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    Why the Nissan-Envision AESC gigafactory is strategic for UK’s EV battery supply chain
    Unveiling its strategy to put the UK at the center of its electric vehicle (EV) game plan for Europe, Nissan, along with its battery partner Envision AESC, made a crucial announcement on 1 July to jointly invest GBP1 billion (USD1.37 billion) in the northeastern region to set up the country’s firs...
    Stellantis’s EV roadmap hinges heavily on its battery strategy
    Amsterdam-based Stellantis announced its vehicle electrification strategy for this decade and beyond on its EV Day on 8 July. The parent company to over a dozen iconic brands, including Fiat, Citroën, Peugeot, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Maserati, plans to pump in EUR30 billion (over USD35 bill...
    MAHLE secures funding, joins German government’s hydrogen project
    Stuttgart-based manufacturer of powertrain technologies, MAHLE has secured funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as part of the ‘New Vehicle and System Technologies’ program, the company said in a press release on 22 July. The said program is a three-year projec...
    Tesla signs nickel supply agreement with BHP
    Melbourne-based oil and gas processing company BHP has signed a nickel supply agreement with American electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla, BHP said in a press announcement on 22 July. BHP will supply Tesla with nickel from its Nickel West asset in Western Australia, ...
    Startup Factorial Energy announces test results for 40Ah solid-state battery
    US-based solid-state battery technology startup, Factorial Energy has announced the initial round of test results of its 40Ah battery, according to a Green Car Congress report dated 16 July. The company’s initial round of testing of the 40Ah cell cycle behavior at 25˚C demonstrated a 97.3% cap...
    23-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Startup REE Auto completes merger with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp.
    Israeli e-mobility startup REE Automotive has announced the completion of its merger with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. According to a press release issued by REE Auto on 22 July, the business combination was approved at a special meeting of 10X’s stockholders on 21 July and comp...
    Mercedes-Benz acquires electric motor manufacturer YASA
    German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has acquired the UK-based electric motor manufacturer YASA, the two companies announced on 22 July. Under the terms of the acquisition, YASA CEO Chris Harris said that the company would operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, developing ultra...
    Mercedes-Benz plans invest EUR40 billion by 2030 to become fully-electric OEM
    Mercedes-Benz plans to invest EUR40 billion  (USD47 billion) between 2022 and 2030 in developing battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as it plans to go all electric by 2030, the German luxury carmaker said in a press announcement on 22 July. The company said that while it will roll out BEVs in e...
    EV startup Rivian confirms second manufacturing plant in the US
    Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing startup Rivian has announced that it intends to establish a second manufacturing facility in the United States. According to a report filed by business news agency Reuters on 22 July, the Amazon- and Ford-backed company’s new plant will also have the c...
    23-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Valeo posts 27.4% y/y increase in first half 2021 sales at USD10.60 billion
    Valeo has posted a 27.4% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales for the first half of fiscal 2021, according to a filing on 22 July. Sales came in at EUR8.99 billion (USD10.60 billion) compared with EUR7.06 billion a year earlier. Net profit was EUR90 million, versus a loss of EUR1.22 billion last ...
    SKYCHARGER partners with JuiceBar to expand EV charging infrastructure
    SKYCHARGER has announced a partnership with JuiceBar to expand the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, the company said in a press release on 22 July. “We educate businesses on why they need EV charging stations at their location[s] and help them grow by attracting a new demogra...
    Faurecia establishes new division to develop sustainable and smart materials
    Faurecia has announced the establishment of a division to develop and manufacture sustainable and smart materials, it said in a company press release on 22 July. The company is planning to build a dedicated Sustainable Materials R&D Center and a pilot plant, both operational in 2022. The center ...
    Chery partners with BOE Technology to develop in-vehicle smart cockpit solutions
    Chery has announced a partnership with BOE Technology Group, under which the companies will conduct in-depth research on future automotive technologies and promote the application of in-vehicle smart cockpit solutions and smart scene solutions, iNews reported on 23 July. Chairman of Chery Group&n...
    NNG integrates what3words into its navigation engine
    NNG has announced that it has integrated what3words into its navigation engine iGO, according to a company press release on 22 July. Automakers will be able to offer what3words as an optional in-car navigation feature. NNG is an automotive software provider that develops both cockpit- and cloud...
    Beep opens new headquarters in Lake Nona, US
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on July 21, Beep announced the grand opening of its headquarters in Lake Nona, Florida, US. The 10,000-square-foot facility now houses the Beep Command Center, a cutting-edge, centralized command center used to actively monitor all autonomous pro...
    23-Jul-2021 News Investments
    STMicroelectronics joins Startup Autobahn as anchor partner
    According to an official press release issued on 21 July, STMicroelectronics has become an Anchor Partner of Startup Autobahn, a program that drives innovation in the automotive sector by connecting selected dynamic new companies with established technology corporations. Welcoming ST to the progr...
    Intel’s Mobileye begins testing autonomous vehicles in New York City
    Mobileye, an Intel company, has added New York City to its expanding global autonomous vehicle testing program, according to a press release published on The Verge on 20 July. The company's entry into New York City—North America's largest city and one of the world's most difficult driving env...
    ACQUISITION: Magna to acquire Veoneer for USD3.8 billion
    According to an official press release dated 23 July, Magna and Veoneer announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement in which Magna will acquire Veoneer, a leader in automotive safety technology. According to the terms of the agreement, Magna will pay USD31.25 per share in cash for all ...
    HELLA provides cybersecurity management functionality in diagnostic devices
    HELLA GUTMANN has developed a Cyber Security Management (CSM) function in its diagnostic devices to provide authentication with gateways, enabling rapid diagnostic checks for a variety of vehicles, according to an official press release dated 20 July. "For CSM, the main objective was to crea...
    23-Jul-2021 News New Products
    ZF secures USD6 billion axle contract for Marysville facility in Michigan, US
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, ZF, has announced that its Marysville, Michigan facility in the United States has secured a contract worth almost USD6 billion for the delivery of beam axles and axle drives for pickup trucks until 2027. According to a press release issued...
    Wireless charging technology firm WiTricity appoints Amy Barzdukas as CMO
    American wireless charging technology company, WiTricity has appointed Amy Barzdukas as chief marketing officer (CMO), it said in a press announcement on 21 July. Barzdukas is a Silicon Valley marketing veteran who has previously worked with IT giants such as Hewlett Packard (HP) and Microsoft. B...
    Nidec and Foxconn in talks for a JV on motor systems, EV platforms
    Japanese electric motor manufacturer, Nidec Corporation is in talks with Taiwan’s Foxconn (Hon Hai Technology Group) and its subsidiary Foxtron Vehicle Technologies to set up a joint venture (JV) for developing electric vehicle (EV) drive systems and also learn about the open EV platforms, the com...
    Suzuki, Daihatsu join Toyota’s Commercial Japan Partnership to connect, electrify light CVs
    Vehicle manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation and Daihatsu Motor Company, Ltd. have joined the Toyota-backed Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJP) to accelerate their carbon neutrality initiatives in mini or light commercial vehicles through the dissemination of CASE (connecte...
    Porsche-backed Cellforce Group selects BASF for development of Li-ion batteries
    Porsche-backed Cellforce Group (CFG) has selected the German chemical company, BASF as the as its exclusive cell development partner in the development of next generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, the company said in a press announcement on 21 July. Cellforce is a joint venture (JV) between P...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    GKN Automotive accelerates development of 800V eDrive technologies for EVs
    UK-based manufacturer of drive systems, GKN Automotive is accelerating the development of next generation eDrive technologies in an attempt to stay aligned with the rapidly increasing global demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 20 July. Based on the 800V tech...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Webasto presents dynamic roof lighting solution at Startup Autobahn
    Webasto will present the innovations from the product development sector created in cooperation with several startups at the 10th edition of the EXPO Day of "Startup Autobahn". According to a press release issued by Webasto on 20 July, the company stated that during the event which will be held on 2...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Plastic Omnium posts 28% y/y rise in HY2021 revenue at USD4.88 billion
    Plastic Omnium has announced a 28% year-on-year (y/y) growth in revenue for the first half of 2021, according to a company press release filed on 21 July. Economic revenue came in at EUR4.14 billion (USD4.88 billion) compared to EUR3.23 billion a year earlier. Net profit for the period was EUR149 mi...
    Why the Nissan-Envision AESC gigafactory is strategic for UK’s EV battery supply chain
    Unveiling its strategy to put the UK at the center of its electric vehicle (EV) game plan for Europe, Nissan, along with its battery partner Envision AESC, made a crucial announcement on 1 July to jointly invest GBP1 billion (USD1.37 billion) in the northeastern region to set up the country’s firs...
    Nidec reports 32.8% y/y growth in Q1 net sales to USD4.08 billion
    Japan-based automotive components supplier, Nidec Corporation, has announced its financial results for the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year (FY). According to a press release issued by Nidec on 21 July, the company posted net sales of JPY447.47 billion (approximately USD4.08 billion) during fir...
    Tactile Mobility develops runover virtual sensor solution
    On 20 July, Tactile Mobility announced the launch of a ‘first-of-its-kind’ runover virtual sensor solution, which enables vehicles the ability to identify in real-time an initial runover of an object and eventually prevent a full runover. The software solution uses “sense of touch” t...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Smart Eye ties up with OmniVision to develop interior sensing solution
    Smart Eye has announced a partnership with OmniVision Technologies to develop a full interior sensing solution for automotive OEMs, according to a company press release on 20 July. This enables complete driver and cabin monitoring with videoconferencing applications from a single RGB-IR sensor. The ...
    Infosys to establish Automotive Digital Technology and Innovation Center in Stuttgart
    Infosys will establish Automotive Digital Technology and Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Germany, it said in a press release on 20 July. Infosys aims to accelerate and standardize technology adoption across Germany. The company will provide training and innovation labs and focus on building an infra...
    Automotive software startup Sonatus raises USD35 million in series A funding
    Sonatus has announced a fund raising of USD35 million in Series A round, according to its press release on 21 July. The round was led by Translink Capital, with participation from Kia, SAIC Capital, LG Electronics, Marvell, UMC Capital, and Wanxiang Group Company. Sonatus said that the funds will...
    22-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Mando to separate autonomous driving unit as wholly owned subsidiary
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 21 July, Mando shareholders approved a plan to spin off its autonomous driving and Mobility businesses as a wholly owned subsidiary The special resolution, which was approved with an approval rate of 85.0% of the total number of stocks atte...
    Ford to launch autonomous vehicle fleet with Lyft and Argo AI by end-2021
    According to an official press release dated 21 July, Ford, Argo AI, and Lyft have collaborated to commercialize autonomous ride-hailing on a large scale. In Miami, self-driving rides with safety drivers will begin in 2021. The companies stated that they intend to expand to Austin,...
    Algolux to participate in Mercedes Benz-led AI-SEE project for robust perception in low visibility conditions
    Algolux, a globally recognized computer vision software company, has been selected to participate in the AI-SEE project led by Mercedes Benz AG to ensure safe driving in low visibility conditions, according to an official press release on their website dated 21 July. Dr. Werner Ritter, Consortium...
    Chinese self-driving startup WeRide acquires MoonX.ai
    According to a press release published on CNBC on 21 July, Chinese autonomous vehicle startup WeRide acquired self-driving autonomous trucking firm MoonX.AI, as it looks to commercialize self-driving technology. The acquisition and expansion also comes on the back of a funding round in May...
    Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave-based ADAS technology
    According to a press release dated 21 July, Hyundai Mobis has introduced M. Brain, the “world's first” brainwave-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) system. M.Brain assesses the driver's condition in real-time by detecting brainwaves around the ears using earpiece sensors. The s...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Self-driving vehicle startup Navya secures EUR7.5 million in subsidies from French government
    Autonomous driving systems provider, Navya, has announced that it has been awarded four major technological innovation projects, three of which are part of the France Relance program, which is a Government initiative. According to a press release issued by Navya on 20 July, Navya responded to this R...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Money on the move - R&D budgets of the future
    Automotive research and development (R&D) is at a pivotal moment as we enter a new age of vehicles, with electrification, autonomy and connectivity all driving technological advancements. With this in mind, how are industry stakeholders shifting their R&D budgets? IHS Markit’s Research ...
    SKF reports record operating profit for first half of 2021
    Gothenburg-based bearings manufacturing company, SKF has reported its second quarter 2021 financial results on 20 July. At SEK40,600 million (USD4.7 million), the company’s first half 2021 net sales have grown 12% year-on-year (y/y). The adjusted operating profit stood at SEK5,907 millio...
    MAHLE criticizes CO2 regulation proposal of the EU Commission
    Stuttgart-based engine parts manufacturer, MAHLE has expressed disapproval of the proposals made by the European Union Commission to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, it said in an official statement on 14 July. Welcoming the approach of defining a roadmap toward climate neutrality adopted by...
    ChargePoint to acquire European e-mobility company has·to·be for about USD295 million
    American EV charging network operator, ChargePoint, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire has·to·be, a Netherlands-based e-mobility solutions provider. According to a press release issued by ChargePoint on 20 July, the company will acquire has·to·be for a total purch...
    PTT unit GPSC opens a factory to produce semi-solid battery in Rayong
    Thailand-based National oil and gas conglomerate PTT Group’s subsidiary Global Power Synergy Plc (GPSC) has opened a battery production unit in Rayong, which also is the first semi-solid battery production facility in Southeast Asia, news publication Bangkok Post reported on 20 July. It said th...
    21-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Lyft to use HERE Map Content and HERE Location Services for its fleet
    HERE has announced that Lyft has selected HERE Map Content and HERE Location Services for its fleet’s location searches and real-time road closures data, according to a 21 July press release. Lyft has implemented HERE Geocoding and Search Service, for riders to search for pickup and destination ad...
    Chargepoint, Mercedes team up to offer seamless EV charging experience in North America
    EV charging network provider, ChargePoint Holdings has partnered with German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz in the United States to develop Mercedes Me Charge, a digital platform that will be launched with the EQS all-electric sedan, the company said in a press release on 17 June. Mercedes Me...
    Group14 announces JV with SK Materials for lithium-silicon battery materials
    Washington-based battery material startup, Group14 Technologies has formed a joint venture with SK materials to build a factory for lithium-silicon battery materials in South Korea, it said in a press release on 19 July. The JV is the latest step for Group14 to secure dual sourcing for its patent...
    Chery partners with Zebra Zhixing to jointly build intelligent vehicles
    Chery has announced that its unit Lion Tech and Alibaba’s subsidiary Zebra Zhixing have signed a cooperation framework agreement to jointly establish a laboratory to develop automotive intelligence solutions and provide new future-oriented intelligent car experiences. In a press release dated 14 J...
    Renesas develops R-Car Gen3e to improve automotive infotainment, cockpit, and digital cluster systems
    Renesas Electronics Corporation has added a new series to its R-Car system-on-chips (SoCs) with the R-Car Gen3e, the company said in a press release on 20 July. The new R-Car Gen3e series has scalable lineup for entry- to mid-range automotive applications for high-quality graphics rendering, like in...
    21-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Quanergy’s 3D LiDAR system to power V2X Smart City deployment in South Korea
    Quanergy has announced that its 3D LiDAR solution will support in the development of an Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) system in Busan, South Korea, according to a 20 July press release. Deployed in collaboration with iCent, the solution consists of MQ-8 LiDAR sensor, paired wit...
    Cerence to offer voice assistance for third-party applications in in-vehicle Harman Ignite Store
    Harman has partnered with Cerence under which Cerence will offer its voice assistant to enable third-party applications available in the Harman Ignite Store, a company press release on 20 July read. This will allow automakers who deploy HARMAN Ignite Store with hands-free and secure access. “Vo...
    Startup EasyCharger raises USD29.5 million in funding
    Spain-based EV charging solutions startup, EasyCharger, has announced that it has closed a funding round of EUR25 million (approximately USD29.5 million). According to a press release issued by EasyCharger on 20 July, the company stated that these new funds will be used to deploy 1,000 chargers befo...
    21-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Goodyear develops airless tire and wheel assembly for autonomous shuttles
    US-based tire manufacturer, Goodyear, has developed a non-pneumatic airless tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). According to a press release issued by Goodyear on 13 Jul...
    21-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Toyota's subsidiary Woven Planet Closes Acquisition of Lyft's Level 5 Division
    Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, announced the completion of the acquisition of Level 5, the self-driving division of Lyft, Inc. (“Lyft”), a proposed transaction previously announced in April 2021, in an official press release dated 20 July. This is Woven Planet's...
    Tesla offers subscription service for its advanced driver assistance software
    According to a press release on Reuters dated 17 July, Tesla has launched an option for select customers to subscribe to its advanced driver assistance software, that is dubbed as "Full Self-Driving (FSD) capability", for USD199 per month as an alternative of paying USD10,000 upfront. While annou...
    21-Jul-2021 News New Products
    AkzoNobel unveils sensor hiding film technology
    AkzoNobel announced on 15 July that it had developed innovative film technology that allows automotive manufacturers to conceal radar sensors behind decorative metallic parts. “Vehicle requirements are changing all the time and we’re very happy to have solved this difficult problem with an in...
    21-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Brembo to establish center of excellence in California’s Silicon Valley
    Italy-based manufacturer of brake components and systems, Brembo, has announced the opening of its first center of excellence in the Silicon Valley region of California, US. According to a press release issued by Brembo on 19 July, the company stated that the Brembo Inspiration Lab will be an innova...
    21-Jul-2021 News Investments
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    Startup Natural Fiber Welding raises USD15 million
    Illinois-based materials company Natural Fibre Welding (NFW) has raised USD 15 million in new funding, the company said in a press release on 13 July. The funding round was led by The Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA), with participation by BMW i Ventures, Prairie Crest Capital,...
    20-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Indiana DOT, Purdue University to develop wireless EV charging solution for highways
    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Purdue University have announced plans to jointly develop contactless, wireless-charging concrete pavement highway segment, the government agency of the US state of Indiana said on its website. The project will use innovative magnetizable ...
    Tata Power teams up with HPCL to set up EV charging stations at petrol pumps across India
    Tata Power has signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a leading oil and gas public sector company, to provide an end-to-end electric vehicle charging stations at the latter’s petrol pumps in multiple cities and major highways across India, the company said in a pr...
    Bosch plans to invest USD172 million at its Hungary facilities
    Bosch Automotive Steering plans to invest a total of USD172 million (HUF52.5 billion) to expand its research and development and manufacturing facilities in Maklár, northern Hungary, a local news publication Hungary Today reported on 16 July. According to the report, the Hungary government is su...
    20-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Foxconn plans to invest in lithium metal battery startup SES
    Apple iPhone maker Foxconn plans to invest in the Singapore-based lithium metal battery startup SES (formerly SolidEnergy Systems), a Taiwanese news publication DigiTimes Asia reported on 15 July, citing industry sources. For Foxconn, SES seems to be a better investment target than QuantumScape o...
    Faraday Future launches new FF Intelligent app
    Faraday Future has unveiled its new FF Intelligent app for iOS and Android operating systems, it said in a press release on 19 July. The app allows users to configure and reserve a FF 91 electric vehicle (EV), create an ID, book exclusive test rides, and book a tour of FF’s global HQ in Los A...
    20-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Sono Motors picks Sibros to power connected vehicle ecosystem for Sion EV
    Sibros has announced a collaboration with Sono Motors under which Sono will deploy Sibros’ connected software-based solutions to manage its Sion EV fleet, according to a company press release on 19 July. Sion launches in Europe in the first half of 2023. Sion’s software updates, data collecti...
    Startup CerebrumX joins World Wide Web Consortium
    CerebrumX has partnered with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to be a part of its automotive working group, a press release dated 19 July read. Through the partnership, CerebrumX will promote a common data model across the automotive industry to simplify data exchanges, reduce development efforts, an...
    FREYR Battery to build Customer Qualification Plant and cell production line in Norway
    Norwegian developer of next-generation clean battery cells, FREYR Battery, has announced that its Board of Directors has reached a final investment decision to proceed with the construction of the Customer Qualification Plant (CQP) and first battery cell production line in Mo i Rana, Norway. The pla...
    20-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Beyond Security partners with Startup Cybellum for connected vehicle cybersecurity
    Beyond Security has partnered with Cybellum to jointly develop a solution for automated security scanning and a full vulnerability management analysis across the connected car life cycle, it said in a press release on 19 July. The solution will ensure automotive software security and compliance...
    Lexus joins Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem to trial V2I technology
    Lexus has joined the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) technology development initiative to test vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies, specifically V2I technology (V2I), news.com.au reported on 20 July. Two high-tech Lexus RX hybrids modified with Dedicated Short-Range Commun...
    Startup Deeproute.ai launches robotaxi services in Shenzhen
    Self-driving technology startup DeepRoute.ai has announced that its robotaxi program is now available to the public in Shenzhen, China. According to a press release issued by DeepRoute on 19 July, the vehicles will be covering approximately 124 miles of public roads in Shenzhen. DeepRoute’s vehicl...
    20-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Luminar acquires chip supplier to bolster self-driving car sensor
    According to a Reuters press release dated 19 July, Luminar Technologies announced the acquisition of Wilmington, Massachusetts-based OptoGration Inc., a chipmaker that manufactures a key component of its sensor. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter. Luminar did not di...
    Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan to step down
    According to a Reuters press release dated 19 July, Velodyne, a leading manufacturer of lidar laser sensors, announced that Dr. Anand Gopalan has informed the Board of Directors that he will step down as CEO and a member of the Board on 30 July 2021. In conjunction with this announcement, the B...
    Samsung Foundry, Synopsys partner to accelerate time to ISO 26262 compliance for automotive SoCs
    Synopsys announced in an official press release dated 19 July that Samsung Foundry collaborated with Synopsys on its VC Functional Safety Manager solution. For automotive SoCs, VC Functional Safety Manager (VC FSM) automates the functional safety Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Mode...
    Veoneer partners with startup Baraja to deliver Spectrum-Scan lidar for autonomous vehicles
    Swedish automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. has signed a deal with Australian lidar company Baraja to industrialize their Spectrum-Scan lidar technology for the next market wave of L2+ through L4 autonomous vehicle applications, according to a press release published on PRNewswire on 19 July...
    Toyota to launch new Aqua with high-output, bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery
    Toyota Motor Corporation announced the launch of its all-new Aqua hybrid hatchback. According to a press release issued by Toyota on 19 July, the vehicle uses a high-output, bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery as an electric drive battery, which realizes approximately twice the output compared to the ba...
    20-Jul-2021 News New Products
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    Ford issues three safety recalls impacting more than 850,000 vehicles globally
    Ford announced three safety recalls in a 16 July press release. The first recall is for certain model year (MY) 2020–21 F-350 pickup trucks with 6.7L engine and single rear wheel axle for a rear axle housing spring seat interface weld issue. The American automaker also recalled select MY...
    19-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    Stellantis launches new Jeep Compass with advanced connectivity
    Stellantis has launched the new Jeep Compass with interior features such as a new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 center stack display, 10.25-inch frameless full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) digital cluster, among others, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 July. The interiors feature a glo...
    19-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Honda open to new partnerships aimed at lowering EV costs, says CEO
    Honda Motor Company’s president Toshihiro Mibe said that the Japanese vehicle manufacturer is willing to form new alliances to make electrification profitable, Reuters reported on 16 July. "If through an alliance Honda can accomplish early what it should aim to be, then we'd be willing to form ...
    Audi begins Traffic Light Information services in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco
    Audi has announced that its Traffic Light Information (TLI) service will be available in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco in the United States, according to a company press release on 15 July. TLI communicates between vehicles and traffic signals to provide Time to Green, Green Light Optimiz...
    Lizhi partners with Xinghe Zhilian for in-car communications and entertainment
    Lizhi has partnered with Xinghe Zhilian Automotive Technology to integrate its audio products into Xinghe Zhilian’s in-car communications and entertainment network, the audio company said in a press release on 16 July. “We are pleased to collaborate with Xinghe Zhilian Automotive Technology C...
    Rivian’s R1T electric pickup truck deliveries delayed to September
    Electric vehicle startup Rivian said that the first deliveries of its electric pick up truck R1T are now shifted to September, electrek reported on 16 July. The publication has accessed a letter written by Rivian’s founder and chief executive officer RJ Scaringe to the reservation holders of th...
    19-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Fleet solutions startup Netradyne raises USD150 million from Softbank Vision Fund
    Netradyne, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup focused on driver and fleet safety, has raised USD150 million in series C funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from existing investors Point72 Ventures and M12, the company said in a press release on 15 July. This financing, ...
    19-Jul-2021 News Investments
    GAZelle NEXT-based fuel-cell EVs to be deployed in Germany
    Russian manufacturer of light and medium duty commercial vehicles, GAZ Group, will deploy fuel cell–based electric vehicles as part of a project with Germany’s Elektrofahrzeuge-Stuttgart (EFA-S), it said in a press release on 15 July. ElektroFahrzeuge-Stuttgart GmbH (EFA-S) is an EV technolog...
    19-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Octavia
    The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia is assembled at the Volkswagen Group’s facility in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic, as well as Russia contract manufacturer GAZ’s plant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Output of the new version of the five-door compact car is expected to peak at more than 233,000 u...
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson inaugurates UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson formally opened the 18,500 square metre UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) on 15 July during a visit to the UK City of Culture, Coventry, according to a press release. The GBP130-million (about USD179 million) national battery manufacturing development facility ...
    19-Jul-2021 News Investments
    AEye brings its iDAR™ to NVIDIA DRIVE autonomous vehicle platform
    Adaptive, high-performance lidar solutions provider, AEye Inc., has announced that it is working with NVIDIA to bring its adaptive, intelligent sensing system called iDAR™ (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) to the NVIDIA DRIVE® autonomous vehicle platform. According to a press release issued ...
    TomTom records 8% y/y growth in Q2 revenue at USD157.2 million
    TTomTom’s revenue increased by 8% year on year (y/y) to EUR133 million (USD157.2 million) in the second quarter of 2021, according to a press release. Location Technology revenue increased by 10% to EUR103 million (second quarter 2020: EUR94 million). Automotive operational revenue increased by 63...
    Shanghai issues draft regulation to regulate data from smart vehicle testing
    The mainland Chinese city of Shanghai has issued draft regulations with the purpose of protecting data generated while testing smart vehicles. According to a report published by business news agency Reuters on 17 July, the Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Commission issued a statement de...
    AEye partners with Sanmina for lidar production
    Adaptive lidar solutions provider, AEye Inc., has announced that Sanmina Corporation will begin production of AEye’s 4Sight M lidar sensor for industrial and mobility markets in September. The transfer from AEye’s pilot line in Dublin, California to Sanmina’s commercial production lines will t...
    Bosch, VW partners to harvest swarm intelligence for automated driving
    German automotive systems supplier, Bosch, and German car maker, Volkswagen, have announced that they are collaborating in order to work on procuring real-time information for high resolution maps. According to a press release issued by Bosch on 15 July, the vehicles provide information for the Bosc...
    19-Jul-2021 News New Products
    ACQUISITION: Self-driving startup Aurora to go public via SPAC merger
    Self-driving technology startup, Aurora, has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Reinvent Technology Partners Y, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). According to a press release issued by Aurora on 15 July, the company stated that upon closing of the proposed tran...
    Non-profit association Alumobility releases study results on aluminum light-weighting solutions
    Alumobility, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the adoption of aluminum automotive body sheets, announced the results of its technical study on 8 July. The study demonstrates affordable lightweighting through the proposed conversion of a mass-produced, C-segment SUV passenger door from s...
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    Indian state Maharashtra unveils new Electric Vehicle Policy
    The Indian state Maharashtra, which revealed its new Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021 on 13 July, has set an ambitious target for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to contribute 10 percent of new vehicle registrations by 2025. It said that all EVs eligible under the policy shall be exempt from&nb...
    Volkswagen Group commissions 45,000 high-power EV charging stations by 2025
    German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen Group plans to set up a wide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Europe, North America, Canada, and mainland China by 2025 as part of its overall transition to become a full-scale EV ecosystem company through this decade, it said whil...
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    General Motors invests over USD71 million in new advanced design center in California
    American car maker General Motors (GM) has announced an investment of over USD71 million to establish a new campus in Pasadena, California, for GM’s Advanced Design Center operations. According to a press release issued by GM on 13 July, the company stated that this new eight-acre facili...
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    SAIC plans to introduce Level 4 robo-taxis in mainland China in 2021
    Mainland Chinese vehicle maker, SAIC Motor, has announced that it will launch between 40 and 60 robo-taxis equipped with Level 4 autonomous driving capability across the cities of Shanghai and Suzhou by the end of 2021. According to a report filed by Electrek on 13 July, the Shanghai-based SAIC i...
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    DEKRA selects Keysight's 5G and IoT solutions to verify 5G, Wi-Fi, and bluetooth devices
    Keysight has announced that DEKRA has selected its 5G and IoT test solutions to expand 5G new radio (NR), Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5 device regulatory compliance services, according to a company press release on 13 July. “With over 600 5G devices announced by vendors around the world, we are plea...
    u-blox unveils a series of automotive-grade positioning modules
    u‑blox has introduced a series of automotive-grade positioning modules for dead reckoning techniques to provide accurate position data, the company said in a press release on 13 July. The NEO-M9L modules and the M9140-KA-DR chip are built on the u‑blox M9 global navigation satellite system (GNSS...
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    BMW rolls out updated BMW News app
    BMW has rolled out its upgraded BMW News app to "millions" of vehicles, it said in a press release on 13 July. This will cater to the growing demand for in-vehicle news and infotainment podcasts. The News app is an integrated vehicle application in BMW's Operating System 7 and does not need a r...
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    EasyPark, a Volvo partner, to automate parking payments
    Parking technology company EasyPark and Volvo Cars are launching a new cooperation to automate parking payments. The new feature seamlessly integrates EasyPark’s app into Volvo’s Android Automotive environment in the XC40 recharge and C40, and the 2022 XC60, S90, and V90 models (includ...
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