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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    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
    EV battery startup StoreDOT to open R&D innovation hub in California, US
    StoreDot will open a new innovation hub in California, United States, accelerate development and mass production of solid-state extreme energy density (XED) battery technologies, it said in a press release on 20 October. Dr Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot CEO “This new US R&D innovation hub signa...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Ford and Ansys to partner on next generation predictive headlight technology
    Ford and Ansys will collaborate to develop next generation predictive headlight technology, Ansys said in a press release on 20 October. The use of high fidelity, physics-based lighting capabilities help simulate the headlight performance virtually, driving down costs and real-world night drives. &n...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Geely commences production of ZEEKR 001 EV in China
    Geely-owned premium electric car brand ZEEKR has commenced the production of its ZEEKR 001 at its Ningbo-based factory in China. “The first production-ready ZEEKR 001 rolled off the production line earlier today at a special ceremony in ZEEKR’s Intelligent Factory in Ningbo, China,” the compan...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops new ambient light sensor
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new AEC-Q100 qualified ambient light sensor for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 20 October. The semiconductors VEML6031X00 features a highly sensitive photodiode, low noise amplifier in a compact 2.67 mm by 2.45 mm surface-mount package. ...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    2021 CIDEE: Great Wall Motors showcases intelligent driving solutions
    Great Wall Motors has showcased multiple models and intelligent products at the 2021 China International Digital Economy Expo (CIDEE) in September, according to an official press release on 20 October. It showcased Alcolock technology which monitors a driver's alcohol concentration through the u...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Ford begins manufacturing Mustang Mach-E in China
    Ford Motor Company said that it has started manufacturing the Mustang Mach-E in China. The locally produced electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) officially rolled off the assembly line at Changan Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing, the company announced on 18 October. Mustang Mach-E will b...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    FoxConn debuts Model E with smart surfaces featuring interactive communication
    Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) debuted three autonomously developed EVs namely the Model C recreational vehicle, the Model E sedan and the Model T electric bus, it said in a press release on 18 October. The Model E, luxury flagship sedan looks to cater to high end consumer clientele through its ...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Volvo introduces new Range Assistant app via OTA update
    Volvo has unveiled a new Range Assistant app for its XC40 Recharge electric vehicle (EV) customers, the carmaker said in a press release on 19 October. The new Range Assistant in-car app has been released in a beta version as part of the latest over-the-air (OTA) software update for cars with an inf...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Volta obtains two utility patents for EV charging station innovations
    In commerce-centric EV charging network, Volta filed issuance of two utility patents to Volta Charging by the US Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. Patent numbers 11,117,482 (the ‘482), and 11,132,715 (the ‘715), it said in a press release on 29 September. The company is focusing on advertis...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Pirelli launches new Cinturato Winter 2 tire for cars and CUVs
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 11 October that it had launched the new Cinturato Winter 2: a winter tire for medium-sized cars and CUVs. According to the press release, the new tire debuts will be available at launch in 36 different sizes from 16 to 20 inche...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Taiwan’s Foxconn unveils three electric vehicle concepts at its technology day
    Taiwan’s Foxconn, formerly known as Hon Hai Technology Group, unveiled three indigenously developed electric vehicle concepts – Model C, which is an electric SUV; Model E – an electric sedan and Model T – an electric bus at its technology day on 18 October. According to the industry experts,...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    DESTEN unveils ultra-fast EV charger for Indonesian market
    DESTEN has unveiled an ultra-fast charger powered by a 900kW pack that can charge a DESTEN battery-powered car to achieve 500 km of range in less than 5 minutes, it said in a press release on 4 October. The company plans to showcase this through a global roadshow starting in Asia, then The Middle Ea...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Johnson Matthey’s eLNO battery to debut at COP26 in an electric race car
    Johnson Matthey’ eLNO cathodes featuring full size lithium-ion batteries are being placed in a high-performance race car, it said in a press release on 18 October. The development comes with collaboration with Envision Virgin Racing that is set to debut at the COP26 on 31 October in Glasgow, Scotl...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Startup MINIEYE debuts in-cabin sensing solution for smart cockpit
    Autonomus driving technology startup MINIEYE has launched the I-CS (In-Cabin Sensing) system and mentioned that it had obtained SOP for over 30 passenger car models, it said in a press release on 30 September. The I-CS includes a driver monitoring system (DMS), an occupancy monitoring system (OMS), ...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Renault introduces ‘ONE PEDAL TO PARK’ assistant
    Renault has introduced the ‘one pedal to park’ option for certain vehicles, it said in an official statement on 15 October. Apart from being easier and safer, it also allows the speed of the manoeuvre to be controlled by the driver themselves instead of being defined by the system. “Using t...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Zinsight to use Wolfspeed’s 1200V SiC MOSFETs in FCV engines
    Zinsight Technology (Shanghai) has announced that it would leverage Wolfspeed 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs in its advanced motor controller for ultra-high-speed air compressors in fuel cell vehicle (FCV) engines, according to a company press release 18 October. Silicon Carbide in BEVs and FCV...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Porsche commercializes 3D-printed bodyform full bucket seat
    Porsche has launched sale of the new 3D-printed bucket seats, the company announced in a press release on 14 October. The seat is available for Porsche models such as Boxster, Cayman, and 911 under Porsche Tequipment. "Seats adapted to individual drivers have been available for a long time in pro...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Synopsys and Dassault Systems to jointly develop holistic design portfolio for automotive lighting
    Synopsys and Dassault Systems have formed a partnership to develop automotive lighting portfolio, the former announced in a press release on 12 October. The lighting design portfolio entails smart technology that is integrated with the vehicle advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for safer driv...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Great Wall Motors launches updated Coffee Intelligence 2.0
    Great Wall Motors, in a press release dated 15 October, announced that it had recently launched an updated GWM Coffee Intelligence 2.0. The solution introduced a new electronic and electrical architecture and intelligent drive-by-wire chassis while improving smart cockpits, smart driving, and smart ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    German engineering firm IAV develops a modular platform for electric drivetrains
    German engineering services firm IAV has designed a modular electric drive platform that makes the development of electric drives in the fleet faster, cheaper, and more sustainable for applications across small cars to light commercial vehicles, the company said in a press release on 14 October. ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Aurora reveals details of its product offering : Subscription Services, Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect
    Aurora revealed the first details of its product offerings, Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect, in a press release published on Business Wire on 13 October. When Aurora launches its trucking business in late 2023, followed by its ride-hailing business a year later, carriers, fleets, and ride-hailing ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Autoneum develops battery electromagnetic shield for electric vehicles EVs
    Swiss automotive supplier Autoneum Holding AG announced via press release on 14 October that it had developed a battery electromagnetic shield (EMS) using stamped aluminum. According to the press release, the new EMS prevents electromagnetic radiation from the battery from affecting the func...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops new surface-mount small signal diodes
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed surface-mount small signal diodes in ultra compact DFN1006-2A plastic package with wettable flanks, it said in a press release on 11 October. The 40 V BAS40L Schottky and 100 V BAS16L switching diodes are used for automotive applications. It measures 1 mm by 0.6 ...
    15-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Lucid launches DreamDrive ADAS for new Lucid Air
    Lucid Group has announced details about DreamDrive, its proprietary advanced driver assistance platform described as "the most technically sophisticated advanced driver-assistance system," according to a press release on INSIDEEVS dated October 12th. DreamDrive has 32 on-board sensors, cameras, a...
    15-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Honda introduces new Honda Sensing 360 system
    Honda has introduced its next generation of advanced suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies called Honda Sensing 360, which it plans to integrate in all new Honda and Acura models in the US by 2030. In a press release dated 13 October, Honda said that the US application is part of a globa...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Continental develops cabin sensing technology for enhanced design and future safety standards
    Continental has developed an integrated solution for interior sensor technology to increase vehicle comfort, it said in a press release on 13 October. The radar sensor technology combines years of know-how expertise on wide areas of interior cameras for human-machine interaction. The system opera...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    MIPI Alliance completes development of A-PHY v1.1 to help automakers with high-performance image sensors and displays
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 11 October, The MIPI Alliance announced that development on A-PHY v1.1, the next version of the automotive serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical-layer interface, has been completed. Version 1.1 will increase the maximum available downlink data ra...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Garmin develops new portable car GPS navigators
    Garmin has launched the Garmin DriveSmart 66, 76, and 86 series of portable car GPS navigators, it said in a press release on 13 October. The Garmin DriveSmart series features 6-, 7-, or 8-inch high-definition displays. The 8-inch display can be fit in both landscape and portrait mode. The navigator...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hankook unveils new Dynapro XT and Dynapro AT2 Xtreme tires
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook announced via press release on 7 October that it had expanded its Dynapro product lineup to include the new Dynapro XT and the next-generation Dynapro AT2 Xtreme. According to the press release, the Dynapro XT, Hankook’s first Rugged Terrain product, ...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai files patent for advanced steering wheel module
    According to CarBuzz, Hyundai Motor has a filed a patent for a center placed steering wheel module, it said in a press release on 30 September. The Korean automaker is looking to redefine automotive interior by jumping into the future mobility bandwagon. Hyundai has filed patent in Germany for th...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    INFINITI introduces wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility with MY2022 Q60 model
    INFINITI has announced that the model year (MY) 2022 INFINITI Q60 coupe will feature wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility across all grades, according to a press statement on 28 September. MY 2022 Q60 is equipped with a high-resolution INFINITI InTouch dual touchscreen display and INFINITI InTouch S...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Honda presents autonomous driving technology at ITS World Congress
    According to an official press release dated 11 October, Honda will demonstrate self-driving technology as part of the L3Pilot automated driving project at the ITS World Congress 2021. The EU-led initiative, a collaboration of 34 partners from 12 countries, is evaluating the viability of SAE Level 3...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ITS World Congress: Cohda, NXP, and Spectrum FiftyNine showcases V2P proximity detection solution
    Cohda Wireless has partnered with NXP Semiconductors and Spectrum FiftyNine to showcase a Vehicle-To-Pedestrian (V2P) proximity detection solution at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, Germany, a company press filing on 12 October showed. It features a wearable electronic tag, which can be used i...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    HERE unveils its new advanced real-time traffic service
    HERE Technologies has launched new HERE Advanced Real-Time Traffic service, it said in a press release on 11 October. It features a new lane-level information and expanding inner-city coverage. HERE Advanced Real-Time Traffic provides accurate speeds on lanes with congestion at intersections, and di...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Kia launches Forte sedan with a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display
    Kia has launched its model year (MY) 2022 Forte sedan with multiple enhancements like a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display, an expanded suite of new and an upgraded Drive Wise advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology, it said in a press release on 11 October. The sedan features...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis develops foldable steering system
    Hyundai Mobis has developed a next generation foldable steering system that can move back and forth by up to 25cm, it said in a press release on 11 October. The steering system can fold and unfold thereby creating more space within the cabin aligning with flexible future mobility vehicles. To ens...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    US EV startup Rivian plans to make battery cells in-house
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian Automotive plans to build its own battery cells in-house, a Reuters report filed on 1 October said, citing the automaker’s filing for a US initial public offering (IPO). Rivian currently sources batteries from South Korean supplier Samsung SDI. According to ...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    BMW issues new remote software upgrade for around 2 million vehicles globally
    BMW Group has announced remote software upgrade for around two million vehicles worldwide, it said in a press release on 11 October. The company’s most extensive Remote Software Upgrade campaign yet will begin with the rollout of the latest version of BMW Operating System 7. The rollout will begin...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Cummins plans to launch software features to integrate powertrains with automated driving system technologies
    Cummins announced its intention to launch a set of software features to integrate its powertrains with Automated Driving System (ADS) technologies in an official press release dated 11 October. “With our investment in and commitment to autonomous vehicle technologies, Cummins is prepared to sup...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Infineon launches SLS37 V2X hardware security module
    Infineon Technologies announced the SLS37 vehicle-to-everything (V2X) hardware security module (HSM), a plug-and-play security solution for vehicle-to-everything communication, in an official press release dated 11 October. The SLS37 V2X HSM is built around a highly secure, tamper-resistant micro...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Sony Electronics develops new AV media receiver to enhance in-car entertainment experience
    Sony Electronics has announced a new XAV-AX3200 car AV media receiver, according to a company press release on 8 October. The media receiver features audio and smart connectivity to enhance the in-car entertainment experience. The AX3200 offers an anti-glare 6.95-inch touchscreen with intuitive c...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Apple developing technology to allow users control many vehicle interior features through iPhone
    Apple is developing technology that will allow users to control more features in vehicle interiors, including climate-control system and seat adjustments,  through iPhone, Bloomberg reported on 7 October citing “people with knowledge of the effort”. The project, called “IronHeart” inter...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hitachi and Hitachi Astemo jointly develop in-wheel EV direct-drive system
    Japanese companies Hitachi and Hitachi Astemo announced via press release on 1 October that they had jointly developed a compact lightweight direct-drive system for the increasingly popular electric vehicle (EV) segment. According to the press release, the direct-drive system combines the motor, ...
    11-Oct-2021 News New Products
    VARTA AG plans to build V4Drive lithium-ion battery cells for EVs
    Germany-based battery maker VARTA AG announced on 6 October that it has developed large lithium-ion (Li-ion) round cells specifically for performance-oriented battery electric vehicles (BEVs). “The new cells make a difference especially for the next generation of performance cars and for o...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Volvo Cars commences production of C40 Recharge at its Belgium plant
    Volvo Cars announced on 7 October that it has commenced production of its latest battery electric car—the C40 Recharge—at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium. Notably, the C40 Recharge is Volvo Cars’ second fully electric car as the company prepares for a series of new pure electric mode...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Lidar developer AEye and Seoul Robotics develop 300-meter range perception solution for intelligent traffic systems
    AEye and Seoul Robotics, a 3D computer vision company leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, announced the integration of AEye's 4Sight MTM LiDAR sensor and Intelligent Detection and Ranging (iDAR) software platform with Seoul Robotics' SENSRTM3D perception software in an of...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Startup BreezoMeter to offer intelligence for better in-cabin air quality in Volvo Cars
    BreezoMeter has partnered with Volvo Cars to offer car passengers protection from outdoor pollution through real-time updates about their exposure to hazardous air quality, the startup said in a press release on 7 October. The company delivers micro-local environmental intelligence (within 5 m of th...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Ambarella builds a Driver Monitoring System with Dongfeng
    Ambarella has built a Driver Monitoring System (DMS) based on the CV25 AI vision SoC and development platform in partnership with Dongfeng Fengshen (Aeolus), it said in a press release on 22 September. The system is used in the Dongfeng Fengshen Yixuan Max sedan. The DMS, also known as a Fatigue ...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Lexus unveils NX models with all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system
    Lexus has unveiled its model year (MY) 2022 NX models with the all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system, it said in a press release on 7 October. It comes with a standard 9.8-inch touchscreen with a new Human Machine Interface (HMI). An optional 14-inch touchscreen includes a three-year trial for D...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    General Motors launches Ultra Cruise, a new advanced driver-assistance technology
    General Motors has unveiled an all-new advanced driver-assistance technology called Ultra Cruise, it said in a press release on 6 October. It is designed to eventually allow for hands-free driving in 95% of all driving scenarios in the US and Canada. Ultra Cruise will cover more than 2 million ...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    HELLA launches new compact SOS 360° LED warning lamp for automotive industry
    HELLA has developed a new compact SOS 360° LED warning lamp for vehicles, it said in a press release on 6 October. The warning lamp is CE tested and operates with a standard 9V battery. Its impact-resistant polycarbonate light dome has a temperature resistance ranging from -20°C to +60°C. The lam...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Infineon develops new V2X hardware security module
    Infineon Technologies has developed the SLS37 V2X hardware security module security solution for vehicle to everything communication (V2X), it said in a press release on 4 October. The SLS37 V2X HSM is based on a tamper resistant microcontroller for security needs in V2X applications within telemati...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    NXP and partners test Advanced V2X scenarios for collision-free driving
    According to a press release published on GlobeNewswire on September 6th, NXP will demonstrate new safety scenarios enabled by vehicle-to-vehicle communication (Vehicle-to-X or V2X) at this year's ITS World Congress in Hamburg. NXP will collaborate with partners such as premium manufacturer Riese...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Genesis unveils its first fully-electric car, the GV60
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car arm, Genesis unveiled its first battery electric car, the GV60 in a digital world premier online event on 30 September. Designed a high-performance electric crossover utility vehicle, the GV60 is the first car from Genesis that is built on the parent company’s ...
    06-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Continental to present collision warning system at ITS World Congress
    Continental AG (Continental) announced in an official press release dated 4 October that it will present a collision warning system at the ITS World Congress 2021. The system, which is being further developed in collaboration with Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Vitronic Dr. Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitu...
    06-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Spark connected and TDK launch new automotive In-Cabin wireless charging solution
    According to press release on Business wire dated 4 October, Spark Connected announced the launch of The Beast 2.0—an automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution with TDK’s newest pattern coil technology. According to Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO at Spark Connected, “After the market su...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Henkel develops one-component UV cured in place gasketing product for electrical components
    Henkel Adhesive Technologies has developed Loctite AA 5885, a one-component polyacrylate cured in place gasketing product to protect sensitive automotive electrical components, it said in a press release on 4 October. Henkel says the new product offers durability even when exposed to high pressur...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Infineon develops half-bridge power module for inverter applications in EVs
    Infineon Technologies has developed automotive qualified EasyPACK 2B EDT2, a flexible and scalable half-bridge power module, it said in a press release on 4 October. The module is optimized for inverter applications in hybrid and electric vehicles. Infineon will expand its product portfolio to in...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    WiTricity’s wireless EV charging technology all set to debut in South Korea
    US-based wireless charging technology company WiTricity has announced on 4 October that its patented EV charging technology is all set to debut in the South Korean market soon. WiTricity’s patented wireless EV charging technology will be first made available as factory-installed equipment in Hyund...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Genesis premieres GV60 with Face Connect, Digital Key 2
    Genesis has premiered the GV60 with advanced UI/UX technologies, a company press release dated 30 September showed. Face Connect, Fingerprint Authentication System, Over-the-Air (OTA) software update, and Digital Key 2 are among the key features offered. Face Connect enables the vehicle to recogn...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Tesla rolls out Full Self-Driving Beta software
    Tesla has rolled out a software update allowing customers to request access to its Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software, CNBC reported on 25 September. FSD Beta is an unfinished version of Tesla’s premium driver-assistance software and it reportedly enables the vehicle to automatically chang...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Dominant releases high powered RGB LED for automotive industry
    Dominant Opto Technologies has released a 3x0.7W automotive grade RGB LED, the SpicePlus 3030 Multi Color, it said in a press release on 1 October. SpicePlus 3030 has an operating temperature of up to 125ºC and a high LED junction temperature at 150°C. All three LED chips sit on a big heat diss...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Maruti Suzuki launches virtual car assistant app for NEXA customers
    Maruti Suzuki has launched an AI-based 24x7 virtual car assistant app called “S-Assist” for its NEXA customers, it said in a press release on 30 September. The voice-enabled virtual car assistant helps provide immersive online post-purchase experience to customers. “Digitization of car serv...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    MAHLE showcases innovative emobility technologies at the World Expo in Dubai
    The Stuttgart-based automotive supplier MAHLE is showcasing its innovative electric mobility technologies at the ongoing World Expo in Dubai, which opened its doors on 1 October, the company said in a press release on 30 September. The MAHLE Group is exhibiting as a partner of the German Land of ...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ABB launches innovative all-in-one EV charger, Terra 360
    Swiss company ABB has launched an innovative all-in-one electric vehicle (EV) charger, Terra 360, which is a modular charger capable of simultaneously charging up to four vehicles with dynamic power distribution, the company said in a press release on 30 September. Dynamic power distribution mean...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor Group launches e-mobility pilot program in Singapore
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group has launched an electric mobility pilot program in Singapore in partnership with leading utilities company SP Group and one of the leading local automotive distributors Komoco Motors, the company announced on 25 September. The program aims to ...
    01-Oct-2021 News New Products
    ACO Tech unveils in-vehicle infotainment OS ATLAS
    ACO Tech has unveiled ATLAS in-vehicle infotainment operating system, according to its press release on 30 September. ATLAS, which stands for ACO Tech Local Automotive Services, is also supported by a complimentary mobile application called ATLAS Auto. ACO Tech has invested over CNY30 million (USD7....
    01-Oct-2021 News New Products
    General Motors unveils end-to-end automotive software platform Ultifi
    General Motors has launched Ultifi, an end-to-end automotive customer-centric software platform, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Ultifi will use over-the-air (OTA) updates to offer software-defined features, apps and services to customers. Ultifi’s functionality builds up...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    HELLA unveils new compact full LED rear lamp
    HELLA has launched a new compact 328 630 full LED rear lamp for automobiles, it said in a press release on 29 September. Hella said it is launching the rear lamps especially for special vehicles, municipal vehicles and also for agricultural and construction machine. “The lamp is a real multital...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Startup Lumotive unveils Meta-Lidar Platform at Sensors Converge Event
    According to an official press release dated 22 September, Lumotive, a leading developer of solid-state lidar systems for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications, will demonstrate its recently unveiled Meta-LidarTM Platform at Booth 536 at the Sensors Converge conference and expo, which wi...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motor’s commercial delivery arm BrightDrop unveils all-new electric light commercial vehicle, EV410
    General Motors’ all-new commercial delivery vehicle arm, BrightDrop has unveiled a new addition to its vehicle lineup, the EV410, a mid-size electric light commercial vehicle designed for smaller, more frequent trips, the company said in a press release on 28 September. GM said that Verizon, on...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Toshiba ships pre-driver ICs for safety applications
    Toshiba has begun shipping TB9083FTG test sample, a pre-driver IC for automotive applications like brushless motors used in electric power steering systems and electric brakes, it said in a press release on 28 September. The company will provide final samples in January 2022 and will start mass prod...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK develops high-reliability chip beads for automotive applications
    TDK has announced the development and mass production of the MMZ1608-HE series of high-reliability chip beads for automotive use, according to a company press release on 28 September. It is compatible with high-durability solder in 150°C environments. The devices can be used for automotive ...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Startup Wejo unveils SaaS platform to analyze connected car data
    Automotive data startup Wejo has unveiled Wejo Studio, it said in a press release on 28 September. Wejo Studio is a web-based SaaS platform analyzing connected car data for real-time traffic and journey insights. It offers standardized traffic and journey visualizations across several industries. ...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renesas launches highly accurate, cost-effective pressure sensing solution for automotive applications
    Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the RAA2S425x family of ICs for automotive pressure sensing systems in an official press release dated 28 September. The new devices provide highly accurate amplification and sensor-specific signal correction in xEV/EV/FCEV pressure sensing braking, transmis...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Avient launches new TPEs made from recycled car windshields
    US specialty materials provider Avient announced via press release on 19 August that it had launched a new portfolio of TPEs that use recycled content from automotive windshields. According to the release, the new TPEs, part of Avient’s reSound™ R recycled-content thermoplastic elastomers (TP...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Texas Instruments develops 1.5-W isolated DC/DC bias-supply module for EVs
    Texas Instruments has developed a new 1.5-W isolated DC/DC bias-supply module for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid EVs, it said in a company press release on 27 September. The UCC14240-Q1 uses a proprietary integrated transformer technology to enable designers to cut their power solution size in h...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Ford develops new RoadSafe concept to alert drivers to higher risk locations
    Ford has developed a new ‘RoadSafe’ concept to help alert drivers of higher risk locations and offer insights for safety, the American automaker said in a press release on 22 September. RoadSafe uses a smart algorithm for data from connected vehicles, roadside sensors and accident reports to loc...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Geotab launches new analytics platform to help improve traffic
    Geotab has developed a new transportation analytics platform which will offer insights to improve transportation networks, it said in a press release on 14 September. The new platform Altitude enables local, state, and provincial governments to identify areas for traffic improvements, model and pred...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAV develops new measuring system for scenting vehicle interiors
    According to an official press release dated 20 September, IAV announced that it has developed a method for measuring the scenting of vehicle cabins more precisely and bringing it into series production faster. The tool is applicable to almost all modes of transportation. “The USPs of modern ve...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Surface Transforms launches new ceramic brake disc for McLaren 765LT
    British brake disc manufacturer Surface Transforms announced via press release on 23 September that it had launched a new carbon-ceramic brake disc kit for the McLaren 765LT supercar. According to the press release, the kit uses proprietary next-generation carbon-ceramic material known as CC...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Google upgrades Android Auto
    Google has updated the Android Auto interface for enhanced user experience, The Verge reported on 23 September. A new dashboard for Google Assistant driving mode, dual-sim support, in-vehicle games, and voice command are some of the updated features offered. For customers with older cars, Google ...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Advanced materials startup Lyten introduces next-generation lithium-sulphur batteries for EVs
    California-based advanced materials startup Lyten has introduced the next generation lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform—LytCell EV—for electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 22 September. According to Lyten, the next generation ‘Silicon Valley’ battery innovat...
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    BMW rolls out technology updates for its iDrive 7
    BMW has rolled out upgrades for customers with iDrive 7, the German carmaker said in a press release on 22 September. The updates include features such as Amazon Alexa for iDrive 7, Uneven Road Surface warning, and Remote Engine Start on demand. To integrate Amazon Alexa Car in the iDrive 7,...
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    Volvo to go leather-free on the interiors of its EV models
    According to an official press release dated 23 September, Volvo plans to discontinue the use of leather and other byproducts derived from the cattle industry in its vehicles. According to the company, the C40 Recharge will be the first model with a completely leather-free interior. Volvo has sta...
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    Vishay enhances automotive thick film chip resistor in 1206 case size
    Vishay Intertechnology has enhanced the Vishay Draloric RCC1206 e3 thick film chip resistor in the 1206 case size with a higher power rating of 0.5 W, it said in a press release on 22 September. The devices reportedly offer twice the power of standard thick film chip resistors in the same size, allo...
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    CENEX-LCV 2021: Astheimer, BAMD, Potenza, and Conjure unveil EV roadster Aura
    Aura, an electric 2-seater sports car concept was unveiled by a quartet of British companies at the CENEX-LCV show at the Millbrook Proving Grounds on 22 September. According to the Aura website, the concept car, a low-emission long-range EV designed for sustainability, was designed, develop...
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    EVgo develops new fleet charging solutions to support growing electric fleet segment
    Electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network provider EVgo Inc. has announced the expansion of EVgo Fleet Charging Solutions with a new suite of services to support EVs plying as fleet vehicles in a growing market, the company said in a press release on 23 September. EVgo, which serves over 300,00...
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    MAHLE Powertrain, EV battery startup Allotrope Energy unveil new breakthroughs in battery technology
    MAHLE Powertrain, a wholly owned engineering services division of MAHLE Group, and UK-based electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Allotrope Energy have unveiled a new battery technology, which offers ultrafast recharging coupled with good power density, the company said in a press release on 22 Sept...
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    Toshiba develops simulation technology to shortens verification times for automotive semiconductors
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, according to an official press release dated 21 September, has developed a model-based development (MBD) simulation technology that reduces verification times for automotive semiconductors by approximately 90%. The technology enables automotive e...
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    Lotus unveils lightweight modular chassis for upcoming EV range
    British automotive company Lotus announced via press release on 21 September an innovative new lightweight chassis technology that will underpin its upcoming family of electric sports cars. According to the press release, the chassis structure, designed using high-strength, high-ductility BD...
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    ŠKODA Auto develops eco-material for interiors
    According to an official press release dated 22 September ŠKODA AUTO's Technical Development department has developed a sustainable, ecological material and applied for a patent in collaboration with the Technical University of Liberec. Sugar beet pulp is used to create the novel raw material....
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    Startup AEM’s OCTOPUS project to deliver E-Axle free of rare earth materials to Bentley
    UK-based startup that designs and develops electric motors and powertrain systems, Advanced Electric Machines Ltd (AEM) announced on 1 September that it will deliver an e-axle, free of rare earth materials, that uses next-generation integrated power electronics to create market-leading power density...
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    General Motors partners with Amazon for OnStar Emergency Service at home
    General Motors has partnered with Amazon to introduce the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa, the automaker said in a press release on 22 September. The new feature will enable a voice-based connection to emergency-certified OnStar advisors from home through Alexa devices. “Through our coll...
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    STMicroelectronics develops intelligent high-side drivers for automotive applications
    STMicroelectronics has developed highly integrated intelligent high-side drivers for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 22 September. The VN9D30Q100F and VN9D5D20FN are designed for high-side connection in applications powered from a 12V battery. The devices simplify the hardw...
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    Cadence unveils platform for development of automotive systems
    Cadence Design Systems has unveiled the Cadence Helium Virtual and Hybrid Studio, according to a company press release on 22 September. The platform helps create virtual and hybrid prototypes of automotive systems. The studio enables early software bring-up for hardware-software co-verification and ...
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    rFpro develops digital model of Applus IDIADA vehicle testing track
    British vehicle software specialist rFpro announced via press release on 15 September that it had developed a digital twin of the Applus IDIADA proving ground to support the growing use of simulation in vehicle development and testing. According to the release, the engineering grade digital ...
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    Acura launches redesigned RDX SUV with additional connectivity features
    Acura has announced that its model year (MY) 2022 RDX SUV will come with tech such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and Amazon Alexa Built-In services among a host of other connectivity services as standard, according to a 21 September press release. The RDX has a 7-inch fu...
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    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...
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    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...
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