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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    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 ...
    ZF to supply mainland Chinese OEM with 4D Full-Range Radar
    ZF is to begin supplying its Full-Range Radar technology to mainland Chinese SAIC Motor Corporation from 2022. The Full-Range Radar technology perceives vehicle surroundings in four dimensions, including height, making it similar in capability to optical sensors, such as cameras and lidar. I...
    Volvo, Faraday Future select NVIDIA DRIVE Orin technology for next-gen autonomous driving
    Volvo Cars and Faraday Future are expanding their collaboration with NVIDIA to use NVIDIA DRIVE Orin™ system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology to power the autonomous driving. Faraday Future (FF), a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, will deploy the NVIDIA Drive Ori...
    Israel's Cipia wins DMS orders from Chinese OEM
    Cipia, formerly Eyesight Technologies, an AI computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions provider, announced that the company was selected by one of China's largest OEMs as driver monitoring system (DMS) supplier. The 2 new design wins build on Cipia's successes in the global DMS market, m...
    Samsung SDI to supply battery cells to EV startup Rivian
    South Korean battery cell supplier, Samsung SDI will be supplying battery cells for models from electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian, backed by Amazon.com Inc and Ford Motor, reports Reuters. Significance: Rivian has been working with Samsung during the process of developing battery cells and pla...
    SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services launches in Mexico through NissanConnect
    Sirius XM has announced the launch of its connected car service in Mexico, the company said in a press release on 6 April. SiriusXM will power Nissan’s NissanConnect Services which will allow drivers of select model year (MY) 2021 Nissan Sentra and Nissan Kicks models have access to the suite...
    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    Yokohama Rubber supplies ADVAN Sport V107 tires for BMW’s iX3
    The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. announced in a press release on 5 April 2021, that it is supplying its “ADVAN Sport V107” tires to the BMW’s new iX3, the first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) with an all-electric-drive system from the BMW brand. The tire supplier began shipping the tires to the BM...
    Posco to supply electrode materials for GM Ultium batteries
    The South Korean company Posco Chemical will supply anode and cathode materials to Ultium Cells, the joint venture (JV) between General Motors and LG Energy Solution for the series production of battery cells, according to a report by electrive.com on 7 April. Posco Chemical had signed a correspo...
    EV battery startup Romeo Power, PACCAR sign supply agreement for battery systems
    US-based EV battery startup, Romeo Power, has announced a five-year supply agreement with PACCAR, a company that deals with the design, manufacture, and customer support of light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. According to a press release issued by ...
    Yokohama supplies OE tires for Mercedes GLB 35 4MATIC
    Yokohama is supplying its ‘ADVAN Sport V107’ as original equipment (OE) fitment on Mercedes-AMG’s new sport utility vehicle (SUV) GLB 35 4MATIC, which went on sale in Europe in December 2019. The GLB 35 can be outfitted with 21-inch 255/35ZR21 98Y size ADVAN Sport V107 tires. The ADVAN Spor...
    KUKA receives major order for body-in-white engineering and assembly
    KUKA has secured an order for body-in-white (BIW) components engineering and assembly from a global automaker, according to a company press release on 31 March 2021. The company said the order is in the mid-double-digit million euro range. For the automotive industry, KUKA offers engineering, pro...
    Altia’s technology powers development of clusters in new Ford 150
    Altia has announced that its proprietary design automation technology has been used to develop 4.2-inch and 8-inch digital screens in MY 2021 Ford F-150 pickup trucks, according to a 25 March press release. Altia software allowed developers to accelerate a graphics solution for the cluster's micropr...
    Cinemo ties up with iQIYI for video-on-demand in-vehicle multiscreen content in mainland China
    Cinemo has partnered with iQIYI to deliver video-on-demand multi-screen content into the vehicle, the company said in a press release on 29 March. The companies will power the in-car entertainment on Faurecia Xiamen IVI platforms in FAW Hongqi's flagship sedans. iQIYI will offer technical capabiliti...
    Lucid Motors’ EVs will feature 21-speaker Surreal Sound system with Dolby Atmos
    Lucid Motors will feature Dolby Atmos as a part of its new in-car 21-speaker Surreal Sound system, according to a company press release on 17 March. The Surreal Sound system consists of front, rear, side, and height speakers that are precisely positioned in the interior for passengers to feel t...
    Grupo Antolin supplies interior trim components, ambient lighting to new Skoda Auto Kushaq SUV in India
    Grupo Antolin is supplying door panels, headliners, ambient lighting for instrument panels, seat plastic parts, exterior wheel liners, and wheel arch cladding to the new ŠKODA Kushaq compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) in India, Spain-based automotive supplier informed on networking site LinkedIn....
    Faurecia supplies SmartVent ventilation and thermal management solution; interior components for new DS4
    Faurecia is supplying SmartVent ventilation and thermal management solutions and other technologies from its Interiors, Seating and Clean Mobility Business Groups for the new DS4 sport utility vehicle (SUV), the French supplier said in a press release on 22 March 2021. Faurecia Interiors will als...
    Rheinmetall wins order from German carmaker to supply aluminum engine blocks
    Rheinmetall AG has won a follow-up order from an undisclosed German automaker for supply of aluminum engine blocks, according to a company press release on 23 March 2021. The order is valued at over EUR100 million (USD118.8 million). The company expects full-scale production to start in 2023. The li...
    Alcoa supplies sustainable low-carbon aluminum for wheels on Audi’s e-tron GT
    Alcoa Corporation is supplying sustainable aluminum for wheels used on the Audi e-tron GT, which is the first vehicle to ever use metal from a revolutionary technology that eliminates all direct carbon dioxide emissions from the traditional smelting process, Alcoa and Audi announced in separate pres...
    Meridian Audio to supply audio solution for Kia K8
    Meridian Audio announced that it is providing a purpose-designed 14-speaker surround sound system for Kia’s new K8 model, according to a company press release on 18 March. The K8 features Meridian Horizon, an upmixing technology which provides multi-channel audio from two-channel stereo content, a...
    Luminar to supply lidar sensors and software to power automated driving in SAIC’s R-brand vehicles
    Luminar Technologies has entered into a strategic partnership with Chinese automaker SAIC Motor to supply SAIC’s new R-brand electric vehicles (EVs) with its Iris lidar sensor as well as components of the Sentinel software system, the company said in a press release on 18 March. SAIC will beg...
    Supply shortage of steel from POSCO’s Indian factory may force automakers to suspend production, says SIAM
    The supply shortage of steel from POSCO Maharashtra Steel Limited (PMIL) plant in Raigad could lead to production suspensions at several automakers in India, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said on 15 March. The plant is currently facing labor issues that has resulted in disrup...
    SAIC picks Telenav’s navigation solution for Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand
    Telenav has announced that SAIC has picked its VIVID Nav solution for their overseas markets in Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia-New Zealand, according to a company’s press release on 15 March. The VIVID Nav solution offers navigation and location-based services for SAIC’s battery-powered el...
    Northvolt receives long-term EV battery supply order from Volkswagen worth over USD14 billion
    Sweden-based EV battery startup Northolt has received a USD14 billion order for supply of premium battery cells to Volkswagen Group in Europe over the next 10 years, according to a company press release on 15 March. In order to accommodate this supply order, Northvolt will expand its gigafactory in ...
    Veoneer launches collision mitigation technology on Polestar 2 EV
    Veoneer has supplied collision mitigation technology to the Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV), helping it receive a five-star rating in Euro NCAP's safety test, according to a company press release on 15 March. Significance: The fully electrical Polestar 2 outperformed the 13 vehicles that Euro NC...
    NTN to supply half-shafts for MY 2021 Cadillac Escalade
    Japanese automotive components supplier, NTN Corporation, has announced that it has been awarded the business to provide rear half-shafts (constant velocity joints) for the model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac Escalade. According to a press release issued by NTN Corporation on 11 March, the company stated ...
    Radioplayer ties up with BMW for services across Europe
    Radioplayer has announced a smart radio partnership with BMW Group, according to a company press release on 8 March. Radioplayer will improve radio experience in BMW cars across Europe starting in 2022. BMW Group will leverage the official broadcaster metadata from Worldwide Radioplayer API (WRAPI) ...
    Cipia wins order for supplying driver monitoring system to Chinese-US OEM JV
    Cipia, formerly known as Eyesight Technologies, has been selected by a Chinese-US automaker joint venture (JV) to supply driver monitoring system (DMS) for their five upcoming models in mainland China, the Israel-based company said in a press release on 9 March. For this project, Cipia will collabor...
    BlackBerry partners with Desay SV Automotive for dual-screen virtual smart cabin domain controller
    BlackBerry has announced a partnership with Desay SV Automotive to develop a dual-screen virtual smart cabin domain controller, according to an 8 March press release. The technology will leverage QNX Hypervisor and the QNX Real-time Operating System (RTOS) and will be available in Chery's Tiggo 8 Pl...
    MY 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs to feature built-in Amazon Fire TV
    Jeep’s model year (MY) 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs will feature Amazon’s Fire TV entertainment platform, The Verge reported on 4 March. Fire TV will be accessible from the main display as well as the rear seat screens. Jeep has said that a privacy filter will prevent the driver from wa...
    Automakers in US face potential seat foam shortage
    Vehicle manufacturers in the United States may face seat foam shortage in the next few weeks due the severe winter storm that hit Texas last month and caused one of the worst electric grid outages recently, Automotive News reported on 7 March. The electric grid outages forced oil refineries in Texas...
    Ube Industries supplies nylon 6 resin for high-pressure hydrogen tanks in Toyota MIRAI FCEV
    Japan-based chemicals company Ube Industries, Ltd. has announced that it is supplying polyamide (nylon) 6 resin to the new Toyota MIRAI fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), according to a report by POLYMERUPDATE. Toyota Motor and Ube Industries have commercially developed this nylon 6 resin called ...
    Rheinmetall wins business for electromotor housings in China
    Rheinmetall joint venture (JV) HASCO KSPG Nonferrous Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (KPSNC) has won a major order from a major undisclosed international automaker for supply of electromotor housings, according to a company press release on 3 March 2021. The order encompasses electromotor housings m...
    Sfara to provide smartphone-based crash detection AI solution to Daimler
    Daimler AG and Sfara announced a multi-year engagement in which Sfara will be providing its technology for smartphone-based crash detection artificial intelligence (AI) to Daimler for an undisclosed program currently under development, according to a press release on 4 March 2021. According to th...
    Vibracoustic provides air springs and hydro bushings for FAW’s Hongqi E-HS9 SUV
    Vibracoustic is supplying front and rear axle air springs as well as hydro bushings for FAW’s new Hongqi E-HS9, the supplier announced in a press release on 2 March 2021. The all-electric luxury-class sport utility vehicle (SUV) is available on the Chinese market since late 2020. Hongqi is the lux...
    Ibeo Automotive Systems testing IbeoNEXT lidar sensor in Germany and mainland China
    Ibeo Automotive System has begun testing of its solid-state lidar sensor IbeoNEXT for Great Wall Motor, the company said in a press release on 25 February. The company has commissioned German-Chinese testing and validation provider LiangDao for series testing. The testing will take place a...
    Hyundai to source EV batteries from CATL and SK Innovation
    Hyundai is set to source the third batch of batteries for its electric vehicles (EV) from Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and SK Innovation, Business Korea reported on 24 February. The batteries will be equipped in the EVs based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) platform that Hy...
    ZF launches coASSIST Level 2+ automated driving system on 2020 Dongfeng Aerolus Yixuan sedan
    ZF has launched the coASSIST Level 2+ automated driving system on the 2020 Dongfeng Aerolus Yixuan sedan in late 2020, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 23 February. The system offers drivers improved safety and comfort benefits at affordable costs. “The launch ...
    SAIC Motor ties up with Horizon Robotics for vehicle semiconductors
    SAIC Motor has signed an agreement with Horizon Robotics for vehicle semiconductors, according to a China Daily reported on 23 February. The companies will use their portfolio to develop new vehicle technologies and conduct research and development of intelligent and connected vehicles. SAIC will...
    Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV to use Analog’s ICs for BMS and audio bus power
    Analog Devices has announced a partnership with Volvo Cars under which Volvo will use Analog’s integrated circuits supporting the battery management system (BMS) and Automotive Audio Bus for its Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV. “Electric vehicles are the future of Automotive, and the market ...
    Renault, Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for LCVs
    Faurecia and Groupe Renault are collaborating on hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen light commercial vehicles, the French automaker announced in a press release on 19 February. Starting at the end of 2021, Faurecia will begin supplying hydrogen storage systems for a first fleet of light commercia...
    Pirelli supplies intelligent tires equipped with sensors on new McLaren Artura sportscar
    Pirelli has announced that it will equip the McLaren Artura sportscar with its intelligent tyres with sensors, according to a 17 January press release. The Cyber Tyre system gathers data for safe driving and is linked to the car’s onboard computer. Information on temperature and pressure is tra...
    May Mobility selects Ouster’s lidar sensors for autonomous shuttles
    May Mobility has selected Ouster to supply lidar sensors for its next generation of autonomous shuttles, Ouster said in a press release on 18 February. Ouster will provide four lidar sensors per vehicle that May Mobility will include in its fleet. “May Mobility is a leader in autonomous mobility, ...
    SolarEdge to supply full electrical powertrain units and batteries for Fiat E-Ducato
    SolarEdge has won an order to supply full electrical powertrain units and batteries from Stellantis for Fiat E-Ducato light commercial vehicle (LCV), the company announced in a press release on 16 February. “We are excited to be a part of this significant moment for Stellantis as they introduce an...
    Toyota to suspend production at nine plants in Japan due to earthquake
    Toyota has decided to suspend production at its nine vehicle manufacturing plants in Japan this week after a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck the coast of the Tohoku region on 13 February. According to a press release by the Japanese automaker on 16 February, manufactu...
    Audi selects three OE tire brands from Nexen Tire next-generation A3
    South Korean tire manufacturer, Nexen Tire, has been selected by Audi to supply tires for its new A3 lineup. According to a press release issued by Nexen Tire on 16 February, the company stated that it would be supplying its N’Fera Sport, N’Blue S and Winguard Sport 2 tires for the new Audi A3 f...
    Mitsubishi Motors adds myQ Connected Garage to My Mitsubishi Connect platform
    Mitsubishi Motors announced in mid-January via a press release that myQ Connected Garage is part of the My Mitsubishi Connect platform. The service will enable Mitsubishi to integrate Smart Vehicle Access in their connected service platform. This will allow drivers to safely open and close the garag...
    HERE to provide premium map content and connected vehicle services for Lynk & Co 01 SUV
    HERE Technologies has announced that it will offer premium map content and connected vehicle services for the Lynk & Co 01 SUV, according to a company press release on 15 February. HERE will provide HERE Parking and HERE Real-Time Traffic, search, weather services, and departure alert services f...
    AAM secures next-gen axle and driveshaft program for Ram pickup trucks
    American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. (AAM) has announced that it has secured the next generation axle and driveshaft program for Ram’s heavy-duty pickup trucks. According to a press release issued by AAM on 12 February, the company stated that this development ensures that AAM will remain a...
    ŠKODA integrates Bosch’s wrong-way driver warning system in several models
    Bosch has announced that Czech carmaker ŠKODA will integrate its wrong-way driver warning system in several models, according to a company press release on 10 February. The system warns both the driver who is going the wrong way and all road users at risk of the impending danger within seconds. Dri...
    Valmet Automotive wins new battery manufacturing contracts; expands engineering activities in Germany
    In a press release dated 28 January, Valmet Automotive announced that it has signed a second battery manufacturing contract with a major automotive OEM for the Uusikaupunki, Finland battery plant. The production of the electric vehicle (EV) battery at Uusikaupunki plant is scheduled to commence in t...
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies Dunlop brand of OE tires for Lexus LS premium sedan
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has begun supplying its high-performance Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX 050 DSST tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Toyota’s latest LS model, which went on sale last November, the Japanese tire-maker said in a press release on 8 February. The Dunlop SP Sport MAX...
    Marelli Talbros Chassis Systems to supply BIW parts to European OEM
    Marelli Talbros Chassis Systems, a joint venture (JV) company between Italy-based Sistemi Sospensioni SPA (a company of the Magneti Marelli Group) and India-based Talbros Automotive Components, has secured a multiyear order from a large European car manufacturer, according to a report by Autocar Pro...
    Rheinmetall wins order for fuel tank isolation valve for hybrid vehicles
    Germany-based Rheinmetall has secured an order from undisclosed international automakers in Asia and Europe for supply of an environmentally friendly fuel tank isolation valve (FTIV) for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), according to a company press release on 4 February. The latest orders represent ...
    Brembo provides brakes for Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing
    Brembo is supplying brakes for the new 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing, the Italian brake supplier said in a press release on 1 February 2021. Brembo will provide its lightweight, high-performance cast-iron disc system as standard on both vehicles. Brembo’s advanced carbon-cerami...
    Giti Tire supplies OE tires for ŠKODA KAROQ for European market
    Giti Tire is supplying the GitiSynergyH2 tires as OE fitment for ŠKODA KAROQ in Europe, according to a company press release on 29 January. The company will provide OE tires in size 225/55R17 97V. “To secure both passenger car and commercial vehicle OE fitments with the GitiSynergyH2 is t...
    BMW to source aluminum produced using solar electricity
    German luxury carmaker, BMW, has announced that aluminum produced using solar energy will meet almost half the annual requirements of the light metal foundry at its facility in Landshut, Germany. According to a press release issued by BMW on 2 February, the company stated that it will commence sourc...
    Toyota Boshoku supplies resin timing chain cover for all-new Subaru Levorg
    Toyota Boshoku is supplying its newly developed resin timing chain cover for the latest model of Subaru’s Levorg, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 29 January 2021. The plastic timing chain cover was adopted for a 1.8L direct-injection turbo engine version of the Levorg. The Le...
    TI Fluid Systems to supply plastic fuel tank technology to Volkswagen China
    TI Fluid Systems, a global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, announced that it will provide a new generation of plastic fuel tank design to Volkswagen China, according to a press release on 29 January 2021. The new fuel tank tech is capable of meeting stringent pressure demands within...
    CEAT to supply OE tires for new Renault Kiger in India
    CEAT Tyres will supply tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Renault’s newly launched Kiger model, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 28 January 2021. CEAT will supply its SecuraDrive range of tires in 195/60R16 size for all-models of the Renault Kiger. Amit Tolani, CMO, CE...
    BorgWarner to supply transfer cases to Nissan Navara, Paladin models
    BorgWarner has won a contract to supply its part-time transfer cases for Japanese automaker Nissan’s Navara pickup and Paladin SUV models, according to a company press release on 26 January 2021. The latest order marks the first time BorgWarner has supplied transfer cases to Nissan, significantly ...
    Hella develops LED headlamp systems for BMW 5-Series
    HELLA has developed an advanced software-based matrix LED headlamp system for the new BMW 5-Series, announced in a company press release on 27 January 2021. According to HELLA, the new lighting system enables safety and comfort-relevant functions such as adaptive, glare-free high beam. The i...
    28-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis to use Silentium’s Active Road Noise Cancellation technology
    Silentium has announced that automotive supplier Hyundai Mobis has selected to use its Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC) technology. Silentium offers broad-band ARNC across a spectrum of frequencies – from 20Hz up to 1kHz. “Our active acoustics technology can reduce, cancel and enhance so...
    Hankook supplies OE tires to Audi RS Q8
    Hankook Tire is equipping the new Audi RS Q8 with its tires as original equipment, the South Korean tiremaker announced in a press release on 20 January. Hankook is supplying Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV in 295/40 ZR22 112Y XL AO size. In addition, Audi customers can order the winter tires, i*cept evo 2 in t...
    FCA to integrate Amazon’s Alexa Custom Assistant into vehicles
    FCA has announced that it will integrate Amazon’s Alexa Custom Assistant into its vehicles, becoming the first OEM to do so. In a press statement dated 15 January, FCA said that the Alexa Custom Assistant solution will be built directly on the Alexa technology stack within its Uconnect system. ...
    Pirelli supplies OE tires for BMW 8 Series
    Pirelli will supply tires as OE fitment for BMW 8 Series, the Italian tire manufacturer announced in a press release on 14 January. Pirelli will provide bespoke Pirelli P Zero and Cinturato P7 tires from 18 to 20 inches. According to the press release, a total of 78 original equipment homo...
    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...
    07-Jan-2021 News New Products
    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...
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