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    Recent earthquake in Taiwan put semiconductor industry to test
    Taiwan's semiconductor industry is a global powerhouse, home to industry leaders like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), MediaTek, United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) and more. These companies are crucial contributors to the global supply of advanced semiconductor chips, which serve as vital components in numerous technological devices, including automobiles. On April 3, 2024, Taiwan was hit by the most powerful earthquake in 25 years, registering a magnitude of 7.4 off the island...
    Software-defined vehicles: An identity crisis for the industry?
    We are entering an era where vehicles will be defined by their software. Think of that statement. In isolation, it says a lot. Throughout the past hundred years or so, vehicles have largely been defined by their brand. Alfred Sloan built a whole company on this principle. Today, Carlos Tavares, with Stellantis, has built a house of brands that appeal to different parts of the market with varying degrees of overlap. The brand of car we drove defined who we were as people. Driving a Volvo defined ...
    GAC Motor unveils all-solid-state battery, plans commercialization in two years
    GAC Group, a leading automaker in mainland China, has unveiled its solid-state battery technology, with plans to introduce electric vehicles powered by these batteries in two years, according to a news report published by CnEVPost on April 12. The company unveiled its innovative battery technology at GAC Tech Day 2024 on April 12, the report mentioned. Citing the GAC Group, the report said that the new innovative solid-state battery is developed using the automaker’s third-generation spo...
    Vulcan Energy begins production of lithium chloride in Landau, Germany
    Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd. has commenced the production of the first lithium chloride (LiCl) product at its lithium extraction optimization plant (LEOP) based in Landau, Germany, the company announced April 11. It said that the production of LiCl at LEOP in Germany marks a milestone as it is the first time that lithium chemicals are fully produced from a locally sourced raw material, including extraction, and then processed locally at plant scale in Europe. Vulcan Energy said that t...
    Continental Tire Canada unveils advanced UltimateContact tire line for Canadian drivers
    In a press release on April 11, Continental Tire Canada has introduced the UltimateContact tire line, which will be exclusively available at Canadian Tire. The line, which includes the UltimateContact and UltimateContactWinter tires, is designed to meet the needs of Canadian drivers. The UltimateContact tire features Continental's Eco Plus Technology and is recognized for its wet-braking performance, fuel efficiency and longevity. It also features tuned performance indicators that alert dri...
    Nanochip Microelectronics unveils new automotive current sensors
    Nanochip Microelectronics has introduced the NSM211x series of current sensors for high-performance industrial and automotive applications, according to a report on April 9. With a wide operating temperature range (-40°C to 150°C) and high precision, the series meets the demands of AC or DC current detection in automotive systems. The products are available in three packages with multiple product models in each package, allowing for customization to suit different system requirements. The p...
    Marelli unveils ProConnect for integrated cockpit and telematics in China
    Marelli, a leading provider of mobility technology to the automotive sector, is set to unveil ProConnect, a fully integrated cluster with infotainment and 5G telematics, at Auto China in Beijing. ProConnect is specifically designed for the China market, where many original equipment manufacturers are integrating cockpit and telematics functions to balance performance and cost. Powered by MediaTek's market-proven MT8675 system-on-chip (SoC), ProConnect manages both the instrument cluster and t...
    Vishay’s automotive grade PAR TVS delivers peak pulse power of 600 W in DFN3820A package
    Vishay Intertechnology introduced four new automotive grade PAR transient voltage suppressors (TVS) in the low profile DFN3820A package with wettable flanks. Providing space-saving solutions for automotive and other applications, the 6DFNxxA, 6DFNxxxCA, T6NxxA and T6NxxxCA offer peak pulse power of 600 W at 10/1000 μs and low leakage current down to 1 μA. AEC-Q101 qualified and offering high temperature operation to more than 185 degrees Celsius, the T6NxxA and T6NxxxCA PAR TVS are intended...
    Pirelli expands Elect range with two new P Zero tires for Porsche Taycan
    Pirelli has partnered with Porsche to develop two new tires, the P Zero R and the P Zero Trofeo RS, specifically designed for the Porsche Taycan, according to a press release dated April 10. The P Zero R is designed for daily driving and sportier outings, while the P Zero Trofeo RS is a track-oriented variant. Both tires feature Elect technology, which is a package of technological solutions designed to enhance the sportiness and efficiency of electric vehicles. The P Zero R has a double-ply ...
    ROHM unveils new op amp for amplifying sensor signals
    ROHM has developed a new linear operational amplifier (op amp) with the lowest current consumption in the industry, it said in a press release dated April 10. The product is ideal for amplifying sensor signals in applications powered by internal sources such as batteries. The LMR1901YG-M op amp leverages ROHM's original ultralow power technology to reduce current consumption by approximately 38% lower than general low-power op amps. This extends the life of applications powered by internal ba...
    New 2025 Enclave becomes first Buick model to feature Super Cruise technology
    Buick has unveiled its next-generation 2025 Enclave with Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology, according to a press release dated April 9. This is the first time that the driver assistance system is available in a Buick vehicle.  The new Enclave features a larger 30-inch-diagonal premium ultra-wide display, and a standard 2.5L Turbo engine producing 328 horsepower. All trims come with front-wheel and all-wheel drive (AWD) options, and the Enclave is trailering-capable wit...
    Synopsys introduces new offering for comprehensive software supply chain security
    Synopsys has launched a new offering called Black Duck Supply Chain Edition, which provides comprehensive software supply chain security. The new offering combines multiple open source detection technologies, automated third-party software bill of materials (SBOM) analysis, and malware detection to provide a comprehensive view of software risks inherited from open source, third-party, and AI-generated code. The Supply Chain Edition helps development and security teams track their dependencies...
    BYD to launch second-generation Blade batteries this year
    BYD’s battery unit FinDreams plans to launch a second-generation blade battery in August 2024, according to a news report published by online automotive news portal CarNewsChina on April 8. One of the key upgrades in the second-generation BYD blade battery will be a significantly improved energy density of about 190 Wh/kg, it said. BYD’s first-generation blade battery had an energy density of 140 Wh/kg, which was later improved to 150 Wh/kg. It is known that BYD had first launched its ...
    Volkswagen subsidiary Elli launches Charge Site Management to offer end-to-end charging solution
    Elli, Volkswagen’s EV charging solutions subsidiary, has launched an all-new business-to-business product, Charging Site Management, to cater to the electrification requirements of fleets, Elli announced on April 9. Elli’s new ‘Charging Site Management’ solution offers AC and DC charging hardware, including Elli Flexpole, Elli Charger and additional charging hardware from selected partners, integrated software solutions, including Elli Site Management Console and Elli Fleet Management...
    Monolith develops AI-powered Anomaly Detector software
    Monolith, an AI software provider, has developed an anomaly detector software, it said in a press release dated April 4. The software can quickly identify a wide range of issues in test data, including measurement or sensor errors, user errors, system malfunctions and incorrect usage of the system during testing. The new software automates the process of raw test data inspection to detect potential errors or abnormalities across hundreds of test channels, reducing the time it takes to identif...
    Škoda launches Octavia with ChatGPT and second-generation LED matrix beam headlights
    Škoda Auto has launched the refreshed Octavia with second-generation LED matrix beam headlights, according to a company press release dated April 8. The upgraded model also features a redesigned grille and the integration of ChatGPT into the Laura voice assistant. The proportion of sustainable materials in the interior has increased, particularly in the seats, dashboard and door trims. The latest iteration of the Octavia boasts a refined exterior and interior, offering eco-friendly component...
    DFI unveils new EV charger solution powered by Intel technology
    DFI has unveiled its latest electric vehicle charger solution at Embedded World 2024, it said in a press release dated April 8. The solution is powered by Intel technology. It leverages the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900TE processor and Intel Arc GPU to enhance AI capabilities at the edge in the expanding EV market. The platform utilizes over-the-air updates for maintenance and features DFI's M.2 A Key OOB Module, providing a reliable approach to post-deployment maintenance. The EV charger runs...
    BYD-FAW JV puts PA75 battery in mass production
    FAW-FinDreams, the battery joint venture between mainland China’s leading automaker FAW and BYD's battery manufacturing unit FinDreams, has put its PA75 battery in mass production, according to a news report published by CnEVPost on April 9. The PA75 project's battery is the first battery swap-enabled pack for FAW's Hongqi brand's HME battery platform. Citing a statement from FAW-FinDreams, the report said that the mass production of the PA75 battery pack is a milestone for FAW’s Hon...
    Novelda to showcase industry-leading ultrawide-band sensing capabilities at Embedded World 2024
    Novelda, a leading innovator of ultrawide-band (UWB) radar sensors, will demonstrate its industry-leading UWB sensing capabilities at Embedded World 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company will showcase its Novelda X7 UWB In-Cabin Sensor, which can detect human presence in each seat within a car cabin with unparalleled reliability and cost-effectiveness, a PRNewswire release stated April 8. The X7 radar chip from Novelda is capable of performing world-leading low-power presence dete...
    Nio begins mass production of its 150-kWh semisolid battery pack
    Shanghai-based electric-car maker Nio has commenced mass production of its 150-kWh semisolid battery pack, which is expected to get into service this quarter, according to a news report published by CnEVPost on April 4. The company had first unveiled the 150-kWh semisolid-state battery at the Nio Day 2020, which was organized in January 2021. The battery pack was unveiled on the sidelines of the ET7 sedan. Notably, Nio has also disclosed that it plans to use the 150-kWh semisolid battery p...
    Ennovi unveils innovative tech for sustainable EV battery production
    Ennovi has introduced a new technology called Ennovi-CellConnect-Prism, which aims to improve the sustainability of battery production for electric vehicles, it said in a press release dated April 3. The new technology features a flexible die-cut circuit (FDC) capability that offers a more cost-effective and sustainable solution for low-voltage signals in battery-cell contacting systems. Currently, flexible printed circuits (FPCs) are commonly used in these systems, but they are the most expe...
    Hyundai unveils Tucson SUV with redesigned interior
    Hyundai has introduced several innovative technologies in its new Tucson model, it said in a press release dated March 27. The vehicle is equipped with electronic control technology that enables over-the-air updates, making maintenance and software updates simpler. This technology also allows for access to features on demand and the latest navigation and infotainment capabilities. The Tucson features a dual curved 12.3-inch display setup that integrates cluster and infotainment functions, pro...
    Autel Energy Europe releases MaxiCharger Megawatt Charging System Satellite Launch Plan
    Autel Energy has launched the MaxiCharger Megawatt Charging System at the Nordic EV Summit 2024, it said in a press release on April 4. The system offers a scalable and robust solution for fast and efficient charging of electric vehicles, particularly for heavy-duty transport. With a modular design, the MaxiCharger Megawatt Charging System can deliver over 1 MW of power and is at the core of Autel Energy's AI-Powered Digital Charging Solutions. Autel Energy has partnered with Hubject to condu...
    StoreDot validates 2,000 charging cycles for its silicon dominant XFC battery cells
    Israel-based extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology company StoreDot has achieved more than 2,000 consecutive XFC cycles, with the silicon dominant battery cells still maintaining over 80% of their initial capacity, the company announced on April 4. These exceptional results, demonstrating high energy density, are from cells achieving at least 330Wh/kg and 860Wh/L at stack level. The cells were charged consecutively from 10% to 80% in 10 minutes, demonstrating a charge rate of 4.2C, w...
    Mercedes unveils G-Class with a new off-road cockpit
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the revamped G-Class with redesigned off-road control unit, new off-road cockpit, and transparent bonnet, according to a press release dated March 26. These features enable a digital off-road experience. The off-road icon retains its tried-and-tested ladder-frame construction, mechanical differential locks and rigid rear axle, while also featuring independent front suspension. The mild hybrids with an integrated starter-generator (ISG) and 48-volt onboard elect...
    Continental's door panel concept wins CMF design award for innovative surface solutions
    Continental, a technology company, has combined its functional surface solutions into a compact model called the Door Panel Concept. The new model combines five different functional surfaces and was recently awarded the CMF Design Award 2023 for its innovative design. The company's surface solutions are designed to meet the requirements of global markets, particularly in autonomous vehicles with quiet electric drives. The focus is shifting from visual and acoustic impressions outside the vehi...
    Chinese startup Talent New Energy unveils all-solid-state lithium metal battery prototype
    Chinese solid-state battery technology startup Talent New Energy has unveiled an all-new all-solid-state lithium metal battery prototype with a single cell capacity of 120 Ah and an ultra-high energy density of 720 Wh/kg, according to a news report published by CnEVPost on April 3. The news report cited an announcement made by the company on April 2. It said that Talent New Energy’s all-solid-state lithium metal battery prototype is the world's first automotive-grade solid-state battery ...
    Kempower launches its megawatt charging system for electric trucks in Europe
    Electric vehicle charging equipment manufacturer Kempower has launched its state-of-the-art Megawatt Charging System for electric trucks in Europe, the company announced on April 3. With its megawatt charging system, the Finnish company aims to address the charging requirements of the electric heavy-duty vehicles to meet the European Union’s decarbonization goals. The company said that its first version of megawatt charging solution comes with a peak power of 1500 amperes, 1.2 MW and a K...
    Ultium Cells ship first-completed battery cells to General Motors
    Ultium Cells, a joint venture between General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solution (LGES) that will mass-produce Ultium battery cells, has shipped its first battery cells to its customer, GM, the company announced March 21. The milestone represents the culmination of two and a half years of work, the company said in a press note. Ultium Cells said that its facility will continue to produce millions of battery cells for GM’s Ultium platform-based electric cars and pickup trucks, including t...
    AVL and partners develop toolchain for automated and autonomous driving functions
    Mobility technology company AVL, in collaboration with Microsoft, Hexagon, Synopsys and Tracetronic, has developed an integrated digital and automated toolchain to support the deployment of automated and autonomous vehicles, according to a press release on April 2. The solution is designed to enhance the efficiency and precision of simulation and testing of driving functions, incorporating various sensors, control elements and driving environments. Currently, testing automated and autonomous ...
    Lam Research unveils deposition technique for next-generation microelectromechanical sensors
    Lam Research has developed a production-oriented pulsed laser deposition (PLD) tool called Pulsus, it said in a press release dated March 26. It enables next-generation microelectromechanical sensors (MEMS)-based microphones and radio frequency (RF) filters, and paves the way for advanced consumer and automotive devices with enhanced performance, capability and functionality. Pulsus features aluminum scandium nitride (AlScN) films with the highest scandium content available. The Pulsus PLD sy...
    Lumileds develops Philips new Ultinon Pro7000 range of automotive signaling bulbs
    Lumileds announced that it has developed Philips' Ultinon Pro7000 LED automotive signaling bulbs, in a press release dated April 2. The signaling bulbs offer superior brightness for safer driving. These bulbs are designed to provide better visibility in poor weather conditions and offer a stylish alternative for drivers who want to upgrade their vehicle's lighting. The Ultinon Pro7000 LED bulbs have a 360° angle and instant illumination, ensuring that other drivers can react sooner. The...
    UK-based Intelligent Energy develops hydrogen fuel-cell system for passenger cars
    UK-based Intelligent Energy has unveiled a brand-new hydrogen fuel-cell system that it claims is smaller and more powerful than any other solution on the passenger car market, the company said April 2. The hydrogen fuel-cell system recently broke cover during a launch event at Intelligent Energy’s Loughborough, UK, headquarters where it powered a sport utility vehicle (SUV) provided by Changan UK. The company said that its brand-new and patented IE-DRIVE system has been designed to give pas...
    Quantumscape begins shipping Alpha-2 prototype battery cells to its customers
    QuantumScape Corp., a Volkswagen-backed, solid-state lithium-metal battery technology company, announced March 27 that it has started customer shipments of its Alpha-2 prototype battery cells. These shipments are among one of the key goals that the company had set for 2024, it said. Alpha-2 prototypes are a significant milestone on the roadmap to deliver QSE-5, which is QuantumScape’s first planned commercial product. The battery technology company said that it entered the automotive qua...
    Nexen Tire expands its original equipment portfolio line for premium-quality N’Fera Sport tires
    Nexen Tire, a global tire manufacturer, has secured original equipment manufacturer approval for its latest model of the 11th-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which will be available for use on vehicles sold worldwide. The N’Fera Sport, a European premium sports tire manufactured at Nexen Tire's European plant, offers excellent drainage performance with a 3+1 wide groove and asymmetric pattern, providing excellent performance on wet and dry roads. The tire has received strong recommenda...
    ATrack unveils cutting-edge AI vision telematics at Embedded World 2024
    ATrack Technology Inc., a leading provider of telematics solutions, is set to unveil cutting-edge advancements in AI vision telematics at Embedded World 2024. The company will showcase its innovative AK750 AI telematics box, which seamlessly integrates with satellite networks, providing uninterrupted connectivity in remote environments. The AK750 features three high-definition cameras, real-time voice alerts and automatic event footage uploads, along with global navigation satellite system po...
    Kraiburg introduces new material solution for automotive antenna design
    Kraiburg TPE, a renowned leader in thermoplastic elastomers, unveiled its latest breakthrough in automotive materials — the specialized Thermolast R RC/UV/AP series. This cutting-edge material represents a fusion of advanced technology and environmental sustainability, setting new standards for automotive antenna design, the company said in a press release on March 26. The company said the RC/UV/AP series extends to various automotive applications, including water deflectors, roof rack...
    Melexis launches ADK81116 kit for simplified RGB-LED automotive devices
    Melexis has launched the ADK81116 application development kit for dynamic RGB-LED automotive applications, it said in a press release dated March 26. The kit simplifies the development process by providing a preloaded configurable firmware, eliminating the need for software development expertise. The ADK81116 includes a comprehensive solution with a user-friendly graphic user interface (GUI) for calibration and configuration. The kit comes with a wiring harness, power supply and evaluation li...
    Toshiba launches SmartMCD series gate driver ICs with embedded microcontroller for automotive applications
    Toshiba has begun volume shipments of its SmartMCD series of gate driver intergrated circuits (ICs) with embedded microcontrollers (MCUs), according to a press release on March 28. The first product in the series, TB9M003FG, is designed for sensorless control of the three-phase brushless DC motor commonly used in automotive applications. The TB9M003FG combines a microcontroller (Arm Cortex-M0), flash memory, power control functions and communications interface functions into a single gate dri...
    ZKW's innovative lighting solutions debut on new BMW XM
    ZKW, a leading automotive lighting manufacturer based in Wieselburg, Austria, has developed unique and innovative front and rear lights for the new BMW XM. The narrow front and rear lights feature high-resolution LED headlamps and all-round, narrow, full LED lamps with separate controls. According to Wilhelm Steger, CEO of the ZKW Group, the project represented a significant milestone for the company, as it is the first time that ZKW's lighting solutions have been incorporated into premium BM...
    Aspinity debuts new analogML algorithms for parked vehicle monitoring
    Aspinity, a leader in near-zero-power AI solutions, has announced the availability of new analogML algorithms for parked vehicle monitoring. The company has also launched a new dashcam-focused evaluation kit that enables the accurate detection and recording of security events for weeks or more without impacting the vehicle's battery or requiring an external power source. The new algorithms are designed to overcome the power barrier that has limited the accuracy of always-on security solu...
    Hyundai's Ioniq 5 N gets custom Pirelli P Zero tire for optimal performance
    Pirelli has developed a specialized version of its P Zero tire for Hyundai's new electric car, the Ioniq 5 N. The bespoke tire was created through a two-year collaboration with Hyundai, with the goal of providing optimal driving dynamics, reliability and comfort. The P Zero Elect features Pirelli's innovative Elect technology, which is specifically designed for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. This technology enhances the tire's durability, handling and wet grip. Additionally, the P...
    Würth Elektronik unveils advanced LEDs with 16 million color and brightness options
    Würth Elektronik has launched RGB LEDs with an integrated controller (IC), it said in a press release on March 27. The intelligent LEDs offer over 16 million different color and brightness levels and are compatible with open-source libraries such as FastLED. These LEDs are faster to implement and more compact than traditional solutions, making them ideal for applications such as signal control systems, full-color matrix displays, audio and gaming systems, indoor lighting, and displays o...
    Sumitomo’s intelligent sensor reduces risk of loose-wheel accidents
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has developed a new sensor that detects loose wheel nuts, reducing the risk of runaway wheel accidents, according to a report published by Autocar on March 27. The sensor, called Sensing Core, uses intelligent tire technology to analyze wheel-speed signals and other information from the vehicle's controller area network (CAN) to detect any loose wheel nuts by as little as 1 millimeter. This function will be fitted to a car as standard equipment for the first t...
    Tasking unveils next-gen Bluebox debuggers for faster software development
    Tasking has launched the iC7pro and iC7max, which join the iC7mini, introduced last fall, to form the latest generation of its BlueBox debuggers. These debuggers offer improved performance and faster response times for software development, enabling smoother APIs and graphical user interfaces (GUIs) experience, as reported in a press release on March 27. Tasking's compiler toolchains, including SmartCode for Infineon TriCore Aurix TC4x family and VX-Toolset for Arm v7.0 for NXP...
    AEye introduces Apollo 4Sight Flex family’s Lidar sensor
    AEye has announced the launch of Apollo, the first product in its 4Sight Flex next-generation family of Lidar sensors. Apollo offers best-in-class range and resolution in a small, power-efficient and low-cost form factor, making it suitable for both automotive and non-automotive applications, according to a press release on March 26. The new sensor supports integration options behind the windshield, on the roof or in the grille, allowing original equipment manufacturers to implement critical ...
    Infineon introduces SSO10T TSC package with OptiMOS MOSFET technology
    In a press release on March 26, Infineon Technologies introduced the SSO10T TSC package with OptiMOS metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology. The package features direct topside cooling, which enhances thermal performance and eliminates heat transfer into or through the printed circuit board (PCB) of automotive electronic control units. This design allows for a simplified and compact double-sided PCB layout, reducing cooling requirements and system costs. The SSO10T...
    Polestar reduces cradle-to-gate carbon footprint of Polestar 3 SUV by cutting emissions from aluminum, batteries
    Swedish premium electric-car maker Polestar announced March 25 that it has managed to significantly cut down the total cradle-to-gate carbon footprint of its first electric performance sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Polestar 3, limiting it to 24.7 metric tons of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e). The company said that the carbon footprint of the Polestar 3 is lower than that of the smaller Polestar 2 when it was launched in 2020. Notably, Polestar 2’s carbon footprint is recorded at 26.1 t...
    Nissan unveils ‘The Arc’ business roadmap to drive competitiveness and profitability
    On March 25, Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Corp. announced an all-new business plan named The Arc, to sharpen its global electric-vehicle transition strategy, while applying new approaches to engineering and manufacturing to strengthen competitiveness and improve profitability. The plan entails a broad product offensive with an increased focus on electrification of vehicles, adoption of new technologies and use of strategic partnerships to drive global sales volumes. In a statement, the auto...
    Garmin launches compatible midrange JL Audio car speakers
    Garmin, a leading provider of audio solutions, has announced the launch of its latest midrange speakers, the JL Audio Custom Fit speakers, in a press release dated March 21. The speakers are designed to offer compatibility across various vehicle makes and models, and are available in two sizes - 2.75-inches and 3.50-inches. The speakers are known for their excellent sound quality and extended high-frequency response, making them ideal for both passive and active systems. The speakers feature ...
    Garmin unveils JL Audio C6 premium car speakers
    Garmin has announced the launch of its new premium speaker series, JL Audio C6, designed for car audio systems, in a press release dated March 21. The series includes a 2-way component system with passive crossover networks or individual speakers for active system applications. The speakers feature advanced technology, including DMA (Direct Memory Access)-optimized motor plates, cast alloy frames with Elevated Frame Cooling, and an oversized voice coil. The pure silk dome tweeters deliver smo...
    AGC Automotive Europe unveils photovoltaic panoramic sunroof for passenger vehicles
    AGC Automotive Europe has developed a panoramic solar roof for passenger vehicles, according to a report by PV Magazine on March 22. The VIPV (vehicle-integrated photovoltaic) unit features a glass-glass construction and does not require a roller blind system, resulting in weight savings of up to 5 kg and increased headroom by up to 30 mm. The system can generate power outputs ranging from 170 W to 380 W, depending on the usable area. AGC offers a choice of high-efficiency cell designs with e...
    Microchip Technology releases Qi v2.0 standards-compliant dsPIC33-based reference design
    Microchip Technology has developed a wireless dual-pad charging reference design for the Qi 2.0 standard that supports both Extended Power Profile and Magnetic Power Profile with a single controller  The Qi 2.0 dual-pad wireless power transmitter reference design from Microchip uses a single dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and is aimed initially at automotive applications, as reported in a press release on March 21. A key feature of the new Qi2 standard, recently released by the...
    Bridge of Weir Leather unveils two technologies to develop bio-based and biodegradable leather
    Leather manufacturer Bridge of Weir Leather has developed BioTAN and FreeTAN technologies for the development of bio-based and biodegradable leather, it said in a press release dated March 20. The two technologies have been developed over the last four years. BioTAN and FreeTAN will increase the bio-content and end-of-life biodegradability properties of leather, remove fossil fuel, oil-derived components and heavy metals from processes and products to achieve a circular future for natural lea...
    SABIC develops new resins for vehicle exterior
    SABIC has unveiled LNP ELCRES SLX1271SR resin, a part of its LNP SLX copolymer portfolio, it said in a press release dated March 12. This specialty material features enhanced scratch and mar resistance and a high-gloss surface finish to provide OEMs with a new molded-in color solution for exterior components. The LNP ELCRES SLX1271SR resin offers continuous UV stability and good mechanical performance. Paint-free LNP ELCRES SLX1271SR resin offers a new solution for reducing VOC (volatile orga...
    Efinix develops field programmable gate arrays for automotive designs and applications
    Efinix has announced a line of FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) solutions for the automotive industry electronic applications in-and-outside vehicles, in a press release dated March 25. The line and Efinix’s Efinity tool suite that has achieved ISO26262 certification extend the company’s capabilities for the automotive manufacturers. The FPGA solutions include the newly launched Titanium Ti375 which are made in an advanced 16 nm process node. These FPGAs deliver performance and effic...
    ETAS and Rambus codevelops software and hardware security solution for automotive silicon designs
    ETAS and Rambus have co-developed a bundled automotive cybersecurity solution, according to a company press release dated March 22. The new integrated hardware security module (iHSM) product family combines the Rambus RT-64x Root of Trust IP with the ETAS embedded cybersecurity software solution ESCRYPT CycurSoC. The ETAS-Rambus iHSM-64x solution ports ESCRYPT CycurSoC on the RISC-V-based Rambus RT-64x hardware architecture. It is designed for automotive security use cases. The pre-integrated...
    Europe’s Helena project assembles first complete cells for solid-state batteries with halide electrolyte
    In its first major milestone achieved, the European Union-funded Helena project has successfully developed the assembly of the first complete cells for solid-state batteries with halide electrolyte, the consortium announced on March 20. The achievement, which entails significant advancements linked to the electrochemical properties of the electrolyte, has been made possible after 20 months of exhaustive work by 15 European companies and entities coordinated by the CIC energiGUNE research cent...
    Taiwanese EV charging solutions supplier Delta launches 500kW DC ultra-fast-charger
    Taiwan-based EV charging equipment supplier Delta has launched its 500kW DC ultra-fast EV charger – UFC 500 – to cater to the surging demand for fast EV chargers globally, the company announced on March 21. According to the company, the UFC 500 offers unparalleled convenience as it can charge one heavy duty electric vehicle (electric truck or an electric bus) with large battery capacity at 460 kW power within 2 hours, which, on average, result in a driving range for a full-day operation. ...
    ECARX unveils several ground-breaking automotive intelligence solutions
    ECARX Holdings recently hosted its second Tech Day in Hangzhou, mainland China, where it showcased several cutting-edge automotive intelligence solutions and ecosystem advancements, it said in a press release dated March 20. The company unveiled new computing platforms, including the Atlas and Pikes platforms, which are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and designed to deliver state-of-the-art in-vehicle infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). It also ...
    DeepRoute.ai plans to develop smart-driving architecture powered by NVIDIA DRIVE Thor
    DeepRoute.ai has announced plans to develop end-to-end smart driving solutions using NVIDIA's upcoming DRIVE Thor platform, which is based on the new Blackwell GPU architecture designed for transformer and generative AI workloads, as reported in a press release on March 20. The company has been conducting road tests on NVIDIA's predecessor DRIVE Thor, DRIVE Orin, since August 2023, validating the viability of the model through extensive testing and simulation. DeepRoute.ai will leverage its s...
    Arteris expands automotive solutions for Armv9 architecture CPUs
    In a press release on March 13, Arteris has announced the first deliverables of its ongoing partnership with Arm to speed up automotive electronics innovation based on the latest generation of Arm® Automotive Enhanced (AE) technologies. The collaboration integrates Armv9-based Cortex® processors with Arteris system IP to enable autonomous driving, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), cockpit and infotainment, vision, radar and lidar, body and chassis control, and other automotive applica...
    British luxury-car brand Bentley delays launch of its first pure electric car
    British luxury-car brand Bentley has delayed the launch of its first pure battery-electric vehicle (BEV) to late 2026, according to a news report published by Autocar on March 19. The report said that Bentley’s revised BEV launch plan comes as the carmaker is prioritizing the development of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). It can be recalled that Bentley’s first BEV was due for launch in 2025, as the first of five new BEVs, first announced in 2022. According to the report, a d...
    I-charging unveils EV chargers with increased power capacity of 900 kW
    Portugal-based supplier of electric vehicle charging solutions I-charging announced March 19 that its products — Blueberry Cluster and Blueberry Plus — that already deliver a power of up to 600 kW can now both be delivered with an increased power capacity of 900 kW. The new product enhancement is in line with the sharp surge in demand for high-power EV charging solutions worldwide. The Blueberry’s increased power capacity with the ability to charge multiple EVs simultaneously at high sp...
    Infineon’s ecosystem partner Ekkono Solutions offers software development kit for creating AI algorithms
    Infineon Technologies has announced that its ecosystem partner Ekkono Solutions AB is offering an easy-to-use software development kit (SDK) for creating AI algorithms for embedded systems, in a press release dated March 20. The embedded systems are based on Infineon's Aurix microcontroller (MCU) family. The SDK allows developers to train and generate AI algorithms without any further adjustments at the hardware level, leveraging the advanced capabilities of the Aurix TC3x and TC4x, espe...
    Upstream unveils Ocean AI for enhanced mobility cybersecurity operations
    Upstream, a cybersecurity company, has launched Ocean AI, a generative AI capability that powers the next generation of mobility and vehicle security operations centers (vSOCs). Ocean AI leverages Upstream's digital-twin technology to analyze massive amounts of cybersecurity data and provide unprecedented efficiencies, scalability and optimizations. The Ocean AI platform enables customers to ask conversational and natural language questions to obtain answers from the analyzed data. Based on l...
    Karamba Security unveils enhanced IoT security suite with distro-agnostic protection
    Karamba Security has released XGuard 3.0, an enhanced version of its internet of things product security suite. The latest release introduces distro-agnostic protection for Linux and Android systems, as well as containerized applications. XGuard now offers a wider range of security controls, including enhanced application execution control, device security metrics and event monitoring, and automated application allow-list protection. Additionally, XGuard provides control-flow integrity a...
    AMS Osram develops new Data Matrix Code for automotive lighting manufacturers
    AMS Osram has unveiled an innovative Data Matrix Code (DMC), which will offer a unique solution for automotive lighting module and system manufacturers, it said in a press release dated March 19. The DMC provides individual ID linked to measurement data for each LED, reducing manufacturers' optical calibration effort and simplifying their production process. The innovation is already available for some members of the Osire family of automotive LEDs, and is expected to be rolled out to ...
    MediaTek unveils four new automotive SoCs within its Dimensity Auto Cockpit portfolio
    MediaTek has unveiled four new automotive systems-on-chip (SoCs) as part of its Dimensity Auto Cockpit portfolio, according to a company press release dated March 18. The new SoCs are designed to offer powerful AI in-cabin experiences for the next generation of intelligent vehicles. The new chipsets, CX-1, CY-1, CM-1 and CV-1, will come with support for Nvidia Drive OS, enabling automakers to leverage the platform across various segments, from premium to entry-level vehicles. The Dimensity Au...
    Uno Minda launches rearview mirror for four-wheelers in India
    Uno Minda has introduced a range of four-wheeler rear mirrors for the Indian market, Autocar reported March 19. The product is designed to enhance road visibility for drivers, promoting attentiveness behind the wheel by offering a clear view of the vehicle's surroundings. The four-wheeler rearview mirror features shatterproof, high-quality convex glass and has been designed as per recommended standards, ensuring compatibility and optimal performance across various four-wheeler models. "We'...
    Omnivision's OX08D10 sensor integrates with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Digital Chassis
    Omnivision has announced that its OX08D10 8-megapixel (MP) complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor with TheiaCel technology has been pre-integrated and validated with color tuning on Qualcomm Technologies' Snapdragon Ride Platform, Snapdragon Ride Flex System-on-Chip (SoC) and Snapdragon Cockpit Platform. This integration enables next-generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and AI-enabled connected digital cockpits, as reported in a press rele...
    STMicroelectronics unveils 18-nanometer FD-SOI tech for cost-competitive, next-generation microcontrollers
    According to a press release on March 19, STMicroelectronics has announced the development of a new process technology based on 18-nanometer (nm) Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator (FD-SOI) technology with embedded phase change memory (ePCM). This technology offers a significant improvement in performance and power consumption compared to the company's current 40-nm embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) technology. The new process technology is co-developed with Samsung Foundry and will enable th...
    U-blox launches new GNSS platform for enhanced positioning accuracy in urban environments
    In a press release on March 19, U-blox has announced the F10, its first dual-band global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) platform that combines the L1 and L5 bands, aiming to address the challenges of accurate positioning in urban areas, where multipath effects can significantly degrade GNSS performance. By utilizing the L5 band's resilience to multipath effects, the F10 can deliver positioning accuracy of less than 2 meters (CEP50), compared with approximately 4 meters with the L1 band alon...
    Cerebrum expands range of intelligent tire-management solutions
    In a press release dated March 18, Cerebrum Sensor Technologies, an intelligent tire solutions company, announced the expansion of its offerings by using strategic relationships and agnostic tools to offer a suite of tire-management solutions sourcing from its intelligent tire network (ITN). Cerebrum ITN is a network of agnostic data sources that fuels the company's AI and machine-learning algorithms, providing unique insights into tire performance. The network has gathered trillions of data ...
    Applied Intuition launches automated parking development solution for ADAS and automated driving
    Applied Intuition, a vehicle software supplier, has announced a new automated parking development solution for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving, as reported in a press release on March 18. The solution enables ADAS and automated driving engineering teams to develop reliable and efficient automated parking systems (APS) up to 12 times faster, with improved safety and reliability. The solution addresses the key challenges of engineering an APS, including diverse o...
    Omnivision announces image sensor with TheiaCel technology compatible with Nvidia omniverse
    Omnivision has announced that its OX08D10 8-megapixel complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor is now compatible with Nvidia Omniverse, a platform of APIs, software development kits (SDKs) and services for developing high-fidelity 3D applications and services, according to press release on March 18. The OX08D10 features Omnivision's new TheiaCel technology, which enables accurate LED light capture without flickering artifacts in nearly all driving conditions. With indu...
    Yanfeng develops new sustainable seat concept
    Yanfeng has developed the Reco Seat, it said in a press release dated March 12. The seat is made of innovative and recycled materials, including the foam and the steel frame, and reportedly reduces carbon emissions by up to 40% compared to conventional seating. The seat represents progress toward the company's climate goals, which include the use of recycled raw materials and lightweight components to reduce corporate carbon emissions and product carbon footprint (PCF). The Reco Seat features...
    TDK offers compact high-current chokes for automotive applications
    In a press release on March 16, TDK Corp. presented the B82559A*A033 series of new shielded EPCOS ERU33 high-current chokes for through-hole mounting. Designed for high saturation currents from 32 amperes (A) to 83 A at 100°C, the six new types cover a range of inductance values from 3.2 microhenry (µH) to 10 µH. DC resistances are as low as 0.85 milliohm or 1.2 milliohm, depending on the type. Thanks to the flat-wire winding, the chokes have very compact dimensions of only ...
    Hyundai Mobis unveils new front-face EV solutions
    Hyundai Mobis has developed an Integrated Front Face Module that maintains the traditional grille design while reducing air resistance, it said in a press release dated March 14. The front face contains the head lamps, grille and hood. The company has used an aerodynamic system that reduces air resistance, a Lidar that protrudes outward only during driving for design and sensor protection, and an automatic charger retrieval feature that retrieves the charger after charging is completed. An im...
    Nio, CATL sign deal to jointly develop EV batteries with longer life
    Shanghai-based electric-vehicle maker Nio has signed a strategic agreement with the world’s largest battery-maker CATL to develop EV batteries that offer a longer life span, according to a news report published by CnEVPost on March 14. Citing a statement from Nio, the report said that the two companies signed a framework agreement in Beijing to jointly conduct battery research and development activities based on Nio’s battery-swap requirements. Nio and CATL plan to focus on long-life tech...
    New Shindengen MOSFET models aim to improve vehicle device reliability with enhanced withstand voltage capabilities
    Shindengen Electric Manufacturing will launch new 900V withstand voltage 1A and 2A models in the VX3 Series high withstand voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) for vehicle applications in April, according to a press statement on March 14. The products are expected to help improve reliability in device applications. The new models feature revised internal structures that ensure high-bandwidth memory 2-kV guarantee and MM 200V guarantee, and are compatible with h...
    STMicroelectronics unveils automotive-grade MDmesh DM9 super-junction MOSFETs
    STMicroelectronics has launched a new series of automotive-grade 600-V/650-V super-junction metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), MDmesh DM9 AG series, which offer efficiency and ruggedness for onboard chargers (OBCs) and DC/DC converter applications in both hard- and soft-switching topologies, according to a press release on March 11. The devices have outstanding RDS(on) per die area and minimal gate charge, resulting in low energy losses and sharp swit...
    ROHM unveils new primary low dropout regulators for automotive electronics
    ROHM has developed a new series of 45V rated 500 milliamp (mA) output primary low dropout (LDO) regulators, BD9xxM5-C, which are designed for use in automotive electronic components such as electronic control units (ECUs). These devices are capable of providing power directly from the vehicle's lead-acid battery and are equipped with ROHM's original QuiCur high-speed load response technology, which delivers ideal response characteristics to load-current fluctuations, as reported in a press ...
    Jaguar Land Rover to introduce hands-free driving in 2025 with new electric platform
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is set to introduce hands-free, eyes-on driving in 2025 with the launch of its first model on the new electric EMA platform, according to a report published by Autocar on March 14. The capability, known as Level 2 plus, is the final step toward autonomous driving, where the car fully takes over. JLR has adopted US tech specialist Nvidia's Drive chip and software combination for the new Range Rover model, which will be built in Halewood, near Liverpool, UK. Th...
    LG Energy Solution plans to work with Qualcomm to develop advanced BMS for EVs
    South Korean battery-maker LG Energy Solution (LGES) has signed an agreement with US technology company Qualcomm Technologies, with an initial plan to jointly develop advanced battery management system (BMS) diagnostic solutions for electric vehicles, LGES announced March 12. As part of this collaboration, the two companies intend to explore developing advanced solutions that can combine LGES’ battery diagnostic software with certain features and functionalities of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon D...
    Audi unveils new interior and lighting features in A3 series
    Audi has updated the A3 Sportback and Sedan with a new sharpened interior and lighting, according to a press release dated March 12. The interior has been upgraded with new shifter design, air vents and interior lighting. The model now offers more standard equipment, including a three-spoke leather steering wheel with multifunction plus, air conditioning and the ambient light package. The interior lighting feature adds accents to the doors and footwells, and the optional contour lighting pa...
    Infineon unveils 2,000-V CoolSiC MOSFETs for high-voltage and switching frequency apps
    Infineon Technologies has introduced the CoolSiC metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) 2,000 V in the TO-247PLUS-4-HCC package, according to a press release dated March 12. The product is designed to meet the increasing demand for high-power density in high-voltage and switching frequency applications without compromising reliability. The new devices offer a breakdown voltage of 2,000 V, making them the first discrete Silicon Carbide product on the market with this leve...
    Flo develops a new fast-charging cable management system named EZLift
    Flo, a leading electric vehicle charging network operator in North America, has developed an innovative cable management system, called EZLift, which makes fast charging easier, safer and more accessible for all EV drivers, the company announced March 7. Flo said that its newly developed solution EZLift uses a patent-pending motorized system to assist with fast-charging cable extension and retraction, helping end users with the handling of typically bulky fast-charging cables.  The EZ...
    Ennovi unveils an innovative prismatic battery cell contacting system
    Singapore-based electric vehicle solutions provider Ennovi has developed an innovative prismatic battery cell contacting system — CellConnect Prism — designed to redefine the connectivity and efficiency of battery modules, the company announced March 6. According to the company, the Ennovi-CellConnect-Prism will empower engineers with unparalleled flexibility, enabling the seamless integration of individual prismatic cells to create larger battery modules or advanced cell-to-pack (CTP) an...
    Huawei aims to deliver 1 km of driving range in 1 second of ultra-fast charging
    Mainland China headquartered technology company Huawei aims to increase EV charging speeds to the tune of achieving one kilometer of driving range in just one second of charging, according to a news report published by CarNewsChina on February 28. The report cited a company presentation given by Huawei’s President of Digital Energy, Hou Jinlong on the sidelines of the company’s annual China Digital Energy Partner Conference held on February 27. Huawei’s senior leadership shared their vi...
    Intel and Concept Reply join forces to advance AI-powered advancements in self-driving vehicle safety
    Concept Reply, a Reply network company, has collaborated with Intel to develop an advanced AI-based solution for autonomous vehicles to accurately detect traffic lights, improving road safety in urban areas. The solution utilizes Intel Habana Gaudi processors and AWS, and draws on the collective expertise of both companies to enable precise traffic light detection, as reported in a press release on March 6. The solution, called Carla, is a platform that simulates complex car-sensor functional...
    Vishay's new PTC thermistors enhance circuit performance in automotive and industrial applications
    Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has introduced a new series of inrush current limiting positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistors, designed to enhance performance in active charge and discharge circuits for automotive applications, as reported in a press release on March 6. The PTCEL series features a wide range of resistance at 25°C (R25) values with high voltage and energy-handling capabilities. The devices are AEC-Q200 qualified and self-protecting, providing overload protection in AC...
    Shindengen launches High-side Nch-MOSFET gate driver integrated circuit
    Shindengen Electric Manufacturing has launched a new High-side Nch-metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (Nch-MOSFET) gate driver integrated circuit (IC), it said in a press release dated March 6. The MF2007SW offers reverse connection and reverse current protection. The product can be used as an ideal diode by combining it with an Nch-MOSFET, reducing power dissipation by approximately 72% and temperature increases by approximately 51% compared to conventional diodes. Additi...
    Diodes unveils automotive-compliant linear LED driver for multichannel lighting control
    Diodes has released a new automotive-compliant linear LED driver that enables users to independently control the brightness and color of its three channels, it said in a press release dated March 6. The AL1783Q driver has LED current settings by an external reference (REF) pin, independent dimming controls for each channel, and pulse width modulation (PWM) to perform LED dimming. It is well-suited for multiple interior and exterior lighting applications in electric vehicles and internal combusti...
    Nokian Tyres unveils new summer and all-season tires for European roads
    In a press release on March 6, Nokian Tyres has launched a new range of summer and all-season tires, designed to provide optimal performance, safety and comfort on European roads. The company's test centers in Finland, Spain and Sweden play a crucial role in the development of these tires, with rigorous testing procedures ensuring that the tires meet the highest quality and safety standards. The new summer tire portfolio includes the Nokian Tyres Wetproof 1, which offers maximum safety and a ...
    Nio to deploy 150-kWh semisolid battery pack into service in Q2 2024
    After several delays, Shanghai-based electric car company Nio finally plans to begin deploying the 150-kWh semisolid-state battery pack into service in the second quarter of 2024, according to a news report published by CnEVPost on March 5. The report said that the company disclosed this information during its fourth-quarter 2023 earnings call. Citing the electric-vehicle maker, the report said that the 150-kWh semisolid-state battery will be the largest-capacity battery pack mass-produced...
    Infineon introduces CoolSiC MOSFET 650 V and 1,200 V generation 2 for EV applications
    Infineon Technologies AG has introduced the next generation of silicon carbide (SiC) metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) trench technology, called CoolSiC MOSFET 650 V and 1,200 V Generation 2. This new technology improves key performance figures such as stored energies and charges by up to 20% compared to the previous generation without compromising quality and reliability. The new generation of SiC technology enables lower energy loss, resulting in higher overall en...
    Ethernovia unveils single and quad port, 10G to 1G automotive PHY in 7 nanometer
    In a press release on March 5, Ethernovia, a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based startup, announced the sampling of a scalable family of automotive PHY transceivers that can transmit data at speeds ranging from 10 Gbps to 1 Gbps over 15 meters of automotive cabling. The devices, ENT11100 and ENT11025, are designed to meet the rising data demands of software-defined vehicles (SDV) and to ensure the highest level of safety. They are the only PHY that supports multiple speeds in the same device, making th...
    Nexperia unveils next-gen, low-voltage analogue switches
    Nexperia, a global semiconductor manufacturer, has introduced a new series of four- and eight-channel analog switches designed to simplify automotive system designs. The series includes AEC-Q100 qualified variants for automotive applications and standard versions suitable for a broader range of consumer applications, as reported in a press release on March 5. The switches feature fail-safe logic that allows control pins to be biased prior to system power-up and remain biased after power-down,...
    Samsung SDI to begin mass production of all-solid-state batteries in 2027
    South Korean battery-maker Samsung SDI plans to begin mass production of all-solid-state batteries (ASBs) in 2027, the company confirmed in a press note on March 5. Samsung SDI said that it is moving closer to the mass production readiness for its ASB with an energy density of 900 Wh/L. The company said that the energy density of its ASB jumps up by 40% from the level posted by P5, which is its own prismatic battery that is currently under production. Samsung SDI plans to implement the ind...
    AMS Osram unveils third-gen XLS signal lamp with improved cost efficiency and performance
    AMS Osram has launched the third generation of its eXchangable LED Signal (XLS) lamp product family, it said in a press release dated March 5. The new architecture offers excellent light output at lower cost compared to the previous generation, while also providing standardized interfaces to the luminaire. The XLS platform includes more than five different light sources, reducing complexity and costs for car manufacturers, and enabling faster development processes. The third generation o...
    Syensqo develops new version of its flagship resin for automotive applications
    Syensqo has developed a new bio-based material called MTM 49-3 that features 30% bio-sourced monomers, it said in a press release dated Feb. 27. The MTM 49-3 complements the portfolio of the company’s Medium Temperature Molding (MTM) advanced prepregs and targets structural automotive applications such as body panels, chassis components and spoilers. The new product exhibits enhanced toughness and impact resistance compared to traditional thermoset prepregs. The material...
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