Continued disruption, restructuring and re-shaping of the automotive
industry will be required to make increasing levels of R&D
affordable whilst simultaneously representing a major growth opportunity
in the year ahead, according to engineering consultancy HORIBA MIRA.
Seeing Machines and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., have announced that
they are working together to deliver optimised driver monitoring systems
(DMS) on high-end infotainment platforms to the global automotive
UK electric car registrations continue to set records, as latest figures
place the total number of new 100% electric and plug-in hybrid cars
registered last year at 72,834, making 2019 the most successful year for
electric cars to date.
Enevate, a pioneer in advanced silicon-dominant lithium-ion (Li-ion)
battery technology capable of extreme fast charging for electric
vehicles (EVs), announced its new 4th generation technology optimised
for high volume commercialisation and manufacturing at gigafactory
Toyota led the world with the introduction of the hydrogen-powered Mirai
sedan in 2014. Now it is getting ready to take its advanced
zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology to new
heights, with the second generation model.
Kia Motors Corporation has announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to
long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership
position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification
and mobility services, as well as connectivity and autonomy.
Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader, announced that
it has invested in Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Autotech
Ventures to support startups in deploying revolutionary mobility
GreenMobility A/S is establishing itself in Belgium, where it has just
been granted a parking- and car sharing permit from the City of Antwerp
and by that a clear support from the city council who sees a strong
potential in shared electric vehicles, that will reduce private cars and
improve the environment.
Kevin Pavlov, an accomplished global-operations executive from the
transportation and consumer electronics industry, has joined Karma, the
Southern California-based high-tech mobility incubator and creator of
luxury electric vehicles, as Chief Operations Officer.
As an automotive supplier specialised in developing electric, autonomous
and connected vehicle technologies, Valeo is presented its autonomous,
electric delivery droid prototype, Valeo eDeliver4U, at CES 2020 in Las
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is set to finance the modernisation
of Grupo Ruiz’s bus fleet by facilitating €27.5 million ($30.53 million)
for the introduction of 173 safer, less polluting and more modern
High-performance, long-lasting energy storage devices are crucially
important for many future-oriented technologies: e.g. for
electromobility, for mobile end devices such as tablets and smartphones
as well as for the efficient use of energy from renewable sources.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated,
unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) its newest addition
to the company’s extensive portfolio of automotive products with the
new Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform – one of the automotive industry’s
most advanced, scalable and open autonomous driving solutions, which
consists of the family of Snapdragon Ride Safety system-on-chips (SoCs),
Snapdragon Ride Safety Accelerator and Snapdragon Ride Autonomous