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    MG Motor unveils all-electric ZS EV in India
    MG Motor has unveiled its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) eZS in India, The Economic Times reported on 5 December. The MG eZS comes with a 143 PS power output and a 44.5-kWh battery, which will give it a range of over 300 kilometers. The electric SUV will be launched next mon...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Volkswagen reveals details about new battery system for MEB-based EVs
    In a press release dated 5 December, Volkswagen (VW) has revealed details about its new high-voltage battery systems for all electric vehicles (EVs) built on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform in the Volkswagen Group. The system will be launched in the ID.3 all-electric hatchback, whic...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    BorgWarner develops new variant of HVH electric motor for hybrid cars
    BorgWarner has developed a new variant of the High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) motor ‘HVH 146’ for hybrid cars, the company announced in a press release on 5 December. The motor delivers 35 kW of  peak power and 65 N.m of torque. The HVH 146 motor will go into production on a light-duty hybrid pa...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Porsche tests all-electric AWD SUV with in-wheel motor setup
    Germany-based Porsche Engineering has announced a new solution for electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) that improves the vehicle’s stability through software alone, in a press statement released on 4 December. This solution does not require any additional sensors and works by distributing power...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    CES 2020: Veoneer to display new driver support, collaborative driving, and self-driving solutions
    Veoneer will display a range of new driver assist, collaborative driving, and self-driving solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 next month in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the company said in a press release on 5 December. Among the key solutions to be displayed include a new pr...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Rheinmetall develops polymer-coated thrust washer
    Rheinmetall has developed a new polymer-coated thrust washer, KS R535L1, the company said in a press release on 4 December. The new thrust washer has high resistance to wear caused by start/stop modes of operation and good mixed-friction stability. The polymer-coated thrust washer is based on w...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé features full-LED headlamps as standard
    The new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé features full-LED headlamps as standard, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 December. The model's ambient lighting illuminates the dashboard, with optical fibers running through the entire cockpit. For certain assemblies, the body shell of the new G...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    RoboSense launches complete lidar perception solution for robo-taxi markets
    RoboSense has launched RS-Fusion-P5, a complete lidar perception solution for robo-taxi markets outside China, the company said in a press release on 4 December. The RS-Fusion-P5 sensor uses an RS-Ruby sensor on top of the vehicle and four RS-Bpearl sensors embedded sideways around the vehicle to de...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    AIWAYS starts production of European-spec U5 electric SUV in China
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up AIWAYS has started production of all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) U5 for the European market, reports news website AutoMobilSport.com. The vehicle is being manufactured at AIWAYS’s plant in Shangrao in China. “This is a very important milestone for ...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Faurecia collaborates with Devialet to develop high-quality sound solutions for automakers
    Faurecia has announced a partnership with Devialet to develop premium audio solutions for use in vehicles, the company said in a press release on 4 December. The partnership brings on board Devialet’s expertise across acoustic architecture, loudspeakers and signal processing and Faurecia’s overa...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Skoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala, Kamiq and Karoq models
    Škoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala and Kamiq as well as Karoq models, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Scala, Kamiq and Karoq also offer LED headlights as well as LED tail lights and brake lights. The automaker said that the interactiv...
    Ford, McDonald’s USA collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts
    Ford Motor Company has entered into a collaboration with McDonald’s USA to convert coffee bean skin into vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, Ford announced in a press release on 4 December. The collaboration project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, which supplies the headlamps, and Compe...
    New Opel Insignia features adaptive IntelliLux LED headlamps
    Opel’s new Insignia features new adaptive IntelliLux LED headlamps, the German automaker announced in a press release on 4 December. The new extremely slim IntelliLux LED pixel light is equipped with 84 LED elements per headlamp. According to Opel, these new headlamps react faster, with more preci...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé to get plug-in hybrid engine, 48V tech and advanced air suspension
    In a press statement released on December 5th, German car maker Mercedes-Benz has brought out the latest iteration of its GLE Coupe SUV. Among other variants, the GLE Coupe is also available as a plug-in hybrid version. Powering this SUV is a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine that works in tandem ...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    French EV maker Goupil Industrie unveils all-electric LCV G6
    French electric  vehicle (EV) maker Groupil Industrie has unveiled an all-electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) ‘G6’ at the Solutrans trade fair in Lyon, France, Eco-Mobiliteit BV announced on its website. The Goupil G6 will have lithium batteries with a capacity of 15 or 30 kWh, and is e...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motors, Google collaborate to launch Tata Altroz Voice BoT
    Tata Motors has announced a collaboration with Google to launch a voice bot for its Altroz hatchback, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Tata Altroz Voice BoT is designed to guide customers on the car’s features and specifications and is useful in the entire process of boo...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Melexis unveils LED controller for automotive ambient lighting
    Melexis has developed the new generation of its LIN RGB(W) LED controller, the MLX81113, the company said in a press release on 3 December. It will add to the company’s RGB LED based automotive ambient lighting portfolio. The MLX81113 has system-on-chip (SoC) capabilities, featuring the MLX16 F...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Freudenberg develops new low friction bearing with improved lubrication
    German components supplier Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has introduced a newer version of its Levitorq axial thrust washer that has a reduced level of friction. According to a press release issued on December 3rd, the company states that the design of its Levitorq washers has been optimized...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    CES 2020: Rinspeed to showcase MetroSnap modular urban mobility concept
    Swiss automotive manufacturer and tuning firm Rinspeed will be showcasing its inexpensive swapping system for the vehicle bodies, called MetroSnap, at the CES 2020 event in Las Vegas, US. The company has reportedly filed for a patent protection regarding this concept. The MetroSnap concept vehi...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    MY2020 Toyota Corolla to be available only as a hybrid in UK
    The Toyota Corolla range has been revised for the 2020 model year.  The most important development is that the car will only be available as a hybrid in the United Kingdom from next year onwards. The Japanese car maker issued a press release on December 3rd confirming the same, and mentioned th...
    03-Dec-2019 News New Products
    New Genesis G90 sedan features OTA wireless updates for maps and software 
    The 2020 G90 is the first Genesis vehicle to offer over-the-air wireless updates for maps and software, the company said while unveiling its flagship sedan at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show on 20 November. It features a 12.3-inch display navigation system that integrates touchscreen controls and ...
    03-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Japan Display unveils new 12.3-inch LCD display
    Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has developed a 12.3-inch transparent liquid crystal display (LCD), the company said in a press release on 28 November. The new display has resolution of 1440x540, pixel density of 125 pixel per inch (ppi), maximum color display of 4,096 colors, and transmittance rate of 87%...
    03-Dec-2019 News New Products
    GM to resume offering 3-cylinder engines to North American vehicles
    American auto maker General Motors is reportedly bringing back its 3 cylinder internal combustion engine for vehicles in the North American markets after a gap of 20 years, according to a story filed by motoring publication Automotive News Canada. The engine will have its reintroduction to North ...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Rheinmetall develops new components for fuel cell applications
    German auto components manufacturer Rheinmetall Automotive’s subsidiary Pierburg GmbH has introduced a line of new products that are intended for use in vehicles driven by hydrogen fuel cells. The first is a multi-purpose valve, and this control valve has been designed to be installed on the catho...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Audi upgrades all-electric SUV e-tron to offer higher range
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer Audi has done a technical update for the company’s first electric SUV, the Audi e-tron. As a result of the updates to the vehicle’s software and drive system hardware optimizations, the e-tron 55 quattro will have approximately an additional 25 km (n...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Citroën plans to offer electric version of C4 Cactus next year
    Citroën is planning to offer an electric version of updated C4 Cactus next year, Automotive News Europe reported on 28 November, citing Citroën CEO Linda Jackson. According to the report, the electric variant of the C4 Cactus replacement will be Citroën's first mass-market electric vehicle (EV). ...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    X-FAB, AutoChips begin mass production of TPMS chipset
    X-FAB Silicon Foundries and automotive electronics chip design company AutoChips have begun volume production of a highly advanced tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) chipset, the companies said in a press release on 28 November. The chipset, which is automotive-grade AC5111 compliant, has bee...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Naim supplies in-car sound system for MY2020 Bentley Flying Spur
    Bentley has announced that audio systems maker Naim will supply the in-car sound system for its Flying Spur model year (MY) 2020 edition, the press release by the British carmaker on 29 November stated. The Flying Spur features Naim for Bentley sound system with 21 speakers and 2,200-watt amplifi...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Seedland launches ‘Hachi Auto’ offers autonomous vehicles service in gated community in Chinese city Guangzhou
    Seedland has launched an autonomous vehicle service in its gated community “Boston Ivy” in Guangzhou, China, according to a press release on 28 November. The Chinese real estate company developed Hachi Auto, a compact but spacious autonomous vehicle that can seat four people. The vehicle is powe...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    JLR to offer software OTA update on every new model
    Jaguar Land Rover has said that all models will have software over-the-air (OTA) capabilities as standard, a company press release dated 28 November showed. It is part of JLR’s on-going transformation in connected services. Customers will receive software updates in the future without visi...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Audi unveils new RS Q8 with 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain
    Audi has unveiled its new RS Q8 sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a 48-volt mild-hybrid (MHEV) powertrain, the company announced in a press release on 27 November. The car is equipped with a 4L V8 engine, which generates 441 kW and 800 N.m torque. The new RS Q8 will be launched in Germany and other E...
    29-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Fisker opens reservations for all-electric SUV Ocean
    Electric  vehicle (EV) startup Fisker has opened reservations for its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Ocean for USD250, the company announced in a press release on 27 November. Ocean will be available for leasing starting at USD379 per month, and delivery will begin from 2022. Fis...
    29-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes GLB comes equipped with MBUX infotainment system
    Mercedes-Benz has added the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system to the GLB compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), the German automaker said in a press release. The system features as standard two 7-inch displays for the instrument cluster and media display with touch screen and ha...
    29-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS Matrix LED headlights
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS matrix LED headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 27 November. Customers can choose from two different LED headlight configurations. The optionally tinted RS Matrix LED headlights have a three-dimensional daytime running lights (DRLs) signature with ...
    OSRAM to introduce new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show
    OSRAM will introduce its new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show 2019, scheduled to be held from 30 November to 8 December, according to a company press release on 28 November. At the show, the German company will showcase front and rear lighting LED solutions. The company has develope...
    KS Huayu AluTech manufactures its first all-aluminium 4-cylinder diesel engine
    Kolbenschmidt Huayu AluTech GmbH, a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Automotive AG, has announced that it has manufactured its first all-aluminium 4 cylinder engine that will be used in diesel powered vehicles. In a press statement issued on 26th November, the company stated that this engine will be used i...
    28-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motor’s upcoming Nexon EV to offer over 30 connected car features
    The Nexon, Tata Motors’ upcoming electric vehicle (EV), will carry more than 30 connected car features, according to information on the automaker’s website. The features include location-based services, vehicle health monitoring, alerts, safety, and security. Tata adds that the EV will offer pre...
    28-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Sumitomo Rubber develops ‘Tire Leap AI Analysis’ for development of long-lasting tire
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI) has developed a new technology that makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the properties of rubber, according to a company press release on 26 November. The technology called ‘Tyre Leap AI Analysis’ can also detect rubber’s structural changes...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Renault’s new Espace crossover features EasyLink multimedia system
    Renault has unveiled its Espace crossover with EasyLink multimedia system, the French automaker said in a press release. The Renault EASY CONNECT ecosystem is made up of apps such as MY Renault, the new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system and connected services such as automatic updates and remote v...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    HELLA’s SHAKE sensor in new Porsche 911 detects moisture on roadway
    HELLA has announced that its Structural Health and Knock Emission (SHAKE) sensor has been incorporated in the front wheel arch liners on the new Porsche 911, a company press release dated 26 November showed.  The SHAKE sensor detects a film of water on the road surface. The sensor has gone...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Audi launches new RS 6 Avant with mild hybrid powertrain and upgraded suspension
    German luxury and sportscar maker Audi has launched the newest version of their RS6 Avant, and this vehicle now features a mild hybrid powertrain and improved suspension systems, among other upgrades. The 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 petrol engine produces a power figure of 591 bhp and a torque o...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Honda’s new City sedan features latest generation of Honda CONNECT infotainment system
    Honda has launched the fifth generation of its entry-level sedan City in Thailand with the latest Honda CONNECT infotainment system, the company said in a press release on 25 November. It includes premium functions such as a multi-information display (MID) with illumination, 8-inch advanced touch di...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to equip new V-Class with MBUX multimedia system
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will integrate its MBUX infotainment system in the all-new V-Class multi-purpose van (MPV) from December 2019, a company press release dated 26 November showed. The V-Class’ MBUX operating concept will have a high-resolution, 7-inch or 10.25-inch touchscreen ...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Buick launches Encore GX with added safety and connectivity features
    Buick has launched its Encore GX SUV with a plethora of safety technologies, driver assistance and convenience features, the company said in a press release on 19 November. The Encore GX will come equipped with the latest infotainment systems and connectivity, compatible with Apple CarPlay and An...
    26-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Audi plans to launch more than nine plug-in hybrids and other electrified models in China by 2021
    German car maker Audi has planned to launch over nine electrified models in the Chinese car market by the year 2021, and the company has also stated that all of the models that it sells in China will feature electrification by 2025, according to a report filed by motoring publication Automotive News...
    26-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Honda launches all-new City in Thailand with new 1.0L VTEC turbo engine
    Japanese car maker Honda premiered the newest, 5th generation of the company’s entry level sedan, the City, on the 25th of November. For this version, Honda has equipped the vehicle with a new 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged VTEC engine that develops 120 bhp, and it is connected to a CVT autom...
    26-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Skoda launches Superb iV PHEV and all-electric Citigoᵉ iV
    Czech auto maker Skoda launches two new models, the Skoda Superb iV and the Citigoᵉ iV, according to a press release issued on 25th November. These new Superb is the first ever plug-in hybrid vehicle of Skoda while the Citigoᵉ is its first pure electric vehicle. Along with these vehicles, the...
    26-Nov-2019 News New Products
    MY2020 Honda HR-V features ‘Honda Sensing’ suite of safety and driver-assist technologies
    Honda has equipped select trims of the model year 2020 HR-V crossover for the US market with ‘Honda Sensing’ suite of safety driver assist technologies, the company said in a press release earlier this month. The Honda Sensing suite includes adaptive cruise control (ACC), collision mitigation br...
    26-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Auto Show 2019: Karma Automotive unveils all-electric SC2 hypercar concept
    Karma Automotive has unveiled its new all-electric model SC2 hypercar concept at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 19 November. The hypercar generates a power output of 1,100 HP from front and rear mounted twin electric motors delivering...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Kia unveils all-new K3 EV
    Kia has unveiled its all-electric sedan K3 EV at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. According to a report by Yonhap News Agency, which cited a company statement. Kia is planning to launch the K3 EV in...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Hyundai unveils all-electric Lafesta EV sedan
    Hyundai has unveiled its all-electric sedan Lafesta EV at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. The car has a maximum power of 150kW and maximum torque of 310 Nm. Lafesta EV gets a 56.5kWh battery, giving it ...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    ROHM unveils 200V Schottky Barrier Diodes for powertrains and xEVs
    ROHM has developed 200V ultra-low IR Schottky Barrier Diodes for automotive applications, including powertrains and xEVs, the company said in a press release on 19 November. The RBxx8BM/NS200 offers ultra-low leakage current (IR) to achieve high withstand voltage of 200V. Replacing Fast Recovery ...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Lexus showcases all-electric UX 300e
    Lexus has showcased its all-electric crossover UX300e at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. The crossover comes with 54.3 kWh lithium-ion battery  which gives the vehicle a range of 400 kilometer...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    New BMW X3 gets plug-in hybrid powertrain, new high voltage battery pack
    BMW has announced the newest version of its SUV, the X3, in a press release dated 4th November. The Munich-based car maker has made its X3 xDrive30e the third vehicle in its fleet to be equipped with plug-in hybrid drive and all-wheel drive (AWD). The new BMW X3 is driven by a 2.0-litre, twin tur...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Solvay, Penso develop technologies to create multi-material BIW structure suited for large production volume
    Solvay, in collaboration with Penso, has successfully developed the composite design, material and manufacturing technologies required to create a modular, multi-material body-in-white (BIW) structure suited for large production volume, Solvay announced in a press release on 21 November. The two com...
    BlinkAI Technologies launches RoadSight for visible-light cameras for ADAS and autonomous vehicle applications
    BlinkAI Technologies has launched RoadSight, a software solution to improve the performance of visible-light cameras for advanced driver assistance (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications, the company said in a press release on 21 November. The new solution utilizes BlinkAI’s patented machine l...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    DeepRoute launches Level 4 autonomous driving sensing solution
    DeepRoute has released ‘DeepRoute-Sense’, a Level 4 autonomous driving sensing solution for automotive customers to help them achieve quicker sensor deployment, the company said in a press release on 20 November. DeepRoute-Sense includes a lightweight set-top box and sensor fusion calibration se...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Auto Show 2019: Hyundai showcases Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept, upgraded IONIQ lineup
    Hyundai has showcased its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sport utility vehicle (SUV) Concept Vision T at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the United States. The Vision T is the seventh in a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts. Hyundai, however, did not reveal further details about the vehicle’s power...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Tesla unveils pick-up truck Cybertruck
    Tesla has unveiled its all-electric pickup truck, Cybertruck, in the United States. The company has opened reservations for the pickup truck which is expected to enter production in late 2021. According to Tesla’s website, Cybertruck will also come with a dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) version a...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    New MY2021 Kia Seltos SUV features advanced connectivity, safety and driver assistance features
    Hyundai has announced that its model year (MY) 2021 Kia Seltos is packed with connected technology features and the ‘Kia Drive Wise’ suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to a company press release on 21 November. The car will be available with a 10.25-inch high-resolu...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Eyesight Technologies’ DriverSense driver monitoring solution to detect cell phone usage and smoking
    Eyesight Technologies has announced that new features for the company’s DriverSense and FleetSense solutions will detect driver distraction as a result of cell phone usage and smoking, a company press release dated 21 November showed. The latest update makes driver monitoring in order to recogn...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    2019 SEMA Show: Webasto exhibits new modular battery pack and next-gen charging solutions
    Germany-based automotive supplier, Webasto, has exhibited next generation charging solutions and elements of a new modular battery system in the Ford Motor Company’s booth at the recently concluded 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, US. The company’s battery system has been designed in order to be ...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    CES 2020: Faurecia to showcase advanced solutions for ‘Cockpit of the Future’ and sustainable mobility
    French supplier Faurecia will showcase its latest solutions for the ‘Cockpit of the Future’ and Sustainable Mobility at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, in January 2020, the company said in a press release last week. The company will demonstrate its solutions at two booths locat...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Automobility LA 2019: AEye unveils new 2D/3D perception system for autonomous vehicles
    AEye has launched a 2D/3D perception system designed to run in the sensors of autonomous vehicles at the Automobility LA in Los Angeles, California, US, the company said in a press release on 19 November. The system allows distribution of 2D and 3D perception to the edge of the sensor network. This ...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Faraday Future’s new FF 91 electric luxury car features advanced connectivity solutions
    Faraday Future has unveiled a host of advanced connectivity features in its new FF 91 luxury electric vehicle (EV), according to a press release dated 19 November. The company says that the FF 91 can provide a full suite of office-level connectivity, including rear monitors with conference-callin...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Auto Show 2019: Volkswagen unveils ID. SPACE VIZZION concept
    Volkswagen (VW) has unveiled the all-electric ID. SPACE VIZZION concept at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the US, the company announced in a press release on 20 November. VW said that the ID. SPACE VIZZION previews the future production version for Europe and North America, and the seri...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Skoda Auto starts production of all-electric CITIGOe iV at Volkswagen plant in Slovakia
    Škoda Auto has started the production of all-electric CITIGOe iV at the Volkswagen (VW) plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, the company announced in a press release on 20 November. The car is expected to be launched early next year. “The CITIGOᵉ iV’s start of production marks a new milestone ...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Cognata finalizes new partners in China, Japan, and South Korea to increase simulation adoption for ADAS and autonomous driving applications
    Cognata has formed strategic partnerships with suppliers in key Asian markets of China, Japan, and South Korea for its simulation solution for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications, the company said in a press release on 20 November. In China, the company has ...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Immersion signs licensing agreement with Continental for using haptics in automotive interfaces
    Immersion Corporation has signed its licensing agreement with Continental that provides the Germany-based supplier access to its patented touch feedback technology, also known as haptics, for use in automotive interfaces, the company said in a press release on 20 November. Continental has been using...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Auto Show 2019: Lincoln to showcase plug-in hybrid Corsair Grand Touring
    Lincoln has showcased the plug-in hybrid version of the Corsair Grand Touring at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the US, the company announced in a press release on 20 November. The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Corsair Grand Touring is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder gas engine and a permanent magnet syn...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Vishay unveils high-speed infrared emitters for automotive applications
    Vishay Intertechnology has released new high-speed infrared (IR) emitters, thus expanding its optoelectronics portfolio, the company said in a press release on 20 November. The semiconductors VSMY5850X01 (850 nm), VSMY5890X01 (890 nm), and VSMY5940X01 (940 nm) have a wide temperature range from...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Toyoda Gosei develops new radiator grille with black luster
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed a radiator grille to give vehicles a sportier feel, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 21 November. The grille’s paint with a brilliant black luster, which imparts a striking feeling of depth. The new grilles are used on the special-edition LEXUS ...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz GLE gets 48-volt tech and eco-friendly powertrain features
    The high performance versions of the GLE-Class SUV from Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 and the GLE63 S, are to get electrified powertrains for increased performance figures and improved efficiency, according to a 20 November press release. The 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 pe...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Automobili Pininfarina to showcase full-scale version of PURA Vision design concept in 2020
    Automobili Pininfarina is planning to showcase the full-scale version of the PURA Vision design concept in North America in the second half of 2020, the company announced in a press release on 19 November. The concept was showcased at a private briefing in Los Angeles ahead of the 2019 Los Angeles A...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops new coating for reducing friction in rotary shaft seals
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) and Freudenberg Technology Innovation have come up with a new coating that improves wetting with synthetic lubricants, according to a company press statement on 19 November. The wetting of the sealing lip plays a significant role in the optimal functioning...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Audi unveils e-tron Sportback SUV coupé
    Audi unveiled on 20 November its all-electric e-tron Sportback sport utility vehicle (SUV) coupé. The new SUV coupé two-motor system generates 265 kW of power and 561 Nm of torque. Equipped with a 95 kWh battery, e-tron Sportback 55 quattro has a range of up to 446 km (277.1 miles) as pe...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Nexperia launches GaN FET for xEV power semiconductor applications
    Nexperia has unveiled a gallium nitride (GaN) field effect transistor (FET), for electric vehicle (EV) power semiconductor applications, the company announced in a press release on 19 November. The 650-volt GAN063-650WSA will have a temperature range of -55°C to +175°C. Nexperia said that the G...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Motor Show 2019: Toyota unveils RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
    At the 2019 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, Japanese carmaker Toyota debuted the most powerful version of its RAV4 crossover yet. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime also happens to be the first plug-in hybrid version of this vehicle. The vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, Atkinson-cycle...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Bridgestone unveils rubber/resin hybrid polymer
    Bridgestone has developed a new rubber/resin hybrid polymer called SUSYM, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 11 November. The company claims it to be the first polymer that bonds rubbers and resins on the molecular level. “SUSYM boasts the high levels of durability and resistance of ...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    HELLA unveils new high-resolution lighting system Digital Light SSL | HD
    HELLA has developed a new high-resolution lighting system Digital Light SSL | HD, the lighting and electronics supplier said on 19 November. HELLA explained that more than 30,000 pixels can be controlled intelligently and individually, bringing about several new safety functions such as optical...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Morris Commercial unveils all-electric Morris JE van
    UK-based automaker Morris Commercial has unveiled its all-new, all-electric van ‘Morris JE’, the company announced in a press release on 13 November. The van is expected to have a range of 200 miles (322 kilometers). The van is expected to enter production in 2021 and is set to be priced around ...
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    BMW to launch all-electric i4 in 2021
    BMW is set to launch its all-electric midsegment sedan i4 in 2021, the company announced in a press release on 18 November 2019. The i4 will be equipped with BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive technology, which includes an 80 kWh newly designed high-voltage battery, which will give the i4 a range ...
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    Xilinx develops adaptive silicon devices for ADAS and AD applications
    Xilinx has announced the expansion of its 16-nanometer product portfolio with two new devices—the Xilinx Automotive Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC 7EV and 11EG, a press release dated 12 November shows. The devices offer more than 650,000 programmable logic cells. The devices have large programmable cap...
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    Vishay unveils new series of AC and pulse metallized polypropylene film capacitors for hybrid and EVs
    Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a series of automotive-grade AC and pulse metallized polypropylene film capacitors for hybrid and electric vehicles, according to a press release filed on 18 November. The MKP385e series devices are compliant with the IEC 60384-17 and AEC-Q200 Revision D an...
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    Eberspaecher introduces new engine-independent cabin heating solutions
    German automotive components supplier Eberspaecher announced on 7 November that it has released a new line of engine-independent vehicle heating solutions. These devices are intended for use in hybrid and electric vehicles where they must provide optimal heating without compromising o...
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    Renault develops a new fabric from recycled materials for new ZOE
    Renault, along with Les Filatures du Parc and Adient Fabrics, has co-developed a new fabric entirely from recycled materials for the new Zoe, the company announced in a press release on 14 November. The textile product is made from safety belts, textile scraps, and plastic bottle recycling. The mate...
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    Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV
    Ford has unveiled its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 17 November. The Mustang Mach-E is scheduled to be launched in late-2020. It will be offered with standard battery option (75.7 kWh) and extended-range battery (98.8 kWh) option...
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    Ford debuts next-generation SYNC communications system in Mustang Mach-E EV
    US carmaker Ford has showcased the all-electric Mustang Mach SUV with its latest SYNC 4 infotainment system, according to a company press release on 17 November. This will be Ford’s first model containing the new-generation system and will be available from late 2020. Ford has integrated the Ma...
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    Pirelli develops smart tyres that transmit road condition data via 5G network
    Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli announced on 14 November that its tyres have transmitted data regarding road surface conditions that was captured by its intelligent tyres over the 5G network. A demonstration conducted by Pirelli showed that a vehicle fitted with the company's Cyber Tyre, which is ...
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    Autoliv develops new front center airbag that prevents passengers from colliding
    Autoliv, Inc. has developed a new front center airbag to prevent passengers in side-impact crash situations, the Swedish supplier said on 18 November. The company explained that the new inboard seat mounted airbag deploys in the space between the driver and the front-seat passenger, providing p...
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    Audi’s new S8 model features HD Matrix-design LED headlights with laser light
    Audi’s new S8 will feature HD matrix LED headlights with laser light and high-beam assist, the German luxury automaker announced on 14 November. The model also features OLED tail lights with animation, while the interior includes rear Matrix LED reading lights. In addition, the new Au...
    Hyundai develops new infotainment system
    Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled a new infotainment system featuring augmented reality (AR)-based navigation and an in-car payment system, the company announced on 11 November. The latest system, which is based on the ccOS (Connected Car Operating System), features a touch pad with hand...
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    Velodyne Lidar introduces next-gen lidar sensor Alpha Prime
    Velodyne Lidar has unveiled its Alpha Prime next-generation lidar sensor, the company announced on 15 November. The sensor, which utilizes Velodyne’s surround view technology, provides solution in perception, field-of-view, and range for autonomous markets including transportation, tr...
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    Panasonic develops new battery management technology for multicell stacked lithium-ion batteries
    Panasonic has developed a new battery management technology for multicell stacked lithium-ion batteries used for various applications including electric vehicles (EVs), the company announced in a press release on 14 November. Panasonic has developed this technology in collaboration with Professor Ma...
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    Ford’s 3D-knitted seat cover offers greater personalization options
    Ford has introduced a 3D-knitting process to produce customized seat covers, the automaker said in a press release on 11 November. The technology, which is already in use in production of shoes, clothing, and furniture, offers customers the ability to craft car seats that meet their requirements. Th...
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    Hyundai plans to launch 13 new electrified vehicles by 2022
    Hyundai Motor is planning to launch 13 new and updated electrified vehicles in the United States by 2022, the company announced in a press release on 7 November. There will be six sedans and seven sport utility vehicles (SUVs), including  a refreshed model year (MY) 2020 Ioniq Electric, Hybrid ...
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    New Skoda Octavia features shift-by-wire technology for its DSG automatic gearbox
    The fourth-generation Škoda Octavia had its world premiere on 11 November, and the Czech carmaker has equipped this midsize sedan with a lot of new technology. The vehicle can be ordered with a manual or an automatic gearbox, depending on the trim level. In this new Octavia, the twin-clutch DS...
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    New Audi S8 features mild-hybrid powertrain, predictive active suspension
    German luxury carmaker Audi has introduced the latest version of its high-performance luxury sedan, the S8, according to a press release dated 14 November. The new Audi S8 features a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, V8 engine with mild hybrid technology that produces a combined system power o...
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    KIOXIA develops 512-gigabyte automotive universal flash storage
    KIOXIA Corporation has said that it has begun sampling a 512-gigabyte (GB) automotive Universal Flash Storage (UFS) JEDEC Version 2.1 embedded memory solution, according to a press release dated 14 November. The automotive UFS supports a temperature range from -40°C to +105°C and is AEC-Q100 Gr...
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    Hyundai Mobis develops rear autonomous emergency braking technology using ultra-short-range radar
    Hyundai Mobis has developed a new rear autonomous emergency braking (R-AEB) system using ultra-short-range radar sensor, the company said in a press release today. The new active safety technology is effective in preventing rear-end collisions, when it detects people or objects behind the car, by ap...
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