Urgent and important news for all driving license holders and car owners in the Emirates
This morning, the UAE government officially announced good news for all driving license holders, car owners and drivers with or without a driving license, which is that a change is expected to occur in the characteristics of cars in the UAE.
The same may happen after the car manufacturer announced that it will open a new technology center in Dubai, the first UAE city, which will be an important center for software development and, according to Volvo Cars, will play an important role. Role. And its role in implementing it. The ambition is to become a purely electric brand.
The company stated that the technology center will assume overall responsibility for developing the complete and necessary features of the company’s new vehicles.
Volvo engineers in Detroit join a global talent pool to accelerate enterprise innovation through software development in key areas of Volvo Cars, from core safety technologies to supporting algorithms and autonomous driving software.
Other technical challenges include developing new generation functions or fully supporting the development of data analysis packages.
The company announced in a press release that it intends to launch the new technology center, in which about 120 engineers will work, by the end of this year.
By the middle of the decade, the goal was to bring 500-600 people to Detroit.
Fiat is turning its Panda and Punto into large electric cars
Fiat decided this year to relaunch the old Panda and discontinued Fiat Punto as fully electric vehicles as part of the spectacular Stellantis electrification campaign in the US and Europe.
This was reported by Autocar, which wrote that the Panda, based on the Fiat 500 introduced in its third generation in 2011, will be transformed into a slightly larger model that will take on the appearance of a B-segment SUV in the old continent.
Based on the same platform as the recently unveiled Jeep Avenger, the electric Fiat Panda will be built alongside its Jeep cousin at the same Stellantis plant in Poland, where it will reportedly share the eCMP platform used in vehicles such as the Opel Corsa e. Peugeot e -208 e DS 3 Crossback E-Tense.
As for the discontinued Punto in 2018, it is rumored to be revived as a B-segment model like the Panda as Fiat tries to expand its lineup after former owner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles left the lineup for years. the market.
According to the source, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares announced two new electric Fiats during his earnings call, and while he did not reveal the identity of the two models, earlier reports indicated that the Panda and Punto will be the first to get the new ones. generation, 500 each.
Stellantis plans to expand its electric car portfolio in Europe from the current 22 models to 30 this year and to 42 by the end of 2024.
Ford and LG have announced plans to build a new battery factory
Ford is firmly committed to electrifying its European group and aims to sell only battery-powered vehicles on the continent by the end of the decade. The LCV segment will play a key role in this strategy and will be the basis for its progress.
Ford announces partnership with LG Energy Solutions to build new battery plant in Turkey
Ford and its partners plan to build one of the largest commercial vehicle battery factories in Europe, which will be located in the Baskent industrial zone near Ankara, Turkey.
Ford believes the project is on track and is expected to begin production later this year, with actual production beginning in 2026.
Lisa Drake, vice president of Ford EV Industrialization, said: “Ford continues to advance our electric vehicle plans and lead the electric vehicle revolution. The new partnership with LGES and Koc Holding lays a strong foundation for which lays the foundations for Ford’s prosperous electric future in Europe.
Turkey is the main site of Ford’s European operations, the car manufacturer has a decade-long partnership with Koc Holding, and the two companies operate the joint venture Ford Otosan, which has been operating for more than 60 years.
Ford has been producing the E-Transit domestically for the European markets since last April, and the Kocaeli plant is the second production plant after Kansas where an electric truck is assembled.
LG is not a new partner to Ford – the tech giant supplies batteries for the Mustang Mach E from its factory in Poland, and the two companies have worked together for more than a decade.
Geely supplies the EMP Electric Cars platform to Jizera from Hungary
Jakarta – Izera’s Polish national EV program is now supported by Geely Holding Group. The Chinese automaker is supplying Electro Mobility Poland (EMP) with a modular platform for electric vehicles that will form the basis of the Izera product line. This information is from my generation on Thursday, November 17th.
ISERA is a key element in Poland’s move to electric vehicles as the car industry catches up with regional rivals including the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“Poland plays an important role in the European automotive industry, and I am confident that this agreement will enable a faster transition to electric vehicles and create more economic opportunities in the field of electric mobility,” said Daniel Dongui Lee, CEO of Geely Holding Group. in the statement. .
According to the company, Isera will use Geely’s SEA platform, making it the first company outside the Geely group to do so. The platform consists of mechanical and software components that form the basis of the vehicle.
Poland enters the world of supercars with the Arrinera Hussarya
Recently, many countries are trying to enter the world of the automotive industry and place themselves among the great powers: the Netherlands produced “Tharth”, Lebanon produced Lycon Hyper, even Israel is trying to produce “Coors”. Model.
A novelty here is the Polish state, which, after presenting the “Arinera Husaria” model through the “Arinera Automotive” company, is also trying to enter the automotive industry through the “Poznań” motor show.
The car is equipped with a 6.2-liter eight-cylinder engine that produces 650 horsepower and accelerates to 100 kilometers in 3.2 seconds.
According to Autolenti, the car will have a starting price of around €200,000, putting it in competition with the likes of the Ferrari 488 GTB and the Lamborghini Huracan.
The United States carries out the largest car recall after defects in the airbags were discovered
The American newspaper The Wall Street Journal revealed a current debate between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States and the major auto parts companies specialized in manufacturing “air bag” components, which are responsible for protecting the driver during collisions.
The newspaper stated, in a report, that the Traffic Safety Administration discovered defects in American, German, and Korean car models for about 15 car brands in the American markets.
In all, hundreds of thousands of cars were recalled by 19 different car manufacturers to fix faulty hardware, making it the largest car safety drive in US history.
According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, at least two people were killed and others injured during accidents in which the airbags of their cars exploded, scattering sharp metal fragments on the driver and passengers, and added that some of the victims were injured in the head and face with shrapnel.
ARC, an auto parts company that produces air bag components, disputed the National Traffic Safety Administration’s assertion that the air inflators were defective, arguing that the known incidents were few and isolated in relation to the total number of airbags containing these devices, and that no Determine an underlying cause.
In a letter to the NHTSA issued last Friday, the company revealed that it changed the way it manufactures the devices in 2018 to improve the welding process and install an automated inspection system.
However, among those vehicles whose records the newspaper reviewed were vehicles belonging to General Motors, the company that has the largest number of cars and for which ARC manufactured air bag parts, equivalent to at least 3.6 million cars.
The newspaper reported that General Motors has already withdrawn four models from the market, in a period extending from 2008 to 2017, and the last recall was last Friday, and included about 995,000 SUVs in the United States.
Documents the automaker submitted to NHTSA show that GM has identified at least 25 other models that were manufactured with explosive airbag devices, including those sold under the Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands.
General Motors said in a statement that it is continuing to investigate the matter with the help of an external engineering company specializing in this type of parts, and that it has informed the Traffic Safety Administration of the step.
Several other brands, including Ford, Hyundai, BMW and others, have also told authorities that they have cars equipped with metal parts for ARC airbags, according to automaker records submitted to the NHTSA, and so far. No action was taken on the problem.
The affected car companies say they are still investigating the issue and trying to assess how the recall will affect their products.
The DMV’s letter to ARC to push for the recall is unusual given that most vehicle safety recalls in the United States involve an automaker dealing with problems with its own vehicles. In this case, the regulator is asking the auto parts supplier to… Responding to a suspected issue with tens of millions of airbag parts installed in vehicles sold by multiple brands.
The newspaper reported that the Traffic Department’s request, for both airbags for the driver and the passenger next to him, covers vehicles that were manufactured over a period of 18 years by at least 12 car manufacturing companies.
The automakers have conducted eight separate recalls in the United States related to airbag concerns, covering just over a million vehicles, and those campaigns include 13 models known to the public.
The newspaper pointed to the Japanese company Takata, which manufactures airbags, and whose airbags have been recalled since 2014, and which also included the explosion of airbags, costing car manufacturers billions of dollars in repairs.
In 2017, Takata pleaded guilty to criminal offenses for providing misleading test reports to automakers regarding airbags susceptible to rupture, and agreed to pay $1 billion in fines to settle a US Department of Justice investigation. In the same year, the company went bankrupt.
The newspaper concluded by saying: Since ARC rejects NHTSA’s withdrawal request, the safety regulator may have to take further steps to try to enforce it through legal means.