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    Impact of COVID-19 on Automotive UI/ UX Market
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly disrupted all aspects of the automotive supply chain. Global efforts to control the spread of the virus have impacted both demand and supply, and in turn the industry cumulating in a sharp decline in production. Both automakers and auto...
    29-May-2020 Insights COVID-19 Pinned
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    01-May-2020 Report E/E and Semiconductor Pinned Featured
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automotive Supplier Plant Downtime Tracker
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    06-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19 Pinned
    Vietnam's VinFast to start mass production of all-electric vehicle in 2021
    Vietnamese automaker VinFast is planning to start mass production of its first all-electric vehicle in July 2021, Reuters reported on 28 May citing information from the company. The model will be first showcased at the 2020 Los Angeles Auto Show and will be targeted towards the US market. “We expe...
    29-May-2020 News New Products
    Škoda mulls introducing mass-market EV in India
    Škoda is mulling launching a mass-market all-electric vehicle in India, Autocar India reported on 26 May citing Zac Hollis, head of Škoda India. However further details about the model or the timeline were not revealed. “Long term, I would like to see a mass-market EV [electric vehicle]&nbs...
    29-May-2020 News New Products
    New BMW 6-Series GT launched with mild hybrid powertrain
    Germany-based luxury and sports car manufacturer BMW has introduced the newest version of its 6-Series GT. According to a press release issued by the company on 27 May, the new BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo will go on sale in the month of July and will be equipped with 48-volt mild hybrid technology. ...
    29-May-2020 News New Products
    TSMC unveils new 7nm automotive design enablement platform
    TSMC has announced the availability of a 7nm automotive design enablement platform (ADEP), a company press release on 28 May showed. This will accelerate the time-to-design for customers’ AI Inferencing Engines, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and other autonomous driving applications. ...
    29-May-2020 News New Products
    New MINI Countryman features LED headlamps, fog lights as standard
    The New MINI Countryman features LED headlamps and LED fog lights as standard, the automaker said in a press release on 27 May. The model also features LED rearlights in Union Jack design. The latest version of these LED headlamps features a particularly high-quality design that emphasizes the techn...
    29-May-2020 News New Products
    Cirrus Logic manufactures advanced haptic ICs and sensing technology solutions
    Cirrus Logic has developed an advanced portfolio of haptic and sensing integrated circuits (ICs), the company said in a press release on 28 May. The products enable "sleeker, more robust end products with fewer mechanical controls for new responsive and immersive user experiences". “Cirrus Logi...
    29-May-2020 News New Products
    Henkel offers Loctite solder paste solutions for critical electronic applications in cars
    Henkel has launched a "90iSC high reliability alloy essential to solder joint stability for safety critical components including automotive electronic components", according to a company press release on 28 May. The company has developed this new solution in collaboration with a consortium of partne...
    29-May-2020 News New Products
    FLIR releases European thermal imaging regional dataset for ADAS/AV systems enhancement
    FLIR Systems has released its first European thermal imaging regional dataset for machine vision testing, the company said in a press release on 27 May. The dataset features thousands of annotated thermal images of daytime, nighttime and various weather scenarios, from six European cities. Thes...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Ford releases dataset to promote R&D on autonomous driving
    Ford has released a comprehensive autonomous vehicle dataset to the academics and research community to promote research and development (R&D) in autonomous driving the US-based automaker said in a press release in the first week of May. Ford collected the data over the span of a year from its m...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Renault launches Captur PHEV and Clio HEV in UK
    Renault has launched the new Captur plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and the Clio hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 27 May. The Captur PHEV gets the new petrol-electric powertrain and has an all-electric range of 48 km (30 miles). It is equipped wi...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Volvo starts sales of all-electric XC40 Recharge in UK
    Volvo Cars has started accepting orders for all-electric crossover XC40 Rechargein the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 27 May. The electric XC40 will be initially offered in R-Design specification, and the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is available from GBP53,155 (USD65,342...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    BMW launches new X2 with plug-in hybrid powertrain
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, BMW, has announced the launch of the upgraded sports activity coupe, the BMW X2 xDrive25e. According to a press release issued by BMW on 27 May, this variant of the new X2 will be driven by a 1.5L, in-line 3 cylinder gasoline engine that is paired wit...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Vishay unveils new automotive grade ultra-precision thin film flat chip resistors
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed new automotive grade ultra-precision thin film flat chip resistors as a part of its TNPU e3 series, the company said in a press release on 27 May. According to the press release, the Vishay Draloric TNPU e3 series incorporates the TNPW e3 series with lower Tem...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    New Kia Rio features mild hybrid powertrain
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors has introduced a revised and upgraded version of the 4th generation Kia Rio hatchback, which will be put on sale in Europe during third quarter 2020. According to a press statement issued by Kia Motors on 26 May, the new Rio features Kia’s first gasoline mild hybri...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics develops NFC reader ICs for digital car keys
    STMicroelectronics has released an NFC reader IC for digital car keys, the company said in a press release on 27 May. The IC allows for enhanced features such as rapid key response and extended range. It is part of STMicroelectonics’ ST25R NFC reader IC portfolio. Along with Dynamic Power Outpu...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz GLA offers driver assistance package option
    The new Mercedes-Benz GLA offers the driving assistance package as an option, according to a press release on 28 April. The model features driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support. The enhanced functions of the package include turning maneuver function, emergency corridor function,...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet features latest gen MBUX multimedia system
    Mercedes-Benz’s new E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet feature the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, the automaker said in a press release on 27 May. The models are equipped with two large 10.25-inch/26 cm screens arranged side by side for a widescre...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Aiways develops new battery with sandwich structure
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Aiways has developed a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery with sandwich structure, decisionatelier.com reported on 25 May. The battery has been equipped in Aiways new all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) U5. The 63 kWh battery in the U5 enables a range of...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches new Verna sedan in India with 45 Blue Link features
    Hyundai has launched the new Verna sedan in India with 45 Blue Link features, the automaker said in a press release on 20 May. “The Spirited New VERNA is an All-rounder sedan with Human Technology Connect comprising Futuristic Design, Smart Connect, Ingenious Detailing and Superior Dynamics for...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    Nexperia develops new Silicon Germanium rectifiers
    Nexperia has developed new Silicon Germanium (SiGe) rectifiers allowing engineers optimize their 100–200V power designs for better efficiency, a company post on 26 May read. Nexperia says the new rectifiers combine the efficiency of Schottky rectifiers with the thermal stability of fast recovery d...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    BMW launches new 5 Series in PHEV and 48V mild hybrid variants
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer BMW held the world premiere of its new 5 Series family, and the new version of this vehicle will be put on sale in both plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and mild hybrid avatars. According to a press statement issued by BMW on 27 May, PHEV technology has now been expande...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    Kia upgrades Rio with new Phase II UVO Connect telematics and advanced infotainment system
    Kia Motors has Kia Motors upgraded its fourth-generation Rio with a new ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics and advanced infotainment system, the company said in a press release on 26 May. The upgraded version comes with a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen display, offering Display Audio or Satellite...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    Karma Automotive starts prototype testing of E-Flex platform
    American luxury electric car manufacturer, Karma Automotive, have commenced the testing of its all-electric high-performance E-Flex platform in a prototype all-wheel drive (AWD) high-performance electric vehicle (EV). According to a press statement issued on 26 May by Karma Automotive, the company...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    PARTNERSHIP: Continental, Pioneer enter strategic cooperation agreement to deliver new user experience
    Continental has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with Japanese supplier Pioneer to deliver new-user experience in new vehicles, targeted mainly for the Asian market, the two partners said in a joint press release on 26 May. The partnership will allow Continental to integrate Pioneer’s ent...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz starts sale of all-electric EQV
    Mercedes-Benz has started the sales of its all-electric multipurpose vehicle (MPV) ‘EQV’, the company announced in a press release on 25 May. The van comes with a 100-kWh battery which enables a range of up to 418 km. The electric drive train (eATS) offers a peak power of 150 kW (204 hp) and a m...
    26-May-2020 News New Products
    Diodes launches automotive grade-qualified USB-C DP-Alt mode linear ReDriver IC
    Diodes Incorporated has released the automotive AEC-Q100 grade 3 qualified 10 Gbps USB-C DisplayPort Alternate (DP-Alt) mode linear ReDriver IC, the company said in a press release on 19 May. It enables the transfer of DisplayPort signals through a USB Type-C connector. The PI3DPX1207Q allows for...
    26-May-2020 News New Products
    u-blox releases VERA‑P3 V2X module
    u‑blox has released the VERA‑P3 V2X module for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, the company said in a press release on 19 May. The VERA‑P3 module is based on the u‑blox UBX‑P3 V2X chip allowing OEMs, tier‑1 suppliers to swiftly integrate V2X technology into platforms. VERA‑P3...
    26-May-2020 News New Products
    Octopus Energy launches EV charging service 'Electric Juice Network' in UK
    Octopus Energy has launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging service 'Electric Juice Network' in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. The Electric Juice Network offers EV drivers a single way to pay for all their charging—whether charging at home, on the stre...
    26-May-2020 News New Products
    Pirelli launches Cinturato P7 tire with adaptive tire compound
    Italian tiremaker Pirelli has launched a new high-performance summer tire called the Cinturato P7. According to a press release issued by Pirelli on 25 May, the company has stated that this new tire delivers increased levels of safety, efficiency, and sustainability. The Pirelli Cinturato P7 feature...
    26-May-2020 News New Products
    MY 2020 Hyundai Sonata gets hybrid powertrain, solar roof system
    Hyundai North America has announced that the new model year (MY) 2020 Sonata Hybrid will be equipped with a solar roof system. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 20 May, the solar panel roof can generate 205 W of power and will directly charge both the 12V battery and the hybrid ...
    25-May-2020 News New Products
    Visteon, Volkswagen jointly develop new infotainment platform ‘VW Play’
    Visteon has collaborated with Volkswagen (VW) to develop VW Play, an all-new infotainment system for enhanced in-car connectivity, the US-based supplier said in a press release on 21 May. VW Play is a high resolution (1540 × 720), 10.1-inch in-plane, switching display with split screen feature that...
    25-May-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen launches all-electric ABT eTransporter 6.1 in UK
    Volkswagen has launched its all-electric van ABT eTransporter 6.1 in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 18 May. Developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line, the ABT eTransporter 6.1 offers an all-electric range of up to 132 km (82 miles). The van delivers ...
    25-May-2020 News New Products
    Vector launches VN5620 network interface for automotive Ethernet and CAN/CAN FD
    Vector has launched the VN5620 interface for analysis, simulation, and testing for automotive Ethernet networks and CAN/CAN FD, a press release on 20 May read. The interface allows users to leverage a variety of possible uses like Ethernet monitoring, remaining bus simulation, media conversion, and ...
    25-May-2020 News New Products
    BMW to start production of all-electric iX3 in summer 2020
    BMW is planning to start production of its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) iX3 in summer this year, Automotive News Europe reported on 21 May, citing BMW CEO Oliver Zipse. The iX3 will be manufactured at BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture plant in Shenyang, China. “The preparat...
    22-May-2020 News New Products
    Alpha and Omega Semiconductor releases 1200V silicon carbide αSiC MOSFET technology platform for automotive market
    Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has unveiled a new 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) αSiC MOSFET technology platform, the company said in a press release on 19 May. The next-gen technology will allow customers in the automotive and industrial markets to achieve higher levels of efficiency and power density...
    22-May-2020 News New Products
    Peugeot reveals more details about all-electric van e-Expert
    French automaker PSA has revealed more details of its e-Expert all-electric van. According to a company’s press release earlier in May, the e-Expert will come equipped with 100-kW electric motor, which also powers Opel Corsa-e, the Peugeot e-208, and the e-2008. PSA will offer the new e-Expert van...
    22-May-2020 News New Products
    Toray develops high tensile modulus carbon fiber and thermoplastic pellets
    Toray Industries, Inc., has developed high tensile modulus carbon fiber and thermoplastic pellets that are ideal for injection molding employing that fiber, according to a press release by the Japanese company on 21 May 2020. Toray said the new material could be used in diverse applications, includi...
    22-May-2020 News New Products
    Xpeng Motors's P7 features advanced exterior, ambient lighting
    Xpeng Motors’s P7 electric sedan features advanced exterior and interior lighting, according to a report by InsideEVs on 19 May. The P7 model has a strip of LED lights that extend across the entire front of the vehicle. Using those LEDs, as well as the lower driving lights, the vehicle performs a ...
    22-May-2020 News New Products
    Mazda starts production of MX-30 all-electric car in Japan
    Mazda has started production of its MX-30 all-electric car at its Ujina plant in Hiroshima, Japan, the company announced in a press release on 20 May. The MX-30 will arrive in European dealerships from autumn 2020 onward and is now available for order. “A stylish and versatile SUV, the MX-30 has b...
    21-May-2020 News New Products
    SVOLT launches two cobalt-free batteries for EVs
    Mainland Chinese automotive battery company SVOLT has officially launched two cobalt-free batteries for new energy vehicles (NEV), the company announced in a press release on 20 May. The batteries use SVOLT’s L6 cobalt-free long cell that is being adapted into a high-end model of Great Wall Motors...
    21-May-2020 News New Products
    ROHM develops ultra-compact high output linear automotive LED driver IC
    ROHM has developed an ultra-compact high output linear automotive LED driver IC, the company said in a press release on 19 May. According to the company, the BD18336NUF-M provides stable lighting when the battery voltage drops on a single chip. It is useful for a broad range of socket-type LED lamps...
    21-May-2020 News New Products
    BorgWarner partners with GAC Motor to introduce iCTA variable cam timing actuators
    American multinational powertrain components supplier, BorgWarner, has announced its partnership with GAC Motor on its next generation of variable cam timing actuators. According to a press release issued by BorgWarner on 20 May, the company has stated that its intelligent cam torque actuation (iCTA...
    21-May-2020 News New Products
    New GMC Hummer EV to feature removable roof panels
    General Motor’s new GMC Hummer electric truck will feature removable roof panels, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 May. Significance: Removable roof panels are also a feature on certain Jeep models. The passengers have the option to remove the roof on their Jeep altogether. T...
    21-May-2020 News New Products
    All new Volvo cars come with 180 kph speed limit and Care Key
    Volvo Cars has now started equipping its all news vehicles with top speed limit of 180 kph (112 mph), the company said in a press release on 20 May. In addition, every new Volvo car comes equipped with Care Key, which allows drivers to set additional limitations on the car’s top speed. Volvo ...
    21-May-2020 News New Products
    TDK unveils a new type of common-mode choke for automotive Ethernet
    TDK Corporation has developed a new type of common-mode choke that conforms to global automotive Ethernet standards, the company said in a press release on 19 May. The choke has a wide temperature range from -40 °C to +125 °C, due to a metal frame for the connecting electrodes.   The large...
    20-May-2020 News New Products
    OmniVision develops new 2.5-megapixel OX03A2S automotive image sensor
    OmniVision Technologies has unveiled a new 2.5-megapixel (MP) OX03A2S automotive image sensor, the company said in a press release on 19 May. It is developed using the Nyxel near-infrared (NIR) technology and is ideal for exterior imaging applications that operate in low to no ambient light conditio...
    20-May-2020 News New Products
    MY 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SUV gets Active Control AWD system
    Germany-based automotive major, Volkswagen, has announced that the updated version of its SUV, the Atlas, will be equipped with the company’s latest all-wheel drive (AWD) system. According to a press release issued by the company on 18 May, the new Volkswagen Atlas gets the 4Motion® AWD with Acti...
    20-May-2020 News New Products
    Toyota launches MY 2021 Sienna minivan in US with hybrid powertrain as standard
    Japan-based automotive manufacturer, Toyota, has announced the launch of the latest version of its minivan, the Sienna, in the United States. In a press statement issued by Toyota on 18 May, the fourth generation of the Toyota Sienna will be put on sale with a hybrid powertrain as standard. The T...
    20-May-2020 News New Products
    Citroën reveals details about ë-Jumpy all-electric compact van
    In a press release dated 12 May, Citroën revealed details about the upcoming all-electric compact van ë-Jumpy. The van will be offered with two battery options—a 50 kWh battery and a 75 kWh battery. The smaller battery delivers  a range of 230 kilometers, as per Worldwide Harmonised Light V...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    Ford starts delivery of plug-in hybrid Explorer in Europe
    Ford has started delivering its new plug-in hybrid Explorer to customers across Europe, the company announced in a press release on 14 May. The Explorer Plug-In Hybrid is equipped with Ford’s powerful 3L EcoBoost V6 petrol engine with an electric motor, generator–producing a combined 457 PS and ...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    New Toyota Venza crossover features advanced infotainment, connectivity features
    Toyota has unveiled its 2021 Venza crossover with multiple tech-focused features, the OEM said in a press release on 18 May. It includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with nine JBL speakers, 7-inch multi-information display (MID), digital rear-view mirror, and 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD). ...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    Oxbotica collaborates with video game developers for development of autonomous vehicles
    Oxbotica is collaborating with developers of games and movies in developing software for self-driving vehicles, the company said in a press release. These developers, with expertise in designing virtual worlds, flight simulators and racing games, are helping the UK-based autonomous driving startup c...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    New Toyota Venza launched in US with hybrid powertrain, electronic on-demand AWD as standard
    Japanese automotive major, Toyota, has launched the newest version of its mid-size crossover, the Venza, in the United States. According to a press statement issued by the company on 18 May, the new Toyota Venza will be put on sale exclusively as a hybrid. The vehicle gets Toyota’s new TNGA-K unde...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    C&K expands tactile switch portfolio with new ‘Tact Low Sound’ series for vehicle interior
    C&K has expanded its tactile switch services to include a low sound, long travel and positive tactile feedback version, the company said in a press release on 14 May. The Tact Low Sound (TLS) series offers advanced haptic communication with ultra-soft feedback. “C&K continues to expand ...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    Osram, LeddarTech collaborate on new Percept lidar platform for automotive mass market
    German supplier Osram and Canadian lidar technology developer LeddarTech have collaborated on the new lidar platform ‘Percept,’ according to a press release by LeddarTech. Osram said that it is developing the first flexible solid-state lidar focusing on mid-to-long range sensing and targeting th...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    Lexus UX 300e EV features newly developed 54.3 kWh high-capacity battery
    Lexus is set to offer a newly developed 54.3 kWh high-capacity battery in the all-electric UX 300e, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. The new battery enables a range of 400 km (as per New European Driving Cycle) in UX 300e. Lexus is offering 10-year (or 1 million km) ...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    New Kicks with e-Power powertrain is built in Thailand
    Nissan has launched the new Kicks with e-power technology, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. The new Kicks with e-Power powertrain is built in Thailand. "The launch of the all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER in Thailand represents the disruptive and innovative DNA of Nissan that we contin...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    Karma Automotive showcases AWD E-Flex platform
    Karma Automotive has showcased the latest iteration of its E-Flex platform with two motor all-wheel drive (AWD) and extended range electric vehicle (EREV) architecture, the company announced in a press release on 14 May. Karma Automotive said that the platform is equipped with Karma’s new Silicon ...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    Ford improves charging performance of all-electric Mustang Mach-E
    Ford Motor has significantly reduced charging time of its upcoming all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. Mustang Mach-E with extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive (RWD) can now add an estimated average of 98 km (61 mil...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    NXP unveils new devices within KW3x family of microcontrollers
    NXP has unveiled new devices in its KW3x family of microcontrollers (MCUs), the company said in a press release on 15 May. The KW39/38/37 MCUs add Bluetooth 5.0 long-range capabilities and expands Bluetooth advertising channels. The MCUs allow Bluetooth LE devices to communicate at distances of more...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    Tesla introduces two new active safety features in cars
    Tesla has introduced two new safety features—Lane Departure Avoidance and Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance—to prevent accidents, according to a company press release on 2 May. Tesla claims that the new features can help prevent drivers from inadvertently departing their lane by helping drivers...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    Toshiba unveils gate driver switch IPD for automotive ECUs
    Toshiba has launched a gate driver switch IPD for automotive electronic control units (ECUs), the company said in a press release on 14 May. The gate driver switch IPD controls the conduction and shut-off of current supplied to ECUs such as junction boxes and body control modules. The TPD7107F cr...
    15-May-2020 News New Products
    Pininfarina showcases ‘AutonoMIA’ onboard experience demonstrator
    Italian automotive design and engineering firm, Pininfarina, has announced a new onboard experience demonstrator called AutonoMIA. According to a press release issued by the company on 13 May, AutonoMIA will enable customers to understand how different technologies can be used to improve the driving...
    15-May-2020 News New Products
    NVIDIA announces expansion of NVIDIA DRIVE platform to include Ampere architecture
    NVIDIA announced the expansion of NVIDIA DRIVE AGX platform to include at NVIDIA Ampere architecture, enhancing driving capabilities from an entry-level Advance Driving Support System (ADAS) solution all the way to a level 5 robo-taxi system, a company blog on 14 May read. The announcement was made ...
    15-May-2020 News New Products
    HUBER+SUHNER develops new high-speed EV charging cable
    HUBER+SUHNER has launched a new high-speed electric vehicle (EV) charging cable called RADOX® HPC500, according to a company press release on 14 May. The new product is a new addition to the RADOX® high power charging portfolio. The company claims the new cable to be the world’s first coole...
    15-May-2020 News New Products
    Osram launches ultra-compact infrared LED to enable gesture control in car interior
    Osram has launched an ultra-compact infrared LED to enable gesture control in car interiors, the German supplier said in a press release on 14 May. The automotive-qualified Osram’s Oslon Piccolo component (AEC-Q102) is available in two different wavelengths: 850 nm (SFH 4170S A01) and 940 nm (SFH ...
    15-May-2020 News New Products
    EasyRain partners with Bosch, Italdesign to develop Aquaplaning Intelligent Solution
    EasyRain has signed a partnership with Italdesign and entered a new collaboration with Bosch Mobility Solution to continue the development of Aquaplaning Intelligent Solution (AIS), the company said in a press release 11 May. The new collaboration will allow EasyRain to “take a decisive step forwa...
    14-May-2020 News New Products
    Polyplastics unveils new Duracon polyoxymethylene grade for auto fuel system components
    The Polyplastics Group has unveiled a new Duracon® polyoxymethylene (POM) grade — Duracon H140DR —for automotive fuel system components, according to a press release on 13 May 2020. The new Duracon complements Polyplastics' flagship Duracon POM portfolio which is already widely used for au...
    14-May-2020 News New Products
    Covestro, Teknor Apex sign cooperation agreement on compounding thermoplastic polyurethane
    Covestro and global plastics compounder Teknor Apex have signed a cooperation agreement on compounding thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), Covestro announced in a press release on 6 May. Under the agreement, Covestro is combining its expertise in TPU resin with Teknor Apex’s custom formulation and c...
    14-May-2020 News New Products
    LeddarTech, Clarion Malaysia partner to begin volume production of Leddar Pixell Cocoon LiDAR module
    LeddarTech has partnered with Clarion Malaysia to begin volume production of its Leddar Pixell Cocoon LiDAR module, the Canada-based lidar specialist said in a press release on 13 May. Clarion Malaysia is a unit of Faurecia Clarion Electronics, a business group of French automotive supplier Faurecia...
    14-May-2020 News New Products
    Wuling launches electric minivan Rong Guang EV in mainland China
    Wuling has launched an all-electric minivan Rong Guang EV in mainland China, General Motors (GM), Wuling’s partner, announced in a press release on 11 May. The van will be offered with two variants. The commercial version with sealed side and back windows has an all-electric range of 252 km and is...
    13-May-2020 News New Products
    Audi to unveil new infotainment technologies in most MY 2021 vehicles this fall
    Audi has said that multiple new Generation 3 infotainment technologies are expected to be featured in most model year (MY) 2021 vehicles this fall, according to a company press release on 11 May. The MIB 3 (Modular Infotainment Toolkit) includes multiple new additions including SiriusXM with...
    13-May-2020 News New Products
    Cerence launches automotive voice assistant Cerence ARK Assistant in US English
    Cerence has introduced its turnkey automotive voice assistant, Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) Assistant, in US English, the company said in a press release on 12 May. Cerence ARK Assistant combines in-car technology and cloud services, and helps its OEM customers to develop, deploys and manage autom...
    13-May-2020 News New Products
    Infineon Technologies expands StrongIRFET power MOSFET portfolio
    Infineon Technologies has expanded its StrongIRFET 40-60 V MOSFET portfolio by adding three new devices, the company said in a press release on 12 May. It will be part of the in D²PAK 7pin+ package. The devices offer extremely low drain-source on resistance [R DS(on)] and high current-carrying capa...
    13-May-2020 News New Products
    Ford announces OTA updates for Mustang Mach-E EV
    Ford has announced the availability of over-the-air (OTA) updates for the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, a company press release on 12 May read. The feature will allow for software upgrades from home. The American automaker expects the first updates to roll out within six months from launching the ...
    13-May-2020 News New Products
    BYD to launch all-electric Tang in Norway in 2020
    BYD is planning to launch its all-electric compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) Tang in Norway later in 2020, Green Car Congress reported on 5 May. The BYD Tang EV600 has a 520-kilometer (373 miles) range based on the NEDC test cycle. According to the report, BYD is also planning to a range of commer...
    12-May-2020 News New Products
    Fraunhofer develops camshaft module using fiber-reinforced thermoset polymers
    Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) has developed a new camshaft module using fiber-reinforced thermoset polymers, the company announced in a press release on 4 May. The lightweight camshaft module was developed in cooperation with the MAHLE Group and associated partners Daimler AG, S...
    12-May-2020 News New Products
    Adoption of dual-mode V2X chipset could end the standards war, says Autotalks’ CTO
    Dual-mode vehicle-to-everything (V2X) chipsets could enable the automotive industry to begin large-scale deployment in the US, Autotalks said, according a Printed Electronics Now article on 11 May. “It’s great that the auto industry is committed to deploying the lifesaving V2X technologies in...
    12-May-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis develops engine sound system for EVs
    Hyundai Mobis has developed a virtual engine sound system for electric vehicles (EV), called Acoustic Vehicle Alert Sound, The Korea Herald reported on 6 May. According to the report, the system was created by making use of the grille cover of the electric car as part of the speaker. The virtual sou...
    12-May-2020 News New Products
    SiriusXM’s advanced audio entertainment platform to debut in MY2021 Audi vehicles
    SiriusXM has announced that its newest audio entertainment platform SiriusXM with 360L will be featured in 10 model year (MY) 2021 Audi vehicles, a company press release on 11 May showed. The platform will be standard equipment on the A6, A7, A8, Q7, and Q8 models and standard in most trim packag...
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    Karma showcases E-Flex platform for flat-floor affordable BEVs
    Karma has showcased a new variant of E-Flex platform with an efficient flat-floor battery electric vehicle (BEV) architecture, the company announced in a press release on 7 May. The new architecture for “Everyday BEV” is a single motor, flat battery pack, and front wheel drive platform with an 8...
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    Maxus to virtually launch all-electric small van eDELIVER 3
    Maxus is planning to virtually launch its all-electric small van eDELIVER 3 soon, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on its website, citing Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris Automotive. The Maxus eDELIVER 3 small electric van is equipped with a 52.5-kWh battery that enables...
    08-May-2020 News New Products
    Lightning Systems launches mobile DC fast charger
    Lightning Systems has launched a mobile DC fast charger for electric vehicles (EVs), the company announced in a press release on 5 May. The charger will provide roadside and parking-lot DC fast charging and is equipped with 192 kWh of high-energy-density, liquid-cooled DC battery storage. “Ever...
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    Škoda reveals more details of all-electric SUV Enyaq
    In a press release dated 7 May, Škoda Auto announced additional details about its upcoming all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Enyaq iV. The Enyaq iV will come with both rear- and four-wheel-drive options and will also have a maximum range of 500 kilometers based on the Worldwid...
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    Nissan to launch new Voltia variant of all-electric van e-NV200 in Europe
    Nissan is set to launch the Voltia variant of its all-electric delivery van e-NV200 in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 7 May. The e-NV200 XL Voltia gets an elongated load bay with enlarged 8-cubic-meter cargo capacity. The e-NV200 XL Voltia will be made available in all European ...
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    Nexperia launches P-channel MOSFETs for automotive applications
    Nexperia has launched what it claims to be the industry’s first family of P-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 7 May. The new P-channel MOSFETs are ideal for automotive applications such as revers...
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    Mercedes-Benz to debut all-new ‘capacitive steering wheel’ in new 2020 E-Class
    Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to debut all-new ‘capacitive steering wheel’ in the new 2020 E-Class in Summer 2020, the company said in a press release 6 May. The rim of the new steering wheel contains a two-zone sensor mat that detects whether the driver’s hands are gripping steering wheel. The ...
    07-May-2020 News New Products
    Karma Automotive showcases E-Flex platform for electric LCVs
    Karma Automotive has showcased a new version of  E-Flex platform for electric light commercial vehicles (LCV), according to a company press release on 30 April. Karma’s new extended range electric vehicle (EREV) E-Flex van platform provides the ability to have flexible all-electric range up t...
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    Vishay enhances range of resistance of MC AT series of automotive grade thin film chip resistors
    Vishay Intertechnology has announced it has enhanced its MC AT precision series of Automotive Grade thin film chip resistors with a wider range of resistance, a company press release on 6 May read. The range of resistance values from 47 Ω to 10 MΩ in the 1206 case size. The Vishay Beyschlag MCA...
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    Volvo Cars to equip next generation cars with Luminar’s lidar and perception technology
    Volvo Cars has partnered with Luminar to equip its next-generation vehicles, based on its Scalable Product Architecture (SPA 2), with Luminar’s lidar and perception technology, the Sweden-based carmaker said in a press release on 6 May. Luminar’s lidar sensor will be seamlessly integrated into t...
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    Toyota to offer hybrid powertrain in new Corolla Trek
    Japanese automotive OEM Toyota has introduced the new Corolla Trek line in the UK, and the vehicle is available with hybrid powertrain as well. According to a press release issued on 29 April, this new vehicle is the product of a collaboration between Toyota and premium bicycle manufacturer, Trek Bi...
    06-May-2020 News New Products
    HUBER+SUHNER develops high voltage distribution solution for EVs
    HUBER+SUHNER has developed a high voltage distribution solution for EV, called the modular High Voltage Distribution Unit (mHVDU), the company announced in a press release on 30 April. HUBER+SUHNER said that the mHVDU can manage up to 800V DC and is suitable for every type of EV.  “As our ...
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    ZKW partners with TU Wien, emotion3D to develop intelligent light technology solutions
    ZKW is working on ‘CarVisionLight’ research project to develop intelligent light solutions, the company announced in a press release on 29 April. The Austrian lighting supplier is working with partners including the Vienna University of Technology and software specialist emotion3D on this projec...
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    OmniVision develops SOC for entry-level automotive rearview cameras
    OmniVision has developed a 1.3MP OX01E10 system-on-chip (SoC), allowing for entry-level rearview cameras (RVC) across a range of challenging lighting conditions, with a compact form factor and low-power consumption, the company said in a press release on 5 May. In a single optical format package,...
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    Car Connectivity Consortium unveils Digital Key Release 2.0 specification
    The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification is finalized and available to its members, a press release on 4 May. Digital Key is a standardized ecosystem that enables mobile devices to store, authenticate, and share digital keys for vehicles in a...
    05-May-2020 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics develops automotive universal door-lock IC
    STMicroelectronics has unveiled an automotive universal door-lock IC, the company said in a press release on 4 May. It integrates six MOSFET (metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor) half-bridge outputs and two half-bridge gate drivers with protection and diagnostic functions that enha...
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    Volkswagen starts production of ID. Roomzz prototypes in mainland China
    Volkswagen has started production of ID.Roomzz prototypes at its plant in China, news website Drivetribe reported last week. It has been reported that the production version of ID.Roomzz will be renamed as ID.6. The series version of the sport utility vehicle (SUV) is expected to be initially launch...
    04-May-2020 News New Products
    Porsche 911 Carrera models now available with optional 7-speed manual transmission
    German sportscar manufacturer Porsche has introduced the option of a 7-speed manual transmission in all 911 Carrera S and 4S models. According to a press release issued by Porsche on 28 April, the company said that the new manual gearbox can be ordered by customers as an alternative to the 8-speed, ...
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    NVIDIA’s DRIVE AGX Xavier powers level 3 automated driving in new Xpeng P7 electric sport sedan
    NVIDIA’s DRIVE AGX Xavier is powering the level 3 automated driving in the all-new Xpeng P7 electric sport sedan that went on sale in China early this week, NVIDIA said in a blog post. The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup claims the new P7 to be the first production vehicle in China...
    01-May-2020 News New Products
    Opel unveils Vivaro-e EV with optional 75kWh or 50kWh lithium-ion battery
    Opel has unveiled the new all-electric delivery van Vivaro-e, the company announced in a press release on 28 April. The van will be offered with two battery options. The standard variant will come with a 50kWh battery, which will enable a range of 230 kilometers, as per the Worldwide Harmonized Ligh...
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