DENSO and BlackBerry launch integrated automobile HMI platform

Green Car Congress

From September 2019, automobile manufacturers around the world will sequentially launch new car models with the integrated HMI.

2019 106

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne dies suddenly

Green Car Reports

On Saturday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles quickly replaced him as CEO with Mike Manley, who most recently. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Sergio Marchionne, the man who engineered a historic merger between Fiat and Chrysler to rescue the Detroit automaker from financial collapse, died Wednesday in Switzerland. He was 66. Marchionne died after complications from surgery last week.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Innoviz solid-state lidar selected by Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co. for autonomous truck project at Chinese port

Green Car Congress

Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, announced cooperation with Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co. Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co.

2020 88

Nidec to form electric traction motor JV with a subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Group

Green Car Congress

a member of China-based Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., GAC Components is a subsidiary of major Chinese car manufacturer Guangzhou Automobile Group with the sixth-largest market share in the increasingly environmentally strict China.

2019 83

Is China making U.S. irrelevant to the future of automobiles?

Green Car Reports

The first automobile was invented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz, but it was the U.S. that led the building of the global 20th-century automobile industry. Through the turn of the current century, the U.S. new-vehicle market was the world's largest, and General Motors was for decades the world's largest car company. Neither of those is still the. China government plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation new energy vehicles

Honda hits 100M worldwide automobile production milestone

Green Car Congress

announced that the company has reached the 100 million-unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production. Honda began automobile production in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck, Honda’s first mass-production model, at Saitama Factory. In 1964, in order to move forward with full-scale automobile production, Honda constructed the first Honda plant dedicated to automobile production, Sayama Factory in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture. Honda Motor Co.,

Next-Battery secures strategic relationship with China-based Lvchi Automobile Technology

Green Car Congress

Next-Battery , a start-up developing high energy-density Li-ion battery technology, has secured a strategic relationship with Lvchi Automobile Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd.

2018 109

Saab Automobile files for bankruptcy

Green Car Congress

Swedish Automobile N.V. Swan) announced that Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile), Saab Automobile Tools AB and Saab Powertrain AB filed for bankruptcy with the District Court in Vänersborg, Sweden. After having received the recent position of GM on the contemplated transaction with Saab Automobile, Youngman informed Saab Automobile that the funding to continue and complete the reorganization of Saab Automobile could not be concluded.

Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston with 12.5% isobutanol blend

Green Car Congress

blend of its bio-isobutanol with gasoline marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. Gevo, Inc. announced that a 12.5% This marks the first time that Gevo’s isobutanol has been specifically targeted towards on-road vehicles.

UCLA team devises method to weld previously unweldable aluminum alloy AA 7075; potential for wider use in automobiles

Green Car Congress

Developed in the 1940s, AA 7075 long held promise for use in automobile manufacturing, except for one key obstacle. By comparison, an aluminum alloy known as AA 6061 that is widely used in aircraft and automobile parts, has a tensile strength of 186 megapascals in welded joints.) But the alloy’s resistance to welding, specifically, to the type of welding used in automobile manufacturing, has prevented it from being widely adopted.

2019 105

Mercedes-Benz Cars and Telefónica Deutschland establish the world’s first 5G network for automobile production

Green Car Congress

Together with telecommunications company Telefónica Deutschland and network supplier Ericsson, Mercedes-Benz Cars is putting in place the world’s first 5G mobile network for automobile production in its “Factory 56” in Sindelfingen. With the 5G network, the enormous quantities of data required for various test scenarios involving the automobile of the future can be processed very quickly (via “data shower”).

2019 64

First driving behavior-based telematics automobile insurance developed for Toyota connected cars in Japan

Green Car Congress

have jointly developed Japan’s first driving behavior-based telematics automobile insurance. The advance of telematics technologies has led to major changes in the automobile industry, such as the creation of a variety of new products and services that utilize automobile driving data.

2017 85

Lux: carbon fiber to go mainstream in automobiles by 2025

Green Car Congress

Driven by a faster-than-expected pace of technology development, carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs) will be poised to gain widespread adoption for automotive lightweighting by 2025, according to a new report from Lux Research, “Scaling Up Carbon Fiber: Roadmap to Automotive Adoption.”. Advances already underway in fiber, resin and composite part production will lead to a $6 billion market for automotive CFRPs in 2020, more than double Lux’s earlier projection. Earlier post.)

Zendrive launches smartphone-based automobile accident detection service

Green Car Congress

Driving data and analytics company Zendrive—a BMW i Ventures portfolio company— announced the availability of Zendrive Accident Detection, a smartphone-based service which instantly determines that an automobile accident has taken place at a particular location.

2015 71

Mercedes-Benz unveils plug-in hybrid Concept IAA: Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile; Industry 4.0

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the “Concept IAA” (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz said that the “Concept IAA” exemplifies the fundamental technological changes which are taking place in the automobile industry.

Saab Automobile AB files for voluntary reorganization, Saab Automobile Parts AB And Overseas Subsidiaries Excluded

Green Car Congress

Swedish Automobile N.V. Swan) announced that Saab Automobile AB and its subsidiaries Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB (collectively Saab Automobile) filed for voluntary reorganization today with the District Court in Vänersborg, Sweden. As part of the reorganization filing, the court-appointed administrator will apply for the Swedish state’s wage guarantee scheme to allow wage payments to all Saab Automobile employees to be made.

Guangzhou Automobile Group to show battery-electric SUV concept at Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Congress

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd (GAC Group) is showing the Trumpchi GS5-BEV Pure Electric Vehicle Concept at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric SUV concept is based on the conventionally-engined Trumpchi GS5 SUV which was introduced in March of 2012.

2013 135

Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

Green Car Reports

The first modern electric cars to go on sale in large numbers were the Nissan Leaf and first-generation Chevrolet Volt, both of which arrived in showrooms in December 2010. But the history of electric cars stretches back much further than that—more than a century back, in fact. Electric cars achieved notable popularity at the turn of the. California Museum Vintage plug-in cars Historic

Japanese automobile industry establishes joint Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE)

Green Car Congress

'Eight Japanese automakers and one automobile research institute—Suzuki Motor; Daihatsu Motor; Toyota Motor; Nissan Motor; Fuji Heavy Industries; Honda R&D; Mazda Moto; Mitsubishi Motors; and Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)—have jointly established the Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines ( AICE ). AICE’s president is Keiji Otsu, Managing Officer, Honda R&D. The participating automakers will work together to identify and to present research needs that address issues and challenges facing the automakers in the area of more fuel efficient combustion technologies for internal combustion engines and technologies which achieve cleaner tailpipe emissions. Click to enlarge. The AICE members will jointly conduct basic and applied research utilizing knowledge and expertise amassed in academia. The ultimate purpose of AICE is to utilize the research results to help accelerate the development activities of each automaker. Toward this end, AICE will operate under the following two principles: AICE brings together the knowledge and expertise of industry, academia and the government to strengthen the fundamental technologies of internal combustion engines—which will remain one of most promising power sources in the future—and contribute to the enduring enhancement of the world-leading industrial strength of Japan. Promoting research conducted through mutual enlightenment among industry, academia and the government, AICE strives to improve Japan’s collective expertise in the area of internal combustion engines and to nurture engineers and leaders who will continue promoting collaboration among industry, academia and the government. For issues and challenges in the areas of combustion and aftertreatment technologies, AICE will scientifically explain, give shape to and develop evaluation methods for each phenomenon, and the results of AICE research will be available to be incorporated into the product development conducted by each participating automaker. Through these initiatives, AICE will strive to realize the practical use of advanced technologies toward promoting the market introduction of higher-performance, more fuel-efficient and cleaner internal combustion engines. Through this effort, AICE strives to further advance Japan’s combustion technologies for internal combustion engines and technologies that achieve cleaner tailpipe emissions and contribute to the enhancement of Japan’s global competitiveness. Moreover, AICE also will focus on nurturing a wide range of human resources. The budget for AICE is approximately ¥1 billion (roughly US$9.9 million, including a subsidy granted from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for the fiscal year started 1 April 2014. Engines Japan Policy Research'

DS Automobiles unveiling high-performance E-TENSE electric GT concept at Geneva

Green Car Congress

DS Automobiles, Citroën’s luxury brand spin-off, will introduce the high-performance electric GT concept DS E-TENSE at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next week. The DS Automobiles brand has sold more than 600,000 vehicles since launch.

2016 78

Saab Automobile to resume production

Green Cars News

Saab Automobile will soon resume production after Spyker Cars NV secured short term funding thanks to a €30million convertible loan agreement with Gemini Investment Fund Limited. Green cars Latest news saab Saab Automobile Saab production Spyker carsThe loan agreement has six months maturity with an interest rate of seven per cent; and in addition to the €30million, Saab will also make a drawdown request to [.].

Honda resumes production at automobile plant in Thailand

Green Car Congress

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand has resumed production of automobiles after suspending production since 4 October 2011, due to the damage sustained from the flooding in Thailand. After approximately four months of such restoration efforts, HATC is now ready to resume automobile productions at its plant.

Geely officially discloses new global B-segment automobile modular architecture: BMA; new BMA-based SUV to launch this year

Green Car Congress

Automobile modular architectures—for example, TNGA of Toyota, and MQB, MLB and MEB of the Volkswagen Group—hav become a major trend in the auto industry. Modular technology has become an important criterion for evaluating whether an automobile company is combining global R&D technology and market layout with a cost-effective manufacturing approach.

2018 65

Chery Automobile furthers electric car plans

Green Cars News

Chinese carmaker Chery Automobile has stepped up its efforts to introduce electric cars by signing up a high power battery supplier. China BAK Battery Inc has been signed up to supply the batteries for the Chery Automobile Ruilin M1 electric car. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Chery Chery Automobile China electric cars green cars

Chery 50

Latest developments in Saab Automobile saga

Green Cars News

You might need a personal organiser to keep up to date with all the developments surrounding Saab Automobile – but now there is more breaking news. Green cars Latest news saab Pang Da Automobile Saab Automobile Saab production Saab rescue Spyker NVJust five days after the termination of its strategic partnership with Hawtai Motor Group (see article), Spyker Cars NV has now announced that it and Saab have signed a [.].

Planes, trains and automobiles: Car interiors are set to undergo a RADICAL change

Green Cars News

There’s a lot of talk about flying cars and how cars are set to become more like road-bound railways as transport evolves

2019 54

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

Green Car Congress

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium.

Rice study finds Houston intersections with traffic lights 9x more likely to see fatal pedestrian- and bicyclist-automobile crashes

Green Car Congress

Hu used two colocation measures—global and local—to analyze the spatial relationship between pedestrian- and bicyclist-automobile crashes and intersections. The key finding of this research—that bicycle- and pedestrian-automobile crashes are collectively colocated with signalized intersections—suggests that these intersections require attention to make our streets safer for all.

2017 80

Saab Automobile secures short-term funding; production to resume

Green Car Congress

Spyker) has secured the short-term funding of Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) by entering into a €30-million (US$44.6 In addition to the receipt of €30 million from Gemini, Saab Automobile will make a drawdown request to the EIB for an amount of €29.1 As a result of the convertible loan and the EIB draw down—which is expected next week—Saab Automobile secured an amount of €59.1 Spyker Cars N.V.

Leonardo DiCaprio & Venturi Automobiles launch Formula E electric race car team

Green Car Congress

Venturi Automobiles announced a joint venture with award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship—the first fully-electric race series beginning in September 2014. Based in Monaco, the new Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team has been co-founded by DiCaprio and Gildo Pallanca Pastor, founder of pioneering EV manufacturer Venturi Automobiles, together with Bert Hedaya and Francesco Costa.

2013 85

Advanced Battery Technologies to supply Li-ion batteries for 20K Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile electric cars

Green Car Congress

Advanced Battery Technologies signed a strategic partnership agreement with Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile Co., Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile specializes in research and development, design and manufacture of its Supercar-branded electric sports cars. Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile’s new energy project is authorized by the China Development and Reform Commission.

2015 82

Aisin Seki develops new economic electric water cooling pump for automobiles

Green Car Congress

Following work to develop electric pumps for cooling inverters, Aisin Seki has now focused on automobile cooling systems. Aisin Seki electric water cooling pump installed in engine (red circle). Aisin Seiki. Click to enlarge. Aisin Seki Co.,

Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

Green Car Congress

A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. Automobile tire rubber in general consists of approximately 40?60%

Honda begins building new automobile production plant in Brazil; starting with new Fit in 2 years

Green Car Congress

HAB), the Honda automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, has begun construction of its new automobile production plant in the city of Itirapina in the state of São Paulo (approximately 200 km (124 miles) northwest of the city of São Paulo). Combining the production capacity of the new plant with the existing plant in Sumaré, HAB’s total annual automobile production capacity will double from the current 120,000 units to 240,000 units.

2013 80

Saab Automobile and Spyker enter into MOU with Pang Da Automobile on distribution/manufacturing partnership for China and equity participation

Green Car Congress

Spyker) announced that it and Saab Automobile AB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pang Da Automobile Trade Co., Ltd (Pang Da), China’s largest publicly traded automobile distributor with more than 1100 dealerships nationwide. Saab Automobile will have up to 50% in the MJV, with Pang Da and a to-be-selected manufacturing partner owning the remaining shares.

ZF and start-up Levant Power partnering on first fully active, regenerative suspension for automobiles

Green Car Congress

The first fully active and regenerative suspension is based on a pioneering electrohydraulic functional unit fitted to the exterior of the damper. Photo: ZF. Click to enlarge. ZF Friedrichshafen AG has entered into a partnership with Levant Power Corp. to build the first fully active suspension system with energy recovery function. GenShock technology is a fully active system for passenger cars which combines dynamics, safety and comfort characteristics with minimum energy consumption.

2013 102

Electric Or Gasoline? Vintage Woods Automobile Could Do Either, If Required

Green Car Reports

Virtually every automotive advancement changed the direction of the automobile, and--perhaps more significantly than anything else--nobody had quite decided what cars should run on. The turn of last century must have been a fascinating period to live in. Within the last quarter century or so, the car itself had been invented by Karl Benz.

2013 79

Ankai Automobile Developing Plug-in Hybrid Bus for US Market

Green Car Congress

The state-owned Chinese vehicle maker Ankai Automobile Co. Global Atlanta. is developing a plug-in hybrid electric bus for the US market. Ankai is China’s third-largest bus company; it has partnered since 1993 with Daimler Buses, producing Setra brand buses under license for the Chinese market. Ankai is working with Efficient Drivetrains Inc. EDI) in Palo Alto, CA to develop the plug-in hybrid’s drive train.

Honda begins installation of solar power generation systems at automobile dealership locations in Japan

Green Car Congress

The installation is the kick-off of a project to install Honda Soltec solar power generation systems with a total capacity of 1 MW at Honda automobile dealership locations in Japan by 31 March 2014. This will be the largest solar power generation system installed at an automobile production plant in Japan. Honda Motor Co., has installed a 9 kW-capacity solar power generation system at the Adachi Odai location of the Honda Cars Tokyo Chuo dealer network.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles make big changes to leasing department

Green Cars News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced the appointments of Robert English to the role of National Corporate and Leasing Manager and Mike Miles.

Next-generation Fiat 500e electric car arrives for Europe in 2020

Green Car Reports

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to build up to 80,000 copies of a new electric Fiat 500 at the company's Mirafiori, Italy, factory starting in 2020. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The company's chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Pietro Gorlier, told Reuters earlier this month that the new 500 will be a dedicated electric car.

2019 87

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles joining BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye in developing global autonomous driving platform; Level 4/5 by 2021

Green Car Congress

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to be the first automaker to join them in developing a world-leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform for global deployment.

2017 60

FIA grants homologation to nine manufacturers for 2018/19 Formula E season The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) released

Green Car Congress

The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) released the names of the nine manufacturers that have been granted homologation from the 2018/19 season of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. DS Automobiles. Venturi Automobiles. FIA grants homologation to nine manufacturers for 2018/19 Formula E season.

2017 60