Telenav, Inc., a provider of connected-car and location-based services,
announced plans to accelerate its strategy to enable connected vehicles
with location-based media and commerce through the transfer of assets
associated with its Thinknear location-based digital advertising
operations to inMarket Media, LLC, a leader in digital advertising for
the physical world, in exchange for a minority equity interest in
Having online orders delivered directly to parked cars? That is the idea
behind chark, a pilot project of Lab1886, which has already undergone
successful testing in Stuttgart during a beta phase. The service also
starting in Berlin.
The Chilean Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Gloria
Hutt, along with the Ministers of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, and the
Environment, Carolina Schmidt together with representatives of BYD, Enel
and the operator Metbus, received 100 new BYD electric buses from China
at the port of San Antonio.
Southern California-based luxury electric automaker and high-tech
incubator Karma Automotive announced that the North American debut of
its SC1 Vision Concept car will occur at the Pebble Beach Concours
Jorge Azcón, the Mayor of Zaragoza and Natalia Chueca, the Minister of
Public Services and Mobility, announced that 17 new hybrid vehicles of
the Volvo 7905 model will be incorporated into lines 42, 44, 52 and 53
in the Spanish city.
The joint venture Charge4Europe between Euro Service and innogy
successfully launched its operations. Charge4Europe’s mission is to
develop a European, brand-independent charging network and make this
available to its shareholders and their customers.
PerceptIn, a company focused on robotic mobility and visual
intelligence, and LHP Engineering Solutions (LHP), a global engineering
services provider and technology integrator within the transportation
industry have partnered to deliver autonomous modular solutions that
will transform a traditional human-operated vehicle into a self-driving
Daimler AG with its wholly owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH
and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (BJEV), a subsidiary of the BAIC
Group, have entered into a development partnership, intending to
establish 2nd life energy storage systems in China in the future.
Xi’an, the capital city of China’s Shaanxi province, announced the
launch of 200 new electric taxis as part of its green transportation
programme, which aims to introduce 6,461 electric taxis by the end of
Baidu, Inc. and Elektrobit (EB), a global supplier of embedded and
connected software products for the automotive industry, signed a
strategic partnership in which EB will provide automotive infrastructure
software for the Apollo Computing Unit (ACU), Baidu’s advanced
in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving.
Synopsys, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to
acquire QTronic GmbH, a leader in simulation, test tools, and services
for automotive software and systems development headquartered in
Olli, the world’s first co-created, 3D printed, self-driving shuttle
developed by Local Motors, made its debut in the City of Rancho Cordova
at the White Rock Corporate Campus, a large business park that is home
to 1,600 employees.