Some of the world’s top urban mobility leaders unveiled the world’s
first comprehensive multi-modal trip planner, a solution to reduce
congestion in cities around the world that will enable developers to
build richer apps for consumers to get around their cities.
Members of the consortium co-founded by the BMW Group will be meeting
with representatives of well-known technology companies from around the
world, plus blockchain start-ups and specialists, at the BMW Group IT
Centre in Munich.
Electrify America announced that its National Zero Emissions Vehicle
(ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2 is now available and that the company
will start executing on the plan this year. Cycle 2 is a 30-month
investment period that begins in July 2019.
C2A Security, an Israeli startup providing in-vehicle solutions
preventing life-threatening cyberattacks, has announced the completion
of a $6.5 million Series A round. The round was led by Maniv Mobility
and ICV with participation from Labs/02.
Stakeholders from the automobile, wireless, and technology industries
filed comments at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support
of the 5G Automotive Association’s waiver request seeking permission to
deploy Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology in a portion
of the 5.9 GHz band.
Transmission system operator TenneT and Daimler AG through its wholly
owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH have researched and tested
the feasibility of innovative system services in the transmission grid
as part of a joint development partnership.
Vulog, a provider of shared mobility technology, is releasing a major
upgrade of its newest platform, AiMA (Artificial Intelligence Mobility
Applied), that makes a significantly enhanced suite of features
available to car-sharing schemes around the world.
Seat is getting ready to participate at the Mobile World Congress for the fifth year in a row. The brand is putting the final touches on its world premiere of a vehicle that will make a difference in Seat’s urban micromobility strategy.
WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer, announced the acquisition from Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. of certain technology platform and IP assets, which will bring over 1,500 patents and patent applications related to wireless charging that WiTricity will own or control. Through the transaction, Qualcomm Incorporated will become a minority WiTricity shareholder.
Zubie, a connected-car platform and telematics data insights provider, announced that it has closed an additional round of funding to fuel growth. Existing investors BP and Melody Capital provided the capital infusion. Paget L. Alves and Dennis Huber will join Zubie’s Board of Directors.
Hubject, the eMobility market expert and globally recognised leader in EV charging interoperability, announced that it is collaborating with EV charging leader Greenlots to deploy its innovative, customer-friendly ISO 15118 Plug&Charge technology in North America.
Optimus Ride, a self-driving vehicle technology company, announced a partnership with Brookfield Properties to deploy a program for its self-driving vehicles at Halley Rise, a new $1.4 billion mixed-use development that will transform a 36-acre office park in Reston, Virginia into 3.5 million square feet of new housing, dynamic local retail, modern offices, public green spaces, and year-round cultural activations.