To lead the global electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure into a
future that optimises energy transfer, and opens up new revenue streams
and business models around charging EVs, EV Connect announced that it
has closed a $12 million Series B funding round.
At K 2019, global petrochemicals leader SABIC announced the launch of
XENOY HTX resin, a polyester-based, high-heat technology that can enable
the production of light, impact resistant and high performing
structural automotive applications.
Local Motors by LM Industries Inc., in partnership with the Maryland
Department of Transportation (MDOT), has expanded the testing of Olli,
its low-speed, connected, self-driving shuttle, to public roads in
WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over
distance, has entered into licensing and technology transfer agreements
with Green Power, a leading South Korea-based supplier of power
electronics and high power wireless charging systems for various
Uber has been working with transit agencies across the globe for years,
building partnerships such as the one with Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority (MBTA) to provide paratransit services in
Boston, to its effort in Nice, France to provide late-night connecting
service to rail lines.
In a major step forward in the electrification of Europe’s public
transport networks, BMZ, HORIBA MIRA and ZIEHL-ABEGG have teamed up to
offer a unique turnkey service for converting existing bus fleets to
As a symbolic bridge between the past and future, FCA marked the 25th
anniversary of the opening of the Melfi Plant and the start of the first
tests on the new Jeep Compass production line to serve the European
Already accounting for nearly two-thirds of police vehicle sales in the
United States, Ford announced that its all-new Ford Police Interceptor
Utility built in Chicago will soon take to the streets of that city to
help serve and protect its citizens.
Hyundai Motor Group announced the development of the world’s first
Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML), a technology that
incorporates the driver’s patterns into its self-driving behavior,
creating a custom experience for the driver.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it would exhibit the
latest version of the xAUTO, a vehicle capable of autonomous driving on
surface roads without high-definition maps and autonomous parking both
indoors and outdoors, during the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 at the Tokyo
Big Sight exhibition complex.
A strategic agreement for the design development of a new range of
products has been signed at the Evergrande headquarters in Shenzen,
China, by Pininfarina CEO Silvio Angori and Hui Kayan, Chairman of
As of November 2020, 156 electrical brand new low entry and low floor
Ebusco busses will be in operation in the region of Amsterdam, Schiphol
airport and the inner city of Haarlem under the brand of Connexxion
(part of Transdev Netherlands), which will replace the current fleet of
diesel and gas busses.
Toyota announced that it has delivered and integrated its first fuel
cell stack into the new city bus by CaetanoBus SA, the H2.City Gold,
which was presented in a world premiere at Busworld 2019 in Brussels.