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Mitsubishi Motors' All-New eK X EV Wins RJC Car of the Year and RJC Technology of the Year for 2023

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

In addition, the electrification technology of all-electric kei-car used for the eK X EV has won the RJC Technology of the Year for 20232.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the electrification technology of all-electric kei-car used for the eK X EV has won the RJC Technology of the Year for 20232.
  • Also offered at an affordable price for a wide range of users, the eK X EV provides momentum to the promotion of EVs."
  • In awarding the RJC Technology of the Year, the selection committee commented:
    "Utilizing the electrification technology that Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have cultivated over the years, the eK X EV has achieved reduction in size and cost.
  • This is the fourth time(3) that Mitsubishi Motors has won the RJC Car of the Year, following the award for 2020 won by the eK wagon and eK X height-wagon kei-cars.

Opportunities and Challenges for Illinois Automakers in Electric Car Transition Detailed by IMEC and IMA Report

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

PEORIA, Ill., Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and the Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) released an impacts report detailing changes Illinois automakers will experience as the transportation market shifts toward electric vehicles. The report, written by the Center for Automotive Research, explains that Illinois automobile supply chain manufacturers will see opportunities for growth in the electric car transition, with new parts production creating new jobs. However, the report also details other automakers are at risk if they cannot change production.

Key Points: 
  • Illinois manufacturers in the automotive supply chain are due for new challenges and opportunities from shift toward electric, according to new report.
  • PEORIA, Ill., Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and the Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) released an impacts report detailing changes Illinois automakers will experience as the transportation market shifts toward electric vehicles.
  • The report, written by the Center for Automotive Research, explains that Illinois automobile supply chain manufacturers will see opportunities for growth in the electric car transition, with new parts production creating new jobs.
  • The impact report identifies 10,800 employees (12% of Illinois autoworkers) whose jobs are at "High Risk" of obsoletion in the electrification transition.

Automakers and Aluminum Producers Prepare to "Transform Mobility and Electrification Through Collaboration"

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

DETROIT, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aluminum Association's Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) hosted an expert panel, Transforming Mobility and Electrification Through Collaboration, of top automotive executives on September 15, 2022 at Huntington Place in Detroit.

Key Points: 
  • DETROIT, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aluminum Association's Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) hosted an expert panel, Transforming Mobility and Electrification Through Collaboration, of top automotive executives on September 15, 2022at Huntington Place in Detroit.
  • "When automakers and aluminum producers take a holistic approach to vehicle design, the resulting innovations tackle climate change and protect occupants better than ever."
  • The discussion was moderated by Bernard Swiecki, director of Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP) at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR).
  • Through its Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG), The Aluminum Association communicates the benefits of aluminum in ground transportation applications to help accelerate its penetration through research programs and related outreach activities.

Keysight World: Innovate to Spotlight Emerging Technologies and Trends

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

This four-day online vision conference will be held in regions around the world throughout October, November and December 2022.

Key Points: 
  • This four-day online vision conference will be held in regions around the world throughout October, November and December 2022.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220907005900/en/
    Every day, technological advancements are reshaping the human experience - from how we live and work, to how we move through the world.
  • Each day of Keysight World: Innovate will feature an industry expert keynote on near-term trends, a moderated panel discussion on key industry challenges, an industry luminary vision keynote and relevant solution demonstrations.
  • Keynote address: Javier Verdura , Global Director of Product Design, Tesla
    Vision keynote: Chris Gerdes , Professor and Co-Director, Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)

Altair Announces Winners of 10th Annual Enlighten Award

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

TROY, Mich., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has named the winners of the 10th annual Altair Enlighten Award. Presented in association with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the Altair Enlighten Award honors the greatest sustainability and lightweighting advancements that successfully reduce carbon footprint, mitigate water and energy consumption, and leverage material reuse and recycling efforts.  

Key Points: 
  • Ford, Shiloh Industries, General Motors, Toyota, BASF, Nemak, and McMaster University among winners creating a more sustainable, lightweight future
    TROY, Mich., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR)a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has named the winners of the 10th annual Altair Enlighten Award.
  • "The winners of the 2022 Enlighten Award have demonstrated the great strides the automotive industry has made in creating more sustainable products," said Carla Bailo, president and CEO, Center for Automotive Research.
  • The Enlighten Award winners will be announced in an awards ceremony at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars onAugust 2, 2022 at 8 a.m.
  • Media partners for the 2022 Altair Enlighten Award include SAE, Automotive Engineering, Tech Briefs, and Automobil Industrie.

Altair Announces Winners of 10th Annual Enlighten Award

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

TROY, Mich., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has named the winners of the 10th annual Altair Enlighten Award. Presented in association with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the Altair Enlighten Award honors the greatest sustainability and lightweighting advancements that successfully reduce carbon footprint, mitigate water and energy consumption, and leverage material reuse and recycling efforts.  

Key Points: 
  • Ford, Shiloh Industries, General Motors, Toyota, BASF, Nemak, and McMaster University among winners creating a more sustainable, lightweight future
    TROY, Mich., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR)a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has named the winners of the 10th annual Altair Enlighten Award.
  • "The winners of the 2022 Enlighten Award have demonstrated the great strides the automotive industry has made in creating more sustainable products," said Carla Bailo, president and CEO, Center for Automotive Research.
  • The Enlighten Award winners will be announced in an awards ceremony at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars onAugust 2, 2022 at 8 a.m.
  • Media partners for the 2022 Altair Enlighten Award include SAE, Automotive Engineering, Tech Briefs, and Automobil Industrie.

Contract Lifecycle Management Leader Agiloft Aims Digital Transformation Lens on the Automotive Industry

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT, Mich., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CAR MBS 2022 – Agiloft, a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM), today announced it's heading to Traverse City, Michigan with a challenge to the automotive industry; "Look for your next significant increase in profitability – in your filing cabinets, emails, and shared file sites – where it's likely to be buried in your contracts." Agiloft is attending the 2022 Center for Automotive Research (CAR)'s flagship Management Briefing Seminar (MBS), CARMBS, to outline how CLM technologies are white hot in today's market, given how they not only automate the contract process, but also unleash contract data critical to powering business results, managing risk, and optimizing profits.

Key Points: 
  • "The automotive industry is one of the most contract heavy.
  • Don't be left behind by other top manufactures who are turning to Agiloft and CLM, and the contract nimbleness we provide to help save millions."
  • The automotive industry can ensure its survival, mitigate risk, and compete at scale by using a unified solution to manage contract sustainability, consistency, completeness, searchability, ownership, and risk management, in one place.
  • As the globalleaderin agile contract lifecycle management software,Agiloftis trusted toprovidesignificant savings in purchasing, enablemore efficientlegal operations,and acceleratesales cycles,allwhiledrastically loweringcompliance risk.Agiloft'sadaptable no-codeplatformensures rapiddeployment and a fully extensible system.

EV Powertrain Expert Vitesco Technologies North America Selects Bianchi Public Relations as PR Agency of Record

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

TROY, Mich., July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitesco TechnologiesUSA LLC the North America unit of Vitesco Technologies Group AG a leading international developer and manufacturer of modern powertrain technologies for sustainable mobility has named Bianchi Public Relations, Inc. as its public relations agency of record (AOR).

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  • TROY, Mich., July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitesco TechnologiesUSA LLC the North America unit of Vitesco Technologies Group AG a leading international developer and manufacturer of modern powertrain technologies for sustainable mobility has named Bianchi Public Relations, Inc. as its public relations agency of record (AOR).
  • Michael R. Stoller, Jr., head of communications for Vitesco North America, and James A. Bianchi, APR, president of Bianchi PR, made the announcement.
  • Vitesco Technologies is one of only a few suppliers worldwide to offer the full range of electronics, software and system integration for powertrain electrification.
  • As agency of record, Bianchi PR will provide Vitesco Technologies with ongoing public relations, media relations and thought leadership support in North America, especially across the automotive, commercial vehicle and related mobility sectors.

Vehicle Shortage Creates Demand for First Data-Driven App that Diagnoses Vehicle Problems and Anticipates Future Maintenance and Repairs

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220616005197/en/
    CarBeast is the first app that diagnoses vehicle problems and informs about potential future maintenance and repairs.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Owners are keeping their vehicles longer out of necessity, particularly given the vehicle shortage occurring right now, which is creating an increased demand for repairs as well as preventative maintenance, said Kunal Joshi, data scientist at CarBeast.
  • CarBeast helps reduce the stress and inconvenience of dealing with vehicle maintenance issues and serves as a learning tool as well.
  • CarBeast Foresight informs a vehicle owner of future problems that their vehicle may have.

DFI Invited to Autotronics Taipei, Injecting New Energy into the Automotive Industry with ARTC

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The pavilion presents the efforts invested in the Automated, Connected, Electrified, and Serviced of the vehicle industry by organizations and the industry as a whole.

Key Points: 
  • The pavilion presents the efforts invested in the Automated, Connected, Electrified, and Serviced of the vehicle industry by organizations and the industry as a whole.
  • In Taiwan, the market has a value of US$10.15 billion, and is projected to reach US$20.31 billion by 2025.
  • The DoTI aims to help the industry improve its technical capabilities to compete with international companies and enter the global market.
  • The electric vehicle T-Box project, worked on by DFI and ARTC, is one example of such a project.