Jaguar Land Rover has fitted â€˜virtual eyesâ€™ to intelligent pods to understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles, as research studies suggest that as many as 63% of pedestrians worry about how safe it will be to cross the road in the future.
Having announced their first ever publicly available self-driving pilot programme in Frisco, Texas, a few weeks ago, Drive.ai signed a contract initiating a one-year self-driving programme for the City of Arlington.
CHAdeMO Association announced their decision to jointly develop the next generation Ultra-Fast charging standard with China Electricity Council, Chinaâ€™s official association of utilities in charge of their national regulations and standards related to electricity. Two entities will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on August 28th in Beijing, China, to kick-start their collaboration.
Swedenâ€™s first high-power charging (HPC) station was opened by Fortum Charge & Drive in partnership with McDonaldâ€™s. The station is located at McDonaldâ€™s in Kristinehamn, some 270 kilometres west of Stockholm and midway between Oslo and Stockholm.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. announced that they have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale.
Volkswagen is speeding up the development of its ecosystem with its own software know-how and the strength of external partners. The automobile is expected to evolve into a central hub in the Internet of Things.
The Volkswagen brand is to launch an extensive all-electric car sharing offering in selected major cities under its â€œWe Shareâ€ sub-brand. The first fleet of vehicles will be rolled out in the German capital Berlin, and will comprise 1,500 e-Golf when the service begins operating in the second quarter of 2019, with an additional 500 e-up! following later.
Hyundai Mobis has made an equity investment agreement with StradVision, a Korean startup, which possesses deep learning-based camera image detection technology. The firm will invest KRW8 billion (7.15 million) in this startup to reinforce its competitiveness in core technologies of future vehicles.
Drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to get a fast â€˜power upâ€™ in local high streets and residential roads across the Waltham Forest borough following the installation of 24 new electric vehicle charging bays.
Proterra announced that it has been selected by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services as a vendor to supply zero-emission battery-electric buses and charging stations for its Statewide Contract for Public Mass Transit & Transportation.
Researchers at Stanford University have devised a new type of artificially intelligent camera system that can classify images faster and more energy efficiently, and that could one day be built small enough to be embedded in the devices themselves, something that is not possible today.
Getaround, a carsharing platform that lets users to instantly rent and drive great cars shared by people in their city, announced its Series D financing round, totaling $300M. The round was led by SoftBank, with further participation from Toyota Motor Corporation, and inside investors.
BYD announced its successful delivery of 101 pure electric e6 cars to Bangkok, with another 1000 more to come. The agreement with Thailand to export an additional fleet of cars catapults BYD to the number one position in the countryâ€™smarket for pure electric vehicles.
ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (ZAF), a developer of next-generation battery technology, announced that it has received $300,000, the first installment of a $600,000 investment from Missouriâ€™s Department of Economic Development (DED) fund as part of the stateâ€™s Venture Capital Co-Investment Program.
The engineers from the Research and Development Department of Solaris Bus & Coach have created a system to streamline and support diagnostic solutions, improve maintenance options and to facilitate the analysis of specialist data derived from vehicles produced in Bolechowo.
WaveSense, Inc., announced the commercialisation of its patented military-proven ground-penetrating radar (GPR) that significantly improves navigation safety and precision on any road by keeping self-driving vehicles precisely in-lane.