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    Daimler and Geely inaugurate ‘StarRides’ premium ride hailing service in China
    Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group have inaugurated their premium ride-hailing service, named StarRides, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. According to a press release from Daimler issued on December 3rd, the 50:50 joint venture between the two companies will commence operations this mont...
    BMW and Great Wall Motors officially inaugurate JV for manufacturing electric models from MINI
    BMW and Great Wall Motors (GWM) have officially inaugurated their new joint venture (JV) ‘Spotlight Automotive Limited’ to manufacture electric models from MINI brand, BMW announced in a press release on 29 November. The 50:50 JV will set up a new plant with standard capacity of 160,000 vehicles...
    02-Dec-2019 News Investments
    Ecopro BM partners with Blackstone Minerals for battery materials
    South Korean battery cathode  maker Ecopro BM has partnered with Blackstone Minerals for battery materials for lithium-ion batteries, Blackstone Mineral announced in a press release today (2  December). Ecopro BM and Blackstone have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) un...
    BMW, Great Wall Motor JV gets regulatory approval for setting up plant in China
    China-based Great Wall Motor has obtained the required approvals from local regulatory authorities to set up its vehicle manufacturing facility with German automotive manufacturer BMW. This joint venture production facility comes with a total investment of RMB5.1 billion (approximately USD730 millio...
    Faurecia and Michelin launch fuel-cell JV Symbio
    Faurecia and Michelin have formalized their fuel-cell 50:50 joint venture (JV) ‘Symbio’, Faurecia announced in a press release on 21 November. The JV will develop, produce and market hydrogen fuel cell systems for light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and trucks as well as for other areas of elec...
    ZF, Wolong Electric to form JV in China for production of electric motors and subcomponents
    ZF and Wolong have decided to form a new joint venture (JV) in China for production of components and electric motors for automotive applications, ZF announced in a press release on 19 November. To be headquartered in Shangyu, Zhejiang Province in China, the JV will be named Wolong ZF Automotive E M...
    SERES and BYD Microelectronics collaborate to develop next-gen power electronics
    Chongqing Sokon unit SERES has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Shenzhen BYD Microelectronics to develop and promote next-generation power electronics, the company said in a press release on 18 November. The partnership will encourage cooperation between the two companies ...
    TomTom, University of Amsterdam open research lab to develop AI-based HD maps for self-driving vehicles
    Location technology specialist TomTom and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) announced on 14 November the launch of a new public-private research lab called Atlas Lab. Atlas Lab will work on using artificial intelligence (AI) for making advanced, highly accurate, and safe high-definition...
    Nidec, GAC Components establish JV for automotive traction motors in China
    Nidec and GAC Components have completed the establishment of a new joint venture (JV) for automotive traction motors in Guangzhou, China, Nidec announced in a press release earlier this month. Named Guangzhou Nidec Auto Drive System, the JV will be 51% owned by Nidec and 49% by GAC Components, and h...
    Wirecard partners with HERE Mobility to develop payment and geolocation services
    Wirecard has collaborated with HERE Mobility to jointly develop integrated B2B2C payment and mobility services, the company said in a press release on 11 November. Wirecard and HERE Mobility will partner on multiple projects to capitalize on the payment and geolocation services both companies alread...
    Automotive cyber-security company SafeRide becomes strategic partner of Auto-ISAC
    The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) has announced that automotive cyber-security company SafeRide Technologies has become its strategic partner, according to a press release dated 11 November. SafeRide will look to utilize its expertise to help the Auto-ISAC pr...
    Tata Communications collaborates with Microsoft to develop connected car applications
    Tata Communications has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to develop new, innovative connected car applications, according to a company press release on 13 November. Tata’s MOVE platform deals with IoT connectivity and network intelligence. By combining this platform with the Microsoft...
    ETAS and BlackBerry QNX to jointly develop safety-critical platform for connected and autonomous vehicles
    BlackBerry has announced that its unit BlackBerry QNX and Bosch’s unit ETAS have collaborated to develop a safety-critical platform for connected and autonomous vehicles, according to a company press release on 12 November. This solution combines BlackBerry QNX’s real time operating system (O...
    Continental‘s new server concept to be used by Volkswagen for its upcoming ID. EV
    Continental has announced that its server will go into production at Volkswagen as an in-car application server (ICAS1) and will be used for its upcoming ID. electric vehicle (EV), according to a press release on 12 November. ICAS1 concept offers numerous connectivity features including installat...
    Samsung Foundry deploys Synopsys’ TestMAX XLBIST solution on automotive IC
    Synopsys has said that Samsung Foundry deployed the Synopsys TestMAX XLBIST solution on an automotive integrated circuit (IC) to provide dynamic in-system testing for critical failures in order to meet stringent automotive functional safety (FuSa) requirements, according to a press release dated 11 ...
    Sailun, FAW starts construction of connected vehicle proving ground in China
    Sailun Group and auto maker FAW Group has begun the construction of a connected vehicle proving ground in Dongying, according to a report by Tire Business on 6 November. The project is named East China Intelligent Connected Vehicle Proving Ground and has an investment amount of USD396.2 million e...
    Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, Ashghal collaborate for V2X pilot, smart mobility solutions
    Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) has announced a collaboration with Ashghal, which is the public works authority of Qatar, for innovations on smart mobility, according to a press filing last month. QMIC will work with Ashghal to provide technical consulting, data analytics, and smart mobi...
    Vaisala to provide data for Renovo’s connected and autonomous vehicle platform
    Vaisala has announced it will be providing data to the Renovo Platform for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), according to a company press release on 6 November. Initially, Vaisala’s road surface state dataset will be made available through Renovo’s system. The partnership will enable t...
    Baraja collaborates with Macnica to bring LiDAR platform to Japan’s automotive OEMs
    Spectrum-scan LiDAR developer Baraja has announced a partnership with Macnica, the company said on 7 November. The agreement to bring Baraja’s innovative LiDAR platform to Japan’s automotive OEMs, and to partners on vehicle automation opportunities in the Japanese market across a range of i...
    Toyota and BYD to set up JV for EV R&D
    Toyota and BYD have entered into an agreement to set up a joint venture (JV) for research and development (R&D) of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the companies announced in a joint press release on 7 October. The new R&D company will work on designing and developing BEVs and its related p...
    O2 signs agreement with Smart Mobility Living Lab to provide 5G connectivity for connected and autonomous vehicles testing
    O2 has signed an agreement to provide 5G connectivity for the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles in the Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) in London, the telecoms services provider said in a press release on 4 November. O2’s 3.4GHz 5G-ready spectrum will allow OEMs, and autonomous/ADAS ...
    Faurecia teams up with Aptoide to develop android apps market solutions for automotive industry
    Faurecia and Aptoide have announced the creation of a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to develop and operate Android app Store solutions for the global automotive market, according to a press release filed on 5 November. The Aptoide app store offers one million Android apps covering a variety of use cas...
    Spirent, Midlands Future Mobility collaborate for commercial use case testing of 5G network
    Spirent Communications has announced an expansion of its collaboration with the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick via the Midlands Future Mobility (MFM) initiative in the UK, the company said in a press release on 31 October. MFM and Spirent will deploy 5G digital twi...
    Grammer signs agreement with FAWSN Group to produce automotive interior components in China
    Grammer has signed an agreement with China-based Changchun FAWSN Group, an affiliated company of the Chinese automaker FAW Group, to establish a joint venture (JV) to manufacture automotive interior components, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release today. Grammer will have 50...
    SiriusXM, Nissan North America extend agreement through model year 2028
    SiriusXM has announced the extension of an ongoing agreement with Nissan North America through the 2028 model year (MY), according to a company press release on 31 October. Under the extension, Nissan and its INFINITI division vehicles will offer SiriusXM with 360L, SiriusXM's next-generation i...
    Harman enters new partnership with Volkswagen
    Harman Kardon has entered into a new partnership with Volkswagen (VW) under which the Stamford-based company will provide branded audio solutions for VW vehicles worldwide, according to a press release filed by the company on 28 October. The audio partnership debuted with the global launch of t...
    Toyota, Weathernews join forces to improve accuracy of weather forecasts and increase driver safety
    Toyota announced that it has begun a verification test with Weathernews in Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi in which the conditions of roads and their surroundings are ascertained using the operating status of windshield wipers and weather data, the company said in a press release on 1 November. The ...
    Winbond Electronics, Karamba Security collaborate to develop embedded security software for automotive, other industries
    Karamba Security has announced a collaboration with Winbond Electronics to enhance embedded software security in automotive and other connected industries, according to a press release on 23 October. Under the partnership, Karamba will offer enhanced hardware security with the use of Winbond’s sec...
    LG Electronics collaborate with Qualcomm to further develop webOS connected car infotainment system
    LG Electronics (LG) and Qualcomm Technologies, a unit of Qualcomm Incorporated, have jointly announced a collaboration to further develop webOS Auto, LG’s connected in-vehicle infotainment system, according to a press release filed on 30 October. In addition to developing and commercializing a ...
    Renesas joins Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium
    Renesas has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium, the company said in a press release on 30 October. Renesas becomes the ninth company to join the consortium which was formed to accelerate the deployment of safer and affordable autonomous vehicles. “To achieve the future of mobili...
    Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC): A step towards making autonomous driving a reality?
    As the industry moves towards autonomous vehicles, it is important to create an ecosystem that not only sustains the progress but also creates an environment for collaboration and information sharing. It is difficult for one company to take on the responsibility of creating an autonomous vehicle ent...
    Hyundai Mobis, KT complete first cooperative development projects under connected car alliance
    Hyundai Mobis has announced that it has successfully completed the first cooperative development projects with KT, as part of a connected car alliance formed last year, according to a company press release on 28 October. Hyundai Mobis developed the technology which collected traffic information t...
    Grammer in talks to form JV with Chinese supplier Changchun FAWSN Group
    Grammer is in advanced stages of negotiations with Changchun FAWSN Group to establish a joint venture (JV) to produce automotive interior components for the Chinese market, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 24 October. Grammer and FAWSN will hold a 50% stake each in the proposed J...
    Synopsys, Samsung Foundry tie up to develop automotive chip design solutions for autonomous driving and ADAS
    Synopsys has announced a collaboration with Samsung Foundry to develop automotive chip design solutions for autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to a company press release on 17 October. Under the collaboration, Samsung Foundry and Synopsys have enabled Samsung...
    Yokohama Rubber, Alps Alpine to jointly develop tyre sensors
    Two Japanese firms, tire manufacturer Yokohama Rubber and components manufacturer Alps Alpine, have joined forces in order to perform R&D on tire sensors for passenger vehicles. This information was provided by Yokohama Rubber at a press conference during the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show. The com...
    24-Oct-2019 News New Products
    BMW is open for new partner in mobility services business, says CEO Oliver Zipse
    BMW is open to the idea of additional partners joining its mobility services venture which the carmaker runs with Daimler, the company’s new CEO Oliver Zipse told a local newspaper. “We would like to welcome additional partners in this area, which has great future potential,” Zipse told Frankf...
    General Motors, Tata Consultancy Services to collaborate on vehicle engineering
    In a press release issued on September 16th, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced their partnership with American automotive manufacturer, General Motors (GM). According to the agreement, TCS will acquire some specific assets at the GM Technical Center located in Bangalore, India. TCS will ...
    ON Semiconductor, Subaru to continue collaboration on camera-based ADAS systems
    ON Semiconductor has announced that it will continue to collaborate with Subaru to develop technology for camera-based advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to a company press release on 21 October. The company’s collaboration with Subaru is for image sensors that combine optimiz...
    GM collaborates with US Army to strengthen automotive cyber security
    General Motors (GM) and the US Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) have announced a new co-operative research and development agreement with a bid to strengthen automotive cyber-security expertise over the next two years, according to a company press release on 14 October. The agr...
    SsangYong signs deal with Saudi National Automobiles Manufacturing for local assembly of SUVs in Saudi Arabia
    In a press statement released last week, South Korean auto maker SsangYong Motor Co. announced that it had signed a deal with Saudi Arabian firm Saudi National Automobiles Manufacturing Co. (SNAM). The deal allows the company to assemble completely knocked down (CKD) units at the production facility...
    St@rtec Developpement and Exoes set up lithium-ion battery JV in France
    St@rtec Developments and Exoes have set up a new joint venture (JV) in France to develop high performance batteries for automotive applications as well as specialty electric vehicles (EV), according to a press release this month. Named e-Mersiv, the JV will develop high-performance batteries with be...
    NXP Semiconductors, ART SpA collaborate to develop immersive infotainment systems for luxury sports cars
    NXP Semiconductors has partnered with ART to create ultra-intuitive and completely immersive infotainment systems for luxury sports cars, the company said in a press release on 8 October. ART will be designing the ARTIST 8 development platform for infotainment systems with NXP’s i.MX 8QuadMax appl...
    16-Oct-2019 News New Products
    EESL partners with BSNL to install EV chargers in the Indian state of Punjab
    Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) and state-owned telecom company BSNL have entered into an agreement to install 100 public charging stations for electric vehicles across the Indian state of Punjab. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed 10 years with the intention of promoting t...
    Vodafone Idea, Kia Motors India collaborate for UVO connected car services
    Vodafone Idea and Kia Motors will collaborate for Kia’s UVO connected car services in India, the telecom services provider announced on 7 October. The partnership will enable Kia to leverage Vodafone Idea’s internet-of-things (IoT) infrastructure to be utilized in the Seltos SUV, Kia’s fi...
    Mercedes-Benz to conduct pilot test in Germany to evaluate how safety on slippery roads can be improved using car-to-X
    Mercedes Benz has tied up with the district of Zollernalb in Germany to test safety on slippery roads during winter using ‘car-to-X’ technology, the automaker said on 9 October. The test will also monitor and suggest how the efficiency of municipal winter services can be improved. The pilot test...
    Volvo unveils new Android-powered infotainment system in XC40 EV
    Volvo has unveiled a new infotainment system which is powered by Android for its fully electric XC40, the German carmaker said in a press release on 9 October. The infotainment system has integrated the Android Automotive operating system (OS), Google’s open-source Android platform, with real-time...
    10-Oct-2019 News New Products
    EV start-up Bordrin to set up manufacturing JV with FAW Xiali Automobile
    Electric vehicle (EV) start-up Bordrin has signed an agreement with FAW Xiali Automobile to set up a manufacturing joint venture in China, Automotive News China reported on 30 September. While Bordrin will own 80.1% of the JV, the rest 19.9% will be owned by FAW Xiali, a car subsidiary of state-owne...
    TomTom, Verizon collaborate on 5G project to make intersections safer for emergency vehicles
    Verizon and TomTom have jointly announced a 5G innovation project focused on making intersections safer for emergency vehicles, according to a press release on 2 October. The initiative was revealed at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. The project will see the utilization of Ver...
    Audi, Deutsche Telekom partner with city of Ingolstadt on 5G technology
    Audi and Deutsche Telekom have entered into a 5G technology partnership together with the city of Ingolstadt, the company said in a press release on 2 October. The objective is to use the 5G technology to make urban mobility safer, more digital and more sustainable, the automaker added. The ...
    Ford signs definitive agreement to transfer Indian operations to JV with Mahindra & Mahindra
    Ford has signed a definitive agreement with Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) to establish a joint venture (JV) that will develop, market and distribute Ford brand vehicles in India, the two companies said in a press release on 1 October. The JV will also be responsible for selling ...
    GlobalFoundries partners with Analog Bits and Aragio Solutions for automotive IP solutions
    GlobalFoundries (GF) has announced a partnership with Analog Bits and Aragio Solutions to develop a portfolio of I/O libraries on GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) platform, according to a company press release on 24 September. Analog Bits and Aragio will develop a portfolio of automotive foundation, an...
    Bharat Forge forms JV called Refu Drive in Germany with Refu Electronik
    Bharat Forge has completed the setting up of a new joint venture (JV) called ‘Refu Drive’ with Refu Electronik in Germany, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing by Bharat Forge on 19 September. Bharat Forge has invested EUR11.35 million (USD12.5 million) in the JV for a 50% stake. ...
    Daimler unit MBition picks Elektrobit to design and implement software platform for next-gen Mercedes-Benz telematics systems
    Elektrobit has signed a long-term collaboration agreement with MBition, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG under which Elektrobit will be a key partner to design and implement the software platform for the next generation of Mercedes-Benz telematics systems, the company said in a press release ...
    Trimble ties up with Qualcomm for development of high-accuracy positioning solutions for connected vehicles 
    Trimble has entered into a partnership with Qualcomm Technologies under which it will produce precise-positioning solutions for select automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 25 September. Trimble's RTX technology will be integrated with select Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive ...
    30-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Harman ties up with Spotify to offer advanced audio streaming services
    Harman has announced a collaboration with Spotify to create a pre-integrated implementation of the Spotify app into its Harman Ignite automotive cloud platform, the company said in a press release on 26 September. The collaboration will enable drivers to access premium connected features, includi...
    30-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai plans to begin mass production of fully autonomous vehicles in 2024
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) will begin mass production of fully autonomous vehicles within next five years, The Korea Herald reported HMG’s vice-chairman Euisun Chung saying in a news conference with South Korean journalists in New York on 23 September. “We expect the era of autonomous vehicles to...
    JTEKT partners with Plug and Play to strengthen relationships with start-ups
    Japanese components firm JTEKT and the California-based venture capital company, Plug and Play LLC, have signed a partnership agreement with the intention of nurturing and strengthening relations with start-ups. Significance: In light of the emergence of more sophisticated manufacturing processes...
    Hyundai Motor Group, Aptiv form JV to promote development and commercialization of Level 4/5 autonomous driving
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), the parent company of South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia, has reached an agreement with Aptiv to establish an autonomous driving joint venture (JV), the two companies said in a joint press release on 23 September. The 50/50 JV will focus on advancing design, developme...
    Dongfeng partners with Tencent and China Mobile for connected cars services
    Dongfeng Motor has announced a partnership with Tencent Holdings and China Mobile to develop connected vehicle services, the South China Morning Post reported on 24 September. Dongfeng also unveiled two joint labs with a focus on enhancing car safety and connectivity using next-generation te...
    Green Hills Software INTEGRITY RTOS supports STMicroelectronics’ Telemaco3P automotive processor
    Green Hills Software has announced that its INTEGRITY real time operating system (RTOS) has been integrated into the Telemaco3P automotive processor from STMicroelectronics, according to a company press release on 19 September. "Working with solid and reliable partners like Green Hills enables us to...
    Intron Technology, Wind River tie up to develop embedded software system for automotive electronics
    Intron Technology has entered into a strategic partnership with Wind River to jointly develop automotive electronics, the company said in a press release on 18 September. The parties will collaborate to develop software systems for automotive electronics, with the objective of providing safe...
    Keysight Technologies, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering collaborate to advance AiP technology
    Keysight Technologies has announced a collaboration with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering to better the design and test validation efficiency of antenna in package (AiP) technology development, the company said in a press release on 12 September. “We’re excited to collaborate with ASE to he...
    StreetScooter to produce eLCVs in China in partnership with Chery
    StreetScooter has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese automaker Chery Holding Group to set up a joint venture (JV) in China for local production, sourcing and development of last-mile electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV) specially tailored to the Chinese market and potential...
    IAA 2019: ZF Openmatics, Maxion Wheels announce joint development of fully integrated wheel sensor system
    Maxion Wheels and Germany-based ZF recently announced that they would jointly develop a smart wheel connectivity system, which would be the world’s very first fully integrated, multi service wheel sensor. This system is meant for use in agricultural machinery and heavy commercial vehicles such as ...
    17-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Foresight Autonomous partners with Wuhan Guide Infrared for QuadSight Vision System in Chinese market
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Wuhan Guide Infrared Co Ltd to collaborate on development, marketing and distribution of Foresight’s QuadSight vision systems, incorporating Guide Infrared’s solutions in the Chinese market...
    GSMA, 5GAA enter cooperation agreement to boost connected car deployment
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has signed a three-year cooperation agreement with GSMA to ramp up deployment of connected cars, it said in a press release on 10 September. The trade groups will work across industries to focus on privacy/security, common standards and target the 5.9GHz spectrum...
    Volkswagen, Northvolt form 50:50 JV to produce batteries for EVs
    Volkswagen (VW) and Northvolt have formed a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to build a factory for lithium-ion batteries in Germany, VW announced in a press release on 6 September. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to start in Salzgitter in Lower Saxony, Germany, in 2020, with production e...
    Toyota Boshoku, Delta Kogyo and Toyo Seat establish JV to produce automotive seats in US
    Japanese suppliers Toyota Boshoku, Delta Kogyo and Toyo Seat have established a joint venture (JV) to produce automotive seats in the United States, according to a press release by Toyota Boshoku on 3 September. The JV company, Toyota Boshoku AKI USA LLC, is 50% owned, each by Toyota Boshoku America...
    Telenav partners with Grab for location-based services
    Telenav has tied up with Singapore-based Grab for location-based services, the company said in a press release. Under the agreement, Grab will use Telenav’s OpenTerra platform to process data from its fleet of vehicles to enhance its location-based services. Grab will become the first majo...
    Marelli to acquire stake in Shanghai Highly New Energy Technology
    Marelli has entered into a strategic partnership with China-based Shanghai Highly Group, the company said in a press release on 30 August. Under the partnership, Marelli reached an equity transfer agreement to Johnson Control-Hitachi Air Conditioning (JCH) to acquire a stake in Shanghai Highly ...
    Elconconnectors Cables signs JV agreement with PT Banshu and PT Askara to produce wiring harness in India
    Elconconnectors Cables has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Indonesia’s PT Banshu Group and PT Askara Internal to manufacture wiring harnesses in India, the Press Trust of India reported on 27 August, citing a statement from the partners. The companies will invest around INR 200 million ...
    Changan Automobile to use Tencent’s voice-operated WeChat app for its cars in China
    Changan Automobile has tied up with Tencent Holdings to introduce a voice-operated version of Tencent’s popular WeChat social app in its vehicles, the South China Morning Post reported on 26 August. The feature will allow drivers to give voice commands or use a button on wheel to check unread mess...
    Unex, NoTraffic collaborate on integrating V2X with Smart Traffic Management platform
    Unex Technology has entered into an agreement with NoTraffic under which Unex will integrate its vehicle-to-everything (V2X) application into NoTraffic’s Smart Traffic Management Platform, the Taiwan-based company said in a press release dated 21 August. Unex will combine its SOM-301 V2X system-on...
    22-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Chery Automobile enters partnerships with ZTE for 5G connectivity
    ZTE Corporation has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese automaker Chery Automobile for 5G-based services in automotive applications, the telecom equipment supplier said in a press release on 20 August. The collaboration will see the companies jointly research application scenari...
    Evolving Seating Experience
    The automotive industry is in a period of evolution, where previously simple components are being enhanced by technology to deliver new functionality. Such is the case with the modern vehicle cockpit; where designers continue to pursue new means of exciting and delighting consumers. No component, no...
    Chinese self-driving vehicle start-up WeRide form JV with Baiyun, SCI Group for robo-taxi services
    WeRide has formed a joint venture (JV) with Baiyun Taxi Group and SCI (Guangzhou) Group to jointly develop self-driving robo-taxi services, the Chinese start-up said in a press release on 7 August. The JV company, WeRide RoboTaxi, is headquartered in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong province...
    BP to form JV with Didi Chuxing to build EV charging infrastructure in China
    BP and Didi Chuxing have decided to set up a joint venture to set up electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in China, BP announced in a press release on 1 August. The joint venture will develop standalone, reliable and high-quality charging hubs to provide EV charging services to DiDi's drive...
    Sandhar Technologies forms JV with Han Shin to produce electronic parts and accessories in India
    Sandhar Technologies has formed a joint venture (JV) with South Korea-based Han Shin Corporation to supply electronics parts and accessories for the Indian automotive market, the company said in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) last month. The JV will produce and sell high-end ...
    Nidec, GAC to form JV to develop automotive traction motors
    Nidec has announced that it will form a joint venture (JV) with GAC Components, a subsidiary of China-based Guangzhou Automobile Group, for manufacturing automotive traction motors, according to a company press release on 1 August. Expected to be named Guangzhou Nidec Auto Drive System, Nidec&n...
    Evergrande to set up JV with hofer to develop powertrain for NEVs
    Chinese firm Evergrande, through its subsidiary Evergrande Health Industry Group, has entered into a partnership with hofer to set up a new joint venture (JV) to develop electric powertrain systems for new-energy vehicles (NEVs) in China, Yicai Global reported on 24 July. Evergrande Health Indu...
    Magna, BAIC sign JV agreement for complete vehicle manufacturing in China
    On 24 July, Magna signed a framework agreement with Chinese automaker BAIC Group and the Zhenjiang government regarding their proposed electric vehicle (EV) joint venture (JV) in Zhejiang, Jiangsu province, China, the company said in a press release on 24 July. The proposed JV, which is yet to recei...
    Groupe Renault, Jiangling Motors establish new JV for NEVs in China
    Groupe Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) have officially established a new joint venture (JV) for new energy vehicles (NEV) in China, the French automaker announced in a press release today (17 July). Groupe Renault will increase its share capital by CNY1 billion (USD145.3 millio...
    Toyota, Denso agree to establish JV for R&D of next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors
    Toyota Motor and its group supplier Denso have agreed to establish a joint venture (JV) to conduct research and development of next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors in April 2020, the leading Japanese supplier said in a press release today (10 July). The new company will conduct advanced researc...
    Hutchinson forms JV with Hiroshima Kasei for body sealing products
    Hutchinson has formed a new joint venture (JV) with Japan-based manufacturer of rubber products and synthetic resin products Hiroshima Kasei, the French company announced in a press release on 3 July. The JV, named Hiroshima Kasei Hutchinson Sealing Japan (HHSJ), will focus on sales activity, develo...
    2019 TU-Automotive Detroit
    TU-Automotive Detroit is one of the most influential automotive technology events globally and a platform where some of the most innovative minds in vehicle connectivity, mobility and autonomy converge each year. The event is well known for its expert panel discussions and also provides a great oppo...
    Veoneer acquires US JV operations of JV with Nissin Kogyo
    Veoneer has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nissin Kogyo’s stake in Veoneer Nissin Brake System America (VNBA), the US operations of their joint venture (JV), Veoneer Nissin Brake Systems (VNBS), the company said in a press release on 17 June. According to the VNBS website, VNBA operates ...
    LG Chem, Geely plan to set up JV for EV batteries
    South Korean battery maker LG Chem and Chinese automaker Geely have signed an agreement to set up a new 50:50 joint venture (JV) for producing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) in China, Geely announced in a press release on 13 June. The JV reportedly will have an annual battery production ...
    Volkswagen invest over USD1 billion in joint battery activities with Northvolt
    Volkswagen (VW) has invested EUR900 million (USD1 billion) in joint battery development activities with Northvolt, the company announced in a press release on 12 January. Using the amount, Volkswagen will initially acquire about 20% equity in Northvolt. The two companies will also establish a 50:50 ...
    New innovations in door solutions
    Responsible for a number of vital interior functions, including occupant protection, curbing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels, and functioning as a casing for door elements, the door trim panel of today has gone through a substantial evolution over the years. As an intrinsic component of...
    Bharat Forge forms JV with Refu Electronik for EV components
    India-based component maker Bharat Forge has formed a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Germany-based Refu Electronic to develop electronic components for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a corporate filing on Bombay Stock Exchange on 7 June. The new JV will manufacture and sell on-board...
    NIO enters framework agreement with E-Town Capital in China
    NIO has entered into a framework agreement with Beijing E-Town International Investment and Development to set up a joint venture (JV) ‘NIO China’, the company announced in a press release on 28 May. NIO China is planning to set up a new plant for the company’s next-generation platform 2.0 (NP...
    EDF, NUVVE set up 'DREEV' joint venture to develop V2G charging solutions
    EDF and Nuvve have set up a new joint venture (JV) ‘DREEV’ for developing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, EDF announced in a press release last week. The new company will work on smart management of charging and discharging vehicles, in particular on the basis of signals sent by the grid and i...
    Toyota Boshoku, Delta Kogyo, Toyo Seat to form JV for seat production in US
    Toyota Boshoku, Delta Kogyo and Toyo Seat Co Ltd. have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to establish a JV in Alabama, United States, to produce automotive seats, Toyota Boshoku and Delta Kogyo announced in a joint press release on 27 May. To this end, the companies plan to invest USD60 mil...
    Increasing role of 3D printing in interiors
    Technology penetration into the automotive domain has not only impacted the overall design language and component functionality; it also has a far-reaching impact on the overall component development phase. How we perceive production methodologies coming from an age-old coachbuilding to assembly lin...
    China’s DLG Battery partners with Lithium Australia to strengthen lithium-ion battery supply chain in Australia
    China-based battery maker DLG Battery has partnered with Lithium Australia for strengthening its lithium-ion battery supply chain in Australia, Lithium Australia announced in a press release on 9 May 2019. Under the partnership, the two companies will establish a 50:50 jointly owned business, called...
    BorgWarner to form new JV with Romeo Power Solutions for EV battery packs
    In a press release dated 7 May, Borgwarner announced that it has agreed to set up a new joint venture (JV) with Romeo Power Solutions for manufacturing electric vehicle (EV) battery packs. BorgWarner will hold 60% of the stake in the JV and the rest will be held by Romeo Power Solutions. As part of ...
    Magna strengthens presence in China with two new plants
    Canadian automotive supplier Magna has expanded its presence in China by opening two new manufacturing plants, the company said in a press release on 30 April. Magna’s first plant, located in Changsha, started production of composite liftgates for a crossover vehicle; the company has not the discl...
    02-May-2019 News Investments
    Air Liquide, Chengdu Huaqi Houpu announce JV for setting up hydrogen fueling stations in China
    Air Liquide has partnered with Chengdu Huaqi Houpu to set up a joint venture (JV) for development, production and distribution of hydrogen refueling stations in China for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the company announced in a press release on 25 April. The JV has been named ‘Air Liquide Ho...
    Aisin Seiki, Anhui Ring New Group form JV in China to produce aluminum die-cast parts for automatic transmissions
    Aisin Seiki has set up a new joint venture (JV) with Anhui Ring New Group in China to manufacture aluminum die-cast parts including transmission cases for automatic transmissions, the company announced in a press release on 17 April. Named Aisin (Anqing) Auto Parts, the JV will get a capital of ...
    Tachi-S acquires 51% stake of Chinese supplier Chanfeng Namba
    Japanese supplier Tachi-S has acquired 51% of subscribed capital of Chinese supplier Hunan Chanfeng Namba Automotive Component, the company said in a press release on 16 April. The Chinese supplier owns Hunan Changfeng Automobile SOFA, a subsidiary which supplies seats, sunroofs and door locks for o...
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