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    Audi invests around EUR100 million in charging infrastructure
    Audi plans to invest EUR100 million (USD111.5 million) in charging infrastructure in Germany, the automaker announced in a press release on 17 January. The automaker will use the funding to install 4,500 charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) at its own German plants by mid-2022. The automaker ...
    17-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Olli deploys autonomous electric shuttle in Italian city Turin
    Local Motors has started testing its Olli driverless electric shuttle in Italian city Turin, the company said in a press release on 16 January. The trial will run for a period of four months, during which the shuttle will provide transport services within the ITC-ILO campus. Olli will operate throug...
    Cooper Tire supplies Discoverer AT3 LT tire as OE fitment for Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior
    Cooper Tire & Rubber is supplying its Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT™ tire in size LT275/70R17 as original equipment (OE) for the new Nissan Navara N-TREK Warrior utility vehicle, the company said in a press release on 16 January 2020. “Cooper is excited to have our tire selected for this fitme...
    MANN+HUMMEL joins Hydrogen Council
    Automotive filtration system supplier MANN+HUMMEL has joined the Hydrogen Council, the company announced in a press release on 16 January. “We believe hydrogen plays a crucial role in limiting CO2 emissions. As a member of the Hydrogen Council, we are delighted to be sharing our innovations center...
    MY2020 Honda Clarity PHEV gets EPA-certified total driving range of 340 miles
    Honda has received a United States Environmental Protection Agency-certified total driving range of 340 miles (547 kilometers) for its 2020 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the automaker announced in a press release on 16 January. The 2020 Clarity PHEV received 47 miles of all-e...
    17-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Cromodora to build new wheel plant in Eastern Europe for Audi and Volkswagen Group
    German automaker Audi and the wheel maker Cromodora have signed an agreement, where the latter will build a new wheel plant in Eastern Europe exclusively for Audi and the Volkswagen Group, Audi announced in a press release on 16 January. This is a long-term cooperative undertaking that will las...
    17-Jan-2020 News Investments
    PPG’s FY2019 net income down 7.3% y/y to USD1.2 billion
    PPG has reported a 7.3% year-on-year (y/y) fall in net income to USD1.2 billion for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2019, according to a company press release on 16 January. The company’s income before taxes declined 1.8% y/y to USD1.6 billion, while net sales for the year declined 1.4% y/y to U...
    Hankook Tire Europe appoints Sanghoon Lee as new president
    Hankook Tire Europe has appointed Sanghoon Lee as chief operation officer (COO) and president, according to a company press release on 16 January. As head of Hankook’s European operations, Lee will be responsible for the entire operative business within the European and CIS-Region. Lee succeeded H...
    CES 2020: DeepRoute shows innovative autonomous vehicle solutions
    At the CES 2020 held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, self-driving start-up DeepRoute showcased its innovative autonomous vehicle solutions, the company said in a press release on 6 January. The company presented ‘DeepRoute-Tite’ computing platform, ‘DeepRoute-Vision’ high dyna...
    17-Jan-2020 News New Products
    GM to invest USD40 million in propulsion system plant in US
    GM has announced plans to invest USD40 million in its Spring Hill global propulsion system (GPS) plant in Tennessee, United States, to ramp up 5.3 L, V8 engine production capacity, the automaker said in a press release on 16 January. The company equips its select full-size SUVs and trucks including ...
    17-Jan-2020 News Interviews
    Wind River acquires Star Lab to expand cybersecurity portfolio
    Wind River has acquired Star Lab, a company dealing with cybersecurity for embedded systems, the company announced in a press release on 14 January. Financial details and other terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition helps Wind River expand its software portfolio with an anti-tamper...
    Geotab announces availability of integrated telematics solution for General Motors
    Geotab has announced the availability of Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors, according to its press release on 15 January. The solution enables fleet managers to access Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicle data within the MyGeotab platform via a GM-engineered embedded OnStar modu...
    Fujitsu, Upstream Security collaborate on vehicle cybersecurity
    Fujitsu has collaborated with Upstream Security to develop security operations solutions for connected vehicles, the company said in a press release on 16 January. Upstream’s C4 cybersecurity solution will be integrated with Fujitsu's ICT- Security Operation Center solution and big data process...
    17-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Magna expects continued growth in sales, improvement in EBIT margin over next three years
    Magna has released its financial outlook for 2020 and 2022, expecting continued growth in sales and improvement in EBIT margin, the company said in a press release on 16 January. For 2022, Magna forecasts sales in the range of USD40.5 billion to USD43.5 billion and EBIT margin in the range of 7.6% t...
    Cerence to integrate ‘Cerence Drive’ products with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform
    Nuance spin-off Cerence has announced the integration of its Cerence Drive products with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, a company press release on 16 January read. This would allow OEMS/tier 1 suppliers developing connected vehicle solutions on Microsoft’s platform leverage Cerence...
    TomTom to supply maps and navigation software for Subaru’s Outback and Legacy models in US
    TomTom has said that it would be providing maps and navigation technology to Subaru for the model year (MY) 2020 Outback and legacy models in the United States, a press release dated 16 January read. TomTom will also supply a new navigation user interface. “We’re delighted that Subaru has cho...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: 2020 CES Recap
    Watch an on-demand replay now Our CES webinars focus on how the trends of the connected car, autonomous driving, software advances, EVs and HMI are creating new opportunities for the automotive and high-tech industries. Join us again this year post CES 2020, arguably one of...
    16-Jan-2020 News Webinars
    AEye, ANSYS collaborate on autonomous driving safety
    AEye and ANSYS are collaborating on improving safety and reliability of autonomous driving systems, the two companies said in a joint press release last week. As part of the collaboration, AEye is incorporating ANSYS’ SPEOS and VRXPERIENCE driving simulation tool with physics-based sensor models i...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Cerence, LG collaborate to develop AI-powered connected car platform
    Cerence has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with LG Electronics to develop a software solution which combines LG’s webOS Auto in-vehicle infotainment system with Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit), the company said in a press release on 14 January. The aim of the partnership is to provid...
    DeepMap provides HD mapping for Daimler’s Robotaxi pilot in California
    DeepMap is providing its advanced high-definition (HD) mapping technology to a robotaxi pilot program jointly run by Daimler’s Mercedes Benz and Bosch in San Jose, California, United States, the US-based start-up said in a blog last month. “DeepMap is delighted to have the opportunity to work wi...
    ROHM and STMicroelectronics announce multi-year silicon carbide wafers supply agreement
    ROHM unit SiCrystal has entered into a multi-year silicon carbide (SiC) wafers supply agreement with STMicroelectronics, the company said in a press release on 15 January. The contract is for SiCrystal to supply advanced 150mm silicon carbide wafers to STMicroelectronics for over USD120 million. ...
    16-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Volvo, China Unicom join forces to develop 5G-based connected car solutions
    Volvo has announced that it will collaborate with China Unicom to develop 5G-based vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, a company press release dated 15 January showed. The companies will research, test and develop automotive applications. Volvo Cars and China Unicom are exploring the various ...
    CES 2020: Cepton to demonstrate advanced lidar solutions
    Cepton Technologies presented its advanced lidar solutions at the CES 2020 held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the company said in a press release. Cepton displayed Vista and Sora lidar sensors as well as Helius Smart Lidar system, all built on its patented Micro-Motion Technolo...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Alibaba’s AMAP picks HERE to provide map content and traffic information outside China
    AMAP, part of the Alibaba Group, has selected HERE Technologies to provide global map content and traffic information outside China, the company said in a press release on 8 January. HERE will handle the mobility platform outside China with its HERE Location Services suite and traffic data from Apri...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Lucid Motor to showcase production version of Air EV in April
    Lucid Motor is planning to showcase the production version of its first electric vehicle (EV) ‘Air’ in April this year in New York, United States, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. The first pre-production Lucid Air is expected to roll off the line early in the fourth quart...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    StreetScooter supplies 40 WORK Box electric vans to Amazon in Germany
    StreetScooter has supplied 40 WORK Box electric vans to Amazon in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 15 January. The vans will be deployed at Amazon’s distribution center in Munich Daglfing. StreetScooter has also installed 60 charging stations at the Amazon distribution center. ...
    Hyundai Group invests USD110 million in EV start-up Arrival
    Hyundai and Kia Motor have invested EUR100 million (USD110 million) in electric vehicle (EV) start-up Arrival, the company announced in a press release today (16 January). Hyundai Group and Arrival are planning to co-develop small and medium-sized electric vans and other products for logistics, on-d...
    16-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): BorgWarner to showcase clean mobility solutions
    BorgWarner is planning to showcase its range of hybrid and electric vehicle solution at the Auto Expo 2020 in India, the company announced in a press release on 14 January. Display will include exhaust gas recirculation system (EHRS) and additional electric vehicle products such as its latest batter...
    CES 2020: Karma Revero GT demonstration car features Isara’s quantum-safe technology
    Isara has said that the Karma Revero GT demonstration car at the Consumer Electronics Show was equipped with its quantum-safe technology, a company press release dated 7 January stated. This will allow the car to send and receive electronic voice data without getting hijacked. ISARA Catalyst TLS ...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Schaeffler, ElringKlinger join Hydrogen Council
    Automotive suppliers Schaeffler and ElringKlinger have joined the Hydrogen Council, the two companies announced in two separate press releases on 15 January. While Schaeffler has joined as a steering member, ElringKlinger has joined as a supporting member.  “We want to shape CO2-neutral, s...
    VOXX Automotive partners with Amazon to bring Fire TV to automotive market
    VOXX Automotive Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation, has collaborated with Amazon to develop solutions that will bring Amazon's Fire TV to the automotive market, according to a press release on 6 January. Under the partnership, VOXX will work with Amazon to deliver solu...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Seeing Machines to exhibit FOVIO driver monitoring chip technology at Automotive World 2020
    Seeing Machines Limited will exhibit its FOVIO Driver Monitoring Chip technology (FOVIO Chip) at the Automotive World in Tokyo, Japan, according to a press release on 12 January. Seeing Machines has also renewed a supplier agreement with Xilinx, where Xilinx will supply the FOVIO Chip directly ...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Mindtronic AI, other Taiwan-based startups present automotive solution
    Taiwan-based Mindtronic AI and other homegrown start-ups led by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) have showcased their innovative solutions at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, United States, according to a press release on 8 January. The showcase includes an AI turnkey solution consisting of embedded DMS modules, A...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    TTTech Auto acquires Turkey-based ADAS company Red Pine Software
    TTTech Auto, a major player in safety software platforms for automated driving, has acquired the Turkish software company Red Pine Software, according to a company press release on 7 January. The acquisition became effective as of 1 January 2020. Red Pine specializes in automotive embedded software ...
    Yokohama Rubber supplies 'AVID S34RV' tires as OE for 2020 Chrysler Voyager
    Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd. has won an order to supply its ‘AVID S34RV’ as original equipment (OE) fitment on the 2020 Chrysler Voyager, the tire-maker said in a press release on 16 January. The new Voyager, sold in the United States and Mexican markets, comes equipped with AVID in 235/65R17 10...
    Toyota showcases new generation Mirai FCEV in Europe
    Japan-based automaker Toyota has showcased the second-generation of its zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) Mirai sedan in Europe, according to a company press release on 14 January. The new Mirai is scheduled for launch in late 2020, initially in Japan, North America and later in Europe...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Everlight showcases automotive lighting solutions at NEPCON Japan 2020
    Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics is showcasing its complete automotive production lines and related modules such as mini LED lamps, smart multi array lamps and fish scale rear lamps at the NEPCON Japan this week, LEDinside reported on 15 January. The display includes the company’s EL SMARTLED se...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Kia launches plug-in hybrid versions of all-new Kia XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon in UK
    Kia has launched plug-in hybrid versions of its recently introduced all-new Kia XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon in the United Kingdom, the automaker announced in a press release on 15 January. In its EV mode, the Kia XCeed plug-in hybrid has a range of up to 36 miles, while the Ceed Sporstwagon plug-in h...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    IBM and Daimler use quantum computing to develop a model for next-gen lithium sulfur batteries
    IBM and Daimler together have developed a model for next-generation lithium sulfur batteries using quantum computers, IBM announced in a press release on 8 January. “We used a quantum computer to model the dipole moment of three lithium-containing molecules, which brings us one step closer to the ...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    SAIC Motor to use Mobileye’s REM mapping technology for Level 2+ vehicles deployment in China
    At the CES 2020 last week, Mobileye announced that SAIC Motor will use its Road Experience Management (REM) technology to map China for Level 2+ automated driving vehicle deployment. SAIC will use Mobileye’s REM mapping technology on its vehicles. These vehicles will contribute to Mobileye’s Roa...
    US-state New Jersey aims for 330,000 units of PEVs on-road by 2025
    US-state New Jersey has passed a bill which aims to have 330,000 units of light plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on the road by 2025. As per the bill which was adopted on 9 January, by 2035, PEV registrations are expected to go up to 2 million units, and by the end of 2040, at least 85% of all new l...
    Enevate launches new fast charging battery technology for EVs
    Enevate has launched a new fast charging silicon-dominant lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 14 January. Enevate said that its new fourth generation ‘XFC-Energy’ technology is optimized for high volume commercialization...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    BMW's sales of electrified vehicles grow 2.2% y/y to 145,815 units in 2019
    BMW has reported a growth of 2.2% year on year (y/y) in the global sales of its electrified vehicles to 145,815 units in 2019, according to a company press release on 14 January. Of these, 42,073 units sold were of BMW i brand, which includes all-electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8, which is a growth ...
    Kia unveils ‘Plan S’ strategy for electrification, mobility services
    Kia has announced a new strategy ‘Plan S’ to accelerate its electrification and mobility solution initiatives, according to a company press release on 14 January. As per Plan S, Kia is aiming to offer 11 electric vehicles (EV) by 2025. By that time, Kia is targeting to capture 6.6% of globa...
    CES 2020: Qualcomm introduces new C-V2X reference platform for vehicular and roadside units
    Qualcomm has unveiled the new Qualcomm C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) reference platform for vehicular and roadside units at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The C-V2X reference platform helps deliver a full suite of 4G and 5G wireless and C-V2X solutions, including multi-frequ...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Samsung showcases pairing of 5G telematics control unit with V2X technology
    Samsung demonstrated the functioning of autonomous driving when the 5G telematics control unit is paired with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas. 5G allows for the swift delivery of data without latency. Samsung showed how V2X technology detects c...
    Volkswagen Group agrees to fully acquire digital company diconium
    Volkswagen Group (VW) has reached an agreement with the founding shareholders of Germany-based digital company disconium to take its full ownership by acquiring all of the shares in the company, the automaker said in a press release on 10 January. VW had acquired 49% stake in diconium in November 20...
    ON Semiconductor, Pony.ai collaborate on development of image sensing and processing technologies
    Pony.ai has collaborated with ON Semiconductor to manufacture next-generation image sensing and processing technologies for machine vision, the autonomous driving technology start-up said in a press release on 6 January. Pony.ai will utilize ON’s image sensing and processing chips to capture an...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Auto supplier IAC to close facility in US state Tennessee
    International Automotive Components (IAC) is permanently closing its manufacturing facility in Dayton, Tennessee in the United States, effective 28 February, according to a notice filed with the state on 8 January as part of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (WARN). The plant closure will aff...
    Sumitomo Rubber sets up rubber procurement company in Singapore
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has established a natural rubber procurement subsidiary ‘Sumitomo Rubber Singapore Pte. Ltd.’ in Singapore, the company said in a press release on 14 January. The subsidiary, scheduled to begin operations in April this year, will take over these procurement...
    Freudenberg completes acquisition of Filc
    Freudenberg has completed its previously announced acquisition of Filc, Freudenberg said in a press release on 14 January 2020. Filc will be integrated into the Freudenberg Performance Materials Business Group and will continue trading under the name Filc for the time being. “With the acquisiti...
    Hella’s H1 sales declines 6.7% y/y USD3.6 billion
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella has reported a 6.7% year-on-year (Y/Y) drop in sales to EUR3.3 billion (USD3.6 billion) for the first six months ended 30 November 2019, according to a press release on 14 January. The company posted a drop of 57.1% in EBIT to EUR230 million ...
    Osram develops LED for ultra-slim headlights
    Osram has developed a new LED ‘Oslon Boost HM’ that enables ultra-slim headlamp designs in vehicles, according to a company press release on 14 January. In addition to headlamps, the new Oslon Boost HM can be used in combination with other LEDs, to provide an additional high beam. The LED is als...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Pioneer develops next-gent 3D-LiDAR sensor that can measure distance of up to 500 meters
    Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations Corporation (PSSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese electronics company Pioneer, is developing a next-generation of 3D lidar sensor that will be capable of measuring long distances of 500 meters, the company said in a press release last week. PSSI displayed a ...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Toyota to recall nearly 696,000 vehicles in US over issue with fuel pumps
    Toyota is conducting a safety recall for 696,000 vehicles in the United States over a fuel pump issue, the automaker said in a press release on 13 January 2020. The recall affects model year (MY) 2018-2019 Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, and RX 350; MY 2...
    15-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Covestro, GAC develop lightweight composite seat back
    Covestro has partnered with the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd. (GAC R&D Center) to develop a lightweight composite seat back for the Chinese automaker’s latest electric concept car, the ENO.146, Covestro announced in a press release on 14 January. The aut...
    15-Jan-2020 News New Products
    SGL Carbon wins contract for composite battery enclosures from US automaker
    SGL Carbon has received a substantial contract from a North American automaker for high-volume serial production of carbon and glass fiber-based composite top and bottom layers for battery enclosures, SGC announced in a press release on 13 January. The company plans to begin serial production of the...
    Ningbo Swell
    Greater China / China
    North Lingyun
    Greater China / China
    Northeast Industries
    Greater China / China
    Pacific Forging
    Greater China / China
    Prestolite
    Greater China / China
    Alibaba Group, FAW Group collaborate to develop next-generation smart vehicles
    FAW Group has announced an agreement with Alibaba under which the two companies will jointly develop next-generation intelligent-connective vehicles, according to a company press release last month. It will be based on the Banma Intelligent Operation System. Alibaba will leverage its cloud infras...
    CES 2020: Tanvas, Innolux collaborate to deliver automotive-grade display
    Tanvas, a US-based company specializing in multi-touch haptic display, has partnered with Innolux Corporation to supply 15-inch automotive-grade touch display, using TanvasTouch surface haptics, the company said in a press release on 7 January. According to Tanvas, its TanvasTouch surface haptics ar...
    14-Jan-2020 News New Products
    innolectric develops new 22kW on-board charger for EVs
    Germany-based innoelectric has developed a new 22kW on-board charger with silicon carbide technology for different applications, including electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 8 January. Depending on the voltage level of the battery and the application, the innolectric...
    14-Jan-2020 News New Products
    GreenMobility to launch electric car-sharing service in Belgium
    GreenMobility is planning to launch an electric car-sharing service in the city of Antwerp in Belgium, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. GreenMobility will launch its electric car-sharing service in a joint venture ‘GreenMobility NV’ with local partner Deurnese Transportmaa...
    EV start-up Neuron EV unveils new electric CUV concept VEGA
    Electric vehicle (EV) start-up Neuron EV has unveiled its new electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) VEGA in the United States, according to a company press release on 10 January. However, Neuron EV did not disclose details about the powertrain of the VEGA. "Our vehicles are simple and functional ...
    14-Jan-2020 News New Products
    TomTom, Hitachi Automotive tie up to develop real-time hazard service for navigation, ADAS
    TomTom has announced a collaboration with Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas for the development of a new real-time hazard service for navigation and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a company press release dated 7 January showed. The solution will issue real-time updates on the locati...
    AMES Group receives EIB funding for expansion in Spain, Hungary
    AMES Group has received EUR20 million in funding from European Investment Bank (EIB) to expand the production capacity of its plants in Spain and Hungary, EIB announced in a press release on 13 January. The EIB support will help AMES expand production capacity at its Spanish plants in Barcelona, Mon...
    Fraunhofer tests new simulation model for lithium-ion batteries with solid electrolytes
    Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM) has tested a new simulation model for lithium-ion batteries with solid ceramic electrolytes, the company announced in a press release on 7 January. Dr. Daniel Mutter, a scientist from the Materials Modeling, at IWM, used atomistic simulations to ...
    ON Semiconductor, SOS LAB to jointly develop and commercialize solid state lidar systems
    Lidar start-up SOS LAB has signed a LiDAR collaboration memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ON Semiconductor to accelerate the development and commercialization of lidar technology for the automotive and smart factory markets. SOS LAB will leverage its high-power VCSEL light sources &...
    14-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Nexen Tire to supply OE tires to US-based EV maker Canoo
    Nexen Tire will supply tires as original equipment (OE) fitment to US-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Canoo, according to a report by Tire Business on 9 January. Nexen will an supply electric vehicle version of Roadian GTX grand touring tire, in size 195/55R20. Nexen has developed an EV-optimized ...
    Subaru recalls 23,159 vehicles in Canada to replace airbag inflator
    Subaru is recalling 23,159 vehicles in Canada to replace defective airbag inflators, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 2 January. The recall affects model year (MY) 2003-2006 Baja, MY 2009 Forester, MY 2004-2011 Impreza, MY 2004-2014 WRX, and MY 2003-2014 Legacy and ...
    14-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Webasto opens roof plant, battery center in China
    Webasto has inaugurated its new roof plant and battery center in Jiaxing in Zhejiang Province, China, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. The new plant, spanning an area of 36,000 square meters, has a production capacity of 1.5 million roofs a year. The new battery center provide...
    14-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Allego to install 1,300 EV chargers in Belgian region Flanders
    Allego will install 1,300 additional charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in Flanders, Belgium, according to a company press release on 9 January. To this end, network operator Fluvius has commissioned Allego to install 1,300 additional EV charging points in Flanders. This is the fourth and f...
    Subaru recalls 258,813 vehicles in US over defective airbags
    Subaru is recalling 258,813 vehicles in the United States over defective airbag inflators, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2009-2013 Forester, MY 2003-2006 Baja, MY 2004-2011 Im...
    14-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Chinese automotive glass supplier Fuyao to expand production and R&D at US plant
    Chinese automotive glass supplier Fuyao is expanding its production and research and development (R&D) capabilities at its existing site in Ohio, United States. According to a press release on the website of Ohio, the company is investing USD46 million to expand production and R&D in Ohio, w...
    14-Jan-2020 News Investments
    CES 2020: HERE unveils ‘HERE Lanes’ 3D road models for ADAS
    At the CES 2020 last week, HERE Technologies unveiled ‘HERE Lanes’, a digital representation of global road network for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and driver safety. The solution helps a vehicle to position itself in a lane while providing drivers with lane level-visual guidance. ...
    14-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Jungo collaborates with Qualcomm for next-generation driver and in-cabin monitoring systems
    Jungo Connectivity Ltd. is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies Inc, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, for next-generation driver and in-cabin monitoring systems, Jungo said in a press release on 6 January. Under the partnership, Jungo's next-generation CoDriver driver monitoring syste...
    14-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: TDK, Immersion display haptic solutions on large automotive touchscreen
    Japanese firm TDK and Immersion, a developer of touch feedback technology, have jointly demonstrated haptic solutions on a large automotive touchscreen at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, United States, according to a press release on 8 January. The companies showcased the ability to incorporate a variety...
    14-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Wind River partners with Baidu to develop autonomous vehicle solution
    At the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, last week, Wind River announced a collaboration with Baidu to develop an autonomous vehicle solution, according to a press release by Wind River on 7 January. The two partners have already developed a joint proof of concept (POC) to include a Wind...
    14-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Audi A1
    The second generation Audi A1 is assembled at Audi's facility in Martorell, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Audi A1 from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at over 81,000 units. If you would like your company included in this feat...
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    LEVC launches electric TX model in Japan
    London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has launched its electric TX model taxi in Japan, the company announced in a  press release on 10 January. LEVC will open order books in February and first customer deliveries begin in second quarter of 2020. Fleetway and Service Company, based in Yokohama...
    13-Jan-2020 News New Products
    ABB wins order for 324 high power EV chargers from IONITY
    ABB has won an order to supply 324 high power electric vehicle  (EV) chargers to IONITY, ABB announced in a press release on 9 January. The chargers are to be rolled out in 24 countries by the end of 2020 as part of the second phase of its network expansion.  “We have been proud to su...
    Toyota aims to sell 500,000 EVs by 2025
    Toyota is aiming to sell 500,000 all-electric vehicles globally by 2025, Nikkei Asian Review reported on 9 January. Toyota is planning to launch at least 10 new models internationally by 2025. In total, the company is aiming to sell 5.5 million electrified vehicles which will include mainly hybrid v...
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    China to not cut NEV subsidies in July, says minister
    China is not planning to cut new energy vehicle (NEV) subsidies in July this year and the NEV subsidy scheme will largely remain stable through the year, reported Reuters, citing Miao Wei, China’s minister for industry and information technology (MIIT). “There was a subsidy cut on July 1 la...
    Oxford plans to set up zero-emission zone in 2020
    Oxford, in the United Kingdom, is planning to set up a zero-emission zone in the city center, Autocar reported on 10 January. The proposal is expected to come into effect from December 2020. Under the proposal, non-electric vehicles are expected to be charged GBP10 per day to enter th...
    CES 2020: Qualcomm unveils new ‘Snapdragon Ride Platform’ for autonomous driving
    Qualcomm Technologies has revealed the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform for autonomous driving at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a company press release on 6 January read. The platform is an open autonomous driving solution consisting of a family of Snapdragon Ride Safety system...
    13-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Harman unveils ‘Harman Ignite Marketplace’ to deliver cloud-based apps and services in vehicles
    Harman has launched the Harman Ignite Marketplace on its Ignite Cloud Platform at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 6 January. The marketplace is a network of cloud-based applications and services. It includes media content, point-of-interest solut...
    13-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Green Hills Software partners with NXP to develop secure platform for vehicle networking
    Green Hills Software has announced that NXP's S32G Vehicle Network Processor will be supported on its Green Hills Platform for Secure Gateway, a company press release dated 7 January read. Services on the platform include ASIL-certified INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS), INTEGRITY Multi...
    NNG develops advanced lane guidance module for navigation
    NNG LLC, a firm specializing in location-based mobility, in-vehicle user experience, and automotive cyber-security solutions, has announced the development of a first-of-its-kind situational analysis, lane-guidance module for navigation, according to a company press release on 9 January. The new sol...
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    Tier IV, DeepMap collaborate on autonomous vehicle software solution
    Tier IV and DeepMap have formed an alliance to improve the maturity and stability of open-source autonomous vehicle software solutions, according to a DeepMap press release on 9 January. Tier IV, a Japan-based deep-tech start-up, is developing what it claims to be the world's first open-sour...
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    Smart Eye secures order to supply second-generation DMS technology to Chinese OEM
    Smart Eye AB, a major player in driver monitoring systems (DMS), has received a new order to supply its second-generation DMS technology from an undisclosed Chinese automaker, according to a company press release on 7 January. The car models that include Smart Eye's software have a planned SOP ...
    Stoneridge appoints Kevin Heigel vice president of operations
    Stoneridge Inc, a provider of electrical and electronic components for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries, has appointed Kevin Heigel as its new vice president of operations, according to a press release on 10 January. Heigel will be based at the company headquarters in Novi, Mich...
    PPG to launch automotive coatings for EVs at AABC Europe
    PPG will unveil an array of automotive coatings designed to help enhance electric vehicle (EV) battery performance, durability, safety and cost at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) in Germany later this month, according to a company press release on 10 January. In addition, the compa...
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