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07-05-2021 | Automated Driving | News | Article

Future Volvo Models to Run with Nvidia Drive Orin

Car manufacturer Volvo is intensifying its collaboration with chipmaker Nvidia. Future Volvo models will use Nvidia Drive Orin SoC technology, starting with the Volvo XC90 in 2022.

04-05-2021 | Automated Driving | News | Article

ZF Develops 4-D Full-range Radar for Automated Driving

Chinese automaker SAIC will use ZF’s new 4-D full-range radar in an SUV starting in 2022. It perceives the vehicle environment in four dimensions, including height.

30-04-2021 | Battery | News | Article

Svolt Starts Production of Cobalt-Free Lithium-ion Cells

Chinese battery manufacturer Svolt has begun production of cobalt-free cathode materials. They will be used in the nickel-manganese battery (NMX) cells that will start rolling off the production line in June 2021.

27-04-2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Audi A6 E-Tron Based on Electric PPE Platform

Audi will be showing the A6 E-Tron Concept at Auto Shanghai 2021. The vehicle is based on the all-electric PPE platform developed jointly with Porsche

23-04-2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Mercedes-Benz Presents the Electric S-Class EQS

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the EQS, a standalone model in the S-Class lineup. The electric luxury sedan will be launched in late summer 2021

20-04-2021 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

Bosch to Supply Fuel Cell Powertrain for Chinese Trucks

Bosch has established the Bosch Hydrogen Powertrain Systems joint venture with commercial vehicle manufacturer Qingling Motors. The first test fleet of trucks is scheduled to hit Chinese roads before the end of 2021.

13-04-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Peugeot Reveals Third Generation 308 and a New Logo

French car manufacturer Peugeot has unveiled the third generation of the 308. Among other things, the grown compact class model is available with two plug-in hybrid drives.

09-04-2021 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Two New European Mitsubishi Models Based on Renault

Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi is focusing on other markets, but does not want to abandon Europe altogether. Two new models based on the Renault platform are to be launched in 2023.

06-04-2021 | Infotainment | News | Article

BMW Presents the Eighth Generation of the iDrive HMI System

BMW has unveiled a new generation of its BMW iDrive operating system. It is based on the new BMW Operating System 8 and will be used for the first time in the all-electric SUV BMW iX.

30-03-2021 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

Unified Cell from Volkswagen to Cut Battery Costs in Half

Volkswagen wants to build six gigafactories for battery cell production in Europe by 2030. From 2023, a new unified cell is also expected to drastically reduce battery costs and make e-vehicles more affordable.

26-03-2021 | Drivetrain | News | Article

Magna Introduces Two New Electric Powertrain Systems

Magna has unveiled an intelligent, connected PHEV powertrain and the AWD-eDrive system. The electric drive systems are designed to increase efficiency, range and driving dynamics.

23-03-2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Porsche Unveils Second Taycan Model Cross Turismo

Porsche has presented its second all-electric vehicle. The Taycan Cross Turismo is a crossover model and will be offered in four different performance versions.

09-03-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class with Electrified R4 Engines

Daimler has presented the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class as a sedan and a station wagon. The mid-size model is now only available with electrified four-cylinder gasoline engines.

03-03-2021 | Carbon Dioxide (CO2) | News | Article

Volvo Publishes Life Cycle Assessment of the Electric XC40

Following in Polestar’s footsteps, Volvo has now also prepared and published a life cycle assessment for an electric vehicle. The Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD was compared with a model with an internal combustion engine.

25-02-2021 | Plug-in Hybrid | News | Article

McLaren Presents New Hybrid Supercar Artura

British sports car manufacturer McLaren has unveiled a new hybrid supercar. The Artura combines a new lightweight design with a high-performance hybrid drive.

22-02-2021 | Electro Mobility | News | Article

Jaguar Land Rover Unveils Electrification Strategy

British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has presented its Reimagine strategy. Among other things, it aims to offer every model series with a purely electric drive by 2030.

19-02-2021 | Automated Driving | News | Article

VW and Microsoft Develop Automated Driving Platform

VW software company Car.Software Organization and Microsoft are planning to develop the cloud-based Automated Driving Platform. The idea is to advance the development of automated driving.

17-02-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Dacia Teaming up with Lada to Build Mid-size SUV

As part of Renault’s so-called Renaulution strategy, subsidiary Dacia has also given an outlook for the coming years. The new Dacia-Lada business unit is to lead to a new SUV model.

09-02-2021 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Blackberry and Baidu Expand Their Cooperation

Blackberry and Baidu are deepening their cooperation in autonomous driving, which has been in place since 2018. Baidu uses embedded software from Blackberry for its Apollo autonomous platform.

09-02-2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Mercedes-Benz Presents Compact and Electric SUV EQA

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new EQA model. The e-SUV is technically related to the GLA compact SUV and forms the brand's entry-level electric model.

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