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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Volvo Cars establishes ‘Green Finance Framework’ to fund electrification strategy
    Volvo Cars has established a new framework to help it fund its ambitious vehicle electrification strategy and climate plan, the company said in a press release on 24 September. The company’s Green Financing Framework will pave way for its first green bond. Volvo will use proceeds of such bond to f...
    MG Motors launches all-electric MG5 and MG HS plug-in PHEV in UK
    MG Motors has launched a new all-electric vehicle MG5 and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) MG HS plug-in in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 22 September. The MG5 is powered by a 115-kW electric motor and a 52.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The MG5 electr...
    25-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mullen Technologies to start construction of pilot EV plant in US
    Mullen Technologies has announced plans to begin construction of a pilot electric vehicle (EV) facility in Monrovia, California, the company said in a press release on 24 September. The company will transform its high-voltage battery research and development (R&D) facility in Monrovia into ...
    25-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Will Tesla’s thrust on expanding its in-house expertise pay off?
    On 22 September, Tesla hosted an announcement-packed ‘Battery Day”, showcasing its vision on where it wants to be in terms of battery cell technology and production capacities within the next three years, as well as what some of the innovation in the works could mean for end customers of its ele...
    Hyundai unveils ‘IONIQ Concept Cabin’ for future EV interiors
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), the parent company of Hyundai and Kia, unveiled the IONIQ Concept Cabin, its latest version of in-car experiences for dedicated electric vehicles (EVs), in Seoul, South Korea on 24 September, the company said in a press release. The Concept developed, in partnership w...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Beijing Motor Show 2020: New Geely Lynk & Co’s Zero concept EV features Mobileye features
    Geely has announced that its’ new Zero Concept electric vehicle (EV) will feature Lynk & Co’s CoPilot solution powered by Mobileye SuperVision surround-view advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) with over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities, a company press release read on 24 September read...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Renault introduces Arkana Hybrid SUV coupe in Europe
    French carmaker Renault has introduced its newest electrified sports utility vehicle (SUV), the Arkana Hybrid, in the European market. In a press release issued by Renault on 23 September, the company stated that the Arkana will be put on sale with the options of an E-TECH Hybrid engine, and two pet...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Subaru selects ON Semiconductors’ image sensor to enable camera based ADAS
    ON Semiconductor has announced that its image sensing technology will be used in Subaru’s new-generation EyeSight Driver Assist platform to enable camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a company press release on 23 September. “Subaru's high quality standards and commitment t...
    ŠKODA collaborates with Parkopedia to assist drivers in finding parking spaces
    Skoda has announced a partnership with Parkopedia, whereby drivers can get easy and quick real-time access to vacant parking spaces throughout Europe, a press release by the automaker read on 23 September. The information will be displayed via the car’s navigation system or the ŠKODA&nb...
    Volkswagen premieres ID.4 all-electric SUV with 250-mile range
    German carmaker Volkswagen has premiered its pure-electric SUV, the ID.4. This new vehicle is powered by a 150 kW (201 bhp) electric motor that draws power from a 77-kWh battery pack that Volkswagen claims can drive the ID.4 for up to approximately 323 miles (520 km) according to the WLTP cycle. ...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Geely develops new platform for EVs
    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) has launched its ‘Sustainable Experience Architecture’ (SEA), which it claims to be the world’s first open-source electric vehicle (EV) architecture, according to a company press release on 23 September. Geely Holding will deploy the SEA architec...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    US State California to ban sale of new gasoline vehicles from 2035
    California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector, according to a press release on 23 September on the official website of the ...
    BMW to start battery module production at Leipzig plant in Germany from 2021
    BMW is further expanding its production capacities for electric drives in Germany. According to a company press release on 23 September, the automaker’s Leipzig plant in Germany is expected to start large-series production of battery modules as early as in mid-2021. These battery modules will be u...
    24-Sep-2020 News Investments
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have taken hold throughout the automotive industry, establishing a paradigm of increased availability and standardization of basic safety features for ma...
    23-Sep-2020 News Webinars
    Kia Sorento gets hybrid and PHEV powertrain options for US market
    Kia Motors has announced that its Sorento SUV will be made available with hybrid and plug-in hybrid  (PHEV) powertrain options in the US market. In a press release issued by Kia on 22 September, the company stated that the new turbo-hybrid powertrain on the Sorento produces 227 hp in the hybrid...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Tesla plans to launch USD25,000 electric car in next three years
    Tesla, at its Battery Day 2020, has announced plans to launch a USD25,000 electric car in the next three years, BBC reported on 23 September. The affordable car is expected to be made possible by a new battery under development by Tesla which the company claimed will be less than half the price of t...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Auto China 2020: Honda to showcase EV concept
    In a press release dated 15 September, Honda announced that it will unveil a new all-electric vehicle concept at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020) show in Beijing, China, later in September. Honda said that the concept car will showcase the direction of the futur...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Opel opens booking new all-electric Mokka-e
    Opel has opened booking its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mokka-e in Germany, according to a company press release on 22 September. The new Mokka-e has been priced starting at EUR32,990 (USD38,710.9), before local incentives. The vehicle has a power output of 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm of...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen starts delivery of all-electric ID.3 in UK
    Volkswagen has started delivery of its all-electric hatchback ID.3 in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 21 September. The ID.3 is produced in Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant in the east of Germany. “I am incredibly proud to witness this moment. In 2018 we were the first ...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Seoul Semiconductor supplies WICOP Bi-color LED products for MY 2020 Audi A4 headlamp
    Seoul Semiconductor has announced that it has supplied WICOP Bi-color LED products for daytime running lights and front turn signals of the MY2020 Audi A4 headlamp, a company press release on 22 September read. “The [WICOP Gen2] family has been developed as a light source suitable for automobil...
    TomTom to supply connected services for Maserati Intelligent Assistant infotainment system
    TomTom has announced that it will supply Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the all-new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system, a company press release read on 22 September. Customers using Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models will h...
    Li Auto enters strategic cooperation agreement with NVIDIA, Desay SV, to develop autonomous driving system
    Chinese electric vehicle startup Li Auto has reached a three-way cooperation agreement with NVIDIA and its local partner Huizhou Desay SV Automotive to develop autonomous driving platform, the company said in a press release on 22 September. The partnership will enable Li Auto to launch its full-siz...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Trevor Milton resigns as chairman of Nikola Motors
    In a press release dated 20 September, Nikola Motors announced that Trevor Milton has stepped down from the position of executive chairman and from the board. Nikola has appointed Stephen Girsky, former vice chairman of General Motors Co. and a member of Nikola’s Board, as the new chairman of the ...
    Karma Automotive to launch first all-electric car in 2021
    In a press release dated 21 September, Karma Automotive announced that it will launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2021. Karma also announced the new GS label for its new models. The new family of sedans will wear the GS badge. The lineup will include updated electrification options, techn...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Geely launches battery swapping stations in China
    Geely has launched new battery swapping stations in China, the company announced in a press release on its website. According to the company, the station can swap a spent battery for a fully charged one in around 90 seconds. Geely plans to set up 35 battery swapping stations by the end of 2020 and a...
    SEAT starts production of Arona with new engine-transmission combination at Spanish facility
    SEAT has begun the production of its Arona SUV with a new engine-transmission combination at the Martorell facilities in Barcelona, Spain, the company said in a press release on 21 September. The transmission combination is a 1.5 TSI linked exclusively to a DSG transmission. The 1.5L TSI uni...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Chinese EV startup WM Motor raises USD1.47 billion in latest funding round
    China-based electric vehicle (EV) startup, WM Motor, has announced that it raised CNY10 billion (approximately USD1.47 billion) in its Series D round of funding. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 22 September, the Baidu- and Tencent-backed EV manufacturer’s newest investors inc...
    MY 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5 to feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with lane change on demand functionality
    The new model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with ‘Lane Change on Demand’ functionality, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The Enhanced Super Cruise driver assistance system offers hands-free d...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen recalls 1,829 vehicles in US to replace passenger frontal airbag
    Volkswagen (VW) is recalling nearly 1,829 vehicles in the United States to replace passenger frontal airbags, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) model year 2020 VW Passat sedans. It is exp...
    22-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Volkswagen’s ID.4 EV features optional ‘IQ.Light’ with LED matrix headlights
    Volkswagen’s new pure electric vehicle (EV) ID.4 features LED matrix headlights with IQ.Light technology as optional, the automaker announced in a press release on 21 September. The lighting system’s light modules are made up of 11 individual LEDs each, which can be individually switched off and...
    Volkswagen issues green bonds to fund development of electrified models
    Volkswagen has issued its first green bonds with a volume of EUR2 billion (USD2.3 billion), the company announced in a press release on 16 September. The two bonds have terms of 8 and 12 years and annual interest of 0.875% and 1.250% respectively. The proceeds will be used for development of modular...
    EIB increases FCA’s financing for BEVs and PHEVs to over USD947 million
    European Investment Bank (EIB) has increased its financing to FCA for battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) to EUR800 million (USD947 million), the company announced in a press release on 18 September. Investments will be mainly in plants located in southern Ita...
    Visteon supplies all-new digital cluster for MY 2021 Ford F-150
    Visteon Corporation has announced that it will be supplying a new digital cluster for model year (MY) 2021 Ford F-150 vehicle, a company press release on 9 September read. The new 12.4-inch digital cluster enhances in-car user experience and prioritizes safety and connectivity. The system’s sof...
    Punch Powertrain and PSA's JV for electrified transmissions starts operations
    In a press release dated 18 September, Punch Powertrain announced that its joint venture (JV) with PSA Groupe for electrified transmissions, Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions, has started operations. Elias van Wijk, previously CTO to Punch Powertrain, has been named CEO of the new JV. This JV wil...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 21 September 2020
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    Cadillac launches 2021 XT4 SUV in mainland China featuring Face ID keyless entry
    General Motors’ (GM) Cadillac has launched its 2021 XT4 luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China, featuring advanced connectivity technologies, the company said in a press release on 16 September. The new SUV, for the first time, features the Face ID unlocking and starting feature, all...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Toyoda Gosei develops LED illuminated emblem
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed an LED illuminated emblem to light up the front face of vehicles, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 18 September 2020. It will be used on several models of VOYAH, a luxury brand of new energy vehicles (NEVs) that will be launched starting in 2021 b...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    ZF to supply 8-speed PHEV transmission for Jeep Wrangler 4xe
    Germany-based automotive transmission systems supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen, has announced that it will be supplying its 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for installation in the new 4WD Jeep Wrangler 4xe with a front-longitudinal drive configuration. According to a ...
    Ford commences F-150 production, invests USD700 million in Rouge Complex in US
    American carmaker Ford has announced the start of production of the newest version of its pickup truck, the F-150. According to a press release issued by Ford on 17 September, manufacturing of this vehicle will happen at the Dearborn-based Rouge Center. This new vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in...
    18-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Daimler Mobility integrates Mercedes-Benz wallbox in EV leasing for Spanish market
    Daimler Mobility has integrated the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox into the lease agreement for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids electric vehicles (PHEVs) in Spain, according to a company press release on 17 September. This allows customers in Spain to add the charging station, including installat...
    BMW recalls 300 vehicles in US to replace headlights
    BMW is recalling nearly 300 vehicles in the United States to replace headlights, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020–21 BMW X5 and X5M, X6 and X6M, and X7 sport utility vehicles (SUVs). T...
    18-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Volkswagen picks Cerence to power voice assistant in ID.3 EV
    Cerence has been chosen by Volkswagen to power the voice assistant in Volkswagen’s new ID.3 fully electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 16 September. The EVs, available in Europe only, are expected to be delivered to customers in October 2020. “The car of the future is...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    General Motors reveals details of 'Ultium Drive' system
    General Motors (GM) has revealed more details about its ‘Ultium Drive’ system, which will power its future electric vehicles (EV), according to a company press release on 16 September. ‘Ultium Drive’ will include five interchangeable drive units and three motors. All GM electric vehicles bui...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Kia to launch seven new dedicated BEVs by 2027
    In a press release dated 15 September, Kia Motors announced that it will launch seven new dedicated battery electric vehicles (BEV) by 2027. Kia’s first dedicated BEV, codenamed CV, is scheduled to launch in 2021 and will showcase Kia’s new design direction. The company expects BEVs to account f...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    FCA inaugurates V2G pilot project in Mirafiori, Italy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has inaugurated its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot project in Mirafiori, Italy, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 September. The V2G pilot plant is located in the Drosso logistics area in the evocative headquarters of the Heritage Hub within the Mirafiori ...
    ŠKODA introduces plasma-coated cylinder blocks
    Volkswagen-owned Czech carmaker, ŠKODA Auto, has introduced a plasma-coating process for its cylinder blocks. According to a press release issued by ŠKODA on 16 September, the company has set up a new processing line at its Mladá Boleslav headquarters for this operation at a cost of EUR28.8 milli...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Ballard develops high-power density fuel cell stack for FCEVs
    Ballard has developed a new high-power density fuel-cell stack for fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the "FCgen®-HPS," the company announced in a press release on 14 September. The zero-emission, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel-cell stack is designed to provide propulsion for a range of ...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 956 vehicles in Australia over issue with engine control unit
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 956 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the engine control unit (ECU), according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 13 September. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2015–18 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, A...
    16-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Tactile Mobility to offer tactile sensing technology for BMW Group’s next-generation vehicles
    Israel-based startup Tactile Mobility has announced a commercial partnership to equip BMW Group's next-generation vehicles on a global scale with its sensing software technology beginning in 2021, according to a company press release on 15 September. The company’s sensing technology helps analyze ...
    Audi A3 Sportback gets g-tron CNG powertrain variant
    German luxury and sports car manufacturer Audi has announced that its A3 Sportback will get the option of a compressed natural gas (CNG)-based powertrain. According to a press release issued by Audi on 15 September, the company has added the new A3 Sportback 30 g-tron to its lineup, and th...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    ŠKODA launches Octavia with PHEV, mild hybrid, and natural gas powertrains
    Czech carmaker, ŠKODA Auto, has announced that it will be providing three new alternative powertrains for the fourth generation Octavia. According to a press release issued by ŠKODA on 14 September, the newest iteration of the ŠKODA Octavia will provide customers the option of choosing betwe...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    SAIC plans to sell 10,000 FCEVs annually in China by 2025
    Mainland Chinese automaker SAIC is planning to sell 10,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in China by 2025, Yicai Global reported on 14 September. The company aims to launch 10 hydrogen FCEVs in China in that period. Recently, SAIC Maxus also unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell-powered model, the Maxu...
    BMW Brilliance Automotive expands production capacity for batteries in China
    BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA), the mainland China-based joint venture (JV) between BMW and Brilliance Auto, has expanded its battery factory at the Tiexi location, China, with a new battery center, BMW announced in a press release on 14 September. The new center will immediately start  produc...
    15-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Corvette
    The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is assembled at Chevrolet's facility in Bowling Green, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Chevrolet Corvette from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 34,000 units. If you would like ...
    FCA recalls 26,361 vehicles in US to update body control module software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 26,361 vehicles in the United States due to update body control module (BCM) software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2018–20 Dod...
    15-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    BMW recalls 4,265 vehicles in US over headlamps issue
    BMW and Toyota are recalling 4,265 vehicles in the United States due to some headlamps issue, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Z4 sDrive30i, Z4 M40i and MY 2020 Toyota ...
    15-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    SiriusXM extends agreement with General Motors until 2027
    SiriusXM has announced an extension of its long-term agreement with General Motors (GM) that will continue the relationship between the two companies until 2027, according to a SiriusXM press release on 14 September. As part of the new agreement, GM will increase vehicles equipped with SiriusXM to n...
    FCA recalls 32,318 vehicles in US over issue with engine calibration software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 32,318 vehicles in the United States over issue with engine calibration software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Ram 3500...
    15-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    European Commission to propose tighter vehicle emissions norms in the EU
    The European Commission is set to recommend stricter limits on vehicular emissions to the European Union (EU). According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 11 September, this has prompted resistance from the German automotive industry, which is the largest in the EU. Current emission nor...
    Hyundai launches new Tucson with hybrid and PHEV powertrains
    The Hyundai Motor Company has launched the newest version of its Tucson SUV. According to a press release issued by the company on 15 September, the new Hyundai Tucson will be put on sale with both hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain options. The new Tucson will be driven by Hyundai’s S...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 14 September 2020
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    Audi introduces e-tron S electric SUV and Sportback with three electric motors
    In a press release dated 10 September, Audi announced that it has introduced the all-electric performance models e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback. Both variants come with three electric motors, two on the rear axle, and one on the front axle. The motors produce a combined output of 70 kW of power and...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New Kia Stinger features advanced safety and connectivity solutions
    Kia unveiled the new Stinger with advanced safety and connectivity technologies in August, according to the automaker’s press filing. The vehicle comes with an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. It features a new and optional 10.25-inch touchscreen display which comes with Apple CarPlay ...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Tesla installs new EV fast charger in Berlin
    Tesla has unveiled a new supercharger equipment on a Berlin research campus in Germany, Reuters reported on 11 September. The automaker is also looking at other target cities for the product. The V3 charger reportedly allows Tesla Model 3 cars to travel 120 km with five minutes of charging. Older mo...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Nuvve Corporation provides key technology for V2G project in Japan
    Nuvve Corporation will offer key technology for a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in Japan, the company said in a press release on 9 September. The project aims at demonstrating how plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric vehicle (BEV) batteries can be aggregated into a virtual po...
    Toyota, Honda, Shell plan to expand hydrogen refueling network in California
    Toyota, Honda, and Shell are planning to jointly expand hydrogen refueling network in California, the United States, Toyota announced in a press release on 9 September. Shell Hydrogen will receive USD40.8 million from California  Energy Commission (CEC) as part of its Grant Funding Opportunity ...
    Lucid collaborates with Amazon to integrate Alexa services in Lucid Air EV
    Lucid has announced a collaboration with Amazon to integrate advanced Alexa services into Lucid Air electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 9 September. With voice command, users will have full access to Alexa services such as navigation, calling, streaming media, smart...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Great Wall Motors strengthens partnership with Tencent, Xiandou
    Great Wall Motors has deepened its partnership with Tencent and Xiandou Intelligent, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 8 September. The three partners have launched cooperation in four major areas of car networking such as overseas cloud services, intelligent marketing, augmented...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Brembo supplies braking solutions for Maserati MC20
    Brembo is supplying braking solutions for the new Maserati MC20, the braking systems supplier said in a press release. The company is supplying its radial mounted monobloc 6-piston brake calipers for the front. The calipers converge on 390 x 36 mm Brembo CCM (carbon ceramic material) brake discs, of...
    Toyota Research Institute Advanced Development to establish new investment fund
    Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD) has announced that it will create a new global growth-stage investment fund called 'Woven Capital, L.P' according to a press release on 10 September 2020. The USD800 million fund will invest in growth-stage companies that are de...
    Hyundai, Kia recall 189,400 vehicles in US to replace hydraulic ECU for antilock brakes
    Hyundai and Kia are recalling approximately 189,400 vehicles in the United States to replace hydraulic electronic control unit (ECU) for electronic control unit, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers nearly 180,000 units...
    14-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Porsche makes 7-speed dual clutch transmissions available on all 718 models
    Germany-based sportscar manufacturer, Porsche, has announced that all 718 models can now be ordered with the PDK 7-speed twin clutch automatic transmission. According to a press release issued by Porsche on 8 September, the company stated that this gearbox would be available for the Boxster and Caym...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Renault develops XCEED blockchain project to certify vehicle component compliance
    French automotive OEM Renault has developed the eXtended Compliance End-to-End Distributed (XCEED) blockchain project in order to certify the compliance, from the design to the production phase, of all vehicle components. According to a press release issued by the carmaker on 10 September,...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    LG Chem supplies batteries for ŠKODA’s all-electric SUV Enyaq
    South Korean battery manufacturer LG Chem is supplying lithium-ion batteries for ŠKODA Auto’s all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) ENYAQ, Czech Invest, an investment and business development agency of the Czech Republic, reported on 9 September. LG Chem is supplying the batteries from its Wro...
    Volkswagen partners with RCS Global to ensure responsible battery material sourcing
    Volkswagen (VW) has partnered with RCS Global for auditing suppliers for conformance with human rights, safe working conditions, and environmental protection along the battery raw material supply chain all the way back to the mines, the automaker announced in a press release on 10 September. VW said...
    AGC supplies curved large cover glass for new 2021 Cadillac Escalade
    AGC is supplying its curved-large cover glass for car-mounted displays for Cadillac's model year 2021 Escalade, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 10 September. AGC’s Dragontrail™ is a specialty glass receptive to chemical strengthening that has been enhanced with chemical rei...
    Lucid Air’s headlamps feature Micro Lens Array system
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motor’s upcoming all-electric sedan ‘Air’ features ‘Micro Lens Array’ system, according to a company press release on 9 September. The Micro Lens Array system is comprised of thousands of ‘light channels.’ The lighting system is developed in-hou...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Lucid Motors unveils production version of all-electric 'Air'
    Lucid Motors has unveiled its first all-electric model ‘Air’ starting at a price of USD80,000 (before tax credit), the company announced in a press release on 9 September. The electric sedan will be offered in four variant—Air, Air Touring, Air Grand Touring, Air Dream Edition. Out of the four...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    General Motors develops wireless battery management system for EVs
    General Motors (GM) has developed a new wireless battery management system (wBMS) for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 9 September. This wireless system has been jointly developed with Analog Devices. The wireless battery monitoring system will be standard on all p...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Delphi Technologies announces new business win for 800V inverter
    In a press release dated 9 September, Delphi Technologies announced that it has a new order for its 800V inverters from a premium European OEM. The inverters will be equipped in OEM's next generation of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The inverters supplied will be equipped across the custome...
    Mahindra Electric Mobility launches ‘MESMA 48’ platform globally
    Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra's electric vehicle (EV) arm Mahindra Electric Mobility has launched its ‘Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture 48 (MESMA 48)’ EV platform globally, the company announced in a press release on 9 September. “Our goal with EVs is to revolutioni...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    BorgWarner to supply variable turbine geometry turbochargers to global OEM
    American automotive powertrain components supplier, BorgWarner, has secured an order to supply turbochargers to a global OEM. According to a press release issued by BorgWarner on 9 September, the company will be supplying its variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers to the OEM. These VTG tur...
    Analog Devices unveils wireless battery management system for EVs
    Analog Devices has unveiled wireless battery management system (wBMS) for electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 9 September. According to the company, the system will allow automotive manufacturers greater flexibility to scale their EV fleets into volume production. The ...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hitachi Automotive supplies advanced driver assistance ECU, HD map position unit for Nissan SKYLINE
    Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its advanced driver assistance ECU and HD map position unit has been adopted in Nissan’s ‘SKYLINE’ model, a company press release read on 8 September. The high-definition map position unit is capable of automatic map updates via OTA (Over the Air)....
    Uber says all vehicles on its ride-hailing platform will be electric by 2040
    Uber Technologies plans to electrify its entire fleet on its global ride-hailing platform by 2040 to become a ‘zero emission platform’, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a blog post on 8 September. The ride-hailing company will initially seek to have all its rides by electric vehicles by 2030 i...
    Opel opens booking for all-electric Zafira-e Life in Germany
    German car maker Opel has announced that it has opened the bookings for its new pure electric multipurpose vehicle (MPV), the Zafira-e Life. According to a press statement issued by Opel on 8 September, customers of the new Zafira-e Life can choose either a 75-kWh or 50-kWh battery pack depending on...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    General Motors enters into strategic partnership with Nikola for EVs, FCEVs
    General Motors (GM) has entered into a strategizing partnership with electric vehicle (EV) startup for manufacturing of EVs and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. As part of the collaboration, GM will engineer, validate, homologate, and bui...
    Renault-Nissan, Uber partner to expand electromobility in Europe
    Renault-Nissan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ride-hailing service provider Uber to expand electromobility services in Europe, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. The companies will now explore a strong partnership to provide partner drivers on the Uber A...
    Hyundai Motor Group partners with SK Innovation for EV battery development
    Hyundai Motor Group and SK Innovation have entered into a partnership for development of electric vehicle (EV) battery ecosystem, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. Under the partnership, the two companies will collaborate in diverse business areas related to the EV battery i...
    Hyundai launches Kona SUV with the latest Blue Link upgrade
    Hyundai has unveiled its new Kona SUV with connectivity upgrades, including the latest Hyundai Blue Link technology and improved safety packages, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The new Kona comes with a 10.25-inch digital cluster and an optional 10.25-inch AVN ...
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    Production of Jeep Grand Wagoneer PHEV to commence in 2021
    American SUV manufacturer, Jeep, has announced that it will commence manufacturing the production versions of its upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs in Detroit, Michigan, US next year. According to a press statement issued by Jeep’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on...
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    FCA recalls 160,229 vehicles in US to modify driver's floormat
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 160,229 vehicles in the United States to modify driver's floormat, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Ram 1500 vehicles equip...
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    General Motors partners with Uber for expanding all-electric ride-sharing service
    General Motors (GM) has partnered with Uber to help rideshare industry shift to electric vehicles (EV), the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. The automaker is offering the ride-hailing company's drivers a discount on the new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. GM will offer its employee discoun...
    Bridgestone provides ENLITEN tire technology for Volkswagen Golf 8
    Bridgestone is supplying Turanza Eco featuring its innovative, lightweight ‘ENLITEN Technology’ as OE tires for Volkswagen’s new eighth generation Golf 8, according to a company press release on 8 September. The custom-designed Turanza Eco tires with ENLITEN Technology have been design...
    Kia to launch K5 in Canada with advanced connectivity and ADAS features
    Kia will launch the K5 in Canada in October 2020 with LX, EX and GT-Line trims, the automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The K5 comes with a newly styled infotainment display up to the instrument panel and a vertical wireless charging sleeve for phone charging. “Kia raised the bar ...
    Mitsubishi launches Outlander PHEV in Philippines with advanced connectivity and safety technologies
    Mitsubishi has launched the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in Philippines with an 8-inch Smartphone-Link Display Audio (SDA) system and advanced safety systems, the automaker said in a press release on 5 September. The SDA is compatible with Android Auto and passengers can connect ...
    Mahindra Electric in talks with global automakers to supply EV components
    Mahindra Electric Mobility, the electric vehicle (EV) subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra, is in talks with global automakers to supply EV components, Live Mint reported on 7 September. According to the report, the company is in touch with around five to six global vehicle manufacturers for supply o...
    European Commission approves Hyundai's joint control of EV charging network IONITY
    The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control over IONITY by Hyundai Motor, the Commission announced in a press release on 2 September. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, because of the limited impact on the market. The...
    JLR recalls 1,285 vehicles in US to update instrument cluster software
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will recall 1,285 vehicles in the United States to update instrument cluster software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall involves certain model year 2020 Range Rover Evoque non-plug-in h...
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    Nissan recalls 5,520 vehicles in US to replace LED headlight
    Nissan is recalling 5,520 vehicles in the United States to replace LED headlight, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 26 August. The recall covers certain MY 2020 Sentra vehicles. The recall is expected to begin 5 October 2020. ...
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