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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
    Huawei, Volkswagen to jointly develop autonomous driving technology
    According to a press release published on Verdict on 21 October, Chinese tech giant Huawei and German automaker Volkswagen are planning to form a joint venture (JV) to develop autonomous driving technologies, according to Chinese media source 36Kr, citing people familiar with the matter. Accordin...
    Geotab partners with GM for telematics services in Canada
    Geotab has announced the availability of Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors in Canada, it said in a press release on 20 October. The solution allows Canadian customers manage entire fleet in one platform without additional hardware installation. Data from compatible model year (MY) 201...
    Stellantis, TheF Charging partner to set up new public EV charging network in Europe
    Amsterdam-based auto major Stellantis and Italy’s TheF Charging have signed a partnership agreement to create a European public charging network accessible to all electric vehicles, with exclusive benefits for the Stellantis customers, the company said on 19 October. The two companies will work...
    Stellantis, LG Energy to form JV to produce battery cells for North America
    Amsterdam-based automotive major Stellantis N.V. and South Korean EV battery supplier LG Energy Solution have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture aimed at manufacturing battery cells and modules for the North American market, the two companies announced on 18 October....
    Electric Last Mile Solutions and Ample collaborate to provide EV battery swapping solutions
    Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (ELMS), a manufacturer of electric vehicles for last mile delivery applications, and Ample, Inc., an electric mobility company providing modular battery swapping solutions, plan to collaborate to provide customers with battery swapping solutions, ELMS announced on ...
    Xcel Energy announces EV smart charging pilot program with carmakers
    Excel Energy has announced a new electric vehicle (EV) smart charging pilot project that will enable users in Colorado, US, to make a switch to EVs at a time when production of renewable energy is high and demand on the energy grid is low, according to a press release on 30 September. “Achievin...
    General Motors, GE Renewable Energy sign MoU for supplies of rare earth materials
    American vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE Renewable Energy to secure supplies of heavy and light rare earth materials and magnets, copper and electrical steel that are used for manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) and ren...
    MiX Telematics partners with Ford Pro Intelligence in North America
    MiX Telematics has announced a collaboration with Ford Pro Intelligence to provide its North America customers with richer data sets, it said in a press release on 5 October. The partnership could potentially eliminate the need for the installation of aftermarket hardware in vehicles. The collabo...
    Goodyear partners with Citroën to deliver autonomous, urban mobility
    According to an official press release dated 29 September, tire manufacturer Goodyear has announced a collaboration with Citroën to help bring the vision to life by developing a bespoke prototype of the Eagle 360 spherical concept tire. This is the latest collaboration between Goodyear and the C...
    Long Beach partners with Mercedes-Benz, Xtelligent to improve mobility by using vehicle data
    Mercedes-Benz has entered a partnership with the City of Long Beach and Xtelligent to enhance and develop transportation technology systems for urban transportation management using connected vehicle data, it said in a press release on 23 September. The partnership is in line with Long Beach's visio...
    Honda to integrate Google’s in-vehicle connected service into a new model in North America
    Honda has announced a partnership with Google under which the automaker will integrate Google’s in-vehicle connected service into a new model that will come to market in the second half of 2022 in North America, according to a company press release on 22 September. The companies have been in partn...
    E.ON and Volkswagen launch EV fast charger with storage battery
    German utility company E.ON and carmaker Volkswagen (VW) have together launched an electric vehicle (EV) fast charger with storage battery, the vehicle manufacturer said in a press release on 22 September. According to the company, the EV fast charger, named ‘E.ON Drive Booster’, does not nee...
    Ford Motor and Redwood Materials partner to build closed-loop battery recycling
    US vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company and battery materials company Redwood Materials have teamed up to build closed-loop battery recycling capabilities while contributing to the domestic battery supply chain for EVs, the Michigan-based OEM said in a press release on 22 September. Ford and R...
    Cerence to power voice-assisted AI in Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron
    Cerence has announced that it would be powering the in-car assistant platform for the new Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron electric SUV, according to a company press release on 20 September. It will provide voice-based access to features like navigation, media, air conditioning and heating, calling...
    Ford, Walmart and Argo AI team up to launch autonomous vehicle delivery service
    Argo AI, Ford Motor Company, and Walmart are collaborating to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — Walmart's first multi-city autonomous delivery collaboration in the United States, according to an official press release dated September 15th...
    Hyundai, LG Energy begin construction of EV battery cell plant in Indonesia
    Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution Ltd. have commenced the construction of their electric vehicle (EV) battery cell manufacturing facility in Indonesia, the carmaker announced on 15 September. Hyundai and LG Energy Solution held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony with the government of Ind...
    Honda and General Motors to share platform for low cost EVs in North American market
    Japanese carmaker Honda Motor and American vehicle manufacturer General Motors plan to share platform and several components for low-cost electric vehicles to be sold in the North American market, according to a report filed by news agency Nikkei Asia on 6 September. Honda will start selling EVs ...
    General Motors partners with TELUS for 5G connectivity for vehicles in Canada
    General Motors has partnered with TELUS to offer 5G services in GM’s next-generation vehicles in Canada, it said in a press release on 1 September. The first GM vehicles with built-in connectivity to TELUS’ 4G-LTE and 5G network are expected to be introduced with model year (MY) 2025 models. ...
    BMW ties up with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone for 5G telecommunications
    BMW has tied up with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone to integrate 5G and Personal eSIM networking into cars, the German automaker said in a press release on 2 September. Vodafone is offering the first 5G mobile radio contract. An existing multi-SIM contract can be extended with the Vodafone One Num...
    Nissan, Waseda University jointly working on recycling process for EV motors
    Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Company and Tokyo-based Waseda University have commenced testing a jointly developed recycling process that efficiently recovers high-purity rare-earth compounds from electrified vehicle motor magnets, the company announced on 3 September. The joint testing is aimed...
    Chery aims for Level 4 autonomous driving technology by 2025
    According to a press release on Business Wire dated 2 September, Chery has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with BOE, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) innovation enterprise in the world, and the two parties will work closely on smart cabin solutions, cutting-edge technology research and de...
    Porsche ties up with Vodafone for 5G network at Weissach Development Center, Germany
    Porsche has tied up with Vodafone for 5G communication at its Weissach Development Centre in Germany, the carmaker said in a press release on 31 August. Real-time 5G mobile communications will be available for vehicle development at the site. The 5G technology will improve the framework conditions f...
    VinFast onboards Israel’s StoreDot as a strategic partner for its EV gameplan
    Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast has teamed up with Israel’s EV battery startup StoreDot, which is known for its extreme fast charging (XFC) technology that enables the battery to charge to 80% in only 4–5 minutes, Associated Press reported on 24 August. According to the report,...
    AMTE Power to partner Sprint Power in UK government-backed project CELERITAS
    UK-based manufacturer of lithium-ion (Li-ion) and sodium-ion battery cells AMTE Power plc will partner Sprint Power in a new UK Government funded project called CELERITAS to develop ultra-fast charging systems for electric (EV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs), the company said in a press release on 1...
    Stellantis, FIH Mobile form JV to develop automotive smart cockpit solutions
    FIH Mobile has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with Stellantis to form Mobile Drive, the JV entity, to develop smart cockpit solution for vehicles, it said in a press release on 24 August. Mobile Drive will be equally owned by Stellantis and FIH. The JV will focus on developing infota...
    25-Aug-2021 News New Products
    EDF ties up with Nissan for V2G service in UK
    EDF, through its joint venture (JV) DREEV, has partnered with Nissan in the United Kingdom to launch a new charging service using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, Green Car Congress reported on 2 August. The EDF V2G offer is available for fleet owners of Nissan’s LEAF and e-NV200 models. The...
    VinFast and Gotion High-Tech sign MOU to cooperate on R&D, production of LFP battery cells
    Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) startup VinFast and mainland China’s EV battery cell supplier Gotion High-Tech Company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 23 August to cooperate in the research and production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells for the EV maker, a lo...
    MG Motor ties up with Microsoft and L&T for data security
    MG Motor India has partnered with Microsoft and L&T for cloud services and data security, carandbike reported on 19 August. MG Motors has announced a deal with Microsoft for its Azure cloud computing service. The automaker partnered with L&T Technology Services for the security and privacy o...
    Bosch powers “AdrenoX Connect” for Mahindra’s XUV700 model
    Bosch and Mahindra & Mahindra have collaborated to develop connected vehicle platform “AdrenoX Connect” for the XUV700 SUV, a press release dated 18 August read. AdrenoX Connect app is available on Playstore and Appstore. AdrenoX Connect contains various connected features that have ...
    General Motors ties up with AT&T for in-car 5G cellular connectivity
    General Motors has tied up with AT&T to bring 5G cellular connectivity to GM vehicles over the next decade in the United States, it said in a press release on 19 August. AT&T and Microsoft will combine to work on speed and reliability of AT&T’s 5G network with Microsoft’s cloud servi...
    20-Aug-2021 News New Products
    CARUSO teams up with Porsche to develop intelligent services using connected car data
    CARUSO has signed a framework agreement with Porsche Smart Mobility, it said in a press release 18 August. CARUSO’s customers will be able to develop services like digital logbooks to telematics insurance rates based on Porsche Connect Partner Services. The data marketplace enables customers to ac...
    Hyundai Motor picks Qt as key HMI technology partner
    Qt Company has announced that Hyundai Motor has selected the company as a key partner for HMI technologies for all Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brand vehicles, according to a company press release on 17 August. Qt will help develop Hyundai’s Connected Car Operating System (ccOS) across the in-vehicle ...
    Chery, Haier build JV for building automotive IoT platform
    According to an autobala news release dated 13 August, Chery Holding stated that the strategic cooperation with Haier Group, a Chinese multinational home appliances and consumer electronics company, has been further solidified following the registration of a joint venture (JV). The joint venture,...
    Tata Motors to set up a vehicle scrapping facility in Gujarat, India
    Indian automaker Tata Motors has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Gujarat, through the Ports and Transport Department, to support setting up a registered vehicle scrapping facility (RVSF) in Ahmedabad for end-of-life passenger and commercial vehicles, the company sai...
    SAIC partners with ZTE for automotive software technologies
    SAIC and ZTE signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop intelligent Internet connection, intelligent cockpit, automatic driving, vehicle road coordination, and a 5G smart factory, Breaking Latest reported on 9 August. SAIC Motor will leverage ZTE’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) automotiv...
    Renault and Geely sign MoU to focus on hybrid vehicles in China, Korea
    French vehicle manufacturer, Renault Group and one of China’s leading carmakers, Geely Holding Group have signed a MoU framework to focus on the growing hybrid vehicle market in China and South Korea, the two companies said in a joint statement released on 9 August. The cooperation, focused on ...
    SAIC partners with OPPO to enhance in-vehicle user experience
    SAIC Group has partnered with smartphone maker OPPO to enhance in-vehicle user-experience, CNEV Post reported on 6 August. The companies will jointly promote the deployment of in-vehicle user interaction applications in vehicles, conduct joint research and development on intelligent cockpits, and ex...
    Ford partners with Bedrock and Bosch to launch test site for Detroit Smart Parking Lab
    Ford has partnered with Bedrock, Bosch and Michigan state to launch a real-world test site for emerging parking technology called the Detroit Smart Parking Lab, it said in a 5 August press release. The lab is set to open in September for companies to test parking-related mobility, logistics and elec...
    Mercedes-Benz and GROB-WERKE launch battery cooperation
    German luxury automaker, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that it is deepening its cooperation with GROB-WERKE GmbH in the field of manufacturing technology, expanding its production capacity and know-how for next-generation batteries. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 3 August, th...
    MG Motor collaborates with Reliance Jio for connected car solutions in India
    MG Motor has announced a partnership with Reliance Jio under which the companies will offer IoT and connected car services for the Indian market, according to a press release on 3 August. Jio’s new-age connected vehicle solution will enable users to access trending infotainment and real-time telem...
    ABB India partners with Audi India to provide EV charging solutions
    Supplier of automation and energy management solutions, ABB’s Terra AC wallbox charger is offered with Audi’s electric cars—e-tron and e-tron Sportback—in India along with the car to its customers for smart charging at home, ABB India said in a press release on 2 August. The company said ...
    Dana picks up stake in Switch Mobility, partners for EVs
    Ohio-based globally supplier of drivetrain and propulsion systems to the automotive industry, Dana Inc will make a strategic investment in Ashok Leyland’s EV subsidiary Switch Mobility, the company said in a press announcement on 30 July. The two companies have signed a strategic agreement with...
    Vulcan Energy signs agreement with Renault to supply lithium for five years
    German-Australian start-up Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd has signed a deal with French carmaker Renault to supply lithium for five years, Reuters said in a report on 2 August. Renault became the latest carmaker to secure a stable supply of lithium, a metal critical to batteries required for electric v...
    Volkswagen establishes JV with TraceTronic to work on automotive software
    Volkswagen has established a new joint venture (JV) in partnership TraceTronic for integration of automotive software, the German carmaker said in a press release on 30 July. Each partner will hold 50% in the JV named neocx, which will create a continuous integration/continuous testing (CI/CT) facto...
    GAC, Huawei partner to develop a smart SUV with Level 4 autonomous driving
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 1 August, GAC Group officially announced an exciting joint project with tech giant Huawei. The companies will collaborate to develop a "smart SUV," with the goal of reaching the market in mass production by the end of 2023. The SUV wil...
    EV startup Fisker to invest USD10 million in Allego’s SPAC merger
    EV startup Fisker Inc will invest USD10 million in public equity supporting the planned SPAC merger of Netherland-based electric vehicle (EV) charging network provider, Allego B.V., it said in a press release on 28 July. While Allego will merge with Spartan Acquisition Corp. III, which is a publi...
    Hyundai, LG Energy sign MoU with Indonesian government to set up battery cell plant
    Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group and battery supplier LG Energy Solution have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Indonesia to establish a joint venture (JV) in Indonesia to manufacture battery cells for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the company said in a press a...
    Mercedes-Benz develops dashboard using ADAS data for road safety in London
    Mercedes-Benz has tied up with Transport for London to develop “Mercedes-Benz Road Safety Dashboard”, the automaker said in a press release on 27 July. The dashboard will use data from the Mercedes-Benz driver assistance systems to make the city’s streets safer. “Jointly with Transport fo...
    Toyota launches Halo connected fleet management solutions for businesses in Australia
    Toyota has launched Halo connected fleet management solutions in Australia in partnership with Fleetsu, the company said in a press release on 27 July. Toyota Halo leverages Fleetsu's platform to deploy a suite of connected vehicle solutions. Toyota Halo software offers customers the ability to proc...
    General Motors announces new fleet charging service
    General Motors and its subsidiary focused on electric last mile delivery business, BrightDrop have announced Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service, designed to accelerate adoption of fleet electrification, the company said in a press release on 15 July. According to the company, the Ultium Cha...
    Parkopedia to offer upgraded premium parking services to Volkswagen customers in the US
    Parkopedia has partnered with Volkswagen to provide parking reservation services to Volkswagen drivers using the Car-Net service and the associated smartphone app in the US, it said in a company press release on 27 July. The system will be available via the latest Car-Net app through a new reserv...
    Chamberlain Group to integrate myQ Connected Garage Control in MBUX infotainment system
    Chamberlain Group has partnered with Mercedes-Benz under which it will add myQ Connected Garage Control to the Mercedes-Benz MBUX Infotainment System, according to a company press release on 23 July. myQ is a technology platform developed by Chamberlain Group for cloud based smart access control sol...
    Tesla plans to open its superchargers for all EVs later in 2021
    Tesla plans to open its supercharger network for all electric vehicles (EVs), a news report filed by Electrek said, citing company CEO Elon Musk. According to the report, a decade after deploying its first supercharger, Tesla now has over 25,000 superchargers at over 2,700 stations worldwide. ...
    Tesla signs nickel supply agreement with BHP
    Melbourne-based oil and gas processing company BHP has signed a nickel supply agreement with American electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla, BHP said in a press announcement on 22 July. BHP will supply Tesla with nickel from its Nickel West asset in Western Australia, ...
    Chery partners with BOE Technology to develop in-vehicle smart cockpit solutions
    Chery has announced a partnership with BOE Technology Group, under which the companies will conduct in-depth research on future automotive technologies and promote the application of in-vehicle smart cockpit solutions and smart scene solutions, iNews reported on 23 July. Chairman of Chery Group&n...
    Suzuki, Daihatsu join Toyota’s Commercial Japan Partnership to connect, electrify light CVs
    Vehicle manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation and Daihatsu Motor Company, Ltd. have joined the Toyota-backed Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJP) to accelerate their carbon neutrality initiatives in mini or light commercial vehicles through the dissemination of CASE (connecte...
    Porsche-backed Cellforce Group selects BASF for development of Li-ion batteries
    Porsche-backed Cellforce Group (CFG) has selected the German chemical company, BASF as the as its exclusive cell development partner in the development of next generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, the company said in a press announcement on 21 July. Cellforce is a joint venture (JV) between P...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Ford to launch autonomous vehicle fleet with Lyft and Argo AI by end-2021
    According to an official press release dated 21 July, Ford, Argo AI, and Lyft have collaborated to commercialize autonomous ride-hailing on a large scale. In Miami, self-driving rides with safety drivers will begin in 2021. The companies stated that they intend to expand to Austin,...
    Chargepoint, Mercedes team up to offer seamless EV charging experience in North America
    EV charging network provider, ChargePoint Holdings has partnered with German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz in the United States to develop Mercedes Me Charge, a digital platform that will be launched with the EQS all-electric sedan, the company said in a press release on 17 June. Mercedes Me...
    Chery partners with Zebra Zhixing to jointly build intelligent vehicles
    Chery has announced that its unit Lion Tech and Alibaba’s subsidiary Zebra Zhixing have signed a cooperation framework agreement to jointly establish a laboratory to develop automotive intelligence solutions and provide new future-oriented intelligent car experiences. In a press release dated 14 J...
    Tata Power teams up with HPCL to set up EV charging stations at petrol pumps across India
    Tata Power has signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a leading oil and gas public sector company, to provide an end-to-end electric vehicle charging stations at the latter’s petrol pumps in multiple cities and major highways across India, the company said in a pr...
    Sono Motors picks Sibros to power connected vehicle ecosystem for Sion EV
    Sibros has announced a collaboration with Sono Motors under which Sono will deploy Sibros’ connected software-based solutions to manage its Sion EV fleet, according to a company press release on 19 July. Sion launches in Europe in the first half of 2023. Sion’s software updates, data collecti...
    Honda open to new partnerships aimed at lowering EV costs, says CEO
    Honda Motor Company’s president Toshihiro Mibe said that the Japanese vehicle manufacturer is willing to form new alliances to make electrification profitable, Reuters reported on 16 July. "If through an alliance Honda can accomplish early what it should aim to be, then we'd be willing to form ...
    Stellantis’s EV roadmap hinges heavily on its battery strategy
    Amsterdam-based Stellantis announced its vehicle electrification strategy for this decade and beyond on its EV Day on 8 July. The parent company to over a dozen iconic brands, including Fiat, Citroën, Peugeot, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Maserati, plans to pump in EUR30 billion (over USD35 bill...
    Otonomo partners with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services for fleet data
    Otonomo Technologies has announced an agreement with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services, under which the company will make available data across 25 countries throughout Europe to fleet management companies and operators such as delivery companies, service providers, and car rental companies. ...
    Volkswagen and Enel X form JV to set up EV charging network in Italy
    Italy-based electric vehicle (EV) charging network provider Enel X and German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) have signed an agreement wherein the two companies would form an equal joint venture (JV) to invest, deploy, and operate a high-power EV charging network in Italy, VW said in a press announcem...
    SVOLT announces battery partnership with Stellantis
    SVOLT Energy Technology has announced a partnership with Stellantis for the supply of lithium-ion battery packs. According to a press release issued by SVOLT on 12 July, Stellantis will source battery packs from SVOLT from 2025 onward. SVOLT will provide Stellantis with a broad product ...
    Electric Last Mile Solutions signs a long-term agreement with Wuling Motors
    Michigan-based EV maker Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc., (ELMS) has signed a long-term supply agreement with mainland China’s Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. to get access to the latter’s EV component systems, the company said in a press release on 12 July. Notably, both compa...
    Tesla partners with PUBG Mobile
    Tesla has partnered with PUBG Mobile for the integration of Tesla’s products inside the mobile game, Electrek reported on 12 July. The video game company wrote that Tesla would build a Gigafactory on Erangel to produce classic models of its cars, as well as provide more technologically advanced au...
    Stellantis signs MOUs with two lithium geothermal brine process partners
    Amsterdam-based multinational vehicle manufacture Stellantis has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with two lithium geothermal brine process partners in North America and Europe to secure the supply of lithium, the company said in a press release on 8 July. “Stellantis has si...
    Huawei signs license agreement with Volkswagen’s supplier for 4G standard essential patents
    Huawei has announced a license agreement with a supplier of Volkswagen Group, according to a 7 July press release. The agreement includes a license under Huawei’s 4G standard essential patents (SEPs) for Volkswagen cars equipped with wireless connectivity. According to Huawei, this licensing deal ...
    Audi, VW’s software unit partner to develop safe system architecture for self-driving vehicles
    According to a press release on Daily Advent dated 6 July, Audi, British semiconductor company Arm, and Cariad, Volkswagen Group's automotive software unit, are among the initial partners of The Autonomous, an organization dedicated to developing autonomous vehicle technology. The group's goal is...
    Porsche, Rimac, and Bugatti to establish hypercar JV Bugatti-Rimac
    German sportscar maker Porsche and Rimac Automobili have finalized the plans to establish a new joint venture (JV) including Bugatti, named Bugatti-Rimac. According to a press release issued by Bugatti on 5 July, the company stated that the share split in Bugatti-Rimac has been established with 55% ...
    Georgia, US adds Kia as OEM partner for V2X project
    The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced Kia as its OEM partner for the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) project in the state, AP News reported on 29 June. The Ray and Panasonic Corporation of North America are other partners while Kia will be supported by Hyundai America Technical C...
    General Motors collaborates with Controlled Thermal Resources to secure lithium
    General Motors has formed a strategic partnership with California-based renewable energy company Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) to secure local and low-cost lithium, GM said in a press release on 2 July. The partnership between the two companies would entail a strategic investment and commerc...
    Renault to standardize cell footprint covering 100% of future BEV launches
    French carmaker Renault Group has announced its battery strategy wherein the company plans to standardize electric vehicle (EV) battery chemistry across its alliance partners, Nissan and Mitsubishi, in order to gain competitive advantage in the global EV race, the company said on in a major ann...
    GAC plans to mass produce intelligent Level 4 vehicles by 2024 in partnership with Didi, Huawei
    According to a 30 June official press release, GAC is working with Huawei and Didi to develop "Level 4" autonomous vehicles that can operate almost entirely without human intervention (current driver-assist mechanisms are classed as Level 2 autonomy). Intelligent Level 4 vehicles are expected to ...
    Volvo Cars, Google partner to optimize user experience
    Volvo cars has extended its partnership with Google to enhance in-vehicle user experience, the carmaker said in a press release on 30 June. The user experience design optimizes information for the driver with a high-resolution driver information screen. This gives the driver relevant information suc...
    SiriusXM's audio entertainment service to be standard feature in MINI models in US
    SiriusXM has announced that its audio entertainment service will come as a standard feature in all model year (MY) 2022 MINI models sold in the United States, according to its press release on 29 June. MINI owners will also receive a 12-month subscription to SiriusXM's All Access package. This ...
    CATL extends battery supply deal with Tesla to 2025
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Ltd. (CATL) has extended a battery supply deal with Tesla Inc to 2025, Reuters reported on 28 June. Ningde-based CATL, which updated about the deal extension in a stock exchange filing on Monday, said that ...
    Renault announces two partnerships for design and production of EV batteries in France
    French carmaker Renault has signed two major EV battery partnerships with Japan’s Envision AESC and a local EV battery cell startup Verkor, in an attempt to accelerate its industrial transition to EVs, propel research in new battery technologies and secure supplies, the company said in an official...
    Luokung signs contract with OEMs and suppliers for autonomous driving data services
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 28 June, Luokung Technology, a leading Spatial-Temporal intelligent big data services company and provider of interactive location-based services and High Definition maps ("HD Maps") in China, announced the signing of a designated service cont...
    Renault, STMicroelectronics partner for power electronics systems
    French carmaker Renault Group and Geneva-based supplier of electronic assemblies STMicroelectronics have agreed for a strategic cooperation wherein the two companies would jointly pursue design, development, and manufacturing of products and related packaging solutions for the power electronics syst...
    TotalEnergies extends global partnership with Stellantis brands
    TotalEnergies and Stellantis have announced that they have renewed their partnership for the next five years for the Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles brands. According to a press release issued by Stellantis on 22 June, the partnership has now been expanded to include Opel and Vauxhall. Furth...
    General Motors, Shell collaborate to expand EV charging infrastructure in US
    General Motors and Shell, through its wholly owned subsidiary MP2 Energy, are collaborating to provide energy solutions programs to GM’s customers and supply chain partners, including fixed-rate home energy plans sourced from 100% renewable energy resources. According to a press release issued ...
    Kia Europe, Uber announce e-mobility partnership
    Kia Europe and Uber have announced an electric mobility partnership to accelerate the adoption of advanced zero-emission battery electric vehicles (BEVs) across Europe. According to a press release issued by Kia’s parent company, the Hyundai Motor Group, on 15 June, Kia Europe will provide special...
    Porsche forms JV with German battery maker Customcells
    Volkswagen’s luxury car arm Porsche AG has formed a joint venture (JV) with Germany’s Customcells, specialists in lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells, to produce high-performance batteries that will significantly reduce charging times, Porsche said in a press release on June 21. The new JV company is ...
    Volvo Cars, Northvolt to collaborate on EV battery development and manufacturing
    Volvo Car Group intends to establish a joint venture (JV) with Swedish battery company, Northvolt, to develop and produce more sustainable batteries to power the next generation of pure-electric Volvo and Polestar cars. According to a press release issued by Volvo on 21 June, the company stated that...
    EV charging startup ChargePoint, Mercedes-Benz partner on Mercedes me Charge for EQ portfolio
    ChargePoint has announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz under which the companies will launch Mercedes me Charge with the EQS all-electric sedan and will be available in all EQ future mobility products. According to a press release dated 17 June, the partnership will help a Mercedes me Charge ...
    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...
    HELLA signs license agreement with Gapwaves for radar technology
    Hella has signed an exclusive licensing and development agreement with Gapwaves and has acquired a 10% stake in the company, the German automotive supplier said in a press release on 16 June. By concluding the license agreement, HELLA receives the right to exclusively use Gapwaves' patented techn...
    BMW to fund USD6.2 million to TUM for quantum computing research in automotive applications
    BMW has announced that it would fund EUR5.1 million (USD6.2 million) for Technical University of Munich’s (TUM) research on quantum computing for automotive applications, according to its press release on 16 June. The funding will be available over a period of six years. “It is clear to the B...
    Origin Materials, Ford to develop carbon negative materials for automotive
    Origin Materials has launched its net zero automotive program with American carmaker Ford Motor Company wherein the two companies would pursue drop-in applications for carbon negative PET plastic (polyethylene terephthalate) produced from sustainable wood residues using the former’s technology, Or...
    Polestar, SK Inc sign MoU to enable collaboration in technology and commercial opportunities
    The Swedish premium electric performance car brand Polestar is exploring an alliance with South Korea’s SK Inc in order to advance the development of high-performance electric vehicles (EVs), the arm of Volvo Cars and Geely Holding said in a press release on 11 June. The two companies have sign...
    Forschungszentrum Jülich collaborates with German OEMs to work on Quantum AI for auto industry
    Forschungszentrum Jülich is participating in a project for quantum AI applications in the auto industry, along with German automotive heavyweights BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen as well as Bosch, it said in a press release dated 9 June. The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligenc...
    Volvo ties up with Plugsurfing to offer customers reduced charging price in Europe
    Volvo has extended its partnership with charging point platform Plugsurfing in Europe, it said in a press release on 9 June. The partnership will allow Volvo to offer its customers a heavily reduced charging price at Ionity charging points across Europe. “We are excited to offer our customers o...
    CATL and Great Wall Motor sign 10-year strategic cooperation agreement
    China’s lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) and the vehicle manufacturer Great Wall Motor Company Ltd. (GWM) signed a 10-year strategic cooperation agreement on 2 June at the latter’s HAVAL Technology Center in Baoding, Hebei Province, the ba...
    Isuzu, Hino to explore application of Automated Mapping Platform developed by Toyota subsidiary
    According to a news announcement on the company website dated 8 June, Woven Alpha, Isuzu Motors, and Hino Motors have agreed to advance with talks to use Woven Alpha's Automated Mapping Platform ("AMP"). AMP is a crowdsourced software platform that enables the production, development, and the sha...
    Avatar Technology’s first vehicle model E11 to feature Huawei HI smart car solution
    Avatar Technology’s first vehicle, the mid-size SUV named E11, will contain a next-generation smart EV platform and will be powered by the Huawei HI (Huawei Inside) smart car solution, Olt News reported in May. The design prototype has already rolled off the assembly line. Avatar Technology wil...
    Chery Automobile, iFlytek sign agreement for smart cockpit and Internet of Vehicles solutions
    Chery Automobile has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with iFlytek to develop intelligent products and engage in enterprise digital transformation, it said in a press release on 1 June. Under the agreement, the companies will work on smart cockpit and Internet of Vehicles (IoV) ...
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