Starting signal for a forward-looking cooperative project called
“Testfeld Niedersachsen” (Lower Saxony Testing Area) on the A39 motorway
(Autobahn 39) between the Wolfsburg-Königslutter junction and the
municipality of Cremlingen, a seven kilometre-long test track for
collecting traffic flow information has been opened.
Mercedes-Benz AG (Mercedes-Benz) and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely
Holding), the German and Chinese automotive groups, announced that they
have formally established the global joint venture “smart Automobile
Co., Ltd.” for the smart brand after receiving the regulatory approvals.
Aptiv’s Smart Vehicle Architecture (SVA) debuted at the Consumer
Electronics Show 2020 as today’s vehicle architectures have reached an
impasse and are no longer able to handle the rapidly increasing software
and hardware complexity of feature-rich and highly automated vehicles.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced Anand Gopalan as its new CEO. Gopalan,
who previously was Velodyne’s CTO, assumes the position from Velodyne’s
legendary founder David Hall. Hall will continue as full-time Chairman
of the Board and remain actively involved in directing the company’s
technology, product vision and business strategy.
Sony’s efforts in the area of mobility, such as pursuing safety,
reliability, comfort and entertainment, are being positioned as a new
initiative, named “VISION-S”. The first prototype vehicle to result from
“VISION-S” will be showcased at the Sony booth.
Aptiv PLC, a global technology company enabling the future of mobility,
announced that it has been awarded access to pick up and drop off a
select group of passengers via its self-driving vehicles at the McCarran
International Airport in Las Vegas.
Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have announced a new partnership to
develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and
unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics
HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.,
focused on connected technologies and solutions for automotive, consumer
and enterprise markets, unveiled a new ADAS use case, called
Vehicle-to-Pedestrian, which forewarns drivers and pedestrians to
potential safety conflicts through the use of Vehicle-to-Everything
ZF is concentrating on Level 2+ semi-automated systems that deliver
advanced safety and convenience functions – and along with its partners
has developed the most affordable Level 2+ system in the industry.
Wallbox, a smart charging company and leading manufacturer of electric
vehicle (EV) charging stations in Europe, announced the US introduction
of Quasar, the world’s first bi-directional EV charger for the home.
DeepRoute, an international self-driving startup, announced that it will
be debuting three innovative technologies at CES 2020 including a
vehicle-grade computing platform solution, DeepRoute-Tite, High Dynamic
Range camera and ADS Synchronization Controller.