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    Pod Point partners with Groupe PSA as exclusive EV charge point supplier in UK
    Pod Point has partnered with Groupe PSA as the automaker’s exclusive electric vehicle (EV) charge point supplier in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 10 December. The two-year UK agreement will see Pod Point become Group’s EV chargepoint supplier for its Peugeot, Ci...
    USABC launches RFPI for development of automotive lithium electrode-based cell
    The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has issued a request for proposal information (RFPI) ‘‘Beyond Lithium-Ion” for development of a lithium electrode–based cell and manufacturing for automotive traction applications, according to a press release by the consortium on 12...
    Mercedes-Benz Vans starts production of eSprinter all-electric van at Dusseldorf plant in Germany
    Mercedes-Benz Vans has started production of its eSprinter all-electric van at its Dusseldorf plant in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 12 December. Mercedes-Benz Vans has made the Dusseldorf plant as the competence center for Sprinter vehicles with electric drive. "We ...
    Mercedes-Benz to produce electric powertrains at Untertürkheim plant in Germany
    Mercedes-Benz is planning to produce electric powertrains at its Untertürkheim plant in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 12 December. In the future, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Untertürkheim will manufacture and assemble parts of the electric powertrain (eATS). The eATS is the d...
    Calterah’s new-generation CMOS millimeter-wave radar SoC enters mass production
    Calterah Semiconductor's new-generation advanced CMOS millimeter-wave radar system-on-chip (SoC) with Synopsys' DesignWare ARC EM Processor IP has entered mass production, the companies said in a press release on 12 December. Calterah ensured that the Alps chip series mee...
    Xpeng Motors selects RTI’s connectivity technology for all-new P7 EV
    Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has announced that Xpeng Motors has picked Connext DDS as the connectivity framework for its Xpeng P7 electric sedan, a company press release on 11 December stated. The P7 electric vehicle (EV) will use the XPILOT 3.0 autonomous driving system, which will be power...
    Constellium’s Singen plant in Germany receives ‘Chain of Custody’ certification by ASI
    According to a press release issued by the company on 11 December, Dutch aluminium product firm Constellium has announced that the ‘Chain of Custody’ certification was granted by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for its aluminium rolling and casting operations at the company’s facili...
    CES 2020: Immersion to showcase 15-inch haptic touchscreen for automotive center console
    Immersion Corporation will showcase its 15-inch haptic touchscreen for the automotive center console at the upcoming 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month in Las Vegas, US, according to a press release. The company will also exhibit haptics in a touchpad implementation to replace mechanica...
    Auto parts molder US Farathane expands operations
    Auto parts molder US Farathane LLC is expanding its facility in Michigan, US, according to a report by Plastics News on 11 December. To this end, the company plans to invest more than USD20 million. The 100,000-square-foot expansion is expected to create 89 jobs. The project is slated for completion...
    Volkswagen joins AVSC
    Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) announced that it has joined the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), according to a company press release on 12 December. The consortium, which includes automakers and technology companies, is focused on jointly developing standards and best practices for ...
    ZKW expands headlamps production capacity in Mexico
    Austrian Lighting systems specialist ZKW is expanding its manufacturing capacity for headlamps in Silao, Mexico, according to a company press release on 6 December. To this end, the company is investing EUR67.5 million (USD75.1 million) at its existing Mexican site. The expansion is expected to doub...
    ZKW expands manufacturing operations in Slovakia
    Austria-based lighting solutions supplier ZKW is expanding its Slovakian plant, the company announced in a press release on 6 December. The company has invested around EUR155 million (USD172.5 million) toward expansion of its existing site in Krušovce, Slovakia. The plant manufactures headlamp...
    FCA establishes unified product development organization to improve speed-to-market
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced in a press statement released on 12 December that the company has established a new, streamlined product development organization. This organization structure will reduce complexity and improve delivery effectiveness and the resulting efficiency gai...
    Toshiba uses Cypress Semper NOR Flash for next-generation ADAS
    Cypress Semiconductor has announced that Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage has picked Cypress’ Semper NOR Flash for its next-generation Visconti family of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the company said in a press release on 11 December. The Semper NOR Flash supports automoti...
    EV startups NIO and Xpeng Motors partner for EV battery charging services
    China-based electric vehicle (EV) start-ups Xpeng Motors and NIO have partnered on EV battery charging services, Xpeng announced in a press release on 11 December. Under the agreement, Xpeng Motors will gradually connect its charging network and payment processing system to NIO Power across China.&n...
    Innoviz selects WekaFS to accelerate AI for autonomous driving applications
    Israel-based supplier of high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software Innoviz has selected WekaIO to accelerate its artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning workflows for autonomous driving applications, according to a press release on 11 December. Innoviz will use WekaI...
    Hyundai Transys partners with Brose to develop seat for future vehicles
    Hyundai Transys Inc, a South Korean auto parts manufacturer affiliated with Hyundai Motor Group, has signed a preliminary agreement in the area of automotive seating with Germany-based auto parts supplier Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency on 12 Decem...
    GKN unveils new strategy to make EVs more affordable
    GKN has unveiled a new strategy to help it make electric vehicles (EV) more affordable by offering cost effective electric drives, the company announced in a press release on 11 December. GKN will offer standardized range of intelligent highly integrated “3-in-1” systems for pure electric and pl...
    ams begins additional acceptance period of takeover offer for Osram
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has announced the start of the additional acceptance period of its all-cash takeover offer for German lighting supplier Osram Licht, according to ams press release on 11 December. ams has achieved an acceptance level of 59.3% during the main offer period, which expired...
    Pod Point, Volkswagen together install 100 EV chargers at Tesco store in UK
    Pod Point, in partnership with Volkswagen, has installed 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at Tesco stores across the United Kingdom, Pod Point announced in a press release on 6 December. "With the rollout now underway, we are witnessing a pivotal moment for the UK’s rapidly expanding publ...
    FCA joins 'Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network' for ethical EV supply chain
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has joined the ‘Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network’ (RSBN), to ensure an ethical supply chain for its electric vehicles (EV), the company announced  in a press release on 10 December. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform and assured by RCS Global Group, ...
    BlackBerry to supply QNX Neutrino RTOS, other solutions for Wall Motors’ next-gen vehicles
    BlackBerry has announced that China-based electric carmaker WM Motor will integrate its QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS) and other QNX software products into its third-generation SUVs, a company press release dated 10 December showed. WM Motor will use the QNX Platform for Digital Cockp...
    Ibeo Automotive supplies solid-state lidar sensor for Rinspeed’s MetroSnap concept
    Ibeo Automotive Systems is supplying solid-state lidar senors for Rinspeed’s MetroSnap concept, which will be exhibited at the CES 2020, according to a company press release on 10 December. The 4D solid-state lidar sensors from Ibeo—ibeoNEXT—are the eyes of the Rinspeed MetroSnap. These lidar ...
    French supplier Streit Groupe inaugurates new manufacturing plant in Mexico
    French supplier Streit Groupe has inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, to assemble and manufacture parts for center housing turbochargers, according to a report by Automotive News Mexico on 2 December. The company invested USD20 million in the plant, which is expected to crea...
    Amsterdam stadium installs 15 bi-directional EV chargers
    German technology supplier, The Mobility House, has installed 15 bi-directional charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, according to a report by New Mobility on 10 December. The project is the result of collaboration between the Royal BAM Group, The Mobility Hous...
    LeddarTech, First Sensor team up to accelerate lidar deployment for ADAS and autonomous driving applications
    LeddarTech has entered into a partnership with First Sensor, a sensor solution developer, to accelerate lidar deployment for advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications, LeddarTech said in a press release on 10 December. The two companies are developing a lidar plat...
    Valeo targets higher profitability, cash flow in 2022
    Valeo is aiming to increase its EBITDA to 15% of sales in 2022, the company announced in a press release on 9 December. It is also looking at free cash flow generation between EUR1.3 billion (USD1.4 billion) and EUR1.5 billion over the 2020-2022 period, which is nearly double compared to 2017-2019 p...
    Autoneum revises short- and mid-term outlook
    Autoneum has revised its short- and mid-term outlook and now expects a net loss in the high double-digit million range for the full year 2019, the company announced in a press release on 9 December. Due to this, Autoneum will need an additional year to meet the mid-term targets announced in March. ...
    BlackBerry QNX Hypervisor gets Automotive Safety Integrity Level ‘D’ certification
    BlackBerry has announced that its QNX Hypervisor 2.0 for safety has got an ISO 26262 ASIL D compliant certification, according to a company press release on 9 December. This makes it the world’s first ASIL D safety-certified commercial hypervisor. Developers can isolate safety-critical sys...
    Denso agrees to pay USD19 million to settle class action lawsuits in Canada
    Denso Corporation and some of its consolidated subsidiaries have entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in putative class action lawsuits in Canada, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 9 December. The company agreed to pay approximately JPY2.1 billion (USD19 million). ...
    Durr expands paint shop production capacity in China and Hungary to supply BMW
    Dürr announced plans to expand its presence in China and Hungary by building new paint shops in Shenyang, China, and Debrecen, Hungary, according to a company press release on 6 December 2019. In addition, the company will expand an existing paint shop in China. These additional capacities will cat...
    Toyo Tire sells 50% holdings in Bridgestone Corporation
    Japanese tire maker Toyo Tire has announced the sale of half of its stock holdings in Bridgestone Corporation, in a press statement released on November 28th. The company will be doing a normal sale of 1,946,602 Bridgestone shares on the Tokyo Stock exchange, and this represents 50% of the total num...
    Mercedes-Benz, Bosch start automated ride-hailing pilot project in US
    Mercedes-Benz and Bosch have started testing their self-driving taxies in California, United States, under a joint pilot project on automated ride-hailing, Daimler said in a press release on 9 December. The joint automated ride-hailing service pilot project uses automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan...
    CES 2019: Koito to exhibit advanced lighting products
    Koito Manufacturing, in collaboration with its subsidiary North American Lighting Inc, will exhibit advanced lighting products at the CES 2020 to be held in Las Vegas, United States, next month, according to a company press release on 9 December. Koito’ said its ‘Sensor Lighting Solution’...
    Volkswagen seeks strategic partner for Sitech seating business
    Volkswagen Group Components is looking for a strategic partner for its automotive seating business, operated by wholly owned subsidiary, Sitech Sitztechnik GmbH, Automotive News Europe reported on 8 November, citing a senior official from the company. The move will help Sitech share development cost...
    Tesla Model 3 qualifies for subsidies in China
    Tesla’s Model 3 has qualified for electric vehicle (EV) subsidies in China, the automaker announced on Twitter on 6 December. According to the tweet, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released a list of electric vehicles (EV) eligible for subsidies, which includes Tesla M...
    SAE to launch industry-led research project for improving EV charging infrastructure
    Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE)  is planning to form an industry-led pre-competitive research project to strengthen electric vehicle (EV) charging system security, SAE announced in a press release on 5 December. The project will look at more secure implementation of Plug & Charge for ...
    Nexeon acquires key patents related to use of silicon in lithium-ion battery anodes
    Material science  company Nexeon has acquired three sets of key patents related to the use of silicon in lithium-ion battery anodes, the company announced in a press release on 5 December. The patents, numbering 24 in all, concern the manufacture and use of nano scale silicon particles, alone o...
    ams’ tender offer for Osram crosses minimum threshold limit of 55%
    Austrian sensor specialist ams’ takeover offer for Osram Licht AG has crossed minimum threshold limit of 55%, the two companies announced in separate press releases on 6 December. ams informed that further steps to implement the transaction are expected to start in the very near future. The transa...
    CES 2020: SiLC, Varroc Lighting Systems to showcase lidar integrated headlamp
    SiLC Technologies Inc (SiLC), a provider of integrated single-chip FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) lidarr solutions, and Varroc Lighting Systems, a supplier of exterior vehicle lighting systems and electronics, will jointly showcase a seamless lidarr integration into a productio...
    GFG Alliance to buy aluminum plant in Belgium from Novelis
    GFG Alliance has reached an agreement with aluminum producer Novelis to buy the latter’s Duffel aluminum rolling mill in Belgium, subject to regulatory approval, Reuters reported on 6 December. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the company. Significance: “The deal is consi...
    Aston Martin opens new manufacturing facility in Saint Athan, UK
    British sportscar manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda has announced the inauguration of its new production plant in the Welsh city of Saint Athan, in a press statement issued on December 6th. This new facility will build the company’s new SUV, the Aston Martin DBX. Initially, 600 new jobs will be...
    Venture capital units of JLR, Volvo Group, and HELLA invest in autonomous software specialist ApexAI
    The venture capital arms of Volvo, HELLA, and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have invested in autonomous software specialist ApexAI, Volvo and JLR said in separate press releases on 5 December. New investors in ApexAI include Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, JLR’s venture capital arm InMotion Ventures, an...
    BMW drops plan to charge subscription fee for Apple CarPlay
    BMW has decided to remove the subscription fees for Apple CarPlay in vehicles in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 5 December. According to the report, UK cars running BMW's latest operating system for its infotainment system will offer acc...
    Aptiv to relocate Pittsburgh Technology Center in US
    Aptiv has announced plans to relocate its Pittsburgh Technology Center to new offices in Mill 19 in Hazelwood Green, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States), the company said in a press release on 4 December. The relocation will offer Aptiv’s Autonomous mobility team the space needed to grow as i...
    May Mobility raises USD50 million in Toyota-led Series B financing round
    May Mobility has raised USD50 million in the Series B financing round led by Toyota Motor, the company said in a press release on 4 December. Apart from Toyota, the latest financing round was participated by SPARX Group. Additionally, Millennium Technology Value Partners, Cyrus Capital Par...
    Trelleborg reorganizes business segments to enhance profitability
    Sweden-based Trelleborg has announced that the company is implementing organizational changes to focus on select segments aimed at improving profitability, according to a company press release on 4 December. In the new organization, Trelleborg will consist of three business areas in place of the exi...
    SK Innovation partners with Glencore to source Cobalt for EV batteries
    SK Innovation has signed a long-term contract with Glencore to source up to 30,000 tonnes of cobalt contained in hydroxide between 2020 and 2025, Glencore announced in a press release on 4 December. The cobalt in this supply contract will be sourced from Glencore’s industrial mining operations loc...
    Ricardo to set up EV charging trial project in UK
    Ricardo, in partnership with Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Electricity North West Limited (ENWL), are planning to set up an electric vehicle (EV) charging trial project ‘DC share’ in the United Kingdom. Under the project, the companies will develop and trial a novel solution that shares c...
    Skoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala, Kamiq and Karoq models
    Škoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala and Kamiq as well as Karoq models, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Scala, Kamiq and Karoq also offer LED headlights as well as LED tail lights and brake lights. The automaker said that the interactiv...
    Bosch starts construction of new fuel-cell center in China
    Bosch broke ground on a fuel cell center in Wuxi, China, the German supplier said in a press release on 2 December. The new center paves the way for technological breakthroughs in fuel cell application in both commercial vehicles and passenger cars. The center in Wuxi will be engaged mainly in ...
    Ford, McDonald’s USA collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts
    Ford Motor Company has entered into a collaboration with McDonald’s USA to convert coffee bean skin into vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, Ford announced in a press release on 4 December. The collaboration project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, which supplies the headlamps, and Compe...
    Hubject partners with Penta for secure EV charging services
    Hubject has entered into a partnership with Penta Security to enable standardized secure communication between electric vehicles and charging stations, Hubject announced in a press release last month. Hubject and Penta Security, both Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Root Certificate Authorities (V2G Root CAs),...
    Mobileye maps 28,000 miles of roads in Barcelona to enhance safety
    As a part of its Autonomous Ready initiative to enhance the safety of streets, Mobileye collects data from 28,000 miles of Barcelona’s streets, the company said in a press release on 3 December. 400 vehicles were equipped with Mobileye 8 Connect retrofit advanced driving assistance system (ADAS). ...
    ABB supplying EV fast charger to Vattenfall in Sweden
    ABB is set to supply its DC 50kW Terra fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Vattenfall in Sweden, the company announced in a press release on 27 November. The chargers will be installed in 40 EV charging stations by Vattenfall across the country. “For e-mobility to flourish, drivers need fast-ch...
    Avanci announces new patent license agreement with Volvo for connected cars
    Avanci has announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Volvo Cars for 2G, 3G, and 4G essential patents, the company said in a press release on 3 December. The agreement takes the total number of auto brands licensed through the Avanci marketplace to 14. “We are very pleased to ...
    Schaeffler partners with ABT to electrify LCVs
    Schaeffler has partnered with ABT e-Line GmbH to electrify light commercial vehicles (LCV) weighing up to 3.5 tons, the company announced in a press release on 3 December. ABT will contribute its implementation expertise and flexibility in vehicle retrofitting, whereas Schaeffler will contribute its...
    Hyundai Motor presents ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap to become smart mobility solutions provider
    Hyundai Motor has announced ‘Strategy 2025’, a long-term roadmap to transition into a smart mobility solutions provider, the leading South Korean automaker said in a press release today (4 December). The company will focus on ‘Smart Mobility Device’ and ‘Smart Mobility Service’ as its tw...
    Cerence extends collaboration with Daimler for MBUX multimedia system
    Cerence has announced a ‘continued innovation and development collaboration’ with Daimler for its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, a company press release dated 3 December showed. Cerence’s artificial intelligence technology powers the MBUX system. “MBUX remains one...
    WeRide begins trials of L4 self-driving taxis in Chinese city Guangzhou
    On 28 November, WeRide launched a Level 4 self-driving taxi service pilot, called RoboTaxi, in Guangzhou, China, the company said in a press release today (3 December). In the first phase of operation, WeRide is deploying “dozens of” Nissan LEAF all-electric cars, powered by WeRide’s full-stac...
    GOFAST opens new HPC station in Switzerland
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company GOFAST has opened a new EV high-power charging (HPC) station at Würenlos shopping rest stop on the A1 in Switzerland, the company announced in a press release on 2 December. The site has 20 chargers, up to 300 kilowatts of charging capacity and the ability to ...
    Airgain to provide C-V2X connectivity for Didi Chuxing AV pilot in Shanghai
    Airgain has announced that it has been selected by Didi Chuxing to deliver cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity for an autonomous vehicle pilot in Shanghai, a press release dated 2 December showed. Airgain’s MULTIMAX FV ITS 3-in-1 antenna provides two high gain directional antenn...
    ChargeFox opens new ultra-rapid EV charging station in Australia's New South Wales
    ChargeFox has opened a new ultra-rapid charging station in Sydney, the first in New South Wales (NSW), the company announced in a press release on 29 November. The station is located in Zetland’s East Village Shopping Center. “From day one, our vision has been to see 100% of road travel powered ...
    Toyota, Nishi-Nippon Railroad begin full-scale operation of ‘my route’ multi-modal mobility service in Japan
    On 28 November, Toyota Motor and Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu) started full-scale operation of multi-modal mobility service ‘my route’ for smartphone in Fukuoka City and Kitakyushu City in Japan, the Japanese automaker said in a press release last week. The two companies have launched the m...
    SEAT announces V2I communication project in Barcelona
    SEAT has announced a project in collaboration with the Spanish Traffic Authority, the Barcelona City Council, and Electronic Trafic (ETRA). The project connects vehicles with traffic lights and the traffic control center, which enables drivers to anticipate the status of traffic lights. In a...
    Northvolt aims to triple battery manufacturing capacity by 2030
    Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt is aiming to triple its battery manufacturing capacity by 2030 as compared with its current plans, Reuters reported on 26 November, citing Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt. Northvolt is planning to have a capacity of about 150 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of batte...
    Connected Kerb to install wireless EV chargers in UK
    Connected Kerb has announced that in collaboration with induction technology specialist Magment, the company will bring wireless/induction charging to the UK, a press release dated 27 November showed. The partnership will see the instalment of wireless/induction charging across public...
    Bridgestone to establish Innovation Park to accelerate innovation in Japan
    Japan-based Bridgestone Corporation has announced plans to create ‘Bridgestone Innovation Park’, a global center of research, development, and wellness that will help the company accelerate its transformation into a global leader in advanced mobility and sustainable solutions for a world in moti...
    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opens new plant in Serbia
    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), a major supplier of automotive interiors, has opened opening a new plant in the Šumadija district in Serbia, according to a company press release on 28 November. The new plant is expected to create 800 jobs over the next few years. “With this new plant in S...
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS Matrix LED headlights
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS matrix LED headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 27 November. Customers can choose from two different LED headlight configurations. The optionally tinted RS Matrix LED headlights have a three-dimensional daytime running lights (DRLs) signature with ...
    OSRAM to introduce new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show
    OSRAM will introduce its new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show 2019, scheduled to be held from 30 November to 8 December, according to a company press release on 28 November. At the show, the German company will showcase front and rear lighting LED solutions. The company has develope...
    Nissan invests USD302 million in Tochigi plant in Japan to produce next-generation of electrified, intelligent vehicles
    Nissan has announced plans to make a substantial investment in advanced production technologies and equipment at its plants around the world to prepare them to produce the next-generation of electrified and intelligent vehicles, the company said in a press release today. The automaker has earmarked ...
    Faurecia targets sales of USD22.9 billion in 2022
    Faurecia has announced its new financial targets for 2022 during a ‘Capital Market Day’ event held in Paris, France, on 26 November, the company said in a press release. The French supplier expects its sales to grow above 5% between 2019 and 2022 and reach EUR20.5 billion (USD22.9 billion) ...
    LACI, partners release roadmap to accelerate deployment of ZEVs in Los Angeles region
    Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), along with its partners, has released the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0 to accelerate deployment of ZEVs in Los Angeles region, LACI announced in a press release on 26 November. The new program aims to have electric vehicles (EV) account for 30% of all light...
    EESL partners with SDMC to set up EV charging stations in India's capital city New Delhi
    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has partnered with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in New Delhi in India, news website ETAuto reported on 27 November. The two companies will install around 75 charging stations in the SDMC area, ove...
    Audi’s e-tron Sportback features digital matrix LED headlights
    Audi’s e-tron Sportback features innovative digital matrix LED headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 November. “Its digital matrix LED headlights are a new feature now available for the first time in a mass-production vehicle,” Audi said in a statement. Market introducti...
    Xpeng Motors, Alipay collaborate to develop in-car payment functions
    Xpeng Motors has signed an agreement with Alipay to jointly develop in-car payment functions, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 27 November. The service will be implemented in Xpeng’s upcoming sports sedan model, the P7. Xpeng and Alipay’s user accounts are expected to be conne...
    Mobileye expects strong growth from ADAS, data management and robotaxi service
    Earlier this month Mobileye held an investor summit in Jerusalem, Israel, where the company’s CEO Amnon Shashua projected significant growth in revenue over the next decade. The company, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, expects strong growth in revenue from advanced driver assistance system...
    Nippon Light Metal Georgia starts building new plant in US
    Nippon Light Metal North America, Inc. (NLMNA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Light Metal Co Ltd, and ITOCHU Metals Corporation, have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) company in the United States to develop and manufacture aluminum components for vehicles, according t...
    New Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps
    The new Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps, the automaker announced in a press release on 25 November. The New Espace uses the LED Matrix Vision technology, which is a first in the Renault range, according to the press release. The intelligent adaptive lighting system ...
    Audi concludes fundamental agreement with Works Council, plans to cut up to 9,500 jobs until 2025
    In accordance with Audi’s Transformation Plan, the company has taken measures to ensure the job security of its core workforce until the year 2029, along with optimizing the production capacities of both its manufacturing facilities in Germany. The plan, which was launched two years ago with the t...
    Volkswagen, Siemens launch electric mobility project in Rwanda
    Volkswagen and Siemens have launched an electric mobility project in Rwanda to test the feasibility of electric mobility in an African country, Volkswagen announced in a press release on 29 October. Under the pilot phase of the project, four e-Golfs and one charging station will be introduced i...
    HERE to provide VST Mobility with mapping and location services
    HERE Technologies has announced that VST Mobility has selected the company as its mapping and location services provider to support the launch of Eclipse, a vehicle tracking unit that is an advance GPS and GPRS terminal with embedded eSIM and IRNSS chipset for effective fleet management.  VS...
    Mercedes-Benz partners with Chargefox for EV charging services in Australia
    Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Chargefox to offer free fast charging to EQC owners in Australia for five years, Chargefox announced in a press release on 25 November. EQC owners will have to register their vehicle details in the Chargefox app, after which owners will be able to see all of the free...
    Nissan and EVgo launch new EV charging program in US
    Nissan and EVgo have launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging program ‘Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo’ in the United States for Nissan LEAF customers, EVgo announced in a press release on 25 November. Under the program, Nissan will provide USD250 of pre-paid charging credits with EVgo to quali...
    Northvolt partners with Mälarenergi for EV charging system in Sweden
    Northvolt has partnered with Swedish power provider Mälarenergi to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden, the company announced in a press release on 26 November. The battery system will provide power output up to 220 kW and a usable...
    EVgo expands partnership with Lyft for EV fast charging services in US-city Denver
    EVgo has expanded its partnership with Lyft to accelerate rideshare electrification through Lyft’s planned introduction of 200 new electric vehicles (EV) for rideshare drivers in Denver, the company announced in a press release on 26 November. EVgo will provide fast charging support for Lyft EVs a...
    LA Motor Show 2019: Porsche showcases all-electric Taycan 4S
    Porsche has showcased its first all-electric vehicle Taycan 4S at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. “A year ago we introduced the new generation of the 911 in Los Angeles. Now we follow up with the Taycan—the first all-electric sports ca...
    Mercedes-Benz to launch all-electric EQC in US in early 2020
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will launch the EQC 400 4MATIC all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the United States in early 2020, according to a company press release on 20 November. The SUV will be priced starting at USD67,900. At launch, there will be three available tiers customers ...
    CNH Industrial, Microvast collaborate to develop vehicle batteries
    CNH Industrial’s unit FPT Industrial and Microvast have signed a preliminary agreement to develop battery packs, the company reported on 19 November. Microvast will guide FPT Industrial to design and assemble battery packs in-house at its facility in Turin, Italy. FPT Industrial will also desig...
    ARC Europe partners with HERE Mobility to offer MaaS solutions
    ARC Europe and HERE Mobility have announced a partnership to offer Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions in the context of roadside assistance, the companies said in a press release on 25 November. The objective of the collaboration is to issue personalized digital MaaS solutions in order to kee...
    Cubic Telecom partners with Etisalat to launch 5G based multi-model transportation solutions
    Global connectivity management software provider Cubic Telecom has teamed up with UAE's telecom group Etisalat to launch 5G based multi-model transportation solutions, Cubic Telecom said in a press release on 20 November. The companies aim to launch the new solution in 2020. The solution will b...
    Toyoda Gosei to restructure European operations
    Toyoda Gosei Co Ltd. has decided to transfer its entire ownership stake in Toyoda Gosei Meteor (TGM), its production subsidiary in Germany, to SCUR-Alpha 1123 GmbH, an affiliate of a German business fund, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 22 November. Upon completion of this tran...
    INTEGRITY Security Services issues DriveOhio V2X certificates for entire Ohio state
    INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS) has said that it has delivered the world's first production-grade hosted Security Credential Management System (CMS) to serve DriveOhio's Connected Vehicle and Traffic Management Systems, according to a press release on 20 November. The DriveOhio CMS will provide...
    Keysight achieves 3GPP validation for C-V2X radio frequency conformance test case
    Keysight Technologies has announced that it has achieved 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) validation for cellular vehicle-to-everything communications (C-V2X) radio frequency (RF) conformance test case, a company press release showed on 21 November. The test case validation was achieved ...
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Peugeot showcases electrified lineup
    French automaker Peugeot has showcased an electrified lineup at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. The showcase included the Peugeot e-2008, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) 4008 4WD PHEV, and the Peugeot 508 L PHEV ...
    Mercedes-Benz’s Maybach, AMG models feature NVIDIA’s AI-powered MBUX infotainment system
    NVIDIA has said that Mercedes-Benz’s Maybach AMG models feature its AI-powered MBUX infotainment system, according to a company blogpost on 22 November. The latest addition takes the total number of Mercedes models equipped with MBUX to 20, including the all-electric EQC SUV. MBUX can...
    Navinfo to supply map data and services to Huawei Technologies
    Chinese navigation map developer NavInfo will supply HD (high-definition) map data and services to Huawei Technologies, Caixin reported on 21 November, citing a regulatory filing by Navinfo with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. According to the agreement, NavInfo will help Huawei with testing and ver...
    SDG&E plans to set up 2,000 EV charging stations in US city San Diego
    San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has announced that the company had recently submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install 2,000 additional chargers for electric vehicles (EV) at apartments, condominium complexes and workplaces across San Diego, the com...
    Solvay, Penso develop technologies to create multi-material BIW structure suited for large production volume
    Solvay, in collaboration with Penso, has successfully developed the composite design, material and manufacturing technologies required to create a modular, multi-material body-in-white (BIW) structure suited for large production volume, Solvay announced in a press release on 21 November. The two com...
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