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    Auto parts to software ecosystem: Does Aptiv and Wind River merger make sense?
    Well-known auto parts maker Aptiv acquired automotive and IoT software developer Wind River on 11 January 2022. This is the first automotive acquisition of this year. This deal is the biggest since 2017 and the divergence of Delphi by Aptiv. Aptiv Aptiv PLC, formerly known as Delphi Automotive...
    Electrical steel: Another temporary supply chain shortage or a threat to OEMs’ electrification plans?
    This report has contributions from xEL Mobility and Metals Technology Consulting. As the automotive industry battles the semiconductor shortages, which have prevented the production of 9.3 million units to date, the rapid expansion in growth of EV sales raises questions about the future availabil...
    ParkMobile to offer zone and permit parking in the City of Upland, California
    ParkMobile has tied up with the City of Upland in California, under which it will offer zone and permit parking, it said in a press release dated 27 January. Through the app, users will be able to pay for on-demand off-street parking at close to 300 spaces around Upland. “Our partnership with P...
    SAIC collaborates with SITRI to set up automotive chip fund
    SAIC Motor Corporation announces the establishment of a multi-billion-yuan fund with Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) to promote research and production for automotive microchips, Reuters said in a statement on 27 January.   Significance: The statement also...
    DOMINANT Opto Technologies commits to ESG to reduce carbon emissions from product portfolio
    DOMINANT Opto Technologies pledges to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), the company said in a press release on 27 January. The company through ESG’s initiatives will aim to achieve bet-zero carbon emissions.   Significance: DOMINANT Opto Technologies’ scope of focus include: ...
    BMW Group joins Leather Working Group to source sustainable and responsible leather
    BMW Group joins the Leather Working Group to enable corporate responsibility in the field of sustainability and responsible sourcing, the German automaker said in a press release on 27 January. Nadine Philipp, BMW Group’s head of Sustainability in the Supply Chain, Energy, said, “As a leader ...
    Aucnet joins Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative
    Japan-based Aucnet has joined the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), it said in a press release on 26 January. Through its participation in MOBI, Aucnet intends on helping contribute by developing circular distribution platforms for electric vehicles (EVs) and their batteries.  Sign...
    Adient outlines sustainability roadmap to reduce emission targets from seating products
    Adient announces sustainability report to curb carbon emissions outlining a roadmap to attain reduced green-house targets, the company said in a press release on 25 January. Doug Del Grosso, Adient president and CEO, said, "At Adient, we are committed to following positive environmental, social a...
    EV battery recycling startup Lithion Recycling raises close to USD100 million in series A funding
    Canadian electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling startup Lithion Recycling Inc. has raised CAD125 million (USD99.134 million) as it closed the first tranche in series-A equity funding round, it announced on 24 January 2022. The funding round saw participation from a strategic group of investors...
    Vulcan Energy granted research permit for potential lithium production site in Italy
    Lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources Limited has been granted research permit in Italy for the Cesano area, which is located about 20 km from Rome, according to a report published by Green Car Congress on 24 January 2022. The report mentioned that the Cesano permit is awarded to Vulcan Energy...
    Zenzic launches new V2X project in UK
    Zenzic has announced the launch of a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) project, led by Commsignia and in partnership with CAM Testbed UK partners, according to a press release dated 20 January. Zenzic will also work with Vodafone and Nokia. The project will assess the current V2X landscape across ...
    Vitesco open to sell its internal combustion engine division
    Global supplier of advanced powertrain parts and electric mobility solutions Vitesco Technologies is open to selling off its internal combustion engine division, a Reuters report said on 25 January 2022, citing chief executive officer Andreas Wolf. “If someone approached us wanting to buy that ...
    Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi to triple their EV investments, aim to line up 30 new EVs by 2030
    Renault SA, Nissan Motor Company, and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation plan to triple their investment to jointly develop electric vehicles (EVs), said a report filed by news agency Reuters on 23 January 2022, citing two people aware of the French-Japanese alliance’s EV plans. Even as the three co...
    Allego secures 14 ultra-fast EV charging locations in Flanders, Belgium
    Pan-European EV network operator, Allego Holding B.V. has secured 14 new ultra-fast charging locations along major highways in Flanders, Belgium in a project co-financed by the European Union and the Flemish Agency for Roads and Traffic (Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer van de Vlaamse overheid or AWV, th...
    Redwood Materials’ upcoming anode copper foil facility to become operational in first half of 2022
    Battery materials recycling and production startup Redwood Materials plans to ready its upcoming plant at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center and begin operations in the first half of 2022, the company said in an official statement on 19 January 2022. “In a matter of months, our anode copper ...
    Blink Charging to supply EV chargers to General Motors car dealerships in US and Canada
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator Blink Charging Company is deploying its EV chargers at General Motors (GM) dealerships in the United States and Canada, the company said on 18 January 2022. The company, which is working with leading facility solutions provider ABM, said it i...
    US-based EV battery startup Factorial Energy raises USD200 million in Series D funding round
    Solid-state electric vehicle (EV) battery technology startup Factorial Energy has raised USD200 million as part of its Series D funding round that was led by Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis N.V., the company said in an official statement on 20 January 2022. It said that the funding would be used t...
    EV battery startup Britishvolt secures USD2.3 billion in funding for its Gigafactory
    Electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Britishvolt announced on 21 January 2022 that it has secured a total funding of GBP1.7 billion (USD2.3 billion) through the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF), which has enabled a long-term partnership with Trixtax and abrdn to deliver the private funding. The...
    Honda partners V2X Suisse consortium to advance V2G technology in Switzerland
    Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Company is partnering with the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) Suisse consortium to demonstrate the vital role of electric vehicles (EVs) and bidirectional charging technology in the future of energy management, the company said in an official note on 19 January 2022. Th...
    FLO signs multiyear agreement with General Motors to provide EV charging stations across US
    FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator, has signed a multiyear agreement with General Motors wherein FLO will provide AC Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast chargers for GM to be installed on its premises in the United States. FLO announced the installation of...
    Class-action lawsuit filed against Ferrari and Bosch over braking system defect
    Italian automaker Ferrari and German auto parts manufacturer Bosch have been named as defendants in a class-action Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability lawsuit filed on the 30 December 2021 in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey by plaintiff Jeffrey Rose. According to the filing, the la...
    Chile temporarily freezes lithium extraction contract awarded to BYD
    The Court of Appeals of Copiapo, Chile on the 14 January accepted the Atacama regional government’s appeal to freeze the USD61 million lithium extraction contract awarded to Chinese automaker BYD two days prior. The company’s Chilean subsidiary, BYD Chile SpA, had been awarded a contract by...
    Tata Motors plans to sell 50,000 EVs in FY 2023, line up new models for launch soon
    Mumbai-based automaker Tata Motors plans to sell about 50,000 electric cars in FY 2022–23 and has sounded out its vendors to scale up production capacities accordingly, according to a news report filed by business daily The Economic Times (ET) on 17 January 2022. Providing an assured production...
    Chinese electric car startup Aiways mulls manufacturing EVs in Europe
    The Chinese electric car startup Aiways is evaluating the possibility of manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe and is actively considering Germany for the same, a report published by the news website electrive.com said on 18 January 2022, citing the CEO Alexander Klose. He also s...
    Qualiconsult commissions Renault charging service Mobilize Power Solutions
    Paris-based real estate and construction industry service provider Qualiconsult has commissioned Renault's charging service Mobilize Power Solutions to install charging points at all its branches in the medium term, according to a report published by the news website electrive.com on 17 January 2022...
    Shell converts its fuel pumps to rapid charging station as first EV hub in Fulham, London
    Leading energy company Shell announced on 13 January 2022 that it had opened its first EV charging hub in the UK in Fulham, London, where petrol and diesel pumps at an existing fuel station have been replaced with ultra-rapid charge points. “A global pilot, this is the first time the company ha...
    Chinese battery maker CATL to launch battery swap solution
    Mainland China’s leading battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) has confirmed its plans to launch battery swap solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) under a new brand named EVOGO, as per the company’s social media handles. CATL is known for supplying batteries to Te...
    Nichia and GVL agree to settle US patent case concerning LED filament technology
    Nichia and GVL agree to settle the dispute titled Nichia Corp. v. Global Value Lighting LLC with case No. 1:19-cv-01388-RGA, pending in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the company announced in a press release on 13 January.   Significance: Nichia filed the ’7...
    ParkMobile expands operations to Mt. Lebanon, US
    ParkMobile has expanded its contactless parking solution to the Municipality of Mt. Lebanon in the United States, the company said in a press release on 13 January. Through the partnership, ParkMobile will be available in more than 550 on-street and surface lot spaces throughout Mt. Lebanon. “W...
    Electric carmaker Lucid Motors plans to build an EV plant in Saudi Arabia
    Electric carmaker Lucid Motors is planning to set up an EV plant in Saudi Arabia by 2025-2026 and is in the process of negotiating details with the ministries in the kingdom, according to a report published by BloombergQuint on 13 January 2022. “Now that we are successfully producing and sellin...
    Tritium Charging completes SPAC merger to list on NASDAQ
    EV charging equipment manufacturer Tritium has completed its SPAC merger with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II (DCRN) to list Tritium DCFC Limited (Tritium) for public trading on NASDAQ, it said on 13 January 2022. The company said that its ordinary shares and warrants will commence t...
    EV charging startup HeyCharge raises USD4.7 million in seed funding round
    Munich-based EV charging startup HeyCharge had raised USD4.7 million in seed funding round, which was lead by BMW i Ventures, it announced on 13 January 2022. HeyCharge said that the association with BMW i Ventures lends strong automotive industry credentials, insight, and connections with its relat...
    Porsche unveils new digital platform for all vehicle-related services
    Porsche has revamped the My Porsche app, the automaker said in a press release on 12 January. The My Porsche app will take over the functions of My Porsche Essentials, the Connect App, and the Car Connect App. In the next few months, apps such as Porsche Charging and Porsche - Good to know will also...
    CES 2022: Visteon showcases advanced cockpit display technologies
    Visteon has showcased a range of automotive display technologies at CES 2022, according to a company press release on 5 January. Visteon showed TrueColor image enhancement, Active privacy display technology, Full-array local dimming, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered low light enhancement, MicroZ...
    EV charging startup ChargeNet raises USD6.2 million in seed funding
    EV charging and software platform startup that integrates fast chargers, energy storage, and solar power with a payment system ChargeNet has closed a USD6.2 million seed financing round, which was led by Aligned Climate Capital, it said in a press release issued on 10 January 2022. As the lead inves...
    Veolia to set up EV battery recycling plant in UK
    Leading resource management company Veolia plans to set up its first electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling facility in UK, which will have the capacity to process 20% of the country’s end-of-life EV batteries by 2024, the company said on 10 January 2022. “Veolia’s new facility in Minworth...
    Myotek and Sea Link form new venture Luxit Group to streamline business
    Tier-1 and tier-2 automotive suppliers Myotek and Sea Link announce the launch of Luxit Group to streamline automotive business, the company said in a press release on 11 January.    Stephane Vedie, CEO Luxit Group said, "For our employees and all of our stake holders, it is important t...
    Dongfeng Honda to set up a new dedicated EV production plant in China
    Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a wholly owned Honda subsidiary in China, announced on 6 January 2022 that Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., plans to build a new dedicated EV production plant in an attempt to create a sufficient production system and capability to prepare for the expans...
    Vulcan Energy Resources granted license for lithium mining in Upper Rhine Valley, Germany
    Lithium-producing company Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd. has been granted five new exploration licenses for lithium mining and geothermal energy in the Upper Rhine Valley, Germany, the company said on 4 January 2022. According to the miner, these licenses cover 325 kilometer-square of area, which...
    CES 2022: General Motors’ commercial delivery arm BrightDrop announces Walmart as new EV customer
    General Motors’ (GM’s) commercial delivery arm BrightDrop has added Walmart to its growing portfolio of customers while deepening its association with FedEx, the company said on the sidelines of the ongoing CES 2022 in Las Vegas on 5 January 2022. Walmart has signed an agreement to reserve 5,000...
    Continental to track natural rubber supply chain with HaveaConnect platform
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via a press release on 14 December that it will start handling part of its purchasing of natural rubber through digital trading platform HaveaConnect with immediate effect. According to the release, the platform will provide the tire maker trans...
    CES 2022: Qualcomm to supply Volvo and Polestar brands with 3rd-gen Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms
    Qualcomm Technologies and Volvo have announced plans to integrate 3rd Generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms into infotainment systems of the upcoming electric vehicles (EVs) under the Volvo and Polestar brands, a company press release on 4 January read. “Our technology development with Volvo ...
    Goodyear targets net-zero GHG emissions by 2050
    American tire manufacturing company Goodyear announced via press release on 17 December its goal to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and its new Net-Zero Standard. The company further announced additio...
    EV battery startup StoreDot aims to raise USD80 million in series-D funding round led by VinFast
    EV battery startup StoreDot, which is known for developing extreme fast charging (XFC) battery cells, has announced the first close of its series-D funding round, the company said on 4 January. The startup aims to raise up to USD80 million in the ongoing funding round and majority of the said amount...
    Hitachi Astemo discovers quality issues at brake and suspension manufacturing plants
    Japanese automotive parts manufacturer Hitachi Astemo announced via press release on 22 December 2021 that it had discovered inappropriate conduct regarding brake and suspension parts manufacturing at its Yamanashi and Fukushima plants respectively. The details of inappropriate conduct provided i...
    Marelli, Chang’an set up innovation center in mainland China
    Marelli AL Xiaogan has signed an agreement with Chang’an to set up a joint innovation center in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 20 December. The joint innovation center will look to develop advanced solutions with focus on automotive lighting and sensing technologies and str...
    CES 2022: Lidar startup Innovusion to showcase its complete portfolio of lidar system
    Innovusion has announced that it will exhibit the complete portfolio of lidar system at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, a company press release dated 28 December read. Innovusion lidar sensors used for Level 3+ autonomous driving, smart transportation (city and highway), rail transit and unmanned mining, amo...
    Chinese battery maker CALB plans gigafactory in Europe
    Chinese battery maker China Lithium Battery Technology (CALB) is planning to set up a gigafactory with an annual production capacity of 20GWh in Europe, according to a report filed by electrive.com on 3 January 2022. Suitable location for the planned gigafactory, earmarked investments and associated...
    Samsung SDI floats a new battery brand named PRiMX
    South Korean batterymaker Samsung SDI has launched a new brand named PRiMX to promote its super-gap technology, the company said on 29 December 2021. “Samsung SDI is to promote the super-gap technology strategy through the launch of the brand that conveys the company’s identity,” it said in...
    TriEye expands global footprint by setting up new office in Japan
    Israeli technology startup company TriEye announced its expansion with a new setup in Japan, it said in a press release on 16 December. The region will help the company focus and attract more business opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. Avi Bakal, CEO and Co-Founder of TriEye, said "We are ...
    Select Cadillac models will not feature Super Cruise
    General Motors will not be offering Super Cruise on select Cadillac CT4 and CT5 models due to semiconductor shortage, GM Authority reported on 27 December, with confirmation from the automaker. GM’s Super Cruise is offered on the MY2022 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 in the ‘Premium Luxury’ and ‘Sp...
    CES 2022: Togg to showcase visionary mobility solution
    According to a press release dated December 30, Togg, Turkey's first home-grown automotive brand, will debut a high-concept, forward-thinking mobility solution at CES 2022 that combines advanced electric, autonomous, and connected technologies into a single design sphere. Togg says it “will use...
    Intel planning semiconductor manufacturing unit in India
    According to a 29 December press release, chipmaker Intel intends to establish a semiconductor manufacturing unit in India and is likely to apply for incentives under the new scheme to promote manufacturing for the development of a sustainable semiconductor and display ecosystem. The announcement...
    Magna claims to increase EV range with software
    According to a press release published on Green Car Report on January 2, automotive supplier Magna is launching a complete electric powertrain package that the company claims can increase range by up to 30%. The powertrain, known as EtelligentReach, will debut on a "new entrant vehicle" in 2022, ...
    Voyant Photonics raises USD15.4 million in series A funding to deliver 3D sensing with its chip-scale lidars
    According to a December 30 PRNewwire, Voyant Photonics raised USD 15.4 million in Series A funding led by UP.Partners, with participation from previous investors LDV Capital and Contour Ventures. Voyant's LiDAR system, which contains thousands of optical components fabricated on a single semicond...
    German EV charging startup LADE raises seven-digit seed funding
    Mainz, Germany–based electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions startup LADE GmbH has successfully concluded a seven-digit seed financing as it plans to expand its presence in the upcoming EV charging infrastructure in Europe, the company said in a note on 29 December 2021. Founded in 2020, LADE ...
    Tritium supplies 110 EV rapid chargers to UK’s Osprey Charging Network
    Australian electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging equipment manufacturer Tritium will supply 110 fast chargers to UK’s Osprey Charging Network, which is one of the leading UK-wide networks of rapid EV charging points, the company said on 16 December 2021. According to a recent study by the Comp...
    CES 2022: IAV to showcase cybersecurity solutions
    IAV will demonstrate cybersecurity solutions for smart mobility at CES 2022 in Las Vegas next month, the company said in a press release on 21 December. IAV will show what happens when a virus spreads across entire vehicle fleets, gets into a navigation cloud or disrupts the infrastructure. IAV’s ...
    Asahi Kasei wins Li-ion separator patent lawsuit against Shenzhen Xu Ran
    Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei announced via press release on 1 December that the Beijing Intellectual Property Court had decided to maintain the company’s Chinese patent on lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separators in response to Chinese battery part manufacturer Shenzhen Xu Ran’s inv...
    Volkswagen teases its ID Buzz, announces It’s ‘Coming Soon’
    According to an InsideEVs press release dated 28 December, ID Buzz is expected to debut in 2022 with retro-inspired styling concealing modern electric power and technology. It will be built on the MEB architecture, like all of Volkswagen's smaller electric vehicles (EVs), but it will have the larges...
    TSMC to begin 3nm chip production in late 2022
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to a press release dated 24 December, is reportedly planning to begin production of chips built on its 3nm process in the fourth quarter of 2022. According to MacRumors, Apple will release its first devices with TSMC 3nm chips in 2023, inc...
    Continental Automotive India’s Bengaluru plant produces 1 million ACUs annually
    Continental's Bangalore plant reached a milestone of producing 1 million airbag control units (ACUs) in a single calendar year, according to a press release dated 16 December. In 2016, the company began producing ACUs in its Bangalore plant. To meet the growing market demand, the company added addit...
    TDK consolidates three units in Japan
    TDK has announced plans to consolidate its electronic business in Japan, according to a company press release on 20 December. TDK Akita, TDK Shonai, TDK Kofu will be consolidated to form TDK Electronics Factories with a capital of JPY200 million (USD1.7 million) with about 6,700 employees. The compa...
    EV charging startup Charzer to setup 1,500 charging stations over two years in India
    India-based electric vehicle (EV) charging startup Charzer has partnered with ADDA, a comprehensive society management system, to build charging infrastructure in residential apartments, according to a news report published the Economic Times on 27 December 2021. The report stated that Charzer plans...
    Mahindra Electric plans to double production capacity
    Indian electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Mahindra Electric, part of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Group, plans to double its production capacity and is in the midst of expanding its product portfolio, a report published by news publication Economic Times on 27 December 2021 said. The company ai...
    Hitachi launches e-beam inspection system for EUV 3nm and 5nm processes
    According to a 13 December official press release, Hitachi announced the development of its Electron Beam Area Inspection System GS1000. This newly developed tool provides precise and fast e-beam inspection through the use of a common platform based on Hitachi High-proven Tech's high-speed inspectio...
    CES 2022: EasyMile to present driverless technology
    According to official press release dated 28 December, EasyMile announced that it will present its solutions and software on the CES 2022 with three key partners: Velodyne, Continental, and Ansys. EasyMile will also participate in a panel discussion hosted by Ansys titled “Simulation as a Super...
    NavInfo Europe clears level 3 for automotive SPICE assessment
    NavInfo has announced that the company has passed the Automotive SPICE level 3 assessment, a company press release dated 7 December read. The NavInfo Europe’s map compilation products and services meet the requirements set by this global standard for process quality in the automotive industry. ...
    Automotive VR startup Holoride begins selling Ride cryptocurrency token
    Automotive virtual reality (VR) startup Holoride has begun publicly selling its Ride cryptocurrency token, TechCrunch reported on 30 November. Passengers using the virtual world ecosystem or to play games will need to use the Ride utility token to make purchases. “In the last few years, we...
    Hitachi Astemo's inverter adopted by Geely for the Leishen Hi-X hybrid powertrain platform
    According to an official press release dated 17 December, Hitachi Astemo announced that Geely Automobile Holdings Limited has chosen the company's inverter for the hybrid powertrain platform Leishen Hi-X. In the Leishen Hi-X, Hitachi Astemo's inverter is equipped with Hitachi's unique, direc...
    Toshiba develops high-efficiency solar cell for electric vehicles
    Toshiba Corporation announced on 22 December that the company had successfully increased the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of its transparent cuprous oxide (Cu2O) solar cell to 8.4%, the world's highest level for a reported Cu2O solar cell.  Toshiba estimates that with the cell positioned a...
    Tata Motors incorporates Tata Passenger Electric Mobility as a wholly owned subsidiary
    Indian vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors has incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary named Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEML), with an initial capital of INR7 billion (USD93 million), the company said in a regulatory filing on 22 December 2021. The new subsidiary will be involved in manufact...
    General Motors eyes more business from its EV components, technologies
    Announcing its strategy to offer electric vehicle (EV) technologies and components beyond its own portfolio of vehicles, General Motors (GM) said on 22 December 2021 that the company is open to reaching out to a more diverse group of commercial customers, helping organizations meet the growing deman...
    Geopolitical tensions between mainland China and Lithuania threaten automotive supply chains
    News agency Reuters reported on 17 December that the mainland Chinese government is allegedly pressuring German car parts manufacturer Continental to stop using components made in Lithuania. According to the press release, the diplomatic tension between the two states is allegedly a consequence o...
    Deepen's AI-powered autolabeling technology significantly brings down labeling effort
    Deepen artificial intelligence's (AI's) proprietary autolabeling technology, according to a 23 December press release on PR Newswire, helps enterprises automate labelling for up to 80 categories, increasing productivity by seven times while maintaining high levels of accuracy. Data labeling is re...
    CES 2022: Asensing Technology to showcase high-precision positioning technologies
    According to a 23 December press release on PR Newswire, Guangzhou Asensing Technology will make its debut appearance at CES 2022, which will be held between 5 and 8 January in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. At Booth 7255 in the West Hall, Asensing Technology will showcase its most recent high-pr...
    GM, Waymo cancels plans for CES 2022 over COVID-19 concerns
    General Motors and Waymo are the latest companies to cancel CES plans owing to COVID-19 concerns, according to a press release on The Verge dated 24 December. GM CEO, Mary Barra was scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the annual conference on 5 January, during which the company would have...
    CATL begins production at its largest battery plant in China
    Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited or CATL has started the production operations at its second plant, which is also CATL’s largest manufacturing facility located in the Fuding city, near Ningde in Fujian province, according to a report filed by the news website c...
    5GAA says 5G-connected car concept to go on trial in Turin, Italy
    5G Automotive Association (5GAA) hosted a live trial of a new driver and pedestrian safety technology in Turin, Italy, the group said in a press release on 2 December. The tests allowed for near-real-time notification of roadway hazards through 5G-edge networks. The trial was organized by 5GAA and e...
    Morrow Batteries signs binding agreement with Haldor Topsoe for supply of LNMO materials
    Norwegian electric vehicle (EV) battery startup has signed a binding supply agreement with Danish technology provider Haldor Topsoe to secure supply of lithium-nickel-manganese oxide or LNMO materials, the company said on 21 December 2021. “The agreement ensures Morrow exclusive access to a sig...
    Batterymaker Exide to set up Li-ion cell plant in India
    At a board meeting held on 21 December, batterymaker Exide Industries has decided to set up a multigigawatt Li-ion cell manufacturing plant in India, the company said in a regulatory filing on 21 December. Exide said that the company aims to apply for and participate in the Production-Linked Incenti...
    Cenex finds electric robotaxi fleets to be profitable in new whitepaper
    Low carbon research consultancy Cenex announced via press release on 15 December the company's new whitepaper that proves that a fleet of autonomous robotaxis in the UK could generate an annual profit of GBRP27,000 (USD36,000) per vehicle by 2030. According to the release, Cenex analyzed that dep...
    CES 2022: Infineon to display intelligent automotive electronics
    Infineon will showcase intelligent automotive electronics at CES 2022 to be held in Las Vegas next year, the company said in a press release on 22 December. Infineon will demonstrate semiconductor backbone of the technologies for the automotive market, on electromobility, automated driving, connecti...
    CES 2022: Seoul Semiconductor to exhibit all light sources including microdisplay required for autonomous driving of future vehicles
    According to a 23 December official press release, Seoul Semiconductor will demonstrate a microdisplay for vehicle (WICOP mc) to communicate with pedestrians or oncoming drivers during autonomous driving, as well as a solution to sterilize the in-vehicle air, at CES 2022. In addition, WICOP ADB (ada...
    NASN automotive electronics secures USD78.47 million in C-round of financing
    According to a press release dated 22 December, Shanghai NASN Automotive Electronics, a mainland Chinese drive-by-wire supplier, recently announced a CNY500-million (USD78.465 million) Series C funding led by CATL, BOCGI, CMG-SDIC Capital, and GL Ventures. According to Tao Zhe, founder and CEO,&n...
    Vivaldi, the first browser for Android automotive OS, debuts on Polestar 2
    Polestar has released the Vivaldi web browser for Polestar 2 in an official press release dated 23 December. The inclusion of a full-scale web browser in the car, which addresses one of the top desires of Polestar owners, allows users to browse the web as they would on their mobile devices. It is th...
    Indian auto component industry grew 65% to USD26.6 billion y/y in H1 FY 2021: ACMA
    The Indian automotive component industry has registered 65% year-on-year (y/y) growth to USD26.6 billion in the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2021, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) said on 21 December 2021 during an industry performance review conference. The AC...
    AutoX establishes its first level 4 robotaxi production line in mainland China
    AutoX has built the company's first dedicated production facility in mainland China to produce level 4 fully driverless robotaxis, the company said in a 22 December press release. The facility is reportedly the first of its kind in the country. Designed and built by AutoX, the factory produces ...
    Infor supports new AWS for Automotive initiative
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 21 December, Infor, the industry cloud company announced support for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) initiative, AWS for Automotive. The move will assist Infor's automotive industry customers in addressing core challenges such as building more...
    Porsche-backed Cellforce to set up EV battery production plant near Stuttgart
    EV battery manufacturer Cellforce Group GmbH (CFG) plans to build a development and production facility for its high-performance battery cells on the north Reutlingen/Kirchentellinsfurt industrial estate, south of Stuttgart, the company announced on 17 December 2021. “The decision has been made by...
    CES 2022: Aeva to showcase advanced 4D lidar for autonomous vehicles and beyond
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on 11 December, Aeva announced that the company will showcase its next generation 4-dimensional (4D) lidar technology for the automotive industry and beyond at CES 2022, the world's most influential technology event, which will be held in Las V...
    BMW rolls out OTA software update for vehicles with iDrive 7
    BMW has issued its latest software update for customers with iDrive 7, the company said in a press release on 16 December. The version 21-07 features, among other things, an updated BMW News app with podcast-based news, and SiriusXM Pandora Artists’ stations. The remote software upgrade has ref...
    Mercedes-Benz combines Mercedes PRO with Mercedes me services
    Mercedes-Benz has announced the combination of its Mercedes PRO with Mercedes me services, according to its press release on 16 December. Mercedes‑Benz is restructuring its product to offer Mercedes me in all vehicles and will be available to commercial customers. Customers using Mercedes PRO serv...
    Mobileye to roll out autonomous taxi service in Paris
    According to a 16 December press release, Mobileye is adding Paris to its rapidly expanding global autonomous vehicle testing program and announcing its first autonomous on-demand service in the city of Paris in collaboration with RATP Group, the world's third-largest public transportation operator....
    Volkswagen updates its roadmap for EV charging network
    In an attempt to build a complete EV charging ecosystem, German carmaker Volkswagen said on 15 December 2021 that it is not only looking at mobile charging and residential charging but is also planning to install bidirectional charging capabilities in its electric cars. Notably, VW is looking at mak...
    ElringKlinger bags contract to supply battery prototypes for all-electric sports cars
    German automotive components supplier ElringKlinger AG said on 16 December 2021 that the company has bagged a contract to supply electric vehicle (EV) battery prototypes for all-electric sports cars from Piëch Engineering AG. “As part of this contract, ElringKlinger will develop and supply pro...
    Canoo raises production targets, ceases contract manufacturing talks with VDL Nedcar
    Electric vehicle (EV) maker Canoo Inc has raised its production guidance for each year between 2022 to 2025. The company announced on 15 December 2021 that it plans to produce 3,000 to 6,000 EVs as the updated target in 2022 from the earlier guidance of 500–1,000 units. Similarly, it has raised it...
    CES 2022: Continental to display advanced mobility solutions
    Continental will be showcasing multiple mobility technologies at CES 2022 at Las Vegas next month, it said in a press release on 16 December. The supplier will demonstrate products and services including server-based vehicle architecture and automated driving capabilities. Continental will...
    Samsung begins mass production of comprehensive automotive memory solutions for next-generation autonomous EV
    Samsung Electronics unveiled an extensive lineup of cutting-edge automotive memory solutions designed for next-generation autonomous electric vehicles in an official press release dated December 16. A 256 GB PCIe Gen3 NVMe ball grid array (BGA) SSD, 2GB GDDR6 DRAM and 2GB DDR4 DRAM for hig...
    Chinese EV battery startup SVOLT raises another USD938.6 million in funding
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery startup, SVOLT Energy, has raised CNY6 billion (about USD940 million) in a fresh financing round, according to a report filed by news website electrive.com on 13 December 2021. The report mentioned that the battery maker plans to use the fresh capital in the dev...
    Audi uses artificial intelligence in production at Neckarsulm site
    According to an official press release issued on 15 December, Audi announced the completion of a pilot project at the company's Neckarsulm, Germany, location. Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to control the quality of spot welds in high-volume production. The underlying algorithm, its g...
    BlackBerry QNX to be used for future BMW Group driver assistance systems
    BlackBerry announced on 16 December that the company has entered into a multiyear agreement with BMW Group to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer's next-generation vehicles. BlackBerry will licence its QNX® technology to BMW Group as part of the agreement and will ...
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