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    TS Tech supplies lightweight seat for new Honda Fit in Japan
    Japanese interior parts supplier TS Tech has developed a lightweight seat for the new Honda FIT in Japan, according to a company press release on 1 April. The next generation seat frame uses ultra-high-tensile steel and weight reduction technologies such as thin-plate welding technology. TS Tech cla...
    Aotecar New Energy Technology to supply AC compressors for BAIC's three new EV models
    Aotecar New Energy Technology will supply electric air conditioning (AC) compressors for three new electric vehicle (EV) models of BAIC Group starting October, according to a report by Yicai Global on 2 April. The latest order is expected to add about CNY100 million (USD14 million) to the company...
    Toyoda Gosei develops extra-large spindle grille for Lexus LM
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed new extra-large spindle grilles for Toyota’s Lexus LM, a luxury minivan sold in China, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 26 March 2020. The new Lexus LM was launched for the growing luxury minivan segments in Asian and other markets. Significa...
    Kumho Tire supplies OE tire for BMW X3
    Kumho Tire is supplying its Crugen HP91 as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new BMW X3, according to a report by Tyre Press on 18 March. The South Korean tire manufacturer is supplying the Crugen HP91 ultra-high performance tire in a 245/50R19 105W fitment for BMW's latest-generation X3 manuf...
    Toshiba to supply lithium-ion battery for Mitsubishi, Nissan’s hybrid models
    Toshiba is supplying its SCiB™ lithium-ion rechargeable battery for two Japanese automakers’ hybrid models, according to a company press release on 23 March. The company is supplying batteries for Mitsubishi Motors’ latest generation eK X space and eK space cars as well as Nissan’s...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota stops manufacturing at five plants in Japan
    Toyota has decided to temporarily suspend manufacturing operations at seven of its production lines at five plants in Japan in response to weak vehicle demand amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 23 March. The Japanese automaker will suspend...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Nexen supplies OE tires for VW Passat in US, Canada
    Nexen Tire is supplying tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new Volkswagen (VW) Passat in North America, according to a company press release on 10 March 2020. The tiremaker is supplying its N'FERA AU7 in size 215/60R16 95T for the Canadian market and 215/55R17 94H for the United States...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Chinese automakers operating at less than 40% capacity, according to CAAM
    Chinese automakers are operating at less than 40% of capacity, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), Nikkei Asian Review reported today (13 March). According to the association, about 90% of the factories operated by the 23 local automakers had resumed operations by ...
    13-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Vitesco secures order for catalytic converter heating elements from European OEM
    In a press statement issued on 12 March, German automotive components supplier Vitesco Technologies has announced that it has won an order from a European OEM for electric heating elements to be used in diesel catalytic converters. This e-catalyst is from the Emicat brand and will be installed ...
    Tenneco to supply exhaust system for MY2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Tenneco is supplying its advanced exhaust and powertrain technologies for the model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Tenneco announced in a press release on 12 March 2020. Tenneco’s Clean Air and Powertrain Business Groups is supplying the complete cold-end exhaust system, as well as a ...
    Geely selects Cerence ARK to build AI-powered automotive assistant
    Chinese automaker Geely has selected Cerence’s AI Reference Kit (ARK) to build artificial intelligence (AI)-powered automotive assistants, Cerence said in a press release on 12 March 2020. Geely’s China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) subsidiary will use Cerence’s new Cerence ARK platform to bu...
    COVID-19 outbreak: Over 95% of JLR suppliers in China resume operations, says Tata Motors
    Over 95% of tier-1 and tier-2 suppliers supplying to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in China, have resumed operations, but at reduced capacity, Tata Motors announced in a press release on 6 March. JLR, a Tata Motors company, is engaged with its suppliers on the status of their sub-tier suppliers in China. ...
    09-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 outbreak: Vehicle production may be hit in Brazil next month due to shortage of auto parts sourced from China
    Automakers in Brazil might be forced to suspend production at their plants in April due to shortage of auto parts sourced from China amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Reuters reported on 6 March, citing Carlos Moraes, president of local vehicle manufacturers association Anfavea. “Is th...
    09-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    TI Fluid Systems to supply thermal management systems for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    TI Fluid Systems has won an order from Ford to supply its thermal management systems for the new Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 4 March. TI Fluid Systems will be supplying air conditioning refrigerant lines for cabin comfort as well as battery chiller lines for battery t...
    Rheinmetall wins follow-up orders of oil pumps worth USD152 million from American OEM
    Germany-based automotive components supplier, Rheinmetall Automotive, has announced the securing of a large order for oil pumps. In a press release dated 25 February, the company has announced that it has won follow-up orders worth EUR140 million (approximately USD152 million) from a North American ...
    LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Lucid Motors
    US-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Lucid Motors has announced a long-term partnership with South Korean EV battery supplier LG Chem for the supply of EV batteries, according to a press release from Lucid Motors reported on 24 February. LG Chem will supply cylindrical batteries for its Lucid Air pu...
    Falken Tyre Europe supplies OE tires for Audi's A1 Series
    Falken Tyre Europe GmbH, a Sumitomo Rubber Group's European sales company, is supplying tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new Audi A1 series, according to a company press release on 21 February. The company is supplying its Falken ultra-high-performance tire AZENIS FK510A for the new ...
    Tesla mulls sourcing LFP batteries from CATL
    Tesla is planning to source lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries from Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL), Reuters reported on 18 February. According the report, Tesla is in talks with CATL for the supply of LFP batteries for more than a year. Significance: Earlier th...
    Foresight Autonomous receives order for QuadSight prototype from Japanese automaker
    Foresight Autonomous Holding has received an order for its QuadSight four-camera vision system from a Japanese automaker, the company said in a press release on 18 February. The Japanese automaker had participated in live technological demonstration that Foresight organized last month. The demonstra...
    BorgWarner supplies twin scroll turbochargers to BMW
    In a press release issued by BorgWarner on 18 February, the American auto components supplier has stated that its twin scroll turbochargers will be supplied to BMW for use in its 3.0 liter, in-line six cylinder petrol engines. This engine is used in a large number of vehicles in the BMW product rang...
    Hella supplies battery management systems for European OEM’s EV fleet
    In a press release dated 13 February, Hella announced that it is supplying its latest generation of battery management systems for the electric vehicle fleet of a European premium manufacturer. Hella will launch and start the production of the latest generation of high-voltage battery management sys...
    17-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Ford selects EMG as HD map provider for autonomous driving project in China
    Ford has selected eMapgo Technologies (EMG), a subsidiary of China-based Luokung Technology Corporation, as the provider of high-definition (HD) map service for its future intelligent vehicles in the Chinese market, Luokung said in a press release on 11 February. EMG will receive a fee on the s...
    Yokohama Rubber supplies concept tire for Maruti Suzuki FUTURO-e EV concept
    The Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd. has developed a concept tire under its fuel-efficient ‘BluEarth’ brand for Maruti Suzuki’s new concept electric vehicle (EV), the Concept FUTURO-e, the Japanese tire-maker announced in a press release on 6 February. Yokohama Rubber developed a concept tire e...
    Veoneer to supply camera and radar-based vision system to Asian automaker
    Veoneer, along with its software joint venture (JV) Zenuity, has been selected by an Asia-based automaker to supply an active safety system based on its next-generation mono vision and radar system, the Sweden-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 5 February. Veoneer will begin delive...
    Hyundai Wia secures orders from European and US automakers to supply constant velocity joints
    Hyundai Wia has won an order from European and American automakers to supply constant-velocity joints (CV joints), The Korea Herald reported on 29 January, citing the company. The total order is worth KRW702 billion (USD596 million). Nearly 55% of the parts supplied will be equipped in eco-frie...
    Kumho supplies OE tires for MY2020 Volkswagen Polo
    Kumho Tire is supplying its Ecowing ES31 tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Volkswagen’s model year (MY) 2020 Polo, according to a report by Tyre Press on 3 February. The South Korean tire-maker will supply tires in 185/65R15 size. Significance: The latest supply order has extended Ku...
    CATL signs battery supply agreement with Tesla
    Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has signed battery supply solutions with electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, Reuters reported on 3 February, citing a stock exchange filing by CATL. Under the two-year agreement, which is effective between July 2020 and June 2022, Tesla wil...
    Kumho Tire supplies OE tire for new Audi Q5
    Kumho Tire is supplying tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new Audi Q5, according to a report by Tyre Press on 30 January. Audi is now equipping its new Q5 model destined for some markets with the Kumho Crugen Premium KL33. Kumho supplies tire in size 235/55 R19 101H. “We’re ple...
    Vredestein supplies OE tires for new Volkswagen Golf 8
    Vredestein is supplying three tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Volkswagen’s (VW) Golf 8, according to a report by Tyre Press on 29 January. The company is supplying ‘Sportrac 5’ summer OE tire in size 195/65 R15 and ‘Wintrac Pro’ winter OE tire in 195/65 R15 as well as ‘Snowt...
    Rheinmetall wins order to supply pumps for EVs in China
    Rheinmetall Automotive has won a contract to supply pumps for electric vehicles (EV) from a global automaker, the company announced in a press release on 27 January. The total lifetime value of the order amounts to EUR130 million (USD143.2 million). As part of the 8-year contract, Rheinmetall Automo...
    HELLA develops illuminated radiator grille for BMW X6
    Germany-based lighting and electronics major Hella has developed an illuminated radiator grille for the new BMW X6, according to a company press release on 27 January. The illuminated radiator grille is available to customers as an optional extra under the name BMW "Iconic Glow". The third-generatio...
    BorgWarner wins first order for eTurbo technology from European OEM
    BorgWarner has received the first serial production order for its eTurbo technology from a European OEM, the company announced in a press release on 23 January. BorgWarner will start mass production for the OEM in 2022. “BorgWarner’s eTurbo is a powerful and efficient solution, capable of delive...
    Sogefi supplies oil filter to FCA group for “FireFly” engines
    Sogefi is supplying its oil filter to Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) for its "FireFly" petrol engine family, the company announced in a press release on 22 January. The new "FireFly" engines were recently launched on various models, starting with the new FIAT 500X and the Jeep Renegade. Significa...
    Qualcomm, GM continue collaboration to power ADAS, digital cockpit and telematics
    Qualcomm will continue its collaboration with General Motors (GM) to deliver safe and intelligent next-generation vehicles, the US-based chipmaker announced during the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, earlier this month. The company will continue to work with the US automaker to power d...
    Cooper Tire supplies Discoverer AT3 LT tire as OE fitment for Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior
    Cooper Tire & Rubber is supplying its Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT™ tire in size LT275/70R17 as original equipment (OE) for the new Nissan Navara N-TREK Warrior utility vehicle, the company said in a press release on 16 January 2020. “Cooper is excited to have our tire selected for this fitme...
    Yokohama Rubber supplies 'AVID S34RV' tires as OE for 2020 Chrysler Voyager
    Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd. has won an order to supply its ‘AVID S34RV’ as original equipment (OE) fitment on the 2020 Chrysler Voyager, the tire-maker said in a press release on 16 January. The new Voyager, sold in the United States and Mexican markets, comes equipped with AVID in 235/65R17 10...
    SGL Carbon wins contract for composite battery enclosures from US automaker
    SGL Carbon has received a substantial contract from a North American automaker for high-volume serial production of carbon and glass fiber-based composite top and bottom layers for battery enclosures, SGC announced in a press release on 13 January. The company plans to begin serial production of the...
    Nexen Tire to supply OE tires to US-based EV maker Canoo
    Nexen Tire will supply tires as original equipment (OE) fitment to US-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Canoo, according to a report by Tire Business on 9 January. Nexen will an supply electric vehicle version of Roadian GTX grand touring tire, in size 195/55R20. Nexen has developed an EV-optimized ...
    Smart Eye secures order to supply second-generation DMS technology to Chinese OEM
    Smart Eye AB, a major player in driver monitoring systems (DMS), has received a new order to supply its second-generation DMS technology from an undisclosed Chinese automaker, according to a company press release on 7 January. The car models that include Smart Eye's software have a planned SOP ...
    Panasonic to ramp up battery production at Tesla Gigafactory in US
    Panasonic is ready to expand battery production at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, United States, after resolving a labor shortage problem that hampered production efficiency, the Financial Times (FT) reported, citing a senior official from the company. The Japanese supplier invested USD1.6 bi...
    SK Innovation to supply batteries to Hyundai for new electric CUV
    SK Innovation is set to supply batteries for Hyundai’s upcoming electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV), NNA Business News reported on 20 December. SK Innovation will initially supply batteries for CUV’s first batch of 500,000 units. The battery is expected to enable a range of 500 kilometers (...
    New North American trade rules to cost automakers USD3 billion in tariff over next decade
    The new United States- Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is set to replace North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will cost automakers nearly USD3 billion in tariffs in the United States for cars and parts that will not meet higher regional content requirement over the next decade, Reuter...
    Karma Group to use NVIDIA DRIVE AGX platform for autonomous electric vehicles
    US-based automaker and high-tech incubator Karma Group will use NVIDIA’s DRIVE AGX Xavier and Pegasus AI (artificial intelligence) computing platforms for future autonomous electric vehicle (EV) capabilities, according to a company press release. At the core of the DRIVE AGX platform is the auto-g...
    Didi Chuxing selects NVIDIA for autonomous driving and cloud computing
    Didi Chuxing has selected NVIDIA for autonomous driving and cloud computing solutions, NVIDIA announced in a press release on 17 December. Didi Chuxing will use NVIDIA GPUs (graphic processing units) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop autonomous driving and cloud computing soluti...
    INEOS Styrolution supplies acrylonitrile styrene acrylate copolymer for Lixiang’s One model
    INEOS Styrolution is supplying its acrylonitrile styrene acrylate copolymer (ASA) ‘Luran S 777K SPF30 BK61066’ for Lixiang’s One model, according to a press release on 16 December. Lixiang chose Luran S 777K SPF30 BK61066 for front grill application due to its enhanced UV resistance and lastin...
    BMW partners with Ganfeng for sourcing lithium for battery cells
    BMW has signed a supply agreement with Ganfeng Lithium to source lithium for its electric vehicle (EV) battery cells, the company announced in a press release on 11 December. The order is worth EUR540 million (USD598.2 million) and has a term of five years (2020-2024). Ganfeng will supply the l...
    Magna supplies dual-clutch 8-speed transmission to Ferrari SF90 Stradale
    Magna, in cooperation with the Italian sports car maker Ferrari, has developed an all-new dual-clutch 8-speed transmission (DCT) for the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, according to a company press release on 11 December. The company is supplying its innovative, next-generation DCT that provides improved tor...
    Hankook Tire supplies Ventus and Winter i*cept line of OE tires for new Audi SQ8 TDI
    Hankook Tire is supplying Ventus and Winter i*cept line of tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the new Audi SQ8 TDI, Hankook announced in a press release on11 December 2019. The South Korean tire-maker is supplying Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV and Winter i*cept evo 2 OE tires respectively in 285/45 ...
    Eberspächer supplies heating solutions to StreetScooter for all-electric WORK XL model
    Eberspächer, the automotive components manufacturer based out of Esslingen, Germany, has announced that it will be supplying heating solutions for the electrically powered vans of StreetScooter GmbH. According to a press release issued by the company on December 10th, the WORK XL vans of StreetScoo...
    Geely selects Quanergy as strategic partner for lidar technology
    Quanergy has been selected as lidar partner by Chinese automaker Geely Automotive Group, the US-based company said in a press release on 10 December. The two partners will collaborate on development and deployment of lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles and smart city applications. Quanergy and Gee...
    Mercedes-Benz to source batteries for hybrid cars from SK Innovation in China
    Mercedes-Benz is set to source batteries for its plug-in hybrid cars in China from SK Innovation, Reuters reported on 9 December, citing SK Innovation. According to the report, Mercedes Benz plug-in hybrid sedan will be built by Daimler’s local joint venture (JV) with BAIC Group. Significa...
    Yokohama Rubber supplies OE tires for Porsche’s Cayenne Premium SUV
    Yokohama Rubber began supplying its Advan and Avid brand of tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Porsche’s new Cayenne premium sport utility vehicle (SUV), according to a press release on 10 December. The tire-maker is supplying Advan Sport V105 and AVID GT OE tires for the new Porsche Cay...
    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...
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