The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released proposed
regulations that establish a path for companies to test or deploy
light-duty autonomous motor trucks (delivery vehicles) on the state’s
public roads. The release of these regulations marks the start of a
45-day public comment period, which ends May 27, 2019.
At the 2019 International Auto Key Tech Forum, Huawei Rotating Chairman
Eric Xu delivered a keynote speech: Embrace the Convergence of
Automotive & ICT Industries. The automotive industry is increasingly
turning to information and communication technology (ICT) as a new key
Aptiv PLC, a global technology company enabling the future of mobility,
announced the expansion of its industry-leading autonomous driving
capabilities to the Chinese market with the establishment of the
company’s China Autonomous Mobility Center.
Genesis revealed the Mint Concept at Hudson Yards, ahead of the opening
of the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The Mint Concept
introduces the all-electric, luxury car for the city, a new vehicle
typology, featuring organic design and an innovative interior user
Ambarella, Inc., a leading developer of ultra-high definition video
processing and computer vision semiconductors, together with Chinese
tier 1 automotive supplier Shanghai OFilm, a leading provider of
intelligent driving solutions, announced that the two companies are
collaborating on an automated valet parking (AVP) hardware platform.
At the Nikola World event at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Nikola CEO Trevor
Milton gave thousands of attendees a first peek into a global
zero-emission future. “We want to transform everything about the
transportation industry,” said Milton. “With Nikola’s vision, the world
will be cleaner, safer and healthier.”
At Auto Shanghai 2019, NIO offered the first glimpse of its all new
Sedan product line with the ET Preview, and exhibited its entire NIO
Power service solution, along with its 220 kW permanent magnet
synchronous motor electric drivetrain. It also announced the extension
of the “One Click for Power” service to other EV brand users.
Aston Martin Lagonda has revealed the final production-ready iteration
of its first all-electric production car, with the spectacular Rapide E
making its world debut at China’s Auto Shanghai motor show.
Hyundai Motor Company and H2 Energy AG announced that they have signed a
contract for a joint venture, Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, aimed at
taking a lead across Europe’s burgeoning hydrogen mobility ecosystem.
HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.,
focussed on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and
enterprise markets, announced a continued partnership with the Great
Wall Motor Company to be awarded next generation digital cockpit
platform and deliver next-generation infotainment, cybersecurity and
over-the-air (OTA) solutions for the manufacturer’s latest vehicle
Ambarella, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based developer of
high-resolution video processing and computer vision semiconductors, and
Momenta, an autonomous driving technology company based in Suzhou,
China, announced a collaborative HD mapping platform for autonomous
During a press conference at the Shanghai Motor Show, Thierry Bolloré,
CEO of Groupe Renault, presented a clear road map for the Group in China
by 2022: a target of 550,000 units sold per year, in line with the
Drive the Future plan.
Vietnam’s leading information technology company FPT, Japanese
motorcycle maker Yamaha Motor (Yamaha) and urban developer Ecopark have
entered into a memorandum of understanding to develop self-driving
electric vehicles through FPT’s autonomous technologies.
ABB and Porsche have entered into an agreement to deliver its
market-leading electric vehicle infrastructure for Porsche Japan’s EVs,
including Taycan, the automaker’s first fully electric car, set to enter
the Japanese market in 2020.
Chongqing Nan’an District government, Chongqing Panda Automobile Rental
Company and Chongqing Geosciences Industry Technology Institute Co.,
Ltd. signed a three-party strategic cooperation agreement to launch the
hydrogen “sharing car” project, which will be the first of its kind in
The eSync Alliance announced the release of Version 1.0 of the eSync
Compliance Specifications. The specifications define compliance with the
eSync platform, a bi-directional data pipeline for over-the-air (OTA)
updates and diagnostics data in the automotive electronics space.
Škoda has founded another spin-off of its innovation workshop in
Beijing, called Škoda Auto DigiLab China, which is networking with the
local start-up community to collaborate on projects. Here, the focus is
on mobility of the future, digitalisation and the development and
implementation of new business models.
Renault and Nissan, the French and Japanese automotive alliance
partners, announced the establishment of a new research and development
joint venture in Shanghai, China, the Alliance Automotive Research and
Development (Shanghai), Ltd., which will be referred to as Alliance
Innovation Lab Shanghai (AIL-SH).