Nutson’s Auto News Weekly Wrap-up



AUTO CENTRAL CHICAGO – January 9, 2022; Every Sunday Larry Nutson, The Chicago Car Guy and Executive Producer, with able assistance from senior editor Thom Cannell from The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau, compile The Auto Channel’s “take” on this past week’s automotive news, condensed into easy to digest news Nuggets.

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Nutson’s Automotive News Wrap-up – Week Ending January 8, 2022; Below are the past week’s important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as
expertly crafted easy-to-digest news nuggets.

* General Motors has been the top-selling automaker in the United

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China Automotive Multimodal Interaction Development Market Research Report 2021: Gesture has Become the Third New Interaction Mode Behind Voice and Face | News

DUBLIN, Dec. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “China Automotive Multimodal Interaction Development Research Report, 2021” report has been added to‘s offering.

This report combs through and summarizes the interaction modes of mainstream auto brands.

The current automotive human-computer interaction (HMI) is characterized by the following:

In terms of interaction modes, in addition to conventional interaction methods such as touch control, button and knob, voice and mobile phone have become favored options in automotive HMI. Moreover, face, gesture, and car lamp have also become popular interaction options. Some brands even have begun to try new interaction ways, such as eye tracking, voiceprint, and fingerprint.

As concerns layout, joint-venture brands remain conservative in interaction modes. They seldom use new interaction methods except for voice and mobile phone. Yet luxury brands are pioneers of multimodal interaction. One example is Mercedes-Benz which has equipped its new-generation MBUX system with multiple new

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Lithium Extraction Company Vulcan Adds VW to Customer Line-Up | Investing News

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Lithium developer Vulcan Energy Resources has secured Volkswagen as an additional car industry customer for its environmental-friendly lithium hydroxide for automotive batteries.

The binding purchase agreement with Volkswagen for lithium extracted from Germany’s Upper Rhine Valley region by means of geothermal energy has an initial term of five years with commercial delivery to start in 2026, Vulcan said in a statement on Wednesday, without providing contract details.

German-Australian company Vulcan last month signed a preliminary lithium supply deal with carmaker Stellantis, shortly after agreeing a similar deal with rival Renault amid a surge in demand for electric vehicles.

Vulcan, which has supply agreements with Belgian recycling group Umicore and South Korea’s LG Chem, says its direct lithium extraction method uses less land, groundwater and energy than the most-common existing methods of open-pit mines and brine evaporation ponds.

Geothermal lithium from the Upper Rhine Valley along the French-German

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