Following the announcement of the name change planned for 2019, from Daimler Financial Services AG to Daimler Mobility AG, Daimlerâ€™s mobility division continued on its growth trajectory in July. With car2go, moovel, mytaxi/Intelligent Apps, the mobility portfolio in the segment of Daimler Financial Services counted 24.4 million customers as of July 30, 2018.
The @CITY research initiative brings together 15 partners from the automotive industry, component supply industry, software development and universities. The two partner projects @CITY and @CITY-AF aim to develop concepts, technologies and prototype applications to enable automated driving in complex urban areas.
According to reports, Didi Chuxing, the largest ride sharing company in China, has temporarily suspended its carpooling service. The company, which was already facing considerable backlash from customers due to extremely long wait times, was forced to take this decision after a passenger was killed in one of its vehicles.
Wipro, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has announced that it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) to spearhead the development of blockchain standards and drive blockchain adoption in the transportation industry.
Wind River, an IoT software company delivering safety-critical domains including automotive, announced collaboration plans with Hyundai Autron to develop a software framework for safe, automated and autonomous driving leveraging intellectual property from Wind Riverâ€™s automotive software portfolio and the Hyundai Autron Odin product offering.
Jaguar Land Rover has fitted â€˜virtual eyesâ€™ to intelligent pods to understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles, as research studies suggest that as many as 63% of pedestrians worry about how safe it will be to cross the road in the future.
Having announced their first ever publicly available self-driving pilot programme in Frisco, Texas, a few weeks ago, Drive.ai signed a contract initiating a one-year self-driving programme for the City of Arlington.
CHAdeMO Association announced their decision to jointly develop the next generation Ultra-Fast charging standard with China Electricity Council, Chinaâ€™s official association of utilities in charge of their national regulations and standards related to electricity. Two entities will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on August 28th in Beijing, China, to kick-start their collaboration.
Swedenâ€™s first high-power charging (HPC) station was opened by Fortum Charge & Drive in partnership with McDonaldâ€™s. The station is located at McDonaldâ€™s in Kristinehamn, some 270 kilometres west of Stockholm and midway between Oslo and Stockholm.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. announced that they have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale.
Volkswagen is speeding up the development of its ecosystem with its own software know-how and the strength of external partners. The automobile is expected to evolve into a central hub in the Internet of Things.
The Volkswagen brand is to launch an extensive all-electric car sharing offering in selected major cities under its â€œWe Shareâ€ sub-brand. The first fleet of vehicles will be rolled out in the German capital Berlin, and will comprise 1,500 e-Golf when the service begins operating in the second quarter of 2019, with an additional 500 e-up! following later.
Hyundai Mobis has made an equity investment agreement with StradVision, a Korean startup, which possesses deep learning-based camera image detection technology. The firm will invest KRW8 billion (7.15 million) in this startup to reinforce its competitiveness in core technologies of future vehicles.
Drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to get a fast â€˜power upâ€™ in local high streets and residential roads across the Waltham Forest borough following the installation of 24 new electric vehicle charging bays.