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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Audi plans to produce electric drives for VW’s MEB ECO platform in Hungary
    Audi’s Hungary unit plans to produce electric drives for Volkswagen’s (VW's) new MEB ECO platform (modular electric-drive toolkit), which is aimed at the development of VW Group’s small-sized electric cars, the company said in a press announcement on 21 June 2022. The company said that it plan...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    BMW builds new USD2.2 billion factory in China to accelerate EV production
    German luxury carmaker BMW has set up a new electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant in Shenyang, China, as part of its capacity expansion drive to accelerate the production of EVs in the world’s largest EV market, the company announced on 23 June 2022. According to BMW, with an overall investmen...
    24-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Acura adds AcuraLink Services for MY2023 MDX lineup
    Acura has announced that the fourth generation of its flagship vehicle, the MDX, will feature new standard premium services for 2023, such as three years of AcuraLink and new Acura Maintenance Package, according to a company press release on 23 June. The MY2023 MDX and MDX Type S come standard with ...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    5G-Carmen project conducts autonomous driving tests in Germany, Austria, and Italy
    The 5G-Carmen project has announced the results of an autonomous driving pilot connecting low-latency, autonomous, and assisted driving vehicle functions using a 5G mobile network across the borders from Italy to Austria and from Austria to Germany. According to a report by Computer Weekly, the 5G c...
    Volkswagen Group to invest USD2.42 billion on preparing plants in Germany for electrification
    Volkswagen Group announced on 16 June 2022 that the company’s components arm plans to invest EUR2.30 billion (USD2.42 billion) through 2026 in preparing its manufacturing plants in Germany for electrification. “It’s the next step in a transformation process initiated in 2015 that is convert...
    24-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Mazda to use Pioneer’s power amplifier unit for audio system in CX-60 model
    Pioneer has announced that its power amplifier unit will be used in the audio system "Mazda Harmonic," which will feature in the CX-60 model, according to a company press release on 22 June. The vehicle will be launched in September 2022. The system features a Class-D 8 channel output with high-p...
    GM expands partnership with EVgo to add new Plug and Charge service in Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem
    General Motors will expand its collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem, the automaker said in a press release on 23 June. Plug and Charge will be available at nearly all EVgo DC fast-charging stations. GM plans to include all compatible DC fast...
    CATL launches EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, China
    Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology Ltd. (CAES), a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s largest EV battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL), has launched its EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, which is the capital of east China's Anhui Province, the comp...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    CATL launches Qilin battery capable of delivering over 1,000 km in a single charge
    Mainland China’s largest battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL) has launched its all-new Qilin battery, which is built on the company’s third-generation cell-to-pack (CTP) technology, the company announced on 23 June 2022. It said that the Qilin battery offers a rec...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz partners with ZYNC for in-car digital entertainment platform
    Mercedes-Benz Group has partnered with ZYNC, following which the tech company will implement its premium in-car digital entertainment platform, a company press release on 22 June read. ZYNC will aggregate and offer original and third-party digital content onto a single turnkey platform as well ...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    ArcelorMittal, RWE to set up new wind farms, electrolyzers to decarbonize steel production in Germany
    Multinational steel company ArcelorMittal announced via press release on 22 June that it had signed an MoU with German energy company RWE to invest in new infrastructures required to produce low-emissions steel at the steel company’s production sites in Bremen, Hamburg, Eisenhüttenstadt, and Duis...
    JFE to test application of CO2-utilization technologies to decarbonize steelmaking operations
    Japanese steel company JFE announced via press release on 20 June that it will be testing the application of two carbon dioxide (CO2)-utilization technologies to decarbonize its Japanese steelmaking operations and achieve carbon neutrality. According to the press release, the two technologies the...
    Umicore, Idemitsu to develop catholyte materials for solid-state batteries
    Belgian materials company Umicore announced via a press release on 22 June that it had agreed to partner with Japanese petroleum company Idemitsu Kosan Co. to jointly develop high-performance catholyte materials for solid-state batteries. Catholytes combine cathode active materials (CAMs) and sol...
    Li Auto L9’s compute platform uses two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SoCs
    Li Auto’s L9 will be feature a software-defined compute platform built on two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin systems-on-chip (SoCs), a company blogpost dated 23 June. The L9’s compute platform can perform 500 trillion operations per second (TOPS) and run various deep neural networks simultaneously and in rea...
    Toyota, Subaru recall bZ4X and Solterra SUVs globally over wheel issue under sudden braking
    Toyota and Subaru are recalling all-electric bZ4X and Solterra sport utility vehicles (SUVs) owing to an issue with the wheel coming off loose upon sudden braking, Reuters reported on 23 June. According to the report, out of 2,700 Toyota bZ4X units, 2,200 were for Europe, 260 for the United ...
    24-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Continental supplies EcoContact 6, WinterContact TS 850 P tires to Mercedes-Benz EQB EV
    Continental has announced that the company is supplying the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQB with 19” EcoContact 6 and ex-factory: the WinterContact TS 850 P tires, according to a press release by the German tiremaker on 23 June. Continental reduced the rolling resistance of the EcoContact 6 by 1...
    Behr-Hella expects to grow faster in India than its global business
    Auto component major Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH (BHTC) has announced that its Indian business is expected to grow at twice the rate of its global businesses, The Economic Times reported on 22 June. The company intends to tap into the expanding domestic market as a critical sourcing base for elect...
    Einride secures approval from NHTSA for new purpose-built vehicle in the US
    Einride announced that it has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to operate its Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles on US public roads. With this approval, Einride will carry out a public road trial to support operational flows for clie...
    GlobalFoundries moves semiconductor tools into new fabrication plant in Singapore
    GlobalFoundries, a semiconductor manufacturer has announced that its first tool has been moved into the company’s new facility on its Singapore campus, according to a press release on 23 June 2022. With the Singapore Economic Development Board and co-investments from customers, the company was abl...
    GM-backed startup Cruise begins monetizing autonomous vehicle rides in the US
    Autonomous ride hailing company Cruise has officially started charging for the autonomous vehicle rides in San Francisco, according to a report published by The Verge on 23 June 2022. The company has said that the Northwest neighborhood of San Francisco is where "most passengers" are no...
    Hyundai Mobis introduces 'Smart Cabin' controller to analyze vital signs of occupants
    Hyundai Mobis has announced that it has develop an integrated controller that analyzes the driver's vital signs, such as posture, heart rate, and brainwaves, according to a press release on 23 June 2022. The Smart Cabin Controller comprises four sensors for detecting the vital signs of passe...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    IQE to supply Lumentum with epiwafers to support multiple automotive applications
    IQE, a supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Lumentum for the supply of epiwafers supporting 3D Sensing, lidar for automotive, and optical networking applications, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. Americo Lemos,...
    NHTSA proposes event data recorders to collect 20 seconds of pre-crash data
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a proposal to require automakers to collect more crash data from event data recorders (EDRs), also known as black boxes, according to a report published by Reuters on 23 June 2023. The safety agency has suggested that black ...
    Röhm supplies illuminated air vents to Spanish carmaker SEAT for Ibiza and Arona models
    Methacrylate company Röhm has announced that the company supplied its Plexiglas illuminated air vents for the SEAT Ibiza and Arona models, according to a press release published by Röhm on 21 June. The illuminated air vents are made from Röhm’s light scattering Plexiglas molding compound. Th...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Lanxess expands Tepex composites range with new sustainable product variants
    Specialty chemical company Lanxess has expanded its Tepex thermoplastic composites portfolio by developing recycled or bio-based resources to produce materials with structural lightweight and strong mechanical properties, it said in a press release on 21 June. Dr. Dirk Bonefeld, head of Global Pr...
    SABIC launches Noryl resin for insulation in EV batteries
    SABIC has introduced Noryl NHP8000VT3, insulation film for use in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, it said in a press release on 20 June. The material is well suited to protect against short circuits and prevents the spread of fire. Jenny Wang, director, Formulation and Application, APAC, Special...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Luokung partners with Siemens Mobility to develop IoV system solution, autonomous driving platform
    Luokung Technology Corp. has announced that its affiliate Beijing Hongdajiutong Technology Development (HDtraffic) has partnered with Siemens Mobility unit Yutraffic Technologies (Beijing), a company press release on 22 June read.  The companies aim to develop systemic product-based soluti...
    Cerence to power Lynk & Co’s conversational AI in-vehicle assistant
    Cerence has tied up with Lynk & Co to provide conversational AI-powered in-car assistant capabilities across the automaker’s lineup, it said in a press release on 22 June. In partnership with ECARX, Cerence will provide Lynk & Co with automatic speech recognition, natural language understa...
    Stellantis unveils new PEUGEOT 408 with latest generation of i-Cockpit
    Stellantis has announced that the new PEUGEOT 408 will come with the latest generation of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit, in a company press release on 22 June. The car will feature six cameras and nine radars for driver assistance systems and include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go functi...
    23-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Qt partners with Bosch to launch HMI software framework for digital cockpits
    Qt has announced that Bosch will deploy its unified cross-platform HMI design and development framework so that automakers will have the tools necessary to create digital cockpits, a company press release on 21 June read. “Due to evolving customer demands for digital experience in automotive, Q...
    Automotive hose maker Nichirin faces ransomware attack
    Japanese automotive hose maker Nichirin’s US subsidiary was subjected to a ransomware attack, Reuters reported on 22 June. The company was forced to shut down its computerized production controls following the incident. The unit switched to manual production and shipping to keep producti...
    Renault, Minth to manufacture aluminum battery casings for EVs in Ruitz, France
    French automaker Renault announced via press release on 20 June that it will be forming a joint venture (JV) with Chinese automotive parts manufacturer Minth to manufacture aluminum battery casings for its electric vehicles (EVs) in France. According to the press release, the new JV will manufact...
    Saarstahl and Dillinger to produce green steel in Saarland, Germany from 2027
    German steel group Staarstahl announced via press release on 9 June that it would start manufacturing green steel at its Dillinger and Völklingen steel plants from 2027. According to the press release, the company plans to add an electric arc furnace (EAF) at the Völklingen plant and an EAF and...
    23-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Shape Corp to manufacture vehicle body parts using SSAB’s fossil-free steel
    Swedish steel company SSAB announced via press release on 21 June that it had entered into an agreement with tier-1 automotive supplier of lightweight body structures Shape Corp for the supply of fossil-free steel. Shape is expected to use SSAB’s fossil-free steel made using its HYBRIT tec...
    CARIAD joins Eclipse Foundation
    Volkswagen unit CARIAD has joined the Eclipse Foundation open-source community as a strategic member of the Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) working group, it said in a press release on 22 June. CARIAD will collaborate on open-source software and contribute to projects. “The Eclipse Foundation we...
    Kia Corporation to procure EV battery packs from China’s CATL
    South Korean automaker Kia Corporation plans to procure batteries from China’s largest battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL) to power electric vehicles (EVs) that will be sold in its home market, a Reuters report published on 22 June 2022 said, citing a local newspap...
    Ambarella to supply Inceptio Technology with ‘Edge AI’ SoCs to support ADAS functions
    Inceptio Technology and Ambarella, an edge artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor company, have announced that Inceptio selected Ambarella's CV2FS and CV2AQ edge AI systems-on-chip (SoCs), for CVflow SoCs, for its automotive-grade central computing platform, according to a press release by ...
    Hesai to lead ISO automotive lidar working group for research work on automotive lidar tests
    Mainland China–based lidar technology startup Hesai has said that it is going to act as the group leader in the ISO Working Group (ISO/TC22/SC32/AHG1) for research work on automotive lidar tests, and Valeo acts as the deputy group leader, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. All parties w...
    IIHS recommends adoption of new ADAS-enabled road safety features for elderly
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has encouraged the use of turn assistance safety functions in vehicles, particularly for elderly drivers who might benefit from advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) features meant to assist vehicles drive through junctions, according to a report ...
    MIT researchers unveil new open-source photorealistic simulator for autonomous driving
    Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced its first open-source simulation engine ‘VISTA 2.0’ capable of building realistic scenarios for deployable training and testing of autonomous cars, according to a press release on 21 June 2022. Since they have...
    23-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Pony.ai plans to mass produce automated driving domain controllers built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin
    Pony.ai, an autonomous driving technology company, has said that its DRIVE Orin–based Autonomous Driving Controller (ADC), which is powered by NVIDIA's DRIVE Hyperion compute architecture, has been sampled to clients, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. It plans to mass produce in the be...
    Volkswagen plans to remove select ADAS features from new cars due to chip shortage in Australia
    According to a report published by CarExpert on 21 June 2022, Volkswagen Australia has planned to remove blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert safety features from a range of Volkswagen (VW) models owing to global semiconductor chip shortages. They will also be given the option to ...
    EV charging solutions company FLO to supply 7,500 Level 2 chargers to Hydro-Quebec
    FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, will supply up to 7,500 Level 2 chargers to energy company Hydro-Québec’s EV charging network Electric Circuit between 2022 and 2026, FLO announced on 20 June 2022. According to...
    ABB E-mobility opens production plant for DC fast chargers in Italy
    ABB E-mobility has opened its largest DC fast charger production plant to date in Valdarno, in the Tuscany region in Italy, the company said on 21 June 2022. Named the ABB E-mobility Centre of Excellence, the expanded facility has more than doubled its production capacity over the las...
    23-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Toyota teams up with Redwood Materials on closed loop EV battery ecosystem
    Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation’s North American arm Toyota Motor North America has teamed up with battery materials recycling company Redwood Materials to explore a series of end-of-life battery solutions for Toyota’s proposed battery ecosystem, the company announced on 21 June 2022....
    Ford Motor plans to assemble new generation EVs in Valencia, Spain for Europe
    US carmaker Ford Motor has selected its plant located in Valencia, Spain as the suitable facility to assemble vehicles based on its next generation electric vehicle (EV) architecture for Europe, the company announced on 22 June 2022. “Pending product approval, the Valencia plant could produce b...
    23-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Velodyne Lidar’s intelligent infrastructure solution deployed in Finland to improve traffic safety
    Velodyne Lidar has announced that its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) was deployed in Helsinki, Finland, to collect traffic data and enhance roadway safety, according to a press release by Velodyne on 22 June. Janne Rinne, project manager in Forum Virium Helsinki, said, “Velodyne Lida...
    Arbe to supply radar perception chipset to ADAS company HiRain
    Arbe Robotics has announced that it has supplied its perception radar chipset to ADAS company HiRain Technologies to develop imaging radar system, according to a press release by PR Newswire on 22 June. Kobi Marenko, CEO of Arbe, said, "China has the largest vehicle market in the world and is lea...
    Micron receives ISO 26262 ASIL-D functional safety certification
    Memory solutions company Micron has announced that the company has received International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 26262 Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D certification of memory for its low-power double data rate 5 (LPDDR5) DRAM, it said in a press release on 20 June. The solu...
    Amphenol enhances ePower-Lite connector series with a secondary locking design for EVs
    Interconnect systems company Amphenol Industrial Operations has introduced 2-pole mini ePower-Lite connector to enhance its existing ePower-Lite lineup with a 30 A rated secondary locking design for electric vehicles (EV), according to a press release by PR Newswire on 22 June. Significance: The ...
    NHTSA amends side impact protection testing rule to improve child safety seat
    The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule that enhances the protection of children during side-impact collisions by updating testing criteria for child safety seats, the safety regulator said in a press release on 22 ...
    CEVA extends RivieraWaves ultra-wideband IP to support car connectivity consortium’s digital key 3.0 standard
    CEVA has announced that its RivieraWaves ultra-wideband (UWB) IP is extended with the RW-UWB-CCC MAC software package to support the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Digital Key 3.0 specification, it said in a press release on 22 June. Tal Shalev, VP and general manager of the Wireless IoT BU at...
    Illuminated exterior: Grille and logo illumination gaining momentum from evolving vehicle designs
    Automotive exterior lighting apart from headlamps is experiencing a rapid transformation owing to brand identity and personalization. Automakers and manufacturers are exploring light-emitting diode (LED) light sources and related optics, unlocking new opportunities for vehicle exterior illumination ...
    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    BASF to set up new 15,000-ton battery black mass plant in Germany
    German chemical company BASF announced via press release on 20 June that it will be building a commercial scale battery recycling black mass plant in Schwarzheide, Germany, to strengthen its cathode active materials (CAM) production and recycling operations in the region. According to the press r...
    22-Jun-2022 News Investments
    BMW equips new M4 GT4 with Bcomp natural fiber parts
    Swiss natural fibre company Bcomp announced via press release on June 20 that its natural fiber reinforced plastic (NFRP) components had been extensively used by German automaker BMW in the new M4 GT4 model. According to the press release, the GT4 is now the serial GT vehicle with the highest pro...
    Michelin acquires Indonesian sustainable natural rubber project
    French tire company Michelin announced via press release on 21 June that it had acquired a further 51% of the capital of the Royal Lestari Utama (RLU) sustainable natural rubber project from Indonesian energy company Barito Pacific Group to become the sole owner of the joint venture. According to...
    22-Jun-2022 News Investments
    AGD Systems introduces ‘AGD650’ AI detector intelligent transport system
    AGD Systems, a ITS manufacturer has launched a new ‘AGD650’ artificial intelligence (AI) detector intelligent transport system, according to a company press release on 13 June 2022.   A limited number of trial kits will be deployed around the country to provide access to the product to a...
    Claytex introduces new autonomous vehicle simulation suite
    Claytex has launched a new autonomous vehicle simulation suite 'AVSandbox' at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2020 in the US, according to a report published by UKI Media & Events Ltd on 21 June 2022. The new AV simulation solution claims to advance a new way of developing autonomous vehicles...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Metassurface photonic chip startup Shanhe Photonics concludes Pre-A funding
    Shanhe Photonics, a metasurface photonic chips developer has announced that it has closed a Pre-A round of financing for tens of millions of yuan, according to a report published by Pandaily on 13 June 2022. Matrix Partners and Shunyu Industrial Fund led the deal, followed by Casstar. The new money ...
    MORAI to demonstrate cloud-based AD simulation technology at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2022
    MORAI, a Korea-based full-stack autonomous vehicle simulation technology developer has announced that it will showcase MORAI SIM Cloud, a cloud-based solution that builds a myriad of simulation environments without hardware restrictions and enable simultaneous testing at Automotive Testing Expo 2022...
    NVIDIA files patent to help autonomous vehicles detect emergency vehicles
    NVIDIA has filed a patent for a new technology to help autonomous vehicles detect emergency services vehicles, according to a report published by WTWH Media on 21 June 2022. The patent outlines a method that uses microphones mounted on an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle to record the sounds...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    XPeng Motors partners with Xiaodu to enhance intelligent in-vehicle systems
    XPeng Motors has partnered with Xiaodu to enhance the in-vehicle human-machine interface (HMI), such as intelligent voice systems, PanDaily reported on 21 July. Xiaodu offers an encyclopedic Q&A service for questions related to issues such as stocks, calendars, and translations. Multiple feature...
    Delta unveils new SLIM 100 EV charger
    Delta Electronics has unveiled its new SLIM 100 EV charger, according to an official press release on 21 June. The charger offers a maximum power of 100 kW and contains rectifiers with 97% power efficiency. The SLIM 100 provides simultaneous charging of up to three vehicles in both DC and AC chargin...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Volta partners with grocery company Kroger to expand EV charging network across US
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company Volta has announced that it partnered with grocery retailer giant Kroger to further expand EV charging network at Kroger locations across the US, according to a press release by Volta on 21 June. Volta has launched charging stations at 16 Kroger locatio...
    ŠKODA Auto to present sustainability concepts at Greentech festival 2022
    ŠKODA Auto has announced that the company will present sustainable concepts at Greentech festival 2022 in Berlin, Germany, the Czech automaker said in a press release on 21 June.   Karsten Schnake, Board Member for Purchasing at ŠKODA Auto, “As a car manufacturer, we are aware of our dis...
    Startup ChargeLab launches API for EV charger management and developer program
    ChargeLab has launched its public API for electric vehicle charger management and developer program, it said in a press release on 21 June. This will allow third-party developers control EV chargers and access charging data and integrate ChargeLab's core charger management capabilities within their ...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Yokohama Rubber begins remote TPMS testing for ride hailing companies
    Yokohama Rubber has announced that the company has begun testing of its tire air pressure remote access system (TPRS) for two ride hailing companies in Japan, according to a press release published by the tiremaker on 20 June. The testing, which started in May, is being carried out with the assis...
    TouchNetix unveils force-sensing chips for touchscreen surfaces
    TouchNetix has unveiled pure force-sensing chip AX54A for use in smart touch surfaces, touch button clusters and other solutions that require touch integrations, according to a press release published by the company on 14 June. The TouchNetix patented Force-Sensing technology enables seamless int...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Archroma introduces Perapret AIR liq purification textile technology
    Specialty chemicals company Archroma has introduced Perapret AIR liq, light-activated air purification sustainable technology solution for use in all kinds of fabrics, it said in a press release on 20 June. The company leverages the use of nano sized dioxide titanium (TiO2) that helps in preserving ...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    British Gas partners with Osprey to accelerate EV charging in the UK
    British Gas partners with UK-based electric vehicle (EV) charging company Osprey Charging to accelerate its vehicles to an all-electric fleet, according to a press release published by the EV charging company on 20 June.   Ian Johnston, CEO, Osprey Charging, said, “We are thrilled that Bri...
    Schneider Electric acquires EV Connect
    Schneider Electric has acquired electric vehicle (EV) charging solution provider EV Connect for an undisclosed sum, according to a company press release on 21 June. Following the deal, CEO and founder Jordan Ramer will continue to lead EV Connect's operations as a distinct subsidiary along with the ...
    Green Hills Software expands automotive zonal and domain controller RTOS
    Green Hills Software announced important updates to its µ-velOSity real-time operating system (RTOS), it said in a press release on 21 June. The new capabilities include top level execution speed and minimal boot time, tiny memory footprint, simple native API, and open architecture supports domain-...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Green Hills Software develops software solutions for NXP automotive processors
    Green Hills Software has announced plans to support the new S32Z and S32E real-time processor families from NXP Semiconductors, according to a company press release on 21 June. The combined hardware-software solution will enable OEMs and tier-1s reduce time and cost of developing and deploying new c...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Can new chassis technologies and materials help OEMs meet future emission standards?
    While countries such as the US, Japan, and mainland China have been enforcing fuel economy standards for over a decade to drive down domestic fuel consumption levels, concerns over climate change and continuously rising global average temperatures have led governments around the world to redouble ef...
    Meta Materials acquires nanocomposites specialist Optodot for USD48 million
    Canadian nanotechnology research company Meta Materials announced via press release on 17 June that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and intellectual property (IP) of American nanocomposites company Optodot. The USD48.5 million acquisition amount comprises of USD3.5 mill...
    Nouveau Monde commissions new 2,000 TPY anode coating line in Quebec
    Canadian battery anode materials company Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) announced via press release on 17 June that it had commissioned its new 2,000 tons per annum (TPA) anode coating line at its Phase-1 integrated battery materials plant in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, Canada. According to th...
    Sinomine invests USD200 million to expand operations at Bikita lithium mine
    Reuters reported on 17 June that Chinese mining company Sinomine Resource Group had launched a USD200 million investment to build a new plant and expand mining operations at the Bikita lithium mine it acquired recently. The company acquired the mine for USD180 million in January from Mauritius’...
    21-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Porsche recalls select Taycan EVs due to issues with center screen
    Porsche is recalling 12,490 Taycan vehicles in the United States due to problems with the center screen, Motor Illustrated reported on 15 June. The center screen may not come up when the car starts, which prevents the driver from seeing their surrounding through the rearview camera and the 360-degre...
    21-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    ROHM develops new PMICs for camera modules in cars
    ROHM has made available PMICs for automotive camera modules used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the company said in a press release on 21 June. The BD868C0MUF-C and BD868D0MUF-C can be used in rear view/perimeter cameras, drive recorders, and driver monitoring systems. Significance...
    21-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai partners with Michelin for R&D on tire technologies
    Hyundai Motor Group has signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Michelin to develop tires for premium electric vehicles (EVs), the carmaker said in a press release on 20 June. Any developments resulting from the collaboration will be used in future premium EV models from Hyundai. “This...
    LOTTE Chemical, Sasol Chemicals partner to explore development of battery grade electrolyte solvents for EVs
    Sasol Chemicals, a Sasol Ltd. company and LOTTE Chemical have collaborated to jointly conduct a pre-feasibility study to build, own, and operate a manufacturing plant to produce battery-grade electrolyte solvents, key components of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a pr...
    Holographic startup LNGIN Technology raises USD14.87 million in Series A+ funding
    Hangzhou-based holographic technology startup LNGIN Technology has raised CNY100 million (USD14.87 million) in Series A+ funding, Pandaily reported on 20 June. This round featured joint investment by Geely Technology Group and Qianhe Capital. According to the report, the funds raised will be used...
    Taiwan-based Everlight to supply miniLED devices for automotive display backlighting in second half of 2022
    Everlight Electronics, a provider of LED packaging services has announced that the company will begin shipping miniLED devices for vehicle display backlighting in the second quarter of 2022, Digi Times reported on 20 June. According to the report, COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions in China hamp...
    AutoVaz to produce cars without airbags, other safety features amid international sanctions
    Russia-based automaker AutoVaz has announced that the company began producing cars without safety features such as, air bags, anti-lock braking systems, electronic stability control or emergency retraction locks on seat belts, NBC News reported on 14 June. According to the report, AutoVaz had hal...
    Government of New South Wales to increase investment in expanding EV charging network
    The New South Wales (NSW) Government has announced that it will increase its investment in expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging network with an additional AUD38 million (USD26.35 million), according to a press release by NSW government on 20 June. Matt Kean, Treasurer and Minister for Energy,...
    Juice Technology establishes Juice Power after Eros Electric merger
    Juice Technology has announced the establishment of Juice Power, according to a company press release on 15 June. Juice Technology offers charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). The formation of Juice Power is a direct result of a merger with Eros Electric. “The demand from drivers of e...
    DENSO develops new wireless power transfer charging technology
    DENSO has developed a wireless power transfer charging technology, Public News Time reported on 21 June. The technology enables devices to automatically charge electric vehicle batteries when stationary or on the move. “By installing electric power charging systems in these locations, we can ex...
    21-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Startup EVI Technologies partners with Hindustan Petroleum to install charging stations
    EVI Technologies has partnered with Hindustan Petroleum to set up electric vehicle (EV) chargers at fuel pumps, Economic Times reported on 20 June. EVI Technologies will set up EV chargers in cities and highways in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Uttarakhand. The charging infrastructure will...
    Autoliv adapts to new business conditions, confirms 2022 financial targets
    According to a press release on 20 June 2022, Autoliv, a supplier of automotive safety systems, has said that it is adapting to new business conditions and is beginning to see results from its price increase negotiations with customers to offset inflationary pressures. According to the component ...
    Cipia to supply driver monitoring solution to Chinese automaker Chery for the EU market
    Cipia, a supplier of artificial intelligenc (AI) computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions has announced that it has won a design contract for an electric vehicle (EV) with carmaker Chery to supply driver monitoring system (DMS) solutions, according to press release by Cipia published on 20 June...
    Michelin, NAYVA, beti partner on sustainable autonomous mobility solutions
    NAVYA has announced the signing of a three-party cooperation agreement with Michelin, and beti, an autonomous mobility network operator to launch sustainable autonomous mobility solutions, according to a press release on 17 June 2022. The agreement's goal is to accelerate the development and test...
    Stellantis invests USD34.6 million in global testing hubs to advance EV, AD technology
    Stellantis has invested a total of USD34.6 million in two of its global testing facilities to support the company’s long-term strategy for building high-performing electric vehicles (EVs) and achieving the highest level of autonomous driving technology, according to a press release on 20 June...
    21-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Trimble deploys new map-based localization system for autonomous vehicle applications
    Trimble has announced the first deployment of its map-based localization system for land-based autonomous vehicles, according to a report published by PRNewswire on 15 June 2022. As part of its expanded autonomous capabilities for the transport of products across industrial sites, IHI Corporati...
    US-based HD mapping Startup GPR adds ‘sixth sense’ in autonomous vehicles for safety
    According to a report published by news agency WCVB on 13 June 2022, the US-based HD mapping startup Ground Positioning Radar (GPR) has incorporated ‘sixth sense’ in autonomous vehicles to make travel safer. GPR said it's invented the technology to make sure your car knows exactly where it is...
    Stellantis recalls select Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500s over faulty high-pressure fuel pump
    Stellantis has recalled model year (MY) 2014 through 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and MY2014 through 2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks equipped with a 3L diesel engine, a Consumer Reports article dated 16 June read. The recall is related to a faulty high-pressure fuel pump, which can wear prematurel...
    20-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    BASF increases cathode material capacity in China to 100,000 TPY
    German chemical company BASF announced via press release on 15 June that its majority-owned subsidiary in China BASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., Ltd. (BSBM) will be expanding its cathode active material (CAM) manufacturing capacity in the country to 100,000 tons per year (TPY). According to t...
    20-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Vale completes pre-feasibility study for Canadian nickel sulfate project
    Brazilian mining company Vale announced via press release on 9 June that it had concluded the prefeasibility study for its proposed nickel sulphate project in Quebec, Canada. According to the press release, the Quebec project, if implemented, would be the first-of-its-kind fully domestic nickel s...
    SAE International publishes first joint automotive/aerospace standard on cybersecurity
    SAE International has published its first joint aerospace and automotive standard; JA7496: Cyber Physical Systems Security Engineering Plan, according to a press release on 20 June. “Before security risks of cyber physical systems (CPS) can successfully be assessed and managed, it is necessary ...
    20-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Japan plans to allocate USD3.6 billion subsidy for TSMC
    The central government of Japan has planned to allocate up to JPY476 billion (USD3.6 billion) for a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. subsidiary to use in funding the ongoing construction of a plant in southwestern Japan, according to a report published by THE JAPAN TIMES, on 18 June 2022. T...
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