Ola Electric Mobility Pvt Ltd., a company backed by Ola, one of India’s
leading mobility platform and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing
platforms, announced that it has raised a sum of INR4 billion ($56
million) led by several of Ola’s early investors, Tiger Global and
Matrix India and others, as part of its first round of investment.
Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a new platform,
expected to be available in 2019, for sharing vehicle data to enable new
digital services that improve driver safety and convenience. At the
same time the platform will help car manufacturers monetise their data
and differentiate their brands.
Electrify America announced that it will serve as the newest member of
the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a registered association
whose mission is to develop and establish the Combined Charging System
(CCS) as the global standard for charging battery- powered electric
Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP), and
Toyota are teaming up with a joint-venture called HysetCo, the first
ever company devoted to the development of hydrogen mobility in the
Paris region. As a part of this venture, Paris will have 600 Hype
hydrogen taxis by the end of 2020.
Kick-scooter services – part of the ‘micro-mobility’ revolution that also includes shared bicycles and mopeds – are set to benefit from a new partnership between the leading shared-mobility technology provider, Vulog, and the global kick-scooter manufacturer, Segway.
During its keynote, ‘Connecting the Mobility World with 5G’, the 5G
Automotive Association (5GAA) gathered experts from the automotive,
technology and telecom industries to explain how the deployment of
‘Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything’ (C-V2X) communication technology on the
path to 5G is shaping the mobility of the future.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a company that helps enterprises, service
providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure
the world, announced a new alliance with Nordsys GmbH to combine the two
companies cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and testing
The Supervisory Board of Porsche AG has decided to manufacture the next
generation of the Macan as a fully electric series. This will be the
first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche, and is due to roll off the
assembly line at the start of the next decade.
Volkswagen and Microsoft shared progress on the development of the
Volkswagen Automotive Cloud, discussed by Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of
Volkswagen AG, and Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, during a joint visit to
the Volkswagen Digital Lab in Berlin.
Seat has taken a giant leap in its urban micromobility strategy with the
presentation of the Minimó at the Mobile World Congress, a concept car
that has been developed as a mobility platform, showcasing the company’s
vision of the urban mobility of tomorrow.
The first battery-electric driven series-production Mercedes-Benz
eCitaro buses have been in operation in public transport in Hamburg and
Heidelberg for several weeks now. More electric buses are to follow in
Germany in the coming weeks.
Artificial perception pioneer AEye announced the addition of Abhijit
Thatte as VP of AI and Software to its executive team. Thatte is an
accomplished leader with more than 20 years of software product
development experience across industries from robotics to industrials.
WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over
distance, has entered into a technology licensing agreement with Yura
Corporation, a leading South Korea-based automotive Tier 1 supplier.