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    Recent earthquake in Taiwan put semiconductor industry to test
    Taiwan's semiconductor industry is a global powerhouse, home to industry leaders like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), MediaTek, United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) and more. These companies are crucial contributors to the global supply of advanced semiconductor chips, which serve as vital components in numerous technological devices, including automobiles. On April 3, 2024, Taiwan was hit by the most powerful earthquake in 25 years, registering a magnitude of 7.4 off the island...
    Software-defined vehicles: An identity crisis for the industry?
    We are entering an era where vehicles will be defined by their software. Think of that statement. In isolation, it says a lot. Throughout the past hundred years or so, vehicles have largely been defined by their brand. Alfred Sloan built a whole company on this principle. Today, Carlos Tavares, with Stellantis, has built a house of brands that appeal to different parts of the market with varying degrees of overlap. The brand of car we drove defined who we were as people. Driving a Volvo defined ...
    Volkswagen, Cariad partners with Xpeng to unveil zonal architecture for mainland Chinese vehicles
    Volkswagen, along with its software unit Cariad, is collaborating with Xpeng to unveil the China Electrical Architecture (CEA), a zonal electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture, it said in a press release dated April 17. The CEA is to standardize the digital architecture of its locally produced models in mainland China. The CEA will simplify the complexity of control units and reduce costs by 40% compared to the Modular Electric Architecture (MEB). The new architecture will be applied to four...
    Marelli to showcase advanced zone control unit at Auto China show
    Marelli will showcase its latest zone control unit (Zone) that it made in partnership with Infineon at the Auto China show, it said in a press release dated April 18. The Zone is an advanced electronic control unit that manages various functions in the vehicle, including lighting, body, audio, power distribution, propulsion, thermal management, chassis control and vehicle diagnostics. The collaboration sees the use of Infineon's AURIX TC4x microcontrollers. These microcontrollers provide low ...
    Faraday, Arm partner for AI-enabled vehicle application-specific integrated circuits
    Faraday Technology has announced its collaboration with Arm to leverage the latest Arm Automotive Enhanced (AE) technology, to develop AI-enabled vehicle application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), according to an official statement on April 18. Faraday will use Arm's Cortex-A720AE IP. As a global Arm licensee since 2002 and a key design partner in the Arm automotive ecosystem, Faraday has over 20 years of experience in Arm-based system-on-chip (SoC) design and subsystem integration, wi...
    Ecarx, FAW partner to develop intelligent cockpits for Hongqi brand
    Ecarx has partnered with China FAW Group to develop next-generation intelligent cockpits for the premium Hongqi brand of vehicles, it said in a press release dated April 18. The strategic partnership aims to combine the companies' research and development capabilities, and technological strengths, to create an end-to-end value chain for intelligent cockpits, with the goal of setting new industry benchmarks. Under the partnership, Ecarx and FAW will co-develop and co-design cockpit domain control...
    Doosan Robotics, LG Electronics jointly develop automated EV charger
    South Korean companies Doosan Robotics Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. have jointly developed an automated electric vehicle charger, which serves the charging service via a robotic arm. The two companies have launched a pilot operation to test out the automated EV charger in real-world conditions at LG’s research and development complex in Seoul, South Korea, according to a news report published by the Korea Economic Daily on April 16. Citing Doosan, the report said that the automated EV charg...
    SAIC-GM enter into an EV charging partnership with Nio in mainland China
    SAIC-GM, the joint venture between SAIC and General Motors in mainland China, has entered into a charging partnership with the Shanghai-based electric-vehicle maker Nio, according to a news report published by CnEVPost on April 18. SAIC-GM becomes the third automaker in the world’s largest EV market after Geely and Jiyue to plug into Nio’s EV charging network, the report pointed out. On its social media platform X on Thursday, Nio said, “Wuhan Nio Energy Company Ltd (Nio Power) and S...
    BASF supports RML Group in developing immersion-cooling system for 800V EV battery
    BASF, a leading supplier of materials solutions, has supported RML Group in the development of an innovative, immersion-cooled battery system for a high-performance 800V battery that powers a hybrid hypercar that sets new performance and safety standards using next-generation plastic materials, the company announced April 17. The 800V battery features a capacity of 4.2 kWh and a discharge rate of over 100C, weighing in at less than 75 kg, it said, adding that the extremely high-power output, ...
    Upstream, Drivesec partner for automotive cybersecurity risk assessment
    Upstream Security has partnered with Drivesec, a testing and compliance expert for automotive and internet of things industries, to offer a comprehensive cybersecurity risk assessment and mitigation solution, it said in a press release dated April 17. The joint offering integrates product-driven threat intelligence with dynamic risk testing and compliance, providing a holistic approach to cybersecurity risk management. The partnership aims to help automotive and IoT companies continuously ass...
    Sion Power partners Muhlbauer Group to set up production line for lithium metal cell
    Sion Power Corp., a leading technology developer of next-generation electric vehicle batteries, and MB Atech, a member of Muhlbauer Group — a German turnkey solution provider, have signed a strategic partnership to create an automated manufacturing line for Sion Power’s large-format lithium metal cell, Sion Power said April 16. The new fully automated manufacturing line will be capable of producing 75 MWh of 56 ampere-hour (Ah) lithium metal cells per annum. The battery technology...
    EasyMile, Rocsys team up to introduce fully autonomous EV charging solutions
    EasyMile, a leading company in driverless technology, and Rocsys, which is known for developing hands-free charging solutions for electric vehicles, have entered into a strategic partnership to introduce fully autonomous charging solutions within the EasyMile offering, the two companies said in a joint statement on April 16. The two companies plan to combine Rocsys' seamless charging technology with EasyMile's expertise in autonomous vehicle fleets to increase the efficiency and reliability o...
    Anyverse, Sony partner for advanced autonomous tech development
    Anyverse has collaborated with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp. to integrate Sony's image sensor models into Anyverse's synthetic data platform, it said in a press release dated April 16. The collaboration aims to advance the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous driving and other autonomous technologies. This reduces the reliance on real-world data collection and streamlines go-to-market timelines while minimizing costs associated with physical testing. ...
    Sasken, Joynext partner for cutting-edge auto platforms
    Sasken Technologies has tied up with Joynext to develop cutting-edge platforms for both in-vehicle systems and off-vehicle cloud and digital services, according to a press release dated April 16. Sasken and Joynext will focus on automotive software maintenance, including Automotive Software Process Improvement Capability dEtermination (ASPICE) compliance, and the definition and implementation of enhancements for new products to keep pace with evolving software-defined vehicle (SDV) architec...
    EV Connect partners with Flash and Qmerit to enhance charging infrastructure for EVs
    EV Connect has announced a partnership with Flash and Qmerit to address the issue of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the US, in a press release dated April 16. The partnership combines EV Connect's software platform and services for EV charging networks, Flash's innovative cloud-based parking technology ecosystem, and Qmerit's leading expertise in electrification infrastructure, installation and maintenance services. The integrated platform will provide a seamless, reservable...
    Log9 Materials partners with Zeta Energy to create next-gen batteries
    Log9 Materials has partnered with lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery-maker Zeta Energy Corp. to develop next-generation batteries and cells, according to a report by Autocar on April 12. The partnership offers benefits for both companies, with Zeta Energy's advanced Li-S materials potentially unlocking new possibilities for Log9 in improving cell performance. By incorporating these materials into their packs and modules, Log9 will create energy storage systems with enhanced range, stability and af...
    AMS Osram partners with Dominant Opto Technologies for automotive RGB LED integration
    AMS Osram has partnered with Dominant Opto Technologies to integrate AMS Osram's Open System Protocol (OSP) into Dominant Opto Technologies' upcoming generation of intelligent RGB LEDs for automotive ambient lighting, it said in a press release dated April 15. The collaboration aims to foster innovation and technological compatibility in the automotive lighting sector by connecting RGB LEDs, sensors and microcontrollers from diverse manufacturers through the open, license-free OSP protocol....
    EasyMile collaborates with MicroSys to develop next-gen safety-critical systems for autonomous vehicles
    As reported in a press release on April 8, EasyMile, a French company specializing in driverless technology, has announced a long-term partnership with MicroSys, a German provider of safety critical systems. The collaboration aims to develop safety-critical systems for autonomous vehicles, with a focus on creating next-generation systems that enhance integrity and address risks in industrial logistics and public transportation. As part of the partnership, EasyMile has chosen MicroSys Electron...
    Tesla, Tata Electronics ink strategic chip deal for global operations
    Tesla has reportedly signed a strategic deal with Tata Electronics to procure semiconductor chips for its global operations, in a report published by Business Today on April 15. The report said that according to The Economic Times, officials close to the agreement have disclosed the details, but the value and specific terms of the deal remain undisclosed as both companies have not commented on the agreement. This move is considered part of Tesla's strategy to diversify its supply chain a...
    Forvia, Chery to form 'Cockpit of the Future' JV
    Forvia has entered into a joint venture agreement with Chery to work on smart and sustainable cockpits, it said in a press release dated April 11. The two companies will establish a JV company in Wuhu, mainland China, named Cockpit of the Future. This follows a September 2023 agreement between the companies to deepen all-round cooperation in the field of smart and sustainable cockpits. The JV will focus on designing, developing, manufacturing and supplying full cabin-scope...
    Infineon, Vector collaborate on automotive cybersecurity with enhanced microcontroller family
    Infineon and Vector are collaborating to enhance automotive cybersecurity, with Vector's AUTOSAR Classic embedded software MICROSAR Classic supporting Infineon's new AURIX TC4x microcontroller (MCU) family, according to a press release dated April 12. The AURIX TC4x family meets the latest cybersecurity and safety standards ISO SAE 21434 and ISO 26262, and features a security concept that eliminates performance bottlenecks in fast and secured communication, supports post-quantum cryptogr...
    Verra Mobility joins COVESA to drive innovation in connected vehicle systems
    Smart mobility technology solutions provider, Verra Mobility, has joined Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA), it said in a press released dated April 9. As part of the alliance, Verra Mobility will work alongside automotive experts and thought leaders to accelerate innovation and create a more diverse, sustainable and integrated mobility ecosystem. COVESA is a member-driven community aimed at developing open standards and innovative technologies for connected vehicle systems...
    Blink Charging secures exclusive EV charging contract with Keystone Purchasing Network
    Blink Charging Co. has been selected as the exclusive provider of electric vehicle charging services by Keystone Purchasing Network (KPN), it said in a press release dated April 11. The contract includes options for an extension of an additional three years. Blink has installed approximately 2,000 charging stations in the education sector, and the contract with KPN opens up potential for exponential growth. KPN is a founding member of the Association of Education Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), w...
    Maserati uses Aquafil Econyl recycled nylon
    Maserati has partnered with Aquafil to use Econyl, a regenerated nylon made from recovered nylon waste, in the cabin of its new all-electric Grecale crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV), Design News reported April 4. Aquafil is an Italian nylon fiber-maker that produces Econyl through a chemical recycling process that allows for infinite recyclability. “Chemical recycling, versus mechanical recycling, makes it infinitely recyclable. It is the same quality as petroleum nylon. You can b...
    Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, Shell collaborate to set up EV charging stations in India
    Tata Motors’ electric vehicle unit Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. (TPEM) has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Shell India Markets Pte. Ltd. (SIMPL) to collaborate in establishing public EV charging stations across India, Tata announced April 11. The collaboration will leverage Shell’s widespread fuel-station network and TPEM’s insights from over 140,000 Tata-made EVs plying Indian roads to set up EV chargers at locations frequently visited by these vehi...
    Autotalks and Secure-IC partner to develop secure vehicle-to-everything communication chipset
    Autotalks, a provider of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication solutions, and Secure-IC, a global cybersecurity provider, have announced a collaboration to enhance the security of Autotalks' advanced V2X communication solutions. The companies will showcase their joint efforts at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, from April 9–11, as reported in a press release on April 9. The collaboration aims to strengthen the cybersecurity of V2X technology, which is critical to ensure the safety ...
    Valens, Sony partner for A-PHY integrated camera sensor
    As reported in a press release on April 10, Valens Semiconductor and Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp. (Sony) have completed interoperability and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing of a multivendor A-PHY link, paving the way for a more affordable and compact camera for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications. The collaboration marks a significant step toward integrating Sony's high-speed connectivity solution with Valens' VA7000 deserializer chip, creating a mature A-...
    Tencent and GWM partner to integrate audio technology for personalized in-cabin entertainment
    Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) and Great Wall Motor (GWM) have announced a strategic collaboration to integrate TME's audio technology into GWM's intelligent cockpits. The partnership aims to create an innovative in-cabin entertainment experience by leveraging TME's technological strengths in audio technology and GWM's research and development prowess. TME offers four popular mobile music products in China, including QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music and WeSing, which will be integrat...
    Vector Informatik, AbsInt partner for WCET analysis of autonomous driving systems
    According to a press release on April 9, Vector Informatik and AbsInt have collaborated to provide coordinated software tools for analyzing the Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) of projects based on MICROSAR from Vector. This partnership enables electronic control unit (ECU) developers to easily assess the timing behavior of autonomous driving systems and ensure they meet strict safety standards. The collaboration between the two industry leaders in safety-related embedded systems allows for the ...
    NIO integrates Azure OpenAI for enhanced voice control in in-car personal assistant
    NIO is integrating Microsoft's Azure OpenAI service to enhance the user experience of its in-car personal assistant, NOMI, London Daily News reported on April 10. The integration will provide more intuitive and humanistic voice control, allowing NOMI to address more complex queries and deliver vehicle-specific information in a natural language. The feature will be rolled out across NIO's entire European range of smart EVs on the NT2.0 platform from April through firmware over-the-air updates....
    Subaru enhances in-vehicle entertainment with SiriusXM 360L
    Subaru has introduced SiriusXM with 360L to its vehicle lineup, providing customers with more content, better discovery and enhanced personalization. Available on select 2023 and newer model year vehicles, including the Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, Outback and WRX, SiriusXM with 360L combines satellite and streaming content delivery for a seamless in-vehicle entertainment experience.  The new offering includes over 100 additional music channels, an expansive library of on-demand c...
    VIA Optronics and Grupo Antolin-Irausa unveil innovative Sunrise vehicle cockpit concept
    VIA optronics AG and Grupo Antolin-Irausa have unveiled their new Sunrise vehicle cockpit concept at an event in Nuremberg, Germany. The companies have collaborated to design, develop and produce innovative integrated display systems for vehicle interiors, including cockpits, floor consoles, door panels, overhead systems and seat headrests. The Sunrise cockpit concept offers several benefits, including a sleek and minimalist design, integrated displays and smart surfaces, on-demand technologi...
    Ascend Elements, Elemental Strategic Metals establish joint venture on EV battery recycling in Poland
    Ascend Elements and Elemental Strategic Metals plan to set up a battery recycling joint venture based in Zawiercie, Poland, the two companies announced on April 9. The equal joint venture, which will be named AE Elemental, will operate a state-of-the-art EV battery recycling facility where EV batteries will be disassembled, discharged and shredded to produce black mass. This mass will then be used to make new engineered EV battery materials, including cathode active material (CAM) and cathode...
    BWI Group, thyssenkrupp collaborate on x-by-wire chassis technology
    BWI Group and thyssenkrupp have agreed to collaborate on developing x-by-wire chassis technology with a focus on electro-mechanical brake (EMB) systems, according to a press release dated April 9. The jointly developed technology aims to enable Level 3 and above autonomous driving capabilities and is expected to be available for production and global sales in 2026. The partnership will leverage the strengths and expertise of both companies in safety-critical systems and software, with BWI Gro...
    Pace Telematics partners with Jet to digitize German petrol station refueling experience
    Pace Telematics, a leading provider of mobile payment solutions in the European petrol station market, has partnered with Jet, Germany's most popular petrol station brand, to digitize the refueling experience. Under this partnership, Jet will use PACE's Connected Fueling platform as its primary mobile payment solution across its 680+ stations in Germany. This integration allows Jet customers to use the Pace Drive App and other digital payment methods, such as the DKV Mobility App an...
    Porsche, ClearMotion partner on advanced suspension technology
    Porsche has partnered with ClearMotion to collaborate in the field of advanced chassis systems, it said in a press release on April 9. The companies will work together on ClearMotion's high-bandwidth active suspension technology, known as ClearMotion1, and RoadMotion, a road surface fingerprinting software for proactive chassis control. Porsche and ClearMotion have also signed a license agreement. The partnerhsip will help Porsche increase the performance levels of its chassis and the jo...
    Holon and Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund cooperate on autonomous mobility
    Holon, a subsidiary of the BENTELER Group, and the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) have signed a joint memorandum of understanding to collaborate on autonomous mobility in local public transport, according to a press release on April 8. The companies aim to integrate autonomous shuttles into RMV's operations, with the goal of offering passengers a safe, efficient and sustainable transport solution. The future cooperation will focus on exchanging knowledge between the companies to overcome th...
    French bank plans joint venture with local CPO Bump to support in building EV charging infrastructure
    A unit of the French national development bank plans to partner with a local EV charge point operator (CPO) to support in building a reliable EV charging infrastructure in France, according to a news report published by AFP on April 8. The report said that Banque des Territoires, a subsidiary of France's Caisse des Depots, plans to set up a joint venture with a local CPO named Bump to finance the deployment of about 10,000 EV charging points across France. As part of the partnership, Bump is ...
    IAR, Nuclei, and MachineWare to accelerate RISC-V ASIL compliant automotive innovation
    IAR, a provider of software solutions and services for embedded development, has partnered with Nuclei System Technology and MachineWare to accelerate innovation in RISC-V ASIL-compliant automotive solutions, according to a press release on April 8. This collaboration aims to simplify firmware and MicroController Abstraction Layer (MCAL) development, enabling seamless integration between virtual and physical hardware platforms. By streamlining the development process, designers can start soft...
    Singapore’s Charge+ and Malaysia’s ChargeSini combine charging networks through roaming
    Leading electric vehicle (EV) charge point operators (CPOs), Charge+ from Singapore and ChargeSini from Malaysia, have signed a roaming collaboration agreement that grants EV drivers from both parties access to each other’s EV charging networks, Charge+ announced on April 5. The agreement was signed by the Charge+ CEO Goh Chee Kiong and ChargeSini’s founder and CEO James Goh in Singapore. The agreement between the two leading CPOs is in line with the priorities set by the local governm...
    TG0 partners with Novares to develop intuitive commands for the automotive industry
    Novares and TG0 have partnered to showcase electronic-based plastic commands at the Beijing Auto Show, according to a press statement dated April 8. The collaboration combines Novares' expertise in producing advanced solutions with TG0's innovative solutions for new-gen electric vehicles. The product uses fewer materials, lower energy consumption and is easy to recycle, leading to a 33% CO2 reduction. The innovative technology combines ergonomics and design freedom into a control unit th...
    Hyundai Motor signs MOU with Exide Energy to localize production of LFP batteries in India
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Co., along with its sister company Kia Corp., has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Exide Energy Solutions Ltd., a leading Indian battery company, to focus on the localization of electric vehicle batteries in India, Hyundai said in a statement on April 8. The MOU, which is in line with the carmaker’s EV expansion plans for the world’s third-largest automotive market, was signed at Hyundai Motor Group’s Namyang Research and Developme...
    Infineon and Amkor deepen partnership and strengthen European supply chain for semiconductor solutions
    In a press release announcement on April 8, Infineon Technologies partnered with Amkor Technology to establish a dedicated packaging and testing center at Amkor's manufacturing site in Porto, Portugal. The multiyear agreement aims to strengthen the European semiconductor supply chain and make it more resilient, particularly for automotive customers. Under the partnership, Amkor will expand its facilities in Porto and operate the production line, while Infineon will provide engineering and dev...
    Geotab extends its partnership with Stellantis in Europe
    Geotab, a leader in connected transportation solutions, announced strengthening its collaboration with Mobilisights, a subsidiary of the global automotive leader Stellantis, a PRNewswire release said April 8. This collaboration with Geotab further strengthens the concept of the connected car. Data from Stellantis' onboard telematics system can now be easily integrated into the MyGeotab platform. This web-based management software helps fleets manage their vehicles in near real time. Than...
    Stradvision and Horizon Robotics optimize perception software for advanced driving solutions
    Stradvision and Horizon Robotics, two industry leaders in automotive technology, have announced a significant milestone in their strategic partnership. Stradvision has optimized its award-winning SVNet software, known as the 3D Perception Network, for use on Horizon Robotics' Journey 3 solution, according to a PRNewswire release on April 8. This advancement in perception technology improves the accuracy of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving solutions, reduci...
    Infineon expands Rust ecosystem for AURIX microcontrollers, partners with HighTec for ISO 26262 compliance
    Infineon Technologies has expanded its Rust ecosystem for its AURIX microcontrollers, it said in a press release dated April 5. The company has partnered with HighTec EDV-Systeme to develop the first ISO 26262 ASIL D-qualified Rust compiler for AURIX TC3x and TC4x microcontrollers. This compiler ensures the software's reliability and performance, meeting the rigorous requirements of the automotive industry. The Rust ecosystem for AURIX also includes Infineon's peripheral access crates (PAC) f...
    Auve Tech launches autonomous electric shuttle in US
    Auve Tech, a Tallinn, Estonia-based company specializing in autonomous transportation systems, has launched its flagship product, the MiCa shuttle, in the US market. The MiCa vehicle offers turnkey autonomous transportation solutions tailored to diverse environments and can be easily integrated into existing transport networks, according to a press release on April 5. Auve Tech has partnered with Guident to integrate its teleoperation solution into the MiCa autonomous shuttle, enhancing its s...
    DiDi Autonomous Driving's JV with GAC Aion to mass-produce crossover SUV robo-taxi in 2025
    DiDi Autonomous Driving, the self-driving technology arm of DiDi Global (DiDi), announced that Andi Technology (Andi), the equal joint venture with GAC Aion New Energy Automobile (GAC Aion), has obtained its business license, representing the first registered JV in China for the mass production of fully self-driving electric robo-taxi between a Level 4 autonomous driving company and an automobile company, according to a press release on April 7.  Headquartered in Guangzhou, China, Andi i...
    Goodyear partners with Porsche for high-performance tire development
    Goodyear has partnered with Porsche to homologate two high-performance tires, the Eagle F1 SuperSport R and SuperSport RS, specifically designed for the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. These tires are part of Goodyear's UUHP (Ultra-Ultra High-Performance) portfolio and are designed to provide optimal performance on both the track and road. The SuperSport RS features a high-friction compound that provides refined track performance in dry conditions, while the Eagle F1 SuperSport R offers greater road usa...
    Lattice expands partnership with NewTec to advance automotive functional safety
    Lattice Semiconductor has announced it has expanded its partnership with NewTec to bring functional safety capabilities to customers developing safety-critical automotive applications, in a press release dated April 4. With the Lattice Software Design tools certified to the latest safety design methodologies, they enable the FPGAs to provide flexibility to implement and develop functional safety designs in safety-critical applications. “Lattice has long been one of our key partners and we a...
    Uber, Waymo expand autonomous delivery partnership in Phoenix, Arizona
    According to a press release on April 3, Uber and Waymo have expanded their partnership to offer autonomous Uber Eats deliveries in Phoenix. Consumers in Tempe, Mesa and Chandler can have their orders delivered by an autonomous Waymo vehicle. The companies are working with local merchants, including Princess Pita, Filiberto's and BoSa Donuts, to provide the service. When placing an order in Phoenix where the service is available, customers will see a prompt in the Uber Eats app to opt-out if ...
    Japan selects Tier IV for its new SBIR initiatives
    Tier IV, a developer of open-source autonomous driving technology, has been selected for a project aimed at demonstrating autonomous driving technology for regional public transportation, according to a press release on April 2. This project is part of the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) phase 3 funding. The program itself provides subsidies for large-scale technology demonstrations (phase 3) conducted by startups and other organizations. The goal is to connect research and developm...
    Tier IV launches new partner program for open-source software in autonomous driving
    Tier IV has launched the Tier IV Autoware Partner Program to equip partners with essential training and certification to utilize Autoware, its open-source platform for autonomous driving, it said in a press release April 4. The program aims to foster technical capabilities within partner companies, accelerate the rollout of autonomous driving systems and create a sustainable ecosystem for autonomous driving. The program has received positive comments from partners, including the Autoware Foun...
    ChargePoint partners Jumptech to deliver installation of home EV chargers for fleets
    ChargePoint, a leading electric vehicle charge-point operator (CPO) in the US, has teamed up with Jumptech, an electrification installation management platform, to deliver a seamless home-charger installation experience for drivers of fleet vehicles, ChargePoint said April 3. The company said that for fleet managers, the partnership will reduce the average time from charger order to installation, thanks to a standardized process and dedicated tools. For fleet stakeholders, ChargePoint...
    BrightDrive and SiMa.ai partner on autonomous driving technology
    According to a press release on April 2, BrightDrive has partnered with SiMa.ai, a software-centric, embedded edge machine learning system-on-chip (MLSoC) company, to accelerate innovation in autonomous driving. This collaboration combines BrightDrive's advanced hardware platform with SiMa.ai's cutting-edge MLSoC to deliver new advancements in self-driving systems. BrightDrive's Autonomous Driving HW Platform is designed to handle and scale self-driving applications from Level 1 to 5, an...
    ESI Group, FAW-Volkswagen partner to advance automotive intelligent simulation technology
    ESI Group and FAW-Volkswagen TE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance intelligent simulation technology in the automotive industry, a press release dated April 2 read. The partnership aims to address the challenges posed by mainland China’s automotive safety regulations and drive innovation in the industry. A material testing and intelligent simulation joint laboratory was established, marking a significant step forward in intelligent simulation, innovation and research...
    Ascend partners with PolySource to enter into North American distribution agreement
    Ascend Performance Materials has entered into a distribution agreement with PolySource for the North American market, it said in a press release dated April 1. Under the agreement, PolySource will offer Ascend’s full portfolio of engineered nylons to its customer base, including Vydyne, Starflam, HiDura and ReDefyne polyamide products. These products are designed for use in various applications including automotive, electrical and electronic, healthcare, and consumer and industrial. "W...
    Sany and Ambarella partner to accelerate implementation of CV3-AD domain controller-based intelligent driving systems
    Sany Group and Ambarella, an edge-AI semiconductor company, announced a strategic cooperation focused on advanced mobility solutions for the global market, according to a press release on April 3. Sany agreed to leverage Ambarella’s CV3-AD family of automotive AI domain controller systems-on-chip (SoCs) to develop advanced automated driving solutions, and to achieve technical validation and deployment on its next-gen commercial vehicles and special-purpose vehicles. At the same time, bot...
    CATL may build battery plant with General Motors in North America through technology licensing
    Mainland China’s largest battery-maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) is in talks with US legacy carmaker General Motors (GM) to build a battery plant in North America, leveraging the technology licensing route similar to its partnership with Ford Motor Co., according to a news report published by CnEVPost on March 29. The report cited mainland Chinese media outlet LatePost as the original source of the story. It said that CATL is in discussions with GM on a license roya...
    Foresight, Japanese tech, insurance firms launch proof-of-concept project to reduce accidents, lower insurance costs
    Foresight Autonomous has announced a three-way agreement with Japanese technology and insurance companies for a proof-of-concept project, according to a press release dated April 1. Eye-Net Mobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foresight, will integrate its technology with dashcams manufactured by the technology company to assess the benefits of the integration. The goal is to reduce accidents, lower insurance costs and improve road safety by providing drivers with tools that can detect and ad...
    Foresight and Softbank complete technology validation phase for connected mobility applications in Japan
    Foresight Autonomous has announced that its subsidiary, Eye-Net Mobile, has successfully completed a technology validation project for connected mobility with SoftBank Corp., in a press release dated March 22. The project was conducted as part of a multiphase agreement between the two companies in November 2023. During the project, Eye-Net's location services were deployed on SoftBank's multi-access edge computing (MEC) infrastructure, and the system performance and compatibility with both LTE a...
    Atlante, Emil Frey partner to set up ultrafast-charging stations in France
    Electric vehicle charging solution provider Atlante and Emil Frey France, a leading car distributor in France, have signed a partnership where Atlante will set up about 80 fast and ultrafast EV charging points for electric cars across 15 car dealerships within Emil Frey’s Autosphere network by 2025, according to a news report published by Electrive on April 2. As such, the first Atlante EV charging site has already been installed at the car dealership in La Teste-de-Buch, near Arcachon, Fra...
    Servotech Power Systems, Electra EV collaborate to develop innovative EV charging solutions
    Servotech Power Systems Ltd., a leading India-based supplier of electric vehicle chargers, and Electra EV, India’s leading EV powertrain solutions company, are collaborating for a jointly owned revolutionary EV charger technology, for which the two companies have recently filed patents, Servotech announced April 2. The jointly developed EV charging solutions enable DC fast charging of any GB/T Bharat DC 001 compliant EV, which are built on sub 200V DC platforms, from the CCS2 charging netwo...
    Infineon, Green Hills partner on safety-critical auto platform for software-defined vehicles
    Infineon Technologies AG and Green Hills Software LLC have collaborated to launch an integrated microcontroller-based processing platform for safety-critical real-time automotive systems. The platform combines Infineon's new generation of safety controllers, AURIX TC4x, with Green Hills' safety-certified real-time operating system (RTOS), µ-velOSity. This partnership enables original equipment manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers to develop domain and zonal controllers, as well as drivetrain...
    BMW partners with Tata Technologies to develop automotive software and business IT solutions
    BMW Group has partnered with engineering and digital services company Tata Technologies in India, it said in a press release dated April 2. Under the partnership agreement, the two companies will form a joint venture with the aim to establish a software and IT development hub in the cities of Pune, Bangalore and Chennai in India. While the hubs in Bangalore and Pune is expected to handle development and operations activities, the Chennai hub will focus on business IT solutions. The JV will le...
    Altilium partners Talga Group to focus on recovering graphite from old EV batteries
    UK-based battery recycling startup Altilium has partnered with Australian battery materials company Talga Group to jointly work on recovering graphite from old electric vehicle batteries for reuse in the production of new battery anodes, Altilium announced March 28. The strategic partnership between the two companies aims to establish a circular economy for graphite and reduce the UK’s reliance on imported raw materials. “The collaboration marks a significant step towards securing a su...
    Farasis, FAW to collaborate on semisolid, solid-state batteries for commercial vehicles
    Farasis Energy and FAW Jiefang Automobile Co. Ltd., a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in mainland China, have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop semisolid and all-solid-state batteries for commercial vehicle applications, Farasis announced March 3. The partnership, which was signed on the sidelines of a ceremony organized by the two companies in Changchun, Jilin Province in mainland China, was attended by the senior leadership teams from both the companies. Commentin...
    Panasonic, Indian Oil Corp. to form a JV to produce lithium-ion batteries
    Japanese battery-maker Panasonic Energy Co. Ltd. has signed a binding term sheet and initiated discussions with Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. to draw a framework for establishing a joint venture to manufacture cylindrical lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, the two companies announced April 1. Notably, Indian Oil is the largest state-owned oil production company in India. The company aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2046, aligning with the government of India’s plan to achieve net-zero for ...
    Netradyne, taSki partner for safer EV mobility with AI-powered driver-safety solutions
    Netradyne, an AI-powered fleet and driver-safety solutions provider, has collaborated with taSki Technologies, an electric vehicle mobility provider, to integrate Netradyne's Driver-i vision-based technology into taSki's operations. Through this partnership, taSki will gain real-time insights into driver behavior, identify potential hazards such as reckless driving, over-speeding and tailgating, and have access to actionable insights. The Driver-i platform will enable automated and personaliz...
    Sibros partners with Google Cloud for automotive solutions using AI
    Sibros has partnered with Google Cloud to revolutionize the automotive industry using AI, Web Pro News reported March 26. By leveraging Sibros' cutting-edge technology and Google Cloud's infrastructure, automakers will be able to harness the full potential of their vehicle data. The partnership enables seamless collection and streaming of vehicle data from any source to Google Cloud, where it can be leveraged for actionable insights. By combining Sibros-provided vehicle data with Google Cloud...
    Ecarx, Lianyou Zhilian partner to develop smart cockpits, driving solutions globally
    Ecarx Holdings has formed a strategic partnership with Lianyou Zhilian Technology to develop innovative intelligent cockpits and driving solutions for automakers and brands worldwide, according to a press release dated March 28. The partnership combines Ecarx's technical capabilities and global reach with Lianyou Zhilian's extensive customer base and proven mass production capabilities. The partnership aims to support a broader range of automotive original equipment manufacturers and b...
    Porsche, Applied Intuition partner to develop in-house vehicle software
    Porsche AG and Applied Intuition, a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based vehicle software supplier, have announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop software for various automotive fields while maintaining software ownership and reducing dependencies on black-box suppliers. The partnership aims to help Porsche utilize Applied Intuition's expertise to develop, deploy and update vehicle software to provide unique consumer experiences, as reported in a press release on March 28. Porsche will us...
    Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, HPCL partner on building EV charging infrastructure in India
    Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. (TPEM) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) to collaborate in building public electric vehicle charging stations across India, the carmaker said March 27. The collaboration will leverage HPCL’s large fuel-station network across the subcontinent and TPEM’s insights from over 120,000 Tata EVs on Indian roads, to set up EV chargers at locations that are frequently visited by the Tata EV owners. ...
    Polestar, Plugsurfing team up to launch new public charging service in Europe
    Swedish premium electric-car maker Polestar is teaming up with Plugsurfing to jointly launch a new public charging service in Europe — Polestar Charge, the company announced March 28. With Polestar Charge, the eletric-vehicle maker plans to offer its customers access to more than 650,000 compatible electric car charging points across Europe, including the Tesla Supercharger network, Ionity, Recharge, Total, Fastned and Allego, in one charging service. Polestar said that the service ...
    SK On, Ferrari sign MOU to drive innovations in battery cells
    South Korean battery-maker SK On has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ferrari to deepen its existing partnership with the Italian luxury sports-car maker and jointly work on the development of innovative battery-cell technologies, SK On announced March 27. The MOU signing ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, was attended by the senior leadership of both the companies, including SK On CEO Lee Seok-hee, Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna, Ferrari Chief Research and Development Officer Ernest...
    Valeo, Google Cloud partner to develop AI tools for process efficiency
    Valeo, a global leader in mobility technologies, has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to develop new cloud-based generative AI tools and solutions. The collaboration aims to boost Valeo's process efficiency and productivity with dedicated use cases, leveraging Google Cloud's generative AI solutions. Valeo will gain early access to Google Cloud's latest generative AI technologies and contribute to technological developments. The partnership will also enable Valeo to embed generative ...
    Mahindra, Adani partner to boost EV charging infrastructure in India
    Mahindra & Mahindra has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Adani Total Energies E-Mobility Ltd. (ATEL) to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in India, according to a press release on March 21. The partnership aims to create an extensive EV charging infrastructure across the country and provide seamless access to the charging network for customers. Mahindra XUV400 customers will now have access to over 1,100 chargers on the Bluesense+ App, significantly enhancing the...
    Ecarx, Microsoft partner to enhance vehicle intelligence with LLMs
    Ecarx has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to enhance the unique value proposition of intelligent vehicles, in a press release dated March 27. Ecarx will leverage Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cloud Computing Services to develop and deploy cutting-edge products and solutions that integrate large language models into vehicles globally. This partnership aims to capitalize on the opportunities created by the recent emergence of LLMs and provide significantly enhanced intelligent ...
    Andes and Tasking partner to offer RISC-V IP solutions for automotive applications
    Tasking, a leading provider of ISO 26262 and ISO SAE 21434 compliant tools, has announced that its tool suite now fully supports Andes FuSa certified RISC-V IP. This expansion offers a comprehensive solution for automotive systems development, providing compilation, debugging, performance tuning, timing and coverage analysis tools. The collaboration between Tasking and Andes Technology underscores their commitment to providing seamless interoperability and comprehensive life-cycle support for...
    BorgWarner, partners collaborate to build fast-charging infrastructure for electric trucks in mainland China
    BorgWarner New Energy (Xiangyang) Co. Ltd. is collaborating with Goodman Group, a global industrial real estate company, and Windrose Technology, a zero-emission, long-haul truck developer, to jointly develop 960-kW fast-charging infrastructure for electric long-haul trucks for Goodman's properties in mainland China, Windrose announced March 26. According to the press note, the fast-charging technology will enable Windrose's long-haul, 49-metric-ton electric vehicle trucks to replenish about ...
    Ford partners with Allego to electrify European dealership network
    Ford has partnered with Allego to expand convenient and reliable charging solutions for Ford electric vehicle customers across Europe, according to a press release dated March 26. Under the partnership, Allego's ultrafast-charging stations will be installed at hundreds of Ford dealerships in Europe, providing customers with access to charging stations that can deliver up to 400 kW of power. The new high-power charging stations will be included within Ford's public charging service, BlueOval C...
    Ford, Lincoln vehicles now offer immersive meetings via Webex Suite
    Cisco's Webex has introduced immersive meeting and audio calling in the Ford and Lincoln Digital Experience, transforming vehicles into true alternative workspaces. Webex's AI background noise removal and seamless connectivity through the native infotainment experience enable customers to work from anywhere without needing a tablet, smartphone or laptop. Drivers can join audio-only Webex meetings and calls effortlessly from the in-vehicle touchscreen, and when parked, can join meetings and vi...
    Uno Minda Tachi-S Seating forms JV to manufacture seat recliners for passenger cars in India
    Uno Minda Tachi-S Seating Private Ltd., a joint venture between Uno Minda Ltd. and Tachi-S Co. Ltd., aims to offer various products including recliners in the first phase, with plans to expand into other seating mechanisms, seat frames and complete seating assemblies. Established to manufacture and market seat recliners for four-wheeler passenger vehicles in India, Uno Minda will hold a 51% stake in the JV, while Tachi-S will hold the remaining stake. Tachi-S, established in 1954, is a glo...
    Cyclic Materials, VAC sign agreement to build a circular supply chain for rare earth elements
    Canada-based Cyclic Materials, a BMW-backed advanced metals recycling company, has signed an agreement with Vacuumschmelze (VAC), a leading developer of magnetic materials based in Germany, to build a circular supply chain for rare earth elements, with a focus on recycling the by-products containing critical materials used in high-performance permanent magnets, the company announced on March 18. The partnership between the two global companies aims to advance joint efforts to create a local a...
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions selects AMD technology for Lidar reference design
    AMD's adaptive computing technology has been selected by Sony Semiconductor Solutions (SSS) for its new automotive LiDAR reference design, according to a press release on March 19. The collaboration aims to deliver a powerful and efficient LiDAR solution for use in autonomous vehicles, enhancing safety and accuracy in next-generation driving systems. The SSS LiDAR reference design, powered by AMD Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and Artix-7 FPGAs, offers exceptional object detection and real-time analy...
    DENSO, Manufacture 2030 partner to reduce supply chain emissions
    DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, is collaborating with Manufacture 2030 to enhance supply chain sustainability. The partnership encourages DENSO's suppliers to join Manufacture 2030's cloud-based platform, which enables participants to measure, manage, and reduce carbon emissions from their operations. This initiative supports DENSO's goal of reducing its Scope 3 emissions, which are emissions generated by its supply chain, by 25% by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality across its global supp...
    Uno Minda Group partners with StarCharge Energy to develop EV supply equipment products
    Uno Minda Group has entered into a technical license agreement with mainland China’s StarCharge Energy to manufacture and sell Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in India, Autocar reported on March 22. The EVSE portfolio includes wall-mounted AC chargers, typically sold along with EVs. Uno Minda Group and StarCharge Energy aims to revolutionize home charging solution and ensure a quick adoption of cleaner mobility in India. “Uno Minda is proud to announce the expansion of its EV ...
    Mainland China’s SAIC Motor and India’s JSW Group establish strategic automotive joint venture
    SAIC Motor, a leading automaker from mainland China with annual revenues of around $ 110 billion, and JSW Group, a $23 billion Indian conglomerate, have established their new strategic joint venture named JSW MG Motor India Pvt. Ltd, the two companies said in a joint announcement on March 20. With a focus on electric vehicles (EVs), the all-new joint venture aims to capitalize on the significant opportunities emerging in the fast-evolving Indian automotive sector, the two companies said in th...
    Intel and Arm team up to power startups
    According to a press release on March 21, Intel and Arm have signed a memorandum of understanding that finalizes the Emerging Business Initiative, their collaboration to support the startup community. The initiative builds on the April 2023 multigeneration agreement to enable chip designers to build low-power compute system-on-chips (SoCs) on the Intel 18A process. Together, the companies will provide essential intellectual property (IP) and manufacturing support, while also making financial ass...
    Stellantis Mexico and AMSDE strengthen automotive supply chain – report
    According to a report published by Mexico Now on March 22, Stellantis Mexico and the Mexican Association of Secretaries of Economic Development (AMSDE) have formally established a groundbreaking agreement aimed at consolidating the automotive supply chain in Mexico in a move to leverage the advantageous conditions of Nearshoring. The signing of this accord occurred during the AMSDA General Assembly, featuring the presence of Marco Antonio Del Prete Tercero, President of the organization; Evel...
    dSPACE integrates Hesai lidar models into AURELION sensor simulation solution
    Hesai Technology and dSPACE have entered into a technology partnership to accelerate the development of ADAS and level 4 autonomous driving applications. As part of the partnership, dSPACE has integrated sensor models from Hesai into the dSPACE sensor simulation solution AURELION. Developers can now easily access Hesai lidar models via AURELION, as reported in a press release on March 21. "Models for the most commonly used Hesai sensors are now part of our sensor simulation solution AURELION....
    Weavegrid partners with American Center For Mobility to test EV-grid integration software
    WeaveGrid, a software company specializing in integrating electric vehicles (EVs) with the electric grid, has partnered with the American Center for Mobility (ACM) to test its software at ACM's Willow Run facility in Michigan, according to an official press statement on March 20. This collaboration is supported by the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform. WeaveGrid's software leverages data and controls available via vehicle telematics and cloud-connected charging hardware to enable EVs and cha...
    Volkswagen UK deepens partnership with Ohme on home EV charging solutions
    Volkswagen Group has extended its partnership with Ohme as its official home EV charging company in the UK, the company announced on March 21. Deepening the collaboration between the two companies, which started in 2022, the new agreement will see Audi, CUPRA, SEAT, Škoda, Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recommend Ohme EV chargers for all of their electrified vehicle sales in the UK. VW UK said that the renewed partnership with Ohme makes the EV charger instal...
    Volkswagen, Mobileye partner on autonomous level 4 service vehicle development
    According to a press release on March 20, Volkswagen has partnered with Mobileye to develop an autonomous Level 4 service vehicle for large-scale production. The aim is to use the vehicle in commercial sectors such as mobility and transport services in Europe and the United States. The self-driving ID. Buzz AD will be developed based on the Mobileye Drive™ platform and will feature software, hardware components, and digital maps. The vehicle will have two independent high-performance comput...
    SK On, Nissan discuss supply of EV batteries in the US
    South Korean battery-maker SK On is in talks with Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co. to jointly manufacture electric vehicle battery cells for Nissan’s captive use in the US, according to a news report published by The Korea Economic Daily on March 15. The news report cited the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun as the original source of the story, first published on March 15. The report suggested that if the two companies reach a deal, they will jointly build an EV battery manufacturing...
    Netradyne, taSki Technologies partner for AI-powered driver safety solutions
    Netradyne has announced that taSki Technologies will integrate its Driver•i technology, which uses vision-based AI to assess driver behavior, provide real-time insights and enhance driver training programs, in a press release dated March 20. The system will also enable automated coaching and personalized insights for drivers to improve safety standards. TaSki Technologies will gain access to real-time insights into driver behavior and identify potential hazards, such as reckless driving, ov...
    Volkswagen expands partnership with Mobileye for automated driving tech
    The Volkswagen Group is expanding its partnership with Mobileye to accelerate the development of automated and autonomous driving technologies. The two companies will work together to bring new automated driving functions to series production, with Mobileye providing technologies for partially and highly automated driving, according to a press release on March 20. The Volkswagen Group's Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche brands will use these technologies to introduce new premium-oriented...
    Subaru, Panasonic ink deal for battery-electric vehicle battery supply
    Subaru Corp. and Panasonic Energy Co. have signed a basic cooperative agreement for the supply of cylindrical automotive lithium-ion batteries, according to a press release dated March 19. The agreement was signed in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, following discussions that began in July 2023 to establish a medium-to-long term partnership to meet the growing demand for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and automotive batteries. Both companies reaffirm their commitment to addressing societal challenge...
    Synopsys, Nvidia collaborate on AI-driven chip design for automotive prototyping
    According to a press release on March 18, Synopsys has announced a collaboration with Nvidia to accelerate chip design and advance automotive prototyping using AI and accelerated computing. The companies are working together to leverage Synopsys' full AI-driven EDA stack on the Nvidia GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip, which is expected to achieve up to 15 times run-time gains across design, verification, simulation and manufacturing. Synopsys is integrating its generative AI capabilities wit...
    Nvidia and BYD expand partnership as it taps China EV makers' demand for AI
    Nvidia is expanding its partnership with Chinese electric-vehicle maker BYD to include AI training, auto manufacturing and in-car computing, as reported in Nikkei Asia on March 19. The partnership will utilize Nvidia's latest generation of in-vehicle computing chip platform, Drive Thor, which is designed for AI and autonomous driving applications. BYD will also use Nvidia's AI infrastructure to train AI models for autonomous driving. Additionally, the partnership will extend beyond cars to ...
    Hana, Michelin partner for Link Less RFID tire-tag innovation
    Hana, an innovator in radio-frequency identification (RFID) tire-tag technology, has signed a new license agreement with Michelin, a renowned tire manufacturer, to produce and market a new and innovative Link Less embeddable RFID Tire Tag (Rev4) in and outside the tire market. This agreement builds on a legacy of collaboration dating back to 2005. It leverages Hana's expertise in RFID technology and Michelin's tire manufacturing prowess to drive innovations that will redefine t...
    BMW launches Shell-powered BMW Charging in North America
    BMW has announced the addition of Shell Recharge Solutions as a second eMobility provider, in a press release dated March 13. This will give customers easy access to Shell Recharge, ChargePoint, EVgo, EVConnect and Blink charging stations via the My BMW App. BMW owners will be able to locate, access and charge at all affiliated locations via their My BMW app. BMW Charging now offers electric vehicle drivers easy and convenient access to over 100,000 public charging points in the US and Canada...
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