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    How the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 impacts the US EV ecosystem
    On 7 August 2022, Democrats in the US Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which aims to not only take control of rising inflation by reducing the fiscal deficit but also invest in domestic manufacturing of renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs), secure the necessary supply chain, and cut down the carbon footprint by roughly 40% by 2030. The proposal made within the purview of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) expects to raise about USD739 billion and invest about ...
    Software complexity starting to cost CEOs their job
    Complexity in the software has increased to a level where it has become not just difficult to debug and maintain, but it has compounded an OEM’s already difficult situation to comprehend the overall system interactions between various electronic control units (ECUs) and to properly test all the various combinations of features in a car. Most of the software in vehicles is written by suppliers that also use third-party software and work with externals, so the OEM’s control on the result is ve...
    Weardale Lithium to supply feedstock to Tees Valley's UK lithium hydroxide plant
    Investment holding company Alkemy Capital Investments announced via press release on 15 August that its wholly owned subsidiary Tees Valley Lithium had entered into a lithium feedstock offtake agreement with British mining company Weardale Lithium Limited. According to the press release, Weardale will supply Tees Valley’s upcoming lithium hydroxide facility at the Wilton International Chemicals Park, Teesside, UK, with lithium extracted from geothermal brine projects in County Durham. Si...
    Japanese battery maker Panasonic to boost EV battery production for Tesla in the US
    Japanese battery maker Panasonic plans to boost production of the electric vehicle (EV) batteries it supplies to Tesla by about 10% by 2024, according to a news report published by news agency Nikkei Asia on 15 August 2022. It stated that while the company plans to set up its second battery plant in the US, the said production expansion will be realized at Panasonic’s first battery plant, Gigafactory 1, located in Nevada, US. Meanwhile, Panasonic’s second EV battery plant in the US i...
    ParkMobile expands contactless parking partnership with City of Lakewood, US
    In a press release dated 12 August, ParkMobile announced the expansion of its partnership with the City of Lakewood, Ohio. Under the agreement, the company will enrich the parking experience with over 900 on-street and 160 off-street parking spaces which will be directly available on its app. We are happy to build upon our existing ParkMobile partnership as we expand options for payment with our on-street parking operation. With over 1,000 parking spaces now offering ParkMobile’s contactles...
    Mercedes-Benz expands alliance with China’s CATL, secures cells for EV production in Europe
    German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz is expanding its partnership with China’s largest battery maker CATL, which is setting up a USD7.5 billion, 100-GWh gigafactory in Debrecen, Hungary. The carmaker’s partnership with CATL, which was first announced in August 2020, will deepen with the latter’s new battery plant in Hungary, Mercedes-Benz said in an official note on 12 August 2022, adding that its alliance with CATL moves ahead to the next milestone that entails local-for-local purchasing ...
    BMW, HBIS to set up new green steel supply chain
    Chinese steel company HBIS announced via press release on 4 August that it had signed an MoU with automaker BMW to jointly develop a green low carbon steel supply chain. According to the MoU, the two companies plan: Jointly build the supply chain of green low carbon steel materials using a docking and exchange mechanism Develop low-carbon and green automotive steel materials Certify the use of green and low carbon steel materials and BMW's low-carbon base in steel components BM...
    Fuse to supply Electra’s Ontario refinery with domestically-sourced cobalt
    Newspaper Canadian Manufacturing reported on 11 August that Canada-based exploration stage company Fuse Cobalt Inc had signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to supply cobalt feedstock to Electra Battery Materials Corporation’s cobalt refinery in Ontario, Canada. According to the report, the partnership will involve the shipment of cobalt raw material from Fuse’s Teledyne mining project or Glencore Bucke Cobalt Exploration project to the nearby refinery. Significance: Electra...
    Giga Metals, Mitsubishi to mine and refine nickel in British Columbia
    Canadian mining company Giga Metals announced via press release on 15 August that it had entered into a binding agreement with Japanese trading company Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) to jointly pursue the development of the Turnagain Nickel Deposit in northern British Columbia, Canada. According to the press release, the two companies plan to form a new joint venture company, Hard Creek Nickel Corp in which MC will acquire a 15% equity interest in exchange for a cash consideration of CAD8 millio...
    Mahindra deepens partnership with Volkswagen, signs term sheet on supply of MEB components
    The Volkswagen Group and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) signed a term sheet on the supply of MEB electric components for the Indian automaker’s planned EVs in the future, the two companies said in a joint announcement on 15 August 2022. Signing of the term sheet not only formalizes the previous agreement between the two companies, which was announced in May 2022, but also deepens the partnership between the two automakers on EV development. VW will supply its MEB electric components...
    VisIC partners with hofer powertrain to develop new GaN-based traction inverter
    VisIC has collaborated with hofer powertrain to develop a traction inverter using its Gallium Nitride Chip Technology, D3GaN (Direct Drive D-Mode), it said in a press release on 11 August. The inverter boasts of optimal switching speed, is smaller, and with a lighter package size, thus reducing total system cost. “hofer powertrain’s development paves the way for a breakthrough in GaN inverter performance, which is superior to silicon and silicon-carbide-based designs for high efficiency,...
    5GAA and 6G-IA sign MOU for projects on V2X and other connected mobility applications
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA) to work on EU-funded projects on V2X and Connected and Automated Driving (CAD), it said in a press release on 11 August. The 6G-IA works on standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, and collaboration with key industries. Significance: The 5GAA is a global, cross-industry organization of more than 130 companies f...
    Siemens, MAHLE to collaborate on wireless charging of electric vehicles
    Siemens and MAHLE have signed a letter of intent (LoI) to collaborate on inductive charging of electric vehicles (EVs), according to a media release issued by Siemens on 9 August 2022. Among the many areas where the two companies plan to collaborate, one of the aspects includes coordinated standardization efforts in the relevant prestandardization and standardization bodies. “The goal is to close gaps to ensure full interoperability between vehicles and the charging infrastructure,” Sieme...
    Wealth Minerals, Thyssenkrupp Mining to develop lithium brine project in Chile
    Canadian mineral resource exploration company Wealth Minerals announced via press release on 9 August that it had entered into a strategic partnership with German mining company Thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies to develop its Ollagüe Salar Lithium exploration project in northern Chile. According to the press release, the two companies plan to: Select a suitable lithium extraction and purification processing technology for the site Develop the project, progressing from exploration to ...
    Bolder signs feedstock supply agreement with Liberty Tire for US recycling facility
    American sustainable rubber and plastic solutions provider Bolder Industries announced via press release on 2 August that it completed an end-of-life (EOL) tire purchasing agreement with US-based tire collector Liberty Tire. According to the press release, Liberty will supply Bolder’s upcoming Terre Haute tire recycling facility in Indiana, United States, with feedstock equivalent to 3 million EOL tire per annum from 2023. The two companies also agreed to form a preliminary agreement to ...
    Mercedes-Benz selects Capgemini to develop big data platform for automated driving
    Capgemini has announced that it has been selected by Mercedes-Benz to develop a big data platform for automated driving, according to a company press release on 19 July. The platform processes big data to optimize artificial intelligence (AI) technology for automated driving. “Driverless technology and the development of the required legal framework has the power to fundamentally transform the mobility sector and foster trusted innovation in the automotive industry. Our role in developing a...
    Cooper Standard, Saleri collaborate on high-performance coolant fluid management devices for EVs
    Cooper Standard has announced via press release on 9 August that it partnered with thermal solutions company Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A. (Saleri) on high-performance coolant fluid management devices portfolio for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Tom Stimson, VP, Engineering and Product Development, Cooper Standard, said, “We are pleased to partner with Saleri on this important innovation project as we continue advancing our fluid handling strategy to meet the unique needs of the electric...
    Avatr Technology signs strategic agreement with bp to jointly set up fast charging network in China
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Avatr Technology, which was previously known as Changan NIO, has signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with British oil and gas company BP to jointly set up a high-voltage fast-charging network across select cities in China, a news report published by CnEVPost said on 5 August 2022. Citing a post on Avatr’s WeChat account, the report added that the two companies plan to build more than 100 fast-charging stations in 19 cities across China...
    Mercedes-Benz partners with Unity to power the infotainment domain of MB.OS
    Unity has tied up with Mercedes-Benz to power the infotainment domain of its new operating system MB.OS, it said in a statement on 8 August. The first vehicles running on MB.OS and Unity will be launched in 2024. Mercedes-Benz’s developers will use Unity Industrial Collection to create the UI/UX for the entire digital cockpit, including the instrument cluster and media and passenger displays. Significance: A demo of the operating system has been showcased in the Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX el...
    Qualcomm and GlobalFoundries extend existing semiconductor manufacturing agreement
    GlobalFoundries (GF) and Qualcomm Technologies will more than double their existing global long-term semiconductor manufacturing contract, according to a press release on 8 August. The agreement in essence secures wafer supply to support U.S-based manufacturing through capacity expansion at GF’s most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility, in Malta, New York. The agreement extends contract in manufacturing in FinFET for 5G transceivers, Wi-Fi, Automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) ...
    QUT research with Ford looks at optimal use of cameras in autonomous mobility
    Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) robotics division has worked together with Ford Motor in discovering a method which tells an autonomous vehicle, which cameras to use when navigating, an official statement on 8 August read. The research is part of a project looking at how cameras and lidar sensors, used in autonomous vehicles, can better understand its surroundings. “Autonomous vehicles depend heavily on knowing where they are in the world, using a range of sensors including ca...
    ParkMobile to offer contactless parking services in Illinois, US
    ParkMobile has announced a partnership with The Village of University Park in Illinois, under which Metra riders will be able to pay for parking on their mobile devices at over 600 parking spaces, a company press release on 8 August read. “Our partnership with ParkMobile comes at a perfect time as people begin returning to the office and are traveling into the city more often,” said Village Manager Elizabeth Scott, . Significance: Commuters will be able to pay for daily parking or...
    NETA partners with BOE Varitronix to develop intelligent cockpit solutions
    BOE Varitronix has partnered with HOZON Auto’s new energy vehicle brand NETA to develop intelligent automotive cockpit solutions, it said in a press release on 1 August. The NETA S model features an advanced intelligent cockpit with a 17.6-inch 2.5K central touchscreen which is codeveloped by HOZON Auto and BOE. Significance: The NETA S model also uses BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor for the NETA SPACE new intelligent technology cockpit. The QNX OS for Safety will be a part ...
    Webasto, Actasys partner on roof sensor cleaning modules
    Webasto Group and sensor cleaning systems company Actasys have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to integrate Actasys' cleaning technology into Webasto's roof sensor module (RSM) to ensure its functionality in all weather and environmental situations, according to a press release published by PRNewswire on 4 August. Magnus Sviberg, director, Special Products & SE Methods, Webasto, said, “Webasto is a market leader in automotive roof systems and is part of the automotive sector'...
    E.ON plans to install 2,000 EV charging stations in Europe by 2024, partners alpitronic
    German energy company E.ON has announced a roadmap that entails setting up a network of 2,000 ultrafast charging points across Europe by the end of 2024, it said on 4 August 2022. The energy company has teamed up with leading charging station manufacturer alpitronic to source the ultrafast chargers for the planned network. As part of a strategic partnership between E.ON and alpitronic, the two companies plan to expand the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to accelerate the ad...
    Geely backed ECARX, AMD partner on in-vehicle computing platform for EVs
    AMD and mobility tech company ECARX collaborate on in-vehicle computing for next generation electric vehicles (EVs) that are slated for release toward the end of 2023, according to a press release published by AMD on 4 August. Rajneesh Gaur, corporate vice president and general manager, Embedded Business, AMD, said, “As car companies seek to deliver immersive experiences and intelligent features for their next-generation electric vehicles, the AMD-powered ECARX digital cockpit will address ...
    C2A Security, ThunderSoft partner to offer cybersecurity solutions in China
    C2A Security and ThunderSoft, an operating system products and technologies provider have collaborated to provide cybersecurity solutions for the automotive industry in China, according to a press release on 4 August 2022. The partnership will provide cybersecurity products and solutions for OEMs and suppliers in China to enable the development of intelligent connected and electric vehicles (EVs). The company noted that the partnership between C2A Security and ThunderSoft will give OEMs an...
    Indorama, Capchem consider setting up battery electrolyte plant in southeast US
    Thai petrochemical company Indorama Ventures (IVL) announced via press release on 1 August that it had signed a nonbinding agreement with Shenzhen Capchem subsidiary Capchem USA to study the opportunity to set up a battery solvents plant at one of IVL’s petrochemical facilities in the US Gulf Coast. According to the release, the proposed facility will produce products like ultra-pure ethylene carbonate, di-methyl carbonate, ethyl methyl carbonate, di-ethyl carbonate and derivatized ele...
    Lotte Chemical, Lotte Aluminium to set up battery anode foil plant in Kentucky, US
    Korea JoongAng Daily reported on 27 July that Korean chemical company Lotte Chemical and Korean metals company Lotte Aluminium will be establishing a joint venture to set up a 36,000-ton battery anode foil plant in Kentucky, US by 2025. According to the report, the two companies will invest USD252 million (KRW330 billion) for the new factory with Lotte Chemical holding a 70% stake in the joint venture. Lotte Chemical Vice Chairman Kim Gyo-hyun is reported to have stated, “We will spare n...
    Startup Pony.ai partners with ride-hailing platform Caocao
    Pony.ai has announced that it has established a partnership agreement with the Chinese online ride-hailing service Caocao Mobility, under which the two parties would work together to promote the widespread use of urban robo-taxi services, according to a report published by Pandaily on 2 August 2022. Users in Beijing will be able to use Pony.ai's robo-taxi services via Caocao Mobility's smartphone application and small program beginning 3 August. Users must choose the number of passengers, the...
    LG Energy, Huayou to set up battery recycling joint venture in Jiangsu, China
    The Korea Herald reported on 26 July that Korean battery manufacturing company LG Energy had signed an MoU with Chinese battery materials company Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt to set up a battery recycling joint venture in Jiangsu, China. According to the press release, the two companies will set up a pre-treatment plant Nanjing to collect and process waste and used batteries and a post-treatment plant in Quzhou to extract cathode materials such as nickel, cobalt, and lithium from the processed batt...
    Tritium, EVCS to deploy 300 new EV chargers across California, Oregon, and Washington
    DC fast charging equipment manufacturer Tritium DCFC Limited has partnered with EVCS, one of the largest EV fast-charging network operators on the West Coast, US, to deploy 300 new chargers across California, Oregon, and Washington, Tritium said on 28 July 2022. According to the company, EVCS aims to enhance the accessibility of public fast charging both by simplifying the complex pricing structure and increasing location coverage. It said that EVCS plans to build a network of 1,500 EV charge...
    Alibaba, Xpeng collaborate on autonomous vehicles technology
    According to a report published by CNBC on 2 August 2022, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and electric vehicle (EV) startup Xpeng are opening a computing center to train software for autonomous vehicles. Autonomous driving systems need the processing of massive volumes of data in order to train algorithms. Xpeng said that the new processing center would cut the training period for its basic autonomous driving model from seven days to one hour. The Guangzhou-based firm will leverage techno...
    NavInfo cooperates with China Automotive Chuangzhi to promote automotive intelligence development
    NavInfo has announced that it signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China Automotive Innovation Corporation (CAIC) to cooperate in fields such as high-precision maps, high-precision locators, system-on-chips (SoCs), smart cockpits, and autonomous driving, according to press release on 28 July 2022. The two parties will focus on dynamic updating of high-precision maps while minimizing production costs in terms of high-precision locators. They will collaborate to define, creat...
    Startup EVmatch collaborates with Wallbox to improve charging accessibility
    EVmatch has partnered with Wallbox to increase charging accessibility, it said in a press release on 1 August. It will allow customers on the EVmatch platform to search for and charge at Wallbox chargers throughout the US through an Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) integration. “We started EVmatch to address a major barrier to EV adoption, the lack of reliable and convenient charging options for renters and apartment dwellers. Our Wallbox partnership will further amplify our efforts t...
    Ford, Vale, and Huayou to set up 120,000-ton nickel plant in Indonesia
    Brazilian mining company Vale announced via press release on 21 July that it had signed a non-binding MoU with Chinese battery materials company Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt and Detroit automaker Ford to process nickel ore mined by Vale in Indonesia. According to the press release, the new refining plant, set to start operations in 2025, will produce 120,000 tons per annum of nickel-containing mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP) that will be used downstream for battery cathode manufacturing. Ford ...
    Ioneer signs lithium carbonate supply agreement with Toyota-Panasonic JV PPES
    Australian mining company Ioneer announced via press release on 31 July that it had signed a binding offtake agreement for the supply of lithium carbonate with Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES), a joint venture between automaker Toyota and battery manufacturer Panasonic. According to the press release, Ioneer will supply PPES with 4,000 tons of lithium carbonate per annum over a five-year duration starting from 2025. The offtake is expected to represent 19% of Ioneer’s annual produ...
    Tesla signs battery precursor material pricing agreements with Huayou and CNGR
    News agency Bloomberg reported on 1 August that electric vehicle (EV) automaker Tesla had signed pricing agreements for precursor materials for precursor batteries with Chinese battery-materials suppliers Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co and CNGR Advanced Material Co. According to the agreements, Huayou Cobalt will supply Tesla with battery materials from July 2022 to the end of 2025 CNGR will supply Tesla with battery materials from 2023 to 2025 Significance: Both Huayou and CNGR curre...
    MRSI Systems, Mycronic Group collaborate on automotive lidar solutions
    MRSI Systems has announced that it has collaborated with Lumentum, a photonic chip and module supplier for the automotive lidar industry to codevelop innovative lidar solutions for the industry, according to a press release by MRSI Systems on 20 July 2022. Lumentum has developed a series of diode laser laser devices that fulfill the quality, scope, and reliability demands of the automobile sector based on its experience in developing dependable diode laser solutions for communication and cons...
    Startup Autotalks, Yunex Traffic collaborate to deploy V2X technology in US
    Autotalks has announced that it is collaborating with Yunex Traffic to deploy V2X technology, according to a 28 July press release. The companies are working to deploy Roadside Units (RSUs) with Autotalks’ V2X chipsets in Florida and Colorado in United States. The RSUs support transportation including passenger cars, heavy and light vehicles on roads. “The deployment of our V2X solutions in Florida and Colorado through the partnership with Yunex Traffic marks another milestone in our busi...
    Commsignia partners with Perrone Robotics to offer V2X systems for smart city applications
    Commsignia has announced a partnership with Perrone Robotics to offer vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication systems for smart city applications, it said in a press release on 1 August. Commsignia OB4 On-Board Units (OBU) enable vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) connections using either Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) or DSRC communication standards. Commsignia OB4 unit enables Perrone Robotics Traffic Light Detection module to keep vehicles in autonomous mode while passing through signalized intersect...
    Britishvolt signs MOU with China’s BTR to secure supply of synthetic graphite, silicon oxide
    UK-based battery technology company Britishvolt has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China-based battery anode material supplier BTR to secure the supply of synthetic graphite and silicon oxide to be used in phases of its battery manufacturing processes, the company said on 28 July 2022. The synthetic graphite anode material will be produced using renewable energy, it said, adding that BTR’s low carbon footprint in producing these materials is aligned with its overarching aim...
    MAXIEYE to provide MAXIPILOT 1.0 platform for Hycan’s new vehicle model
    MAXIEYE has been announced as the qualified supplier to HYCAN's new vehicle model, Laoyaoba reported on 29 July, quoting Weibo news. It will provide the EV startup its proprietary MAXIPILOT1.0&PLUS solution. Mass production is expected to begin later in 2022. Significance: Building on a cost-effective computing platform, the solution offers multiple options for different vehicle models. The OTA update-enabled MAXIPILOT®1.0&PLUS solution supports L2+ all-speed intelligent cruise funct...
    Iberdrola, BP collaborate to expand fast EV charging infrastructure, green hydrogen hubs in Europe
    Iberdrola and BP plan to collaborate on significantly expanding the fast electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as well as develop large-scale green hydrogen production hubs in Spain, Portugal, and the UK to support the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), Iberdrola announced on 28 July 2022. The company said that the strategic collaboration with BP aims at accelerating the energy transition in Europe. Commenting on the partnership between the two energy companies, the chairma...
    Geotab to provide telematics solutions for mobility in Ohio, US
    Geotab has announced that it has been selected as a telematics provider for the state of Ohio, it said in a press release on 14 July. Wejo will help Ohio advance its fleet management capabilities and equip fleet vehicles with its connected car technologies. “Being selected as the State of Ohio’s sole telematics provider adds to Geotab’s growing and robust contract portfolio, further solidifying our position as the telematics provider of choice for government agencies across North Americ...
    NaaS Technology partners with Li Auto to launch new smart charging navigation system
    NaaS Technology has partnered with Li Auto to launch a new smart charging navigation system, it said in a press release on 29 July. The system, which is scheduled to become available in the third quarter of this year, will enable EV owners to find chargers and recharge their vehicles. "Being digital and intelligent makes it possible to quickly improve the charging experience for EV drivers. NaaS empowers its partners with strong digital capabilities and a comprehensive network, in order to bu...
    Huawei integrates Lizhi’s in-vehicle audio products into HarmonyOS ecosystem
    LIZHI has announced that its in-vehicle audio products have been integrated into Huawei’s HarmonyOS ecosystem, according to a company press release on 27 July. The HarmonyOS is featured in AITO’s M5 and M7 smart vehicles. “We are pleased to continuously work with Huawei on the HarmonyOS smart car cockpit operating system, which enables LIZHI to bring our in-car audio apps to a broader audience through AITO vehicles. We also believe that this partnership will ultimately greatly enhance t...
    Startup Pony.ai, SANY establish joint venture to develop autonomous trucks in China
    Pony.ai has announced a strategic joint venture (JV) with SANY Heavy Truck (SANY), to create an autonomous truck brand, according to a press release on 27 July 2022. Pony.ai's "virtual driver" will be thoroughly integrated with SANY's technical accumulation in the field of wire-controlled chassis and vehicle development to jointly build automotive-grade, Level 4–class redundancy heavy-duty trucks. These vehicles will usher in the future of truck logistics transit. In 2022 and 2023, the j...
    Teck Resources, PolyMet form USD170-million JV to mine nickel and copper in Minnesota, US
    US mining company PolyMet announced via a press release on 20 July that it had entered into an agreement with mining exploration services company Teck America to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV), NewRange Copper Nickel LLC, to place their respective NorthMet and Mesaba resources under single management.  According to the press release, the JV will allow the two companies to share finances to accelerate development of the copper and nickel resources held by the two companies. PolyMet CE...
    Porsche-backed Cellforce Group signs strategic partnership with TRUMPF
    Porsche-backed high-performance battery company Cellforce Group GmbH (CFG) has signed a long-term strategic partnership with high-tech company TRUMPF, Cellforce said on 26 July 2022. Cellforce Group, which is the joint venture of Porsche AG and CUSTOMCELLS Holding GmbH, plans to develop and produce high-performance lithium-ion pouch cells for special automotive applications starting in 2024. The company plans to use TRUMPF’s laser technology to produce high-performance lithium-ion cells, it...
    European Parking Association, MaaS Alliance collaborate on mobility data-based services
    The European Parking Association has partnered with the MaaS Alliance for the scalability for sustainable mobility services, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the wide use of mobility data, Traffic Technology Today reported on 21 July. The partnership will focus on developing MaaS for sustainable mobility solutions in cities and explore new opportunities for MaaS globally. Significance: The two groups will support policymaking for data-driven mobility systems, as well as host knowledge-sharing...
    Innoviz Technologies, Japan Post partner to digitize roads for digital maps
    Innoviz Technologies has announced that Japan Post, offering postal and logistics services, aims to construct digital maps with Innoviz's high-performance InnovizOne lidar sensor for autonomous driving and unmanned delivery services, according to a press release on 20 July 2022. Japan Post announced its plans to install InnovizOne lidar sensors on its postal delivery cars at Scrum Ventures' SmartCityX Conference in San Francisco. When equipped with InnovizOne, delivery vehicles may create det...
    Luminar, ECARX partner to develop automotive technology
    Luminar has announced that it will collaborate with Ekatong Technology, a global mobility technology company, in vehicle-grade technology, aiming to help the mass production of passenger cars, according to a press release on 21 July 2022. The partnership will enable higher levels of safety performance and autonomous driving capabilities in cars and commercial trucks. The partnership aims to increase performance of safety and enable autonomous driving in vehicles and commercial trucks. Austin ...
    Morocco partners with Aptiv on automotive wiring project
    The Ministry of Industry and Trade, Morocco, has signed an investment agreement with US-based Aptiv, according to a press release by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Morocco, on 24 July 2022. With an investment of MAD368 million, it will make it possible to finish the first significant automobile wiring project in the Oriental region and to create 3,000 direct employment. The Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Regional Council of the Oriental, and the Wilaya of the Oriental inked a d...
    Northvolt partners with Stora Enso to develop wood-based EV batteries
    Swedish electric-vehicle (EV) battery maker Northvolt AB and Stora Enso, a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction, and paper, are collaborating to create sustainable batteries using lignin-based hard carbon produced with renewable wood from Nordic forests, Northvolt said in a joint announcement on 22 July 2022. The two companies have entered a joint-development agreement to create a sustainable battery featuring anode produced from renewabl...
    InoBat Auto partners Ideanomics, plans to build battery R&D, production plant in the US
    Slovakia-based electric-vehicle (EV) battery maker InoBat Auto, in cooperation with US-based Ideanomics, plans to build a battery research and development (R&D) and a production plant in Indiana, US, InoBat Auto announced on 23 June 2022. The company said that it has planned a phased investment project, which will be implemented in three stages. First, InoBat Auto, along with partner Ideanomics, plans to open a new R&D and production facility for battery module and pack assembly with ...
    NaaS Technology collaborates with Ohways to develop smart charging ecosystem
    NaaS Technology has signed an agreement with NavInfo's smart-charging integration solutions subsidiary Ohways, according to a company press release on 25 July. Under the agreement, both parties will leverage their e-mobility and charging services and offer smart digital power solutions to OEMs. The cooperation will be initiated within the next three months, with services available in 10 different brands, including Ford, Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Dongfeng Nissan, and BYD. “Intelligent...
    Origin Materials, Intertex collaborate to produce sustainable carbon black for automotive rubber compounding
    Origin Materials announced in a press release on 25 July that the company partnered with Intertex World Resources (Intertex) to produce 100% bio-based carbon black rubber goods for automotive applications such as tires, belts, hoses, and rubber. Greg Sibley, Managing Partner, Intertex, said, “We are excited to work with Origin Materials on sustainable carbon black and believe it is a great time to partner with this forward-looking company. The world is looking for sustainable repl...
    Startup Foretellix, IPG Automotive partner on ADAS simulation, validation toolchain
    Foretellix, an advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) and automated vehicle verification and validation platform provider, and IPG Automotive, a virtual vehicle simulation provider, are partnering to bring a comprehensive solution that will reduce development costs and time to market and increase the safety of automated driving systems, according to a Foretellix press release on 21 July 2022. A system that can be quickly implemented by ADAS/autonomous driving development...
    Gestamp to manufacture car parts using ArcelorMittal’s XCarb green steel
    Global steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal announced via press release on 21 July that the company had, in partnership with Spanish parts manufacturing company, successfully trialed the application of its low-carbon emissions steel in car parts. According to the press release, the trial had seen the application of ArcelorMittal’s Usibor® 1500 press-hardenable ultra high strength (UHSS) steel (made with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced substrate) in parts including a car’s tunnel...
    SK On, Ford, and EcoPro BM to set up new cathode material site in North America
    South Korean battery manufacturing company SK On announced via press release on 22 July that the company will be partnering with Detroit automaker Ford and South Korean cathode material manufacturer EcoPro BM to set up a new cathode material plant in North America. According to the press release, cathode material produced at the site is expected to be supplied to BlueOval SK, a battery manufacturing joint venture (JV) established earlier this month between Ford and SK On. Significance...
    Gapwaves partners with Bosch to develop automotive radar antennas
    Gapwaves has partnered with Bosch, under which the companies will develop high-resolution radar antennas for automotive vehicle applications for automated driving, the former said in a press release on 22 July. The contract is expected to have a sales value of a high double-digit million-euro range over the next decade. “The agreement with Bosch again confirms that Gapwaves antenna technology is a key component to enable a radar sensor for the higher levels of automated driving. Furthe...
    Italvolt partners with Politecnico di Milano to circularize battery material supply chains
    Italian battery manufacturer Italvolt announced via a press release on 21 July that it was partnering with Italian university Politecnico di Milano’s interdepartmental laboratory, CIRC-eV (Circular Factory for the Electrified Vehicles of the Future), to develop closed-loop material supply models for Italvolt’s battery manufacturing business. According to the press release, the partnership will involve the university: Mapping supply chains to help Italvolt source raw materials from p...
    POSCO partners with Acwa Power to decarbonize steel manufacturing processes
    Saudi energy company Acwa Power announced via a press release on 19 July that it had signed an MOU with POSCO Holdings for the joint development of green hydrogen and its derivatives such as green ammonia to decarbonize POSCO’s steel manufacturing processes and power generation plants. According to the press release, green hydrogen and ammonia produced by the two companies will help POSCO meet its ambitious targets of producing 500,000 metric tons of hydrogen globally by 2030. Acwa ...
    Waelzholz to manufacture strip steel automotive parts using Salzgitter’s green steel
    German steel manufacturer Salzgitter announced via a press release on 15 July that it had entered into a partnering agreement with German cold rolled steel parts manufacturer Waelzholz for the joint development and supply of low-carbon dioxide (CO2) strip steel. According to the press release, the supply agreement for the low-CO2 steel manufactured using Salzgitter’s special electric metallurgical furnace route has been set initially for a period until 2028. Managing director of sales an...
    Lidar company Luminar invests in ECARX  
    Luminar has made a strategic investment of an undisclosed amount in ECARX, Tech Crunch reported on 21 July. The funding will help the companies develop automotive-grade technologies to enable advanced safety and automated driving capabilities in the production of consumer vehicles and commercial trucks. Significance: The two companies first formed a partnership in May 2022. The collaboration puts Luminar in an advantageous position to expand its footprint in mainland China. ECARX's connection...
    Ford plans to produce over 2 million EVs by end-2026, signs LFP battery supply pact with CATL
    Michigan-based automaker Ford Motor Company has signed a nonbinding MoU with the world’s largest battery maker, China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Ltd. (CATL) to explore a cooperation for sourcing electric vehicle (EV) batteries across the European, North American and Chinese markets, Ford announced on 21 July 2022. Ford said that CATL will supply full lithium iron phosphate or LFP battery packs for Mustang Mach-E models for North America starting next year as well as F-150...
    InoBat Auto to supply prismatic battery cells to Impact Clean Power Technology
    Slovakia-based battery company InoBat Auto has signed an agreement with Impact Clean Power Technology S.A. to develop and supply battery cells to the latter, InoBat said on 13 July 2022. While InoBat is known for its upcoming premium electric vehicle (EV) battery research and development (R&D), engineering, production, and recycling capabilities, Impact Clean Power Technology is the leading manufacturer of innovative battery systems for transportation, robotics, and stationary energy...
    Imec to develop engineering plans for Alpha Lithium’s 40,000-ton Argentinian lithium carbonate plant
    Canadian mining company Alpha Lithium announced via press release on 19 July that it will be partnering with engineering company Imec Engineering for the development of its upcoming 40,000-ton lithium carbonate plant in Tolillar Salar in the Salta province in Argentina. According to the press release, Imec has been contracted to provide detailed engineering services for the pilot plant that will be constructed and tested in Salta’s industrial park. The pilot plant is expected to be skid-mou...
    Tata Steel partners with BHP to decarbonize integrated steelmaking operations in India
    Indian steel manufacturer Tata Steel announced via press release on 20 July that it had signed an MoU with mining company BHP to jointly study and explore the application of technologies that decarbonize steelmaking operations. According to the press release, the technologies that the two companies will investigate will focus on the use of biomass as a source of energy and the application of carbon capture and utilization (CCU) systems designed to reduce emissions at integrated blast furnace-...
    NXP collaborates with Foxconn to jointly develop connected car platforms
    NXP Semiconductors has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Foxconn (Hon Hai Technology Group) to jointly develop platforms for connected vehicles, it said in a press release on 20 July. Foxconn will use NXP’s portfolio of automotive technologies for architectural innovation and platforms for electrification, connectivity, and safe automated driving. “We are proud to join forces with Foxconn today to support its ambitious leap into automotive and to jointly address the challeng...
    Toyota, Suzuki, Daihatsu, CJPT to roll out electric mini vans in FY2023
    Suzuki Motor Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Company Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) have announced that the companies have agreed to jointly work towards the roll out of battery electric mini commercial vans in FY 2023 to achieve carbon neutrality, a press note issued by Toyota on 19 July 2022 said. It further said that the mini-commercial battery electric van developed by these four companies will be used by partners in social imp...
    Arity partners with MyRadar to launch MyDrives feature for safe driving
    Arity has partnered with MyRadar to launch MyDrives, it said in a press release on 20 July. MyRadar allows users to avoid dangerous weather and road conditions for smarter and safer driving. MyDrives learns the frequently driven routes and overlays the weather forecast to offer travel tips and insights before the journey is made. “Knowing the weather before hitting the road is critical. With the help of Arity, MyRadar's new MyDrives feature allows users to see a hyperlocal forecast on top o...
    BMZ Group, CALB sign strategic cooperation agreement to develop EV batteries
    Germany’s BMZ Group and China-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturer CALB have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop and produce batteries for the EMEA, Americas and APAC market, BMZ Group announced on 18 July 2022. The company said that the jointly developed Li-ion based batteries will be used in wide range of electric vehicles (EVs) including electric buses, electric trucks, agricultural vehicles, construction vehicles as well as light commercial electric vehicles (...
    Lidar technology startup Cepton partners with Fabrinet to deliver automotive lidar program
    Cepton has announced that it has selected Fabrinet, an advanced precision optical and electronic manufacturing services provider, for the production of its Vista-X90 lidar, which will be deployed in the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) lidar series production program, according to a press release on 20 July 2022. Cepton selected Fabrinet for the fabrication of its Vista-X90 lidars' assemblies because of Fabrinet's extensive experience in optical packaging and precision optical, electr...
    FPT Software, SCSK partner to roll out comprehensive AUTOSAR solution
    Vietnam-based FPT Software has announced in a press release on 20 July that it partnered with Japanese IT company SCSK to roll out Monozukuri Adaptive AUTOSAR (MaaZ), a comprehensive solution stack for AUTOSAR to automotive OEMs and suppliers. Kinh Nguyen, SVP, Executive Director of Global Automotive & Manufacturing Industries, FPT Software, said, “Our goal is to become the world-class automotive service and product provider by the end of 2025. Our partnership with SCSK, along with the ...
    In-vehicle technology startup holoride partners with Copper.co to strengthen portfolio
    holoride has partnered with Copper.co, a digital assets custody and settlement provider, it said in a press release on 19 July. The idea is to strengthen its portfolio, especially in relation to RIDE, holoride’s utility token. Copper and holoride will collaborate to create opportunities for VC funds, car manufacturers, content creators or media companies to safeguard and manage their RIDE assets. “As digital assets are growing in importance for our prime partners from the mobility and med...
    Thyssenkrupp Body Solutions acquires stake in asset-as-a-service solutions startup Cap-on Gmbh
    German automotive body shop specialist Thyssenkrupp Automotive Body Solutions announced via press release on 23 June that it was acquiring a minority stake in Bavarian digital "pay-per-use" services startup Cap-on GmbH. According to the press release, the two companies plan to set up a new financing and ‘asset-as-a-service’ business model for Thyssenkrupp to offer its production services related to vehicle body manufacturing to the growing automotive OEM industry. While Thyssenkrupp will ...
    TuSimple, Hegelmann Group partners on advanced autonomous driving solutions
    TuSimple, an autonomous driving technology company, has announced its partnership with Hegelmann Group, a European transport and logistics provider, to advance autonomous driving solutions, according to a press release by TuSimple on 19 July 2022. The trucks will be built on a global vehicle platform developed by Navistar and use TuSimple's autonomous driving system. Hegelmann Group operates a fleet of over 5,000 vehicles, including an initial reservation of purpose-built SAE level 4 Aut...
    ParkMobile launches updated ParkBoston app
    ParkMobile has partnered with the City of Boston’s Transportation Department to launch a new ParkBoston app on 15 August. The new city-branded app will replace the current version of the app, and offer an enhanced user experience with more functionality, according to a press release on 18 July. ParkBoston users will be able to pay for parking from their mobile device in over 7,000 spots across the city. “We are very excited to launch our upgraded ParkBoston app, providing our residents an...
    NXP, Microchip sign agreement with Inova Semiconductors for automotive lighting applications
    Innova Semiconductors in a press release on 18 July has announced that NXP Semiconductors and Microchip Technology have engaged into technology agreements to use its ILaS (ISELED light and sensor network) protocol in their microcontrollers (MCU) for automotive applications.      Robert Kraus, CEO, Inova Semiconductors and Chairman of the ISELED Alliance, said, "Inova has been pioneering innovations in the field of display links for many years. In the car concepts of tomorr...
    Anglo American to supply Nippon with premium iron ore for low carbon steelmaking
    British mining company Anglo American announced via press release on 14 July that it had signed an MoU with Japanese steel company Nippon to work together to accelerate the transition to low carbon steelmaking. According to the press release, the partnership will involve: Researching ways of decreasing emissions at Nippon’s blast furnaces through application of premium lump ore sourced from Anglo American’s mines Studying the application of Anglo American’s iron ore in Nippon St...
    Pyrum, MCapital, Textor and Auer to set up 20,000-ton tire recycling facility in Bavaria
    Rubber News reported on 15 July that German companies Pyrum Innovations, MCapital GmbH, Textor GmbH and Auer Holding GmbH will be forming a joint venture, Revalit, aimed at setting up a 20,000 ton per year tire recycling facility in Bavaria, Germany. According to the press release, thew new facility will be located in the port of Straubing near the Danube River and will be supplemented with road, rail and ship-based transportation networks. Pyrum CEO Pascal Klein reportedly stated, “We a...
    General Motors, Pilot Company plan to build DC fast charging network across the US
    General Motors (GM) and Pilot Company, one of the leading suppliers of fuel and travel operator in the United States, plan to collaborate on a national DC fast charging network that will be installed, operated, and maintained by EVgo through its eXtend offering, GM announced on 14 July 2022. The project is aimed at accelerating the widespread adoption of EVs, enabling long-distance driving across the US. The two companies plan to set up a network of 2,000 EV charging stations, co-branded ‘P...
    aiMotive, emotion 3D partner to develop DMS
    aiMotive, automated driving technology suppliers, and emotion3D, an automotive in-cabin analysis software vendors, have announced the completion of porting and optimization of emotion3D’s driver and occupant monitoring system solutions using the aiWare Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU) to accelerate their proprietary CNNs, according to a press release by aiMotive on 14 July 2022. The company said that the complete solution is available for licensing on the Nextchip APACHE5 SoC. “We are...
    Cadence, Tower Semiconductor partner to advance automotive integrated circuit development
    Cadence Design Systems and Tower Semiconductor, analog semiconductor solutions foundry has announced a collaboration to advance automotive and mobile integrated circuit (IC) development, according to a press release by Cadence Design Systems on 14 July 2022. The companies are working together to develop a new, comprehensive automotive reference design flow that will use the Cadence Virtuoso Design Platform and Spectre Simulation Platform to provide customers with a faster ...
    Baosteel to expand electrical steel capacity at Chinese sites with new cold rolling mills
    French industrial engineering company Fives Group announced via press release on 14 July that it will be supplying Chinese steelmaking giant with two reversible cold rolling mills for the production of electric steel. According to the press release, Fives will supply Bao with two DMS 20Hi EcoMill—a split housing mill for Bao’s Baoshan site and a monobloc mill for the company’s Wuhan site—for the manufacturing of grain-oriented (GO) and non-grain oriented (NGO) electrical steel. Whi...
    Thyssenkrupp to supply Rock Tech’s German lithium refining site with spodumene concentrate
    Canadian resources company Rock Tech Lithium announced via press release on 7 July that it had entered into a non-binding MoU with German minerals and materials trading company Thyssenkrupp Materials Trading for the supply of lithium. According to the press release, the German company will supply Rock Tech’s upcoming lithium hydroxide plant in Guben, Germany with lithium spodumene concentrate from the end of 2024 when the refining site is expected to come online. The MoU, reportedly, als...
    Cerence partners with CerebrumX to develop new intelligent connected vehicle data platform
    Cerence has announced a tie up with CerebrumX to offer an AI-powered platform built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to a company press release on 13 July. The platform helps deliver actionable insights with data from millions of connected vehicles in real-time. “We are excited to expand our work with CerebrumX and together with AWS invest in powering enhanced in-car user experiences. Cerence CVDT is gaining traction among OEMs and quickly becoming the center point of real-time conne...
    Changan, Huawei, CATL jointly launch all-new smart EV architecture CHN
    AVATR Technology, which is a premium smart electric vehicle brand jointly created by Changan Automobile, Huawei and leading battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL), had launched an all-new smart electric vehicle (EV) architecture called CHN as well as its first model AVATR 11 at the 24th Chongqing International Auto Show, CATL said on 25 June 2022. The high-profile event was attended by Huarong Zhu, chairman of Changan Automobile, Zhijun Xu, rotating chairman of H...
    AMTE Power, MAHLE Powertrain sign MoU to develop advanced EV propulsion systems
    AMTE Power Plc, one of the UK’s largest commercial battery cell manufacturers, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MAHLE Powertrain, the engineering services subsidiary of German component supplier MAHLE Group, to jointly develop the next generation EV propulsion systems, AMTE Power said in an official statement on 13 July 2022. “The non-binding MoU lays the foundation for the supply of AMTE’s ultra-high-power (UHP) cells to support the development of next generation EVs...
    Redwood Materials to recycle batteries sourced from Volkswagen, Audi EVs
    US-based battery material recycling company Redwood Materials has partnered with Volkswagen Group of America to recycle all end-of-life batteries from Volkswagen and Audi EVs, Redwood Materials announced on 12 July 2022. The company said that it would work directly with Volkswagen Group of America’s network of more than 1,000 dealers to recover, safely package, transport, and recycle end-of-life EV battery packs from Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. Redwood further stated that it plans to reco...
    Hyundai Motor, partners sign MoU to develop hydrogen mobility ecosystem in Czechia
    South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Company has signed a multilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with public and private parties from Korea and Czechia to support the development of a hydrogen mobility ecosystem in Czechia, Hyundai said on 29 June 2022. The carmaker was joined by the Czech hydrogen association, Hydrogen Technology Platform (HYTEP); Korea’s public-private consultative body for hydrogen, H2KOREA; and other companies from Korea and Czechia, including Hyundai Glovis Com...
    ROHM partners with SemiDrive to develop automotive technologies
    ROHM has partnered with Nanjing SemiDrive Technology to develop in-vehicle solutions, the company said in a press release on 12 July. “We are very pleased to have formed a partnership with SemiDrive, which has a wealth of experience in in-vehicle SoCs. With the evolution of ADAS and the increasing functionality of cockpits, improvements in the performance of in-vehicle cameras and video transmission technology are required, and the role of semiconductors such as SerDes ICs is becoming more ...
    Vitesco Technologies, Renault team up to develop power electronics for EV, HEV powertrains
    French carmaker Renault Group and German supplier of powertrain and electric vehicle (EV) solutions Vitesco Technologies have signed a strategic partnership for the joint development and the production of power electronics in a ‘One Box’ for electric and hybrid powertrains, Vitesco said in a media release on 12 July 2022. Under the said agreement, both the companies plan to work together, contributing their know-how to jointly develop a power electronics concept, referred as ‘One Box’...
    BP, Thyssenkrupp Steel partner to decarbonize steel manufacturing
    German steel manufacturing company Thyssenkrupp Steel announced via press release on 11 July that it had signed an MoU with British energy company BP to develop a long-term supply of low-carbon hydrogen and renewable energy necessary for the production of low-emission steel. According to the press release, Thyssenkrupp plans to decarbonize its steelmaking operations by switching from coal-fired blast furnaces to direct reduction (DRI) plants and electric arc furnaces (EAF) powered by renewabl...
    Mercedes-Benz, Tencent collaborate to develop autonomous driving technology in China
    Mercedes-Benz Group subsidiary Daimler Greater China has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Tencent Cloud Computing Beijing in the field of high-level autonomous driving, according to a report published by Pandaily on 11 July 2022. According to the partnership, the simulation, testing, and implementation of Mercedes Benz's autonomous driving technology would be accelerated using cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence technologies. Through this partnership, Mercedes-Benz w...
    Teijin, Fujitsu collaborate to develop blockchain-based platform to enhance use of recycled materials
    Fujitsu has announced that it partnered with chemicals company Teijin to develop a blockchain solution platform to trace and improve environmental value of recycled materials for manufacturers and OEMs, it said in a press release on 12 July. According to press release, the Teijin-produced high-performance polyimides (plastics) carbon fiber and aramid fiber will be the initial focus of the blockchain solution. The partnership aims to promote sustainable manufacturing and a circular economy. ...
    ACO Tech to offer Spotify audio service through ATLAS infotainment OS
    ACO Tech has partnered with Spotify to offer subscription services as part of the integration with ATLAS in-vehicle infotainment operating system, it said in a press release on 4 July. ATLAS end users will also access personalized audio experiences from Spotify, both free and premium. “I’m incredibly proud of the steady progress the team has achieved in introducing the capabilities of a humanized connected lifestyle to a wider public in Malaysia through meaningful brand collaborations. Wo...
    Domo Chemicals, Hynamics to develop polyamide plastics using low-carbon hydrogen
    Belgian chemical company Domo Chemicals announced via press release on 6 July that it had entered into a partnership with French hydrogen company Hynamics to develop zero-carbon hydrogen as part of the “Hydom” project. According to the press release, the project will involve setting up an 85-MW hydrogen production plant at the Belle-Étoile industrial site, in Saint-Fons that will produce 11,000 tons per year of low-carbon hydrogen using power sourced from France’s low-carbon ...
    Graphmatech, Graphenea, Northvolt upcycle EOL EV batteries to produce graphene oxide
    Swedish materials technology startup Graphmatech announced via press release on 7 July that the company, in partnership with US graphene company Graphenea and Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt, had succeeded in upcycling end-of-life EV batteries into graphene oxide at industrial pilot scale. According to the press release, Graphmatech’s upcycling process had used graphite-based material, left behind during Northvolt’s battery recycling process, to produce graphene for future use...
    Hankook to apply Rescale’s HPC numerical simulation platform for new tire development
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire announced via press release on 6 July that it will be partnering with San Francisco tech company Rescale to accelerate the digital transformation of its tire product development process. According to the press release, Hankook will simulate the performance of the digital prototypes of its new tire designs on Rescale’s high performance computing (HPC) cloud simulation platform. Simulation on Rescale’s HPC is expected to help Hankook optimize the ...
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