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    Venture capital units of JLR, Volvo Group, and HELLA invest in autonomous software specialist ApexAI
    The venture capital arms of Volvo, HELLA, and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have invested in autonomous software specialist ApexAI, Volvo and JLR said in separate press releases on 5 December. New investors in ApexAI include Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, JLR’s venture capital arm InMotion Ventures, an...
    BMW drops plan to charge subscription fee for Apple CarPlay
    BMW has decided to remove the subscription fees for Apple CarPlay in vehicles in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 5 December. According to the report, UK cars running BMW's latest operating system for its infotainment system will offer acc...
    Aptiv to relocate Pittsburgh Technology Center in US
    Aptiv has announced plans to relocate its Pittsburgh Technology Center to new offices in Mill 19 in Hazelwood Green, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States), the company said in a press release on 4 December. The relocation will offer Aptiv’s Autonomous mobility team the space needed to grow as i...
    May Mobility raises USD50 million in Toyota-led Series B financing round
    May Mobility has raised USD50 million in the Series B financing round led by Toyota Motor, the company said in a press release on 4 December. Apart from Toyota, the latest financing round was participated by SPARX Group. Additionally, Millennium Technology Value Partners, Cyrus Capital Par...
    Trelleborg reorganizes business segments to enhance profitability
    Sweden-based Trelleborg has announced that the company is implementing organizational changes to focus on select segments aimed at improving profitability, according to a company press release on 4 December. In the new organization, Trelleborg will consist of three business areas in place of the exi...
    SK Innovation partners with Glencore to source Cobalt for EV batteries
    SK Innovation has signed a long-term contract with Glencore to source up to 30,000 tonnes of cobalt contained in hydroxide between 2020 and 2025, Glencore announced in a press release on 4 December. The cobalt in this supply contract will be sourced from Glencore’s industrial mining operations loc...
    Ricardo to set up EV charging trial project in UK
    Ricardo, in partnership with Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Electricity North West Limited (ENWL), are planning to set up an electric vehicle (EV) charging trial project ‘DC share’ in the United Kingdom. Under the project, the companies will develop and trial a novel solution that shares c...
    Skoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala, Kamiq and Karoq models
    Škoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala and Kamiq as well as Karoq models, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Scala, Kamiq and Karoq also offer LED headlights as well as LED tail lights and brake lights. The automaker said that the interactiv...
    Bosch starts construction of new fuel-cell center in China
    Bosch broke ground on a fuel cell center in Wuxi, China, the German supplier said in a press release on 2 December. The new center paves the way for technological breakthroughs in fuel cell application in both commercial vehicles and passenger cars. The center in Wuxi will be engaged mainly in ...
    Ford, McDonald’s USA collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts
    Ford Motor Company has entered into a collaboration with McDonald’s USA to convert coffee bean skin into vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, Ford announced in a press release on 4 December. The collaboration project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, which supplies the headlamps, and Compe...
    Hubject partners with Penta for secure EV charging services
    Hubject has entered into a partnership with Penta Security to enable standardized secure communication between electric vehicles and charging stations, Hubject announced in a press release last month. Hubject and Penta Security, both Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Root Certificate Authorities (V2G Root CAs),...
    Mobileye maps 28,000 miles of roads in Barcelona to enhance safety
    As a part of its Autonomous Ready initiative to enhance the safety of streets, Mobileye collects data from 28,000 miles of Barcelona’s streets, the company said in a press release on 3 December. 400 vehicles were equipped with Mobileye 8 Connect retrofit advanced driving assistance system (ADAS). ...
    ABB supplying EV fast charger to Vattenfall in Sweden
    ABB is set to supply its DC 50kW Terra fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Vattenfall in Sweden, the company announced in a press release on 27 November. The chargers will be installed in 40 EV charging stations by Vattenfall across the country. “For e-mobility to flourish, drivers need fast-ch...
    Avanci announces new patent license agreement with Volvo for connected cars
    Avanci has announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Volvo Cars for 2G, 3G, and 4G essential patents, the company said in a press release on 3 December. The agreement takes the total number of auto brands licensed through the Avanci marketplace to 14. “We are very pleased to ...
    Schaeffler partners with ABT to electrify LCVs
    Schaeffler has partnered with ABT e-Line GmbH to electrify light commercial vehicles (LCV) weighing up to 3.5 tons, the company announced in a press release on 3 December. ABT will contribute its implementation expertise and flexibility in vehicle retrofitting, whereas Schaeffler will contribute its...
    Hyundai Motor presents ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap to become smart mobility solutions provider
    Hyundai Motor has announced ‘Strategy 2025’, a long-term roadmap to transition into a smart mobility solutions provider, the leading South Korean automaker said in a press release today (4 December). The company will focus on ‘Smart Mobility Device’ and ‘Smart Mobility Service’ as its tw...
    Cerence extends collaboration with Daimler for MBUX multimedia system
    Cerence has announced a ‘continued innovation and development collaboration’ with Daimler for its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, a company press release dated 3 December showed. Cerence’s artificial intelligence technology powers the MBUX system. “MBUX remains one...
    WeRide begins trials of L4 self-driving taxis in Chinese city Guangzhou
    On 28 November, WeRide launched a Level 4 self-driving taxi service pilot, called RoboTaxi, in Guangzhou, China, the company said in a press release today (3 December). In the first phase of operation, WeRide is deploying “dozens of” Nissan LEAF all-electric cars, powered by WeRide’s full-stac...
    GOFAST opens new HPC station in Switzerland
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company GOFAST has opened a new EV high-power charging (HPC) station at Würenlos shopping rest stop on the A1 in Switzerland, the company announced in a press release on 2 December. The site has 20 chargers, up to 300 kilowatts of charging capacity and the ability to ...
    Airgain to provide C-V2X connectivity for Didi Chuxing AV pilot in Shanghai
    Airgain has announced that it has been selected by Didi Chuxing to deliver cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity for an autonomous vehicle pilot in Shanghai, a press release dated 2 December showed. Airgain’s MULTIMAX FV ITS 3-in-1 antenna provides two high gain directional antenn...
    ChargeFox opens new ultra-rapid EV charging station in Australia's New South Wales
    ChargeFox has opened a new ultra-rapid charging station in Sydney, the first in New South Wales (NSW), the company announced in a press release on 29 November. The station is located in Zetland’s East Village Shopping Center. “From day one, our vision has been to see 100% of road travel powered ...
    Toyota, Nishi-Nippon Railroad begin full-scale operation of ‘my route’ multi-modal mobility service in Japan
    On 28 November, Toyota Motor and Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu) started full-scale operation of multi-modal mobility service ‘my route’ for smartphone in Fukuoka City and Kitakyushu City in Japan, the Japanese automaker said in a press release last week. The two companies have launched the m...
    SEAT announces V2I communication project in Barcelona
    SEAT has announced a project in collaboration with the Spanish Traffic Authority, the Barcelona City Council, and Electronic Trafic (ETRA). The project connects vehicles with traffic lights and the traffic control center, which enables drivers to anticipate the status of traffic lights. In a...
    Northvolt aims to triple battery manufacturing capacity by 2030
    Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt is aiming to triple its battery manufacturing capacity by 2030 as compared with its current plans, Reuters reported on 26 November, citing Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt. Northvolt is planning to have a capacity of about 150 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of batte...
    Connected Kerb to install wireless EV chargers in UK
    Connected Kerb has announced that in collaboration with induction technology specialist Magment, the company will bring wireless/induction charging to the UK, a press release dated 27 November showed. The partnership will see the instalment of wireless/induction charging across public...
    Bridgestone to establish Innovation Park to accelerate innovation in Japan
    Japan-based Bridgestone Corporation has announced plans to create ‘Bridgestone Innovation Park’, a global center of research, development, and wellness that will help the company accelerate its transformation into a global leader in advanced mobility and sustainable solutions for a world in moti...
    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opens new plant in Serbia
    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), a major supplier of automotive interiors, has opened opening a new plant in the Šumadija district in Serbia, according to a company press release on 28 November. The new plant is expected to create 800 jobs over the next few years. “With this new plant in S...
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS Matrix LED headlights
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS matrix LED headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 27 November. Customers can choose from two different LED headlight configurations. The optionally tinted RS Matrix LED headlights have a three-dimensional daytime running lights (DRLs) signature with ...
    OSRAM to introduce new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show
    OSRAM will introduce its new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show 2019, scheduled to be held from 30 November to 8 December, according to a company press release on 28 November. At the show, the German company will showcase front and rear lighting LED solutions. The company has develope...
    Nissan invests USD302 million in Tochigi plant in Japan to produce next-generation of electrified, intelligent vehicles
    Nissan has announced plans to make a substantial investment in advanced production technologies and equipment at its plants around the world to prepare them to produce the next-generation of electrified and intelligent vehicles, the company said in a press release today. The automaker has earmarked ...
    Faurecia targets sales of USD22.9 billion in 2022
    Faurecia has announced its new financial targets for 2022 during a ‘Capital Market Day’ event held in Paris, France, on 26 November, the company said in a press release. The French supplier expects its sales to grow above 5% between 2019 and 2022 and reach EUR20.5 billion (USD22.9 billion) ...
    LACI, partners release roadmap to accelerate deployment of ZEVs in Los Angeles region
    Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), along with its partners, has released the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0 to accelerate deployment of ZEVs in Los Angeles region, LACI announced in a press release on 26 November. The new program aims to have electric vehicles (EV) account for 30% of all light...
    EESL partners with SDMC to set up EV charging stations in India's capital city New Delhi
    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has partnered with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in New Delhi in India, news website ETAuto reported on 27 November. The two companies will install around 75 charging stations in the SDMC area, ove...
    Audi’s e-tron Sportback features digital matrix LED headlights
    Audi’s e-tron Sportback features innovative digital matrix LED headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 November. “Its digital matrix LED headlights are a new feature now available for the first time in a mass-production vehicle,” Audi said in a statement. Market introducti...
    Xpeng Motors, Alipay collaborate to develop in-car payment functions
    Xpeng Motors has signed an agreement with Alipay to jointly develop in-car payment functions, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 27 November. The service will be implemented in Xpeng’s upcoming sports sedan model, the P7. Xpeng and Alipay’s user accounts are expected to be conne...
    Mobileye expects strong growth from ADAS, data management and robotaxi service
    Earlier this month Mobileye held an investor summit in Jerusalem, Israel, where the company’s CEO Amnon Shashua projected significant growth in revenue over the next decade. The company, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, expects strong growth in revenue from advanced driver assistance system...
    Nippon Light Metal Georgia starts building new plant in US
    Nippon Light Metal North America, Inc. (NLMNA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Light Metal Co Ltd, and ITOCHU Metals Corporation, have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) company in the United States to develop and manufacture aluminum components for vehicles, according t...
    New Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps
    The new Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps, the automaker announced in a press release on 25 November. The New Espace uses the LED Matrix Vision technology, which is a first in the Renault range, according to the press release. The intelligent adaptive lighting system ...
    Audi concludes fundamental agreement with Works Council, plans to cut up to 9,500 jobs until 2025
    In accordance with Audi’s Transformation Plan, the company has taken measures to ensure the job security of its core workforce until the year 2029, along with optimizing the production capacities of both its manufacturing facilities in Germany. The plan, which was launched two years ago with the t...
    Volkswagen, Siemens launch electric mobility project in Rwanda
    Volkswagen and Siemens have launched an electric mobility project in Rwanda to test the feasibility of electric mobility in an African country, Volkswagen announced in a press release on 29 October. Under the pilot phase of the project, four e-Golfs and one charging station will be introduced i...
    HERE to provide VST Mobility with mapping and location services
    HERE Technologies has announced that VST Mobility has selected the company as its mapping and location services provider to support the launch of Eclipse, a vehicle tracking unit that is an advance GPS and GPRS terminal with embedded eSIM and IRNSS chipset for effective fleet management.  VS...
    Mercedes-Benz partners with Chargefox for EV charging services in Australia
    Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Chargefox to offer free fast charging to EQC owners in Australia for five years, Chargefox announced in a press release on 25 November. EQC owners will have to register their vehicle details in the Chargefox app, after which owners will be able to see all of the free...
    Nissan and EVgo launch new EV charging program in US
    Nissan and EVgo have launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging program ‘Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo’ in the United States for Nissan LEAF customers, EVgo announced in a press release on 25 November. Under the program, Nissan will provide USD250 of pre-paid charging credits with EVgo to quali...
    Northvolt partners with Mälarenergi for EV charging system in Sweden
    Northvolt has partnered with Swedish power provider Mälarenergi to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden, the company announced in a press release on 26 November. The battery system will provide power output up to 220 kW and a usable...
    EVgo expands partnership with Lyft for EV fast charging services in US-city Denver
    EVgo has expanded its partnership with Lyft to accelerate rideshare electrification through Lyft’s planned introduction of 200 new electric vehicles (EV) for rideshare drivers in Denver, the company announced in a press release on 26 November. EVgo will provide fast charging support for Lyft EVs a...
    LA Motor Show 2019: Porsche showcases all-electric Taycan 4S
    Porsche has showcased its first all-electric vehicle Taycan 4S at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. “A year ago we introduced the new generation of the 911 in Los Angeles. Now we follow up with the Taycan—the first all-electric sports ca...
    Mercedes-Benz to launch all-electric EQC in US in early 2020
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will launch the EQC 400 4MATIC all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the United States in early 2020, according to a company press release on 20 November. The SUV will be priced starting at USD67,900. At launch, there will be three available tiers customers ...
    CNH Industrial, Microvast collaborate to develop vehicle batteries
    CNH Industrial’s unit FPT Industrial and Microvast have signed a preliminary agreement to develop battery packs, the company reported on 19 November. Microvast will guide FPT Industrial to design and assemble battery packs in-house at its facility in Turin, Italy. FPT Industrial will also desig...
    ARC Europe partners with HERE Mobility to offer MaaS solutions
    ARC Europe and HERE Mobility have announced a partnership to offer Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions in the context of roadside assistance, the companies said in a press release on 25 November. The objective of the collaboration is to issue personalized digital MaaS solutions in order to kee...
    Cubic Telecom partners with Etisalat to launch 5G based multi-model transportation solutions
    Global connectivity management software provider Cubic Telecom has teamed up with UAE's telecom group Etisalat to launch 5G based multi-model transportation solutions, Cubic Telecom said in a press release on 20 November. The companies aim to launch the new solution in 2020. The solution will b...
    Toyoda Gosei to restructure European operations
    Toyoda Gosei Co Ltd. has decided to transfer its entire ownership stake in Toyoda Gosei Meteor (TGM), its production subsidiary in Germany, to SCUR-Alpha 1123 GmbH, an affiliate of a German business fund, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 22 November. Upon completion of this tran...
    INTEGRITY Security Services issues DriveOhio V2X certificates for entire Ohio state
    INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS) has said that it has delivered the world's first production-grade hosted Security Credential Management System (CMS) to serve DriveOhio's Connected Vehicle and Traffic Management Systems, according to a press release on 20 November. The DriveOhio CMS will provide...
    Keysight achieves 3GPP validation for C-V2X radio frequency conformance test case
    Keysight Technologies has announced that it has achieved 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) validation for cellular vehicle-to-everything communications (C-V2X) radio frequency (RF) conformance test case, a company press release showed on 21 November. The test case validation was achieved ...
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Peugeot showcases electrified lineup
    French automaker Peugeot has showcased an electrified lineup at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. The showcase included the Peugeot e-2008, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) 4008 4WD PHEV, and the Peugeot 508 L PHEV ...
    Mercedes-Benz’s Maybach, AMG models feature NVIDIA’s AI-powered MBUX infotainment system
    NVIDIA has said that Mercedes-Benz’s Maybach AMG models feature its AI-powered MBUX infotainment system, according to a company blogpost on 22 November. The latest addition takes the total number of Mercedes models equipped with MBUX to 20, including the all-electric EQC SUV. MBUX can...
    Navinfo to supply map data and services to Huawei Technologies
    Chinese navigation map developer NavInfo will supply HD (high-definition) map data and services to Huawei Technologies, Caixin reported on 21 November, citing a regulatory filing by Navinfo with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. According to the agreement, NavInfo will help Huawei with testing and ver...
    SDG&E plans to set up 2,000 EV charging stations in US city San Diego
    San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has announced that the company had recently submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install 2,000 additional chargers for electric vehicles (EV) at apartments, condominium complexes and workplaces across San Diego, the com...
    Solvay, Penso develop technologies to create multi-material BIW structure suited for large production volume
    Solvay, in collaboration with Penso, has successfully developed the composite design, material and manufacturing technologies required to create a modular, multi-material body-in-white (BIW) structure suited for large production volume, Solvay announced in a press release on 21 November. The two com...
    All-new Kia KX3 features full LED headlights and taillights
    Kia Motors’ all-new KX3 sport utility vehicle (SUV) features full LED headlights and taillights, the automaker announced in a press release on 22 November. The model also features Sound Mood Lighting. The automaker unveiled its new KX3 at the 17th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibi...
    Volkswagen’s Car.Software organization to operate as independent business unit from Jan 2020
    German carmaker Volkswagen has said that its Car.Software unit will operate as an independent business from January 2020, according to a company press release dated 21 November. The Car.Software organization will centralize the units within the group. Initially, around 3,000 digital experts from ...
    Volkswagen extends mobility partnership with German city Hamburg
    Volkswagen Group (VW) has announced plans to extend strategic mobility partnership with Hamburg in Germany to 2022, the automotive group said in a press release on 21 November. The extended partnership will mainly focus on support for electromobility, new mobility services, intelligence transport ne...
    Valmet Automotive begins EV battery production in Finland
    Valmet Automotive has announced the start of production of automotive batteries at its new plant in Salo, Finland, the company said in a press release on 21 November. “The battery plant project has progressed on schedule, and with the ramp-up of production volumes, Valmet Automotive will continue ...
    BYTON partners with Electrify America for ultra-fast EV charging
    Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer BYTON has announced a partnership with Electrify America that will provide BYTON owners in the United States with complimentary unlimited 30-minute charging sessions on Electrify America´s network of DC Fast public charging stations for two years, Electrify Americ...
    Efacec to install 95 EV fast chargers in Germany
    The Portuguese charging station manufacturer Efacec will install 95 fast-charging stations in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, according to a company press release on 20 November. The project is funded by the German government and represents an investment of EUR1.5 million (USD1.6 million). E...
    New Mercedes-Maybach GLS features headlamps with multibeam LED technology as standard
    The new Mercedes-Maybach GLS luxurious sport utility vehicle (SUV) features LED headlamps with multibeam technology as standard, the automaker announced in a press release on 21 November. The automaker also informed that the model includes a total of 112 LEDs per headlamp. Multibeam LED headlamps au...
    TCS, Qualcomm develop innovation hub to explore possibilities of 5G in various industries including automotive
    Tata Consultancy Services has announced the launch of an innovation hub in India in partnership with Qualcomm, the company said in a press release on 20 November. The new hub, located in Hyderabad, will be used to build domain-specific solutions in artificial intelligence (Al), internet of things (l...
    BMW aims to achieve more than USD13.26 billion in savings by 2022
    Munich-based luxury and sportscar maker BMW is holding talks with its suppliers and labor representatives in line with the company’s plans to reach cost savings in excess of EUR12 billion (approximately USD13.26 billion) by the year 2022, according to a report filed by motoring publication Automot...
    BMW officially partners with Hans Zimmer for developing sounds for EVs
    BMW has officially partnered with the famous music composer Hans Zimmer for developing BMW IconicSounds Electric, BMW’s new brand for creating sounds for electric vehicles (EVs), the company announced in a press release on 20 November. Zimmer and Vitale have now also revealed their most recent co-...
    TÜV SÜD opens NEV testing center in China
    TÜV SÜD Group has officially opened the Changzhou New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Testing Laboratory in China, according to a company press release on 14 November. The laboratory covers an area of 6,000 square meters and is equipped with advanced large-scale vibration tables, safety testing and expl...
    Electrify America collaborates with Lyft on EV ride-share charging
    Electrify America has announced an agreement with Lyft to provide the ride-share company’s Express Drive electric vehicle (EV) fleet with fast charging, in a press release on 19 November. Under the agreement, Electrify America will provide its DC fast-charging network for Lyft’s Express Drive pr...
    Toyoda Gosei to enhance production capacity for interior and exterior products in US
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has announced plans to increase production capacity for interior and exterior products at three production subsidiaries in the US to meet rising sales of large products such as radiator grilles in North America, according to a company press release on 21 November. To this...
    Bridgestone begins manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black
    Bridgestone Americas has begun manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black (rCB), according to a company press release on 20 November. The Japanese tiremaker is using D-E Black in high-quality tires for agriculture and passenger applications across multiple plants in the Americas, including...
    Continental’s supervisory board approves global structural program “Transformation 2019-2029”
    The supervisory board of German automotive components supplier Continental AG has approved the company’s global long-term restructuring program called Transformation 2019-2029, which was announced at the end of September. In a press statement issued on 20 November, Continental said that its s...
    Cree, STMicroelectronics extend silicon carbide wafer supply agreement
    Cree and STMicroelectronics have jointly announced the expansion and extension of an existing multi-year, long-term silicon carbide (SiC) wafer supply agreement to more than USD500 million, according to a press release on 19 November. The extended agreement is a doubling in value of the orig...
    MG Motors and Fortum set up fast EV chargers in India’s NCR region
    MG Motor and Fortum Charge & Drive India have installed four electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in the NCR region in India, the company announced on 19 November. As part of the partnership, a 50 kW charger was unveiled at MG’s flagship showroom at Gurugram. The other three stations have been ...
    BMW extends INRIX driver services for BMW ConnectedDrive  
    INRIX has announced the extension of its agreement with BMW Group to provide INRIX driving services, including real-time parking, traffic, and travel alerts, a company press release on 18 November showed. BMW ConnectedDrive with real-time traffic information is powered by the INRIX network, and i...
    Porsche Informatik adopts Dynatrace’s software intelligence platform to accelerate software innovation
    Dynatrace has announced that Porsche Informatik, a unit of Porsche Holding Salzburg, has deployed the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform to accelerate software innovation, a press filing on 19 November showed. Porsche Informatik selected Dynatrace to provide comprehensive and unified observ...
    Veoneer joins Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium
    Veoneer has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC), a consortium established last month to accelerate deployment of safer and affordable autonomous vehicles, the company said in a press release on 19 November. The consortium is focusing on developing a conceptual compute platform ...
    Autoliv expects annual sales to grow 3–4% more than light vehicle production in medium term
    Autoliv expects its annual organic sales to grow on average by 3–4% more than the increase in global light vehicle production over the next three to five years, the Sweden-based automotive supplier said during a Capital Markets Day event held in Ogden, Utah, on 19 November. The Swedish s...
    BYD to supply 50 electric T3 vans to logistics operator Eto Motors in India
    The Indian arm of Chinese electric vehicle (EV) major BYD will supply electric cargo vans to logistic player Eto Motors. According to a report by Autocar Professional on 14 November, BYD has received an order from India’s Eto Motors, an electric fleet operator, for supply of 50 units of BYD’s el...
    Hyundai sets up electric car-sharing business in US city Los Angeles
    Hyundai Motor has launched its electric car-sharing business ‘MoceanLab’ in Los Angeles, US, the company announced in a press release on 15 November. MoceanLab will provide mobility services in the city of Los Angeles and expand its services to autonomous ride-sharing, shuttling, multimodal...
    Volkswagen to start production of ID.3 at Dresden plant from fall 2020
    Volkswagen (VW) has announced that it will start production of its upcoming all-electric hatchback ID.3 at its Gläserne Manufaktur plant in Dresden, Germany, from 2020, according to a company press release on 18 November. “The decision to bring the ID. family to Dresden lays a solid foundation fo...
    Tata Motors secures order for 500 electric vehicles from Lithium Urban Technologies
    Tata Motors and Lithium Urban Technologies announced their partnership in a press statement issued on 18 November. The companies will look into customized models to address mobility requirements of customers across the passenger, mass transit, and freight segments. The initial contract signed by ...
    Toyoda Gosei to increase weatherstrip production in China
    Japan-based Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. plans to increase production of weatherstrips (rubber parts for automotive doors and windows) at Hubei Toyoda Gosei Zheng Ao Rubber & Plastics Sealing Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (TG Zheng Ao) in China, according to a company press release on 15 November. ...
    Volkswagen joins global electronics industry association SEMI
    German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) has joined SEMI, the global electronics industry association announced on 12 November. The association will allow VW the access to SEMI core competencies in developing international standards and harmonizing technology roadmaps while leveraging the global SEMI pl...
    Jaguar partners with smart charging platform Jedlix
    Jaguar is partnering with Smart Charging platform Jedlix, the Netherlands-based company specializing in smart charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), Jedlix announced in a press release on 18 November. The partnership will enable the Jaguar I-PACE to Smart Charge on the Jedlix platform ...
    Cree, ABB team up to roll out silicon carbide semiconductors
    Cree has announced a partnership with ABB’s Power Grids business to jointly expand the rollout of silicon carbide for the high-power semiconductor market, a press release dated 18 November showed. Cree’s Wolfspeed silicon carbide–based semiconductors will be incorporated into ABB’s portfo...
    Scotland grants USD1.7 million to NHS Scotland to acquire 112 EVs
    The Scottish Government is granting GBP1.36 million (USD1.7 million), through the Transport Scotland Switched on Fleets Fund, to NHS Scotland to acquire 112 new electric vehicles (EVs), according to a press release on 15 November on the website of Transport Scotland. The funding will increase the nu...
    SDGE announces new programs for EV charging infrastructure in San Diego
    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved two public charging pilot programs from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) that will see installation of about 340 public charging stations at 52 sites at schools, parks, and beaches in San Diego, United States, SDG&E said on 1...
    Lucid Motors starts construction of new US plant
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motor has started construction of its new plant in Arizona in the US, the company announced on 6 November. Lucid Motors expects to begin production of the all-electric Lucid Air luxury sedan at the new plant in late 2020. Last month, the local Planning and Zoning ...
    Stanley Electric acquires shares in Pakistan-based automotive lights supplier Electropolymers
    Stanley Electric has acquired shares in Pakistan-based automotive lights supplier Electropolymers (Private) Limited, the Japanese supplier announced on 7 November. The company informed that it received a portion of shares by means of a third-party allotment implemented by Electropolymers, bringing i...
    Stanley Electric establishes production base for automotive lights in Philippines
    Stanley Electric has established a new production base for automotive lights in the Philippines, according to a company press release last month. The company announced the establishment of a production subsidiary in the Philippines following a series of talks with Germany-based HELLA, one of its bus...
    Shell opens new hydrogen refueling station in San Francisco
    Shell has opened a new hydrogen refueling station in San Francisco, United States, according to a press release on the website of California Fuel Cell Partnership. It will be the third street hydrogen station in the city, which will be open 24 hours a day. The station’s capacity is 513 kg and...
    Allego to install 55 EV charging stations in Scandinavian countries
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure company Allego plans to install 55 EV charging stations in Scandinavian countries, according to a company press release on 7 November. The company intends to install high-power chargers (HPC) of up to 350 kW in about 55 sites in Finland, Norway, and Swed...
    Audi’s new S8 model features HD Matrix-design LED headlights with laser light
    Audi’s new S8 will feature HD matrix LED headlights with laser light and high-beam assist, the German luxury automaker announced on 14 November. The model also features OLED tail lights with animation, while the interior includes rear Matrix LED reading lights. In addition, the new Au...
    Skoda sets up new EV charger pilot with flywheel technology in Czech Republic
    Škoda Auto, in partnership with Chakratec and PRE, has set up a new electric vehicle (EV) charger pilot based on flywheel technology in Prague, Czech Republic, Škoda announced in a press release on 14 November. The charger is based on kinetic flywheel technology and provides twice as muc...
    ZF and Danfoss expand partnership for silicon and silicon carbide power modules
    ZF and Danfoss have expanded their existing partnership to work on silicon and silicon carbide power modules, ZF announced in a press release on 14 November. The two companies will engage in joint research and development, with Danfoss also supplying power modules for silicon applications. As p...
    CBRE and SemaConnect install 1,100 EV charging stations in US
    CBRE and SemaConnect have completed the installation of 1,100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for Electrify America in the United States. The stations are spread across 15 metros in 11 states in the country, namely Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/N...
    Tata Motors inaugurates Advance Power Systems Engineering Tech Center in India
    Indian automaker Tata Motors inaugurated its Advance Power Systems Engineering Tech Center on 13 November. This facility is located at the Engineering Research Center (ERC) in Pune, India. This new technology center will be involved in engineering, testing, and developing powertrain solutions f...
    Tesla plans to set up EV manufacturing plant in German city Berlin
    Tesla has selected German city Berlin to set up its European gigafactory, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter on 13 November. Musk said that the gigafactory will be used to manufacture Tesla’s upcoming Model Y, batteries, powertrains, and other vehicles. However, more details abou...
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