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Hella Goes Global with Next-Gen Headlight

Software allows carmakers to meet varying standards with one system

Autonomous Vehicles

Hella Readies Next-Gen ADAS Radar

Production of the 77-GHz system starts this spring in Germany 

Interiors & Electronics

Hella Illuminates Bimmer Grille

14 LED-array adds pizazz to sporty X6 crossover

Autonomous Vehicles

Apex.AI Secures Funding from JLR, Hella and Volvo Trucks

Silicon Valley-based autonomous tech startup Apex.AI has landed unspecified investments from Jaguar Land Rover, Hella and Volvo Trucks.

Hella Readies Next-Gen LED Headlights

Hella GmbH says its new LED headlights offer significantly better performance, improved packaging and allows carmakers to offer customized features.

Mobility

Former BorgWarner Exec Joins ZF Board

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has appointed Martin Fischer to its management board to oversee safety systems, electronics and advanced driver assist systems in the Americas.

Electronics

Forster to Chair Hella’s Shareholder Committee

Lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH & Co. plans to name industry veteran Carl-Peter Forster to chair its shareholder committee, effective Sept. 27.

Holographic Startup Lands Funding

Light Field Lab Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup which is developing hologram technology that doesn’t require virtual reality headsets, has raised $28 million in Series A funding.

Regulations

Hella Doubles up on Mild-Hybrid Tech

Germany's Hella GmbH aims to launch two new 48-volt mild-hybrid systems by 2023 to help carmakers meet more stringent tailpipe emission regulations.

Production

Hella Opens 6th Facility in India

Hella GmbH is opening its second electronics component plant in India and its sixth facility in the country.

Autonomous Vehicles

Connected Vehicles Move to the Forefront of Advanced Mobility

While the hype about fully autonomous cars has slowed over the last year, the shift to connected vehicles is accelerating.

Electronics

Advanced Electronics at Hella

Hella Group may be best-known for its vehicle lighting products, and it continues to innovate in that market with such technologies as matrix beam lighting.

Adaptive Lighting Moves Inside the Car

The technology that enables adaptive headlamps to adjust their beams according to conditions is moving into the passenger cabin, notes Steve Lietaert, president of Hella Corporate Center USA.

Sales

Hella’s Annual Sales, Earnings Climb

Lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA reports gains of 9% in currency-adjusted sales and 14% in net earnings for the fiscal year ended May 31.

Production

Hella Expands Mexican Operations

Germany’s Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. has opened a new electronics plant in Apaseo el Grande, Mexico.

Business

Hella Ponders Sale of Its Wholesaling Business

Hella GmbH & Co. says it is in discussions with possible investors about “strategic options” for its Nordic Forum wholesale activities.

Autonomous Vehicles

Driving into the Future

“Autonomous driving, zero tailpipe emission mobility and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning.”

Production

Hella Breaks Ground for New U.S. Tech, Administrative Center

Hella GmbH has begun constructing a new U.S. headquarters near Plymouth, Mich., and plans to move into the 115,000 sq-ft facility in early 2019.

Auto’s Moon Shot

Automakers and suppliers are increasingly partnering with each other, competitors, tech companies and startups to reduce costs and ensure they have the proper expertise and resources to develop the necessary technologies needed for next-generation vehicles.

Business

ZF, Baidu to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicle Tech

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc. have announced plans to work together to develop technologies related to autonomous vehicles, telematics and other new-mobility systems in China.

Electronics

Electronic Adapatable Headlamps

Your next car may come equipped with electronic headlamps that are permanently on “high” beam, yet create no glare.

Full Speeds Ahead for Disruptive Suppliers

The next decade promises to be a disruptive one for automotive suppliers.

Production

Front-End Module Supplier HBPO Expands in N. America

Germany’s HBPO GmbH plans to open two more plants in Mexico by the end of 2018 and is increasing production at several other North American facilities as demand for the company’s front-end modules grows.

Business

EU Fines Hella, Automotive Lighting for Price Fixing

The European Commission has fined Hella and Magneti Marelli's Automotive Lighting unit a combined €27 million ($30 million) for their participation in fixing prices for headlamps and other lighting products.