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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
    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...
    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 ...
    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...
    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....
    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 ...
    Motherson Sumi receives shareholders nod for proposed restructuring
    Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. (MSSL) said in a regulatory filing on 30 April that the public shareholders (non-promoter) have voted in favor of the proposed restructuring. Upon completion of the proposed reorganization, two growth focused listed companies will emerge: Motherson Sumi Wiring India Ltd. ...
    OSRAM Continental joins forces with REHAU
    OSRAM Continental has joined forces with REHAU to drive forward the fusion of automotive exterior components with light, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 3 May. The partners have developed concepts and prototypes that are currently being presented to OEMs. “Automobiles are o...
    HELLA's controlling shareholders consider stake sale
    The families that control HELLA are mulling sale of their 60% stake in the German lighting and electronics automotive supplier, according to a report by Germany’s Manager Magazin on 27 April, citing several people familiar with the matter. The magazine said the controlling Hueck family has asked i...
    HELLA aims to more than double sales in China within next five years
    Germany-based electronics and lighting firm HELLA aims to more than double its sales in China within the next five years, according to a company press release on 26 April. At the Auto Shanghai 2021, HELLA emphasized on its “In China, for China” strategy. The company aims to align the product por...
    MY 2021 Hyundai Elantra, Santa Fe earn top safety pick awards from IIHS
    The model year (MY) 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe and Elantra models have bagged ‘2021 Top Safety Pick (TSP)’ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with specific headlights, Hyundai said in a press release on 27 April 2021. The Elantra and Santa Fe are Hyundai’s e...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: HELLA to present lighting and electronic innovations
    Germany-based lighting and electronics expert HELLA will showcase solutions for the mobility of the future at the upcoming Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which will be held from 19–28 April. According to a company press release 5 April 2021, HELLA will present various elect...
    Indian supplier UNO Minda Group realigns business domains
    Indian supplier UNO Minda is realigning its business domains to be future-ready, according to a regulatory filing by the company on 15 March. The company has been working on ‘Organization & Business Transformation’ project for last few months in partnership with a global consulting firm. The...
    ams, Osram commence operations as one company
    Austrian sensor specialist ams AG has announced that the Domination and Profit and Loss Transfer Agreement (DPLTA) between ams Offer GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of ams, and Germany-based OSRAM Licht AG became effective 3 March 2021. According to an ams press release, ams and OSRAM are now operat...
    Alps Alpine, Grammer, Harvatek, Osram Continental, and Yanfeng join ISELED alliance
    Five auto parts suppliers have joined the Integrated Serial/Smart Embedded Light Emitting Diode (ISELED) Alliance, ISELED announced in a press release on 25 February 2021. These new members include Alps Alpine, Grammer, Harvatek, OSRAM Continental, and Yanfeng. The alliance currently has 38 companie...
    Vauxhall wins order for 2,000 Vivaro-e electric vans from British Gas
    Vauxhall has won an order for 2,000 units of Vivaro-e electric vans from British Gas, the company announced in a press release on 22 February. The electric vans are expected to be deployed by the end of 2022. “As with all businesses up and down the country, tradespeople rely on their van as an ess...
    Continental present realigned strategy; aims mid-term organic growth of 5–8%
    Continental presented its realigned strategy as parts of its virtual ‘Capital Market Days 2020,’ held between 8 to 16 December 2020, the company said in a press release. As part of the realigned strategy, the Germany based supplier aims to achieve annual organic growth of around 5 to 8% on avera...
    HELLA wins new business for car body lighting
    German lighting and electronics expert HELLA has secured many orders for car body lighting from premium and volume car manufacturers, the company announced in a press release on 19 November 2020. The company received an order from a German premium manufacturer to integrate a "design character line" ...
    Valeo assures to keep all sites in France open, preserve jobs over next two years
    Valeo has signed an agreement for competitiveness and collective performance with its French unions: the French Confederation of Management – General Confederation of Executives (CEC-CCG) and the General Confederation of Labor – Workers' Force (FO), the company said in a press release on 30...
    Wipro secures multiyear automotive engineering services contract from Marelli
    Wipro has secured a multiyear automotive engineering services contract from MARELLI, a company press release read on 8 September. Wipro will utilize the EngineeringNXT framework to establish a software engineering factory for MARELLI and improve its operational efficiency and develop technologies on...
    Ontario government to invest CAD10 million for ‘Automotive Modernization Program’
    The Ontario government has announced plans to invest CAD10 million (about USD76 million) under its ‘Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP),’ according to a press release on the official website of Ontario government on 18 August. The O-AMP plan entails provision of funding for auto par...
    Marquardt, Preh, and TactoTek join ISELED Alliance
    Auto parts suppliers Marquardt, Preh, and TactoTek have joined the Integrated Serial/Smart Embedded Light Emitting Diode (ISELED) Alliance, ISELED announced in a press release on 24 August. Marquardt is a family-run Germany-based company engaged in manufacturing of electromechanical and elec...
    India’s ACMA fears manufacturing disruption due to import clearance delays
    The Indian auto industry body, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) has mentioned that all import consignments coming in from Mainland China are being subjected to complete manual inspection, which is leading to undue delays in customs clearance. In a report filed by...
    Valeo files patents on lighting, 48V systems, telematics systems, cleaning systems in 2019
    Valeo has filed 1,034 patents in 2019, confirming its strong capacity for innovation, according to a company press release on 26 June 2020. With new patents filed with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) in 2019, Valeo’s innovations are now protected by a portfolio of more than 33...
    Toyoda Gosei announces management and organizational changes
    Toyoda Gosei has announced certain management and organizational changes, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 12 June. The company has established a new Emblem Business Division to accelerate business planning development and production of millimeter wave compatible emblems, a key produ...
    Valeo to increase production lines for 48V electric motors in France
    In a press release dated 26 May, Valeo announced that it is planning to increase production of its 48V electric motor in France. Furthermore, Valeo will add more production lines for the motor in French plants. The move is to support the French automotive recovery plan by the government. “France r...
    COVID-19 pandemic: HELLA concludes new syndicated credit facility of over EUR500 million
    German automotive supplier HELLA has concluded a new syndicated credit facility of over EUR500 million (USD548 million) with a term until June 2022 and an option to extend the term by one year, the company said in a press release on 20 May. With the new credit line, the lighting and electronics s...
    Marelli’s h-Digi lighting module wins 2020 Automotive News PACE Award
    Marelli has informed that its h-Digi lighting module, which provides glare-free high beam with high definition quality, has won 2020 Automotive News PACE Award, according to a company press release on 29 April 2020. “We are honored to be recognized with the 2020 Automotive News PACE award. It...
    Marelli uses blockchain technology to improve supply chain management
    Marelli has introduced the use of blockchain technology to enhance the management of automotive supply chains, the company said in a press release on 14 April. The company has created a distributed peer-to-peer network to connect suppliers’ and carmakers’ plants globally. Marelli Automotive Ligh...
    Koito completes absorption-type merger of wholly owned subsidiary
    Koito has announced the completion of its absorption-type merger of wholly owned subsidiary KI Holdings Co., Ltd. (KIHD), the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 1 April. The company informed that post merger, there will be no change to Koito’s company name, head office address, name ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Disruption in auto parts import from China to affect vehicle production in India, says industry association
    According to a press statement issued by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on 11 March, Rajan Wadhera, the president of SIAM, stated that automotive manufacturers in India import roughly 10 percent of the raw materials that are required for manufacturing processes from China. ...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 outbreak: Geneva International Motor Show is cancelled
    The 90th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), which was scheduled to be held from 5–15 March 2020 at Geneva, Switzerland, has been canceled due to confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland. In a press release issued on 28 February, the organizers of the eve...
    02-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Varroc Lighting reports fire accident at Indian plant
    Varroc Engineering has reported a fire at its Hinjewadi automotive lighting plant in Pune, India. According to a BSE filing by the company, the fire occurred at Varroc Lighting Systems India Private Limited, a plant that manufactures lighting products for four wheelers in India. “The fire incidenc...
    ams to enter into ‘Domination and Profit and Loss Transfer Agreement’ (DPLTA) with Osram
    Austria-based sensor specialist ams has announced its firm intention to implement a ‘Domination and Profit and Loss Transfer Agreement’ (DPLTA) between its wholly-owned subsidiary ams Offer GmbH and Germany-based Osram Licht AG in the context of its acquisition of the latter, ams said in a press...
    Koito announces absorption-type merger of wholly owned subsidiary
    Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has announced an absorption-type merger of its wholly-owned subsidiary, KI Holdings Co., Ltd. (KIHD), the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 30 January. The merger would be effective 1 April 2020. The merger is an absorption-type merger in which Koito is the s...
    ams investors approve capital increase for Osram acquisition
    Austrian sensor specialist ams AG announced that the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting has approved the capital increase in form of an up to EUR1.6 billion rights issue to fund its all-cash takeover of Germany-based lighting major Osram Licht AG, according to a company press release on 24 Ja...
    HELLA BHAP Electronics starts series production in China
    HELLA BHAP Electronics, a 50:50 joint venture (JV) has started series production of components for lighting electronics in China, HELLA announced in a press release on 9 January. The plant, spanning across a production area of 7,000 square meters, initially began production of control units for sunr...
    Excellence Optoelectronics breaks ground on new facility in Taiwan for automotive LED lighting module, displays
    Excellence Optoelectronics Inc. (EOI) broke ground on its new facility at Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) in northern Taiwan, LEDinsisde reported on 30 December. The new facility will be used for research and development (R&D) of mini LEDs for automotive displays and large size display, as well as au...
    Toyoda Gosei announces organizational, personnel changes
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has announced organizational and certain personnel changes, effective 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 25 December. The Japanese supplier has decided to combine advanced development functions of the Research and Development (R&D) Division and the Mat...
    Koito agrees to take full ownership of Indian JV
    Koito Manufacturing Co Ltd. has agreed to take full ownership of Indian joint venture (JV)—India Japan Lighting Private Limited (IJL)—according to a company press release on 23 December. Koito has decided to acquire all of the shares of IJL owned by its JV partner Lucas TVS Limited (L-TVS) for I...
    CES 2020: SLD Laser to present new sensing and LiFi communication technologies for automotive applications
    SLD Laser will present its new high-resolution sensing and ultra-high speed LiFi communication technologies for automotive and consumer applications at the upcoming 2020 CES next month in Las Vegas, the United States, according to a press release on 20 December. SLD will also exhibit its newly de...
    Valeo to make available new high-definition LED smart lighting solution from 2022
    Valeo has informed that its new PictureBeam Monolithic technology, which the company claims to be the first high definition LED smart lighting solution, will be available on the market from 2022, according to a company press release on 16 December. The new LED smart lighting solution is capable of p...
    ZKW expands headlamps production capacity in Mexico
    Austrian Lighting systems specialist ZKW is expanding its manufacturing capacity for headlamps in Silao, Mexico, according to a company press release on 6 December. To this end, the company is investing EUR67.5 million (USD75.1 million) at its existing Mexican site. The expansion is expected to doub...
    ZKW expands manufacturing operations in Slovakia
    Austria-based lighting solutions supplier ZKW is expanding its Slovakian plant, the company announced in a press release on 6 December. The company has invested around EUR155 million (USD172.5 million) toward expansion of its existing site in Krušovce, Slovakia. The plant manufactures headlamp...
    ams begins additional acceptance period of takeover offer for Osram
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has announced the start of the additional acceptance period of its all-cash takeover offer for German lighting supplier Osram Licht, according to ams press release on 11 December. ams has achieved an acceptance level of 59.3% during the main offer period, which expired...
    CES 2019: Koito to exhibit advanced lighting products
    Koito Manufacturing, in collaboration with its subsidiary North American Lighting Inc, will exhibit advanced lighting products at the CES 2020 to be held in Las Vegas, United States, next month, according to a company press release on 9 December. Koito’ said its ‘Sensor Lighting Solution’...
    ams’ tender offer for Osram crosses minimum threshold limit of 55%
    Austrian sensor specialist ams’ takeover offer for Osram Licht AG has crossed minimum threshold limit of 55%, the two companies announced in separate press releases on 6 December. ams informed that further steps to implement the transaction are expected to start in the very near future. The transa...
    CES 2020: SiLC, Varroc Lighting Systems to showcase lidar integrated headlamp
    SiLC Technologies Inc (SiLC), a provider of integrated single-chip FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) lidarr solutions, and Varroc Lighting Systems, a supplier of exterior vehicle lighting systems and electronics, will jointly showcase a seamless lidarr integration into a productio...
    Skoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala, Kamiq and Karoq models
    Škoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala and Kamiq as well as Karoq models, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Scala, Kamiq and Karoq also offer LED headlights as well as LED tail lights and brake lights. The automaker said that the interactiv...
    Ford, McDonald’s USA collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts
    Ford Motor Company has entered into a collaboration with McDonald’s USA to convert coffee bean skin into vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, Ford announced in a press release on 4 December. The collaboration project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, which supplies the headlamps, and Compe...
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS Matrix LED headlights
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS matrix LED headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 27 November. Customers can choose from two different LED headlight configurations. The optionally tinted RS Matrix LED headlights have a three-dimensional daytime running lights (DRLs) signature with ...
    OSRAM to introduce new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show
    OSRAM will introduce its new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show 2019, scheduled to be held from 30 November to 8 December, according to a company press release on 28 November. At the show, the German company will showcase front and rear lighting LED solutions. The company has develope...
    Audi’s e-tron Sportback features digital matrix LED headlights
    Audi’s e-tron Sportback features innovative digital matrix LED headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 November. “Its digital matrix LED headlights are a new feature now available for the first time in a mass-production vehicle,” Audi said in a statement. Market introducti...
    New Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps
    The new Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps, the automaker announced in a press release on 25 November. The New Espace uses the LED Matrix Vision technology, which is a first in the Renault range, according to the press release. The intelligent adaptive lighting system ...
    All-new Kia KX3 features full LED headlights and taillights
    Kia Motors’ all-new KX3 sport utility vehicle (SUV) features full LED headlights and taillights, the automaker announced in a press release on 22 November. The model also features Sound Mood Lighting. The automaker unveiled its new KX3 at the 17th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibi...
    New Mercedes-Maybach GLS features headlamps with multibeam LED technology as standard
    The new Mercedes-Maybach GLS luxurious sport utility vehicle (SUV) features LED headlamps with multibeam technology as standard, the automaker announced in a press release on 21 November. The automaker also informed that the model includes a total of 112 LEDs per headlamp. Multibeam LED headlamps au...
    Stanley Electric acquires shares in Pakistan-based automotive lights supplier Electropolymers
    Stanley Electric has acquired shares in Pakistan-based automotive lights supplier Electropolymers (Private) Limited, the Japanese supplier announced on 7 November. The company informed that it received a portion of shares by means of a third-party allotment implemented by Electropolymers, bringing i...
    Stanley Electric establishes production base for automotive lights in Philippines
    Stanley Electric has established a new production base for automotive lights in the Philippines, according to a company press release last month. The company announced the establishment of a production subsidiary in the Philippines following a series of talks with Germany-based HELLA, one of its bus...
    Audi’s new S8 model features HD Matrix-design LED headlights with laser light
    Audi’s new S8 will feature HD matrix LED headlights with laser light and high-beam assist, the German luxury automaker announced on 14 November. The model also features OLED tail lights with animation, while the interior includes rear Matrix LED reading lights. In addition, the new Au...
    Skoda’s new Octavia features optional LED Matrix headlights
    Škoda’s fourth-generation Octavia features optional LED Matrix headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 11 November. In addition, the model features optional LED tail lights with dynamic indicators. The model also features new LED ambient lighting, which indirectly illuminates th...
    Osram recommends shareholders accept current takeover offer from ams
    Osram has announced that it has concluded a comprehensive business combination agreement (BCA) with Austrian sensor firm ams and recommends its shareholders accept the current takeover offer from ams, the two companies said in separate press releases on 12 November. “ams welcomes the positive reco...
    ams announces start of acceptance period for new takeover offer for Osram
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has announced the start of acceptance period of an all-cash takeover offer for 100% of the share capital of Osram Licht AG at EUR41 per share, ams said in a press release on 7 November. Following clearance of the offer document, Osram shareholders are now able to tende...
    Illuminated grill/logo and contour lighting outlook in lower segment vehicles
    Nowadays, an increasing number of automakers are using exterior lighting (other than headlamps and tail lamps, which are used for traditional lighting functions) such as contour lighting, logo and grill illumination as one of the ways to differentiate their vehicles on the road. However, such lighti...
    STMicroelectronics, Audi join hands to develop next-generation automotive exterior lighting solutions
    STMicroelectronics (STM) has joined hands with Audi AG to conceive, design, industrialize, manufacture, and deliver the next generation of innovative automotive exterior OLED lighting, STM said in a press release on 29 October. The two companies showcased the first demonstration of this effort—the...
    Grupo Antolin's lighting business unit to launch nearly 30 new projects this year
    Grupo Antolin’s Lighting Business Unit plans to launch nearly 30 new projects globally this year, according to a company press release on 21 October. To this end, the company is investing in new lighting solutions with an emphasis on electronics. Grupo Antolin offers a wide range of interior li...
    Opel’s Corsa, Corsa-e, Astra and Insignia models feature IntelliLux LED matrix light
    Opel’s Corsa, Corsa-e, Astra and Insignia models feature IntelliLux LED matrix light, the automaker said in a press release on 22 October. The IntelliLux LED matrix light is more precise and more powerful and makes driving in darkness safer and more comfortable, according to the automaker. The tec...
    Everlight to demonstrate automotive lighting products at CEATEC Japan
    Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics is showcasing mini tail lamps, smart multi-tail lamps, and the latest fish scale tail lamps at the 2019 CEATEC in Japan from 15-18 October, according to a company press release on 14 October. In addition, the company is exhibiting various special lighting and displ...
    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...
    Marelli sets up external Advisory Expert Board
    Marelli has established an external Advisory Board for Magneti Marelli CK Holdings Co Ltd, a holding company of Marelli from 1 October to provide ongoing strategic advice to the Marelli Board, the company said in a press release on 1 October. The Advisory Board will consist of global market exp...
    ams increases direct shareholding in Osram to 19.99%
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has increased its direct shareholding German lighting supplier Osram Licht AG to 19.99%, it announced in a press release on 1 October. This shareholding includes Osram shares unconditionally bought by ams but does not include the shares already tendered into ams’ all...
    ams raises takeover offer for Osram to EUR41 per share
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has increased the price of its takeover offer for 100% of the share capital of Germany-based lighting supplier Osram to EUR41 per share, ams announced in a press release on 27 September. ams declared the bid to be its “best and final” offer, which continues to expi...
    Continental announces ‘Transformation 2019–2029’ restructuring program to enhance long-term competitiveness
    Continental has announced a long-term restructuring program that will continue for the next 10 years and result in closure of several manufacturing plants and loss of up to 20,000 jobs globally, including 7,000 in Germany, the company said in a press release 25 September. The program, called ...
    Dräxlmaier Group and Everlight Electronics join ISELED Alliance
    Two auto parts suppliers Dräxlmaier Group and Everlight Electronics have joined the ISELED (Integrated Serial/Smart Embedded Light Emitting Diode) Alliance, ISELED announced in a press release on 20 September. The product portfolio of the Dräxlmaier includes ambient and functional lighting syst...
    Osram receives indicative offer from Advent and Bain Capital
    A consortium comprising Bain Capital and Advent has indicated a willingness to prepare a new takeover bid for Osram Licht, the German lighting supplier said on 25 September. In the coming weeks, the consortium intends to conduct confirmatory due diligence before deciding on a binding offer. In its l...
    Nichia, Infineon to jointly develop HD micro-LED matrix lighting solution
    Japan-based Nichia Corporation and Infineon Technologies have teamed up to jointly develop a high-definition (HD) light engine with more than 16,000 micro-LEDs for front light applications, Infineon said in a press release on 18 September. The new device will provide high resolution lighting to the ...
    GM partners with Michigan University to understand effectiveness of active safety, driver assistance, advance headlight features on crashes
    General Motors (GM) has partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes, the au...
    HELLA, China FAW Group strengthen cooperation
    German lighting and electronics supplier Hella and Chinese OEM China FAW Group Co., Ltd. (FAW) have agreed to make their joint venture (JV) Changchun Hella Faway Automotive Lighting a strategic partner of the FAW premium brand "Hongqi", Hella announced in a press release on 17 September. This includ...
    Osram publishes reasoned opinion on takeover offer from ams
    Osram’s executive board and the majority of its supervisory board have published their reasoned opinion on takeover offer from Austrian sensor company ams. According to an Osram press release on 16 September, the company board recommend in their reasoned opinion that Osram shareholders accept the ...
    LG Innotek to present LED lighting solution at Automotive World Nagoya 2019 in Japan
    LG Innotek will present its newly developed Nexlide series, the next generation vehicle LED light sources at the Automotive World Nagoya 2019 in Japan this week, according to a company press release on 15 September. The 3D flexible lighting module is made by attaching several LED packages to a thin ...
    IAA 2019: Volkswagen unveils ID.3 EV with matrix LED headlight
    Volkswagen (VW) has unveiled its ID.3 pure electric vehicle (EV) featuring matrix LED headlights at the 2019 IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, the automaker announced in a press release on 9 September. The model features matrix LED headlights, matrix side lights, brake lights, turn indicators and tail ligh...
    IAA 2019: HELLA, Plastic Omnium present concept for comprehensive integration of lighting components into vehicle front
    Hella, together with French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium, is presenting holistic concepts for the vehicle exterior at the ongoing IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 11 September. The two European suppliers are demonstrating comprehensive lighting solutions ...
    IAA 2019: HELLA, Faurecia exhibit innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior
    Hella, together with Faurecia, is exhibiting innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior at the ongoing IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 11 September. The two companies are displaying a demonstration vehicle with completely redesigned interior, various l...
    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...
    L.E.S.S. raises USD14.2 million to accelerate industrialization of its products in automotive market
    L.E.S.S. SA, a Switzerland-based supplier of ultrabright and ultrathin lighting systems, has raised CHF14 million (USD14.2 million) in a Series B financing round to accelerate the industrialization of its products in the automotive market, according to a company press. The round was led by new priva...
    ams announces start of acceptance period of takeover offer for OSRAM Licht
    Austrian electronics company ams has announced the start of the acceptance period of its offer for all outstanding shares of OSRAM Licht through its wholly-owned subsidiary Opal BidCo GmbH, according to an ams press release on 3 September. The offer document was approved by the German Federal Financ...
    HELLA to supply lighting and electronics products for e.GO Life EV
    HELLA will supply a range of lighting and electronics products for the German electric vehicle (EV) start-up e.GO Mobile’s new e.GO Life EV, the German autoparts supplier announced on 29 August. The products include a customized headlamp concept, fog lamps, reflex reflectors, rain-light senso...
    Audi to showcase new digital OLED technology at ISAL 2019
    Audi will showcase its next generation of organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting technology at the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL 2019) in Germany next month, the company said on 29 August. The automaker will present the next development stage – digital OLED t...
    ams to launch takeover offer following cooperation agreement with OSRAM Litch
    Austrian electronics company ams will formally launch a takeover offer for OSRAM Licht at EUR38.5 per OSRAM share following waiver of standstill agreement by the latter, the two companies announced in separate press releases on 21 August. OSRAM said that it has waived an agreement that so far has pr...
    Audi Q3 Sportback features matrix LED headlights
    The new Audi Q3 Sportback compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) coupé features Matrix LED headlights, Audi said in a press release last month. The new Audi Q3 Sportback will be launched in Europe in September 2019. “In the dark, the optional contour/ambient lighting package sets lighting accents wi...
    IAA 2019: HELLA to present new lighting, electronic solutions for electromobility and automated driving
    Germany-based lighting and electronics supplier HELLA will showcase solutions for the mobility of the future at the 2019 IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, from 10-15 September, according to a company press release. The company said that the focus will be on lighting and electronic solutions with a view to ...
    Nissan’s new Serena minivan features adaptive LED headlight system
    Nissan’s new Serena minivan debuts ‘adaptive LED headlight system, a Nissan first, the automaker announced in a press release on 1 August. In addition, the Serena Highway Star models feature unique LED taillights with chrome details. Significance: Serena’s adaptive LED headlight system ...
    ZKW developing headlights for autonomous driving under ‘Project Dragonfly’
    ZKW unveiled ‘Project Dragonfly’ to develop headlights for autonomous driving, which was developed in cooperation with various partner companies, according to a company press release on 26 July. The partners include IAV (Automotive Engineering), a company which has over 20 years of experience in...
    All-new Lotus Evija features main and dipped beam laser lighting technology
    Lotus’s new all-electric hypercar ‘Evija’ will feature main and dipped beam laser lighting technology, the automaker announced on 16 July. Lotus claims that its new Evija is the first production road car in the world to feature laser lights for both main and dipped beams. Significance:...
    Volkswagen studying potential ways to prevent motion sickness in autonomous cars
    Volkswagen (VW) has announced that its scientists in Wolfsburg, Germany, are studying potential ways to prevent motion sickness in autonomous cars, according to a press release by the automaker in May. “To put it simply, the forces acting on us in the car confuse our sense of perception,” sai...
    HELLA announces completion of HipE research project
    Hella has announced the completion of HipE (highly innovative pixelated phosphors for laser-based emissions in headlamps) research project, the German lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release on 9 July. Hella informed that the project, which was funded by the European Regional Devel...
    Renault’s all-new Captur features C-Shaped signature LED headlights
    The all-new Renault Captur features a C-shaped signature LED headlight arrangement, which characterizes Renault models, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 July. The automaker has said that 100% of its LED lighting has been developed with stylish components that reflect the finish l...
    MY2020 Acura TLX features ‘Jewel Eye’ LED headlights
    Honda’s all-new model year (MY) 2020 Acura features ‘Jewel Eye’ LED headlights, according to a company press release on 1 July. The automaker said that its highly illuminating Jewel Eye LED headlights are standard equipment on all Acura models; TLX, TLX V-6, and TLX V-6 SH-AWD. The model ...
    Hella BHAP Electronics inks project cooperation agreement with government of Zhenjiang in China
    Hella BHAP Electronics, a 50:50 electronics parts joint venture (JV) between Hella and BAIC Group company Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co Ltd. (BHAP), has inked a project cooperation agreement with government of Zhenjiang in China, Hella announced in a press release on 19 June. On the ba...
    Koito invests in Israel-based startup BrightWay Vision
    Koito Manufacturing has acquired shares in Israel-based startup BrightWay Vision Ltd. (BWV), according to a company press release on 25 June. The company included them in Koito’s scope of consolidation as a company accounted for by the equity-method, according to a Koito statement. BWV, a sub...
    Continental partners with Silicon Valley company Leia to develop ‘Natural 3D Lightfield Instrument Cluster’
    Continental has partnered with Silicon Valley company Leia Inc. to develop an innovative cockpit solution ‘Natural 3D Lightfield Instrument Cluster’, according to a company press release on 11 June. Continental’s startup organization co-pace, which enables partnerships of innovative exter...
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