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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Motherson and MARELLI to further expand partnership on tool room lighting development
    Motherson has extended its partnership with MARELLI Automotive Lighting for a new tool room in India, it said in a press release on 26 October. The new tool room will expand the existing joint venture (JV) entity, Marelli Motherson Automotive Lighting India Private Limited, which was set up in 2008 ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 25 October 2021
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    Ford and Ansys to partner on next generation predictive headlight technology
    Ford and Ansys will collaborate to develop next generation predictive headlight technology, Ansys said in a press release on 20 October. The use of high fidelity, physics-based lighting capabilities help simulate the headlight performance virtually, driving down costs and real-world night drives. &n...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    FoxConn debuts Model E with smart surfaces featuring interactive communication
    Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) debuted three autonomously developed EVs namely the Model C recreational vehicle, the Model E sedan and the Model T electric bus, it said in a press release on 18 October. The Model E, luxury flagship sedan looks to cater to high end consumer clientele through its ...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Synopsys and Dassault Systems to jointly develop holistic design portfolio for automotive lighting
    Synopsys and Dassault Systems have formed a partnership to develop automotive lighting portfolio, the former announced in a press release on 12 October. The lighting design portfolio entails smart technology that is integrated with the vehicle advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for safer driv...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 18 October 2021
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    HELLA develops characteristic light signature LED daytime running lights for new Peugeot 308
    HELLA, along with the car manufacturer Stellantis, has developed a new LED daytime running light for the new Peugeot 308, it said in a press release on 7 October. The development of the front and rear lights reflects the group’s vision in futuristic vehicle design. The new characteristic light ...
    Hyundai recalls over half a million vehicles over faulty turn signals
    Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 550,000 cars and minivans in the US due to faulty turn signals, the Associated Press reported on 30 September. The turn signals could end up flashing in the opposite direction to what the driver intends. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015–17 Sonata mids...
    11-Oct-2021 News Recalls
    Apple developing technology to allow users control many vehicle interior features through iPhone
    Apple is developing technology that will allow users to control more features in vehicle interiors, including climate-control system and seat adjustments,  through iPhone, Bloomberg reported on 7 October citing “people with knowledge of the effort”. The project, called “IronHeart” inter...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly –11 October 2021
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    HELLA launches new compact SOS 360° LED warning lamp for automotive industry
    HELLA has developed a new compact SOS 360° LED warning lamp for vehicles, it said in a press release on 6 October. The warning lamp is CE tested and operates with a standard 9V battery. Its impact-resistant polycarbonate light dome has a temperature resistance ranging from -20°C to +60°C. The lam...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    Magna announces termination of merger agreement with Veoneer
    Magna International Inc. today announced that the board of directors of Veoneer, Inc. has determined that the previously announced proposal by Qualcomm Incorporated to acquire Veoneer for USD37 per share is a superior proposal under the terms of the previously announced merger agreement between Magn...
    Dominant releases high powered RGB LED for automotive industry
    Dominant Opto Technologies has released a 3x0.7W automotive grade RGB LED, the SpicePlus 3030 Multi Color, it said in a press release on 1 October. SpicePlus 3030 has an operating temperature of up to 125ºC and a high LED junction temperature at 150°C. All three LED chips sit on a big heat diss...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 4 October 2021
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    ZKW provides lighting solutions for new Opel Astra
    According to an official press release dated 28 September, ZKW Group announced that it will supply the new Opel Astra with the “Intelli-Lux” Pixel Lite headlamp. Intelli-Lux delivers a precise and fluid lighting gradient tailored to the specific situation at hand, with a total of 168 LED element...
    HELLA unveils new compact full LED rear lamp
    HELLA has launched a new compact 328 630 full LED rear lamp for automobiles, it said in a press release on 29 September. Hella said it is launching the rear lamps especially for special vehicles, municipal vehicles and also for agricultural and construction machine. “The lamp is a real multital...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    LEDs and advanced optical technologies driving the development in automotive ambient lighting
    Lighting is becoming the new chrome. It is made possible by use of light-emitting diode (LED) light sources and related optics, which are unlocking new opportunities for design. Light-based applications in cars no longer fulfill only functional tasks, but are also increasingly becoming elementary co...
    HELLA posts 9.6% y/y increase in Q1 sales at USD1.72 billion
    HELLA has reported a 9.6% year-on-year (y/y) increase in sales for the first quarter at EUR1.47 billion (USD1.72 billion), according to a financial filing dated 28 September. Reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) came in at EUR79 million compared to a loss of EUR115 million last year, w...
    Faurecia launches public takeover offer for HELLA
    According to an official press release dated 27 September, Faurecia, through its wholly owned subsidiary Faurecia Participations GmbH, published the offer document for its cash voluntary public takeover offer for all outstanding shares of HELLA, a major automotive player in lighting and electronics ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 27 September 2021
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    HELLA lowers outlook for fiscal 2021/22 on reduced market expectations
    HELLA has slashed its outlook for the fiscal year (FY) 2021/22 owing to reduced market expectations because of worsening supply bottlenecks, especially for electronic components, the company said in a press release on 22 September. HELLA expects FY sales adjusted for currency and p...
    Acura launches redesigned RDX SUV with additional connectivity features
    Acura has announced that its model year (MY) 2022 RDX SUV will come with tech such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and Amazon Alexa Built-In services among a host of other connectivity services as standard, according to a 21 September press release. The RDX has a 7-inch fu...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 September 2021
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    Indian government clears USD3.54 billion production-linked incentive scheme for auto industry
    The Indian government has on 15 September approved a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme with an outlay of about USD3.54 billion (INR260 billion) to encourage domestic manufacturing capabilities of the automobile industry with a focus on futuristic technologies involving electric and hydrogen f...
    HELLA equips Mercedes EQA with lighting and electronics products
    HELLA has shown its lighting and electronics products with certain vehicles including the Mercedes EQA electric vehicle (EV), the supplier said in a press release on 15 September. Apart from new LED headlamps, the company developed a meter-long light strip for the front of the vehicle. The ligh...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 September 2021
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    Valeo to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    France-based automotive components supplier, Valeo, has announced that it will showcase six new innovations at the IAA Mobility 2021 event which begins today in Munich, Germany. According to a press release issued by Valeo on 6 September, the company stated that these innovations will span multiple ...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 06 September 2021
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    IAA 2021: HELLA to showcase automotive lighting and electronics solutions
    HELLA will be showcasing its automotive lighting innovations and products at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the company said in a press release on 3 September. HELLA will showcase chip-based headlamp technology ‘Solid State Lighting|High Definition’ (SSL|HD). It features SSL micro-LED...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Grille/logo illumination is on the rise
    Design trends within the automotive industry undoubtedly spread across the industry like a wildfire, and this can certainly be applied to illuminated grilles and logos as well. Exterior lighting other than headlamps and taillamps is increasingly being used to differentiate vehicles and as a style st...
    Magna to display EV, hybrid systems at IAA 2021 Mobility Show in Munich
    Canadian automotive component manufacturer Magna International plans to display its innovative powertrain solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles at the IAA 2021 Mobility Show, the company said in a press release on 1 September. It said that the visitors of IAA will be able to see the Mag...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe awarded TSP+ safety rating by IIHS
    According to an official press release dated 1 September, Hyundai's 2022 Santa Fe has been designated as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Santa Fe was recognized for meeting all six IIHS crash-worthiness evaluations and improving headlight performan...
    ZKW expands Silao location in Mexico, plans 13 assembly lines for headlamps and auxiliary lamps
    According to an official press release dated 31 August, ZKW is adding 21,000-square-meters to the Mexican city of Silao. This step expands the production area to 35,000-square-meters. Furthermore, the company intends to hire over 600 new employees in order to increase its workforce to 1,600 by 2023....
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 30 August 2021
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    HELLA gets new orders for its enhanced chip-based headlamp matrix system
    HELLA has received new orders for its enhanced chip-based headlamp matrix system “Solid State Lighting | High Definition” (SSL | HD), the supplier said in a press release dated 26 August. HELLA has said that the total order is around EUR200 million over the term of the contract and producti...
    Suppliers to the new Hyundai Tucson
    The fourth-generation 2021 Hyundai Tucson is assembled at Hyundai’s facility in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Output of the new version of the compact crossover SUV is expected to peak at more than 184,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this fe...
    Indian government to launch PLI scheme soon, plans to allocate USD7.7 billion to auto sector
    The Indian government, which has been pushing for growing localization of automotive parts and reducing import dependency for the industry, is in the final stages of announcing a big-ticket production-linked incentive or PLI scheme, The Economic Times reported on 27 August, citing a cabinet minister...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 23 August 2021
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    Magna’s Mezzo Panel integrates lighting, cameras and ADAS into vehicle front ends
    Magna's new Mezzo Panel technology, according to an official press release dated 18 August , is reimagining the face and functionality of electric vehicle (EV) front ends. The fully integrated Mezzo Panel provides designers with a fresh canvas and engineers with the opportunity to seamlessly integra...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Lincoln Aviator
    The second-generation Lincoln Aviator is assembled at Ford’s facility in Chicago SHO, United States. Output of the new mid-sized luxury SUV is expected to peak at more than 2,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car ...
    ROHM semiconductor launches new CMOS op amps with improved EMI immunity
    ROHM Semiconductor announced the BD8758xY series (BD87581YG-C, BD87582YFVM-C) of rail-to-rail input/output high-speed CMOS op amps in a press release on GlobeNewswire dated 16 August. The devices have improved EMI immunity for automotive and industrial equipment applications that require high-speed ...
    17-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Faurecia reaches agreement to acquire majority stake in HELLA
    Faurecia has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Family pool and with HELLA to acquire a 60% stake in HELLA. According to press release issued by Faurecia and HELLA on 14 August, the transaction will be done through a mix of EUR3.4 billion (USD4 billion) in cash and up to 13,571,428 ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 16 August 2021
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    Immersion extends automotive product license agreement with Stanley
    Immersion Corporation, the leading developer of haptic technologies, announced on August 11 that it has expanded its licence with Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. (Stanley) for the use of haptics in the automotive market, according to a press release published on Businesswire. Stanley is a leading global ...
    Nexperia develops nine new power bipolar transistors for automotive market
    Nexperia has unveiled nine new power bipolar transistors for the automotive market, it said in a press release on 29 July. The products are a part of DPAK package to cover applications from 2A to 8A and from 45V up to 100V. “Nexperia is known as a high volume, high quality supplier for a broad ...
    09-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Ichikoh posts 26.5% y/y rise in H1 2021 net sales to USD596.3 million
    Ichikoh Industries, a Valeo company, has reported a 26.5% year-on-year (y/y) rise in half year net sales at JPY65.40 billion (USD596.3 million), according to a company press release on 6 August. Net income for the period was JPY3 billion, compared with net loss of JPY636 million in the same period a...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 9 August 2021
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    Highly scalable projection solutions to garner traction in mass-market vehicles
    IHS Markit expects to see projection solutions in most of the vehicles in some shape or form in the long term. However, this is possible only when suppliers offer scalable solutions for each car segment. After speaking to a few key suppliers in the area (including Texas Instruments and Osram Contine...
    Indian auto component industry reports turnover of USD45.9 billion in FY 2020–21
    Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’s auto component manufacturing industry, announced the findings of its industry performance review for the fiscal year (FY) 2020–21 on 3 August. According to the lobby, Indian auto component indus...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 02 August 2021
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    ams OSRAM’s Q2 2021 revenue nearly triples to USD1.49 billion
    ams Osram's second quarter consolidated revenue nearly tripled year on year (y/y) to USD1.49 billion, due to the addition of Osram’s earnings, the company reported on 30 July. Sequentially (including Osram, which the Austrian sensor specialist acquired in July 2020), revenue fe...
    HELLA begins research project on light-based communication for automated driving
    HELLA has announced that it is working on a new research project to explore communication between autonomous vehicles and other road users via automotive lighting technologies, according to a company press release on 29 July. HELLA is working with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Fraunho...
    Suppliers to the new BMW 4 Series
    The second-generation BMW 4 Series is assembled at BMW’s facility in Dingolfing, Germany. Output of the new version of the two-door coupe is expected to peak at more than 45,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutawa...
    Motherson Group, Marelli partner on smart vehicle exterior lighting
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 28 July, Marelli Automotive Lighting, the lighting division of leading global automotive supplier Marelli, and Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group (SMRP BV), one of the world's largest manufacturers of interior and exterior automotive comp...
    Valeo to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to an official press release dated 26 July, Valeo plans to showcase multiple innovations at IAA Mobility in September, including a series of technologies that can create a "health shield" within the interior of a vehicle and a smart lighting system. The Valeo innovations to be presented...
    27-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Skyworks acquires infrastructure and automotive businesses of Silicon Labs
    Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high-performance analogue semiconductors connecting people, places, and things, announced on 26 July that it had completed its acquisition of Silicon Laboratories' Infrastructure & Automotive business in an all-cash asset transaction valued at USD2.75 bil...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 26 July 2021
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    Valeo posts 27.4% y/y increase in first half 2021 sales at USD10.60 billion
    Valeo has posted a 27.4% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales for the first half of fiscal 2021, according to a filing on 22 July. Sales came in at EUR8.99 billion (USD10.60 billion) compared with EUR7.06 billion a year earlier. Net profit was EUR90 million, versus a loss of EUR1.22 billion last ...
    Webasto presents dynamic roof lighting solution at Startup Autobahn
    Webasto will present the innovations from the product development sector created in cooperation with several startups at the 10th edition of the EXPO Day of "Startup Autobahn". According to a press release issued by Webasto on 20 July, the company stated that during the event which will be held on 2...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 19 July 2021
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    Suppliers to the new Skoda Octavia
    The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia is assembled at the Volkswagen Group’s facility in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic, as well as Russia contract manufacturer GAZ’s plant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Output of the new version of the five-door compact car is expected to peak at more than 233,000 u...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 12 July 2021
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    Knorr-Bremse drops plan to acquire 60% stake in HELLA
    Germany-based supplier of braking components and systems, Knorr Bremse, has announced that it has dropped its plans of acquiring a 60% stake in German automotive lighting systems manufacturer, HELLA, according to a report filed by business news agency Reuters on 7 July. Knorr Bremse said it was i...
    Maxim develops four-channel, low-voltage automotive LED backlight driver
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 6 July, Maxim Integrated Products introduces the four-channel, low-voltage MAX25512 automotive LED backlight driver with integrated boost converter. It is the only integrated solution that retains full, constant brightness of in-car displays even dur...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 05 July 2021
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    Texas Instruments to buy semiconductor factory in USD900 million deal
    According to official press release dated 30 June, Texas Instruments Incorporated announced it signed an agreement to acquire Micron Technology’s 300-mm semiconductor factory (or "fab") in Lehi, Utah, for USD900 million. "This investment continues to strengthen our competitive advantage in manu...
    01-Jul-2021 News Investments
    STMicroelectronics unveils new automotive LED driver
    According to an official press release dated 30 June, STMicroelectronics has unveiled the ALED6000, a highly integrated and flexible automotive LED driver. The LED driver with integrated DC/DC converter is a low-BoM (Bill of Materials) solution that allows for design flexibility while maintaining...
    01-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Knorr Bremse shows interest in buying 60% stake in HELLA
    German brake manufacturer Knorr-Bremse AG said it was interested in buying a 60% stake in the supplier of electronic and lighting systems, HELLA GmbH, Reuters reported on 29 June. The report mentioned that Knorr, which largely caters to the commercial vehicles and railway industries, said in a re...
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes-Benz CLA
    The second-generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA is assembled at Daimler's facility in Kecskemet, Hungary. Output of the new version of the compact sedan is expected to peak at more than 98,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the ...
    Valens, Sony collaborate to evaluate A-PHY integration in next-generation image sensor products
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 28 June, Valens, announced that it has started an evaluation with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation to develop and integrate MIPI A-PHY technology into next-generation image sensor products. "We're happy to support Sony in bringing optimize...
    INTERVIEW: Tobias Nass, General Manager, Automotive Product Line, Texas Instruments
    Texas Instruments (TI) is a major manufacturer of analog and embedded semiconductors for various markets including automotive, personal electronics, communications equipment, and enterprise systems. TI offers a portfolio of LED drivers and DLP® automotive products. IHS Markit recently interviewed T...
    29-Jun-2021 News Interviews
    Melexis launches 200–2000A current sensors for automotive power-conversion applications
    Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, has revealed next-generation current sensors for automotive power-conversion applications, according to an official press release dated 24 June. Increased resolution, optional 3.3V or 5V operation, and integrated over-current detection circuitr...
    29-Jun-2021 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 28 June 2021
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    Minda to acquire 51% stake in Uzbekistan-based headlights supplier UzChasys
    Minda Industries will, through its wholly owned unit, acquire a 51% stake in joint venture (JV) UzChasys, from its existing shareholder UzautoComponents LLC, Business Standard reported on 22 June. The cost of the acquisition is about INR581.3 million (USD7.8 million). Minda’s investment in UzChasy...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 21 June 2021
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    Suppliers to the new Jeep Compass
    The second-generation 2021 Jeep Compass is assembled at Stellantis’ facility in Melfi, Italy. Output of the new version of the compact crossover SUV is expected to peak at more than 77,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the...
    Hyundai Mobis develops new lighting grille
    Hyundai Mobis has unveiled its ‘lighting grille’ technology, which is an LED lighting function in the front grille of the vehicle, according to a company press release on 17 June. The core of the new technology consists of the lighting grille and the moving grille. “We are making constant e...
    18-Jun-2021 News New Products
    LiDAR specialist Ibeo Automotive forms strategic partnership with AAC Technologies
    Hamburg-based supplier of automotive LiDAR technologies, Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH has formed a strategic partnership with AAC Technologies wherein the latter will also become a shareholder in the former alongside the founders and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, it said in a press release on 16 June. I...
    What is the future of OLED lighting in automotive?
    Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are light-emitting panels made from organic (carbon-based) materials that emit light when excited by a current. OLEDs can be used in taillights and interior lighting, delivering a homogeneous light. When used in taillamps, in each unit, two electrodes—at least...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 14 June 2021
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    ACQUISITION: Faurecia acquires DesignLED
    Faurecia has announced the acquisition of DesignLED, in a company press release on 9 June. DesignLED is a Scotland-based company, offering advanced backlighting technologies. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. “DesignLED’s advanced technologies and team will enrich ...
    Diodes adds new devices to support automotive rear lighting designs
    Diodes has developed a three-channel linear LED driver for simplifying automotive rear lamp cluster designs, according to a press release dated 10 June. The AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified driver offers energy and space savings leading to low system costs. It has an ambient operating temperature of 125°...
    11-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Magna introduces surface element lighting technology
    Global tier-1 supplier of automotive components, Magna International has developed an all-new surface element lighting technology, which offers a new palette of options for the automotive designers, the company said on 7 June 2021. First introduced on Volkswagen’s pure electric model ID.4, Magn...
    09-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Indian auto component industry's revenue to drop 10–12% y/y in FY 2021, says ACMA
    The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) forecasts that the auto component industry’s fiscal year (FY) 2020–21 revenue would decline 10–12% year on year (y/y) on account of COVID-19 led disruptions. The lobby body, however, is expected to release annual results o...
    07-Jun-2021 News COVID-19
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 7 June 2021
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    Motherson Sumi’s FY 2020/21 revenue down 5.5% y/y to USD7.7 billion
    Motherson Sumi Systems has reported a 5.5% year-on-year (y/y) decline in revenue from operations to INR 569.51 billion (USD7.7 billion) for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2021. Profit before tax amounted to INR11.73 billion, down 27.7% y/y. Net Profit attributable to owners of the company also fell ...
    Grupo Antolin’s Q1 sales up 2.2% to USD1.2 billion
    Grupo Antolin has reported a 2.2% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales to EUR1.07 billion (USD1.2 billion) in the first quarter of 2021, according to a company press release on 31 May 2021. At a constant exchange rate, sales grew by 6.6%. Grupo Antolin improved its EBITDA by 26.2% in the first quarter...
    ZKW researching new class of control units with AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, FH Wiener Neustadt
    Austria-based lighting and electronics systems manufacturer, ZKW is working with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and the Mechatronics department of the Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt (FHWN – The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt) to research an all new class of control units ...
    AutotechInsight Weekly – 31 May 2021
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    Osram CFO Kathrin Dahnke to leave the company
    The supervisory board of Osram Licht and CFO Kathrin Dahnke agreed to terminate her contract on 30 June by mutual agreement, the German supplier announced in a press release on 27 May 2021. With the planned delisting of Osram Licht, which is expected to be implemented by the end of June, importan...
    ZKW develops prototype of glare-free high beam
    Austrian lighting expert ZKW, in partnership with Israeli startup Newsight Imaging, has developed a prototype of a glare-free high beam, according to a company press release on 26 May 2021. ZKW has been working with Israeli startup since 2019. The project running under the name "senseZ" could soo...
    28-May-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Volkswagen T-Roc
    The first-generation 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc is assembled at Volkswagen’s facility in Osnabruck, Germany. Output of the new version of the subcompact crossover is expected to peak at more than 15,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this featu...
    indie Semiconductor unveils solutions for automotive interior lighting applications
    indie Semiconductor has unveiled a portfolio of integrated solutions for automotive interior lighting applications in next-generation vehicles, it said in a press release on 24 May. indie’s smart LED devices combine a 32-bit general-purpose microcontroller with hardware and software programming to...
    25-May-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics releases dual automotive-qualified low-capacitance transient voltage suppressor
    In a press release on 24 May, STMicroelectronics’ unveiled the ESDCAN03-2BM3Y dual automotive-qualified low-capacitance transient voltage suppressor (TVS). It protects CAN and CAN-FD interfaces by delivering market-leading all-around performance in a tiny package. At 1.1mm x 1.0mm, the new TVS ...
    AutotechInsight Weekly – 24 May 2021
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    Lumax to spend around USD34 million in FY 2021 for two plants in India
    Lumax Group will invest most of its INR2.50 billion (USD34 million) capital expenditure in fiscal 2021 to set up an electronics plant in Haryana and increase capacity at the Sanand plant in Gujarat, India, The Economic Times reported on 13 May, citing PTI. “We have allocated Rs 250 crore (INR2....
    18-May-2021 News Investments
    Is the future of headlights laser?
    LEDs, which are efficient and cost effective, are the dominating light source when it comes to automotive lighting applications. Another interesting technology that developed slowly is the laser light. At present, laser lights are mainly used for high-beam applications in conjunction with some other...
    Suppliers to the new DS 3 Crossback
    The first-generation DS 3 Crossback is assembled at Stellantis’ factory in Poissy, France. Output of the new version of the small crossover is expected to peak at more than 24,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cuta...
    Ford redesigning automotive components to use more accessible chips
    In response to the global semiconductor shortage, Ford Motor is redesigning automotive components to use more accessible chips, Jim Farley, chief executive, said on 13 May at Ford's online annual shareholder meeting. He also said the company is weighing other strategies for the future, including ...
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