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    Daimler and Geely inaugurate ‘StarRides’ premium ride hailing service in China
    Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group have inaugurated their premium ride-hailing service, named StarRides, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. According to a press release from Daimler issued on December 3rd, the 50:50 joint venture between the two companies will commence operations this mont...
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    Volvo to trace source of cobalt used in EV batteries
    Volvo Cars is planning to implement global traceability of cobalt used in its batteries using blockchain technology, the company announced in a press release on 6 November. Volvo Cars has now reached an agreement with its two global battery suppliers, Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL) of Chin...
    Volvo offers one-year free electricity to car buyers in UK to charge their new plug-in hybrid cars
    Volvo has announced that it will provide free electricity for buyers in the United Kingdom (UK) to charge their plug-in hybrid cars, according to a company press release on 8 November. The offer is available across the full range of seven Volvo plug-in hybrid cars purchased from now until 30 June 20...
    Volvo launches Polestar Engineered variants of electrified S60, V60 and XC60
    Volvo has launched the Polestar Engineered versions of plug-in hybrid S60, V60 and XC60 models, the company announced in a press release on 21 October. All three models will be powered by a 2L four-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 318hp, and an 87hp electric motor. Together, the total system...
    22-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
    Volvo unveils new Android-powered infotainment system in XC40 EV
    Volvo has unveiled a new infotainment system which is powered by Android for its fully electric XC40, the German carmaker said in a press release on 9 October. The infotainment system has integrated the Android Automotive operating system (OS), Google’s open-source Android platform, with real-time...
    10-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Kandi offloads 21.47% stake in Kandi Electric Vehicles Group to Geely
    Kandi Technologies has completed the transfer of a 21.47% stake in Kandi Electric Vehicles Group, a joint venture (JV) owned by Geely Group and Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles, to Geely for a total amount of CNY516 million (USD72.4 million), the company announced in a press release on 7 October. Under the a...
    Polestar announces chassis performance pack for Polestar 2
    Polestar, the electric high-performance car brand that is owned jointly by Volvo Cars and Geely, has announced a performance pack for their electric sportscar, the Polestar 2. This pack has been tuned to improve the dynamics of the car. Significance: The performance pack for the Polestar 2 compri...
    09-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Volvo Cars, Geely announce plan to merge their combustion engine operations
    Volvo Cars and parent company Geely have announced their intention of merging their current internal combustion (IC) engine operations into a separate, stand-alone business unit. This is being done in order to create a new global supplier that develops next generation IC engines and hybrid powertrai...
    Geely delivers 4,000 electric taxis to MEB Group in China, to deliver another 11,000 before end-2019
    Chinese automaker Geely has delivered 4,000 electric taxis to a joint venture between Ideanomics’ MEB Group and iUnicorn in China, Ideanomics announced in a press release on 26 September. The sales value of the taxis is approximately CNY356 million (USD50 million). Geely will deliver another 11,00...
    Volvo to launch all-electric XC40 next month
    Volvo is set to launch its first all-electric vehicle XC40 next month, the company announced on 25 September. Volvo Cars will reveal more details about the fully electric XC40 in the coming weeks. The company claimed that it will also be one of its safest cars. “Regardless of what drives a ca...
    26-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Volvo launches XC60 and XC90 SUVs with mild-hybrid powertrain
    Swedish automotive firm Volvo is making progress with introducing electrification in their model range. Two of the latest additions are the XC90 and XC60 SUVs, both of which will go on sale with mild hybrid powertrain options. Significance: The B5 mild hybrid petrol engine used in these SUVs has ...
    25-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Volvo debuts new T5 Twin Engine hybrid system in XC40 SUV
    Volvo has launched its new T5 Twin Engine hybrid system in the XC40 compact SUV, according to a press release by Volvo Cars UK today (11 September). The hybrid powertrain features Volvo’s new 1.5 L three-cylinder petrol engine combined with an 82hp electric motor to deliver power of 262hp, which i...
    11-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Polestar opens new EV production plant in China
    Volvo’s electric performance brand Polestar has opened a new electric vehicle (EV) production plant in Chengdu, China, the company announced in a press release on 27 August. Polestar has started production of its first model, the Polestar 1 hybrid for both China and global export markets with firs...
    28-Aug-2019 News Investments
    Volvo to offer plug-in hybrid powertrain in S60 sedan
    Volvo Cars has equipped its S60 sedan with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the company announced in a press release on 21 August. The Volvo S60 gets a T8 Twin Engine which generates 303 hp, combined with an 87hp electric motor. Together, the system produces 390 hp power enabling 0-62 miles per hour (10...
    22-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Volvo Cars to install data SIM card in all new vehicles in UK
    Volvo Cars UK has announced plans to install a data SIM card on all new model year (MY) 2020 cars in the United Kingdom as a standard feature, the carmaker said in a press release on 31 July. The SIM card can also be retrofitted to the company’s MY2020 vehicles that have already been delivered to ...
    Volvo Cars recalls 507,000 vehicles globally over fire risk
    Volvo Cars has recalled 507,000 vehicles globally due to a faulty engine intake manifold which may catch fire, Bloomberg reported on 22 July. The models affected include S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90. The recall is for vehicles  produced between 2014 and 2019 and which have a...
    23-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Volvo Car Tech Fund invests in two Israeli startups
    Volvo Cars has invested in two Israel-based start-ups, UVeye and MDGo, through its corporate venture capital (CVC) investment unit, Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 22 July. UVeye specialises in automatic external inspection of vehicles using advanced technologie...
    Lotus unveils all-electric hypercar 'Evija'
    Lotus has unveiled its all-electric hypercar ‘Evija’ in London, according to a company press release on 16 July. The hypercar gets a mid-mounted 2,000-kilowatt lithium-ion battery pack which gives it a range of 250 miles (400 kilometers). Lotus said that with target figures of 2,000 PS of power ...
    17-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Baidu enters strategic partnership with Zhejiang Geely
    Baidu has entered a strategic partnership with Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to collaborate on smart connectivity, intelligent driving, smart home and e-commerce, the company announced during the ‘Baidu Create’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) developer conference, held in Beijing l...
    08-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Geely’s subsidiary ECARX develops new E-Series system-on-chip for intelligent connected vehicles
    ECARX, a subsidiary of Chinese automaker Geely, has unveiled the E-Series chipset at the launch of the GKUI19 platform and the Geely Boyue PRO sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Beijing, China, the company said in a press release on 3 July. The new system-on-chip (SOC), developed in collaboration with T...
    05-Jul-2019 News New Products
    China 6 emission legislation
    To address air pollution problems in China, the country’s regulatory bodies are working toward swiftly adopting more stringent protocols to reduce harmful automotive emissions and fuel consumption. In December 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment put forward the final version of i...
    MG introduces new eZS all-electric SUV in Thailand
    Geely-owned MG brand has introduced its first all-electric vehicle ‘eZS’ in Thailand, Bangkok Post reported on 20 June. The car has been priced at THB1.19 million (USD38,043). The car comes with a 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery which gives a range of 335 kilometers and a 150 hp (112kW) motor. Si...
    24-Jun-2019 News New Products
    LG Chem, Geely plan to set up JV for EV batteries
    South Korean battery maker LG Chem and Chinese automaker Geely have signed an agreement to set up a new 50:50 joint venture (JV) for producing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) in China, Geely announced in a press release on 13 June. The JV reportedly will have an annual battery production ...
    Volvo and Uber showcase production-ready self-driving car
    Volvo Cars and Uber have showcased their jointly developed production-ready self-driving car, Volvo Cars announced in a press release on 12 June. The Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle (SUV) presented is equipped with Uber’s self-driving system capable of fully autonomous driving. Volvo said that it...
    Polestar 1 enters final prototype stage before production start
    Polestar has announced that its first model ‘Polestar 1’ has entered final prototype before production start, according to a company press release on 5 June. The electric performance hybrid will be manufactured at Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China, which Polestar informed is in its fi...
    06-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Daimler, BMW, Ford, Volvo and others to test Car-to-X technology
    Daimler, BMW, Ford and Volvo Cars have joined forces with HERE Technologies and TomTom and transport authorities in six European countries to test car-to-everything (Car-to-X) communication technology in the Netherlands, Daimler said in a press release on 3 June. These project partners signed a Memo...
    Volvo joins European safety data-sharing project
    Volvo Cars has joined forces with other automakers, service providers and national governments for a pan-European pilot project that aims to share traffic safety data generated by cars and infrastructure to improve road safety, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 3 June. Under the projec...
    Volvo partners with POC for crash tests of bike helmets against cars
    Volvo Cars is collaborating with POC, a Sweden-based company that makes safety gears and apparels for cycling and mountain biking, for crash tests of bike helmets against cars, the carmaker said in a press release on 3 June. The collaboration aims to improve road safety for cyclists through collabor...
    Volvo teams up with Varjo to launch mixed reality application for car development
    Volvo Cars has collaborated with Varjo, a Finland-based developer of augmented reality headsets, to develop a mixed reality approach for car development, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 29 May. Varjo launched a new XR-1 headset which features high-definition cameras to the headset an...
    03-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Geely Auto opens R&D facility in Germany to focus on new propulsion system, next-gen mobility technology
    Chinese automaker Geely Auto has opened a new research and development (R&D) facility in Raunheim, Germany, the company said on 16 May. The Geely Auto Technical Deutschland (GATD) will focus on innovating propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology. The facility is also ...
    17-May-2019 News Investments
    Volvo Cars signs EV battery supply deals with CATL, LG Chem
    Volvo Cars has signed a multi-dollar deal with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and LG Chem to source electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries over the next decade, the company announced in a press release on today (15 May). The batteries will be for both Volvo and Polestar models base...
    Polestar sets up new R&D center for performance EVs in UK
    Polestar has established a new research and development (R&D) center in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 8 May. Situated in Coventry, the new R&D center is to help Polestar engineer future electric performance vehicles beyond Polestar 3. The center will initial...
    Google opens Android Automotive OS to third party developers
    Google has opened its Android Automotive operating system (OS) to third party developers to bring music and other entertainment apps into vehicle infotainment systems, TechCrunch reported. Initially the company is opening the OS to third party developers of media applications such as Spotify. Howeve...
    08-May-2019 News New Products
    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...
    Volvo Cars to offer ‘Hazard Light Alert’ and ‘Slippery Road Alert’ features across Europe
    Volvo Cars has announced plans to make ‘Hazard Light Alert’ and ‘Slippery Road Alert’ as standard in its vehicles across Europe, the company said in a press release today (15 April). The company first introduced these two safety technologies in 2016 on Volvo 90’s Series cars in Sweden and ...
    15-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Kandi's K23 all-electric vehicle qualifies for new subsidy scheme in China
    Kandi has announced that its K23 all-electric vehicle has been approved by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to receive a subsidy under the new electric vehicle (EV) subsidy scheme of China, according to a company press release on 10 April. As a result, purchasers of t...
    Volvo to manufacture all-electric Polestar 2 in China
    Volvo cars will manufacture its first all-electric model Polestar 2 at Luqiao production facility in Zhejiang Province, China, the company announced in a press release on 12 April. The production at the plant is scheduled to start in early 2020. “Being able to produce Polestar 2 in the Luqiao plan...
    15-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Geely launches new premium EV brand ‘Geometry’
    Chinese automaker Geely has launched its first high-end pure-electric brand ‘Geometry’ for global markets, the company announced in a press release on 11 April. The first model launched under the brand is Geometry A, which comes in two versions, standard range and long range version. While the s...
    Ricardo partners with Geely to develop advanced hybrid transmission
    Ricardo has partnered with Chinese automaker Geely to develop advanced hybrid transmissions, the company announced on 4 April. The transmissions will be specifically designed for range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicles in the high volume A and B-segment. “Ricardo is pleased to have been sel...
    Volvo to offer plug-in hybrid variant of XC60 SUV and V60 wagon
    Volvo Cafrs is planning to offer its XC60 sport utility vehicle (SUV) and V60 Wagon with plug-in hybrid powertrain within the “Polestar Engineered” trim, the company announced in a press release on 3 April. The Polestar Engineered XC60 and V60 with Volvo T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain ...
    04-Apr-2019 News New Products
    High Definition lighting systems
    Since the introduction of LED technology, the lighting industry is exploring ways in multiple directions, and three are particularly important. The first is design and styling, which influence the construction of a lighting system. Second, energy efficiency solutions, which are redefining lighting p...
    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...
    Daimler, Geely form JV to own, operate and further develop smart as premium EV maker
    Daimler and Geely will form a new joint venture (JV) in China to own, operate and develop ‘smart’ as a premium electric vehicle (EV) brand, Daimler announced in a press release today (28 March). The 50:50 JV will assemble a new generation of smart electric models at a purpose-built electric car ...
    Volvo Cars to set speed limit on all cars at 180 kilometers per hour from 2020
    Volvo Cars has announced plans to limit the top speed on its all cars to 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hours), the company said in a press release. The move is part of the Swedish carmaker’s Vision 2020, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020. A...
    Volvo expects significant increase in plug-in hybrid vehicle sales by end-2019
    Volvo is expecting significant increase in its plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) sales by the end of 2019, Automotive News reported citing Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson. “We are not happy because we could sell more [plug-in hybrids]. We underestimated the demand. By the end of the year we should be up to...
    Volvo Cars to deploy in-car cameras in new vehicle to detect intoxication, distraction
    Volvo Cars has announced plans to equip its all-new vehicles with in-car cameras to detect intoxication and distraction, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 20 March. According to the carmaker, in-car cameras and other sensors can help the vehicle to monitor the driver and allow it to in...
    Volvo Cars to introduce ‘Care Key’ on all cars as standard feature
    Volvo Cars has introduced ‘Care Key’, a new safety feature that enables Volvo car owners to set a speed limit for themselves, their family members, and friends, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 20 March. The new feature allows Volvo car owners to set limitations on their cars...
    22-Mar-2019 News New Products
    HERE to offer map data for Volvo Cars
    HERE Technologies has signed a multi-year map data supply agreement with Volvo Cars, the company said in a press release last week. Under the agreement, the company will provide its ‘HERE Map Data’ for off-board cloud services. The Swedish carmaker plans to deploy the services in its own cloud e...
    Volvo unveils all-electric Polestar 2
    Swedish automaker Volvo has unveiled the second model under its Polestar brand, called 'Polestar 2'. According to a company press release on 27 February, the all-electric Polestar 2 will be equipped with a 78 kWh battery, which will give it a range of 500 kilometers (310 miles), as per Worldwide Har...
    28-Feb-2019 News New Products
    Geely partners with Qualcomm, Gosuncn to mass produce 5G and C-V2X-enables vehicle in 2021
    Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies and Gosuncn Group to begin commercial production of vehicles featuring 5G and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) communication in 2021, Gosuncn said in a press release today. Qualcomm will help Geely with 5G a...
    Volvo to offer plug-in hybrid variant of all its models; to add new hybrids to portfolio
    Volvo has announced that it is planning to offer a plug-in hybrid variant of all its models in the future, according to a company press release on 22 February. The automaker will also introduce a range of mild hybrids in the coming months, starting with diesel and petrol versions on the XC90 and XC6...
    Volvo in talks with potential investors to raise funds for EV brand Polestar
    Swedish automaker Volvo is in talks with potential investor to raise funds for its electric vehicle (EV) brand Polestar, Reuters reported on 7 February citing Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo. According to the report, Volvo is in talks with several Chinese and US technology investors. The fundraising ...
    Volvo Cars recalls 167,000 vehicles globally to fix tailgate issue
    Volvo Cars is recalling 167,000 vehicles globally to fix a possible fault with the electric tailgate mechanism, The Associated Press reported on 6 February. The recall covers Volvo XC60 mid-size SUV, built in 2018 and 2019. The recall also includes 3,923 units of the XC60 sold in Australia, accordin...
    07-Feb-2019 News Recalls
    Are self-dimming and glare-free headlights finally coming to the U.S.?
    Megatrends in the automotive industry have revolutionized the approach of automakers and tier-1 suppliers towards lighting components. From bulky designs to sleek designs, exterior lighting systems have travelled a long way in terms of technology and design, with increased attention from automakers ...
    Kandi to supply 300,000 EVs for ride-sharing sector over next five years
    Kandi Electric Vehicles, a joint venture between Kandi Vehicles and Geely Group, will supply 300,000 electric vehicles (EV) to the ‘Online Ride-sharing Alliance’ in China in the next five years, the company announced in a press release on 23 January. Kandi Electric Vehicles signed a framework ag...
    Volvo Group invests in wireless EV charging company Momentum Dynamics
    The Volvo Group, through its subsidiary Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, has invested in wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging company Momentum Dynamics, the company announced in a press release on 15 January. “Momentum Dynamics’ technology and competence within inductive bi-directional tran...
    Kandi’s pure EV project receives approval in China
    Kandi Electric Vehicles has received approval for its pure electric vehicles (EV) project ‘Kandi Electric Vehicles Jiangsu’ from Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission, the company announced in a press release on 10 January. The project is to have annual production capacity of 50,000 pure ele...
    Kinetic Energy Recovery System
    Over the past two decades, the automotive industry has focused on minimizing powertrain energy losses with advancements in combustion process, transmission design and lightweight material usage. Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) is one of the innovations among energy harvesting and regeneration ...
    Miniaturization in LED technology - Opportunities and Challenges
    Since the introduction of LED technology, OEMs are standardizing LED lamps across major vehicle segments in order to improve efficiency and safety. Another area where LED technology is contributing is in brand perception by providing design flexibility. These days we can observe exterior lamps trans...
    Geely, CATL to set up new JV for NEV batteries
    Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and automaker Geely Auto have reached an agreement to set up a new joint venture (JV) to develop and produce new energy vehicle (NEV) batteries, Geely Auto announced in a press release on 20 December. The new company will be named CATL Gee...
    Polestar 2 first vehicle from Volvo Cars to feature Google Android OS
    Volvo Car’s Polestar 2 will be the first model from the Swedish carmaker to come equipped with infotainment systems based on Google’s Android Auto operating system (OS), Road Show reported last week citing the company’s R&D head Henrik Green. Polestar is the performance electric car brand ...
    OLED technology in automotive lighting
    After LED, the lighting industry is now focusing on OLED technology as the next light source in vehicles. In fact, the use of OLED technology to the first production has already begun in premium vehicles. For instance, Audi commercialized use of OLED technology for its flagship car, A8, in rear comb...
    Disconnect All-Wheel Drive
    All-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) systems are widely offered in sport utility vehicles (SUV) and pick-up trucks, under Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 3.5 tons. This is largely due to increasing consumer demand for AWD from the traditional front-two or rear-two-wheel drive systems. With...
    Volvo Cars expands tech center in US
    Volvo Cars has expanded its Silicon Valley Tech Center with new offices in Sunnyvale, California (United States), the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 29 November. The expansion almost triples the physical presence of the tech center in the Silicon Valley, which has emerged as a hub for m...
    30-Nov-2018 News Investments
    Volvo Cars, Ericsson enter five-year agreement to collaborate on connected car services
    Volvo Cars has entered a five-year agreement with Ericsson to provide connected car services in its vehicles globally, Ericsson said in a press release on 29 November. The agreement with Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform will help the Swedish carmaker offer enhanced connected vehicle s...
    Automobility LA 2018: Volvo Cars, Luminar to showcase advanced lidar sensor and and perception capabilities
    Volvo Cars and Luminar are showcasing their jointly developed advanced lidar sensor and perception capabilities at the Automobility LA 2018 in Los Angles, United States, the two companies said in a press release on 27 November. According to the two companies, the new perception capabilities of the s...
    28-Nov-2018 News New Products
    Ricardo to be Volvo's engineering test partner for EV battery cell
    Volvo has selected Ricardo to be its engineering test partner for testing electrified vehicle (EV) battery cells, Ricardo announced in a press release on 31 October. Ricardo will test a range of new lithium-ion cells and assist Volvo Cars with the provision of a large-scale test programme to assess ...
    Trends in the automotive high voltage battery market
    The battery is one of the major components in EVs, as it influences the range which the vehicle can cover in electric mode. It is expected that the market for alternative propulsion vehicles will grow significantly in the coming years, and with it the battery market. Major trends that influence the ...
    Volvo Cars partners with Baidu to develop, build self-driving cars
    Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with China-based Internet technology company Baidu to jointly develop and produce self-driving electric cars for the Chinese market, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release. Under the agreement, Volvo will offer its expertise in advanced technologies in the a...
    Garmin to supply camera technology, driving recorder systems to Geely
    Garmin will supply its camera technology and driver recorder systems to Chinese automaker Geely, Garmin said in a press release on 29 October. Geely will start equipping its vehicles with Garmin’s products beginning 2020. “We are proud to be selected by Geely for their next generation integrated...
    Geely Auto plans to equip all models with ‘5G NR’ network by 2021
    Geely Auto is developing 5G new radio (NR) network technology with a goal to equipping all its models with the technology by 2021, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 23 October. The company is also expanding its 4G LTE networking services. Geely Auto claims all its new models launched ...
    Volvo Cars to invest in EV charging company FreeWire
    Volvo Cars, through Volvo Cars Tech Fund, has acquired a stake in electric vehicle (EV) charging company FreeWire, the company announced in a press release on 24 October. Volvo, however, did not reveal the investment figure or the stake percentage. “Volvo Cars’ future is electric, as reflected b...
    Daimler, Geely form JV to launch premium ride-hailing services in China
    Daimler will form a joint venture (JV) with Chinese automaker and one of its key investors Geely Holding Group to launch a premium ride-hailing services in China, the German automaker said in a press release today. The JV, to be headquartered in Hangzhou (China), will be equally owned by Daimler Mob...
    Volvo extends collaboration with NVIDIA to develop AI-capable core computer for vehicles
    Volvo Cars has deepened its collaboration with NVIDIA to develop an advanced artificial-intelligence (AI)-capable core computer for the next generation of Volvo cars, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 10 October. The core computer is based on NVIDIA’s DRIVE AGX Xavier, which is a hig...
    11-Oct-2018 News New Products
    Daimler in talks with Geely on ride-hailing service in China
    Daimler is in talks with Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to establish ride-hailing and car-sharing business in China, Bloomberg reported on 9 October citing people familiar with the matter. The two automakers are reportedly considering setting up a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to offer ne...
    Control solutions for intelligent lighting
    Automotive lighting has begun to increasingly contribute towards driver assistance and emerge as a significant active safety enabler. Unlike lighting technologies of the past, new headlamps integrate digital light and sensors interface to support advance applications such as adaptive front lighting,...
    Volvo Cars unveils 360c autonomous concept; plans to test autonomous vehicles in Gothenburg
    Earlier this month Volvo Cars unveiled a new ‘Volvo 360c’ concept as part of its vision for the future of travel, according to a press release. The concept is based on a fully autonomous electric car without a human driver. “The 360c explores what becomes possible when we remove the human driv...
    28-Sep-2018 News New Products
    Kandi starts delivery of all-electric EX3 SUV in China
    Kandi Electric Vehicles Group, a joint venture between Kandi Vehicles and Geely Group, has officially started sales of Geely Global Hawk EX3 all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in China, the company announced in a press release on 27 September. Kandi has also started delivery of the first batch...
    Delphi Technologies commences production of combined inverter and DC/DC converter in China
    Delphi Technologies has started manufacturing Combined Inverter and DC/DC Converter (CIDD) for electric vehicles (EV) at its plant in Suzhou, China, the company announced in a press release on 26 September. Delphi Technologies has started delivering the CIDD to Chinese automaker Geely. "The Chine...
    Automotive Plastics
    The automotive industry forms a major clientele for engineering plastics, and the usage of advanced plastics has been on a steady increase for cars. The average weight of plastics and polymer composites used in a car is easily above 160 kg and is increasing. In terms of volume, these plastics a...
    Sensor Fusion: Defining new scope in automotive lighting
    The autonomy race is bringing a new meaning to automotive lighting systems. Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights focused on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind spot warnings, forward col...
    Volvo offers new 3-cylinder engine in XC40
    Swedish automaker Volvo Cars has introduced its first 3-cylinder petrol engine ‘T3’ in the compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) XC40, the company announced in a press release on 21 August. T3 is a 1.5L direct-injection unit that develops 156hp at 5,000 rpm and 265 N.m of torque. In the XC40, the ...
    New software upgrade increases torque distribution to rear wheels of AWD Volvo cars
    Volvo Cars has upgraded the software of its all-wheel drive (AWD) cars to increase torque distribution to the rear wheels, the company announced in a press release on 15 August. Developed by Polestar, Volvo’s electrified performance car brand, the software allows for more dynamic driving. The Pole...
    Cold start engine warm-up strategies
    The introduction of RDE and equivalent regulations around the world dictate the need to adhere to lower nitrogen oxides (NOx) levels and fleet carbon dioxide (CO2) requirements, and thus mandate the environment-friendly design of next generation of internal combustion engines (ICEs). A highlighted c...
    Volvo offers T5 petrol engine in S90, V90 and XC90 models
    Volvo Cars has added the T5 petrol engine to the S90, V90 and XC90 model lineup, the company announced in a press release on 6 August. The 2L 4-cylinder turbocharged unit offers 250hp power and 350Nm of peak torque. In all the models, the engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. "T...
    Pop-up hood systems for pedestrian protection
    The automotive industry has been on the move when it comes to developing safety applications in order to create a safe ecosystem. Not only for the vehicle occupants, there have been developments going on to protect human lives coming into direct contact with vehicles. As more and more vehicles ...
    Geely develops new modular architecture for B-segment vehicles
    Geely Auto has developed a new modular architecture, BMA (B-segment Modular Architecture), for compact cars, including sport utility vehicles (SUV), multi-purpose (MPV), sedans, crossovers and wagons, according to a press release on 14 July. The new platform accommodates multi-power system that carr...
    17-Jul-2018 News New Products
    HVAC control panel & ECU sector
    Automobile cabins have evolved to become more sophisticated, advanced, safer, and comfort-oriented over the years—a far cry from the simple stark cabins of the yesteryears. The cabin temperature control features too have changed dramatically. The earliest vehicles were equipped with only heating a...
    Volvo Cars launches new ‘M’ brand to expand global mobility operations
    Volvo Cars has launched a new brand called ‘M’ to expand its global mobility operations, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release today. The new dedicated brand will offer an on-demand access to its cars and services using an app. Volvo plans to launch the app in Sweden and the United States...
    Vattenfall to install 300 charging stations at Volvo and Renault dealers in Sweden
    Energy company Vattenfall has partnered with Tanka i Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary to Swedish Volvo and Renault dealers, to set up 300 charging stations at 165 Renault and Volvo dealerships, the company announced in a press release on 26 June. The installation is expected to be complete...
    BorgWarner supplies AWD coupling for Lynk & Co 01
    BorgWarner is supplying its electro-hydraulically actuated all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for Lynk & Co’s first model 01, the company announced in a press release on 25 June. The AWD coupling features integrated vehicle dynamics software and distributes torque between the front and rear axle a...
    Volvo launches new S60 plug-in hybrid sedan
    Volvo has launched the new S60 sedan with two plug-in hybrid powertrains, the company announced in a press release on 20 June. The S60 will feature Volvo’s T6 Twin Engine all-wheel drive (AWD) plug-in hybrid system that generates a combined 340hp, and the award-winning T8 Twin Engine AWD plug-in h...
    Kandi EX3 and K23 EVs receive Chinese government’s approval
    Kandi Technologies’ all-electric models EX3 and K23 have received approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the company announced in a press release on 7 June. With the approval, the two models are now eligible to receive government subsidies. "We are very ple...
    Geely unveils “Geely Intelligent Power” strategy; plans to launch 30 new NEV models by 2020
    Geely has announced its new energy strategy, called “Geely Intelligent Power”, under which the Chinese automaker is planning to launch 30 new energy vehicles (NEVs), the company announced in a press release on 28 May. The new energy development strategy will follow four main technologies: altern...
    Kandi's K22 and K27 EVs receive approval from Chinese government
    Kandi Technologies Group has announced that Geely Global Hawk electric vehicle (EV) models K22 and K27, developed by Kandi Electric Vehicles Group, have received approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), according to a press release from Kandi on 23 May. Both ve...
    Volvo to not launch any new family of diesel engines
    Volvo Cars will not develop a new generation of diesel engines, the automaker announced in a press release on 16 May. The company said all its new models launched from next year will either be a mild petrol hybrid, plug-in petrol hybrid, or battery electric vehicle. The new Volvo S60 sedan will b...
    Intel powers Android-based infotainment system in Volvo Cars
    Google has unveiled the latest version of the Android operating system, running Google applications, at the Google I/O conference this week in Mount View, California (United States). According to a press release by Intel on 8 May, the new Android P operating system is powered by the chipmaker...
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    Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks to share real-time data to improve traffic safety
    Vehicles from Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will start sharing real-time traffic data, using Volvo Car’s Connected Safety technology, the Swedish carmaker said in a press release on 7 May. Beginning this year, select models from Volvo Cars equipped with its Hazard Light Alert, and trucks from Volvo ...
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