Mar 02, 2021 5:25 PM WST
Tactile Mobility, a virtual sensing technology company, announces the first-of-its-kind “virtual sensing technology” which can determine a tire’s tread depth using sensors already installed in the vehicle. The company recently announced a commercial collaboration with the BMW group to implement its virtual sensors in BMW vehicles.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Issues a Guidebook to Help Automakers Source Chips Amid Global ShortagesMar 01, 2021 4:30 PM WST
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued a handbook to automakers that includes a list of common automotive semiconductors and their demand to ensure better management of the automotive chip supply. The guidebook lists of over 1,000 items that are in high demand by Chinese automakers and is designed to better facilitate the communication between automakers and chip suppliers.
Michelin Launches the Pilot Sport EV, the First High-Performance Tire Designed for Electric VehiclesFeb 26, 2021 3:15 PM WST
French tire manufacturer Michelin has launched a new high-performance tire called the Pilot Sport EV that is specifically designed for electric vehicles. The Pilot Sport EV is the first Michelin tire engineered to meet the specific handling and range requirements of electric sports cars, such as the Tesla Model S, Model 3 and Porsche Taycan.
Feb 25, 2021 3:45 PM WST
The global chip shortages that have been plaguing the auto industry this year has apparently hit electric automaker Tesla Inc., the world’s most valuable car company, according to sources that spoke to Reuters. The sources said they were not aware of a reason for the production cuts, but one person said the ongoing chip shortage affecting the auto industry is at least partially to blame.
Feb 24, 2021 11:30 AM WST
South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling around 82,000 electric vehicles to replace battery packs that pose a fire risk. The recall is one of the first major recalls of electric vehicle battery packs by a major automaker. Hyundai said that recalling the battery packs will cost roughly $900 million.
Feb 23, 2021 4:15 PM WST
The United State Postal Service (USPS) is spending up to $6 billion to upgrade aging fleet of vehicles with ones that are much more efficient and reliable for the delivery of parcels. The 10-year contract was awarded to Wisconsin-based defense contractor Oshkosh Defense. The Investment is part of a decade-long plan to Transform the USPS Into the preferred delivery service provider for the American public.
Feb 23, 2021 1:15 PM WST
Hydrogen fuel cell and electric truck developer Nikola Corp announced its model lineup on Tuesday which includes a truck with a driving range of 900 miles. The company’s fuel cell lineup includes a hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) version of Nikola’s TRE Cabover and the "Nikola Two" FCEV Sleeper, a long-haul truck for the North American market.
BMW Announces Construction of a New 67,000 Square-foot Training Center at its Factory in South CarolinaFeb 22, 2021 4:50 PM WST
BMW announced plans for a new 67,000 square foot training facility that will train future employees for high tech roles at the automaker's Spartanburg, South Carolina factory. The facility is BMW’s largest global plant by volume and builds the X-Series lineup of SUVs for export around the world.
China’s Tesla Challenger Xpeng Says Drivers Traveled Over 1 Million Kilometers in 25 Days Using its New Autonomous Driving FeaturesFeb 22, 2021 12:40 PM WST
Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng Inc. announced on Monday that drivers traveled a cumulative distance of 1,023,884 kilometers (636,212 miles) since the company released its latest autonomous driving feature called Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP) on Jan 26. NGP is similar to Tesla's Full-Self Driving feature.
Feb 18, 2021 10:30 AM WST
German automotive supplier Bosch said on Thursday that it will work with Microsoft on the development of a software platform for vehicles that support over-the-air updates. The partnership is the latest is a series of high-profile partnerships in the auto industry, as automakers turn to established tech companies to jump start the development of vehicle systems that are software based.