Seat presented its electric strategy which, until the beginning of 2021,
will include six electric and plug-in hybrid models. The electric
version of the Mii and el-Born will be the brand’s first two fully
electric models, while the new generation Leon and the Tarraco will
feature a plug-in hybrid version.
A German research network with reputable research institutions,
universities, IT companies and also companies from the automotive
industry has developed a near-series fusion platform with open
interfaces (Open Fusion Platform, abbreviated to OFP). It enables
automobile manufacturers and their suppliers to cost-effectively
integrate highly and fully automated driver assistance functions for the
purposes of automated driving.
Ford will reveal significant electrification, commercial vehicle and SUV
news as part of the company’s vision for a new era of mobility at a
special “Go Further” experience in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on April 2.
Renovo, a global autonomous vehicle software company and creators of the
AWare platform, announced that Tony Posawatz, the President of Invictus
iCAR LLC and former General Motors executive has been elected to the
Renovo Board of Directors. Coming on the heels of recent expansion into
Europe, the addition of Mr Posawatz to the Board of Directors signals
the strong momentum at Renovo.
With a widespread public expectation that autonomous vehicles will offer
comfort levels approaching those of a living room environment, Ricardo
is developing new technology to minimize the risks of motion sickness,
which promises benefits too for conventionally-driven vehicles.
Hiyacar, the peer to peer car sharing platform dubbed the Airbnb for
cars has announced its partnership with Continental, a specialist in
automotive safety. Continental powers hiyacar’s keyless technology
ELIX Wireless, a developer of low-EMI, safe wireless charging technology
for eMobility, announced the grand opening of its China engineering
centre located in Zongshen Power’s state-of-the-art campus in Chongqing.
As a leading supplier of tyres and solutions for future mobility, The
Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company announced a new pilot programme with
Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based
electric vehicles (EVs). The pilot, which launched early this year, is
testing services aimed at minimising operational downtime for vehicle
Groupe Renault is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in
reversible electric charging. The alternating-current technology has the
particularity of placing the reversible charger inside vehicles, so it
just requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging
XPENG Motors, a Chinese electric vehicle and technology company, will
unveil its new high-performance coupe, implementing XPENG’s in-house
next-gen autonomous driving and intelligent connected vehicle
technologies at Auto Shanghai 2019.
Applied Information, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent
transportation infrastructure technology, announced that it has joined
the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) – an organisation made up of more
than 100 automotive, technology, and telecommunications companies
working together to develop cellular vehicle-to-everything solutions
(C-V2X) for mobility and transportation services.
Findings from a new survey have revealed that Small and Medium
Enterprises (SMEs) involved in the development of low carbon
technologies have secured long-term orders with an annual value worth up
to £1.5 million ($1.97 million) by exhibiting on a UK Government
Pavilion managed by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).
The provision of intelligently networked charging facilities, and
convenient access to them, plays a key role in the e-mobility initiative
of Mercedes-Benz Cars and is an elementary component of the corporate
strategy for the mobility of the future, which Daimler has formulated
under the acronym “CASE”.
Hyundai Mobis announced that it has entered into an MOU for joint
development of an AI-based autonomous driving platform with Yandex, one
of the Europe’s largest Internet companies that build intelligent
products and services powered by machine learning.
Cognata, Ltd., a provider of simulation authoring software, announced
that it is one of the ecosystem partners working with NVIDIA to
accelerate testing and validation within the automated driving
SoundHound Inc., an innovator in voice enabled AI and conversational
intelligence technologies, unveiled its large vocabulary, hybrid voice
and natural language understanding interface for in-vehicle infotainment
systems at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2019.
WeRide, a company focused on Level 4 (L4) autonomous driving technology,
announced that it will demonstrate its L4 sensor suite and
pre-commercial solutions during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference
2019 (GTC), and display its latest L4 autonomous vehicle model, the
Nissan Leaf 2. The company also announced it will use the NVIDIA DRIVE
AGX Pegasus platform for its next-generation autonomous vehicle fleet.