Automotive Supply Chain

Electric vehicle registrations surpass National Grid’s System Transformation projections

Data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that by October more than 75,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) had been registered over 2020, representing more than the total BEV registrations for 2018 and 2019 combined. Further analysis into these figures by…

🕘 20/11/2020

Lotus Engineering is launching new battery test facilities to support booming electric vehicle (EV) sector

Lotus Engineering is launching a pilot containerised battery testing facility to assess energy storage solutions for the booming EV sector. It will allow Lotus Engineering to carry out various battery cell, module and pack characterisation tests, performance evaluations, and component and lifetime…

🕘 19/11/2020

An Unexpected Re-Route for Future Mobility?

For some time now, the future mobility vision – in which totally autonomous vehicles are an everyday reality and shared mobility services are widely adopted – has been heralded as the future of mass transport. However, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has inexplicably changed transport…

🕘 11/11/2020

GKN Wheels & Structures to be acquired by AURELIUS

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8) today announces that it has agreed to acquire GKN Wheels & Structures from GKN., a manufacturer of off-highway wheels and an innovative engineering solutions provider. The company employs about 900 people worldwide with four…

🕘 20/10/2020

Jaguar Racing renews multi-year partnership with GKN Automotive

Jaguar Racing has confirmed a long-term partnership renewal with global automotive technology company, GKN Automotive, within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. As Official eDrive Partner, GKN Automotive will work closely with Jaguar Racing’s Technical Partners to apply its design…

🕘 16/10/2020

Henkel invests in advanced materials start-up Actnano

Henkel Adhesive Technologies further enhances its market offerings for functional coatings by investing in Actnano, Boston, the USA. The advanced materials start-up provides a unique tailored conformal coatings technology for the protection of printed circuit boards in a variety of applications in…

🕘 15/10/2020

SYSGO and Candera present graphical Hypervisor-based Automotive HMI Solution

SYSGO and Candera have built a comprehensive automotive platform which fulfils the demands of a modern car IT architecture. The platform is based on Candera's Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) design tool CGI Studio and SYSGO's Secure Automotive Connectivity Platform (SACoP). It provides solutions for…

🕘 14/10/2020

The world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus arrives in Aberdeen

The world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus was revealed in Aberdeen which showcases the city as a trailblazer in hydrogen technologies. The arrival of the first of the zero-emission buses underlines the city’s role as the energy capital of Europe and shows its commitment to…

🕘 12/10/2020

GKN Automotive and Tata are jointly setting up an advanced global e-mobility software engineering centre in India

GKN Automotive and Tata Technologies are to jointly set up an advanced global e-mobility software engineering centre in Bengaluru, India. The centre will utilise Tata Technology’s expertise in electric and embedded systems and its ability to attract India’s software engineering talent.

🕘 08/10/2020

Government and industry jointly dedicate £300 million to boost UK manufacturing productivity

£300m of joint government and industry funding is allocated to businesses to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities, it is announced today (11 September 2020) by the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, at London Tech Week. These funds will go to those with creative ideas including using…

🕘 11/09/2020