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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
    Ford and Ansys to partner on next generation predictive headlight technology
    Ford and Ansys will collaborate to develop next generation predictive headlight technology, Ansys said in a press release on 20 October. The use of high fidelity, physics-based lighting capabilities help simulate the headlight performance virtually, driving down costs and real-world night drives. &n...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Geely commences production of ZEEKR 001 EV in China
    Geely-owned premium electric car brand ZEEKR has commenced the production of its ZEEKR 001 at its Ningbo-based factory in China. “The first production-ready ZEEKR 001 rolled off the production line earlier today at a special ceremony in ZEEKR’s Intelligent Factory in Ningbo, China,” the compan...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    2021 CIDEE: Great Wall Motors showcases intelligent driving solutions
    Great Wall Motors has showcased multiple models and intelligent products at the 2021 China International Digital Economy Expo (CIDEE) in September, according to an official press release on 20 October. It showcased Alcolock technology which monitors a driver's alcohol concentration through the u...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Ford begins manufacturing Mustang Mach-E in China
    Ford Motor Company said that it has started manufacturing the Mustang Mach-E in China. The locally produced electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) officially rolled off the assembly line at Changan Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing, the company announced on 18 October. Mustang Mach-E will b...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Volvo introduces new Range Assistant app via OTA update
    Volvo has unveiled a new Range Assistant app for its XC40 Recharge electric vehicle (EV) customers, the carmaker said in a press release on 19 October. The new Range Assistant in-car app has been released in a beta version as part of the latest over-the-air (OTA) software update for cars with an inf...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Taiwan’s Foxconn unveils three electric vehicle concepts at its technology day
    Taiwan’s Foxconn, formerly known as Hon Hai Technology Group, unveiled three indigenously developed electric vehicle concepts – Model C, which is an electric SUV; Model E – an electric sedan and Model T – an electric bus at its technology day on 18 October. According to the industry experts,...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Renault introduces ‘ONE PEDAL TO PARK’ assistant
    Renault has introduced the ‘one pedal to park’ option for certain vehicles, it said in an official statement on 15 October. Apart from being easier and safer, it also allows the speed of the manoeuvre to be controlled by the driver themselves instead of being defined by the system. “Using t...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Porsche commercializes 3D-printed bodyform full bucket seat
    Porsche has launched sale of the new 3D-printed bucket seats, the company announced in a press release on 14 October. The seat is available for Porsche models such as Boxster, Cayman, and 911 under Porsche Tequipment. "Seats adapted to individual drivers have been available for a long time in pro...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Great Wall Motors launches updated Coffee Intelligence 2.0
    Great Wall Motors, in a press release dated 15 October, announced that it had recently launched an updated GWM Coffee Intelligence 2.0. The solution introduced a new electronic and electrical architecture and intelligent drive-by-wire chassis while improving smart cockpits, smart driving, and smart ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    INFINITI introduces wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility with MY2022 Q60 model
    INFINITI has announced that the model year (MY) 2022 INFINITI Q60 coupe will feature wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility across all grades, according to a press statement on 28 September. MY 2022 Q60 is equipped with a high-resolution INFINITI InTouch dual touchscreen display and INFINITI InTouch S...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Kia launches Forte sedan with a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display
    Kia has launched its model year (MY) 2022 Forte sedan with multiple enhancements like a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display, an expanded suite of new and an upgraded Drive Wise advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology, it said in a press release on 11 October. The sedan features...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    US EV startup Rivian plans to make battery cells in-house
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian Automotive plans to build its own battery cells in-house, a Reuters report filed on 1 October said, citing the automaker’s filing for a US initial public offering (IPO). Rivian currently sources batteries from South Korean supplier Samsung SDI. According to ...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    BMW issues new remote software upgrade for around 2 million vehicles globally
    BMW Group has announced remote software upgrade for around two million vehicles worldwide, it said in a press release on 11 October. The company’s most extensive Remote Software Upgrade campaign yet will begin with the rollout of the latest version of BMW Operating System 7. The rollout will begin...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Apple developing technology to allow users control many vehicle interior features through iPhone
    Apple is developing technology that will allow users to control more features in vehicle interiors, including climate-control system and seat adjustments,  through iPhone, Bloomberg reported on 7 October citing “people with knowledge of the effort”. The project, called “IronHeart” inter...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Volvo Cars commences production of C40 Recharge at its Belgium plant
    Volvo Cars announced on 7 October that it has commenced production of its latest battery electric car—the C40 Recharge—at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium. Notably, the C40 Recharge is Volvo Cars’ second fully electric car as the company prepares for a series of new pure electric mode...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Ambarella builds a Driver Monitoring System with Dongfeng
    Ambarella has built a Driver Monitoring System (DMS) based on the CV25 AI vision SoC and development platform in partnership with Dongfeng Fengshen (Aeolus), it said in a press release on 22 September. The system is used in the Dongfeng Fengshen Yixuan Max sedan. The DMS, also known as a Fatigue ...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Lexus unveils NX models with all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system
    Lexus has unveiled its model year (MY) 2022 NX models with the all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system, it said in a press release on 7 October. It comes with a standard 9.8-inch touchscreen with a new Human Machine Interface (HMI). An optional 14-inch touchscreen includes a three-year trial for D...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    General Motors launches Ultra Cruise, a new advanced driver-assistance technology
    General Motors has unveiled an all-new advanced driver-assistance technology called Ultra Cruise, it said in a press release on 6 October. It is designed to eventually allow for hands-free driving in 95% of all driving scenarios in the US and Canada. Ultra Cruise will cover more than 2 million ...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Genesis unveils its first fully-electric car, the GV60
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car arm, Genesis unveiled its first battery electric car, the GV60 in a digital world premier online event on 30 September. Designed a high-performance electric crossover utility vehicle, the GV60 is the first car from Genesis that is built on the parent company’s ...
    06-Oct-2021 News New Products
    WiTricity’s wireless EV charging technology all set to debut in South Korea
    US-based wireless charging technology company WiTricity has announced on 4 October that its patented EV charging technology is all set to debut in the South Korean market soon. WiTricity’s patented wireless EV charging technology will be first made available as factory-installed equipment in Hyund...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Genesis premieres GV60 with Face Connect, Digital Key 2
    Genesis has premiered the GV60 with advanced UI/UX technologies, a company press release dated 30 September showed. Face Connect, Fingerprint Authentication System, Over-the-Air (OTA) software update, and Digital Key 2 are among the key features offered. Face Connect enables the vehicle to recogn...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Tesla rolls out Full Self-Driving Beta software
    Tesla has rolled out a software update allowing customers to request access to its Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software, CNBC reported on 25 September. FSD Beta is an unfinished version of Tesla’s premium driver-assistance software and it reportedly enables the vehicle to automatically chang...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Maruti Suzuki launches virtual car assistant app for NEXA customers
    Maruti Suzuki has launched an AI-based 24x7 virtual car assistant app called “S-Assist” for its NEXA customers, it said in a press release on 30 September. The voice-enabled virtual car assistant helps provide immersive online post-purchase experience to customers. “Digitization of car serv...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor Group launches e-mobility pilot program in Singapore
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group has launched an electric mobility pilot program in Singapore in partnership with leading utilities company SP Group and one of the leading local automotive distributors Komoco Motors, the company announced on 25 September. The program aims to ...
    01-Oct-2021 News New Products
    General Motors unveils end-to-end automotive software platform Ultifi
    General Motors has launched Ultifi, an end-to-end automotive customer-centric software platform, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Ultifi will use over-the-air (OTA) updates to offer software-defined features, apps and services to customers. Ultifi’s functionality builds up...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motor’s commercial delivery arm BrightDrop unveils all-new electric light commercial vehicle, EV410
    General Motors’ all-new commercial delivery vehicle arm, BrightDrop has unveiled a new addition to its vehicle lineup, the EV410, a mid-size electric light commercial vehicle designed for smaller, more frequent trips, the company said in a press release on 28 September. GM said that Verizon, on...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Ford develops new RoadSafe concept to alert drivers to higher risk locations
    Ford has developed a new ‘RoadSafe’ concept to help alert drivers of higher risk locations and offer insights for safety, the American automaker said in a press release on 22 September. RoadSafe uses a smart algorithm for data from connected vehicles, roadside sensors and accident reports to loc...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BMW rolls out technology updates for its iDrive 7
    BMW has rolled out upgrades for customers with iDrive 7, the German carmaker said in a press release on 22 September. The updates include features such as Amazon Alexa for iDrive 7, Uneven Road Surface warning, and Remote Engine Start on demand. To integrate Amazon Alexa Car in the iDrive 7,...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Volvo to go leather-free on the interiors of its EV models
    According to an official press release dated 23 September, Volvo plans to discontinue the use of leather and other byproducts derived from the cattle industry in its vehicles. According to the company, the C40 Recharge will be the first model with a completely leather-free interior. Volvo has sta...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    ŠKODA Auto develops eco-material for interiors
    According to an official press release dated 22 September ŠKODA AUTO's Technical Development department has developed a sustainable, ecological material and applied for a patent in collaboration with the Technical University of Liberec. Sugar beet pulp is used to create the novel raw material....
    24-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Startup AEM’s OCTOPUS project to deliver E-Axle free of rare earth materials to Bentley
    UK-based startup that designs and develops electric motors and powertrain systems, Advanced Electric Machines Ltd (AEM) announced on 1 September that it will deliver an e-axle, free of rare earth materials, that uses next-generation integrated power electronics to create market-leading power density...
    23-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motors partners with Amazon for OnStar Emergency Service at home
    General Motors has partnered with Amazon to introduce the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa, the automaker said in a press release on 22 September. The new feature will enable a voice-based connection to emergency-certified OnStar advisors from home through Alexa devices. “Through our coll...
    23-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Acura launches redesigned RDX SUV with additional connectivity features
    Acura has announced that its model year (MY) 2022 RDX SUV will come with tech such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and Amazon Alexa Built-In services among a host of other connectivity services as standard, according to a 21 September press release. The RDX has a 7-inch fu...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motors reveal all-new electric motors to power its future EV line up
    American vehicle manufacturer General Motors has revealed a family of three newly developed electric motors that will be used to power its Ultium-based electric vehicles (EVs) in the future, the company said in a press release on 21 September. The new development was disclosed by General Motors p...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Lucid’s Air Dream Edition R becomes first electric car ever to clock 520 miles on a single charge
    California-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motors USA Inc has announced on 16 September that its Air Dream Edition R has been accredited with a driving range of 520 miles by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a single charge, making it the longest-range electric sedan. ...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Genesis rolls out its automotive Face Connect technology
    Genesis will roll out of its “Face Connect” technology, which will enable access using faces to open and close doors without using a smart key, it said in a press release on 16 September. After identification and syncing, the vehicle can automatically adjust the driver’s seat and steering whee...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor evaluates plans to develop compact electric cars to expand its BEV lineup
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company is considering expanding its electric sub-brand Ioniq with more compact models mainly based on the company’s dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform, the electric-global modular platform (E-GMP), along with a successor to the all-electric Ko...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: China’s GWM launches its SUV brand WEY and new energy vehicle brand ORA
    Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) has unveiled its premium SUV brand WEY and the new energy vehicle brand ORA at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, the company said in a press release on 6 September. The company said that following the theme ‘The Mobile Road to Carbon Ne...
    General Motors to showcase electric Hummer SUV at Motor Bella
    In what would be its first ever public appearance before it is commercially launched in 2023, General Motors plans to showcase the electric variant of its iconic Hummer SUV at Motor Bella, the new car event at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac starting 23 September, Detroit Free Press reported on 13 Septe...
    15-Sep-2021 News New Products
    EV startup Rivian begins production of electric pick-up R1T at its Illinois plant
    Electric vehicle startup Rivian has rolled off the first few units of its much-awaited R1T electric pick-up trucks, founder and chief executive officer RJ Scaringe said in a tweet on 14 September. “After months of building pre-production vehicles, this morning our first customer vehicle drove o...
    15-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Mercedes-Benz premieres EQE electric sedan
    German luxury car maker has premiered the newest addition to its EQ product portfolio, the EQE electric sedan. According to a press kit released by Mercedes-Benz on 5 September, the company stated that the staggered global launch of the EQE will take place in mid-2022. Manufacturing of the vehicle f...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Volkswagen unveils ID. LIFE concept car
    German carmaker Volkswagen AG has unveiled ID. LIFE concept car at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. According to a press release issued by VW on 6 September, the company plans to launch an all-electric small family car based on the ID. LIFE concept displayed at the motor show with...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW plans to launch at least 1 BEV in nearly all segments it operates in by 2023
    In his keynote speech at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Oliver Zipse, chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG said that the German luxury carmaker plans to launch at least one fully electric model in the market in 90% of its current market segments by 2023. “The stron...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen launches OTA Updates for all ID. Models
    Volkswagen is set to launch over-the-air (OTA) updates via mobile data transfer for all its ID. models immediately, the German carmaker said in a press release on 13 September. The “ID. Software 2.3” offers new functions such as a light strip at the bottom of the windscreen which gives the drive...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BYD unveils e-Platform 3.0 with concept car Ocean-X
    BYD has launched e-platform 3.0 with its pure electric concept Ocean-X, the automaker said in a press release on 13 September. The e-platform 3.0 aims to enhance EVs’ performance in safety and low-temperature driving range, improve intelligent driving experiences, and help build efficient and safe...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vitesco Technologies readies production of 800V traction motor in China
    Continental’s powertrain components and systems spin-off, Vitesco Technologies, has announced that it will be supplying 800 volt electric traction motor to a Chinese OEM. According to a press release issued by Vitesco Technologies on 13 September, the company stated that it is now preparing the st...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Subaru unveils WRX sedan with advanced connectivity
    Subaru has released its WRX sedan with SUBARU STARLINK in-vehicle technology, it said in a press release on 10 September. It features an all-new tablet-style 11.6-inch full HD center information display. The navigation option uses voice-activated service powered by TomTom. A first for Subaru, bot...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Suzuki Connect advanced telematics to be available in Maruti Suzuki’s ARENA channel
    Maruti Suzuki India has introduced its advanced intelligent telematics technology, Suzuki Connect, for the vehicles in its ARENA channel, it said in a press release on 9 September. The service uses a Telematics Control Unit (TCU) to exchange information through cellular network with a cloud-based se...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Autonomous vehicle startup WeRide unveils Robovan Level 4 self-driving van in China
    Chinese autonomous vehicle startup, WeRide, has unveiled its new Level 4 self-driving cargo van, the WeRide Robovan, in China. According to a post published by WeRide on 10 September, the company stated that it will work with Jiangling Motors (JMC), a Chinese automobile manufacturer, and ZTO Express...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW unveils sustainability-focused i Vision Circular concept
    German vehicle manufacturer BMW announced via a press release on 6 September that it would be unveiling its sustainability-focused i Vision Circular concept vehicle at the IAA Mobility this year. According to the company’s press release, the new compact vehicle, designed for the ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Toyota unveils EV battery strategy, plans to invest nearly USD14 billion by 2030
    Unveiling its electric vehicle (EV) battery strategy to the media and investors in a press conference on 7 September, Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation said that it plans to invest nearly JPY1.5 trillion (USD14 billion) on developing the battery supply chain and research and developmen...
    08-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Hyundai announces Hydrogen Vision 2040, plans to introduce next-generation fuel cell systems
    Presenting its vision for hydrogen energy and a global hydrogen society at the Hydrogen Wave global online forum held on 7 September, the leadership at the Hyundai Motor Group said that the company plans to commercialize and deploy hydrogen fuel cell systems on a large scale over the next two decade...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW Group to demonstrate automated valet parking
    BMW Group will showcase premium urban mobility solutions at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the automaker said in a press release on 7 September. Automated Valet Parking project, which was developed together with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and other partners wi...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG launches EQS 53 4MATIC+ with all-electric drive system
    Mercedes-AMG has launched its first battery-electric production model based on the Mercedes EQ architecture. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 5 September, the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ has an electric powertrain with one motor each at the front and rear axles and all-whe...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Audi to launch virtual reality glasses for rear seat entertainment
    Audi has said that rear seat passengers in its vehicles would be able to use virtual reality (VR) glasses to for games, movies, and presentations in the future, according to its statement on 3 September. This will be done through holoride, a startup which Audi has invested in. The VR uses a new t...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    INFINITI launches QX80 SUV with advanced connectivity
    Infiniti has unveiled its new QX80 SUV with widescreen, high-definition 12.3-inch INFINITI InTouch display, it said in a press release on 2 September. Wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto are compatible. The new display is standard on all trims and includes navigation with lane guida...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor announces plan to become carbon neutral by 2045 at IAA Mobility 2021
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company has announced that it plans to become carbon neutral by 2045 at the ongoing IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany. While speaking on 6 September, Jaehoon (Jay) Chang, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company said, “Climate change is ...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz presents VISION AVTR concept vehicle with BCI at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to official press release dated 6th September, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is integrating the first Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) approaches into its pioneering VISION AVTR concept vehicle. The first approaches to mind control based on visual perception will be demonstrated at the...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renault premieres updated Mégane E-TECH Electric hatchback
    French carmaker Renault has premiered the newest version of its Mégane E-TECH Electric. According to a press release issued by Renault on 6 September, the company stated that this new pure-electric hatchback uses a new electric motor that has been developed within the Alliance at two different loca...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renault unveils Mégane E-Tech EV with new OpenR display
    Renault has unveiled the new Mégane E-Tech electric vehicle (EV) with new OpenR display and its new OpenR Link multimedia system, developed with Google and based on Android Automotive OS, comes with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play built-in for a helpful, personalized, and seamles...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Opel premieres new Astra BEV and PHEV models
    Stellantis-owned German carmaker Opel has launched the world premiere of the new Astra. According to a press release issued by Opel on 1 September, the new, sixth-generation Opel Astra will be put on sale as a combustion engine model, a plug-in hybrid in two performance levels, a...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BMW Group plans to sell 10 million all-electric vehicles over the next 10 years
    German luxury carmaker BMW Group looks to sell around ten million all-electric vehicles globally as part of its larger plan to achieve climate neutrality, the company said in a press announcement on 2 September. “During the next ten years or so, the company will be putting around 10 million all...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Genesis to launch only EVs from 2025, plans to become a zero-emission brand by 2030
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car subsidiary Genesis plans to launch only pure electric vehicles from 2025 as it lays down its long-term roadmap to become a zero-emission brand, the company said in a high-profile announcement made by its leadership on 2 September. Genesis plans to become a 100...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz, SSAB collaborate on CO2-free steel for prototype body shell parts
    Mercedes-Benz has launched a partnership with the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB for carbon dioxide (CO2)-free steel. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the company stated that the first prototype parts for body shells made of CO2-free steel are being planned for n...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Subaru’s first EV Solterra breaks cover
    Japanese carmaker Subaru released first visuals and details of its first electric vehicle (EV), christened Solterra, on its webpage on 1 September. The company said that it plans to commercially launch the Solterra, an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), in 2022. Subaru said that the upcoming E...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IBM, Mercedes-Benz partner to develop stolen vehicle help service in the Mercedes me app
    IBM has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to develop “Urban Guard - Stolen Vehicle Help” service in the Mercedes me app, it said in a press release on 2 September. The service is designed to help find and recover stolen vehicles. “Increasingly, consumers expect and value digital, connected servi...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Toyoda Gosei supplies new fuel tank cut-off valve for Toyota Land Cruiser
    Japan-based supplier, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., has developed a cutoff valve with a structure that contributes to lighter vehicle weight. According to a press release issued by Toyoda Gosei on 31 August, the company stated that this new cutoff valve is being used on the new Land Cruiser from Toyota Mo...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE PHEV launched
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its high-performance vehicle division, Mercedes-AMG, has premiered its first performance hybrid vehicle. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is a...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Geely-owned British carmaker Lotus to launch four new EVs in five years
    Unveiling its mid-term product offensive, Geely-owned British carmaker Lotus announced on 31 August that it would roll out four all-new electric cars over the next five years, including an electric sports car in 2026. The first of the four planned EVs would be an E-segment electric sport utility veh...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Motional and Hyundai Motor Group unveil the IONIQ 5 robo-taxi
    Motional, a global leader in driverless technology, and Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) unveiled the IONIQ 5-based robotaxi (hereafter referred to as IONIQ 5 robo-taxi), Motional's next-generation robo-taxi, in an official press release dated 31 August. The IONIQ 5 robo-taxi is based on the all-e...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Bentley launches new rear-seat entertainment system for Flying Spur and Bentayga models
    Bentley will launch a new rear-seat entertainment system for the Flying Spur and Bentayga models, the British carmaker said in a press release on 31 August. The system features two, high-definition 10.1-inch screens attached to the back of the front seats. The tablets are also removable with resolut...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Tesla launches new mobile app for Powerwall owners
    Tesla has developed a new app which enables Powerwall owners to go off-grid directly by pressing an option, Electrek reported 27 August. The addition of a “go off-grid” button in the app allows owners to go off-grid quickly and completely. Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery st...
    31-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Ford equips Bronco SUV with high-performance off-road stability suspension (HOSS) systems
    American carmaker Ford has equipped its new Bronco models with its High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system. According to a press release issued by Ford on 20 August, this system features independent front suspension, taller coil springs on every corner for added articulation and...
    30-Aug-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV launched in the US
    South Korean car maker, Kia Motors, has launched the newest version of its Sorento plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in the United States. According to a press release issued by Kia on 18 August, the vehicle will go on sale in the third quarter of 2021 and prices will be revealed closer to the on-sale d...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    ŠKODA launches direct-to-vehicle delivery service of goods bought using Car Access
    ŠKODA has announced a direct-to-car delivery of products that was bought using its Car Access services, according to a press release by the automaker on 26 August. The feature will be available in the Czechia. The solution will use vehicle location and license plate as the delivery address. Cust...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen ties up with Verizon and T-Mobile for in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot
    Volkswagen has tied up with Verizon and T-Mobile to offer customers options for their Car-Net’s in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot in the United States, the automaker said in a press release 26 August. The Carrier of Choice service allows drivers to customize their own digital content through VW Car-Net and...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Porsche to integrate Android Auto in PCM System in Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo models
    Porsche has announced upgrades to its Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo models with the integration of Android Auto in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, according to its press release on 25 August. Apple CarPlay support for iPhone is also available. This allows the use of certain smar...
    26-Aug-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Mazda MX-30 electric crossover launched in the US
    Japanese carmaker Mazda has announced that its newest electric vehicle (EV), the MX-30 electric crossover, will go on sale in the US this fall. According to a press release issued by Mazda on 24 August, the company stated that this battery-electric vehicle (BEV) will initially arrive at dealerships ...
    25-Aug-2021 News New Products
    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
    Lynk & Co partners with Orange to offer “always on and connected” car in Europe
    Lynk & Co has launched its “always on and connected” car in Europe, using the internet of things (IoT) network and infrastructure from Orange Business Services, it said in a press release on 24 August. Each car will leverage Orange's IoT Managed Global Connectivity solution, which provides s...
    25-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Rivian awaits regulatory approvals to start first deliveries in September
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian is awaiting a regulatory nod before it could start delivering its electric pickup truck R1T to its customers in the United States, Electrek reported on 23 August. It said that the R1T was scheduled for deliveries earlier, but the startup ran into some unforeseen ...
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    Ford doubles production target of electric pickup truck on strong demand
    Ford Motor Company has doubled its production target for its upcoming electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning, as it is witnessing a strong early demand, according to a report filed by Reuters on 23 August. It said that Ford is now targeting an annual production of over 80,000 units in 2024, u...
    24-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz introduces updated S-Class Guard with all-wheel drive
    Germany-based luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has introduced the revised version of its S-Class Guard, the special protection version of the S-Class. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 6 August, the new S 680 Guard 4MATIC comes with the VPAM VR10 protection class. ...
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    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
    Tata Motors unveils Tigor compact electric sedan
    Indian carmaker, Tata Motors, has unveiled the second model in its EV portfolio, the Tata Tigor EV. According to a press release issued by Tata Motors on 18 August, the company stated that the Tigor EV will also feature its high voltage electric architecture called ‘Ziptron’. The vehicle deli...
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    Kia unveils enhanced safety and convenience features for the EV6 electric crossover
    According to an official press release dated 18 August, the Kia EV6 electric crossover is equipped with Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2), which can assist the driver in maintaining a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead. Using radars strategically placed around the vehicle, the system as...
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    Ford Bronco production delayed due to hardtop supply constraints
    Ford’s all-new, on- and off-road sport utility vehicle (SUV) Bronco is witnessing delay in mass production due to quality issues with its hardtops across the two and four-door models, a news report published by Car and Driver said on 14 August. “The Ford Bronco is being plagued by delays once...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Lincoln launches new Navigator SUV with advanced connectivity
    Lincoln has announced the launch of its Navigator sports utility vehicle (SUV) with multiple connected and safety services, according to its official statement on 18 August. Among safety services, the Navigator is the first Lincoln car to offer ActiveGlide, an enhancement of intelligent adaptiv...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    MG Motor India unveils SUV Astor with AI assistant, Level 2 autonomous tech
    According to official press release dated 18 August, SAIC-owned MG Motor India on Wednesday unveiled the upcoming mid-size SUV Astor which features personal Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant and Autonomous Level 2 technology. Rajeev Chaba, president and MD, MG Motor India, said, "As an auto-...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    BMW to present iX5 Hydrogen SUV at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer, BMW, has announced that it will be showcasing its new hydrogen-powered vehicle, the iX5, at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 event in Munich, Germany, in September. According to a press release issued by BMW on 17 August, the company stated that the hydrogen f...
    18-Aug-2021 News New Products
    EV startup Alpha Motor plans to unveil its battery electric pickup truck in August
    California-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Alpha Motor Corporation plans to exhibit its electric pickup truck concept named WOLF at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, beginning 24 August 2021 the firm said in a press release on 16 August. The EV startup, which was set up in March&...
    18-Aug-2021 News New Products
    BMW launches new iX3 with fifth-generation eDrive technology
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, BMW, has announced the newest version of its pure electric sports activity vehicle (SAV), the iX3. According to a press release issued by BMW on 11 August, this updated vehicle features the fifth generation of the company’s eDrive technology. The ve...
    17-Aug-2021 News New Products
    New ŠKODA Fabia launched with VW's EVO engines with lower fuel consumption
    Volkswagen-owned Czech carmaker, ŠKODA Auto, has launched the new fourth-generation Fabia with engines from the Volkswagen Group’s latest EVO line-up. According to a press release issued by ŠKODA on 12 August, the company stated that these engines deliver power outputs ranging from 48 ...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mahindra launches XUV700 SUV in India with over 60 connected car features
    Mahindra & Mahindra has launched its XUV 700 SUV with over 60 connected car features, Alexa voice control system, ADAS features, and safety systems like Driver Drowsiness Monitoring among others, Financial Express reported on 14 August. Mahindra will launch optional packs for the SUV later wi...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz expands its ‘Car-to-X’ functions
    Mercedes-Benz has announced the addition of additional Car-to-X functions to increase safety, according to a company press release on 11 August. The New C-Class, S-Class models, and the EQS models will have functionalities such as detecting potholes or speed bumps. If the "Car-to-X Communication"...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Continental develops EcoContact 6 tires with reduced rolling resistance
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has developed a new tire with reduced rolling resistance. According to a press release issued by Continental on 12 August, the company’s EcoContact 6 summer tire, which was designed for Ford, has surpassed the EU Tire Label’s “Cla...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Foxconn to build electric vehicle plants in US and Thailand in 2022, also eyeing Europe
    Taiwan-based Apple iPhone maker, Foxconn will build electric vehicle manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Thailand next year as the ambitious company moves to participate in the global automotive industry’s shift to make EVs, a report filed by Nikkei Asia said on 12 August. Foxconn intends ...
    Fender premium audio system powered by Panasonic to debut in MY 2022 Nissan Frontier model
    Panasonic has announced that the Fender premium audio system, which is powered by the company, will debut with the MY2022 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck, according to a company press release on 10 August. “Panasonic's exclusive collaboration with Fender has allowed us to develop a one-of-a-kind ...
    13-Aug-2021 News New Products
    General Motors previews four-wheel steering system on Silverado electric pickup
    US vehicle manufacturer, General Motors has previewed a four-wheel steering system in its upcoming electric pickup positioned under its Chevrolet brand, Silverado, according to a company announcement on 11 August 2021. The company said its four-wheel steering system is a chassis feature that enab...
    12-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen ID.5 GTX electric SUV coupé to be introduced at IAA 2021 in September
    German carmaker Volkswagen has announced that it will premiere the newest addition to its ID. portfolio, the ID.5 GTX, at the upcoming IAA Munich Motor Show in Germany in September. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 6 August, the company stated that the vehicle will make its exhib...
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