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General Motors outlines plans for electrifying growth

At a two-day investor event, the company detailed how it will double annual revenues by 2030 with increased margins by rapidly scaling EV manufacturing, adopting a dual-platform strategy for hardware and software, and new business initiatives and technologies including next-generation Ultra Cruise.
Last week, General Motors Co. briefed investors on its…


Volvo Group reveals world's first vehicle using SSAB’s ‘fossil-free’ steel

The construction-machine and commercial-vehicle powerhouse is just the latest forward-thinking mobility company to announce its intentions to use the “green steel” using the HYBRIT technology, replacing the coking coal with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen.
Earlier this week, the Volvo Group revealed the world’s first vehicle made of “fossil-free” steel from Nordic…


Apex.AI updates operating system for software-defined mobility

With the upgrade to Apex.OS 1.3, the ASIL-D certified solution further speeds the development of security-certifiable software stacks and now allows the use of Apex.Middleware to enable real-time data transfer and “zero-copy” communication to ensure extremely low latency for large amounts of data.
As mobility shifts to a more electric, connected…


Genesis ranks highest overall for tech innovation, finds J.D. Power

Hyundai is the highest-ranking mass-market brand. However, the newest vehicle technologies are going unused, and many owners don’t intend to ever use them, according to analysis in the 2021 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study.
While new vehicle technology is a leading reason why buyers choose one vehicle over another, many…


dSPACE advances its in-the-loop ambitions

It announced one of its largest orders ever courtesy of the BMW Group, for its upcoming vehicle generation, and a new solution called SIMPHERA used to optimize new vehicles with continuous testing on SIL and HIL platforms.
Leading simulation and validation solution provider dSPACE GmbH has been making news recently related…


Continental and partners unveil vulnerable road user ‘guardian angel’

Developed in collaboration with Vitronic and Deutsche Telekom, the technology demonstrated at the 2021 ITS World Congress attendees in Hamburg next week is expected to be available for mass roll-out in 2024.
Attendees of the 2021 ITS World Congress next week will be able to experience how a collision-warning system from…


Ford aims to lead U.S. EV shift with $11.4-billion investment

With a new mega campus in Tennessee and twin battery plants with joint-venture partner SK Innovation in Kentucky, the investment is expected to create 11,000 jobs to power a new lineup of Ford and Lincoln EVs.
Ford Motor Co. plans to make what it says is the largest ever U.S. investment…


Piëch electric concept progresses to GT production trials

The sportscar formerly known as Mark Zero is notable for using the latest Desten battery technology for CCS2 fast charging to 80% in 8 min and even faster 5 min charging with specially developed TGOOD charging technology.
The Mark Zero electric sports car concept from Piëch Automotive AG that debuted at…


Harman, SBD report looks at EV experience challenges and opportunities

The partners led a specially created EPM Advisory Council looked at solving the complex issues focused on electric vehicles and how the current shift towards vehicle electrification is impacting the consumer experience in the car.
OEMs and the broader ecosystem are accelerating the development of electrification of vehicles, creating infrastructure and…


Battery Resourcers gets $70 million for better recycling

Hitachi Ventures joins the list of current investors helping the company develop better battery end-of-life solutions.
Worcester, MA-based lithium-ion battery manufacturing and recycling company Battery Resourcers announced earlier in September that its latest mid-round funding of $70 million will be used to advance and expand closed-loop material production recycling technology. The…

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