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    Semiconductor supply constraints expected to resolve by second half of fiscal year 2021
    With demand falling for most part of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, carmakers and tier-1 suppliers have reduced their inventory. Automotive semiconductor vendors have canceled orders to external foundries, while internal capacity was halted or slowed either intentionally or as a result of reduce...
    OEMs launching 5G-enabled cars years before the technology goes mainstream 
    The introduction of 5G telecommunication services is going to be a game-changer for the automotive industry. Its low latency properties will drive growth in connected and autonomous vehicle markets while enabling data and signal sharing in real time, which is crucial for maintaining safety in t...
    Manz receives order for assembly line for battery modules from US-based EV maker
    Manz AG has won an order for the assembly line for high-efficiency battery modules from a US-based manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 12 January. The order is in the lower double-digit million-euro range. The first systems are expected to be installed...
    Xpeng selects Telenav for connected navigation service in Europe
    Xpeng Inc., a manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), has selected Telenav®, Inc., a provider of connected-car and location-based services, for connected navigation service in Europe, according to a Telenav press release on 11 January. Telenav’s navigation solution, VIVID Nav, integrates seam...
    Dana supplies rear axle with electronic locking differential to 2021 Ram 1500 TRX pickup trucks
    Dana Incorporated announced that it will be supplying its rear axle to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX pickup truck. According to a press release issued by Dana on 12 January, the company stated that the axle will be the Dana 60™ AdvanTEK® solid rear axle with Spicer PerformaTraK™ electronic locking...
    Aichi Steel supplies high-strength steel for hydrogen application in Mirai FCEV
    Aichi Steel is supplying its AUS305- H2 high-strength steel for hydrogen application, such as hydrogen receptacles, in Toyota Mirai FCEV, the company announced in a press release in December 2020. “Going forward, Aichi Steel will further enhance its material development capabilities to support the...
    D2H Advanced Technologies delivers EV battery test simulation technique to major OEM
    D2H Advanced Technologies has delivered an electric vehicle (EV) battery test simulation technique to a major OEM, the company announced in a press release on 7 January. The project was delivered in conjunction with global speciality chemical company Croda, whose fluids were tested and validated as ...
    NIO selects NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SoC to offer automated driving capabilities in new generation EVs
    NIO has selected NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-chip (SoC) to power automated driving capabilities in its new generation of electric vehicles (EVs), NVIDIA said in a press release on 9 January. At NIO Day annual customer event, the Chinese EV maker revealed Adam, a supercomputer powered by NVIDIA DRIVE...
    INEOS Styrolution supplies Luran copolymer for the new MG Linghang model
    INEOS Styrolution is supplying its Luran S 778T SPF30 acrylonitrile styrene acrylate copolymer (ASA) grade copolymer for SAIC’s new MG Linghang model, which was launched in October 2020, INEOS announced in a press release on 11 January 2021. "We are proud to have collaborated with SAIC for more...
    Tesla enters into new battery supply agreement with Panasonic
    Tesla has entered into a new battery supply agreement with Panasonic, news website electrek reported on 4 January citing an SEC filing from Tesla. According to the filing, Tesla and Panasonic signed a new “2021 Pricing Agreement” for lithium-ion battery cells manufactured by Panasonic in Japan. ...
    HELLA develops rear combination lamp for new Polestar 2
    Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has developed a highly integrated, continuous rear combination lamp for the new Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release on 6 January 2021. The Polestar 2 has been available to customers since summer in&nb...
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    JK Tyre partners with Hyundai India to supply tires for Creta SUV
    Indian automotive tire manufacturer, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., has announced that it has tied up with Hyundai Motor India. According to a press release issued by JK Tyre on 6 January, the company stated that it will be supplying OE fitment tires for the Hyundai Creta crossover SUV in India. For...
    FCA’s new Fiat 500 EV to feature Amazon Alexa voice experience
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced that Amazon’s Alexa voice services will be embedded in the new Fiat 500 electric vehicle (EV), according to company press release on 29 December. It is offered as part of the Uconnect services and will be first available in Italy, followed by Austria, ...
    Xpeng to deploy Livox’s lidar sensor in new 2021 production vehicles
    Mainland Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Xpeng has partnered with Livox to equip its new 2021 model year EVs with Livox’s automotive grade lidar sensors, the company said in a press release on 31 December.  Livox will equip Xpeng’s autonomous driving system, XPILOT, with its Hori...
    Tesla enters lithium supply agreement with mainland China-based Yahua Group
    Tesla has entered a lithium supply agreement with China-based Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group, Reuters reported on 29 December. Yuhua will supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide, which is used in the production of battery cells, from its Ya’an city plant in Sichuan province to the US-based electric...
    SsangYong temporarily suspends production operations at South Korean plant as suppliers refuse supply
    On 23 December, South Korean automaker SsangYong Motors announced plans to suspend operations at its Pyeongtaek plant for next five days (24–28 December) due to disruption of auto parts from its suppliers, Yonhap News Agency reported last week. SsangYong’s five key suppliers, including Hyundai M...
    Continental secures order from Hyundai in India for digital instrument cluster
    Continental has secured an order to supply digital instrument clusters to Hyundai Motor India for its Venue and Verna models, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 21 December. To fulfil this order, Continental has expanded its production and development capabilities at its manufactu...
    Hitachi supplies stereo camera with lane keep assist, nighttime pedestrian detection to Suzuki XBEE
    Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that Suzuki has selected its stereo camera, with lane keep assist and nighttime pedestrian detection features, for the XBEE mini passenger vehicle, according to a company press release on 17 December. The stereo camera in the XBEE supports features such as...
    FCA selects Cerence to provide conversational AI in all-new Fiat 500 EV
    Cerence has announced that FCA has picked Cerence to provide conversational AI in the Fiat 500 electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release dated 16 December. The system can be activated with a “Hey Fiat”. The automotive assistant features Cerence’s edge conversational and inter...
    Velodyne wins order to supply Alpha Prime lidar sensors for Motional’s AVs
    Velodyne has entered a multi-year sales agreement with Motional, the autonomous joint-venture (JV) of Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) and Aptiv, to supply its Alpha Prime high-resolution lidar sensors for Motional’s Level 4 autonomous vehicles, the company said in a press release on 18 December. The com...
    ZF supplies airbags, chassis modules for new Zoox robo-taxi
    German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen will provide occupant safety systems and chassis modules for the new Zoox robo-taxi, according to a ZF press release on 17 December 2020. These solutions include airbags mounted in the roof and in the seats. The challenge is the innovative camp-fire seating positio...
    BASF becomes preferred supplier of paint related products to BMW
    BMW has selected BASF as a preferred partner for the sales of paint related products (PRP) for BMW global refinish network for the next two years, BASF announced in a press release on 7 December. Glasurit and R-M continue to be recommended for refinish paint repairs of BMW and MINI cars at all BMW a...
    Velodyne to supply Alpha Prime lidar sensors for May Mobility’s autonomous shuttles
    Velodyne has win an order to supply its Alpha Prime lidar sensors for autonomous shuttles of May Mobility, the US-based lidar supplier said in a press release on 16 December. The company’s Alpha Prime lidar sensor delivers horizonal field-of-view (FOV) of 360° and vertical FOV of 40° and detecti...
    Jungo wins order to supply CoDriver in-cabin sensing system for robotaxis program of global automaker
    Jungo Connectivity has been selected to provide its CoDriver in-cabin sensing software for a robo-taxi program of a global automaker, Israel-based company said in a press release on 15 December. The company has not disclosed other details of the contract, including the name of the automaker. “R...
    Faraday Future ties up with Philips to develop solution for occupants’ wellness monitoring in vehicles
    Faraday Future has announced a joint development agreement with Philips Intellectual Property & Standards to display vehicle features using Philips’ health technology and software, according to a company press release on 15 December. The collaboration will explore the feasibility of applying P...
    Second-generation MBUX multimedia system integrates Cerence’s voice and AI-driven features
    Mercedes-Benz has selected Cerence to power voice technology in its second-generation of Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, according to a press release by Cerence on 15 December. MBUX leverages Cerence’s conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language underst...
    Pirelli supplies Scorpion Zero all-season tires for new Land Rover Defender
    Pirelli is supplying Scorpion Zero All Season tires as OE fitment for the new Land Rover Defender, the Italian tiremaker announced in a press release on 15 December 2020. Significance: The latest contract has reinforced Pirelli’s partnership with Land Rover. The Pirelli Scorpion Zero All S...
    TI Fluid Systems to supply thermal coolant fluid carrying systems for Hyundai EVs
    TI Fluid Systems, a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, announced that it will provide thermal coolant fluid carrying loops for a large family of Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brand vehicles, according to a company press release on 15 December 2020. The company will initially...
    Mapbox launches Navigation SDK for automotive market
    Mapbox has relaunched its Navigation SDK specifically for the automotive industry, it said in a press release on 14 December. It includes a location engine, which is rewritten with dead reckoning, electronic horizon, intelligent offline capabilities, electric vehicle (EV) routing and building on its...
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies Falken tires as OE fitment for new Toyota Mirai FCEV
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has begun supplying its high-performance Falken AZENIS FK001 A/S tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Toyota’s new Mirai fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) for the North American market, which went on sale this December, the Japanese tiremaker announced in a...
    Veoneer to provide fourth-generation thermal sensing system for Cadillac Escalade
    Veoneer has commenced production of its fourth-generation thermal sensing system, called Night Vision, according to a company press release on 14 December. The new thermal sensing system will be featured first on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. Veoneer's thermal camera is integrated into the front ...
    Eyesight Technologies starts supplying DMS to mainland China-based OEM
    Eyesight Technologies has started supplying its Driver Sense driver monitoring system (DMS) to a mainland China-based automaker, the company said in a press release on 7 December. The Chinese automaker began production of a new car model, which will feature Eyesight’s DMS, in November. The new veh...
    GKN Automotive supplies eDrive technologies to 13 electrified vehicles
    GKN Automotive is supplying its eDrive technology to 13 more electrified models from 10 global brands. According to a press release issued by GKN Automotive on 3 December, the company’s eDrive products will be installed in various types of vehicles ranging from electric city cars to four-wheel dri...
    CEAT supplies OE tires for Nissan Magnite
    CEAT Tyres will supply tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the Japanese carmaker Nissan’s newly launched compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) ‘Magnite’ in India, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 2 December. CEAT will be supplying the SecuraDrive range of OE tires in 195...
    AD Plastik wins USD29 million worth order for exterior and interior parts from Suzuki
    AD Plastik Group has won a new order worth EUR24 million (USD29 million) from Suzuki for its redesigned S-Cross model, according to a company press release on 1 December. AD Plastik will deliver various exterior and interior components from as many as three of its locations. The project is expected ...
    Eyesight Technologies wins new order from US-based OEM for DMS
    An existing OEM customer of Eyesight Technologies in the United States has doubled its order for driver monitoring systems (DMS), the Israel-based company said in a press release on 1 December. The OEM will integrate Eyesight’s Driver Sense DMS into its vehicles with the start of production schedu...
    Aisin supplies electric drive modules to Lexus UX300e EV
    In a press release dated 30 November, Aisin Group announced that it is supplying its electric drive module ‘eAxle’ Lexus for its all-electric crossover UX300e. Aisin claimed that ‘eAxle’ is a lightweight and compact permanent magnet type synchronous motor dedicated for electric vehicle ...
    Volkswagen Group Components supplies key components for all-electric Volkswagen ID.4
    Volkswagen Group Components is supplying key components for Volkswagen's ID.4 all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), the automaker announced in a press release on 26 November. The components include electric drives and platform parts, the battery system, the front and rear axles, the steering sys...
    Hanon supplies R744 heat pump components for Volkswagen's MEB platform
    Thermal and energy management components supplier Hanon Systems has announced that it will be supplying its R744 heat pump components to the Volkswagen (VW) Group for its global MEB platform. According to a press release issued by Hanon Systems on 30 November, the company stated that these...
    Hankook Tire to supply tires for MINI John Cooper Works GP limited edition
    Hankook Tire will supply tires as OE fitment for MINI John Cooper Works GP limited edition, the South Korean tire manufacturer said in a press release on 20 November 2020. The company will supply Ventus S1 evo Z Ultra-Ultra-High Performance (UUHP) Road Summer tire in 225/35 R18 87Y XL...
    Hankook Tire supplies Kinergy Eco² OE tires for Fiat 500 and Panda models
    South Korean Hankook Tire will equip two Fiat models with its OE tire, Kinergy Eco², according to a company press release on 26 November 2020. The company will supply tires for Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda models in 175/65R14T size. “Finding the perfect combination of compound, construction, a...
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies starts series production of DIAvent pressure compensation element for BJEV EV’s batteries
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has started series production of DIAvent pressure compensation element, the company announced in a press release on 24 November. The element will be equipped in ARCFOX α-T electric car from the Chinese manufacturer Beijing Electric Vehicles (BJEV). "We are ...
    Bridgestone supplies Alenza Tire with ENLITEN technology for 2021 Nissan Rogue SUV
    Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) is supplying its Alenza Sport A/S tire featuring ENLITEN technology as OE fitment on select models of the 2021 Nissan Rogue, the Japanese tire manufacturer announced in a press release on 24 November. The Nissan Rogue is the first vehicle in the United St...
    JK Tyre supplies OE fitment tires for Kia Seltos SUV in India
    JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is supplying tires as OE fitment for Kia Motors’ Seltos model in India, the tire manufacturer announced in a press release on 23 November 2020. JK Tyre will equip Kia Seltos with its UX Royale 215/60 R17 radial tire. Commenting on the partnership, VK Misra...
    Bridgestone supplies customized Potenza tire for Lamborghini’s Huracán STO supercar
    Bridgestone has been selected as the tire supplier for the Lamborghini’s new super sports car Huracán STO, which is set to be released in 2021, the Japanese tire manufacturer announced in a press release on 24 November 2020. Bridgestone has developed a tailor-made Potenza tire for the Hurac...
    Newalu supplies aluminum component for Lucid Air
    Newalu, a specialist in heat treatment of aluminum components, is supplying heat-treated and ready-to-install aluminum components for Lucid Motors’ electric sedan named Lucid Air, Newalu said in a press release on 10 November 2020. The major order worth several million euros includes body parts. ...
    Davanti Tyres to supply OE fitment tires for LEVC VN5 electric van
    Davanti Tyres has secured an order to supply tires as OE fitment from British electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), according to a company press release on 10 November. The company will supply its DX440 light commercial van tire in 215/60R17c size for the VN...
    AAM supplies EcoTrac disconnecting AWD for 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan
    The US-based chassis components supplier American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is supplying its EcoTrac® Disconnecting All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)’s new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, according to a press release on 19 November 2020. AAM's system provides AWD safe...
    Avtonormal to supply automotive fasteners to Volkswagen Group Russia
    The Russian Government announced in a press release dated 17 November that the Belebeevsky Avtonormal plant will supply automotive fasteners for Volkswagen Group Russia. The two companies have signed an agreement for four years. Avtonormal will supply over nine million pieces of fasteners annually f...
    Rheinmetall to supply electromotor housings to Chinese automaker
    HASCO KSPG Nonferrous Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (KPSNC), a joint venture of Rheinmetall, has secured a major order for electromotor housings from a Chinese automaker, according to a company press release on 17 November. The housings, designed for a water-cooled synchronous motor with four diff...
    Akebono supplies braking components for Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered
    Japanese supplier of automotive braking components, Akebono Brake Industry, has announced that it will be supplying braking systems for Volvo’s high performance sports utility vehicle (SUV), the XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered. According to a press release issued by Akebono on 17 November, the company...
    Pirelli develops bespoke Scorpion tires for 2021 Ford F-150
    Italy-based tire manufacturer, Pirelli, has announced that it has designed a new tire, the Pirelli Scorpion ATR tire specifically for the all-new Ford F-150 pickup truck. According to a press release issued by Pirelli on 16 November, the company states that this new tire design will be the basis of ...
    Dana supplies Spicer AdvanTEK axles for new Land Rover Defender SUV
    Dana is supplying its latest Spicer® AdvanTEK® axles for the new 2021 Land Rover Defender, according to a press release on 16 November 2020. The axles deliver improved performance and power density in a compact package. "Dana's technology leadership, launch execution, and off-road experience co...
    Webasto supplies retractable hardtop for 2020 Corvette convertible
    Webasto is supplying retractable hardtop to the model year 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, the Germany-based roof system supplier said in a press release on 11 November. Webasto is assembling the roof system at its Plymouth plant in Michigan, US. “Webasto is proud to support the l...
    Hankook Tire to supply OE tires for MY 2021 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire will equip the model year (MY) 2021 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Heavy Duty models with its Dynapro MT2 tires as original equipment (OE) fitment, according to a company press release on 12 November. The company will supply tires in the size LT27...
    Livent extended multiyear lithium hydroxide supply agreement with Tesla to 2021
    In a press release dated 5 November, lithium technology company Livent announced that it has extended its multiyear lithium hydroxide supply agreement with Tesla to 2021. Livent said that it is also discussing the framework for a long-term supply partnership with Tesla beyond 2021. Additionally, ...
    SoundHound’s Houndify powers voice recognition in new Hyundai Elantra models in North America
    SoundHound has integrated its Houndify Voice AI platform in new model year (MY) 2021 Hyundai Elantra and Elantra Hybrid in North America, the company said in a press release on 10 November. The intelligent voice recognition in the new Elantra and Elantra Hybrid provides drivers with access to cloud-...
    Hyundai Motor Group to equip new vehicles with NVIDIA DRIVE-powered connect car platform
    NVIDIA has announced that every Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles from 2022 will feature infotainment systems powered by NVIDIA DRIVE, a company blog dated 9 November read. Hyundai will leverage NVIDIA DRIVE’s computing strengths to roll out its new connected car operating system (OS). The sof...
    Hankook to supply OE fitment tires for Audi RS Avant, RS 7 Sportback
    Hankook Tire & Technology Co. is supplying tires as OE fitment for Audi RS models, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency on 4 November. The tire manufacturer is supplying its high-performance Ventus S1 evo 3 and Winter i*cept evo2 tires for Audi's RS 7 Sportback sedan and RS6 ...
    TI Fluid Systems supplies thermal technology for VW ID.3 And ID.4 EVs
    TI Fluid Systems, a global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, has announced that it has commenced high volume production of new thermal products, assemblies, and technology for the new Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 battery electric vehicles (BEVs). According to a press release issued b...
    Visteon supplies digital cluster on 2021 Nissan Rogue SUV
    Visteon is supplying 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster on the model year 2021 Nissan Rogue SUV, the company said in a press release on 4 November. The customizable digital cluster incorporates advanced navigation with high-definition maps, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) visualization fe...
    Polestar, EasyPark collaborate on integrated parking app for Polestar 2
    Polestar has teamed up with parking technology company EasyPark to develop an integrated parking app for the Polestar 2 all-electric car, the company said in a press release on 5 November. EasyPark’s parking app will be integrated into Polestar 2’s Android-powered infotainment system to ena...
    Tenneco to supply Ӧhlins TTX 36 ILX shock absorbers for Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 hypercar
    American automotive components supplier, Tenneco, has announced that it will be supplying a suspension system manufactured by Ӧhlins Racing, a Tenneco unit, to the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 hypercar. According to a press release issued by Tenneco on 30 October, the company stated that it will be...
    Pirelli to supply tires for Rivian’s R1S and R1T EVs
    Pirelli is supplying its Scorpion range of tires as OE fitment for the electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian’s R1T pickup and R1S electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), according to a company press release on 2 November 2020. Pirelli has developed special versions of its Scorpion Verde All Seas...
    Goodyear supplies EfficientGrip Performance tires for the Volkswagen ID.3
    US-based tire manufacturer, Goodyear, has announced that it will be supplying tires for the Volkswagen ID.3 electric vehicle (EV). According to a press release issued by Goodyear on 28 October, the company said the vehicle will have Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance tires in sizes 215/55 R18, 215/5...
    SoundHound’s Houndify Voice AI platform to be integrated into Honda e EV in Japan
    SoundHound has announced that its Houndify Voice artificial intelligence (AI) platform will be integrated into Honda e electric vehicles (EVs) in Japan, a company press release on 29 November read. The voice assistant has a conversational interface that allows drivers to access hands-free services, ...
    BorgWarner expands supply of starter motors for Hyundai in Brazil
    Automotive powertrain components and systems supplier, BorgWarner, has announced that it will expand the supply of its starter motors to Hyundai in Brazil. According to a press release issued by BorgWarner on 28 October, the company’s PG260A starter motor now equips Hyundai’s HB20 turb...
    Continental Structural Plastics’ subsidiary in Portugal to supply multiple components for luxury SUV
    Continental Structural Plastics’ (CSP) subsidiary in Portugal, Inapal Plásticos, will manufacture a range of lightweight, low-density sheet molded compound (SMC) components for an undisclosed premium automaker’s first sport utility vehicle (SUV), according to a press release on 21 October. The ...
    Farasis to supply EV batteries to TOGG
    Farasis is set to supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries to Turkey-based automaker TOGG, the company announced in a press release on 20 October. The two companies will also partner for joint development and production of battery modules and packs in Turkey through a strategic venture. “Since 20...
    Ficosa selects Excelfore’s eSync platform for OTA updates in Maruti Suzuki’s vehicles in India
    Ficosa has selected Excelfore’s eSync platform for over-the-air (OTA) updates in Maruti Suzuki’s vehicles in India, Excelfore said in a press release on 20 October. Excelfore’s eSync software will be integrated into Ficosa’s aftermarket telematics control unit for Maruti Suzuki’s vehicles....
    Visteon supplies 10.25-inch center information display in 2021 Mazda CX-9 mid-size crossover SUV
    Visteon has announced that it will be supplying a new 10.25-inch center information display for Mazda’s midsize crossover SUV model year (MY) 2021 CX-9, a company press release read on 15 October. “We have a long, solid history of delivering pioneering cockpit technologies, including industry...
    BlackBerry QNX to power digital cockpit in ARCFOX αT electric SUV
    BlackBerry has announced that its QNX technology will power the digital cockpit of ARCFOX αT electric vehicle (EV), a company press release on 20 October read. The digital instrument cluster, console touchscreen, AC screen, and heads-up display (HUD) are based on the ASIL D certified QNX Hypervi...
    Volkswagen selects NXP battery management solutions for MEB EV platform
    At the NXP Connects developer conference, NXP Semiconductors announced a collaboration with Volkswagen centered on the electronics for electric vehicles (EVs). According to a press release issued by NXP Semiconductors on 20 October, the company stated that German carmaker Volkswagen has adopted NXP...
    Dongfeng selects Cerence, PATEO to deliver in-car assistant in next-generation Aeolus AX7 SUV
    Cerence has announced that Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor has picked connected car and automotive assistant products from Cerence and PATEO CONNECT+ for its next-generation Aeolus AX7, a company press release on 15 October read. “Chinese drivers have made it clear that sophisticated, intuitive...
    BMW picks HERE and Cedar Electronics for traffic camera information service to US customers
    HERE Technologies announced that BMW has selected Cedar Electronics and the company to offer a new connected car service alerting drivers of traffic camera locations in advance in the United States, a company press release on 15 October. The BMW Traffic Camera Information offers BMW owners&n...
    Smart Eye wins new order for driver monitoring systems from South Korean OEM
    Smart Eye AB, a major player in driver monitoring systems (DMS), has received a new order to supply its second-generation DMS technology from an undisclosed South Korean automaker, according to a press release on 14 October. The company will supply driver monitoring software for two car models. ...
    GM halts Corvette production at US plant due to parts shortage
    GM has halted production of Chevrolet Corvette due to a temporary parts supply issue, The Detroit News reported on 12 October. The automaker’s Bowling Green manufacturing plant in Kentucky, US, which produces the new mid-engine sports car, is expected to remain closed this entire week and resume o...
    POSCO wins order to supply halfshafts for new EV by Vietnamese automaker VinFast
    POSCO has won an order for electric vehicle (EV) parts from Vietnam’s automotive manufacturer VinFast in partnership with Korean parts firm Erae AMS, according to a report by The Korea Herald on 13 October. The companies will supply halfshafts, which is a component that acts as a drive shaft in an...
    Velodyne wins order to supply Alpha Prime lidar sensors to Baidu
    Velodyne Lidar has signed a three-year sales agreement with Baidu to supply its Alpha Prime lidar sensors for autonomous driving application, the company said in a press release on 12 October. Launched in November 2019, Velodyne’s Alpha Prime lidar sensor delivers 360° surround view perception an...
    Rheinmetall special hydrogen recirculation blower to BMW
    As part of its participation in the German government’s “FC Komp” research and development (R&D) project that is working to develop a highly integrated, high-power fuel cell drive system, German automotive components supplier Rheinmetall is providing its special hydrogen recirculation blow...
    Chinese EV startup NIO selects Cerence for collaboration on voice technologies
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup NIO has selected Cerence for collaboration to deploy voice technologies in its products, Cerence announced in a press release on 8 October 2020. Cerence delivers its automotive voice innovations in a flexible and advanced architecture. “We’re proud to par...
    Cerence updates Cerence Swype keyboard for automotive applications
    Cerence has announced that its Cerence Swype keyboard has been upgraded and a major European automaker has signed an agreement to leverage its services, a company press release on 6 October read. “Cerence Swype is an iconic technology that gained immense popularity among smartphone users lookin...
    Continental supplies connectivity, safety, and thermal management solutions for Volkswagen ID.3
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it will be providing various technologies for Volkswagen’s electric hatchback, the ID.3. According to a press release issued by Continental on 7 October, the company stated that the new Volkswagen ID.3 is bei...
    Tenneco’s DRiV to supply multi-stage adjustable suspension for Mercedes-AMG GT Black series
    American automotive components supplier, Tenneco, has announced that its DRiV business division will be providing its Monroe® Intelligent Suspension CVSA2 electronic dampers for multi-stage adjustable damping in the Mercedes-AMG Black series supercars. According to a press release issued by Tenn...
    Faurecia wins nine new orders for display technologies in 2020 from Chinese OEMs
    Faurecia is recording strong growth in demand for automotive displays in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 5 October. The French supplier won new orders from Chinese automakers in the first six months of 2020. These include 1.4-m curved displays that stretch across the dash...
    Veoneer supplies stereo cameras, ADAS ECU and corner radar for Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV
    Veoneer has announced that it is supplying forward looking stereo cameras, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) electronic control unit (ECU) and corner radars (front and rear) for the Mercedes-Benz GLE sport utility vehicle (SUV), according to a company press release on 5 October 2020. The com...
    Visteon supplies digital instrument cluster to new Kia Sonet compact SUV in Indian market
    Visteon will be supplying its digital instrument cluster to the new Kia Sonet SUV in India, Autocar Professional reported. "Instrument clusters are becoming increasingly digitized and play a key part in the wider industry trend of bigger, higher-resolution and immersive displays that are prolifer...
    Hitachi Automotive supplies stereo camera with nighttime pedestrian detection to Suzuki
    Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that Suzuki Motor has picked its stereo camera with nighttime pedestrian detection features for their Spacia series of mini passenger vehicles, a company press release on 5 October read. Hitachi Automotive Systems' stereo camera with nighttime pedestrian d...
    Are UK-based OEMs at risk of failing local content requirements in Brexit deal blow?
    The EU has rejected calls from Brexit’s chief negotiator Lord David Frost to include components as ‘local content’ if they imported from countries with which both the EU and the UK have trade deals with or are in the processing of finalizing, such as Japan and Turkey.   Under this so-c...
    Veoneer to produce new-generation EyeSight driver assistance systems for Subaru
    Subaru has selected Veoneer to produce its new-generation EyeSight driver assistance systems for the Japan market, the Sweden-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 1 October. Veoneer will begin production of EyeSight systems starting later this year. Subaru will introduce the new gene...
    SVOLT to supply cobalt-free EV batteries to Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor in 2021
    SVOLT is planning to supply its cobalt-free electric vehicle (EV) batteries to Great Wall Motor from next year, Reuters reported on 28 September SVOLT’s President Yang Hongxin. SVOLT is currently testing the new battery in cars with Great Wall cars which plans to start selling the vehicles from ne...
    SAIC-GM-Wuling picks Cerence, PATEO to develop cloud-based voice recognition for its cars in Indonesia
    SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) has selected Cerence and PATEO Corporation to develop cloud-based voice recognition for its cars in Indonesia, Cerence said in a press release on 29 October. According to Cerence, the new cloud-based voice recognition is an extension of Wuling Indonesia Command (WIND) voice con...
    Irdeto supplies digital key solution for Hyundai vehicles in China
    Irdeto is supplying its digital key solution for Hyundai vehicles in China, according to a company press release on 29 September 2020. Beijing Hyundai Motor Corporate (BHMC) has integrated Keystone digital key solution into all its vehicle models, allowing owners to eliminate the need for physical c...
    Tesla signs 5-year lithium sourcing agreement with Piedmont Lithium
    Tesla has signed a binding agreement with Piedmont Lithium for sourcing lithium from Piedmont's North Carolina deposit in the United States, the lithium supplier announced in a press release on 28 September. The initial agreement is for five years on a fixed-price binding purchase commitment, and ma...
    AD Plastik wins order new supply orders worth USD16.4 million
    Croatia-based car parts molder AD Plastik has won new orders worth EUR14.1 million (USD16.4 million) from various automakers, according to a company press release on 28 September. AD Plastik has won new order worth EUR6.5 million from PSA Group for supply of grab handles for the Peugeot 308 vehic...
    Beijing Electric Vehicle picks Cerence for intelligent voice assistant
    Cerence has announced that it will power the infotainment system of Beijing Electric Vehicle’s ARCFOX αT electric vehicle (EV), a company press release on 24 September read. Cerence has developed an intelligent, personalized voice assistant experience with speech-enabled applications for the vehi...
    Subaru selects ON Semiconductors’ image sensor to enable camera based ADAS
    ON Semiconductor has announced that its image sensing technology will be used in Subaru’s new-generation EyeSight Driver Assist platform to enable camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a company press release on 23 September. “Subaru's high quality standards and commitment t...
    ŠKODA collaborates with Parkopedia to assist drivers in finding parking spaces
    Skoda has announced a partnership with Parkopedia, whereby drivers can get easy and quick real-time access to vacant parking spaces throughout Europe, a press release by the automaker read on 23 September. The information will be displayed via the car’s navigation system or the ŠKODA&nb...
    BorgWarner supplies compact turbocharger for Volkswagen’s Nivus crossover
    BorgWarner is supplying its compact B01 turbocharger for the newly launched Volkswagen Nivus crossover, according to a company press release on 23 September 2020. “With an EA211 1.0L 200 TSI engine, the vehicle features first-of-its-kind turbo technology for the Brazilian market, offering a d...
    Maserati to use Alcantara in all-new MC20 supercar’s interior
    Maserati is planning to use Alcantara in the all-new MC20 supercar’s interior, Alcantara S.p.A announced in a press release on 22 September. The premium material will be used for seating, as well as on its headliner, door pillars, side panels, steering wheel, and instrument panel. The new MC20 is ...
    Seoul Semiconductor supplies WICOP Bi-color LED products for MY 2020 Audi A4 headlamp
    Seoul Semiconductor has announced that it has supplied WICOP Bi-color LED products for daytime running lights and front turn signals of the MY2020 Audi A4 headlamp, a company press release on 22 September read. “The [WICOP Gen2] family has been developed as a light source suitable for automobil...
    TomTom to supply connected services for Maserati Intelligent Assistant infotainment system
    TomTom has announced that it will supply Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the all-new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system, a company press release read on 22 September. Customers using Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models will h...
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