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    First quantitative assessment of the impact of the integrated circuit (IC) shortage on light vehicle production 
    In December 2020, IHS Markit published a comprehensive update on the impact of the semiconductor supply shortage on the automotive market, the link for which can be found here. Toward the end of 2020, it was evident that a shortage in the supply of semiconductors would disrupt the automotive indu...
    OEMs launching 5G-enabled cars years before the technology goes mainstream 
    The introduction of 5G telecommunication services is going to be a game-changer for the automotive industry. Its low latency properties will drive growth in connected and autonomous vehicle markets while enabling data and signal sharing in real time, which is crucial for maintaining safety in t...
    Alkalee and EPICNPOC collaborate for in-vehicle user experience
    Alkalee and EPICNPOC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on a software solution that enables safe and efficient feature integration throughout the development, production, and life of  the vehicles, the latter announced in a press release on 6 January. Alkalee an...
    25-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Faraday Technology develops imaging and display high-speed interface IP for HUDs, infotainment systems
    Faraday Technology has unveiled imaging and display high-speed interface IP for automotive systems, according to a press release on 21 January. The IPs are designed for various imaging and display systems, automotive heads-up displays (HUDs), in-vehicle infotainment systems, and more. “Our comp...
    22-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Cerence launches Cerence Mobility Platforms
    Cerence has launched Cerence Mobility Platforms for the automotive market, it said in press release on 19 January. The platforms will offer innovative solutions in voice-related, AI-centric technologies. “Cerence is making the world of mobility connected, bridging the digital and analog worlds ...
    22-Jan-2021 News New Products
    MY2021 Nissan Rogue built using aluminum from closed-loop process for improved sustainability
    Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced that its new model year (MY) 2021 Rogue sport utility vehicle (SUV) has become the company’s first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminum parts. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 22 January, this sy...
    22-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Nissan unveils all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept
    Nissan has unveiled its new all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept-van, according to a company press release on 20 January. e-NV200 Winter Camper van gets a range of customization accessories which are available for customers of the standard e-NV200 van and e-NV200 Evalia passenger-van. "For Nis...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Siemens launches new fast EV charger Sicharge D
    Siemens has launched a new fast electric vehicle (EV) charger named Sicharge D, the company announced in a press release on 20 January. The Sicharge D will have a voltage range of up to 1,000V and scalable charging power of up to 300 kW. “With its upgradability and dynamic charging, it is a big st...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Vauxhall unveils New Combo-e electric delivery van
    Vauxhall has unveiled its new electric delivery van Combo-e, the company announced in a press release on 20 January. The van is equipped with a 100 kW (136hp) electric motor which produces 260Nm, and 50-kWh battery which enables a range of 171 miles, as per Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test P...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen developing new flagship EV model 'Project Trinity'
    Volkswagen is developing a new flagship electric vehicle (EV) model ‘Project Trinity’, AutoExpress reported on 21 January citing Volkswagen brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter. The vehicle is expected to be highly autonomous and will be built on a bespoke EV architecture. “Wolfsburg is becoming a fla...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Cerence launches ‘Cerence Cloud Services’ to deliver enhanced connectivity in cars
    Cerence has launched the Cerence Cloud Services, a portfolio of products that incorporate smartphone, and other connected devices directly into the car. According to a press statement on 19 January, the Cerence Cloud Services will deliver a seamless interaction between the connected devices and the ...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Tapkey partners with Garmin to develop smartwatch to unlock cars
    Tapkey has tied up with Garmin to develop a smartwatch that can unlock cars, the company said earlier in January via a blog post on the company's The Mobile Access Blog . The companies demonstrated it at the virtual CES event held from 11 to 14 January. The two companies combined to sho...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Geely Auto, Tencent agree to collaborate in intelligent cockpit, digitization and autonomous driving
    Geely has announced a partnership with mainland Chinese telecoms carrier Tencent to develop an intelligent cockpit as well as solutions for autonomous driving, Reuters reported on 19 January. The two companies will work together on mobile apps, multiscreen interaction, smart surfaces, and intelligen...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Cerence unveils next generation Cerence Drive 2.0 platform
    Cerence has unveiled the next generation of Cerence Drive platform, the company said in a press release on 19 January. The new Cerence Drive 2.0 platform features more simplified structure that enables unified tooling with Cerence Studio for deeper integration between all facets of the automotive as...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    OSRAM partners with LeddarTech for lidar and ADAS
    Canadian lidar technology developer LeddarTech and Germany-based lighting and laser systems specialist OSRAM, have entered into a long-term agreement, wherein LeddarTech will provide lidar hardware and software components for the latter’s PERCEPT™ lidar platform, according to a company press rel...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    HELLA to use micro-optics technology in rear combination lamps
    The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA has launched ‘FlatLight’ technologies, which is a new lighting innovation for rear combination lamps that combines functionality and design, the Germany-based company said in a press release 20 January 2021. According to the company, the HELLA Fla...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz launches EQA compact electric vehicle
    German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has introduced the newest addition to its pure-electric EQ model portfolio, the EQA compact electric vehicle (EV). According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 20 January, the company stated that the EQA has been derived from the GLA compact ...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: INFINIQ presents MYCROWD cloud sourcing platform, data service for autonomous driving
    INFINIQ has unveiled MYCROWD, a cloud sourcing platform and data service for autonomous driving at the digital CES 2021, according to a press release dated 11 January. The platform shows automatic object recognition algorithms and annotation tools for companies building a dataset for autonomous driv...
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Panasonic supplies large-screen HUD in Nissan Rogue SUV
    Panasonic has announced that its large-screen head-up display (HUD) will be installed in Nissan’s new SUV, the Rogue, a company press release on 19 January read. Panasonic applied its free-form mirror and the high-intensity picture generation unit (PGU) to the HUD, for a large, bright, sharp scree...
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Nippon Seiki partners with Elektrobit for HUD in Porsche Taycan
    Elektrobit has announced that it has developed a windshield head-up display (HUD) for the Porche Taycan in partnership with Nippon Seiki, a company press release on 19 January read. EB GUIDE from Elektrobit offered suitable tools for the HUD’s software and graphical framework. The HUD projects inf...
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    DENSO collaborate with AEVA to develop next-generation FMCW lidar system
    DENSO has announced a partnership with US-based startup Aeva to develop next-generation sensing and perception system, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 19 January. The two companies will collaborate to bring Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar to the mass vehicle market....
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops new DIAvent valves for safer lithium-ion batteries
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has developed a new generation of DIAvent valves for improving the safety of the lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in electric vehicles (EVs), the company announced in a press release on 19 January. The new valves allow reaction gases to escape from damaged Li-ion...
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Porsche launches RWD variant of Taycan
    Porsche has launched a new rear-wheel drive (RWD) variant of its all-electric sportscar Taycan, the company announced in a press release on 20 January. The RWD variant of Taycan will be offered with two battery sizes. A single-deck Performance Battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as s...
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    StoreDot introduces ‘5-Minute Charge’ lithium-ion battery samples
    Israel-based StoreDot has developed an extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology with 5-minute charging, the company announced in a press release on 19 January. StoreDot demonstrated the engineering samples of the first-generation of the 5-minute charge battery. The sample cells were produced b...
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Seeing Machines signs licensing agreement with OmniVision Technologies
    Australia-based Seeing Machines has advanced its previously announced memorandum of understanding (MoU) to an executed license agreement to license the company's Occula® Neural Processing Unit to OmniVision Technologies, a developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, according to a press releas...
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Raythink showcases wide-angle spatial imaging AR HUD system
    Raythink displayed its wide-angle spatial imaging augmented realty head-up display (HUD) at the all-digital CES 2021, the company said in a press release on 18 January. The company’s HUD solution uses its patented technology, OpticalCore, to a wide-angle field of vision (FOV) of 23°x5°. The wide...
    19-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz to unveil all-electric compact SUV EQA in January
    Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its new all-electric compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) EQA later in January month, the company announced in a press release on 15 January. The compact electric SUV will be available at European Mercedes-Benz dealers in the spring of 2021. The vehicle will have a...
    19-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Audi converts model range to be compliant with Euro 6d emission standards
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Audi, has announced that as of the beginning of 2021, it has converted its vehicle range to the new level of the Euro 6d emission standards. According to a press release issued by Audi on 18 January, the company stated that all models included in the ...
    19-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai WIA develops new thermal management system for EVs
    Hyundai Wia has developed a thermal management module that integrates EV driveline and battery parts. According to a press release issued by Hyundai Wia on 13 January, the company stated that this integrated coolant distribution and supply module is set to be installed in Hyundai’s Electric-Global...
    19-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Nissan offers e-Power drivetrain system in new Qashqai in Europe
    Nissan is set to offer the new Qashqai with its e-Power drivetrain system in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 15 January. Nissan will also offer a 12V mild-hybrid variant of the Qashqai. "Customers rightly demand more efficient vehicles, but they also want an enjoyable driving exp...
    18-Jan-2021 News New Products
    XPENG releases beta version of Navigation Guided Pilot highway autonomous driving solution
    XPeng has unveiled the beta version of its Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP) highway autonomous driving solution as a part of road tests in the mainland Chinese city of Guangzhou, the electric vehicle (EV) company announced via a press release on 15 January. The Company intends to launch NGP to its C...
    18-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Toyota Research Institute, Stanford University’s Dynamic Design Lab to collaborate on improving vehicle safety
    Researchers at Toyota Research Institute (TRI) are working with Stanford's Dynamic Design Lab to improve automotive safety, according to a TRI press release on 14 January 2021. The engineers are conducting research into how to bring together the instincts of professional drivers and automated drivin...
    18-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Chinese startup DeepRoute.ai presents next-generation DeepRoute-Engine all-in-one sensing solution
    DeepRoute.ai, a mainland China-based startup developing Level 4 autonomous driving technology, is presenting its second-generation all-in-one sensing solution DeepRoute-Engine during all-digital CES 2021, the company said in a press release on 14 January. The latest generation solution is an inferen...
    18-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Sono Motors unveils solar electric car Sion
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Sono Motors has unveiled Sion, its next-generation prototype of solar electric car, at the ongoing CES 2021 in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 14 January. Sono Motors also unveiled its first prototype for a photovoltaic (PV) or solar trail...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    HERE Technologies unveils EV Routing feature
    HERE has announced a new EV (electric vehicle) Routing feature, according to a company press release on 11 January. This will also minimize charging stops and reduce battery charging times, based on the EV’s consumption mode. While planning trips, the EV Routing feature looks at the topography,...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    AImotive collaborates with Sony to develop automated driving software stack for VISION-S prototype
    AImotive has announced a collaboration with Sony to advance its automated driving software stack with the VISION-S prototype, the company said in a press release on 12 January. The collaboration will enable AImotive’s suite of technologies to provide targeted L2+ advanced driver-assistance systems...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Xpeng Motors picks u‑blox’s F9 high precision GNSS technology for P7 EV sedan
    u-blox has announced that Xpeng Motors has selected its F9 high precision GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou) technology for use in its P7 sports electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release dated 14 January. The u‑blox F9 has been integrated in the P7’s XPILOT 3.0 advanced dr...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: GHSP showcases dual stack rotary and multifunction controller to improve vehicle safety
    GHSP, a global provider of mechanical and electromechanical systems for the automotive industry, exhibited a suite of new automotive offerings at the digital CES 2021, according to a press release on 11 January. The company introduced its dual stack rotary and multifunction controller. The new contr...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Smart Eye announces design win from mainland Chinese OEM for driver monitoring solution
    Smart Eye AB, a developer of eye tracking software for driver monitoring systems (DMS), has received a new design win for DMS from an undisclosed mainland Chinese OEM, according to a company press release on 13 January. The order is for one new car model on a new platform, with an estimated revenue ...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Audi equips e-tron models with grid-optimized charging
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Audi, has introduced intelligent grid-optimized charging in order to relieve the stress on electricity grids. According to a press release issued by Audi on 14 January, the company collaborated with GISA and other partners as part of a research projec...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Constellium and Renault partner on R&D project for sustainable aluminum solutions
    Groupe Renault and Netherlands-based aluminium product firm, Constellium SE, have partnered on a new R&D initiative in France called Project ISA3. This project, which is valued at roughly EUR7 million (approximately USD8.5 million), will develop lightweight, recyclable, and cost-efficient alumin...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Sony showcases its all-electric sedan VISION-S
    Sony is showcasing its all-electric vehicle sedan VISION-S at the ongoing CES 2021 in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 12 January. The company also announced that it has completed the development of the VISION-S prototype vehicle in December 2020 and has started public ...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Mercedes-Benz presents MBUX Hyperscreen
    Mercedes-Benz is presenting its Mercedes Bens User Experience (MBUX) Hyperscreen at the all-digital CES 2021, the company said in a press release on 11 January. The 141-cm touchscreen, consisting of three seamlessly merged displays, covers almost the entire vehicle’s dashboard. Mercedes-Benz will ...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: OmniVision, Nextchip present automotive viewing camera solution for low-end and midrange vehicles
    OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, and Nextchip Co., Ltd., a dedicated automotive vision technology company, have showcased a joint solution that provides high quality images for rearview cameras (RVCs), surround-view systems (SVS) and e-mirrors in low-...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: StradVision, D3 Engineering present automotive front camera solution
    StradVision, a specialist in AI-based camera perception software for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV), has partnered with D3 Engineering on an automotive front camera solution, according to a company press release on 13 January 2021. The two companies are exhibi...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Grupo Antolin showcases two concept cars highlighting interior innovations
    Grupo Antolin is exhibiting two new virtual Concept Cars, representing the company’s vision of the car interior of the future, as well as its latest innovative solutions, at all-digital CES 2021, according to a company press release on 12 January. In addition, Grupo Antolin is showcasing a range o...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    HERE, Leia, and Continental partner on 3D maps for vehicles
    Continental, HERE Technologies, a provider of location data and technology platform, and Leia Inc., a provider of Lightfield hardware and content services, have partnered to bring 3D maps and navigation onto Lightfield displays for automotive OEMs, HERE said in a press release on 12 January. The ...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    General Motors launches commercial EV business BrightDrop
    General Motors announced a new business, BrightDrop, which will offer an ecosystem of electric first-to-last-mile products, software, and services to empower delivery and logistics companies to move goods more efficiently. According to a press release issued by GM on 12 January, BrightDrop solutions...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    BMW to debut BMW Digital Key Plus with Ultra-Wideband technology in all new iX electric SUV
    BMW will debut the next-generation of its digital key, the BMW Digital Key Plus, featuring Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology in the all-new iX electric SUV, the German carmaker said in a press release on 13 January. The BMW Digital Key Plus feature will allow new iX users to open and start their vehic...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Tata Consultancy Services develops Autoscape solution suite for connected and autonomous vehicles
    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has unveiled Autoscape solution suite for the connected and autonomous vehicle market, the company said in a press release on 12 January. The solution will assist automakers, suppliers, fleet owners, and start-ups in developing new business models and delivering new s...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Panasonic, Klipsch, Dolby Atmos Music develop PoC featuring immersive sound technology
    Panasonic has partnered with Klipsch to integrate their sound technology into Panasonic’s in-vehicle premium audio products, the company said in a press release on 11 January. Panasonic Automotive Klipsch and Dolby Atmos Music will show a new proof-of-concept (PoC) featuring immersive sound techno...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: BMW previews next-gen iDrive system
    BMW has previewed its next generation iDrive system during the CES 2021, ahead of its official unveiling later this year, the company said in a press release on 11 January. According to the German carmaker, the new display and operating system “neatly bridges the gap between analogue and digital t...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Ambarella unveils CV5 AI vision processor for of intelligent automotive camera system 
    Ambarella has unveiled CV5, an artificial intelligence vision processor for the development of intelligent automotive camera systems, the company said in a press release on 11 January. The new system-on-chip (SoC) is capable of recording 8K video or four 4K video streams. “With the introduction...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: South Korean startup Morai to showcase autonomous vehicle simulator
    Morai, a South Korean-based startup, is presenting new features of its autonomous vehicle (AV) simulation at all-digital CES 2021, the company said in a press release on 11 January. The company’s autonomous vehicle simulation allows users to freely test how their algorithm and software will react ...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Panasonic develops new wireless charging, Wi-Fi camera
    Panasonic has unveiled two variants of in-vehicle wireless charging technology as well as a fully wireless Wi-Fi camera at CES 2021, according to company press releases on 11 January. The two variants are moving coil and static coil. The charging is at 15W, which, according to the company, is amo...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Cipia, OmniVision collaborate to develop driver monitoring system
    Israel-based Cipia Vision, formerly known as Eyesight Technologies, has partnered with developer of advanced digital imaging solutions OmniVision to develop a driver monitoring system (DMS) for the entry level, mass-market vehicle segment, the two companies announced in a press release on 12 January...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Mobileye, Intel collaborate on next-gen sensors for automated driving applications
    Mobileye is collaborating with its parent company Intel on the development of next-generation radar and lidar sensors for use in autonomous vehicles, CEO Amnon Shashua announced during CES 2021. At the event, Shashua presented a new silicon photonics lidar system-on-chip (SoC) that will deliver freq...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Cadillac teases all-electric luxury EV CELESTIQ
    Cadillac has unveiled a new all-electric luxury vehicle CELESTIQ at the CES 2021 in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 11 January. The CELESTIQ will be based on GM’s Ultium battery platform. However, the timeline for its launch was not revealed by the automaker.  ...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai unveils first image of electric CUV IONIQ 5
    Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled the first images of its upcoming electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) IONIQ 5, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. IONIQ 5 will be the first vehicle mated with Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). IONIQ 5 will de...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Cerence unveils Cerence Look to enable drivers and passengers interact with environment outside vehicle
    Cerence has unveiled Cerence Look to allow drivers and passengers to interact with points of interest outside the car via the automotive assistant, the company said in a press release on 12 January. Cerence Look will be initially deployed by Mercedes-Benz in its Travel Knowledge feature in the new g...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Aptiv develops next-generation ADAS platform to support Level 1-to-3 autonomy
    Aptiv has developed its next-generation advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) platform that can enable SAE Level 1-to-3 automated driving, the company said in a press release on 11 January. The new platform leverages Aptiv’s full-stack capabilities in perception systems, software and compu...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    NXP develops BlueBox 3.0 development platform for automotive high-performance computing
    NXP Semiconductors has unveiled the BlueBox 3.0, an upgraded version of its automotive high-performance compute (AHPC) development platform, the company said in a press release on 11 January. The BlueBox 3.0 can address user-defined vehicles, safety Level 2+ automated driving, and connected vehic...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Panasonic develops new augmented reality HUD
    Panasonic Automotive has unveiled a new augmented reality head-up display (AR-HUD) at the CES 2021 virtual event, the company said in a press release on 11 January. The AR-HUD projects 3D key driving information into the driver’s line of sight to help reduce driver distraction and enhanc...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Qualcomm, NIO partner for latest digital cockpit and 5G technologies in NIO ET7 sedan
    Qualcomm Technologies has partnered with NIO to produce next generation digital cockpit and 5G technologies for the NIO ET7 sedan, the company stated in a press release on 9 January. The NIO ET7 will feature the 3rd Generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform and Qualcomm Snapdragon A...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Blickfeld presents new automotive lidar sensors
    Munich-based lidar startup Blickfeld is showcasing its automotive lidar products for the first time at digital CES 2021, the company announced in a press release on 11 January. The company had commercially launched the industrial lidar “Cube 1” in 2020. The automotive lidar suite consists of a m...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Eyeris Technologies, Texas Instrument develop in-cabin sensing technology
    Eyeris Technologies, Inc. has announced its collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) on in-cabin sensing AI solution, using TI's Jacinto™ TDA4 processors and 2D RGB-IR image sensors, at the ongoing digital CES 2021, Eyeris said in a press release on 11 January 2021. The TDA4 system-on-chip (...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Aptiv develops Zonal Controllers to optimize vehicle architectures
    Aptiv has developed zone controllers to optimize vehicle architecture, the company said in a press release on 11 January. The new zone controllers distribute high-speed data and power between sensors and peripherals, while separating input/output (I/O) from compute in the vehicle. “Thanks to ou...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Johnson Matthey, SFC Energy sign joint development agreement for supplying fuel cell components
    Johnson Matthey has won a new multimillion-pound agreement to provide 400,000 Direct Methanol MEA fuel cell components to SFC Energy AG, a supplier of hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions. According to a press release issued by Johnson Matthey on 1...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Mando presents Smart Personal Mobility Module, x-by-Wire technology
    South Korean automotive components manufacturer, Mando, has unveiled its vision based on safety and freedom, the "Freedom in Mobility", at the ongoing CES 2021 event. According to a press release issued by Mando on 11 January, Mando will also introduce a future automotive solution where a vehicle co...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    NODAR demonstrates Hammerhead 3D vision platform for autonomous driving
    NODAR has demonstrated its Hammerhead 3D vision platform for safe autonomous driving, according to a company press release on 7 January. NODAR Hammerhead produces high-density 3D point-clouds at ranges up to 1,000 m. In the demonstration, Hammerhead was used to detect and measure the distance to a 1...
    11-Jan-2021 News New Products
    NIO launches electric sedan with autonomous driving capability
    NIO has launched an electric sedan ET7 with autonomous driving capability, the company announced in a press release on 9 January. The sedan has been priced starting at CNY448,000 (USD95,55) or CNY378,000 with Battery as a Service (BaaS). The ET7 will be offered with three battery sizes and driving r...
    11-Jan-2021 News New Products
    TDK Corporation launches miniaturized MEMS gas sensor platform for CO2 detection in vehicles
    TDK Corporation has developed a miniaturized ultra-low power MEMS gas sensor platform detection of CO2 in vehicles, among other applications, the company said in a press release on 8 January. The InvenSense TCE-11101 comes in a 28-pin LGA package, with a metal cap and integrated particle ingress fil...
    11-Jan-2021 News New Products
    BrightLoop Converters develops new automotive DC-DC buck converter using GaN transistors from EPC
    BrightLoop Converters has unveiled a new automotive DC-DC buck converter using gallium nitride (GaN) transistors from EPC, it said in a press release on 16 December. BrightLoop says the convertors are greatly reduced in size, cost, and improved reliability EPC’s EPC2029 enhancement-mode GaN FET tr...
    11-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Tesla launches Standard Range variant of Model Y electric compact crossover in US
    Tesla has expanded Model Y electric compact crossover lineup in the US with the launch of Standard Range variant, Car and Driver reported on 8 Jan. The latest variant offers an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- range of 244 miles (392.7 km) and starts at USD41,190. Thus, the new Model Y Standar...
    11-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Bittium exhibits HMI solutions
    Bittium is exhibiting intelligent human machine interface (HMI) at the all-digital CES 2021, which will be held from 11–14 January, according to a company press release on 7 January. Bittium is showcasing its advanced Android™ Automotive reference design for HMI as well as secure solutions for v...
    11-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Harman unveils next generation connected car solution at Harman Automotive ExPLORE 2021
    At the Harman ExPLORE 2021 virtual event, organized on 7 January, Harman unveiled ‘Harman Turbo Connect (TBOT)’, an intelligent software agent that that anticipates and mitigates vehicle connectivity discrepancies on the road, the company said in a press release. The new solution meets the curre...
    08-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Texas Instruments develops new high-accuracy battery monitoring system
    Texas Instruments (TI) has developed a new automotive battery monitor and balancer, BQ79616-Q1, that reports high-accuracy voltage measurements in systems up to 800V, the company announced in a press release on 7 January. The BQ79616-Q1 streamlines Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D complian...
    08-Jan-2021 News New Products
    New 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV to feature sound system by McIntosh Laboratory
    The all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will debut with sound system made by McIntosh Laboratory—the MX950 McIntosh Entertainment System, according to a press release by McIntosh on 7 January 2021. Available first in the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the MX950 McIntosh Entertainment System is avai...
    08-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Smart Eye to present driver monitoring system
    Smart Eye AB, a developer of eye tracking software for driver monitoring systems (DMS), will showcase at the all-digital CES 2021, according to a company press release on 6 January. The company will also present its advanced AI-based technology. The system monitors face ID and face expressions for e...
    08-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz unveils MBUX Hyperscreen featuring 56-inch curved display
    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest innovation in the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, called MBUX Hyperscreen, featuring a large 56-inch curved display that stretches to almost the entire dashboard, the company said in a press release on 7 January. Mercedes-Benz will o...
    08-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Cadillac looks beyond automotive industry to develop next-generation user experience
    General Motors’ premium car brand Cadillac is looking beyond automotive industry partners to develop next generation in-vehicle user experience, the company said in a press release on 7 January. To develop displays for its future vehicles, Cadillac’s development team invited companies from outsi...
    08-Jan-2021 News New Products
    MyScript and Epicnpoc team up on automotive multimodal HMI
    MyScript and EPICNPOC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on multimodal human machine interface (HMI), EPICNPOC said in a press release on 5 January 2021. The collaboration will see the integration of handwriting input with voice, audio, visual, and lighting.  MyScrip...
    07-Jan-2021 News New Products
    EasyMile, Kalray strengthen partnership to develop intelligent system
    EasyMile has strengthened its partnership with Kalray by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop intelligent systems, the two companies said in a press release on 6 January. Two companies are already collaborating on the ES3CAP project. The 10-member project, announced in 2019...
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    smart to develop electric SUV based on Geely's platform
    smart is planning to develop an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), which will be based on Geely’s SEA platform, Daniel Lescow, VP, Global Sales, Marketing & After-Sales bei smart Automobile, said in a post on LinkedIn in December 2020. The SUV is expected to be launched in 2022 and will be ...
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    Halma Group partners with automated driving software startup Oxbotica
    Halma has announced a strategic partnership with Oxbotica, a specialist in autonomous vehicle software, Halma said in a press release on 6 January. "Oxbotica’s vision—working to make roads safer, environments cleaner and industries more efficient—is aligned with our purpose to grow a safer,...
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    Startup Sense Photonics demonstrates global shutter flash lidar for automotive applications
    Sense Photonics has successfully demonstrated 200-m detection with its proprietary global shutter flash lidar system, the US-based startup said in a press release on 6 January. The company’s lidar system leverages its emitter and single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) sensor technology. The sys...
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    Volkswagen ID.4 EV to get intelligent regenerative braking system
    German carmaker Volkswagen’s newest electric vehicle, the ID.4 SUV, has been equipped with an intelligent regenerative braking system. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 6 January, the company stated that, in the braking system in the VW ID.4, coasting takes priority because conv...
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    HELLA develops rear combination lamp for new Polestar 2
    Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has developed a highly integrated, continuous rear combination lamp for the new Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release on 6 January 2021. The Polestar 2 has been available to customers since summer in&nb...
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    Technical University Munich develops highly efficient supercapacitors
    The Technical University Munich (TUM) in Germany has developed a highly efficient supercapacitor. According to a press release issued by the university on 4 January, the supercapacitor works based on a new sustainable graphene hybrid material that has comparable performance to currently used batteri...
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    Aspark starts sales of all-electric sportscar Owl in North America and Europe
    Japanese electric vehicle (EV) startup Aspark has started sales of its all-electric sports car Owl in North America and Europe, the company announced in a press release on 29 December. Aspark has also opened its own official showroom just close to its headquarters in Osaka, Japan, which displays two...
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    EV startup Fisker plans to develop electric pickup truck
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Fisker Inc is planning to develop an all-electric pick-up truck, according to a tweet by Henrik Fisker, the CEO of Fisker Inc on 1 January. The pickup truck will follow the Fisker Ocean sport utility vehicle (SUV) which is due to be launched in 2022. “Yes, next vehicl...
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    CES 2021: EPICNPOC to demonstrate BOWL Automotive starter kit
    EPICNPOC has announced that will display its BOWL Automotive starter kit at the digital CES later in January, the company said in a press release on 4 January. BOWL Automotive allows developers to quickly design, develop, validate, and test new in-vehicle experiences.  “We are excited to p...
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    Fraunhofer Institute develops microscanner mirror for autonomous driving
    Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS has developed a new microscanner mirror, according to a press release on 4 January. The new microscanner can perform a 3D scan of the vehicle surroundings to a range of over 200 m. When integrated within a lidar system, the product can eliminate th...
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    CES 2021: InvenSense to showcase MEMS sensor technology portfolio
    InvenSense, a TDK Group company, has announced that it will present its MEMS (micro electrical mechanical system) sensor portfolio at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show scheduled to be held later in January. It will display the new SmartEnviro gas sensor platform, which is a miniaturized ultra-lo...
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    Bentley launches updated Bentayga Hybrid SUV
    British luxury auto maker, Bentley Motors, has launched the latest version of its SUV, the Bentayga plug-in hybrid (PHEV). According to a press release issued by Bentley on 4 January, the company stated that the new Bentley Bentayga Hybrid would be powered by a 3L twin turbocharged V6 petrol en...
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    Great Wall Motor launches new strategy under ‘Coffee Intelligence Driving’ program
    Great Wall Motor has launched a new strategy under its ‘Coffee Intelligent Driving’ program. Under the new “331 Strategy”, the company aims to be a leading developer of intelligent driving technology over the next three years. The company aims to achieve Level 3 automated vehicle operatio...
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    Tesla announces price of locally-build Model Y in mainland China
    Tesla is set to launch its locally-built Model Y at a starting price of CNY339,000 (USD52,074) in China, South China Morning Post reported on 3 January. The deliveries of the locally-made Model Y are expected to reportedly start around the end of February. Significance: Tesla recently announced t...
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    New Bentley Bentayga hybrid features next-generation infotainment system
    Bentley has launched its new Bentayga hybrid with a next-generation infotainment system, the British carmaker said in a press release on 4 January. The system is integrated into a Bentley ‘wing’ dashboard design and features a 10.9-inch display screen. The Bentayga features an all-new navigat...
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    OmniVision launches first dedicated driver monitoring ASIC
    OmniVision Technologies has announced the launch of AI-enabled, automotive application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for entry-level, stand-alone driver monitoring systems (DMS), according to a 4 January press release. According to the company, the ASIC is the only dedicated DMS processor to...
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    Magna expands collaboration with Fisker to jointly develop ADAS
    Magna is collaborating with Fisker to develop an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), the company said in a press release on 4 January. The two companies will jointly develop industry-unique ADAS features and a suite of software packages, powered by a scalable controller architecture. The ADAS ...
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    Kamaz unveils Kama-1 electric car in Russia
    Russian automaker Kamaz has unveiled its first all-electric car Kama-1 at the VUZPROMEXPO-2020 in Russia, the company announced in a press release on 10 December. The electric car is equipped with a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery with a capacity of 33 kWh and an 80 kW electric motor, which allows the ...
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    CITGO’s new mobile app for purchasing fuel to be integrated into connected car program
    CITGO has announced that its new CITGO mobile app, which is powered by P97 Networks will integrate and support Connected Car program, according to a company press release on 28 December. Customers will be able to buy fuel, food, and merchandise from a mobile device at more than 4,500 CITGO branded r...
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