Chargefox, Australia’s only public ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV)
charging network, has further expanded with the opening of the most
powerful EV charging station in the southern hemisphere at Westfield
Airport West, Melbourne.
The Daimler AG and BMW Group are launching their cooperation on
automated driving: representatives from the two companies signed an
agreement for a long-term strategic cooperation, which will focus on
joint development of next-generation technologies for driver assistance
systems, automated driving on highways and automated parking (all to SAE
Baidu, Inc. showcased the latest updates and major milestones of its
intelligent driving efforts at Baidu Create AI developer conference,
empowering the intelligent transformation of the auto and mobility
industries with innovative technology.
Tier IV, Inc., an open-source self-driving startup based in Japan,
announced that it has raised over $100 million in total in a Series A
funding round to facilitate commercialisation of self-driving technology
in private areas, depopulated areas, and urban areas.
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort
developing an open source platform for connected car technologies,
announced that Wuhan Bluestar Technology has joined as a Silver member,
and Candera, IDW Technologies, Reutlingen University, and T-Systems have
joined AGL as Bronze members.
As part of its commitment towards sustainable mobility, MG Motor India
and Fortum Charge & Drive India have undertaken the first step
towards creating DC Fast Charging infrastructure (50 KW) in the country.
The UK’s leading manufacturer of electric buses, the BYD ADL
partnership, has unveiled the first of 37 new, zero-emission, fully
electric BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deckers for delivery to London bus
WirelessCar, a leading managed service provider within the connected
vehicle eco-system, will empower car makers to provide mobility services
with Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure and the Microsoft Connected
Vehicle Platform that make their customers’ lives easier and more
Turkey based Karsan introduced the newest member of its electric product
line, Atak Electric, at a global event in Munich. The event,
co-organised with BMW, was centred around the theme “New Definition of
Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., an innovator in automotive vision
systems, announced the signing of a multi-phase technological
cooperation agreement with a Chinese Tier 1 supplier to develop smart
mobility solutions for the Chinese automotive industry, and specifically
for two Chinese vehicle manufacturers (OEMs).
Emphasising safety by design, 11 industry leaders across the automotive
and automated driving technology spectrum published “Safety First for
Automated Driving,” (SaFAD), a non-binding organised framework for the
development, testing and validation of safe automated passenger
During a media event dedicated to the new Ducato MY2020, Fiat
Professional gave the world its very first glimpse of the Ducato
Electric – an all-electric BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) version –
which will go on sale in 2020.
Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation,
announced that it has been selected by the Virginia Department of
General Services as a vendor to supply zero-emission battery-electric
buses and charging stations for its Statewide Contract. In 2018, transit
buses in the state of Virginia provided more than 74.5 million trips to
riders throughout the Commonwealth.