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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    EU clears JV between Hella and Minth in China
    The European Commission (the Commission) has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture (JV) in China between HELLA Holding International GmbH and China-based Minth Investment Co. in China, according to an official press release on 23 September on the website of EC. HE...
    HELLA’s Q1 2020/21 sales drop 10% y/y to USD1.6 billion
    HELLA reported a 10.6% year-on-year (y/y) decline in currency and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sales to EUR1.4 billion (USD1.6 billion) for the first quarter ended 31 August 2020, according to a company press release on 24 September 2020. The adjusted EBIT also dropped 49.5% y/y to EUR56 million....
    ACQUISITION: HELLA acquires plastics technology specialist FWB Kunststofftechnik
    HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA has acquired Germany-based plastics technology specialist FWB Kunststofftechnik GmbH (FWB), according to a HELLA press release on 15 September 2020. HELLA already has a 25% stake in FWB. With the complete takeover, which took place on 14 September 2020, HELLA intends to sec...
    HELLA establishes ‘Global Software House’ to align software activities across the company
    HELLA has established a new ‘Global Software House’ to further expand its global software competencies, Germany-based lighting and electronics expert said in a press release on 9 September 2020. The Global Software House is managed by the Berlin subsidiary and software specialist HELLA Aglaia. T...
    10-Sep-2020 News Investments
    HELLA to supply integrated lighting systems to Chinese EV maker
    German lighting and electronics supplier HELLA will produce integrated lighting systems for a leading Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, according to a company press release on 3 September 2020. The customer project includes two vehicle series—the first has recently been launched, the ...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    HELLA supplies radar sensor technology for Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan
    HELLA is supplying its 24 GHz radar sensor technology for the driver assistance system of the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport, the German supplier announced in a press release on 2 September. Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan. The technology enables...
    Hella mulls sale of driver-assistance software unit
    Hella is planning to sell its driver-assistance software unit, Bloomberg reported on 27 August, citing people familiar with the development. The German supplier is working with its advisors to gauge interest in the business which could fetch several hundred million euros, the people told Bloomberg, ...
    HELLA’s FY 2019/20 sales decline 16.6% y/y to USD6.5 billion
    German supplier HELLA has announced results for fiscal year (FY) 2019/2020 ended 31 May 2020. According to a company press release on 14 August, the company’s sales declined 16.6% year on year (y/y) to EUR5.83 billion (USD6.5 billion) and its currency and portfolio-adjusted sales declined by 14.3%...
    HELLA announces preliminary figures for FY 2019/20
    German supplier HELLA has announces preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2019/2020 ended 31 May 2020. According to a company press release on 28 July, the company’s currency and portfolio-adjusted sales declined by 14.3% year on year (y/y) to EUR5.8 billion (USD6.4 billion). Adjusted EBIT for ...
    HELLA’s solution to enable diagnosis of access-protected Mercedes vehicles
    Hella has announced that its Mega Mac car diagnostic tool with version 59 will be able to diagnose access-protected vehicles from Mercedes, a company press release read on 14 July read. Workshops with the Mega Mac will be able to perform basic settings and calibrations in the secured vehicles. Me...
    HELLA and Minth to form new JV in mainland China to develop radomes and illuminated logos
    HELLA and the Minth Group have agreed to establish a new joint venture (JV) in mainland China to develop radomes and illuminated logos, according to a company press release on 19 June 2020. The new JV, to be called HELLA MINTH Jiaxing Automotive Parts Co. Ltd., will be funded by both partners in equ...
    HELLA launches series production of innovative ‘light carpet’ in mainland China
    German lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has launched a series production of its innovative ‘light carpet’ in mainland China, the supplier said in a press release on 3 June. The company is undertaking the system development of light carpet from design, validation, to delivery. The company ...
    04-Jun-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: HELLA specifies outlook for FY 2019/20
    HELLA has specified its outlook for fiscal year ending 31 May 2020 based on current information and circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the German supplier said in a press release on 25 May. The company now expects group sales in the range of EUR5.7 billion (USD6.2 billion) to EUR5.8...
    26-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: HELLA concludes new syndicated credit facility of over EUR500 million
    German automotive supplier HELLA has concluded a new syndicated credit facility of over EUR500 million (USD548 million) with a term until June 2022 and an option to extend the term by one year, the company said in a press release on 20 May. With the new credit line, the lighting and electronics s...
    HELLA’s sales decline 6.2% y/y to USD5.3 billion in first nine months of FY 2019/20
    HELLA has reported a decline of 6.2% year on year (y/y) in sales to EUR4.8 billion (USD5.3 billion) in the first nine-month period (1 June 2019 to 29 February 2020), the German company said in a press release on 2 April. Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales fell by 3.7% y/y. The adjusted EBIT decre...
    COVID-19 pandemic: HELLA cuts outlook for current fiscal year
    HELLA has cut its outlook for the current fiscal year ending 31 May 2020 due to the impact on business by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the German lighting and electronics company announced in a press release on 18 March. “Sales and earnings forecast for current fiscal year lik...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    HELLA to start series production of new headlamp technology ‘SSL100’ at Mexican plant in mid-2020
    HELLA announced that the company will start series production of new headlamp technology ‘SSL100’ at  its Mexican plant in mid-2020, according to a press release on 10 March. Series production of the headlamp is scheduled to start in the middle of the year at the Mexican HELLA plant in Irap...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    HELLA unveils new 77 GHz radar technology
    HELLA has announced that it will begin production of its 77-GHz radar technology in spring 2020, a company press release on 20 February showed. The sensors will be initially made in Germany, followed by China and the US. The sensor’s design enables its integration into the vehicle body and allo...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    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
    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...
    Hella’s H1 sales declines 6.7% y/y USD3.6 billion
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella has reported a 6.7% year-on-year (Y/Y) drop in sales to EUR3.3 billion (USD3.6 billion) for the first six months ended 30 November 2019, according to a press release on 14 January. The company posted a drop of 57.1% in EBIT to EUR230 million ...
    Hella collaborates with Oculii to develop radar sensing solutions for ADAS and autonomous driving
    Hella, a major automotive supplier for radar, lighting, and electronic systems, and Oculii, which specializes in advanced software solutions for radar technology, have entered into a partnership to develop high-performance, scalable radar solutions that meet the requirements for both assisted and au...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Hella appoints new heads to lead business activities in China
    Germany-based lighting and electronics firm Hella has appointed new heads for its business activities in China, the company announced in a press release on 10 December. Hella has appointed Didier Keskas to lead its Lighting business in Asia/Pacific, and Jörg Brandscheid to lead Electronics business...
    HELLA’s SHAKE sensor in new Porsche 911 detects moisture on roadway
    HELLA has announced that its Structural Health and Knock Emission (SHAKE) sensor has been incorporated in the front wheel arch liners on the new Porsche 911, a company press release dated 26 November showed.  The SHAKE sensor detects a film of water on the road surface. The sensor has gone...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Outlook for semiconductor applications in powertrains and e-drivetrains
    While a raft of macro-economic factors, including the Sino-US ‘trade war’ and a slump in the Chinese automotive market, have led to a fall in vehicle production over the past two years, hybrid (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) production grew in double-digits in 2018, and the momentum is...
    HELLA unveils new high-resolution lighting system Digital Light SSL | HD
    HELLA has developed a new high-resolution lighting system Digital Light SSL | HD, the lighting and electronics supplier said on 19 November. HELLA explained that more than 30,000 pixels can be controlled intelligently and individually, bringing about several new safety functions such as optical...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Hella to divest relay business to Chinese relay manufacturer Hongfa
    Hella has decided to sell its relay business to Chinese relay manufacturer Hongfa for EUR10 million (USD11 million), the company said in a press release on 12 November. The idea behind the divestment is for Hella to streamline its businesses following market trends in electric mobility and autonomou...
    Hella develops new LED modular worklight series
    Hella has developed a new LED modular worklight series ‘Modular Worklight,’ for automotive applications, the Germany-based company announced in a press release on 11 November. Hella said Modular Worklight’s design has been adapted to the modular lamp series "Shapeline". Modular Worklight is av...
    13-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Hella develops particle sensor for air quality measurement inside and around vehicles
    Hella has developed a particle sensor that enables the measurement of particulate matter in the interior and in immediate surroundings of vehicles, it said in a press release on 5 November. The sensor can measure fine dust particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers. The particle senso...
    06-Nov-2019 News New Products
    HELLA develops ‘acoustic vehicle alerting system’ for EVs
    Hella has developed an artificial driving noise for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles to protect road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and visually impaired people, Germany-based lighting and electronics firm said in a press release on 9 October. The new ‘acoustic vehicle alerting syste...
    10-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Hella’s Q1 sales fall 12.1% y/y to USD1.7 billion
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella reported a 12.1% year-on-year (Y/Y) drop in sales to EUR1.57 billion (USD1.7 billion) for the quarter ending 31 August, according to a press release filed by the company. Its EBIT slumped nearly 20% to EUR111 million while...
    HELLA, China FAW Group strengthen cooperation
    German lighting and electronics supplier Hella and Chinese OEM China FAW Group Co., Ltd. (FAW) have agreed to make their joint venture (JV) Changchun Hella Faway Automotive Lighting a strategic partner of the FAW premium brand "Hongqi", Hella announced in a press release on 17 September. This includ...
    IAA 2019: HELLA, Plastic Omnium present concept for comprehensive integration of lighting components into vehicle front
    Hella, together with French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium, is presenting holistic concepts for the vehicle exterior at the ongoing IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 11 September. The two European suppliers are demonstrating comprehensive lighting solutions ...
    IAA 2019: HELLA, Faurecia exhibit innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior
    Hella, together with Faurecia, is exhibiting innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior at the ongoing IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 11 September. The two companies are displaying a demonstration vehicle with completely redesigned interior, various l...
    IAA 2019: HELLA presents dual voltage battery management system for mild hybrids
    Hella has showcased its new dual voltage battery management system for 48-volt mild hybrid vehicles at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the company announced in a press release on 10 September. The solution is primarily designed for compact and mid-range class and can help reduce CO2  emissio...
    IAA 2019: HELLA presents new sound sensor to determine road condition
    Hella has presented a new sound sensor which can determine road conditions of road surface at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 10 September. The new sound sensor, which is named ‘SHAKE’ (abbreviation for Structural Health and Knock Emission), will be ab...
    11-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: HELLA presents new high-resolution digital headlamp technology
    Germany-based Hella is showcasing its new lighting solution “Digital Light SSL|HD” at the IAA 2019, scheduled to begin in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The new "Digital Light SSL|HD" is the latest generation of high-resolution digital headlam...
    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...
    Varroc: Focus on improving vision with safety and style
    Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights that focus on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind-spot and forward-collision warnings and avoidance, have diminished with the use of cameras and adva...
    HELLA, Nebula Link to jointly develop solutions for intelligent connected vehicles in China
    HELLA has teamed up with China-based Beijing Nebula Link Technology to jointly develop intelligent connected vehicle solutions for the Chinese market, the German automotive lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release on 19 August. An agreement for the joint development of connected veh...
    20-Aug-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: HELLA to present new lighting, electronic solutions for electromobility and automated driving
    Germany-based lighting and electronics supplier HELLA will showcase solutions for the mobility of the future at the 2019 IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, from 10-15 September, according to a company press release. The company said that the focus will be on lighting and electronic solutions with a view to ...
    Hella's FY 2018/19 net income up 62% y/y to USD701.3 million
    German-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella has reported a 62% year-on-year (y/y) increase in net profit to EUR629.9 million (USD701.3 million) for the fiscal year ended 31 May 2019, according to a press release. Sales for the year declined marginally (1% y/y) to EUR6.9 billion; ...
    Hella announces preliminary financial results for FY 2018/19
    Hella has announced preliminary revenue and earnings results for the financial year ended 31 May 2019. According to a press release on 24 July, the Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier reported a 5% year-over-year (y/y) growth in currency- and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sa...
    HELLA plans to increase production of steering control modules
    Lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has informed that the company is further expanding its position as one of the major suppliers of steering control modules. According to a press release on 23 July, HELLA intends “to produce steering control modules not only in Germany and China, but also in ...
    HELLA announces completion of HipE research project
    Hella has announced the completion of HipE (highly innovative pixelated phosphors for laser-based emissions in headlamps) research project, the German lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release on 9 July. Hella informed that the project, which was funded by the European Regional Devel...
    Hella develops complete system to help customers develop complex lighting systems
    Hella has developed a complete system called ‘Light Design’ to help customers develop complex lighting systems, according to a company press release on 26 June. Hella informed that the company is working on integrated lighting solutions for complex lighting systems. ‘Light Design’ is a new a...
    27-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Hella BHAP Electronics inks project cooperation agreement with government of Zhenjiang in China
    Hella BHAP Electronics, a 50:50 electronics parts joint venture (JV) between Hella and BAIC Group company Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co Ltd. (BHAP), has inked a project cooperation agreement with government of Zhenjiang in China, Hella announced in a press release on 19 June. On the ba...
    New exterior design language
    Every vehicle has a unique identification in terms of design, performance, and features. From a design perspective, it includes interior and exterior lighting systems—the most recognizable elements on a new model. Premium vehicles, such as those of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, have simple brand d...
    Hella develops new battery solutions for mild-hybrid vehicles
    Hella has developed new battery solutions for mild-hybrid electric vehicles which includes Dual Voltage Battery Management System and PowerPack 48 Volt, the company announced in a press release on 4 June. While the Dual Voltage Battery Management System is for the compact and mid-range class, the Po...
    05-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Hella announces changes in management board
    Hella has extended the contract of its chief financial officer (CFO) Bernard Schäferbarthold five years until 31 October until 2024, the company said in a press release on 14 May. In addition, the company’s management board member Frank Huber takes over management of the business division Lightin...
    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...
    Eleven new members join ISELED Alliance
    Eleven new members from various industries have joined the ISELED (Integrated Serial/Smart Embedded Light Emitting Diode) alliance, ISELED announced in a press release on 18 March. Automotive OEMs to semiconductor manufacturers to tests specialists are new members of the ISELED Alliance, which seeks...
    HELLA to work with BHAP and Farasis for battery management systems
    HELLA has announced that it will partner with Beijing HAINACHUAN Automotive Parts Co Ltd. (BHAP) and Farasis for battery management systems, according to a company press release on 17 April. Under the partnership, the three companies will develop, produce, and distribute battery management syst...
    HELLA partners with Wuling Automotive Industry for developing lighting systems for Chinese market
    At the Auto Shanghai in China, Germany-based lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has announced signing of a strategic cooperation agreement with Wuling Automotive Industry, which belongs to the Chinese Guangxi Automobile Group, for developing lighting systems for the Chinese market, according to...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: HELLA presents innovative lighting and electronics solutions
    HELLA is showcasing its innovative lighting and electronics solutions in the field of electromobility and autonomous driving at the ongoing Auto Shanghai 2019 in China, according to a press release on 17 April. In addition, the company will present specific solutions for the Chinese market. "We want...
    18-Apr-2019 News New Products
    HELLA's net profit up 84.4% y/y USD580.4 million in first nine months of FY 2018/19
    German-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella has reported an 84.4% year-on-year (y/y) increase in net profit to EUR510 million (USD580.4 million) in the first nine months ending 28 February. Sales for the period grew 0.8% y/y to EUR5.2 billion, of which sales, ex...
    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...
    Hella, partners develop ‘Open Fusion Platform’ to simplify development of autonomous driving functions
    Hella, in collaboration with other research partners, has developed a fusion platform with open interfaces that enables automakers and suppliers to integrate highly and fully automated driver assistance features for autonomous driving, the German supplier said in a press release on 21 March. The Ope...
    25-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Hella Pagid expands product portfolio to include brake pads for electric, hybrid vehicles
    Hella Pagid, a joint venture between TMD Friction and Hella, is expanding its product portfolio with a range of disc brake pads for electric and hybrid vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 18 March. "Electrification in the automotive industry continues to advance at a steady pace. W...
    Development of energy efficient lighting solution for battery vehicles
    The automotive industry is undergoing a radical transformation driven by four key trends: electrification, autonomous driving, sharing, and connected cars. Interconnected development of these trends is already visible, but their full deployment is moving slowly. However, push by government to promot...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Kodiaq
    The all-new Skoda Kodiaq is assembled at the Volkswagen plant in Shendra, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all-new generation of Skoda Kodiaq from the plant is expected to have peaked in 2018 at more than 3,800 units. If you would like your company...
    Hella opens new electronics plant in India
    Hella has opened a new electronics plant in Mehsana in India’s Gujarat state, according to a company press release on 27 February. The new facility will initially produce accelerator pedal sensors, with plans to produce other electronic products in future. During the first expansion phase, the pla...
    27-Feb-2019 News Investments
    Hella forecasts significant growth for energy management business over next five years
    Hella is expecting a huge growth in its energy management business over the next five years, the company said at its Capital Markets Day 2019. According to a company press release, Hella is looking to nearly triple its sales in the segment in the business by 2024 on the back of growing electrificati...
    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 ...
    Plastic Omnium, HELLA enter strategic partnership for vehicle exterior lighting technologies
    Automotive parts suppliers HELLA and Plastic Omnium have entered a strategic partnership to integrate lighting technologies into the vehicle exterior, particularly front and rear areas, the two companies announced in separate press releases on 21 January. Under the partnership, HELLA will contribute...
    Hella, AEye extend partnership for sensing and perception solutions for ADAS, autonomous driving
    Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics systems supplier Hella has extended its strategic partnership with AEye, a US-based start-up specializing in artificial perception system, to deliver customized sensing and perception solutions for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and autonom...
    NAIAS 2019: Hella showcases electronics and lighting technologies
    Hella will showcase its automotive electronics and lighting technologies at AutoMobili-D, taking place at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit (United States) this week, according to a company press release on 11 January. The company’s displays include organic light-emitti...
    Hella’s H1 sales up 2.8% y/y to USD4 billion
    Hella has reported 2.8% year-over-year (y/y) increase in sales to EUR3.6 billion (USD4.04 billion) in the first half ended 30 November 2018, the Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release on 11 January. Sales, excluding foreign exchange fluctuations and portfo...
    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...
    HELLA Aglaia, Ambarella team up to develop platform for next-generation ADAS
    HELLA Aglaia, a subsidiary of the Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA, has partnered with Ambarella, a manufacturer of high-resolution video processing and computer vision semiconductors, to develop a platform for the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems...
    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...
    Hella Lithuania targets EUR100 million sales by 2021
    Hella Lithuania aims to achieve sales of EUR100 million by 2021, Invest Lithuania reported on 19 November. The company also plans to invest EUR1 million on training 250 employees. Of this amount, half is expected to be received from EU funds. Significance: Hella Lithuania produces electronic comp...
    Faurecia, Hella to jointly develop interior lighting solutions for vehicle cockpit
    Germany-based automotive electronics and lighting systems supplier Hella and French automotive supplier Faurecia have entered a strategic partnership for development of innovative interior lighting solutions, the two companies announced in a joint press release on 21 November. Under the partnership,...
    22-Nov-2018 News New Products
    Hella joins BAIC-led consortium to develop intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing
    Hella has joined a consortium led by Chinese automaker BAIC to develop intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing, China, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 11 September. Hella is one of the 13 members of the consortium which is developing solutions that enable communicati...
    New tail lamp designs and technologies
    The automotive lighting industry is progressing rapidly, with the lighting systems’ role pertaining to safety, aesthetics, customization, and vehicle autonomy. In terms of design, automakers are leveraging newer light sources such as LED (light emitting diode), OLED (organic light emitting diode) ...
    HELLA undertakes ‘Smart Headlamp Technology’ research project to develop intelligent headlamp solutions
    HELLA is planning to develop a self-healing headlight system under its "Smart Headlamp Technology" research project, according to a company press release yesterday (8 October). HELLA is working with partners such as Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM and the universities of Pade...
    09-Oct-2018 News New Products
    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,...
    Hella's Q1 sales up 9.7% y/y to USD2 billion
    Hella has reported a 9.7 year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales to EUR1.8 billion (USD2 billion) for the first quarter ended 31 August 2018, the Germany-based automotive electronics and lighting systems supplier said in a press release today (27 September). The company reported currency-adjusted sales g...
    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...
    HELLA starts production at new automotive electronics plant in Lithuania
    Lighting and electronic solutions supplier HELLA has started production at its new automotive electronics plant in Kaunas Free Economic Zone in Lithuania, news site Invest Lithuania reported on 23 August.  The company officially launched the serial production of the first product, the B...
    IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018: HELLA to showcase intelligent lighting and electronics solutions
    Hella will present its intelligent lighting and electronics solutions for trucks, trailers, and buses at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover, Germany, during 20–27 September, the company said in a press release on 13 August. The company will display its VISIOTECH projection technology, whi...
    14-Aug-2018 News New Products
    Hella’s FY 2017/18 net profit up 13.7% y/y to USD451.2 million
    Hella has reported a 13.7% year-on-year (y/y) increase in net profit to EUR388.7 million (USD451.2 million) in the financial year (FY) ended 31 May 2018, the Germany-based automotive electronics and lighting supplier said in a press release on 10 August. Sales increased 7.2% y/y to EUR7.06 billion. ...
    Automotive lighting: Made in China—a viable option?
    Increasing use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in the automotive market has ushered the industry into a new era of competition, business strategies, and market demand. To sustain themselves in the long run and fulfill the ever-rising LED demand, many lighting companies have turned to niche lighting ...
    EDITORIAL – Automotive lighting industry expected to see increased collaboration, consolidation
    With the dawn of self-driving cars, the automotive lighting technology is set to undergo a significant change, both in terms of complexity and functionality. Consequently, suppliers are now faced with the challenge to develop intelligent exterior and interior lighting solutions, which will play a ke...
    HELLA announces preliminary results for FY 2017/18, sales up 9.3% y/y to USD8.2 billion
    HELLA has announced preliminary revenue and earnings results for the financial year ended 31 May 2018. According to a press release today (17 July), the Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier reported 9.3% year-over-year (y/y) increase in currency-adjusted consolidated sales to E...
    Hella-backed Yptokey unveils software solution for digital keys, access authorization systems
    Yptokey, a start-up specializing in blockchain technology and funded by Hella Ventures, has developed a software solution for digital key and access authorization system, according to a press release by Hella on 28 June. The new technology will allow users to lock and unlock locks using mobile devic...
    03-Jul-2018 News New Products
    Types of light source and their market overview
    In the past few years, automobiles have covered a lot of distance, moving from halogen headlamps to light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps. As the automotive industry grows, consumers are looking toward new lighting solutions that increase their comfort. There are three types of light sources that wor...
    HELLA presents steering, brake systems for autonomous, EVs at Steering Systems USA conference
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA showcased its steering and braking solutions for autonomous and electric vehicles (EV) at the Steering Systems USA 2018 conference (19–21 June) in Detroit,  United States, according to a company press release last week. For autonomo...
    25-Jun-2018 News New Products
    HELLA opens new electronics plant in Mexico, expands two existing lighting plants
    HELLA has opened a new electronics plant in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato (Mexico), the German automotive electronics and lightning components supplier announced in a press release yesterday (11 June). The plant recently commenced series production of body control units, control units for electronic ...
    12-Jun-2018 News Investments
    HELLA supplies intelligent lighting solutions for new Audi A7 Sportback
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA, in partnership with Audi, has developed intelligent lighting solutions for the new Audi A7 Sportback, according to a company press release yesterday (29 May). HELLA will supply headlamps for the new A7 in LED, Matrix LED and HD Matrix LED wi...
    30-May-2018 News New Products
    HELLA joins eSync Alliance
    HELLA has joined the eSync Alliance, a multi-company initiative to develop standardized interoperable over-the-air (OTA) update and diagnostic data solutions in automotive electronics eco-system, according to a press release on 23 May. Rick Kreifeldt, executive director at the eSync Alliance, sai...
    HELLA develops customizable dynamic lighting functions for vehicle interiors
    Electronics and lighting expert HELLA, in partnership with Audi, has developed new customizable and dynamic lighting functions for the vehicle interior, according to a company press release on 16 May. The new lighting functions will be equipped for the first time in the new Audi A8. The new Audi ...
    18-May-2018 News New Products
    HELLA develops dynamic HD matrix LED headlamps with laser high beams for Audi A8
    HELLA has developed a dynamic HD Matrix LED headlamp with laser high beams for the Audi A8, the lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release yesterday (14 May). The company said that for realizing the high beam, it has further enhanced the Matrix headlamp technology by increasing t...
    15-May-2018 News New Products
    HELLA develops OLED connection technology for rear combination lamp
    HELLA has developed a new “connection technology” for integrating organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) technology into rear combination lamps, the lighting and electronics supplier announced in a press release yesterday (8 May). The company said OLEDs consist of organic semiconductor layers that...
    09-May-2018 News New Products
    Lighting: Is the Supply Base Ready for Technology Revolution?
    Technologies such as laser, digital projections, LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior and interior lighting of the vehicle. With these technologies, OEMs and suppliers aim to provide advanced driving assistance functionality, ensuring optimum visibility even in extreme...
    HELLA, BHAP to form JV in China to produce electronics components
    Lighting and electronics solutions supplier HELLA and BAIC Group company Beijing HAINACHUAN Automotive Parts Co Ltd. (BHAP) have signed a contract to form a joint venture (JV) in China to produce electronic components, the two companies announced last week (26 April) at the Beijing Motor Show i...
    30-Apr-2018 News New Products
    HELLA develops LED Matrix headlamps for VW Touareg
    HELLA, in collaboration with Volkswagen, has developed ‘LED Matrix Headlamps’ for the automaker’s latest generation Touareg model, the lighting solutions company announced in a press release yesterday (17 April). The innovative lighting system for the new sport utility vehicle (SUV) will be of...
    18-Apr-2018 News New Products
    Interior Lighting
    The global automotive lighting market is undergoing changes owing to increasing safety concerns and technological advances. With strict industry-wide norms applying practically across the entire automotive sector, differentiation is becoming increasingly challenging for automakers. One area in which...
    Hella’s nine-month FY 2017/18 sales up 7.4% y/y to USD6.3 billion
    Hella has reported 7.4% year-over-year (y/y) increase in consolidated sales to EUR5.13 billion (USD6.3 billion) for the first nine months ended 28 February of financial year (FY) 2017/18, the Germany-based automotive electronics and lighting supplier said in a press release on 21 March. Consolidated...
    Hella updates ‘Nightdrive’ app to enable users to experience various lighting systems virtually
    German automotive lighting supplier Hella has expanded the functions of its ‘Nightdrive’ app to allow users to experience various lighting systems virtually, the company said in a press release on 14 March. The company is now offering more content and cross-media interaction options in Nightdriv...
    16-Mar-2018 News New Products
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