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Tuesday 21st August 2018
Hyundai Motor Company announced a partnership with Revv, a self-drive car sharing company to develop an innovative car sharing service and conduct creative marketing activities in India.
Tuesday 21st August 2018
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has announced that electric cars will be used for non-response, unmarked police vehicles across Sussex and Surrey.
Tuesday 21st August 2018
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.
Tuesday 21st August 2018
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 country’smarket for pure electric vehicles.
Monday 20th August 2018
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 Missouri’s Department of Economic Development (DED) fund as part of the state’s Venture Capital Co-Investment Program.
Monday 20th August 2018
Just six months after its Series A announcement of $112M, autonomous vehicle company Pony.ai has raised a follow-on funding round.
Monday 20th August 2018
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.
Monday 20th August 2018
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.
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Friday 17th August 2018
EVgo, an American public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, announced the addition of Ivo Steklac as Chief Technology Officer, Jay Goldman as Vice President of Business Development, and Olga Shevorenkova as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy.
Friday 17th August 2018
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, announced that six new members have joined the project including Kinetica, Neusoft, NXM Technologies, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Spireon Inc. and Veniam. With the addition of these companies and organisations, the project is 130 members strong.
Friday 17th August 2018
The Kroger Co. and Nuro announced Scottsdale, Arizona as the city for their self-driving grocery delivery pilot.
Friday 17th August 2018
Shell Oil Company (Shell) and General Motors (GM) announced that Shell-branded stations across the United States now accept the automotive industry’s first-ever embedded, in-dash fuel payment and loyalty experience.
Friday 17th August 2018
Autonomic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring to China the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), a transportation and mobility solution for connected vehicles developed by Autonomic.
Friday 17th August 2018
Siemens has been awarded a place on a London-wide framework contract hosted by TfL, London Councils and Greater London Authority to provide innovative on street electric vehicle charging solutions to the capital’s busy streets, and one of four suppliers using the electricity from street lights.
Friday 17th August 2018
Keolis, through its subsidiary Keolis Canada, and its partner Navya, supported by the Quebec Government, the Technopôle IVEO, the Cluster for Electric and Smart Transport, Propulsion Québec, announced the launch of the first pilot project for a 100% electric autonomous shuttle in Candiac, Quebec.
Thursday 16th August 2018
Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a company providing advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, ideally suited for Type-A school buses.
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Thursday 16th August 2018
Scale has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Index Ventures with Accel, Y Combinator, Drew Houston, and Justin Kan joining. Mike Volpi of Index Ventures will be joining the company’s board.
Thursday 16th August 2018
The first vehicles to have Bosch’s electric powertrain for light commercial vehicles under the hood will launch in 2019.
Wednesday 15th August 2018
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, has completed an investment in DeepMap Inc, a US start-up based in Palo Alto, California.
Wednesday 15th August 2018
Panasonic Corporation of North America, Colorado Department of Transportation, Ford Motor Company and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated unveiled the first real-world application of C-V2X technology connecting the vehicle, the roadways and a regional traffic management centre in Denver, demonstrating a new level of data-driven situational awareness that will achieve a dramatic improvement of safety on the road.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
Penske Truck Leasing announced that it has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles (EVs) of all types.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
By leveraging the state’s purchasing power, local governments and transit agencies can benefit from the convenience and competitive pricing of these pre-established contracts. Under the purchasing contract, entities can buy BYD: Coaches – the 23-foot C6M, the 35-foot C8M, the 40-foot C9M, and the 45-foot C10M; Buses – the 30-foot K7M, the 35-foot K9S, the 40-foot K9M, and the 60-foot K11M. In addition, BYD has been successfully selected as one of the suppliers for the City of Atlanta’s purchasing contract for electric vehicles, which includes battery-electric heavy duty trucks, support/taxi fleet vehicles, and buses. Departments from the City of Atlanta will be able to purchase from this contract, which will ensure competitive pricing and quicker deployment of the zero-emission battery-electric vehicles. Furthermore, outside agencies will be able to purchase vehicles under a co-operative agreement with the City. Vehicles in this agreement include the following: Buses – 30-foot K7M, 35-foot K9S, 40-foot K9M, 60-foot K11M; Coaches – 23-foot C6M, 35-foot C8M, 40-foot C9M; Trucks/Vans – 5F (Class 5), 6F (Class 6), 6D (Class 6) Step Van; Support and Taxi Fleet – e6 Five-Door Sedan BYD’s medium and heavy duty all-electric vehicles will help Atlanta achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 20% from 2009 levels by 2020 and by 40% by 2030. “BYD is excited to be working with customers in Georgia and we look forward to growing our presence in the state and improving the air quality for Georgians, “stated Bobby Hill, Vice President of North America, BYD Coach and Bus. BYD North America also recently announced its joint venture with Generate Capital, Inc., a leading financier, owner, and operator of distributed infrastructure, to launch the first electric bus leasing program of its kind in the United States. The first electric bus manufacturer with a unionized workforce, BYD’s cutting-edge facility in Lancaster, California, includes more than 800 highly-skilled workers.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
Iteris, Inc., a provider of applied informatics for transportation, announced that it has been awarded a $1.4 million contract from the City of Culver City to provide a bus signal priority (BSP) system for eight Culver CityBus (CCB) lines, representing the continued expansion of its BSP solution in southern California.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
A partnership that brought together the governor’s office, a public power utility, an electric vehicle (EV) charging company, a car museum and a regional EV organisation led to a celebration: the first of six new EV fast-charging sites in Washington for travelers along the Interstate 5 corridor in Washington state.
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