company is aiming to strengthen its position as the market leader by taking two
important steps. The first step involved Fleetboard’s incorporation
into the Mercedes-Benz Trucks organization; the second step is
Fleetboard’s acquisition of the habbl logistics application, along with
the team behind it and the expertise they provide.
British connected car platform, wejo, has recently completed a Series B investment round of $103 million which values the business at $275 million. American car giant, GM, has acquired a minority stake in the start-up.
The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company is expanding its ongoing work
with autonomous or driverless vehicles, which includes being named the
exclusive tyre supplier for a leading autonomous passenger shuttle.
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.