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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    GM expands partnership with EVgo to add new Plug and Charge service in Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem
    General Motors will expand its collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem, the automaker said in a press release on 23 June. Plug and Charge will be available at nearly all EVgo DC fast-charging stations. GM plans to include all compatible DC fast...
    CATL launches EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, China
    Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology Ltd. (CAES), a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s largest EV battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL), has launched its EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, which is the capital of east China's Anhui Province, the comp...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz partners with ZYNC for in-car digital entertainment platform
    Mercedes-Benz Group has partnered with ZYNC, following which the tech company will implement its premium in-car digital entertainment platform, a company press release on 22 June read. ZYNC will aggregate and offer original and third-party digital content onto a single turnkey platform as well ...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Toyota, Subaru recall bZ4X and Solterra SUVs globally over wheel issue under sudden braking
    Toyota and Subaru are recalling all-electric bZ4X and Solterra sport utility vehicles (SUVs) owing to an issue with the wheel coming off loose upon sudden braking, Reuters reported on 23 June. According to the report, out of 2,700 Toyota bZ4X units, 2,200 were for Europe, 260 for the United ...
    24-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Cerence to power Lynk & Co’s conversational AI in-vehicle assistant
    Cerence has tied up with Lynk & Co to provide conversational AI-powered in-car assistant capabilities across the automaker’s lineup, it said in a press release on 22 June. In partnership with ECARX, Cerence will provide Lynk & Co with automatic speech recognition, natural language understa...
    EV charging solutions company FLO to supply 7,500 Level 2 chargers to Hydro-Quebec
    FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, will supply up to 7,500 Level 2 chargers to energy company Hydro-Québec’s EV charging network Electric Circuit between 2022 and 2026, FLO announced on 20 June 2022. According to...
    NHTSA amends side impact protection testing rule to improve child safety seat
    The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule that enhances the protection of children during side-impact collisions by updating testing criteria for child safety seats, the safety regulator said in a press release on 22 ...
    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    Volta partners with grocery company Kroger to expand EV charging network across US
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company Volta has announced that it partnered with grocery retailer giant Kroger to further expand EV charging network at Kroger locations across the US, according to a press release by Volta on 21 June. Volta has launched charging stations at 16 Kroger locatio...
    LOTTE Chemical, Sasol Chemicals partner to explore development of battery grade electrolyte solvents for EVs
    Sasol Chemicals, a Sasol Ltd. company and LOTTE Chemical have collaborated to jointly conduct a pre-feasibility study to build, own, and operate a manufacturing plant to produce battery-grade electrolyte solvents, key components of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a pr...
    Government of New South Wales to increase investment in expanding EV charging network
    The New South Wales (NSW) Government has announced that it will increase its investment in expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging network with an additional AUD38 million (USD26.35 million), according to a press release by NSW government on 20 June. Matt Kean, Treasurer and Minister for Energy,...
    Porsche recalls all-electric Taycan vehicles in mainland China over faulty seat harness
    Porsche China is recalling all-electric Taycan vehicles in mainland China citing damage from seat harness while adjusting the front driver and passenger side seats, according to a report by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) on 17 June. According to the report, recall includes ...
    20-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Tesla launches real-time driver data insurance product in Nevada, US
    Tesla has launched its real-time driver data insurance product in Nevada, US, Electrek reported on 17 June. The expansion means that the insurance product is now available in eight states, while users in California will not be able to access real-time driver data. Tesla’s idea to build its safe...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 June 2022
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    Tesla’s Supercharger pilot program to be available for non-Tesla drivers across Europe
    Tesla has expanded its Supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland, Electrek reported on 16 June. Tesla claimed its Supercharger network became the “largest public 150 kW+ fast-charging network” in Europe followi...
    TotalEnergies, Hubject, alpitronic pilot test ‘Plug&Charge’ solution in France
    Oil and gas company TotalEnergies and its partners Hubject and alpitronic have reported a successful pilot run of their ‘Plug&Charge’ solution at the St Mathurin service station in France, TotalEnergies said on 13 June 2022. The pilot run, which was conducted on 8 June, deployed a unique tec...
    17-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Stellantis recalls Chrysler vehicles in US over faulty fuel pump and rearview mirror image display
    Stellantis is recalling Chrysler vehicles in the United States following the discovery of two safety concerns in specific models that could compromise fuel delivery or rearview mirror image display, TrixAbia reported on 16 June.   According to the report, Stellantis stated that the reca...
    17-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Blink Charging acquires SemaConnect for USD200 million
    Blink Charging Company, one of the leading providers of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks in the United States, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SemaConnect, Inc., a Maryland, US–based EV infrastructure company, for USD200 million, Blink said on 14 June 2022. The acquisition o...
    Stellantis unit Free2move partners with Samsara to develop new data-based integrated solution
    Free2move, a unit of carmaker Stellantis, has announced a partnership with Samsara, a company press release dated 16 June read. Under the partnership, the companies will develop an integrated solution, which enables data from Stellantis factory-installed telematics devices to be used in Samsara's Co...
    Cambridge Mobile Telematics unveils new driver engagement platform
    Cambridge Mobile Telematics has unveiled the DriveWell Messaging platform, which enables insurers, automakers, rideshare, fleet, wireless, and safety companies automatically engage their customers throughout the customer lifecycle, it said in a press release on 15 June. DriveWell Messaging uses insi...
    16-Jun-2022 News New Products
    ParkMobile expands services to Hazleton, Pennsylvania
    ParkMobile will bring contactless parking services to the City of Hazleton in Pennsylvania, it said in a press release on 15 June. Through ParkMobile, users will be able to pay for parking at 400 on-street spaces in town. “ParkMobile’s easy-to-use mobile app will make parking a smoother exper...
    Polestar to expand portfolio, global footprint as part of its growth strategy
    Volvo Cars and Geely Group backed Swedish electric performance car brand Polestar plans to expand into the new markets, growing its retail footprint, and develop new models to propel the company into high-margin premium SUV segments, the carmaker said on 15 June 2022. Polestar’s public listing ...
    16-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Vietnamese EV maker VinFast eyes European markets, plans to open over 50 stores
    Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast plans to open more than 50 stores across Germany, France, and the Netherlands, the company said on 14 June 2022 on the sidelines of the ongoing EVS35 electric vehicle event in Oslo, Norway. VinFast is showcasing its VF 8 and VF 9 smart EVs at the e...
    Ford recalls vehicles in North America citing roll away concerns in ‘park’ position
    Ford is recalling vehicles in the US and Canada that can roll away due to a faulty or missing component that prevents the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear or when the driver selects the ‘park’ position, Reuters reported on 15 June. According to a filing to the National Highwa...
    16-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Subaru unveils MY 2023 Ascent SUV with new Cabin Connect and latest EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
    Subaru’s model year (MY) 2023 Ascent SUV will feature the new Cabin Connect solution, it said in a 14 June press release. The solution facilitates communication from the driver or front passenger to the third-row occupants. It uses an overhead console microphone and transmits sound through the rea...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    US DoT proposes to set up regulations on minimum standards for public EV charging stations
    The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has announced a ‘Notice of Proposed Rulemaking’ (NPRM) on proposed minimum standards and requirements for projects funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, the US DoT said in a st...
    Tesla adopts camera vision only technology for autopilot in Australia
    Tesla has announced that it will eliminate the radar technology from future models in Australia, instead will Tesla models will be relying on cameras to power their autonomous driving systems, according to a report published by Drive on 14 June 2022. Tesla Vision is a set of eight cameras that su...
    Huawei launches EV FusionCharge charging module at EVS35
    Huawei has launched its new electric vehicle (EV) charger FusionCharge 40-kW DC charging module at the International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS35), according to a press release by the company on 14 June. Huawei said their idea of merging power electronics and digital technolog...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    ACO Tech partners with UOB Malaysia, Fasspay, and FIVE to offer in-vehicle connected services 
    ACO Tech has announced partnerships with UOB Malaysia, Fass Payment Solutions and FIVE Petroleum Malaysia for automotive connected services and user experience optimization, according to a company press release on 7 June. The partnerships were announced during the official unveiling of its ATLAS in-...
    DKV Mobility integrates over 285,000 EV charge points across Europe on its platform
    DKV Mobility, a leading European B2B payment platform, is offering access to around 285,000 public and semi-public electric vehicle (EV) charge points across Europe, the company said on 9 June 2022. It said that to make these EV chargers conveniently accessible to the customers that use its payme...
    Pod Point to supply home chargers for EVs by BMW UK
    Pod Point has tied up with BMW Group in the United Kingdom, under which it will provide home charge equipment BMW and MINI electric vehicles (EVs), it said in a press release on 9 June. The three-year agreement includes the all-electric BMW iX3, BMW iX, BMW i4, BMW i7, its range of BMW plug-in hybri...
    Volkswagen adds all-wheel drive version to its ID.4 EV portfolio
    German carmaker Volkswagen has expanded its electric vehicle (EV) portfolio by launching a new all-wheel drive variant of its ID.4 sports utility vehicle (SUV), the company announced on 9 June 2022. VW said that it has already started accepting initial bookings for the EV, which has a price tag of E...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Autel Energy launches EV MaxiCharger in US
    Autel US, a subsidiary of Shenzhen-based Autel Intelligent Technology Corp. has announced that it launched electric vehicle (EV) charger MaxiCharger home and commercial Level 2 AC charging solutions, according to a press release published by the company on 10 June. The introduction of the new cha...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 June 2022
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    Siemens to supply ultra-fast chargers for UAE’s first EV charging corridor
    German technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, and transport Siemens AG plans to supply ultra-fast chargers to the United Arab Emirates for its first EV charging corridor, the company announced on 10 June 2022. The UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has selected Siemens te...
    ChargePoint partners with trade association NECA in US to accelerate deployment of EV charging infrastructure
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company ChargePoint has announced a new partnership with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to accelerate the deployment of EV charging network, according to a press release published by the company on 9 June. ChargePoint joins NECA’s 18 Ambass...
    SAIC-GM-Wuling, DJI jointly develops highly automated intelligent vehicle
    SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) and DJI have announced the first result of a worldwide strategic partnership; a new energy mass-production model fitted with DJI's vehicle system will be introduced shortly, according to a report published by Pandaily on 9 June 2022. SAIC-GM-Wuling and DJI have been pla...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Sony Electronics develops two new car AV receivers
    Sony Electronics has developed two new car AV receivers, it said in a press release on 10 June. The XAV-AX6000 and the XAV-AX4000 include new features such as fully wireless smartphone conversion, allowing drivers to use voice control for navigation or playing music. “We are excited to add thes...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover to integrate what3words global location technology via OTA update
    Jaguar Land Rover will integrate what3words global location technology via HERE Technologies into its vehicles, a press release dated 9 June read. The feature will be added via a software over-the-air (OTA) update. Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles with advanced Pivi Pro infotainment system will be abl...
    Garmin develops new automotive night vision wireless backup cameras
    Garmin has unveiled BCTM50 and BC 50 with night vision wireless automotive backup cameras, it said in a 9 June press release. The BC 50 with night vision uses Garmin’s proprietary NightGlo technology that can light up to 20-feet behind a vehicle and is compatible with a variety of Garmin GPS navig...
    10-Jun-2022 News New Products
    European Parliament supports ban on sale of ICE cars and vans by 2035
    The European Parliament announced on 9 June 2022 that the members have voted in favour of European Commission’s revised proposal on the carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. In a plenary vote, the members of European Parliament (MEPs) ad...
    Volkswagen to launch first electric car in India in 2023
    German carmaker Volkswagen plans to launch its first electric car, the ID.4 sport utility vehicle (SUV) in India in 2023 as the country continues to push for faster adoption of EVs, a report published by Bloomberg on 10 June said, citing a senior company executive. The company plans to launch i...
    10-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor’s luxury car brand Genesis partners Shell Recharge Solutions in Europe
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car brand Genesis has partnered Shell Recharge Solutions in Europe, providing its customers access to more than 300,000 Shell-owned public charging points across 35 European countries, Genesis announced on 9 June 2022. Besides public electric vehicle (EV) charging po...
    CarPlay gets a major facelift
    Apple has announced a major expansion of CarPlay at the 2022 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that aims to transform the entire dashboard of the vehicle. The next generation of CarPlay promises to support multiple displays beyond the primary center stack screen and utilizes vehicle data ...
    Renault rolls out Amazon Music through OpenR Link in the all-electric Mégane E-Tech
    Renault has announced the roll out of Amazon Music in all-electric Mégane E-Tech through its new connected interface OpenR Link, according to a press release published by the French automaker on 8 June. Amazon Music app is available via My Renault Mobile application as a free download. Renault c...
    Audi to open EV charging hub pilot site in Zurich, Switzerland
    Volkswagen’s luxury car unit Audi plans to open Audi charging hub pilot site in downtown Zurich, Switzerland later in 2022, its second such charging hub site after Nuremberg, Germany, the company said on 8 June 2022. Audi said that the Zurich charging hub pilot site will be followed by more such h...
    09-Jun-2022 News New Products
    EV charging company FLO to set up its first manufacturing plant in the US
    US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging company FLO plans to open its first manufacturing plant in Michigan later this year, the company announced on 7 June 2022. The proposed plant, where FLO plans to produce EV chargers, will accelerate execution of its US market strategy and will have the capacit...
    Hyundai plans to discontinue production of first generation Ioniq cars in South Korea
    Hyundai Motor Company said on 3 June 2022 that it plans to discontinue the production of original or the first generation Ioniq cars at its Ulsan plant in South Korea from July 2022. The last Ioniq to roll off the production line next month will mark the end of a significant chapter in Hyundai’s r...
    Japanese oil company Eneos to buy 6,100 EV chargers operated by NEC Corporation
    Japanese oil company Eneos has acquired the rights to operate about 4,600 electric vehicle (EV) chargers located across commercial facilities from electronics company NEC Corporation, a report published by the Japan-based newspaper The Asahi Shimbun said on 7 June 2022, citing the company announceme...
    GM’s OnStar to use RapidDeploy’s Radius Mapping solution
    RapidDeploy has announced its Radius Mapping solution will be used by General Motors-owned OnStar to support its delivery of emergency services, a company press release on 7 June read. OnStar selected RapidDeploy due to enhanced location accuracy and situational awareness as they look to expand emer...
    BlackBerry to power BDStar Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Technology’s intelligent cockpit
    BlackBerry has announced an agreement with BDStar Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Technology Co, under which BlackBerry QNX technology will be used to power BICV’s next-generation intelligent cockpit, a company press release on 7 June read. The cockpit is currently used by Renault Jiangling in...
    Honda’s MY 2023 HR-V features digital instrument display for the first time
    Honda has announced that for the first time its HR-V will feature a digital instrument display, a larger standard and available color touchscreens with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, according to a 7 June press release. All HR-V models will be come with a 7-inch color LC...
    08-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Kia recalls Sorento, Sportage models in Australia due to faulty heater core element
    Kia Australia has recalled around 31,000 Sportage mid-size SUVs and Sorento seven-seat sport utility vehicles (SUVs) due to a software malfunction that could lead to a vehicle fire, Daily Mail Australia reported on 7 June. The recall applies to model year (MY) between 2015 and MY 2021 along with ...
    08-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Rolling Wireless expands software portfolio to accelerate telematics control unit development
    Network access devices (NADs) supplier Rolling Wireless has introduced a wide range of software solutions designed to cater the needs of car OEMs and tier-1 telematics control unit (TCU) suppliers, according to a press release published by the company on 7 June. The new Smart Services are ready-t...
    08-Jun-2022 News New Products
    DSP Concepts, LG Electronics collaborate to deploy AI-powered audio to automakers
    LG Electronics (LGE) has announced that it partnered with DSP Concepts to roll out artificial intelligence (AI) powered sound for automakers, according to a press release by BusinessWire on 7 June. Jeonghyu Yang, VP, Leader of the SoC Fundamental Technology Lab at CTO Division in LGE, said, "Base...
    Meridian Energy signs agreement to deploy Etrel’s OCEAN charge point management system across New Zealand
    Etrel, a Landis+Gyr company providing integrated E-mobility solutions, partnered with Meridian Energy, to deploy its OCEAN charge point management system for the management and monetization of Meridian's public electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the country, according to a press release p...
    Apple unveils new generation of CarPlay at WWDC 2022
    Apple has announced additional features for CarPlay at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on 6 June. CarPlay will be integrated with the car’s hardware, while content will be available on multiple screens within the vehicle. Users will be able to control the radio or change the climate dire...
    07-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Minnesota Department of Transportation to receive USD68 million to expand EV charging network
    Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has announced that it started due diligence on planning USD68 million statewide electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure plan to the install EV charging points over five years across the state, Online EV reported on 3 June.   Siri Simons, Sustainabi...
    EOS Linx partners with Lone Star to expand EV charging network across Texas, US
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company EOS Linx and Lone Star Business Association Cooperative (LSBAC) have partnered to expand EV charging network at petro-convenience stores across Texas, US, according to a press release by EOS Linx on 1 June.   Blake Snider, CEO, EOS Linx, said, "Our univ...
    Shell Malaysia to acquire 50% stake in ParkEasy operator Pixelbyte
    Shell Malaysia has announced a deal to acquire 50% shareholding in Pixelbyte, the company operating ParkEasy, according to a company press release on 3 June. ParkEasy is a mobile application software helping drivers park and offer a pre-booked slot for EV Charging. “Decarbonising Mobility and e...
    Mitsubishi Motors recalls MY 2022 Outlander in the US over faulty seat belt locking retractor
    Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling 2,865 model year (MY) 2022 Outlanders in the United States citing seat belt locking retractor malfunction, Consumer Affairs reported on 3 June. According to the report, Mitsubishi said the issue with bearing plate located inside the seat belt au...
    07-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Tata Motors eyes 20% of overall passenger vehicle sales from EVs in 4-5 years
    Indian automaker Tata Motors Ltd plans to have electric vehicles (EVs) contribute 20% of its overall passenger vehicle sales over the next 4–5 years, according to a report published by ET Auto on 4 June 2022. It said that the company, which has already recorded cumulative sales of over 25,000 EVs,...
    07-Jun-2022 News New Products
    FreeWire to supply EV charging technologies to US energy company Phillips 66
    US energy company Phillips 66 has signed a letter of intent with FreeWire Technologies to jointly develop a program to deploy latter’s rapid charging, battery-integrated technology across the country, the two companies said in a joint announcement on 1 June 2022. While the move highlights Phill...
    NHTSA receives 758 complaints over Tesla’s phantom braking
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received 758 complaints of Tesla cars that suddenly brake at high speeds, Bloomberg reported on 3 June. The US regulator has asked Tesla for a response by 20 June. Significance: The complaints were first addressed in February, in whic...
    06-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    K-Charging plans to add 100 new EV charging locations in Finland in 2022
    The Finnish retail group Kesko-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging network K-Charging plans to add 100 new locations, taking the total network to about 200 stations across Finland by end 2022, the company said on 31 May 2022. Kesko’s K-Charging network is owned and operated by its subsidiary K-Au...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls around 1 million vehicles over issues with braking system
    Mercedes-Benz Group is set to recall nearly one million vehicles globally over a potential issue with the braking system, a 6 June article by the Agence France-Presse read, citing the German federal transport authority KBA. In KBA’s statement, affected models include the model year (MY) 2004–15 ...
    06-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Buick plans all-electric portfolio by 2030, first electric car to launch in 2024
    General Motors (GM)–owned Buick announced on 1 June 2022 that the brand plans to become fully electric in North America by the end of 2030 and that this transformation will be led by a new badge and brand identity. Buick’s electrification plans are aligned with its parent company GM, which has l...
    06-Jun-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 06 June 2022
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    Bosch SDS, Rightware partner to accelerate automotive user experience and HMI
    Bosch SDS and Finland-based automotive software company Rightware have partnered to design and develop next-generation in-vehicle user experiences, Business This Week reported on 3 June.   Derek Sellin, vice president of marketing and head of The Kanzi Partner Program, Rightware, said, “Bo...
    Porsche rolls out ‘Privacy Mode’ to expand customer’s trust
    Porsche has announced that the automaker developed ‘Privacy Mode’ privacy settings for its vehicles as part of the German automaker's new strategy to protect and expand customers’ trust, The Wall Street Journal reported on 20 May. Christian Völkel, Porsche’s chief privacy officer, said, ...
    Blink Charging partners with Q-Park to deploy charging points across the UK, Ireland
    EB Charging, a Blink Charging company has announced that it partnered with Europe-based infrastructure owner and operator Q-Park to setup nearly 600 charging points across 80 cities in the UK and Ireland, according to a press release published by the company on 30 May. Michael Farkas, founder and...
    Google to discontinue Android Auto for phones
    Google is likely to shut down Android Auto for phone screens, 9to5Google reported on 2 June. Google has not specified a date at which the service will be stopped. Google had already discontinued the service on Android 12 compatible phones, essentially cutting off the experience for newer d...
    Cruise gets permit to carry passengers in California
    General Motors' self-driving unit Cruise has received a Driverless Deployment Permit from the California Public Utilities Commission, it said in a blog post on 2 June. The permit allows Cruise to charge a fare for the driverless rides in San Francisco. Cruise will be the first company to operate a c...
    Hyundai to launch BlueLink application in Australia on MY2023 Palisade
    Hyundai Motor Corp will release its BlueLink multimedia solution in Australia with the 2023 Palisade model, The Western Australian reported on 3 June. The carmaker will gradually roll out across the range and will include a five-year subscription to the service. The service allows customers to re...
    03-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Continental supplies EcoContact 6 Q, PremiumContact 6 and ProContact RX tires as OE to Kia Niro
    Continental has announced that it is supplying EcoContact 6 Q, PremiumContact 6 and ProContact RX to the all-electric Kia Niro, hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model variants, according to a press release published by Continental on 2 June. According to press release, in Europe, the Middle East ...
    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s study reveals high-frequency hazard lighting provides increased safety
    A study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) has revealed that more sharp and visible hazard lighting improved advanced warning to oncoming drivers, enabling quicker driver responses to prevent crashes, it said in a press release on 1 June. The study was commissioned by the...
    Tesla to consider using Apple’s AirPlay protocol to enhance audio quality
    Tesla could use Apple’s AirPlay protocol to improve audio quality over Bluetooth, Electrek reported on 31 May. According to an exchange between Elon Musk and a Twitter user, Musk said he would discuss the issue with his audio engineering team. AirPlay is a proprietary wireless communication pro...
    Lexus MY 2023 RX model to feature Digital Key, Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 and Lexus Interface Multimedia System
    Lexus has announced that its MY 2023 RX model will feature a new global platform, two all-new grades, Digital Key, Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, and Lexus Interface Multimedia System, in  a press release on 31 May. Significance: The Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 will offer additional features with th...
    02-Jun-2022 News New Products
    MY 2023 BMW X1 model to feature curved display with iDrive 8.0
    BMW has announced that its model year (MY) 2023 X1 model will come with BMW Curved Display and iDrive 8.0, in a company press release on 1 June. The X1 features the latest-generation BMW iDrive in the form of BMW Live Cockpit Plus. It is based on BMW Operating System 8, a running new-generation soft...
    02-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Faraday Future picks Cerence to power in-car voice assistant in FF 91 EV
    Cerence has announced that Faraday Future Intelligent Electric has picked Cerence’s its AI-powered text-to-speech (TTS) technology for the in-car assistant in its FF 91 electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release on 1 June. Production is set to begin in the third quarter of 2022. F...
    Sime Darby partners with Wallbox for EV charging in Malaysia
    Sime Darby has announced its partnership with electric vehicle (EV) charging company Wallbox to establish EV charging network across Malaysia, Bernama reported on 1 June. Ooi Sim Mun, managing director, Mecomb Malaysia, said “As always, our goal continues to be to provide consumer-friendly prod...
    Volvo Cars partners with Epic Games for high quality in-vehicle graphics
    Volvo Cars has collaborated with Epic Games, though which it will offer photorealistic visualization technology into its next generation of electric vehicles (EVs), it said in a press release on 1 June. The companies will use Epic’s Unreal Engine game engine for high-quality graphics inside the ca...
    Fiat to sell only electrified cars in the UK from July 2022
    Italian carmaker Fiat announced on 30 May 2022 that it plans to sell only electrified vehicles in the UK from 1 July 2022, removing all the non-electrified vehicles from sale in the country. The company said that its entire range for the UK will be in electrified form, ranging from hybrids to fully ...
    01-Jun-2022 News New Products
    BMW 2 Series Coupe to be equipped with curved display as standard from July 2022
    BMW has announced that the BMW 2 Series Coupé will come equipped with a BMW Curved Display as standard from July 2022, a company press release on 31 May. It features a 12.3-inch Information Display and a Control Display with touch function and a screen diagonal of 14.9 inches. The screen feature...
    01-Jun-2022 News New Products
    EV charging network Allego partners with ATU to expand EV charging stations across Germany
    Allego Holding B.V. has announced that it partnered with ATU to roll out electric vehicle (EV) charging network through an additional 400 ATU branch touchpoints with charging stations across Germany, according to a press release published by ATU on 31 May.   Ulf Schulte, CTO, managing direct...
    SemaConnect partners with Voltus to connect EV charging stations to wholesale power markets
    Voltus and SemaConnect have partnered to offer cash generating opportunities to SemaConnect's workplace electric vehicle (EV) charging clients across the United States and Canadian wholesale power markets, according to a press release by BusinessWire on 31 May.    Mahi Reddy, CEO and fo...
    Toyota announces Sienna-based autonomous vehicle MaaS trials
    Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) has modified Indiana-produced 2022 Sienna minivans by adding a vehicle control interface to establish a new vehicle platform compatible with third-party autonomous driving kits and sensors (Autono) for use in Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) applications, according to...
    EV charging company Wallbox to expand charging operations across North America
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions company Wallbox has announced charging network expansion in North America through strategic collaborations and establishing new facilities across the region, it said in a press release on 26 May. Oriol Riba, COO at Wallbox, said, “T...
    31-May-2022 News Investments
    Delta to showcase E-mobility solutions at Hannover Messe 2022
    Delta has announced that the company will showcase its ‘Smart Green Solutions’ and complete E-mobility solutions portfolio at Hannover Messe 2022, according to a press release published by the company on 30 May. Delta’s President and General Manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EME...
    Smart EV grid platform Singularity Energy raises USD4.5 million in seed round
    Singularity Energy has raised USD4.5 million in seed round, it said in a press release on 24 May. The funding was led by Spero Ventures and Energy Impact Partners. The round also includes investments from existing investors; Third Sphere, J Ventures, and other individual investors. As part of the ro...
    Tesla’s latest mobile app version 4.9 shows recall information
    Tesla has updated its mobile app, allowing vehicle owners the option to see recall information, ReviewGeek reported on 29 May. Following the update, Tesla’s Service menu in the app will allow for viewing webpages, and the electric vehicle (EV) maker will be able to push alerts and recall i...
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    Apollo Group launches autonomous vehicle insurance in Europe
    Apollo Group has announced the launch of an insurance solution for Europe’s first zero-occupancy on-road autonomous vehicle journey, completed by autonomous vehicle software company, Oxbotica, according to a report published by InsurTech, on 26 May 2022. For the UK market, the cover by Apollo ibot...
    GV60 Genesis EV to use Samsung’s UWB-based car key
    Samsung Electronics has announced that Hyundai’s GV60 Genesis electric vehicles (EVs) will support ultra-wideband (UWB) digital keys from Galaxy smart devices, a company press release dated 19 May. Seven of the latest Galaxy models will be able to support a digital key powered by UWB technology. ...
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    Schneider Electric launches end-to-end EV charging solutions EcoStruxure for buildings
    Schneider Electric has launched its electric vehicle (EV) charging solution EcoStruxure to accelerate E-mobility adoption in buildings, according to a press release by BusinessWire on 27 May. The EV charging solutions will enable commercial, industrial and multifamily buildings with end-to-end charg...
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    Volkswagen partners with music streaming platform Anghami to promote safe driving
    Volkswagen Middle East has collaborated with music streaming platform Anghami to promote safe driving using Anghami’s Auto Car Mode, it said in a press release on 26 May. The Auto Car Mode user interface enlarges the buttons on the screen, resulting in less distractions for people while driving. V...
    Nissan to launch mass market electric car Sakura with 20-kWh Li-ion battery
    Japanese carmaker Nissan’s all-new mass market electric car Sakura will be equipped with 20-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery and the electric vehicle (EV) can deliver a WLTC driving range of up to 180 kms, the company said on 20 May 2022, disclosing product details. “The Sakura is e...
    27-May-2022 News New Products
    ADS-TEC Energy expands battery-buffered fast charging portfolio in Europe
    ADS-TEC Energy has announced that the company is expanding its ChargePost electric vehicle (EV) fast charging portfolio in Europe, according to a press release published by the company on 24 May. Thomas Speidel, founder and CEO, ADS-TEC Energy, said, “We are very proud that, despite all the cur...
    BMW recalls vehicles in the US over sunroof software issue
    BMW of North America is recalling more than 61,221 vehicles due to a faulty sunroof control unit that allows them to be closed without the key fob being present in the car, ConsumerAffairs reported on 23 May. The closing of the sunroof is a violation of federal regulations under “Power-operated wi...
    27-May-2022 News Recalls
    Volkswagen begins production of all-electric ID.4 at Emden factory in Germany
    Volkswagen (VW) has started producing the all-electric ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) at its Emden-based manufacturing unit in Germany, the company said on 20 May 2022. The Emden site now becomes VW’s second factory to produce EVs in Germany following the Zwickau plant. Notably, VW’s Emden fact...
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