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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    MG Motors launches all-electric MG5 and MG HS plug-in PHEV in UK
    MG Motors has launched a new all-electric vehicle MG5 and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) MG HS plug-in in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 22 September. The MG5 is powered by a 115-kW electric motor and a 52.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The MG5 electr...
    25-Sep-2020 News New Products
    dSPACE integrates high-fidelity vehicle dynamics simulation on NVIDIA Drive Sim for autonomous driving vehicles
    NVIDIA Drive Sim will be integrated with dSPACE’s high-fidelity automotive simulation model (ASM), the company said in a press release on 24 September. The combination of the DRIVE Sim simulation software platform with dSPACE’s vehicle models will ensure thorough testing and validation of eve...
    25-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Startup Otonomo releases API for access to connected car data
    Otonomo has released a self-serve platform and API for online access to real-time and historical connected car data, the Israel-based startup said in a press release on 22 September. “Our new Self-Serve Data Platform eliminates the complexity usually associated with car data. With Otonomo’s s...
    25-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Webasto presents joint projects with startups at Startup Autobahn’s EXPO 8
    Webasto displayed joint projects with startups at EXPO 8 of the open innovation platform "Startup Autobahn", according to a company press release on 23 September 2020. Webasto said innovations developed with three startups focused on convertible roof systems. Webasto, in partnership with ‘Imagi...
    25-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai unveils ‘IONIQ Concept Cabin’ for future EV interiors
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), the parent company of Hyundai and Kia, unveiled the IONIQ Concept Cabin, its latest version of in-car experiences for dedicated electric vehicles (EVs), in Seoul, South Korea on 24 September, the company said in a press release. The Concept developed, in partnership w...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Beijing Motor Show 2020: New Geely Lynk & Co’s Zero concept EV features Mobileye features
    Geely has announced that its’ new Zero Concept electric vehicle (EV) will feature Lynk & Co’s CoPilot solution powered by Mobileye SuperVision surround-view advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) with over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities, a company press release read on 24 September read...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Continental, Xilinx collaborate on production-ready 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving
    Continental and Xilinx have joined forces to develop 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving, the two companies said in a joint press release on 23 September. The collaboration will see Xilinx power Continental’s new advanced radar sensor (ARS) 540 with its Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSOC platform ...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Inmotive unveils new 2-speed transmission for EVs
    Canada-based automotive supplier, Inmotive, has launched its patented Ingear 2-speed transmission. According to a press release issued by Inmotive on 23 September, the company has stated that this new gearbox has been designed for the next generation of electric vehicles (EVs). Inmotive states th...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Renault introduces Arkana Hybrid SUV coupe in Europe
    French carmaker Renault has introduced its newest electrified sports utility vehicle (SUV), the Arkana Hybrid, in the European market. In a press release issued by Renault on 23 September, the company stated that the Arkana will be put on sale with the options of an E-TECH Hybrid engine, and two pet...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen premieres ID.4 all-electric SUV with 250-mile range
    German carmaker Volkswagen has premiered its pure-electric SUV, the ID.4. This new vehicle is powered by a 150 kW (201 bhp) electric motor that draws power from a 77-kWh battery pack that Volkswagen claims can drive the ID.4 for up to approximately 323 miles (520 km) according to the WLTP cycle. ...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Geely develops new platform for EVs
    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) has launched its ‘Sustainable Experience Architecture’ (SEA), which it claims to be the world’s first open-source electric vehicle (EV) architecture, according to a company press release on 23 September. Geely Holding will deploy the SEA architec...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Kia Sorento gets hybrid and PHEV powertrain options for US market
    Kia Motors has announced that its Sorento SUV will be made available with hybrid and plug-in hybrid  (PHEV) powertrain options in the US market. In a press release issued by Kia on 22 September, the company stated that the new turbo-hybrid powertrain on the Sorento produces 227 hp in the hybrid...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Tesla plans to launch USD25,000 electric car in next three years
    Tesla, at its Battery Day 2020, has announced plans to launch a USD25,000 electric car in the next three years, BBC reported on 23 September. The affordable car is expected to be made possible by a new battery under development by Tesla which the company claimed will be less than half the price of t...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Auto China 2020: Honda to showcase EV concept
    In a press release dated 15 September, Honda announced that it will unveil a new all-electric vehicle concept at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020) show in Beijing, China, later in September. Honda said that the concept car will showcase the direction of the futur...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Opel opens booking new all-electric Mokka-e
    Opel has opened booking its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mokka-e in Germany, according to a company press release on 22 September. The new Mokka-e has been priced starting at EUR32,990 (USD38,710.9), before local incentives. The vehicle has a power output of 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm of...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen starts delivery of all-electric ID.3 in UK
    Volkswagen has started delivery of its all-electric hatchback ID.3 in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 21 September. The ID.3 is produced in Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant in the east of Germany. “I am incredibly proud to witness this moment. In 2018 we were the first ...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Maxim’s MAX25205 data acquisition system enables hand-gesture controls
    Maxim Integrated has said that its MAX25205 data acquisition system will allow automotive systems designers to add dynamic hand-gesture controls at a low cost and small size, a company press release read on 22 September. The system consists of integrated optics and a 6x10 infrared (IR) sensor arr...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Yanfeng presents new Experience in Motion 2021 (XiM21) concept car in Germany
    Yanfeng Automotive Interior (YFAI) has presented new Experience in Motion 2020 (XiM21) concept car in a virtual event in Neuss, Germany, the company said in a press release on 22 September. The XiM21 concept offers customizable environment, connected services and seamlessly integrated intuitive inte...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Li Auto enters strategic cooperation agreement with NVIDIA, Desay SV, to develop autonomous driving system
    Chinese electric vehicle startup Li Auto has reached a three-way cooperation agreement with NVIDIA and its local partner Huizhou Desay SV Automotive to develop autonomous driving platform, the company said in a press release on 22 September. The partnership will enable Li Auto to launch its full-siz...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hankook Tire partners with SK Planet to develop Road Risk Detection Solution
    South Korean tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire, has announced its collaboration with data and testing firm, SK Planet. According to a press release issued by Hankook on 22 September, the companies will create a solution called the Road Risk Detection Solution that is capable of preemptively detecting ...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Keysight develops radar target simulator and advanced automotive ethernet software
    Keysight Technologies has developed the Radar Target Simulator and the Advanced Automotive Ethernet software test solutions to its automotive portfolio, the company said in a press release on 21 September. The solutions will help automotive engineers, designers and manufacturers develop products for...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Karma Automotive to launch first all-electric car in 2021
    In a press release dated 21 September, Karma Automotive announced that it will launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2021. Karma also announced the new GS label for its new models. The new family of sedans will wear the GS badge. The lineup will include updated electrification options, techn...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    SEAT starts production of Arona with new engine-transmission combination at Spanish facility
    SEAT has begun the production of its Arona SUV with a new engine-transmission combination at the Martorell facilities in Barcelona, Spain, the company said in a press release on 21 September. The transmission combination is a 1.5 TSI linked exclusively to a DSG transmission. The 1.5L TSI uni...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Osram introduces new UV light device to clean air in vehicle interior
    Osram has developed ‘Air Zing Mini’ air purifier that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to clear air inside vehicles, the company said in a press release on 17 September. The round device, measuring 7.5 cm in diameter, can be easily attached to the vehicle’s ventilation slats with a clip. The d...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    MY 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5 to feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with lane change on demand functionality
    The new model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with ‘Lane Change on Demand’ functionality, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The Enhanced Super Cruise driver assistance system offers hands-free d...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Schaeffler and Bosch collaborate on intelligent rear wheel steering development
    Automotive components suppliers Schaeffler and Bosch have announced their collaboration to develop the intelligent rear wheel steering (iRWS) product line. According to a press release issued by Schaeffler on 21 September, Schaeffler will provide mechatronic iRWS systems, and Bosch Automotive Steeri...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Brembo to introduce more digital solutions as part of new business strategy
    Italian supplier of braking components and systems, Brembo, has announced that it aims to use smart and sustainable digital products and services in order to become a solution provider. According to a press statement issued by Brembo on 16 September, the company intends to use its technological expe...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Cadillac launches 2021 XT4 SUV in mainland China featuring Face ID keyless entry
    General Motors’ (GM) Cadillac has launched its 2021 XT4 luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China, featuring advanced connectivity technologies, the company said in a press release on 16 September. The new SUV, for the first time, features the Face ID unlocking and starting feature, all...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Toyoda Gosei develops LED illuminated emblem
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed an LED illuminated emblem to light up the front face of vehicles, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 18 September 2020. It will be used on several models of VOYAH, a luxury brand of new energy vehicles (NEVs) that will be launched starting in 2021 b...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Coventry University designs pandemic-proof car of the future
    Coventry University researchers have developed a pandemic-proof car of the future, according to a Coventry University press release on 17 September. The car has touch-free doors that opens automatically for the passengers. The futuristic design is developed by Paul Herriotts, Professor of Transport ...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Sumitomo Bakelite develops plant-based phenolic resin for automotive applications
    Sumitomo Bakelite has developed a new plant-based solid novolac phenolic resin for automotive applications, according to a report by Plastics Today on 8 September. The new material, which the company manufactures on a commercial basis, uses lignin as a raw material. Sumitomo Bakelite said the new ma...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Lattice develops new FPGAs to support automotive applications
    Lattice Semiconductor has announced new versions of its MachXO3LF FPGAs and MachXO3D FPGAs, a company press release read on 16 September. The MachXO3LF FPGAs are for flexible deployment of automotive control applications while the MachXO3D FPGAs are for system security supporting extended temperatur...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Melexis develops new QVGA resolution time-of-flight sensor for automotive applications
    Melexis has developed MLX75026, an AEC-Q100 qualified QVGA time-of-flight (ToF) sensor for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 17 September. The MLX75026 enables software-compatibility with the MLX75027 Gen 3 VGA ToF sensor, resulting in migration between VGA and QVGA res...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    University of Warwick researchers develop technology to reduce motion sickness in autonomous vehicle
    Researchers at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick in Coventry, the United Kingdom, have developed technology to reduce motion sickness in autonomous vehicles, the university said in a press release. They designed a cognitive training tool to help train the brain to reduce...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Denso develops new electric power steering motor control unit
    Denso has developed a new electric power steering motor control unit (EPS-MCU) that delivers improve handling and safety to vehicles, the company said in a press release on 3 September. The new EPS-MCU, called DDA2 (Denso Dual Assist 2nd Generation), features two drive circuits and motor windings wh...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Blackstone Resources develops 3D-printed Li-ion solid-state batteries
    Blackstone Resources has developed 3D-printed lithium ion solid-state batteries, according to a company press release on 16 September 2020. The company’s German subsidiary, Blackstone Technology's 3D-printing process offers substantial advantages over conventional battery cell design that use liqu...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen picks Cerence to power voice assistant in ID.3 EV
    Cerence has been chosen by Volkswagen to power the voice assistant in Volkswagen’s new ID.3 fully electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 16 September. The EVs, available in Europe only, are expected to be delivered to customers in October 2020. “The car of the future is...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    TT Electronics unveils new anti-sulphur thin film chip resistors for automotive applications
    TT Electronics has developed new anti-sulphur surface mount resistors for automotive applications, the company announced in a press release on 16 September. The thin film chip resistors can be used to reduce failure in automotive applications such as battery management, roadside monitoring, and vehi...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    General Motors reveals details of 'Ultium Drive' system
    General Motors (GM) has revealed more details about its ‘Ultium Drive’ system, which will power its future electric vehicles (EV), according to a company press release on 16 September. ‘Ultium Drive’ will include five interchangeable drive units and three motors. All GM electric vehicles bui...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Kia to launch seven new dedicated BEVs by 2027
    In a press release dated 15 September, Kia Motors announced that it will launch seven new dedicated battery electric vehicles (BEV) by 2027. Kia’s first dedicated BEV, codenamed CV, is scheduled to launch in 2021 and will showcase Kia’s new design direction. The company expects BEVs to account f...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Elmos develops high-precision stepper motor driver for headlight adjustment
    Elmos has developed a high-precision stepper motor driver with the primary application in headlight adjustment, the company announced on 16 September via a press release. Other applications include valves for thermal management, air conditioning flap control, cruise control, or front grill adjustmen...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Startup Human Horizons launches Level 4 automated valet parking system on HiPhi X
    Mainland China-based startup Human Horizons has launched automated valet parking (AVP) system on its HiPhi X all-electric SUV, the company said in a press release on 16 September. The AVP system delivers Level autonomous driving experience based on the integration of vehicle and road-integrated tech...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Brembo introduces Greentive brake disc with low brake dust emissions
    Brembo has unveiled a new brake disc Greentive®, the brake supplier said in a press release on 16 September. The company said that the new disc with high technological characteristics is designed specially to meet the demands of premium and luxury cars. Significance: The new brake disc features ...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    ŠKODA introduces plasma-coated cylinder blocks
    Volkswagen-owned Czech carmaker, ŠKODA Auto, has introduced a plasma-coating process for its cylinder blocks. According to a press release issued by ŠKODA on 16 September, the company has set up a new processing line at its Mladá Boleslav headquarters for this operation at a cost of EUR28.8 milli...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ballard develops high-power density fuel cell stack for FCEVs
    Ballard has developed a new high-power density fuel-cell stack for fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the "FCgen®-HPS," the company announced in a press release on 14 September. The zero-emission, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel-cell stack is designed to provide propulsion for a range of ...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    CustomCells develops, patents new battery management system
    CustomCells has developed a new thermal battery management system (BMS), "CaloEX," the company announced in a press release on 11 September. CustomCells has also received patents for the BMS. The development project was carried out in cooperation with Erbslöh Aluminum GmbH and the Kiel University o...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Intel, Baidu to collaborate on development of autonomous vehicle architecture platform
    Intel will expand collaboration with China-based Internet technology company Baidu, the company said in a press release on 15 September. The two partner will jointly develop an autonomous vehicle architecture platform and an intelligent transportation vehicle-road computing architecture for automoti...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    HERE collaborates with INRIX to build parking solution
    HERE Technologies, has tied up with INRIX to provide a parking solution that includes on-street and off-street parking availability, dynamic rates, and indoor mapping, the company said in a press release on 15 September. The integration of HERE’s location services and INRIX data technologi...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Siemens, VSI Labs team up for autonomous vehicle development
    Siemens Digital Industries Software and VSI Labs, a researcher of active safety and autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies, have partnered to further advance development of self-driving car technology, Siemens announced in a press release on 14 September. Through the partnership, Siemens’ PAVE360™...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Grupo Antolin develops retractable sun visor
    Grupo Antolin has developed a retractable sun visor that improves the performance and overall look of the product, the Spanish supplier said in a press release on 14 September 2020. The retractable sun visors hide behind the headliner substrate until the user needs them. A passenger can deploy them ...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    TDK launches automotive noise suppression filters
    TDK Corporation has announced the development of noise suppression filters for automobiles, according to a company press release from 15 September. Part of the MHF1608 series of high-frequency bands, mass production of the filters will begin later this month. The filters will be put in ...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    MIPI Alliance develops solutions for in-car network connectivity
    The MIPI Alliance has announced the availability of its MIPI A-PHY v1.0, a long-reach serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface and in conjunction released its MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS) for in-car network connectivity. In a press statement dated 15 Septembe...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Audi A3 Sportback gets g-tron CNG powertrain variant
    German luxury and sports car manufacturer Audi has announced that its A3 Sportback will get the option of a compressed natural gas (CNG)-based powertrain. According to a press release issued by Audi on 15 September, the company has added the new A3 Sportback 30 g-tron to its lineup, and th...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    ŠKODA launches Octavia with PHEV, mild hybrid, and natural gas powertrains
    Czech carmaker, ŠKODA Auto, has announced that it will be providing three new alternative powertrains for the fourth generation Octavia. According to a press release issued by ŠKODA on 14 September, the newest iteration of the ŠKODA Octavia will provide customers the option of choosing betwe...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Infineon, Elliptic Labs extends partnership for smart sensor solutions
    Elliptic Labs has extended its partnership with Infineon Technologies by adding support of Infineon’s millimeter wave (mmWave) radar sensor to Elliptic Labs’ Virtual Smart Sensor Hub, the Norway based company said in a press release on 14 September. The latest collaboration will deliver new capa...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Elektrobit shows computing software for automated driving at Automotive Testing Expo China 2020
    Elektrobit is showcasing its latest technologies for automated driving testing and validation as well as its software platform for building next-generation electronic/electrical (E/E) architecture based on high performance computing (HPC), at the Automotive Testing Expo China 2020, currently (14–1...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    EV startup Human Horizon’s HiPhi X SUV features programmable, customizable matrix lighting system
    Human Horizons has announced that its smart, all-electric vehicle HiPhi X will feature programmable and customizable matrix lighting system, according to a press release on 14 September. The lighting system comprises of dual-core lighting modules with Programmable Matrix Lighting (PML) and Inte...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches new Tucson with hybrid and PHEV powertrains
    The Hyundai Motor Company has launched the newest version of its Tucson SUV. According to a press release issued by the company on 15 September, the new Hyundai Tucson will be put on sale with both hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain options. The new Tucson will be driven by Hyundai’s S...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Audi introduces e-tron S electric SUV and Sportback with three electric motors
    In a press release dated 10 September, Audi announced that it has introduced the all-electric performance models e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback. Both variants come with three electric motors, two on the rear axle, and one on the front axle. The motors produce a combined output of 70 kW of power and...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New Kia Stinger features advanced safety and connectivity solutions
    Kia unveiled the new Stinger with advanced safety and connectivity technologies in August, according to the automaker’s press filing. The vehicle comes with an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. It features a new and optional 10.25-inch touchscreen display which comes with Apple CarPlay ...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Tesla installs new EV fast charger in Berlin
    Tesla has unveiled a new supercharger equipment on a Berlin research campus in Germany, Reuters reported on 11 September. The automaker is also looking at other target cities for the product. The V3 charger reportedly allows Tesla Model 3 cars to travel 120 km with five minutes of charging. Older mo...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Royal DSM develops glass-filled polypropylene material for 3D printing
    Royal DSM has developed a new glass-filled polypropylene material ‘Arnilene AM6001 GF’ for extrusion-based 3D printing, with application in various industries, including automotive, news website 3D Printing Industry reported in late August. "Developed by our experts, Arnilene AM6001 GF offers in...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Lucid collaborates with Amazon to integrate Alexa services in Lucid Air EV
    Lucid has announced a collaboration with Amazon to integrate advanced Alexa services into Lucid Air electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 9 September. With voice command, users will have full access to Alexa services such as navigation, calling, streaming media, smart...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    NTN wins order for mass-production of sealed ball bearing for transmissions from several OEMs
    Japanese bearing manufacturer NTN Corporation has announced that it has secured orders for the mass-production of the Ultra-low Friction Sealed Ball Bearing, which was developed for automotive transmissions. According to a press release issued by NTN Corporation on 11 September, the company stated t...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Great Wall Motors strengthens partnership with Tencent, Xiandou
    Great Wall Motors has deepened its partnership with Tencent and Xiandou Intelligent, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 8 September. The three partners have launched cooperation in four major areas of car networking such as overseas cloud services, intelligent marketing, augmented...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    FlexEnable, UK develops liquid crystal cells for smart windows
    FlexEnable has developed liquid crystal cells, a glass-free organic LCD (OLCD) technology for automotive smart windows, UK-based company announced in a press release on 2 September. FlexEnable’s core display technology comprises an organic transistors backplane and a liquid crystal frontplane, eac...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Porsche makes 7-speed dual clutch transmissions available on all 718 models
    Germany-based sportscar manufacturer, Porsche, has announced that all 718 models can now be ordered with the PDK 7-speed twin clutch automatic transmission. According to a press release issued by Porsche on 8 September, the company stated that this gearbox would be available for the Boxster and Caym...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Renault develops XCEED blockchain project to certify vehicle component compliance
    French automotive OEM Renault has developed the eXtended Compliance End-to-End Distributed (XCEED) blockchain project in order to certify the compliance, from the design to the production phase, of all vehicle components. According to a press release issued by the carmaker on 10 September,...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Fujitsu launches AI-powered in-vehicle camera image analysis platform
    Fujitsu has announced the launch of an AI-powered in-vehicle camera image analysis platform, a company press release read on 10 September. The FUJITSU Future Mobility Accelerator Digital Twin Analyzer will deliver a new tool for businesses offering services relying on data from connected cars. Th...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Sennheiser, Continental develop in-car sound system
    Sennheiser has collaborated with Continental to develop a next-generation solution for premium in-car audio, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The solution includes a combination of Sennheiser’s AMBEO Mobility technology with Continental’s Ac2ated sound system. The Sennheise...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Cerence develops customizable wake-up word technology for automotive assistants
    Cerence has developed a customizable wake-up word technology that will allow drivers to create personalized wake-up words for automotive assistants, the company said in a press release on 10 September. “Our customizable wake-up word technology is one step further in our mission to create a...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    thyssenkrupp, Hyundai develop CFRP aluminum hybrid wheel
    In a press release dated 10 September, thyssenkrupp Carbon Components, a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp, announced that it has developed a carbon fiber–reinforced polymer (CFRP) aluminum hybrid wheel in cooperation with Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre (HMETC). The project was executed using thys...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Lucid Air’s headlamps feature Micro Lens Array system
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motor’s upcoming all-electric sedan ‘Air’ features ‘Micro Lens Array’ system, according to a company press release on 9 September. The Micro Lens Array system is comprised of thousands of ‘light channels.’ The lighting system is developed in-hou...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Lucid Motors unveils production version of all-electric 'Air'
    Lucid Motors has unveiled its first all-electric model ‘Air’ starting at a price of USD80,000 (before tax credit), the company announced in a press release on 9 September. The electric sedan will be offered in four variant—Air, Air Touring, Air Grand Touring, Air Dream Edition. Out of the four...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    General Motors develops wireless battery management system for EVs
    General Motors (GM) has developed a new wireless battery management system (wBMS) for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 9 September. This wireless system has been jointly developed with Analog Devices. The wireless battery monitoring system will be standard on all p...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mahindra Electric Mobility launches ‘MESMA 48’ platform globally
    Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra's electric vehicle (EV) arm Mahindra Electric Mobility has launched its ‘Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture 48 (MESMA 48)’ EV platform globally, the company announced in a press release on 9 September. “Our goal with EVs is to revolutioni...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Vishay develops new series of DC-Link metallized polypropylene film capacitors for automotive applications
    Vishay Intertechnology has unveiled a new series of DC-Link metallized polypropylene film capacitors for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 9 September. The capacitors are optimized for high humidity environments. Vishay says it is the first AEC-Q200 qualified DC-Link...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Analog Devices unveils wireless battery management system for EVs
    Analog Devices has unveiled wireless battery management system (wBMS) for electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 9 September. According to the company, the system will allow automotive manufacturers greater flexibility to scale their EV fleets into volume production. The ...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Opel opens booking for all-electric Zafira-e Life in Germany
    German car maker Opel has announced that it has opened the bookings for its new pure electric multipurpose vehicle (MPV), the Zafira-e Life. According to a press statement issued by Opel on 8 September, customers of the new Zafira-e Life can choose either a 75-kWh or 50-kWh battery pack depending on...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    OmniVision Technologies, GEO Semiconductor jointly develop automotive camera solution
    OmniVision Technologies has announced a partnership with GEO Semiconductor to jointly develop automotive camera solution, a company press release on 8 September read. OmniVision says the solution will offer high-quality images for rear-view cameras, surround-view systems, and e-mirrors. “We hav...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches Kona SUV with the latest Blue Link upgrade
    Hyundai has unveiled its new Kona SUV with connectivity upgrades, including the latest Hyundai Blue Link technology and improved safety packages, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The new Kona comes with a 10.25-inch digital cluster and an optional 10.25-inch AVN ...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Production of Jeep Grand Wagoneer PHEV to commence in 2021
    American SUV manufacturer, Jeep, has announced that it will commence manufacturing the production versions of its upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs in Detroit, Michigan, US next year. According to a press statement issued by Jeep’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    BASF develops new automotive refinish coatings
    BASF’s Coatings division has developed a new, advanced refinish product line for automotive applications, according to a company press release on 7 September. The company claims that its new coating meets the highest expectations of modern body shops. The new basecoat line including all additional...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    ZF collaborates with startup Aeva to produce autonomous sensors
    German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen has partnered with Silicon Valley startup Aeva to develop lidar for autonomous vehicles, according to a press release on 8 September. The companies claim the new sensor to be the world’s first Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar for the automotive ma...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Startup Zap-Map unveils app to pay for EV charging in the UK
    Zap-Map has unveiled a new service allowing electric vehicle (EV) drivers to use a single app to pay for charging across different networks, the UK-based mapping startup said in a press release on 7 September. Rapid charging network Engenie will be the first network available on the service, which i...
    08-Sep-2020 News New Products
    FoamPartner develops new foam technology for vehicle interiors
    FoamPartner has developed new OBoNature™ foam technology based on sustainable raw materials for next-generation automotive interiors, the company said in a press release on 31 August. The new advanced foam solutions are ideal for headliners, interior trim and seating applications. OBoNature™ pro...
    08-Sep-2020 News New Products
    NSK develops ultra-high-speed ball bearings for EV motors
    NSK has developed a new ball bearing for use in traction motors of electric and hybrid vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 7 September. The new bearings can allow electric motors to operate at higher speeds, while improving fuel economy, thanks to reduced power consumption per unit...
    08-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Trelleborg develops sealing solutions for EVs
    Trelleborg has developed sealing solutions to meet demanding requirements electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 3 September. Trelleborg’s HiSpin® PDR RT and HiSpin® HS40 are designed with e-axle technology in mind. The rotary seals are engineered to effectively run at ...
    08-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mitsubishi launches Outlander PHEV in the Philippines
    Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation has officially launched the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in the Philippines. According to a press release from Mitsubishi Motors on 5 September, the company will initially start sales in the country via the Peak Motors Philippines Inc. (PMPI) d...
    08-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New MAHLE smart AC to lower fine particulates within passenger cabin
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, MAHLE, has introduced a new smart air conditioning system that reduces the level of fine particulate matter in the passenger cabin of vehicles. According to a press release issued by MAHLE on 4 September, the company’s new system integrates...
    08-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Opel Movano electric LCV to debut in 2021
    Germany-based car manufacturer, Opel, has announced that it will be launching an all-electric version of its Movano light commercial vehicle (LCV) in 2021. According to a press release issued by Opel on 4 September, this is a part of the company’s push for electrification across its product portfo...
    08-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford to offer Remote Vehicle Setup for Mustang Mach-E EV
    Ford has announced that customers of the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle (EV) will be able to set destinations, find nearby charging stations, change cabin temperature settings and input commute schedules from their homes with the help of Remote Vehicle Setup, a company press release on 4 September ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ford’s next-gen SYNC system uses machine learning to offer smart suggestions
    Ford has announced that the next-generation SYNC system will use machine learning to offer suggestions to drivers based on previous activities, a company press release read on 4 September. It will use conversational speech recognition, internet search results and machine learning intelligence to ...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Citroën unveils ë-Jumper electric van with 37-kWh and 70-kWh lithium-ion battery packs
    Citroën has unveiled its new ë-Jumper electric van with two lithium-ion (Li-on) battery packs: 37 kWh and 70 kWh, the company announced in a press release on 4 September. The variant with the bigger, 70-kWh battery provides a maximum range of up to 340 km in the Worldwide Harmonised...
    07-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Infineon tests sensor system for autonomous driving with partners in Austria
    Infineon Austria is leading the 'iLIDS4SAM' project, which is dedicated to a sensor system that provides autonomous vehicles with three-dimensional (3D) images of their surroundings and enables such vehicles to anticipate danger situations, according to a report by Invest in Austria. The project aim...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Autonomous driving startup Voyage introduces ambulance-grade, self-cleaning robo-taxi G3
    Voyage has developed next generation robotaxi G3, the company said in a press release on 25 August. The new robotaxi features three highly-integrated autonomous technologies: Commander, Shield, and Telessist. Commander is the brain of the G3, which is capable of point-to-point autonomous driving wit...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    TomTom launches ‘RoadCheck’ to enable safer autonomous driving
    TomTom has launched TomTom RoadCheck, enabling OEMs to decide safe areas for drivers to activate their vehicles’ automated driving functions, a company press release on 3 September read. RoadCheck uses TomTom’s high-definition map data to define the operational design domain of their vehicles’...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Osram launches high-quality LED solutions for automotive sector
    Osram has unveiled the successor generation of the Oslon Compact PL and new versions of the Oslon Black Flat S LED solutions for automotive applications, according to a company press release on 3 September. The new Oslon Black Flat and Oslon Compact products are designed for use in high and low beam...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    HELLA to supply integrated lighting systems to Chinese EV maker
    German lighting and electronics supplier HELLA will produce integrated lighting systems for a leading Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, according to a company press release on 3 September 2020. The customer project includes two vehicle series—the first has recently been launched, the ...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Foresight develops commercial version of automatic calibration software
    Foresight Autonomous has announced that it has developed a commercial version of its automatic calibration software and submitted a patent application to the US Patent and Trademark Office, a company press release on 2 September read. The patent is for calibration software in vision sensors to ...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
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