital entertainment platform, a company press release on 22 June read. ZYNC will aggregate and offer original and third-party digital content onto a single turnkey platform as well ...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    ArcelorMittal, RWE to set up new wind farms, electrolyzers to decarbonize steel production in Germany
    Multinational steel company ArcelorMittal announced via press release on 22 June that it had signed an MoU with German energy company RWE to invest in new infrastructures required to produce low-emissions steel at the steel company’s production sites in Bremen, Hamburg, Eisenhüttenstadt, and Duis...
    JFE to test application of CO2-utilization technologies to decarbonize steelmaking operations
    Japanese steel company JFE announced via press release on 20 June that it will be testing the application of two carbon dioxide (CO2)-utilization technologies to decarbonize its Japanese steelmaking operations and achieve carbon neutrality. According to the press release, the two technologies the...
    Umicore, Idemitsu to develop catholyte materials for solid-state batteries
    Belgian materials company Umicore announced via a press release on 22 June that it had agreed to partner with Japanese petroleum company Idemitsu Kosan Co. to jointly develop high-performance catholyte materials for solid-state batteries. Catholytes combine cathode active materials (CAMs) and sol...
    Li Auto L9’s compute platform uses two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SoCs
    Li Auto’s L9 will be feature a software-defined compute platform built on two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin systems-on-chip (SoCs), a company blogpost dated 23 June. The L9’s compute platform can perform 500 trillion operations per second (TOPS) and run various deep neural networks simultaneously and in rea...
    Toyota, Subaru recall bZ4X and Solterra SUVs globally over wheel issue under sudden braking
    Toyota and Subaru are recalling all-electric bZ4X and Solterra sport utility vehicles (SUVs) owing to an issue with the wheel coming off loose upon sudden braking, Reuters reported on 23 June. According to the report, out of 2,700 Toyota bZ4X units, 2,200 were for Europe, 260 for the United ...
    24-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Continental supplies EcoContact 6, WinterContact TS 850 P tires to Mercedes-Benz EQB EV
    Continental has announced that the company is supplying the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQB with 19” EcoContact 6 and ex-factory: the WinterContact TS 850 P tires, according to a press release by the German tiremaker on 23 June. Continental reduced the rolling resistance of the EcoContact 6 by 1...
    Behr-Hella expects to grow faster in India than its global business
    Auto component major Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH (BHTC) has announced that its Indian business is expected to grow at twice the rate of its global businesses, The Economic Times reported on 22 June. The company intends to tap into the expanding domestic market as a critical sourcing base for elect...
    Einride secures approval from NHTSA for new purpose-built vehicle in the US
    Einride announced that it has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to operate its Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles on US public roads. With this approval, Einride will carry out a public road trial to support operational flows for clie...
    GlobalFoundries moves semiconductor tools into new fabrication plant in Singapore
    GlobalFoundries, a semiconductor manufacturer has announced that its first tool has been moved into the company’s new facility on its Singapore campus, according to a press release on 23 June 2022. With the Singapore Economic Development Board and co-investments from customers, the company was abl...
    GM-backed startup Cruise begins monetizing autonomous vehicle rides in the US
    Autonomous ride hailing company Cruise has officially started charging for the autonomous vehicle rides in San Francisco, according to a report published by The Verge on 23 June 2022. The company has said that the Northwest neighborhood of San Francisco is where "most passengers" are no...
    Hyundai Mobis introduces 'Smart Cabin' controller to analyze vital signs of occupants
    Hyundai Mobis has announced that it has develop an integrated controller that analyzes the driver's vital signs, such as posture, heart rate, and brainwaves, according to a press release on 23 June 2022. The Smart Cabin Controller comprises four sensors for detecting the vital signs of passe...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    IQE to supply Lumentum with epiwafers to support multiple automotive applications
    IQE, a supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Lumentum for the supply of epiwafers supporting 3D Sensing, lidar for automotive, and optical networking applications, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. Americo Lemos,...
    NHTSA proposes event data recorders to collect 20 seconds of pre-crash data
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a proposal to require automakers to collect more crash data from event data recorders (EDRs), also known as black boxes, according to a report published by Reuters on 23 June 2023. The safety agency has suggested that black ...
    Röhm supplies illuminated air vents to Spanish carmaker SEAT for Ibiza and Arona models
    Methacrylate company Röhm has announced that the company supplied its Plexiglas illuminated air vents for the SEAT Ibiza and Arona models, according to a press release published by Röhm on 21 June. The illuminated air vents are made from Röhm’s light scattering Plexiglas molding compound. Th...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Lanxess expands Tepex composites range with new sustainable product variants
    Specialty chemical company Lanxess has expanded its Tepex thermoplastic composites portfolio by developing recycled or bio-based resources to produce materials with structural lightweight and strong mechanical properties, it said in a press release on 21 June. Dr. Dirk Bonefeld, head of Global Pr...
    SABIC launches Noryl resin for insulation in EV batteries
    SABIC has introduced Noryl NHP8000VT3, insulation film for use in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, it said in a press release on 20 June. The material is well suited to protect against short circuits and prevents the spread of fire. Jenny Wang, director, Formulation and Application, APAC, Special...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    EVS35: Checking the industry pulse in the EV heartland
    On this weeks Autology podcast, we discuss all the hot topics trending at last weeks EVS35 event held in Oslo, Norway. Graham Evans dives into exactly what the EVS35 event is, what it signifies and aims to achieve as well as some of the key take away points from his visit to the city that has taken ...
    Luokung partners with Siemens Mobility to develop IoV system solution, autonomous driving platform
    Luokung Technology Corp. has announced that its affiliate Beijing Hongdajiutong Technology Development (HDtraffic) has partnered with Siemens Mobility unit Yutraffic Technologies (Beijing), a company press release on 22 June read.  The companies aim to develop systemic product-based soluti...
    Cerence to power Lynk & Co’s conversational AI in-vehicle assistant
    Cerence has tied up with Lynk & Co to provide conversational AI-powered in-car assistant capabilities across the automaker’s lineup, it said in a press release on 22 June. In partnership with ECARX, Cerence will provide Lynk & Co with automatic speech recognition, natural language understa...
    Stellantis unveils new PEUGEOT 408 with latest generation of i-Cockpit
    Stellantis has announced that the new PEUGEOT 408 will come with the latest generation of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit, in a company press release on 22 June. The car will feature six cameras and nine radars for driver assistance systems and include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go functi...
    23-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Qt partners with Bosch to launch HMI software framework for digital cockpits
    Qt has announced that Bosch will deploy its unified cross-platform HMI design and development framework so that automakers will have the tools necessary to create digital cockpits, a company press release on 21 June read. “Due to evolving customer demands for digital experience in automotive, Q...
    Automotive hose maker Nichirin faces ransomware attack
    Japanese automotive hose maker Nichirin’s US subsidiary was subjected to a ransomware attack, Reuters reported on 22 June. The company was forced to shut down its computerized production controls following the incident. The unit switched to manual production and shipping to keep producti...
    Renault, Minth to manufacture aluminum battery casings for EVs in Ruitz, France
    French automaker Renault announced via press release on 20 June that it will be forming a joint venture (JV) with Chinese automotive parts manufacturer Minth to manufacture aluminum battery casings for its electric vehicles (EVs) in France. According to the press release, the new JV will manufact...
    Saarstahl and Dillinger to produce green steel in Saarland, Germany from 2027
    German steel group Staarstahl announced via press release on 9 June that it would start manufacturing green steel at its Dillinger and Völklingen steel plants from 2027. According to the press release, the company plans to add an electric arc furnace (EAF) at the Völklingen plant and an EAF and...
    23-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Shape Corp to manufacture vehicle body parts using SSAB’s fossil-free steel
    Swedish steel company SSAB announced via press release on 21 June that it had entered into an agreement with tier-1 automotive supplier of lightweight body structures Shape Corp for the supply of fossil-free steel. Shape is expected to use SSAB’s fossil-free steel made using its HYBRIT tec...
    CARIAD joins Eclipse Foundation
    Volkswagen unit CARIAD has joined the Eclipse Foundation open-source community as a strategic member of the Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) working group, it said in a press release on 22 June. CARIAD will collaborate on open-source software and contribute to projects. “The Eclipse Foundation we...
    Kia Corporation to procure EV battery packs from China’s CATL
    South Korean automaker Kia Corporation plans to procure batteries from China’s largest battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL) to power electric vehicles (EVs) that will be sold in its home market, a Reuters report published on 22 June 2022 said, citing a local newspap...
    Ambarella to supply Inceptio Technology with ‘Edge AI’ SoCs to support ADAS functions
    Inceptio Technology and Ambarella, an edge artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor company, have announced that Inceptio selected Ambarella's CV2FS and CV2AQ edge AI systems-on-chip (SoCs), for CVflow SoCs, for its automotive-grade central computing platform, according to a press release by ...
    Hesai to lead ISO automotive lidar working group for research work on automotive lidar tests
    Mainland China–based lidar technology startup Hesai has said that it is going to act as the group leader in the ISO Working Group (ISO/TC22/SC32/AHG1) for research work on automotive lidar tests, and Valeo acts as the deputy group leader, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. All parties w...
    IIHS recommends adoption of new ADAS-enabled road safety features for elderly
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has encouraged the use of turn assistance safety functions in vehicles, particularly for elderly drivers who might benefit from advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) features meant to assist vehicles drive through junctions, according to a report ...
    MIT researchers unveil new open-source photorealistic simulator for autonomous driving
    Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced its first open-source simulation engine ‘VISTA 2.0’ capable of building realistic scenarios for deployable training and testing of autonomous cars, according to a press release on 21 June 2022. Since they have...
    23-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Pony.ai plans to mass produce automated driving domain controllers built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin
    Pony.ai, an autonomous driving technology company, has said that its DRIVE Orin–based Autonomous Driving Controller (ADC), which is powered by NVIDIA's DRIVE Hyperion compute architecture, has been sampled to clients, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. It plans to mass produce in the be...
    Volkswagen plans to remove select ADAS features from new cars due to chip shortage in Australia
    According to a report published by CarExpert on 21 June 2022, Volkswagen Australia has planned to remove blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert safety features from a range of Volkswagen (VW) models owing to global semiconductor chip shortages. They will also be given the option to ...
    EV charging solutions company FLO to supply 7,500 Level 2 chargers to Hydro-Quebec
    FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, will supply up to 7,500 Level 2 chargers to energy company Hydro-Québec’s EV charging network Electric Circuit between 2022 and 2026, FLO announced on 20 June 2022. According to...
    ABB E-mobility opens production plant for DC fast chargers in Italy
    ABB E-mobility has opened its largest DC fast charger production plant to date in Valdarno, in the Tuscany region in Italy, the company said on 21 June 2022. Named the ABB E-mobility Centre of Excellence, the expanded facility has more than doubled its production capacity over the las...
    23-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Toyota teams up with Redwood Materials on closed loop EV battery ecosystem
    Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation’s North American arm Toyota Motor North America has teamed up with battery materials recycling company Redwood Materials to explore a series of end-of-life battery solutions for Toyota’s proposed battery ecosystem, the company announced on 21 June 2022....
    Ford Motor plans to assemble new generation EVs in Valencia, Spain for Europe
    US carmaker Ford Motor has selected its plant located in Valencia, Spain as the suitable facility to assemble vehicles based on its next generation electric vehicle (EV) architecture for Europe, the company announced on 22 June 2022. “Pending product approval, the Valencia plant could produce b...
    23-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Velodyne Lidar’s intelligent infrastructure solution deployed in Finland to improve traffic safety
    Velodyne Lidar has announced that its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) was deployed in Helsinki, Finland, to collect traffic data and enhance roadway safety, according to a press release by Velodyne on 22 June. Janne Rinne, project manager in Forum Virium Helsinki, said, “Velodyne Lida...
    Arbe to supply radar perception chipset to ADAS company HiRain
    Arbe Robotics has announced that it has supplied its perception radar chipset to ADAS company HiRain Technologies to develop imaging radar system, according to a press release by PR Newswire on 22 June. Kobi Marenko, CEO of Arbe, said, "China has the largest vehicle market in the world and is lea...
    Micron receives ISO 26262 ASIL-D functional safety certification
    Memory solutions company Micron has announced that the company has received International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 26262 Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D certification of memory for its low-power double data rate 5 (LPDDR5) DRAM, it said in a press release on 20 June. The solu...
    Amphenol enhances ePower-Lite connector series with a secondary locking design for EVs
    Interconnect systems company Amphenol Industrial Operations has introduced 2-pole mini ePower-Lite connector to enhance its existing ePower-Lite lineup with a 30 A rated secondary locking design for electric vehicles (EV), according to a press release by PR Newswire on 22 June. Significance: The ...
    NHTSA amends side impact protection testing rule to improve child safety seat
    The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule that enhances the protection of children during side-impact collisions by updating testing criteria for child safety seats, the safety regulator said in a press release on 22 ...
    CEVA extends RivieraWaves ultra-wideband IP to support car connectivity consortium’s digital key 3.0 standard
    CEVA has announced that its RivieraWaves ultra-wideband (UWB) IP is extended with the RW-UWB-CCC MAC software package to support the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Digital Key 3.0 specification, it said in a press release on 22 June. Tal Shalev, VP and general manager of the Wireless IoT BU at...
    Illuminated exterior: Grille and logo illumination gaining momentum from evolving vehicle designs
    Automotive exterior lighting apart from headlamps is experiencing a rapid transformation owing to brand identity and personalization. Automakers and manufacturers are exploring light-emitting diode (LED) light sources and related optics, unlocking new opportunities for vehicle exterior illumination ...
    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    BASF to set up new 15,000-ton battery black mass plant in Germany
    German chemical company BASF announced via press release on 20 June that it will be building a commercial scale battery recycling black mass plant in Schwarzheide, Germany, to strengthen its cathode active materials (CAM) production and recycling operations in the region. According to the press r...
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    BMW equips new M4 GT4 with Bcomp natural fiber parts
    Swiss natural fibre company Bcomp announced via press release on June 20 that its natural fiber reinforced plastic (NFRP) components had been extensively used by German automaker BMW in the new M4 GT4 model. According to the press release, the GT4 is now the serial GT vehicle with the highest pro...
    Michelin acquires Indonesian sustainable natural rubber project
    French tire company Michelin announced via press release on 21 June that it had acquired a further 51% of the capital of the Royal Lestari Utama (RLU) sustainable natural rubber project from Indonesian energy company Barito Pacific Group to become the sole owner of the joint venture. According to...
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    AGD Systems introduces ‘AGD650’ AI detector intelligent transport system
    AGD Systems, a ITS manufacturer has launched a new ‘AGD650’ artificial intelligence (AI) detector intelligent transport system, according to a company press release on 13 June 2022.   A limited number of trial kits will be deployed around the country to provide access to the product to a...
    Claytex introduces new autonomous vehicle simulation suite
    Claytex has launched a new autonomous vehicle simulation suite 'AVSandbox' at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2020 in the US, according to a report published by UKI Media & Events Ltd on 21 June 2022. The new AV simulation solution claims to advance a new way of developing autonomous vehicles...
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    Metassurface photonic chip startup Shanhe Photonics concludes Pre-A funding
    Shanhe Photonics, a metasurface photonic chips developer has announced that it has closed a Pre-A round of financing for tens of millions of yuan, according to a report published by Pandaily on 13 June 2022. Matrix Partners and Shunyu Industrial Fund led the deal, followed by Casstar. The new money ...
    MORAI to demonstrate cloud-based AD simulation technology at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2022
    MORAI, a Korea-based full-stack autonomous vehicle simulation technology developer has announced that it will showcase MORAI SIM Cloud, a cloud-based solution that builds a myriad of simulation environments without hardware restrictions and enable simultaneous testing at Automotive Testing Expo 2022...
    NVIDIA files patent to help autonomous vehicles detect emergency vehicles
    NVIDIA has filed a patent for a new technology to help autonomous vehicles detect emergency services vehicles, according to a report published by WTWH Media on 21 June 2022. The patent outlines a method that uses microphones mounted on an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle to record the sounds...
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