From 2019 until the end of 2023, Audi AG plans advance expenditure of approximately €14 billion ($15.96 billion) in electric mobility, digitalization and autonomous driving. This includes investments in property, plant and equipment as well as research and development expenditure.
Ouster, a manufacturer of high-resolution lidar sensors, announced a partnership with data labelling companies Playment and Scale.AI to rapidly accelerate the implementation of deep learning models in self-driving vehicles and other real-time robotics by solving their biggest bottleneck: accurate, multi-layer labeled training data.
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced that Mobileye, an Intel company, has chosen AWS as its preferred public cloud provider for its autonomous vehicle business. Mobileye is running core workloads on AWS for greater speed, agility, and compute power.
Volkswagen has been testing the newly developed R33 BlueDiesel fuel at its in-house filling station in Wolfsburg since January 2018. The innovative fuel enables CO2 savings of at least 20% compared to conventional diesel thanks to the use of biofuels.
SafeRide Technologies, provider of industry-leading multi-layer cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, announced that it has joined the GENIVI Alliance, a non-profit alliance focused on delivering open source, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and connected vehicle software.
Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2020 Soul, a completely new version of Kia’s unconventional compact utility vehicle. In conjunction with that world-debut, the all-electric, battery-powered Soul EV was also unveiled.
Bosch has developed a sensor that allows automated vehicles to precisely determine their position: the vehicle motion and position sensor. This new sensor includes a high-performance receiver unit for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals, which an automated vehicle needs to determine its absolute position.
Volvo Cars Silicon Valley Tech Centre has opened the doors to its new, state-of-the-art facility in downtown Sunnyvale. The move, which almost triples the physical presence of the Silicon Valley Tech Centre, grows the Swedish automaker’s initial foray into Silicon Valley established in September 2016.
Volkswagen and Tesco announced the development of the largest UK retail electric vehicle (EV) charging network, powered by Pod Point. The world’s largest vehicle manufacturer and the UK’s largest fuel retailer will roll out more than 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores within the next three years.
General Motors and Cruise are taking the next step toward commercialising autonomous vehicle technology with the appointment of Dan Ammann as CEO of Cruise. Kyle Vogt, Cruise co-founder, will partner with Ammann to set strategic direction for the company and will lead technology development as Cruise president and chief technology officer. The appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Ericsson has been selected by Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) to provide the industrialised Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform to further enable its digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years.
Uniti Sweden has announced plans to establish an electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, the home of the British Grand Prix. The facility will be used to produce the Uniti One electric car, while serving as a blueprint for globally licensed “digital” assembly plants throughout the world.
Continental and Turo announced a collaboration to bring instant mobility to users through the exciting new application, Turo Go. The growing community of Turo members will now be able to book and unlock cars at the touch of a button through the smartphone application.
Eyesight, a provider of edge-based computer vision AI solutions for the automotive industry, has teamed up with top Chinese GPS and telematics firm Exsun to make trucking safer, helping commercial trucks comply with new Chinese regulations which came into place in order to reduce accidents caused by driver drowsiness and inattentiveness.
Utilising Velodyne Lidar sensors, ThorDrive, a autonomous vehicle (AV) startup, is introducing commercial vehicle services in the first of many pilots. The kick-off event will be attended by local government and business leaders, including Mayor Liz Kniss of Palo Alto, Mike Jellen, President and CCO of Velodyne Lidar, and Seung-Woo Seo, founder of ThorDrive.
ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, announced that it has secured $240 million in Series H funding, the largest in its history. The investors reflect a diverse set of participants, from early market to institutional investors across the energy, financial, venture capital, oil and gas, utility, manufacturing, technology and automotive sectors.