WeRide, a company focused on Level 4 (L4) autonomous driving technology,
announced that it will demonstrate its L4 sensor suite and
pre-commercial solutions during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference
2019 (GTC), and display its latest L4 autonomous vehicle model, the
Nissan Leaf 2. The company also announced it will use the NVIDIA DRIVE
AGX Pegasus platform for its next-generation autonomous vehicle fleet.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the leading automotive alliance, announced
the production release of the Alliance Intelligent Cloud, a new platform
that is enabling Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors to deliver
connected services in vehicles sold in nearly all 200 markets served by
the Alliance member companies.
Geotab, an IoT and connected transportation provider, announced that it
has been awarded the largest single-source telematics contract to date
by GSA Fleet, a division of GSA (General Services Administration), which
provides centralised procurement for US federal agencies.
Toyota Australia, with funding assistance from the Australian Renewable
Energy Agency (ARENA), has unveiled plans to build a $7.4 million
Hydrogen Centre at the mobility company’s former site of car
manufacturing at Altona in Melbourne’s west.
Hyundai Motor Group and Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing
platforms, announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor
Company (Hyundai) and Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) will make their
biggest combined investment to date, as part the Group’s continued
efforts to become a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider.
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced the national launch of the
first-ever Nexo, Canada’s only fuel cell-powered SUV and the first
vehicle of its kind to be made easily accessible to consumers. By
collaborating with Modo, the first Vancouver-based car sharing
co-operative of its kind, the Nexo will bring fuel cell technology to a
much wider audience than ever before.
Volkswagen Brand China and its Chinese joint venture FAW-Volkswagen are
scaling up their cooperation in the area of digitalisation and
connectivity. MOS Intelligent Connectivity Technology Co. Ltd., a joint
venture between Volkswagen Group China and FAW-Volkswagen, will be
established in the Chinese city of Chengdu.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has acquired a 60% share of 2getthere B.V. The
company offers complete automated transport systems and is located in
Utrecht/Netherlands, with offices in San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore.
Molex has joined the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance
to collaborate with other industry leaders in the development and
adoption of next-generation multi-gig Ethernet automotive networking.
Southern California-based automaker Karma Automotive celebrated its
five-year anniversary by continuing major investments in its US
operations and by sharing a glimpse of an all-new 2020 Revero
Kia Motors America (KMA) began a new programme with Amazon to provide
plug-in vehicle customers with easy, one-stop shopping for a home
charger and installation services using the same easy digital Amazon
shopping experience they have come to love.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance), a trade
association representing 12 automakers, honoured David Hall, Chief
Executive Officer and Founder of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., as an Autos2050
RoboSense, a provider of LiDAR perception technology solutions, has announced
that it has provided cold-resistant all-weather LiDAR for the world’s
first autonomous driving shuttle bus for all weather conditions, Gacha.
Using the unique sensing technology from Finland's Sensible 4 and the futuristic aesthetic design from Japan's MUJI, the self-driving shuttle bus GACHA has been demonstrated as a working prototype. They are looking for investors to take the business to the next level, and manufacturers to build the buses.