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    UltraSoC launches CAN Sentinel for automotive cyber security
    UltraSoC has announced the launch of its Controller Area Network (CAN) Sentinel, a new IP for security for the CAN bus. The UltraSoC CAN Sentinel is part of the bus, monitoring transactions of the vehicle’s electronic control units (ECUs), identifying suspicious activity, preventing and recti...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    HELLA unveils new 77 GHz radar technology
    HELLA has announced that it will begin production of its 77-GHz radar technology in spring 2020, a company press release on 20 February showed. The sensors will be initially made in Germany, followed by China and the US. The sensor’s design enables its integration into the vehicle body and allo...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    HERE Technologies, Cerence collaborate to deliver personalized in-car experience
    Mapping and location service provider HERE Technologies has partnered with Cerence to deliver personalized in-car experience, the two companies said in a press release on 24 February. As part of the collaboration, HERE’s location intelligence service will be integrated with Cerence’s Drive portf...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Goodyear releases more details on connected tire development
    Goodyear has released more details on its connected tire development on 24 February 2020. According to a company press release, the company recently eclipsed three million miles of data from road tests and field trials with customers derived from its connected tires. Goodyear’s connected...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Toyota Motor, Toyota Industries jointly develop new battery for hybrid vehicles
    Toyota Motor and Toyota Industries have jointly developed a new battery for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), the two companies said in a joint press release on 20 February. The two companies have developed the new battery to meet an expected surge in demand for HEVs. Toyota Industries will begin pro...
    24-Feb-2020 News New Products
    General Motors updates mobile app to make EV charging easier for customers
    General Motors (GM) is making enhancements to its ‘Energy Assist,’ which is a standard feature available in the myChevrolet mobile app for Bolt electric vehicle (EV) owners, according to a company press release on 20 February. The enhancements to Energy Assist include dynamic data integration, S...
    24-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Continental, Kordsa start series production of tires with Cokoon dip technology
    Germany-based Continental and tier-1 supplier Kordsa have announced the start of series production of tires with Cokoon dip technology. According to a Continental press release on 20 February, the companies began the series production of the first 250,000 passenger car tires featuring their sustaina...
    24-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Volvo now offers 48-V mild-hybrid technology for all models
    In a press statement released on 21 February, Swedish car maker Volvo has announced that every single model in its product portfolio will now be available with mild hybrid powertrain options. Volvo claims that its 48 V mild-hybrid powertrains offer up to 15% fuel savings and emission reductions in r...
    24-Feb-2020 News New Products
    u-blox develops multiradio modules featuring Wi‑Fi 6 for vehicles
    u‑blox has developed multiradio modules featuring Wi‑Fi 6 with 2 × 2 MIMO and dual‑mode Bluetooth 5.1, a company press release on 20 February showed. The JODY‑W3 is designed for wireless high-speed connections that are required in the vehicle. Its support spans from ultra‑HD video info...
    24-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Vishay unveils high-power resistors for automotive applications
    Vishay Intertechnology has unveiled high-power resistors with AEC-Q200 automotive qualification, a company press release on 19 February showed. The Vishay Sfernice LPSA 300, LPSA 600, and LPSA 800 offer high power dissipation and pulse handling capabilities to help designers reduce component co...
    21-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Texas Instruments expands temperature sensing portfolio with new linear thermistors
    Texas Instruments has announced the availability of its linear thermistors, a company press release dated 17 February showed. According to the company, the thermistors deliver up to 50% higher accuracy than negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors. The thermistors offer highly accu...
    21-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Panasonic launches long-range TOF image sensor
    Panasonic has developed a time-of-flight (TOF) image sensor for automotive range imaging and wide-area surveillance, the company said in a press release on 18 February. The sensor uses avalanche photodiode (APD) pixels and projects accurate 3D information of objects at distances up to 250 meters. ...
    21-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Citroën starts taking orders for C5 Aircross Hybrid in UK
    In a press release issued on 14 February, French carmaker Citroën stated that it has officially commenced accepting orders for its new sport utility vehicle (SUV), the C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid. This model happens to be the very first hybrid vehicle in Citroën’s product portfolio. Vehicle deli...
    21-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Honda releases powertrain details of new Jazz Hybrid
    In a press statement issued on 12 February, Japanese carmaker Honda has disclosed the details of the powertrain that will drive the new Jazz Hybrid. The company had announced at the end of last year that the Honda Jazz will be sold across Europe exclusively as a hybrid model. Honda will employ th...
    21-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Renesas collaborates with Hitachi to develop high-precision automotive A/D converter circuit
    Renesas Electronics has announced a technology collaboration with Hitachi to develop an analog-to-digital (A/D) automotive converter circuit, a company press release showed on 19 February. The technology comprises of enhanced precision by using a least mean square algorithm to measure and ca...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Polestar will deepen collaboration with Google to offer safer, more personalized HMI
    Polestar aims to deliver an enhanced user experience in its future vehicles through further collaboration with Google, Volvo Cars said in a press release on 18 February. Polestar was the first brand to launch a vehicle, Polestar 2, featuring an infotainment system, that is fully powered by Goog...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches next generation i20 with advanced connected car features
    Hyundai Motor has launched its new i20 hatchback with a variety of connected car features offered with its Bluelink technology, the automaker said in a press release on 19 February. Hyundai will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly, along with a new 10.25-inch digital cluster and a 10.25-...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai and Kia develop ICT connected shift system
    South Korean car makers Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation, in a press statement released on 20 February, have announced that they have developed a predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, which is a world first. This system identifies the road ...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Kia announces Smartstream hybrid powertrain for new Sorento SUV
    In a press statement issued on 19 February, South Korean car maker Kia Motors has revealed the engine specifications of its new SUV, the Sorento. The company has stated that this new vehicle will be driven by the ‘Smartstream’ turbocharged and electrified powertrain. The vehicle is powered by...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Geneva Motor Show 2020: Renault to showcase EV concept MORPHOZ
    Renault is set to showcase its new all-electric vehicle concept MORPHOZ at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the company announced in a press release on 19 February. Renault will present a 100% electrified stand during the press days with a full range of eight vehicles, including the world ...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics develops new battery management system chip for EVs
    STMicroelectronics has developed a new chip for the battery management systems of electric vehicles (EVs), the company announced in a press release on 18 February. The new L9963 chip can monitor up to 14 stacked battery cells, measuring voltages with an accuracy better than 2mV in the 1.7–4.7V ran...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    BMW to launch PHEV version of 330e Touring in summer 2020
    BMW is planning to launch the 330e Touring plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in the summer of 2020, the company announced in a press release on 19 February. Both the BMW 330e Sedan and BMW 330e Touring will now be available with classic rear-wheel drive and the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDr...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    FCA to start production of Fiat 500 BEV from June
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to start the production of its Fiat 500 all-electric hatchback at its Turin plant in Italy in June this year, the company announced in a press release on 17 February. The plant has already started production of the hybrid version of the Maserati Ghibli. FC...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Atlis Motor Vehicles to showcase new battery technology prototype later this month
    Electric vehicle (EV) technology start-up Atlis Motor Vehicles is set to showcase its ultra-fast charging battery technology prototype during its first Atlis Battery Day event later this month, news website Green Car Congress reported on 18 February. Atlis is also planning to showcase its 100% elect...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Jaguar offers embedded Spotify app in new F-Type
    British carmaker Jaguar has announced that its new Jaguar F-TYPE will be available with embedded Spotify app, a company press release dated 17 February showed. It is also backward-compatible with existing Jaguar models with the Touch Pro infotainment, Online Media feature and software-over-the-air (...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz reveals AMG GLE 63 4MATIC+ Coupé with ‘Supersport’ view and latest MBUX system
    Mercedes-Benz has said that its AMG GLE 63 4MATIC+ Coupé with ‘Supersport’ view and latest MBUX system provides additional information specific to AMG, such as a prompt borrowed from motorsport to shift up in manual transmission mode known as Shiftlight. It also contains the latest version Of M...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Cerence launches ‘Cognitive Arbitrator’ to interact with voice assistants in vehicle
    Cerence has announced the availability of Cerence Cognitive Arbitrator, an AI-powered product to ease built-in car voice systems for virtual assistants, third-party services, and content, a company press release on 18 February read. Cerence Cognitive Arbitrator is a smart hub that lets users make...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Opel equips new Insignia with advanced AWD system
    The new Opel Insignia GSi was premiered at the Brussels Motor Show recently and the Groupe PSA-owned German car maker will begin accepting orders for the vehicle in March 2020. The Insignia GSi features a new all-wheel drive system that is equipped with a rear-drive module that makes use of a twin c...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    New BMW M340d xDrive Sedan and Touring to get mild hybrid powertrain
    German luxury and sportscar maker BMW has announced that the new additions to its M line-up, the M340d xDrive sedan and the M340d xDrive Touring station wagon, will be equipped with mild hybrid powertrains. In a press statement issued by the company, the 3.0 liter, twin turbocharged, straight 6 cyli...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover unveils ‘Project Vector’ autonomous electric vehicle concept for urban mobility
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has unveiled a new autonomous electric vehicle concept called ‘Project Vector’ for urban mobility, the company said in a press release on 18 February. The concept vehicle is compact in size, measuring four meters in length, and is designed for use in the city. JLR has pac...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Solvay develops safer plastic foams for automotive interiors
    Solvay has developed a new plastic foam—Alve-One—for automotive interior applications, according to a company press release on 10 February. The newly developed Alve-One® is a sustainable foaming alternative, entirely inorganic-based formulation. The company claims that it’s a 100% safe, perfo...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Infineon launches 650 V CoolSiC MOSFET
    Infineon Technologies has unveiled a new 650-volt CoolSiC MOSFET (metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistor), the company said in a press release on 17 February. The CoolSiC MOSFET 650 V devices are rated from 27 mΩ to 107 mΩ. Infineon offers 1 and 2-channel isolated EiceDRIVER gate-d...
    18-Feb-2020 News New Products
    LANXESS develops plant-based processing promoters for tire production
    German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has developed a plant-based raw material variant to its Aktiplast PP (Polypropylene) product range, according to a company press release on 12 February. The company said its new processing promoters for polymer blends are used in the production of tires and...
    18-Feb-2020 News New Products
    LANXESS to exhibit sustainable solutions for tire manufacturing at Tire Technology Expo in Germany
    Chemicals company LANXESS will exhibit its versatile and sustainable solutions for tire manufacturing at the Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany, later this month, the company said in a press release on 4 February. The display will include a wide range of environmentally friendly Rhenodiv relea...
    18-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Renault plans to launch all-electric city car under Dacia brand before end of 2022
    Renault is planning to launch an all-electric city car for the European market under the Dacia brand before the end of 2022, Autocar reported on 14 February, citing an official confirmation from Renault. The car is expected to be based on the Renault City K-ZE and could be launched before CMF platfo...
    18-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Geneva Motor Show 2020: Hyundai to showcase new EV concept 'Prophecy'
    Hyundai Motor is planning to unveil a new electric vehicle (EV) concept ‘Prophecy’ at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the company announced in a press release on 14 February. Hyundai is yet to reveal further details about the car. “Prophecy” does not follow trends. It accentuates ...
    18-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Yamaha Motor develops new electric motor for EVs
    Yamaha Motor has developed a new high-performance electric motor prototype for automobiles and other types of vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 4 February. The electric motor has a power output between 35 kW and 200kW. Yamaha Motor has already started accepting orders for the ele...
    17-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hella supplies battery management systems for European OEM’s EV fleet
    In a press release dated 13 February, Hella announced that it is supplying its latest generation of battery management systems for the electric vehicle fleet of a European premium manufacturer. Hella will launch and start the production of the latest generation of high-voltage battery management sys...
    17-Feb-2020 News New Products
    New Honda Fit in Japan features enhanced ‘Honda Sensing’ and ‘Honda Connect’ technologies
    Honda has launched the new Fit in Japan with enhanced Honda Sensing and Honda Connect technologies, the automaker said. There are eight sonar sensors mounted in the front and back of the vehicle and a front wide-view camera was included for the first time to Honda Sensing. Three new functions, th...
    17-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Magnachip Semiconductor unveils 0.13-micron BCD process for automotive power semiconductor development
    MagnaChip Semiconductor has unveiled a 0.13-micron BCD (Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) process to guide automotive power semiconductor designers, the company said in a press release on 10 February. Certified as Grade-1 under AEC-Q100, the process is ideal for automotive power semiconductors, including motor dri...
    17-Feb-2020 News New Products
    LeddarTech, Renesas to exhibit lidar technology at AV20 Silicon Valley Conference
    LeddarTech will exhibit the result from its collaboration with Renesas Electronics at the AV20 Silicon Valley Conference, scheduled to be held next week (26-28 February) at The Pullman San Francisco Bay, California, United States, the company said in a press release on 16 February. LeddarTech will p...
    17-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Nidec expands EV motor lineup with two new models
    Nidec has added new two variants to its lineup of motors for electric vehicles (EV)—a 200 kW motor and a 50 kW motor—the company announced in a press release on 13 February. The 200 kW model is for the D and E segments (large family cars and full-size/executive cars) and the 50 kW model is for t...
    14-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Mahindra Electric unveils new 'MESMA 350' architecture for EVs
    Mahindra Electric has showcased its new architecture for electric vehicles (EV), ‘Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture 350 (MESMA 350)’ at the 2020 Auto Expo in India, according to a company press release on 6 February. MESMA 350 is a 350 volt powertrain that has been built from t...
    14-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Polestar develops new solutions for car interior
    Polestar, the electric performance car brand of Volvo Cars, is exploring the use of innovative materials for the car interior in order to reduce carbon footprint, the company said in a press release on 11 February. Using these innovative materials in its production models in the near future, Polesta...
    14-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover trials ‘morphable’ seat system
    Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) Body Interiors Research division is conducting trials of a ‘morphable seat system that continually adjusts to optimize occupants’ wellbeing on a long journey, the automaker said in a press release last month. The shape-shifting seating system uses a series of actuator...
    14-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Trak n Tell exhibits telematics solutions for EVs
    Trak n Tell has showcased several telematics solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Auto Expo 2020 in India, Autocar Professional reported on 11 February. The solutions help monitor the state of charge, GPS-enabled vehicle tracking, geo-fencing in case of theft or misuse and alert over-sp...
    14-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Skoda Auto names its all-electric SUV 'Enyaq'
    Skoda Auto has decided to name its first all-new electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) ‘Enyaq’, according to a company press release on 12 February. The name Enyaq name derives from the Irish name ‘Enya’, meaning ‘source of life’. The Skoda Enyaq will be the Czech brand’s first ser...
    13-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Protean Electric supplies in-wheel motors for Local Motors Olli 2.0 autonomous shuttle
    In a press statement released on February 10th, Local Motors has announced the commencement of production of its Olli 2.0 autonomous mobility vehicle. The Olli 2.0 is the company’s second generation electric autonomous passenger shuttle. Protean Electric will be supplying its ProteanDrive in-wheel...
    13-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Vishay unveils eight rectifiers for automotive applications
    Vishay Intertechnology has unveiled eight new rectifiers, the company said in a press release on 12 February. It is part of Fred Pt Ultrafast recovery rectifiers portfolio. The eight rectifiers are 100 V and 200 V devices. The devices offer an MSL moisture sensitivity level of 1, LF maximum peak of ...
    13-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Nexperia unveils silicon-based OPEN-Alliance-compliant ESD protection for automotive Ethernet
    Nexperia has unveiled new silicon-based, OPEN (One-Pair Ether-Net) Alliance-compliant Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet systems, the company said in a press release on 11 February. Silicon based ESD protection devices offer a significantly im...
    13-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hankook collaborates with Amazon Web Services to use AI, big data to develop efficient tires
    South Korean tire-maker Hankook Tire is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to incorporate more digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data into tire development, according to a company press release on 11 February 2020. “As we continue to drive our technologic...
    13-Feb-2020 News New Products
    New Opel Corsa-e offers interior heating and cooling via myOpel app
    Opel has announced that its new Corsa-e electric car will allow drivers to set cabin temperature remotely via the myOpel smartphone application before starting their journey, according to the company’s press release on 11 February. The remote cabin preconditioning feature will not only save t...
    12-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Nikola unveils electric pickup truck 'Badger'
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Nikola has unveiled its new zero-emission pickup truck ‘Badger’, the company announced in a press release on 10 February. The Nikola Badger will be offered with a battery electric vehicle (BEV) as well as a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) mode. The vehicle will ge...
    12-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Cadillac unveils 2021 Escalade luxury SUV featuring ‘curved OLED display’ and other technologies
    Cadillac has unveiled its model year 2021 Escalade luxury sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with several advanced technologies including curved organic light emitting diode (OLED) touchscreen, the AKG automotive audio system and Super Cruise driver assistance system that allows drivers hands-free driving ...
    12-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Lidar startup RoboSense gets IATF 16949 certification in automotive field
    RoboSense has secured the International Automotive Task Force (AITF) 16949 certification which makes the Chinese lidar start-up eligible to supply automotive customers, the company said in a press release on 7 February. The company’s lidar production line obtained the IATF 16949 Letter of Conformi...
    11-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Kia shows Carnival MPV with UVO connected car technology
    Kia has launched the Carnival multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with its UVO connected car technology at the Auto Expo 2020 in India, a company press release on 5 February read. The MPV contains advanced technologies with UVO Connect, which is Kia’s connected car and infotainment system. UVO Connect ...
    11-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Genesis launches GV80 SUV with ‘Road Active Noise Cancellation’ technology
    Genesis has launched the GV80 SUV with Road Active Noise Cancellation (RANC) technology, the company announced last month. According to Genesis, RANC reduces simultaneous and irregular low frequency road noise within 0.002 seconds. RANC does not rely on physical technology, such as materials and bod...
    11-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Peugeot opens orders for 508 Hybrid and 508 SW Hybrid in France
    French car maker Peugeot has announced that it has begun taking orders for the 508 Hybrid and the 508 SW Hybrid station wagon in France. In a press statement released by Peugeot on 16 January, the company has also iterated that it will commence sales of these two plug-in hybrid vehicles in its other...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Chicago Auto Show 2020: Hyundai showcases MY2020 Sonata Hybrid
    Hyundai has showcased its new model year (MY) 2020 Sonata Hybrid at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 6 February. The new 2020 Sonata Hybrid has a total driving range of 686 miles and an EPA estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on i...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Geely Auto to invest USD53 million to develop ‘healthy, intelligent vehicles’
    Chinese automaker Geely Auto has set aside CNY370 million (USD52.8 million) to develop healthier, intelligent vehicles, the company said in a press release last week. The company’s global research and development (R&D) and design networks based in China, Europe and the United States will colla...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    ROHM unveils intelligent power devices for ECUs in transmission control, engine control
    ROHM has unveiled high voltage dual channel output high side switch (intelligent power devices) for automotive ECUs in transmission control, engine control and other vehicle systems, the company said in a press statement on 6 February. Some of the key features include a standalone overcurrent pro...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020: Renault unveils Duster compact SUV with new 1.3L turbo petrol engine
    At the Indian Auto Expo 2020, French car maker Renault recently announced a new turbocharged petrol engine that is compliant with the BS6 Indian emission norms. According to a report filed by NDTV, this new engine is a 1.3 liter unit that will power the Renault Duster compact SUV. Renault states ...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    LG Electronics supplies in-vehicle P-OLED cockpit for MY2021 Cadillac Escalade
    LG Electronics has said that its P-OLED technology was used in the cockpit for the model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac Escalade SUV, a company press release on 6 February read. The Escalade is the first car to feature P-OLED Digital Cockpit Solution (DCS). It also marks the first-ever use of a curved OLED...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Keysight to demonstrate test solutions for automotive electronic systems at ‘embedded world 2020’
    Keysight Technologies has announced that it will display test solutions that hasten time-to-market of automotive electronic systems at embedded world 2020 later this month at Nuremberg in Germany. It will exhibit automotive bus testing solutions. It will display the latest version of its PathWave...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Anand Group partners with Far-UK to develop carbon fiber composite parts
    Anand Group and Far-UK, a provider of lightweight structural composite materials, have entered into a partnership to develop carbon fiber composite parts, Anand Group said in a press release on 6 February. “The partnership will explore and create first-to-the-world applications in the automotive s...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Haima Automobile showcases Bird Electric EV1
    China-based automaker Haima Automobile has showcased its next-generation electric vehicle (EV) ‘Bird Electric EV1’ at the 2020 Auto Expo in India, ET Auto reported on 6 February. Haima Automobile collaborated with Bird Electric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bird Group to manufacture Bird Electri...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Tata Motors launches BSVI-compliant automatic variant of Harrier SUV
    In a press release dated February 3rd, Indian car maker Tata Motors has introduced the automatic transmission variant of the Tata Harrier. The company also announced that it has opened bookings for its Harrier SUV that is compliant with the BS6 Indian emission norms. This Harrier automatic SUV wi...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Mahindra unveils all-new 2L direct injection petrol engine
    At the ongoing 2020 Indian Auto Expo outside New Delhi, Indian car manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra has revealed its newest line-up of engines. According to motoring publication Autocar India, this new series will feature turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) and will be called mSta...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Tata Motors unveils Altroz EV, Sierra EV concept
    Tata Motors has showcased its all-electric Altroz electric vehicle (EV) at the 2020 Auto Expo in India, the company announced in a press release on 5 February. The Altroz EV comes with a permanent-magnet AC motor with single-speed gearbox and a high-energy-density battery pack. The Altroz EV has a t...
    07-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Great Wall Motors' Haval introduces Vision 2025 Concept EV
    Great Wall Motors (GWM) has introduced its Haval Vision 2025 Concept electric vehicle (EV) at the 2020 Auto Expo in India, the company announced in a press release on 5 February. GWM said that the sport utility vehicle (SUV) gets features such as face recognition, next-generation 5G in-car info...
    07-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): MG unveils all-electric, connected SUV 'Marvel X'
    MG Motors has unveiled its all-electric, connected sport utility vehicle (SUV) Marvel X at the 2020 Auto Expo in India, the company announced in a press release on 5 February. At the event, MG Motor showcased a total of 14 internet, electric, and autonomous cars across the hatchback, sedan, and util...
    07-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): GWM showcases affordable EV 'Ora R1' and all-electric sedan iQ
    Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) has showcased its affordable all-electric hatchback Ora R1 at the 2020 Auto Expo in India, the company announced in a press release on 5 February. According to a report by Moneycontrol, the vehicle is available with two battery options—a 28.5-kWh or a...
    07-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Reliance Jio showcases connected car solution
    Reliance Industries’ telecom unit Jio showcased a connected car system at the Auto Expo in India on 5 February. The solution included information on the vehicle's health, driver's distraction level, and theft alerts. The solution contains an IoT (internet of things) module with an eSIM supporting ...
    07-Feb-2020 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics develops secure cellular connectivity offering for automotive applications
    STMicroelectronics has announced that it has developed an ecosystem for securely connecting automotive systems and industrial IoT (IIoT) to cellular networks, said a company press release on 6 February. STMicroelectronics’ solution offers connectivity for connected-driving services such as info...
    07-Feb-2020 News New Products
    BMW iX3 EV features ‘Aerodynamic Wheels’
    BMW’s upcoming pure-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), the iX3, features ‘aerodynamic wheels,’ the automaker announced in a press release on 5 February. Scheduled for launch later this year, the iX3 electric vehicle (EV) with lightweight aerodynamic wheels helps reduce drag. The new aerodyn...
    07-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Analog Devices, Jungo collaborate on in-cabin monitoring technology
    Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has announced a collaboration with Jungo Connectivity to develop a time-of-flight (TOF) and 2D infrared-(IR) based camera solution to enable driver- and in-cabin monitoring in vehicles, according to an ADI press release on 5 February. The integration of ADI’s TOF technol...
    07-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Mahindra unveils eKUV 100, eXUV300 EVs
    Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has launched battery-electric versions of its popular SUVs at the Auto Expo 2020 that is currently being held in Greater Noida, India, the automaker said in a press release today (6 February). The company launched eKUV 100 and eXUV 300 all-electric SUVs, fur...
    06-Feb-2020 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics’ AutoDevKit ecosystem to accelerate development of automotive ECUs
    STMicroelectronics has said that its AutoDevKit ecosystem will provide new tools to assist the development of electronic control units (ECUs), a company press release on 5 February showed. The AutoDevKit ecosystem enables an efficient toolset for creating working prototypes, replacing traditional...
    06-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Opel expands OpelConnect services to include vehicle status and information, live navigation
    Opel has expanded its connected cars services platform OpelConnect, the carmaker said in a press release on 5 February. Additional services include vehicle status and information and live navigation. Customers of electric vehicles (EVs) Corsa-e and Grandland X as plug-in hybrids can also check th...
    06-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Renault unveils K-ZE EV with 26.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack
    Renault has unveiled its all-electric hatchback K-ZE at the 2020 Auto Expo in India, reports Autocar India. The vehicle is equipped with a 26.8kWh lithium-ion battery which enables a range of 271 kilometers on a single charge, as per New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The battery powers an electric ...
    06-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Molex to demonstrates next-gen in-vehicle communication networks
    Molex has said that it would demonstrate next generation ethernet capabilities for the connected and autonomous car at the Automotive Ethernet Congress (AEC) next week at Munich, Germany. Molex has developed an automotive ethernet network platform for the entire vehicle ecosystem with multi-zone ...
    05-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Metawave presents 77GHz analog beamsteering 3D radar for ADAS and autonomous driving applications
    Metawave has demonstrated its SPEKTRA analog beamsteering radar for use in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving vehicles, the company said in a press release on 4 February. The company’s new three-dimensional (3D) radar can clearly detect vehicles beyond 300 meters and ...
    05-Feb-2020 News New Products
    ON Semiconductor unveils automotive LED drivers and controllers for vehicle lighting applications
    ON Semiconductor has launched a new family of LED drivers and controllers for vehicle lighting applications, according to a press release on 4 February. Aimed specifically at low power solid state lighting, the new family comprises two LED drivers—NCV7683 and NCV7685 and two current controllers—...
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    Renault unveils plug-in hybrid version of new Megane
    Renault has unveiled the plug-in hybrid version of its new Mégane, the company announced in a press release on 3 February. The New Mégane will go on sale in summer 2020. The E-TECH Plug-in powertrain from Renault will be initially offered on the New Mégane Estate, and will be made available on th...
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    Karma Automotive plans to develop electric pickup truck and SUV
    Karma Automotive is planning to develop an electric pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle (SUV), Bloomberg reported on 27 January. According to the report, which cited Karma chief operating officer Kevin Pavlov, the company will showcase the electric pickup truck and the SUV towards the end of th...
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    Neophotonics samples high power SOAs, narrow linewidth lasers for lidar applications
    Neophotonics has announced the sampling of high-power semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) and narrow linewidth distributed feedback lasers (DFB) lasers for long range automotive lidar applications, a company press release dated 3 February read. NeoPhotonics lasers feature 1550nm wavelength SOA...
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    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Lumax Industries to showcase range of automotive products
    Lumax Industries will showcase a range of automotive products at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 in India, Autocar Professional reported on 3 February. The company will exhibit automotive lighting, seat structures and mechanism, integrated plastic modules, electricals and electronics, emission control, ...
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    Osram develops new 65-watt infrared laser for short-range lidar applications
    Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a new 65-watt infrared laser SPL DP90_3 for short range lidar applications, the company said in a press release on 2 February. The new single channel pulsed laser features improved beam quality and compact dimensions. The laser with an optical output of 65 wat...
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    DiDi to launch EV car-sharing service in Mexico in 2020
    Didi Chuxing (DiDi) will launch its shared electric vehicle (EV) fleet through its app in Mexico, the company announced in a press release on 22 January 2020. The company claims it is Latin America’s first EV car-sharing service. In phase one of the initiative, over 700 units of EV/HVs from m...
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    Toyota develops ‘Acceleration Suppression Function’ leveraging big data from connected cars
    Toyota Motor Corp has developed an acceleration suppression function which utilizes data from connected cars to keep a track on the accelerator and control acceleration, the Japanese automaker said in a press release on 3 February. Toyota aims to install the function in new cars and introduce a n...
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    HERE offers ‘Local Hazard Information’ service for new Ford Puma
    HERE has announced the availability of Local Hazard Information service for Ford Puma, a company press release on 16 January. This offers information about potential road hazards, accidents and hazardous driving conditions. The service aggregates high quality, real-time sensor data from conn...
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    Parkopedia, CloudCar develop predictive parking services
    Parkopedia has collaborated with CloudCar to develop a cloud-based integration to enable predictive parking services through the CloudCar infotainment platform, the company said in a press release on 30 January. It authorizes CloudCar to provide Parkopedia’s parking services globally within t...
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    Tata Technologies displays solutions for EVs at EV100
    Tata Technologies showcased solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) at the EV100 held in Beijing, China, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 31 January. The display included the company’s Electric Vehicle Module Platform (EVMP) designed to meet the changing demands of the industry. S...
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    Mercedes-Benz’s new GLE SUV in India features E-Active Body Control suspension, ADAS
    Mercedes-Benz has launched the latest generation of the GLE featuring long wheelbase, the company said in a press release. The new GLE sport utility vehicle (SUV) comes equipped with E-Active Body Control suspension and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). According to Mercedes-Benz, E-Active ...
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    General Motors to unveil electric Hummer in May
    In a press release dated 30 January, General Motors has confirmed that it will relaunch the Hummer as an all-electric truck under the GMC brand. The company will reveal GMC Hummer EV in a  Super Bowl ad in May. The electric truck is expected to have around 1,000 horsepower and a torque of over ...
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    SEAT launches Leon with mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains
    SEAT has launched the all-new Leon with mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, the company announced in a press release on 28 January. SEAT informed that it has invested EUR1.1 billion (USD1.2 billion) in the development of the fourth-generation Leon. The mild-hybrid variant is available w...
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    KEMET unveils film capacitors for EV and ADAS applications
    KEMET has launched AEC-Q200-qualified metallized polypropylene film capacitors, the company said in a press release on 28 January. The R41T and R76H has a maximum operating temperature of +125ºC and goes beyond the requirements of 85ºC/85% relative humidity temperature-bias-humidity tests. The ...
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    Toray develops new film with nano-lamination technology
    Toray has developed a new film called ‘PICASUS VT’ using a nano-lamination technology, the company announced in a press release on 29 January. The film can be used in areas such as augmented and mixed reality for Head-Mounted Display (HMD) and Head-Up Display (HUD), and privacy filter and displa...
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    Mitsubishi Electric develops new EV power conditioner technology
    Mitsubishi Electric has developed a new energy-efficient electric vehicle (EV) power conditioner technology, the company announced in a press release on 29 January. The technology helps improve domestic use of the electricity stored in EV batteries. The newly developed technology facilitates the dom...
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    BMW unveils Connected Music platform for customers to stream music in the vehicle
    BMW has launched a platform through which customers can stream music in the car, the German automaker said in a press release on 29 January. Connected Music allows unrestricted in-car access to customers’ Spotify, Napster or Deezer streaming accounts. The vehicle’s embedded SIM card is used f...
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