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    Special Report: Impact analysis of COVID-19 and the chip shortage crisis
    Compared to the previous light vehicle production forecast, almost 1.5 million fewer vehicles are forecast to be produced in 2021, which translates to a growth of 11.7% over 2020. Another 1 million more cars are now forecast to be produced in 2022 followed by a 700,000-unit increase in 2023. These v...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Ouster to supply digital lidar sensors to Juzhen Data Tech
    Lidar company Ouster has announced a strategic customer agreement to supply 1,190 digital lidar sensors through 2025 to Juzhen Data Tech, according to a company press release on 13 September. The sensors will be used in Juzhen’s next-generation delivery vehicles for the mainland Chinese market. ...
    Tesla to work with global regulators for data security
    Tesla will collaborate with global regulators for data security, Reuters reported on 17 September, citing CEO Elon Musk. This comes after the electric vehicle manufacturer came under scrutiny in mainland China earlier this this year over its storage and handling of customer data. “With the rapi...
    Stellantis takes part in C-Roads Italy project
    Stellantis has announced that Stellantis Group Research Center (CRF) has taken part in the “C-Roads Italy: C-ITS cooperative systems aimed at road mobility become a reality,” according to a 16 September press release. The project is in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and ...
    GM to replace battery modules in recalled Chevrolet Bolt EV in October 2021
    General Motors has announced that replacement battery modules for its recalled Chevrolet Bolt models will begin shipping to dealers by mid-October, according to a company press release on 20 September. In August, the American automaker said it expected to take a USD1 billion hit on the recalls du...
    21-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    Startup Vivacity Labs partners with Cross River Partnership to improve school street safety in London
    Vivacity Labs has partnered with Cross River Partnership (CRP), to improve school street safety in the London Borough of Hackney, Traffic Technology Today reported on 9 September. A Vivacity sensor was installed outside Saint Scholastica’s Roman Catholic Primary School to collect data on different...
    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation to build 5,000 EV charging stations in India in three years
    Government of India-backed oil and gas company, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) plans to build 5,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations over the next three years, The Economic Times reported on 19 September.  The planned EV charging stations will include slow and fast charg...
    Foxconn and PTT sign JV agreement to make EVs in Thailand
    Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Technology Group, also known as Foxconn, and Thailand’s energy company PTT Public Company Limited (PTT) have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to develop and manufacture electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand, Foxconn said in a press release on 14 Sep...
    21-Sep-2021 News Investments
    EV battery maker Gotion High-Tech raises its 2025 cell production target to 300 GWh
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Gotion High-Tech has significantly raised its target for battery cell production for 2025 to 300 GWh from 100GWh, Chinese news website Gasgoo reported on 17 September. According to the news publication, the new 2025 target set by Gotion was revealed by a s...
    Lumax, Alps Alpine Asia JV unveils premium car audio range for India
    According to press release on IndiaToday dated 7 September, Lumax-DK Jain Group and Alps Alpine Asia Co. Ltd. unveiles the premium range of Alpine car audio infotainment systems for India. Mizuki Kanai, senior manager, brand business, Alpine Asia said, “Alpine is a total car-life solu...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    China rolls out autonomous driving standards
    According to a press release published on South China Morning Post on 20 September, China has published its first national standards for grading autonomous driving, which will go into effect in March 2022, providing a benchmark for automakers to develop the futuristic technology. China's six-leve...
    US regulator opens investigation into 30 million vehicles over Takata air bag inflators
    According to an ETAuto press release dated 20 September, US auto safety investigators have opened a new investigation into 30 million vehicles built by nearly two dozen automakers with potentially defective Takata air bag inflators, according to a government document seen by Reuters on 19 Septe...
    Germany’s BMVI grants USD94 million to Fraunhofer Society for fuel cell production
    Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has granted nearly EUR80 million (USD94 million) to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's National Action Plan for Fuel Cell Production, BMVI said in a press release on 17 September. “Financing is provided by the future fund of...
    Argonne National Lab, PNNL researchers develop cobalt-free cathode for high-energy Li-ion cells
    A team from US Department of Energy backed science laboratories—Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)—has developed a new cobalt-free cathode for high-energy lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells, Green Car Congress reported on 20 September. The novel LiMn0.5Ni0.5O...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Genesis EV to install Samsung image sensor
    According to a press release published on Korea iT News on 17 September, Hyundai Motor Company will incorporate a vehicle image sensor from Samsung Electronics into its premium model Genesis. This is the first time a Samsung Electronics image sensor has been mass-supplied to a finished vehicle, and ...
    Merck to spend USD3.5 billion on electronics unit amid chip crunch
    Merck, a leading science and technology company, plans to invest significantly more than USD 3.5 billion in innovation and capacity of its Electronics business sector up to the end of 2025, according to an official press release dated 20 September. The company intends to spend more than EUR 2 billio...
    SABIC launches new resin for automotive under-the-hood applications
    Saudi chemical company Sabic announced via press release on 13 September that it had introduced a new polymer resin, NORYL GTX™ 9500, that offers excellent dimensional stability under hot and humid conditions. According to the press release, the new resin joins Sabic’s portfolio of unfil...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    INEOS Styrolution introduces new styrene resins made using recycled waste
    German styrenic supplier INEOS Styrolution announced via press release on 8 September that it had introduced new styrene plastic resins made using mechanically recycled post-consumer waste. According to the press release, the new Novodur® ECO specialty ABS and Novodur® ECO High Heat grades...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Solvay installs new thermoplastic composite line in Greenville plant
    Belgian chemical company Solvay S.A. announced via press release on 16 September that it had completed the installation of a new thermoplastic composites (TPC) manufacturing line at its Greenville, South Carolina facility. According to the press release, the new TPC line at full production c...
    Lucid’s Air Dream Edition R becomes first electric car ever to clock 520 miles on a single charge
    California-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motors USA Inc has announced on 16 September that its Air Dream Edition R has been accredited with a driving range of 520 miles by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a single charge, making it the longest-range electric sedan. ...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Startup Britishvolt, Circulor partner on carbon tracking for entire Gigaplant process
    The UK’s electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Britishvolt has entered into a strategic partnership with Circulor with an aim to set a new benchmark in CO2 emission tracking across all of its processes, including the construction of its gigaplant and wider supply chain monitoring, it said in ...
    EV battery startup Morrow signs agreement to begin construction of its innovation center soon
    Oslo-based electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Morrow Batteries has signed a binding agreement with the Norwegian real estate developer, J.B. Ugland, that ensures the construction and establishment of Morrow Battery Innovation Centre (BIC) in Grimstad in Southern Norway, the company said in a pres...
    20-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Schaeffler opens a new plant to make EV powertrain systems in Hungary
    German automotive and industrial component supplier Schaeffler AG has opened an all-new production plant at Szombathely location in the west of Hungary, the company said in a press release on 17 September. Schaeffler said that that the new facility is its first production plant fully dedicated to...
    20-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Schaeffler AG appoints Claus Bauer as CFO
    German automotive component supplier Schaeffler AG has appointed Claus Bauer, 55, as the chief financial officer (CFO), under a two-year contract with effect from 1 September, the company had announced on 31 August. It said that Bauer, who succeeds Klaus Patzak will be responsible for finance and in...
    AlphaStruxure partners with startup Mobility House for development of EV fleet with clean energy microgrids
    AlphaStruxure has partnered with The Mobility House to streamline the development of electric fleets with clean energy microgrids and intelligent charging systems, it said in a press release on 15 September. The solution is already contracted to be used at the Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot. ...
    Xin Chi Technology partners with TINNOVE for automotive smart cockpits
    Xin Chi Technology has announced an agreement with TINNOVE in the field of automotive smart cockpits, according to a 17 September press release. The companies will leverage X9 series of smart cockpit chips from Xin Chi Technology and TINNOVE's OpenOS for advanced systems and high computing power int...
    Genesis rolls out its automotive Face Connect technology
    Genesis will roll out of its “Face Connect” technology, which will enable access using faces to open and close doors without using a smart key, it said in a press release on 16 September. After identification and syncing, the vehicle can automatically adjust the driver’s seat and steering whee...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis tests multi-access edge computing and safety cloud technologies in North America
    Stellantis has said that it is testing Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and Safety Cloud technologies in North America, according to a press release by the automaker on 17 September. It will give drivers advanced notification warnings of potential hazards in their path. The technologies will off...
    Startup Wejo partners with Palantir for connected car data
    Connected car data startup Wejo has partnered with NYSE-listed Palantir Technologies to build an integrated data ecosystem for the automotive industry, it said in a press release on 16 September. Wejo and Palantir will implement an access control and data provenance tracking to secure the ownership,...
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    Sibanye-Stillwater and ioneer establish 50:50 JV for ioneer’s Nevada Lithium project
    South African mining company Sibanye-Stillwater announced via press release on 16 September that it was establishing a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Australian lithium-boron supplier ioneer Limited with respect to the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron project in Nevada, US. According to the press...
    IAA Mobility 2021: Michelin showcases new tire concepts and technologies at show
    French tire manufacturer Michelin unveiled its vision for tomorrow’s mobility by showcasing its new tire concepts and technologies aimed at sustainability at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show held in Munich between 7 and 12 September. The first tire that Michelin presented at the show was the Uptis co...
    Continental partners with Security Matters to track natural rubber supply chain
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 17 September that it was partnering with Australian-based blockchain technology company Security Matters (SMX) to develop and test a special marker technology for natural rubber. According to the press release, the special marker...
    Horizon Robotics launches Journey 5 Processor for autonomous driving
    Horizon Robotics, a global leader in edge AI computing platforms for intelligent vehicles, unveiled its third-generation automotive-grade AI processor Journey 5, designed for Level 4 high autonomous driving, according to an official press release dated 5 August. It also unveiled TogetherOS, a real-t...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Infineon opens high-tech chip factory for power electronics in Austria
    According to an official press release dated 17 September, Infineon Technologies has opened a EUR1.6 billion (USD1.9 billion) plant in Austria, increasing the German semiconductor company's ability to supply power chips for cars, data centers, and renewable energy generation. The Villach pla...
    Showa Denko signs long-term supply contract for SiC epiwafers for power semiconductors with ROHM
    According to an official press release dated 13 September, Showa Denko has signed a long-term supply contract with ROHM, a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer that provides highly efficient silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors to the global market, to supply SiC epitaxial wafers for power...
    GlobalFoundries expands manufacturing features for automotive and others
    GlobalFoundries announced a portfolio of new features that extend its solutions roadmap and accelerate the next wave of innovation in chip design for smart mobile devices, data center, internet of things (IoT), and automotive in an official press release dated 15 September. "This past 18 months h...
    20-Sep-2021 News Investments
    GF and Synopsys deliver new reference flows for GF 22FDX process: first automotive flow for ASIL-D Designs
    According to an official press release dated 15 September, GlobalFoundries has qualified two key Synopsys reference flows for its 22FDX process: Amazon Web Services (AWS) qualification of the Synopsys reference flow enables scalable execution of in-system test, implementation, verification, ti...
    Linamar sets up eLIN Product Solutions Group to focus on electric vehicles
    Canadian supplier of forged and machined components to the auto industry Linamar Corporation announced on 16 September that it is establishing eLIN Product Solutions Group, which will focus on leveraging business opportunities in electric mobility for its mobility and industrial businesses. The f...
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies displays EV components at the Battery Show, USA
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies showcased newly developed, innovative thermally-conductive and electrically-insulating (or TCEI) materials that are used in manufacturing bobbins for electric motors, along with other EV-specific components and battery systems at the Battery Show in Novi, Michigan, U...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Modine creates separate business unit to focus on thermal management systems for EVs
    Wisconsin-based supplier of thermal management systems to the automotive industry Modine Manufacturing Company announced on 16 September that it is establishing a separate business unit to focus exclusively on thermal management systems for electric vehicles (EVs). "We are making a significant co...
    Ford, Walmart and Argo AI team up to launch autonomous vehicle delivery service
    Argo AI, Ford Motor Company, and Walmart are collaborating to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — Walmart's first multi-city autonomous delivery collaboration in the United States, according to an official press release dated September 15th...
    WaveSense announces name change to GPR, with launch of next generation ground positioning Radar
    WaveSense announced the release of its next generation radar, Aegis, and the change of its corporate name to GPR in an official press release dated September 14th. The third generation of GPR's proprietary radar, Aegis, is being piloted by automakers for series production. This latest product dev...
    Velodyne Lidar calls for action to improve pedestrian safety
    According to a Business Wire press release dated September 15th, Velodyne Lidar announced a white paper written by Velodyne experts and published by SAE International that calls for independent performance testing of driver assistance systems to be expanded to include dark, nighttime scenarios, as m...
    Bosch reports AEB could reduce one-third of U.S. vehicle crashes
    German engineering and technology company Bosch announced via press release on the 14th September the results of its accident research that indicate that one-third of U.S. vehicle crashes with injuries and fatalities can be mitigated or avoided altogether with the implementation of automatic emergen...
    Axalta Mobility breaks ground on new coatings facility in Northern China
    Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta broke ground for construction of a coatings facility in Jilin City, Jilin Province, North China, the company announced in a press release on 16 September. The 46,000-square-meter plant is scheduled to open in 2023 and will mainly produce basecoats, prime...
    17-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Startup Sono Motors launches V2G-based Wallbox charger
    Sono Motors has developed a bidirectional AC wallbox suitable for home charging, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H), it said in a press release on 2 September. The Sono wallbox charges and discharges its Sion electric vehicle (EV) with up to 11 kW through an integrated Type 2 charging c...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops automotive thin film wraparound chip resistors
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new series of AEC-Q200 qualified, high power thin film wraparound chip resistors, it said in a press release on 15 September. The Vishay Dale Thin Film PHPA series devices feature a self-passivated tantalum nitride film for high moisture resistance. The devi...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Kongsberg wins contract worth EUR20 million to supply high-temperature fuel line
    Kongsberg Automotive’s Fluid Transfer Systems has announced renewal of its relationship with one of the world’s leading suppliers of fuel transfer systems. According to the company press release on 15 September, Fluid Transfer Systems has won incremental business and secured an extension contrac...
    Arm develops embedded edge architecture and two reference hardware platforms for automotive industry
    Arm has partnered with automotive suppliers to deliver a new software architecture and reference implementation, Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE), and two new reference hardware platforms, it said in a press release on 15 September. According to the Arm, it represents an acceler...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    CATL and BASF announce partnership on battery materials solutions
    Chinese battery manufacturer CATL announced via press release on 16th September that it will be partnering with German multinational chemical company BASF to develop a localized Li-ion battery supply chain and recycling network in Europe. According to the press release, CATL intends to use to imp...
    Axalta Coating Systems completes acquisition of U-POL Holdings
    Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of U-POL Holdings Limited. U-POL is a supplier of paint, protective coatings and accessories primarily for the automotive aftermarket. "The acquisitio...
    Hyundai Motor evaluates plans to develop compact electric cars to expand its BEV lineup
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company is considering expanding its electric sub-brand Ioniq with more compact models mainly based on the company’s dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform, the electric-global modular platform (E-GMP), along with a successor to the all-electric Ko...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai, LG Energy begin construction of EV battery cell plant in Indonesia
    Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution Ltd. have commenced the construction of their electric vehicle (EV) battery cell manufacturing facility in Indonesia, the carmaker announced on 15 September. Hyundai and LG Energy Solution held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony with the government of Ind...
    InstaVolt looks to set up 10,000 EV chargers across UK by 2030
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure provider InstaVolt plans to install 10,000 EV chargers across the United Kingdom by 2030, according to a report filed by EV blog electrive.com on 15 September. Citing Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt, the report said that the company is on trac...
    Indian government clears USD3.54 billion production-linked incentive scheme for auto industry
    The Indian government has on 15 September approved a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme with an outlay of about USD3.54 billion (INR260 billion) to encourage domestic manufacturing capabilities of the automobile industry with a focus on futuristic technologies involving electric and hydrogen f...
    Yanfeng releases research for insight on passenger experiences in ride-hailing services
    Yanfeng has released results of a research that examines passenger experiences during the ride-hailing journey, according to a company press release on 7 September. The study was conducted in mainland China and the United States before the pandemic and gave insights into the factors that i...
    Tesla begins testing its full self-driving beta software in Canada
    Tesla has begun testing its full self-driving (FSD) beta software in Canada, Electrek reported on 15 September. Tesla had released its FSD beta v10 software update to its early-access fleet last week. The software allows vehicles to virtually drive themselves both on highways and city streets. ...
    HELLA equips Mercedes EQA with lighting and electronics products
    HELLA has shown its lighting and electronics products with certain vehicles including the Mercedes EQA electric vehicle (EV), the supplier said in a press release on 15 September. Apart from new LED headlamps, the company developed a meter-long light strip for the front of the vehicle. The ligh...
    Cambridge Mobile Telematics partners with Verizon to bring driving insights to Smart Family app
    Cambridge Mobile Telematics has partnered with Verizon to bring new insights for the Verizon Smart Family app, such as teen driver monitoring and scoring, and crash detection, it said in a press release on 15 September. The Smart Family app uses CMT’s DriveWell platform and its onboard phone senso...
    LIGENTEC and X-FAB to create Europe's largest capacity PIC foundry service
    German specialty semiconductor producer X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced via a press release on 14 September that it was partnering with Swiss photonic integrated circuits (PICs) manufacturer LIGENTEC to create Europe’s largest capacity foundry service for integrated photonic circuits. Ac...
    TDK launches new ceramic capacitors for automotive electronics applications
    Japanese multinational electronics company TDK announced via a press release on 14 September that it had expanded its CN series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to include four new products, two of which are specifically designed for automotive passive electronics applications. The n...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Redwood Materials to produce Li-ion battery materials in the US
    American battery recycling startup Redwood Materials Inc. announced via a press release on 14 September that it will be producing anode copper foils and cathode active lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery materials in the US and supplying them to battery cell manufacturers. The company expects to annou...
    Europe plans a Chips Act to boost semiconductor sovereignty
    According to a press release on ET Auto dated 15 September, the European Commission announced plans for a new chipmaking "ecosystem" to keep the EU competitive and self-sufficient after a global semiconductor shortage showed the hazards of relying on Asian and US suppliers. "We will pre...
    Klas unveils RAVEN modular solution for autonomous vehicle
    In a press release on PRNewswire dated 14 September, Klas announced the launch of RAVEN, an end-to-end, modular solution for autonomous vehicle (AV) and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) research and development. RAVEN allows developers every piece of hardware required to...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Lidar startup Baraja appoints veterans as VPs of R&D and engineering
    According to a press release on PRNewswire dated 15 September, Baraja, creator of the Spectrum-Scan™ lidar technology for autonomous vehicles, has expanded its leadership team with photonics and automotive technology veterans Yannick K Lize, as VP of research and development (R...
    Renesas, OmniVision deliver integrated reference design for automotive camera systems
    According to an official press release dated 14 September, Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, introduced an integrated reference design for a high-...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: China’s GWM launches its SUV brand WEY and new energy vehicle brand ORA
    Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) has unveiled its premium SUV brand WEY and the new energy vehicle brand ORA at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, the company said in a press release on 6 September. The company said that following the theme ‘The Mobile Road to Carbon Ne...
    ACEA lists 10 EU nations with no EV charging point per 100km of road
    The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has announced on 9 September that its new data findings reveal that there is a serious lack of electric charging points along the road networks in most EU member states. ACEA’s findings show that 10 countries do not even have one charger ...
    General Motors to showcase electric Hummer SUV at Motor Bella
    In what would be its first ever public appearance before it is commercially launched in 2023, General Motors plans to showcase the electric variant of its iconic Hummer SUV at Motor Bella, the new car event at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac starting 23 September, Detroit Free Press reported on 13 Septe...
    15-Sep-2021 News New Products
    EV startup Rivian begins production of electric pick-up R1T at its Illinois plant
    Electric vehicle startup Rivian has rolled off the first few units of its much-awaited R1T electric pick-up trucks, founder and chief executive officer RJ Scaringe said in a tweet on 14 September. “After months of building pre-production vehicles, this morning our first customer vehicle drove o...
    15-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Huawei showcases AR-HUD solution
    Huawei has presented its latest augmented reality head-up display (AR-HUD) solution at the 2021 IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, its press release on 9 September. The solution enables the front windshield to turn into a first-person view (FPV) display for safety and infotainment functions. H...
    15-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Tesla launches new software update to integrate Sirius XM and ‘immersive sound’ in new Model S
    Tesla has launched a new software update for the integration of Sirius XM and ‘immersive sound’ in the new Model S, Elektrek reported on 14 September. The new software update (2021.32.10) will enable the customer to access Sirius XM from the Media source selector with a Sirius XM subscription. ...
    Applied Information gets patent for TravelSafely Connected Vehicle Smartphone app
    Applied Information has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent covering key aspects of its TravelSafely connected vehicle smartphone app, according to an official press statement on 14 September. It can alert drivers and vulnerable road users of potentially dangerou...
    Autonomous driving startup Deeproute.ai raises over USD300 million in Series B funding
    DeepRoute.ai has received investments of over USD300 million in Series B round, the startup said in a press release on 14 September. The round was led by Alibaba Group, and other venture capital companies including Jeneration Capital. Current investors including Fosun RZ Capital, Yunqi Partners, and...
    Aptiv’s FLR4+ radar offers range detection up to 300 meters
    Aptiv announced in an official press release dated September 9th that its first 4D imaging radar - FLR4+ - offers range detection at up to 300 metres and true elevation target discrimination with machine learning. Processing the data into actionable information can happen within the radar system ...
    eSOL and RTI partner to enable rapid development of embedded systems for automotive market
    According to an official press release dated August 31, eSOL, a global developer of real-time embedded software solutions, and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest software framework company for autonomous systems, announced a collaboration to support high-performance, secure embedded applicatio...
    Veoneer sticks with Magna offer after Qualcomm's revised bid, shares drop
    According to a press release on Yahoo Finance dated 14 September, Veoneer remains committed to the Magna offer after of Qualcomm's revised bid, causing the company's stock to fall. Qualcomm made a formal USD 37 per share bid for Veoneer on Monday, matching the offer made last month and exceeding ...
    BMW, GaN Systems signs semiconductor capacity agreement
    According to the official website, Canada-based GaN Systems announced the signing of a comprehensive Capacity Agreement with BMW Group for GaN Systems' high-performance, automotive-grade GaN power transistors on September 14th. This has the potential to increase the efficiency and power density of c...
    Piedmont Lithium to participate in 3 investor conferences in September
    Australian Lithium mining company Piedmont Lithium announced via Press Release on 13th September that it will be participating in three major industry investor conferences in September. According to the release, the three conferences are: H.C. Wainwright 23rd Annual Global Investment Confer...
    Unifrax to showcase silicon fiber battery anode technology at Novi Battery show
    According to a 9th September Businesswire news article, American specialty materials manufacturing company Unifrax will be presenting its SiFAB Silicon fiber Anode Battery Technology at the Novi Battery Show and the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo this year. The Show and Expo are ...
    Adac and Ainstein formalize JV to make smart molded parts
    Plastic parts supplier Adac Automotive Inc. and smart radar systems startup Ainstein Inc announced on 13th September that they had formalized their joint venture, Radac, to design, develop and manufacture mmWave radar-based sensing products. According to Plastics News, Radac will operate independ...
    IAA Mobility 2021: Mercedes-Benz premieres EQE electric sedan
    German luxury car maker has premiered the newest addition to its EQ product portfolio, the EQE electric sedan. According to a press kit released by Mercedes-Benz on 5 September, the company stated that the staggered global launch of the EQE will take place in mid-2022. Manufacturing of the vehicle f...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Volkswagen unveils ID. LIFE concept car
    German carmaker Volkswagen AG has unveiled ID. LIFE concept car at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. According to a press release issued by VW on 6 September, the company plans to launch an all-electric small family car based on the ID. LIFE concept displayed at the motor show with...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW plans to launch at least 1 BEV in nearly all segments it operates in by 2023
    In his keynote speech at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Oliver Zipse, chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG said that the German luxury carmaker plans to launch at least one fully electric model in the market in 90% of its current market segments by 2023. “The stron...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    EV battery startup Italvolt moves closer to setting up 45 GWh Gigafactory in Italy
    Moving a step closer to its plan of building one of the largest gigafactories in Europe, electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Italvolt Spa has signed an agreement with Prelios Sgr, manager of Fondo Monteverdi, for the purchase of an area of 1-million-square-meters in Piedmont, the company said in a...
    14-Sep-2021 News Investments
    General Motors works with LG to resolve problems linked with EV battery fire
    US vehicle manufacturer General Motors is working with its longtime electric vehicle (EV) battery supplier LG Corp in tracking down and fixing problems linked to battery fires in Chevrolet Bolts that threaten the strategic plans of both the companies, a Reuters report said on 13 September. The re...
    14-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    Toyoda Gosei invests USD40 million to boost manufacturing capacity in the US
    Japan-based supplier, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., has announced that it is expanding the production capacity at TG Missouri Corporation, one of its US production subsidiaries, to further develop its production network in the key North American market. The total investment for this purpose will be approx...
    14-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Vishay develops new high current inductors
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed Automotive Grade IHLP low profile, high current inductor in the 19 mm by 19 mm by 7 mm 7575 case size, it said in a press release on 13 September. The new inductors have operating temperature of up to +155 °C for under the hood automotive applications. The new d...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen launches OTA Updates for all ID. Models
    Volkswagen is set to launch over-the-air (OTA) updates via mobile data transfer for all its ID. models immediately, the German carmaker said in a press release on 13 September. The “ID. Software 2.3” offers new functions such as a light strip at the bottom of the windscreen which gives the drive...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motors invests in startup Oculii
    General Motors has made a multimillion dollar investment in startup Oculii, TechCrunch reported on 13 September. The investment could boost GM’s hands-free advanced driver assistance system known as Super Cruise. Oculii provides advanced artificial intelligence (AI) software for radar perception. ...
    14-Sep-2021 News Investments
    BYD unveils e-Platform 3.0 with concept car Ocean-X
    BYD has launched e-platform 3.0 with its pure electric concept Ocean-X, the automaker said in a press release on 13 September. The e-platform 3.0 aims to enhance EVs’ performance in safety and low-temperature driving range, improve intelligent driving experiences, and help build efficient and safe...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental launches SportContact 7 tires for performance cars
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 8 September that it had released the 7th generation of its SportContact tire and that it would be available in the autumn of this year. According to the press release, a total of 42 articles will be available thi...
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    Hankook supplies OE tires for the new Porsche Panamera
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook announced via press release on 8 September that it will be equipping the latest version of the Porsche Panamera with its new Ultra-Ultra-High-Performance (UUHP) tread. According to the company, the UUHP Ventus S1 evo Z tires went through extensive tests...
    Bridgestone and EVBox to set up EV charging network in Europe
    Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone announced via press release on 9 September that it will be partnering with Dutch EV supply equipment company EVBox to install up to 3,500 new charging ports across its European retail and service network over five years. According to the company, the in...
    Baidu to test Apollo Go ride-hailing platform in Shanghai
    According to press release on PR Newswire dated 13 September, Baidu announced that it will begin public testing of Apollo Go in Shanghai, marking the fifth city where passengers have the ability to trial the robo-taxi mobile platform. Baidu is the only company to offer this service in the three...
    IAA 2021: Startup Innoviz Technologies to demonstrate high-performance lidar technology
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 7 September, Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, will demonstrate its cutting-edge lidar technology at the IAA Mobility 2021 show, which will be held during 7–...
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    NXP announces compliance with ISO/SAE 21434 for automotive cybersecurity
    According to official press release dated 9 September, NXP cybersecurity engineering processes are now certified as compliant with the new automotive cybersecurity standard ISO/SAE 21434. The new automotive cybersecurity standard aims to provide connected vehicles with robust protection from...
    NXP selects TCS as a strategic partner to drive IT innovation
    According to press release on ETAuto dated 13 September, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said it will work with NXP Semiconductors to help accelerate its digital transformation. NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial, and Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, and communication...
    Vitesco Technologies readies production of 800V traction motor in China
    Continental’s powertrain components and systems spin-off, Vitesco Technologies, has announced that it will be supplying 800 volt electric traction motor to a Chinese OEM. According to a press release issued by Vitesco Technologies on 13 September, the company stated that it is now preparing the st...
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    Li-Cycle to establish new Li-ion battery recycling facility in Alabama, US
    Canadian lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery resource recovery and recycler, Li-Cycle Holdings, has announced that it will be setting up its fourth commercial Li-ion battery recycling facility. According to a press release issued by Li-Cycle on 8 September, the new plant will be located in Tuscaloosa, Alab...
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