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    Analysis of software R&D growth in the automotive industry
    R&D spending by the automotive industry is growing again after a steep decline in 2020. April data from the IHS Markit global automotive R&D survey show automotive companies are increasing their R&D spending by 6.5% compared with 2020. Greater China and Chinese automotive companies are l...
    Magnesium shortage in context: A real threat or just a price spike?
    As the automotive sector struggles to sustain production in light of semiconductor shortages, new concerns emerge around the stability of the supply for magnesium, which is key to aluminum production, and is heavily sourced from Mainland China. The price of the raw material has recorded a three-fold...
    Rivian selects Amazon Web Services as cloud partner
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that electric vehicle (EV) maker Rivian has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider, a company press release on 2 December read. AWS powers Rivian’s software-defined vehicle architecture and over-the-air (OTA) software updates. The architecture treats t...
    Ceres Holographics extends partnership with Covestro HoloFlekt films for automotive display solutions
    Ceres Holographics has extended its partnership with Covestro around HoloFlekt films for automotive display solutions, it said in a press release on 30 November. HoloFlekt films are used in breakthrough holographic optical element (HOE)–enabled display solutions across the automotive market. ...
    Pirelli, Milan Polytechnic, and Polytechnic Foundation collaborate to develop tires using virtual reality
    Pirelli, Milan Polytechnic, and Polytechnic Foundation partnered to continue the ‘Joint Labs’ venture that focuses on research projects for the continuous technological innovation of tires, Pirelli said in a press release on 2 December. The partnership was initiated 10 years back to de...
    Iteris partners with Florida Department of Transportation to improve traffic and reduce carbon footprint
    Iteris acquires USD1.4 million task order to support the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) toward improving regional mobility, safety and sustainability through smart solutions, it said in a press release on 2 December. “We are proud to continue to support FDOT’s goal of improv...
    Delta and Webasto partner to develop thermal management solutions for automotive roof sensor modules
    Delta and Webasto partner to explore and develop roof sensor modules (RSM) for automobiles., the company said in a press release on 2 December. The partnership aims to develop intelligent sunroofs for autonomous vehicles. Gavin Hsu, commercial director, Fan & Thermal Management Business Group...
    Startup MOOVE GmbH and Sensible 4 partner for autonomous shuttle in Germany
    According to an official press release dated 2 December, a Finnish collaboration between MOOVE GmbH and Sensible 4 Oy was announced, and the vehicle was unveiled at the world's largest startup event, Slush, in Helsinki. The companies hope to introduce a new self-driving serially produced shuttle bus...
    SKIDATA partners with Schneider Electric to provide EV charging solution
    SKIDATA has partnered with Schneider Electric to provide an EV charging solution for parking managers and their customers, it said in a press release dated 1 December. Parking owners and operators will have access to a single-source integrated EV solution that will include EV charging equipment and ...
    EV battery startup Factorial Energy and Stellantis to jointly develop solid-state batteries
    Amsterdam-based car major Stellantis N.V. has signed a joint development agreement with California-based EV battery startup Factorial Energy to advance latter’s high-voltage traction solid-state battery technology, the carmaker announced on 30 November. Stellantis said that the agreement with F...
    02-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Farasis Energy and TOGG form a JV to develop and manufacture EV batteries
    EV battery supplier Farasis Energy and Turkey-based mobility service provider TOGG have signed up to form a joint venture to develop and produce energy storage solutions for electric mobility and beyond, the company said in a press release on 30 November 2021. Both the companies plan to own an eq...
    General Motors, POSCO Chemical announce JV to secure critical battery materials
    General Motors and POSCO Chemical plan to form a joint venture with an aim of setting up a dedicated factory in the US to process critical battery materials for the carmaker’s Ultium electric vehicle (EV) platform, the company announced on 1 December 2021. GM said that the planned JV will ...
    BMW Group and RWTH Aachen University sign contract for Quantum Information Systems
    According to a press release dated 30 November, BMW Group announced that it has signed a contract with RWTH Aachen University for an endowed chair in "Quantum Information Systems." The BMW Group will provide EUR4.5 million (USD5 million) over a six-year period for professorships, equipment, and e...
    Mercedes-Benz teams up with Factorial Energy to jointly develop solid-state batteries
    German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with US-based solid-state battery startup Factorial Energy to jointly develop next-generation battery technology with the aim of testing prototype cells as early as 2022, the company announced on 30 November. “The goal of the partnership is to ...
    01-Dec-2021 News New Products
    INRIX ParkMe app to be available in Faurecia Aptoide Automotive app store
    INRIX has announced the availability of its INRIX ParkMe app on the Faurecia Aptoide Automotive App Store, according to a company press release on 30 November. INRIX ParkMe enables drivers to find, compare, and navigate to open parking spaces in over 150 countries. “Faurecia Aptoide offers an e...
    Volkswagen ties up with Amazon to create virtual driving experience
    Volkswagen has tied up with Amazon for a new web-based augmented reality technology (WebAR) experience, it said in a press release on 29 November. A customer can scan a QR code on the Amazon boxes and experience a virtual drive of the new Taos SUV on a 3D map and add sounds along the way. “Driv...
    Heidelberg and SAP collaborate to explore electromobility solutions
    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) partnered with SAP SE (Walldorf) to expand and explore technology advancements in the field of electromobility, it said in a press release on 29 November. Significance: The collaboration will combine Heidelberg’ Wallbox with SAP E-Mobility solution th...
    Aston University and Aurrigo to develop knowledge transfer partnership
    According to an official press release dated 22 November, Aston University has formed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with a Coventry-based global transport technology firm to make the future of driverless vehicles safer (KTP). The collaboration with Aurrigo has developed and implemented a sophisti...
    Siemens partners with Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation for Digital Mobility Transformation
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 29 November, Siemens, Hyundai Motor Company, and Kia Corporation announced a new technology partnership to accelerate their digital transformation and a new future of mobility-Hyundai and Kia have selected Siemens as the preferred bidder and s...
    Mobilize Power Solutions partners with Chipside for EV charging and parking payment solutions
    Mobilize Power Solutions has partnered with Chipside to offer combined EV charging and parking payment solutions, Business Car reported on 25 November. Customers using public car parks to charge their vehicles will be able to use Chipside's MiPermit virtual cashless payment system. This enables driv...
    Hitachi Energy and Clever partner to accelerate sustainable mobility in Denmark
    Hitachi Energy and Clever partner to explore and innovate a new sustainable mobility initiative to pioneer fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) operations, it said in a press release on 23 November. The joint venture will enable Denmark’s EV adoption is powered completely by renewable energy source...
    A*STAR’s IME and STMicroelectronics announce SiC R&D collaboration for power electronics applications
    STMicroelectronics has tied up with the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) to begin a research and development (R&D) collaboration in silicon carbide (SiC) for power electronics applications in the automotive markets, it said in a pre...
    Alps Alpine partners with Furuno Electric to develop GNSS module for automotive market
    Alps Alpine has partnered with Furuno Electric to jointly develop the UMSZ6 Series GNSS Module for automotive high-accuracy positioning to within 50 centimeters without correction data, it said in a press release dated 1 November. Mass production is expected to begin in 2023. The platform leverag...
    Faurecia and CNRS collaborate to reinforce technological expertise in the auto industry
    Faurecia and CNRS sign a five-year partnership agreement on several areas of research focusing on Cockpit of the Future (with emphasis on human-vehicle interaction and cabin thermal management), hydrogen systems and sustainable materials (in particular circular economy), the company said in a press ...
    Cybellum partners with HCL Tech for automotive cybersecurity solution
    Cybellum has tied up with HCL Technologies, it said in a press release dated 16 November. HCL will deploy a delivery model of the Cybellum Cyber Digital Twins platform with associated services to automotive OEMs and suppliers. The model will comprise of a solution for risk assessment, automated vuln...
    Luohuaxin announces research partnership to develop MicroLED chips
    Luohuaxin entered a partnership with Nanjing University and the Nantong Science and Technology Bureau to enhance and develop MicroLED chips, the company announced on 12 November. The joint research is said to be the first among 10 projects in the Joint Release of Novel Technologies by the city ...
    24-Nov-2021 News New Products
    Deepen AI , ASAM to launch OpenLABEL- World's First Data Labeling Standard for autonomous driving
    Deepen AI led the working group within ASAM to launch OpenLABEL, the first-ever global standard for multisensor data labeling and scenario tagging, according to a press release on PR Newswire dated 22 November. Data labeling is essential for teaching machines to perceive and comprehend the world....
    Vitesco announces partnership with GaN Systems to co-develop GaN power semiconductor technology
    According to an official press release dated 18 November, Vitesco has formed a strategic partnership with GaN Systems of Canada. Charging and electric energy conversion in electrified vehicles are particularly beneficial automotive applications. Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems comments on the...
    Ford partners with GlobalFoundries for auto chip supply and R&D
    According to a press release issued on 18 November, GlobalFoundries (GF) and Ford Motor Company announced a strategic collaboration to advance semiconductor manufacturing and technology development in the United States, with the goal of increasing chip supplies for Ford and the US automotive industr...
    Startups StoreDot and Group14 partner on lithium-silicon technology
    US-based battery materials startup Group14 Technologies and Israel’s fast charging battery startup StoreDot have announced a strategic partnership wherein the latter plans to leverage former’s proprietary lithium-silicon technology to accelerate time-to-market of its XFC lithium-silicon cells fo...
    Parkopedia partners with OPnGO for parking reservation and payment services in Europe
    Parkopedia has partnered with OPnGO, the digital subsidiary of INDIGO Group, to provide in-car parking reservation and payment services across France, Spain, and Belgium, it said in a press release on 11 November. “We are delighted to partner with leading service provider OPnGO of The INDI...
    Keysight and Proventia collaborate to optimize EV battery test solutions
    Keysight Technologies and Proventia Oy, an internationally operating Finnish technology company that provides solutions in the engine, machine, and vehicle industries to combat climate change, have collaborated to improve electric vehicle (EV) battery test solutions, according to a press release on ...
    Rio Tinto invests in InoBAT to support EV battery ecosystem in Europe
    London-based mining company Rio Tinto has invested in Bratislava-based battery maker InoBat Auto to support the completion of latter’s research and development (R&D) center and pilot battery line in Voderady, Slovakia, the company said on 13 November. Although the company did not reveal the...
    Parkopedia, MXNavi to provide parking payment services to Honda drivers in mainland China
    Parkopedia has announced a partnership with MXNavi which will see Honda vehicles in mainland China integrate parking and payment services directly into the vehicle head unit, according to a company press release on 27 October. In-vehicle voice assistant will provide drivers of the latest Honda Ci...
    E2open and Jaguar Land Rover extend multiyear partnership to deliver end-to-end connected supply chain
    E2open and Jaguar Land Rover further expand their relationship to strengthen company’s shift to a collective digital supply chain model. Reflecting Jaguar Land Rover’s vision is E2open‘s orchestration platform that remains a backbone for connecting planning, operations and all partners to func...
    3M collaborates with Intel's Mobileye to improve road safety
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 17 November, 3M and Mobileye, an Intel Company, have joined forces to advance road safety by bringing crowdsourced infrastructure asset data to transportation agencies via the 3M Roadway Safety Asset Manager platform, as well as to further the...
    FREYR Battery signs contract with Glencore to secure supply of sustainable cobalt
    Norwegian battery cell supplier FREYR Battery has signed a contract with mining company Glencore International AG for the supply of up to 1,500 metric tons of high-grade, sustainably sourced cobalt metal cut cathodes made from partially recycled cobalt produced at Glencore’s Nikkelverk facility in...
    dSPACE and NORDSYS partner to enhance testing of connected autonomous vehicles
    dSPACE and NORDSYS will collaborate to develop an interface that combines advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) simulation functions and autonomous driving (AD) functions along with flexible and scalable waveBEE vehicle-to-everything (V2X) solutions to create a test and validation platform,...
    Sibros to provide deep connected vehicle technology to Lightyear One solar EV
    Sibros has announced a collaboration with solar electric vehicle (EV) company Lightyear under which it will provide deep connected vehicle technology to the Lightyear One, a long-range solar EV, according to a company press release on 16 November. “We are excited to join forces with Lightyear t...
    Qualcomm, BMW Group extend technology collaboration for automated driving
    According to an official press release dated 16 November, Qualcomm Technologies announced a collaboration to bring the latest advancements in driver assistance technologies, as well as products from its Snapdragon Ride platform, to the next generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and...
    Startup GuardKnox and Carota partner to offer end-to-end OTA and cybersecurity solutions
    GuardKnox, an automotive technology company building high-performance, secure-by-design products for the next generation of mobility, and Carota, a global one-stop over-the-air (OTA) upgrade and remote diagnostic full solution provider, announced their collaboration to deliver seamless OTA update ca...
    ZF is partnering with Microsoft for cloud-based IT infrastructure
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 16 November, ZF enters the next phase of digitalization by expanding its strategic collaboration with Microsoft. On the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, the mobility technology company will build the ZF Cloud, a comprehensive data and integrati...
    Autoliv and SSAB partner to produce fossil-free steel components in automotive safety products
    Autoliv and SSAB will collaborate to produce automotive safety products with fossil-free steel aiming at a zero-carbon footprint, the companies said in a press release on 15 November. The partnership will result in the research and development of the world’s first fossil-free steelmaking tech...
    16-Nov-2021 News New Products
    TomTom and Aisin partner for intelligent speed assistance compliance
    According to an official press release dated 4 November, TomTom provides advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) map data relevant to intelligent speed assistance (ISA) functionality via the AutoStream service. The AutoStream client will be integrated into Aisin's reference hardware and softw...
    BYD teams up with loudspeaker company GoerTek Dynaudio to improve smart cabin experience
    The Shanghai-based company is wholly owned by Chinese audio and electronics company GoerTek, which acquired a majority stake in the Danish-based company Dynaudio in 2014. Dynaudio is an audio solution provider and high-end speaker manufacturer; a well-known Hi-Fi and car audio brand. With ...
    Horizon Robotics partners with auto intelligence company Untouch Tech
    According to an EVInnova press release dated 9 November, China's edge–artificial intelligence (AI) chip developer, Horizon Robotics, formed a strategic partnership with auto intelligence company Untouch Tech for the development of intelligent automotive core technologies on 8 November. The coll...
    Lamborghini to feature what3words in all Huracan models
    Lamborghini Huracan models will integrate what3words by mid-2022, fully enabled by Alexa, that will feature offline navigation, the company announced in a press release on 10 November. What3words will enable Huracan drivers to navigate to their destination by using only three words. Luc...
    Foxconn signs definitive asset purchase agreement with EV startup Lordstown to acquire Ohio plant
    Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Technology Group, popularly knows as Foxconn, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement with US-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Lordstown Motors Corp. (LMC) to acquire the latter’s Ohio-based plant, the company updated on 11 November. LMC has a...
    12-Nov-2021 News Investments
    Startup Upstream Security collaborates with Volvo for vehicle cybersecurity
    Israel-based startup Upstream Security has partnered with Volvo for the security of software-defined cars, the company said in a press release on 11 November. The collaboration is a direct result of Volvo’s partnership with an innovation hub that focuses on mobility startups in Israel ca...
    Mitsubishi Drivers can now avail user-based insurance discounts from LexisNexis telematics data
    LexisNexis has added Mitsubishi Motors North America’s (MMNA’s) telematics data from its Mitsubishi Road Assist+ app to LexisNexis’s Telematics OnDemand solution, the company said in a press release on 11 November. The solution integrates telematics-based driving behavior data onto auto i...
    AutoX collaborates with Spark Connected to develop wirelessly powered sensors for Level 4 autonomous vehicles
    Spark Connected announced a partnership with AutoX, the world's leading autonomous driving company, to bring wirelessly powered sensors to level 4 autonomous vehicles in a press release published on Business Wire on 10 November. “Spark Connected’s innovative and unique wireless power technolo...
    Toposens uses Infineon’s MEMS microphone in new ultrasonic 3D sensor
    Toposens has partnered with Infineon Technologies to realize 3D obstacle detection and collision avoidance in autonomous systems using Toposens's proprietary 3D ultrasound technology, according to an official press release dated 12 November. ECHO ONE DK 3D ultrasonic sensors from the Munich-based se...
    Ford Motor, Purdue University collaborate on fast-charging cables to shorten EV charging times
    Ford Motor Company is collaborating with researchers at the Purdue University to develop a new, patent-pending charging station cable that could ensure faster charging of electric vehicles (EVs), the company said on 10 November. Ford said that the new charging cable would combine with in-develo...
    NXP partners with Ford for connected car services
    NXP Semiconductors has collaborated with Ford Motor Company to deliver enhanced driver experiences and services in vehicles including the Ford F-150 pickup, Mustang Mach-E, and Bronco SUVs, it said in a press release on 10 November. The automaker’s new vehicle architecture uses NXP’s vehicle ...
    HARMAN Ignite Store adds TuneIn app for in-vehicle infotainment
    TuneIn has announced a collaboration with Samsung-owned HARMAN to offer the TuneIn app in the HARMAN Ignite Store, according to a company press release on 10 November. This will enable the Harman platform customers get access to on-demand live sports, news, music, podcasts, and radio from TuneIn. ...
    VNC Automotive and JVCKENWOOD partner to provide mirroring capabilities
    VNC Automotive and JVCKENWOOD have partnered to provide a complete smartphone and mobile device mirroring technology suite for vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket, VNC Automotive said in a press release on 2 November. This project reflects the Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCT...
    Renault Megane E-Tech debuts with LG’s in-vehicle infotainment system
    LG Electronics’ (LG’s) next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system will power the new Renault Megane E-Tech Electric said to launch in 2022, the company said in a press release on 1 November. LG’s IVI system, to debut in the Megane E-Tech, was unveiled at the IAA Mobility in Muni...
    Terranet partners with NEVS and holoride for autonomous vehicles
    Terranet AB, developers of advanced driver-assistance software (ADAS) that specifically addresses safety and comfort through precise, fast, and intelligent sensor technology, has announced a collaboration with holoride to explore innovative applications for its VoxelFlow™ technology—helping...
    Eclipse Foundation debuts open-source collaboration around software-defined vehicles
    Eclipse Foundation aims to provide the industry with a full-fledge, scalable, business-friendly space for open-source software collaboration and development, the foundation said in a press release on 30 October. Industry partners such as Microsoft, Red Hat, and Bosch are joining the foundation...
    SensiML teams with onsemi for industrial edge AI sensing applications
    SensiML Corporation announced on PR Newswire on 4 November that it has partnered with onsemi to deliver a complete machine learning solution for autonomous sensor data processing and predictive modelling. SensiML's analytics toolkit development software is combined with onsemi's RSL10 sensor de...
    City of Orange awarded Iteris with USD1.1 million contract for smart mobility and sustainable living
    Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) initiated a three-year project with Iteris to improve and better traffic through the traffic signal synchronization project, the company said in a press release on 9 November. This project reflects OCTA’ Project P, a meticulous transportation funding s...
    EVPassport and Qmerit partner to power end-to-end EV charging experience
    EVPassport and Qmerit partnership will provide Qmerit’ network of contractors installation services and support of EVPassport chargers at multiunit dwelling (MUD) locations, according to a company press release on 9 November. This process will deliver frictionless end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) ...
    Bosch and Orange partner to test C-V2X on automated vehicles in Romania
    Bosch has collaborated with Orange Business Services in Romania, under which Bosch Engineering Center Cluj will start testing new features designed for automated vehicles, through cellular-based vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication using 5G technology, Business Review reported on 4 November. ...
    eSync Alliance collaborates with Autoware Foundation for autonomous vehicle software deployment
    The eSync Alliance has formed a work group with the Autoware Foundation to explore how over-the-air (OTA) updates and data gathering can be used in the software stack for the next generation of autonomous vehicles, according to press release dated 8 November. The eSync software platform provides a b...
    Innoviz Technologies collaborates with JueFX to improve road safety and traffic alerts for autonomous vehicles in China
    Innoviz Technologies announced its collaboration with JueFX, an innovative artificial intelligence (AI)-driven technology company focusing on developing location-based services (LBS) data engines and offering onboard applications for autonomous driving, in an official press release dated 3 November....
    GreenPower Motor Company announces OEM agreement with Perrone Robotics
    GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer and distributor of zero emission electric-powered vehicles, and Perrone Robotics, a provider of fully autonomous vehicle technology and turnkey vehicle solutions for the mobility of people and things, announced their OEM agreement, according to a press r...
    REE Automotive selects American Axle for supply of next-gen 3-in-1 electric drive technology
    Israeli automotive technology company REE Automotive Ltd. announced on 5 November that it has selected a leading global tier-1 supplier American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) Holdings, Inc. to supply high-performance electric drive units (EDU). It said that AAM’s 3-in-1 electric drive technolo...
    SK On signs MoU with KERI to create Li-ion battery safety, related standards
    SK Innovation’s battery business ‘SK On’ has signed an MoU with Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) to create a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery safety-maximizing technology and other related standards, the company announced on 4 November. KERI is a government-funded research...
    Startup ryd to use Sunrise SIM cards for vehicle connectivity
    Startup ryd will connect cars using Sunrise SIM cards, according to a press release on 28 October. This will enable access of functions including vehicle location and driving stats at the touch of a button. Using the ryd box plugged into the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) interface, along with a Sunri...
    ADLINK Technology partners with Askey Computer to develop C-V2X solution
    ADLINK Technology has partnered with Askey Computer, Institute for Information Industry (III) and Excellence Opto to develop and deploy an end-to-end cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) solution, it said in a press release on 27 October. The collaboration integrates artificial intelligence (AI)-e...
    SEAT S.A. Technical Center and ESI Group join to accelerate digital transformation
    SEAT S.A. and ESI Group using advanced simulation technologies are partnering to lead SEAT’s global digital transformation, the company said in a press release on 4 November. The partnership has helped them attain significant efficiency gains in new car development and reducing material costs leve...
    08-Nov-2021 News New Products
    Ansys and Panasonic automotive partner to streamline functional safety analysis for future mobility technology
    Panasonic Automotive achieved ISO 26262 ASIL-D process certification using Ansys’ model-based engineering and simulation solutions, it said in a press release on 5 November. This collaboration enabled Panasonic Automotive to optimize standards-based functional safety analysis through the process. ...
    08-Nov-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen and EIT InnoEnergy partner to pursue carbon-neutral mobility projects
    EIT InnoEnergy and Volkswagen has formed a strategic partnership to develop and plan joint innovation and investment activities designed to innovative technologies and business models to achieve economic breakthroughs to build a greener mobility space, it said in a press release on 3 November. Throu...
    08-Nov-2021 News Investments
    Wejo and HELLA announce results of their partnership on connected vehicle data
    Wejo and HELLA Gutmann Solutions have detailed achievements of their partnership including multiple business applications for connected vehicle data across the vehicle life cycle, a statement on 4 November read. HELLA is a stakeholder in Wejo. “The Hella-Wejo partnership is enabl...
    GlobalLogic, Jungo, and OpenSynergy launch an integrated virtual Driver Monitoring System
    GlobalLogic, Jungo, and OpenSynergy partnered to develop a virtual driver monitoring system (DMS) solution that delivers enhanced security, convergence, and ease of implementation, the companies said in a press release on 2 November. This virtual DMS solution brings in integration of systems, reduci...
    05-Nov-2021 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover trails blockchain technology–based supply chain to offer sustainable and responsible leather
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) trailed blockchain technology–supported supply chain to ensure total transparency for sourcing sustainable leather, it said in a press release on 13 October. JLR partnered with Circulor, Bridge of Weir Leather Company, and the University of Nottingham for the project. ...
    GAC Group and HoloMatic Technology deepen cooperation in autonomous driving and other fields
    According to a press release published on Gasgoo on 3 November, the GAC group signed an extensive cooperation agreement with HoloMatic, a Chinese autonomous driving solutions startup, and invested in the start-up's C1 financing round. The GAC Group went on to say that the investment wil...
    EV startup Fisker secures long-term battery supply from CATL
    EV startup Fisker Inc has signed a formal agreement with Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), securing battery supply for the Fisker Ocean SUV, it said on 2 November. Fisker said that under the terms of the agreement, CATL will supply two different battery solutions f...
    Ansys and Oculii collaborate to develop new automotive radar systems
    Oculii has said that it is developing artificial intelligence (AI) software and hardware for radar systems using Ansys' simulation solutions, according to a company press release on 2 November. The radar systems will allow autonomous vehicles to accurately understand their surroundings. Ansys soluti...
    Tata Elxsi partners with Green Hills Software to develop platforms for DMS
    Tata Elxsi has partnered with Green Hills Software for a driver monitoring system platform, it said in a press release on 2 November. The platform will combine advanced DMS software (V.O.E.O.S.Y.S) and AUTOSAR Adaptive with INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS). This DMS platform enables OEMs ...
    Polypore forms JV with SEMCORP to sell Li-ion battery separators in China
    Delaware-based materials company Polypore announced via press release on 22 September that it had formed a joint venture (JV) with Chinese company Shanghai Energy New Materials Technology Co., Ltd. (SEMCORP) to manufacture and sell Li-ion dry-process battery separators in China. According to...
    u‑blox partners with SoftBank for global GNSS augmentation services
    u‑blox has partnered with SoftBank and ALES Corp for GNSS augmentation services for global markets, the company said in a press release on 1 November. SoftBank, ALES, and u‑blox will work on developing a global correction data delivery infrastructure, jointly develop global-compatible devices an...
    ParkMobile expands contactless payments services in the City of Redondo Beach, US
    ParkMobile has announced the expansion of its services in the City of Redondo Beach, California, according to a 1 November. ParkMobile is now available at nearly 5,000 spaces on-street and at the waterfront in Redondo Beach. “ParkMobile is proud to partner with the City of Redondo Beach to help...
    Tesla opens charging stations to other EVs in a pilot program in Netherlands
    Tesla is making their supercharges available to non-Tesla electric vehicle’ (EVs), the company said on 1 November. Customers can access the Tesla charging stations through the Tesla app. "This move directly supports our mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy," the co...
    MG Motor India partners with CamCom for AI-enabled car assessment
    According to a press release published on ET Auto on 29 October, MG Motors India and CamCom announce their strategic partnership to facilitate artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled vehicle inspection for repair and service assessment. “The AI-enabled solution will save time for operations and pr...
    UAEU and Ericsson to develop 5G autonomous vehicle use cases
    According to an official press release issued on 1 November, United Arab Emirates University and Ericsson signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at GITEX GLOBAL to collaborate on the development and testing of 5G use cases, with a particular emphasis on autonomous driving. This collaboration pro...
    Ford Motor and Newlab select five startups to pilot new EV technology programs
    Ford Motor Company and Newlab have handpicked five startups that will now participate in the inaugural cohort of the Mobility Studio, which is a new clean transportation focused program aimed at supporting the advancement of technologies, product collaborations and business models, the company said ...
    LG Chem, Japan’s Toray set up JV to manufacture battery separators in Hungary
    Leading Korean chemical company LG Chem plans to join forces with Japan’s Toray to set up a joint venture (JV) in Europe wherein the two companies will manufacture separators for secondary batteries, targeting the European separators market, the company announced on 27 October. The JV company w...
    Hyundai, Kia partner solid-state battery startup Factorial Energy to run joint programs
    Hyundai Motor Company and sister company Kia Corporation are partnering Massachusetts-based electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Factorial Energy to test its novel solid-state battery technology and the battery’s integration in Hyundai EVs, the startup announced on 28 October. “Und...
    CATL and Hyundai Mobis partner on cell-to-packet technology
    Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) and Hyundai Mobis have partnered to share license agreement and technology to which CATL will introduce cell-to-packet (CTP) to Mobis and support Mobis for supply of CTP-related products globally, it said in a press release on 27 October. CTP techn...
    Sunnova Energy partners with ChargePoint to offer customers EV charging solutions in US
    Sunnova Energy International Inc, a US-based residential solar and storage service provider, has partnered with electric vehicle (EV) charging network ChargePoint to offer its customers EV charging solutions, according to a press release on 26 October.  Significance: Sunnova Energy prov...
    Startup Morrow Batteries signs MoU with POSCO Chemical to secure supply of battery materials
    Oslo-based electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Morrow Batteries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with chemical and energy materials company POSCO Chemical to jointly develop tailored, high-end electrode materials suited for applications in Morrow lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells, including...
    Infineon and Hyundai to support mobility and digitalization start-ups
    Infineon Technologies signed a memorandum of understanding with Hyundai Motor Group on October 27th, according to an official press release Hyundai. Under the terms of this agreement, Infineon will provide startups with product-level technical expertise to help them succeed, as well as the opportuni...
    Motherson and MARELLI to further expand partnership on tool room lighting development
    Motherson has extended its partnership with MARELLI Automotive Lighting for a new tool room in India, it said in a press release on 26 October. The new tool room will expand the existing joint venture (JV) entity, Marelli Motherson Automotive Lighting India Private Limited, which was set up in 2008 ...
    Chery New Energy and Cowarobot to jointly develop automated vehicles
    According to a news release on Pandaily dated 22 October, Chery New Energy Automotive Technology signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Anhui Cowarobot. The strategic cooperation between the two parties enables Cowarobot to integrate its technology developments with application in the...
    BASF, SVOLT partner to develop advance EV battery materials, recycling solutions
    German chemical company BASF and Chinese EV battery maker SVOLT have entered into an agreement to develop cathode active materials (CAM), raw materials supply and battery recycling for SVOLT’s battery cells, the company said in a press release on 25 October. “The cooperation will also enhance...
    Panasonic to supply batteries for Canoo’ lifestyle vehicle
    Canoo and Panasonic partner for lifestyle vehicles batteries, it said in a press release on 25 October. The battery will power Canoo’ multipurpose platform vehicle that is designed to suite future mobility needs.    “Our team is very focused on continuous optimization and creating I...
    Verizon, Nissan, CCTA collaborate on connected-vehicle technology for roadway safety
    According to an official press release issued on 21 September, Verizon and Nissan North America's Research and Advanced Engineering team completed a research proof-of-concept demonstrating how sensor data from vehicles and surrounding infrastructure can be processed at the edge of Verizon's wireless...
    ROHM to establish JV with China's Zhenghai in power module business
    According to a 22 October press release, Japanese semiconductor maker Rohm Co. will form a joint venture in China with local auto parts manufacturer Zhenghai Group Co. to develop and manufacture power modules used in inverters for new-energy vehicles. According to Rohm, the joint ventur...
    Lanxess partners with bp to sustainably produce automotive plastics
    German specialty chemicals company Lanxess announced via press release on 13 October that it had entered into a strategic partnership with energy company for the use of sustainable raw materials in high-tech plastics production. According to the release, bp will supply sustainably produced c...
    Faurecia developing “emirror” for active safety
    According to an official press release dated 13 October, Faurecia announced that it is collaborating with new mobility company Human Horizons on an emirror project in China. The emirror solution will be integrated into two new electric vehicle (EV) models, a sedan and a sport utility vehicle (S...
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    TTTech and Infineon reveal fail-operational electronic architecture for the automated driving
    According to an official press release dated 21 October, technology companies TTTech Auto and Infineon Technologies have developed the key components for a fail-operational electronic architecture aimed at highly automated driving at SAE Levels 3 and 4. They claim it will allow for the safe and reli...
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