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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Chile to ban sale of ICE-powered vehicles by 2035
    Chile plans to ban the sale of most internal combustion vehicles in favor of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) starting from 2035, according to a report filed by news publication electrive.com on 18 October. The report said that Chile’s new electric transport strategy entails that all light and ...
    HTT and Bharat Seats sign MoU to explore NVH business vertical
    Hayashi Telempu Thailand (HTT) and Bharat Seats have signed a MoU to develop automotive interior floor carpets, the company said in a statement. The partnership will focus on core areas of vehicle interior noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) and has created a road map for the next five years ...
    EV battery startup StoreDOT to open R&D innovation hub in California, US
    StoreDot will open a new innovation hub in California, United States, accelerate development and mass production of solid-state extreme energy density (XED) battery technologies, it said in a press release on 20 October. Dr Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot CEO “This new US R&D innovation hub signa...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Magna expands in Eastern Europe by setting up new seating plant in Serbia
    Magna has expanded its European footprint by setting up new seating plant in Serbia, it said in a press release on 20 October. The facility is expected to increase workforce from approximately 780 currently to 1,000 employees by end of 2022. “Making this investment reflects the growth in demand fo...
    21-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Huawei, Volkswagen to jointly develop autonomous driving technology
    According to a press release published on Verdict on 21 October, Chinese tech giant Huawei and German automaker Volkswagen are planning to form a joint venture (JV) to develop autonomous driving technologies, according to Chinese media source 36Kr, citing people familiar with the matter. Accordin...
    Ford and Ansys to partner on next generation predictive headlight technology
    Ford and Ansys will collaborate to develop next generation predictive headlight technology, Ansys said in a press release on 20 October. The use of high fidelity, physics-based lighting capabilities help simulate the headlight performance virtually, driving down costs and real-world night drives. &n...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Geely commences production of ZEEKR 001 EV in China
    Geely-owned premium electric car brand ZEEKR has commenced the production of its ZEEKR 001 at its Ningbo-based factory in China. “The first production-ready ZEEKR 001 rolled off the production line earlier today at a special ceremony in ZEEKR’s Intelligent Factory in Ningbo, China,” the compan...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    BASF, KIT team up to evaluate opportunities of multilayered anodes for Li-ion batteries
    Producer of chemicals and lightweight materials BASF and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have teamed up to investigate the formulation boundary conditions in multilayer battery coatings within a research project supported by public cofunding, the company said in a press release on 19 October...
    Ford recalls select EcoSport models in Australia over faulty hood insulators
    Ford Australia has recalled 1029 units of its model year (MY) 2013–17 Ford EcoSport sport utility vehicles (SUVs), because of a potential fire risk, a notice dated 19 October from the transportation department of Australia showed. The recall notice read ‘the hood insulator may becom...
    21-Oct-2021 News Recalls
    Vishay develops new ambient light sensor
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new AEC-Q100 qualified ambient light sensor for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 20 October. The semiconductors VEML6031X00 features a highly sensitive photodiode, low noise amplifier in a compact 2.67 mm by 2.45 mm surface-mount package. ...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    2021 CIDEE: Great Wall Motors showcases intelligent driving solutions
    Great Wall Motors has showcased multiple models and intelligent products at the 2021 China International Digital Economy Expo (CIDEE) in September, according to an official press release on 20 October. It showcased Alcolock technology which monitors a driver's alcohol concentration through the u...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Geotab partners with GM for telematics services in Canada
    Geotab has announced the availability of Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors in Canada, it said in a press release on 20 October. The solution allows Canadian customers manage entire fleet in one platform without additional hardware installation. Data from compatible model year (MY) 201...
    ParkMobile expands business to Puerto Rico
    ParkMobile has announced expansion into Puerto Rico through a partnership with DISTRITO T-Mobile, it said in a press release on 20 October. Visitors will be able to pay via their mobile phones at nearly 3,000 spaces in the property. ParkMobile plans to add parking reservations to DISTRITO T-Mobile f...
    Micron to expand chip production with USD150 billion in capital spending over coming decade
    According to a Bloomberg press release dated 20 October, Micron Technology Inc., the only remaining major US maker of memory semiconductors, said it will spend USD150 billion over the next decade and wants government assistance to ensure the investment is made in the United States. The budge...
    21-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Microchip announces release of ISO26262 functional safety packages
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 20 October, Microchip Technology is now offering newly certified functional safety packages to enable engineers to develop products in accordance with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard. Microchip has announced the availability of ISO...
    AMG selects Continental SportContact 6 for GT 63 S E Performance
    German tire manufacturer Continental AG announced via press release on 12 October that its high-performance SportContact 6 summer tires had been selected for OE fitment on the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE. According to the press release, Continental developed the selected tire spec...
    Linglong tires selected for Honda Crider
    Chinese tire manufacturer Linglong Tire announced via press release on 11 October that the first batch of its tires matching Guangqi Honda were shipped from Liuzhou City and were successfully fitted at the Guangqi Honda plant on Honda Criders. According to the press release, the company had ...
    Apple granted patent for vehicle active suspension design
    The patent, filed in 2018 under the category ‘Lateral and Longitudinal Vehicle Attitude Control’, details an active suspension design with two different actuators parallelly linking the sprung and unsprung masses of the vehicle. Apple details the first actuator to be of an electromagnetic linear...
    Stellantis, TheF Charging partner to set up new public EV charging network in Europe
    Amsterdam-based auto major Stellantis and Italy’s TheF Charging have signed a partnership agreement to create a European public charging network accessible to all electric vehicles, with exclusive benefits for the Stellantis customers, the company said on 19 October. The two companies will work...
    Umicore signs long-term lithium supply contracts with Ganfeng and Vulcan
    Brussels-based materials technology company Umicore has signed long-term lithium supply agreements with Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. and Vulcan Energy Resources, it said in a press release on 15 October. Both contracts have an initial duration of five years and can be extended upon mutual agreement, it...
    Mainland Chinese firm Qihoo 360 Technology to invest USD451 million in Hozon Auto
    Mainland Chinese internet security company Qihoo 360 Technology has announced plans to invest CNY2.9 billion (USD451 million) in Hozon Auto, Pandaily reported on 19 October. This will make Qihoo 360 making it the second-largest shareholder (around 16%) in NETO Auto, a brand under Hozon. Qihoo’s in...
    20-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Battery startup Our Next Energy raises USD25 million in series-A funding round
    Michigan-based battery startup Our Next Energy Inc. (ONE) announced on 18 October that it has closed a USD25 million series-A funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The fundraise was also joined by other prominent investors, including BMW i Ventures, Assembly Ventures, Flex, and Volta En...
    Ford begins manufacturing Mustang Mach-E in China
    Ford Motor Company said that it has started manufacturing the Mustang Mach-E in China. The locally produced electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) officially rolled off the assembly line at Changan Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing, the company announced on 18 October. Mustang Mach-E will b...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Amazon-owned Zoox to test self-driving cars in Seattle, US
    Amazon’s Zoox is expanding its operations to Seattle, TechCrunch reported on 18 October. The company is set to open an engineering office and operations facility and test its autonomous vehicles in 2022. Zoox will be testing its Level 3 fleet, comprising of Toyota Highlander SUVs equipped with an ...
    California Air Resources Board unveils study on economic analysis of light-duty hydrogen fueling station
    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) completed the study of light-duty hydrogen fueling station economics, in accordance with the text of Assembly Bill 8 (Perea, Chapter 401, Statutes of 2013), it said in report. Assembly Bill 8 asks CARB and the California Energy Commission to analyze hydrogen...
    FoxConn debuts Model E with smart surfaces featuring interactive communication
    Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) debuted three autonomously developed EVs namely the Model C recreational vehicle, the Model E sedan and the Model T electric bus, it said in a press release on 18 October. The Model E, luxury flagship sedan looks to cater to high end consumer clientele through its ...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ParkMobile to offer contactless campus parking at Texas Woman’s University
    ParkMobile will be offering its contactless parking solution to the Texas Woman’s University campuses in Denton and Dallas, United States, it said in a press release on 19 October. This will allow users to pay for parking from any mobile device at 322 off-street spaces across both TWU campuses, 20...
    Wejo to provide real-time data to Microsoft Mapping Services
    Wejo has expanded the scope of its collaboration with Microsoft, it said in a press release on 19 October. The partnership will help integrate its real-time mapping and traffic data with Microsoft mapping services to deliver enhanced accuracy, safety, and efficiency to its location services. Wejo’...
    Volvo introduces new Range Assistant app via OTA update
    Volvo has unveiled a new Range Assistant app for its XC40 Recharge electric vehicle (EV) customers, the carmaker said in a press release on 19 October. The new Range Assistant in-car app has been released in a beta version as part of the latest over-the-air (OTA) software update for cars with an inf...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Volta obtains two utility patents for EV charging station innovations
    In commerce-centric EV charging network, Volta filed issuance of two utility patents to Volta Charging by the US Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. Patent numbers 11,117,482 (the ‘482), and 11,132,715 (the ‘715), it said in a press release on 29 September. The company is focusing on advertis...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    DENSO invests in dellfer to help bring automotive cybersecurity software to market
    According to official press release dated 19 October, Dellfer, an automotive and internet of things (IoT) cybersecurity software company, announced that DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, and Option3, a specialist cybersecurity private equity firm, have made an USD 8M joint investment into the comp...
    20-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Green Hills software , Arm partners for high-performance critical electronic systems
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 19 October, Green Hills Software announced the availability of working prototypes for the groundbreaking Arm Cortex-A78AE core, paving the way for early adopters of the core to use it in high-performance critical electronic systems. The INTEGR...
    Senmiao Technology announces ride-hailing platform operating metrics for September 2021
    Senmiao Technology, a company focused on the online ride-hailing industry in China as well as an operator of its own online ride-hailing platform, today announced the operating metrics for its proprietary online ride-hailing platform for the month of September 2021, according to a press release PR N...
    Solvay to develop next-gen solid-state battery electrolytes using EU funding
    Belgian chemical company Solvay announced via press release on 19th October that it had started developing the next generation of solid-state electrolytes for electric vehicle (EV) batteries using funding provided by the EU Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) programme. Accordi...
    Cadence integrates functional safety into chip design
    Cadence Design Systems announced the Cadence Safety Solution, a new offering targeting safety-critical applications with integrated analogue and digital safety flows and engines for faster ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 certification, in an official press release dated 19 October. Customers can perform FME...
    Pirelli launches new Cinturato Winter 2 tire for cars and CUVs
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 11 October that it had launched the new Cinturato Winter 2: a winter tire for medium-sized cars and CUVs. According to the press release, the new tire debuts will be available at launch in 36 different sizes from 16 to 20 inche...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Lynk & Co selects Akebono brakes for 05+ SUV
    Japanese brakes manufacturer Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. announced via press release on 18 October that its brake products had been adopted by Chinese-Swedish premium automotive brand Lynk & Co for the new 05+ high-performance SUV. According to the press release, Akebono is supplyin...
    Honda to spend USD2 million on initiatives promoting young driver safety
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 18 October, Honda is expanding its "Safety For Everyone" approach with several new initiatives aimed at young driver safety. The multi-pronged effort includes more than USD2 million in safety-related financial assistance, driver safety educ...
    20-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Automotive Semiconductor Market Tracker - October 2021
    Still… 2021 will be record year for the car chip market Although the car production is now set to be almost flat with a very modest 1.6% progression in volume, and, although, some nice-to-have features are removed from cars, IHS Markit still forecasts a 27% jump for automotive semiconductor rev...
    Toyota to invest USD3.4 billion in localizing EV battery production in the U.S. through 2030
    Toyota announced on 18 October that it plans to invest about USD3.4 billion in developing and manufacturing automotive batteries in the U.S. through 2030. The company said that proposed investments on battery production in the U.S. is part of its larger strategy wherein it has earmarked about USD13....
    19-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Stellantis, LG Energy to form JV to produce battery cells for North America
    Amsterdam-based automotive major Stellantis N.V. and South Korean EV battery supplier LG Energy Solution have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture aimed at manufacturing battery cells and modules for the North American market, the two companies announced on 18 October....
    Taiwan’s Foxconn unveils three electric vehicle concepts at its technology day
    Taiwan’s Foxconn, formerly known as Hon Hai Technology Group, unveiled three indigenously developed electric vehicle concepts – Model C, which is an electric SUV; Model E – an electric sedan and Model T – an electric bus at its technology day on 18 October. According to the industry experts,...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Ford Motor to invest around USD316 million to produce EV parts at UK plant
    Ford Motor Company plans to invest USD316 million to produce EV components at its Halewood factory in northern England, Reuters reported on 18 October, citing a company announcement. It said that the Ford factory will be retooled to start manufacturing around 2,50,000 power units a year from mid-...
    19-Oct-2021 News Investments
    DESTEN unveils ultra-fast EV charger for Indonesian market
    DESTEN has unveiled an ultra-fast charger powered by a 900kW pack that can charge a DESTEN battery-powered car to achieve 500 km of range in less than 5 minutes, it said in a press release on 4 October. The company plans to showcase this through a global roadshow starting in Asia, then The Middle Ea...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Johnson Matthey’s eLNO battery to debut at COP26 in an electric race car
    Johnson Matthey’ eLNO cathodes featuring full size lithium-ion batteries are being placed in a high-performance race car, it said in a press release on 18 October. The development comes with collaboration with Envision Virgin Racing that is set to debut at the COP26 on 31 October in Glasgow, Scotl...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Startup MINIEYE debuts in-cabin sensing solution for smart cockpit
    Autonomus driving technology startup MINIEYE has launched the I-CS (In-Cabin Sensing) system and mentioned that it had obtained SOP for over 30 passenger car models, it said in a press release on 30 September. The I-CS includes a driver monitoring system (DMS), an occupancy monitoring system (OMS), ...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Renault introduces ‘ONE PEDAL TO PARK’ assistant
    Renault has introduced the ‘one pedal to park’ option for certain vehicles, it said in an official statement on 15 October. Apart from being easier and safer, it also allows the speed of the manoeuvre to be controlled by the driver themselves instead of being defined by the system. “Using t...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    KIA rebrands in-vehicle and app telematics system to KIA CONNECT
    Kia has re-named its in-car and app-based telematics system UVO Connect to Kia Connect, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Kia Connect has a series of features to enhance vehicle connectivity, functionality, and user control. Kia Connect will be initially rolled out across Europe...
    Zinsight to use Wolfspeed’s 1200V SiC MOSFETs in FCV engines
    Zinsight Technology (Shanghai) has announced that it would leverage Wolfspeed 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs in its advanced motor controller for ultra-high-speed air compressors in fuel cell vehicle (FCV) engines, according to a company press release 18 October. Silicon Carbide in BEVs and FCV...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ParkMobile ties up with Portland State University for contactless parking payments
    ParkMobile has launched its contactless parking payment services at Portland State University in the United States, it said in a press release on 18 October. The availability of ParkMobile services will cater to students, faculty, and visitors at over 3,000 spaces in the off-street campus parking lo...
    Keysight acquires simulation company SCALABLE Network Technologies
    Keysight Technologies has announced the acquisition of SCALABLE Network Technologies, a company press release dated 18 October showed. SCALABLE Network Technologies offers network simulation solutions to model and visualize communications networks and cyber threats. The transaction will not impact K...
    Plasman acquires Minghua to expand North American operations
    Canadian automotive trim supplier Plasman announced via press release on 13th October that it had acquired American Tier 1 manufacturing and sequencing company Minghua. According to the release, the move, primarily aimed at acquiring Minghua’s South Carolina production facility, will allow Plas...
    Volkswagen's Skoda Auto halts production for two weeks
    According to a press release on Retuers dated October 18th, Volkswagen's Skoda Auto began a two-week outage on Monday as the carmaker deals with a global shortage of chips and other components, according to CTK news agency. Skoda plans to finish 10,000 unfinished vehicles during the outage, which...
    Nippon Steel sues Toyota and Baosteel over electrical steel sheet patent infringement
    Japanese steelmaker Nippon Steel announced via press release on 14th October that it had filed lawsuits seeking compensatory damages before Tokyo District Court against Chinese steelmaker Baosteel and Japanese OEM Toyota alleging their infringement of Nippon’s patent relating to non-oriented elect...
    Lidar Startup Cepton Technologies welcomes Brunno Moretti as Vice President of Product Marketing
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on October 18th, Cepton Technologies has appointed Brunno Moretti as Vice President of Product Marketing. Moretti will be based in Cepton's Detroit office and will be in charge of the company's ongoing product development to drive business grow...
    South Korean mobility firms join hands to launch autonomous driving association
    According to a press release published on the Korea Economic Daily on October 12th, Hyundai Motor Co., Kakao Mobility Corp., KT Corp., and other competitive players in their respective fields have officially launched an autonomous vehicle industry council to ensure Korean leadership in the age of fu...
    STMicroelectronics, Sierra Wireless team up to accelerate IoT solutions deployment
    According to official press release dated 14th October, STMicroelectronics and Sierra Wireless announced an agreement that will enable the STM32 microcontroller (MCU) user community to leverage flexible cellular IoT connectivity and edge-to-cloud solutions from Sierra Wireless. “This collaborat...
    TSMC, Sony plan to build new USD 7 bn chip plant in Japan
    According to a press release published by the Japan Times, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. intends to build an advanced chipmaking factory in Japan in 2022 and begin operations there in 2024, according to CEO C.C. Wei. The plant is expected to be run in collaboration with Sony Group Corp. ...
    Rane acquires Hical Group's steering components business for USD3.3 million
    Indian industrial group Rane (RML) announced on 11th October that it had agreed to acquire the Steering and Components Division (SCB) of Yagachi Technologies Private Limited from Yagachi Technologies Private Limited, a part of the Hical Group. According to the company, a key reason behind the ino...
    PG&E announces installation of 4,827 Level 2 EV charging ports across Northern and Central California
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has installed 4,827 Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports at customer sites across Northern and Central California since 2018, it said in a press release on 13 October. Through the EV charge network, the company tied up with businesses in 192 l...
    Porsche commercializes 3D-printed bodyform full bucket seat
    Porsche has launched sale of the new 3D-printed bucket seats, the company announced in a press release on 14 October. The seat is available for Porsche models such as Boxster, Cayman, and 911 under Porsche Tequipment. "Seats adapted to individual drivers have been available for a long time in pro...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    TomTom’s Q3 revenue drops 14% y/y to USD147.5 million
    TomTom has reported a 14% year-on-year (y/y) decrease in revenue at EUR127.5 million (USD147.5 million) for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, a company filing on 14 October read. Net loss narrowed to EUR20.8 million from EUR67 million. EBITDA margin for the quarter came in at -4% compared with 3% la...
    Tesla releases mobile app update with new widgets and Powerwall features
    Tesla has released a new mobile app update with new features, Electrek reported on 14 October. A remote live view feature from Autopilot cameras is made available. The new v4.2 update brings in bigger widgets to iOS and Powerwall features. The larger iOS widget to include quick controls. Solar an...
    Synopsys and Dassault Systems to jointly develop holistic design portfolio for automotive lighting
    Synopsys and Dassault Systems have formed a partnership to develop automotive lighting portfolio, the former announced in a press release on 12 October. The lighting design portfolio entails smart technology that is integrated with the vehicle advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for safer driv...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Honda announces its vehicle electrification strategy in China
    Japanese vehicle manufacturer Honda Motor Company unveiled its vehicle electrification strategy for the China market in a virtual press conference on 13 October. As part of its electrification strategy for the world’s largest car market, all new models to be launched in China after 2030 will be hy...
    Great Wall Motors launches updated Coffee Intelligence 2.0
    Great Wall Motors, in a press release dated 15 October, announced that it had recently launched an updated GWM Coffee Intelligence 2.0. The solution introduced a new electronic and electrical architecture and intelligent drive-by-wire chassis while improving smart cockpits, smart driving, and smart ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    NSITEXE partners with Quadric to develop high performance processor IP for automotive applications
    DENSO’s unit NSITEXE has announced a partnership with Quadric, under which NSITEXE will use quadric’s processor IP to develop safety solutions for automotive applications like autonomous driving, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) and smart sensors, according to a 12 October press release. NSITEXE’s...
    German engineering firm IAV develops a modular platform for electric drivetrains
    German engineering services firm IAV has designed a modular electric drive platform that makes the development of electric drives in the fleet faster, cheaper, and more sustainable for applications across small cars to light commercial vehicles, the company said in a press release on 14 October. ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ITS World Congress 2021: 5GAA updates on latest C-V2X developments
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) spoke about latest developments related to cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) at the ITS World Congress 2021 at Hamburg, Germany. In a press release dated 14 October, 5GAA said 5G-powered vehicles are expected to hit European market this year and the increase...
    Electric Last Mile Solutions opens Urban Mobility Lab in San Francisco
    Michigan-based manufacturer of light electric commercial vehicles, Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc (ELMS) announced the opening of its ‘Urban Mobility Lab’ in San Francisco, the company said in a press release on 13 October. The new Urban Mobility Lab would be ELMS’ new technology hub for inn...
    BorgWarner secures order to supply P3 drive modules to a major European OEM
    BorgWarner has secured an order to supply its fully integrated P3 hybrid drive module that will power a range of front- and all-wheel drive (AWD) sport utility vehicles (SUVs) for a major European performance-based OEM, the company announced on 14 October without disclosing the name of its customer....
    NXP Semiconductors selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider to power electronic design automation in the cloud
    According to a press release issued by Business Wire on 14 October, Amazon Web Services announced that NXP Semiconductors N.V. has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider and is migrating the vast majority of its electronic design automation (EDA) workloads from NXP data centers to AWS. NXP'...
    Startup WeRide launches China’s first level 4 self-driving cargo van
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 15 October, WeRide entered the urban logistics industry with the unveiling of WeRide Robovan, China's first Level 4 self-driving cargo van. In a strategic collaboration, the company will work with Jiangling Motors (JMC), a major Chinese aut...
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    Aurora reveals details of its product offering : Subscription Services, Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect
    Aurora revealed the first details of its product offerings, Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect, in a press release published on Business Wire on 13 October. When Aurora launches its trucking business in late 2023, followed by its ride-hailing business a year later, carriers, fleets, and ride-hailing ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Thalamus Irwine, Triton EV join hands to develop autonomous vehicles in India
    According to a press release published in the Economic Times on 15 October, Thalamus Irwine, a well-known artificial intelligence (AI) with roots in India, has partnered with New Jersey-based Electric Vehicle Manufacturer - Triton EV to accelerate India's Autonomous Future. The MOU signed by the ...
    Supplier Novares seeks damages from automakers over cancelled orders
    According to a Reuters press release dated 15 October, French auto supplier Novares is suing its customers for tens of millions of euros in damages after a global shortage of semiconductor chips forced many carmakers to halt production and cancel orders. Novares, which manufactures plastic compon...
    ISO 9001 certification restored for Akebono's four manufacturing subsidiaries
    Japanese manufacturer of brake products Akebono announced via press release on 14 October that the ISO 9001 certification had been restored for its Yamagata, Fukushima, Iwatsuki, and Sanyo brake product manufacturing subsidiaries. According to the press release, the ISO quality management ce...
    AAA research finds that AEB and LKA features are affected by moderate to heavy rain
    North American motor club federation American Automobile Association (AAA) announced on 14 October the results of its research study that indicated that the performance of automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance features can be impeded by moderate to heavy rain. According to ...
    Autoneum develops battery electromagnetic shield for electric vehicles EVs
    Swiss automotive supplier Autoneum Holding AG announced via press release on 14 October that it had developed a battery electromagnetic shield (EMS) using stamped aluminum. According to the press release, the new EMS prevents electromagnetic radiation from the battery from affecting the func...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
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    Solid-state battery startup LiNa Energy raises USD4.8 million in seed funding round
    LiNa Energy has raised GBP3.5 million (about USD4.8 million) in a seed funding round from a combination of existing and new investors, the solid-state battery startup announced in a press release on 12 October. The funding will enable the company to advance their technology through expanding their l...
    Nidec supplies 200kW E-Axle traction motor system for Geely's ZEEKR 001 EV
    Geely Automobile Group’s new ZEEKR 001 electric vehicle (EV) will adopt Nidec Corporation’s Ni200Ex, a 200kW, E-Axle traction motor system, the supplier announced in a press release on 14 October. The sale of ZEEKR 001 in China is slated for 2021, while its global sale is set to start in 2022. ...
    Electric Last Mile Solutions signs battery supply agreement with CATL
    Manufacturer of light electric commercial vehicles, Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (ELMS) announced on 14 October that it has reached an agreement with the Chinese EV battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) to supply batteries and secure production capacity needed for i...
    Vishay develops new surface-mount small signal diodes
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed surface-mount small signal diodes in ultra compact DFN1006-2A plastic package with wettable flanks, it said in a press release on 11 October. The 40 V BAS40L Schottky and 100 V BAS16L switching diodes are used for automotive applications. It measures 1 mm by 0.6 ...
    15-Oct-2021 News New Products
    SEA-NI V2X Bench Tester and the SEA-NI V2X Sniffer gets OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment certification
    NI and S.E.A. have jointly announced that SEA-NI V2X Bench Tester and the SEA-NI V2X Sniffer have received OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment (OQTE) certification, according to a press release on 12 October. The products become the first modular bench test solution for cellular vehicle-to-everything (...
    Electric Last Mile Solutions and Ample collaborate to provide EV battery swapping solutions
    Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (ELMS), a manufacturer of electric vehicles for last mile delivery applications, and Ample, Inc., an electric mobility company providing modular battery swapping solutions, plan to collaborate to provide customers with battery swapping solutions, ELMS announced on ...
    HERE partners with Bridgestone for safe mobility
    HERE Technologies has announced a partnership with Bridgestone under which Bridgestone’s Mobility Solutions Unit’s anonymized connected vehicle data will be made available on the HERE Marketplace, according to a company press release on 13 October. Bridgestone Mobility Solutions is available ...
    Tata Motors plan to invest over USD2 billion in electric vehicles
    India’s leading automaker Tata Motors plans to invest more than USD2 billion in its electric vehicle (EV) business over the next five years, Reuters reported on 13 October, citing a senior company executive. The news comes after the vehicle manufacturer had announced that it has raised USD1 billio...
    15-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Hyundai Motor builds 'Autonomous Driving Test Bed' at Namyang R&D Center
    Hyundai Motor will construct an autonomous driving test bed at the Hyundai and Kia Namyang Technology Research Institute in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, according to a press release published on Business Korea on October 12th. The autonomous driving test bed project is divided into three tasks: o...
    Startup Pony.ai to start driverless tests on public roads in Beijing
    According to a press release published on Business Newswire on October 15th, Silicon Valley-based leading autonomous driving company Pony.ai announced that it has been granted permission to conduct driverless tests on public roads in China's capital city, Beijing. The company is one of only two auto...
    DAG Tech to invest USD10 million in Michigan to manufacture decorative wheel trims
    The Office of the Governor of the State of Michigan, United States, announced via a press release on 12th October that auto supplier DAG Technology will be investing USD10 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in the Grand Blanc Township. According to the press release, DAG plans to b...
    15-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Lucid launches DreamDrive ADAS for new Lucid Air
    Lucid Group has announced details about DreamDrive, its proprietary advanced driver assistance platform described as "the most technically sophisticated advanced driver-assistance system," according to a press release on INSIDEEVS dated October 12th. DreamDrive has 32 on-board sensors, cameras, a...
    15-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Vehicle AEB systems in Japan to include protection for cyclists from July 2024
    The Japanese transport ministry at the end of September amended the country’s automatic braking system safety provisions to include protection for bicycle riders from July 2024, according to the Asahi Shimbun. While automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems are currently only required to preven...
    Tritium and ChargeNet partner to bring DC charging to Bay Area Taco Bell
    Tritium has partnered with ChargeNet to provide fast charging to Bay Area Taco Bells, it said in a press release on 12 October. The initiative is part of a larger eco system that enables EV charging stations to operate at a higher footprint across the region. Tritium and ChargeNet plans to instal...
    PPG appoints Vincent Robin VP of global automotive coatings
    PPG has appointed Vincent Robin as VP, Global Automotive Coatings, it said in a press release on 11 October. Robin will lead the company’s strategy focusing on commercial growth for global automotive coatings. Robin joined PPG in 1987 and moved through the organization where he held vital posit...
    Honda introduces new Honda Sensing 360 system
    Honda has introduced its next generation of advanced suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies called Honda Sensing 360, which it plans to integrate in all new Honda and Acura models in the US by 2030. In a press release dated 13 October, Honda said that the US application is part of a globa...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Continental develops cabin sensing technology for enhanced design and future safety standards
    Continental has developed an integrated solution for interior sensor technology to increase vehicle comfort, it said in a press release on 13 October. The radar sensor technology combines years of know-how expertise on wide areas of interior cameras for human-machine interaction. The system opera...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Arbe Robotics and Industrial Tech Acquisitions complete business combination
    Arbe Robotics has completed the business combination agreement with Industrial Tech Acquisition, it said in a press release on 6 October. ITAC stockholders have approved the merger completion between the two companies. The merged company will be called Arbe Robotics post transaction. Through the ...
    14-Oct-2021 News Mergers
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