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    The case for OEM-made operating systems in the age of software-driven vehicles
    By combining vehicle domains with the cloud and internet of things (IoT), future software architecture will have a common hardware layer at the vehicle level, a common middleware layer in the software level, and an operating system that will add different features in a scalable way. To sustain futur...
    Chip supply constraints will likely persist until third quarter 2021
    The semiconductor shortage crisis has hit the automotive industry at a time when the sector started to experience a moderate recovery in production levels following a pandemic-inflicted slowdown. The ramp up in demand of chips from the automotive industry started when the supply lines were already s...
    Faurecia develops radiant panel solutions to improve thermal management
    Faurecia has developed a range of radiant panel solutions to improve thermal management, the French supplier said in a press release on 3 March 2021. The new radiant panels, controlled through HMI and using the fewest number of buttons and dials possible, can be integrated into various interiors com...
    04-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Eberspaecher develops electric heating element to reduce emissions during cold starts
    German automotive thermal components supplier, Eberspaecher, has announced the EHC Lamella Heater for metal and ceramic catalytic converters. According to a press release issued by Eberspächer on 2 February, the Euro 7 emission standard expects a significant reduction in exhaust gas limit values fo...
    03-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Benteler develops high-pressure heat exchanger for faster EV battery charging
    German automotive components supplier Benteler has announced a new solution for the fast cooling of the battery packs of electric vehicles (EVs). According to a press release issued by Benteler on 28 January, the company’s new high-pressure heat exchanger addresses the issue of the ...
    29-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai WIA develops new thermal management system for EVs
    Hyundai Wia has developed a thermal management module that integrates EV driveline and battery parts. According to a press release issued by Hyundai Wia on 13 January, the company stated that this integrated coolant distribution and supply module is set to be installed in Hyundai’s Electric-Global...
    19-Jan-2021 News New Products
    BMW conducts final winter testing of all-electric iX
    BMW is conducting final winter testing of its all-electric iX sport activity vehicle (SAV) ahead of its scheduled market launch in 2021, the company said in a press release on 9 December. The German carmaker is carrying out endurance test of the new electric vehicle (EV) under extreme cold weather i...
    11-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Continental expands plastics expertise at tech centers in Germany
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it will be expanding its plastics expertise at three specialist tech centers located in Hamburg, Kohren-Sahlis, and Hann. Münden. According to a press release issued by Continental on 16 November, this will re...
    17-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Freudenberg develops cabin air filters to counter virus-laden aerosols
    Germany-based components and systems supplier, Freudenberg, has introduced four-layer cabin air filters that has the ability to filter out around 90% of virus-laden aerosols. According to a press release issued by Freudenberg on 30 October, the company stated that the fourth layer in these new filte...
    06-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Continental develops synthetic modular coupling for automotive thermal management
    Continental and system supplier aft automotive’s joint venture (JV), JoinPlas, has won the Materialica Design + Technology Award for its synthetic modular coupling system for thermal management in vehicles. According to a press release issued by Continental on 21 October, the company stated that t...
    Elmos develops high-precision stepper motor driver for headlight adjustment
    Elmos has developed a high-precision stepper motor driver with the primary application in headlight adjustment, the company announced on 16 September via a press release. Other applications include valves for thermal management, air conditioning flap control, cruise control, or front grill adjustmen...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New MAHLE smart AC to lower fine particulates within passenger cabin
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, MAHLE, has introduced a new smart air conditioning system that reduces the level of fine particulate matter in the passenger cabin of vehicles. According to a press release issued by MAHLE on 4 September, the company’s new system integrates...
    08-Sep-2020 News New Products
    UFI Filters launches new cabin air filter in India
    Italy-based UFI Filters, a filtration technology and thermal management supplier, has announced the launch of a new cabin air filter for the Indian market. According to a report filed by motoring publication Autocar Professional on 26 August, UFI Filters has launched the SOFIMA D+FEND cabin air filt...
    28-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Volvo to equip 2021 lineup with Advanced Air Cleaner technology
    Sweden-based luxury carmaker Volvo has announced a more advanced cabin air filtration technology that will be equipped in the manufacturer’s 2021 product portfolio, with the exception of the XC40 compact crossover. In a press release issued by Volvo on 25 August, the company stated that the Adv...
    26-Aug-2020 News New Products
    MAHLE introduces new condenser for hybrid and electric vehicles
    Automotive components and systems supplier, MAHLE, has introduced a new condenser for hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) in order to ensure thermal efficiency during the charging process. In a press release issued by MAHLE on 30 July, the company stated that this condenser helps in expediting tracti...
    04-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Lear, Gentherm jointly develop INTU Thermal Comfort Seating with ClimateSense technology
    Seating and e-systems supplier, Lear, has announced its collaboration with American thermal management firm, Gentherm, to jointly develop its latest intelligent seating solution, the INTU™ Thermal Comfort with ClimateSense™ technology. According to a press release from Gentherm dated 3 August, t...
    04-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Group develops new AC technologies to improve cabin air quality
    South Korean automotive OEM, the Hyundai Group, has announced new air-conditioning technologies in order to improve the air quality in the passenger cabins of vehicles. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 27 July, the company has unveiled three new air-conditioning technologies called&...
    28-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Renesas unveils pressure sensor solution for EV HVAC systems
    Renesas Electronics has unveiled a new automotive pressure sensor solution ‘ZSSC4132’, the Japan-based supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions said in a press release on 9 July. The solution is ideal for HVAC applications used in plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), battery electric...
    10-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Ford offers micronAir proTect filter to reduce transmission of viruses
    Ford has started offering its select vehicle models in Europe with micronAir proTect, an enhanced air filter to reduce transmission of viruses, the automaker said in a press release in early June. The new air filter, developed by the German supplier Freudenberg, uses carbon and a special active...
    18-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Valeo launches disinfectant solution for vehicle cabins
    Valeo has launched a disinfectant solution for vehicle cabins called ClimSpray™, according to a company press release on 12 June 2020. According to Valeo, the new solution product, which disinfects and purifies vehicle cabins, has the ability to neutralize viruses (including coronaviruses), b...
    15-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai and Kia develop new heat pump system for EVs
    Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have unveiled the details of their newest heat pump system for electric vehicles (EVs). According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 9 June, the South Korean carmakers have designed this device to maximize the all-electric driving range of EVs in...
    09-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Audi reveals details of e-tron 55’s battery thermal management system
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer Audi has revealed the details of the battery thermal management system that will be used in its e-tron 55 quattro electric sports utility vehicle (SUV). According to a press release from Audi dated 22 April, the company has stated that the new battery thermal...
    23-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Škoda’s new Octavia, Karoq, Kodiaq, Superb, feature Climatronic Air Care System
    Škoda’s new Octavia, Karoq, Kodiaq, and Superb models feature ‘Climatronic Air Care System,’ which monitors the air quality in the vehicle, detects increased pollen or fine dust concentrations, and responds automatically, the automaker said in a press release on 31 March. The system is availa...
    01-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Norma Group develops thermal management line systems for US-based EV maker
    NORMA Group has developed new thermal management line systems for a US manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 10 March 2020. The systems will be used in the customer’s all-electric pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). NORMA said that a total of ...
    16-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops DIAvent battery sealing technology
    German auto components supplier Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a new battery sealing technology, according to a press statement released by the company on 10 March. The company states that this new technology, referred to as DIAvent, provides pressure compensation during normal opera...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    BorgWarner to supply cabin heating and battery conditioning solutions to multiple OEMs
    American automotive components supplier BorgWarner has announced that its coolant heaters are expected to be used in the next generation of passenger cars produced by major OEMs across the globe. According to a press statement issued by the company on 3 March, the company stated that these component...
    05-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Polyplastics develops new Duranex PBT grade for high-voltage automotive applications
    Polyplastics has developed a new DURANEX polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) grade for high-voltage automotive applications, the company announced in a press release on 3 March. Polyplastics said that DURANEX (R) PBT CG7030 is a 30% glass-filled grade, which also delivers strong dimensional stability, ...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Texas Instruments develops digital isolator for EV/HEV systems
    Texas Instruments has unveiled a digital isolator to protect low-voltage circuitry from high-voltage events in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) systems, the company said in a press release on 2 March. The isolators also help with cooling of these systems to reduce tempera...
    03-Mar-2020 News New Products
    New Opel Corsa-e offers interior heating and cooling via myOpel app
    Opel has announced that its new Corsa-e electric car will allow drivers to set cabin temperature remotely via the myOpel smartphone application before starting their journey, according to the company’s press release on 11 February. The remote cabin preconditioning feature will not only save t...
    12-Feb-2020 News New Products
    LG, Microsoft to build automotive infotainment systems, management systems
    LG Electronics has announced a partnership with Microsoft to develop automotive infotainment systems and management systems, a press release dated 9 January showed. LG will utilize the Microsoft Azure and artificial intelligence (AI) services. LG’s infotainment systems will integrate virtual pe...
    27-Jan-2020 News New Products
    New Volkswagen Golf features intelligent climate control system
    Volkswagen has unveiled the new Golf EV with an intelligent climate control system, the German automaker said in a press release on 16 January. It features a three-zone automatic air conditioner called ‘Air Care Climatronic’ with a Smart Climate menu. It can be controlled via voice control ap...
    20-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Rinspeed to showcase MetroSnap modular urban mobility concept
    Swiss automotive manufacturer and tuning firm Rinspeed will be showcasing its inexpensive swapping system for the vehicle bodies, called MetroSnap, at the CES 2020 event in Las Vegas, US. The company has reportedly filed for a patent protection regarding this concept. The MetroSnap concept vehi...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    2019 SEMA Show: Webasto exhibits new modular battery pack and next-gen charging solutions
    Germany-based automotive supplier, Webasto, has exhibited next generation charging solutions and elements of a new modular battery system in the Ford Motor Company’s booth at the recently concluded 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, US. The company’s battery system has been designed in order to be ...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops new coating for reducing friction in rotary shaft seals
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) and Freudenberg Technology Innovation have come up with a new coating that improves wetting with synthetic lubricants, according to a company press statement on 19 November. The wetting of the sealing lip plays a significant role in the optimal functioning...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Motor Show 2019: Toyota unveils RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
    At the 2019 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, Japanese carmaker Toyota debuted the most powerful version of its RAV4 crossover yet. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime also happens to be the first plug-in hybrid version of this vehicle. The vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, Atkinson-cycle...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Eberspaecher introduces new engine-independent cabin heating solutions
    German automotive components supplier Eberspaecher announced on 7 November that it has released a new line of engine-independent vehicle heating solutions. These devices are intended for use in hybrid and electric vehicles where they must provide optimal heating without compromising o...
    19-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Hella develops particle sensor for air quality measurement inside and around vehicles
    Hella has developed a particle sensor that enables the measurement of particulate matter in the interior and in immediate surroundings of vehicles, it said in a press release on 5 November. The sensor can measure fine dust particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers. The particle senso...
    06-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Marelli presents interior, autonomous driving, lighting and electrification solutions
    Marelli is showcasing its advanced products and technologies in the field of interior, autonomous driving, lighting and electrification at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019 in Japan, the company said in a press release on 24 October. In the area of the interior, Marelli will present its ‘Human-Max Cabi...
    25-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Tesla files patent application for new energy storage system with plate-based cooling system
    American electric vehicles manufacturer Tesla Motors has recently filed a patent application for a new type of energy storage system. The new design proposes multiple battery cells with a discharge directing material and an insulating material positioned inside the module housing. Heat is generat...
    22-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Mann+Hummel, HBPO jointly develop fine dust particle filter
    In a recent newsletter issued by German automotive thermal solutions firm Mann+Hummel, the company has added another filtration product to its range in order to attempt to cut down on fine dust pollution. This product, a fine dust particle filter, has been developed together with front end module...
    15-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Mann+Hummel develops new air filtration method for fuel cells
    In a recently published newsletter, Mann+Hummel, the German automotive thermal solutions manufacturer, stated that the company has developed a new method of filtering air that is being supplied to the cathode path of a fuel cell. The filter uses a combination of filtration and adsorption processe...
    11-Oct-2019 News New Products
    FEV showcases solutions for combustion engine, electrified vehicles at Aachen Colloquium
    German engine and vehicle technology developer FEV has showcased a line-up of mobility solutions at the Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology (ACK). These days, developments in the internal combustion (IC) engine segment are done primarily for improved sustainability, which is what FEV ...
    Tesla files patent application for new seat design with integrated temperature control system
    American automaker Tesla has filed a patent in the United States for a new type of seat design. This new seat will be equipped with an integrated temperature control system in order to improve efficiency. Tesla states that the current type of ventilated and heated seats are problematic and inefficie...
    04-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies developing conductive seals to prevent bearing damage
    The Germany-based seal manufacturer Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, a subsidiary of the Freudenberg Group, is involved with the development of a new generation of conductive seals that can prevent damage to bearings caused as a result of electricity and electromagnetic radiation. These new se...
    20-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Cadillac CT4 sport sedan features active thermal management system
    Cadillac is offering an active thermal management system in its new model year (MY) 2020 CT4, the company announced on 12 September. The MY2020 CT4 also features an integrated exhaust manifold and an efficient electric water pump for better thermal management of powertrain and within cabin resp...
    13-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Webasto presents Innovative heating solution, ThermoConnect App
    Webasto is showcasing innovative heating solutions at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The company is displaying its ‘Thermo Top Evo NextGen Petrol’, a parking heater that helps vehicles in cold regions to start quickly. The solution also e...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: HELLA presents new high-resolution digital headlamp technology
    Germany-based Hella is showcasing its new lighting solution “Digital Light SSL|HD” at the IAA 2019, scheduled to begin in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The new "Digital Light SSL|HD" is the latest generation of high-resolution digital headlam...
    IAA 2019: CATL unveils next-gen EV battery technology
    Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) is introducing its next-generation electric vehicle (EV) battery technology at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) 2019 in Germany this week, according to a company press release on 10 September. The company is displ...
    Henkel to present EV battery material solutions at Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in US
    Henkel will showcase its latest material technologies for cost-effective high-volume assembly, protection and thermal control of next-generation electric vehicle (EV) battery systems at the 2019 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in Michigan, United States, according to a company press re...
    04-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: EKK Eagle to showcase GlideX technology for electric motors
    EKK Eagle will display its advanced sealing solution GlideX for electric motors and fuel cells at the IAA 2019, beginning next week in Frankfurt, Germany, the Japan-based company said in a press release on 2 September. The company will also demonstrate its sealing solutions for conventional powertra...
    03-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Asahi Kasei to present high-performance foam materials at Foam Expo Europe 2019
    Japan-based Asahi Kasei is showcasing its high-performance foam materials SunForce™ and, for the first time, polyamide (PA) Foam at the Foam Expo Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, according to a company press release last month. The Japanese supplier said that the new materials open new doors for heat...
    03-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: BorgWarner to showcase advanced solutions for electrification
    BorgWarner is planning to showcase advanced solutions for electrification at the upcoming 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the company announced in a press release on 27 August. The company will have on display its electric motors, battery and transmission technology, power electronics, and thermal ma...
    29-Aug-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Webasto to present thermal solution for vehicle interior, ‘Roof Sensor Module’ for autonomous vehicle
    Webasto will showcase a range of thermal management, electromobility, and roof system solutions at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany next month, the company announced in a press release on 26 August. The display will include the premiere of its ‘Roof Sensor Module’, its standard batte...
    IAA 2019: ElringKlinger to showcase electromobility solutions
    ElringKlinger is planning to showcase a number of electromobility solutions at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the company announced in a press release on 21 August. The display will include ‘NM12’ low-temperature fuel cell stack, electric drive units (EDU), underbody protection system for ba...
    27-Aug-2019 News New Products
    VOSS Automotive developing electrically heated and coolant-heated line modules for water injection
    VOSS Automotive is developing electrically heated and coolant-heated line modules for water injection, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. The technology is used to reduce combustion temperature by injecting water into the combustion chamber. The electrically heated and...
    23-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai offers BS6 compliant 1.2L engine, eco coating technology on Grand i10 NIOS
    Hyundai has equipped the new Grand i10 NIOS with a Bharat State-VI compliant 1.2L petrol engine, the company announced in a press release on 20 August. The engine produces 83hp power and 113.7 Nm of peak torque. The Grand i10 NIOS also features first-in-segment Eco Coating Technology in its air cond...
    22-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Mahle introduces new lightweight battery housing
    Mahle has developed a new lightweight battery housing for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced on 14 August. The new battery housing comes with an integrated thermal management solution, which enables rapid charging of the battery. Mahle said that this allows traction batteries to be about ...
    16-Aug-2019 News New Products
    JBC Technologies introduces lightweight composite materials for thermal and acoustical protection
    JBC technologies has developed a new lightweight composite material, ‘TABshield’ for thermal and acoustical protection in a vehicle, the company announced in a press release on 8 August. Additional benefits include low cost die cut tooling, embossing for better formability, and quick delivery.&n...
    14-Aug-2019 News New Products
    MAHLE develops intelligent engine components
    MAHLE has developed intelligent engine components that can monitor operating conditions in real time, the company announced in a press release on 1 August. Intelligent engine components from MAHLE facilitate the precise analysis of temperature and pressure conditions for moving components, such...
    02-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Mahle develops new thermal management system for EVs
    Mahle has developed a new thermal management system based on a heat-pump for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 22 July. According to Mahle, its Integrated Thermal System (ITS) can improve cruising range of an EV by between 7 and 20%. Mahle is currently conducting te...
    23-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Rheinmetall company Pierburg develops innovative 2/2 coolant valve
    Pierburg GmbH, a group company of Rheinmetall Automotive, has developed an innovative 2/2 coolant valve which can be used in vehicles powered by both conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) as well as in battery-powered electric vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 15 July. R...
    16-Jul-2019 News New Products
    BMW offers 2-zone automatic air conditioning system in new MINI electric
    BMW has announced that it will offer a 2-zone automatic air conditioning system in its recently unveiled all-electric MINI Cooper SE, according to a company press release on 9 July. The system will have separate ventilation and temperature control for the driver and front passenger sides and will fe...
    11-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz offers ‘Thermotronic’ climate-control system in new GLS
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will offer its new ‘Thermotronic’ climate-control system in the new GLS, according to a company press release on 24 June. The luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) will come with Thermotronic four-zone climate control system as standard and Thermotronic five-zone...
    26-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Peugeot unveils electric version of 2008 SUV
    Peugeot has unveiled the second-generation of 2008 sport utility vehicle with an electric powertrain variant as well, the company announced in a press release on 19 June. The electric Peugeot 2008 is powered by a 50kWh battery which gives the vehicle a range of 310 kilometers (192.6 miles), as per W...
    20-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Daimler develops new Mercedes-AMG 4-cylinder engine
    Daimler has developed a new ‘M 139’ 2L 4-cylinder engine for Mercedes-AMG models, the company announced in a press release on 7 June. The engine will come in two variants, the S-model and the basic version. The S-model engine produces a maximum of 421 hp and 500 Nm of peak torque. The basic vers...
    10-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Ferrari unveils first PHEV 'SF90 Stradale'
    Ferrari has unveiled its first-series production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ‘SF90 Stradale’, the company announced in a press release on 29 May. The supercar is powered by a 90° V8 turbo engine capable of delivering 780 cv (769hp), and three electric motors generating 220 cv, taking...
    31-May-2019 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover develops 'sensory steering wheel' to reduce driver distraction
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed a new ‘sensory steering wheel’ that uses temperature-based instructions to inform drivers about navigation, the automaker announced in a press release on 29 May. The new sensory steering wheel has been developed in partnership with Glasgow University. JLR sa...
    30-May-2019 News New Products
    NORMA Group to supply cooling water and thermal management tube systems to British OEM
    NORMA Group has received an order to develop cooling water and thermal management tube systems from a British car manufacturer, the company announced in a press release on 28 May. The cooling water tube systems will be used in passenger cars with conventional combustion engines, while the tube syste...
    29-May-2019 News New Products
    Shell launches new range of fluids to optimize EV performance
    Shell has launched a new range of fluids for use in battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs), the company said in a press release on 21 May. The new fluids include E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids, and E-Greases and are designed to optimize performance of BEVs. These fluids significantly...
    24-May-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai Group develops new Intelligent air purification system
    Hyundai Group has developed a new intelligent ‘Smart Air Purification system’ for improving the air quality inside the cabin, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. The new system monitors interior air quality to automatically filter the interior air. “Enabling our customers to br...
    16-May-2019 News New Products
    Autoneum develops textile battery undercovers for EVs
    Autoneum has developed a new textile battery undercover for electric vehicles (EVs), the company announced in a press release on 9 May. Made of Ultra-Silent, the battery undercovers meet the specific requirements for acoustic and thermal management of EVs. Autoneum will start production of...
    10-May-2019 News New Products
    Infineon launches new power modules for xEV main inverters
    Infineon has developed new power modules for main inverters of electrified vehicles (xEVs), the company announced in a press release on 2 May. The company is launching four new ‘HybridPACK’ Drive modules optimized for different inverter performance levels between 100 kW and 200 kW. At the PCIM t...
    03-May-2019 News New Products
    Hydro to exhibit EV battery and thermal management solutions at The Battery Show Europe
    Hydro is set to showcase its aluminum-based material concepts for electric vehicle (EV) battery systems at the Battery Show Europe in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 2 May. The display will include solutions from Hydro’s extrusion and rolled businesses, such as material concep...
    03-May-2019 News New Products
    Texas Instruments unveils new reference designs for battery management and traction inverter systems of EVs
    Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled new fully tested reference designs for hybrid and electric vehicle battery management and traction inverter systems, along with new analog circuits with advanced monitoring and protection features, the company announced in a press release on 1 May. According to TI...
    02-May-2019 News New Products
    Henkel to launch silicone-free gap filler for EV batteries at Battery Show 2019 in Germany
    Henkel is set to launch its its silicone-free Bergquist gap filler for electric vehicle (EV) batteries at the Battery Show 2019 in Germany next month, the company announced in a press release on 11 April. Henkel will also showcase its battery assembly adhesives, liquid gasketing technologies, Loctit...
    Mahle introduces new bearings with polymer coating
    Mahle has introduced special bearings with new polymer coating with melamine cyanurate that increases the resilience of bearings and reduces the friction, the company announced in a press release on 16 April. This helps the bearing withstand increased loads from emission control measures such as sto...
    23-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai’s new compact SUV Venue features advanced transmission, thermal management system
    Hyundai has announced that it will offer advanced transmission and thermal management system on the new compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) Venue, the company announced in a press release on 17 April. Venue will get an Integrated Thermal Management System (ITMS) featuring a 2-way rotary control valv...
    23-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Continental showcases diverse portfolio of electromobility solutions for Chinese market
    Continental is displaying its diverse range of solutions for electromobility at the Auto Shanghai 2019 in China, the company said in a press release on 17 April. The company’s displays at the auto show range from production-ready drive systems to power electronics and from 48-Volt battery sys...
    18-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Benteler displays new Electric Drive System 2.0
    Benteler is showcasing its new ‘Electric Drive System 2.0’ at the Auto Shanghai 2019 currently being held in China, the company said in a press release on 17 April. The system, specially designed for electromobility, integrates several functions such as electrified chassis solutions, flexible ba...
    18-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2019: DuPont showcases lightweight material solutions for electric, hybrid vehicles
    DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, is showcasing a range of lightweight material solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles at the ongoing Auto Shanghai 2019 in China, according to a company press release on 17 April. T...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Brose to showcase smart door and seat functions, interior solutions for autonomous cars
    Brose is showcasing its smart door and seat functions as well as new interior solutions for the emerging fields of autonomous driving and vehicle electrification at the Auto Shanghai 2019 in China, the Germany-based supplier said in a press release on 16 April. In addition, Brose will unveil its val...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: BorgWarner showcases electrification solutions
    BorgWarner is showcasing its advanced electrification solutions at the Auto Shanghai 2019 in China, the company announced in a press release on 15 April. Display includes the latest fully integrated electric drive module eAxle (iDM), Onboard Battery Chargers (OBC), and on- and off-axis P2 hybrid sys...
    17-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Shanghai Auto Show 2019: Tenneco to showcase advanced engine, exhaust solutions
    Tenneco is set to showcase its advanced engine and exhaust system solutions at the 2019 Auto Shanghai in China, the company announced in a press release on 11 April. The engine solutions display will include Megabond Cylinder Liner Technology, PRiME 3DSimulation Software, vehicle hybridization techn...
    12-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Calsonic Kansei to showcase cabin innovation and energy management solutions
    Calsonic Kansei will showcase cabin innovation and energy management solutions at the 2019 Auto Shanghai in China later this month, the company announced in a press release on 8 April. In the cabin innovation area, the Japanese supplier will exhibit solutions as a comprehensive cabin system integrat...
    09-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover plans to integrate ultraviolet light technology to neutralize pathogens in vehicle cabin
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to use ultraviolet light technology in ventilation systems to neutralize pathogens in vehicle cabin, the company announced in a press release on 27 March. JLR said that future models with the innovative ultraviolet light technology (UV-C) could help to stop bacter...
    03-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Toyoda Gosei to exhibit cooling system concept, plastic battery case for EVs
    Toyoda Gosei is planning to showcase its newly developed plastic battery case for electrified vehicles at the 2019 Auto Shanghai, the company announced in a press release on 2 April. Toyoda Gosei will also display a cooling system concept model for battery and motor cooling, which use plastic coolin...
    Toyoda Gosei develops lightweight plastic turbo duct
    Toyoda Gosei has developed a turbo duct which is made entirely of plastic, the company said in a press release today. The Japanese supplier claims that the use of lightweight plastic has reduced the weight of the new turbo duct by half. Toyoda Gosei is supplying its new turbo duct to the new Toyota ...
    27-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz Vans completes final winter testing of eSprinter electric van in Sweden
    Mercedes-Benz Vans has completed the final winter testing of all-electric eSprinter in Arjeplog, Sweden, the company announced in a press release on 22 March. The eSprinter van was tested in temperatures as low as -30ºC with icy roads and deep snow. Under the extreme cold condition testing, Me...
    25-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Coupled air conditioning hose and tube system – a look into the technology and market dynamics of the component.
    As light vehicle cabins have become more sophisticated, advanced, and comfort-oriented over the years, driven by increasing customer expectations, automotive air conditioning systems have transitioned from an optional comfort feature in the earlier years to a necessity in today’s competitive autom...
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    Mercedes-Benz is conducting the winter testing of its first all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) EQC in Arjeplog, Sweden, the company announced in a press release on 22 February. The testing is to check the thermal management of the battery and interior, recharging in cold conditions and handlin...
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    Fraunhofer Institute develops new directly-cooled EV motor technology
    Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT), along with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is developing a new cooling concept that will enable polymers to be used as motor housing materials, Fraunhofer announced in a press release on 1 February. The new motor housing is made of fibe...
    04-Feb-2019 News New Products
    NAIAS 2019: Bosch to showcase key solutions for connectivity, electromobility, automated driving
    German automotive supplier Bosch is showcasing its key solutions for connectivity, electromobility and automated driving at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in the United States. According to a company press release on 14 January, the display includes electric motor...
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    EV Japan 2019: BorgWarner to showcase EV solutions
    BorgWarner will showcase its advanced electric vehicle (EV) solutions at the EV Japan 2019, the company announced in a press release on 13 December. The display will include integrated drive module (iDM), highly efficient P2 hybrid modules and thermal management components such as the company’s ba...
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    Gentherm develops cabin thermal management solution for Rinspeed’s microSNAP EV
    Gentherm has developed a cabin thermal management solution for Rinspeed’s last-mile autonomous electric vehicle (EV) microSNAP, the company announced in a press release on 11 December. Gentherm has developed the personalized passenger thermal solution in collaborations with Rinspeed, designed spec...
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    Cadillac introduces CT6 sedan with new powertrain in China
    General Motors’ Cadillac brand has launched its CT6 sedan with new powertrain in China, the company announced in a press release on 30 November. The sedan comes with a 2L turbocharged engine with an optimized single-cylinder architecture design. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Th...
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    28-Nov-2018 News New Products
    EDITORIAL – Suppliers expected to increase investments on innovation of new thermal management solutions for e-mobility
    The advent of electrified vehicles (EV) is bringing about massive changes in the value chain of the automotive supplier industry, especially in the powertrain segment. With an electric motor and battery pack powering the vehicle, and no combustion engine to support the cabin heating and cooling func...
    CES 2019: Faurecia to showcase advanced cockpit, e-mobility solutions
    Faurecia will showcase advanced automotive solutions for interior systems such as seating and cockpit as well as thermal and zero-emission systems at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) in January next year, the French supplier said in a press release on 22 November.  The company ...
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    Advanced thermal management for battery electric vehicles – A first in China
    According to IHS Markit forecasts, one in five light vehicles produced in major production regions will be a full hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or battery electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025. This means that as the volumes rise, investments will begin to make financial sense to manufacturers rather than ...
    ON Semiconductor to showcase advanced automotive solutions at SAECCE 2018
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    IAA Commercial Vehicle 2018: Modine showcases thermal management solution for EVs
    Modine showcased its thermal management solutions for electric vehicles (EV) and commercial vehicles (CV) at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany, the company announced in a press release on 29 October. Modine displayed its heat exchanger components and its fully integrated the...
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