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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
    Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts to supply heat management system to Geely’s NEVs in Mainland China
    Sealing technologies and rubber components supplier, Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts, will be supplying the heat management systems for the new energy vehicle (NEV) powertrains of Mainland Chinese carmaker, Geely. According to a report filed by Mainland China-based new agency Yicai Global on 7 July...
    Vehicle entry system – A review of current trends
    Technology disruptions have led to the evolution of vehicle access systems from traditional lock-and-key systems to keyless entry technology. Keyless vehicle access control systems are fully automated systems featuring an electronic locking feature that secures access to the vehicle electronically, ...
    MBUX – a UI/UX role model?
    Right at the onset of 2018, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its next-generation infotainment system called the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas, United States. The MBUX soon found its launching pad in the form of the new 2019 A-Class, which made its public debut at the Genev...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 1, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month E-Mobility How are tranmission manufacturers and the wider automotive industry preparing and positioning for impending rise in hybrid demand? Thermal Modest projected adoption by global OEMs is expected ...
    VeriSilicon supplies IP solution for Shenzhen Goke Semiconductor’s ADAS chip
    Shenzhen Goke Semiconductor Co. (SGKS) has selected VeriSilicon’s Vivante GC7000UL-VX vision processor IP for the SGKS 6802X advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) chip, according to a VeriSilicon press release this month. SGKS’s 6802X is an advanced vehicle-quality system on chip (SOC) with ...
    Tenneco supplies clean air systems for Land Rover Discovery
    Tenneco is supplying full clean air systems for the new Land Rover Discovery, the supplier announced in a press release on 18 May. The seven-seat Land Rover Discovery is the latest generation of one of Jaguar Land Rover's most popular models. The model will feature Tenneco’s latest selective catal...
    PSA selects Qualcomm processor for next-generation infotainment system
    The PSA Group has entered into a strategic collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies to integrate the latter’s Snapdragon 820 Automotive (820A) processor in its next-generation vehicles, the automaker announced in a press release on 22 February. Starting in 2020, the Snapdragon 820A processor will ...
    Hyundai to release cars with self-developed OS by 2020
    Hyundai Motor Group, including Kia Motors Corp, has announced plans to release an autonomous vehicle using its own operating system (OS), according to a Maeil Business report. The initiative is to be called "Connected Car Operating System (ccOS)" and the group is aiming to install its self...
    01-Nov-2016 News Investments
    Ford to work with BlackBerry on using QNX
    Ford has signed a deal to work directly with BlackBerry, enabling it to expand its use of the BlackBerry QNX secure operating system (OS), according to a Reuters report. The accord is BlackBerry's first direct deal with any automaker, the report notes. Panasonic uses QNX software in Ford's...
    01-Nov-2016 News New Products
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies SUV tires for Nissan Rogue model
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has begun supplying FALKEN ZIEX ZE001 A/S SUV tires for the new 2016 Nissan Rogue, which is now available in North America, the tire maker announced in a press release on 28 April. The tires feature an asymmetrical tire tread pattern and the size provided for th...
    Magneti Marelli showcases EV, lighting, lightweight materials solutions at 2016 Beijing Auto Show
    Magneti Marelli is showcasing products for hybrid-electric propulsion at Auto China 2016, says a company press release. The company is exhibiting its 48 Volt PERF.E.T. (PERForming and Efficient Transmission) hybrid system, energy storage systems such as 60 and 120 kW KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Sy...
    KSPG secures USD134 million contract to supply car engine pistons
    KSPG has won a EUR118 million (USD134 million) contract for car engine steel pistons, piston pins and rings, states a press release. The order has been placed with the Czech plant in Ústí nad Labem and series production will start in early 2018. The piston assemblies are meant for the four- and si...
    TI Automotive opens new flui‎d supply systems plant in Mexico
    TI Automotive has opened a new manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico, the company announced in a press release on 13 April. The 53,000-square foot facility is located near Hyundai-Kia’s manufacturing facility and will produce fluid carrying systems. Production is expected to commence in May ...
    14-Apr-2016 News Investments
    BASF obtains lithium-ion cathode material licence from CAMX Power
    BASF has obtained a licence related to the CAMX suite of CAM-7 cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries under the intellectual property of CAMX Power LLC, states a press release by BASF.  “We believe that BASF, as the world's largest chemical company, with CAM-7 added to its cathode portfo...
    13-Apr-2016 News New Products
    Yokohama to supply OE tires for Toyota’s new Prius
    Toyota has selected Yokohama as the tire supplier for the new Prius model, states a press release by Yokohama. In Japan, Oceania and Europe, Toyota will equip Prius with Yokohama’s BluEarth E70 tires, and in North America, the car will get Yokohama’s ASPEC A349 tire. In other countries, the “A...
    UQM receives new order from Proterra for PowerPhase HD electric drive systems
    UQM has received a new order from Proterra for PowerPhase HD electric drive systems, to be completed and shipped before the end of 2016, according to a press release on 10 March. Joe Mitchell, president and CEO of UQM Technologies commented on the development, “We have worked closely over the year...
    US NHTSA approves Gentex-built hybrid rearview display mirror in Chevrolet Bolt EV
    General Motors (GM) will be able to deploy the Full Display Mirror (FDM) built Gentex in its upcoming Bolt electric vehicle (EV) following an approval by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports Autoblog. NHTSA has now approved this type of mirror and screen hybrid tech...
    UQM, New Eagle partner to provide full electric, hybrid drivetrains
    UQM Technologies and New Eagle have collaborated to provide integrated electric drivetrain solutions to electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids in the light- and medium-duty vehicle segments, according to a press release. As a part of the collaboration, UQM will provide its PowerPhase Pro® electric pro...
    TM4 supplies motor, inverter to Ballard’s FCvelocity-HD7 module
    TM4 has entered a supply deal to provide electric motors and invertors for Ballard’s seventh-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power module, states a press release. Ballard chose the TM4 MOTIVE series of high rpm motors which will be vital for air supply to the fuel cell.   Significane: Canad...
    Johnson Controls supplies seat covers, paddings for Volvo XC90
    The Volvo XC90, which was recently named "Truck of the Year" at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), features seat covers and paddings supplied by Johnson Controls, the supplier said in a press release on 3 February. The company said, “The demand of the Swedish premium car manufactu...
    Concentric to produce ‘Electro Hydraulic Steering’ units for heavy truck maker
    Sweden-based Concentric AB has recently received an order from an unnamed manufacturer of heavy trucks and buses to produce Electro Hydraulic Steering (EHS) units for their hybrid applications, according to a press release. Production is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2016, reaching ma...
    Synergy of purchasing, research and development activities gives megasuppliers a huge advantage
    The last couple of years has seen the trend of tier-one suppliers making large-scale acquisitions of fellow tier-one suppliers in the automotive industry. After a relatively quiet period, these so-called ‘megasuppliers’ are now about to start taking advantage of the synergies these mergers have ...
    Chery aims to raise funds for NEV business, LG Chem to supply EV batteries
    Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Company aims to sell a 30% stake in its electric vehicle (EV) subsidiary, Chery New Energy Vehicles Technology Company, to raise CNY920 million (USD144 million), reports Automotive News China. Meanwhile, the South Korean company LG Chem has announced that it will s...
    30-Nov-2015 News Investments
    3M to supply membrane electrode assemblies to Plug Power for fuel-cell stacks
    3M has entered a strategic supply agreement with Plug Power to provide membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for use in Plug Power designed proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel-cell stacks, states a release by Plug Power on 13 November. The company will manufacture the fuel cell stacks at the Latham, ...
    Karma Automotive goes to BMW for powertrain technology
    Karma Automotive, the company that has risen from the bankrupt Fisker Automotive, has announced that BMW has agreed to supply the start-up with electric powertrain technology. In a statement, Karma said, “BMW will supply Karma Automotive with its latest powertrain components, including h...
    Tesla confirms contract with battery maker LG Chem – report
    Tesla Motors has confirmed a contract with LG Chem to supply batteries for upgrades to the company’s first car, the Roadster, reports The Wall Street Journal. The new replacement pack cells have a 31% higher energy density than the Panasonic cells in the original roadster, delivering a capacity of...
    Denso develops hybrid, sensing and thermal technologies for Toyota Prius
    Japan-based Denso has developed a power control unit, a motor stator, a millimeter-wave radar sensor, vision sensor, an ITS Connect-supported in-vehicle device and a new automotive air conditioning system, for the upcoming Toyota Prius hybrid, the company announced in a press release on 29 October. ...
    29-Oct-2015 News New Products
    OMB Saleri to develop FCEV components for Daimler – report
    Italy-based OMB Saleri, a component manufacturer for residential gas and water applications, will develop certain components such as a hydrogen on-tank valve, a check-valve, a filling receptacle, and a thermal-pressure relief device (TPRD) End Plug device, for Daimler's next-generation fuel cell ele...
    UQM to supply electric propulsion systems to Chinese bus manufacturer
    US-based UQM Technologies has signed a 10-year agreement to supply electric propulsion systems to ITL Efficiency Corporation, a subsidiary of Eastlake New Energy, in China. The agreement includes an initial purchase order of 3,000 electric propulsion systems to be shipped to the client in 2017. UQM ...
    Samsung SDI, LG Chem gain European EV supply orders – report
    South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturers Samsung SDI and LG Chem have each reportedly gained battery contracts from European automakers, reports local agency Yonhap News. Samsung SDI will reportedly supply plug-in electric hybrid vehicle (PHEV) batteries to Bentley, for use in the au...
    3M, LG Chem enter into NMC patent licence agreement
    US-based 3M has entered into a patent licence agreement with South Korea-based LG Chem to expand the use of nickel, manganese, cobalt (NMC) as cathodes in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, according to a 3M press release yesterday (4 August). Under the agreement, 3M grants LG Chem a license to US Pate...
    EDITORIAL – Volkswagen nominates first series of FAST suppliers
    Volkswagen has nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating with the group on a new common strategic level under the carmaker’s FAST initiative. The programme was launched in February 2015 with a round of performance evaluations that has led to the selection of this first set of...
    Hella, Kettering University work on next-generation Level 2 EV charger
    US-based Kettering University's Advanced Power Electronics Lab (APEL) has joined hands with German automotive parts supplier Hella for the development of next generation chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a press release by Hella on 13 July. The objective is to develop Level 2 EV cha...
    14-Jul-2015 News New Products
    Renault builds R240 electric motor for ZOE at Cléon plant in France
    Renault has announced plans to build its R240 electric motor for the upcoming ZOE electric vehicle (EV) at the Cléon plant in France, according to a press release. The site has been chosen due to its well-equipped production base and skillful engineering and operational teams. The Cléon plant has ...
    01-Jul-2015 News Investments
    Samsung develops new approach to advance high-capacity silicon anodes for Li-ion batteries
    Researchers at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) have taken a new approach that can improve performance of silicon as lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery anode, according to a paper published in the Nature Communications journal. The SAIT team has reported direct graphene growth over sili...
    30-Jun-2015 News New Products
    LG Chem signs Li-ion battery deals with Chinese bus manufacturers
    South Korea-based LG Chem has signed deals with two Chinese automakers, Nanjing Golden Dragon Bus and Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle, to supply lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, reports The Korea Times, citing LG Chem statement. The batteries will be deployed in the automakers’ forthcoming small and la...
    Car Cutaway: Chevrolet Volt
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    Suppliers to the new Jaguar XE
    AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING Front drive unit Rear drive unit BENECKE-KALIKO Benova© for instrument panel & door panel TEPEO© for door panel main Yorn© for instrument panel BORGWARNER Chain Timing System Friction Plates for 8-speed AT TransferCase ...
    Samsung SDI to supply Audi's Q7 PHEV – report
    Samsung SDI will reportedly be supplying electric vehicle (EV) batteries to Audi's Q7 diesel PHEV, according to the Korea Economic Daily. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi's chief technology officer, said, "We decided to employ Samsung SDI's batteries for our first diesel PHEV, the Q7 e-Tron Quattro", without...
    TRW expands electronics business; to supply driver assist systems to PSA Peugeot Citroën
    US-based automotive chassis, engines, and safety and electronics systems supplier TRW Automotive is expanding its 'Electronics' business, the company said in a press release yesterday (6 January). As part of the expansion, TRW has appointed Brian Loh as the new vice-president of its active safety pr...
    EDITORIAL – SupplierBusiness’ most read articles in 2014
    January – Future demand for manual transmissions IHS Automotive took an in depth look at the manual transmission market and where it is heading. Though the technology is at a high state of development, there are still new elements being added. Six is expected to be the ideal number of speeds ...
    Issue 10, 2014
    Could new suppliers shake up the seating systems market? Interview: Andreas Maashoff, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating Suppliers to the VW Passat and Renault Twingo cutaway Mexico’s resurgence continues       &nbs...
    ARaymond develops new range of Quick Connectors for fuel systems
    ARaymond has launched a new range of Quick Connectors that would help automakers develop a new generation of fuel systems, according to a company press release. The new quick connector incorporates valves that prevent fuel spills after disconnection, shut-off actuators, pressure regulators along wit...
    Issue 5, 2014
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    Hankook to supply Ventus S1 evo tire for BMW 4-Series
    South Korean tire-maker Hankook Tire is supplying its all-new, ultra high performance (UHP) Ventus S1 evo tires, in size 225/50 R 17 W, for German-based premium carmaker BMW’s 4-Series Coupé. According to a Hankook press release, the wide-base Ventus S1 evo tire is equipped with sophisticated DTM...
    Toyota set to be gentler with parts suppliers in H1 FY 2014/15 price negotiations
    Toyota plans to be less aggressive with parts suppliers during price negotiations for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2014/15, mainly to help companies that stood by it in difficult times, reports financial daily The Nikkei. The automaker aims to use the gentler price reduction to strengthen the ...
    Who has the power in purchasing?
    This last month has seen the latest announcement from a joint-alliance of OEMs that they are looking to make further cost savings. Renault-Nissan formally confirmed that that is aiming to achieve at least EUR4.3-billion (USD5.85 billion)-worth of annualised synergies between the two automakers by th...
    Suppliers to the new Citroen C4 Picasso
    If you would like your company included in this feature, or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please email james.clark@ihs.com. With help from Faurecia, the second generation C4 Picasso is the first Citroën model that meets Euro 6 emission standards ...
    Webasto develops soft top convertible roofs for Jaguar F-Type
    Webasto has designed soft top convertible roof systems for the new Jaguar F-Type models launched in May this year, says the company’s press release. The convertible roof system was developed by the company’s convertible business unit Webasto-Edscha at its headquarters in Hengersberg (Germany), a...
    JATCO opens new transmission plant in Thailand
    JATCO has officially opened a new automotive transmission manufacturing plant in Amata Nakorn, Thailand, with an investment of around JPY20bn (USD200m), says a company press release. The plant will initially produce 500,000 units of the company’s low-cost continuously variable transmission (CVTs) ...
    10-Sep-2013 News Investments
    Suppliers to the new BMW X5
    ABC GROUP Windshield Washer Bottle System   APAG ELEKTRONIK          LED Based Door Handle Illumination                   AUTONEUM Brackets ...
    Suppliers to the new GMC Sierra
    ABC GROUP Air Induction System HVAC System Interior Trim Windshield Washer Bottle System   AISIN Sunroof   AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING Driveshafts Front And Rear Axles   ANGELL-DEMMEL Sillplates   AUTOMATIC SPR...
    IAC expands production in UK following new contracts from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)
    International Automotive Component (IAC) has announced investment of GBP3.5m (USD5.46m) at its Solihull and Scunthorpe facility in the UK to cater to new contracts from Jaguar Land Rover, reports Plastic & Rubber Weekly. The company is said to have purchased five additional moulding machines. Al...
    23-Jul-2012 News Investments
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