Volvo has introduced a series of upgrades for the seven-seat XC90,
making its flagship luxury SUV an even more appealing proposition with
new styling details, additional equipment, upgrades to petrol-electric
plug-in versions and the UK debut of a new mild-hybrid powertrain.
Representing the realignment of the Volkswagen brand like no other
model; the ID.3. In just a few days’ time, the first model from the new
fully electric ID. family will celebrate its world premiere at the
Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), with its ground-breaking design, greater
ranges, impressive driving dynamics and spacious interior.
Toyota South Africa has teamed up with Altron and Vodacom Business, to
roll-out connectivity features and in-car Wi-Fi on all new Toyota and
Lexus models.Known as Toyota Connect, the new connectivity hub will be
housed within the MyToyota App which was launched in 2014.
Andreas Pinkwart, the Economics Minister of the German state of North
Rhine-Westphalia, and Tobias Meyer, the Board of Management member who
oversees Post & Parcel Germany, presented the 10,000th StreetScooter
that will be used in DHL’s parcel-delivery operations at an event in
Ireland’s Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment,
Richard Bruton T.D. announced funding to support the rollout by local
authorities of up to 1,000 on-street public charge points for electric
vehicles over the next 5 years.
Delphi Technologies, a global provider of propulsion technologies,
officially opened its new Electrification & Electronics plant in
Blonie, Poland to support growing demand for electrification solutions.
Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) have confirmed that they have
received orders for their unique EAVan from the Norwegian postal and
parcel logistics company Posten Norge and their sister logistics and
parcels company Bring.com.
Filament, provider of enterprise automotive blockchain and IoT
solutions, announced its adoption of the MOBI Vehicle Identity Standard
within its Blocklet Mobility Platform, a turnkey Vehicle Identity (VID)
solution designed for integrated vehicle wallet and usage-based
Daimler was the first manufacturer to put a fleet of 200 smart vehicles on the road for location-independent carsharing in 2009. Ten years later, the sharing economy has grown into a booming industry – with carsharing as one of the most popular business models. The brand celebrated the anniversary together with SHARE NOW in Paris with a panel discussion on the topic.
Volkswagen has acquired a minority stake in the leading technology company SeeReal Technologies. This participation will secure access for the Group to future-oriented augmented reality in the field of display technologies for the automobile. The research project will provide the Group with key know-how to make driving even safer and more convenient in the future.
With the market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e, the drive portfolio of the Sporty Activity Vehicle (SAV) is now being expanded to include a plug-hybrid system. The second generation of the BMW X5 with electrified drive combines a model-specific in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology with the very latest BMW eDrive technology.
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful and fastest Cayenne yet. Its power output of 500 kW (680 PS) and its maximum torque of 900 Nm enable it to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 295 km/h. A variety of innovative chassis systems enables a perfect combination of sports car agility, long-distance comfort and off-road capability.
Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is expanding on-demand access to the
Porsche experience. Four new cities in North America will host Porsche
Passport and Porsche Drive, which offer up to 20 current model variants
from the German sports car maker for shorter-term enjoyment than a
traditional lease or purchase.
SoundHound Inc., the leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, announced a partnership with Kia Motors India to bring a powerful, custom voice interface to Kia’s latest SUV in the Indian market, the Seltos.
Zenuity, the autonomous driving software company headquartered in Sweden, has become the first automotive company to team up with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, in the development of fast machine learning for autonomous cars.