Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu, Toyota and Mazda to develop joint technical specifications for next-generation vehicle communications devices

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Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation (Subaru), Daihatsu Motor Co. Toyota Motor Corporation, and Mazda Motor Corporation reached an agreement to develop jointly technical specifications for next-generation vehicle communications devices.

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Toyota and Suzuki lay out details of collaboration

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation have agreed to begin considering concrete collaboration in new fields. Toyota and Suzuki have been considering the concrete details of such collaboration since having concluded a memorandum of understanding toward business partnership in February 2017. For the new collaborative business, Toyota will supply THS (Toyota Hybrid System) to Suzuki. —Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki.

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Suzuki joins Automotive Grade Linux

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Suzuki is joining The Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux. Suzuki is the ninth automaker to join AGL and joins Toyota and Mazda as a Platinum member. —Hisanori Takashiba, Executive General Manager of Research & Development at Suzuki Motor Corporation. Adopting an open source approach to software development is a key part of our technology strategy and will help us to keep pace with the rapid advances happening across the auto industry.

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Toyota and Suzuki to start discussing joint projects for technological development, vehicle production, and market development; India and Africa

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) agreed to start discussing new joint projects in the fields of technological development, vehicle production, and market development. Topics under discussion include: Denso Corporation and Toyota to provide Suzuki with technological support for a compact, ultrahigh-efficiency powertrain to be developed by Suzuki. —Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki.

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Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation establish joint venture company to develop and manufacture fuel cell systems

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Intelligent Energy and the Suzuki Motor Corporation have created a joint venture company called SMILE FC System Corporation to develop and manufacture air-cooled fuel cell systems for a range of industry sectors. The joint venture also includes a non-exclusive license agreement that gives Suzuki access to Intelligent Energy’s fuel cell technology for its next generation of fuel cell vehicles.

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Mobility services company MONET forms partnerships with Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu & Mazda; Hino & Honda make additional investments

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has concluded capital and business partnership agreements with Isuzu Motors Limited , Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co., and Mazda Motor Corporation (“Mazda”), respectively. Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda each plan to invest in MONET by August 2019 and acquire approximately 2% of its shares. Mobility services company MONET Technologies Inc.

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Toyota and Suzuki enter into capital alliance agreement; collaboration to focus on new fields such as autonomous driving

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation entered into a capital alliance agreement to establish and promote a long-term partnership between the two companies for promoting collaboration in new fields, including the field of autonomous driving. Likewise, Suzuki plans to acquire, through purchase in the market, shares in Toyota equivalent to JPY 48 billion (US$453 million).

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Suzuki and Toyota to explore business partnership; environment, safety, and information technology

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Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have agreed to start exploring ideas that are directed towards a business partnership. With its primary focus on minivehicles, Suzuki has been consistently refining its technologies so as to develop vehicles with high price competitiveness. However, in the face of the advanced and future technology R&D field, Suzuki is increasingly feeling a sense of uncertainty.

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Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter obtains Whole Vehicle Type Approval

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The Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter ( earlier post ), jointly developed by Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation, has obtained European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA). WVTA qualifies the Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter design as safe to use on public European roads without having to be inspected and tested individually. Suzuki, Chairman and CEO, Suzuki Motor Corporation.

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Toyota and Suzuki conclude memorandum toward business partnership; environment and safety, IT and mutual supply of products and components

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have concluded a memorandum on beginning concrete examinations for business partnership. Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to start exploring ideas directed toward business partnership on 12 October 2016. Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to work toward the early realization of business partnership.

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Suzuki to partner with Proton in Malaysia; new 2-cylinder 0.8L diesel for compacts in India

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Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) will collaborate with the Malaysian national carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad. As the first step of the collaboration, SMC will supply KD (knocked down) components for a Suzuki model to Proton. In future, supply of engines and transmissions by Suzuki to Proton will be also studied. Earlier in June, Suzuki announced a lightweight and compact 2-cylinder 0.8L

Suzuki, Toshiba and Denso to form JV to produce automotive Li-ion battery packs in India

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Suzuki Motor Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, and Denso Corporation have reached basic agreement on establishing a joint venture company for production of automotive lithium-ion battery packs in India, and signed the agreement. million), with the planned participation ratio of Suzuki 50%, Toshiba 40% and Denso 10% respectively. For instance, the new Ertiga from Maruti Suzuki that features SHVS technology pushes up its fuel efficiency from about 20.8

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Suzuki and Mitsubishi make vehicle agreement

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Suzuki Motor Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have reached an agreement on OEM supply of Suzuki’s SOLIO compact passenger vehicle. It is expected that Suzuki will supply around 800 SOLIO vehicles a month to Mitsubishi starting from spring 2011 with the aim of generating new customers. Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Suzuki Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Suzuki Motor Corporation Suzuki SOLIO

Volkswagen and Suzuki to Establish Strategic Partnership; VW to Take 19.9% Stake in Suzuki, Suzuki to Invest in VW

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Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corporation have signed a framework agreement to establish a close long-term strategic partnership. of Suzuki’s issued shares, in a deal worth about ¥200 billion (about US$2.3 Suzuki intends to invest up to one half of the amount received from Volkswagen into shares of Volkswagen. Suzuki has our own ideas where the priorities should be, and we have already shared those with Volkswagen. Osamu Suzuki. Osamu Suzuki.

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Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor complete ready-to-scale fuel cell production line in Japan

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SMILE FC System Corporation, a joint venture between Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation, has established a ready-to-scale production plant for its fuel cell systems in Yokohama, Japan. The manufacturing center will be scaled up to supply fuel cell stacks for integration with Suzuki vehicles. The joint venture provides Suzuki with access to Intelligent Energy’s Air Cooled Fuel Cell technology, through partnering and licensing.

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Intelligent Energy unveils next-generation, integrated, compact fuel cell power unit; developed with Suzuki

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The technology has been developed in collaboration with the Suzuki Motor Corporation. A ready-to-scale production line capable of manufacturing Gen4 fuel cells was commissioned in 2013 at SMILE FC System Corporation, the joint venture company established by Intelligent Energy and Suzuki in Yokohama, Japan. The new Gen4 unit. Click to enlarge.

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Suzuki Motor and Mitsubishi Motors agree on OEM supply of compact passenger vehicles in Japan

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Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have mutually agreed on OEM supply of Suzuki’s SOLIO compact passenger vehicle to MMC. Suzuki will supply MMC with about 800 SOLIOs per month beginning from spring 2011. ” Through the OEM supply to MMC, Suzuki aims to improve its productivity and lower production and development costs through further increasing economies of scale.

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American Suzuki restructures under Chapter 11; exiting auto market in US

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American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), the sole distributor in the continental United States of Suzuki Motor Corporation automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and marine outboard engines, will restructure under chapter 11. Suzuki will continue to have a strong presence as a sponsor of teams in supercross, outdoor motocross and road racing.

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Panasonic Group to supply electric drive system for Suzuki Electric Scooter

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The Panasonic Group will supply its electric drive system for Suzuki Motor Corporation’s e-Let’s electric scooter, to be released in January 2012 in Japan. In September 2010, the Panasonic Group, in collaboration with Suzuki, developed an in-wheel motor with regenerative braking capabilities and a high efficiency control circuit for Suzuki’s prototype electric scooters, which have undergone on-road testing.

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Mitsubishi Motors in talks with Suzuki towards OEM supply of a minicar-class light commercial electric vehicle

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced it is in talks with Suzuki Motor Corporation towards OEM supply of a minicar-class light commercial electric vehicle based on the MINICAB-MiEV. MMC and Suzuki are currently working on details; however plans are for initial supply to Suzuki to begin in February 2012, building up to full-scale supply in the 2012 fiscal year.

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Suzuki Working on Stop-Start for Alto and Splash

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During his press conference at the Geneva Motor Show, Toshihiro Suzuki, Board Member and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Global Marketing for Suzuki Motor Corporation, said that the company was working on engine auto stop/start systems and variable valve timing for the Alto and Splash. With stop-start and variable valve timing, Suzuki expects to reduce that to 95 g/km. With the new engine technologies, Suzuki is targeting a reduction to 109 g/km

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Maruti Suzuki to Launch Electric and CNG Variants in India

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Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car company by sales, plans to launch electric and compressed natural gas (CNG) variants for three or four models in the Indian market. “We But it might take us up to the next five years or more to manufacture and sell electric cars in the domestic market,” said Maruti Suzuki Managing Director Shinzo Nakanishi. Maruti Suzuki Chairman R C Bhargava, added, “We are working on multi-fuel variants and some models have been identified for CNG.

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Suzuki introduces hybrid concept version of Kizashi at New York show

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American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) unveiled a gasoline-electric concept variant of its Kizashi sedan at the company’s 2011 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) press conference. The Kizashi EcoCharge has the capability to deliver a 25% fuel economy gain. Kizashi EcoCharge. Click to enlarge.

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Suzuki Stops Selling Cars In U.S.--What Does It Mean For You?

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After nearly a three-decade run in the United States market, Suzuki has decided to cease selling automobiles here to focus on its core markets in India and Southeast Asia. Those of us in the industry weren’t surprised by the announcement that American Suzuki Motor Corporation was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but we’ll

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American Suzuki Motor receives bankruptcy court approval of up to $100M in Debtor-In-Possession (DIP) financing

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American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) has received court approval for Debtor-In-Possession (DIP) financing. As a result, the Company will be able to borrow up to $50 million for operations and up to $50 million for purchases of inventory from Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC). These funds will help ensure that ASMC has the cash necessary to operate its business during the pendency of the chapter 11 case. Earlier post.)

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Mitsubishi and Suzuki to team up for electric cars?

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It has announced that it is in talks with the Suzuki Motor Corporation over the possible supply of a minicar-class electric vehicle based on the MINICAB-MiEV. [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Suzuki MINICAB-MiEV Mitsubishi Minicab MiEVJapanese carmaker Mitsubishi is no stranger to forming collaborations with other manufacturers for its electric cars – and now it seems set to add another partner to its list.

Suzuki gets green light for Swift Plug-in Hybrid

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Good news for plug-in hybrid vehicle fans – Suzuki Motor Corporation has received type approval for its newly developed Swift Plug-in Hybrid. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Suzuki japan plug-in cars plug-in hybrid cars plug-in hybrid electric cars suzuki swift Suzuki Swift Plug-in Hybrid

Suzuki and Intelligent Energy Showcase Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter in London Ahead of Fleet Tests in the UK

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Suzuki Motor Corporation nd Intelligent Energy jointly unveiled the Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter ( earlier post ) in London’s Living Room, City Hall, London. The first public road tests of the Suzuki Burgman will be conducted initially at Loughborough. First presented at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, the city-friendly Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter builds upon the success of the Crosscage fuel cell motorbike unveiled in 2007 ( earlier post ).

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Suzuki in joint venture for fuel cell development

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UK firm, Intelligent Energy has joined Suzuki in launching a new venture company for the development of fuel cell systems. The new venture company called Smile FC System Corporations will focus on the advancement and manufacture of air-cooled fuel cell systems for application in a range of industry sectors. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars fuel cell hydrogen Intelligent Energy Suzuki

Volkswagen and Suzuki join forces for greener future

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Two heavyweights of the motoring industry will combine their collective might as Volkswagen AG and the Suzuki Motor Corporation sign a framework agreement to establish a long-term strategic partnership. per cent of Suzuki’s issued shares in a deal worth around $2.3billion with Suzuki intending to invest up to 50 per cent of [.]. Tags: Green cars Latest news Suzuki Volkswagen compact cars sustainable mobility Volkswagen Suzuki partnership

Suzuki Swift Plug-in Hybrid Gains Type Approval from Japanese Government; To Dealers in the Autumn for Testing

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Suzuki Motor Corporation’s newly developed Swift Plug-in Hybrid, unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2009 as a concept ( earlier post ), gained type approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on 12 May. Powertrain concept for the Swift plug-in. Click to enlarge.

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A123 Systems and IHI Corporation Sign Joint Marketing Agreement to Develop Advanced Battery Technology Business in Japan

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Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems and IHI Corporation have entered into a collaborative business development agreement to serve potential customers in the Japanese transportation, industrial and marine markets. With more than 24,000 employees around the world and over 155 years of history, IHI customers include major Japanese car makers Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Suzuki and Mitsubishi.

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Agreement reached to standardize swappable batteries for electric motorcycles

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Suzuki Motor Corporation and Yamaha Motor Co., The Swappable Battery Consortium for Electric Motorcycles has reached an agreement to standardize swappable batteries and replacement systems, allowing battery sharing and paving the way for increased adoption of electric motorcycles in Japan. The consortium was established by Honda Motor Co., Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., in April 2019, aimed at increasing the adoption of electric motorcycles in Japan.

Toyota announces new BEV series Toyota bZ

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced Toyota bZ, its newly established series of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), in establishment of a full line-up of electrified vehicles. Partners for developing Toyota bZ models are BYD, Daihatsu, Subaru and Suzuki.

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Toshiba making SCiB battery business an independent unit; higher energy density batteries with titanium niobium oxide anodes for EVs

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Toshiba Corporation is taking its SCiB rechargeable battery business from Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation (TISS) to make it an independent business unit within Toshiba. Separately, in 2017, Toshiba, Suzuki Motor Corporation and Denso Corporation agreed to establish a joint venture company to produce automotive lithium-ion battery packs in India, and Toshiba will also collaborate with Johnson Controls Power Solutions in the US.

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Intelligent Energy claims highest power densities yet for automotive fuel cells

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In 2012, the company formed a joint venture in Japan with the Suzuki Motor Corporation to manufacture fuel cells for a range of automotive and other sectors. UK-based Intelligent Energy announced that its proprietary fuel cell technology is providing leading levels of power output and performance for a number of its automotive customers, with the company’s fuel cell stacks demonstrating continuous volumetric and gravimetric power densities of 3.7 kW/L and 2.5 kW/kg, respectively.

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Intelligent Energy introduces new high performance 100kW automotive fuel cell architecture

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Intelligent Energy has a long association with the automotive industry, including an eight-year relationship with the Suzuki Motor Corporation. Intelligent Energy is expanding its PEM fuel cell offerings with a new 100 kW automotive fuel cell architecture.

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Maruti's anti EV & anti India policy : Keep selling pollution cars

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According to the article from AutoCarIndia, Shashank Srivastava, executive director - marketing and sales, Maruti Suzuki, doesn’t see a case for introducing an EV yet. Hey Mr or Mrs Maruti corporate suit, What would you like to tell the Indian public about Electric Cars? The holy grail for all corporate types - eternal growth. More corporate BS from corporate suits.

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Torotrak and Univance enter cooperation and license agreement for variator components and assemblies

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Gearless traction drive company Torotrak PLC has signed a cooperation and licence agreement with Univance Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of passenger and industrial vehicle transmission units and other automotive parts headquartered in Japan. Suzuki Motor Corporation; JATCO Ltd; CNH America LLC (USA), Mazda Motor Corporation; UD Trucks Corporation; Isuzu Motors Limited; Kayaba Industry Co., Exedy Corporation; Nissan Shatai Co.,

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Intelligent Energy Raises $30M; Funding to Support Commercialization of Fuel Cell Power Systems

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Current partners and customers include Scottish & Southern Energy plc with whom the company has formed a joint venture to commercialize fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) systems, and the Suzuki Motor Corporation ( earlier post ). UK-based fuel cell and hydrogen systems company Intelligent Energy has raised $30 million from both existing and new investors.

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Intelligent Energy showcasing 100kW hydrogen fuel cell architecture at JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition

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Intelligent Energy has an existing collaboration with Suzuki Motor Corporation. Intelligent Energy will showcase its evaporatively-cooled 100kW automotive fuel cell architecture ( earlier post ) at the JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition in Japan, 20-22 May. The company’s unique stack technology offers leading power densities of 3.5 kW/l (volumetric) and 3.0 kW/kg (gravimetric), while being engineered for low-cost, high-volume series production.

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DENSO develops cold storage evaporator that limits the rise in cabin temperature during an idle stop

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DENSO Corporation has developed a Cold Storage (CS) Evaporator, which limits the increase in vehicle cabin temperature during an idle stop when stop/start technology is employed. This product will be used in the Wagon R, which was launched in Japan on 6 September by Suzuki Motor Corporation. Cross-section of the CS Evaporator. Click to enlarge.

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Ford and Toyota establish SmartDeviceLink Consortium to accelerate industry-driven standard for in-vehicle apps

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Mazda Motor Corporation, PSA Group, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. FHI) and Suzuki Motor Corporation are the first automaker members of the consortium. Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company are forming SmartDeviceLink Consortium ( SDL ), a nonprofit organization working to manage an open-source software platform with the goal of giving consumers more choice in how they connect and control their smartphone apps on the road.

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