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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...
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    Subaru selects ON Semiconductors’ image sensor to enable camera based ADAS
    ON Semiconductor has announced that its image sensing technology will be used in Subaru’s new-generation EyeSight Driver Assist platform to enable camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a company press release on 23 September. “Subaru's high quality standards and commitment t...
    ŠKODA collaborates with Parkopedia to assist drivers in finding parking spaces
    Skoda has announced a partnership with Parkopedia, whereby drivers can get easy and quick real-time access to vacant parking spaces throughout Europe, a press release by the automaker read on 23 September. The information will be displayed via the car’s navigation system or the ŠKODA&nb...
    BorgWarner supplies compact turbocharger for Volkswagen’s Nivus crossover
    BorgWarner is supplying its compact B01 turbocharger for the newly launched Volkswagen Nivus crossover, according to a company press release on 23 September 2020. “With an EA211 1.0L 200 TSI engine, the vehicle features first-of-its-kind turbo technology for the Brazilian market, offering a d...
    Maserati to use Alcantara in all-new MC20 supercar’s interior
    Maserati is planning to use Alcantara in the all-new MC20 supercar’s interior, Alcantara S.p.A announced in a press release on 22 September. The premium material will be used for seating, as well as on its headliner, door pillars, side panels, steering wheel, and instrument panel. The new MC20 is ...
    Seoul Semiconductor supplies WICOP Bi-color LED products for MY 2020 Audi A4 headlamp
    Seoul Semiconductor has announced that it has supplied WICOP Bi-color LED products for daytime running lights and front turn signals of the MY2020 Audi A4 headlamp, a company press release on 22 September read. “The [WICOP Gen2] family has been developed as a light source suitable for automobil...
    TomTom to supply connected services for Maserati Intelligent Assistant infotainment system
    TomTom has announced that it will supply Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the all-new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system, a company press release read on 22 September. Customers using Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models will h...
    Preh supplies sensory volume control for Audi A3
    Preh is supplying a new sensory volume control for the new Audi A3 compact sedan, the company said in a press release on 14 September. The innovative volume control is located in the center console of the sedan. The volume can be adjusted by sliding finger in circle. In addition, the controller can ...
    Visteon supplies all-new digital cluster for MY 2021 Ford F-150
    Visteon Corporation has announced that it will be supplying a new digital cluster for model year (MY) 2021 Ford F-150 vehicle, a company press release on 9 September read. The new 12.4-inch digital cluster enhances in-car user experience and prioritizes safety and connectivity. The system’s sof...
    ZF to supply 8-speed PHEV transmission for Jeep Wrangler 4xe
    Germany-based automotive transmission systems supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen, has announced that it will be supplying its 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for installation in the new 4WD Jeep Wrangler 4xe with a front-longitudinal drive configuration. According to a ...
    Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts wins USD98 million order for thermal management components
    Chinese supplier Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts has secured an order worth CNY664 million (approximately USD98 million) from an affiliate of Chinese electric carmaker, Li Auto. According to a report filed by China-based news agency Yicai Global on 14 September, Chongqing Lixiang Autos has selected...
    Tactile Mobility to offer tactile sensing technology for BMW Group’s next-generation vehicles
    Israel-based startup Tactile Mobility has announced a commercial partnership to equip BMW Group's next-generation vehicles on a global scale with its sensing software technology beginning in 2021, according to a company press release on 15 September. The company’s sensing technology helps analyze ...
    SiriusXM extends agreement with General Motors until 2027
    SiriusXM has announced an extension of its long-term agreement with General Motors (GM) that will continue the relationship between the two companies until 2027, according to a SiriusXM press release on 14 September. As part of the new agreement, GM will increase vehicles equipped with SiriusXM to n...
    Brembo supplies braking solutions for Maserati MC20
    Brembo is supplying braking solutions for the new Maserati MC20, the braking systems supplier said in a press release. The company is supplying its radial mounted monobloc 6-piston brake calipers for the front. The calipers converge on 390 x 36 mm Brembo CCM (carbon ceramic material) brake discs, of...
    LG Chem supplies batteries for ŠKODA’s all-electric SUV Enyaq
    South Korean battery manufacturer LG Chem is supplying lithium-ion batteries for ŠKODA Auto’s all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) ENYAQ, Czech Invest, an investment and business development agency of the Czech Republic, reported on 9 September. LG Chem is supplying the batteries from its Wro...
    Veoneer to supply ADAS technology to premium automaker
    Veoneer will supply its advanced stereo vision camera system, perception software, and 77 GHz front and rear radar system to an undisclosed premium automaker, the company said in a press release on 10 September 2020. These systems supply data to the vehicle's driver assistance package, which en...
    AGC supplies curved large cover glass for new 2021 Cadillac Escalade
    AGC is supplying its curved-large cover glass for car-mounted displays for Cadillac's model year 2021 Escalade, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 10 September. AGC’s Dragontrail™ is a specialty glass receptive to chemical strengthening that has been enhanced with chemical rei...
    Delphi Technologies announces new business win for 800V inverter
    In a press release dated 9 September, Delphi Technologies announced that it has a new order for its 800V inverters from a premium European OEM. The inverters will be equipped in OEM's next generation of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The inverters supplied will be equipped across the custome...
    BorgWarner to supply variable turbine geometry turbochargers to global OEM
    American automotive powertrain components supplier, BorgWarner, has secured an order to supply turbochargers to a global OEM. According to a press release issued by BorgWarner on 9 September, the company will be supplying its variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers to the OEM. These VTG tur...
    Hitachi Automotive supplies advanced driver assistance ECU, HD map position unit for Nissan SKYLINE
    Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its advanced driver assistance ECU and HD map position unit has been adopted in Nissan’s ‘SKYLINE’ model, a company press release read on 8 September. The high-definition map position unit is capable of automatic map updates via OTA (Over the Air)....
    Bridgestone provides ENLITEN tire technology for Volkswagen Golf 8
    Bridgestone is supplying Turanza Eco featuring its innovative, lightweight ‘ENLITEN Technology’ as OE tires for Volkswagen’s new eighth generation Golf 8, according to a company press release on 8 September. The custom-designed Turanza Eco tires with ENLITEN Technology have been design...
    HELLA supplies radar sensor technology for Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan
    HELLA is supplying its 24 GHz radar sensor technology for the driver assistance system of the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport, the German supplier announced in a press release on 2 September. Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan. The technology enables...
    Volkswagen uses Röhm’s PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds for ID.3’s lighting design
    Volkswagen used Röhm’s PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds for its ID.3’s lighting design, according to a press release by Röhm on 1 September. Röhm’s PLEXIGLAS® Resist AG 100 is used in the light strip cover of the model. This special molding compound is impact-resistant and boasts higher heat ...
    New Volkswagen ID.3 features DRiV’s semi-active suspension technology
    Powertrain components supplier DRiV has announced that its continuously variable semi-active suspension with external valve (CVSAe) can be equipped for the Volkswagen ID.3 electric vehicle. According to a press release issued by the parent company of DRiV, Tenneco, on 1 September, the company has st...
    Toyoda Gosei supplies weatherstrip for the new Lexus LC 500 Convertible
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. is supplying weatherstrips for new Lexus LC 500 Convertible, which was launched in July 2020, the Japanese supplier said in a press release 28 August 2020. Toyoda Gosei supplies 34 weatherstrips of 20 different types for use on the doors, luggage compartment, hood, and elsewhe...
    Thyssenkrupp supplies electric steering for Renault Duster SUV in Brazil
    Thyssenkrupp is supplying electric steering systems for the new Renault Duster in Brazil, according to a report by Automotive Business on 24 August. The company has a steering system factory for passenger and light commercial vehicles in São José dos Pinhais. Significance: Thyssenkrupp first su...
    Meridian to supply audio solutions for HiPhi vehicles in China
    Human Horizons has announced that it will feature Meridian’s audio solutions for its all-electric vehicle (EV) brand HiPhi, a company press release on 25 August read. Meridian’s premium audio system will feature in the HiPhi X in mainland China. HiPhi is set for small volume production by the en...
    Hexagon to supply hydrogen tanks to automaker in Northeast Asia for fuel cell SUV
    In a press release dated 20 August, Hexagon Composites announced that it will supply composite hydrogen cylinders to an automaker in Northeast Asia. The tank will be equipped in the automaker’s current zero-emission fuel cell electric sport utility vehicle (SUV). The cylinders will be installed in...
    Lumen Freedom supplies wireless EV charging system to McLaren for Speedtail Hyper-GT
    Lumen Freedom, a manufacturer of Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) systems, is supplying its WEVC system to McLaren Automotive for the Speedtail Hyper-GT, the company announced in a press release on 25 August. Significance: The company’s WEVC provides hands-free, efficient, clean, and u...
    Ford's SYNC 4 system adopts new INRIX technology for parking spot, gas station
    Ford has announced that its infotainment system SYNC 4 will adopt INRIX’S services for parking and fuel, a company press release read on 20 August. INRIX’s solution will help Ford drivers find, compare, and navigate to available parking spaces and search for the lowest fuel prices and drive to t...
    FAW Group picks Keysight’s connected car test solutions for in-vehicle and V2V communications
    Keysight Technologies has announced that FAW Group has picked its connected car test solutions for in-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications across Ethernet, eCall, cellular V2X (C-V2X), 4G, and 5G, a company press release read on 19 August. FAW chose Keysight’s solutions to valida...
    Huayu Automotive Electric System supplies e-motor for SAIC’s Roewe R ER6 EV in mainland China
    Huayu Automotive Electric System Co., Ltd., is supplying e-motor for SAIC’s Roewe R ER6 electric vehicle (EV) in mainland China, according to a report by China PEV on 13 August. The TZ204XS1152 e-motor provides a maximum power of 184Ps. Significance: The model is equipped with a ternary lithium...
    Xilinx to power Subaru’s new-generation EyeSight driver assistance system
    Subaru has selected Xilinx’s technology to power its next-generation EyeSight driver assist system, Xilinx said in a press release on 19 August. According to Xilinx, its automotive-qualified (XA) Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSOC) 16 nanometer technology provides high-performan...
    Kumho supplies OE tires for Renault Samsung XM3 and Kia Motors Seltos in South Korea
    Kumho Tire is supplying tires as OE fitment for Renault Samsung XM3 and Kia Motors Seltos in South Korea, reports The Korea Herald on 18 August. The Korean tiremaker is supplying its Solus TA31 tires for Kia Seltos in 16- and 17-inch seizes. The company is supplying Solus TA31 tires in 16- and ...
    Sanhua Intelligent Controls to supply thermal management parts for Evergrande’s new energy vehicles in mainland China
    Chinese parts supplier, Sanhua Intelligent Controls, will become the exclusive provider of certain thermal management components to the Evergrande New Energy Automotive Group’s new energy vehicles (NEV). According to a report filed by news agency Yicai Global on 19 August, Zhejiang province-bas...
    CEAT Tyres supplies OE tires for Mahindra’s new Thar SUV
    India-based CEAT Tyres is supplying tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Mahindra’s all-new Thar, which was revealed earlier this week, Autocar Professional reported on 15 August. The new Thar, which goes on sale from 2 October, will be equipped with Czar AT tires from CEAT. The company wi...
    Visteon supplies fully digital instrument cluster for MY 2020 Citroën C4 in Europe
    Visteon is supplying its latest fully digital instrument cluster for the model year (MY) 2020 Citroën C4 hatchback for the European market, the US-based automotive supplier said in a press release today (18 August). The new Citroën C4 is equipped with a 5-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) display. A...
    Ferodo supplies OE brake pads for MY 2020 Volkswagen Golf
    Germany-based carmaker, Volkswagen, has selected Ferodo to supply brake pads for its new MY 2020 Golf hatchback. According to a report filed by motoring publication The Brake Report on 11 August, Ferodo also stated that it would provide Eco-Friction replacement brake pads for the new VW Golf as well...
    Startup StradVision’s perception software powers driver-assist features in Changan’s CS75 Plus SUV
    StradVision has partnered with Taiwan-based Tung Thih Electronics (TTE) to power driver-assist features in Changan Automobile’s CS75 Plus SUV, the South Korea-based startup said in a press release on 11 August. TTE’s ultrasonic surround sensors and StradVision’s SVNet camera-based artificial i...
    Vitesco supplies drive control unit for Volkswagen ID.3 EV
    German automotive powertrain components supplier, Vitesco Technologies, has announced that it will supply drive control units for Volkswagen’s new electric vehicle (EV), the ID.3. According to a press statement issued by Vitesco Technologies on 12 August, the company announced that the new server-...
    Ibeo Automotive’s lidar system to feature on Great Wall Motor vehicles starting 2022
    Ibeo Automotive Systems has won contract to supply its IbeoNEXT solid-state lidar sensors to Great Wall Motor, the company said in a press release on 30 July. The Chinese automaker will equip its new WEY sports utility vehicle (SUV) with IbeoNEXT lidar from 2022. GWM has commissioned its subsidiary ...
    Borgwarner to supply its integrated drive module for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    BorgWarner is set to supply its integrated drive module (iDM) to Ford for its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 5 August. The iDM is being supplied to power the Mustang Mach-E’s rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) conf...
    SEAT presents new strategy for suppliers; aims to increase localization in Spain
    On 4 August, SEAT presented its new strategy for suppliers, the Spanish carmaker said in a press release. The company called its 60 main Spanish suppliers and key associations, including the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC) and the Spanish Association of Automotive Supplier...
    AAM supplies electric drive unit to SAIC-GM-Wuling for Baojun E300 Plus in mainland China
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is supplying its electric drive unit to SAIC-GM-Wuling, a three-party joint venture (JV) between GM, SAIC, and Liuzhou Wuling Motors, for all-electric Baojun E300 Plus, the company announced in a press release on 30 July. The E300 Plus is powered by a 40-kW El...
    BlackBerry’s QNX operating system to power ADAS in Canoo’s next-gen EVs
    BlackBerry has announced that its QNX operating system (OS) will power the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), including cameras, radar and parking sensors in Canoo’s next-generation electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 28 July. As part of an agreement reached bet...
    Yokohama supplies OE tires for Mercedes-AMG’s new GLA, GLE models
    Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. is supplying ‘ADVAN Sport V107’ tires as OE fitment for Mercedes-AMG’s new GLA, GLE models. The Japanese company is supplying its ‘ADVAN Sport V107’ tires for the new GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe, which was launched in Europe in November 2019. The new GLE 53 4MATI...
    Foresight Autonomous sells two QuadSight prototype systems to mainland Chinese technology company
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings has sold its two prototypes of QuadSight four-camera vision system to the automotive solution business of a mainland Chinese technology company, the Israel-based company said in a press release on 27 July. Foresight claimed that its QuadSight technology may allow the au...
    BorgWarner delivers electric drive module to three automakers in mainland China
    BorgWarner has started delivering its electric drive module (eDM) to three automakers, JMC-Ford, AIWAYS, and Leading Ideal (Li), in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. BorgWarner’s eDM will be equipped in JMC-Ford Territory, the AIWAYS U5 sports utility vehicle (SU...
    Cooper Tire supplies OE tires for new Mercedes-Benz GLS
    Cooper Tire & Rubber is supplying its Cooper Discoverer SRXLE™ tire as OE fitment for the new Mercedes-Benz GLS, according to a press release on 21 July. The company is supplying Discoverer SRXLE in size 275/50R20 and 275/55R19. The company makes Cooper Discoverer SRXLE tires in the Unite...
    Nexen Tire supplies OE tires for 2020 Volkswagen Golf
    Nexen Tire is supplying N’blue S and WINGUARD Sport 2 tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the model year 2020 Volkswagen Golf, according to a company press release on 21 July. The tiremaker is supplying N’blue S in size 205/55R16 91V, and WINGUARD Sport 2 in two sizes—195/65R15 91H an...
    Ford, Mobileye collaborate to offer better camera-based collision avoidance solutions
    Ford and Mobileye have expanded their collaboration to offer more-efficient collision avoidance solutions in Ford’s global vehicle lineup, the two companies said in a joint press release on 20 July. As part of the collaboration, Mobileye will offer its EyeQ sensing technology to support the US aut...
    BMW signs long-term supply agreement with Northvolt for battery cells
    BMW has signed a long-term supply agreement with Northvolt for sourcing battery cells, the automaker announced in a press release on 16 July. The order is worth EUR2 billion and will start from 2024. The battery cells will be produced in Europe at the Northvolt gigafactory currently under constructi...
    Bridgestone supplies OE tires for Renault Duster in Brazil
    Bridgestone is supplying tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new Renault Duster, according to a report by Automotive Business on 14 July. The Japanese tire-maker is supplying its Dueler H/T 684II tire in size 215/65R 98T. With this order, Bridgestone remains the main OE tire supplier fo...
    LANXESS supplies highly integrated plastic-metal composite bolster for Ford Kuga SUV
    LANXESS is supplying its polyamide 6 ‘Durethan BKV30H2.0EF’ for seat bolster of the Ford Kuga sport utility vehicle (SUV), the German specialty chemicals company said in a press release on 15 July. The seat bolster of the SUV features Durethan BKV30H2.0EF glass fiber reinforced polyamide (PA) as...
    Rheinmetall wins USD34 million order to supply divert-air valves to South Korean OEM
    Germany-based automotive technology supplier, Rheinmetall Automotive, has announced that it has secured a major order from a South Korean carmaker. According to a press statement issued by Rheinmetall Automotive on 15 July, the company will be supplying its divert air valves for a South Korean-based...
    German court bans Tesla from advertisement statements related to autonomous driving
    A Regional Court in Munich has banned Tesla from using terms “Autopilot” and “Full Scale Driving” (FSD) in its advertisement in Germany, claiming them as misleading, Reuters reported on 14 July. The case was brought by Wettbewerbszentrale, a regulatory body in Germany responsible for policin...
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies Dunlop brand OE tires for Toyota Hiace
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is supplying its DUNLOP brand tires as OE fitment for Toyota Hiace, the Japanese tiremaker said in a press release on 2 July. The company is supplying SP175N (SPN) tires for the model. Significance: The SP175N tire featuring a unique tread compound maintains ...
    Goodyear supplies additional OE tires for all-electric Porsche Taycan
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was named the supplier for the first models of Porsche’s new electric vehicle (EV), the Taycan, back in 2019. According to a press release from Goodyear on 10 July, the tiremaker has developed additional tire fitments for the Porsche Taycan. The company al...
    BMW sources sustainable cobalt from Managem Group in Morocco
    BMW has signed a supply agreement with Managem Group in Morocco for sourcing sustainable cobalt, the company announced in a press release on 9 July. The order is worth EUR100 million (USD113 million) and is for the period between 2020 and 2025. The two companies already signed a memorandum of unders...
    Hankook supplies Ventus OE tires for Porsche Taycan electric sports cars
    South Korean tiremaker Hankook is supplying Ventus S1 evo 3 ev tires as OE fitment for the Porsche Taycan, according to a press release on 9 July 2020. The Ventus S1 evo 3 ev tire has been specially developed for the needs of electric vehicles (EV). The company is supplying tires in size 225/55...
    Rheinmetall Automotive wins USD283 million order for electric vacuum pumps in Mainland China
    Rheinmetall Automotive has secured orders worth EUR250 million (about USD283 million) for electric vacuum pumps in Mainland China from an undisclosed automaker, according to a company press release on 6 July. The components to be supplier are being manufactured by Pierburg Huayu Pump Technology (PHP...
    Röhm develops new molding compound for Volkswagen Golf front lighting
    Röhm GmbH supplied PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds for the new Volkswagen Golf’s front lighting, the company said in a press release on 26 June. The company supplied its PLEXIGLAS® Resist AG 100 and PLEXIGLAS® Hi-Gloss NTA-5, both materials are specialists for the front of vehicles. These molding...
    Visteon supplies digital clusters for new Hyundai Creta SUV in India
    Visteon is supplying digital instrument cluster for the new Hyundai Creta SUV in India, Autocar Professional reported on 28 June. The new SUV features an optional 7.0-inch ‘Supervision Cluster’ that has a digital display with an inbuilt turn-by-turn navigation and display destination information...
    Goodyear supplies tires for Lordstown Motors' all-electric pickup truck Endurance
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and American electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, Lordstown Motors, have announced a new strategic relationship. According to a press statement issued by Goodyear on 25 June, the two companies have signed agreements to collaborate on tires and service. The colla...
    Continental secures new orders for smartphone-based vehicle access system from three OEMs
    Continental has won new orders for its CoSmA smartphone-based vehicle access system from three vehicle manufacturers from Europe and Asia, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 23 June. These automakers will integrate Continental’s smartphone-based solution into the arch...
    AGC develops light control glass for panoramic sunroof of Toyota's new Harrier
    Japanese supplier AGC has developed light control glass called WONDERLITETM Dx, for the panoramic sunroof of Toyota's new Harrier, which went on sale on 17 June 2020, according to a company press release. The new light control glass WONDERLITETM Dx is composed of a specialized film encapsulated...
    Blue Solutions inks battery supply agreement with Daimler
    Blue Solutions, a unit of Bollore, has signed a battery supply agreement with Daimler, the company announced in a press release on 12 June. The new agreement is for three years with an optional two-year extension period. The supply agreement has been in agreed form since the end of March and was exp...
    ZF supplies electric steering system and brake components for VW Nivus in Brazil
    ZF will supply various components including electric steering system and brake components for Volkswagen’s new Nivus model that will be produced in Brazil, according to a report by AutomotiveBusiness on 16 June. The company will supply electric steering system, brake servo, rear disc brake, and st...
    AD Plastik to supply exterior components to AvtoVAZ for Lada Niva model in Russia
    Croatia-based supplier of plastic components AD Plastik has secured orders worth EUR57.7 million (USD65 million) from AvtoVAZ for a new Lada Niva vehicle model, according to a company press release on 16 June. The vehicle will be produced at the AvtoVAZ factory in Togliatti. AD Plastik Togliatti ...
    Tesla to source cobalt from Glencore for mainland Chinese, German gigafactgories
    Tesla will source cobalt, a key raw material used in the production of lithium-ion batteries, from Glencore, the Financial Times  reported on 16 June. The US-based electric carmaker will use cobalt supplied by Glencore at its gigafactories in mainland China and Germany. Glencore will supply cob...
    Hankook Tire to supply Kinergy GT OE tires for MY 2021 Chevy Trailblazer
    Hankook Tire will supply its all-season tire Kinergy GT (H436) tires as OE fitment for Chevrolet's all-New 2021 Trailblazer, according to a company press release on 15 June 2020. The company will supply Kinergy 225/55R18H for Trailblazer RS, and the Dynapro AT2 (RF11) 225/60R17H for the ACTIV t...
    AuVitronics secures contract to supply absorber FR bumper to Toyota Motor Vietnam
    AuVitronics Limited has secured an order for supply of absorber FR bumper to Toyota Motor Vietnam, according to a report by MG Link News on 10 June. The said part will be installed on the rear side of the front bumper cover in the upcoming Corolla and approved after a rigorous process and stringent ...
    Nidec supplies e-axle traction motor system to Geely for Geometry C
    Nidec is supplying its e-axle traction motor system to Geely for the Geometry C, the company announced in a press release on 27 May. Geely’s Geometry C will be equipped with Nidec's 150-kW e-axle model Ni150Ex. The Ni150Ex e-axle weighs 91 kg and achieves a maximum power output of 150 kW and a max...
    Cerence to power Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system with conversational AI and voice recognition
    Ford has selected Cerence’s Cerence Drive products to deliver advanced, conversational artificial intelligence (AI), and voice recognition to the Ford SYNC 4 communication and entertainment system, Cerence said in a press release on 2 June. Cerence Drive is Cerence’s portfolio of products, servi...
    BYD to supply EV batteries to Ford in mainland China
    BYD is set to supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries to Ford in mainland China, Reuters reported on 1 June, citing a document on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The batteries will be equipped in a plug-in hybrid that Ford plans to manufacture with its joint v...
    LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Hyundai Motors
    LG Chem will supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries to the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, according to a Reuters report on 27 May. Details of the supply contract including the EV model and the full amount of the deal are not disclosed yet. Significance: The South Korean battery manufacturer has be...
    Webasto to supply soft top for Volkswagen T-Roc
    Webasto, a leading supplier of roof systems, is supplying the soft top for Volkswagen’s T-Roc crossover utility vehicle (CUV) convertible, according to a company press release on 27 May 2020. In the convertible version, the T-Roc combines the advantages of a compact crossover, such as a raised sea...
    Constellium to supply auto body sheet for new Toyota Corolla in Europe
    Constellium is supplying auto body sheet for the new Toyota Corolla, the Netherlands-based aluminum supplier said in a press release on 27 May 2020. “Constellium was nominated as the sole supplier of auto body sheet for the hood of the new Corolla, produced at the automaker’s facilities in Burna...
    Kumho Tire to supply OE tires for SEAT’s Ibiza model
    South Korean tiremaker Kumho Tire has bagged an order for supply of tires as original equipment (OE) fitment from Spanish automaker SEAT for the latter’s Ibiza model, according to a report by The Korea Herald on 25 May. The company has been supplying its Ecowing ES31 185/65R 15 88H for Ibiza since...
    Porsche to integrate Tactile Mobility’s solution into future models
    Porsche will integrate Tactile Mobility’s AI solution in its future models, CTech reported on 18 May. The Israel-based startup provides vehicles with tactile sensing and dynamics data, which makes vehicles smarter and roads safer. The German sports carmaker is one of the key investors in Tact...
    Benteler to develop front and rear axle modules for Evergrande EVs
    Benteler Automotive has received a major contract from its Chinese customer Evergrande. According to a press release on 7 May 2020, Benteler will develop front and rear axle modules for Evergrande electric vehicles (EV). "We are developing the front and rear axle modules for mid-range and luxury ...
    Yokohama Rubber supplies ADVAN brand OE tires for BMW X3 and X4 models
    Yokohama Rubber is supplying its ADVAN brand of tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new BMW X3 and X4 models, according to a company press release on 30 April. The company began supplying its ADVAN Sport V107 tires for these two models since July 2019. The tire-maker is supplying tires ...
    Yokohama Rubber supplies OE tires for Mercedes-AMG’s new GLS 63-series and GLE 53-series
    Yokohama Rubber is supplying its ADVAN brand tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Mercedes-AMG’s new GLS 63-series and GLE 53-series, the company said in two separate press releases on 24 April. The Japanese tire maker began supplying “ADVAN Sport V107” OE tires for the new GLS 63 4...
    SGL Carbon to supply glass fiber-based cover plates for battery enclosures to BMW
    SGL Carbon has received an order from BMW Group for supply of glass fiber-based cover plates for battery enclosures, according to a company press release on 21 April. The multiyear order will include the production of an innovative glass-fiber-based cover plate for the battery housing for usage in a...
    SK Innovation to supply batteries for BAIC’s MARK 5 EV
    South Korean SK Innovation will supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries to its Chinese partner, Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC Group)’s MARK 5 EV, Yonhap News Agency reported on 20 April. BAIC's MARK 5 is scheduled to be released in China later this year. The EV will be powered by EV batteries b...
    Aptiv supplies ADAS and infotainment system for new Buick GL8 Avenir in mainland China
    Aptiv is supplying advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and infotainment system for the new Buick Avenir luxury minivan in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 15 April. GM’s joint venture (JV) in mainland China with SAIC Motors, SAIC-GM, launched the new minivan in the Chine...
    TS Tech supplies lightweight seat for new Honda Fit in Japan
    Japanese interior parts supplier TS Tech has developed a lightweight seat for the new Honda FIT in Japan, according to a company press release on 1 April. The next generation seat frame uses ultra-high-tensile steel and weight reduction technologies such as thin-plate welding technology. TS Tech cla...
    Aotecar New Energy Technology to supply AC compressors for BAIC's three new EV models
    Aotecar New Energy Technology will supply electric air conditioning (AC) compressors for three new electric vehicle (EV) models of BAIC Group starting October, according to a report by Yicai Global on 2 April. The latest order is expected to add about CNY100 million (USD14 million) to the company...
    Toyoda Gosei develops extra-large spindle grille for Lexus LM
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed new extra-large spindle grilles for Toyota’s Lexus LM, a luxury minivan sold in China, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 26 March 2020. The new Lexus LM was launched for the growing luxury minivan segments in Asian and other markets. Significa...
    Kumho Tire supplies OE tire for BMW X3
    Kumho Tire is supplying its Crugen HP91 as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new BMW X3, according to a report by Tyre Press on 18 March. The South Korean tire manufacturer is supplying the Crugen HP91 ultra-high performance tire in a 245/50R19 105W fitment for BMW's latest-generation X3 manuf...
    Toshiba to supply lithium-ion battery for Mitsubishi, Nissan’s hybrid models
    Toshiba is supplying its SCiB™ lithium-ion rechargeable battery for two Japanese automakers’ hybrid models, according to a company press release on 23 March. The company is supplying batteries for Mitsubishi Motors’ latest generation eK X space and eK space cars as well as Nissan’s...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota stops manufacturing at five plants in Japan
    Toyota has decided to temporarily suspend manufacturing operations at seven of its production lines at five plants in Japan in response to weak vehicle demand amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 23 March. The Japanese automaker will suspend...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Cadillac Incorporates Tula Technology’s Dynamic Skip Fire in 2021 Escalade
    Tula Technology has announced that Cadillac’s updated 2021 Cadillac Escalade includes GM’s Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM), based on Tula’s award winning DSF® technology. According to a press release issued by Tula Technology on 17 March, the company stated that the DSF technology modulates pow...
    Nexen supplies OE tires for VW Passat in US, Canada
    Nexen Tire is supplying tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new Volkswagen (VW) Passat in North America, according to a company press release on 10 March 2020. The tiremaker is supplying its N'FERA AU7 in size 215/60R16 95T for the Canadian market and 215/55R17 94H for the United States...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Chinese automakers operating at less than 40% capacity, according to CAAM
    Chinese automakers are operating at less than 40% of capacity, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), Nikkei Asian Review reported today (13 March). According to the association, about 90% of the factories operated by the 23 local automakers had resumed operations by ...
    13-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Vitesco secures order for catalytic converter heating elements from European OEM
    In a press statement issued on 12 March, German automotive components supplier Vitesco Technologies has announced that it has won an order from a European OEM for electric heating elements to be used in diesel catalytic converters. This e-catalyst is from the Emicat brand and will be installed ...
    Tenneco to supply exhaust system for MY2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Tenneco is supplying its advanced exhaust and powertrain technologies for the model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Tenneco announced in a press release on 12 March 2020. Tenneco’s Clean Air and Powertrain Business Groups is supplying the complete cold-end exhaust system, as well as a ...
    Geely selects Cerence ARK to build AI-powered automotive assistant
    Chinese automaker Geely has selected Cerence’s AI Reference Kit (ARK) to build artificial intelligence (AI)-powered automotive assistants, Cerence said in a press release on 12 March 2020. Geely’s China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) subsidiary will use Cerence’s new Cerence ARK platform to bu...
    COVID-19 outbreak: Over 95% of JLR suppliers in China resume operations, says Tata Motors
    Over 95% of tier-1 and tier-2 suppliers supplying to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in China, have resumed operations, but at reduced capacity, Tata Motors announced in a press release on 6 March. JLR, a Tata Motors company, is engaged with its suppliers on the status of their sub-tier suppliers in China. ...
    09-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 outbreak: Vehicle production may be hit in Brazil next month due to shortage of auto parts sourced from China
    Automakers in Brazil might be forced to suspend production at their plants in April due to shortage of auto parts sourced from China amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Reuters reported on 6 March, citing Carlos Moraes, president of local vehicle manufacturers association Anfavea. “Is th...
    09-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    TI Fluid Systems to supply thermal management systems for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    TI Fluid Systems has won an order from Ford to supply its thermal management systems for the new Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 4 March. TI Fluid Systems will be supplying air conditioning refrigerant lines for cabin comfort as well as battery chiller lines for battery t...
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