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    Talking Heads: CASE on the road to nowhere?
    The CASE megatrends – connected, autonomous, shared and electric – in case you’ve not been paying attention, have been the hot topics of the automotive industry in the past decade. They’ve even given rise to talk of the industry in the whole as the mobility industry rather than the more prosaic automotive industry. But is the CASE narrative running into trouble? Hot on the heels of the news that Ford and VW were exiting their Argo AI autonomous driving technology venture came news out...
    What does Argo AI’s departure mean for autonomous industry players?
    The Volkswagen- and Ford-backed autonomous technology joint venture Argo AI is shutting down. Both automakers are shifting their strategies to autonomous cars. “In coordination with our shareholders, the decision has been made that Argo AI will not continue on its mission as a company,” Argo AI said in a statement. “Many of the employees will receive an opportunity to continue work on automated driving technology with either Ford or Volkswagen, while employment for others will unfortunatel...
    Winter is Coming
    With energy prices in Europe skyrocketing, placing business bottom lines in triage mode, a harsh winter could place certain automotive sectors at risk of being unable to keep their production lines running. Click the link above to download the article.
    AVL, Rohde & Schwarz collaborate to automate EMC tests under real driving conditions
    AVL and Rohde & Schwarz have presented a new solution for automated electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) data analysis of an electric drivetrain under real driving conditions, according to a press release on 24 November 2022. Due to greater switching frequencies of semiconductors and increased emissions as a result of high voltages and currents, electrification of vehicles creates additional EMC issues. These problems are addressed by testing for electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) and el...
    Israeli startup EVR Motors partners India’s EKA Mobility on lightweight electric motors
    Israeli startup EVR Motors has partnered with India’s EKA Mobility to design small, lightweight electric motors, according to a news report published by StartupHub.ai on 8 November 2022. The jointly developed electric motors will be used in light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and electric buses produced by EKA Mobility, which is an EV and technology company, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited.   According to the new commercial agreement, EVR will design and develop electric mo...
    Mobility data startup Vianova partners with Fenix to provide real-time data in the Middle East
    Vianova has entered into a mobility data partnership with on-demand transport provider Fenix in the Middle East, Traffic Technology Today reported on 18 November. Fenix will use Vianova’s analytics software across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain, for insights into fleets across the region. “We’re delighted to be launching this strategic partnership with Fenix. In a short space of time, Fenix has become the leader in connected and electric vehicle fleets across the Middle East. Tog...
    Apollo Tyres signs recycled rubber supply agreement with Tyromer
    Indian tire manufacturer Apollo Tyres announced via press release on 23 November that it had partnered with Canadian rubber products manufacturing company Tyromer Inc for the application of recycled rubber material in its future tires. According to the press release, the two companies had validated application of Tyromer’s recycled tire-derived polymers (TDP) as a raw material in tire manufacturing. P K Mohamed, Chief Advisor, R&D, Apollo Tyres Ltd, discussed the strategic need for t...
    Visteon's AllGo App Store features what3words
    Visteon has announced what3words has been added to its AllGo App Store, in a press release on 23 November. The integration will allow drivers using the AllGo App Store access to what3words’ optimized in-car navigation experience. “Driver expectations of vehicle infotainment systems have never been higher. We’re excited that this partnership will enable so many OEMs to effortlessly integrate what3words, offering seamless navigation experiences to drivers across the globe and meeting thes...
    Continental to equip ADAS in Sono Motor’s Sion EV
    Sono Motors has announced that Continental will be equipping its Sion solar electric vehicles with technologies including advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), it said in a press release dated 21 November. The ADAS feature is set to be standard in every Sion and will ensure that the vehicle complies with the upcoming stricter European Union road safety regulations (GSR). Sono Motors currently plans to start production of the Sion in the second half of 2023. “We started our partnership w...
    Mazda Motor Corporation onboards several partners to develop electric drive units
    Japanese vehicle manufacturer Mazda Motor Corporation is currently working with several partner companies on the development and production of electric drive units (EDUs), the company announced on 22 November 2022. The development of EDU is part of a larger joint partnership work that entails developing a range of technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) and other associated research projects also designed to stimulate the local economy while contributing to the local industry and innovation....
    Minda partners with LocoNav for white-labelling of telematics software
    Minda Corporation has entered into a technology license agreement (TLA) with LocoNav for white labelling of telematics software for web and Android/iOS platforms, Financial Express reported on 22 November. Spark Minda will integrate LocoNav’s software with its telematic devices. “Connectivity of vehicles is one of the major trends in the automotive industry and a complete telematics solution lies at the heart of this mega trend. We at Spark Minda have taken a step forward to provide India...
    Cognata, Foretellix to deliver autonomous vehicle and ADAS solution
    Foretellix and Cognata announced in a press release on 22 November 2022, a joint solution that pairs Cognata's developers' simulation engine, enterprise, with Foretellix's Foretify verification and validation platform. The joint solution helps ensure the safety of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle systems, reduces development cost, and improves time to market. "The integration between Cognata's Enterprise and Foretify™ will enable safe commercial deployment of ...
    ROHM, Mazda, Imasen to codevelop inverters for e-Axle using SiC power modules
    ROHM, Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), and Imasen Electric Industrial has signed a joint development agreement with for inverters and silicon carbide (SiC) power modules to be used in the electric drive units of electric vehicles (EVs), including e-Axle, according to a press release by ROHM on 22 November 2022. ROHM will participate in a 'cooperative framework for the research and production of electric drive units' alongside companies such as Imasen, led by Mazda, to build shared invert...
    Startup Black Sesame partners with ZTE to develop intelligent driving solutions
    Black Sesame will partner with ZTE’s to work on an autonomous driving chip as well as an automotive software and hardware platform for intelligent driving solutions, CnEVPost reported on 18 November. The companies will look to establish an automotive electronics eco-alliance. Significance: Black Sesame’s solutions include self-developed auto-grade Image Signal Processing (ISP) and auto-grade deep neural processing unit (NPU), Huashan series AD calculation chip, Shanhai AI development plat...
    Arbe Robotics to supply radar chipsets to HiRain Technologies
    In a press release on 15 November 2022, Arbe Robotics announced that HiRain Technologies, a Chinese ADAS tier-1 supplier, placed its first mass quantity commercial preliminary order for 2023 and 2024, moving Arbe into the mass production phase. The order consists of 340,000 radar chipsets that will be supplied to HiRain’s customers throughout China. Advanced radar systems are essential sensors in the ADAS and autonomous perception suite as they work in all weather and lighting circumstances...
    Foresight, SUNWAY-AI partner to develop ADAS solutions
    In a press release on 16 November, Foresight Autonomous Holdings has announced the signing of a joint development and supply agreement with SUNWAY-AI Technology (Changzhou), a global Chinese manufacturer of components for autonomous and unmanned intelligent vehicles. Over the contractual period of four years, the deal may yield up to USD51 million in revenue based on demand from SUNWAY. “Having tested Foresight's technology extensively for more than a year, we believe that this partnership ...
    Pyrowave supplies Michelin with 100% recycled styrene for tire production
    Canadian startup Pyrowave announced via press release on 17 November that it had shipped a container with approximately 3 tons of recycled styrene from its Montreal facility to Michelin’s plant in France. According to the press release, the recycled styrene will be used for the production of industrial styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) products that will be applicable for passenger vehicle tire manufacturing. Pyrowave CEO Jocelyn Doucet discussed the strategic importance of its partnership ...
    u-blox, GMV partner to develop safe positioning solutions for ADAS
    u-blox, a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technology and services, and GMV have partnered to provide ready-to-use functional safe positioning solutions, according to a press release by u-blox on 17 November 2022. In the automotive industry, functional safety has become increasingly important for automated or self-driving vehicles. Customers must currently invest significant effort to build and integrate hardware and software from multiple vendors in order to achieve ...
    HOLON, Hamburg’s Hochbahn partner on autonomous driving
    HOLON and Hamburg’s Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN), Germany's second-largest public transport company have planned to jointly push forward the expansion of customer-friendly and climate-friendly mobility services, according to a press release on 16 November 2022. Both companies have agreed on the further development of autonomous shuttles for use in public transport. HOLON, a subsidiary of the BENTELER Group, is a manufacturer of self-driving vehicles. The company is working with its partners to cr...
    Murata, Autotalks to introduce advanced V2X solution for high level automated vehicles
    Murata Manufacturing and Autotalks has announced their plans to introduce new technology that will facilitate progression toward cooperative safety and higher levels of automated mobility, according to a press release on 20 November 2022. This has enabled Murata to launch a wireless module solution portfolio that supports direct vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. This V2X system can be customized to meet the needs of individual customers. When used in ...
    General Motors, Vale Canada sign long-term agreement on supply of battery-grade nickel
    US carmaker General Motors and Vale Canada Limited, a subsidiary of Vale S.A. announced on 17 November 2022 that the two companies have signed a term sheet for long-term supply of battery grade nickel sulfate from Vale's proposed plant at Bécancour, Québec, Canada. According to the official note from the carmaker, under the terms of the agreement, Vale will supply battery grade nickel sulfate, equivalent to 25,000 metric tons per year of contained nickel. The critical material will be used ...
    PATEO partners with Amazon Web Services for connected mobility solutions
    PATEO has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to explore IoV cloud computing, automotive intelligent connectivity, and expand mainland Chinese automakers into overseas market, according to a 25 October press release. The partnership will look to develop operating models for automotive connectivity and develop standards for connectivity. AWS and PATEO will offer automotive and V2X-related cloud computing software products and services in mainland China, as well as end-to-end V2X integration ...
    Cybellum partners with Jingwei HiRain to deploy cybersecurity across automotive supply chain
    Cybellum has partnered with Jingwei HiRain to deploy cybersecurity across the automotive supply chain, it said in a press release on 16 November. Jingwei HiRain and Cybellum’s solutions will allow customers to strengthen their cybersecurity posture without impacting operation. It manages risk and vulnerabilities in their embedded software components. “The wide adoption of open-source libraries and integration of components from multiple suppliers brings both high efficacy and high risks t...
    InoBat Auto, Ricardo to work together on production, testing of EV battery cells and modules
    Slovakia-based electric-vehicle (EV) battery technology company InoBat Auto has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with engineering services company Ricardo, wherein the two companies plan to work together on the production and testing of cells, modules, and full battery packs for a number of high-performance automotive applications, according to a joint media release by both the companies on 4 November 2022. Commenting on the partnership, Martin Starkey, managing director Ricardo Per...
    Startup SWTCH Energy, Electric Circuit expand EV charging access in Canada and US
    SWTCH Energy has announced that it has expanded its partnership with the Electric Circuit in which their charging stations and apps are now interoperable, in a press release dated 16 November. It will give electric vehicle (EV) drivers access to thousands of charging stations across Canada and the United States. “We’re thrilled to add SWTCH as a Passport Hub partner. This partnership will enable a growing number of Electric Circuit users to seamlessly activate charging sessions on SWTCH...
    DSP Concepts collaborates with Analog Devices on rapid design solution for car audio systems
    DSP Concepts has announced a partnership with Analog Devices to provide automakers with a solution designed to accelerate design cycles and reduce the cost of implementing in-vehicle audio systems, in a press release on 16 November. The ADI LISTN EZ-AUDIO system uses ADI SHARC+ DSP hardware and DSP Concepts' newly optimized audio weaver development platform. “Both Analog Devices and DSP Concepts are contributing their long-standing audio technology expertise to the automotive field. Analog ...
    EV battery maker Panasonic to source high-nickel cathode from Redwood Materials
    Battery recycling company Redwood Materials announced on 15 November 2022 that it will supply battery cathode materials to Panasonic, which will use the same for battery cell production at its new Kansas plant in the US. Panasonic’s new Kansas battery production plant is expected to commence operations in 2025. Redwood Materials claims that this would be the first time that cathode will be produced in North America at Gigafactory scale and used in US battery cell manufacturing, a critical m...
    Geotab partners with Atom Power for EV charging infrastructure integration
    Geotab has partnered with Atom Power to create an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure integration through its fleet management platform, MyGeotab, in a press release on 15 November. This will give fleet managers the access to complex fleet analytics and EV charging infrastructure. “Our partnership with Atom Power is the next step in Geotab’s continued commitment to support fleets throughout their electrification journey, whether they are fully electric, partial or have yet to be...
    Otonomo partners with Ramboll to improve traffic management and road safety
    Otonomo Technologies has partnered with Ramboll under which Ramboll will use historical connected vehicle data via Otonomo Smart Mobility Data Platform to improve its consultancy reports and transport models. In a press release dated 15 November, Ramboll will also stream vehicle data to road authorities for traffic management and road safety applications. “Solving today’s mobility challenges requires a holistic and data-driven approach. Partnering with Otonomo will enable us to use granul...
    BorgWarner to invest USD500 million in US chipmaker Wolfspeed
    BorgWarner and Wolfspeed have signed a strategic partnership that calls for BorgWarner to invest USD500 million in Wolfspeed’s financing transaction in exchange for a silicon carbide device capacity corridor, the Michigan-based supplier of propulsion systems and electric mobility solutions announced on 16 November 2022. Under the multiyear agreement between BorgWarner and Wolfspeed, former will be entitled to purchase up to USD650 million worth of devices annually as its requirements increa...
    LG Uplus to provide connected car services for Hyundai cars in South Korea
    LG Uplus will provide connected car services to new Hyundai Motor Group cars including Hyundai, Genesis and Kia brands, for the Korean market beginning from January 2023, Business Korea reported on 14 November. The company had provided wireless communication to Hyundai since 2003 and has provided communication services to some models of Kia since 2019. Significance: LG Uplus built dual communication infrastructure exclusively for Hyundai. The communication infrastructure will allow for the us...
    Sinclair partners with Hyundai Mobis for ATSC 3.0 automotive services
    Sinclair Broadcast Group has entered an MoU with Hyundai Mobis to develop and implement ATSC 3.0-enabled automotive business models in both Korea and the United States, it said in a press release on 14 November. The partnership will focus on geo-targeting capabilities, enhanced GPS, software updates, in-vehicle entertainment, and real-time emergency information. “This collaboration is an important step towards realizing the promise of using ATSC 3.0 to communicate with the millions of vehic...
    CerebrumX to use Ford connected vehicle data for usage-based insurance
    CerebrumX Lab has said that it will incorporate Ford connected vehicle data to support its usage-based insurance (UBI) as-a-Service model for insurers, in a press release on 14 November. It uses embedded telematics for eligible Ford and Lincoln connected vehicles. “By opting into usage-based insurance, Ford and Lincoln owners can be rewarded for their good driving habits with more personalized insurance offerings. CerebrumX’s platform creates another opportunity for Ford and Lincoln owner...
    Bosch, IBM team up to deploy quantum computing for joint R&D on battery materials, fuel cells
    Automotive component major Bosch and IBM have announced on 9 November 2022 that the two companies are partnering on a strategic quantum computing engagement focused on battery materials, fuel cells, electric vehicle propulsion systems, advanced sensor materials, among other areas. According to the official media announcement by IBM, Bosch will also join the IBM Quantum Network as part of this engagement, wherein experts from both the companies will work jointly to investigate and further deve...
    Skyworks Solutions collaborates with MediaTek to develop modem-to-antenna automotive 5G solution
    Skyworks Solutions has partnered with MediaTek to produce a modem-to-antenna automotive-grade 5G solution, it said in a press release on 13 November. The 5G NR Sky5A RF front-end solution is designed for automotive applications and supports 3GPP R15 and R16 standards, bandwidth exceeding 100MHz, flexible antenna architectures, regional optimization, aux ports to support the addition of future bands. “The rollout of 5G is reshaping the automotive market with a variety of safety and entertain...
    Ford partners with J.D. Power Chromedata to expand vehicle build data coverage
    Ford Motor Company has partnered with J.D. Power ChromeData, under which the companies will use Ford and Lincoln vehicle build data for ChromeData VIN Descriptions, it said in a press release on 10 November. J.D. Power ChromeData provides vehicle data and software solutions. “For nearly three decades, ChromeData has set the standard for the most accurate, timely and complete vehicle data and content in the industry. Not only does Ford’s vehicle build data further expand the benefits of ou...
    CATL, Daihatsu sign MoU on supply of EV batteries, battery technologies
    China’s largest electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Japan’s Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) of strategic cooperation on battery supply and battery technologies to promote electric mobility in Japan, CATL announced on 11 November 2022. According to the company, under the agreement, CATL will ensure stable supply of batteries to the electric vehicles (EVs) of Daihatsu, which is popular for devel...
    PREDIK Data-Driven firm selects Otonomo to power geolocation and competitive intelligence solutions
    Otonomo Technologies has announced that a data science and research firm PREDIK Data-Driven has selected Otonomo to power its geolocation and competitive intelligence solutions, in a press release on 9 November. PREDIK Data-Driven will use commercial vehicle data available via the Otonomo Smart Mobility Data Platform to improve its Market Mapping tool. “Incorporating data from the Otonomo platform into our distribution model has had a significant and positive impact on our clients’ decisi...
    Everledger launches Battery Passport Pilot with Ford
    Independent technology company focused on digital transparency Everledger announced on 25 October that it has launched the world-first battery passport pilot with Ford Motor Company with an aim of promoting responsible recycling of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. According to a media release issued by Everledger, the pilot project leverages its technology platform to track electric vehicle (EV) batteries throughout their lifecycle to ensure responsible management during use and recycling at ...
    Covestro partners with HiPhi to develop next-generation mobility solutions
    Covestro has announced a partnership with mainland Chinese premium electric vehicle brand HiPhi, under which the companies will jointly develop solutions for future models, it said in a press release on 6 November. HiPhi will use Covestro products including carbon dioxide (CO2)-reduced polycarbonates, bio-based clearcoat hardeners, and mass-balanced, bio-attributed adhesive solutions. “We’re delighted to join HiPhi, a partner bringing forth more innovations. Together we will create more s...
    NVIDIA DRIVE Orin platform powers Volvo’s EX90 SUV
    NVIDIA has said that its DRIVE Orin platform is used in Volvo Cars EX90 SUV, in a blog post on 9 November. The vehicle features a new powertrain, branding and software-defined artificial intelligence (AI) compute powered by the centralized NVIDIA DRIVE Orin platform. Volvo Cars’ proprietary software runs on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin to operate most of the core functions inside the car, including safety, infotainment and battery management. The intelligent architecture is designed to deliver a highl...
    BASF, Moleaer develop new high-extraction-rate copper mining technology
    German chemical company BASF announced via press release on 8 November that it had partnered with American nanobubble tech company Moleaer to develop a new technology aimed at enhancing copper recovery rates at existing mines. According to the press release, the new technology’s recovery rate enhancing capabilities will help drive down risks of projected structural shortages for copper, a mineral critical for the decarbonization of the global economy through industrial electrification. T...
    Terranet signs agreement with Prevas to manufacture scanner module for ‘BlincVision’ system
    Terranet has partnered with Prevas to manufacture a first prototype of the scanner module that will be part of Terranet’s driver assistance system ‘BlincVision’, according to a press release by Terranet on 9 November 2022. The scanner module’s main component is the laser that reads the surroundings around the vehicle, is one of the three main modules of the BlincVision system. “It is fantastic to see how quick the development has progressed and that we now are ready to commission th...
    Renault, Google expand partnership to develop digital architecture for software defined vehicle
    Renault has announced an expansion of its partnership with Google under which the two companies will develop the digital architecture for software defined vehicle (SDV) and accelerate digitalization, in a press release on 8 November. The companies will develop a set of onboard and offboard software components for SDVs, including in-vehicle software to enable the SDV platform and cloud software to enable a Digital Twin. It will help reduce costs, improve efficiency, flexibility, and speed of vehi...
    Celgard signs agreement with Morrow to jointly develop battery separators
    Celgard, LLC, which is a subsidiary of Polypore International, has signed a multiyear joint development agreement with Morrow Batteries AS on battery separators, the company announced on 7 November 2022. It said that Celgard will work with Morrow to develop, test, and commercialize next generation dry-process battery separators that will be used in Morrow high-voltage battery cells with lithium nickel manganese oxide (LNMO) cathode material for electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage syste...
    Infineon collaborates with REE Automotive to advance e-mobility
    Infineon Technologies has announced a collaboration with REE Automotive to advance green and smart mobility, it said in a press release on 8 November. The automotive technology company developed the REE modular Electric Vehicle platform is used as a foundation for electric vehicles (EVs) including robotaxis, commercial vans and electric passenger shuttles. The companies will showcase the REEcorner technology at electronica 2022 in Munich. “Infineon is an important forerunner in the mobility...
    Goodyear partners with Drive TLV to guide mobility startups in Israel
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is partnering with Drive TLV to expand its footprint into the Israeli mobility ecosystem, an official press release dated 8 November read. Drive will help drive partnerships between Goodyear and their network of start-ups and potential investment opportunities in Drive’s startup network. “Israel is a hot spot for innovation, with many cutting-edge technology companies working to advance the future of mobility. Goodyear has already invested and collaborat...
    Renault, Geely to set up a JV company focused on gasoline engines, hybrid technologies
    French carmaker Renault, China’s Geely Holding Group and Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd have signed a nonbinding framework agreement to set up a new joint venture company focused on developing, manufacturing and suppling best-in-class hybrid powertrains and highly efficient internal combustion engine (ICE) powertrains, according to a media announcement by Renault on 8 November 2022. “Under the framework agreement, Geely and Renault Group will hold respective 50-50 equity stakes in the new ...
    Cepton, ALP.Lab and TE Connectivity complete POC for driving safety using V2X technology
    Cepton, ALP.Lab and TE Connectivity have jointly completed a proof of concept (PoC) project confirming the ability of an integrated system to warn drivers of unseen hazards using vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies, an official statement read on 7 November. The project, named Periscope, extended a driver’s field of view by using lidar sensors mounted at the intersection to see around the corner and warn of pedestrians about five seconds before they would be visible otherwise. “The re...
    Bolder partners with Antea, Cyclops, and OSQB to set up Belgian tire recycling site
    US sustainable rubber and plastic solutions provider Bolder Industries announced via press release on 3 November that it had formed partnerships with sustainability consulting firm Antea Group, project management company Cyclops, and architecture firm OSQB to set up its upcoming tire recycling plant in Antwerp, Belgium. According to the press release, the new plant will be based on Bolder’s existing US sites in Missouri and Terre Haute, Indiana and will produced BolderBlack® and BolderOil...
    BMW’s new head unit for SAE Level 2 automation to feature HERE HD Live Map
    HERE Technologies has announced that BMW Group will use HERE HD Live Map to enable hands-free driving in the United States and Canada, in a press release on 6 November. BMW 7 Series will be the first vehicle to roll out SAE Level 2+ at a speed of 130 km/h in the United States and Canada. “We’re delighted to see our HERE HD Live Map enable automated driving at Level 2+ for BMW series production vehicles. This collaboration demonstrates the value of maps for highly automated driving. We loo...
    Huawei Cloud partners with Geely-owned Caocao Mobility for smart mobility
    Huawei Cloud has formed a strategic alliance with Caocao Mobility, AAStocks reported on 4 November. Caocao Mobility is an online ride-hailing platform owned by Geely Holding Group. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will cooperate across multiple areas, including user growth, map and mobility, intelligent vehicle cabin, Internet of Vehicles, and autonomous driving. Significance: The two companies will also explore hardware solutions, new-generation vehicle-to-everything (V2X) sol...
    Twilio to power Toyota Connected North America’s Drivelink telematics service platform
    Twilio has on 1 November announced that Toyota Connected North America (TCNA) has picked Twilio Flex to power its Drivelink telematics service platform. “Millions of drivers trust Toyota to help provide them peace of mind. The solutions we offer are imperative to our mission of elevating the drivers’ experience. In a world that’s highly competitive and ripe for disruption, we provide the types of services that facilitate a more meaningful relationship with our customers, and Twilio’s ...
    VinES, battery recycling company Li-Cycle forge global recycling partnership
    VinES Energy Solutions, a Vingroup company that specializes in the research, development and manufacturing of advanced batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), has forged a global battery recycling partnership with Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings Corporation, the two companies said in a joint announcement on 3 November 2022. Under the new partnership, the two companies are exploring global recycling solutions for VinES and VinFast, a Vietnam based EV maker that is rapidly expanding its global fo...
    Tritium partners DC-America to offer scalable EV charging solutions in the US
    Manufacturer of DC fast chargers, Tritium DCFC Limited has entered into a strategic partnership with EV supply equipment manufacturer DC-America wherein the latter plans to set up its charging station infrastructure equipped with Tritium’s industry-leading fast chargers, according to a media note issued by Tritium on 25 October 2022. According to the company, the planned EV charging solution is expected to be both compliant with federal ‘Buy America’ standards and will also be eligible ...
    Upstream partners with MSI and Alps Alpine to launch POC for automotive cybersecurity
    Upstream has tied up with Alps Alpine, and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to launch POC for advanced automotive cybersecurity and new insurance products and services using Threat Intelligence service, it said in a press release dated 1 November. Upstream’s threat intelligence specialists will collect and detect automotive-specific cyber incidents, threats, and vulnerabilities exposed throughout the surface, deep, and dark web that are related to products manufactured by Alps Alpine. Significa...
    Immersion renews agreement with Nippon Seiki to include automotive interfaces
    Immersion has announced the renewal of a multiyear license with Nippon Seiki, in a press release on 3 November. Immersion’s technologies will be used in Nippon Seiki’s automotive products. “We are increasingly seeing more new car models adopting haptics across various interfaces throughout the cabin. We are pleased that Nippon Seiki has renewed its license with us and expanded its license of our patented technology to the automotive market. We are proud to count Nippon Seiki among our l...
    SoundHound partners with HARMAN for in-vehicle voice AI solution
    SoundHound has partnered with Harman to develop a natural voice artificial intelligence (AI) for automotive customers, it said in a press release on 3 November. SoundHound will use its automotive voice technology expertise and deliver advanced speech recognition software to the HARMAN Ignite Store. This will allow drivers and passengers to launch and interact with the apps and devices already accessible via HARMAN Ignite Store. “Great voice technology is now a key differentiator for ve...
    INEOS and Plastic Energy sign MoU to produce raw materials from plastic waste
    INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe and Plastic Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to construct a commercial-scale plant based on the chemical recycling technology developed by Plastic Energy to produce 100,000 tons per annum of recycled raw materials from plastic waste, INEOS said in a press release on 31 October. Rob Ingram, CEO, INEOS O&P Europe North, said, “Advanced recycling is an essential part of the solution for turning plastic waste into materials that can ...
    holoride launches in-car entertainment platform in select Audi models
    holoride has announced the release of its entertainment platform in Germany on select Audi models from mid-November, in a press release on 2 November. Passengers will have access to a variety of games and apps as a part of in-vehicle virtual reality. “By integrating holoride in our models, we're redefining in-car entertainment. Through combining real-time vehicle data and virtual content, we're creating an entirely new customer experience. A crucial cornerstone of the vehicle's digitalizati...
    ECARX’s digital head unit to be available in new smart #1 SUV
    ECARX has announced that its next generation digital head unit (DHU) will be integrated into the new smart #1 sport utility vehicle (SUV), in a press release dated 2 November. It will be delivered to customers at the end of 2022. The digital head unit runs on an intelligent operating system codeveloped called smart OS. “Millions of users in different regions are already enjoying the digital cockpit solutions developed by ECARX, but we are particularly excited to introduce our latest generat...
    General Motors, Microvast team up to develop specialized EV battery separator
    US carmaker General Motors (GM) and battery maker Microvast plan to work together to develop specialized electric vehicle (EV) battery separator technology and build a new separator plant in the US, according to an announcement by GM on 2 November 2022. According to GM, the planned battery separator plant is expected to create hundreds of new jobs in the US. The two companies also announced that the project will be supported by a USD200 million grant from the US Department of Energy's (DoE) B...
    HERE to power smart SUV’s connected vehicle services
    HERE Technologies has announced that automaker smart will use HERE Connected Vehicle Services and the HERE Software Development Kit (SDK) to power its new compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), in a press release on 2 November. The smart #1 SUV will integrate HERE map data, HERE Real-Time Traffic, and POIs such as HERE On-Street and Off-Street Parking. The HERE Connected Vehicle Services will be delivered via ECARX. “HERE provides the digital services our urban users expect—like real-time t...
    Cadence, TSMC partner on N16 mmWave RF design for automotive applications
    Cadence Design Systems has announced that Cadence RFIC solutions support TSMC’s N16RF Design Reference Flow and process design kit (PDK) to help accelerate the next generation of mobile, 5G, and automotive applications. The ongoing partnership between Cadence and TSMC enables shared customers to build semiconductor solutions for TSMC's N16RF mmWave technology using Cadence. The complete RF Design Reference Flow includes self-heating, EM-IR analysis with custom passives, sensitive layou...
    CATL, VinFast sign MoU to expand strategic cooperation to include skateboard chassis
    China’s largest battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast, expanding its global strategic cooperation in areas including CATL integrated intelligent chassis (CIIC) skateboard chassis products, CATL announced on 31 October 2022. The MoU was signed in a ceremony that was attended by Dr. Robin Zeng, founder and chairman of CATL, and Pham Nhat Vuong, chairman of Vingroup...
    Lucid to introduce SiriusXM across entire vehicle lineup
    Lucid Group has announced that SiriusXM's audio entertainment services will come as a standard in-dash feature across the entire lineup of Lucid vehicles, the company said in a press release on 31 October. SiriusXM will be available on the entire Lucid Air vehicle lineup, including Lucid Air Dream Edition, Air Grand Touring Performance, Air Grand Touring, Air Touring, and Air Pure from 2023. “Lucid has created an extraordinary lineup of vehicles, combining exceptional comfort with groundbre...
    Longli partners with Bosch to supply in-vehicle screens in order worth USD421 million
    Longli Technology will partner with Robert Bosch to supply Bosch with in-vehicle screens for an order worth USD421 million, Yicai Global reported on 17 October. The order has a period of nine years. The mainland Chinese company will supply the Bosch with mini-LED backlight modules for vehicles between 2025 and 2033. Significance: The mini-LED backlight modules developed by Longli will be integrated in the vehicles’ dashboards, central control systems, air-conditioning, and rear-view mirrors...
    Spark Minda collaborates with Korea's Daesung Eltec on ADAS solutions in India
    Minda Corporation, the flagship company of Spark Minda has entered into a technical collaboration with South Korea’s Daesung, to bring the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) solutions to the Indian automotive market, according to a report published by Autocar on 31 October 2022. The Indian tier-1 company plans to provide next-generation ADAS solutions to its Indian customers. On 28 October 2022, the two firms signed a Technology License and Assistance Agreement (TLA). Dae...
    ArcelorMittal partners with Mitsubishi and BHP to test carbon capture tech at Ghent mill
    Multinational steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal announced via press release on 27 October that it was partnering with Australian mining and metals company BHP and engineering company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG) to trial a carbon capture technology at its Ghent steel mill in Belgium. According to the press release, the three companies plan to sign a joint funding agreement and eventually conduct a feasibility and design study that will help support progress of MHIENG’s pr...
    Jaguar Land Rover partners with Wolfspeed for SiC semiconductor technology supply for EVs
    Jaguar Land Rover and Wolfspeed have announced a strategic partnership to supply Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors for next-generation electric vehicles (EVs), delivering increased powertrain efficiency and extended driving range, according to a press release on 31 October 2022. Jaguar Land Rover is evolving into an electric-first company as part of its Reimagine plan, with the goal of becoming carbon-neutral across its supply chain, products, services, and operations by 2039. Wolfspeed...
    Finnish Minerals Group assess setting up anode material production plant in Vaasa, Finland
    Finnish companies Epsilon Advanced Materials, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Epsilon Carbon Private Limited, and Finnish Minerals Group have agreed to set up a framework for assessing the possibilities of establishing an anode material production plant in Vaasa, Finland, according to a media note released by the Finnish Minerals Group on 28 October 2022. Epsilon Advanced Materials and Finnish Minerals Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further this cooperation, it...
    Blink Charging, Hubject to collaborate to grow Plug&Charge ecosystem across Europe, US
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator Blink Charging and charging technology and service provider Hubject have announced a collaborative agreement wherein the latter plans to provide Blink customers in the United States and Europe with its Plug&Charge functionality to grow the Plug&Charge ecosystem, Hubject said in a media note on 27 October 2022. Interestingly, the Plug&Charge feature is based on the ISO15118 protocol, which allows a fully automated charging process, an...
    Chinese EV maker Aiways plans to launch recycling program for end-of-life EVs, batteries
    Shanghai-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Aiways plans to launch recycling program for its end-of-life EVs, batteries and other components, the company said on 27 October 2022. To do so, Aiways is getting into partnerships to create a suitable electric vehicle recycling ecosystem. For example, in order to adhere to the strict regulations in Europe, Aiways has entered into a cooperation agreement with vehicle recycling company Priorec for the German market. Elaborating on the partnership with...
    Shell, Zeon to produce sustainable butadiene for tire rubber manufacturing
    Japanese chemical company Zeon Corporation announced via press release on 25 October that it had signed an MoU with oil and gas company Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd. to manufacture and supply biomass-derived butadiene for application in Zeon’s solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) manufacturing activities. According to the press release, Zeon’s S-SBR rubber will be primarily used for the manufacturing of fuel-efficient tires for passenger vehicles. Significance: Sw...
    Elektrobit partners with Canonical to build software for next-generation automotive OS
    Elektrobit has partnered with Canonical to integrate the Ubuntu operating system to its automotive software, it said in a press release dated 27 October. Canonical’s open-source Linux operating system will enable Elektrobit to develop automotive-grade embedded software for long-term maintenance, over-the-air updates, and functional vehicle safety innovation. Elektrobit’s partnership with Canonical will enable us to offer an OS solution with a unique value proposition to the automotive ind...
    CATL signs agreement with Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile on EVOGO battery swap project
    China’s largest battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL), Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company Ltd. (DPCA), and CATL’s wholly owned subsidiary Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology Ltd. (CAES) have signed a cooperation framework agreement on the EVOGO battery swap project, CATL announced on 25 October 2022. According to the agreement, the three companies plan to jointly work on making the Dongfeng Fukang ES600 compatible with CAES’s EVOGO modu...
    JERA and Toyota construct large-capacity sweep energy storage system
    JERA has partnered with Toyota Motor Corporation to construct a large-capacity Sweep Energy Storage System, it said in a press release on 27 October. The system was built using batteries reclaimed from electrified vehicles and is connected to the consumer electrical power grid. Toyota's new storage system has a function called sweep, which allows the use of reclaimed vehicle batteries, which have significant differences in performance and capacity, to their full capacity regardless of their l...
    ARC Automotive, Yanfeng partner to manufacture airbag inflator devices in North Macedonia
    ARC Automotive and Yanfeng have collaborated to manufacture inflation systems for vehicle airbags in North Macedonia, according to a press release published by ARC Automotive on 26 October. Alex Qin, CEO, ARC Automotive Inc. said, "Our relationship with Yanfeng has been established for many years and I'm glad that both of our companies will work closely together in this new joint venture. We will primarily serve the European market, but plan to expand quickly over time to other markets. Thank...
    aiMotive, Foretellix partner to advance ADAS, autonomous vehicle deployment
    Foretellix and aiMotive have announced a partnership to enable verification and validation solutions of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles perceptions and planning functions for vehicles, according to a press release by aiMotive on 26 October 2022. The joint solution combines Foretellix's Foretify and aiMotive's aiSim platforms to empower engineers with an end-to-end virtual solution. Central to the joint solution is the native support of the recently approved ASAM ...
    Innoviz, Kudan partner on lidar-based geospatial mapping solution
    Innoviz Technologies has announced its partnership with Kudan to advance lidar-based geospatial mapping solutions, according to a press release by Innoviz Technologies on 26 October 2022. Kudan's perception software allows machines to generate 3D maps of surrounding environments and gain autonomous mobility based on Innoviz lidars. Innoviz and Kudan's collaboration targets the growing demand for 3D digital mapping solutions that use Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology. Env...
    KYOCERA AVX Salzburg, VisIC Technologies expand collaboration on power solutions for EVs
    VisIC Technologies and KYOCERA AVX Salzburg have announced a collaboration to combine their strengths in packaging, assembly, and Gallium nitride (GaN) wafer technologies with the aim of providing high current components for high-voltage applications such as charging and e-drivetrain, according to a press release on 26 October 2022. The collaboration's expansion intends to meet the expectations of the automotive sector for reliable and highly efficient power solutions that will reduce th...
    Zvision Technologies cooperates with NVIDIA on autonomous driving technologies
    Zvision Technologies, an automotive-grade MEMS lidar provider has announced a cooperates with NVIDIA, it has joined the NVIDIA Jetson ecosystem as a lidar sensor partner in the NVIDIA Jetson platform, according to Zvision’s WeChat account press release on 16 October 2022. The NVIDIA Jetson hardware platform enables Zvision Technologies's lidar products to significantly reduce prototype testing times and research and development (R&D) cycles, increase productivity, and meet the rapi...
    Thyssenkrupp partners with Anglo American for green steelmaking R&D
    British mining company Anglo American announced via press release on 20 October that it had signed an MoU with German steelmaking company Thyssenkrupp to collaborate towards the development of new pathways for decarbonization of steelmaking. According to the press release, the collaboration between the two companies will focus on developing high-quality iron ore feedstocks suitable for application in low-emission blast furnace and direct reduction iron (DRI)-based steelmaking processes. Th...
    Thyssenkrupp signs green steel supply agreement with Waelzholz
    German steel manufacturer Thyssenkrupp announced via press release on 20 October that it had entered into an agreement with German cold rolled steel parts manufacturer Waelzholz for the supply of high-precision hot strips made from its carbon dioxide (CO2)-reduced bluemint® steel. According to the press release, the steel will be supplied to Waelzholz as picked and unpickled precision strips up to a width of 720 mm. Supply volumes are expected to start from 2023 and will increase incremental...
    videantis, ADTechnology plan to build 5nm ADAS, autonomous driving SoC
    videantis and ADTechnology have announced a collaboration to jointly build automotive System-on-Chips (SoCs) for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) using Samsung Foundry’s advanced 5nm process, according to a press release by videantis on 19 October 2022. ADTechnology and videantis will each offer their distinct experience in building a scalable and adaptable SoC platform targeting the complete range of automotive processing requirements based on this adva...
    Assured Telematics partners with Irdeto to offer keyless telematics solutions
    Assured Telematics has partnered with Irdeto, which will enable commercial fleet customers to integrate Irdeto Keystone digital key solution within their fleet, it said in a press release on 24 October. The wireless proximity technology allows Keystone to detect when the user is approaching the vehicle, allowing vehicle preconditioning even before the driver reaches it. “Irdeto is excited to partner with Assured Telematics to provide enhanced fleet management through a truly keyless solutio...
    Autoliv, Geely Auto partner to develop safety technologies for future vehicles
    Autoliv China has announced via press release that it entered into a strategic partnership with Geely Auto Group to develop advanced safety technologies for future vehicles, according to a press release published by Autoliv on 24 October. Sng Yih, president, Autoliv China, said, “The new cooperation between Autoliv and Geely shows our common intention to speed up the process of going to market with new safety technology that will save more lives. Geely is a strong player in a very dynamic a...
    Valeo, TotalEnergies partner on innovative thermal management of EV batteries
    TotalEnergies and Valeo have signed an agreement to develop an innovative thermal management solution for EV batteries, Valeo said in a media note on 20 October 2022. According to the company, TotalEnergies has developed a new, innovative, high-performance dielectric coolant that can come in direct contact with battery cells for cooling applications. Valeo said it will contribute its expertise in the related thermal systems to design and build the best solution to integrate the coolant within...
    Cadence, Samsung Foundry collaborates to advance 3D-integrated circuit design
    Cadence Design Systems, a collaborative partner in the Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE), has announced that it has expanded its collaboration with Samsung Foundry to accelerate 3D-IC design, according to a press release by Cadence on 17 October 2022. The reference flow of the Cadence Integrity 3D-IC platform has allowed Samsung Foundry to enhance its 3D-IC approach due to the ongoing partnership. Customer building; next-generation hyperscale computing; mobile, aut...
    Bechtel to design Mitra Chem’s upcoming LFP cathode manufacturing plant
    American engineering company Bechtel announced via press release on 17 October that it had been awarded the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for American battery material manufacturer Mitra Chem's upcoming commercial cathode manufacturing facility. According to the press release, Bechtel will design the manufacturing facility as well as leverage its global supply chain to help Mitra Chem with procurements for its facility construction activities. Mitra Chem CEO Vivas Kumar disc...
    LGES to test application of Syrah’s Louisiana anode material in cell production activities
    Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solutions (LGES) announced via press release on 20 October that it had signed a non-binding agreement to evaluate application of Syrah Resources’ natural graphite anode material in its battery manufacturing operations. According to the press release, LGES and Syrah will apply Syrah’s natural graphite anode material that is produced at its facility in Louisiana, US, in its battery manufacturing applications. If the graphite material meets LGES’ ...
    LG Energy Solution to supply EV batteries to Toyota in the US
    South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution (LGES) plans to supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries to Japan’s largest carmaker Toyota Motor, according to a news report published by Business Korea on 17 October 2022. The Korean battery manufacturer is in talks with Toyota over supplying EV batteries in the United States. These batteries, the news report said, would be produced at LGES’ plant in the US and would be supplied to Toyota’s US-based car manufacturing facility. The news re...
    Volkswagen Group, Xanadu team up to deploy quantum algorithms for simulating battery materials
    Volkswagen Group and Canada-based quantum technology company Xanadu have established a multiyear research program aimed at improving the performance of quantum algorithms for simulating battery materials, according to a media note issued by VW on 18 October 2022. “The goal is to reduce computational costs and accelerate Volkswagen’s adoption of quantum computers to develop battery materials that are safer, lighter, and more cost-effective,” the carmaker said in a statement Tuesday. T...
    LG Energy, Posco to set up new battery materials supply contracts
    Korean industrial company Posco announced via press release on 17 October that it had signed an MoU with Korean battery manufacturing company LG Energy Solutions (LGES) to collaborate in business aspects related to battery materials. According to the agreement, the two companies will set up new mid- and long-term supply/sell contracts for battery cathode and anode materials as well partner in technical aspects associated with battery recycling and development of next-generation battery anodes...
    Cognata, Xylon collaborate to offer ADAS, autonomous vehicles Hardware-in-the-Loop solution
    Cognata has announced the launch of a new collaboration with Xylon to provide a comprehensive advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) solution, according to a press release on 19 October 2022. The logiRECORDER Automotive HIL Video Logger by Xylon will use Cognata's real-time photorealistic simulation platform to provide a cost-effective solution for ADAS and AV validation and verification tests. Cognata offers its HIL platfo...
    Infineon, Cerence partner to codevelop ‘hearing car’ to detect emergency vehicles
    In a press release on 29 October 2022, Infineon Technologies announced that it is working with Cerence to build a solution based on automotive qualified XENSIV MEMS microphones from Infineon and Cerence Emergency Vehicle Detection (EVD) software. This will enable vehicles to actively detect approaching emergency vehicles, especially when they are not in sight. The XENSIV MEMS microphone is AEC-Q103-003-qualified and provides an extended working temperature profile from -40°C to +105°C, enab...
    Valeo, SRG global partner to develop vehicle exterior illuminated front panels
    Valeo has announced via press release on 19 October that it partnered with SRG Global to develop next generation exterior illuminated panels for the automotive industry serving automakers in North America and Europe. Maurizio Martinelli, president, Valeo Visibility Systems Business Group, said, “I look forward to enforcing this strategic partnership that puts Valeo and SRG Global among the biggest players in the automotive exterior front central area that will grow with vehicle electrificat...
    Posco, GS Energy to set up new battery recycling business in Korea
    Korean industrial company Posco announced via press release on 17 October that it had signed an agreement with South Korean conglomerate GS Group to set up a 51:49 battery recycling joint venture in the country. According to the press release, the two companies had invested around KRW170 billion (USD120 million) each into the joint venture. The JV will not only collect and recycle end-of-life batteries but will also set up new battery-as-a-service (BaaS) businesses for reapplication of second...
    Otonomo integrates smart mobility data platform with SAP digital vehicle hub
    Otonomo Technologies has announced the integration of Otonomo Smart Mobility Data Platform with SAP Digital Vehicle Hub, it said in a press release on 18 October. The partnership will provide insights for fleet management and maintenance based on connected vehicle data and generate new value and revenue streams. “Our partnership with SAP helps Otonomo to expand into more enterprise accounts while creating new possibilities for how fleet customers can ingest data into SAP Digital Vehicle Hub...
    VinFast, Infineon to set up a joint application competence center for EVs in Hanoi
    Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast and the supplier of automotive semiconductors Infineon Technologies AG plan to set up a joint application competence center focusing on electromobility in Hanoi, Infineon announced on 13 October 2022. The competence center is aimed at accelerating the development of EVs and other mobility solutions for VinFast and is also an extension of the partnership between the companies. The announcement came on the sidelines of Infineon’s OktoberTech Asia Pa...
    Aeva, Intempora announce partnership to integrate Aeries 4D lidar with RTMaps
    Intempora, a dSPACE company and Aeva have announced that Aeva’s Aeries 4D lidar sensors, including Aeries II, have been integrated into Intempora’s RTMaps (Real-Time Multisensor applications) software platform, according to a press release on 19 October 2022. The company said that RTMaps allows engineers to accelerate the development and deployment of next generation automated driving solutions including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and fully autonomous vehicles. “Bringi...
    Baraja, Veoneer collaborate to advance lidar development with global automotive company
    Baraja and Veoneer have entered into an advanced development agreement with a major automotive OEM to develop Spectrum HD25 lidar product specifically for automotive integration, according to a press release on 18 October 2022. Veoneer will accelerate the scale required for automotive integration. "Veoneer has spent extensive time evaluating engineering samples of Baraja's lidar technology. This will now include per-point Doppler as we prepare for testing of the Spectrum HD25 produc...
    Automotive Cells Company, ProLogium partner to accelerate development of solid-state batteries
    Stellantis and Mercedes-Benz backed Automotive Cells Company (ACC) and Taiwan’s ProLogium Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the development of solid-state battery technologies for electric vehicles (EVs), ProLogium announced on 18 October 2022. “Under the MoU, ACC and ProLogium will focus their joint efforts on the collaboration for solid-state EV battery development,” the company said in a joint statement Tuesday. It added that ‘ProLogium Ins...
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