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    Impact of COVID-19 on Automotive UI/ UX Market
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly disrupted all aspects of the automotive supply chain. Global efforts to control the spread of the virus have impacted both demand and supply, and in turn the industry cumulating in a sharp decline in production. Both automakers and auto...
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    Renault presents transformation plan, aims fixed cost reduction of USD2.2 billion in three years
    Renault Group has presented its transformation plan which aims to achieve a fixed cost reduction of EUR2 billion (USD2.2 billion) over the next three years and also set foundation for profitable growth, the company said in a press release on 29 May. Of the total EUR2 billion, Renault aims to realize...
    Tata Power plans to install 700 EV charging stations in India by end-FY2021
    Tata power is planning to install 700 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across India by the end of fiscal year 2021, the company announced in a press release on 28 May. The stations will be installed under the network EZ Charge. “Despite the protracted slump in the Indian automotive sector, ...
    Nissan outlines four-year plan to streamline global operations, improve profitability
    Nissan Motor has announced a four-year plan to achieve sustainable growth, financial stability and profitability by the end of financial year ([FY] 2023/24), the company said in a press release today. As part of the scalable plan, the Japanese automaker will focus on two key areas, which are cost ra...
    Novares withdraws from bankruptcy proceedings after raising funding from shareholders, banks
    In a press release dated 28 May, Novares announced that it has withdrawn from the French pre-receivership legal proceedings after raising funding from shareholders and banks. Novares has received EUR146 million (USD160.3 million) in loans and investment to resolve its short-term liquidity short...
    German universities develop machine-learning system to differentiate road objects
    The Universities of Applied Sciences of Ulm and Heilbronn, along with industrial partners, have created a machine-learning system designed to differentiate road objects, EE News Europe reported on 27 May. The system called ‘SALUS’ will be able to differentiate between pedestrians, cars, bic...
    O2 develops cyber-security blueprint for connected and autonomous vehicles in UK
    O2 has announced the completion of a project to support the development of cybersecurity testing capabilities of connected and autonomous vehicles, the company said in a press release on 28 May. The project was funded by Innovate UK, the UK Government-funded innovation agency, and the Centre for Con...
    UltraSoC partners with Canis Labs to address cyber-security vulnerabilities of the CAN bus
    UltraSoC has announced a collaboration with Canis Labs to develop cyber-security solutions for the CAN bus, a company press release on 27 May showed. It is commonly used to interconnect in-vehicle systems such as brakes, steering, engine, airbags, door locks, and headlights. The companies will fo...
    Tritium wins contract from US city Pasadena to install 20 EV fast charging stations
    Tritium, a DC fast charging tech company, has secured a contract from the City of Pasadena in California to install 20 Tritium RT50/50kW DC fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a press release on 27 May. “DC applications are expanding well beyond corridor or city-to-city conn...
    CATL mulls new battery services, manufacturing capacity expansion
    Mainland Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL) is planning to offer new battery-related services including battery-swapping and battery maintenance services, Reuters reported on 27 May citing CATL chairman Zeng Yuqun. CATL is also looking to expand its recycling capabilities...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Faurecia welcomes French government’s recovery plan for automotive industry
    Faurecia has welcomed the measures announced by the French government to support the struggling domestic automotive industry mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said in a press release on 26 May. The French supplier particularly applauded the support for research and development (R...
    u-blox collaborates with Sapcorda for SAPA GNSS augmentation services
    u-blox has collaborated with Sapcorda Services to implement the new Safe Position Augmentation for Real‑Time Navigation (SPARTN) format as correction interface as a process to bring  global navigation satellite system (SAPA GNSS) augmentation services to the u‑blox F9 platform, a company pr...
    FCA picks ENGIE Eps as technology partner for V2G project in Turin
    FCA has selected ENGIE Eps as the technology partner for the first phase of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot project at the FCA plant in Turin, Italy, a press release on 20 May read. The project will focus on the interaction between FCA full electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. The ini...
    Valeo to increase production lines for 48V electric motors in France
    In a press release dated 26 May, Valeo announced that it is planning to increase production of its 48V electric motor in France. Furthermore, Valeo will add more production lines for the motor in French plants. The move is to support the French automotive recovery plan by the government. “France r...
    Gestamp raises USD217.8 million from EIB to develop new metal processing technologies
    Gestamp has raised EUR200 million (USD217.8 million) from European Investment Bank (EIB) to develop new metal processing technologies, the company announced in a press release on 26 May. The EIB funding will enable Gestamp to invest in innovation, research, and development in its factories in Spain,...
    Exide Technologies commences Chapter 11 process to facilitate sale of North American business
    Exide Technologies has commenced the Chapter 11 process to facilitate sale of its North American business, the company announced in a press release on 19 May. Exide Technologies has also separately reached an agreement to sell its EMEA and Asia-Pacific business to an ad hoc group of its noteholders,...
    Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors outline new business model to drive competitiveness and profitability
    Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi Alliance (RNM Alliance) has announced several initiatives as part of a new cooperation business model to enhance competitiveness and profitability, the alliance said in a press release on its website on 27 May. Under the new initiatives, the Alliance partner...
    Neometals, Indian power conglomerate launch feasibility study for lithium refinery in India
    Neometals, along with its partner Manikaran Power Limited (MPL), has launched a feasibility study for lithium refinery in India, according to a press release by MPL on 10 May. The two parties have initiated a jointly-financed AACE Class 3 Feasibility Study (FS) to evaluate a lithium hydroxide refine...
    Hyundai Mobis plans to invest USD812 million in R&D projects in 2020
    South Korean auto parts supplier Hyundai Mobis plans to invest KRW1 trillion (USD812 million) in research and development (R&D) projects this year, according to a report by Korea Bizwire on 27 May. Hyundai Mobis stated in its 2020 sustainability report that the company will invest in 2,000 R&...
    AddEnergie launches EV charging network FLO in Canada
    AddEnergie has launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging network ‘FLO’ in Canada, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. The network has nearly 2,000 charging stations in B.C., Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, along with interoperability capabilities that can ext...
    HERE, APCOA Parking to develop digital parking services and HD indoor maps of parking facilities
    APCOA Parking has announced a collaboration with HERE Technologies, under which the two companies will jointly develop and commercialize digital parking services and HD indoor maps of parking facilities in Europe, a company press release on 25 May read. The companies will leverage their technologies...
    Alliance Innovation Lab, Upstream collaborate develops cyber-security solution for connected cars
    Israel-based Upstream Security and The Innovation Lab have developed cyber security for connected vehicles, a company press release read on 25 May. The cyber-security solution was designed for connected cars within the Renault- Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The entire process included a solution la...
    Panasonic to use Synopsys’ Custom Design Platform for next-gen automotive products
    Synopsys has announced that Panasonic has picked its Custom Design Platform for analog, mixed-signal and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit designs for automotive applications, a company press release on 22 May read. “Panasonic is one of several full-flow competitive displacements we've ac...
    Lumen Group receives UL certification for wireless EV charging
    Lumen Group has received UL certification UL 2750 for its Lumen Freedom wireless electric vehicle (EV) power transfer system, according to a press release by UL on 20 May. UL 2750 covers wireless power transfer equipment for transferring power to an EV, including the power source for wireless power ...
    Lotus, Centrica partner to develop new EV ownership model
    British automaker Lotus has partnered with Centrica to develop a new electric vehicle  (EV) ownership that fully integrates future mobility and energy, the company announced in a press release earlier in May. The partnership will cover a dedicated Lotus EV Energy strategy, charging infrastructu...
    SUSE Innovates, Elektrobit partner to develop Linux-based OS for vehicles
    SUSE Innovates has announced a strategic partnership with Elektrobit to offer next generation, Linux-based operating system (OS) for intelligent vehicles, a company blog post on 20 May read. SUSE says it will leverage Elektrobit’s automotive experience with its IT infrastructure for Linux and c...
    Funding: Lidar startup SOS Lab raises USD8 million in Series A+ financing round
    SOS LAB, a Korea-based lidar sensor startup, has raised USD8 million in Series A+ financing round, according to a press release on 20 May. The company has closed the funding last month, led by Korea Development Bank (KDB). Other investment companies such as A ventures, Emford Equity Partners, U...
    BYD plans to launch all-electric sedan Han in Europe after mainland China
    Mainland Chinese automaker BYD will launch Han electric vehicle (EV) in Europe, following its market debut in home market in June 2020, according to a report by Autocar on 13 May. Significance: The details on the Han EV’s powertrain is not available yet; however, BYD said it will have a 0–100...
    SoCar, RideFlux partner to launch autonomous car shuttle service in South Korea
    South Korea's car-sharing app operator SoCar has partnered with a tech startup to launch an autonomous car shuttle service in Jeju, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency on 18 May. The company will use Hyundai's full-electric car Ioniq, which has been integrated with technologies develope...
    AUTOCRYPT issues update to BSM verification V2X technology
    AUTOCRYPT has unveiled a major update to its BSM (Basic Safety Message) verification for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, the company said in a press release on 20 May. The company says that the updated version outperforms competitors at a minimum of 30% enhanced speed and accuracy. The hy...
    IoT company Aeris joins 5G Open Innovation Lab
    US-based Aeris has joined the newly launched 5G Open Innovation Lab, the company announced in press release dated 20 May. The 5G Open Innovation Lab is an ecosystem for developers, enterprises, carriers and technology leaders, focused on helping startups utilize 5G to develop new capabilities, use c...
    FCA starts work on V2G pilot project at Mirafiori plant in Italy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and ENGIE Eps have started work on the first phase of the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot project at FCA’s Mirafiori plant in Italy, ENGIE announced in a press release on 20 May. FCA has selected ENGIE Eps as the technology partner for the project, to build that infrast...
    BMW employs AI to improve paint quality
    German automotive manufacturer BMW has announced that it has found a way to use AI in order to improve the quality and finishing of the paint job on its vehicles. According to a press release issued by BMW on 20 May, the company stated that the content of ultra-fine dust particles in paint line...
    Cadence Design Systems develops verification IP solutions for automotive applications
    Cadence Design Systems has unveiled new Verification IP (VIP) for automotive solutions that allow engineers to verify their designs to meet the specifications for the latest standards protocols, the company said in a press release on 19 May. Additionally, the company’s VIP portfolio expansion s...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan extends free trail for NissanConnect in US through 30 June
    Nissan has extended its NissanConnect Services Premium Plus complimentary trials by three months activated through 30 June, to assist its customers in the COVID-19 pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 20 May. It has also included Nissan Concierge service for 2019 Altima Edition...
    Honda, Tencent collaborate to build automotive infotainment for mainland Chinese market
    Tencent and Honda will collaborate to build an in-car infotainment system for the mainland Chinese market, Nikkei Asian Review reported on 20 May. Tencent will use its WeChat messaging platform technology in the Honda vehicle infotainment system. According to the Nikkei report, the two companies ...
    Cerence extends partnership with Audi for next-generation voice assistant
    Cerence has announced that its Cerence Drive platform will be used in Audi’s next-generation voice assistant, a company press release on 20 May showed. The voice assistant platform is currently available in Audi’s A8, A6, A1, A4, Q7, Q3, and e-tron models. Cerence Drive uses speech recognitio...
    COVID-19 pandemic: HELLA concludes new syndicated credit facility of over EUR500 million
    German automotive supplier HELLA has concluded a new syndicated credit facility of over EUR500 million (USD548 million) with a term until June 2022 and an option to extend the term by one year, the company said in a press release on 20 May. With the new credit line, the lighting and electronics s...
    KYB, REE Automotive join hands to develop suspension for future EV platform
    Japan-based KYB Corporation and REE Automotive (REE) have announced a strategic partnership to develop suspension capabilities for future electric vehicle (EV) platforms, REE said in a press release on 20 May. Under the partnership, KYB's semi-active and active suspension systems will boost REE's ne...
    ByteDance collaborates with Smartisan to launch vehicle infotainment system
    ByteDance has teamed up with Smartisan to develop a vehicle infotainment system for its products such as Douyin, which is a Chinese version of TikTok, and content aggregation platform Jinri Toutiao, Pandaily wrote on 18 May, citing Chinese tech media 36Kr. Furthermore, ByteDance is currently re...
    GuardKnox launches new supply chain category ‘Cybertech Tier’ for next-gen software-defined vehicles
    GuardKnox has announced the launch of the Cybertech Tier, a new category on the global automotive supply chain designed to work with tier-1 suppliers, OEMs, and aftermarket suppliers for the next generation of software-defined and service-oriented vehicles. In a press release dated 19 May, the Is...
    Telenav, Alpine Electronics partner to develop low-cost way to upgrade in-vehicle infotainment systems
    Telenav has announced a partnership with Alpine Electronics to develop an easy, low-cost way to quickly upgrade existing in-vehicle infotainment systems, the company said in a press release on 19 May. The swift upgrade takes place by inserting Alpine’s infotainment device with Telenav’s VIVID in...
    thyssenkrupp speeds up realignment; to retain Automotive Technology business
    Germany-based diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp is continuing to press ahead with the strategic realignment despite the current challenges resulting from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 18 May. As per realignment, the company’s busi...
    Renault deploys 500 ZOE for ZITY car-sharing service in Paris
    Groupe Renault continues the operational deployment of the ZITY free-floating service in Paris, according to a company press release on 19 May 2020. The automaker said starting 20 May, a fleet of 500 pure electric Renault ZOE cars is available to Parisians on a self-service basis. The automaker said...
    Xpeng Motors receives production license for new car plant in mainland China
    Xpeng Motors has received the official production license from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for its new fully-owned Zhaoqing car plant, according to a press release on 19 May. The Zhaoqing Xpeng Motors Intelligent Industrial Park is located in China’s southern city of ...
    Israel-based startup Regulus Cyber raises USD4 million
    Israel-based startup Regulus Cyber, which offers cyber security for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), has raised USD4 million in a future Series B Round, according to a press release on 18 May 2020. The funding was led by SPDG Ventures and joined by Btov Partners, with all previous investor...
    Novares to resume operations in European plants
    In a press release dated 18 May, Novares announced that it has restarted operations at 13 of its 19 European production sites. Novares said that plants are now reopening in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Turkey and Romania, with better than expected production rates. At the end of March, No...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Swiss cybersecurity firm WISeKey enters USD10.3 million investment agreement with Nice & Green
    WISeKey has entered into an agreement with Nice & Green SA for the issuance and subscription of convertible notes worth CHF10 million (USD10.3 million), a company press release read on 18 May. Under the agreement, Nice & Green will grant WISeKey loans over a period of 25 months with a max...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Voyage collaborate on self-driving minivan
    Last week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) partnered with the US-based self-driving startup Voyage Auto to supply Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans, Voyage said in a blog on Medium last week. Voyage will equip FCA’s purpose-built Pacifica Hybrid minivans with its autonomous driving technology for ...
    Data storage specialist Western Digital joins Automotive Edge Computing Consortium
    US-based Western Digital has become the newest member of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC), a press release on 18 May showed. The company will collaborate with members including mobile network operators and automotive manufacturers to herald new technologies and standards for the futur...
    Tesla to establish 4,000 superchargers across mainland China in 2020
    Tesla plans to add 4,000 V2 and V3 Superchargers across China in 2020, according to a report by China.org on 14 May citing Tesla’s official statement. The stations are being built in nearby grocery stores, downtown districts, and shopping centers. In addition, Tesla is building charging stati...
    Waymo closes extension of first financing round; raises USD3 billion in total
    Waymo has closed an extension of the financing round, which was announced on 2 March, bringing the total size of the round to USD3 billion, according to a Waymo blog on 12 May. The company has added an additional USD750 million to the USD2.25 billion funding. The round was led by T. Rowe Price Assoc...
    DSM, Lightyear partner to develop solar roofs for EVs
    Royal DSM and electric vehicle (EV) startup Lightyear have partnered to develop and commercialize Lightyear’s solar-powered roof for the electric vehicle market, the company announced in a press release on 14 May. Under the partnership, the companies are aiming to integrate solar-powered roofs in ...
    Kia unveils EV strategy for Europe
    In a press release dated 13 May, Kia unveiled a new strategy for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe. Kia said that it will introduce the first of its next-generation EVs, constructed on a unique platform, in Europe in 2021. The vehicle will be a crossover and will offer a single-charge driving r...
    AI-driven solutions provider R Systems joins eSync Alliance
    California-based R Systems has joined the eSync Alliance, a press release on 14 May showed. R Systems, which provides software product engineering and ITeS services and solutions, becomes the alliance’s 10th member. “Through our participation in the eSync Alliance we add our contribution to t...
    ACEA issues feedback on EDPB’s guidelines on connected vehicles personal data
    The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has issued feedback of the guidelines by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) on personal data relating to connected vehicles. ACEA believes that the guidelines are too broad in scope and should not be rushed through. The ACEA disag...
    USW seeks higher import tariffs on tires from South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam
    The USW union is seeking higher import tariffs on tires that are being imported from South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. According to a report filed by motoring industry publication Tire Business on 13 May, USW has filed both a countervailing duty petition and an antidumping petition...
    VisIC, ZF Friedrichshafen partner to develop high-performance inverters for EVs
    VisIC Technologies has announced a partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen to develop next-generation high-performance electric drivelines for vehicles, a company press release read on 14 May. The two companies will combine to focus on 400-volt driveline applications based on VisIC D3GaN semiconductors ...
    FCC grants Applied Information C-V2X experimental licenses in Texas and Hawaii
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted Applied Information two additional experimental licenses for testing cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) applications for operations in Arlington, Texas, and Honolulu, Hawaii, the Associated Press reported on 12 May. The Arlington license...
    OpenSynergy demonstrates hypervisor-based telematics control unit with NXP, ACTIA, and Mobica
    OpenSynergy has completed a joint reference platform with NXP, ACTIA, and Mobica to demonstrate a hypervisor-based Telematics Control Unit (TCU), according to a company press release on 13 May. The demonstration was about the consolidation of multiple telematics applications with different safety an...
    Lordstown Motors partners with Elaphe for in-wheel motors
    Lordstown Motor has entered into a licensing deal with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies for its in-wheel motor technology, news website FutureCar reported on 12 May. It is expected that Lordstown Motor will use the Elaphe’s Model L1500 in-wheel motor in its Endurance pickup.  "Our relationsh...
    USABC reissues RFPI for lithium electrode-based cell manufacturing
    United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), has reissued a ‘Beyond Lithium-Ion’ request for proposal information (RFPI) for development of a lithium electrode–based cell and manufacturing for automotive traction applications, according to a press release on 13 May. USABC said that t...
    EV charging solutions startup Wallbox completes Series A investment round
    Wallbox has announced that the company closed a EUR12 million (USD13 million) second tranche of Series A investment in early March, according to a press release on 13 May 2020. The round was led by venture capital fund Seaya Ventures, with additional investment from Endeavor Catalyst and existing in...
    Israel-based EV motor startup IRP Systems raises USD17 million in Series B funding
    Israel-based electric vehicle motor startup IRP Systems has raised USD17 million in Series B funding, the company announced in a press release on 12 May. The funding round was led by Chinese VC Fosun RZ capital, with additional funds provided by JAL ventures, previous investor Entrée Capital, Tal C...
    OmniAir Consortium to develop field site for V2X and tolling certification programs
    OmniAir Consortium is developing a Field Site Authorization Program (FSAP), the association said in a press release on 8 May. The OmniAir Consortium promotes interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling and connected vehicles. The FSAP is working on a solution that will improve the ability...
    Toyota cumulatively sells more than 15 million HEVs globally
    Toyota has informed that the company has sold more than 15 million hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) globally since the Prius was first launched in 1997, its first full hybrid mass-produced car, according to a company press release on 27 April. In Europe, sales of HEVs have passed the 2.8 million m...
    Green Hills to offer Excelfore in-vehicle network solutions for advanced vehicle gateway platforms
    Green Hills Software has announced an agreement with Excelfore under which the portfolio of Excelfore In-Vehicle Network (IVN) stacks and solutions will be integrated with INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) and its embedded TCP/IP v4/v6 networking stack, the company said in a press release ...
    Vodafone to use Continual’s analytics solution to optimize connectivity for cars across Ireland
    Continual has announced that Vodafone Ireland is expanding its use of the company’s analytics solution to deliver mobility Quality of Service (QoS) and connected car experience across Ireland, a company press release on 11 May read. Continual’s Mobility Experience Analytics has been used acro...
    Volvo Cars Korea, SK Telecom to jointly develop next-gen infotainment system
    Volvo cars will jointly develop next-generation infotainment systems based on ICT technology, the carmaker said in a press release on 11 May. The partnership is aimed developing customized infotainment systems for Volvo Car customers in South Korea. The automaker aims to gradually apply the next-...
    EV transmission startup Inmotive raises CAD7.5 million
    EV transmission startup Inmotive has raised CAD7.5 million (USD5.4 million) in Series A round of funding, the company announced in a press release on 30 April. The funding round was a combination of equity and debt conversion and was led by existing investor Up Capital. “[Coronavirus disease 20...
    Tesla raises around USD565 million for Shanghai car plant
    Tesla has entered into an agreement with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited for a working capital loan of up to CNY4 billion (USD565.5 million) for its Gigafactory Shanghai, the electric carmaker said in a regulatory filing with the United States Security Exchange Commission (S...
    Minda Corporation terminates JV with Shandong Beiqi
    Minda Corporation has terminated a joint venture (JV) with BAIC group’s subsidiary Shandong Beiqi Hai Hua Automobile Parts (SBHAP), the company said in a regulatory filing on 8 May. “MindaChina Plastic Solutions Co., a joint venture established between Minda KTSN Plastic Solutions GmbH & Co....
    Cooper Standard to divest certain operations in India and Europe
    Automotive components manufacturer Cooper Standard has announced its intention to divest some of its operations in the European region and Indian market. According to a press release issued on 8 May, the company, which is based in Michigan, US, stated that it had signed an agreement to divest Indian...
    Huawei, 18 mainland Chinese automakers collaborate to accelerate 5G usage in vehicles
    Huawei Technologies has teamed up with 18 mainland Chinese automakers, including FAW, Chery, Changan, Dongfeng, SAIC, GAC, BYD, Great Wall Motors, and JAC Motors, to establish “5G automobile ecosphere” to accelerate commercialization of next generation 5G in automotive industry, China Daily repo...
    Mobility security solutions company AUTOCRYPT joins Car Connectivity Consortium
    South Korea-based AUTOCRYPT has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium, a company press release on 7 May read. AUTOCRYPT will leverage its technical expertise and participate in projects related to digital key solutions, performance evaluation, establishing the international technical standards...
    MIPI Alliance releases MIPI RF Front End Control Interface v3.0 for 5G rollout
    The MIPI Alliance has announced the release of MIPI RF Front End Control Interface (MIPI RFFE) v3.0 to deliver tighter timing precision and reduced latencies to advance the rollout of 5G, according to a press release dated 7 May. It is the latest version of the standard interface for control of radi...
    LG Chem mulls partnerships to develop advanced EV batteries
    LG Chem is mulling to enter new partnerships for developing advanced electric vehicle (EV) batteries, the company announced in a press release on 7 May. LG Chem said that its Energy Solutions Unit is pursuing e-mobility innovation by establishing joint ventures (JVs) with global automobile makers an...
    H2 Mobility opens new hydrogen refueling station in Germany
    H2 Mobility, along with its partners Shell and Air Liquide, has opened hydrogen a new refueling station in Germany’s Dortmund in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, according to a report by H2 View on 7 May. The new hydrogen station is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and...
    Veoneer launches collision mitigation technology on new Polestar 2
    Veoneer has launched its suite of collision mitigation technology for the Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV), the company said in a press release on 6 May. The company’s fourth generation mono vision system, 77 GHz front radar, and an ADAS electronic control unit (ECU) are some of the components in ...
    Charge4Europe partners with GIREVE for EV roaming platform
    Charge4Europe has selected GIREVE’s roaming platform to increase its coverage of its electric vehicle (EV) charging network across Europe, GIREVE announced in a press release on 5 May. The partnership will give EV drivers, who are members of Charge4Europe access to charging on GIREVE’s already c...
    Nissan to launch e-power technology in Thailand
    Nissan is planning to introduce its e-power technology in Thailand soon, the company announced in a press release on 5 May. Thailand will also be the first market after Japan to manufacture e-POWER technology. "Nissan's commitment is to change the way we all drive and live. As leaders in electrifica...
    ETSI, 5GAA to organize second C-V2X Plugtests event on 20–31 July
    The European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) has announced that it has partnered with the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) for the second cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) only plugtest event on 20–31 July 2020, according to a press release from 5GAA's website dated 6 May. The in...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Tenneco amends covenant ratios of senior credit facility, increasing leverage ratio
    Tenneco has agreed to amend the financial covenant ratios of its senior secured credit facility, significantly increasing the maximum leverage ratio while decreasing the minimum interest coverage ratio requirements in the company’s senior credit facility, according to a company press release on 6 ...
    Urban Electric completes testing of on-street pop-up EV chargers in UK
    Urban Electric has completed the testing of ‘UEone’ prototype on-street pop-up electric vehicle (EV) charger in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 27 April. The trial was conducted in association with Oxford City Council, Co-wheels Car Club, and product design agency...
    Ford releases autonomous vehicles data package to academics and research community
    Ford has released a comprehensive self-driving dataset to academics and researchers to help advance autonomous vehicle research, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 May. The data is available through a collaboration with Amazon’s open data program. Ford collected this data over the spa...
    5G NetMobil project develops real-time communication solutions for connected vehicles
    The 5G NetMobil project has developed real-time communication solutions for connected vehicles to improve safety and efficiency, Bosch said in a press release on 5 May. Bosch is one of the coordinators in the project along with Technische Universität Dresden and is among 16 partners developing i...
    Vodafone to build 5G infrastructure along country roads and highways in Germany to support connected driving
    Vodafone is building 5G infrastructure along country roads and highways in Germany, in a bid to boost vehicle-to-everything (V2X) services, the telecom company said in a release on 30 April. The 5G expansion, coupled with the expansion of 3.5 GHz frequencies, will bring minimal latency into rural...
    Tesla to increase Model 3 production to 4,000 units a week at Shanghai plant
    Tesla is planning to increase production of Model 3 to 4,000 units a week at its Shanghai plant in mainland China, Yicai Global reported on 3 May, citing a statement from the company. This level of production is expected to be reached by the middle of 2020.  Significance: According to the re...
    Hitachi Capital, Gridserve partner for solar-powered EV charging forecourts in UK
    Gridserve has partnered with Hitachi Capital to set up solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging forecourts in the United Kingdom, Gridserve announced in a press release on 30 April. Gridserve said that it will develop a network of solar powered Electric Forecourts to provide ultra-fast charging ...
    Aisin Seiki to change trade name to Aisin Corporation
    Japan-based auto components and transmission systems supplier, Aisin Seiki, has announced that it will be changing its company trade name and that it will take effect from 1 April 2021. According to a press release issued by the supplier on 30 April, the company has declared that the new trade na...
    Accedian, New Context collaborate on security solutions for V2G and C-V2X infrastructure
    Accedian has announced a strategic partnership with New Context for next-generation vehicle to grid (V2G) and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) infrastructure solutions, a company press release on 27 April. The new partnership will cover sensors, applications, autonomous cars, and charging stat...
    Magna wins 2020 PACE award for lightweight liftgate reinforcement
    In a press release dated 28 April, Magna announced that it has won the 2020 Automotive News PACE award for its composite space frame liftgate reinforcement solution. The liftgate reinforcement solution was first equipped in Toyota Supra. “Innovative lightweight solutions, such as this composite sp...
    GAC New Energy’s Aion V to feature 5G + V2X intelligent communication system
    Aion V, GAC New Energy’s electric SUV, will be equipped with the 5G + V2X (vehicle-to-everything) intelligent communication system, China PEV had reported on 27 April. The car will be integrated with Huawei’s Balong 5000 5G chip and will have a maximum cruising range of 600 km. Aion V will have ...
    Marelli’s h-Digi lighting module wins 2020 Automotive News PACE Award
    Marelli has informed that its h-Digi lighting module, which provides glare-free high beam with high definition quality, has won 2020 Automotive News PACE Award, according to a company press release on 29 April 2020. “We are honored to be recognized with the 2020 Automotive News PACE award. It...
    Fastned opens new EV charging station in Amsterdam
    Fastned has opened its first fast-charging station in Amsterdam, according to a company press release on 1 May. The Dutch company claims that “hundreds of electric vehicles (EV) can be charged per day at this station.” The scalable design also allows more fast chargers to be added in the future....
    BorgWarner to resume limited production at tornado-hit Seneca plant in US by early May
    US powertrain components supplier BorgWarner has announced its intention to restart manufacturing in a limited capacity at its production facility in Seneca, South Carolina, United States, according to a report filed by motoring publication Automotive News. BorgWarner’s Seneca plant, which empl...
    HERE ties up with Deduce Technologies to offer real-time traffic updates in India
    HERE Technologies has announced a tie-up with Deduce Technologies to offer information about roads and traffic conditions in India, Autocar reported on 28 April. According to the release, HERE’s traffic product will be improved by Deduce Technology’s advanced technology platform and analytics...
    Cybersecurity solutions supplier C2A Security joins AUTOSAR consortium
    Israel-based C2A Security has announced a development partnership with global automotive platform consortium AUTOSAR, the company said in a press release on 28 April. C2A will collaborate with all consortium partners to define cybersecurity infrastructure for security sensors and modules, for new...
    DiDi Chuxing to boost efficiency of EV charging network using Xiaoju platform
    Didi Chuxing is planning to boost the efficiency of its electric vehicle (EV) charging network using its Xiaoju platform, the China Daily reported on 23 April. The Xiaoju platform-based charging service will cater to new energy vehicle (NEV) fleet and enterprise-level users, for buses, logistic...
    Velodyne to supply lidar sensor for EasyMile’s EZ10 driverless shuttles
    Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has announced a three-year agreement with EasyMile, wherein the former will supply its lidar sensors for EasyMile’s EZ10 autonomous passenger shuttles, Velodyne said in a press release on 28 April. These autonomous shuttles are deployed on public and private roads in more than...
    Kakao Mobility secures permit to test level 4 autonomous vehicles in South Korea
    Kakao Mobility has received a temporary driving permit from South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport to test its level 4 autonomous vehicles in the country, according to a report by Korea Tech Today on 4 March. The company began testing mid-March. The effectivity of the tempor...
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