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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...
    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 ...
    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 ...
    20-Jan-2022 News New Products
    AGC and EyeLights partner to deliver AR windshields to enhance in-cabin experience
    AGC and EyeLights have collaborated to develop combined windshield and display technologies to series vehicles to offer safer and better in-car experience, the company said in a press release on 4 January.    Patrick Ayoub, head of Automotive Sensors and Vision at AGC research and ...
    IAC Group pledges to reduce greenhouse emissions by 50% by 2030
    International Automotive Components Group (IAC) announced global targets toward sustainability improvements with a commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and further decreasing carbon emissions by 50%  by 2030, the company said in a press release on 13 January. David Pr...
    20-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Ford recalls nearly 200,000 older models over faulty brake pedal modules
    Ford is recalling close to 200,000 older-model vehicles due to potential separated brake pedal bumper according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Automotive News said on 19 January. Some of the affected models include MY 2014–15 Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, and certain MY 201...
    20-Jan-2022 News Recalls
    Toyota selects Yokohama Rubber’s BluEarth-XT AE61 and AE61 ZPS for Lexus NX
    Japanese tire maker Yokohama Rubber announced via press release on 18 January that its BluEarth-XT AE61 and AE61 ZPS tires had been selected by Toyota Motors for factory fitment on the new Lexus NX plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). According to the press release, the vehicles will be f...
    Class-action lawsuit filed against Ferrari and Bosch over braking system defect
    Italian automaker Ferrari and German auto parts manufacturer Bosch have been named as defendants in a class-action Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability lawsuit filed on the 30 December 2021 in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey by plaintiff Jeffrey Rose. According to the filing, the la...
    BHP invests USD40 million in Kabanga Nickel and USD10 million in Lifezone Ltd.
    UK-based mining company Kabanga Nickel Limited announced via press release on 10 January that Anglo-Australian mining company BHP had agreed to invest USD40 million into it and USD10 million into its technology partner Lifezone Ltd. According to the press release, while the USD40 million sum...
    20-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Chile temporarily freezes lithium extraction contract awarded to BYD
    The Court of Appeals of Copiapo, Chile on the 14 January accepted the Atacama regional government’s appeal to freeze the USD61 million lithium extraction contract awarded to Chinese automaker BYD two days prior. The company’s Chilean subsidiary, BYD Chile SpA, had been awarded a contract by...
    Tata Motors plans to sell 50,000 EVs in FY 2023, line up new models for launch soon
    Mumbai-based automaker Tata Motors plans to sell about 50,000 electric cars in FY 2022–23 and has sounded out its vendors to scale up production capacities accordingly, according to a news report filed by business daily The Economic Times (ET) on 17 January 2022. Providing an assured production...
    Honda signs joint development agreement with US-based Lithium-metal battery company SES
    Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Company has signed a joint development agreement for lithium-metal batteries with the US-based EV battery startup SES AI Corporation, according to a report published by the news agency Reuters on 19 January 2022. The Reuters report mentioned that Honda plans to buy a...
    IRP Systems partners Bosch to mass produce motor controllers for EVs
    Israel-based supplier of electric vehicle powertrain solutions IRP Systems has signed a strategic agreement with one of the largest automotive suppliers Bosch for the industrialization and serial manufacturing of former’s electric motor controllers, the company said on 18 January 2022. The comp...
    Chinese electric car startup Aiways mulls manufacturing EVs in Europe
    The Chinese electric car startup Aiways is evaluating the possibility of manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe and is actively considering Germany for the same, a report published by the news website electrive.com said on 18 January 2022, citing the CEO Alexander Klose. He also s...
    CATL launches EV battery swap solution under EVOGO brand
    Leading Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL), through its wholly owned subsidiary Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology Ltd. (CAES), has entered into the battery swap segment by launching its swap solution under EVOGO brand, the company said in at ...
    19-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Volkswagen signs MoU with Bosch to industrialize manufacturing processes for EV battery cells
    The Volkswagen Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the global supplier of automotive parts and technologies Bosch Group to jointly lead in the European electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain and production ecosystem, the companies announced on 18 January 2022. The two compa...
    Startup Sibros joins R-Car Consortium to support OTA applications for automotive semiconductors
    Sibros announces its entry into Renesas R-Car Consortium to tackle the rising demand for software updates via over-the-air (OTA) channels, the company said in a press release on 18 January. Mayank Sikaria, CTO and Co-founder of Sibros. “Our Deep Connected Platform represents a quantum leap forw...
    Dow to showcase innovative and sustainable technological solutions at Automotive World 2022
    Dow to showcasing a suite of innovative technologies tailored for the sustainable development of auto sector at Automotive World 2022, to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from 19 to 21 January, according to a press release by Yahoo. Automotive World 2022 combines various industry leading conferences and e...
    19-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Aptiv appoints Sophia Velastegui as chief product officer to accelerate software defined mobility
    Aptiv announces the appointment Sophia Velastegui as the company’s chief product officer, it said in a press release on 18 January. In the new role Velastegui will leverage her expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), software architecture, and product development for industry leading technology...
    indie Semiconductor expands global footprint with new sales and technical support center in Japan
    Autotech solutions innovator, indie Semiconductor has created a Kabushiki Kaisha, or KK to expand the company’s market reach for strategic collaborations and presence in Japan, it said in a press release on 18 January. Vincent Wang, EVP of Asia Sales and Marketing for indie, said, “We are exc...
    19-Jan-2022 News Investments
    GM’s next-generation hands-free driver assist system to be powered by Qualcomm’s SoC
    General Motor’s Ultra Cruise will be powered by a scalable compute architecture featuring system-on-chips (SoCs) developed by Qualcomm Technologies, the automaker announced in a press release on 6 January. GM added that, it would be the first automaker to leverage Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Ride Plat...
    19-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai Canada recalls 1,900 vehicles due to faulty windshields
    According to Driving on 18 January, The Korean automaker said it recalled almost 1,900 newer cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Canada due to installation of poorly secured windshields, which in time are bound loosen up and let in moisture and wind noise into the cabin.   Significance...
    19-Jan-2022 News Recalls
    Freyr Battery partners with Aleees to develop new LFP cathode plant in the Nordic region
    Norwegian battery startup Freyr Battery announced via press release on 11 January that it will be forming a joint venture (JV) with Taiwanese cathode material producer Aleees to establish a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode material plant in the Nordic region. According to the press release, t...
    19-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Albermarle partners with 6K to develop new battery material manufacturing process
    American fine chemical manufacturing company Albemarle announced via press release on 13th January that it had signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with advanced materials startup 6K to develop lithium-ion battery materials using 6K’s patented UniMelt manufacturing process. According to t...
    19-Jan-2022 News Investments
    PPG partners with Cellforce to develop next-generation sustainable batteries
    American specialty chemicals company PPG announced via press release on 13th January that it would be partnering with Porsche and Customcells joint venture (JV) Cellforce Group to develop new sustainable battery cell solutions. According to the press release, the two companies aim to develop Li-i...
    Ford signs agreement with Stripe to scale up its e-commerce capabilities
    Ford Motor Company has signed a five-year agreement with Stripe to scale its e-commerce business, the automaker said in a press release on 17 January. Stripe and Ford will grow the online payments infrastructure, serving customers and dealers in the North American and European markets. “As part...
    Startup Deeproute.ai partners with RoboSense to promote Level 4 autonomous driving
    RoboSense and DeepRoute.ai have collaborated to use their technical strengths to promote Level 4 autonomous driving, Pandaily reported on 7 January. The companies will develop a robo-taxi mobility platform with an advanced, automotive-grade, low-cost autonomous driving solution. “DeepRoute.ai i...
    Tesla releases new FSD Beta 10.9 software update
    Tesla has begun releasing version 10.9 of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software update with some improvements, Elektrek reported on 17 January.  The company is also looking at expanding its test program in Canada. The software allows the vehicle to drive autonomously as per the destinati...
    18-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Toyota launches new Noah and Voxy minivans in Japan with advanced connectivity
    Toyota has launched Noah and Voxy minivans in Japan with new safety and connectivity features, the automaker said in a press release on 13 January. The vehicles feature Toyota Safety Sense, an all-new active safety package with advanced and improved functionality. It features the Pre-collision Sa...
    18-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Hella’s HY sales fall 2.6% y/y, to USD3.44 million
    HELLA has reported a 2.6% year-on-year (y/y) decline in sales for the first half at EUR3.02 billion (USD3.44 billion), according to a financial filing dated 13 January. Its adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) came in at EUR156 million compared with a profit of EUR269 million last...
    ABC Technologies enters into a definitive agreement to acquire dlhBOWLES from MPE Partners
    ABC Technologies announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire dlhBOWLES from Morgenthaler Private Equity (MPE Partners) for around USD255 million, the company said in a press release on 6 January.   Todd Sheppelman, president and CEO of ABC Technologies, said, ...
    CCL Industries acquires McGavigan Holdings
    CCL Industries announces acquisition of automotive interior company McGavigan Holdings, a supplier of in-mould decorated components for vehicle interior applications. Geoffrey T. Martin, president and CEO of CCL Industries Inc., said, “We have known McGavigan and its key people for many ye...
    Aimplas expands capabilities by adding plastic materials emission testing used in vehicle interiors
    Spanish plastics developer Aimplas announces it is now accredited for emissions testing of materials using the 1 m cube chamber process, it said in a press release on 12 January. The testing includes for emissions from plastic materials used in vehicle interiors that rend to harm occupants in the lo...
    Kia launches all-new Niro with sustainable and optimal interior design
    Kia unveils the all-new Niro state-of-the-art model as part of the automaker’s eco-friendly portfolio, the company announced in a press release on 17 January. The all-new Niro reflects the company’s stance in becoming a global sustainable mobility solutions provider. Artur Martins, senior vic...
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    LUXIT Group appoints Daniel Escamilla as VP of Purchasing
    LUXIT Group appointed veteran purchasing expert Daniel Escamilla as its vice president of Purchasing, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. Escamilla joined LUXIT with more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. LUXIT Group CEO Stephane Vedie said, "We...
    Qualiconsult commissions Renault charging service Mobilize Power Solutions
    Paris-based real estate and construction industry service provider Qualiconsult has commissioned Renault's charging service Mobilize Power Solutions to install charging points at all its branches in the medium term, according to a report published by the news website electrive.com on 17 January 2022...
    Shell converts its fuel pumps to rapid charging station as first EV hub in Fulham, London
    Leading energy company Shell announced on 13 January 2022 that it had opened its first EV charging hub in the UK in Fulham, London, where petrol and diesel pumps at an existing fuel station have been replaced with ultra-rapid charge points. “A global pilot, this is the first time the company ha...
    CES 2022: Blink Charging launches seven new EV charging products
    NASDAQ-listed EV charging network operator Blink Charging Company launched seven new products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2022), the company said on 5 January 2022. The lineup of newly launched products at the CES 2022 include the MQ 200, the HQ 200 (smart and basic EV charging mode...
    18-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Chinese battery maker CATL to launch battery swap solution
    Mainland China’s leading battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) has confirmed its plans to launch battery swap solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) under a new brand named EVOGO, as per the company’s social media handles. CATL is known for supplying batteries to Te...
    The braking system industry in 2022 – Level 3 autonomy and beyond
    In the early 2010s, with the launch of the very first “driving assistance” systems, automakers began to rely on the braking system’s electronic stability control (ESC) unit, originally designed to improve driving stability, to decelerate the vehicle without driver input, in emergencies. Since ...
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