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    BorgWarner develops new variant of HVH electric motor for hybrid cars
    BorgWarner has developed a new variant of the High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) motor ‘HVH 146’ for hybrid cars, the company announced in a press release on 5 December. The motor delivers 35 kW of  peak power and 65 N.m of torque. The HVH 146 motor will go into production on a light-duty hybrid pa...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    AAM supplies drivetrain components for 2019 Ram pickup trucks
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has announced in a press release issued on 5 December that it has increased its production of driveline systems. The company, based in Detroit, Michigan, has expanded its driveline production operations in order to supply front and rear axles to a line of...
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies Dunlop-brand OE tires for Subaru S209
    Japanese tire maker and rubber components manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has announced that it will be supplying the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600A series high-performance tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the Subaru Tecnica International (STI) S209 sportscar, according to a p...
    MY2020 Nissan Skyline features DRiV Monroe Intelligent Suspension
    The 2020 Skyline 400R has now gone on sale in Japan with the Monroe Intelligent Dynamic Suspension (IDS) of DRiV, according to a press release issued on December 4th. This new suspension system features the DRiV continuously variable semi-active (CVSAe) technology. The CVSAe electronic suspension...
    Rimac to source battery management system IC from Analog Devices
    Electric vehicle (EV) start-up Rimac has selected Analog Devices (ADI) to source precision battery management system (BMS) integrated circuits (ICs), Analog Devices announced in a press release on 2 December. Rimac will adopt the Analog ADI’s portfolio of battery management ICs across its complete...
    Audi collaborates with suppliers for CO2 reduction through more efficient procurement
    Audi is working with its suppliers to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) through more efficient procurement of raw materials used in production of vehicles, the company said in a press release today. In 2018, the German carmaker conducted 30 workshops with its suppliers to develop 50 measures which in tota...
    BMW awards battery cell contracts worth over USD11 billion
    BMW has awarded electric vehicle (EV) battery cell contracts of over EUR10 billion (USD11 billion) to China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and South Korea-based Samsung SDI, the company announced in a press release on 21 November. BMW has increased its previous order to CATL from EUR4 ...
    Pirelli to supply OE tires for Aston Martin DBX SUV
    Pirelli is supplying three different tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Aston Martin’s DBX sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Italian tire-maker said in a press release on 21 November 2019. The tire-maker is supplying the P Zero that offers good performance and handling, the Scorpion Zero ...
    Toyoda Gosei develops new radiator grille with black luster
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed a radiator grille to give vehicles a sportier feel, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 21 November. The grille’s paint with a brilliant black luster, which imparts a striking feeling of depth. The new grilles are used on the special-edition LEXUS ...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Continental to supply tires for Volkswagen ID.3
    Continental Tire will supply the tires for Volkswagen’s new all-electric hatchback ‘ID.3’, according to a report by Tyre Press on 15 November. The company will supply summer and winter OE tires for 18- and 19-inch rims – the EcoContact 6 summer tire and the WinterContact TS 850 P winter tire...
    Toyota Boshoku supplies new seat mechanism components in Mazda CX-8 second-row seats
    Toyota Boshoku has developed new seat mechanism components, the company said in a press release on 14 November. The Japan-based company is supplying these seat mechanism components in the second-row, four-way power seats for the Mazda CX-8 three-row crossover. The crossover went on sale in Japan las...
    Rheinmetall secures order to manufacture lightweight pistons for petrol engines in China
    China-based producer of automotive pistons, Kolbenschmidt Huayu Piston Co. Ltd. (KSHP), has secured an order from a vehicle manufacturer for supplying lightweight pistons. The company is a subsidiary of German components maker Rheinmetall Automotive AG. According to a press release issued on 13 Nove...
    Goodyear supplies OE tire for new Renault Captur
    Goodyear is supplying EfficientGrip Performance tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the all-new Renault Captur, according to a company press release on 11 November. The company is supplying tires in 215/55R18 95H and 215/60R17 96H sizes. “Goodyear is proud to supply its 215/55R18 95H E...
    ElringKlinger to supply cockpit cross-car beams to US-based EV maker
    ElringKlinger has won an order from a leading US electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer to supply cockpit cross-car beams for the automaker’s new full-electric model, ElringKlinger announced in a press release on 12 November. The order with a total volume in the mid to high double-digit million euro r...
    Sumitomo Rubber to supply Dunlop brand tires for New Lexus GX
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries is supplying its high-performance Dunlop brand tires as original equipment (OE) for Toyota’s Lexus GX models in North America, the company announced in a press release on 1 November. The company is supplying Dunlop GRANDTREK AT23 SUV tires for the Lexus GX model. Sign...
    Schaeffler supplies modular hybrid transmission for Ford and Lincoln SUVs
    Schaeffler is supplying its modular hybrid transmission for Ford and Lincoln sport utility vehicles (SUV), reports news website Green Car Congress citing Schaeffler Americas CEO, Marc McGrath. The modular hybrid transmission is for model year (MY) 2020 Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, as w...
    BorgWarner to supply Integrated Drive Module to a Chinese OEM for EVs
    BorgWarner has won an order to supply its Integrated Drive Modules (iDM) from a Chinese automaker to be equipped in electric vehicles (EV), the company announced on 29 October. The EVs equipped with BorgWarner’s iDM are expected to go into mass production in 2021. “BorgWarner’s compreh...
    Veoneer selects thermal imaging sensor by FLIR Systems to enhance safety of autonomous vehicles
    Veoneer has selected FLIR Systems’ Boson®-based thermal imaging sensor for its Level 4 autonomous vehicle production contract with a global automaker, scheduled for 2021, FLIR said in a press release on 30 October. The Sweden-based supplier will include multiple thermal sensing cameras ...
    Magna wins multi-year supply order for transmissions technologies from BMW
    Magna has won a multi-year order from BMW to supply transmission technologies, the Canadian supplier announced in a press release on 30 October. The contract includes all front-wheel drive dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid transmission variants. The transmissions will be produced at Magna ...
    Sumitomo Rubber to supply Falken brand of OE tires for 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries will be supplying its Falken brand of tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, according to a company press release on 29 October. The tire-maker is supplying Falken WILDPEAK All-Terrain (or A/T) Trail 01A, size 225/60R18 (100H-ra...
    Yokohama supplies OE tires for 2020 Chrysler Voyager
    Yokohama is supplying its Avid S34RV all-season tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)’s 2020 Chrysler Voyager, according to a report by Tire Business on 24 October. The fitment covers the North American market, including the United States, Canada and Mexico, ...
    Koito supplies laser high-beam headlamps to Nagoya University’s electric concept vehicle
    Koito Manufacturing Co Ltd. is supplying its lightweight and power-saving laser high-beam headlamps, LED low-beam headlamps, and other lamps for the ‘GaN Vehicle,’ the first electric concept vehicle developed by Nagoya University that utilizes Gallium Nitride (GaN) devices, Koito said in a ...
    BASF to supply foam systems to Hyundai for car seat production in South Korea
    BASF will be supplying Elastoflex® flexible polyurethane (PU) foam systems to Hyundai for the production of its car seats at the automaker’s plant in Ulsan, South Korea, BASF said in a press release on 23 October. The highly resilient PU foam is a low volatile organic compound (VOC) solution idea...
    Chassis evolution and outlook
    It is a common belief that the chassis of a vehicle has had limited evolution, when compared to other sectors of the car, such as powertrain or electronics. However, in the last decade, the chassis has seen several advancements, not just in terms of its structure, but also the way the chassis is con...
    AD Plastik signs EUR40 million deal to supply parts to Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ in Russia
    Croatia-based car parts moulder AD Plastik has signed a EUR40 million (USD44.1 million) contract to supply car parts to the Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ alliance in Russia, SeeNews reported on 10 October. AD Plastik will produce static seals for the new Lada Granta as well as outer belts for Renault Logan...
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies Dunlop brand OE tires for Lexus LS in Japan
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries is supplying its high-performance Dunlop brand tires as original equipment (OE) for Toyota’s Lexus LS models in Japan, the company announced in a press release on 10 October. The company is supplying Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 DSST CTT tires for the Lexus LS model. Sign...
    Pirelli supplies ultra-high performance P Zero tire for new BMW M8
    Pirelli is supplying its ultra-high performance (UHP) P Zero tire for the new BMW M8, the tire-maker said in a press release on 14 October. The company is supplying custom-made variations of its UHP P Zero tire, developed in close cooperation with BMW. The custom-made tire is based on Pirelli’s Pe...
    Vitesco Technologies to supply its electric drive to Groupe PSA and Hyundai
    Vitesco Technologies has signed an agreement with Groupe PSA and Hyundai to supply its third-generation electric drive for new mass-production models from the two automakers, the company announced in a press release today (9 October). Groupe PSA will be using the electric drive system for its e...
    Hankook supplies Ventus brand OE tires for Porsche Cayenne
    Hankook Tires is supplying original equipment (OE) tires for the new Porsche Cayenne, according to a company press release on 7 October. The tiremaker is supplying ultra-high-performance (UHP) Ventus S1 evo 3 sport utility vehicle (SUV) tires in the 21-inch dimension, among others. The mixed tires i...
    Zenuity supplies assisted driving and safety software for Volvo’s XC40 EV
    Zenuity is supplying assisted driving and safety software for the all-new Volvo XC40 electric SUV, the company said in a press release on 30 September. The new XC40 SUV will be Volvo’s first ever all-electric vehicle. The vehicle features a new, scalable advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) pl...
    Smart Eye to supply driver monitoring system for eight new car models of Japanese OEM
    Smart Eye will supply its driver monitoring system (DMS) to eight additional car models to one of Japan's major automakers, the company said in a press release on 27 September. Smart Eye will supply a second generation DMS to eight new car models for a Japanese automaker. It involves software for an...
    Rheinmetall Automotive secures major order for electric vapor pump
    Rheinmetall Automotive’s subsidiary Pierburg GmbH has secured major orders for its new electric vapor pump (EVAP) from a US and a Chinese automobile manufacturer, the company announced in a press release on 25 September. Together, the value of the deals is EUR700 million (USD770 million) and ...
    LANXESS develops continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites for lightweight car design
    LANXESS has developed continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites for lightweight car design. According to a company press release on 24 September, the company’s Tepex is being employed for the first time for structural components in the Porsche 911 Cabriolet. The model’s pillar contain...
    25-Sep-2019 News New Products
    BASF supplies Ultramid Vision polyamide for window regulator module of German OEM
    BASF is supplying its Ultramid® Vision polyamide for the window regulator module of an unnamed German OEM, the company announced in a press release on 23 September. The company said that its Ultramid® Vision has been used in a car interior for the first time. The semicrystalline Ultramid® Vi...
    Falken Tyre supplies OE tires for Audi Q3
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ European subsidiary Falken Tyre Europe is supplying original equipment (OE) tires for the new Audi Q3 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV). The tire-maker is supplying its ZIEX ZE914 A EC AO pattern OE tires in 215/65R17 99V sizes. “The Audi engineers’ decision hi...
    PowerCell wins follow-on order for fuel cell stacks from a global OEM
    Powercell has received a follow-on order for its  S3 fuel cell stacks for additional tests from a global automotive OEM, the company announced in a press release on 18 September. The order value is approximately SEK 2.6 million (USD268,590) and delivery is expected to take place during the four...
    Hankook Tire supplies OE tires for Audi's Q8 model series
    Hankook Tires is supplying original equipment (OE) tires for the new Audi Q8, according to a company press release on 18 September. The tire-maker is supplying three tire lines for the four-door sport utilioty vehicle (SUV)—the ultra-high performance summer and winter treads Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV an...
    Veoneer wins contract to supply thermal cameras for Level 4 autonomous vehicles
    Veoneer has secured a contract from a premier carmaker to supply thermal cameras for a Level 4 autonomous vehicle, the company said in a press release on 17 September. The highly autonomous driving system will use multiple high-resolution cameras to enhance the detection of pedestrians, animals, veh...
    Bridgestone supplies Ecopia tire for 2020 Ford Escape
    Bridgestone Americas will supply original equipment fitment tires for select models of the 2020 Ford Escape sport utility vehicle (SUV), the US subsidiary of Bridgestone said on 12 September. The Japanese tiremaker is supplying Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire for the Titanium and Titanium Hybrid models of ...
    Hitachi Automotive supplies stereo camera with night-time pedestrian detection to Suzuki’s Carry pickup truck
    Hitachi Automotive Systems is supplying a stereo camera with night time pedestrian detection function in Suzuki’s new Carry pick-up truck, the company said on 12 September. The new pickup truck with updated safety features is expected to go on sale in Japan later this month. Hitachi Auto...
    Daimler to source battery cells from Farasis Energy
    Daimler has reached an agreement to source battery cells for its electric vehicles (EV) from Chinese supplier Farasis Energy, Reuters reported on 10 September. Farasis is currently building a battery cell factory in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, in Saxony-Anhalt region, Germany, to help the automaker ramp up i...
    STMicroelectronics to supply advanced silicon-carbide power electronics to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi for high-speed EV battery charging
    STMicroelectronics (STM) will supply high-efficiency silicon-carbide (SiC) power electronics to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (Alliance) for advanced on-board chargers (OBCs) for its upcoming electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 9 September. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi plans to...
    Benteler signs contract with Evergrande Group for electric drive system
    China-based real estate company Evergrande Group has signed a contract with Benteler Group to use the German supplier’s Electric Drive System as the basis for its upcoming electric vehicle (EV) chassis architecture, according to a press release by Benteler on 4 September. Benteler Electric Drive S...
    Continental to supply OE tires for BMW X7
    Continental will supply its ‘PremiumContact 6’ tire as original equipment (OE) fitment for BMW X7, according to a company press release last month. The sporty comfort tire will be equipped on the new BMW X7 xDrive35d Design Pure Excellence and X7 xDrive35d M Sport models. The company is sup...
    Falken Tyre Europe supplies OE tires for new Toyota Corolla
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ European subsidiary Falken Tyre Europe is supplying original equipment (OE) tires for the new Toyota Corolla, according to a company press release. The tire-maker is supplying its ZIEX ZE914B ECORUN OE tires in sizes 225/40R18 92 W XL and 225/45R17 91W from ZIEX Series,...
    HELLA to supply lighting and electronics products for e.GO Life EV
    HELLA will supply a range of lighting and electronics products for the German electric vehicle (EV) start-up e.GO Mobile’s new e.GO Life EV, the German autoparts supplier announced on 29 August. The products include a customized headlamp concept, fog lamps, reflex reflectors, rain-light senso...
    Optimus Ride to equip self-driving vehicles with Velodyne’s lidar sensors
    Optimus Ride will use Velodyne’s lidar sensors in its entire fleet of self-driving vehicles, Optimus said in a press release on 27 August. Velodyne’s sensors will enable Optimus Ride’s self-driving vehicles to precisely locate the position of people and objects in their surrounding and al...
    Elektrobit provides software services to WM Motor's all-electric EX5 SUV
    Elektrobit is providing software design, development and integration services for Weltmeister (WM) Motor’s first electric vehicle (EV), the WM EX5, the company announced in a press release on 20 August. WM Motor is using EB tresos, which enables implementation of AUTOSAR- and OSEK/VDX-compliant ba...
    Dirac collaborates with Harman to deliver integrated audio system for Polestar 2
    Dirac has collaborated with Harman International and Volvo Cars’ electric performance car brand Polestar to deliver an integrated audio system for the new Polestar 2 electric fastback, the company said in a press release last month. The integrated audio system features Dirac Unison combined with t...
    Rheinmetall to supply fuel-cell components to German automaker
    Rheinmetall’s subsidiary Pierburghas won an order to supply fuel-cell components to a premium German vehicle manufacturer, the company announced on 14 August. Pierburg is supplying the electric cathode valves that will be used in fuel-cell vehicles built by the automaker. This innovative...
    Continental Structural Plastics supplies composite engine shroud for 2020 Ford Explorer
    Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is supplying composite, dual-wall-dash engine shroud for use in the model year (MY) 2020 Ford Explorer, the company announced in a press release on 12 August. The dual wall dash is being manufactured at the Continental Structural Plastics facility in Conneaut, O...
    Hankook Tire to supply OE tires for 2020 Ford Explorer
    Hankook Tires will supply original equipment (OE) tires for the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer, according to a company press release on 12 August. The tire-maker will supply its premium grand touring all-season Kinergy GT tire in size 255/65R18 [Pattern H436]. “We are thrilled to continue our relat...
    COAST Autonomous signs MOU with lidar supplier Ouster
    COAST Autonomous has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ouster to equip its self-driving passenger shuttles and autonomous utility vehicles with Ouster’s lidar sensors, the company said in a press release. Ouster’s OS1 lidar sensor will be a key component of COAST’s technology sta...
    AAM supplying e-drive systems for new Jaguar I-PACE
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is supplying its all-wheel-drive front and rear e-Drive units for the new Jaguar I-PACE, the company announced on 8 August. "AAM worked with Jaguar to design, develop, and build the high-performance and highly efficient e-AAM electric drive units for the I-PAC...
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies Dunlop brand tires for 2020 Nissan GT-R
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries has started supplying its high-performance Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 DSST CTT run-flat tire to the 2020 model year Nissan GT-R performance car, the Japanese tiremaker said on 8 August. The company is offering the front tire on Nissan’s popular performance car in size of...
    Bridgestone to supply OE tire for next-generation BMW X5 and X7 SUVs
    Bridgestone Americas has been selected to supply original equipment (OE) fitment tires for BMW’s next generation X5 and all-new X7 luxury SUVs in North America, the US subsidiary of Bridgestone said in a press release on 29 July. The Japanese tiremaker is supplying an assortment of tires in 15 dif...
    Brembo supplies brake components for 2020 Corvette Stingray
    Brembo will supply brake components for the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Brembo said in a press release on 26 July. The company will supply brake components on all four corners of the mid-engine Corvette Stingray. Two separate brake package offerings will be available with the Corvette ...
    Hydro supplies aluminum for Audi e-tron’s battery housing
    Hydro is supplying sustainable aluminum to Audi for the battery housing of the all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) e-tron, the automaker announced in a press release on 25 July. “We want to offer our customers completely CO2‑neutral mobility by 2050 at the latest. To do that, we need a...
    GKN to supply semi-integrated three-in-one eDrive system to global OEM
    GKN Automotive is set to supply its semi-integrated three-in-one eDrive system to a global OEM before the end of the year, the company announced in a press release on 25 July. GKN also said that it will supply its Electric Rear Axle Drive (eRad) to two plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicl...
    Nexen to supply OE tires for new Hyundai Venue SUV in US
    Nexen Tire America, the US-based subsidiary of the South Korean tire-maker, will supply its tires as original equipment (OE) fitment in all-new Venue SUVs in the United States, the company said in a press release on 24 July. The company will be supplying its N’Priz AH8 grand-touring all-season tir...
    Michelin supplies OE tires for 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
    Michelin is supplying Pilot Sport all-season tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, according to a report by Tire Business on 22 July. The tire-maker is supplying tires in sizes 245/35ZR19 for front and 305/30ZR20 rear. The higher-powered Z51 version is equipped wi...
    Michelin supplies OE fitments for the new BMW X3 M and X4 M
    Michelin is supplying its Pilot Sport 4S* (PS4S*) summer tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for BMW’s new high-performance X3 M and X4 M models, according to a company press release last month. Michelin is supplying ultra-high-performance PS4S* tires in 255/40ZR21 102Y size for front and 265...
    Renault Samsung’s QM6 mid-size SUV features AI-based Easy Link infotainment system
    Renault Samsung, the South Korean subsidiary of French automaker Renault Group, has introduced artificial intelligence (AI)-based Easy Link in-vehicle infotainment system in its new QM6 mid-size SUV, Aju Business Daily reported today (22 July). The new infotainment system relies on KT’s GiGa Ginie...
    Quanergy to supply lidar sensor for Chery autonomous vehicles in China
    Quanergy Systems has entered into a strategic partnership with Chinese automaker Chery Automobile, the US-based lidar supplier announced on 18 July. Under the partnership, Quanergy will be the lidar partner for Chery Lion’s Smart Partner Program which is focusing on developing autonomous driv...
    Kumho supplies OE tires for all-new Kia Seltos compact SUV
    South Korea-based Kumho Tire is supplying its high-performance Ecsta HS51 tire as an original equipment (OE) fitment for the new Kia Seltos compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Europe, the company announced on 17 July. Kumho will supply tires in sizes 205/60 R16 92H, 215/55 R17 94V, and ...
    Toyota partners with CATL for NEV battery sourcing and development
    Toyota Motors has partnered with Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) for sourcing batteries for new energy vehicles (NEV), development of new battery system technologies and improvements to the quality of current cell technology, the automaker announced in a press release to...
    Rheinmetall company Pierburg develops innovative 2/2 coolant valve
    Pierburg GmbH, a group company of Rheinmetall Automotive, has developed an innovative 2/2 coolant valve which can be used in vehicles powered by both conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) as well as in battery-powered electric vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 15 July. R...
    16-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Idriveplus uses Velodyne’s lidar sensors to build autonomous vehicles
    China-based Idriveplus is using Velodyne’s lidar sensors in a range of its autonomous driving vehicles, the US-based lidar supplier said in a press release last week. Idriveplus is one of the first companies in China to commercialize autonomous driving technology. The company is providing autonomo...
    AD Plastik secures orders worth EUR26.1 million from PSA Group to supply various auto parts
    Croatia-based supplier of plastic components AD Plastik has secured orders worth EUR26.1 million (USD29.5 million) from Groupe PSA (PSA) to supply various parts, according to a company press release in April this year. The order includes EUR1.7 million worth of deals for supply of speaker br...
    AD Plastik secures orders worth EUR20.7 million from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to supply interior parts
    Croatia-based supplier of plastic components AD Plastik has secured orders worth EUR20.7 million (USD23.4 million) from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to supply interior parts, according to a company press release in April this year. The company will supply interior components and air ducts for ...
    Hutchinson to supply belt drive for General Motors’ Silverado, Sierra pickups
    Hutchinson is supplying its ‘Stretchy Belt’ elastic belt-drive system to General Motors (GM), which will then be equipped in Silverado and Sierra pick-up models, the company announced on 10 July. Hutchison said that it has been chosen by GM for the conversion of the accessory belt driv...
    SiriusXM offers next-gen in-car audio entertainment platform in 2020 Cadillac XT6
    SiriusXM will debut its next-generation in-car audio entertainment platform, ‘SiriusXM with 360L’, in the all-new 2020 Cadillac XTG premium sport utility vehicle (SUV), the company said in a press release on 11 July. The platform delivers both a satellite and streaming listening experience for d...
    12-Jul-2019 News New Products
    AD Plastik signs deals worth EUR71.4 million with Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ in Russia to supply exterior parts
    Croatian manufacturer of plastic components for the automotive industry AD Plastik has signed new deals worth EUR71.4 million (USD80 million) with the Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ Alliance, according to a company press release on 10 July. AD Plastik Group will supply more than 80 different exterior compon...
    BorgWarner supplies R2S turbocharger for BMW’s 2L 4-cylinder diesel engine
    BorgWarner is supplying its regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharging system to BMW, the company announced in a press release on 9 July. The system will be equipped in BMW’s 2L TwinPower turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine which will be seen in the latest and upcoming vehicle models across the range. ...
    BMW moves some engine production out of UK due to Brexit
    BMW has moved some engine production from the United Kingdom amid continuing uncertainty over the country’s planned exit from the European Union (EU), also known as ‘Brexit’, Reuters reported on 9 July, citing the automaker’s production chief Oliver Zipse. BMW’s production chief informed t...
    Tenneco supplies adjustable suspension dampers for all-electric Polestar 2
    Tenneco’s business DRiV, which is a major global aftermarket and OE ride performance supplier, is supplying its Ӧhlins brand DFV (Dual Flow Valve) adjustable suspension dampers for the new, all-electric Polestar 2 five-door fastback, Tenneco said in a press release on 9 July. The company is suppl...
    LANXESS develops new polybutylene terephthalate compound for fuel filler flap for Skoda Scala
    LANXESS has developed a new polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)-based compound for fuel filler flap for the Skoda Scala, according to a company press release on 2 July. The fuel filler flap for the Scala model is made from Pocan B5221XF. LANXESS informed that the newly developed PBT compound was chosen...
    08-Jul-2019 News New Products
    LANXESS supplies continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite for front-end support for Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV
    LANXESS has developed a ‘Tepex dynalite’ continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite sheets that can be used to manufacture even large, highly integrated structural components for automotive lightweight design, the company said in a press release on 2 July. The company is supplying the n...
    08-Jul-2019 News New Products
    LANXESS develops steering column switch housing made from polyamide 6 for Ford models
    LANXESS has developed a steering column switch housing made of polyamide 6 for Ford models, the German specialty chemicals company announced in a press release on 2 July. The company supplies it for the Ford Fiesta, Focus, and Eco Plus models. The component is produced by Germany-based ...
    ZF to supply new, 8-speed AT to FCA
    ZF has been selected to supply an 8-speed transmission to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), according to a press release by ZF today (3 July). The transmission is for RWD and AWD vehicles with front-longitudinal drive configuration. The order also includes a significant share of hybrid transmissions ...
    Goodyear supplies tires for Porsche 911 GT2 RS, GT3 RS
    Goodyear is supplying its Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tire as original equipment (OE) fitment for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS in sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL, the tire-maker announced in a press release on 26 June. The GT2 RS is equipped with 265/35ZR20 (99Y) X...
    CEAT supplies SecuraDrive tubeless tires for Hyundai’s compact SUV Venue in India
    CEAT is supplying its ‘SecuraDrive’ tubeless tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Hyundai’s new compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) Venue in India, according to a company press release on 21 June. The company is supplying tires in 215/60R16 size. Amit Tolani, vice president, marketi...
    BorgWarner supplies R2S turbocharger for Mercedes-Benz's 4-cylinder diesel engine
    BorgWarner is supplying its regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbocharging system to Mercedes-Benz for its new four-cylinder diesel engine OM 654, the company announced in a press release on 18 June. The turbocharging system has been designed to help the engine meet the Euro 6d TEMP emission standard. Th...
    Hyundai Mobis to supply Krell audio system for Kia K7 Premier
    Hyundai Mobis has partnered with Krell Automotive to supply its audio system in the new Kia K7 Premier sedan, The Korea Herald reported on 16 June. According to the report, the South Korean supplier has installed 12 speakers and a 12-channel amp in Kia’s new sedan which is also sold as Cadenza in ...
    GAC Motors partners with Tata Elxsi to develop Smart Gateway module for EVs
    GAC Motors has partnered with Tata Elxsi to develop an AUTOSAR-compliant Smart Gateway module, the company announced in a press release on 10 June. The module will feature in GAC Motor’s new range of electric vehicles (EV) expected to be launched in the second half of 2020. “We are delighted ...
    Toyota partners with CATL and BYD for sourcing EV batteries
    Toyota has partnered with Chinese battery makers Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and BYD to source batteries for electric vehicles (EV), Nikkei Asian Review reported on 7 June. Toyota has also entered into a similar partnership with Japan’s Toshiba and GS Yuasa. In a presentation by Shigeki...
    Sumitomo Rubber to supply Falken tires as OE fitment for 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries is supplying its Falken brand of tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) 2020 Jeep Gladiator, according to a company press release on 4 June. The tire-maker is supplying Falken WILDPEAK A/T AT3W, sized LT285/70R17 (116/113Q-rating) a...
    Hankook Tires supplies OE tires for new 2020 Toyota Corolla in US
    Hankook Tires is supplying its Kinergy GT tires as original equipment (OE) fitment on new model year 2020 Toyota Corolla in the United States, the South Korean tire-maker said in a press release on 4 June. The company’s premium grand touring all-season tire in the new Corolla comes in size of 205/...
    YASA supplies electric motor for Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale PHEV
    YASA has announced that it is supplying its electric motors to Ferrari for the recently unveiled SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). According to a company press release on 30 May, YASA is supplying a custom designed axial-flux electric motor. The motors will be manufactured in YAS...
    Visteon supplies SmartCore cockpit domain controller on Tata Harrier SUV
    Visteon is supplying its SmartCore cockpit domain controller (CDC) to power the infotainment system and hybrid and digital instrument cluster variants on the new Tata Harrier SUV, the company said on 28 May. In the newly-launched SUV, the CDC incorporates the silver box, a tablet style infotain...
    Samsung’s auto processor powers Audi A4’s in-vehicle infotainment system
    Samsung's Exynos Auto 8890 processor will power advanced in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system in Audi’s new A4 model, according to a company press release on 29 May. Samsung also informed that it will supply Exynos processors for Audi's future cars as well. The advanced IVI system will be equip...
    Plug Power to supply Progen Hydrogen fuel-cell engines for StreetScooter delivery vans
    Plug Power is set to supply its Progen Hydrogen fuel-cell engines to StreetScooter for its delivery vans, the company announced in a press release on 28 May. The Progen Hydrogen fuel-cell engines will be added to StreetScooter’s electric van, which will give the van an effective range covering dis...
    BorgWarner supplies GenV AWD Coupling for BMW X1, X2 and 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer
    In a press release dated 28 May, BorgWarner announced that it is supplying its GenV all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling to BMW. The system is equipped in BMW X1, X2 and 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer, and MINI Countryman and the Clubman. “At BorgWarner, we are very pleased to provide our adv...
    NORMA Group to supply cooling water and thermal management tube systems to British OEM
    NORMA Group has received an order to develop cooling water and thermal management tube systems from a British car manufacturer, the company announced in a press release on 28 May. The cooling water tube systems will be used in passenger cars with conventional combustion engines, while the tube syste...
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    Yokohama supplies BluEarth tires as OE fitment for new Mazda3
    Yokohama Rubber is supplying its BluEarth-GT AE51 tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Mazda’s new MAZDA3, which went on sale globally earlier this month, the tire-maker said in a press release today (29 May). The tire-maker is supplying tires in 205/60R16 92V size for MAZDA3 vehicles sold...
    Impol to supply aluminum rods to BMW for EVs, PHEVs
    Slovenian aluminum products manufacturer Impol Group has secured a EUR40 million (USD44.8 million) order from BMW to supply aluminum rods for the bodyworks of new electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for at least five years, The Slovenia Times reported on 27 May. To meet this order, Impol will bu...
    29-May-2019 News Investments
    Smart Eye to supply driver monitoring system to Japanese OEM and European OEM
    Smart Eye has won a contract to supply its driver monitoring system (DMS) to a new platform which will be shared between a Japanese automaker and an European automaker, the company said in a press release. The company will offer its DMS technology on two car models based on the new platform. While p...
    Smart Eye to supply driver monitoring system for BMW 3-Series, Z4
    SmartEye has secured orders to supply its driver monitoring system (DMS) for the BMW 3-Series and Z4, the company said in a press release earlier this month. The latest order further expands the Sweden-based supplier’s collaboration with the German carmaker. Earlier, SmartEye won orders to supply ...
    Nuance’s Dragon Drive platform powers Geely’s GKUI digital cockpit system
    Nuance Communications has announced that its Dragon Drive connected car platform is providing artificial intelligence (AI)-based voiced recognition for select models of Chinese automaker Geely Auto that come equipped with its digital cockpit system, Geely Smart Ecosystem (GKUI), Nuance said in a pre...
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    Yokohama supplies AVID GT tires as OE fitment for Toyota’s RAV4 SUV
    Yokohama Rubber is supplying its AVID GT passenger car tire as original equipment (OE) fitment for Toyota’s new RAV4 crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV), according to a company press release on 23 May. Toyota’s new RAV4 was first launched in North America in 2018 and later in Japan, South Kore...
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