Honda Motor and Hitachi Automotive Systems plan to jointly develop electric motors in a joint venture they plan to establish by July of this year. AÂ name for the venture hasn’t yet been decided. Hitachi will be the majority owner with a 51 pc stake. The move underlines Honda’s commitment to electric vehicles (EVs) as expectations Read More..
Clarion is launching a Cloud-based infotainment service to add to its offering of traditional in-car products. The US-based division of Japanese electronics group Hitachi said its “Smart Access” cloud-based telematics service, which will be launched in June in North America and Japan, features smartphone connectivity and the ability to access a wide range of smartphone Read More..
Japanese electronics group Hitachi and Johnson Controls plan to cooperate on advanced energy storage. Hitachi and JCI, a US automotive supplier, signed a memorandum of understanding this month to cooperate on r&d, procurement, production, marketing and sales of lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion technology is seen as crucial to the successful near-term production and sales of electric Read More..