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    CEVA launches high-performance sensor hub DSP architecture for automotive applications
    CEVA has announced the availability of SensPro, a high-performance sensor hub DSP architecture for a range of sensor processing and sensor fusion workloads for contextually aware devices, a company press release on 7 April read. The architecture and cores will be made available for general licensing...
    09-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Synopsys develops 64-bit ARC processor IP for automotive control and infotainment
    Synopsys has developed new DesignWare ARC HS5x and HS6x processor IP families for high-performance embedded applications such as automotive control and infotainment, the company said in a press release on 7 April. The processors can be configured for real-time operations and contains an advanced ...
    08-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Blink Charging develops new mobile EV charging station
    US-based Blink Charging has launched its innovative new mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging station, according to a company press release on 6 April 2020. The new mobile EV charging station supports 240V AC charging and provides up to 9.6 kW of charge. According to the company, at this charging ra...
    08-Apr-2020 News New Products
    LANXESS develops all-plastic brake pedal for electric sports car
    LANXESS’ High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit, in partnership with BOGE Elastmetall, has developed what it claims to be the first all-plastic brake pedal for a mass-production battery-electric sports car, LANXESS said in a press release on 7 April. BOGE Elastmetall is a global provide...
    08-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Skoltech develops new cathode material for metal-ion batteries
    Researchers from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) have developed a new cathode material based on titanium fluoride phosphate for metal-ion batteries, according to a press release on 23 March on CEST website. The new material achieves high energy performance and stable ope...
    08-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Audi e-tron Sportback features high-voltage battery system and recuperation
    In a press release dated 2 April, Audi has revealed more powertrain details about the new all-electric e-tron Sportback. The crossover will come with a 95 kWh high-voltage battery system with recuperation, which enables a range of 446 kilometers (277.1 miles), according to WLTP. Each axle is fitted ...
    07-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Cognitive Pilot develops miniature radar sensor for autonomous vehicles
    Cognitive Pilot has developed a miniature radar sensor for autonomous vehicles, it said in a press release. According to the company, the Cognitive Mini Radar can provide accurate velocities, direction, and coordinates of objects, even in harsh weather conditions such as rain and snow at both day an...
    07-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Transatel launches global automotive cellular connectivity platform
    Transatel has launched a global cellular connectivity platform specifically designed for the automotive sector, it said in a press release on 1 April. The IoV Connect is available in platform-as-a-service (PaaS). The platform has ‘MNO selection at network-level’ which means any addition, remo...
    06-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Wuling unveils all-electric van Rong Guang
    Mainland Chinese automaker Wuling has showcased an all-electric van Rong Guang, General Motors (GM), Wuling’s partner, announced in a press release on 1 April. The minivan has a range of 300 km on a single charge and supports DC fast charging. The electric version of Rong Guang is scheduled to be ...
    06-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Audi offers MY 2020 S6 and S7 with electric-powered compressor in US
    Audi is offering its model year (MY) 2020 S6 and S7 with electric-powered compressors (EPC) in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 24 March. The EPC comes  paired to the 2.9L, twin-turbocharged turbo fuel stratified injection (TFSI) V6 engine. It consists of an electr...
    06-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Opel launches new app for EV charging services
    Opel has launched an app for charging services for electric vehicles (EVs), the automaker said in a press release on 2 April. The new Free2Move Services app allows finding charging stations and pay comfortably with invoice. For example, Opel Corsa-e or Grandland X plug-in hybrid drivers can book ...
    03-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Karma Automotive develops new power inverters for faster EV charging
    Karma Automotive has developed two new silicon carbide (SiC) inverters to improve electric vehicle (EV) charging, the company said in a press release on 2 April. The SiC traction inverters will be used in both future Karma vehicles and company partners. The flexible architecture design in a 400V ...
    03-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Hengst develops active crankcase ventilation for BMW
    Hengst SE has developed an active crankcase ventilation, called Blue.tron, for BMW, according to a company press release on 12 March. The company informed that the new product will be equipped in the upcoming generation of 3L 6-cylinder diesel engine systems from BMW; passenger vehicle ser...
    03-Apr-2020 News New Products
    LILEE Systems launches TransAir SDR-2400 communications for V2X applications
    LILEE Systems has launched a proprietary software-defined radio for V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications, the company said on their website on 31 March. The TransAir SDR-2400 has been implemented and proven in V2X communications systems of multiple, successful autonomous bus pilots. TransAir S...
    02-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Karma Automotive develops new E-Flex platform for EVs
    Karma Automotive has unveiled its new platform for electric vehicles (EV), called E-Flex, the company announced in a press release on 31 March. Karma Automotive said that the E-Flex platform can be used for a number of electric vehicle mobility solutions ranging from autonomously-driven utility vans...
    02-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Henkel develops new solutions for printed electronics
    Henkel has developed a new conductive carbon-ink ‘Loctite ECI 7007’ for printed electronics used in several industries including automotive, the company announced in a press release on 31 March. The stretchable Loctite conductive inks are able to be processed into the surface of an automotive in...
    01-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Škoda’s new Octavia, Karoq, Kodiaq, Superb, feature Climatronic Air Care System
    Škoda’s new Octavia, Karoq, Kodiaq, and Superb models feature ‘Climatronic Air Care System,’ which monitors the air quality in the vehicle, detects increased pollen or fine dust concentrations, and responds automatically, the automaker said in a press release on 31 March. The system is availa...
    01-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Yanfeng Automotive partners with SemsoTec to develop in-vehicle HMI solutions
    Yanfeng Automotive and SemsoTec, a firm specializing in displays and control units, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for collaboration in display and sensor technologies, components, and products for automotive applications, according to a Yanfeng press release on 26 March. “Sems...
    01-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Melexis launches MLX91377 ASIL-ready Hall sensor IC for electric power-assisted steering
    Melexis has unveiled the MLX91377 ASIL-ready Hall sensor IC, it said in a press release on 31 March. The Hall sensor ICs are suitable for use in safety-critical automotive systems such as electric power-assisted steering (EPAS). The MLX91377 can operate at a temperature of up to 160°C with low o...
    01-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Cree unveils Wolfspeed 650V silicon carbide MOSFETs for EV onboard charging
    Cree has unveiled Wolfspeed 650V silicon carbide MOSFETs, enabling next-generation electric vehicle (EV) onboard charging (OBC), the company said in a press release on 30 March. The MOSFETs are available in surface mount and through-hole packages. The 15 mΩ and 60 mΩ 650V devices uses Cree’s ...
    31-Mar-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Lucid Motors delays unveiling of production version of Lucid Air
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motor has delayed the unveiling of its first all-electric production model Lucid Air due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Silicon Valley Business Journal reported citing Lucid Motors’ founder Peter Rawlinson. Lucid Motor is now planning to un...
    31-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    JATCO develops new 9-speed automatic gearbox for RWD vehicles
    Japanese automotive transmission manufacturer JATCO has developed an all-new 9 speed automatic transmission that has been designed specifically for rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles. According to a press release from the company, this new transmission, named the JR913E, incorporates an oil pressure sy...
    31-Mar-2020 News New Products
    BMW reveals details of i Hydrogen NEXT fuel cell SUV
    In a press release dated 30 March, BMW has revealed powertrain details for its fuel-cell sport utility vehicle (SUV) i Hydrogen NEXT. The fuel cell system for the powertrain for the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT generates up to 125 kW (170 hp). It also features a peak power battery which adds more power, taki...
    31-Mar-2020 News New Products
    EDAG develops new aluminum alloy for 3D printing
    EDAG has developed a new aluminum alloy that is suitable for use in 3D printed components for cars, the company announced in a press release on 17 March. The alloy is able to provide both higher strengths and higher elongations at break, the latter being especially important...
    30-Mar-2020 News New Products
    BYD develops new 'Blade Battery' technology for EVs
    BYD has developed and launched a new battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs), called ‘Blade Battery’, the company announced in a press release on 29 March. According to BYD, the new battery is safer than the lithium-ion batteries currently used in EVs. BYD highlighted a video of the Blade...
    30-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis develops roof airbag
    Hyundai Mobis has developed a new roof airbag, which it claims to be the world’s first roof airbag, according to a company press release on 26 March. According to the company, the new roof airbag is deployed under the surface side of the vehicle in a rollover accident, covering the entire roof in ...
    27-Mar-2020 News New Products
    CEVT, Momentum Dynamics unveil high-power wireless charging system
    Momentum Dynamics, a provider of high-power wireless charging for EV, and CEVT, a subsidiary of Volvo’s parent Geely, have jointly unveiled a high-power wireless charging system, according to a press release on 27 February. The companies demonstrated the new charging system on a passenger vehicle ...
    26-Mar-2020 News New Products
    SDK Group develops new packaging material for EV lithium-ion batteries
    Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd. (SPA), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), has developed a new packaging material for electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries (LIB), according to a company press release on 18 March. The company plans to start production of the new product in Marc...
    26-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis develops in-cabin systems
    Hyundai Mobis has developed an in-cabin safety alert system for detecting rear-seat passengers, according to a company press release on 24 March. The system uses radar sensors with a Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) to prevent child vehicular heatstroke deaths. The radar-based ROA system alerts a driver to...
    25-Mar-2020 News New Products
    ADASKY wins contract to supply thermal cameras for AV
    ADASKY announced that it has won a strategic contract to supply its thermal cameras for an autonomous vehicle (AV), a company press release on 23 March read. ADASKY said its Viper thermal camera is a high-resolution, thermal perception system and can recognize pedestrians at distances over 2...
    24-Mar-2020 News New Products
    BMW to offer all-electric powertrain in next-generation 7-Series
    In a press release dated 18 March, BMW has announced that it will offer an all-electric powertrain in the next-generation 7-Series. The luxury sedan is expected to be made available in four different types of drivetrain: as a highly efficient diesel-, or petrol-driven car; as an electrified plu...
    20-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Changan’s UNI-T features AI-chip intelligent vehicle system, Level 3 autonomous driving system
    Changan Automobile has said that its recently launched UNI-T SUV model comes with an AI-chip intelligent vehicle system and the L3 autonomous driving system, a press release dated 18 March read. The screen is coupled with the fatigue and facial recognition system for the driver, which allows precise...
    19-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Eypex, Proper Group form alliance to develop automotive lighting components
    Eypex Corporation and Proper Group International have signed a binding letter of intent to form a strategic alliance to jointly design, develop, market and manufacture automotive lighting components, according to an Eypex press release on 17 March 2020. The partnership will focus on the automotive m...
    19-Mar-2020 News New Products
    NSK develops ultra-high-speed ball bearing for EV motors
    Japan-based NSK has developed a new ultra-high-speed bearing ideal for electric vehicles (EV), including battery electric, hybrid, and other new energy vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 18 March. The new bearing enables electric motors to operate at higher speeds, improving fuel ...
    19-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches Elantra with advanced connectivity features
    Hyundai has launched its Elantra model with enhanced connectivity features, which include keyless entry and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 18 March. The new Elantra has two 10.25-inch screens with the cluster’s utility, driver assi...
    19-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Melexis, Eyeware partner to develop advanced driver monitoring system
    Melexis has announced a partnership with Eyeware to develop an advanced driver monitoring system (DMS) which uses Eyeware’s attention-monitoring technology, a company press release on 17 March showed. The attention-monitoring technology uses Melexis’ new MLX75027 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors ...
    19-Mar-2020 News New Products
    ABB develops new EV home charger
    ABB has unveiled its new electric vehicle (EV) home charger called Terra AC wallbox, according to a company press release on 9 March. The new Terra AC wallbox is available in up to 22-kW variants to ensure compatibility with the electrical system of homes and buildings globally. The new home EV char...
    18-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Porsche develops new 3D-printing technology for seats
    Porsche has developed a new 3D-printing technology for manufacturing bucket seats, the company announced in a press release on 17 March. In the new concept “3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat”, the central section of the seat, (the seat and backrest cushions) is partly produced by a ...
    18-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Continental begins volume production of 3D display without special glasses for Genesis GV80
    Continental has announced that it is launching a display featuring autostereoscopic 3D technology on the market in the HMC Genesis GV80 high-line variant, a company press release on 16 March showed. It displays three-dimensional scales, pointers, and objects; for example, it displays a ...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    SEAT launches its first fully connected car Leon
    SEAT has launched the all-new Leon, its first fully connected car, the company said in a press release on 16 March. Its new voice recognition allows users to interact with the infotainment system using natural commands by saying “Hola” twice. The Full Link system allows customers to conn...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics develops ‘Smart Gateway Platform’ for automotive gateway, domain controller applications
    STMicroelectronics has unveiled the Smart Gateway Platform (SGP) for prototyping automotive smart-gateway and domain-controller applications, the company said in a press release on 16 March. The modular Smart-Gateway Platform is built on gigabit Ethernet communication between Telemaco3P microproc...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    BMW offers eDrive Zones technology in 80 European cities
    BMW is offering its eDrive Zone technology with its plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) in 80 cities across Europe, the company announced in a press release on 16 March. BMW eDrive Zones trigger an automatic change to the purely electric operating mode as soon as the vehicle enters a designated area, suc...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Next-generation SEAT Leon features advanced driver assistance technologies
    The all-new SEAT Leon features advanced driver assistance (ADAS) technologies including Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), predictive Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Emergency Assist, Travel Assist, and Side and Exit assist, according to a company press release on 16 March. These features together can pr...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    New SEAT Leon features full-LED headlamps
    The all-new SEAT Leon features a range of lighting technologies integrated both in the exterior and interior of the vehicle, according to a company press release on 16 March 2020. The model features full LED headlamps that offer improved vision, increasing the visibility of dark roads ...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Sion Power develops new lithium-metal rechargeable battery technology for EVs
    Sion Power has developed a new lithium-metal rechargeable battery for electric vehicles (EVs), called ‘Licerion EV’ technology, the company announced in a press release last month. Licerion EV is specifically designed for EV applications, focusing on high energy density, increased cycle life, an...
    16-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Norma Group develops thermal management line systems for US-based EV maker
    NORMA Group has developed new thermal management line systems for a US manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 10 March 2020. The systems will be used in the customer’s all-electric pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). NORMA said that a total of ...
    16-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to offer new options in MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz is offering new options in its MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, according to a company press release on 13 March 2020. Passengers can now get snow reports, horoscope, or puzzles with the keyword "Hey Mercedes." Passengers now have access to four new entert...
    16-Mar-2020 News New Products
    ESCRYPT, NTT form partnership on automotive cybersecurity
    Automotive security specialist ESCRYPT is partnering with the Security division of NTT Ltd. for automotive cybersecurity solutions, ESCRYPT announced in a press release on 11 March 2020. The two companies will offer joint solutions specially designed to enable the cyber resilience of vehicle fleets....
    16-Mar-2020 News New Products
    ZF launches industry’s first front electric parking brake
    Germany-based automotive components supplier ZF has launched a front electric parking brake, which happens to be an industry first. This electric parking brake system can be installed in even smaller cars, and the traditional handbrake lever or park brake pedal can be done away with in favor of an e...
    13-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Argus, NXP develop new solution for automotive Ethernet networks
    Argus Cyber Security and chip maker NXP Semiconductors have announced a new integrated solution that allows automakers to protect Ethernet network communications based on the NXP S32G vehicle processor, Argus said in a press release on 12 March 2020. The joint solution consists of Argus's Etherne...
    13-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Infineon launches new packages for 80V and 100V MOSFETs for 48V applications
    Infineon Technologies has launched new packages for its 80V and 100V metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) with OptiMOS™ 5 technology to meet the different requirements of 48V applications, according to a company press release on 12 March 2020. Infineon offers a range of ...
    13-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Toyota develops new paint atomizer with over 95% coating efficiency
    Toyota Motor has developed a new type of paint atomizer—airless paint atomizer—that uses static electricity in place of air, to replace the conventional air paint atomizers used in the vehicle body painting process, according to a press release by the automaker on 12 March 2020. Toyota claims th...
    12-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to offer plug-in hybrid powertrain in seven variants of new E-Class
    Mercedes-Benz is offering the plug-in hybrid powertrain in seven E-Class variants ranging from diesel to petrol, Saloon to Estate, and rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 March. Mercedes- Benz will be offering the electrified variants in the...
    12-Mar-2020 News New Products
    BASF launches Tri-Metal Catalyst for catalytic converters in light-duty gasoline vehicles
    BASF has tested and launched a new Tri-Metal Catalyst technology for use in catalytic converters in light-duty gasoline vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 10 March. Developed in collaboration with Sibanye-Stillwater and Impala Platinum, the technology is expected to enable a parti...
    12-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Mitsubishi Electric develops MEMS lidar solution for autonomous vehicles
    Mitsubishi Electric has developed a compact microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based light detection and ranging (lidar) solution, according to a company press release on 12 March. The new lidar solution irradiates objects by laser and uses a dual-axis (horizontal and vertical) MEMS mirror to scan...
    12-Mar-2020 News New Products
    New Škoda Octavia G-TEC to get CNG powertrain
    According to a press release issued by Škoda on 10 March, the Czech Republic-based car manufacturer has announced that its upcoming Octavia G-TEC will have a compressed natural gas (CNG) powertrain when it goes on sale in the second half of this year. This G-TEC powertrain is already available o...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Samsung unveils new solid-state battery prototype
    Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) have developed a new high-performance, long-lasting, all-solid-state battery, Samsung announced in a press release on 10 March. The prototype pouch cell that the team developed would enable an electric...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    NXP announces new automotive digital key solution
    NXP Semiconductors has developed a new automotive digital key solution that allows smartphones and key fobs to communicate, store, authenticate, and share digital keys with vehicles in a secured manner, the Dutch company said on 10 March. It enables new and convenient features like key sharing, mult...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Lotus to launch all-electric hypercar Evija in summer 2020
    Lotus is planning to start series production and first customer deliveries of its all-electric hypercar ‘Evija’ in the summer of 2020, the company announced in a press release last month. Lotus will be manufacturing the Evija at its Hethel plant in Norfolk, the UK. “This is now the newest car ...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Cerence launches new service to help automakers deliver enhanced in-vehicle user experience
    Cerence has launched ‘Cerence UX Services’, encompassing a new suite of evaluation and validation services that provide a deep analysis and understanding of the in-car user experience (UX) and driver satisfaction to automakers, the company said in a press release on 10 March. Cerence UX Services...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    HELLA to start series production of new headlamp technology ‘SSL100’ at Mexican plant in mid-2020
    HELLA announced that the company will start series production of new headlamp technology ‘SSL100’ at  its Mexican plant in mid-2020, according to a press release on 10 March. Series production of the headlamp is scheduled to start in the middle of the year at the Mexican HELLA plant in Irap...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Elmos develops CMOS-based 3D ToF imager for object and gesture recognition in vehicles
    Elmos Semiconductor has developed a CMOS-based 3D time of flight (ToF) imager for applications in the vehicle interior and exterior, the company said in a press release on 10 March. The E527.31 has a normal operating mode and a sleep mode to reduce power consumption. Applications in the inte...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops DIAvent battery sealing technology
    German auto components supplier Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a new battery sealing technology, according to a press statement released by the company on 10 March. The company states that this new technology, referred to as DIAvent, provides pressure compensation during normal opera...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    ON Semiconductor unveils new SiC MOSFET devices for on-board EV chargers, charging stations
    ON Semiconductor has unveiled two silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET devices for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 10 March. The devices can be used for on-board electric vehicle (EV) chargers and charging stations. The new 1200 V and 900 V SiC MOSFETs deliver faster ...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    HERE Technologies collaborates with TrianGraphics to showcase 3D modelling of road networks
    TrainGraphics is using HERE's HD Live Map to enhance the rode module of its 3D Terrain Generator Train3DBuilder, the Netherlands-based mapping and location services provider said in a press release last week. HERE Technologies' HD Live Map is a cloud-based service that supports connected advanc...
    10-Mar-2020 News New Products
    New Honda CR-V gets two-motor hybrid powertrain technology
    The latest-generation Honda CR-V will get the company’s new two-motor hybrid powertrain, according to a press release issued by the Japanese carmaker on 27 February. While this system is similar to the one seen in the Honda Accord Hybrid, improvements have been made to the vehicle’s battery, the...
    10-Mar-2020 News New Products
    BASF and Hengst develop reusable spin-on oil filter
    BASF and Hengst have developed a reusable plastic spin-on oil filter module known as 'Blue.on' for vehicles, BASF announced in a press release on 4 March. The companies claim that the new product is the world’s first reusable plastic spin-on oil filter module for cars. It is made from Ultrami...
    10-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Vishay unveils automotive grade IHDM inductor
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed an automotive grade IHDM inductor with rated current up to 150 A for under the hood applications, the company said in a press release on 9 March. The IHDM-1008BC-3A contains powdered iron alloy core technology and provides stable inductance and saturation over an...
    10-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Honda to launch energy management service e:PROGRESS for EV owners in Europe
    Honda is planning to launch its energy management service ‘e:PROGRESS’ for EV owners in Europe in 2020, the company announced in a press release on 4 March. e:PROGRESS will offer a smart charger, smart tariff, and a smart charge control system to deliver optimal charging for users. The new ...
    10-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches new CRETA SUV in India with over 50 advanced connectivity features
    Hyundai has launched its all new CRETA SUV in India with more than 50 advanced connectivity features. It will feature Hyundai’s Blue Link Advanced Connectivity Solutions, the press release dated 4 March showed. “All New CRETA will feature Blue Link Connectivity, bringing in ‘Hello Blue Link...
    09-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Škoda unveils PHEV Octavia RS iV
    According to a press release issued by Škoda Auto on 3 March, the Czech Republic-based automaker has presented the latest introduction to its performance-oriented RS brand, the Škoda Octavia RS iV. As a first for the RS line-up of vehicles, Škoda will be making the Octavia RS iV available with pl...
    09-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Waymo unveils fifth generation of self-driving system ‘Waymo Driver’
    Waymo has unveiled the fifth generation of its self-driving system Waymo Driver, featuring a combination of hardware, software, and computing system to help vehicles drive autonomously, the company said in a blog on its website. The system features more advanced set of hardware including c...
    06-Mar-2020 News New Products
    FCA unveils all-electric version of Fiat 500
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has unveiled the all-electric version of Fiat 500, the company announced in a press release on 4 March. The car is equipped with a 42-kWh lithium-ion battery that enables a range of 320 kilometers, as per WLTP. The engine has an output of 87 kW, providing a maximum sp...
    06-Mar-2020 News New Products
    StradVision to develop animal detection software for ADAS systems
    StradVision has announced that it is developing animal detection capabilities for its SVNet software used in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles, a company press release on 5 March read. If the computer detects an animal in the path, the software would allow automake...
    06-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Goodyear presents ‘reCharge’ self-regenerating concept tire
    American multinational tire manufacturer Goodyear has announced a new concept tire by the company. In a press statement issued on 3 March, the company has presented a concept tire that is capable of regeneration. The tire, named ‘reCharge’, also has the capability of changing and adapting in ord...
    06-Mar-2020 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics unveils new audio amplifier IC for cars
    STMicroelectronics has released a new FDA901 class-D audio amplifier IC, the company said in a press release on 5 March. The design incorporates the audio design expertise of Japan-based Alps Alpine. The new chip will utilize the efficiency of class-D amplifiers with the high-quality sound of STMicr...
    06-Mar-2020 News New Products
    SEAT unveils plug-in hybrid CUPRA Formentor
    SEAT has unveiled the plug-in hybrid version of CUPRA Formentor, the company announced in a press release on 4 March. The CUPRA Formentor is expected to deliver an all-electric range of 60 km. The CUPRA Formentor will enter production and be launched in the second half of the year, and will be avail...
    05-Mar-2020 News New Products
    General Motors unveils new Ultium batteries and modular EV Platform
    GM has unveiled its new Ultium batteries and modular platform for its future electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 4 March. The new highly flexible, third-generation global EV platform by GM will be powered by its proprietary Ultium batteries. The battery energy op...
    05-Mar-2020 News New Products
    BorgWarner to supply cabin heating and battery conditioning solutions to multiple OEMs
    American automotive components supplier BorgWarner has announced that its coolant heaters are expected to be used in the next generation of passenger cars produced by major OEMs across the globe. According to a press statement issued by the company on 3 March, the company stated that these component...
    05-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Tenneco develops new wear-resistant material for engine applications
    American components supplier Tenneco Powertrain, the new powertrain-based business group of Tenneco Inc., announced that it has developed a new material that includes a greatly reduced amount of cobalt. According to a press release dated 4 March, this new material makes use of an alternative sintere...
    05-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz new E-Class features next-generation driving assistance systems
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that its new E-Class Saloon and Estate has been given comprehensive updates including the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with route-based speed adjustment, a company press release on 3 March showed. The new E-Class comes with Active Brake Assist as standard and some ...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Audi unveils the A3 Sportback with latest third generation modular infotainment platform
    Audi has announced that its latest A3 Sportback will come equipped with a new third-generation modular infotainment platform, a company press release on 3 March showed. With a higher computing power, it performs all tasks relating to connectivity, including telephony and the Audi connect services wi...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Polyplastics develops new Duranex PBT grade for high-voltage automotive applications
    Polyplastics has developed a new DURANEX polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) grade for high-voltage automotive applications, the company announced in a press release on 3 March. Polyplastics said that DURANEX (R) PBT CG7030 is a 30% glass-filled grade, which also delivers strong dimensional stability, ...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Renault unveils electric car Spring under Dacia brand
    Renault has showcased a new all-electric car ‘Spring’ under the Dacia brand, the company announced in a press release on 3 March. The car will come with a top range of over 200 km, as per Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). The car is scheduled to be launched in 2021....
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    Hyundai unveils electric concept 'Prophecy'
    Hyundai has unveiled its new electric car concept ‘Prophecy’, the company announced in a press release on 3 March. Hyundai said that the concept expresses Hyundai’s latest design philosophy, Sensuous Sportiness, expanding on the era-defining example set by last year’s “45” concept e...
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    BMW unveils all-electric Gran Coupe i4
    BMW has unveiled its all-electric Gran Coupe i4, the company announced in a press release on 3 March. The new electric vehicle (EV) is powered by a 80-kWh battery pack, which gives it a range of 600 km, as per WLTP. BMW i4 generates a power output of 390 kW (530 hp), which enables a top speed i...
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    FoamPartner develops acoustic and thermal insulation for Rinspeed’s MetroSnap concept car
    FoamPartner has developed an acoustic and thermal insulation for Rinspeed’s MetroSnap concept car, according to a company press release on 2 March 2020. Rinspeed teamed up with FoamPartner to maximize the electric vehicle (EV) driving experience provided by its latest MetroSnap modular concept car...
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    Osram develops new LED for fog lamps
    Germany-based lighting supplier Osram has developed a new LED for rear fog lamps—Synios P2720 CR—to improve visibility in poor weather conditions, according to a company press release on 3 March. The Synios P2720 CR enables compact rear fog lamp designs. The company said despite its small dimens...
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    Renault showcases all-electric concept MORPHOZ
    Renault has unveiled its all-electric concept car MORPHOZ, the company announced in a press release on 2 March. The concept is based on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-EV modular electric platform. Renault said that the MORPHOZ prefigures a new family of Renault electric models that will ...
    03-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Henkel, Covestro partner to develop new adhesive solution for EV battery cells
    Henkel and Covestro have jointly developed a new adhesive solution for a cylindrical lithium-ion cell assembly, Henkel announced in a press release on 2 March. The solution is based on a UV-curing adhesive from Henkel and a UV-transparent polycarbonate blend from Covestro. High-volume manufacturi...
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    Mercedes-Benz unveils three new plug-in hybrid vehicles
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has announced that three new vehicles, the CLA 250 e Coupé, CLA 250 e Shooting Brake, and GLA 250 e, will be added to its plug-in hybrid range. In a press statement issued on 2 March, the company stated that the order books for these new models...
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    DS Automobiles’ new DS 9 sedan features ‘Active LED Vision’ headlights
    The DS Automobiles, a French premium luxury automaker, has announced its flagship sedan, the 2020 DS 9, featuring ‘Active LED vision headlights’, a hybrid powertrain, a lush interior, and a range of high-tech safety features, according to a company press release on 24 February. “To make drivin...
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    Vishay unveils compact automotive flat chip resistors in TNPU e3 Series
    Vishay Intertechnology has unveiled a component in 0402 case size in its TNPU e3 series of Automotive Grade ultra-precision thin film flat chip resistors, a company press release on 2 March showed. The Vishay Draloric TNPU e3 series is available in 0402, 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes, with resista...
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    MY2020 Volkswagen e-Golf features adaptive LED headlights
    Volkswagen’s new 2020 e-Golf features LED headlights with Adaptive Front-light System (AFS), the automaker announced in a press release in late February. The new e-Golf is equipped with LED headlights that are bright, bold and highly energy efficient. The AFS helps optimize distribution of light f...
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    DS Automobiles unveils DS 9 premium sedan with plug-in hybrid powertrain
    French premium carmaker DS Automobiles has unveiled its newest premium sedan, the DS 9. In a press release issued by the Groupe PSA-owned auto manufacturer on 24 February, the company has stated that its new flagship sedan will be driven by the E-TENSE plug-in hybrid powertrain. Initially, poweri...
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    Texas Instruments develops digital isolator for EV/HEV systems
    Texas Instruments has unveiled a digital isolator to protect low-voltage circuitry from high-voltage events in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) systems, the company said in a press release on 2 March. The isolators also help with cooling of these systems to reduce tempera...
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    DS Automobiles’ Aero Sport Lounge car features Ultraleap’s haptic control technology
    Ultraleap has announced that it has developed DS Automobiles’ Aero Sport Lounge car in-car controls using mid-air haptic and hand tracking technology, a company press release on 27 February showed. The central armrest features a human-machine interface (HMI) using gesture controls and hapt...
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    Citroën launches all-electric quadricycle Ami
    Citroën has launched an all-electric quadricycle Ami in France, the company announced in a press release on 27 February. Ami is equipped with a 5.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, which enables a range of up to 70 kilometers per charge. Ami has a top speed of 45 kilometers per hour. The car can be purchas...
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    Allegro Microsystems develops GMR transmission speed and direction sensor
    Allegro Microsystems has released a fully integrated, back-biased GMR transmission speed and direction sensor, a company press release on 26 February showed. The ATS19580 reduces system size, complexity, and cost, resulting in improved fuel economy. The device’s GMR technology improves performa...
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    Production of Mercedes-Benz A-Class plug-in hybrid commences at Rastatt facility
    Mercedes-Benz has started the production of the plug-in hybrid variant of the A-Class at its Rastatt facility in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 27 February. Mercedes-Benz has implemented the simultaneous ramp-up of two body variants: the A 250 e and the A 250 e Sedan. The A 250...
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