Until now drivers of electric vehicles have needed an RFID card or
smartphone to gain access to a public charging station. EV charging
platform provider Virta, charge point provider Efacec, the Departmental
Energy association of Yonne (SDEY) and Hubject have started a
co-operation to offer Plug&Charge that relies on the ISO 15118
standard for communication between electric vehicles and the grid using
Cubic Telecom, a leading connectivity management software provider to
the global automotive and IoT industries, announced that it has doubled
the number of countries in Europe where it provides in-car Wi-Fi
DeepRoute, an international self-driving vehicle startup, announced it
has raised $50 million in its pre-Series A funding round to expand the
global presence of the company’s autonomous driving solutions.
Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation,
announced that Miami-Dade has agreed to purchase 33, 40-foot Proterra
Catalyst E2 electric buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and up to
75 plug-in Proterra chargers.
Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open
innovation business, announced that it is investing in Netradyne, a US
based intelligent technology company specialising in fleet safety
Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge their existing combustion engine
operations into a stand-alone business in order to establish a new
global supplier that will seek to develop next generation combustion
engines and hybrid powertrains.
Pioneer Corporation announced that “Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations
Corporation” through an incorporation- type split as a new company to
take over the business activities of Smart & Autonomous Mobility
Business Group, which handles autonomous driving-related business, will
be established on October 1.
The representatives of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. signed a contract,
in line with which operator ALSA Group SLU is to receive two Solaris
buses of the Urbino 12 electric type and also two stationary chargers.
Generali Country Italia, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy and FCA Bank
have strengthened their strategic and commercial partnership in Italy
and the main European markets with the presentation of their new digital
IoT (Internet of things) services for connected-car customers.