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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
    AMG selects Continental SportContact 6 for GT 63 S E Performance
    German tire manufacturer Continental AG announced via press release on 12 October that its high-performance SportContact 6 summer tires had been selected for OE fitment on the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE. According to the press release, Continental developed the selected tire spec...
    Linglong tires selected for Honda Crider
    Chinese tire manufacturer Linglong Tire announced via press release on 11 October that the first batch of its tires matching Guangqi Honda were shipped from Liuzhou City and were successfully fitted at the Guangqi Honda plant on Honda Criders. According to the press release, the company had ...
    Lynk & Co selects Akebono brakes for 05+ SUV
    Japanese brakes manufacturer Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. announced via press release on 18 October that its brake products had been adopted by Chinese-Swedish premium automotive brand Lynk & Co for the new 05+ high-performance SUV. According to the press release, Akebono is supplyin...
    BorgWarner secures order to supply P3 drive modules to a major European OEM
    BorgWarner has secured an order to supply its fully integrated P3 hybrid drive module that will power a range of front- and all-wheel drive (AWD) sport utility vehicles (SUVs) for a major European performance-based OEM, the company announced on 14 October without disclosing the name of its customer....
    Nidec supplies 200kW E-Axle traction motor system for Geely's ZEEKR 001 EV
    Geely Automobile Group’s new ZEEKR 001 electric vehicle (EV) will adopt Nidec Corporation’s Ni200Ex, a 200kW, E-Axle traction motor system, the supplier announced in a press release on 14 October. The sale of ZEEKR 001 in China is slated for 2021, while its global sale is set to start in 2022. ...
    Electric Last Mile Solutions signs battery supply agreement with CATL
    Manufacturer of light electric commercial vehicles, Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (ELMS) announced on 14 October that it has reached an agreement with the Chinese EV battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) to supply batteries and secure production capacity needed for i...
    Audi selects Apollo Vredestein summer tires for A1 Sportback
    Dutch tire manufacturer Apollo Vredestein announced via press release on 10 October that German OEM Audi had selected its latest Ultrac and Sportrac summer tires as OE for the Audi A1 Sportback. According to the press release, the tires chosen by Audi will be supplied in two sizes, 15-i...
    HELLA develops characteristic light signature LED daytime running lights for new Peugeot 308
    HELLA, along with the car manufacturer Stellantis, has developed a new LED daytime running light for the new Peugeot 308, it said in a press release on 7 October. The development of the front and rear lights reflects the group’s vision in futuristic vehicle design. The new characteristic light ...
    Kongsberg Automotive secures five-year contract worth USD37 million with a leading Asian OEM
    Zurich-based Kongsberg Automotive’s ‘couplings business unit’ has won a contract with a leading Asian car and commercial vehicle manufacturer worth EUR32 million (USD37 million) in estimated lifetime revenue, and average annual revenue of USD6.14 million, the company said in a press release on...
    Renault partners with Terrafame for supply of nickel sulphate
    French automotive manufacturer Renault announced via press release on 8 October that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulphate with Finnish multimetal company Terrafame. According to the release, Renault Group will procure a supply of nickel s...
    Cerence to power conversational AI across VinFast’s lineup of smart EVs
    Cerence has announced that VinFast has picked its technologies to power conversational AI across the automaker’s lineup of smart electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 28 September. VinFast’s AI-powered voice assistant can be activated by “Hey VinFast,” to access...
    BHP Group collaborates with Toyota and Panasonic for supply of nickel sulphate
    Australian mining company BHP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) to create a green electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem that will enhance sustainability, recyclability and traceability of elements, the co...
    GM, Wolfspeed sign agreement for supply of silicon carbide for EV programs
    American automaker General Motors has forged a strategic supplier agreement with chipmaker Wolfspeed, Inc., which will develop and provide silicon carbide power device solutions for GM’s future electric vehicle (EV) programs, the Detriot-based company said in a press release on 4 October. ...
    Kia selects low-noise Kumho K-silent tires for new EV6
    Korean tire manufacturer Kumho Tyres announced via press release on 9 September that its low-noise all-season CRUGEN HP71 and high-performance ECSTA PS71 tires had been selected by Korean OEM Kia for its EV6 battery-electric vehicle. According to the press release, the two selected tires exh...
    Continental to supply OE tires for Porsche Taycan
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 24 September that its PremiumContact 6 summer tires, ProContact RX all-season tires and WinterContact TS 860 S winter tires were selected for original equipment application in the Porsche Taycan. According to the press relea...
    EV startup Mullen Technologies partner hofer powertrain for supply of electric drive systems
    California-based EV startup Mullen Technologies Inc. has entered into an agreement with German powertrain solutions supplier, hofer powertrain GmbH to partner in the development and manufacturing of electric drive systems and components for Mullen's upcoming electric vehicle (EV) lineup, the company...
    Constellium to supply aluminum structural components for Ford’s upcoming EV, F-150 Lightning
    Global supplier of aluminum components Constellium SE announced on 23 September that it will supply aluminum structural components to Ford Motor Company for its upcoming electric pickup truck, the Ford F-150 Lightning. The electric vehicle (EV) is expected to be launched early next year. The...
    Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105 selected as OE tire for the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport GT
    Japanese tire company Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd announced via press release on 21 September that it its “ADVAN Sport V105” had been selected by Volkswagen of America as the tire on its Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept, unveiled in July. The GT concept is expected to be outfitted with the 285/35ZR22 106...
    Kongsberg wins contract worth EUR20 million to supply high-temperature fuel line
    Kongsberg Automotive’s Fluid Transfer Systems has announced renewal of its relationship with one of the world’s leading suppliers of fuel transfer systems. According to the company press release on 15 September, Fluid Transfer Systems has won incremental business and secured an extension contrac...
    Hankook supplies OE tires for the new Porsche Panamera
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook announced via press release on 8 September that it will be equipping the latest version of the Porsche Panamera with its new Ultra-Ultra-High-Performance (UUHP) tread. According to the company, the UUHP Ventus S1 evo Z tires went through extensive tests...
    Rheinmetall bags an order for coolant pumps for luxury hybrid vehicle from a global automaker
    German powertrain and thermal parts supplier Rheinmetall has bagged an order for its CWA400 coolant pumps from a global vehicle manufacturer, the company announced on 8 September. The said coolant pumps will be installed in luxury hybrid vehicles with 2.5L, 4-cylinder engines as the order size is pe...
    HERE integrates its HD Live Map in Mercedes-Benz’s new DRIVE PILOT system
    HERE Technologies has announced that its HD Live Map is integrated in the new DRIVE PILOT from Mercedes-Benz, according to a company press release on 6 September. The HERE HD Live Map enables the vehicle to see around corners by offering real-time information about the road network. Mercedes-Benz pl...
    Harman supplies sound system for Renault’s new Mégane E-TECH Electric model
    Harman will be supplying the Harman Kardon sound system for Renault’s new Mégane E-TECH electric vehicle, the Samsung unit said in a press release on 6 September. The vehicle will feature nine speakers, including a subwoofer powered by a digital multichannel amplifier with up to 410 W of power. ...
    Surface Transforms wins USD28 million carbon ceramic brake disc supply contract with major US auto OEM
    Surface Transforms, UK manufacturer of carbon ceramic brake discs, announced on 17 August that it had been formally notified of its selection as a tier-1 supplier of carbon ceramic brake discs to a major mainstream US automotive OEM. According to the company’s press release, the ...
    HELLA gets new orders for its enhanced chip-based headlamp matrix system
    HELLA has received new orders for its enhanced chip-based headlamp matrix system “Solid State Lighting | High Definition” (SSL | HD), the supplier said in a press release dated 26 August. HELLA has said that the total order is around EUR200 million over the term of the contract and producti...
    Re|Source consolidates partnership with Tesla on cobalt sourcing
    Re|Source, a collaboration of major stakeholders involved in the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain such as Glencore, CMOC, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), Johnson Matthey, among others, has consolidated its partnership with American electric car company Tesla, it said in an official stateme...
    Mobileye powers driver assistance functionalities in Mahindra's XUV700 model
    Mobileye has announced that its EyeQ system-on-chip (SoC) will power a wide range of ADAS functions in the Mahindra XUV700 SUV, according to its blog post dated 15 August. Functions include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane-Keeping Assist (LKA), Traffic Jam Assis...
    LIZHI’s in-car audio product to be part of new-generation Audi Connect
    LIZHI has announced that its in-car audio product will be available Audi’s ecosystem, the new-generation Audi connect, according to a company press release on 13 August. “We are excited to provide LIZHI’s in-car audio services to Audi customers. Our extensive library of high-quality audio c...
    Bridgestone to supply OE tire fitment for Fisker Ocean electric SUV
    Automotive tire manufacturer, Bridgestone, has announced that it has been selected as the exclusive tire supplier by Fisker for its upcoming new pure-electric SUV, the Fisker Ocean. According to a joint press release issued by Bridgestone and Fisker on 4 August, the companies stated that the new veh...
    Borgwarner to supply dual invertor for EVs to two mainland Chinese vehicle manufacturers
    Michigan-based global supplier of powertrain solutions Borgwarner has won contracts to supply dual inverters for two premier mainland Chinese OEMs, the company said in a press release on 4 August, adding that it is making a significant traction in mainland China’s automotive market. While ...
    Borgwarner to start drive module business in China
    US-based global supplier of automotive powertrain parts, Borgwarner, plans to supply its iDM220 integrated drive module to a leading Chinese luxury new energy vehicle (NEV) brand, the company said in a press release on 4 August. After bagging a recent supply order for the integrated drive module ...
    Ramkrishna Forgings bags first ever order for EV segment from a global OEM
    India-based supplier of rolled, forged and machined components to the automotive industry, Ramkrishna Forgings Ltd has received its first ever order in the electric vehicle (EV) segment, the company said in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on 3 August. The order is received ...
    NSG’s AR-HUD technology to feature in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    NSG has been selected by Mercedes-Benz AG to showcase its augmented reality head-up display (AR-HUD) technology on the Mercedes Benz S-Class model, it said in a press release on 2 August. The AR-HUD uses an enhanced version of NSG's proprietary Advanced Press Bending technology that for superior dis...
    ZF secures USD6 billion axle contract for Marysville facility in Michigan, US
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, ZF, has announced that its Marysville, Michigan facility in the United States has secured a contract worth almost USD6 billion for the delivery of beam axles and axle drives for pickup trucks until 2027. According to a press release issued...
    Lizhi partners with Xinghe Zhilian for in-car communications and entertainment
    Lizhi has partnered with Xinghe Zhilian Automotive Technology to integrate its audio products into Xinghe Zhilian’s in-car communications and entertainment network, the audio company said in a press release on 16 July. “We are pleased to collaborate with Xinghe Zhilian Automotive Technology C...
    Falken supplies tires for Audi A3 plug-in hybrid manufactured in Ingolstadt
    Falken Tyre Europe is supplying ZIEX ZE310A ECORUN AO (205/55R16 94V XL) tires for the Audi A3 TFSI e hybrid manufactured in in Ingolstadt, according to a press release by the tire-maker earlier this week. The ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN is equipped with “Adaptive Constant Pressure” (ACP) technology, e...
    ON Semiconductor’s image sensing and lidar power AutoX’s Gen5 self-driving platform
    ON Semiconductor has announced that its image sensing and lidar technologies power key functions of AutoX’s Gen5 self-driving platform. According to a press release issued by ON Semiconductor on 14 July, the company states that the new Gen5 autonomous vehicle technology, which was revealed at...
    India-based Rico Auto to supply component for Toyota’s hybrid vehicle
    Indian automotive components supplier Rico Auto has announced that it will be supplying components for a Toyota hybrid vehicle. At the company’s fourth quarter 2021 earnings conference call held on 23 June, Arvind Kapur, the chairman, CEO, and managing director of Rico Auto, stated that ...
    Rheinmetall signs letter of intent to supply customized aluminum pistons to a major automaker
    The pistons unit of Germany-based supplier, Rheinmetall, has signed a letter of intent on the development and production of customized aluminum pistons with a well known car maker. The piston, piston ring and piston pin system is destined for the 4-cylinder gasoline engines of a new line of passenge...
    Nissan’s Qashqai to feature TomTom’s advanced mapping technology and connected services in Europe
    TomTom has announced that Nissan Qashqai will feature its advanced mapping technology and connected services in Europe, according to a 29 June press release. TomTom’s cutting-edge maps will be part of Nissan’s upgraded ProPILOT with Navi-link driver assistance, and NissanConnect infotainment sys...
    Visteon’s all-new cockpit solution debuts in Geely’s flagship SUV
    Visteon has announced intelligent cockpit solution, co-developed with ECARX and Qualcomm, will be used in Geely Auto’s new Xingyue L flagship SUV, according to a 22 June press release. Visteon’s SmartCore supports in-vehicle human machine interface (HMI) functions offering multiple personalized ...
    Constellium supplies aluminum components for Audi e-tron GT
    French supplier, Constellium SE, has announced that it will be supplying Audi with aluminum solutions for the Audi e-tron GT electric sportscar. According to a press release issued by Constellium on 29 June, the company stated that these components will include ASI-certified aluminum auto body sheet...
    Continental supplies PremiumContact 6 tire for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    Continental is supplying original equipment tire, PremiumContact 6, for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, according to a press release on 24 June. The PremiumContact 6 is specifically geared for sporty and comfortable driving, but at the same time is able to increase the range of electric vehicles (EVs) than...
    Lucid Motors picks Everspin’s 256 Kilobit MRAM for the master powertrain system of Lucid Air EV
    Everspin Technologies has announced that Lucid Motors has picked its 256 Kilobit MRAM (Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory) into the master powertrain system of the Lucid Air electric vehicle (EV) sedan, according to a 16 June press release. “We are very excited to have been designed into the...
    Toyota selects Nutanix Cloud platform for building VDI to run 3D CAD software
    Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid, and multicloud computing, announced on its official website on 8 June that Toyota Motor Corp has adopted the Nutanix cloud platform to build a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment that can run 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software, deliv...
    Apple in talks with China’s CATL, BYD for EV battery supplies
    iPhone maker Apple Inc is in talks with China’s lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturers Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL) and BYD Company on the supply of batteries for its planned electric vehicles (EVs), Reuters reported on June 9. CATL, which is one of the major global s...
    11-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Volta Charging partnering with Jeep for Wrangler 4xe SUV
    Volta Industries, a company involved in commerce-centric electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, is partnering with the Jeep for the all new Jeep Wrangler 4xe, according to a press release by the brand on 8 June. Significance: Marissa Hunter, VP, Marketing, North America, Stellantis commented: ...
    Genesis to use TomTom maps for vehicles in Europe
    TomTom has announced that Genesis will use its maps and real-time traffic services for their upcoming models in Europe, a company press release dated 8 June read. TomTom’s navigation, smart cruise control and other advanced automated driving functions will be first used in the Genesis G80 and GV80...
    Parkopedia to offer premium parking and payment services for Toyota in US
    Parkopedia has announced its portfolio of off-street parking services and payment services will be available to Toyota and Lexus customers in North America, it said in a press release on 8 June. Services include reservations and digital payments. The 'Park with Parkopedia' service is integrated into...
    Kumho Tire exclusively supplies Ecsta HS51 tire for Renault Samsung’ Arkana
    Kumho Tire is exclusively supplying its Ecsta HS51 tire to Renault Samsung Motors’ compact sports utility vehicle (SUV), Arkana, reports The Korea Herald. Significance: The Ecsta HS51 is their best-selling tire in Europe, The Korea Herald reported. The tire uses rubber and high grip resin for e...
    Indian auto component industry's revenue to drop 10–12% y/y in FY 2021, says ACMA
    The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) forecasts that the auto component industry’s fiscal year (FY) 2020–21 revenue would decline 10–12% year on year (y/y) on account of COVID-19 led disruptions. The lobby body, however, is expected to release annual results o...
    07-Jun-2021 News COVID-19
    Chuo Spring gets contract for ‘Stabilizer’ chassis spring from Mazda, Honda
    Japan-based Chuo Spring Co., Ltd. announced that it has been awarded supply contracts for the "Stabilizer" chassis spring used for the foot of automobiles, by Mazda and Honda, according to a company press release on 3 June. Significance: The stabilizer chassis spring is a component used to e...
    SAIC-GM-Wuling picks Cerence to power Wuling Interconnected Smart Ecosystem
    Cerence has announced that SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) picked its service to power Wuling Interconnected Smart Ecosystem (WISE), the integration of internet vehicle and ADAS features, and the upgraded generation of Wuling Indonesian Command (WIND), according to a company press release on 3 June. “Cer...
    LG Chem to supply NCMA cathode materials for EV batteries to Tesla
    Tesla is expected to become the first automaker to use LG Energy Solution’s new nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum (NCMA) battery cells, which have a 90% nickel composition, electrek.com reported on 2 June. Significance: Tesla has been going over newer battery chemistries for its electr...
    Fox E-Mobility, InoBat Auto sign agreement to develop battery for Mia 2.0 EV
    European EV firm, Fox E-Mobility AG is joining hands with Slovakian battery company InoBat Auto with plans to revive the Mia electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release on 1 June. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development, production, and design of b...
    Iberdrola acquires 1,000 Supernova fast chargers from Wallbox
    Iberdrola is acquiring the first Supernova fast charger from the electric vehicle (EV) smart charging manufacturer Wallbox, according to a company press release on 2 June. Iberdola will install the chargers globally across the markets in which it operates. This agreement entails the Pulsar and Pu...
    Webasto supplies sliding panorama sunroof for Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Webasto is supplying sliding panorama sunroof for the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the company said in a press release on 2 June 2021. The large glass surface provides a bright ambiance in the sedan’s interior. Shading can be provided as required via two separately controllable roller blinds. Operat...
    BorgWarner to supply integrated drive module for Hyundai EVs
    BorgWarner will supply integrated drive module for Hyundai electric vehicles (EV), according to a company press release on 2 June 2021. BorgWarner will provide its integrated drive module (iDM) for Hyundai’s power electric system, which will be used in the upcoming A-segment EV production, planned...
    Rassini, Hexion develops EPIKOTE™ epoxy resin for rear suspension system in Ford F-150
    Hexion has developed in collaboration with Rassini, an epoxy resin system for rear suspension system called EPIKOTE™ for Ford’s new 2021 F-150 pickup truck model. According to a company press release on 1 June, Rassini develops and manufactures the hybrid rear suspension—comprising a parabolic...
    Hitachi Astemo supplies EV motors, inverters for Mazda’s MX-30 EV model
    Hitachi Astemo Co., Ltd. is supplying its electric vehicle (EV) motors and inverters for Mazda’s first mass-produced EV, "MX-30" which was launched in Japan in January 2021, according to a company press release on 1 June 2021. The motor adopted in the Mazda MX-30 EV model has high output and hi...
    Hyundai partners with Electrify America to provide fast charging for IONIQ 5 drivers
    Electrify America has announced a new agreement with Hyundai to provide all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 drivers two years of unlimited 30-minute complimentary charging sessions at its charging stations, according to a company press release on 24 May. Significance: The agreement extends on the existi...
    Enefit VOLT selects Driivz to streamline charging network operations
    Estonia-based EV fast charging company, Enefit VOLT, has selected Israel-based EV charging and energy management platform provide, Driivz to optimize its network operations. According to a company press release on 25 May, Enefit VOLT has acquired a nationwide charging station network from the govern...
    Novelis to supply sustainable aluminum body sheet to Nissan
    Novelis will supply Nissan with sustainable, lightweight aluminum body sheet for the all-new Qashqai sport utility vehicle (SUV) and create a closed-loop recycling system in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 28 May 2021. The Nissan Qashqai will incorporate Novelis aluminum in the h...
    Goodyear supplies OE tires for Porsche 911 GT3
    Goodyear has announced homologation of the Eagle F1 SuperSport R as original equipment for the latest edition of the Porsche 911 GT3, according to a press release last week. The Eagle F1 SuperSport range is Goodyear’s flagship ultra-ultra high performance (UUHP) tire portfolio with three different...
    Continental receives order for in-vehicle display from global OEM
    Continental has received a major order from a global OEM for in-vehicle display that extends across the entire width of the cockpit, according to a company press release on 27 May. Volume production is expected to begin by 2024. The solution makes the display the central visual interface betwee...
    Hankook Tire to equip Perodua’s Axia, Bezza models with Kinergy EX tires
    Hankook Tire will supply its Kinergy EX tires to Perodua’s Axia and Bezza Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV) models, according to a company press release on 27 May. The Axia and Bezza will come fitted with the tires in size 175/65R14T and 175/60R15H, respectively. Significance: Perodua is a leading...
    Mitsubishi Outlander to feature Panasonic’s large-screen HUD
    Mitsubishi is equipping its Outlander sport utility vehicle (SUV) model with a large-screen heads-up display (HUD) from Panasonic. According to a press release by Panasonic on 27 May, the HUD has been fitted in the Outlander models in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico from April this y...
    STMicroelectronics releases dual automotive-qualified low-capacitance transient voltage suppressor
    In a press release on 24 May, STMicroelectronics’ unveiled the ESDCAN03-2BM3Y dual automotive-qualified low-capacitance transient voltage suppressor (TVS). It protects CAN and CAN-FD interfaces by delivering market-leading all-around performance in a tiny package. At 1.1mm x 1.0mm, the new TVS ...
    Arrival picks HERE to power its in-vehicle navigation solution
    Arrival has selected HERE Technologies to power its in-vehicle Human-Machine Interface (HMI) navigation solution, according to a press release by the company on 19 May. Arrival picked HERE because its software development kit (SDK) is enhanced mapping, routing, and search functionalities with real-t...
    TomTom, Eco-Movement partner on EV charge point data in Europe
    TomTom has announced an agreement with Eco-Movement, a major platform for electric vehicle (EV) charge point data in Europe for real-time charging information, according to a company press release on 19 May. The information will now be available in TomTom’s EV suite and TomTom’s Maps APIs to pro...
    BMW to source Pirelli tires with sustainable rubber for X5 PHEV
    The BMW Group is equipping its cars with Pirelli’s tires made of certified sustainable natural rubber and rayon, according to a company press release on 19 May. Rayon, a wood-based material used to strengthen the tires has been used in Pirelli’s 22-inch tires, which will be equipped in the BMW X...
    Tesla produces first Model Y megacast at Texas Gigafactory with new structural battery pack technology
    Tesla has begun producing the new megacasting parts that go on each side of its structural battery pack to create a simplified three-part vehicle platform, for its Model Y electric vehicle (EV), reports electrek.com. The report quoted Casting expert Axel Turck’s update on a social media platform. ...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Plastic Omnium, Hopium partner to develop hydrogen storage for future Māchina
    Plastic Omnium has announced a partnership with French premium hydrogen vehicle manufacturer Hopium, to develop a hydrogen storage system for its future Māchina model, according to a company press release on 12 May. Significance: This high-end hydrogen vehicle Māchina, was first introduced...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Toyota selects ZF and Mobileye to develop driver-assistance systems
    ZF and Intel-owned Mobileye have been chosen by Toyota Motor Corp. to develop advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for use in multiple vehicle platforms starting in the next few years. According to a joint press release issued by ZF and Mobileye on 18 May, ZF will also supply its Gen 21 mid-ran...
    EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies secures high volume contract for fuel cell stacks
    Germany-based EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH, the joint venture between ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium, has announced that it has won a high volume series production contract for its fuel cell stacks. According to a press release issued by ElringKlinger on 17 May, the company stated that this...
    Fisker collaborates with Sharp to develop technologies for in-vehicle screens and interfaces
    Fisker has partnered with Sharp to develop technologies for next generation in-vehicle screens and interfaces, according to its 17 May press release. The companies will create technologies and Sharp will manufacture screens and components for Ocean sports utility vehicle (SUV), Project' PEAR' (Perso...
    Mitsubishi Motors to offer what3words on Eclipse Cross
    Mitsubishi Motors has teamed up with what3words to introduce the unique location technology to the refreshed Eclipse Cross, according to a press release on 11 November. The addition of what3words means that drivers can identify, share and navigate to any precise location in the world using just thre...
    Seeing Machines wins business from automotive tier-1 supplier for occupant monitoring system
    Computer vision technology company Seeing Machines won business with a global automotive tier-1 supplier to deliver its ‘FOVIO’ driver and occupant monitoring system technology on a company’s website dated 26 April. "We are delighted to expand our customer base with such a globally capable ...
    Hankook Tire supplies original equipment for 2021 Porsche 718 Models
    Hankook Tire will equip the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman with its ultra-high performance (UHP) tires beginning this spring, the tiremaker announced in a press release on 21 April. The tires are tailor-made Ventus S1 evo 3 tires in sizes 235/40 ZR19 (92Y) N-0 for the front axle and 265/40 ZR19 (98Y...
    Webasto develops convertible roof for new BMW 4 Series
    Webasto has developed convertible roof for the new BMW 4 Series, according to a company press release on 11 May. The roof with innovative panel bow roof design with four elements has lightweight construction and offers acoustic comfort to passengers. Webasto has used innovative materials and sophist...
    AD Plastik bags new orders from Volkswagen, Stellantis worth USD11.88 million
    AD Plastik Group has secured new orders from Volkswagen and Stellantis worth EUR9.8 million (USD11.88 million), Croatian manufacturer of plastic products said in a press release on 10 May 2021. The company bagged new orders from VW Group worth EUR7.5 million for the Russian market with an estimated ...
    WM Motor picks BlackBerry QNX OS for its W6 SUV EV
    BlackBerry has announced that WM Motor has selected its QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS), QNX Software Development Platform (SDP 7.0), and QNX Hypervisor to power its W6 electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release on 6 May. “BlackBerry's heritage of innovation in op...
    DTE Energy commissions new solar array at Ford R&D center in Dearborn, US
    DTE Energy announced that it has commissioned a new solar array at the Ford Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan, in a press release by Ford on 5 May. Significance: The solar array comprises 2,159 panels and is located on the rooftop level of the Deck 400 parking stru...
    DAF introduces new PACCAR charging stations for electric LCVs
    DAF Trucks has introduced a full range of high-end solutions to charge the batteries of LF Electric and CF Electric trucks, as well as other electric commercial vehicles, including vans, according to a company press release on 29 April. Significance: DAF Trucks offers a full range of fixed chargi...
    PowerCell secures USD2.94 million order for S3 fuel cell stacks from Bosch
    Bosch has ordered for PowerCell Sweden’s S3 fuel cell stacks at a total value of about SEK25 million (USD3 million). According to a company press release on 5 May, the order will be delivered during the second half of 2021.  Significance: In April 2019, Robert Bosch GmbH and PowerCell Swed...
    Continental supplies essential technologies for the Volkswagen ID.4
    Continental has supplied multiple essential technologies for Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric vehicle (EV), according to a 28 April press release. Continental has supplied software and central computer architecture, brakes, and thermal management, for example for cooling the batteries. Continental also ...
    UK-based startup Ohme partners with Volvo to offer smart EV charging solutions in Benelux
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company Ohme has announced a partnership with Volvo under which the startup will offer smart charging solutions to the automaker’s EV customers in Benelux. The 28 April press release reads that Ohme’s flagship intelligent portable charger will be available to both ...
    Mapbox launches Mapbox Dash customizable lane level navigation system for cars
    Mapbox has launched Mapbox Dash, a customizable lane level navigation system for vehicles, the company said in a press release on 19 April. Dash allows automakers control the map and UI design, offer lane level guidance, live traffic, speed limit warnings, voice integration, rich places search, AR n...
    HELLA supplies modular LED headlamp for Bronco Sport vehicle
    HELLA is supplying modular LED headlamps for Ford’s new outdoor off-road Bronco Sport vehicle, according to a company press release on 27 April 2021. HELLA is supplying bifunctional projector modules for Bronco. The first round of production of headlamps has already started in HELLA’s lighting p...
    HELLA develops ambient lighting for Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    HELLA has equipped the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class with complete ambient lighting solutions, the Germany-based lighting and electronics expert said in a press release on 29 April 2021. "The trend towards individualization in combination with new technologies opens up a wide range of new possibiliti...
    Lotus announces what3words navigation in all cars from 2022
    Lotus has announced that it will integrate what3words into the head units of all its vehicles from 2022., according to a company press release on 27 April. Lotus Evija drivers will get initial access to what3words navigation via the Evija drivers’ app. “The precision and reliability of what3w...
    HELLA receives orders for 48-V mild hybridization products
    HELLA has received orders for its 48-V mild hybridization products according to a company press release on 22 April. The company has not named the customer but have stated that it involves “renowned automobile manufacturers,” therefore indicating multiple customers. Significance: HELLA i...
    Michelin approves use of Carbios’ enzymatic plastic recycling technology in its tires
    Michelin has validated the use of Carbios’ enzymatic recycling technology for PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic waste in its tires, according to a company press release on 23 April. Carbios confirms that its recycled PET can be used for technical fibers applications apart from other applica...
    AD Plastik secures new orders worth EUR17.3 million from Stellantis
    Croatian manufacturer of plastic products for the automotive industry AD Plastik has won new contracts worth EUR17.3 million (USD20.9 million) from Stellantis, according to a company press release on 23 April. The estimated project duration is 10 years. Stellantis was created by merging the FCA Grou...
    Bridgestone provides ENLITEN technology-based tires for Lightyear One solar electric car
    Bridgestone has applied its lightweight and environmentally friendly ENLITEN technology on Turanza Eco tires specially engineered for Netherlands-based mobility firm Lightyear One, according to a company press release on 22 April. The company claims the technology provides “significant efficiency ...
    BMW iX3 all-electric SUV to feature optional Tenneco CVSAe damper
    Tenneco has supplied its Continuously Variable Semi-Active Suspension with external valve (CVSAe) technology as an option on the BMW iX3 all-electric SUV, according to a company press release on 20 April. The new crossover electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be the first of 13 BMW n...
    Mercedes EQS Drive pilot system features Veoneer's fourth-generation stereo vision camera system
    Veoneer has announced that it will be supplying its fourth-generation stereo vision camera system for the Drive Pilot system of the Mercedes EQS model, according to a company press release dated 19 April. The pilot system will feature fourth-generation stereo vision camera system, comprising fully i...
    Magna wins new business for eDrive gearboxes with EV startups in China
    Canadian automotive components and systems supplier, Magna, has announced that it has won additional business to further support Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startups. Furthermore, according to a press release issued by Magna on 19 April, the company’s joint venture with Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd...
    Fiat ties up with Google to integrate Google Assistant in the 500 series models
    Fiat has announced a partnership with Google under which Google Assistant will be incorporated in the automaker’s 500 series models, according to a press release in March 2021. It is called 500 Hey Google, and is the integration between Mopar Connect and the Google Assistant in the My Fiat Action....
    Hyundai Motor picks Cerence Drive to power voice recognition in the IONIQ 5 EV
    Cerence has announced that Hyundai Motor Company has selected Cerence Drive to power Dynamic Voice Recognition in the IONIQ 5 electric vehicle (EV), according to a 14 April press release. The solution is easy to activate using push-to-talk button on the steering wheel. The voice assistant allows ...
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