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    Special Report: Impact analysis of COVID-19 and the chip shortage crisis
    Compared to the previous light vehicle production forecast, almost 1.5 million fewer vehicles are forecast to be produced in 2021, which translates to a growth of 11.7% over 2020. Another 1 million more cars are now forecast to be produced in 2022 followed by a 700,000-unit increase in 2023. These v...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    General Motors reveal all-new electric motors to power its future EV line up
    American vehicle manufacturer General Motors has revealed a family of three newly developed electric motors that will be used to power its Ultium-based electric vehicles (EVs) in the future, the company said in a press release on 21 September. The new development was disclosed by General Motors p...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renesas unveils R-Car SDK accelerates deep learning development for Smart Camera and Automated Driving
    Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the R-Car Software Development Kit (SDK) on 21 September, a complete software platform in a single package that enables faster and easier software development and validation for smart camera and automated driving applications used in passenger, commercial, a...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Lumax, Alps Alpine Asia JV unveils premium car audio range for India
    According to press release on IndiaToday dated 7 September, Lumax-DK Jain Group and Alps Alpine Asia Co. Ltd. unveiles the premium range of Alpine car audio infotainment systems for India. Mizuki Kanai, senior manager, brand business, Alpine Asia said, “Alpine is a total car-life solu...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Argonne National Lab, PNNL researchers develop cobalt-free cathode for high-energy Li-ion cells
    A team from US Department of Energy backed science laboratories—Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)—has developed a new cobalt-free cathode for high-energy lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells, Green Car Congress reported on 20 September. The novel LiMn0.5Ni0.5O...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    SABIC launches new resin for automotive under-the-hood applications
    Saudi chemical company Sabic announced via press release on 13 September that it had introduced a new polymer resin, NORYL GTX™ 9500, that offers excellent dimensional stability under hot and humid conditions. According to the press release, the new resin joins Sabic’s portfolio of unfil...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    INEOS Styrolution introduces new styrene resins made using recycled waste
    German styrenic supplier INEOS Styrolution announced via press release on 8 September that it had introduced new styrene plastic resins made using mechanically recycled post-consumer waste. According to the press release, the new Novodur® ECO specialty ABS and Novodur® ECO High Heat grades...
    21-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Lucid’s Air Dream Edition R becomes first electric car ever to clock 520 miles on a single charge
    California-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motors USA Inc has announced on 16 September that its Air Dream Edition R has been accredited with a driving range of 520 miles by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a single charge, making it the longest-range electric sedan. ...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Genesis rolls out its automotive Face Connect technology
    Genesis will roll out of its “Face Connect” technology, which will enable access using faces to open and close doors without using a smart key, it said in a press release on 16 September. After identification and syncing, the vehicle can automatically adjust the driver’s seat and steering whee...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Horizon Robotics launches Journey 5 Processor for autonomous driving
    Horizon Robotics, a global leader in edge AI computing platforms for intelligent vehicles, unveiled its third-generation automotive-grade AI processor Journey 5, designed for Level 4 high autonomous driving, according to an official press release dated 5 August. It also unveiled TogetherOS, a real-t...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies displays EV components at the Battery Show, USA
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies showcased newly developed, innovative thermally-conductive and electrically-insulating (or TCEI) materials that are used in manufacturing bobbins for electric motors, along with other EV-specific components and battery systems at the Battery Show in Novi, Michigan, U...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    WaveSense announces name change to GPR, with launch of next generation ground positioning Radar
    WaveSense announced the release of its next generation radar, Aegis, and the change of its corporate name to GPR in an official press release dated September 14th. The third generation of GPR's proprietary radar, Aegis, is being piloted by automakers for series production. This latest product dev...
    Startup Sono Motors launches V2G-based Wallbox charger
    Sono Motors has developed a bidirectional AC wallbox suitable for home charging, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H), it said in a press release on 2 September. The Sono wallbox charges and discharges its Sion electric vehicle (EV) with up to 11 kW through an integrated Type 2 charging c...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops automotive thin film wraparound chip resistors
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new series of AEC-Q200 qualified, high power thin film wraparound chip resistors, it said in a press release on 15 September. The Vishay Dale Thin Film PHPA series devices feature a self-passivated tantalum nitride film for high moisture resistance. The devi...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Arm develops embedded edge architecture and two reference hardware platforms for automotive industry
    Arm has partnered with automotive suppliers to deliver a new software architecture and reference implementation, Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE), and two new reference hardware platforms, it said in a press release on 15 September. According to the Arm, it represents an acceler...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor evaluates plans to develop compact electric cars to expand its BEV lineup
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company is considering expanding its electric sub-brand Ioniq with more compact models mainly based on the company’s dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform, the electric-global modular platform (E-GMP), along with a successor to the all-electric Ko...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK launches new ceramic capacitors for automotive electronics applications
    Japanese multinational electronics company TDK announced via a press release on 14 September that it had expanded its CN series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to include four new products, two of which are specifically designed for automotive passive electronics applications. The n...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Klas unveils RAVEN modular solution for autonomous vehicle
    In a press release on PRNewswire dated 14 September, Klas announced the launch of RAVEN, an end-to-end, modular solution for autonomous vehicle (AV) and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) research and development. RAVEN allows developers every piece of hardware required to...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renesas, OmniVision deliver integrated reference design for automotive camera systems
    According to an official press release dated 14 September, Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, introduced an integrated reference design for a high-...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: China’s GWM launches its SUV brand WEY and new energy vehicle brand ORA
    Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) has unveiled its premium SUV brand WEY and the new energy vehicle brand ORA at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, the company said in a press release on 6 September. The company said that following the theme ‘The Mobile Road to Carbon Ne...
    General Motors to showcase electric Hummer SUV at Motor Bella
    In what would be its first ever public appearance before it is commercially launched in 2023, General Motors plans to showcase the electric variant of its iconic Hummer SUV at Motor Bella, the new car event at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac starting 23 September, Detroit Free Press reported on 13 Septe...
    15-Sep-2021 News New Products
    EV startup Rivian begins production of electric pick-up R1T at its Illinois plant
    Electric vehicle startup Rivian has rolled off the first few units of its much-awaited R1T electric pick-up trucks, founder and chief executive officer RJ Scaringe said in a tweet on 14 September. “After months of building pre-production vehicles, this morning our first customer vehicle drove o...
    15-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Huawei showcases AR-HUD solution
    Huawei has presented its latest augmented reality head-up display (AR-HUD) solution at the 2021 IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, its press release on 9 September. The solution enables the front windshield to turn into a first-person view (FPV) display for safety and infotainment functions. H...
    15-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Mercedes-Benz premieres EQE electric sedan
    German luxury car maker has premiered the newest addition to its EQ product portfolio, the EQE electric sedan. According to a press kit released by Mercedes-Benz on 5 September, the company stated that the staggered global launch of the EQE will take place in mid-2022. Manufacturing of the vehicle f...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Volkswagen unveils ID. LIFE concept car
    German carmaker Volkswagen AG has unveiled ID. LIFE concept car at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. According to a press release issued by VW on 6 September, the company plans to launch an all-electric small family car based on the ID. LIFE concept displayed at the motor show with...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW plans to launch at least 1 BEV in nearly all segments it operates in by 2023
    In his keynote speech at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Oliver Zipse, chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG said that the German luxury carmaker plans to launch at least one fully electric model in the market in 90% of its current market segments by 2023. “The stron...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops new high current inductors
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed Automotive Grade IHLP low profile, high current inductor in the 19 mm by 19 mm by 7 mm 7575 case size, it said in a press release on 13 September. The new inductors have operating temperature of up to +155 °C for under the hood automotive applications. The new d...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen launches OTA Updates for all ID. Models
    Volkswagen is set to launch over-the-air (OTA) updates via mobile data transfer for all its ID. models immediately, the German carmaker said in a press release on 13 September. The “ID. Software 2.3” offers new functions such as a light strip at the bottom of the windscreen which gives the drive...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BYD unveils e-Platform 3.0 with concept car Ocean-X
    BYD has launched e-platform 3.0 with its pure electric concept Ocean-X, the automaker said in a press release on 13 September. The e-platform 3.0 aims to enhance EVs’ performance in safety and low-temperature driving range, improve intelligent driving experiences, and help build efficient and safe...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental launches SportContact 7 tires for performance cars
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 8 September that it had released the 7th generation of its SportContact tire and that it would be available in the autumn of this year. According to the press release, a total of 42 articles will be available thi...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA 2021: Startup Innoviz Technologies to demonstrate high-performance lidar technology
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 7 September, Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, will demonstrate its cutting-edge lidar technology at the IAA Mobility 2021 show, which will be held during 7–...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vitesco Technologies readies production of 800V traction motor in China
    Continental’s powertrain components and systems spin-off, Vitesco Technologies, has announced that it will be supplying 800 volt electric traction motor to a Chinese OEM. According to a press release issued by Vitesco Technologies on 13 September, the company stated that it is now preparing the st...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Subaru unveils WRX sedan with advanced connectivity
    Subaru has released its WRX sedan with SUBARU STARLINK in-vehicle technology, it said in a press release on 10 September. It features an all-new tablet-style 11.6-inch full HD center information display. The navigation option uses voice-activated service powered by TomTom. A first for Subaru, bot...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    bp pulse sets up ultra-fast EV charging sites in Scotland
    bp pulse, the electric vehicle (EV) arm of bp, the London-based multinational oil and gas company, has set up two new EV charging sites at Harthill services on the M8 motorway in Scotland, the company said in a press release on 9 September. The new EV charging sites are situated off the east-and ...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    EV battery startup StoreDot reveals fast-charging 4680 cylindrical cell prototype
    Israel-based electric vehicle (EV) battery startup StoreDot, which has been in the news lately for its extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for EVs, made a press announcement on 1 September mentioning that it has applied its ground-breaking silicon-dominant technology in its XFC cylindrica...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Suzuki Connect advanced telematics to be available in Maruti Suzuki’s ARENA channel
    Maruti Suzuki India has introduced its advanced intelligent telematics technology, Suzuki Connect, for the vehicles in its ARENA channel, it said in a press release on 9 September. The service uses a Telematics Control Unit (TCU) to exchange information through cellular network with a cloud-based se...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Startup NextMind demonstrates brain-computer interface in concept vehicle
    NextMind has announced that its brain-computer interface powered real-time control in a concept vehicle at the IAA Mobility in Munich, according to a company press release on 9 September. The integration of a brain-sensing wearable allows users to take control of the car just by using their thoughts...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK introduces new hall-effect sensors for hybrid and EVs
    Japanese multinational electronics company TDK announced via press release on 9 September that it had expanded its Micronas 3D HAL® sensor portfolio with the new HAR 3900 and HAR 3930 hall-effect sensors. According to the press release, the products enable stray-field compensated position d...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Pirelli unveils new sustainable tires for hybrids and EVs at show
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 9 September that it had equipped nearly one in three electric cars at the 2021 International IAA Mobility Show in Munich with its P Zero and Scorpion tires. According to the press release, the new P Zero tires containing Elect ...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Autonomous vehicle startup WeRide unveils Robovan Level 4 self-driving van in China
    Chinese autonomous vehicle startup, WeRide, has unveiled its new Level 4 self-driving cargo van, the WeRide Robovan, in China. According to a post published by WeRide on 10 September, the company stated that it will work with Jiangling Motors (JMC), a Chinese automobile manufacturer, and ZTO Express...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA 2021: Siemens presents autonomous charging system
    According to an official press release dated 10 September, Siemens announced the Siemens Autonomous Charging System, which allows for fully automated charging of electric vehicles (EVs) ranging from cars to trucks. The prototype on display now has a charging capacity of up to 300 kW, but the company...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Xcel Energy launches suite of EV charging programs in Colorado
    Utility company Xcel Energy has launched a suite of electric vehicle (EV) charging programs, making EV charging easy, fast, and more affordable for its Colorado customers, the company said in a press release issued on 9 September. Xcel Energy said that in addition to the new offerings for residen...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Sensata Technologies to debut new battery management system next week
    Sensata Technologies plans to debut its all-new battery management systems (i-BMS) at the upcoming Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan, the company said in a press release on 9 September. The upcoming Battery Show North America is being organized from 14 to 16 September. The company...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    American Axle & Manufacturing to showcase its EV portfolio at CTI Symposium USA 2021
    American Axle & Manufacturing Inc will showcase its electric vehicle portfolio including a highly efficient next generation electric drive unit at the ongoing CTI Symposium USA 2021, the company said in a press release on 8 September. The CTI Symposium USA is a trade fair known for the showca...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Startup WayRay to showcase automotive Deep Reality Display product
    WayRay will showcase its Deep Reality Display product, at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the startup said in a press release on 6 September. The product is a new generation of Holographic True AR displays, which turns the windshield into a screen containing information about the vehicle, ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW unveils sustainability-focused i Vision Circular concept
    German vehicle manufacturer BMW announced via a press release on 6 September that it would be unveiling its sustainability-focused i Vision Circular concept vehicle at the IAA Mobility this year. According to the company’s press release, the new compact vehicle, designed for the ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Continental unveils new Greenconcept tire
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced in a press release on 6 September that it would be unveiling its Greenconcept sustainable tire at the IAA Mobility this year. According to the company’s press release, roughly 52% of the new Greenconcept tire is made ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Aral plans to roll out ‘Plug&Charge’ functionality for its ultra-fast charging stations
    German fuel and lubricant supplier Aral plans to roll out ‘Plug&Charge’ functionality for its ultra-fast charging stations by the end of the ongoing year, the company said in a press release on 8 September. It credits direct, encrypted communication between the electric vehicle (EV) and the ...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: MAHLE introduces fast charging management system for electric cars
    The German auto component manufacturer MAHLE has announced on 8 September that the company is expanding its intelligent charging solutions for electric cars with its all-new chargeBIG Power charging management system, which is introduced at the ongoing IAA Mobility 2021 event in Munich. MAHLE sai...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    MAHLE develops a new cooling system for EV batteries
    Stuttgart-based auto component manufacturer MAHLE has developed a completely new cooling system for electric vehicle batteries, the company said in a press release issued on 7 September. The company said it relies on immersion cooling as a key technology to address thermal challenges in electric veh...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops new series of thick film chip resistors for EVs
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new series of AEC-Q200 qualified thick film chip resistors with operating voltages up to 3 kV, it said in a press release on 8 September. Devices in the Vishay Draloric RCV-AT e3 series have high operating voltages and can be used in place of standard resistor ...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    OpenSynergy partners with Google, Qualcomm for virtualized android automotive OS reference platform
    OpenSynergy has unveiled its new automotive reference platform for virtual Android 11, the company said in a press release on 8 September. The group tied up with Google and Qualcomm Technologies for the reference platform, which features the integration of the Virtual I/O (VIRTIO) framework into And...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    SABIC to feature innovative ELCRES™ HTV150 dielectric film at PCIM Asia 2021
    Saudi chemical manufacturing company Sabic announced via press release on 6 September that it will be featuring its new ELCRES™ HTV150 dielectric film at the PCIM Asia 2021 exhibition taking place in Shenzhen, China, between 9 and 11 September. According to the press release, the new film was d...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Ferodo develops new Fuse+ Technology brake pad
    British braking components supplier Ferodo announced on its blog on 3 September that it had developed a new automotive brake pad, Ferodo Fuse+ Technology, that it believes can bridge the gap between automotive braking performance and comfort. According to the company’s blog post, the new Fuse+ ...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Toyota unveils EV battery strategy, plans to invest nearly USD14 billion by 2030
    Unveiling its electric vehicle (EV) battery strategy to the media and investors in a press conference on 7 September, Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation said that it plans to invest nearly JPY1.5 trillion (USD14 billion) on developing the battery supply chain and research and developmen...
    08-Sep-2021 News Investments
    IAA Mobility 2021: ZF unveils ‘Modular eDrive Kit’
    German automotive component manufacturer ZF has unveiled the ‘Modular eDrive Kit’ for pure electric drives as its main highlight at the ongoing IAA Mobility 2021 event in Munich, the company said in a press release on 6 September. According to the company, the ‘Modular eDrive Kit’ is suit...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai announces Hydrogen Vision 2040, plans to introduce next-generation fuel cell systems
    Presenting its vision for hydrogen energy and a global hydrogen society at the Hydrogen Wave global online forum held on 7 September, the leadership at the Hyundai Motor Group said that the company plans to commercialize and deploy hydrogen fuel cell systems on a large scale over the next two decade...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK develops new miniaturized common-mode filters for automotive applications
    TDK Corporation has developed KCZ1210AH series of miniaturized common-mode filters for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 7 September. With a compact size measuring 1.25 x 1.0 x 0.5 mm, it allows for a smaller footprint on substrate and offers noise control function for different...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW Group to demonstrate automated valet parking
    BMW Group will showcase premium urban mobility solutions at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the automaker said in a press release on 7 September. Automated Valet Parking project, which was developed together with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and other partners wi...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Axalta to showcase coatings for EV batteries and motors at Novi Battery Show
    US manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings Axalta announced on 7 September via a press release that it will be unveiling a portfolio of powder coatings at The Battery Show North America being held in Novi, Michigan, from 14 to 16 September. According to the release, the Axalta booth ...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Autonomous vehicle startup Basemark launches Rocksolid Core OS for all vehicle functions
    According to a press release published on VentureBeat on 6 September, Basemark announced Rocksolid Core —a novel new operating system for software-defined vehicles. The only licensable end-to-end solution for all car applications that includes underlying operating systems such as automotive-g...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Brose presents concepts for versatile interiors at IAA 2021
    According to official press release dated 6 September, Brose announced that it is showing the functional, flexible, and comfortable vehicle interiors of future vehicle generations under the theme “Smart Comfort Solutions” at the IAA Mobility in Munich from 7–12 September 2021, where it wi...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG launches EQS 53 4MATIC+ with all-electric drive system
    Mercedes-AMG has launched its first battery-electric production model based on the Mercedes EQ architecture. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 5 September, the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ has an electric powertrain with one motor each at the front and rear axles and all-whe...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Valeo to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    France-based automotive components supplier, Valeo, has announced that it will showcase six new innovations at the IAA Mobility 2021 event which begins today in Munich, Germany. According to a press release issued by Valeo on 6 September, the company stated that these innovations will span multiple ...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Audi to launch virtual reality glasses for rear seat entertainment
    Audi has said that rear seat passengers in its vehicles would be able to use virtual reality (VR) glasses to for games, movies, and presentations in the future, according to its statement on 3 September. This will be done through holoride, a startup which Audi has invested in. The VR uses a new t...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    INFINITI launches QX80 SUV with advanced connectivity
    Infiniti has unveiled its new QX80 SUV with widescreen, high-definition 12.3-inch INFINITI InTouch display, it said in a press release on 2 September. Wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto are compatible. The new display is standard on all trims and includes navigation with lane guida...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Bosch develops a flexible smart charging cable for EVs
    Bosch has developed a new flexible smart charging cable with integrated control for electric vehicles (EVs) to make charging experience more convenient, the company said in a press release on 6 September. The smart EV charging cable is developed with inbuilt safety technology, which does without ...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Bosch aims to generate over USD1.19 billion in sales from electric mobility domain in 2022
    German automotive component manufacturer Bosch expects to generate sales of more than EUR1 billion (USD1.19 billion) from its electric mobility vertical this year, the company announced on 6 September. Bosch said it is growing twice as fast as the market in electric mobility and by 2025, this bus...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor announces plan to become carbon neutral by 2045 at IAA Mobility 2021
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company has announced that it plans to become carbon neutral by 2045 at the ongoing IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany. While speaking on 6 September, Jaehoon (Jay) Chang, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company said, “Climate change is ...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz presents VISION AVTR concept vehicle with BCI at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to official press release dated 6th September, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is integrating the first Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) approaches into its pioneering VISION AVTR concept vehicle. The first approaches to mind control based on visual perception will be demonstrated at the...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Webasto to showcase innovative roof solutions for autonomous driving and EVs
    According to official press release dated 3 September, Webasto announced that it will present innovative roof for autonomous driving, efficient heating system, passenger car battery and smart-charging solution. Lidar sensors and cameras for autonomous driving are integrated into the large panoram...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renault premieres updated Mégane E-TECH Electric hatchback
    French carmaker Renault has premiered the newest version of its Mégane E-TECH Electric. According to a press release issued by Renault on 6 September, the company stated that this new pure-electric hatchback uses a new electric motor that has been developed within the Alliance at two different loca...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    EKPO to showcase next-generation fuel cell stack platforms at IAA Mobility 2021
    EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, the joint venture between ElringKlinger AG and Plastic Omnium, will present various next-generation fuel cell stack platforms featuring design and performance enhancements at IAA Mobility 2021. According to a press release issued by ElringKlinger on 2 September, the comp...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renault unveils Mégane E-Tech EV with new OpenR display
    Renault has unveiled the new Mégane E-Tech electric vehicle (EV) with new OpenR display and its new OpenR Link multimedia system, developed with Google and based on Android Automotive OS, comes with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play built-in for a helpful, personalized, and seamles...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Gentex to showcase connected car, in-cabin monitoring technologies
    Gentex is set to demonstrate its latest digital vision, connected car, in-cabin monitoring, and dimmable glass technologies at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, it said in a press release on 3 September. One of the key components showcased is the Full Display Mirror (FDM). The FDM is an i...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Fraunhofer Institute develops new dry coating process for battery electrodes
    Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS has developed a patented new new dry-coating process called DRYtraec for battery electrodes, it said on its website on 1 September. It said that the newly developed technology is environmentally friendly and cost effective and can be used on ...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA 2021: HELLA to showcase automotive lighting and electronics solutions
    HELLA will be showcasing its automotive lighting innovations and products at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the company said in a press release on 3 September. HELLA will showcase chip-based headlamp technology ‘Solid State Lighting|High Definition’ (SSL|HD). It features SSL micro-LED...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental to develop virtual co-pilot eTravel.Companion
    Continental has announced that it is developing an in-vehicle virtual travel assistant called eTravel.Companion, according to an official press release on 3 September. The eTravel.Companion is an intelligent system that informs the car user like an interactive radio station on recommendations for fr...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Startup Cepton to unveil automotive grade lidars at IAA Mobility and AutoSens
    According to a Business Wire press release dated 1 September, Cepton, an innovative provider of automotive lidar solutions, will participate in two trade shows in Europe in September to showcase its lidar technologies. Cepton will be present at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, (7–12 Septem...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Velodyne to present advanced handling solutions and software for intelligent transport systems
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on 4 September, Velodyne Lidar will showcase its innovative handle technologies at the IAA Mobility (Hall B3, booth A75) from 7–12 September in Munich. Velodyne will demonstrate its technological leadership and product portfolio in dealing wi...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental's sensIC project integrates printed electronics into rubber
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced on 2 September that it had initiated research project sensIC at the Center for Functional Printing Technologies in Freiburg, Germany, toward integrating rubber components with sensor technology. According to the company’s press rel...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BASF develops lightweight panorama roof frame using high speed plastic
    German multinational chemical company BASF announced on 31 August that it had successfully validated the use of its Ultradur® High Speed PBT Engineering Plastic in open panorama headliner frames. According to the company’s press release, the PBT panorama frame, developed in conjunction with Grupo...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Opel premieres new Astra BEV and PHEV models
    Stellantis-owned German carmaker Opel has launched the world premiere of the new Astra. According to a press release issued by Opel on 1 September, the new, sixth-generation Opel Astra will be put on sale as a combustion engine model, a plug-in hybrid in two performance levels, a...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BMW Group plans to sell 10 million all-electric vehicles over the next 10 years
    German luxury carmaker BMW Group looks to sell around ten million all-electric vehicles globally as part of its larger plan to achieve climate neutrality, the company said in a press announcement on 2 September. “During the next ten years or so, the company will be putting around 10 million all...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Genesis to launch only EVs from 2025, plans to become a zero-emission brand by 2030
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car subsidiary Genesis plans to launch only pure electric vehicles from 2025 as it lays down its long-term roadmap to become a zero-emission brand, the company said in a high-profile announcement made by its leadership on 2 September. Genesis plans to become a 100...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Magna to display EV, hybrid systems at IAA 2021 Mobility Show in Munich
    Canadian automotive component manufacturer Magna International plans to display its innovative powertrain solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles at the IAA 2021 Mobility Show, the company said in a press release on 1 September. It said that the visitors of IAA will be able to see the Mag...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    PPG to showcase EV battery coatings at automotive technology events in Michigan
    Pennsylvania-based specialty chemicals company PPG plans to display its growing portfolio of electric vehicle (EV) battery solutions, including an innovative cathode binder that helps increase lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery production efficiency and safety, at the upcoming automotive events—The Batt...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    SABIC introduces new resins containing recycled content for automotive applications
    Saudi multinational chemical manufacturing company SABIC introduced on 2 September its first three automotive-grade resins containing mechanically recycled content. The three new resins, namely the SABIC® T2E-3320EH polypropylene (PP) compound, the XENOY™ T2NX2500UV resin, and...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    ZF launches high-performance mid-range radar for advanced safety
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 2 September, ZF has launched its next generation mid-range radar to support advanced ADAS safety functions and to improve the available ZF coASSIST semi-automated system on the Dongfeng Aeolus Yixuan MAX in China. "Mid-range radar is an imp...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz, SSAB collaborate on CO2-free steel for prototype body shell parts
    Mercedes-Benz has launched a partnership with the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB for carbon dioxide (CO2)-free steel. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the company stated that the first prototype parts for body shells made of CO2-free steel are being planned for n...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Subaru’s first EV Solterra breaks cover
    Japanese carmaker Subaru released first visuals and details of its first electric vehicle (EV), christened Solterra, on its webpage on 1 September. The company said that it plans to commercially launch the Solterra, an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), in 2022. Subaru said that the upcoming E...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    SVOLT unveils world’s first series production cobalt-free battery at Chengdu Motor Show 2021
    Mainland China-based EV battery maker SVOLT Energy Technology Company Ltd. has unveiled the world's first series production cobalt-free battery at this year's Chengdu Motor Show, the company said in a press announcement on 30 August. SVOLT’s cobalt-free battery has been already successfully ass...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IBM, Mercedes-Benz partner to develop stolen vehicle help service in the Mercedes me app
    IBM has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to develop “Urban Guard - Stolen Vehicle Help” service in the Mercedes me app, it said in a press release on 2 September. The service is designed to help find and recover stolen vehicles. “Increasingly, consumers expect and value digital, connected servi...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    ZF develops chassis components with innovative sensor module
    ZF announced in an official press release dated 31 August that it is using powerful sensors and clever algorithms in its chassis technology and sensor technology. ZF is already working on the software required for this advanced data analysis. For example, the sensor captures where there are road ...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Toyoda Gosei supplies new fuel tank cut-off valve for Toyota Land Cruiser
    Japan-based supplier, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., has developed a cutoff valve with a structure that contributes to lighter vehicle weight. According to a press release issued by Toyoda Gosei on 31 August, the company stated that this new cutoff valve is being used on the new Land Cruiser from Toyota Mo...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE PHEV launched
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its high-performance vehicle division, Mercedes-AMG, has premiered its first performance hybrid vehicle. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is a...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Geely-owned British carmaker Lotus to launch four new EVs in five years
    Unveiling its mid-term product offensive, Geely-owned British carmaker Lotus announced on 31 August that it would roll out four all-new electric cars over the next five years, including an electric sports car in 2026. The first of the four planned EVs would be an E-segment electric sport utility veh...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Xilinx and Motovis develop solution to enhance automotive forward camera systems
    Xilinx has partnered with Motovis to develop a solution specifically for forward camera systems’ vehicle perception and control, it said in a press release on 31 August. The solution combines the Xilinx Automotive Zynq system-on-chip platform and Motovis’ convolutional neural network IP. ...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    US Department of Energy’s lab licenses wireless EV charging technology to startup HEVO
    The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed its wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to the Brooklyn-based startup HEVO, the national laboratory said in a press release on 30 August. HEVO, which is also working in the area of wireless EV ch...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Diodes develops current limit power switch for vehicle infotainment and telematics subsystems
    Diodes Incorporated has launched the AP22653Q programmable current limiting power switch, it said in a press release on 31 August. The devices help streamline power system design and provides a controlled and protected power path. Key applications include protection of vehicle USB ports and ECU supp...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Faraday Future, Qmerit partner on home EV charging services
    Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc., a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, announced plans to partner with Qmerit to support future FF 91 drivers in need of home charging and other future energy-related installations in the United States. According to a pre...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
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