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    Auto parts to software ecosystem: Does Aptiv and Wind River merger make sense?
    Well-known auto parts maker Aptiv acquired automotive and IoT software developer Wind River on 11 January 2022. This is the first automotive acquisition of this year. This deal is the biggest since 2017 and the divergence of Delphi by Aptiv. Aptiv Aptiv PLC, formerly known as Delphi Automotive...
    Electrical steel: Another temporary supply chain shortage or a threat to OEMs’ electrification plans?
    This report has contributions from xEL Mobility and Metals Technology Consulting. As the automotive industry battles the semiconductor shortages, which have prevented the production of 9.3 million units to date, the rapid expansion in growth of EV sales raises questions about the future availabil...
    Toyo Styrene partners with Agilyx to develop new plastics recycling plant in Japan
    American chemical recycling company Agilyx announced via press release on 11 January that Japanese polystyrene producer Toyo Styrene’s new chemical recycling facility, enabled by Agilyx’s depolymerization technology, had entered into its construction phase. According to the press release...
    Solvay partners with Trillium to develop sustainable carbon fiber
    Belgian chemical company Solvay announced via press release on 12 January that it had signed a letter of intent with American chemical company Trillium Renewable Chemicals to develop a supply chain for bio-based acrylonitrile (bio-ACN). According to the press release, Solvay will purchase bi...
    Wastefront partners with Technip Energiesto build new tire recycling plant in the UK
    Norwegian waste tire recycling company Wastefront announced via press release on 10 January that it had selected French energy and technology company Technip Energies as its engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner for its planned USD135 million (GBP100 million) Sunderland, UK, ...
    Bosch partners with CARIAD for automated driving solutions
    Bosch has partnered with Volkswagen’s software unit CARIAD to develop partially and highly automated driving solutions for volume production, the German supplier said in a press statement on 25 January. The companies will be looking to develop hands-free driving functions for the vehicles sold und...
    Auto supplier SL Corp. to source lidar sensors from Opsys Tech
    Opsys Tech announces a deal to supply lidar systems to South Korea-based automotive component parts supplier SL Corp, the company said in a press release on 10 January.      Eitan Gertel, Opsys Tech chairman, said, "This agreement with world-leading auto parts supplier SL Corp...
    Omni Design Technologies partners with EnSilica for development of 5G and automotive SoCs
    Omni Design Technologies has partnered with EnSilica, under which the companies will leverage Omni Design’s advanced data converter solutions together with EnSilica’s turnkey ASIC solutions, to assist customers developing 5G and automotive system-on-chips (SoCs), it said in a press release on 18...
    Geely Group, Renault sign up for joint cooperation in South Korea, export markets
    Renault Group and Geely Holding Group have signed an agreement to launch a new collaboration dedicated to bringing fuel-efficient hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and internal combustion engine (ICE) models to the South Korean market as well as for export sales, the two companies said in a strategic ...
    US-based EV battery startup Factorial Energy raises USD200 million in Series D funding round
    Solid-state electric vehicle (EV) battery technology startup Factorial Energy has raised USD200 million as part of its Series D funding round that was led by Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis N.V., the company said in an official statement on 20 January 2022. It said that the funding would be used t...
    Li-metal battery company SES signs A-sample joint development agreement with Honda
    US based hybrid lithium-metal (Li-Metal) battery technology company SES Holdings Pte. Ltd. (SES) has entered into a joint development agreement with the Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Company to develop Li-Metal batteries as part of Honda’s next generation battery strategy, SES officially announced...
    Airbiquity collaborates with Renesas on automotive technology integration
    Airbiquity has announced a collaboration with Renesas, under which the companies will integrate the Renesas R-Car S4 system-on-chip (SoC) and the Airbiquity OTAmatic software management platform, an official press release on 18 January read. The combination of R-Car S4 and OTAmatic provides deliv...
    Luminar to develop highly automated driving technologies for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars
    Luminar has announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz to accelerate the development of future highly automated driving technologies for Mercedes-Benz’s passenger cars, according to a company press release dated 20 January. “This partnership is a landmark moment in the industry, demonstrating...
    Ford and ADT to form JV for vehicle security solutions
    Ford has announced that it will form a new joint venture (JV) with ADT, a company press release dated 18 January read. The JV will be called Canopy and will combine ADT’s professional security monitoring and Ford’s artificial intelligence (AI)–driven video camera technology. Canopy will lau...
    TriEye and Hitachi Astemo partner to develop ADAS technology
    TriEye has announced a collaboration with tier-1 supplier Hitachi Astemo to combine their expertise on enhancing the capabilities of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for extreme weather and low-light conditions, in a press release on 20 January.   John Nunneley, ...
    Black Sesame Technologies’ autonomous driving chipset to be powered by BlackBerry QNX technology
    Chipmaker Black Sesame Technologies has selected BlackBerry’s QNX technology to power its latest chipset developed for autonomous driving applications, the company said in a press release on 20 January. Rock Yang, chief marketing officer and co-founder, Black Sesame Technologies, said...
    Hyundai Motor partners IonQ to deploy quantum computing in EV battery advancements
    Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company has partnered IonQ, a leading trapped-ion quantum computing company, to develop new variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithms to study lithium compounds and their chemical reactions involved in battery chemistry, the company said on 19 January 2022. Ac...
    Honeywell and FREYR collaborate on automation, next-generation battery cells
    Honeywell and FREYR Battery have signed an agreement wherein FREYR will leverage Honeywell’s technology offerings, including integrated automation, field instrumentation and security integration solutions in its manufacturing process and Honeywell will purchase 19-GWh of battery cells produced by ...
    24M Technologies closes deal with Volkswagen Group on EV battery manufacturing
    Massachusetts-based EV battery cell developer 24M Technologies, Inc. has closed its deal with the Volkswagen Group wherein the German carmaker has acquired 25% stake in 24M and plans to establish a wholly owned subsidiary that will, in cooperation with the former, develop, and produce the patented S...
    EnSilica and Omni Design partner to develop multiple SoCs for connected and autonomous vehicles
    Omni Design Technologies signs partnership agreement with custom ASIC design company EnSilica, it said in a press release on 18 January. The two companies under this new agreement will help enhance customers developing next generation automotive SoC modules.   Dr. Kush Gulati, President and ...
    AGC and EyeLights partner to deliver AR windshields to enhance in-cabin experience
    AGC and EyeLights have collaborated to develop combined windshield and display technologies to series vehicles to offer safer and better in-car experience, the company said in a press release on 4 January.    Patrick Ayoub, head of Automotive Sensors and Vision at AGC research and ...
    Honda signs joint development agreement with US-based Lithium-metal battery company SES
    Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Company has signed a joint development agreement for lithium-metal batteries with the US-based EV battery startup SES AI Corporation, according to a report published by the news agency Reuters on 19 January 2022. The Reuters report mentioned that Honda plans to buy a...
    IRP Systems partners Bosch to mass produce motor controllers for EVs
    Israel-based supplier of electric vehicle powertrain solutions IRP Systems has signed a strategic agreement with one of the largest automotive suppliers Bosch for the industrialization and serial manufacturing of former’s electric motor controllers, the company said on 18 January 2022. The comp...
    Volkswagen signs MoU with Bosch to industrialize manufacturing processes for EV battery cells
    The Volkswagen Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the global supplier of automotive parts and technologies Bosch Group to jointly lead in the European electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain and production ecosystem, the companies announced on 18 January 2022. The two compa...
    Startup Sibros joins R-Car Consortium to support OTA applications for automotive semiconductors
    Sibros announces its entry into Renesas R-Car Consortium to tackle the rising demand for software updates via over-the-air (OTA) channels, the company said in a press release on 18 January. Mayank Sikaria, CTO and Co-founder of Sibros. “Our Deep Connected Platform represents a quantum leap forw...
    Freyr Battery partners with Aleees to develop new LFP cathode plant in the Nordic region
    Norwegian battery startup Freyr Battery announced via press release on 11 January that it will be forming a joint venture (JV) with Taiwanese cathode material producer Aleees to establish a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode material plant in the Nordic region. According to the press release, t...
    19-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Albermarle partners with 6K to develop new battery material manufacturing process
    American fine chemical manufacturing company Albemarle announced via press release on 13th January that it had signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with advanced materials startup 6K to develop lithium-ion battery materials using 6K’s patented UniMelt manufacturing process. According to t...
    19-Jan-2022 News Investments
    PPG partners with Cellforce to develop next-generation sustainable batteries
    American specialty chemicals company PPG announced via press release on 13th January that it would be partnering with Porsche and Customcells joint venture (JV) Cellforce Group to develop new sustainable battery cell solutions. According to the press release, the two companies aim to develop Li-i...
    Ford signs agreement with Stripe to scale up its e-commerce capabilities
    Ford Motor Company has signed a five-year agreement with Stripe to scale its e-commerce business, the automaker said in a press release on 17 January. Stripe and Ford will grow the online payments infrastructure, serving customers and dealers in the North American and European markets. “As part...
    Startup Deeproute.ai partners with RoboSense to promote Level 4 autonomous driving
    RoboSense and DeepRoute.ai have collaborated to use their technical strengths to promote Level 4 autonomous driving, Pandaily reported on 7 January. The companies will develop a robo-taxi mobility platform with an advanced, automotive-grade, low-cost autonomous driving solution. “DeepRoute.ai i...
    Honda and LG Energy Solution in early talks to set up EV battery plant in the US
    South Korean EV battery maker LG Energy Solution and Japanese carmaker Honda are in early talks to form a joint venture in the US to set up a KRW 4 trillion (USD3.3 billion) EV battery factory, according to a report published by The Korea Herald on 14 January 2022. The report mentioned that the two ...
    Light to use Cadence's solution for enhanced depth perception in next-generation ADAS systems
    Light has announced that it will leverage Cadence Tensilica Vision Q7 DSP for its Clarity Depth Perception Platform, a company press release dated 13 January read. The platform offers long-range, high-resolution depth perception using industry-standard cameras benefiting advanced driver assistance s...
    AIMPLAS partners with the Valencian Regional Government to develop thermoplastic battery casings
    Spanish plastics technology center AIMPLAS announced via a blog post on 7 January that it would be developing the VETERIA21 project as a collaboration between the Valencian Regional Government’s Ministry of Innovation, Universities, Science, and Digital Society and AIMPLAS to optimize the tra...
    Biesterfield to distribute Solvay's automotive composites in continental Europe
    German specialty chemicals company Biesterfield Spezialchemie GmbH announced via a press release on 16 December that it had entered into a strategic agreement with Belgian chemical company Solvay to distribute its range of composite materials in continental Europe and North Africa. According...
    Airborne partners with VDL Nedcar and NXP in Dutch vehicle electrification project
    Dutch advanced composites technology leader Airborne announced via press release on 13 December that its joint project Green Transport Delta – Electrification had been selected to receive grants from the Dutch R&D Mobility Fund. According to the press release, while the project is...
    Visteon collaborates with startup Steradian Semiconductors to develop enhanced ADAS
    Visteon Corporation has partnered with Steradian Semiconductors to develop enhanced advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for the automotive market, it said in a press release on 11 January. Steradian will provide Visteon access to its advanced 4D image radar sensor hardware and perception softw...
    Rheinmetall to form a JV with US startup PolyCharge to jointly develop DC-link capacitors
    German supplier of powertrain parts Rheinmetall AG plans to form a joint venture (JV) with the US startup PolyCharge America, Inc. to produce, develop and market DC-link capacitors, the company said on 11 January 2022. The said JV is being set up under Rheinmetall’s electrification strategy, which...
    Metso Outotec to supply material extraction technology for Li-Cycle’s battery recycling plant
    Finnish technology company Metso Outotec announced via press release on 17 December that it had signed an agreement with battery recycling company Li-Cycle for the supply of manganese, cobalt, and nickel solvent extraction technology for a recycling plant being built in Rochester, New York, US....
    ParkMobile to offer mobile parking payment services in Memphis, US
    ParkMobile has expanded its services in the city of Memphis, Tennessee in the United States, the company said in a press release on 10 January. Their mobile parking payment services will be available city-wide in Memphis. The partnership extends accessibility and ease of use through a suite of payme...
    BlackBerry and PATEO partner to deliver integrated digital cockpit solution in mainland China
    BlackBerry IVY will be integrated into PATEO’s intelligent digital cockpit solution to develop data-driven in-vehicle applications and increase business potential in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 5 January. Ken Ying, founder and chairman of PATEO, said, “We ...
    Vinfast’s EVs to deploy HERE Navigation
    VinFast has announced that its first three smart electric car models VF e34, VF 8, and VF 9 will be deploying HERE Navigation, a company press release dated 7 January read. The electric vehicle (EV) maker will also integrate HERE’s software development kit (SDK) into its dedicated smartphone mobil...
    TomTom integrates Amazon Music in TomTom IndiGO open digital cockpit software
    TomTom has announced that Amazon Music will be available on TomTom IndiGO, according to a company press release dated 4 January. TomTom IndiGO is an open digital cockpit software platform. “We’re delighted to welcome Amazon Music to TomTom IndiGO, adding a leading global music provider to an ...
    BorgWarner signs agreement with PolyCharge to secure innovative capacitor technology
    Global supplier of powertrain technologies and electric mobility solutions BorgWarner has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with PolyCharge America, Inc., a startup company formed to deliver disruptive capacitor products, it said in a press release issued on 15 December 2021. The agreement wil...
    Immervision and LeddarTech partner to deliver smart sensing technology
    Immervision partnered with LeddarTech to develop intelligent sensing automotive solutions, the company said in a press release on 6 January.   Pascale Nini, president and CEO at Immervision said, “We believe the future of machine perception functionality in the automotive sector lies in th...
    Basemark launches ISO 26262-compliant graphics engine for automotive systems
    Basemark announces instrument cluster application that leverages the OpenGL SC 2.0 API on automotive grade hardware, the company announced in a press release on 5 January. According to Basemark, implementation to this extent is the first in the industry.     Tero Sarkkinen, CEO and...
    KPIT and dSPACE partner to develop smart charging solutions for EVs
    Indian software solutions developer KPIT Technologies has teamed up with German company dSPACE to jointly work on a comprehensive solution test suite for smart charging, the company said on 5 January. While KPIT is increasingly supporting the automotive and mobility ecosystem with its software an...
    Qualcomm partners with Alps Alpine to develop advanced automotive digital cabin
    Qualcomm Technologies has announced a collaboration with Alps Alpine, under which the companies will develop the Digital Cabin, a company press release on 4 January read. The Digital Cabin uses High-Performance Reference Architecture (HPRA), Alps Alpine’s integrated electronic control unit (ECU) p...
    Faurecia to integrate Aptoide Automotive App Store in BMW vehicles
    Faurecia has announced a partnership with BMW Group, under which it will integrate the Faurecia Aptoide Automotive App Store in BMW vehicles, according to a company press release dated 6 January. The App Store will allow for connected app offerings in the new BMW models. “Our Faurecia Aptoide s...
    CES 2022: Lumotive and ZKW Group partner to unveil vehicle headlight with integrated functional lidar
    Lumotive and ZKW Group collaborate towards producing functional demonstration of Lumotive’s lidar technology integrated with a ZKW vehicle headlight, the company announced in a press release on 6 January. The lighting solution will produce higher illumination abilities along with 3D sensing f...
    Seeing Machines and Ambarella partner to bring integrated ADAS, occupant and DMS monitoring solutions
    Seeing Machines Limited and Ambarella collaborate to bring integrated advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and occupant and driver monitoring system (OMS and DMS) technology solutions to the market, the company announced in a press release on 6 January. Paul McGlone, CEO at Seeing Machines, s...
    Li-Cycle partners with Arrival for battery recycling R&D
    Canadian battery recycling company Li-Cycle announced via a press release on 29 November a collaboration with British electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Arrival to work together on thought leadership initiatives and R&D efforts to improve lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery recycling. According...
    Skoda Auto and Etnetera Group partner to establish software joint venture
    Skoda Auto announced a joint venture (JV) called Green:Code with Prague-based IT holding Etnetera Group to accelerate the automaker’s digitalization strategy, the company said in a press release on 6 January. The collaboration should leverage each partner's expertise and agile developmen...
    Volkswagen and Brose collaborate to launch Brose Sitech JV for seat systems
    Brose and Volkswagen announce partnership with the launch of Brose Sitech as an independent supplier for seat systems, the company announced in a press release on 5 January. The new seat systems venture is located in Polkowice, Poland, and is expected to cater to the global market through innovative...
    Startup Phiar Technologies and Qualcomm partner to develop AR HUD to reduce driver cognitive load
    Computer vision AI company Phiar Technologies and Qualcomm collaborate on intelligent augmented reality (AR) heads-up display (HUD) navigation and situational awareness module to cater to next generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) surroundings. Gene Karshenboym, CEO of Phiar Technologies, said...
    CES 2022: VinFast, ZF partner to launch scalable automated driving systems
    VinFast has partnered with ZF to announce at CES 2022 that it will launch platforms with higher-level automated functions “in the near future”, a company press release dated 4 January read. ZF will supply multiple cameras, radars, and LiDAR sensors and the intelligent fusion of the sensors which...
    LG Chem and LG Energy invest USD50 million in battery material start-up Li-Cycle
    Canadian Li-ion battery recycling company Li-Cycle announced via press release on 14 December that it had entered into a manufacturing scrap supply and off-take agreement with battery material manufacturer LG Chem and EV battery cell manufacturer LG Energy. According to the press release, the two...
    05-Jan-2022 News Investments
    emotion3D and onsemi partner to design driver and occupant monitoring system
    emotion3D and onsemi announce collaboration toward reference design of driver and occupant monitoring system (DOMS), the company announced in a press release on 4 January. The integration of the two modules help OEMs deploy low-cost, high performance in-cabin imaging solutions.   &nbs...
    Startup AI chipmaker Kneron raises USD25 million to advance autonomous driving
    Full stack-based AI corporation Kneron announces funding of USD25 million from LITEON Technology, the company said in a press release on 21 December 2021. The investment will make LITEON Technology as a strategic partner, where the two technology companies look to collaborate on autonomous capabilit...
    Synapse Design joins TSMC Design Center Alliance
    QuEST Global company, Synapse Design announced it has joined the Design Center Alliance (DCA) program of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Open Innovation Platform (OIP), the company said in a press release on 3 January. Satish Bagalkotkar, president, CEO and cofounder, Synapse De...
    Waymo unveils robotaxi design without a steering wheel
    Waymo unveils a design concept for self-driving robotaxi that operates without steering wheel and pedals, Digital Trends said in a statement on 28 December. The project is in collaboration with Chinese automaker Geely. Significance: The autonomous Zeekr minivan will be entirely filled with passen...
    Technomous and SAIC Motor choose Cipia’s DMS in-cabin sensing solution
    Auto tech company Cipia announced the first purchase order from tier-1 company Technomous and start of production with SAIC Motor, mainland China’s largest automotive company, in a press release on 30 December. David Tolub, CEO of Cipia, said, “We are delighted to par...
    Mullen collaborates with DSA Systems for OTA technology and vehicle system diagnostics
    Mullen Automotive has partnered with DSA Systems will be collaborating to develop over-the-air (OTA) technology updates and vehicle diagnostics for Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, it said in a press release on 29 December. “We intend for the Mullen FIVE to have the best 5G OTA technology from DSA, al...
    ARRK partners with Mullen for NVH compliance for all its EVs
    Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Mullen Automotive announces collaboration with ARRK automotive engineering company based in Munich, Germany, to support their EV manufacturing in passive safety, active safety, and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), the company said in a press release on 14...
    Foxxum partners with Cinemo to power infotainment systems with connected TV
    Foxxum has announced a partnership with Cinemo to power a new In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) experience using its software and customizable connected TV solutions, a company press release dated 23 December read. Foxxum will provide automotive clients with access to a variety of global entertainmen...
    Poeppelmann develops battery mounting bracket using Lanxess's Tepex thermoplastic
    German chemical company Lanxess announced via press release on 29th November that automotive parts company Poeppelmann Kunststoff-Technik GmbH & Co. KG had used its Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite to develop a battery bracket for the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Accord...
    30-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Lanxess and Kautex Textron develop new plastic HV battery housing
    German specialty chemicals company Lanxess announced via press release on 30th November that it had collaborated with automotive parts supplier Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG to develop a new thermoplastic battery housing for electric vehicles (EVs). According to the press release, the housing,...
    30-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Waymo to partner with Zeekr for autonomous ride-hailing EV
    Zeekr, Geely’s electric brand, will collaborate with Waymo to develop a new electric vehicle (EV), which will be deployed in the Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing fleet in the United States, the company said in a press release on 28 December. The new vehicle is being designed and developed at Zeek...
    Ford ties up with NavInfo for location-based services
    NavInfo has tied up with Ford to co-develop Location Based Services platform for future intelligent connected vehicles, NewsBreak reported on 27 December. The companies will build on NavInfo’s capabilities to conduct LBS-related applications, data analysis, and model training to build an ecosystem...
    Tritium signs global agreement with Shell to provide fast charging technology and services
    Australian electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment provider Tritium Holdings Pty Ltd has signed a global framework agreement with Shell to provide fast charging technology and services, the company said on 14 December 2021. The company said that the agreement is expected to help accelerate the s...
    LIZHI partners with luxury smart EV brand HiPhi for in-car audio entertainment
    According to a press release published on GlobeNewswire on 27 December, LIZHI, an audio-based social and entertainment platform, announced that it has collaborated on in-car audio technology with luxury smart electric vehicle brand HiPhi and has already integrated LIZHI's in-car audio products into ...
    Pony.ai partners with FAW Nanjing for robo-taxi application
    According to a press release issued on 24 December, China's autonomous driving developer, Pony.ai, announced that it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with FAW Group's AI development arm, FAW Nanjing Technology, for the development of the robo-taxi. Since FAW Group is one of Pony.ai's ...
    RoboSense receives BYD’s strategic investment, becomes participant of the auto industry
    According to a Business Wire press release dated 27 December, RoboSense attended the 2021 BYD CEO annual meeting of investor enterprises and officially announced a strategic investment agreement as well as a strategic cooperation framework agreement with BYD. The signing ceremony was attended by Chu...
    Iteris signs USD1.1-million deal for smart mobility for California
    Iteris has been awarded a USD1.1-million contract from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for smart mobility design and engineering services, the company said in a press release dated 14 December. “We are proud to be selected by Caltrans to plan and design the upgrade and re...
    Startup Momenta partners with BYD to develop intelligent driving technologies
    BYD has formed a joint venture with autonomous driving software Momenta to boost mass production of BYD's smart driving technology, CnEVPost reported on 27 December. The joint venture is called Shenzhen Dipai Zhixing Technology Co. Dipai will access BYD's intelligent technology and vertical integ...
    Stanley Electric Group announces the mass production of VCSELs for automotive applications
    Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. announced that the company has started mass production and shipment of a high-power infrared vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL), the company said in a press release on 27 December. According to Stanley, VCSEL was codeveloped with Lumentum. Jenny Kim, Product...
    Borqs Technologies partners with Cheyin Intelligent Technologies to develop smart cockpit for EVs
    Borqs Technologies and Cheyin Intelligent Technologies, Co. ltd announced a five-year strategic cooperation agreement, Borgs said in a press release on 22 December. The partnership will look to explore and innovate smart cockpit solutions for electric vehicles (EVs).    Pat Chan, c...
    Huawei Petal Maps integrates Bolt app to brings in-map ride-hailing services
    According to a press release dated 21 December, Bolt, a popular ride-hailing service, is now easier for consumers to access thanks to direct integration with Huawei Petal Maps. The Bolt app is already available on AppGallery, and the latest integration will make operations even easier. Huawei pho...
    Cepsa, Endesa form major alliance to set up ultrafast EV charging network across Spain, Portugal
    Spanish oil and gas company Cepsa has signed a partnership agreement with Spain’s leading electric utility company Endesa to jointly set up one of the largest ultrafast electric vehicle (EV) charging networks in Spain and Portugal, Cepsa said in a press release on 21 December 2021. “Ceps...
    Gireve ties up with Thales to offer secure Plug & Charge access and billing system for EVs
    Gireve has partnered with Thales to provide a secure Plug & Charge access and billing system for the electric vehicle (EV) market, the company said in a press release on 8 December. Drivers will need to plug their EVs into any ISO 15118–compatible charging station, without using a physica...
    5GAA signs MOU with China Society of Automotive Engineers
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has partnered with the China Society of Automotive Engineers (China-SAE) for connected and intelligent mobility, the group said in a press release on 13 December. 5GAA and China-SAE will share assets and knowledge about intelligent and connected vehicles, and&...
    Northvolt partners with Galp to produce lithium hydroxide in Portugal
    Swedish lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturer Northvolt announced via a press release on 14 December that it had agreed to set up a joint venture ‘Aurora’ with energy company Galp to develop a sustainable integrated lithium conversion plant in Portugal. According to the pre...
    GAC Group teams up with WeRide and On Time for development and mass production of Robotaxis
    According to a 16 December press release on KrASIA, Guangzhou-based WeRide, an autonomous driving startup known in China for its robotaxi and robobus pilot programs, announced on 14 December that the company has received a strategic investment from major automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group, or GAC ...
    RoboSense reached strategic partnership with Horizon Robotics to accelerate large-scale implementation of high-level autonomous driving solutions
    According to a 24 December press release on Business Wire, RoboSense announced a strategic partnership with Horizon Robotics, a global pioneer in edge artificial intelligence (AI) computing platforms. The two partners will pool their respective technological capabilities and mass production experien...
    Valens partners with Sumitomo Electric for MIPI A-PHY technology and deployments
    Valens Semiconductor has partnered with Sumitomo Electric Industries for A-PHY technology and deployments, the company said in a 15 December press release. The companies will work together to ensure that Sumitomo Electric’s wiring harness systems meet the channel requirements of the A-PHY specific...
    Telefónica and Darwin to develop security solutions for autonomous vehicles
    According to official press release dated 22 December, communications research and development (R&D) company Darwin Innovation Group and Telefónica Tech, Telefónica’s digital business unit, have signed a strategic agreement to develop a security solution for connected autonomous vehicles wit...
    Otonomo partners with NXP for vehicle edge computing
    According to an official press release issued on 15 December, Otonomo Technologies announced a collaboration with NXP® Semiconductors to accelerate the time-to-value for data generated at the vehicle edge. The collaboration ensures compatibility and business continuity between NXP's S32G vehicle ne...
    BHTC and emotion3D collaborate on an integrated HMI and driver monitoring solution for advanced safety and next-level user experience
    According to a 21 December press release on PR Newswire, emotion3D and BHTC collaborated to provide the solution that combines outstanding human-machine interface (HMI) technology with advanced driver and occupant monitoring. The system includes all of the soon-to-be-mandatory driver monitoring func...
    QuEST Global partners with NXP to deliver integrated and secure platforms for vehicle networking
    According to a 21 December press release on PR Newswire, QuEST announced a partnership with NXP® Semiconductors to provide software support for NXP's S32G vehicle network processors. QuEST will offer valuable services to assist OEMs and Tier-1s in realizing the full potential of NXP S32G process...
    Renault Group and Dassault Systèmes strengthen their partnership to accelerate the car manufacturer's transformation with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
    According to an official press release dated 21 December, Dassault Systèmes and Renault Group are reinforcing their 20-year collaboration with a new partnership that will contribute to Renault Group's strategic plan "Renaulution," which focuses on value creation. Renault Group is globally implem...
    Harman adds startup what3words to Harman Ignite Store
    Samsung unit Harman has added what3words to its connected vehicle platform, Harman Ignite Store, the startup said in a press release on 29 October. This enables automakers to offer what3words as an in-car navigation feature. what3words addresses can be entered directly into car head units or a conne...
    CARIAD And TomTom co-develop Volkswagen Group’s next-gen navigation
    According to an official press release issued on 21 December, Volkswagen's automotive software and technology company CARIAD and the geolocation technology specialist TomTom announced that they are working together to develop a best-in-class navigation product for the Volkswagen Group. TomTom's e...
    StradVision partners with LG Electronics to develop cockpit instrument platform-based on AR solutions
    StradVision has announced that it will supply its camera perception software SVNet for LG Electronics’ advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) front camera system, a company press release on 13 December read. StradVision will offer the full customization of Object Detection and Free Space D...
    Wejo ties up with Mercedes-Benz for livestream access to parking event data in Europe
    Wejo has partnered with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services to unveil livestream access to parking event data for mobility services providers and infrastructure operators in Europe, the company said in a press release on 17 December. The live flow of anonymized vehicle data will stream approximately...
    KPIT, dSPACE, and Microsoft partner for autonomous driving
    According to an official press release issued on 15 December, KPIT Technologies, dSPACE, and Microsoft have joined forces to provide a one-of-a-kind solution for OEMs and Tier-1s seeking homologation (self-certification in the United States) for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driv...
    Israel chipmaker Hailo partners with NXP for AI solutions for ECUs
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 16 December, Hailo announced a collaboration with NXP® Semiconductors, an automotive market innovator, to launch a number of joint artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for automotive electronic control units (ECUs).  NXP's safe and eff...
    EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, DR Powertrain partner to develop fuel cell systems
    EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH (EKPO), a joint venture between ElringKlinger (60%) and Plastic Omnium (40%), and mainland Chinese systems integrator DR Powertrain System Co. Ltd. have partnered to develop fuel cell systems equipped with EKPO stacks, ElringKlinger said in a press note on 8 December...
    CES 2022: Ambarella and Autobrains partner for ADAS solutions
    In an official press release dated 17 December, Ambarella and Autobrains announced a collaboration to develop a scalable range of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) solutions for the automotive mass market, which will be showcased at the CES in Las Vegas. Currently, the companies are working o...
    NXP and Foxconn announce strategic partnership to accelerate automotive innovation
    In a 16 December official press release, NXP Semiconductors announced a strategic partnership with Foxconn (FII) to transform cars into the ultimate edge device. NXP will offer FII its extensive portfolio of automotive technologies. “As a leading global automotive semiconductor s...
    BlackCycle recycles end-of-life tires to produce sustainable carbon black
    The BlackCycle consortium announced via press release on 22 November the world’s first production of carbon black on a conventional carbon black furnace reactor using oils derived from an end-of-life tire pyrolysis process. According to the press release, the novel production of sustainabl...
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    EVBox to develop charging stations using Covestro's sustainable plastics
    German chemical company Covestro AG announced via press release on 30th November that Dutch electric vehicle supply equipment company EVBox will be using its ISCC PLUS-certified Makrolon® RE polycarbonate made from mass-balance biowaste to produce charging stations. According to Covestro, Makrol...
    Hankook partners with Itochu and ETEL to track natural rubber supply
    South Korean tire manufacturing company Hankook Tire announced via press release on 1 December that it will be participating in the blockchain-based natural rubber traceability and sustainability project called Project Tree. According to the press release, Project Tree, organized by internat...
    ParkMobile expands operations to the City of Greenville in South Carolina, US
    ParkMobile has announced the expansion of its contactless parking payment services to the City of Greenville, South Carolina, a company press release on 14 December read. Through the partnership, ParkMobile is offering 158 parking spaces via two off-street parking lots in Greenville. “Convenien...
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