Centrica plc has announced a multi-million-pound investment in Driivz, an Israeli start-up that offers end-to-end software solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging. Ombu Group, a leading investor in advanced industrial technology companies, has co-led the investment, which forms part of a Â£9 million ($12 million) funding round.
OmniAir Consortium, an association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, is developing cybersecurity test specifications for DSRC based Connected Vehicle devices.
Bringing together nearly 200 manufacturers, suppliers, and developers across various industries, JASPAR works to identify and resolve common issues faced by the vehicle electronics sector and encourages the industry to adopt new automotive technology.
moovel Group products are used by five million people. The Daimler subsidiary is a Mobility-as-a-Service pioneer. The term Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) refers to the bundling of various types of public transportation, such as buses, subway, car sharing, bike sharing, and taxis, to form a multimodal transportation solution.
Hertz will assist with the operations and management of Aptivâ€™s Las Vegas autonomous vehicles (AVs). Aptivâ€™s technology powers safe and reliable AVs in cities worldwide with Las Vegas serving as the initial North American commercial deployment market.
Faraday Future (FF) announced that the first complete body-in-white (BiW) for the FF 91, an all-purpose fully connected luxury EV, has successfully initiated full-vehicle assembly following its arrival at the new FF Hanford factory two days ahead of schedule.
Drive.ai has launched its pilot self-driving taxi service in Frisco, Texas. With a mission to create self-driving technology that solves peopleâ€™s transportation problemsâ€Š, the start-up has partnered with Frisco TMA to design a program that serves the community and brings them to and from the places they want to go.
With plans to make two-thirds of its global automobile sales from electrified vehicles by 2030, Honda is introducing a new Honda SmartCharge beta programme that allows electric vehicle customers to reduce the environmental footprint of charging their car while earning monetary rewards.
Hanergy Holding Group, a multinational clean energy company announced that its subsidiary, Donghan New Energy Automotive Technology Co., Ltd., inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Bluecar, a subsidiary of Franceâ€™s Bollore Group to mark the beginning of new era in the field of solar electric vehicles.
Cepton Technologies, a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, and mapping applications, will provide Koito Manufacturing, a global supplier of exterior automotive lighting, with its miniaturised LiDAR solution for autonomous driving.
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, announced the appointment of Matt Ball as CTO. In this role, Ball will be responsible for the IT organisation as the company continues to scale and create the next generation of mobility solutions.
New energy technology company BYD has signed a deal to deliver ten 40-foot, pure electric zero-emission buses, with an option for an additional 30 buses to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Canadaâ€™s largest transit operator and the third largest transit operator in North America.
As winning consortium bids are announced for simulation and modelling in relation to the development of self-driving vehicles on UK roads, Meridian is excited to see how the allocation of the funding pot will drive innovation for autonomous vehicle technology.