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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Linglong tires selected for Honda Crider
    Chinese tire manufacturer Linglong Tire announced via press release on 11 October that the first batch of its tires matching Guangqi Honda were shipped from Liuzhou City and were successfully fitted at the Guangqi Honda plant on Honda Criders. According to the press release, the company had ...
    Senmiao Technology announces ride-hailing platform operating metrics for September 2021
    Senmiao Technology, a company focused on the online ride-hailing industry in China as well as an operator of its own online ride-hailing platform, today announced the operating metrics for its proprietary online ride-hailing platform for the month of September 2021, according to a press release PR N...
    Nippon Steel sues Toyota and Baosteel over electrical steel sheet patent infringement
    Japanese steelmaker Nippon Steel announced via press release on 14th October that it had filed lawsuits seeking compensatory damages before Tokyo District Court against Chinese steelmaker Baosteel and Japanese OEM Toyota alleging their infringement of Nippon’s patent relating to non-oriented elect...
    Honda announces its vehicle electrification strategy in China
    Japanese vehicle manufacturer Honda Motor Company unveiled its vehicle electrification strategy for the China market in a virtual press conference on 13 October. As part of its electrification strategy for the world’s largest car market, all new models to be launched in China after 2030 will be hy...
    Startup WeRide launches China’s first level 4 self-driving cargo van
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 15 October, WeRide entered the urban logistics industry with the unveiling of WeRide Robovan, China's first Level 4 self-driving cargo van. In a strategic collaboration, the company will work with Jiangling Motors (JMC), a major Chinese aut...
    Startup Pony.ai to start driverless tests on public roads in Beijing
    According to a press release published on Business Newswire on October 15th, Silicon Valley-based leading autonomous driving company Pony.ai announced that it has been granted permission to conduct driverless tests on public roads in China's capital city, Beijing. The company is one of only two auto...
    DAG Tech to invest USD10 million in Michigan to manufacture decorative wheel trims
    The Office of the Governor of the State of Michigan, United States, announced via a press release on 12th October that auto supplier DAG Technology will be investing USD10 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in the Grand Blanc Township. According to the press release, DAG plans to b...
    15-Oct-2021 News Investments
    AUTOCRYPT to present V2X security solution at ITS World Congress 2021
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 8 October, AUTOCRYPT, a leading mobility security solutions provider, has announced its participation in the ITS World Congress 2021 event, which will be held from 11 to 15 October 2021. The ITS World Congress is one of the largest events focu...
    Continental, Horizon Robotics form JV to develop ADAS solutions
    Continental has announced that it has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Horizon Robotics to develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving solutions, according to a company press release on 29 September. Continental will be the majority shareholder. The JV is expect...
    Automakers and suppliers to reinvent supply chain amid chip shortage
    Despite chip plants effectively running on full capacity, the global chip-shortage crisis may not be resolved next year, warned executives from German automotive companies during the IAA Mobility 2021 show in Munich. Top executives from several companies have publicly stated that they do not know...
    Startup Blaize and LeiShen Intelligence form strategic agreement to integrate lidar and AI functions
    According to an official press release dated 23 September, Blaize announced a strategic collaboration agreement with lidar solutions leader LeiShen for in-depth collaboration on the integration of lidar and artificial intelligence (AI) functions in intelligence applications for autonomous operation ...
    General Motors to invest USD300 million in Chinese self-driving start-up Momenta
    General Motors announced a USD300 million investment in Momenta on 23 September to accelerate the development of next-generation self-driving technologies for future GM vehicles in China. “Customers in China are embracing electrification and advanced self-driving technology faster than anywhere...
    24-Sep-2021 News Investments
    China rolls out autonomous driving standards
    According to a press release published on South China Morning Post on 20 September, China has published its first national standards for grading autonomous driving, which will go into effect in March 2022, providing a benchmark for automakers to develop the futuristic technology. China's six-leve...
    Baidu to test Apollo Go ride-hailing platform in Shanghai
    According to press release on PR Newswire dated 13 September, Baidu announced that it will begin public testing of Apollo Go in Shanghai, marking the fifth city where passengers have the ability to trial the robo-taxi mobile platform. Baidu is the only company to offer this service in the three...
    Geely Auto invests in leading automotive intelligence technology solutions provider ECARX
    Geely Automobile Holdings Limited announced on 7 September that it has signed a strategic investment agreement with ECARX Technology to acquire approximately 1.51% of the company in exchange for a USD50 million investment. The investment is Geely Auto's most recent foray into the field of automotive...
    10-Sep-2021 News Investments
    BYD Semiconductor acquires major shares in Energen Semiconductor
    According to a press release published on Digitimes Asia on September 7th, BYD Semiconductor, a subsidiary of China-based carmaker BYD, has acquired a 77.75% stake in Jinan Energen Semiconductor for CNY5 billion (US774.8 million). Energen is a manufacturer of silicon (Si) and silicon carbide (SiC) p...
    Chinese chipmaker SMIC to invest USD8.87 billion in new semiconductor plant in Shanghai
    According to a press release published on Yahoo News on 3 September, mainland China's largest chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) announced plans to invest USD8.87 billion in a new semiconductor plant in Shanghai, as Beijing grapples with a US blacklist and a global chip ...
    Bosch Chassis Systems expert Liming Chen joins AI chip startup Horizon Robotics
    Horizon Robotics, a Beijing-based domestic chip supplier, announced on 1 September that it had appointed Liming Chen, formerly head of the Bosch Chassis Control System R&D Center, as president of the company. According to iNews, the founder and CEO of Horizon Robotics, Kai...
    Porsche to expand engineering and assembly operations in Asia
    Germany-based sportscar manufacturer, Porsche, has announced that it is expanding its presence and operations in the Asian region. According to a press release issued by Porsche on 30 August, the company is establishing a new permanent research and development satellite in Shanghai, China, and a sma...
    31-Aug-2021 News Investments
    Human Horizons, Dow partner to develop innovative silicone leather for interior
    Human Horizons, the leading new mobility and intelligent technology company, has unveiled their latest innovation in collaboration with internationally renowned materials science company Dow Inc. to be used in the world's first evolvable super sports utility vehicle (SUV), HiPhi X, according to a pr...
    Autonomous driving startup AutoX conducts driving tests in Shenzhen urban villages
    According to an official press release dated 23 August, AutoX, a mainland Chinese autonomous driving firm backed by Alibaba, released a new video demonstrating how its fully driverless robo-taxis handle the rush hour conditions of mainland China's "urban villages" in the autonomous driving chal...
    Yanfeng International, Lin-gang Special Area Administration sign MOU to launch intelligent cockpits
    According to a press release on Autobala dated 20 August, Yanfeng Automotive, a Shanghai-based manufacturer of automotive interior components, and the Lin-gang Special Area Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the launch of an intelligent cockpit project. Yanfen...
    LIZHI’s in-car audio product to be part of new-generation Audi Connect
    LIZHI has announced that its in-car audio product will be available Audi’s ecosystem, the new-generation Audi connect, according to a company press release on 13 August. “We are excited to provide LIZHI’s in-car audio services to Audi customers. Our extensive library of high-quality audio c...
    Chinese smart car supplier PATEO raises USD128.03 million in new funding round
    According to a Reuters press release dated 11 August, Chinese smart vehicle supplier Shanghai PATEO Electronic Equipment Manufacturing Co announced on that it had raised more than USD128.03 million in a funding round led by state-owned automaker FAW. PATEO said in a statement that other investors...
    Continental to focus on automated driving
    According to a press release issued by Continental Mobility on 11 August, driver assistance systems and automated driving are gaining popularity worldwide. People in China and Japan, in particular, are already open to the benefits of automated driving, whereas people in Germany, France, and the Unit...
    Innoviz, Curium partner to enable safe vehicle calibration in Southeast Asia
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 10 August, Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, has formed a partnership with Curium, a leading developer of automated calibration services for autonomous systems. ...
    Innoviz Technologies, Whale Dynamic partner on next-gen L4 LiDAR-driven autonomous driving platform
    Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, and Whale Dynamic, a "full-stack" Level 4 autonomous driving company based in mainland China, announced their collaboration on Whale Dynamic's next-generation intelligent autonomous drivi...
    Baidu unveils Apolong II multipurpose autonomous Minibus in Guangzhou, China
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 6 August, Baidu announced the launch of Apolong II, a new generation of multipurpose autonomous minibuses being deployed in Guangzhou Huangpu District. To improve the passenger experience, the Apolong II is outfitted with advanced autonomou...
    09-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Innoviz, EDOM Technology partner to accelerate growth and autonomous vehicle development in China
    According to an official press release dated 5 August, Innoviz Technologies and EDOM Technology, a leading electronics distributor based in Taiwan, have announced a partnership to drive sales and support initiatives for Innoviz's lidar solutions in the Greater China region. "At Innoviz, we are co...
    Lidar startup RoboSense to supply new solid-state lidar sensors for GAC Aion EVs
    According to a Caixin press release dated 28 July, Shenzhen-based startup RoboSense has won a contract from Guangzhou Automobile Group's electric vehicle unit GAC Aion to supply its new lidar sensor for the latter's ADiGO autonomous driving system, marking the latest cross-industry collaboration bet...
    Lizhi partners with Xinghe Zhilian for in-car communications and entertainment
    Lizhi has partnered with Xinghe Zhilian Automotive Technology to integrate its audio products into Xinghe Zhilian’s in-car communications and entertainment network, the audio company said in a press release on 16 July. “We are pleased to collaborate with Xinghe Zhilian Automotive Technology C...
    Shanghai issues draft regulation to regulate data from smart vehicle testing
    The mainland Chinese city of Shanghai has issued draft regulations with the purpose of protecting data generated while testing smart vehicles. According to a report published by business news agency Reuters on 17 July, the Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Commission issued a statement de...
    Xpeng launches G3i smart SUV upgraded in-car infotainment system
    Xpeng has launched the G3i smart sport utility vehicle (SUV), the midphase facelift version of the G3, in mainland China, with an upgraded in-vehicle infotainment system, the company said in a press release on 9 July. The G3i’s in-car infotainment system is powered by the Snapdragon 820A auto-grad...
    Chinese autonomous driving startup MINIEYE completes D1 funding round
    According to a press release published on KrASIA on July 7, China's self-driving technology developer MINIEYE has completed a Series D1 funding round led by CICC ALPHA and Dongfeng Asset Management Co. Ltd., with participation from existing shareholders such as Harvest Investments and VisionPlus Cap...
    08-Jul-2021 News Investments
    AutoX launches Gen5 fully driverless system production for robo-taxis
    AutoX, a Chinese autonomous driving developer, announced the production of its latest Gen5 system for fully driverless robo-taxis in an official press release dated 6 July. It has 50 sensors and a vehicle control unit with a computing power of 2200 TOPS. It has 28 cameras, 6 high-resolution LiDAR...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Aiways enters JV agreement with KBVIP to build EV fast-charging stations in China
    According to a press release published on Electrive.com on 5 July, Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways has formed a joint venture with CATL-backed KBVIP to build a network of more than 100 fast-charging stations across China. “As the electric vehicle industry continues to boom, it is...
    Mogo Auto, Telemetics Information Technology lead autonomous driving project in China
    According to a press release on Business Wire dated 5 July, Mogo Auto Intelligence and Telemetics Information Technology Co., Ltd., an autonomous driving tech start-up headquartered in Beijing, is in charge of the project titled "intelligent transportation project with an investment of USD80 million...
    Baidu, Great Wall Motors partner to bring autonomous parking system
    According to a press release published on CnEVPost on 29 June, Baidu has collaborated with Great Wall Motor (GWM) on an automated valet parking (AVP) system. Baidu's AVP system is likely to be integrated first with GWM's WEY Mocha model, which is set to hit the market in the second half of 2021. ...
    Evergrande Auto unveils automated parking system
    The electric vehicle (EV) company owned by China's largest real estate developer Evergrande Group unveiled its Automated Valet Parking (AVP) autonomous parking system for its Hengchi models, according to a press release on CnEVPost dated 30 June. Sensors such as ultrasonic radar, millimeter-wave rad...
    05-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Tesla to recall over 285,500 vehicles in mainland China for online software update related to assisted driving
    American high-performance electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla has announced that it would recall 285,520 units of its Model 3 and Model Y cars in mainland China. The recall will be done remotely, and the purpose is to conduct an online update of the vehicles’ software related to ass...
    02-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    Senmiao Technology partners with Didi for ride-hailing expansion in China
    According to a press release on AITHORITY dated 15 June, Senmiao Technology, a financing and servicing firm focused on China's online ride-hailing market, has signed a collaboration agreement with Didi Chuxing (Beijing) Online Platform Technology. Xi Wen, Senmiao's chairman and CEO stated, "...
    Foxconn invests USD35.8 million to develop EV battery materials
    Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn announced that it has invested TWD995.2 million (approximately USD35.8 million) in solar cell materials maker Giga Solar Materials Corp to develop battery materials for electric vehicles (EVs). According to a report filed by busine...
    18-Jun-2021 News Investments
    ZF acquires stake in mainland Chinese automated parking startup CalmCar
    According to a press release on China Daily dated 16 June, German auto parts maker ZF has partnered with mainland Chinese intelligent vision system provider CalmCar to develop automated parking and automated valet parking technologies, which are expected to be introduced into a mainland Chinese carm...
    Senmiao Technology, Didi partner for online ride-hailing platform in China
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 10 June, Senmiao Technology, a financing and servicing company focused on China's online ride-hailing industry and an operator of its own online ride-hailing platform, has signed a cooperation agreement with Didi Chuxing (Beijing) Online Platform Tec...
    Volkswagen grants Li-ion battery cell testing qualification certificate to CATL cell test lab
    The cell test lab of Mainland China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) has been granted the li-ion battery cell testing qualification certificate by Volkswagen Group (VW) on 1 June at CATL’s headquarters in Ningde, according to a company press release on 1 June. Significance:...
    Avatar Technology’s first vehicle model E11 to feature Huawei HI smart car solution
    Avatar Technology’s first vehicle, the mid-size SUV named E11, will contain a next-generation smart EV platform and will be powered by the Huawei HI (Huawei Inside) smart car solution, Olt News reported in May. The design prototype has already rolled off the assembly line. Avatar Technology wil...
    CATL plans to build new battery plant in Shanghai
    Mainland China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) is planning a major new automotive battery plant in Shanghai, according to a Reuters report that quoted two people with knowledge of the matter. Significance: CATL began supplying batteries to US-based electric vehicle ...
    04-Jun-2021 News Investments
    BMW plans to build 360,000 EV charging stations in mainland China
    BMW plans to add 360,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across mainland China this year, reports Nikkei Asia. Significance: Based on its plans around improving charging infrastructure across mainland China, BMW said that it will collaborate with local players, including EV charging infra...
    04-Jun-2021 News Investments
    Autonomous driving startup Zongmu Technology raises USD190 million in Series D funding round
    Autonomous driving startup Zongmu Technology Shanghai Co. has raised USD190 million in a Series D funding round, according to a report by Bloomberg on 3 June 2021. The investors in the round included Xiaomi Corporation, Denso, Fosun Capital Group, Qualcomm Ventures, and a fund backed by Chongqing Ch...
    LG Chem to supply NCMA cathode materials for EV batteries to Tesla
    Tesla is expected to become the first automaker to use LG Energy Solution’s new nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum (NCMA) battery cells, which have a 90% nickel composition, electrek.com reported on 2 June. Significance: Tesla has been going over newer battery chemistries for its electr...
    Continental, Censtar partner to offer hose solutions for hydrogen refueling stations in mainland China
    Continental and Chinese hydrogen specialist Censtar H2-Electricity Science & Technology entered an agreement to expand their strategic cooperation for the mainland Chinese market. According to a company press release on 1 June, the signed agreement is aimed at developing dispensing hose solution...
    BMW, Daimler, and Ford to store car data locally as China plans new rules
    BMW, Daimler, and Ford have set up facilities in mainland China to store vehicle data generated locally, Reuters reported on 27 May. Ford Motor had established a data center in mainland China in the first half of last year and was storing all vehicle data locally. BMW said it operates "local data ce...
    European Commission clears acquisition of Sanden by Hisense Group
    The European Commission (The Commission) has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Japan-based Sanden Holdings Corporation by Chinese Hisense Group Holdings Co. Ltd., The Commission said in a press release on 20 May 2021. Significance: Sanden manufactures and supplies ...
    Tesla sets up local data center in China amid security concerns
    Tesla is looking to set up a new facility in mainland China to store local user data, CNN reported on 26 May. Tesla also said it has plans to increase the number of such centers in the country amid concerns over data breach. “Car data security is very important. Tesla will make every effort to ...
    Faurecia closes acquisition of Chinese high-pressure hydrogen tank manufacturer CLD
    Faurecia has completed its acquisition of mainland China-based manufacturer of hydrogen tanks CLD on 30 April 2021. CLD has about 200 employees and two plants in Liaoning with a capacity of 30,000 tanks per year. In addition, CLD has also been recently certified by the Chinese central government ...
    JD.com, Meituan, and Neolix to test autonomous delivery vehicles on Beijing roads
    Beijing has permitted JD.com, Meituan, and Neolix to trial automated delivery vehicles on designated public roads in the Yizhuang Development Area, according to an announcement made by local authorities at a mobility conference on 25 May. At the Tuesday event, authorities from the Beiji...
    BASF, Shanshan announce JV for battery materials in China
    BASF will establish a joint venture (JV) with Shanshan, a major lithium-ion (Li-on) battery materials supplier, in mainland China to produce cathode active materials (CAM) and precursors (PCAM), BASF announced in a press release on 20 May 2021. BASF will hold 51% share in the new JV while the remain...
    Changan to launch smart EVs jointly developed with CATL, Huawei
    Changan Automobile will roll out its electric vehicles (EVs) jointly developed with Huawei Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) by the end of May, Yicai Global reported on 20 May. The EV brand will be called AB and will seek a separate listing. Significance: The development was first announced ...
    21-May-2021 News New Products
    Hesai to supply lidar sensor for Baidu’s fifth-generation autonomous vehicle
    Baidu Apollo has signed an agreement with Hesai Technology under which Hesai will develop a lidar sensor for Baidu’s fifth-generation autonomous vehicle, Caixin Global reported on 19 May. According to the article, the customized lidar will have an accuracy of about 2 cm and object detection radius...
    Volvo to implement circular business principles, aims to reduce 2.5 million tons of CO2 from 2025
    Volvo Cars will be creating closed material loops for high-emission materials such as steel and aluminum, and remanufacture, repair, reuse, and refurbish parts to reach an annual savings of SEK1 billion (USD119 million) and reduce CO2 emissions of 2.5 million tons from 2025. According to a company p...
    EV battery startup StoreDot, EVE Energy partner to produce XFC batteries
    StoreDot has announced a new framework agreement with its battery manufacturing EVE Energy Co., Ltd (EVE) to bring the former’s silicon-dominant anode XFC FlashBattery for electric vehicles (EVs) to market. According to a company press release on 18 May, the first prototypes will be available for ...
    Baidu launches Apollo Air V2X platform
    Baidu has launched the Apollo Air vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology which enables Level 4 autonomous driving on public roads using roadside sensing, Traffic Technology Today reported on 14 May. Apollo Air was codeveloped by the Institute for AI Industry Research (AIR). The technology uses ve...
    18-May-2021 News New Products
    Sabic develops plastic-intensive EV battery pack concept
    Sabic has developed a plastic-intensive electric vehicle (EV) battery pack concept using a systems-engineering approach, according to a report by Plastics Today. The concept utilizes lightweight plastics to address critical industry needs for enhanced performance, flexible design, greater safety, an...
    17-May-2021 News New Products
    NIO to enter Norway market with ES8 electric SUV
    NIO will be establishing an “ecosystem encompassing cars, services, digital experience, and lifestyle and build a community.” NIO officially announced its market entry into Norway at the NIO Norway Press Conference on 6 May, according to a company press release. Significance: NIO marked its e...
    Future Gas Station renews agreement with Banma Network for smart refueling
    Recon Technology announced that its unit Future Gas Station (Beijing) Technology (FGS) has renewed its agreement with Banma Network Technology (Banma), in a 5 May press release. The partnership, which began in March 2018, has been renewed for three years starting 1 May 2021. Under the a...
    China drafts rules to secure data from connected cars
    According to Reuters dated 29 April, China published draft rules to ensure the security of data generated by connected vehicles as the proliferation of smart cars such as Tesla's fuels concerns about privacy and national security. Last month, US electric carmaker Tesla Inc. came under scruti...
    Axalta completes expansion of waterborne coatings plant in China
    Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has completed the expansion of its waterborne coatings plant in Jiading, Shanghai in mainland China, according to a company press release on 5 May. The expansion includes added waterborne basecoat, primer, and small bat...
    06-May-2021 News Investments
    China Association of Automobile Manufacturers launches auto data storage platform for connected cars
    China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), the country’s leading auto body, has launched an auto data storage platform for smart cars using blockchain technology, Reuters reported on 28 April. Reuters stated that CAAM did not offer details of the platform but held a policy discussion...
    03-May-2021 News New Products
    Baidu launches fully driverless ride-hailing services in outer Beijing
    Baidu plans to open fully driverless robo-taxi services in Beijing, starting from 2 May 2021. The fully driverless Apollo Go Robotaxi service will first be launched in Beijing's Shougang Park—one of the venues for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics—and will soon be transporting visitors at...
    30-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen to set up new MEB electric car manufacturing plant in mainland China
    Volkswagen Group China has begun construction of its all-new MEB plant (Modularer E-Antriebs-Baukasten; modular electric-drive toolkit) at Volkswagen Anhui in mainland China, according to a company press release. This is the Group’s third pure electric vehicle (PEV) in mainland China apart from th...
    28-Apr-2021 News Investments
    HELLA aims to more than double sales in China within next five years
    Germany-based electronics and lighting firm HELLA aims to more than double its sales in China within the next five years, according to a company press release on 26 April. At the Auto Shanghai 2021, HELLA emphasized on its “In China, for China” strategy. The company aims to align the product por...
    Toyoda Gosei ramps up production capacity in China for car safety-related products
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.’s subsidiary in China, Toyoda Gosei (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd. (TGZH), has announced capacity increase for car safety-related products in mainland China. According to a company press release on 23 April, TGZH has started production of millimeter wave compatible emblems and air...
    26-Apr-2021 News Investments
    DuPont to build USD30-million plant for vehicle adhesives in Jiangsu, China
    DuPont has announced that it is investing roughly USD30 million to build a new production facility in mainland China in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province. According to a company press release on 20 April, the new facility will produce adhesives for the transportation industry, to cater to demands for v...
    22-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Auto Shanghai 2021: MARELLI to debut new global brand, showcase e-Axle
    MARELLI will be present for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2021 since its integration of Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli in 2019, according to 21 April. The company will exhibit e-Axle from its Electric Powertrain business unit, which integrates the e-Motor, inverter, and gearbox into one ...
    22-Apr-2021 News New Products
    BMW iX3 all-electric SUV to feature optional Tenneco CVSAe damper
    Tenneco has supplied its Continuously Variable Semi-Active Suspension with external valve (CVSAe) technology as an option on the BMW iX3 all-electric SUV, according to a company press release on 20 April. The new crossover electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be the first of 13 BMW n...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Grupo Antolin presents car interior concept
    Grupo Antolin will showcase its technologies in the areas of cockpits, electronics, and lighting and Human Machine Interface (HMI) at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Show, according to a company press release on 20 April. The company is presenting its smart cockpit demonstrator INSPIRE, which feature...
    21-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Dongfeng Peugeot showcases new 4008 4WD PHEV, 508 L PHEV sedan
    Dongfeng Peugeot is introducing a new iconic “Lion” logo and presenting its new strategy designed by Peugeot made for its customers in mainland China, at the Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 19 April. The company is also launching its new range of Peugeot 4008, 4008 PH...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Lincoln China debuts all-new Corsair PHEV
    Lincoln debuted the all-new Lincoln Corsair plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at Auto Shanghai 2021. According to a company press release on 19 April, the Corsair PHEV is Lincoln’s first locally produced new energy vehicle (NEV). Lincoln also officially debuted the Zephyr Reflection Preview Car and launched L...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Genesis debuts G80 electric sedan
    Genesis has introduced its first electric vehicle (EV), the electric model of the G80 (“Electrified G80”) to the global market at the Auto Shanghai 2021, the company said in a press release on 19 April. This was Genesis’ first appearance at Auto Shanghai. The company also showcased for the fir...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Audi to unveil A6 e-tron concept
    Audi will be revealing its four-door Audi A6 e-tron electric vehicle (EV) concept at Auto Shanghai 2021, the company said in a press release on 19 April. The EV is based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), which will also underpin for the automaker’s other electrified vehicles in the future as...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    2021 Shanghai Auto Show: Valeo showcases thermal, lighting solutions
    Valeo is presenting innovative thermal and lighting technologies at the ongoing 2021 Shanghai Auto Show in mainland China, according to a company press release on 19 April. In the field of thermal, Valeo is showcasing new heat pump and FlexHeater smart heating technology. In the field of lighting, t...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    LIZHI partners with WM Motor for in-car audio solutions
    LIZHI has announced a partnership with WM Motor under which the automaker will integrate LIZHI's audio product into its in-car system for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a 19 April press release. The in-car audio product has been officially launched on the WM W6 model. “We are excite...
    Volvo Cars, DiDi partner for autonomous driving test fleet
    According to a company press release dated 19 April, Volvo Cars, a global leader in automotive safety, and DiDi Autonomous Driving, the self-driving technology arm of DiDi Chuxing, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement on autonomous vehicles for DiDi’s self-driving test fleet. The XC9...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: MY 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV premiered
    Mercedes-EQ, Mercedes-Benz’s new electric mobility brand premiered the all-electric compact EQB sports utility vehicle (SUV) on 18 April at the first press day of Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 18 April. The company will also premiere the EQS luxury sedan in Asia ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Audi premieres PPE technology, four new EV models alongside FAW, SAIC
    For the first time, Audi is partnering with two other automakers, FAW and SAIC, at the Auto Shanghai 2021 according to a company press release on 19 April. Audi and its Chinese partner companies FAW and SAIC are showing four world premieres, including new Audi A6 e-tron concept vehicle, the updated ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Toyota bZ BEV series launched
    Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has launched ‘Toyota bZ,’ a new series of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), according to a company press release on 19 April. Toyota also unveiled a concept version of the Toyota bZ4X, which will be the first model in the bZ series, at Auto Shanghai Show in main...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    XPeng, Zhongsheng Group sign MoU to accelerate smart EV adoption in China
    XPeng Inc., a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an automobile dealership group in China called Zhongsheng Group, according to a press release on 15 April. The partnership aims to provide both XPeng’s smart EV products and Zhongsheng’s ...
    NIO, Sinopec unveil Power Swap Station 2.0 in Beijing, China
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer NIO, in partnership with Sinopec, has unveiled the second generation of its battery swap station in Beijing, China. According to a company press release on 15 April, the two companies have unveiled ‘NIO Power Swap Station 2.0’ at Sinopec's Chaoying Stat...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Joint venture: Bosch, Qingling Motors set up JV to produce hydrogen fuel cells in mainland China
    German automotive supplier Bosch and premium commercial vehicle manufacturer Qingling Motors have established a joint venture (JV) in mainland China, named Bosch Hydrogen Powertrain Systems (Chongqing) Co. Ltd. According to a company press release on 14 April, the new company will develop, assemble,...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: NTN to exhibit ball bearing products for electrified vehicles
    NTN Corporation has announced that it will exhibit products pertaining to electrification, low fuel consumption, and higher efficiency at the Auto Shanghai 2021 held in Shanghai, mainland China, from 19 to 28 April, according to a company press release on 15 April 2020. These mainly include bearings...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Marelli, WHST collaborate on radar solutions aimed at ADAS applications
    Automotive supplier Marelli and a high-tech radar company headquartered in Wuhu mainland China, Wuhu SensorTech Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. (WHST) have signed an agreement focused on radar sensors, devoted to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) applic...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Honda, AutoX partner on autonomous driving research in mainland China
    Honda China is collaborating with AutoX on autonomous driving research in mainland China through vehicle testing on public roads. The company plans to equip the ACCORD and the INSPIRE vehicles with the AutoX autonomous vehicle technology. Through the test, Honda aims to deepen understan...
    ZF to supply mainland Chinese OEM with 4D Full-Range Radar
    ZF is to begin supplying its Full-Range Radar technology to mainland Chinese SAIC Motor Corporation from 2022. The Full-Range Radar technology perceives vehicle surroundings in four dimensions, including height, making it similar in capability to optical sensors, such as cameras and lidar. I...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Toyoda Gosei to display steering wheel concept
    Japan-based Toyoda Gosei company will exhibit products for electrified vehicles and products related to autonomous driving in mainland China, at the Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 12 April. The company will showcase a concept steering wheel module, which offers h...
    15-Apr-2021 News New Products
    GAC unveils sponge silicon electrode technology on GAC Tech Day
    GAC has a sponge silicon electrode technology on GAC Tech Day 2021, according to a company press release on 13 April. The company has put in “years of research” to develop and patent the “sponge silicon negative plate battery technology”. The battery makes the silicon negative sheet inside t...
    Ford commences Mustang Mach-E preorders in mainland China
    Ford’s intelligent all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV is open for preorders in mainland China with prices from RMB265,000–379,900 (USD40,446–58,000) according to a company press release on 13 April. Ford is also building locally the high-performance GT version. The Mustang Mach-E GT First Edition...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Automakers struggling with pandemic-induced rubber plant shutdowns
    Automakers have begun struggling with rubber supply shortage issues, even as they work around COVID-19 pandemic-related plant shutdowns in terms of the global chip shortage, according to an article from Automotive News Canada dated 13 April. Significance: The rubber shortage is blocking...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: XPeng to debut new P5 lidar-equipped smart EV
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker XPeng Inc. will showcase its third production EV model, the XPeng P5 smart sedan equipped with lidar at the Auto Shanghai 2021 in Guangzhou, China, according to a press release on 12 April. XPeng claims that P5 is the world’s first mass-produced smart EV equippe...
    Israel's Cipia wins DMS orders from Chinese OEM
    Cipia, formerly Eyesight Technologies, an AI computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions provider, announced that the company was selected by one of China's largest OEMs as driver monitoring system (DMS) supplier. The 2 new design wins build on Cipia's successes in the global DMS market, m...
    Novares breaks ground on new plant in Shenyang, China
    Novares broke ground on expansion of Shenyang plant in mainland China, which will increase the site’s capacity by 15 production lines, according to a company press release on 9 April. The expansion is expected to be completed on 31 October 2021, bringing the total land area of the Shenyang site to...
    13-Apr-2021 News Investments
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