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Business

Nissan Aims to Forge Tech Alliances with Suppliers

Sourcing increasingly includes Toyota affiliates

Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne Spins Ahead with New Lidar Contracts

Deals with Motional and May Mobility Follow Baidu Partnership

Production

Chinese Battery Maker Ramps Up Plans

Cobalt-free units due next year, $2.4 billion European plant to open in 2023

Batteries

EV Charging Developer Readies Scalable Platform

Charging up to meet higher battery capacities

Mobility

Hyundai Mobis Taps Industry Veteran to Head Global Sales

Former Valeo executive Axle Maschka aims to accelerate the South Korean supplier’s global sales

Regulations

Honda Gets Level 3 OK in Japan

Next-gen autonomous tech to debut in Legend luxury sedan early next year

Business

Volvo to Develop Electric Motors Itself

Shanghai lab will support vehicles built on new EV platform

Batteries

Buick Previews Future EVs

“Potential energy” takes shape with space-age design

Business

Infiniti Previews Next-Gen QX60

Bolder, sleeker and more upscale

Sales

Redesigned Hyundai Tucson Breaks Cover

4th-Gen crossover boasts bold design, hybrid option, more tech

Sales

U.S. Distributor Inks 2nd Deal with China’s Chery Auto

Budget T-Go brand will join high-end Vantas marque in U.S.

Business

Toyota Expands Woven Mobility Universe

$800 million VC arm will invest in “growth-stage” tech companies

Hybrid

S. Korea Ramps Up “Green” Investments

Plan calls for more than 1.3 million EVs and fuel cell vehicles by 2025

Autonomous Vehicles

Subaru Launches Next-Gen ADAS

Xilinx processor provides the brains behind the camera-based technology

Hybrid

Nissan Looks to the Future with Ariya EV

New look, more tech. The first in a wave of new models. 

Propulsion

A Stick Shift Without the Foot Work

Hyundai debuts manual gearbox sans clutch pedal, in India

Batteries

Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.

Electronics

Toyota Touts New Electronics Plating Tech

Stamping-type process designed to cut waste and manufacturing emissions

Assembly

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: June 5

More plants open, but others are targeted for closure

Sales

COVID-19 Anxiety Easing, But Financial Concerns Linger

Americans delaying big purchases, plan to keep vehicles longer

Hybrid

Finding a Purpose for an EV Grille

Hyundai Mobis integrates pedestrian alert sound system into front-end design

Plastics

Honda Modifies Odyssey for COVID-19 Testing

Plastic partition helps protect drivers transporting people to Detroit test sites

Batteries

China EV Maker Takes Norwegian Route to Europe

New BYD SUV will be followed by several light commercial trucks

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