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    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...
    Nissan invests USD302 million in Tochigi plant in Japan to produce next-generation of electrified, intelligent vehicles
    Nissan has announced plans to make a substantial investment in advanced production technologies and equipment at its plants around the world to prepare them to produce the next-generation of electrified and intelligent vehicles, the company said in a press release today. The automaker has earmarked ...
    Renault’s new Espace crossover features EasyLink multimedia system
    Renault has unveiled its Espace crossover with EasyLink multimedia system, the French automaker said in a press release. The Renault EASY CONNECT ecosystem is made up of apps such as MY Renault, the new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system and connected services such as automatic updates and remote v...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    New Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps
    The new Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps, the automaker announced in a press release on 25 November. The New Espace uses the LED Matrix Vision technology, which is a first in the Renault range, according to the press release. The intelligent adaptive lighting system ...
    Nissan and EVgo launch new EV charging program in US
    Nissan and EVgo have launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging program ‘Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo’ in the United States for Nissan LEAF customers, EVgo announced in a press release on 25 November. Under the program, Nissan will provide USD250 of pre-paid charging credits with EVgo to quali...
    Nissan recalls 394,025 vehicles in US over issue with brake systems
    Nissan is recalling 394,025 vehicles in the US over an issue with the braking system, according to a report by Reuters on 17 November. The recall covers model year (MY) 2015–18 Nissan Murano, MY 2016–18 Nissan Maxima, and MY 2017–19 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles. Signifi...
    19-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Renault develops a new fabric from recycled materials for new ZOE
    Renault, along with Les Filatures du Parc and Adient Fabrics, has co-developed a new fabric entirely from recycled materials for the new Zoe, the company announced in a press release on 14 November. The textile product is made from safety belts, textile scraps, and plastic bottle recycling. The mate...
    18-Nov-2019 News New Products
    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...
    INFINITI announces electrified vehicle powertrain, platform development strategy
    In a press release dated 4 November, INFINITI unveiled its electrified vehicle powertrain and platform development strategy. The company said it will launch vehicles equipped with fully-electric systems as well as Nissan’s e-Power technology. “The fully-electric and gas-generated EV powertrain o...
    SiriusXM, Nissan North America extend agreement through model year 2028
    SiriusXM has announced the extension of an ongoing agreement with Nissan North America through the 2028 model year (MY), according to a company press release on 31 October. Under the extension, Nissan and its INFINITI division vehicles will offer SiriusXM with 360L, SiriusXM's next-generation i...
    Nissan unveils twin motor all-wheel control electric test car
    Japanese car maker Nissan has unveiled a test vehicle that has been equipped with a plethora of new technologies. This vehicle is based on the Nissan LEAFe+, a fully electric vehicle, and the technologies being tested on it are being developed for the next generation of Nissan’s electric cars. ...
    24-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Nissan showcases new design language with Ariya and IMk concept
    Nissan has unveiled its all-electric Ariya and IMk concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the company announced in a press release today (23 October). Nissan said that both concepts showcase its new design language and will “serve as two bookends" for Nissan's new vision of an electrified brand ide...
    23-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Renault unveils hydrogen-powered variants of Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.
    Groupe Renault has introduced new variants of Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E. light commercial vehicles equipped with a range extender hydrogen fuel-cell, the company announced in a press release on 22 October. The range extender fuel cell provides electric and thermal power of 10 kW, increasing the ran...
    23-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Upstream Security raises USD30 million Series B funds from Renault, Volvo Group, Hyundai and others
    Upstream Security has secured Series B funds worth USD30 million from investors including major OEMs like Renault, Volvo Group, and Hyundai, the Israeli company said in a press release on 21 October.  The round was led by Renault Venture Capital and included Volvo Group Venture Capital, Hyundai...
    22-Oct-2019 News Investments
    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...
    Renault, Waymo and Paris Region explore autonomous mobility service plans
    Groupe Renault is collaborating with Waymo and Paris Region to explore the possibility of launching an autonomous mobility service between the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and La Défense in downtown Paris (France), the automaker said in a press release on 11 October. The partners are aiming to introduc...
    Nissan, Plugsurfing jointly develop EV charging app in Europe
    Nissan has collaborated with Plugsurfing to develop an app which allows Nissan LEAF EV drivers to access over 100,000 charging stations across Europe, the companies said in a joint press release on 9 October.  The Nissan Charge App enables users to search, navigate and access charging throug...
    14-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Renault launches on-demand electric, autonomous, shared service on Paris-Saclay urban campus
    Groupe Renault has started public trials of its on-demand car service on the Paris-Saclay urban campus in the French capital using its two electric, autonomous and shared Zoe cab prototypes, the automaker said in a press release today (14 October). Beginning today, the trial will offer on-demand car...
    Renault establishes new subsidiary ‘Mobility as an Industry’ (MAI) to focus on mobility services
    French auto maker Renault has created Renault M.A.I. (mobility as an industry), a subsidiary company that operates exclusively to new mobility services. This new entity will bring together all the mobility activities of the Renault Group. Significance: Renault M.A.I. aims to become a partner of r...
    Datsun offers CVT technology in Go and Go+ models in India
    Japanese car maker Nissan’s sub-brand Datsun has recently announced new versions of their Go hatchback and the Go+ station wagon for the Indian automotive space. These vehicles, when launched a few years ago, heralded the rebirth of the Datsun brand. Significance: The company announced that the...
    02-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Nissan unveils new all-electric IMk concept car in Japan
    Nissan has unveiled a new all-electric concept city car IMk in Japan, the company announced in a press release today (1 october). Nissan said that the concept showcases the new direction of Nissan’s design language. “As a small EV for a new era, the Nissan IMk is designed to be at home in sophis...
    01-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Renault Samsung Motors to scale back production at Busan plant in South Korea
    South Korean automotive manufacturer Renault Samsung Motors has announced that the company will be lowering its production output at its Busan facility, according to a report filed by The Korea Herald, citing a company spokesperson. Significance: The reduced production will come into effect this ...
    Examining the engine oil filter technology and market dynamics
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is an intricate assembly of several moving parts such as pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves. The individual components are usually assembled with very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the e...
    Nissan recalls 126,195 vehicles in Canada over issue with rearview camera system
    Nissan is recalling 126,195 vehicles in Canada to fix a problem with the backup camera display system, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2018 and 2019 Nissan Altima, Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, Mi...
    26-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Nissan recalls more than 1.3 million vehicles globally to fix rear camera display systems
    Nissan is recalling 1.36 million vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, to fix a problem with the backup camera display system, according to a report by the Associated Press. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2018 and 2019 Nissan Altima, Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV, ...
    25-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    IAA 2019: Renault presents all-new Captur with a turbocharged 1.0L, 3-cylinder TCe engine
    At the recently concluded IAA 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, French car maker Renault showcased the latest version of their urban SUV, the Captur. Among other interesting things such as a new design and new features, the new Captur is only the second vehicle in the entire Renault product fleet, after th...
    19-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Nissan and EDF Group collaborate for EV smart charging solutions in four European countries
    Nissan has partnered with EDF group to develop electric vehicle (EV) smart charging solutions in four European countries—the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Italy—the automaker announced in a press release on 18 September. The agreement is to develop vehicle-to-grid (V2G) solutions to optimi...
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    Renault unveils updated all-electric Renault ZOE in UK
    Renault has unveiled the updated all-electric Renault Zoe for the United Kingdom with bigger lithium-ion battery of 52kWh, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. The updated Zoe has a range of 245 miles (394 kilometers) on a single charge, as per Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehi...
    17-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Renault shows all-new Captur with ‘Easy Connect’ connected car and mobility solutions
    Renault has unveiled the new generation of compact SUV Captur with the ‘Renault Easy Connect’, a suite of connected car and mobility solutions, at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, the company announced in a press release on 10 September.  Easy Connect uses the Easy Link connected multime...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Next-generation Nissan Juke features NissanConnect infotainment system
    Nissan has unveiled its next-generation Juke compact crossover with the new NissanConnect infotainment system, the company announced on 3 September. Drivers will be able to access their smartphone apps on the 8-inch touch screen display using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, access TomTom Maps a...
    05-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Nissan unveils next-generation Juke SUV with ProPILOT and other driver-assist technologies
    Nissan has debuted its next-generation Juke compact crossover for the European market, the automaker said in a press release on 3 September. The new crossover comes equipped with Nissan’s ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system which enables automated driving in certain circumstances. The syste...
    04-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Renault launches Triber in India with MediaNav Evolution connected infotainment, fully-digital LED instrument cluster
    Renault has launched its Triber multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) for the Indian market, the automaker said on 28 August. The vehicle features the automaker’s MediaNav Evolution connected multimedia system with an eight-inch touchscreen. The multimedia system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and An...
    30-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Nissan introduces new diesel variant of Kicks SUV in India
    Nissan has introduced a new entry-level diesel variant of its Kicks sport utility vehicle (SUV) in India, the company announced in a press release on 7 August. The new Kicks XE Diesel variant gets a 1.5L K9K dci diesel engine, generating maximum power of 110ps.  The car has been priced at INR98...
    15-Aug-2019 News New Products
    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...
    Nissan to run service campaign on nearly 185,000 vehicles in North America
    Nissan is conducting a service campaign to repair a suspension part on nearly 185,000 Altima vehicles in the United States and Canada, because a suspension part can come loose from the frame due to corrosion, Automotive News reported on 2 August. The campaign covers 76,181 units of Altimas from the ...
    05-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Nissan’s new Serena minivan features adaptive LED headlight system
    Nissan’s new Serena minivan debuts ‘adaptive LED headlight system, a Nissan first, the automaker announced in a press release on 1 August. In addition, the Serena Highway Star models feature unique LED taillights with chrome details. Significance: Serena’s adaptive LED headlight system ...
    Nissan launches LEAF EV in four Latin American markets
    Nissan has launched the new LEAF all-electric vehicle in four Larin American markets including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, according to a company press release on 19 July. The car comes equipped with a 40kWh battery which gives it a maximum range of 389 kilometers, as per Worldwide harmon...
    22-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Nissan recalls 91,319 Titan pickup trucks in US over potential electrical issues
    Nissan is recalling 91,319 units of its Titan pickup trucks in the US because of potential electrical issues, according to a NHTSA recall notice. The recall affects model year 2017–19 Nissan Titan vehicles. The recall also only affects light-duty models with gasoline engines, so diesels and Titan ...
    19-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Nissan, Dongfeng JV to launch electric pickup truck in China
    Nissan is planning to launch a new all-electric pickup truck ‘Dongfeng Rich 6 EV’ in China through its joint venture (JV) with Dongfeng Motor Corporation, news website electrek reported on 16 July. The pickup is equipped with a single motor which generates 160 hp and 420 Nm of torque. Dongfeng R...
    18-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Groupe Renault, Jiangling Motors establish new JV for NEVs in China
    Groupe Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) have officially established a new joint venture (JV) for new energy vehicles (NEV) in China, the French automaker announced in a press release today (17 July). Groupe Renault will increase its share capital by CNY1 billion (USD145.3 millio...
    Nissan installs new bidirectional charger in Chile
    Nissan has launched Latin America’s first bi-directional charging system in Chile in cooperation with Enel X and the Energy Sustainability Agency, according to a Nissan press release on 9 July. In addition to the Nissan LEAF, a 3-kilowatt (kW) solar panel will also be used for the Vehicle-to-Grid ...
    All-new INFINITI QX50 features new high-strength, lightweight steel
    The all-new 2019 INFINITI QX50 features new 980-megapascals (MPa) lightweight, super high formability, ultra-high-strength steel, according to a press release on 15 July. The automaker informed that around 27% of the QX50 body is made from special steels, which represents an increase of 21% over the...
    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...
    Technology and market dynamics of engine cooling fans & motors sector
    The internal combustion engine (ICE), irrespective of the fuel type, does not sit very high on the efficiency scale.  In most engines, up to 65% of the heat energy produced can be written off as losses—the lion's share lost mainly to the cooling circuit and via exhaust gases. The ICE must be ...
    New Nissan Navara pick-up truck features advanced connectivity and driver-assist technologies
    Nissan has equipped its new Navara pick-up truck for the European market with advanced connectivity and driver assistance technologies, according to a company’s press release on 8 July. In the area of connectivity, the pick-up truck features new NissanConnect infotainment system with Alliance In-V...
    09-Jul-2019 News New Products
    New Renault Captur features ‘Smart Cockpit’; driver assist technologies
    Renault has introduced its new Captur SUV featuring new interior with ‘Smart Cockpit’ and several driver-assist technologies, the automaker said in a press release last week. The Smart Cockpit in the new SUV houses the latest connectivity technologies, including a 9.3-inch multimedia screen with...
    08-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Renault to offer plug-in hybrid powertrain in new Captur
    Renault plans to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its model year (MY) 2020 Captur, the company announced in a press release on 3 July. The new Captur will be the first Renault model to benefit from a plug-in hybrid engine named E-TECH Plug-in. Renault, however, did not disclose more details...
    04-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Renault’s all-new Captur features C-Shaped signature LED headlights
    The all-new Renault Captur features a C-shaped signature LED headlight arrangement, which characterizes Renault models, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 July. The automaker has said that 100% of its LED lighting has been developed with stylish components that reflect the finish l...
    Renault, PSA plan to test autonomous vehicles at new French site near Paris
    A new center for testing autonomous driving was inaugurated at the race track of Linas-Monthléry near Paris, France, last month, Le Point reported. The center, called Teqmo, has a 12-kilometer track, including a motorway circuit zone and urban roads zone as well as areas to simulate parking ma...
    Nissan recalls more than 491,000 vehicles in Japan over fire risk
    Nissan has announced plans to recall 491,345 vehicles in Japan over a fire risk, according to documents from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT). The recall affects Nissan’s popular van models sold in Japan, including the Serena, NV200 van, Cube, and Delica...
    01-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Alliance Ventures invests in ‘The Mobility House’
    Alliance Ventures, the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has invested in The Mobility House, a company that offers a platform for integrating electric vehicle batteries into power grids using intelligent charging, energy and storage solutions, the alliance sa...
    27-Jun-2019 News Investments
    Electric Mobility - material choices affecting affordability
    The e-mobility disruption in the automotive industry has reached more than the critical global mass and is now gunning to replace conventional ICE propulsion technologies from pole positions in markets across the world. It is not the breakthrough kid in business now and hence needs to address the re...
    Nexteer opens new EPS plant in Morocco
    Nexteer Automotive held an opening ceremony yesterday (26 June) of its first African plant in Kenitra, Morocco, according to a company press release. The new facility will manufacture electric power steering (EPS) systems for Groupe PSA, as well as driveline systems for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FC...
    Renault to discontinue sales of diesel vehicles in India
    French automaker Renault is planning to discontinue sales of new diesel vehicles in India, Live Mint reported on 20 June citing Renault CEO Thierry Bolloré. The company will not offer diesel engine on any of its new vehicles in India, starting from the recently unveiled Triber multi-purpose vehicle...
    Nissan commences sale of new LEAF EV in Europe
    Nissan has commenced sales of its new upgraded LEAF versions, including the range-topping LEAF e+, in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 18 June. Nissan said that it has received more than 8,000 orders for the LEAF e+ since its unveiling earlier in January this year. The n...
    21-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Renault, Nissan enter agreement with Waymo to explore driverless mobility in Japan and France
    Renault and Nissan have signed an agreement with Waymo to explore driverless mobility services in France and Japan, Renault and Nissan said in a joint press release today (20 June). The three partners entered an exclusive agreement for a specified period to consider all aspects, including legal, com...
    Renault plans to launch two new body styles of all-electric models by 2022
    Renault is planning to launch two new body styles of all-electric models by 2022, Autocar reported on 17 June citing Emmanuel Bouvier, Renault’s EV sales and marketing head. Bouvier informed that the new models would be passenger cars, and not commercial vehicles. In total, Renault is planning to ...
    Renault unveils new Zoe EV with 100 kW motor
    Renault has unveiled the refreshed all-electric ZOE with higher performance and longer range, the company announced in a press release on 17 June. The new Zoe features a 100kW motor and a 52kWh Z.E. 50 battery which gives the car a range of 390 kilometers (242.3 miles) as per Worldwide Harmonized Li...
    18-Jun-2019 News New Products
    SafeRide Technologies partners with Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance to test cybersecurity solutions
    SafeRide Technologies has partnered with the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance on a proof of concept project to test its cybersecurity solutions on vehicles at the Alliance's new Innovation Lab Tel Aviv in Israel, according to a company press release on 11 June. "We are very proud to be working ...
    CES Asia 2019: Alibaba A.I. Labs announces partnerships with Audi, Renault and Honda for intelligent in-car solutions
    Alibaba A.I. Labs, an artificial intelligence (AI) research division of Alibaba Group, has announced partnerships with three automakers—Audi, Renault and Honda—at the ongoing CES Asia 2019 to drive a smart mobility initiative in China, according to a press release by Alibaba on 11 June. The part...
    Renault, Nissan open new innovation lab in Tel Aviv
    Renault and Nissan have opened a new innovation lab in Tel Aviv, Atidim Park (Israel), according to a press release by Renault today (10 June). The new lab called Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv will focus on developing sensors for autonomous driving, cyber security, and big data. The lab, spa...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdraws merger proposal to Renault Group
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has withdrawn its proposal to merge with the Renault Group, the company said in a press release today (6 June). The Italian-American automaker said that the political conditions in France are not ideal for such a merger to proceed successfully. “FCA remains firmly c...
    Renault introduces Glide share mobility digital service for corporates
    French automaker Renault has introduced Glide, a shared mobility service for corporates to optimize the use of their vehicles, the company said in a statement. The new platform offers automated management of the vehicle fleet, with location and status of each vehicle, available all the time. “Glid...
    03-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Nissan plans to set up crash test facility in US
    Nissan is considering setting up a crash test facility at its Nissan Technical Center North America located in Farmington Hills, Michigan (United States), Automotive News reported citing the company’s spokesman Chris Keeffe. The Japanese automaker is in the final stages of internal review for the ...
    03-Jun-2019 News Investments
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles submits nonbinding ‘merger of equal’ offer to Renault Group
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has submitted a nonbinding ‘merger of equals’ offer to Renault Group, which would create the world’s third-largest automaker with annual sales of 8.7 million vehicles globally, the automaker said in a press release today (27 May). The proposed merger is also exp...
    Enel, Nissan launch V2G technology testing in Italy
    Enel and Nissan, along with RSE, a public research company, have launched the first testing program in Italy for the development and demonstration of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, Enel announced in a press release on 24 May. Under the project, a center for testing V2G technology, equip...
    Tritium to supply nine 50kW DC fast chargers to Nissan in Spain
    Tritium has entered an agreement to supply nine Veefil-RT 50kW DC chargers to Nissan in Spain, the company said on 20 May. These fast chargers will support the Japanese automaker’s sponsorship activities ahead of and during the UEFA Championship League final in Madrid. These chargers, alongsi...
    New Renault Clio features advanced connectivity technologies
    The all-new Renault Clio hatchback, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 in March this year, comes equipped with advanced connectivity technologies, the French automaker said in a blog. The new-generation vehicle is equipped with an advanced version of the Renault EASY CONNECT package, featuring a...
    23-May-2019 News New Products
    Vulog collaborates with Renault to produce ‘car sharing–ready’ vehicles
    Vulog has partnered with Renault Group to produce electric vehicles (EVs) ready for car-sharing services, the company said in a press release on 21 May. The partnership will allow the French automaker to install Vulog’s AiMA (Artificial Intelligence Mobility Applied) car-sharing hardware directly ...
    Unipres develops high-strength damper plate using gas nitrocarburizing steel sheet
    Japanese supplier Unipres has developed a damper plate using a gas nitrocarburizing steel sheet with high strength and low strain for dampers, a key component of a torque converter, the company announced in a press release on 16 May. The company began supplying this product as part of a torque conve...
    21-May-2019 News New Products
    Renaults develops EZ-POD autonomous EV for first and last mile connectivity
    Renault has unveiled EZ-POD, a small autonomous electric vehicle (EV) designed to transport people and goods over short distance, the French automaker announced on 16 May. The micromobile, based on the Renault Twizy, can carry two people, sitting diagonally opposite each other. To suppo...
    17-May-2019 News New Products
    Renault, partners launch Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab to develop autonomous mobility services
    Renault has partnered with the Transdev Group, IRT SystemX, Institut VEDECOM and the University of Paris-Saclay to launch a new project to develop autonomous mobility services, the French automaker said in a press release on 15 May. The Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab aims to devise and test different s...
    Nissan to equip new Skyline with next-gen driver assistance system ProPILOT 2.0
    Nissan has announced plans to equip its new Skyline for the Japanese market with its next generation driver assistance system, the automaker said in a press release today (16 May). The system called ProPILOT 2.0 combines navigated highway driving with hands-off single lane driving capabilities. The ...
    16-May-2019 News New Products
    Nissan recalls 5,744 vehicles in US to fix glitch in brake light
    Nissan is recalling 5,744 units of model year 2019 Altima sedan in the United States to fix a problem in brake light. In affected vehicles, the brake light may remain illuminated when brakes are not being applied, which could confuse other drivers. In addition, the transmission shift lever may be mo...
    07-May-2019 News Recalls
    Role of lighting system in V2X structure
    Lighting serves as a communication medium between humans and cars and will continue to serve as long as human and vehicles coexist on the same roads. Even self-driving vehicles need light to make sure people see and understand cars for better road safety. In the automotive industry, the move...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: INFINITI showcases Qs Inspiration concept with electrified all-wheel drive system
    Nissan’s premium car brand Infiniti has showcased its electrified Qs Inspiration concept at the Auto Shanghai 2019 in China, the company announced in a press release on 16 April. The elevated sport sedan concept gets electrified all-wheel drive power. The concept's flexible architecture has b...
    24-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Renault unveils new all-electric Kangoo Z.E. Concept
    Renault has unveiled the new all-electric Kangoo Z.E. Concept in France, according to a company press release on 23 April. Renault said that the Kangoo Z.E. Concept is an urban and electric show-car which foreshadows the renewal of the Kangoo range, expected from 2020. “This modern, robust, expres...
    24-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Renault showcases all-electric City K-ZE
    Renault has unveiled its new all-electric vehicle City K-ZE at the 2019 Auto Shanghai in China, according to a company press release on 16 April. The A-segment vehicle with a sport utility vehicle-inspired design will be manufactured by eGT New Energy Automotive Co, a joint venture (JV) between the ...
    16-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Nissan showcases IMs and IMQ electrified concept cars
    Nissan has made the China debut of its all-electric IMs elevated sports sedan and IMQ crossover with Nissan e-power technology at the 2019 Auto Shanghai, the company announced in a press release on 16 April. The IMs elevated sports sedan gets a dual-motor, all-wheel drive, dedicated electric vehicle...
    Renault establishes new design center in China
    Renault has established a new design center in Shanghai (China), the French automaker said in a press release on 15 April. The new ‘Renault Design Center Shanghai’ will design future Renault models by addressing the expectations of Chinese customers. The design center will cover all automotive d...
    16-Apr-2019 News Investments
    Nissan recalls 750,000 Note vehicles in Japan
    Nissan Motor is recalling 745,372 Note subcompact vehicles in Japan, The Japan Times reported on 12 April citing the transport ministry. The recall includes vehicles manufactured between July 2012 and February 2019. Significance: In the affected vehicles, a front-wheel suspension spring could bre...
    15-Apr-2019 News Recalls
    Renault, Nissan establish new R&D hub in China
    Renault and Nissan have established a new research and development (R&D) joint venture (JV), Alliance Automotive Research and Development (Shanghai), in Shanghai (China) to accelerate technology development for new mobility, the two alliance partners said in a press release today (12 April). The...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Renault to showcase all-electric City K-ZE
    Renault is set to showcase the production version of its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) inspired City K-ZE at the 2019 Auto Shanghai, the company announced in a press release on 9 April. K-ZE is expected to offer a driving range of 250 kilometers in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). F...
    10-Apr-2019 News New Products
    A look into the technology and supply chain of the global automotive thermostatic expansion valve sector
    For quite some time now, effective cabin temperature control has been right up there with premium cabin materials and multimedia features, along with ergonomic and comfortable seating, as one of the cornerstones of passenger cabin experience. OEMs have not only obliged but have taken it up a notch ...
    Nissan appoints David Moss senior vice-president for R&D in Europe
    Nissan has appointed David Moss as its senior vice-president for research and development (R&D) in Europe, the automaker said in a press release. Moss replaces Nobusuke Tokura who was recently appointed as senior chief powertrain engineer for Nissan. Moss will be based at Nissan’s Technical Ce...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: INFINITI to showcase electrified sports sedan concept Qs
    Nissan’s luxury brand INFINITI is planning to showcase its electrified sports sedan concept Qs at the upcoming 2019 Auto Shanghai in China, according to a company press release today (3 April). The vehicle will be based on an all-new flexible architecture developed specifically to accommodate...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Nissan to showcase new all-electric sports sedan 'IMs'
    Nissan is set to unveil its all-electric elevated sports sedan concept IMs at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show, the company announced in a press release today (2 April). The sedan gets a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive, dedicated electric vehicle platform, with low battery pack positioning and elevated ride...
    Euro 7: Legislative time frame and parameters
    Each stage of emission and fuel economy regulations and standardization of robust compliance testing procedures has consistently led to further advancement in powertrain technology. Particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have fallen by more than 95% between Euro 1 and Euro 6 stan...
    Nissan concludes sale of battery business to Envision Group
    Nissan has completed the sales of its electric vehicle (EV) battery operations and production facilities to Envision Group, the company announced in a press release today (29 March). The new battery company is scheduled to start operations on 1 April 2019. Under the agreement, Nissan will retain a 2...
    Nissan equips Dayz minivehicle with ProPilot automated driving technology
    Nissan has equipped its new Dayz minivehicle with its ‘ProPilot’ semi-autonomous driving technology, the Japanese automaker said in a press release. The company is offering ProPilot system as an option on the new minivehicle, which went on sale in Japan today (28 March). The automaker has als...
    28-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Renault begins large-scale pilot schemes in Europe for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging
    Renault has started two large-scale pilot schemes for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging using its electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe, the French automaker said in a press release on 21 March. The French automaker began these pilot schemes in Utrecht, Netherlands, in collaboration with ‘We Drive Solar...
    South Korean government orders eight automakers to recall 73,512 vehicles over faulty parts
    The South Korean government has ordered eight automakers to recall a total of 73,512 vehicles in the country over faulty parts, reports the Maeil Business newspaper on 14 March. The recall impacts both four-wheeler and two-wheeler vehicles. The automakers include Mercedes-Benz Korea, Porsche Korea, ...
    22-Mar-2019 News Recalls
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Microsoft launch ‘Alliance Intelligent Cloud’ connected vehicle platform
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) has launched ‘Alliance Intelligent Cloud’, a new platform that will enable Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi Motors to deliver connected services in their vehicles, the automotive alliance said in a press release today (20 March). The platform, jointly developed by ...
    20-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Nissan LEAF's cumulative sales cross 400,000 globally
    Nissan has announced that cumulative sales of its all-electric hatchback LEAF models have crossed 400,000 units globally, according to a company press release on 5 March. The company has also announced that it will launch the LEAF in  six new markets in Latin America in the first half of t...
    Nissan to test ‘invisible-to-visible’ technology using NTT DOCOMO’s 5G connectivity
    Nissan has teamed up with NTT DOCOMO to test its invisible-to-visible (I2V) technology, the Japanese automaker said in a press release today (12 March). The two companies are testing I2V technology in a moving vehicle at Nissan’s Grandrive proving ground in Yokosuka, using DOCOMO’s 5G mobile com...
    12-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Nissan aims to electrify 25% of its sales volume in Asia and Oceania by 2022
    Nissan is planning to electrify nearly one-fourth of its sales volumes in Asia and Oceania region under its midterm plan, Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, according to a company press release on 9 March. The acceleration plan includes assembly and localization of electrification components in key Southeast ...
    Achates Power wins USD2 million from US DOE for new hybrid engine technology
    Achates power has won USD2 million in funding from the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for the development of a highly-efficient opposed-piston (OP) engine for hybrid vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 6 March. For the...
    Nissan to offer e-Power models in Europe from 2022
    Nissan is planning to offer its e-Power technology in its models in Europe from 2022 onwards, the company announced in a press release on 5 March. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan also unveiled the IMQ concept crossover which is equipped with the all-wheel drive version of e-Power technology. ...
    TomTom to supply navigation solutions for Nissan LEAF in Europe
    Nissan will offer TomTom navigation solutions in its LEAF all-electric car in Europe, the Netherlands-based mapping and location services specialist said in a press release on 5 March. The company will supply its ‘TomTom Maps’ as well as ‘TomTom Traffic’ and ‘Online Search’ to the new en...
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