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    Faurecia collaborates with Devialet to develop high-quality sound solutions for automakers
    Faurecia has announced a partnership with Devialet to develop premium audio solutions for use in vehicles, the company said in a press release on 4 December. The partnership brings on board Devialet’s expertise across acoustic architecture, loudspeakers and signal processing and Faurecia’s overa...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motors, Google collaborate to launch Tata Altroz Voice BoT
    Tata Motors has announced a collaboration with Google to launch a voice bot for its Altroz hatchback, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Tata Altroz Voice BoT is designed to guide customers on the car’s features and specifications and is useful in the entire process of boo...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Cerence extends collaboration with Daimler for MBUX multimedia system
    Cerence has announced a ‘continued innovation and development collaboration’ with Daimler for its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, a company press release dated 3 December showed. Cerence’s artificial intelligence technology powers the MBUX system. “MBUX remains one...
    New Genesis G90 sedan features OTA wireless updates for maps and software 
    The 2020 G90 is the first Genesis vehicle to offer over-the-air wireless updates for maps and software, the company said while unveiling its flagship sedan at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show on 20 November. It features a 12.3-inch display navigation system that integrates touchscreen controls and ...
    03-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Japan Display unveils new 12.3-inch LCD display
    Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has developed a 12.3-inch transparent liquid crystal display (LCD), the company said in a press release on 28 November. The new display has resolution of 1440x540, pixel density of 125 pixel per inch (ppi), maximum color display of 4,096 colors, and transmittance rate of 87%...
    03-Dec-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 25 November 2019
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    Digital instrument clusters to see robust growth
    Instrument clusters could be either analog, digital or hybrid, a combination of both. Analog instrument clusters, which are the oldest form of instrument clusters, feature a plastic housing that contains mechanical gauges and indicator lights driven by a stepper motor. It is usually without an ...
    Faurecia targets sales of USD22.9 billion in 2022
    Faurecia has announced its new financial targets for 2022 during a ‘Capital Market Day’ event held in Paris, France, on 26 November, the company said in a press release. The French supplier expects its sales to grow above 5% between 2019 and 2022 and reach EUR20.5 billion (USD22.9 billion) ...
    Renault’s new Espace crossover features EasyLink multimedia system
    Renault has unveiled its Espace crossover with EasyLink multimedia system, the French automaker said in a press release. The Renault EASY CONNECT ecosystem is made up of apps such as MY Renault, the new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system and connected services such as automatic updates and remote v...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Porsche recalls 2,348 vehicles in Australia to reprogram instrument cluster software
    Porsche has issued a recall of 2,348 vehicles in Australia to reprogram instrument cluster software, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 26 November. The recall affects diesel variants of model year (MY) 2017-2020 Panamera (971) and MY 2018-202...
    27-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 25 November 2019
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    CES 2020: Faurecia to showcase advanced solutions for ‘Cockpit of the Future’ and sustainable mobility
    French supplier Faurecia will showcase its latest solutions for the ‘Cockpit of the Future’ and Sustainable Mobility at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, in January 2020, the company said in a press release last week. The company will demonstrate its solutions at two booths locat...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Immersion signs licensing agreement with Continental for using haptics in automotive interfaces
    Immersion Corporation has signed its licensing agreement with Continental that provides the Germany-based supplier access to its patented touch feedback technology, also known as haptics, for use in automotive interfaces, the company said in a press release on 20 November. Continental has been using...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Ambient Lighting – Changing the cabin concept
    Watch an on-demand replay now Sascha Klapper will discuss the industry trends and present the new global forecast for the Ambient Lighting market. Focus of the webinar will be the positioning, optical technology, optical principles and dynamic functions of the current and future Ambient Lighting ...
    20-Nov-2019 News Webinars
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 18 November 2019
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    Preh to downsize workforce as part of cost-cutting measure
    Preh announced on 12 November that as a part of its cost-cutting measure, it would reduce up to 77 jobs at its Bad Neustadt site. The company also said that in view of the continuing high cost pressures, the site at Jönköping would be closed by the end of the year and that all activities woul...
    Porsche recalls 44,128 vehicles in US to reprogram instrument cluster
    Porsche is recalling 44,128 vehicles in the United States to reprogram instrument cluster, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2017 Panamera 4, Panamera Turbo, Panamera Turbo Executive, 201...
    12-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 11 November 2019
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    Suppliers to the new Skoda Kamiq
    The first generation Skoda Kamiq is assembled at Skoda's facility in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Skoda Kamiq from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 90,000 units. If you would like your co...
    JLR developing ‘Lightweight Electronics in Simplified Architecture’ research technology for car
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing Lightweight Electronics in Simplified Architecture (LESA) research technology for use in vehicle interiors, the automaker said in a press release on 5 November. The technology, widely used in flexible wearables and curved OLED televisions, has potential to ...
    06-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Kia unveils electric Futuron Concept SUV with level 4 autonomous driving capability
    Kia unveiled its Futuron Concept, an all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) with SAE level 4 (L4) autonomous driving capability, at the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, the South Korean automaker said in a press release today (5 November). The new AWD concept is a sports ca...
    05-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Denso announces H1 2019 results, operating profit down 12% y/y to USD1.2 billion
    Japanese auto components manufacturer Denso has reported its financial results for the first half of 2019, in a press release dated 1 November. The company’s consolidated revenue declined by 0.2% to JPY2,618.4 billion (USD 24.3 billion). Operating profits also registered a reduction, having c...
    SiriusXM’s Q3 net income declines 28.2% y/y to USD243 million
    SiriusXM’s net income declined 28.2% year-on-year (y/y) to USD243 million in the third quarter ended 30 September, the US-based company said on 31 October. Total revenue increased 37.1% y/y to USD2 billion. Revenue on pro forma basis increased 7% y/y.  SiriusXM recorded income before inc...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 4 November 2019
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    AGC’s nine-month net income drops 55.5% y/y to USD31.6 million
    AGC’s net income declined 55.5% year-on-year (y/y) to JPY28.9 billion (USD31.6 million) in the nine months ended on 30 September, the company said on 30 October. Net sales dropped slightly by 0.2% y/y to JPY1.12 trillion.  Sales in the company’s Glass segment, which caters to t...
    Aptiv Q3 net income rises 10.8% y/y to USD246 million
    Aptiv has reported 10.8% year-over-year (y/y) increase in net income to USD246 million in the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, the company said in a press release on 30 October. Net sales increased by 2% y/y to USD3.6 billion. Adjusted for currency exchange, commodity movements and divestures,...
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Strategies in ADAS & Automated Driving
    Watch an on-demand replay now Advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) have become increasingly common throughout the industry since their inception decades ago; automated driving now sits at the forefront of vehicle technology. While these technologies enable similar functionality in different vehi...
    30-Oct-2019 News Webinars
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 29 October 2019
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    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Faurecia showcases cockpit, sustainable mobility solutions
    Faurecia is showcasing its advanced technologies for the ‘Cockpit of the Future’ and sustainable mobility solutions at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, the company said in a press release on 23 October. Faurecia Clarion Electronics, a business group of Faurecia, is displaying connected premium sou...
    25-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Visteon opens new technical center in Mexican city Queretaro
    Visteon has opened a new engineering center in Querétaro, Mexico, the company announced in a press release on 22 October. The Visteon Querétaro Technical Center (VTCQ) is responsible for developing advanced cockpit electronics products for automakers in North American such as Ford, Fiat Chrysler A...
    Visteon’s Q3 net income drops 33.3% y/y to USD14 million
    Visteon reported a 33.3% dip in net income for the quarter ended 30 September, according to a press filing on 24 October. While net income came in at USD14 million, quarterly sales grew 7% to USD731 million. "Our revenue growth in the third quarter reflected the positive impact of the high number...
    Dura Automotive Systems obtains USD77 million for restructuring after filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy petition
    Michigan-based automotive components manufacturer, Dura Automotive Systems, has secured a USD77 million debtor-in-possession financing commitment, according to a press statement issued by the company on October 17th. USD50 million of this amount will be new money and it will be used towards Dura Aut...
    New Toyota Yaris features new parking system, latest Toyota Safety Sense
    Toyota has equipped its new Yaris model with advanced safety and driver-assist technologies. According to a company’s press release last week, the next-generation Yaris features Advanced Park, a new parking system; and the latest Toyota Safety Sense, which has now been expanded to detect oncoming ...
    22-Oct-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 21 October 2019
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    Faurecia’s Q3 2019 sales up 4.3% y/y to EUR4.1 billion
    Faurecia has reported a 4.3% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales to EUR4.2 billion (USD4.6 billion) for the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, the French supplier said in a press release on 17 October. The company’s Seating segment posted a sales decline of 9.9% y/y to EUR1.6 billion. Sales ...
    Faurecia acquires Continental’s stake in interior JV
    Faurecia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Continental to acquire the German supplier’s 50% stake in their equally-owned joint venture (JV), SAS Automotive for EUR225 million (USD248 million), the company said in a press release on 14 October. SAS, founded in 1996, is a major sup...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 14 October 2019
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    Renault launches on-demand electric, autonomous, shared service on Paris-Saclay urban campus
    Groupe Renault has started public trials of its on-demand car service on the Paris-Saclay urban campus in the French capital using its two electric, autonomous and shared Zoe cab prototypes, the automaker said in a press release today (14 October). Beginning today, the trial will offer on-demand car...
    Panasonic develops driverless automated valet parking system and AR-HUD
    Panasonic has developed a driverless automated valet parking system and an augmented reality head-up display (AR-HUD), the company said in a press release on 11 October. The company’s driverless automated valet parking system is capable of SAE Level 4 autonomy. The system relies on cameras, s...
    14-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Audi A8
    The fourth generation Audi A8 is assembled at Audi's facility in Shendra, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Audi A8 from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at more than 114 units. If you would like your company included in this feature&n...
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Toyota unveils LQ concept with Level 4 autonomous driving capability, Yui AI-based mobility agent
    Toyota will display a new concept vehicle 'LQ' featuring advanced technologies at the Tokyo Motor Show, scheduled later this month in Japan, the company said on 11 October. The concept car is equipped with in-house developed SAE Level 4 equivalent automated driving and onboard artificial i...
    11-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Mitsubishi Electric unveils EMIRAI S concept car featuring advanced HMI and biological sensing technologies
    Mitsubishi Electric has unveiled its ‘EMIRAI S’ concept car equipped with advanced technologies including human-machine interface (HMI) and biometrics to deliver safe and secure transportation, as well as enhanced passenger communication, the Japanese company said on 7 October. Th...
    11-Oct-2019 News New Products
    FEV presents innovative 3D technology for vehicle cockpit, solutions for autonomous driving at Aachen Colloquium
    FEV has presented its innovative three-dimensional (3D) lighting concept for vehicle cockpit at the Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology in Germany, the company said in a press release on 7 October. The solution, developed in-house, is based on light field technology and can be used to...
    10-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Toyoda Gosei to display new front grille module, steering wheel module, airbag system
    Toyoda Gosei will display its new front grille module, steering wheel module, airbag system integrating sensors, and other electronic components at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, which will be held from 23 October to 4 November in Japan. The company will showcase its connectivity, autonomous driving, sh...
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Mitsubishi Electric to show autonomous driving zone, HMI technology
    Mitsubishi Electric will showcase a range of advanced technologies and products for future mobility-as-a-services (MaaS) society at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month in Japan, the company said in a press release. The Japanese supplier will display a futurist concept model ‘EMIRAI S’, featuri...
    08-Oct-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 7 October 2019
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    AGP Group opens new facility in Belgium to produce panoramic roof and HUD windshields
    AGP Group has opened a new manufacturing plant “eGlass 2.0” in Ghent, Belgium, to supply advanced automotive glazing solutions for electric and autonomous vehicles, the Germany-based company said in a press release on last week. The new 40,000-meter square plant features a fully automated produc...
    07-Oct-2019 News Investments
    Volkswagen appoints Dirk Große-Loheide as new board member for procurement at VW Passenger Cars
    Volkswagen (VW) has appointed Dirk Große-Loheide as its new head of procurement of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, effective 1 October, the automaker announced on 1 October. Große-Loheide succeeds Dr. Stefan Sommer, who was previously in charge of this brand function, in addition to h...
    Nuance Communications completes spin-off of Cerence
    Nuance Communications has announced that it has completed the spin-off of Cerence Inc, according to a press release filed by the company on 1 October. As a result, Nuance and Cerence are now separate publicly traded companies. Cerence will become an independent pure-play automotive software company....
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 30 September 2019
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    Everlight Electronics launches new infrared products for automotive applications
    Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics has launched three new infrared products that support the smart automation of automotive devices, according to a company press release on 23 September. The new VS-FI3535 LED Series is ideal for driver facial recognition; the ALS-DPDIC17 LED Series is suitable for a...
    30-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Visteon announces resignation of executive vice-president and CFO Christian Garcia
    Visteon’s has announced the resignation of executive vice-president and chief financial officer Christian Garcia , according to a company press release on 25 September. Garcia will continue in his current position through 31 October. Prior to this, Garcia was at Halliburton for more than 1...
    Qt’s digital cockpit integrated into Koenigsegg hypercars
    The Qt Company (Qt) has announced that Koenigsegg Automotive AB has selected Qt’s cross-platform framework for the development of its in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and instrument clusters, according to a company press release on 16 September. Qt provides a streamlined development workfl...
    24-Sep-2019 News New Products
    ROHM develops LED driver compatible with 3- to 12-inch in-vehicle displays
    ROHM has announced the launch of a new LED driver IC, the BD81A76EFV-M, used for LCD backlight in instrument cluster, center information displays, and car navigation, according to a company press release on 17 September. The IC provides six channels of output (with 120 mA per channel) that s...
    24-Sep-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 23 September 2019
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    SupplierInsight Webinar: Frankfurt Motor Show Recap
    Watch an on-demand replay now For years, the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany has been among the world’s biggest motor shows. True to its slogan “Driving tomorrow”, this year’s IAA is the leading international platform for the very latest developments in...
    19-Sep-2019 News Webinars
    MY2020 Toyota 4Runner features new instrument panel with 8-inch touchscreen display
    Toyota has debuted a new instrument panel design along with a high-resolution 8-inch touchscreen display in its model year (MY) 2020 4Runner SUV, the automaker said in a press release on 12 September. The automaker is offering greater connectivity in the new SUV with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and ...
    17-Sep-2019 News New Products
    MY2020 Toyota Prius features Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa
    Toyota is offering its model year (MY) 2020 Prius hybrid sedan in the United States with new Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility on all model grades, the automaker said in a press release on 10 September. In addition, the 2020 Prius gets a new 7-inch Toyota Audio with touchscreen display as...
    17-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai, EDAG collaborate on development of virtual cockpit and steering wheel
    EDAG Group has announced that it had helped the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center (HMETC), the European technical center of the South Korean automaker, to develop virtual cockpit and steering wheel, the Germany-based automotive engineering service provider said in a press release on 16 September...
    17-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Peugeot 208
    The second generation Peugeot 208 is assembled at Peugeot's facility in Trnava, Slovakia. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Peugeot 208 from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 174,960 units. If you would like your company included ...
    AGC to invest in new plant in China to produce car mounted display glass
    AGC has announced plans to invest in a new plant in Suzhou, China, to produce large 3D/complex shaped cover glass for car mounted displays, the company said in a press release on 12 September. The plant, AGC Automotive (Suzhou) Inc, will have a fully-integrated production line equipped with the late...
    17-Sep-2019 News Investments
    IAA 2019: EDAG presents innovative touch display to improve safety
    At the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, EDAG is presenting an innovative touch display which enhances driver convenience and safety in the vehicle, the company said in a press release on 13 September. The new display, called EDAG Haptic Feedback Actuator System, features fingertip controls for the in...
    16-Sep-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 16 September 2019
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    Yanfeng, IEE to jointly develop smart cabin solutions for autonomous vehicles
    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is collaborating with Luxemburg-based sensor specialist IEE to develop ‘Active Space’, an integrated technology vision for the vehicle interiors of the future, the company said in a press release earlier this month. The Chinese automotive interior supplier showcased ...
    16-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Preh presents latest HMI trends
    Preh is showcasing its latest development in the field of human-machine interfaces (HMI) at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, the company said on 11 September. The company’s displays at the event include a door control module and a fingerprint sensor that can be integrated into various HMIs...
    13-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Yanfeng unveils smart surface solutions for vehicle interior
    Last week, Yanfeng Automotive Interior displayed a technology platform highlighting its expertise in smart surfaces at an event organized in Stuttgart, Germany, the company said in a press release. The technology platform features six intuitive human-machine interface (HMI) solutions that are seamle...
    12-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: Mercedes-Benz unveils Vision EQS concept
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Vision EQS electric sedan concept at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, the automaker said in a press release on 10 September. The concept is powered by two electric motors, one each at the front and rear axle, to deliver more than 469hp power and 560lb-ft torque and ...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Hyundai unveils ‘45’ EV concept
    Hyundai has unveiled its electric vehicle (EV) concept ‘45’ at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, the automaker said in a press release on 10 September. The concept’s exterior features a distinctive lattice radiator grill with a kinetic cube lamp design. At the bottom of the door each side th...
    11-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors unveils ‘Experience in Motion 2020’ (XiM20) concept car
    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors has unveiled its ‘Experience in Motion 2020’ (XiM20) concept car highlighting ‘Smart Cabin’ vision for automotive interior of the future in an event organized by innovation platform Plug and Play in Stuttgart, Germany, the company said in a press release on 4 Sep...
    10-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Yanfeng collaborates with Noveto Systems for personalized audio experience in vehicle
    Yanfeng Automotive Interior is collaborating with Israel-based Noveto Systems to offer individual sound experience inside a vehicle, the China-based company said in a press release last week. The collaboration concentrates on a dynamic audio system which focuses on passengers. The system can be seam...
    09-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Continental to unveil Integrated Interior Platform
    Continental will present its latest version of Integrated Interior Platform (IIP) at the IAA 2019, scheduled to begin in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, the company said in a press release on 5 September. The platform is a comprehensive solution for software and hardware that provides the basis for i...
    09-Sep-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 9 September 2019
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    GM to integrate Google technology in new vehicles from 2021
    GM has announced it is collaborating with Google to integrate Google’s voice assistant, embedded navigation, and in-vehicle applications into compatible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles, beginning in 2021, the US-based automaker said on 5 September. The company also plans to ...
    Yanfeng integrates R&D activities into new Yanfeng Technology division
    Yanfeng will integrate its research and development (R&D) activities in the fields of automotive interiors, seating, electronics, safety, and exterior into a newly-established division called Yanfeng Technology (YFT), the company said on 4 September. The strategic move by the China-based supplie...
    06-Sep-2019 News New Products
    AGC supplies cover glass for car-mounted displays for new Lexus RX series
    AGC is supplying cover glass for car-mounted displays in the new Lexus RX series luxury SUVs, the company said in a press release on 2 September. In t he new SUVs, AGC’s cover glass for car mounted displays is used for navigation display, available in 8- or 12.3-inch overseas and 12.3-inch in Japa...
    04-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Volkswagen (VW) invests in holographic display technology start-up SeeReal Technologies
    Volkswagen Group (VW) has invested an undisclosed amount to pick a minority stake in SeeReal Technologies, a Germany-based startup working on three-dimensional (3D) holographic technology, the automaker said in a press release on 30 August. The strategic investment will give the German automotive gr...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 2 September 2019
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    Sono Motors unveils interior details of Sion EV
    Sono Motors has presented the interior details of its all-new Sion solar electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release on 29 August. At the center of the Sion’s cockpit is an infotainment system with 10-inch display and interrogated connectivity features, which will allow driver...
    30-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Renault launches Triber in India with MediaNav Evolution connected infotainment, fully-digital LED instrument cluster
    Renault has launched its Triber multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) for the Indian market, the automaker said on 28 August. The vehicle features the automaker’s MediaNav Evolution connected multimedia system with an eight-inch touchscreen. The multimedia system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and An...
    30-Aug-2019 News New Products
    US NHTSA to test mirrorless, camera-based rearview systems
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to test how drivers could use cameras to replace traditional rearview mirrors in vehicles in the US, Reuters reported on 27 August. The federal safety agency would examine driving behavior and lane change maneuver execution in cars wit...
    Kia's new Seltos SUV in India features SoundHound’s Houndify voice AI platform
    SoundHound has announced a partnership with Kia Motors India under which SoundHound will supply its Houndify voice artificial intelligence (AI) platform for Kia’s Seltos sports utility vehicle (SUV), launched in India last week, the US-based company said in a press release on 28 August. Th...
    29-Aug-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Is the Battery Supply Chain prepared to support Electric Vehicle Uptake?
    Watch an on-demand replay now The automotive industry is at the beginning of a paradigm shift away from the internal combustion engine and OEMs are wrestling with the timing and implications of a move to electrified powertrains. Remaining profitable within this transition period, balancing resear...
    28-Aug-2019 News Webinars
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 26 August 2019
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    Suppliers to the new Ford Escape
    The fourth generation Ford Escape is assembled at Ford’s facility in Louisville, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Ford Escape from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 295,909 units. If you would like your company included...
    Porsche to offer Apple Music in Taycan electric sportscar
    Porsche has partnered with Apple Music to deliver fully integrated music streaming experience in the all-new Taycan electric sportscar, the German carmaker said in a press release on 20 August. The Taycan drivers will be able to access Apple Music directly from the car’s touchscreen display in the...
    21-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover developing advanced 3D head-up display
    Jaguar Land Rover is developing advanced three-dimensional (3D) head-up display (HUD) that could project real-time safety information on the windscreen in front of the driver, the company said in a press release on 20 August. In addition, the HUD will allow passengers to stream 3D movies in an auton...
    21-Aug-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 19 August 2019
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    Dirac collaborates with Harman to deliver integrated audio system for Polestar 2
    Dirac has collaborated with Harman International and Volvo Cars’ electric performance car brand Polestar to deliver an integrated audio system for the new Polestar 2 electric fastback, the company said in a press release last month. The integrated audio system features Dirac Unison combined with t...
    ams submits proposal for takeover offer to OSRAM
    Austrian electronics company ams has submitted an all-cash offer to acquire OSRAM in a deal that values the Germany-based lighting supplier at EUR3.7 billion (USD4.1 billion), the company said in a press release on 11 August. ams is offering to pay EUR38.50 per share to acquire 100% of the share cap...
    Bosch developing 3D display for vehicles
    Bosch is developing three-dimensional (3D) displays for vehicles, the German supplier said in a press release on 12 August. According to the company, these display solutions generate a real 3D effect using passive 3D technology. This, Bosch claims, allows information to be captured faster compa...
    13-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) co-leads Series A funding round of Light Field Lab
    Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the corporate venture capital unit of Germany-based automotive supplier Bosch, and Taiwania Capital, have jointly led Series A financing round at Light Field Lab, RBVC said in a press release on 12 August. The US-based start-up raised USD28 million from the lates...
    13-Aug-2019 News Investments
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 12 August 2019
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    Bosch opens R&D center in Shanghai to develop digital cockpit solutions
    Bosch has opened a research and development (R&D) center in Shanghai, China, the company said last week. The 2,500 m2 ‘Bosch Digital Cabin R&D Center’ will focus on developing smart digital cabin products such as information domain controllers, driver and passenger monitoring system...
    09-Aug-2019 News Investments
    IAA 2019: Hyundai to offer glimpse of future in-car solutions through ‘STYLE SET FREE’ concept
    Hyundai will showcase its ‘STYLE SET FREE’ concept to offer people a glimpse of how it envisions the future in-car experience at the IAA 2019 next month in Frankfurt, Germany, the company said in a press release on 5 August. Through its STYLE SET FREE concept, the Korean automaker will show how ...
    Nuance Communications to name automotive spin-off as ‘Cerence’
    Nuance Communication has announced that its automotive business, which is in the process of being spin off as an independent company, will operate under ‘Cerence’ brand, the company said in a press release on 5 August. The new brand will become official when the business formally separates from ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 5 August 2019
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    Porsche teams up with FogHorn to allow vehicle access through facial verification
    Porsche has teamed up with FogHorn, a US-based developer of edge computing software for internet of things (IoT) applications, to develop a more secure way for drivers to access vehicles without the use of a key fob, FogHorn said in a press release last month. FogHorn collaborated with the sportscar...
    02-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Panasonic Q1 net income down 13% y/y to USD461.3 million
    Panasonic has reported 13% year over year (y/y) decline in net income to JPY49.8 billion (USD461.3 million) in the first quarter ended 30 June 2019, the company said in a press release on 31 July. The company also recorded 44% y/y decline in operating profit to JPY56 billion. Panasonic reported lowe...
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