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    The evolution of displays in the automotive cockpit
    The size of automotive displays has increased over the past few years, as has the number of displays in the vehicle. The rapid growth in display-based instrument clusters; heat, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) control displays; digital display mirrors (both rear and side view); passenger di...
    12-Nov-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Automotive semiconductor demand running ahead of 2020 expectations
    IHS Markit conducted a survey in July that asked 30 automotive semiconductor suppliers about the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) viral pandemic. According to the survey, most respondents saw demand for automotive semiconductors rebounding faster than expected compared to a previous...
    Diodes unveils automotive synchronous buck converters for noise reduction
    Diodes has announced two integrated synchronous buck converters for automotive power systems, in a company press release on 17 November. The convertors simplify circuit design in automotive power systems with its Power Good output and EMI mitigation for noise-sensitive applications. The AP63...
    27-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Ultraleap’s hand tracking, mid-air haptics integrated into CGI Studio’s Incari automotive HMI development platform
    CGI Studio has integrated Ultraleap’s hand tracking and mid-air haptics technologies into its Incari automotive human machine interface (HMI) platform, the Germany-based company said in a blog on on its website on 25 November. The integration will allow CGI to create new touchless interaction meth...
    27-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Splitvolt launches solutions for faster home EV charging
    Splitvolt has launched a new family of products that includes the Splitvolt Splitter Switch, as well as high-performance portable electric vehicle (EV) chargers and other accessories, according to a company press release on 17 November. These include 240V extension cables and plug adapters, which th...
    27-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Ficosa working on emotions detection systems under SUaaVE project
    Ficosa has informed that the company, in collaboration with Instituto Biomecánico de Valencia (IBV), is working on emotions detection systems within the framework of the Supporting Acceptance of Automated Vehicle (SUaaVE) project, according to a company press release on 17 November. The compan...
    27-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Pirelli develops Elect tires for EVs
    Pirelli has developed Elect tires to meet the specific technical requirements of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). According to a company press release on 25 November 2020, the Elect tires deliver low rolling resistance, decreased road noise, immediate grip, and a special structure desig...
    27-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Motherson Group partners with UBQ Materials to develop carbon-negative thermoplastics
    Motherson Group has partnered with Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials to develop carbon-negative thermoplastics, UBQ announced in a press release on 23 November 2020. The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ™ thermoplastic into auto parts manufactured by Motherso...
    27-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Kemet unveils new automotive-grade capacitors
    Kemet has launched three hybrid aluminum polymer capacitors, Electronics Weekly reported on 25 November. The series launched are A780, PHA225, and PHH225. The AEC-Q200 qualified capacitors offer a combination of conductive polymer technology and liquid electrolytic material in a hybrid design. Th...
    26-Nov-2020 News New Products
    OmniVision Ambarella, Smart Eye partner for combined driver monitoring and videoconferencing camera solution
    OmniVision Technologies has announced a partnership with Ambarella and Smart Eye a solution for dual-mode camera for automotive applications, according to a company press release on 10 November. The solution simultaneously monitors drivers while capturing vehicle occupants for one-way video confe...
    26-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Elektrobit develops software platform for next-generation automotive electronics architectures
    Elektrobit has developed a software platform to streamline the development of next-generation automotive electronics architectures based on high-performance computing (HPC), according to a company press release dated 25 November. The EB xelor platform offers OEMs and tier-1 suppliers with a secure a...
    26-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Toray develops non-porous separator for lithium-ion batteries
    Toray has created a new non-porous separator for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, the company announced in a press release on 19 November. Toray said that the new separator can significantly increase battery capacity by enhancing the safety of lithium metal anode batteries. Toray claimed that a batte...
    26-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen ID.4 gets EPA-certified range of 250 miles
    In a press release dated 25 November, Volkswagen announced that its all-electric ID.4 Pro and ID.4 1st Edition have received certification from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a range of 250 miles (402 km). The EPA-estimated fuel economy for city driving is 104 miles per gallon (MPGe); hig...
    26-Nov-2020 News New Products
    ŠKODA starts series production of ENYAQ iV all-electric SUV in Czechia
    ŠKODA Auto has started series production of its all-electric sport utility vehicles (SUV) ENYAQ iV at the Mladá Boleslav plant in Czechia, the company announced in a press release on 25 November. The plant has the capacity to manufacture 350 ENYAQ iV per day on one line alongside the Octavia ...
    26-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Hankook Tire releases details of Road Hazard Prediction & Detection Solution
    Hankook Tire has released a record of the Road Hazard Prediction & Detection Solution’s development process, South Korean tiremaker said in a press release on 25 November 2020. Through a strategic partnership with SK Planet, Hankook has developed Road Hazard Prediction & Detection Solution...
    26-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Toyota partners with Intelematics for connected vehicles in Australia
    Toyota has announced a partnership with Intelematics, which will see selected Toyota cars feature connected services from later this year, according to a company press release on 25 November. Intelematics’ ASURE product suite will support Toyota’s connected safety and security offerings such ...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Melexis unveils new automotive smart tire sensor
    Melexis has unveiled the MLX91805 smart tire sensor, according to a company press release on 24 November. The sensor is suited for commercial vehicles, including heavy duty, and passenger cars and is designed to be embedded in the tire, unlike current rim-mounted TPMS sensors. It integrates a high-a...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Startup Deepen AI launches new software tool to enhance calibration of sensor data in autonomous vehicles
    Deepen AI has launched ‘Deepen Calibrate,’ a new software tool to make critical task of sensor data calibration in autonomous vehicles simple and quick, the US-based startup said in a press release on 20 November. The new tool manages the complex calibration process, ensuring accuracy, and makin...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    MAHLE invests USD3.57 million in new test bench for electric drives
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, MAHLE, has announced that it has commissioned a new test bench for electric drives in Stuttgart, Germany. According to a press release issued by MAHLE on 24 November, this new test bench, for which MAHLE invested around EUR3 million (approxim...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Henkel, EnvisionTEC partner to develop 3D printed parts
    Henkel and EnvisionTEC have partnered to drive the adoption of production level 3D Printing, according to a Henkel press release on 23 November. The two companies plan to support the volume production of end-use parts with the launch of EnvisionTEC's next generation Xtreme DLP and Envision One cDLM ...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Magna to supply advanced front camera systems featuring Mobileye EyeQ technology to European automaker
    Magna has won contract to supply its Gen5 ‘one-box’ front-facing camera system, featuring Mobileye’s EyeQ system-on-chip (SOC) image processing technology, to a Europe-based automaker, the Canada-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 24 November. Magna’s new 120°, 8-MP c...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou Show 2020: Hyundai Showcases all-electric variant of Mistra sedan
    Hyundai has showcased the all-electric variant of its midsize sedan Mistra at the 2020 Auto Guangzhou Show, news website Motor1 reported on 23 November. The Mistra EV has been equipped with a 56.5-kWh battery which enables a range of 323 miles (520 km), as per New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The ...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou Show 2020: Xpeng Motors unveils limited edition P7 with gullwing doors
    Xpeng Motors unveiled a limited edition of its all-electric sedan P7 with gullwing doors, called ‘P7 Wing’, the company announced in a press release on 21 November. The P7 Wing limited edition is available in four-wheel drive (4WD) high-performance and rear-wheel drive (RWD) super-long range ver...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Chinese automaker GWM introduces new-generation powertrain, all-new 9-speed DCT gearbox
    Great Wall Motor (GWM) has launched its independently developed new-generation powertrain at the HYCET Yangzhong industrial park. According to a press release issued by GWM on 19 November, this new generation powertrain includes the GW4N20 engine, a 9-speed dual wet-clutch transmission—the 9DCT, t...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Nissan launches all-new Note in Japan exclusively with electrified powertrain
    Nissan has launched the all-new Note compact car in Japan, with sales slated to commence from 23 December onward. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 24 November, the company stated that the new Nissan Note will be put on sale exclusively with the e-POWER electrified powertrain. The ...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Audi, KIT to launch pilot project for automotive plastics recycling
    Audi and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) in Germany are launching a pilot project for chemical recycling, and it will be conducted by the ‘Industrial Resource Strategies’ think tank. According to a press release issued by Audi on 23 November, the company stated that so far, only pet...
    24-Nov-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class to offer Level 3 autonomy from second half 2021
    Mercedes-Benz will equip its next-generation Maybach S-Class with the DRIVE PILOT system to enable the luxury sedan to drive in conditionally automated mode, also known as SAE Level 3 autonomy This will begin from the second half of 2021, the Germany-based automaker said in a press release on 1...
    24-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Marquardt launches waterproof door handle sensors
    Marquardt has developed a capacitive sensor for door handles which is functional in wet conditions, the company said in a press release on 16 November. It is used in keyless systems for cars and works in rain and snow. “We are thus able to resolve all malfunctions in the vehicle caused by water...
    24-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Lincoln unveils 2021 Nautilus SUV with SYNC 4 infotainment system
    Lincoln has unveiled its new model year (MY) 2021 Nautilus SUV with the SYNC 4 infotainment system, the company said in a press release on 20 November. This will be SYNC 4’s debut in be a Lincoln vehicle. The car comes with a 13.2-inch horizontal center stack screen. The Nautilus also gets Phon...
    24-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Automotive Grade Linux releases UCB 10 software platform 
    Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has on 23 November, announced the latest code release of the AGL platform, UCB 10. It is codenamed Jumping Jellyfish. The UCB 10 includes an operating system (OS), board support package, middleware, application framework, and application APIs. Updates include Updated ...
    24-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Fraunhofer Institute to develop sensors for fast charging batteries under ‘Spartacus’ project
    Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC) announced that it is developing smart sensors for future fast charging batteries under ‘Spartacus’ project, according to a press release on 20 November. The project aims to reduce charging times by up to 20% without compromising the reliability an...
    24-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou 2020: Peugeot launches 508 L PHEV sedan
    French auto maker, Peugeot, has launched the newest addition to its electrified model range, the 508 L plug-in hybrid (PHEV). According to a press release issued by Peugeot on 20 November, the company launched this new vehicle in China at the Guangzhou trade fair with prices starting from CNY215,700...
    24-Nov-2020 News New Products
    DiDi Chuxing, BYD unveil new EV 'D1' designed for ride-hailing services
    DiDi Chuxing and BYD have unveiled a new electric vehicle (EV) 'D1' specifically designed for ride-hailing services, DiDi announced in a press release on 16 November. The D1 cars will start rolling out to DiDi’s leasing partners in major Chinese cities in the coming months. “During the p...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Aiways launches U5 electric SUV in the Netherlands
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Aiways has launched its U5 all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the Netherlands, the company announced in a press release on 20 November. Airways has partnered with its Dutch partner "Aiways Distributie Nederland BV" for sales and service of the vehicle. ...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Desktop Metal starts delivery of Shop System for mid-volume metal 3D printing
    3D printing startup Desktop Metal has started delivery of its metal binder jetting system ‘Shop System’ for mid-volume metal 3D printing, the company announced in a press release on 19 November. Desktop Metal is manufacturing the metal binder jetting system, designed for machine shops, in volume...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class features MBUX Interior Assist
    Mercedes-Benz has launched the new S-Class with advanced connectivity and MBUX Interior Assist, the German automaker said in a press release. The Interior Assist enables rear passengers to open and close the roller sunblind with hand gestures below the glass roof. The exit warning function of the...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou 2020: Buick debuts V2X technology in mainland China
    Buick has launched its advanced vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 20 November. Buick will officially roll out the technology on a production vehicle later in 2020, being the first OEM ...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    BASF develops modified polybutylene terephthalate for radar sensor applications in vehicles
    BASF has developed a modified polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) for radar sensor applications in vehicles, the company said in a press release on 19 November. The Ultradur offers protection against splash water, oils, or salt. It also shields electronics against electromagnetic waves from other vehic...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Toyoda Gosei, University of Tokyo develop material crosslinking technology for tougher synthetic rubber
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. and the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, have developed material crosslinking technology that enhances the toughness of synthetic rubber, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 20 November 2020. The parties will present the technolo...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou 2020: Xpeng develops next-generation autonomous driving architecture
    Xpeng has announced the development of next-generation autonomous driving structure at the Auto Guangzhou 2020, currently (22 November–11 December) being held in Guangzhou, mainland China, the company said in a press release on 19 November. The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) company has upgraded bo...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Maybach S-Class features DIGITAL LIGHT technology
    The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class model features headlamps with ‘DIGITAL LIGHT’ technology, the automaker announced in a press release. The model will offer this technology as optional. This headlamp technology enables new functions, such as the projection of guidelines or warning symbols onto the ro...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Daimler, Geely to collaborate on hybrid powertrain systems
    Daimler AG and Geely Holding, the respective parent companies of Mercedes-Benz AG and Volvo Cars, have announced their intention to collaborate on developing highly efficient powertrain systems for next-generation hybrid vehicle applications. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 20 Nove...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    SEAT launches new Leon e-Hybrid PHEV
    Volkswagen-owned Spanish carmaker, SEAT, has announced the launch of the new Leon e-Hybrid. According to a press release issued by SEAT on 19 November, the company stated that the Leon e-Hybrid is its first ever plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model. SEAT will launch the new Leon e-Hybrid in both five door...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    DTS’s in-vehicle hybrid radio system offers access to song lyrics
    DTS has announced that it will offer access to multilanguage lyrics catalogs from LyricFind on its in-vehicle hybrid radio system, a company press release on 19 November said. The service will be offered through DTS Connected Radio. DTS Connected Radio, which is expected to launch in a range...
    20-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Lordstown Motors receives 50,000 reservations for electric pickup truck Endurance
    Lordstown Motors has received 50,000 nonbinding production reservations for its electric pickup truck Endurance, the company announced in a press release on 16 November. The orders are from commercial fleets with an average order size of approximately 500 vehicles per fleet. Deliveries of the Lordst...
    20-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Toyota to launch new Mirai FCEV in US in December
    In a press release dated 16 November, Toyota announced that it will launch the second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in the United States in December. The model year (MY) 2021 Mirai will be offered in two variants—XLE and Limited. The vehicle will get significant design changes...
    20-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Velodyne wins multiyear supply orders for lidar sensors from Local Motors
    Velodyne has signed a multiyear sales agreement with Local Motors to supply lidar sensors, the US-based lidar specialist said in a press release on 19 November. The company will equip Local Motors’ Olli autonomous electric shuttle with its lidar sensors to enable safer, reliable operation. The ...
    20-Nov-2020 News New Products
    SGL and Koller develop composite windshield for BMW
    SGL Carbon and Koller Kunststofftechnik GmbH have developed composite windshields for a future high-volume model of BMW Group, SGL said in a press release on 16 November. In August this year, SGL Carbon received a multiyear order from Koller for the production of novel carbon fiber profiles for seri...
    20-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen ID.4 gets advanced chassis systems for improved safety and agility
    German automaker Volkswagen has announced that its new pure electric vehicle (PEV), the ID.4, has been equipped with various advanced chassis systems in order to improve its driving dynamics and safety. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 19 November, the company stated that the ...
    20-Nov-2020 News New Products
    u-blox, NetModule to develop modular automotive gateways for telematics applications
    u‑blox has partnered with NetModule to develop modular, multifunctional automotive gateways for telematics applications, the company said in a press release on 18 November. The NG800 automotive Internet of Things (IoT) gateway enables communication between a vehicle’s onboard electronics and con...
    19-Nov-2020 News New Products
    ams develops capacitive sensor for safety of assisted driving systems
    ams has launched an automotive-qualified capacitive sensor for the safety of assisted driving systems, the company said in a press release on 18 November. The AS8579 capacitive sensor separates the resistive and capacitive parts of impedance measured over the sensor element. This detects the pres...
    19-Nov-2020 News New Products
    IVEX, Siemens collaborate to improve simulation and validation of ADAS and autonomous vehicles
    IVEX has collaborated with Siemens Digital Industries Software to improve the simulation and validation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV), the Belgium-based company said in a press release on 10 November. The partnership will help ADAS/AV developers in their s...
    19-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Kreisel, Shell partner to develop EV battery solution
    Kreisel has partnered with Shell to develop electric vehicle (EV) battery solutions, Kreisel announced in a press release on 18 November. The Kreisel and Shell battery technology system can be used in both passenger and commercial EVs, as well as in other sector applications requiring high performan...
    19-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Rivian mulls developing smaller EVs for China, Europe markets
    Rivian is planning to develop small-size electric vehicles (EVs) for China and European markets, Reuters reported on 19 November, citing Rivian founder and CEO, R.J. Scaringe. However, it was not announced when the two models will be launched. “While Rivian plans to begin selling the SUV in E...
    19-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Vibracoustic develops air suspension system with ECU and air springs
    German anti-vibration components supplier, Vibracoustic, has announced that it has developed an air suspension system for a sports utility vehicle (SUV) of a premium European OEM. According to a press release issued by Vibracoustic on 17 November, the company stated that this suspension features swi...
    19-Nov-2020 News New Products
    GuardKnox, NXP, Green Hills Software collaborate to develop secure automotive platform
    Guardknox has partnered with NXP and Green Hills Software to develop a secure automotive platform for next-generation zonal E/E architecture, the company said in a press release on 17 November. This will enable commercial deployment for software-defined and service-oriented vehicles. The platform...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    TT Electronics develops metal foil chip resistors for automotive DC-DC conversion
    TT Electronics has developed metal foil chip (MFC) resistors for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 17 November. The metal foil chip series uses metal foil on ceramic technology. The devices can be used for automotive DC-DC conversion, DC motor control, actuator contr...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    NXP Semiconductors ties up with Amazon for connected vehicles services
    NXP Semiconductors has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop connected car offerings, a company press release dated 17 November read. The collaboration aims to create an edge-to-cloud compute solution for next-gen vehicles with cloud-powered services for carmakers. The...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    BMW unveils electric autonomous concept MINI Vision Urbanaut
    BMW has unveiled an electric autonomous concept Vision Urbanaut under the MINI brand, the company announced in a press release on 17 November. The concept has been conceived from the outset as an electrically powered vehicle with automated driving functions. "The MINI brand has always stood for 'Cle...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Tritium launches new scalable EV charging platform
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions company Tritium has launched a new Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) hardware platform for EVs, the company announced in a press release on 17 November. The MSC platform provides customers with the flexibility to increase the power level of their charger as EV ...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    StradVision presents new surround view monitoring solution at AutoSens 2020
    StradVision is displaying its latest automotive surround view monitoring (SVM) technology at AutoSens 2020 in Michigan, Detroit, United States, the South Korea-based startup said in a press release on 17 November. During the event, StradVision will also introduce perception software that O...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    BYD launches DM-i hybrid technology, new 1.5L PHEV engine
    Chinese carmaker, BYD, has launched its new DM-i hybrid technology and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its 1.5L Xiaoyun engine. According to a press release issued by BYD Auto on 16 November, the company has stated that this new engine has been developed specifically for DM-i hybrid technology an...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    DENSO selects Foretellix for verification of ADAS and automated driving solutions
    DENSO has selected Foretellix’s Foretify advanced coverage driven verification platform to enhance safety of its new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving solution, the two companies said in a joint press release on 17 November. Foretellix’s new platform allows for sign...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Ford develops Max Recline seats for F-150 pickup
    Ford has developed Max Recline seats for its F-150 pickup to help users catch up on rest when they are out, the automaker said in a press release on 13 November. The patented seats not only fold flat to nearly 180° and can also lift the back half of the seat bottom to 3.5 inches to make a flat...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches all-electric Ioniq and Kona in Indonesia
    Hyundai has launched its all-electric variants of Ioniq and Kona in Indonesia, news website Tempo.co reported on 6 November. The Ioniq is equipped with a 39.2-kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives a range of up to 373 km, as per New Year Driving Cycle (as per NEDC). Kona also gets the same battery bu...
    17-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Toyota unveils new all-electric van PROACE Verso Electric
    Toyota has unveiled a new all-electric van PROACE Verso Electric, the company announced in a press release on 16 November. The people mover will come with two battery options—a 50 and 75 kWh lithium-ion battery variants. The van will have a maximum range of up to 330 km, as per Worldwide Harmonise...
    17-Nov-2020 News New Products
    VisIC, Mikroelektronik to develop high voltage solid-state battery disconnect switch for e-drive systems
    VisIC Technologies has collaborated with AB Mikroelektronik to develop a D³GaN (gallium nitride) based high voltage solid-state battery disconnect switch for electric drive systems, a company press release dated 16 November read. The combination of VisIC D³GaN (Depletion-mode Direct Drive GaN) ...
    17-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Continental expands plastics expertise at tech centers in Germany
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it will be expanding its plastics expertise at three specialist tech centers located in Hamburg, Kohren-Sahlis, and Hann. Münden. According to a press release issued by Continental on 16 November, this will re...
    17-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai to offer 10 electrified models in US by the end of 2022
    South Korean car maker Hyundai has announced its plans to offer ten electrified models in the United States by the end of 2022. According to a press release issued by the Hyundai on 11 November, this will include seven SUVs. While some of these will be electrified versions of existing models, the...
    16-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Vishay introduces AEC-Q101 qualified n-channel 60V MOSFET
    Vishay Intertechnology has released an AEC-Q101 qualified n-channel 60V MOSFET, the company said in a press release on 9 November. The Siliconix SQJ264EP offers lesser space and increased efficiency in DC/DC switch-mode power supplies for automotive applications. The device reduces component coun...
    16-Nov-2020 News New Products
    HUBER+SUHNER launch new high voltage battery cable range for EVs
    HUBER+SUHNER has launched a new FLEX high voltage battery cable range for electric vehicles, the company said in a press release on 10 November. HUBER+SUHNER has developed the battery cable range leveraging the RADOX technology with a new type of conductor. According to the company, the cable has...
    16-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Markforged launches new cloud-based platform for 3D printing
    Markforged, a provider of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, has launched a first-of-its-kind cloud-based platform for 3D printing—The Digital Forge, according to a company press release. The cloud-based platform brings all of Markforged’s products together in one offering to make production-gr...
    16-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Velodyne develops Velarray H800 solid-state lidar for automotive market
    Velodyne has unveiled a new solid-state lidar, the Velarray H800, for use in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving, the company said in a press release on 13 November. The new compact lidar has a horizontal field of view (FOV) of 120 degree and can detect objects up to 200 ...
    16-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Ford’s energy monitoring and vehicle management tools to help fleets transition to EVs
    Ford has announced that its new energy monitoring and vehicle management tools will help commercial fleets and businesses make an easy transition to electric vehicles (EVs), the automaker said in a press release on 12 November. The tools will be available through an app and web-based interface. I...
    13-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Audi offers optional matrix LED headlight and OLED rear light in new SQ5 TDI model
    Audi is offering optional matrix LED headlight in new SQ5 TDI model, according to a company press release on 12 November. In addition, rear lights featuring the new digital OLED technology are available as an option for the top Q5 model. Significance: Audi includes LED headlights as standard and ...
    13-Nov-2020 News New Products
    ElringKlinger, VDL form strategic partnership on fuel cell technology
    German automotive components supplier ElringKlinger announced that it has agreed on a strategic partnership with Dutch vehicle manufacturer VDL. According to a press release issued by ElringKlinger on 12 November, this partnership would focus on the area of fuel cell technology, parti...
    13-Nov-2020 News New Products
    BMW unveils all-new iX electric SAV, to go on sale by end-2021
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, BMW, has unveiled the new iX. According to a press release issued by BMW on 11 November, the company stated that this vehicle is based on the BMW Vision iNEXT concept, and is currently still in series development phase. The BMW iX sports activity vehi...
    12-Nov-2020 News New Products
    EV startup Rivian to offer hands-free driving assistance as standard in all vehicles
    Rivian will equipped its all vehicles with Driver+ driver assistance system as standard to deliver hands-free driving on compatible roads, according to an update by the electric vehicle (EV) startup on its website. When engaged, the vehicle will automatically steer, adjust speed, and change lanes on...
    12-Nov-2020 News New Products
    ROHM unveils 12 automotive primary DC/DC converters
    ROHM has unveiled twelve automotive primary DC/DC converters, it said in a press release on 6 November. The series can be used for applications such as Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) sensors, cameras, and radars, car infotainment, and instrument clusters. According to ROHM, the BD9P ser...
    12-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Microchip develops CryptoAutomotive security IC for in-vehicle network security solutions
    Microchip Technology has developed its CryptoAutomotive security IC called the TrustAnchor100 (TA100), the company said in a press release on 11 November. The device supports in-vehicle network security solutions including secure boot, firmware update and message authentication, such as Controller A...
    12-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Honda receives approval to introduce Level 3 automated driving vehicles in Japan
    Honda will be the first automaker in Japan to mass produce vehicles with SAE Level 3 automated driving capability, the company said in a press release on 11 November. The company has received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructu...
    12-Nov-2020 News New Products
    BYD and CAERI form strategic partnership for EV battery testing, NVH development
    China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CAERI) and BYD Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. (BYD) signed a strategic cooperation agreement for battery testing, and research and development and production of Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) development and other technologies. Sign...
    12-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Startup REE partners with Iochpe-Maxion to develop wheel and chassis designs for EV platforms
    REE Automotive and Iochpe-Maxion, a manufacturer of automotive wheels and structural components, have announced a partnership to codevelop and manufacture an exclusive wheel design and chassis solution for REE’s corner modules and electric vehicle (EV) platform. According to a press release iss...
    12-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Panasonic commercializes conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic capacitors for automotive ECUs
    Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has commercialized new conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic capacitors for use in automotive ECUs (electronic control units), a company press release read on 10 November. Mass production will begin from December 2020. The ZU series of capacit...
    11-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Broadcom develops automotive-compliant multigigabit PHYS
    Broadcom has announced that its automotive AEC-Q100 compliant multigigabit Ethernet PHY transceivers and multilayer Ethernet switches with 802.1AE MACsec support are now available, a company press release on 10 November read. According to Broadcom, The BCM8989X is the industry’s first IEEE 802....
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    IMS collaborates with Nationwide to offer mileage-based insurance telematics services
    Insurance & Mobility Solutions (IMS) has partnered with Nationwide for SmartMiles pay-per-mile insurance program, the company said in a press release on 10 November. IMS enables Nationwide’s insurance telematics program, which bases insurance charges on miles driven and allows drivers to earn ...
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    Goodyear launches WinterCommand Ultra tire for passenger sedans and CUVs
    American tire manufacturer, Goodyear, has announced the launch of its new WinterCommand Ultra tire in the United States and Canada. According to a press release published by Goodyear on 10 November, the company stated that this stud-less tire features 50 sizes and can be installed on passenger sedan...
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    Texas Instruments launches next-gen GaN field-effect transistors for automotive applications
    Texas Instruments has released its next generation 650-V and 600-V gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistors for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 9 November. Texas Instruments adds that the new automotive GaN FETs will help minimize the size of electric vehicle...
    10-Nov-2020 News New Products
    NXP releases new microcontrollers for automotive software development
    NXP Semiconductors has launched new microcontrollers to address automotive software development, the company said in a press release on 9 November. The new S32K3 family is designed for automotive body electronics, battery management, and emerging zone controllers and simplifies software development ...
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    BlackBerry releases ‘QNX OS for Safety 2.2’ for next generation automotive technology development
    BlackBerry has launched QNX OS for Safety, a new operating system (OS) that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and embedded software suppliers can use to build safety-critical systems, the company said in a press release on 5 November. The new solution is based on BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino re...
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    Lotus plans to launch new all-electric SUV in 2022
    British automaker Lotus is planning to launch an all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in 2022, Autocar reported on 9 November. According to the report, the SUV, internally codenamed Lambda, will be offered in two variants with outputs of 600 bhp and 750 bhp. The SUV is expected to have a range o...
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    Yokohama to launch tires for EVs in Europe
    Yokohama will launch the newly developed tires for electric vehicles (EVs)—‘ADVAN dB V552’—in European markets, according to a company press release on 5 November. These tires will be available from spring 2021 in 16 sizes, ranging from 20-inch to 15-inch. The company plans to gradually expa...
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    Israel-based startup Silentium launches broad-band active road noise cancellation
    Israel-based startup Silentium has launched broad-band active road noise cancellation technology called Active Acoustics, according to a company press release. Jaguar and Land Rover are among the first automakers to have integrated Silentium’s ‘Active Acoustics’ software in three of their...
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    NIO launches new 100-kWh battery for electric cars
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup NIO has launched a new 100-kWh battery for its electric cars, the company announced in a press release on 6 November. The new battery can enable a range of up to 615 km in NIO models on a single charge. The company has also introduced new battery upgrade plans for the n...
    09-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Startup Desktop Metal launches new software for metal 3D printing
    3D-printing technology startup Desktop Metal has launched a new software ‘Live Sinter’ for improving the efficiency of 3D printing process, the company announced in a press release on 6 November. Live Sinter software will help in eliminating the trial and error required to achieve high-accuracy ...
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    Canatu partners with TS TECH to develop touch switches for in-vehicle applications
    Canatu has announced a partnership with TS Tech to jointly develop a new demonstrator to showcase both companies’ technologies in in-vehicle applications, the Finnish company said in a press release on 30 October. The demonstrator is a decorative door trim with 3D touch switches to control the ...
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    Panasonic launches new high capacity switching for automotive applications
    Panasonic has released a high capacity switching product for next-generation automotive applications, the company announced in a press release on 29 October. The new 60A-rated TT series is tailored to smart junction boxes that can be utilized in applications throughout the vehicle. “Those ...
    09-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Hankook launches new all-season tire for passenger cars and SUVs under Laufenn brand
    South Korean tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire, has announced the introduction of a new all-season tire pattern for passenger cars and small-to-medium sized sportis utility vehicles (SUVs). According to a press release issued by Hankook on 6 November, the company said that this new tire will be added ...
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    BASF develops anode binder series for Li-ion battery manufacturing
    BASF has developed a new anode binder series ‘Licity’ for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturing, the company announced in a press release on 4 November. BASF said that the binder series combines improved battery performance with sustainability features. The company will have global producti...
    06-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Melexis unveils high-accuracy current sensors for EVs
    Melexis has unveiled the new MLX91211 hall-effect current-sensing IC for automotive applications, according to a company press release on 5 November 2020. The new sensor is available in two variants, offering a choice of features and performance for cost-sensitive applications. The sensors are suita...
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    Bridgestone develops tires for INEOS Grenadier SUV
    Japanese supplier Bridgestone will supply tailor-made Dueler A/T 001 tires for INEOS Automotive’s Grenadier sport utility vehicle (SUV), according to a company press release on 5 November. Bridgestone’s Dueler A/T 001 is a versatile all-terrain tire that balances on and off-road characteristics ...
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    Freudenberg develops cabin air filters to counter virus-laden aerosols
    Germany-based components and systems supplier, Freudenberg, has introduced four-layer cabin air filters that has the ability to filter out around 90% of virus-laden aerosols. According to a press release issued by Freudenberg on 30 October, the company stated that the fourth layer in these new filte...
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