Automotive Supply Chain

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

Nissan achieves breakthrough in carbon fibre parts production

A material used in airplanes, rockets and sports cars may find its way into more mass-market cars thanks to a new production process developed by Nissan. Nissan found a new approach to the existing production method known as compression resin transfer moulding. The existing method involves forming…

🕘 07/09/2020

Mahindra and REE Automotive collaborate in developing electric commercial vehicles

Mahindra & Mahindra, part of USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, and REE Automotive today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for global markets. Such a strategic collaboration will leverage REE’s revolutionary…

🕘 26/08/2020

SICK enables easy set-up contour-based navigation on any mobile platform

With the release of the SICK LiDAR-LOC solution for mobile platforms, users can implement contour-based localisation on any automated guided vehicle, cart, forklift or service robot fitted with SICK 2D LiDAR sensors or safety scanners. The SICK LiDAR-LOC (Localisation On Contour) system enables…

🕘 13/08/2020

Selecting the optimum motor technology for an application

Selecting the motor for the motion portion of an application is rarely a straightforward task, with different motor technologies all having characteristics that impact on the design in different ways. Here, Dave Beckstoffer of Portescap guides us through the factors to consider. As a design…

🕘 03/08/2020

Verkor is Europe’s new producer of battery cells for EVs and industrial storage

Verkor, a French industrial company, will raise battery cell production in Europe, with the support of EIT InnoEnergy, Schneider Electric and the GROUPE IDEC. The new venture will accelerate the production capacity of low-carbon batteries in southern Europe to meet growing demand for electric…

🕘 30/07/2020