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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Dongfeng Peugeot showcases new 4008 4WD PHEV, 508 L PHEV sedan
    Dongfeng Peugeot is introducing a new iconic “Lion” logo and presenting its new strategy designed by Peugeot made for its customers in mainland China, at the Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 19 April. The company is also launching its new range of Peugeot 4008, 4008 PH...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Lincoln China debuts all-new Corsair PHEV
    Lincoln debuted the all-new Lincoln Corsair plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at Auto Shanghai 2021. According to a company press release on 19 April, the Corsair PHEV is Lincoln’s first locally produced new energy vehicle (NEV). Lincoln also officially debuted the Zephyr Reflection Preview Car and launched L...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Genesis debuts G80 electric sedan
    Genesis has introduced its first electric vehicle (EV), the electric model of the G80 (“Electrified G80”) to the global market at the Auto Shanghai 2021, the company said in a press release on 19 April. This was Genesis’ first appearance at Auto Shanghai. The company also showcased for the fir...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Audi to unveil A6 e-tron concept
    Audi will be revealing its four-door Audi A6 e-tron electric vehicle (EV) concept at Auto Shanghai 2021, the company said in a press release on 19 April. The EV is based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), which will also underpin for the automaker’s other electrified vehicles in the future as...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Startup Livox Technology releases automotive-grade lidar HAP
    Livox has unveiled its first automotive-grade lidar HAP, the startup said in a press release on 14 April. The HAP passed over 70 automotive-grade reliability tests, such as Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC), mechanical engineering, and environmental reliability among others. Livox is set to de...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen ID.4 receives five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
    German carmaker Volkswagen’s first sports utility vehicle (SUV) the ID.4, which is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform, has been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. According to a press release issued by the company on 19 April, the Volkswagen ID.4 achie...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    2021 Shanghai Auto Show: Valeo showcases thermal, lighting solutions
    Valeo is presenting innovative thermal and lighting technologies at the ongoing 2021 Shanghai Auto Show in mainland China, according to a company press release on 19 April. In the field of thermal, Valeo is showcasing new heat pump and FlexHeater smart heating technology. In the field of lighting, t...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Vishay unveils bidirectional symmetrical 2-line ESD protection diode for automotive use
    Vishay Intertechnology has unveiled a new bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) 2-line ESD protection diode in compact DFN1110-3A package with wettable flanks, the company said in a press release on 19 April. The VBUS05M2-HT5 offers ultra-low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of data lin...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Schaeffler signs agreement with Refire to manufacture key components for hydrogen fuel cells
    Schaeffler has entered into a cooperation agreement with Refire, a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell technology in China, to develop and produce key components for hydrogen fuel cells, at the Auto Shanghai 2021 motor show. According to a press release issued by Schaeffler on 19 April, the company state...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    BMW to develop automotive solid-state battery by 2030
    The BMW Group is accelerating its development for battery technology, thereby supporting the ramp-up of a European cell and battery value chain. According to a press release issued by BMW on 19 April, the company aims to develop a automotive application-capable solid-state battery by the end of this...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Continental unveils new long-range automotive radar sensors
    Continental has announced that it will be displaying its sixth generation of long-range radar and surround radar at Auto Shanghai, a company press release on 14 April read. Production is scheduled to start in 2023. Both sensors share a software and hardware platform, reducing costs, and testing and ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: MY 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV premiered
    Mercedes-EQ, Mercedes-Benz’s new electric mobility brand premiered the all-electric compact EQB sports utility vehicle (SUV) on 18 April at the first press day of Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 18 April. The company will also premiere the EQS luxury sedan in Asia ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Audi premieres PPE technology, four new EV models alongside FAW, SAIC
    For the first time, Audi is partnering with two other automakers, FAW and SAIC, at the Auto Shanghai 2021 according to a company press release on 19 April. Audi and its Chinese partner companies FAW and SAIC are showing four world premieres, including new Audi A6 e-tron concept vehicle, the updated ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Siemens develops Simatic charge controller and calibration kit for EV charging
    Siemens is offering charging system suppliers a new plug & play solution, which enables calibration of the Powerline signal level in line with Combined Charging System (CCS) CharIN Association Implementation Guidelines for the conductive charging of electric vehicles (EVs), according to a compan...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Volkswagen unveils ID.6 electric SUV
    The Volkswagen brand has unveiled its third model in the ID. family, the seven-seater ID.6, at the Auto Shanghai 2021 motor show. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 17 April, two versions of the fully electric family sports utility vehicle (SUV) are available in China—the ID.6 CR...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai, Kia, SK Innovation to collaborate on HEV battery development
    Hyundai Motor, Kia, and SK Innovation have announced that they will be collaborating on the development and production of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) batteries. According to a press release issued by SK Innovation on 16 April, the companies are collaborating with the goal of developing and mass pr...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Toyota bZ BEV series launched
    Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has launched ‘Toyota bZ,’ a new series of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), according to a company press release on 19 April. Toyota also unveiled a concept version of the Toyota bZ4X, which will be the first model in the bZ series, at Auto Shanghai Show in main...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    NIO, Sinopec unveil Power Swap Station 2.0 in Beijing, China
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer NIO, in partnership with Sinopec, has unveiled the second generation of its battery swap station in Beijing, China. According to a company press release on 15 April, the two companies have unveiled ‘NIO Power Swap Station 2.0’ at Sinopec's Chaoying Stat...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Infineon launches XENSIV™ MEMS microphone for high-performance, low-noise automotive applications
    Infineon Technologies AG announced the launch of the XENSIV™ IM67D130A. It is the first microphone in the market to be qualified for automotive applications, which will help simplify the design-in efforts for the industry and reduce the risk of qualification fails. The XENSIV MEMS microphone IM...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz EQS offers Drive Pilot automated driving tech
    Mercedes-Benz EQS has announced the lauch of the DRIVE PILOT system enabling driving in highly automated mode at speeds of up to 60 km/h in heavy traffic or congested situations. The launch is expected in early 2022 in Germany.  The EQS is prepared for Automated Valet Parking (AVP,...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    EV charging startup, EV Connect, to install 1,000 chargers in Canada by end-2022
    EV Connect, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup, has announced its plans to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging network to Canada. EV Connect ULC is opening its first office in Toronto, Ontario, and its initial plan is to provide 1,000 EV charging stations across the country by the end of 2...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Audi presents Q4 e-tron entry-level electric CUV, SUV
    Audi has launched the world premiere of the Q4 e-tron entry-level electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) and Q4 Sportback e-tron sport utility vehicle (SUV) and according to a company press release on 14 April. The premiere was presented by the Four Rings company. Significance: Audi’s e-...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: NTN to exhibit ball bearing products for electrified vehicles
    NTN Corporation has announced that it will exhibit products pertaining to electrification, low fuel consumption, and higher efficiency at the Auto Shanghai 2021 held in Shanghai, mainland China, from 19 to 28 April, according to a company press release on 15 April 2020. These mainly include bearings...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Lidar startup Innoviz Technologies introduces new InnovizTwo lidar sensor
    Israel-based Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, has unveiled its InnovizTwo lidar sensor performance.The new generation achieves a 30 times performance improvement over InnovizOne, in addition to a 70% cost reduction, which...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Samsung unveils PixCell LED module for headlight systems
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has unveiled ‘PixCell LED’, a new automotive LED module optimized for intelligent headlights, such as adaptive driving beam (ADB) systems, the company announced in a press release on 14 April. Leveraging Samsung’s longstanding expertise in semiconductor technology...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Continental, Amazon Web Services to launch platform for automotive software
    Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to work together on automotive software, Continental announced in a press release on 15 April 2021. Under the long-term collaboration, AWS is serving as the preferred cloud provider. Under the collaboration, Continental is providing the mobili...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Mazda launches MX-30 electric crossover in the US
    Japanese car maker, Mazda, has introduced its MX-30, the brand’s first battery electric vehicle, in the US market. According to a press release issued by Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) on 14 April, the vehicle will go on sale in California from fall 2021 onward. The vehicle will be driv...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Synopsys launches new DesignWare Security, Processor IP Solutions to protect SoCs from data tampering
    Synopsys, Inc. announced new DesignWare tRoot(TM) Hardware Secure Module (HSM) and ARC SEM130FS Safety and Security Processor IP solutions. It has integrated functional safety features to accelerate ISO 26262 certification of automotive systems-on-chips (SoCs). "Security attacks on safety-critica...
    15-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Toyoda Gosei to display steering wheel concept
    Japan-based Toyoda Gosei company will exhibit products for electrified vehicles and products related to autonomous driving in mainland China, at the Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 12 April. The company will showcase a concept steering wheel module, which offers h...
    15-Apr-2021 News New Products
    GAC unveils sponge silicon electrode technology on GAC Tech Day
    GAC has a sponge silicon electrode technology on GAC Tech Day 2021, according to a company press release on 13 April. The company has put in “years of research” to develop and patent the “sponge silicon negative plate battery technology”. The battery makes the silicon negative sheet inside t...
    Three new variants added to Polestar 2 EV model range
    The Polestar 2 model range is expanding to three variants with two powertrains, two battery packs, and optional equipment packs, according to a company press release on 13 April. The electric performance fastback starts at about EUR40,000 (USD47,605). While the automaker does not experiment with ...
    15-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Honda debuts 'e:PROGRESS' domestic intelligent charging system in UK
    Honda has introduced its first energy service for Europe with the debut of its domestic intelligent charging solution e:PROGRESS in the United Kingdom, according to a company press release on 14 April. The system, exclusively offered to Honda e customers, will be available in the UK now. The automak...
    Castrol launches EV battery e-thermal cooling fluid
    Castrol has launched a new direct battery e-thermal fluid that will enable electric vehicles (EVs) to be charged more rapidly. According to a press release issued by Castrol on 14 April, the new Castrol ON e-thermal fluid is a dielectric fluid formulated specifically for ‘direct’ cooling, where ...
    15-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Skoda Enyaq iV secures five-star safety rating in Euro NCAP test
    Volkswagen-owned Czech carmaker, Škoda Auto, has announced that its new electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Enyaq iV, has secured a five-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP test. According to a press release issued by the company on 14 April, the Škoda Enyaq a total of 86% of the possib...
    15-Apr-2021 News New Products
    General Motors launches Maps+ in-vehicle app-based navigation solution
    General Motors has launched Maps+, an in-vehicle, app-based navigation solution, the automaker said in a press release on 12 April. Select model year MY2018 and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles will have the Map+ upgrade by the end of 2021. GM is set to begin its rollout to about 9...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Ford commences Mustang Mach-E preorders in mainland China
    Ford’s intelligent all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV is open for preorders in mainland China with prices from RMB265,000–379,900 (USD40,446–58,000) according to a company press release on 13 April. Ford is also building locally the high-performance GT version. The Mustang Mach-E GT First Edition...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen ID.4 Pro EV receives official EPA estimated range of 260 miles
    Volkswagen of America, Inc., has announced a second round of fuel economy figures for the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV, according to the company press release on 12 April. On a full charge, the ID.4 Pro rear-wheel-drive (RWD) has an EPA-estimated 260 miles (402 km) of range, while the Pro S and 1st Editio...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: XPeng to debut new P5 lidar-equipped smart EV
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker XPeng Inc. will showcase its third production EV model, the XPeng P5 smart sedan equipped with lidar at the Auto Shanghai 2021 in Guangzhou, China, according to a press release on 12 April. XPeng claims that P5 is the world’s first mass-produced smart EV equippe...
    Diodes launches high-speed bidirectional dual supply autosensing level shifter IC
    Diodes Incorporated has launched a new high-speed bidirectional dual supply autosensing level shifter integrated circuit (IC), according to a company press release on 13 April 2021. The new PI4ULS3V304AQ has expanded its family of voltage-level shifters. Enabling high-speed operation, this conf...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Dana showcases bipolar plates for fuel cells at Hannover Messe
    Dana Incorporated, a manufacturer of efficient propulsion and energy-management solutions for all mobility markets, is showcasing its metallic and composite bipolar plate technology for fuel cell stacks at the ongoing virtual Hannover Messe virtual tradeshow, according to a company press release on ...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    GM’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Cruise, to deploy robo-taxis in Dubai in 2023
    General Motors' majority owned Cruise self-driving car subsidiary plans to begin deploying its robo-taxis in Dubai beginning in 2023. San Francisco-based Cruise has signed an agreement with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to be the exclusive provider for self-driving taxis and r...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Ford adds hybrid, RWD variants in Explorer SUV lineup
    American carmaker, Ford, has announced that it is expanding its model year (MY) 2021 Explorer sports utility vehicle (SUV) portfolio. According to a press release issued by Ford on 8 April, the company is adding a rear-wheel drive (RWD) Explorer Platinum, and a Platinum Hybrid variant. Order...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Huawei to invest USD1 billion in EV, autonomous vehicle research
    Chinese technology company, Huawei, has announced that it will invest USD1 billion on the research of electric vehicle (EV) technologies and autonomous driving vehicles. According to a report filed by business news agency Bloomberg on 12 April, this investment has the objective of enabling the compa...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    EV startup REE Automotive signs strategic collaboration with Magna
    Israeli EV startup, REE Automotive, has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Canadian supplier, Magna International Inc., for the production of fully Modular Electric Vehicles (MEVs) for tech companies and new electric mobility players under the ‘Powered by REE’ brand. ...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Dow to showcase silicone material technologies at international conference in China
    Dow will share information about its advanced silicone solutions for mobility applications during two technical presentations at electronica China's 2021 China International Automotive Electronics and Electric Vehicle Conference, according to a company press release on 13 April. The company’s scie...
    13-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Yamaha Motor develops new hyper-EV electric motor
    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it has developed an electric motor to cater to vehicles that need highest class in output density, according to a company press release on 12 April. This unit is aimed at application in “hyper-EV models” and offerings in the high-output mobility segment....
    13-Apr-2021 News New Products
    indie Semiconductor launches ultrasonic automotive parking-assist solutions
    indie Semiconductor, which is currently in the process of merging with Thunder Bridge Acquisition II, Ltd., has launched a family of high-performance sensing solutions supporting automotive parking-assist applications, according to a company press release on 12 April. Leveraging its mixed signal, di...
    13-Apr-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics launches MasterGAN4 devices for high-efficiency power converters
    STMicroelectronics has introduced MasterGaN4 which simplifies design using wide-bandgap gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors by taking away the complex gate-control and circuit-layout challenges. The latest addition to ST’s MasterGaN family, MasterGaN4 integrates two symmetrical 650V GaN&...
    13-Apr-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Hyundai Kona N to feature high-performance N dual clutch transmission
    South Korean carmaker, Hyundai Motor, has announced that its new Kona N sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be made available with a high performance transmission. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 7 April, the company stated that this upcoming SUV will be equipped with an 8-speed, wet...
    13-Apr-2021 News New Products
    South Korea to invest USD22.6 million to accelerate hydrogen mobility
    The Science Ministry of South Korea has announced that it will be investing KRW25.3 billion (approximately USD22.6 million) over the next six years in order to bolster the country’s hydrogen mobility economy. According to a post published by South Korean news agency Korea Bizwire on 8 April, this ...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Honda to premiere all-new battery electric prototype vehicle, new plug-in hybrid model in Mainland China
    Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a wholly owned Honda subsidiary in mainland China, has announced the overview of Honda and Acura exhibits for the 19th International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2021), which will take place in Shanghai, China from 19–28 April 2021, a...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Toyota North America, AT&T partner to offer WarnerMedia RIDE to customers
    Toyota Motor North America has partnered with AT&T to offer WarnerMedia RIDE app, which can connect up to five compatible devices, the automaker said in a press release on 8 April. Passengers can view from a selection of live and on-demand content, including ‘thousands of hours’ of TV shows ...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    BYD Auto to equip new EVs with blade batteries developed in-house
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, BYD, announced that it will equip all of its vehicles with a new blade battery developed in-house. According to a report filed by Nikkei Asia on 8 April, the company has also launched four new EVs. BYD claims the new battery has improved safety and perf...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Vodafone-Idea unveils IoT solutions for automotive industry
    Vi Business, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), has launched integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for enterprises. Vodafone Idea says it is the largest IoT player in India and this launch has further strengthened its portfolio by providing a comprehensive range of IoT ...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Stahl launches next-generation lightweight automotive leathers
    Stahl has launched a range of next-generation solutions for lightweight automotive leathers without compromising on quality, according to a company press release on 30 March 2021. The new Stahlite® range is ideal for use in the retanning and fatliquoring stages of wet-end leather production process...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    TomTom, NNG demonstrate real-time transmission of external data for automated vehicles using TPEG technology
    Traveller Information Services Association (TISA) members TomTom and NNG showcased the possibility and benefits of sending real-time data specifically generated to supplement the onboard sensor data of an autonomous driving vehicle from an emergency vehicle. In the live demonstration, the data tr...
    12-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Knowles develops two new MEMS microphones for automotive application
    Knowles has developed two new SiSonic MEMS microphones for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 8 April. The MEMS microphones can be used for hands-free calling, advanced voice assistance, and in-cabin noise cancellation for passenger comfort. “As both consumers ...
    09-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Infineon expands 600 V CoolMOS S7 portfolio for static switching applications
    Infineon Technologies AG launched the 600 V CoolMOS™ S7 portfolio with two new optimized devices for static switching applications: the industrial-grade CoolMOS S7 10 mΩ and the automotive-grade CoolMOS S7A. The automotive-grade CoolMOS S7A addresses system performance requirements set b...
    09-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: GRAMMER AG to present Pure interior concept solution
    GRAMMER will showcase innovative interior solutions at Auto Shanghai 2021 that is scheduled to held from 19–28 April. According to a company press release on 8 April 2021, the company will present its recently developed ‘Pure’ interior concept, as well as solution ideas for the four innovation...
    09-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Insight LiDAR launches “Gesture Detection” sensing technology for autonomous vehicles
    Autonomous vehicle technology company Insight LiDAR announced Insight 1600 as the first LiDAR with the combined high resolution and velocity detection to enable pedestrian gesture recognition. VP of Business Development Greg Smolka explains, “When humans drive, we’re constantly scanning the envi...
    09-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Toyota unveils new Mirai, Lexus LS models with advanced driver assistance technologies
    Toyota Motor Corp unveiled new models of Lexus and Mirai in Japan, equipped with Level 2 autonomous system. The new driving assist technology, or Advanced Drive will help in limiting the car in its lane, maintaining the distance from other vehicles, and changing lanes under the driver...
    09-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Volvo, SSAB collaborate to manufacture vehicles with fossil-free steel
    Volvo Group and SSAB have signed a collaboration agreement on research, development, serial production and commercialization of vehicles to be made of steel that is manufactured without using fossil fuels. According to a press release issued by SSAB on 8 April, the company stated that this year, Vol...
    09-Apr-2021 News New Products
    TomTom AmiGO navigation app now available on Android Auto
    TomTom has announced the availability of TomTom AmiGO free navigation and traffic app on Android Auto, according to a company press filing on 7 April. Users with an Android device will be able to interact with TomTom AmiGO on their Android Auto-compatible in-vehicle infotainment screen. “There ...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Ford to offer new Mappo in-vehicle app
    Ford has announced that it will offer Mappo app to its customers, according to a company press release dated 25 March. Mappo is a new in-car app that provides culture-oriented travel recommendations based on books, movies, and music. The app, which allows travelers explore cities based on their i...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops p-channel -80V TrenchFET MOSFET for automotive market
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a p-channel -80 V TrenchFET MOSFET for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 7 April. The Vishay Siliconix SQJA81EP increases power density and efficiency. Lead time of these devices is 14 weeks. The devices have an operating temperat...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup to be built at GM’s Factory ZERO plant in Detroit, Michigan, US
    General Motors has announced that Chevrolet will introduce a Silverado electric pickup truck that will be manufactured at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, US. According to a press release issued by GM on 6 April, the company stated that this facility...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: HELLA to present lighting and electronic innovations
    Germany-based lighting and electronics expert HELLA will showcase solutions for the mobility of the future at the upcoming Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which will be held from 19–28 April. According to a company press release 5 April 2021, HELLA will present various elect...
    ECARX, Arm China JV to launch 7nm chip for smart car technologies
    ECARX, an auto tech startup backed by Geely's chairman and Baidu, plans to supply products with 7 nanometers (nm) chip as early as next year through its joint venture (JV) with Arm China, its chief executive told Reuters. As cars get smarter, chips have become a key component in products from sen...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Texas Instruments unveils DC/DC controller with integrated active EMI filter
    Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a new family of synchronous DC/DC buck controllers that enable engineers to shrink the power-supply solution's size and lower its electromagnetic interference (EMI). Featuring an integrated active EMI filter (AEF) and dual-random spread-spectrum (DRSS) techno...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics develops synchronous step-down regulators to simplify high efficiency power conversions
    STMicroelectronics has released the L6981 synchronous step-down regulators, extending the family of high-efficiency converters that simplify the power-supply design by integrating power elements, feedback circuitry, and safety features on-chip. Significance: The L6981 can deliver up to 1.5 A DC, ...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis to launch hydrogen fuel cell light commercial vehicle in Europe by end 2021
    Stellantis is developing a light commercial vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells, and it is targeting a launch date in Europe at the end of 2021. According to a press release issued by Stellantis last month, the company stated that it has entered into strategic partnerships with Faurecia and Symbi...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Xpeng Motors to feature LIZHI’s new livestream podcast
    Xpeng Motors will be the first automaker to feature LIZHI’s new ‘Livestream Podcast’ service on the LIZHI Podcast app, according to an official press release by LIZHI on 6 April. It will be implemented on XPeng Motors' intelligent in-car system. “We are excited to introduce the Livestream...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    HKT uses 5G standalone network with network slicing for trials of C-V2X applications
    HKT has developed a 5G Standalone (SA) network architecture with network slicing cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) applications on public roads, according to a company press release on 31 March. According to the company, it is the first time that 5G SA technology will be used for a vertical ...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Commsignia combines cloud and V2X messaging in 4G, 5G V2N solution
    Commsignia has developed a process to transmit vehicle-to-everything (V2X) messages, including the cloud, with the use of 4G and 5G connections, it said in a press release in March. The vehicle-to-network (V2N) solution can be applied, for instance, to avoid traffic jams and prevent accidents in sem...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz CLS gets mild hybrid powertrain
    Mercedes-Benz luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz, will launch the updated CLS-Class later in April. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 7 April, the vehicle will also get a mild hybrid powertrain option. The CLS 300 d 4MATIC has a mild hybrid powertrain. Its 4-cylinder diesel engi...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Magna launches camera-based Driver Monitoring System to reduce distracted driving
    Magna developed a market-ready Driver Monitoring System (DMS), which combines its expertise in cameras and mirrors. It is integrated into an interior mirror and meets global regulations related to the detection of distracted driving. The system utilizes camera-based technology to monitor the driver...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    TactoTek and Amphenol team up for smart automotive surfaces
    TactoTek®, the Finland-based company that develops and licenses in-mold structural electronics (IMSE®) technology, and Amphenol ICC have announced a collaboration to develop automotive grade in-mold connectors for TactoTek IMSE technology, TactoTek announced in a press release on 31 March 2021. ...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Faurecia to present ‘Cockpit of the Future’ at Shanghai Auto Show
    Faurecia will showcase its latest innovations for the ‘Cockpit of the Future’ and other mobility solutions at the Auto Shanghai, which will be held from 19 April to 28 April 2021, according to a company press release on 6 April. the solutions to be displayed are designed to cater to the needs of...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Synopsys launches HAPS-100 prototyping system for software development and validation
    Synopsys launches HAPS-100 as its latest powerful prototyping system. It has the fastest performance for software development and system validation with 20–50 MHz for complex system-on-chip (SoCs) and up to 500 MHz for interface IP. Therefore, it enables 5G, AI, automotive, and GPU SoC designers t...
    06-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Fraunhofer IPT to automate and expedite hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing
    Germany-based research institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (Fraunhofer IPT), is working on simplifying and speeding up the complex process of manufacturing hydrogen fuel cells. The institute is also setting up a continuous production line to streamline the fuel cell production ...
    06-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Lattice Semiconductor develops new FPGAs for ADAS and in-vehicle infotainment systems
    Lattice Semiconductor has announced the expansion of its Lattice Crosslink-NX family with new FPGAs for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, according to a company press release on 31 March. The FPGAs function in low power, have small form factor an...
    06-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Solvay, Maincor Rohrsysteme develop technique to extrude flexible corrugated tubing
    Solvay and Maincor Rohrsysteme GmbH & Co. KG have introduced a technique to manufacture a more flexible, extruded corrugated tubing with varying wall thicknesses and diameters, according to company press release on April 1. Significance: Solvay previously introduced Ryton® PPS mono-layer ext...
    06-Apr-2021 News New Products
    GMC Hummer EV to commence production in early 2023
    GMC’s electric truck lineup is set to expand with the addition of the 2024 Hummer electric SUV. According to a press release issued by General Motors on 3 April, the company stated that the upcoming Hummer electric will go into production in early 2023. The vehicle will be equipped with GM’s ...
    05-Apr-2021 News New Products
    NSK develops third-generation ultra-high-speed ball bearing for EV motors
    Japan-based NSK Ltd. has developed a third-generation ultra-high-speed ball bearing for electric vehicle (EV) motors, according to a company press release on 1 April 2021. The new ball bearing is capable of operating at over 1.8 million dmN. The bearing is grease-lubricated deep groove ball beari...
    05-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Genesis unveils premium electric car concept Genesis X
    Genesis has unveiled an all-electric gran turismo (GT) concept called, Genesis X Concept, the premium car unit of Hyundai Motors said in a press release on 30 March. The front of the concept car features a low yet broad silhouette, thanks to the combination of the shield-shaped Crest Grille and two-...
    02-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis to add Peugeot 308 PHEV, Opel Astra electric to product portfolio
    Stellantis has announced its plan to provide a plug-in hybrid version of its Peugeot 308 hatchback and an electric version of its Opel Astra. According to a video issued by Peugeot on 31 March, the company stated that these two models will be among a series of new additions to the carmaker’s elect...
    02-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Polestar joins project to accelerate development of V2X technology in Sweden
    Polestar has said that it has co-founded a five-partner project to develop Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, including Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) in Sweden, according to a 31 March press release. Chalmers University of Technology, the Gothenburg energy grid supplier Göteb...
    01-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Daimler to widen EV portfolio, implement structural realignment in e-mobility push
    German automaker, Daimler, has announced that it is accelerating its electrification initiative, in addition to aiming for carbon dioxide (CO2) neutrality under its Ambition2039 strategy. According to a press release issued by Daimler on 31 March, the company stated that Mercedes-Benz Cars is expand...
    01-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Alps Alpine develops 5G NR module for automotive industry
    Alps Alpine has developed the UMNZ1 Series 5G NR1 module for automotive use, it said in a press release on 17 March. The UMNZ1 Series 5G NR Module for Automotive Use with C-V2X feature is compliant with 3GPP2 Release 15. By suppressing heat generation and employing an original structure for greater ...
    01-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Renesas unveils new functional safety solution for ADAS cameras systems
    Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced a new power and functional safety solution for systems based on the R-Car V3H system-on-chip (SoC) for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) automotive front cameras and driver monitor cameras. The new solution includes the RAA271050, a 42V synch...
    31-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Foresight ADAS/AV thermal camera auto calibration enables accurate 3D perception
    Foresight Automotive, part of the Thermal by FLIR program and an automotive vision systems innovator, has developed the automotive industry’s first 3D perception system through its QuadSight, a multi-spectral vision solution, FLIR said in a press release on 29 March. The solution contains two F...
    31-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Kia reveals new EV6 based on dedicated new EV platform
    Kia has revealed the new EV6, its first car based on the new dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform according to a company press release on 30 March. The EV6 will be produced in South Korea and will hit the global markets starting the second half of 2021, with online reservations beginning from Ma...
    31-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Chinese electronics company Xiaomi to enter EV market
    Xiaomi Corporation is commencing its smart electric vehicle (EV) business with an official notice to Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). According to a press release issued by the company on 30 March, the business will be operated under a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xiaomi with an initial investment of ...
    31-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Lexus debuts LF-Z Electrified concept EV
    Toyota-owned Japanese luxury carmaker, Lexus, has debuted its new electric vehicle (EV) concept, the LF-Z Electrified. According to a press release issued by Lexus on 30 March, the company stated the Lexus LF-Z Electrified is slated for launch in 2025. Additionally, the company has lined up 20 new E...
    31-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Vishay unveils 600V Hyperfast and Ultrafast Rectifiers for EV battery charging stations
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed 10 new FRED Pt Gen 5 600 V Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers, the company said in a press release on 29 March. The rectifiers are designed to increase the efficiency of AC/DC and DC/DC converters. According to the company, the devices offer 30% lower reverse rec...
    30-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Electric Last Mile to begin production of Urban Delivery electric LCV in US by Q3 2021
    Electric Last Mile, Inc. (ELMS), a commercial electric vehicle (EV) company working in the last mile delivery solutions space, has announced that it intends to commence manufacturing operations of its new Urban Delivery electric light commercial vehicles in the United States during the third qu...
    30-Mar-2021 News New Products
    HAAS Alert creates new connected vehicle business unit
    HAAS Alert has built a new connected vehicle business unit, it said in a press release on 24 March. It has also hired Jeff Niermann as VP of Connected Vehicle Sales for partnerships with automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and emerging autonomous and electric mobility companies. “In the last s...
    29-Mar-2021 News New Products
    INRIX launches cloud-based alerting solution for drivers
    INRIX has announced a new standard for streamlined and personalized traffic safety, incident, and parking notifications without additional software or an in-car navigation system, according to a company press release 24 March. The INRIX Smart Alerts offers cloud-based alerting solution for the drive...
    29-Mar-2021 News New Products
    AImotive integrates Khronos Group’s Vulkan API into next-generation simulation tool aiSim
    AImotive has integrated Khronos Group’s Vulkan application programing interface (API) to improve raytracing performance in its next-generation automated driving simulation tool, aiSim 3.0, the company said in a press release on 24 March. Use of Vulkan Ray Tracing extension improves simulation perf...
    29-Mar-2021 News New Products
    2021 Bangkok Motor Show: Great Wall Motor premiers Haval H6 hybrid SUV
    Great Wall Motor (GWM) hosted the world premiere HAVAL H6 Hybrid SUV at the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show, along with showcasing others such as ORA Good Cat, ORA Black Cat, POER EV, and “Concept H”, according to a press release on 23 March. The All New HAVAL H6 Hybrid SUV will be launche...
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