Babson College, the pioneer in entrepreneurship education, and the
Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), Toyota’s dedicated global foundation
to help more people go more places, announced a two-year partnership
aimed at accelerating the development of creative mobility solutions
that could be deployed in communities in the United States and beyond.
Byton, the premium electric vehicle maker, has announced that it will
complete its Round C fundraising in mid-2019 with support from multiple
investors. In addition, Byton has shared further details on its Nanjing
factory construction as well as its sales strategy.
Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital fund that invests in
technology start-ups for Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Company and
Mitsubishi Motors, announced a partnership with Plug and Play China to
cooperate on open innovation in the world’s second-largest economy.
After working in stealth mode for three years, Drivent announced that it
is certified to test autonomous vehicles in the state of Washington and
unveiled essential technologies for autonomous vehicles.
At a press event held in Berlin, Volkswagen launched pre-booking in
Europe for the first model in its new full-electric ID. model family,
the ID.3. Customers’ interest in the special edition, the ID.3 1ST,
which is limited to 30,000 vehicles, is significantly exceeding the
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has sent another fully-electric eActros onto the
streets: the heavy-duty truck will now be put through its paces by
Rigterink Logistikgruppe in regular operations; primarily transporting
foodstuffs in the inner-city traffic of Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden,
Mainz and numerous other municipalities in the Rhine-Main area.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has started joint research with Gunma
University Centre of Research on Adoption of NextGen Transportation
Systems (CRANTS) for the Level 4 (Fully automated driving) and develop
its tyre related service.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps
enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to
connect and secure the world, announced an extended collaboration with
GOHIGH Data Networks Technology Co., Ltd. (GOHIGH) to accelerate
cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology for connected car
Nobina, Sweden’s and the Nordic region’s largest bus operator, has added
a further 20 eBuses to its growing intake of orders from world-leading
electric bus manufacturer, BYD. Deliveries of the 18.0-metre articulated
‘K11’ eBus model will commence at the end of 2019.
ChargePoint Services, owner and operator of the GeniePoint Network, is
working alongside global original equipment (OE) component manufacturer
Hella, to provide electric vehicle charging at their UK sales &
distribution centre in Oxfordshire.
Vayavision, a developer of autonomous vehicle perception solutions based
on raw data fusion and upsampling, announced that it has appointed Carl
Peter Forster, an automotive industry beacon, to its advisory board.
Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX), an aviation technology start-up,
is re-imagining personal air transportation with the mission to offer
urban commuters a cleaner, faster and affordable transportation
alternative in support of Uber Technologies Urban Air Mobility
Cruise announced an equity investment of $1.15 billion from a group
comprising institutional investors, including funds and accounts advised
by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and existing partners General
Motors, SoftBank Vision Fund and Honda.
EVgo, the nation’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging
network, announced that it has contracted for 100% renewable energy to
power its customers, becoming the first EV charging network in the
United States to do so.