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    Is Tesla’s application of LFP cathode technology indicative of price over performance?
    A recent development has got the automotive industry talking about a battery chemistry which, over the last half-a-decade, has been steadily losing market share in the electric vehicle (EV) segment—lithium iron phosphate (LFP). Tesla recently received an approval from the Mainland Chinese governme...
    Consumer Survey: Will we see an increase in anti-microbial coating in automotive due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused severe disruptions in the global automotive supply chain. With no immediate solution in sight, federal governments around the world issued stay-at-home orders and called for the closure of non-essential businesses. This forced OEMs to suspe...
    15-Jun-2020 Insights COVID-19 Pinned
    New Opel Mokka-e EV features IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights
    Opel’s new all-electric Mokka-e features IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights, according to a company press release on 24 June. This is the first B-segment model to have glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light. All Mokka variants are equipped with latest generation LED lamps—from daytime runni...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    EDAG to develop hybrid storage system for battery and hydrogen in EVs
    The EDAG Group has started a joint research project with Hexagon Purus to develop a flexible storage system for the vehicle floor in which the latest generation of batteries and hydrogen pressure tanks can be installed in parallel, according to an EDAG press release on 7 July. Hexagon Purus is a spe...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Aurora introduces FirstLight lidar sensor
    Aurora Innovation has debuted FirstLight Lidar, an all-new lidar sensor on its next-generation autonomous test vehicles, the US-based autonomous technology startup announced in a blog on Medium.com on 8 July. The new lidar sensor, integrated into Aurora’s custom-built Chrysler Pacifica m...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Audi unveils all-electric Q4 Sportback e-tron concept
    Audi has unveiled the new all-electric Q4 Sportback e-tron concept, the company announced in a press release on 7 July. The coupé variant of Q4 e-tron sport utility vehicle (SUV) is expected to go into production in 2021. “From a technical perspective, the Q4 Sportback e-tron is identical to the ...
    08-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Benteler develops Euro 7-compliant exhaust system
    Germany-based automotive components supplier, Benteler, has announced that it has developed an electrically heated catalytic converter that is compliant with the upcoming Euro 7 emission norms. According to a press statement issued by Benteler on 7 July, these devices can be used in all cars with in...
    08-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Sculpteo, BASF launch new 3D-printing materials for automotive industry
    Sculpteo and its parent company BASF have launched three new 3D-printing materials for the automotive industry, news website 3dprintingindustry.com reported on 1 July 2020. The high-performance materials are the Polyamide 6, Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), and Polypropylene (PP) materials. “W...
    08-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Opel unveils all-electric variant of Mokka
    Opel has unveiled the second generation of its Mokka, an all-electric variant of the model—Mokka-e, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 June. “For the first time in Opel’s history, the new Mokka will be available from the first day with an all-electric variant,” the automaker sa...
    08-Jul-2020 News New Products
    NSK releases sensor to measure torque of drive shafts in cars in real time
    NSK has developed a non-contact sensor capable of measuring the torque of drive shafts real time in vehicles, the company said in a press release on 7 July. The sensor uses magnetic fields to detect torque by measuring twisting of the drive shaft as it is rotated by the motor. The new torque sensor ...
    08-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Infineon unveils new motor system ICs for EVs
    Infineon has developed new motor system integrated circuits (ICs) for brushed and brushless DC motors control in electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 7 July. Infineon claims that these ICs are the world's first multiple half-bridge drivers for metal-oxide-semiconducto...
    08-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Suzuki unveils Across PHEV SUV with 2.5L petrol engine
    Japanese carmaker Suzuki has announced the launch of its mid-size SUV, the Across plug-in hybrid (PHEV). According to a press statement issued by Suzuki, the Across PHEV, which is a platform-sharing product based on the Toyota RAV4, will also be equipped with the E-Four electronic 4x4 system. The...
    08-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Keysight expands HEV/EV regenerative power supplies portfolio
    Keysight has added to its RP7900 Series of regenerative power supplies, the company said in a press release last month. Keysight has added two new bidirectional, regenerative DC power supplies for safety features that protect people and devices under test (DUT). “Keysight's RP7900 series power ...
    07-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Project ASLAN launches open-source autonomous software platform
    Project ASLAN has launched an open-source autonomous platform, according to a press release by Project ASLAN on 1 July. The free and open software stack has been developed to foster engineering collaboration. The project partners aim to share as much data on autonomous testing as possibly they can. ...
    07-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Toshiba develops long-range light-receiving tech to deploy in solid-state lidar systems
    Toshiba has introduced a high-resolution, long-range light-receiving technology for deployment in solid-state lidar systems, the company said in a press release on 7 July. The systems use Toshiba’s proprietary compact, high-efficiency silicon photomultiplier (SiPM). Toshiba claims that its lida...
    07-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai equips Venue compact SUV in India with intelligent manual transmission
    Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has introduced the intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) technology in India. Venue compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) is the first vehicle from the company to offer the new two-pedal clutch-less technology in India, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 Ju...
    07-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Xpeng Motors start delivery of all-electric P7 in Mainland China
    Xpeng Motors has started delivery of its all-electric sedan P7 in Mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 28 June. The P7 is available through Xpeng’s 190-store sales and service network, including 99 experience centers, 64 service centers and 27 sales outlets across 57 cities ...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    BYD unveils all-electric Tang in Norway
    BYD has unveiled its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) ‘Tang’ in Norway, the company announced in a press release on 1 July. The company has started market trials of Tang in the Norwegian passenger car sector. The latest 2020 model year BYD Tang EV will go into production in November 2020...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Kia to launch K5 sedan in US with advanced connectivity features
    Kia Motors is set to launch its K5 sedan in the United States with advanced connectivity features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time in its vehicles, the company said in a press release on 30 June. It will come with an 8-inch or 10.25-inch touchscreen depending on ...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Buick to launch VELITE 6 PHEV in Mainland China in late July
    General Motors-owned American carmaker Buick has announced that it will add the new VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) to its product lineup in Mainland China later in July. According to a press release issued by GM on 3 July, this new compact station wagon will become part of the company’s new e...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    New Volkswagen Tiguan features LED matrix headlights 'IQ.LIGHT'
    The new Volkswagen Tiguan features new LED matrix headlights ‘IQ.LIGHT’, according to a company press release on 1 July. The IQ.Light LED matrix headlight with an intelligent light control makes night driving more comfortable and safer. The LED headlights use a matrix of individually controll...
    03-Jul-2020 News New Products
    ABB launches new compact high-power charger for EVs
    ABB has launched a new compact high-power charger ‘Terra 184 charger’ for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 2 July. The Terra 184 charger is a fast, compact, and robust EV charger providing the ability to charge up to three vehicles simultaneously, while maximizing...
    03-Jul-2020 News New Products
    ROHM plans to expand new operational amplifier lineup to automotive market
    ROHM has announced that it is looking to expand the new operational amplifier to automotive market in the near future, a company press release on 1 July read. The BD77501G supports high-speed amplification for anomaly detection and removes oscillation caused by load capacitance. Separately, ROHM ...
    02-Jul-2020 News New Products
    ABLIC unveils five Hall-effect ICs for automotive market
    ABLIC Inc has released five Hall-effect integrated circuits (ICs) for vehicles, the company said in a press release on 1 July. The Hall-effect ICs S-57GD, S-57GS, S-57GN, S-57TZ, and S-57RB comes in a thin package of 0.5 mm. The product is designed to comply with the AEC-Q100 Level 0 standard for au...
    02-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Diodes unveils new automotive buck converters
    Diodes Incorporated has developed new automotive buck converters, a company press release read on 30 June. The AP61100Q is a 5.5V, 1A continuous output current, synchronous buck converter for point of load applications. The buck converter can be used in infotainment systems, instrumentation clust...
    02-Jul-2020 News New Products
    BASF develops new engineering plastic for automotive parts
    BASF has developed an engineering plastic for automotive parts that come into contact with hot oil, the company announced in a press release on 30 June. The new polyethersulfone (PESU) Ultrason® E0510 C2TR possesses good tribological properties, high oil resistance, and dimensional stability w...
    02-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Constellium launches new aluminum powder for additive manufacturing
    Constellium has launched Aheadd®, a new high-performance aluminum powders for additive manufacturing, according to a company press release on 23 June 2020. Constellium’s new powders are designed and tailored based on customer needs for a wide range of applications including aerospace, motorsports...
    02-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Europe reveals powertrain details of new Santa Fe hybrid
    South Korean automaker Hyundai has revealed the powertrain details of the new Santa Fe hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that will go on sale in the European market. The Hyundai Santa Fe line-up now includes two newly developed powertrains, a 1.6L ‘Smartstream’ T-GDi hybrid powertrain and a ...
    02-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Bentley to offer PHEV powertrain option on Bentayga SUV
    British luxury carmaker Bentley has announced the upgraded version of its ultra luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV), the Bentayga. According to a press release issued by Bentley on 30 June, the company has stated that the new Bentley Bentayga will also be made available a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) power...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    TDK develops new TMR angle sensor for automotive applications
    TDK Corporation has unveiled a new tunnel-magnetoresistance (TMR) angle sensor for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 30 June. The new TAD4140 features full redundancy with two signal processor units and 2×2 TMR bridges in a single TSSOP16 package. The sensors are ca...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Toyota launches new acceleration suppression system
    Toyota has developed a new acceleration suppression system to prevent serious accidents and reduce damage caused by misapplication of the accelerator pedal, the Japanese automaker said in a press release on 1 July 2020. Toyota has launched this system as "Plus Support" for new cars and added the fun...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Infineon to showcase new silicon carbide power module for EVs
    Infineon will showcase Silicon carbide power modules for electric vehicles (EVs) at its virtual PCIM booth in July, the company said in a press release on 30 June. Specifically, Infineon Technologies will present the EasyPACK module with CoolSiC automotive MOSFET technology, a 1200V half-bridge modu...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    BASF develops high-temperature resistant polyphthalamide
    BASF has developed high-temperature resistant polyphthalamide (PPA), also known as Ultramid® Advanced N5H UN, according to a company press release on 26 June. The new PPA can be manufactured into semi-finished parts by extrusion. The Ultramid® Advanced N is an ideal material for extruding ...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    LANXESS develops new high-tech thermoplastics for automotive industry
    Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has developed new high-tech thermoplastics for automotive applications, the German company said in a press release on 25 June. The company will showcase lightweight solutions based on its Tepex-branded continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites for brake...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Groupe PSA offers connected car insurance
    Groupe PSA has offered a connected car insurance option, the French automaker said on 30 June. The PSA Assurance contract option is offered with each car purchase, this option rewards policyholders for driving responsibly as well as discounts on premium while signing up. French customers of new a...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Bridgestone and Microsoft to develop intelligent tire monitoring system
    Tire manufacturer Bridgestone has come together with software giant Microsoft to develop a solution that monitors the condition of automotive tires, thereby detecting damage in real time. According to a report filed by news publication Engadget on 30 June, this new tire damage monitoring system l...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Lordstown Motors unveils all-electric pickup truck Endurance
    Lordstown Motors has unveiled its first all-electric pickup truck, Endurance, at its Ohio plant in the United States, Road Show reported on 25 June. According to the report, which cited Lordstown Motor CEO Steve Burns, Endurance will have a range of 402 km (250 miles) on a single charge. Burns said ...
    30-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Audi introduces new Q5 with mild hybrid powertrain
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer Audi has introduced the updated version of its midsize SUV, the Q5. According to a press release issued by Audi on 29 June, the new Audi Q5 will be equipped with a mild hybrid powertrain option. The vehicle is powered by a 2L, 4-cylinder diesel engine that...
    30-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Microchip Technology unveils new automotive touch screen controllers
    Microchip Technology has developed new automotive touch screen controllers, the company said in a press release on 29 June. The controllers are a part of its maXTouch portfolio. The MXT288UD-AM and the MXT144UD-AM offer low power mode, weatherproof operation, and glove touch detection in multi-fu...
    30-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Infineon adds new 62 mm device to CoolSiC MOSFET range of products for EV charging
    Infineon Technologies has unveiled a 62 mm device as a part of its CoolSiC MOSFET 1200 V module family, the company said in a press release on 29 June. Applications include  electric vehicle (EV) charger along with solar, server, energy storage, traction, commercial induction cooking, and power...
    30-Jun-2020 News New Products
    ŠKODA to introduce new infotainment systems in MY 2021 Superb, Karoq, Kodiaq models
    ŠKODA has announced that it will introduce new infotainment systems in its MY 2021 Superb, Karoq, and Kodiaq models, a company press release read on 29 June. The infotainment systems are based on Volkswagen’s third-generation modular infotainment matrix. The features will include the Laura dig...
    30-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen to offer PHEV powertrain in Arteon models
    German automaker Volkswagen has announced the world premiere of the latest iteration of its grand tourer, the Arteon. According to a press release issued by VW on 24 June, the company stated that a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain option will be made available for the first time on the Arteon and it...
    29-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford launches new F-150 with hybrid powertrain and hands-free driving
    American carmaker Ford has launched the newest version of its F-150 pickup truck. According a press release issued by Ford on 25 June, the company has equipped this vehicle with a 3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid V6 engine that is coupled with a 35-kW (47 bhp) electric motor, which is powered by a 1...
    29-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Baojun launches new E300 and E300 plus EVs in mainland China
    Baojun has launched the new E300 and E300 plus all-electric cars in mainland China, General Motors announced in a press release on 25 June. Both the models generate a maximum power of 40 kW and 150 Nm of maximum torque. The two models have a range of 305 km on a single charge.There will be six varia...
    29-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Infineon unveils new sensing and balancing IC for EV battery management systems
    Infineon Technologies has unveiled a new sensing and balancing IC for electric vehicle (EV) battery management systems, the company said in a press release on 25 June. The TLE9012AQU is designed especially for batteries in hybrid and electric cars and can measure voltage in up to twelve battery cell...
    29-Jun-2020 News New Products
    PARTNERSHIP: Cerence, Germany-based e.solutions to jointly develop new cockpit solutions
    Cerence has partnered with Germany-based e.solutions GmbH to develop innovative solutions for automotive cockpit, the US-based company said in a press release on 25 June. e.solutions is a joint venture (JV) between Audi Electronics and Elektrobit Automotive, a subsidiary of Continental, responsible ...
    29-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New Lexus IS features Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 as standard
    The new 2021 Lexus IS luxury sports sedan comes equipped with enhanced Lexus Safety System + 2.5 (LSS+2.5) suite of active safety and driver assistance technologies as standard across trims, according to a press release by last week. The LSS+2.5 suit features pre-collision system (PCS), which includ...
    26-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford launches Focus with 48-V mild-hybrid powertrain
    American carmaker Ford has launched its Focus hatchback with a 48-V mild-hybrid powertrain option in Europe. According to a press release issued by Ford on 22 June, the company has stated that the new Ford Focus will be driven by a 1.0L EcoBoost Hybrid engine that delivers 153 bhp. Ford clai...
    25-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Kia develops new gearbox with clutch-by-wire technology for mild-hybrid vehicles
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors has revealed further details of its new intelligent Manual Transmission that the company developed for use in its mild-hybrid vehicles which will be launched later in 2020. According to a press release issued by Kia Motors on 24 June, the company has announced that t...
    25-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Nexperia unveils new automotive-qualified discretes
    Nexperia has announced the portfolio of automotive-qualified discretes, a company press release on 23 June read. The new DFN (Discrete Flat No leads) packages are space-saving and thermal-efficient. NXP says that "a large number of discrete semiconductors in DFN packages is in volume production" and...
    24-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis develops integrated communication controller for 5G-based connected car services
    Hyundai Mobis has developed an integrated communication controller for 5G-based connected car services in next-generation vehicles, Yonhap news agency reported on 24 June. The controller will give real-time communication access with other vehicles and the infrastructure for data gathering and safe d...
    24-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA to jointly develop software-defined, automated driving vehicles
    Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA have agreed to collaborate on joint development of software-defined automated driving vehicles, the Germany-based automaker said in a press release on 23 June. As part of the cooperation agreement, the two companies will create an advanced in-vehicle computing and artificial...
    24-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Jaguar equips updated I-Pace with 11-kW on-board charger for faster charging
    The new Jaguar I-Pace all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) comes equipped with a quicker charging capability, the automaker announced in a press release on 23 June. I-PACE features an 11-kW on-board charger as standard, providing customers with access to three-phase electricity supplies to en...
    24-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Faurecia develops innovative ventilation system ‘Decovent’ for Genesis G80
    Faurecia has developed an innovative ventilation system ‘Decovent’, according to a company press release on 22 June. Decovent is Faurecia’s innovative ventilation system that radically alters the internal structure of the vent and expands the technological and aesthetic possibilities in the co...
    24-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Opel launches new all-electric van Zafira-e Life
    Germany-based automotive manufacturer Opel has announced the launch of its new pure-electric van, the Zafira-e Life. According to a press statement from Opel dated 17 June, the company mentioned that this vehicle will be driven by a 134 bhp electric motor with a peak torque figure of 260 Nm. Depe...
    23-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Apple announces new feature in iPhone to wirelessly unlock vehicles
    At the ongoing annual Worldwide Developer Conference 2020 (WWDC) on 22 June, Apple announced that an upgrade in its iOS smartphone operating system will allow drivers to use their iPhone as a digital car key to unlock start their vehicles. The new feature, called CarKey, will available in iPhone pow...
    23-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen starts real-world testing of all-electric ID.3
    In a press release dated 22 June, Volkswagen announced that it has started real-world testing of its all-electric hatchback ID.3. A total of 150 ID.3 built in Zwickau have been reserved for employees at the Zwickau, Chemnitz and Dresden plants in Saxony, Germany for everyday testing under real condi...
    23-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Rightware collaborates with LG Electronics to supply curved OLED displays for new Cadillac Escalade SUV
    Rightware collaborated with LG Electronics to develop curved organic LED (OLED) display in all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV), the company said in a press release on 22 June. The new Escalade’s cabin features a 38-inch-wide P-OLED display that includes the instrumen...
    23-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Maxus launches new electric van DELIVER 3 in UK
    Maxus has launched the first fully electric vehicle (EV) under the MAXUS name, e DELIVER 3, in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 16 June. The new e DELIVER 3 is available in three variants with two wheelbase options: a short wheelbase panel van, a long wheelbase pa...
    23-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford to offer ‘Intelligent Range’ predictor feature in Mustang Mach-E
    Ford will offer its ‘Intelligent Range’ predictor feature in its upcoming all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 19 June. The new Intelligent Range feature accurately predicts how much range drivers have using past driving behavior, ...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Kaspersky, AVL SF introduce secure autonomous driving controller
    Kaspersky and AVL Software and Functions (AVL SF) have developed an autonomous driving controller, the company said in a press release on 18 June. The new controller runs on Kaspersky’s operating system KasperskyOS, which has been successfully integrated into an electronic control unit (ECU) of ad...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Buick to launch all-electric SUV VELITE 7 in mainland China in 2020
    General Motors’ (GM) brand Buick has announced that the company will introduce its first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), the VELITE 7, in mainland China in 2020, according to a GM press release on 17 June. “Buick is strengthening its EV lineup with an all-new entry for today’s co...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Melexis develops 3D Hall effect sensor
    Melexis has developed an automotive-grade (AEC-Q100) monolithic sensor that uses the Hall effect to provide contactless sensing, the company said in a press release on 19 June. The MLX90395 Triaxis Magnetometer Node offers I2C and SPI (serial peripheral interface) for automotive or industrial contro...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Honda’s new City sedan in India to feature Alexa remote capability
    Honda has released details about its fifth-generation City sedan, ahead of its July 2020 launch in India. Honda said that the City will be India’s first connected car with Alexa remote capability which will allow users to interact with their vehicles from their homes. It will contain the next-gene...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Lucid Motors to showcase production version of all-electric Air in September
    Lucid Motor is set to showcase the production version of its all-electric sedan ‘Air’ in September this year, the company announced in a press release on 17 June. At the unveiling, Lucid Motors will reveal the pricing and specification of the electric car. “We are proud of our entire Lucid tea...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Tesla releases new 2020.24 software update to offer new features
    Tesla has released a new software update 2020.24.5 in North America with new features including the use of the cabin-facing camera, Electrek reported on 18 June. The camera can capture images and record videos before an accident and share data with Tesla engineers. The new software comes with bac...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Kia Motors collaborates with Google Cloud to develop Owner’s Manual app
    Kia Motors has partnered with Google Cloud and Megazone to develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-based manual called ‘Kia Owner's Manual App’, the company said in a press release on 18 June. The Kia Owner's Manual App is a mobile app for customers explaining the features in Kia vehicles. It us...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New Acura TLX features all-new passenger front airbag technology
    Acura’s all-new model year (MY) 2021 TLX sport sedan, which is scheduled to be launched this fall, features what the automaker claims to be the world's first passenger front airbag designed to address the issue of severe brain trauma commonly associated with angled frontal collisions, Acura announ...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Vibracoustic develops new front axle top mount for MacPherson suspensions
    Vibracoustic has developed a new front axle top mount for MacPherson suspensions, the company announced in a press release on 17 June. MacPherson strut suspensions are largely used in small to compact cars and are an efficient concept regarding the cost-performance ratio. The company has used plasti...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford Co-Pilot360 adds ‘Active Drive Assist’ to enable hands-free driving in US, Canada
    Ford has expanded its offering under its Ford Co-Pilot360 suit of driver-assistance systems by adding a new ‘Active Drive Assist’ feature, which allows for hands-free driving on divided highways, the US automaker said in a press release on 18 June. The new technology is the next evolution of int...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG develops 48V electric exhaust gas turbocharger
    The next generation vehicles of Mercedes-AMG will see the deployment of an electric exhaust gas turbocharger, according to a press release issued by the company on 17 June. This electric exhaust gas turbo has been developed in collaboration with Swiss powertrain components firm, Garrett Motion. T...
    18-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Renault launches E-Tech PHEV versions of Captur and Mégane
    France-based carmaker Renault has put on sale the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants of two of its models: the Captur and the Mégane. According to a press statement issued by Renault on 12 June, the company says that the E-Tech plug-in hybrid versions of these vehicles are now available for test drives...
    18-Jun-2020 News New Products
    ROHM unveils fourth generation 1200V SiC MOSFETs for automotive powertrain systems
    ROHM has unveiled its fourth Generation 1200V SiC metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) for automotive powertrain systems, the company said in a press release on 17 June. The new SiC MOSFETs can deliver low ON resistance with high-speed switching output, contributing to gr...
    18-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ford offers micronAir proTect filter to reduce transmission of viruses
    Ford has started offering its select vehicle models in Europe with micronAir proTect, an enhanced air filter to reduce transmission of viruses, the automaker said in a press release in early June. The new air filter, developed by the German supplier Freudenberg, uses carbon and a special active...
    18-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Mitsubishi Electric launches 1200V SiC-MOSFET used for EV on-board charger
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has launched its new N-series 1200V SiC-MOSFET (silicon-carbide metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor), the company said in a press release on 16 June. Sample shipments will start from July 2020. It allows for low power loss and high tolerance to self-t...
    17-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Infineon develops NOR Flash memory for automotive market
    Infineon has added to its Semper NOR Flash memory platform, the company said in a press release on 16 June. Semper Secure NOR Flash combines security and functional safety in a single NOR flash device for security, safety, and reliability needed in advanced connected automotive, industrial, and comm...
    17-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Dongfeng begins production of Level 4 driverless van in mainland China featuring 5G technology
    Dongfeng Motor has begin commercial production of Level 4 driverless van, featuring 5G connectivity in mainland China, cnTechPost reported on 12 June. The all-new Dongfeng Sharing-VAN 1.0 plus is equipped with four lidars, one millimeter-wave radar, 16 ultrasonic radars, and 12 cameras. The aut...
    17-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Grupo Antolin unveils second-generation green polyurethane foam used in headliner
    Grupo Antolin has unveiled the second generation of plant-based polyurethane foam system integrated into headliner substrates, according to a company press release on 16 June. In the second generation, the company has achieved a product with the same properties as conventional formulations with even...
    17-Jun-2020 News New Products
    DS Automobiles launches DS 7 Crossback PHEV
    Groupe PSA-owned French automotive manufacturer, DS Automobiles, has announced the launch of its newest vehicle, the DS 7 Crossback plug-in hybrid (PHEV). According to a press release issued by DS Automobiles on 15 June, DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 225 is powered by a combination of a Euro 6.3 compliant ...
    17-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New project for 3D Printing of spare and series automotive parts launched in Germany
    According to a press release issued by industrial 3D printing technology provider, EOS, on 5 May, the Polyline project consists of 15 industrial, science, and research partners that have come together from across Germany. The project has received EUR10.7 million (USD12.1 million) in funding ...
    17-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Australian EV startup H2X plans to introduce hydrogen fuel cell SUV and van in 2022
    New Australian electric vehicle (EV) startup H2X is planning to launch a hydrogen fuel cell sport utility vehicle (SUV) and van in 2022, the company announced in a press release on 12 June. The Snowy SUV is expected to have a range of 650 km, and a van with a range of 400–700 km. The vehicles will...
    16-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Toyota offers free access to THUMS Virtual Human Body Model Software
    Japanese automotive OEM Toyota has announced that it will be making its THUMS (Total Human Model for Safety) available for free from January 2021 onward. According to a press release issued by Toyota on 16 June, the company has stated that this is being done in order to promote safer mobility. Th...
    16-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New Nissan Rogue SUV features advanced connectivity technologies
    Nissan has launched the new Rogue sports utility vehicle SUV with advanced technologies in connectivity, user interface and driver assistance technologies, the carmaker said in a press release on 15 June. Users will have access to wireless Apple CarPlay. The Rogue will feature Nissan Safety Shiel...
    16-Jun-2020 News New Products
    SEAT launches Ateca SUV with advanced connectivity features
    SEAT has launched its new Ateca sports utility vehicle (SUV) with advanced connectivity features, the automaker said in a press release on 15 June. It features the Full Link system, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay using a wireless connection. SEAT CONNECT comes with an emb...
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    Peugeot expands 308 lineup; new model features i-Cockpit, capacitive central screen
    Peugeot has updated its 308 lineup with enhanced driving experience, including the i-Cockpit, the company said in a press release on 12 June. The Peugeot 308 features a 10-inch HD digital panel with the gloss finish central capacitive touch screen. The Peugeot 308 offers Mirror Screen function, s...
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    Toshiba develops new technology for tracking vehicle movement
    Toshiba has developed artificial intelligence (AI) to measure acceleration and predict vehicles movement, the company said in a press release on 3 June. Motion Estimation AI uses on-board cameras and inertial sensors that measure acceleration and angular velocity for estimating movement of a drone o...
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    Winbond develops HyperRAM products for automotive applications
    Winbond Electronics has introduced new HyperRAM products with WLCSP (Wafer Level Chip Scale Package), a company press release read on 10 June. These products have extremely thin form factor in embedded applications. Winbond offers four product lines of 32Mb, 64Mb, 128Mb, and 256Mb for different c...
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    Chevrolet introduces new Orlando variants with 48V mild hybrid technology in mainland China
    American automotive OEM Chevrolet has launched five new variants of its Orlando that feature 48V mild hybrid technology in mainland China. According to a press statement filed by Chevrolet on 10 June, this new mild hybrid powertrain has been made available on both five- and seven-seat models as well...
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    Citroën unveils all-electric MPV ë-SpaceTourer
    Citroën has unveiled its new all-electric multipurpose vehicle (MPV) ë-SpaceTourer, the company announced in a press release on 12 June. Citroën will offer ë-SpaceTourer in two variants—the base variant with 50 kWh battery which will have a range of 230 km and a 75 kWh battery variant that wil...
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    Porsche to launch all-electric Taycan in Australia in December 2020
    Porshce is planning to launch its all-electric sportscar Taycan in Australia in December 2020, the automaker announced in a press release earlier in June. Porsche has opened booking for Taycan 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S variants via Porsche Centers around Australia. “The highest compliment you can aff...
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    LG Uplus partners with Autonomous a2z for 5G-based autonomous driving validation
    LG Uplus (LGU+) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Autonomous A2Z, a local startup developing autonomous driving solutions, to jointly launch autonomous driving validation business, Pulse reported on 15 June. Under the partnership, the South Korean telecommunication service provider...
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    NXP selects TSMC’s 5nm technology for high-performance automotive platform
    NXP Semiconductors has announced a collaboration with TSMC to adopt TSMC’s 5-nanometer technology for NXP’s next generation, high-performance automotive platform, the company said in a press release on 12 June. TSMC and NXP will collaborate to create a System-on-Chip (SoC) platform in 5nm for...
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    Volkswagen launches ID. Charger home EV charging station
    Volkswagen (VW) has launched the ID. Charger for quick and easy home charging for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 12 June. The automaker began sales of its new wallbox charger which can be ordered online or from Volkswagen dealers in eight European countries. VW d...
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    Valeo launches disinfectant solution for vehicle cabins
    Valeo has launched a disinfectant solution for vehicle cabins called ClimSpray™, according to a company press release on 12 June 2020. According to Valeo, the new solution product, which disinfects and purifies vehicle cabins, has the ability to neutralize viruses (including coronaviruses), b...
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    Malaysia’s MARii, MCE enter pact to develop component for connected and autonomous mobility
    The Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) and Multi-Code Electronics Industries (MCE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of key components for autonomous driving and connected mobility in Malaysia, MARii said in a press release last week. Under the M...
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    BMW completes homologation tests for all-electric iX3
    BMW has completed the homologation tests for all-electric iX3 sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China and Europe, the company announced in a press release on 9 June. More than 340 hours of testing, including over 7,700 km of test drives, had to be completed within four weeks. “We are right o...
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    Audi launch e-tron models in Australia in September
    Audi is planning to launch its e-tron models, e-tron, and e-tron Sportback, in Australia in September this year, the company announced in a press release on 10 June. Audi will offer potentially six different variants from the outset, with two distinct batteries and two body styles, as well as two li...
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    BMW launches MY2021 X5 PHEV in US
    BMW has launched the second generation model year (MY) 2021 X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 10 June. The sport utility vehicle (SUV) comes equipped with a 3L inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine, and a 24-kWh battery which gives an estim...
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    Israeli startup TriEye unveils CMOS-based SWIR camera for automotive applications
    Israeli startup TriEye has revealed Sparrow, a CMOS-based SWIR camera for automotive applications, Green Car Congress reported on 11 June. Sparrow delivers image data under a wide range of scenarios and is particularly effective in low-visibility conditions such as identifying black ice, dark-clo...
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    Volkswagen to begin ID.3 deliveries in September
    German carmaker Volkswagen has announced that it will commence the deliveries of its ID.3 to customers from early September 2020 onward. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 10 June, binding orders for the 30,000 models making up the limited 1st Edition of the ID.3 can be placed from...
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    Henkel develops new thermal interface material for automotive industry
    Henkel has developed a new thermal interface material, Bergquist Gap Filler TGF 7000, for the automotive industry, the company announced in a press release on 10 June. The liquid TIM has high thermal conductivity of 7.0 W/mK with a maximum possible speed tested of 18 grams per second. According to H...
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    Cerence unveils enhanced ‘Cerence Studio’ platform to develop customized voice domains
    Cerence has unveiled ‘Cerence Studio’, its enhanced developer platform that allows OEMs and their technology partners to design and develop custom voice domains and create their own branded experience for drivers, the company said in a press release on 10 June. The platform provide these co...
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