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    Auto parts to software ecosystem: Does Aptiv and Wind River merger make sense?
    Well-known auto parts maker Aptiv acquired automotive and IoT software developer Wind River on 11 January 2022. This is the first automotive acquisition of this year. This deal is the biggest since 2017 and the divergence of Delphi by Aptiv. Aptiv Aptiv PLC, formerly known as Delphi Automotive...
    Electrical steel: Another temporary supply chain shortage or a threat to OEMs’ electrification plans?
    This report has contributions from xEL Mobility and Metals Technology Consulting. As the automotive industry battles the semiconductor shortages, which have prevented the production of 9.3 million units to date, the rapid expansion in growth of EV sales raises questions about the future availabil...
    An electric chemistry - NCM, LFP and the future of battery cathodes
    In this week’s episode of Autology, IHS Markit experts discuss battery technology and the battery market. With a basic understanding of how NCM (nickel, manganese, cobalt) and LFP (lithium, iron phosphate) batteries work we dive deeper into the importance and implications of different cathode m...
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announce a shared 2030 roadmap, plan to invest USD25.71 billion
    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance plans to jointly invest EUR23 billion (USD25.71 billion) over the next five years on developing electric and connected vehicles, the three companies said in a joint announcement on 27 January 2022. Notably, the Alliance has already invested more than EUR10 bill...
    28-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Nissan announces all-new compact electric car for European markets
    Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Corporation on 27 January 2022 announced an all-new compact electric vehicle (EV), which would be a successor to the Micra hatchback, for the European markets. The company said the planned new compact electric car would be built on the CMF B-EV alliance platform, which...
    28-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz enters technology cooperation with solid-state battery startup ProLogium
    German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Taiwanese solid-state electric vehicle (EV) battery technology startup ProLogium to jointly develop next-generation battery cells, the two companies announced on 27 January 2022. Under the agreement, Mercede...
    28-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Nidec Corporation reports quarterly sales of USD4.3 billion, up 7.2% q/q
    Continuing to grow for the third consecutive quarter in FY2021–22, Japanese automotive supplier Nidec Corporation reported its net sales for the October–December 2021 quarter at JPY496.5 billion (USD4.31 billion), up 7.2% quarter on quarter (q/q), the company said on 26 January 2022. Nidec’s t...
    Valeo appoints Christophe Périllat as CEO
    Valeo has appointed Christophe Périllat as chief executive officer, it said in a press release on 26 January. Périllat will replace Jacques Aschenbroich, who will continue to act as chairman of the board of directors. Périllat joined Valeo Group in 2000 and held several management positio...
    ParkMobile to offer zone and permit parking in the City of Upland, California
    ParkMobile has tied up with the City of Upland in California, under which it will offer zone and permit parking, it said in a press release dated 27 January. Through the app, users will be able to pay for on-demand off-street parking at close to 300 spaces around Upland. “Our partnership with P...
    Hyundai Mobis invests in radar startup for L4+ autonomous driving
    Hyundai Mobis has made a strategic investment in US-based Zendar, it said in a press release on 27 January. The startup develops high-resolution radar called imaging radar. Hyundai Mobis will leverage its competencies in hardware design and integrated software development to Zendar's fusion radar te...
    28-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Toyota unveils Sequoia SUV with new Toyota Audio Multimedia
    Toyota has unveiled the Sequoia SUV with the new Toyota Audio Multimedia system, it said in a press release dated 25 January. It features an 8-inch or 14-inch touchscreen that controls the all-new multimedia system, which was designed by its Connected Technologies team. The Toyota Audio Multimedia s...
    28-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Leoni appoints Harald Nippel as CFO
    Leoni has announced the appointment of Harald Nippel as the CFO, according to a company press release on 27 January. Nippel will take charge on 1 April 2022. Nippel served as the CFO of KraussMaffei Group since 2016. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Ixetic GmbH/Magna Powertrain and until 2010, the C...
    Visteon appoints Bunsei Kure to board of directors
    Global technology company Visteon Corporation appoints Bunsei Kure to its board of directors, the company announced in a press release on 27 January. Francis M. Scricco, chairman, board of directors, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Bunsei to our board of directors. His knowledge and...
    SAIC collaborates with SITRI to set up automotive chip fund
    SAIC Motor Corporation announces the establishment of a multi-billion-yuan fund with Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) to promote research and production for automotive microchips, Reuters said in a statement on 27 January.   Significance: The statement also...
    DOMINANT Opto Technologies commits to ESG to reduce carbon emissions from product portfolio
    DOMINANT Opto Technologies pledges to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), the company said in a press release on 27 January. The company through ESG’s initiatives will aim to achieve bet-zero carbon emissions.   Significance: DOMINANT Opto Technologies’ scope of focus include: ...
    BMW Group joins Leather Working Group to source sustainable and responsible leather
    BMW Group joins the Leather Working Group to enable corporate responsibility in the field of sustainability and responsible sourcing, the German automaker said in a press release on 27 January. Nadine Philipp, BMW Group’s head of Sustainability in the Supply Chain, Energy, said, “As a leader ...
    Alfamation announces new test solutions for APIX3 automotive links
    Inova Semiconductors and Alfamation collaborate to speed up the integration of APIX3 technology into automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 26 January. APIX is vital and is used to connect displays and cameras with infotainment systems.   Significance: The technology...
    Advanced joining techniques - Key to lightweight body structures
    Selecting the most optimum joining method for the body parts is one of the key decisions OEMs make early on in the manufacturing process to ensure a multimaterial structure. These multi-material body structures are a key solution to reducing the weight of the overall vehicle. Multimaterial compon...
    When will chips be back on the car menu?
    The current chip shortage continues to disrupt auto businesses across the value chain as OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and their suppliers rush to procure reliable chip sources. The supply-chain disruption must be weathered by both automakers and semiconductor manufacturers by aligning the...
    Otonomo announces Audi as a vehicle data platform partner
    Otonomo has announced Audi as a vehicle data platform partner, according to a company press release on 25 January. Otonomo will provide access to rich, actionable vehicle data which will enable Audi’s customers and business partners to create consumer offerings with a focus on user experience, suc...
    Outlook for LED projector and reflector headlamp production in Asian markets
    Headlamps are increasingly being used to differentiate vehicles and as a style statement. The market for light emitting diode (LED)-based headlamps is strong in Europe and North America, but demand for such headlamps is now growing rapidly even in markets such as South Asia where halogen-based headl...
    Analog chips – poised to become the next big threat to automakers?
    The automotive semiconductor supply tightness will likely ease in 2022 and in the first half of 2023. However, there is a risk of pressure points building up again at the end of 2023 or early 2024. According to IHS Markit’s analysis, new concerns are emerging over the supply of analog chips. After...
    Aucnet joins Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative
    Japan-based Aucnet has joined the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), it said in a press release on 26 January. Through its participation in MOBI, Aucnet intends on helping contribute by developing circular distribution platforms for electric vehicles (EVs) and their batteries.  Sign...
    Startup May Mobility raises USD83 million in Series C funding round
    May Mobility has announced that it has closed an initial USD83 million Series C funding round, it said in a press release on 26 January. The funding round was led by Mirai Creation Fund II with new investment from Tokio Marine and Toyota Tsusho, and existing investors Toyota Ventures, Millennium Tec...
    27-Jan-2022 News Investments
    STMicroelectronics announces FY 2021 financials
    STMicroelectronics’s reports financial year (FY) net revenue of USD12.76 billion with a (y/y) increase of 9% in the financial year ended 31 December 2021, according to a filing by the company on 27 January. Operating income for the year 2021 was USD885 million an increase from USD637 million in th...
    FCC approves WiMi HoloAR lens to enter the US market
    WiMi Hologram Cloud Inc. announces that the company’s augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD) was approved by the Federal Communications Commission to enter the US market, the company said in a press release on 20 January. Shi Shuo, CEO of WiMi, said, “WIMI HoloAR Lens, an AR&n...
    27-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Renault unveils all-new Austral with OpenR interface
    All-new Austral’s interior sketch debits with the company’s hi-tech interior solution OpenR, it said in a press release on 26 January. The interior space provides a slim and bold new design language by providing a seamless flow from the front seat occupants to the rear. Renault Design Project...
    27-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Toshiba restarts chip production at plant after earthquake
    Toshiba has resumed its chipmaking production in its Oita, Southern Japan facility after it was hit by an earthquake, the company said in a press release on 26 January. Significance: The plant reported damage due to the quake and had initially halted all operations and post analyzing the damage a...
    Adient outlines sustainability roadmap to reduce emission targets from seating products
    Adient announces sustainability report to curb carbon emissions outlining a roadmap to attain reduced green-house targets, the company said in a press release on 25 January. Doug Del Grosso, Adient president and CEO, said, "At Adient, we are committed to following positive environmental, social a...
    Startup Pony.ai unveils 6th generation autonomous driving system
    Pony.ai has developed its 6th generation autonomous driving system, Green Car Congress reported on 24 January. The system contains leading-edge sensors, NVIDIA DRIVE computing platform solutions, and styling and design features for Level 4 automotive-grade mass production fleets. Toyota’s S-AM ...
    27-Jan-2022 News New Products
    EV battery recycling startup Lithion Recycling raises close to USD100 million in series A funding
    Canadian electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling startup Lithion Recycling Inc. has raised CAD125 million (USD99.134 million) as it closed the first tranche in series-A equity funding round, it announced on 24 January 2022. The funding round saw participation from a strategic group of investors...
    Baidu and Geely invest USD400 million in electric car venture Jidu
    Chinese technology company Baidu and leading carmaker Geely have announced that the two companies are jointly investing nearly USD400 million in their electric car venture Jidu’s series A funding round, according to a report filed by CNBC on 26 January 2022. The two companies had partnered to esta...
    27-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Continental partners startup Volterio to jointly develop fully automatic EV charging robot
    Global automotive component supplier Continental AG has teamed up with startup Volterio to jointly design and develop a fully automatic electric vehicle (EV) charging robot, the company said on 26 January. Continental’s development and production service provider Continental Engineering Service...
    Li-Cycle forms JV with Morrow, ECO STOR to set up a lithium battery recycling facility in Norway
    Canada-based end-of-life battery recycling company Li-Cycle Holdings Corporation has announced on 26 January 2022 that the company has formed a joint venture (JV) with Norwegian companies ECO STOR AS and Morrow Batteries AS with an intent to set up a new commercial lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery recyc...
    Startup Sibros raises USD70 million in Series B funding round
    Sibros has raised USD70 million in Series B funding round, the connected vehicle platform company said in a press release on 25 January. The round was led by Energy Impact Partners (EIP) with participation from Fontinalis Partners, Google, Iron Pillar, Qualcomm Ventures, and existing investors Nexus...
    27-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Engel supplies injection-molded front badge for BMW's new iX
    Austrian injection molding company Engel announced via press release on 11 January that German automaker BMW has launched a new Engel production unit at its Landshut production facility to develop the new kidney-shaped front badges for the iX EV. According to the press release, the front bad...
    Plastic Omnium supplies external body panels for 2022 Lucid Air
    French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium announced via press release on 13 January that it had provided external body parts as well as engineering and production services to California-based EV manufacturer Lucid Motors for the 2022 Air model. According to the press release, the French comp...
    Origin Materials to develop carbon-negative automotive products with Mitsui
    US materials company Origin Materials announced via press release on 10 January that it had formed a strategic partnership with Japanese trading and investment company Mitsui & Co to industrialize and sell advanced carbon negative material-based products. According to the press release, ...
    Luxury carmaker Bentley to invest USD3.37 billion to become carbon neutral by 2030
    British manufacturer of luxury cars Bentley Motors Ltd has committed an investment of GBP2.5 billion (USD3.37 billion) in sustainability over the next 10 years with an aim to become carbon neutral by 2030, the company announced on 26 January 2022. It plans to roll out its first battery-electric vehi...
    26-Jan-2022 News Investments
    General Motors plans to invest over USD7 billion in four Michigan plants
    General Motors plans to invest more than USD7 billion in four manufacturing sites located in Michigan, significantly increasing battery cell and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing capacity, the company said on 25 January 2022. While the company claims that the said amount is the single largest inve...
    26-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Vulcan Energy granted research permit for potential lithium production site in Italy
    Lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources Limited has been granted research permit in Italy for the Cesano area, which is located about 20 km from Rome, according to a report published by Green Car Congress on 24 January 2022. The report mentioned that the Cesano permit is awarded to Vulcan Energy...
    ŠKODA makes all-electric Enyaq iV’s interior sustainable by using recycled PET bottles
    The Czech automaker replaces its traditional interior equipment with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles to be used in the seat covers of the Enyaq iV, the company announced in a press release on 25 January.     Markéta Truhelková, Coordinator of Purchasing, Interior at ŠKO...
    26-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Covestro expands plastics production facility at Greater Noida to support ‘Make in India’ initiative
    German engineering plastics company inaugurates new production lines for polymers the facility’s Greater Noida Plant in India, Covestro said in a press release on 24 January. This new hi-tech facility began operations entailing advanced manufacturing capabilities to meet growing demand.  &nbs...
    26-Jan-2022 News Investments
    StradVision establishes North American headquarters to expand business in US
    StradVision announces it has established a North American Headquarters in Michigan, enabling the company to better develop new market opportunities and customers in the United States, it said in a press release on 20 January. StradVision COO and StradVision Technology USA CEO, Sunny Lee, said, ...
    26-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Ford recalls 200,000 vehicles in the US over brake lights issue
    Ford will recall around 200,000 vehicles in the US over a brake light issue, the Associated Press reported on 19 January. The report says Ford is recalling the models to fix a problem that can stop the brake lights from turning off. The recall covers certain MY 2014 and 2015 Fusion and Linco...
    26-Jan-2022 News Recalls
    Qualcomm to offer advanced in-vehicle experiences in Honda vehicles
    Qualcomm Technologies has announced that it would offer advanced in-vehicle experiences to Honda models, according to a company press release dated 4 January. Qualcomm said that the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms will be used in upcoming Honda models. “We pride ourselves in having ...
    Zenzic launches new V2X project in UK
    Zenzic has announced the launch of a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) project, led by Commsignia and in partnership with CAM Testbed UK partners, according to a press release dated 20 January. Zenzic will also work with Vodafone and Nokia. The project will assess the current V2X landscape across ...
    Toyo Styrene partners with Agilyx to develop new plastics recycling plant in Japan
    American chemical recycling company Agilyx announced via press release on 11 January that Japanese polystyrene producer Toyo Styrene’s new chemical recycling facility, enabled by Agilyx’s depolymerization technology, had entered into its construction phase. According to the press release...
    Solvay partners with Trillium to develop sustainable carbon fiber
    Belgian chemical company Solvay announced via press release on 12 January that it had signed a letter of intent with American chemical company Trillium Renewable Chemicals to develop a supply chain for bio-based acrylonitrile (bio-ACN). According to the press release, Solvay will purchase bi...
    Wastefront partners with Technip Energiesto build new tire recycling plant in the UK
    Norwegian waste tire recycling company Wastefront announced via press release on 10 January that it had selected French energy and technology company Technip Energies as its engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner for its planned USD135 million (GBP100 million) Sunderland, UK, ...
    Continental’s Cockpit High Performance Computer features in the BMW iX
    Continental has announced that it will supply BMW with intuitive and attractive user experience for its new iX model, according to a company press release on 24 January. The electric vehicle (EV) will integrate Continental’s Cockpit High Performance Computer (HPC). The HPC manages software comp...
    Vitesco open to sell its internal combustion engine division
    Global supplier of advanced powertrain parts and electric mobility solutions Vitesco Technologies is open to selling off its internal combustion engine division, a Reuters report said on 25 January 2022, citing chief executive officer Andreas Wolf. “If someone approached us wanting to buy that ...
    Bosch partners with CARIAD for automated driving solutions
    Bosch has partnered with Volkswagen’s software unit CARIAD to develop partially and highly automated driving solutions for volume production, the German supplier said in a press statement on 25 January. The companies will be looking to develop hands-free driving functions for the vehicles sold und...
    Porsche upgrades its infotainment system
    Porsche has announced that it is upgrading its infotainment system, in a press release by the automaker dated 24 January. The sixth generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) in the 911, Taycan, Cayenne, and Panamera models will have multiple new functions such as native integrat...
    25-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi to triple their EV investments, aim to line up 30 new EVs by 2030
    Renault SA, Nissan Motor Company, and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation plan to triple their investment to jointly develop electric vehicles (EVs), said a report filed by news agency Reuters on 23 January 2022, citing two people aware of the French-Japanese alliance’s EV plans. Even as the three co...
    Foxconn, partners plan to develop a new EV ecosystem in Indonesia
    Taiwan’s Hon Hai Technology Group, more popularly known as the Apple iPhone maker Foxconn, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Ministry of Investment (BKPM), along with Industri Baterai Indonesia (IBC), PT Indika Energy Tbk (Indika) and battery swap solutions provide...
    Continental introduces new UltraContact tire for high service life applications
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 13 January the release of its UltraContact summer tire for high service life applications. According to the press release, the tire provides a long service performance thanks to its following features: The tire’s Yel...
    25-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Nouveau Monde appoints ex-Inter Pipeline SVP Bernard Perron as new CEO
    Canadian mining company Nouveau Monde announced via press release on 10th January that it had appointed ex-Senior VP, Project Development & Operations Services, at Inter Pipeline Ltd., Bernard Perron, as its new CEO. According to the press release, the new CEO will oversee Nouveau Monde’s e...
    REE appoints ex-Magna SVP David Goldberg as new CFO
    Israeli-based manufacturer of modular platforms REE Automotive announced via press release on 6 January the appointment of finance executive David Goldberg as the company’s CFO. Goldberg joins the company from Magna International where he was the SVP of Corporate Development. According to ...
    ABC technologies announces acquisition of Karl Etzel GmbH
    ABC Technologies Holdings announced a definitive agreement to acquire Karl Etzel GmbH from the Schürrle family for around USD95 million, the company said in a press release on 21 January. Etzel entails a strong foothold as a leading tier-1 and tier-2 supplier to luxury German OEM.    T...
    Auto supplier SL Corp. to source lidar sensors from Opsys Tech
    Opsys Tech announces a deal to supply lidar systems to South Korea-based automotive component parts supplier SL Corp, the company said in a press release on 10 January.      Eitan Gertel, Opsys Tech chairman, said, "This agreement with world-leading auto parts supplier SL Corp...
    Plastic Omnium announces Marc Perraudin as its new member to the company’s executive committee
    Plastic Omnium appoints CEO of New Energies business entity Marc Perraudin to Plastic Omnium Executive Committee as an Associate member, the company said in a press release on 24 January.   Significance: Perraudin served in Plastic Omnium New Energies since March 2020 and carries 2...
    Fermata Energy raises USD40 million
    Fermata Energy has announced that it has raised USD40 million, the company said in a press release on 14 January. Investment from new partners, included funds managed by Carlyle and Verizon Ventures, as well as existing investors such as Skyview Ventures, I Squared Capital, and ClearSky. The fund...
    24-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Cadence introduces full DRAM solution to accelerate IP-to-SoC level verification
    Cadence Design Systems unveils new dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) verification solution, allowing customers to test and optimize system-on-chip (SoC) designs for data center, consumer, mobile, and automotive applications, it announced in a press release on 20 January. Paul Cunningham, SVP an...
    24-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Renault debuts OpenR screen with the new Megane E-Tech electric
    Renault debuts the OpenR in-vehicle in the new Megane E-Tech electric vehicle (EV), the French automaker announced in a press release on 20 January. The electronic architecture in the vehicle combines driver assistance systems and increased viewing comfort when using them.   Marc, director, ...
    24-Jan-2022 News New Products
    IIHS develops new guidelines to test semi-autonomous ADAS
    According to a press release on FutureCar dated 22 January, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) issued new guidelines under which Level 2 semi-autonomous systems will be tested with similar parameters and test methods to the other tests IIHS does. The system will be given a score...
    Intel invests USD20 billion to set up advanced chipmaking facility in Ohio
    Intel announces plans for an initial investment of more than USD20 billion in the setup of two new cutting-edge chip factories in Ohio, the company said in a press release on 21 January. The investment toward the new establishment will cater to the growing demand of advanced semiconductors.&nbs...
    24-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Startup Smartcar closes USD24 million in Series B financing
    Smartcar has raised USD24 million in Series B financing round, the API developer platform for connected vehicles said in a press release on 19 January. The round was led by Energize Ventures with follow-on participation from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Smartcar wi...
    24-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Startup Pony.ai develops complete autonomous computing unit on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SoC
    Pony.ai has announced that it has developed a complete autonomous computing unit built on the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-chip (SoC), according to a 20 January press release. The autonomous computing unit powered by NVIDIA DRIVE Orin will accelerate the roll-out of Pony.ai’s Level 4 autonomy capab...
    24-Jan-2022 News New Products
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    Omni Design Technologies partners with EnSilica for development of 5G and automotive SoCs
    Omni Design Technologies has partnered with EnSilica, under which the companies will leverage Omni Design’s advanced data converter solutions together with EnSilica’s turnkey ASIC solutions, to assist customers developing 5G and automotive system-on-chips (SoCs), it said in a press release on 18...
    Autonomous vehicle startup Wayve raises USD200 million in Series B funding round
    Wayve has raised USD200 million in Series B funding round, the company said in an official release on 18 January. The funding will help scale its technology and expand its partnerships with commercial fleets. The latest round of funding brings total equity raised to over USD258 million. “We wer...
    24-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Allego secures 14 ultra-fast EV charging locations in Flanders, Belgium
    Pan-European EV network operator, Allego Holding B.V. has secured 14 new ultra-fast charging locations along major highways in Flanders, Belgium in a project co-financed by the European Union and the Flemish Agency for Roads and Traffic (Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer van de Vlaamse overheid or AWV, th...
    General Motors’ luxury arm Cadillac begins pre-series production of its first EV, the Lyriq
    General Motors’ luxury car brand Cadillac has started pre-series production of its first electric model, the Lyriq, at the company’s Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee, according to Mark Reuss, president, General Motors, who shared the update on LinkedIn last week. “Our fi...
    24-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Redwood Materials’ upcoming anode copper foil facility to become operational in first half of 2022
    Battery materials recycling and production startup Redwood Materials plans to ready its upcoming plant at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center and begin operations in the first half of 2022, the company said in an official statement on 19 January 2022. “In a matter of months, our anode copper ...
    General Motors to invest USD154 million in Western New York components plant
    US carmaker General Motors plans to invest around USD154 million in its Western New York Lockport Components plant to renovate the facility and purchase and install new machinery and equipment used in the production of the stator module, the company announced on 21 January 2022. The said stator modu...
    24-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Geely Group, Renault sign up for joint cooperation in South Korea, export markets
    Renault Group and Geely Holding Group have signed an agreement to launch a new collaboration dedicated to bringing fuel-efficient hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and internal combustion engine (ICE) models to the South Korean market as well as for export sales, the two companies said in a strategic ...
    Blink Charging to supply EV chargers to General Motors car dealerships in US and Canada
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator Blink Charging Company is deploying its EV chargers at General Motors (GM) dealerships in the United States and Canada, the company said on 18 January 2022. The company, which is working with leading facility solutions provider ABM, said it i...
    US-based EV battery startup Factorial Energy raises USD200 million in Series D funding round
    Solid-state electric vehicle (EV) battery technology startup Factorial Energy has raised USD200 million as part of its Series D funding round that was led by Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis N.V., the company said in an official statement on 20 January 2022. It said that the funding would be used t...
    EV battery startup Britishvolt secures USD2.3 billion in funding for its Gigafactory
    Electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Britishvolt announced on 21 January 2022 that it has secured a total funding of GBP1.7 billion (USD2.3 billion) through the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF), which has enabled a long-term partnership with Trixtax and abrdn to deliver the private funding. The...
    Li-metal battery company SES signs A-sample joint development agreement with Honda
    US based hybrid lithium-metal (Li-Metal) battery technology company SES Holdings Pte. Ltd. (SES) has entered into a joint development agreement with the Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Company to develop Li-Metal batteries as part of Honda’s next generation battery strategy, SES officially announced...
    Airbiquity collaborates with Renesas on automotive technology integration
    Airbiquity has announced a collaboration with Renesas, under which the companies will integrate the Renesas R-Car S4 system-on-chip (SoC) and the Airbiquity OTAmatic software management platform, an official press release on 18 January read. The combination of R-Car S4 and OTAmatic provides deliv...
    Luminar to develop highly automated driving technologies for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars
    Luminar has announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz to accelerate the development of future highly automated driving technologies for Mercedes-Benz’s passenger cars, according to a company press release dated 20 January. “This partnership is a landmark moment in the industry, demonstrating...
    Ford selects Telenav’s SmartHorizon application to enable ADAS features in its vehicles
    Telenav has announced that American carmaker Ford Motor Company has selected its SmartHorizon application to enable critical advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features in vehicles in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, a company press release dated 20 January read. SmartHorizo...
    Ford and ADT to form JV for vehicle security solutions
    Ford has announced that it will form a new joint venture (JV) with ADT, a company press release dated 18 January read. The JV will be called Canopy and will combine ADT’s professional security monitoring and Ford’s artificial intelligence (AI)–driven video camera technology. Canopy will lau...
    TriEye and Hitachi Astemo partner to develop ADAS technology
    TriEye has announced a collaboration with tier-1 supplier Hitachi Astemo to combine their expertise on enhancing the capabilities of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for extreme weather and low-light conditions, in a press release on 20 January.   John Nunneley, ...
    Grupo Antolin develops highly energy efficient smart thermal comfort system for EVs
    Grupo Antolin introduced the company’s efficient heating alternatives to further increase sustainable mobility through reduction of energy consumption, in a press release on 20 January. This intelligent solution will also solve the heating problems powered by combustion engines.   ...
    21-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Black Sesame Technologies’ autonomous driving chipset to be powered by BlackBerry QNX technology
    Chipmaker Black Sesame Technologies has selected BlackBerry’s QNX technology to power its latest chipset developed for autonomous driving applications, the company said in a press release on 20 January. Rock Yang, chief marketing officer and co-founder, Black Sesame Technologies, said...
    Mopar unveils new plug-in wall home chargers for Jeep 4xe and Chrysler Pacifica models
    Mopar introduces new at-home charging module that can charge the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models, it announced in a press release on 18 January. The new charging module retails at USD599 and provides seamless and quick charging experience. Mark Bosan...
    21-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Lextar supplies first high-volume AEC-Q102 qualified VCSELs to OEMs
    Lextar Electronics, a subsidiary of Ennostar Group begins volume supply of PV88Q vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) to expand Time-of-Flight (ToF) 3D applications, the company announced in a press release on 20 January. Mitch Lee, deputy general manager of Lextar Electronics Business ...
    21-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Ford equips Mach-E GT Performance Edition with Pirelli P Zero tires
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 11 January that it will be equipping the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition with its Ultra High Performance (UHP) P Zero tire. According to Pirelli, the tire it will fit on the electric sport utility vehicle (S...
    Brabus selects Yokohama Rubber's ADVAN Sport V107 for G 63-based off-roaders
    Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama Rubber announced via press release on 12 January that its flagship ADVAN Sport V107 had been selected by aftermarket car tuner Brabus Gmbh for fitment on the Mercedes-AMG G 63-based 700/800/900 off-roaders. The tires will be supplied in the size 305/35R23 ...
    Audi selects Nexen's Winguard Sport 2 winter tire for new A6
    South Korean tire manufacturer Nexen Tire announced via press release on 10th January that its Winguard Sport 2 tires had been selected by automaker Volkswagen as original equipment in size 225/60R17 99H on the 8th Gen Audi A6. According to the press release, the Winguard Sport 2 premium winter t...
    Hyundai Motor partners IonQ to deploy quantum computing in EV battery advancements
    Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company has partnered IonQ, a leading trapped-ion quantum computing company, to develop new variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithms to study lithium compounds and their chemical reactions involved in battery chemistry, the company said on 19 January 2022. Ac...
    Honda partners V2X Suisse consortium to advance V2G technology in Switzerland
    Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Company is partnering with the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) Suisse consortium to demonstrate the vital role of electric vehicles (EVs) and bidirectional charging technology in the future of energy management, the company said in an official note on 19 January 2022. Th...
    FLO signs multiyear agreement with General Motors to provide EV charging stations across US
    FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator, has signed a multiyear agreement with General Motors wherein FLO will provide AC Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast chargers for GM to be installed on its premises in the United States. FLO announced the installation of...
    Honeywell and FREYR collaborate on automation, next-generation battery cells
    Honeywell and FREYR Battery have signed an agreement wherein FREYR will leverage Honeywell’s technology offerings, including integrated automation, field instrumentation and security integration solutions in its manufacturing process and Honeywell will purchase 19-GWh of battery cells produced by ...
    Acquisition of Wind River – an apt step for Aptiv?
    In this week’s episode of Autology, IHS Markit experts discuss the acquisition of the software company Wind River by Aptiv. We will be delving into the details of the deal, why this acquisition took place, and what this means for the automotive software market. Tune in to find out the answer...
    24M Technologies closes deal with Volkswagen Group on EV battery manufacturing
    Massachusetts-based EV battery cell developer 24M Technologies, Inc. has closed its deal with the Volkswagen Group wherein the German carmaker has acquired 25% stake in 24M and plans to establish a wholly owned subsidiary that will, in cooperation with the former, develop, and produce the patented S...
    EnSilica and Omni Design partner to develop multiple SoCs for connected and autonomous vehicles
    Omni Design Technologies signs partnership agreement with custom ASIC design company EnSilica, it said in a press release on 18 January. The two companies under this new agreement will help enhance customers developing next generation automotive SoC modules.   Dr. Kush Gulati, President and ...
    Hanwha Solutions acquires part of wireless module business from Samsung Electro-Mechanics
    Hanwha Solutions announced on 30 December that it signed an agreement with Samsung Electro-Mechanics to acquire its wireless module business unit responsible for manufacturing Wi-Fi and 5G mmWave antenna modules by using organic substrate, the company said in a press release on 4 January. According ...
    Ambarella unveils CV3 AI domain controller for ADAS and L4 autonomous vehicles with refined environmental perception
    Ambarella unveils its CV3 augmented reality (AI) domain controller family that is scalable providing highest AI processing performance at up to 500 Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards (eTOPS), the company it said in a press release on 4 January. Fermi Wang, president and ...
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