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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
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    Northvolt raises USD600 million through private placement
    Northvolt has raised USD600 million through private placement, according to a company press release on 29 September. In this private placement, a new group of international institutional investors join as Northvolt shareholders including Baillie Gifford, Baron Capital Group, Bridford Investments Lim...
    Jaguar Land Rover to use plastic waste in next-generation sustainable luxury interiors
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is working with ECONYL® nylon to develop high-quality interiors made from ocean and landfill waste, the automaker announced in a press release on 29 September 2020. Next-generation Jaguar and Land Rover models will feature floor mats and trims made with ECONYL® fiber from r...
    Audi collaborates with Qualcomm and others for C-V2X deployment on Virginia roadways in US
    Audi has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies, American Tower Corporation and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technologies in Virginia, US, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. The companies are currently worki...
    thyssenkrupp to restructure automotive business unit
    Germany-based supplier, thyssenkrupp, has announced that it will commence the operational realignment of its automotive system engineering activities beginning from 1 October onward. According to a press release issued by thyssenkrupp on 29 September, the company stated that its System Engineering b...
    Xpeng signs USD586 million financing deal with Guangzhou GET for manufacturing plant in Guangzhou
    Mainland China-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Xpeng has signed a financing deal with Guangzhou GET Investment Holdings for a new manufacturing plant in Guangzhou. Guangzhou GET will invest CNY4 billion (USD58 million) in Xpeng. Under the Cooperation Agreement, Guangzhou GET Investment will invest...
    5GAA develops ETSI-approved LTE-V2X system profile
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has developed an ETSI-approved LTE-V2X (vehicle-to-everything) system profile, a press release on 18 September read. The system profile offers industry-wide upper layer configuration guidelines for cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) deployment. It also uses C...
    AVSC publishes data recording guidelines for autonomous vehicles
    The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) has published its fourth best practice called Data Collection for Automated Driving System-Dedicated Vehicles (ADS-DVs) to support event analysis. The best practice recommends 39 data elements for SAE Level 4 and Level 5 automated driving systems collec...
    Automotive Edge Computing Consortium joins 3GPP as market representation partner
    The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) has joined the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as a Market Representation Partner, a press release on 24 September read. AECC’s role is to bring a consensus view of market requirements such as services, features, and functionality. AECC ...
    V2X startup Cohda begins connected vehicle trial in Queensland, Australia
    Cohda Wireless has begun its vehicle-to-everything (V2X) trial in Queensland, Australia, the InDaily reported on 25 September. The startup’s MK5H on-board units will be integrated into about 500 vehicles and will be a part of the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot (ICVP). The vehicles will have a ...
    Keolis launches new 5G-connected, autonomous electric vehicle trial in Stockholm
    Keolis has launched a 5G-connected autonomous electric vehicle (EV) trial in Stockholm, Sweden, the company said in a press release on 24 September. The France-based transport company is partnering with Urban ICT Arena, Telia, Ericsson, Intel, and T-engineering for the trial, which is exploring the ...
    Connected Cars partners with COWI to improve city accessibility
    Connected Cars and the international consulting group COWI have entered into a joint cooperation. According to a post published by Connected Cars on 25 September, COWI will utilize Connected Cars’ GPS data derived from more than 100,000 cars to improve their product, City Sense. Using Connected...
    Six energy companies collaborate to set up EV charging network in Midwest US
    Six US energy companies have announced a first-of-its-kind Memorandum of Cooperation, committing to work together to build a vast network of Midwest electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by the end of 2022, according to a press release by Ameren Corporation on 22 September 2020. The six companies ...
    Volkswagen and Uber launch pilot project with electric vehicles in Berlin
    Volkswagen (VW), in partnership with Uber, launched a pilot project, allowing customers to use electric vehicles (EVs) for a sustainable ride with ‘Uber Green,’ VW announced in a press release on 25 September. Uber hire car partners in Berlin would now have a locally zero-emission alternative wi...
    Volvo Cars establishes ‘Green Finance Framework’ to fund electrification strategy
    Volvo Cars has established a new framework to help it fund its ambitious vehicle electrification strategy and climate plan, the company said in a press release on 24 September. The company’s Green Financing Framework will pave way for its first green bond. Volvo will use proceeds of such bond to f...
    ubitricity partners with Hubject for Europe-wide EV charging network
    ubitricity has partnered with Hubject for its electric vehicle (EV) charging network across Europe, the company announced in a press release on 24 August. The partnership will help ubitricity customers get access to more EV chargers in the region. “This collaboration gives ubitricity a boost ...
    ChargePoint announces plan to become a listed company
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company ChargePoint has announced that it plans to become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through a reverse merger with Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special-purpose acquisition company with a strategic foc...
    Renesas joins Global Semiconductor Alliance
    Renesas Electronics has joined the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), it said in a press release on 24 September. “I am excited for Renesas to join the Global Semiconductor Alliance. Being a GSA member will allow Renesas deeper collaboration with our partners and peers to accelerate technolog...
    Keysight partners with Qualcomm and SGS for testing C-V2X technology
    Keysight Technologies has announced a partnership with Qualcomm Technologies and SGS to test cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology, a company press release read on 23 September. The companies worked on test cases involving radio frequency and radio resource management performance veri...
    Osram, ams sign ‘Domination and Profit And Loss Transfer Agreement’ (DPLTA)
    Austria sensor specialist ams has concluded as the controlling company a domination and profit and loss transfer (DPLTA) agreement with German supplier OSRAM Licht AG as the controlled company, the two companies announced in separate press release on 22 September 2020. "We are very pleased to con...
    Mobileye to partner with UAE-based Al Habtoor Group for autonomous vehicles deployment, mobility services in Dubai
    Israel-based Mobileye, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to accelerate deployment of autonomous vehicles and mobility services in Dubai (UAE) the US-based chipmaker said in a press release on 23 September. The agreem...
    Autocrypt partners with NXP for V2X security solutions
    Autocrypt has announced a partnership with NXP Semiconductors for automotive security services starting with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications, a company press release on 24 September read. NXP's V2X-related products such as SAF5X00 modem chipsets, SXF1800 secure element IC and i.MX 8 seri...
    Tula presents dDSF technology at Future Diesel Powertrain Summit in Shanghai
    Tula Technology, Inc., a propulsion efficiency innovation company, announced its participation and presentation on its diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF™) technology at the 4th Future Diesel Powertrain Summit China 2020 on 24-25 September in Shanghai, China. According to a press release issued by Tul...
    Electrify America introduces kWh-based pricing structure in US
    Electrify America has introduced a new pricing structure featuring kilowatt-hour (kWh) pricing in 23 states and District of Columbia (DC) in the United States, a 16 September press release read. This will allow electric vehicle (EV) owners with consistent rates across its fast-charging network. R...
    Contra Costa Transportation Authority to use NVIDIA DRIVE AGX platform for pilot project
    Contra Costa Transportation Authority will use vehicles retrofitted with the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus platform for an automated driving system pilot project, a company press release on 15 September read. The agency is looking to estimate how much intelligent transportation can improve the efficie...
    Geely launches battery swapping stations in China
    Geely has launched new battery swapping stations in China, the company announced in a press release on its website. According to the company, the station can swap a spent battery for a fully charged one in around 90 seconds. Geely plans to set up 35 battery swapping stations by the end of 2020 and a...
    Chinese EV startup WM Motor raises USD1.47 billion in latest funding round
    China-based electric vehicle (EV) startup, WM Motor, has announced that it raised CNY10 billion (approximately USD1.47 billion) in its Series D round of funding. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 22 September, the Baidu- and Tencent-backed EV manufacturer’s newest investors inc...
    Government of Canada grants USD1.3 million to CSA Group to develop standards for EVs
    The government of Canada has announced CAD1.7 million (USD1.3 million) grant to the CSA Group, a Toronto-based company that develops standards to address emerging technologies and issues in the public and private sectors, according to a press release on the official website of the Government of Cana...
    SK Innovation to hire over 1,000 workers by 2021 at EV battery plants in US
    SK Innovation has announced plans to hire more than 1,000 workers by the end of 2021 at its new electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Georgia, United States, according to a company press release on 21 September 2020. SK Innovation has recently completed the exterior of its first manufacturing plant...
    Virtual Peaker, Fermata Energy partner to use V2G bidirectional charging technology in utilities
    Virtual Peaker has collaborated with Fermata Energy to integrate Fermata's vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology with its cloud-based residential energy demand response platform used by utilities across the United States, a company press release on 15 September read. The partnership will enable the ma...
    Scotland county Lanarkshire selects EV charging partners for Project PACE
    The Scottish government has announced the suppliers to develop 40 new public electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs across Lanarkshire county as part of Project PACE, Electric Vehicle Research reported earlier this month. Project PACE aims to help achieve Scottish government plans to phase out the need...
    Shanghai to extend road designated for testing intelligent connected vehicles
    Shanghai will extend the scope of testing intelligent and connected vehicles, Shine reported on 14 September. It is expected to will extend the length of roads for testing to nearly 807.8 miles (1,300 km) in Jiading. The report adds that Shanghai plans to promote integrated development of intelli...
    Volkswagen issues green bonds to fund development of electrified models
    Volkswagen has issued its first green bonds with a volume of EUR2 billion (USD2.3 billion), the company announced in a press release on 16 September. The two bonds have terms of 8 and 12 years and annual interest of 0.875% and 1.250% respectively. The proceeds will be used for development of modular...
    EIB increases FCA’s financing for BEVs and PHEVs to over USD947 million
    European Investment Bank (EIB) has increased its financing to FCA for battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) to EUR800 million (USD947 million), the company announced in a press release on 18 September. Investments will be mainly in plants located in southern Ita...
    German Autolabs receives new funding
    German Autolabs has announced two new financing modules, the Berlin startup said in a press release on 8 November 2017. German Autolabs is now part of mFUND - the funding program of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) for the digitization of mobility in Germany. "S...
    Autonomous startup Idriverplus raises over USD14.6 million
    Chinese autonomous driving startup Idriverplus has raised over CNY100 million (about USD14.6 million), according to a report by VentureBeat on 14 September. The latest round of Series C+ was led by Xin Ding Capital and Huaxia Weiming Investment. Significance: The funding will used in research and...
    TNO expands partnership with solar EV maker Lightyear
    TNO is extending its collaboration with Lightyear; a Dutch solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing startup, TNO announced in a press release on 17 September. The two companies have recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue to combine resources and extend their partners...
    Ricardo publishes report on V2I communications
    Ricardo said that despite momentum growing for wider scale deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) deployment of communication technologies in both vehicles and road infrastructure have been fragmented and relatively slow. In a report published on 17 September, Ricardo said that the delay i...
    Altium, ESCRYPT partner to enhance automotive cyber security
    Altium has partnered with ESCRYPT to enhance automotive cybersecurity, the company said in a press release on 17 September. Altium’s TASKING will support the host-side integration of ESCRYPT’s CycurHSM security software, which is specifically targeted at microcontrollers with an integrated, hard...
    Akebono Brake to dissolve subsidiary Akebono Advanced Engineering UK
    Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. has announced its decision to dissolve Akebono Advanced Engineering (UK) Ltd., its consolidated subsidiary, according to a company press release on 17 September. The decision is part of the business restructuring measures including reform of business and production l...
    Polestar selects The Mobility House as charging partner in Germany
    Polestar, the manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), has partnered with charging company The Mobility House (TMH), TMH said in a press release on 17 September. The partnership, which is limited to Germany, offers Polestar drivers with all of their charging needs. “After the purchase of the vehic...
    Daimler Mobility integrates Mercedes-Benz wallbox in EV leasing for Spanish market
    Daimler Mobility has integrated the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox into the lease agreement for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids electric vehicles (PHEVs) in Spain, according to a company press release on 17 September. This allows customers in Spain to add the charging station, including installat...
    Garrett Motion prepares for possible bankruptcy filing within weeks
    Switzerland-based automotive powertrain components supplier, Garrett Motion, is reportedly preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing within a matter of weeks. According a report filed by business news publication, The Wall Street Journal on 17 September, the company’s sales registered a steep dec...
    Enevate files more than 300 patents related to Li-ion batteries
    In a press release dated 15 September, Enevate announced that it has till date filed more than 300 patents related to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). Enevate witnessed more than 50% increase in new patents issued and in process over the last year. “Enevate has been...
    FCA inaugurates V2G pilot project in Mirafiori, Italy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has inaugurated its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot project in Mirafiori, Italy, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 September. The V2G pilot plant is located in the Drosso logistics area in the evocative headquarters of the Heritage Hub within the Mirafiori ...
    Panasonic launches ‘Conductive Ventures II’ with investment commitment of USD150 million
    Panasonic has launched a new fund ‘Conductive Ventures II’ with a commitment of USD150 million, a 50% increase from the first fund, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 15 September. Headquartered in California, the new fund will invest in expansion stage enterprise software and...
    MAHLE to expand restructuring, looks to cut 7,600 jobs worldwide
    German automotive components and systems supplier, MAHLE, has announced that it seeks to cut a further 7,600 jobs at its facilities across the globe in response to the economic crisis brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. MAHLE had already initiated restructuring and cost-saving programs...
    EV Connect partners with two US utilities for EV charging infrastructure management
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging point management company EV Connect has been selected by two utilities in the state of Arizona in the United States for EV charging infrastructure management, the company announced in a press release on 15 September.  In separate agreements, Salt River Project (SR...
    EV charging company SMATRICS mobility+ starts operations
    In a press release on 15 September, SMATRICS mobility+, a joint venture between SMATRICS and EnBW, announced that it has started operations. The company will add 100 new electric vehicle (EV) high-power charging (HPC) stations in Austria by the end of 2021. The charging points will have an output of...
    dSPACE, Velodyne enter partnership to develop lidar technologies for autonomous driving
    dSPACE has announced a partnership with Velodyne Lidar to develop lidar technologies for autonomous driving, the company said in a press release on 15 September. dSPACE has joined the "Automated with Velodyne" program, which aims at accelerating and integrating lidar innovations into autonomous solu...
    Gridserve announces multiple partnerships for UK's first Forecourt EV charging station
    Gridserve has entered into multiple partnerships for its first Forecourt electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 11 September. Gridserve has partnered with Tesla and  ABB as the technology partners, and has collaborated with reta...
    Alternet Systems mulls partnership with Gegadyne Energy for EV battery solutions
    Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI) is exploring partnering with with Samsung SDI and Gegadyne Energy for electric vehicle (EV) battery solutions, Yahoo! Finance reported on 15 September. ALYI expects this could generate an independent stream of revenue adding to the company's current USD300 million in pr...
    AccuWeather joins HERE Marketplace to provide weather related information
    AccuWeather has joined HERE Marketplace to sell weather related information that has several use cases, HERE said in a press release on 14 September. HERE Marketplace is a platform to exchange and monetize location assets from trusted sources via a subscription basis. Apart from AccuWeather, HERE Ma...
    Enel X partners with Uber for EV charging in US
    Enel X and Uber have teamed up to provide special savings for the complete JuiceBox smart charging package for drivers who use the Uber platform in the United States, Enel X said in a press release on 8 September. As part of the partnership, drivers will also be the first to receive a 15,000-mile Ju...
    Nuvve Corporation provides key technology for V2G project in Japan
    Nuvve Corporation will offer key technology for a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in Japan, the company said in a press release on 9 September. The project aims at demonstrating how plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric vehicle (BEV) batteries can be aggregated into a virtual po...
    Toyota, Honda, Shell plan to expand hydrogen refueling network in California
    Toyota, Honda, and Shell are planning to jointly expand hydrogen refueling network in California, the United States, Toyota announced in a press release on 9 September. Shell Hydrogen will receive USD40.8 million from California  Energy Commission (CEC) as part of its Grant Funding Opportunity ...
    Baidu launches Apollo Go Robotaxi service in Beijing
    Baidu has launched Apollo Go Robotaxi service in Beijing, China, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The company's robo-taxi service covers the residential and business areas in Yizhuang, Haidian, and Shunyi districts and a road network of about 700 km, with nearly 100 pickup a...
    Electrify America launches new business ‘Electrify Home’ for home EV charging solutions
    Electrify America has launched a new business unit called ‘Electrify Home’ to offer home electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, according to a company press release on 10 September 2020. Electrify Home leverages the full power of Electrify America’s technical knowledge and strategic collabo...
    ABB plans to switch to all-electric vehicle fleet in UK by 2025
    ABB has announced on World EV day that the company will switch to an all-electric fleet by 2025 in the United Kingdom, according to a company press release on 9 September. Significance: The company has over 500 cars in its fleet; this will be a substantial investment and commitment to sustainable...
    Toyota Research Institute Advanced Development to establish new investment fund
    Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD) has announced that it will create a new global growth-stage investment fund called 'Woven Capital, L.P' according to a press release on 10 September 2020. The USD800 million fund will invest in growth-stage companies that are de...
    Utah Department of Transportation begins phase 2 of V2X project
    The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced the commencement of phase 2 of the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) project in the state, Statescoop reported on 10 September. The department focused the process of sending hazard warnings and accidents detected by other vehicles for the second s...
    Volkswagen partners with RCS Global to ensure responsible battery material sourcing
    Volkswagen (VW) has partnered with RCS Global for auditing suppliers for conformance with human rights, safe working conditions, and environmental protection along the battery raw material supply chain all the way back to the mines, the automaker announced in a press release on 10 September. VW said...
    5GAA unveils near-term market roadmap for advanced driving, connectivity technologies
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) expects to see mass deployment of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) over the next two to three years, the company said on 8 September. The V2X use cases are toward improving traffic efficiency and road safety around the world. It released a whitepaper which hig...
    Highways England invests USD12.1 million to promote EVs in fleets
    Highways England is investing GBP9.3 million (USD12.1 million) to promote electric vehicles (EV) in fleets, according to a press release by UK’s Department for Transport on 9 September. Businesses will be offered a free trial of EVs for two months, following a successful launch with Leeds City Cou...
    Dürr partners with Techno Smart for EV battery manufacturing technology
    Dürr is partnering with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems, Dürr said in a press release on 4 September 2020. The company covers all relevant technologies for coating electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. “With Techno Smart as our cooperation partner, we want to ...
    Thailand’s Provincial Electricity Authority to further develop quick charging outlets for EVs
    Thailand’s Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), a state power distribution arm, announced plans to develop quick electric vehicle (EV) charging outlets, according to a report by Bangkok Post on 9 September. The move is part of a larger announcement by PEA regarding a five-year capital spending ...
    Uber says all vehicles on its ride-hailing platform will be electric by 2040
    Uber Technologies plans to electrify its entire fleet on its global ride-hailing platform by 2040 to become a ‘zero emission platform’, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a blog post on 8 September. The ride-hailing company will initially seek to have all its rides by electric vehicles by 2030 i...
    Schaeffler to cut 4,400 jobs by 2022, plans plant closures
    Germany-based automotive components manufacturer, Schaeffler AG, has announced additional structural measures to further transform the company. According to a press statement issued Schaeffler on 9 September, the company plans a net workforce reduction by 4,400 members of staff in Germany and Europe...
    MAHLE opens incubator space for new startups in Germany
    Automotive components and systems supplier, MAHLE, has established a new incubator for startup companies. In a press statement issued by MAHLE on 9 September, the company announced that its new incubator would be used for its corporate startups and teams developing novel business concepts. The ne...
    Foresight-owned Eye-Net Mobile to launch pilot project to test C-V2X accident prevention solution
    Foresight Autonomous has announced that its unit Eye-Net Mobile will start a pilot project with a Japanese electronics company to test its cellular-based vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) accident-prevention solution, a company press release read on 28 August. The pilot project will be used to valida...
    General Motors enters into strategic partnership with Nikola for EVs, FCEVs
    General Motors (GM) has entered into a strategizing partnership with electric vehicle (EV) startup for manufacturing of EVs and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. As part of the collaboration, GM will engineer, validate, homologate, and bui...
    Renault-Nissan, Uber partner to expand electromobility in Europe
    Renault-Nissan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ride-hailing service provider Uber to expand electromobility services in Europe, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. The companies will now explore a strong partnership to provide partner drivers on the Uber A...
    Hyundai Motor Group partners with SK Innovation for EV battery development
    Hyundai Motor Group and SK Innovation have entered into a partnership for development of electric vehicle (EV) battery ecosystem, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. Under the partnership, the two companies will collaborate in diverse business areas related to the EV battery i...
    Wipro secures multiyear automotive engineering services contract from Marelli
    Wipro has secured a multiyear automotive engineering services contract from MARELLI, a company press release read on 8 September. Wipro will utilize the EngineeringNXT framework to establish a software engineering factory for MARELLI and improve its operational efficiency and develop technologies on...
    Lidar startup Ouster raises USD42 million in series B funding
    San Francisco-based lidar startup Ouster has raised USD42 million in series B funding, according to a report by Tech Crunch on 9 September. The round was joined by existing investors including Cox Automotive, Fontinalis Partners, and Tao Capital Partners. Significance: The company will use the am...
    General Motors partners with Uber for expanding all-electric ride-sharing service
    General Motors (GM) has partnered with Uber to help rideshare industry shift to electric vehicles (EV), the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. The automaker is offering the ride-hailing company's drivers a discount on the new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. GM will offer its employee discoun...
    Kia to launch K5 in Canada with advanced connectivity and ADAS features
    Kia will launch the K5 in Canada in October 2020 with LX, EX and GT-Line trims, the automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The K5 comes with a newly styled infotainment display up to the instrument panel and a vertical wireless charging sleeve for phone charging. “Kia raised the bar ...
    Mitsubishi launches Outlander PHEV in Philippines with advanced connectivity and safety technologies
    Mitsubishi has launched the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in Philippines with an 8-inch Smartphone-Link Display Audio (SDA) system and advanced safety systems, the automaker said in a press release on 5 September. The SDA is compatible with Android Auto and passengers can connect ...
    Mahindra Electric in talks with global automakers to supply EV components
    Mahindra Electric Mobility, the electric vehicle (EV) subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra, is in talks with global automakers to supply EV components, Live Mint reported on 7 September. According to the report, the company is in touch with around five to six global vehicle manufacturers for supply o...
    Supermarket chain Aldi to expand EV charging network in Germany
    Supermarket chain Aldi is planning to expand the electric vehicle (EV) charging network across its locations in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 4 September. Aldi will install additional charging stations in the branch parking lots in the country. As part of the project, the firs...
    India-based EV fleet startup BluSmart raises around USD7 million in funding
    India-based electric vehicle (EV) ride-hailing startup BluSmart has raised INR510,000,000 (around USD7 million) in pre-series A funding, Autocar Professional reported on 7 September. The investors included Inflection Point Ventures, Venture Catalysts, Survam Partners, Mumbai Angels, Chhatisgarh Inve...
    Startup Stradvision picks BlackBerry’s QNX Software Development Platform for ADAS in South Korea
    Stradvision will use BlackBerry’s QNX Software Development Platform for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles from South Korean automakers, the company said in a press release on 7 September. BlackBerry is set to license its QNX technology, including its QNX Software...
    3D printing startup Azul 3D raises USD4.6 million in seed funding
    3D printing startup Azul 3D has raised USD4.6 million in seed financing, according to a report by 3DPrint.com on 27 August. Investors for this round of funding included former Berkshire Hathaway manager Louis A. Simpson, former 3D Systems chairperson Wally Loewenbaum, and former Stratasys Direct Man...
    Toyota upgrades Aygo’s audio solutions with five-speaker JBL audio system
    Toyota has unveiled the Aygo JBL Edition, it said in a press release on 4 September. The system has an amplifier with 100W per channel, with a total of 600W of sound power on tap. The set-up consists of two 25mm high-frequency tweeters on top of the instrument panel, two 150mm full-range speakers do...
    Joyson Electronics’ unit to supply solutions for NIO’s 5G-V2X platform
    Junlian Zhixing, a unit of Ningbo Joyson Electronic, will supply solutions to NIO's 5G vehicle-to-everything (V2X) platform, with the project worth about CNY660 million (USD96 million), CNTechPost reported on 1 September. The products will include 5G-TBOX and 5G-VBOX for V2X and will be available...
    Xpeng Motors launches battery-leasing service
    Xpeng Motors has introduced a new battery-leasing service in mainland China, news website cnTechPost reported on 1 September. Buyers of Xpeng models using the service will be able to finance the battery and the vehicle separately at the time of purchase. Under the service, the all-electric P7 sedan ...
    Wipro partners with AWS Launchpad to unveil automotive connected services studio
    Indian software company Wipro has partnered with AWS Launchpad to unveil a new Connected Services Studio for automotive applications, the company said in a press release in August 2020. Wipro says the studio has more than 550 designers, full stack engineers, and data scientists with Telematics and I...
    Vattenfall to install 8,000 EV charging points in Netherlands
    Vattenfall has won a major tender for new electric vehicle (EV) charging networks in the Netherlands. According to a press release 4 September, the company will install up to 8,000 new charging points in the provinces of North Brabant and Limburg by 2024. The agreement also contains innovative solut...
    Porsche commits to research on synthetic fuels for greater sustainability
    German manufacturer of premium high-performance vehicles, Porsche, has announced that it will be researching synthetic fuels, referred to by the company as eFuels, to bolster the sustainability of its vehicles. According to a press release issued by Porsche on 2 September, eFuels are produced fro...
    Ford collaborates with Metromile to offer connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance
    Ford has announced a collaboration with Metromile to provide connected vehicle owners with personalized car insurance, a company press release read on 3 September. Vehicles with built-in connectivity can connect to Metromile which will then securely count miles driven directly from the vehicle’...
    Anhui province in mainland China opens 5G lane for testing autonomous vehicles
    A 5G-connected lane was opened in Anhui Province in mainland China to test autonomous cars, Xinhua news agency reported on 3 September. The test area in Baohe District of Hefei City is 4.4 kilometers long and will be open to both autonomous vehicles and ordinary vehicles. Significance: China...
    US DOT launches online tool to improve safety and testing transparency of automated driving systems
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has unveiled an online tool to improve the safety and testing transparency of automated driving systems for the public, it said in a press release on 2 September. Seventeen cities in the United States will have access to the tracking tool, which will provide dat...
    Elmos to showcase ambient lighting and gesture control solutions at DVN Car Smart Interior Expo
    Elmos Semiconductor has announced that it will present solutions for ambient lighting and gesture control at the DVN Car Smart Interior Expo, a company press release read on 2 September. The first DVN indoor workshop will be held as a virtual event on 24 September. The virtual booth shows ...
    Minnesota, US to expand EV charging network with 38 new fast chargers
    The US state Minnesota is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging network. According to a press release on the website of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) on 27 August, the agency will provide fund for the installation of up to 38 additional fast charging stations in Greater Minnes...
    Seeing Machines announces new product strategy for driver monitoring system market
    Seeing Machines has announced its next-generation Embedded Product Strategy for camera-based driver monitoring system (DMS) market, the company said in a press release on 2 September. The strategy focuses on three pillars: FOVIO chip, a low-friction integration pathway, and Occula neural processing ...
    NewMotion and Char.gy sign roaming agreement for EV charging in UK
    NewMotion, a major European provider of smart charging solutions for EVs, has signed a roaming agreement with Char.gy, an on-street charge point operator, to expand roaming network across the United Kingdom, NewMotion said in a press release on 2 September 2020. The partnership will add EV vehicle c...
    Synopsys, Elektrobit collaborate to develop EB tresos Classic AUTOSAR software
    Synopsys, along with Elektrobit (EB), have announced availability of EB tresos Classic AUTOSAR software for its ASIL-D compliant DesignWare ARC EM and ARC HS functional safety processor IP, a company press release on 1 September read. The DesignWare ARC functional safety processors simplifies safety...
    Terrafame raises new funding for battery chemicals plant in Finland
    In a press release dated 28 August, Terrafame announced that it has entered into an agreement with its owners Finnish Minerals Group, Trafigura Group’s private investment arm Galena Asset Management (Galena) and Sampo plc, to raise funding for its  upcoming battery chemicals plant in Finland....
    ŠKODA invests USD38 million in Enyaq iV production line at Mladá Boleslav plant
    ŠKODA Auto has completed the conversion of an existing production line at its main factory in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, for vehicles based on Volkswagen Group’s Modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform, the company announced in a press release on 1 September. Skoda has invested EUR32 m...
    Acerta Analytics closes USD7 million in Series A funding
    Acerta Analytics announced it has raised USD7 million (approximately CAD9 million) in Series A funding led by OMERS Ventures, with additional participation from M12 – Microsoft’s venture fund, StandUp Ventures, Radical Ventures, EDC, and Techstars. According to a press release issued by Acert...
    Fortune Nickel and Gold to buy mining rights in Canada to enter battery metals supply chain
    Fortune Nickel and Gold Inc. (Fortune), a wholly owned subsidiary of Here To Serve Holding Corp. (HTSC), has signed an agreement to purchase mining claims in the Canadian nickel-rich area near Timmins, according to a company press release on 1 September 2020. "We have been working with experts in...
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