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    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicle in UK grow 93.8% y/y to 9,014 units in November
    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicles, which includes battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), has witnessed a growth of 93.8% year on year (y/y) to 9,014 units in November, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMM...
    MG Motor unveils all-electric ZS EV in India
    MG Motor has unveiled its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) eZS in India, The Economic Times reported on 5 December. The MG eZS comes with a 143 PS power output and a 44.5-kWh battery, which will give it a range of over 300 kilometers. The electric SUV will be launched next mon...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Volkswagen reveals details about new battery system for MEB-based EVs
    In a press release dated 5 December, Volkswagen (VW) has revealed details about its new high-voltage battery systems for all electric vehicles (EVs) built on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform in the Volkswagen Group. The system will be launched in the ID.3 all-electric hatchback, whic...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    BorgWarner develops new variant of HVH electric motor for hybrid cars
    BorgWarner has developed a new variant of the High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) motor ‘HVH 146’ for hybrid cars, the company announced in a press release on 5 December. The motor delivers 35 kW of  peak power and 65 N.m of torque. The HVH 146 motor will go into production on a light-duty hybrid pa...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Porsche tests all-electric AWD SUV with in-wheel motor setup
    Germany-based Porsche Engineering has announced a new solution for electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) that improves the vehicle’s stability through software alone, in a press statement released on 4 December. This solution does not require any additional sensors and works by distributing power...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    General Motors, LG Chem to set up battery cell JV in US
    General Motors (GM) and LG Chem will set up a new  joint venture (JV) for producing electric vehicle (EV) battery cells in the United States, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 December. The new JV will build a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield manufacturing site in the L...
    AAM supplies drivetrain components for 2019 Ram pickup trucks
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has announced in a press release issued on 5 December that it has increased its production of driveline systems. The company, based in Detroit, Michigan, has expanded its driveline production operations in order to supply front and rear axles to a line of...
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies Dunlop-brand OE tires for Subaru S209
    Japanese tire maker and rubber components manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has announced that it will be supplying the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600A series high-performance tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the Subaru Tecnica International (STI) S209 sportscar, according to a p...
    CES 2020: Veoneer to display new driver support, collaborative driving, and self-driving solutions
    Veoneer will display a range of new driver assist, collaborative driving, and self-driving solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 next month in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the company said in a press release on 5 December. Among the key solutions to be displayed include a new pr...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 72,718 vehicles in US to fix problem with inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights
    Ford is recalling 72,718 vehicles in the United States to fix a problem with the inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2019 Ranger truck...
    06-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Rheinmetall develops polymer-coated thrust washer
    Rheinmetall has developed a new polymer-coated thrust washer, KS R535L1, the company said in a press release on 4 December. The new thrust washer has high resistance to wear caused by start/stop modes of operation and good mixed-friction stability. The polymer-coated thrust washer is based on w...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé features full-LED headlamps as standard
    The new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé features full-LED headlamps as standard, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 December. The model's ambient lighting illuminates the dashboard, with optical fibers running through the entire cockpit. For certain assemblies, the body shell of the new G...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Venture capital units of JLR, Volvo Group, and HELLA invest in autonomous software specialist ApexAI
    The venture capital arms of Volvo, HELLA, and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have invested in autonomous software specialist ApexAI, Volvo and JLR said in separate press releases on 5 December. New investors in ApexAI include Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, JLR’s venture capital arm InMotion Ventures, an...
    BMW drops plan to charge subscription fee for Apple CarPlay
    BMW has decided to remove the subscription fees for Apple CarPlay in vehicles in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 5 December. According to the report, UK cars running BMW's latest operating system for its infotainment system will offer acc...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 99,128 vehicles in US over issue with engine cooling fan
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of 99,128 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the engine cooling fan, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015–18 Ram ProM...
    06-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    BASF to double production capacity of automotive refinish coatings at its Chinese plant
    BASF will construct a new facility for automotive refinish coatings in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, in South China to enhance production capacity in the country, the company said in a press release on 5 December 2019. The new site is scheduled to start production in the first half of 2022. ...
    06-Dec-2019 News Investments
    Aptiv to relocate Pittsburgh Technology Center in US
    Aptiv has announced plans to relocate its Pittsburgh Technology Center to new offices in Mill 19 in Hazelwood Green, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States), the company said in a press release on 4 December. The relocation will offer Aptiv’s Autonomous mobility team the space needed to grow as i...
    May Mobility raises USD50 million in Toyota-led Series B financing round
    May Mobility has raised USD50 million in the Series B financing round led by Toyota Motor, the company said in a press release on 4 December. Apart from Toyota, the latest financing round was participated by SPARX Group. Additionally, Millennium Technology Value Partners, Cyrus Capital Par...
    Trelleborg reorganizes business segments to enhance profitability
    Sweden-based Trelleborg has announced that the company is implementing organizational changes to focus on select segments aimed at improving profitability, according to a company press release on 4 December. In the new organization, Trelleborg will consist of three business areas in place of the exi...
    RoboSense launches complete lidar perception solution for robo-taxi markets
    RoboSense has launched RS-Fusion-P5, a complete lidar perception solution for robo-taxi markets outside China, the company said in a press release on 4 December. The RS-Fusion-P5 sensor uses an RS-Ruby sensor on top of the vehicle and four RS-Bpearl sensors embedded sideways around the vehicle to de...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to end sales of BS-IV vehicles within a few weeks
    Germany-based luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has stated that it will end the retail sales of BS-IV vehicles in India within a few weeks, according to a quote provided to ET Auto. The company has already stopped manufacturing these vehicles in India ahead of its preparation to switch completel...
    MY2020 Nissan Skyline features DRiV Monroe Intelligent Suspension
    The 2020 Skyline 400R has now gone on sale in Japan with the Monroe Intelligent Dynamic Suspension (IDS) of DRiV, according to a press release issued on December 4th. This new suspension system features the DRiV continuously variable semi-active (CVSAe) technology. The CVSAe electronic suspension...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 51,788 vehicles in US to replace shifter cable adjuster
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall of 51,788 vehicles in the United States to replace shifter cable adjuster, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2012-2013 Fiat 500 vehicles equi...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz commences battery production in Thailand
    Mercedes-Benz has started production of batteries for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) at its Bangkok plant in Thailand, the company announced in a press release on 4 December. Mercedes-Benz and its local partners, Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP) and Thonburi Energy Storage Systems (TESM), h...
    05-Dec-2019 News Investments
    SK Innovation partners with Glencore to source Cobalt for EV batteries
    SK Innovation has signed a long-term contract with Glencore to source up to 30,000 tonnes of cobalt contained in hydroxide between 2020 and 2025, Glencore announced in a press release on 4 December. The cobalt in this supply contract will be sourced from Glencore’s industrial mining operations loc...
    Ricardo to set up EV charging trial project in UK
    Ricardo, in partnership with Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Electricity North West Limited (ENWL), are planning to set up an electric vehicle (EV) charging trial project ‘DC share’ in the United Kingdom. Under the project, the companies will develop and trial a novel solution that shares c...
    AIWAYS starts production of European-spec U5 electric SUV in China
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up AIWAYS has started production of all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) U5 for the European market, reports news website AutoMobilSport.com. The vehicle is being manufactured at AIWAYS’s plant in Shangrao in China. “This is a very important milestone for ...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Faurecia collaborates with Devialet to develop high-quality sound solutions for automakers
    Faurecia has announced a partnership with Devialet to develop premium audio solutions for use in vehicles, the company said in a press release on 4 December. The partnership brings on board Devialet’s expertise across acoustic architecture, loudspeakers and signal processing and Faurecia’s overa...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Skoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala, Kamiq and Karoq models
    Škoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala and Kamiq as well as Karoq models, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Scala, Kamiq and Karoq also offer LED headlights as well as LED tail lights and brake lights. The automaker said that the interactiv...
    Ford recalls 54,411 vehicles in US over issue with battery harness clips
    Ford is recalling 54,411 vehicles in the United States over an issue with battery harness clips, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX vehicles equipped with 3.7L engines...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Bosch starts construction of new fuel-cell center in China
    Bosch broke ground on a fuel cell center in Wuxi, China, the German supplier said in a press release on 2 December. The new center paves the way for technological breakthroughs in fuel cell application in both commercial vehicles and passenger cars. The center in Wuxi will be engaged mainly in ...
    Takata recalls nearly 1.4 million airbag inflators in US
    Takata is recalling nearly 1.4 million potentially dangerous driver's side airbag inflators in the United States, according to a recall notice on the official website of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) on 26 November. The recall covers certain Non-Azide Driver a...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford, McDonald’s USA collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts
    Ford Motor Company has entered into a collaboration with McDonald’s USA to convert coffee bean skin into vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, Ford announced in a press release on 4 December. The collaboration project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, which supplies the headlamps, and Compe...
    Hubject partners with Penta for secure EV charging services
    Hubject has entered into a partnership with Penta Security to enable standardized secure communication between electric vehicles and charging stations, Hubject announced in a press release last month. Hubject and Penta Security, both Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Root Certificate Authorities (V2G Root CAs),...
    Ford issues recall for certain Ranger, Everest vehicles to replace defective Takata airbag module
    Ford has issued a safety recall for certain model year (MY) 2003-2011 Ranger and MY 2004-2014 Everest vehicles to replace the defective Takata airbag inflators in front driver and passenger airbags which use non-desiccated Phase-Stabilised Ammonium Nitrate (PSAN) propellant, the automaker said in a ...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    AutoX applies for permit to test self-driving car without safety driver in California
    Chinese self-driving technology startup AutoX has applied for a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to allow testing of its self-driving cars on the state’s public roads without safety drivers, Reuters reported on 4 December. “After three years of efforts, we believe th...
    New Opel Insignia features adaptive IntelliLux LED headlamps
    Opel’s new Insignia features new adaptive IntelliLux LED headlamps, the German automaker announced in a press release on 4 December. The new extremely slim IntelliLux LED pixel light is equipped with 84 LED elements per headlamp. According to Opel, these new headlamps react faster, with more preci...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé to get plug-in hybrid engine, 48V tech and advanced air suspension
    In a press statement released on December 5th, German car maker Mercedes-Benz has brought out the latest iteration of its GLE Coupe SUV. Among other variants, the GLE Coupe is also available as a plug-in hybrid version. Powering this SUV is a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine that works in tandem ...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
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    New chassis technologies in ADAS and autonomous vehicles
    The global chassis systems market is currently undergoing a sea change, and strategies of both OEMs and suppliers are, above all, being molded by the emergence of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. A growing number of chassis systems are being designed to be intellige...
    Factors driving development of intelligent seating systems
    For many years automotive seats were designed to perform the mundane task of seating vehicle occupants. However, modern seats are doing more than that. Seating suppliers are equipping seats with electronics to perform varies tasks, ranging from remembering seating profile of the driver to helping to...
    Mobileye maps 28,000 miles of roads in Barcelona to enhance safety
    As a part of its Autonomous Ready initiative to enhance the safety of streets, Mobileye collects data from 28,000 miles of Barcelona’s streets, the company said in a press release on 3 December. 400 vehicles were equipped with Mobileye 8 Connect retrofit advanced driving assistance system (ADAS). ...
    ABB supplying EV fast charger to Vattenfall in Sweden
    ABB is set to supply its DC 50kW Terra fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Vattenfall in Sweden, the company announced in a press release on 27 November. The chargers will be installed in 40 EV charging stations by Vattenfall across the country. “For e-mobility to flourish, drivers need fast-ch...
    Avanci announces new patent license agreement with Volvo for connected cars
    Avanci has announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Volvo Cars for 2G, 3G, and 4G essential patents, the company said in a press release on 3 December. The agreement takes the total number of auto brands licensed through the Avanci marketplace to 14. “We are very pleased to ...
    French EV maker Goupil Industrie unveils all-electric LCV G6
    French electric  vehicle (EV) maker Groupil Industrie has unveiled an all-electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) ‘G6’ at the Solutrans trade fair in Lyon, France, Eco-Mobiliteit BV announced on its website. The Goupil G6 will have lithium batteries with a capacity of 15 or 30 kWh, and is e...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    SK Innovation mulls setting up second EV battery plant in China
    South Korean battery maker SK Innovation is planning to set up a new electric vehicle (EV) battery plant  in Yancheng, China, reports news website BusinessKorea. SK Innovation is investing USD1.05 billion in the new plant. According to the report, most of the batteries manufactured at the new&n...
    04-Dec-2019 News Investments
    Schaeffler partners with ABT to electrify LCVs
    Schaeffler has partnered with ABT e-Line GmbH to electrify light commercial vehicles (LCV) weighing up to 3.5 tons, the company announced in a press release on 3 December. ABT will contribute its implementation expertise and flexibility in vehicle retrofitting, whereas Schaeffler will contribute its...
    Rimac to source battery management system IC from Analog Devices
    Electric vehicle (EV) start-up Rimac has selected Analog Devices (ADI) to source precision battery management system (BMS) integrated circuits (ICs), Analog Devices announced in a press release on 2 December. Rimac will adopt the Analog ADI’s portfolio of battery management ICs across its complete...
    ACEA presents ‘check-list’ of rules and regulations for automated driving in EU
    The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has drawn a ‘check-list’ of rules and regulations needed to enable automated driving in the European Union (EU), the association said in a press release on 3 December. The checklist details the legislative framework that is needed to be...
    Tata Motors, Google collaborate to launch Tata Altroz Voice BoT
    Tata Motors has announced a collaboration with Google to launch a voice bot for its Altroz hatchback, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Tata Altroz Voice BoT is designed to guide customers on the car’s features and specifications and is useful in the entire process of boo...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Daimler and Geely inaugurate ‘StarRides’ premium ride hailing service in China
    Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group have inaugurated their premium ride-hailing service, named StarRides, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. According to a press release from Daimler issued on December 3rd, the 50:50 joint venture between the two companies will commence operations this mont...
    Melexis unveils LED controller for automotive ambient lighting
    Melexis has developed the new generation of its LIN RGB(W) LED controller, the MLX81113, the company said in a press release on 3 December. It will add to the company’s RGB LED based automotive ambient lighting portfolio. The MLX81113 has system-on-chip (SoC) capabilities, featuring the MLX16 F...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Freudenberg develops new low friction bearing with improved lubrication
    German components supplier Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has introduced a newer version of its Levitorq axial thrust washer that has a reduced level of friction. According to a press release issued on December 3rd, the company states that the design of its Levitorq washers has been optimized...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    CES 2020: Rinspeed to showcase MetroSnap modular urban mobility concept
    Swiss automotive manufacturer and tuning firm Rinspeed will be showcasing its inexpensive swapping system for the vehicle bodies, called MetroSnap, at the CES 2020 event in Las Vegas, US. The company has reportedly filed for a patent protection regarding this concept. The MetroSnap concept vehi...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor presents ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap to become smart mobility solutions provider
    Hyundai Motor has announced ‘Strategy 2025’, a long-term roadmap to transition into a smart mobility solutions provider, the leading South Korean automaker said in a press release today (4 December). The company will focus on ‘Smart Mobility Device’ and ‘Smart Mobility Service’ as its tw...
    Cerence extends collaboration with Daimler for MBUX multimedia system
    Cerence has announced a ‘continued innovation and development collaboration’ with Daimler for its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, a company press release dated 3 December showed. Cerence’s artificial intelligence technology powers the MBUX system. “MBUX remains one...
    Brose appoints Ulrich Schrickel new CEO effective 1 January 2020
    Brose Group has announced the appointment of Ulrich Schrickel as its new CEO, effective 1 January 2020, the company said in a press release on 3 December. Schrickel will replace Kurt Sauernheimer, who is retiring after serving the German automotive supplier for 32 years. “Ulrich Schrickel will lea...
    Automotive Semiconductor Market Tracker - Q3 2019 Database
    The automotive semiconductor market generated revenues worth $41 billion in 2018 and will fall by -3.6% in 2019 due to decrease in car production, macroeconomic factors and supply chain rationalization. Semiconductor revenue increases again in 2020 and will continue growing through 2025 resulting in...
    WeRide begins trials of L4 self-driving taxis in Chinese city Guangzhou
    On 28 November, WeRide launched a Level 4 self-driving taxi service pilot, called RoboTaxi, in Guangzhou, China, the company said in a press release today (3 December). In the first phase of operation, WeRide is deploying “dozens of” Nissan LEAF all-electric cars, powered by WeRide’s full-stac...
    Lightweighting and electrification drive demand for adhesives and sealants
    The speed at which automakers have had to bring changes to their cars over the last decade has been unprecedented. Not only have the vehicles and the technologies used in them changed, but the materials used to build a vehicle and the process of manufacturing them have also undergone tremendous...
    Ultra wideband-based solutions offer added security
    As the automotive industry moves swiftly towards connectivity and self-driving vehicles, security becomes a challenge. Hackers can remotely gain unwarranted access to vehicles by hacking the key fob and replicating the signal to unlock and start the car. Hence it is crucial for the industry to quick...
    FCC proposes to reallocate spectrum used for DSRC for Wi-Fi and C-V2X purposes
    The Federal Communications Commissions has proposed reallocating spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) purposes, it said in a release on 20 November. The spectrum is currently being used for a service called Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC)...
    Pioneer appoints Shiro Yahara as CEO and president
    Pioneer has appointed Shiro Yahara as the chief executive officer (CEO), president and representative director from January 1, 2020, the company said in a press release on 2 December. He is presently the counselor. Yahara will be replacing Koichi Moriya, who is currently the representative direct...
    MY2020 Toyota Corolla to be available only as a hybrid in UK
    The Toyota Corolla range has been revised for the 2020 model year.  The most important development is that the car will only be available as a hybrid in the United Kingdom from next year onwards. The Japanese car maker issued a press release on December 3rd confirming the same, and mentioned th...
    03-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Silicon Mobility opens Japan unit
    Silicon Mobility has opened a subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan, to provide system integration expertise and support for local customers, the company said in a press release on 29 November. “Japan is one of our lead markets. Our customers need dedicated local expertise to accelerate their system devel...
    03-Dec-2019 News Investments
    BMW invests USD443 million to upgrade Dingolfing facility in Germany
    German auto maker BMW has announced its decision to invest approximately EUR400 million (nearly USD443 million) in its vehicle manufacturing facility located in Dingolfing, Germany. According to a press release dated 2nd December, the investment is to upgrade the plant ahead of the company’s produ...
    03-Dec-2019 News Investments
    Bentley commences work on new engineering test centre in Crewe, UK
    British luxury car maker Bentley has announced that the company has begun work on its all-new engineering center in the United Kingdom, according to a press statement issued on 2nd December. This new facility is located at the company’s headquarters in Crewe, and is being constructed due to&n...
    03-Dec-2019 News Investments
    New Genesis G90 sedan features OTA wireless updates for maps and software 
    The 2020 G90 is the first Genesis vehicle to offer over-the-air wireless updates for maps and software, the company said while unveiling its flagship sedan at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show on 20 November. It features a 12.3-inch display navigation system that integrates touchscreen controls and ...
    03-Dec-2019 News New Products
    HORIBA FuelCon to expand plant in Germany
    HORIBA FuelCon is planning to expand its plant in Technologiepark Ostfalen in Germany, Invest in Saxony-Anhalt announced in a press release on 26 November. The company will add a new building which is scheduled to be inaugurated at the end of 2021 and will create around 250 new jobs. Under the proje...
    03-Dec-2019 News Investments
    Daimler, Bosch start pilot testing of self-driving taxies in US
    Daimler and Bosch have started testing their self-driving taxies in the US state of California, Automotive News Europe reported on 2 December, citing sources familiar with the matter. The two German companies have deployed a fleet of 30 automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans equipped with a range of...
    China aims for NEV sales to reach 25% market share by 2025
    China is aiming for new energy vehicles (NEV) sales to touch 25% market share of total car sales in the country by 2025, Reuters reported today (3 December) citing China’s industry ministry. According to the report, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s draft on NEVs proposed tha...
    France proposes new initiatives to help automakers meet CO2 emission norms
    France has proposed new initiatives to support the automakers to meet the tightening CO2 emission norms for cars, Reuters reported on 2 December, citing Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. The government is planning to create two funds of EUR25 million (USD28 million) each to help the sector deal with ...
    Umicore acquires cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities in Finland from Freeport Cobalt
    Umicocre has acquired the cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities from Freeport Cobalt in Finland, the company announced in a press release on 2 December. Umicore has invested USD203 million on a debt and cash free basis, including approximately USD50 million of net working capital. Umicore...
    GOFAST opens new HPC station in Switzerland
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company GOFAST has opened a new EV high-power charging (HPC) station at Würenlos shopping rest stop on the A1 in Switzerland, the company announced in a press release on 2 December. The site has 20 chargers, up to 300 kilowatts of charging capacity and the ability to ...
    Airgain to provide C-V2X connectivity for Didi Chuxing AV pilot in Shanghai
    Airgain has announced that it has been selected by Didi Chuxing to deliver cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity for an autonomous vehicle pilot in Shanghai, a press release dated 2 December showed. Airgain’s MULTIMAX FV ITS 3-in-1 antenna provides two high gain directional antenn...
    Japan Display unveils new 12.3-inch LCD display
    Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has developed a 12.3-inch transparent liquid crystal display (LCD), the company said in a press release on 28 November. The new display has resolution of 1440x540, pixel density of 125 pixel per inch (ppi), maximum color display of 4,096 colors, and transmittance rate of 87%...
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    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
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    SupplierInsight Weekly – 25 November 2019
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    Digital instrument clusters to see robust growth
    Instrument clusters could be either analog, digital or hybrid, a combination of both. Analog instrument clusters, which are the oldest form of instrument clusters, feature a plastic housing that contains mechanical gauges and indicator lights driven by a stepper motor. It is usually without an ...
    GM to resume offering 3-cylinder engines to North American vehicles
    American auto maker General Motors is reportedly bringing back its 3 cylinder internal combustion engine for vehicles in the North American markets after a gap of 20 years, according to a story filed by motoring publication Automotive News Canada. The engine will have its reintroduction to North ...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Rheinmetall develops new components for fuel cell applications
    German auto components manufacturer Rheinmetall Automotive’s subsidiary Pierburg GmbH has introduced a line of new products that are intended for use in vehicles driven by hydrogen fuel cells. The first is a multi-purpose valve, and this control valve has been designed to be installed on the catho...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Audi collaborates with suppliers for CO2 reduction through more efficient procurement
    Audi is working with its suppliers to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) through more efficient procurement of raw materials used in production of vehicles, the company said in a press release today. In 2018, the German carmaker conducted 30 workshops with its suppliers to develop 50 measures which in tota...
    Audi upgrades all-electric SUV e-tron to offer higher range
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer Audi has done a technical update for the company’s first electric SUV, the Audi e-tron. As a result of the updates to the vehicle’s software and drive system hardware optimizations, the e-tron 55 quattro will have approximately an additional 25 km (n...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Citroën plans to offer electric version of C4 Cactus next year
    Citroën is planning to offer an electric version of updated C4 Cactus next year, Automotive News Europe reported on 28 November, citing Citroën CEO Linda Jackson. According to the report, the electric variant of the C4 Cactus replacement will be Citroën's first mass-market electric vehicle (EV). ...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    ChargeFox opens new ultra-rapid EV charging station in Australia's New South Wales
    ChargeFox has opened a new ultra-rapid charging station in Sydney, the first in New South Wales (NSW), the company announced in a press release on 29 November. The station is located in Zetland’s East Village Shopping Center. “From day one, our vision has been to see 100% of road travel powered ...
    Audi to spend USD13.2 billion on electromobility by 2024
    Audi has accelerated its investment plans and is now planning to invest EUR12 billion (USD13.2 billion) in electromobility between 2020 and 2024, the company announced in a press release on 29 November. In total, Audi has announced EUR37 billion in investments towards research and development (R&...
    02-Dec-2019 News Investments
    BMW and Great Wall Motors officially inaugurate JV for manufacturing electric models from MINI
    BMW and Great Wall Motors (GWM) have officially inaugurated their new joint venture (JV) ‘Spotlight Automotive Limited’ to manufacture electric models from MINI brand, BMW announced in a press release on 29 November. The 50:50 JV will set up a new plant with standard capacity of 160,000 vehicles...
    02-Dec-2019 News Investments
    Ecopro BM partners with Blackstone Minerals for battery materials
    South Korean battery cathode  maker Ecopro BM has partnered with Blackstone Minerals for battery materials for lithium-ion batteries, Blackstone Mineral announced in a press release today (2  December). Ecopro BM and Blackstone have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) un...
    X-FAB, AutoChips begin mass production of TPMS chipset
    X-FAB Silicon Foundries and automotive electronics chip design company AutoChips have begun volume production of a highly advanced tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) chipset, the companies said in a press release on 28 November. The chipset, which is automotive-grade AC5111 compliant, has bee...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics completes acquisition of Sweden-based silicon carbide wafer supplier Norstel
    STMicroelectronics has announced the completion of the full acquisition of Swedish silicon carbide wafer manufacturer Norstel AB for a total consideration of USD137.5 million, a company press release dated 2 December showed. STMicroelectronics acquired the remaining 45% after acquiring the first ...
    Naim supplies in-car sound system for MY2020 Bentley Flying Spur
    Bentley has announced that audio systems maker Naim will supply the in-car sound system for its Flying Spur model year (MY) 2020 edition, the press release by the British carmaker on 29 November stated. The Flying Spur features Naim for Bentley sound system with 21 speakers and 2,200-watt amplifi...
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    Toyota, Nishi-Nippon Railroad begin full-scale operation of ‘my route’ multi-modal mobility service in Japan
    On 28 November, Toyota Motor and Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu) started full-scale operation of multi-modal mobility service ‘my route’ for smartphone in Fukuoka City and Kitakyushu City in Japan, the Japanese automaker said in a press release last week. The two companies have launched the m...
    Vodafone Italia demonstrates 5G use cases for automotive applications
    Vodafone Italia has showcased four new 5G projects in the automotive sector along with assisted driving solutions on the 5G network, a company press release showed. Vodafone demonstrated the development of adaptive cruise control systems and information sharing on the road ecosystem around the ve...
    Seedland launches ‘Hachi Auto’ offers autonomous vehicles service in gated community in Chinese city Guangzhou
    Seedland has launched an autonomous vehicle service in its gated community “Boston Ivy” in Guangzhou, China, according to a press release on 28 November. The Chinese real estate company developed Hachi Auto, a compact but spacious autonomous vehicle that can seat four people. The vehicle is powe...
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    JLR to offer software OTA update on every new model
    Jaguar Land Rover has said that all models will have software over-the-air (OTA) capabilities as standard, a company press release dated 28 November showed. It is part of JLR’s on-going transformation in connected services. Customers will receive software updates in the future without visi...
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