Thanks to variably distributable drive power, electric vehicles with
separately powered wheels can remain stable even in critical situations—
as long as the torque control reliably detects deviations from the
target state and reacts immediately. Porsche Engineering has developed
and tested a solution for e-SUVs that does precisely that. Without
additional sensors— entirely through software.
BorgWarner is expanding its electric motor offerings with the
introduction of its new High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 146 motor, which is
expected to go into production on a light-duty hybrid passenger car with
a major OEM in early 2020.
EDF Energy has been chosen by ubitricity – a company offering
alternative, low-cost electric vehicle (EV) charge points that can be
integrated into lamp posts and bollards – to be the electricity provider
for its UK charging network, ensuring that EV drivers have access to
100% renewable electricity through all 1,800 ubitricity public charge
PowerCell Sweden AB has informed that the formerly large shareholder in
PowerCell, Midroc New Technology, has acquired 2,138,114 shares in
PowerCell, representing 4.1% of votes and capital, from the Belgian
investment company Finindus.
An innovative project, ‘DC share’, will develop and trial a novel
solution that shares capacity across existing AC electricity
distribution network substations, enabling increased numbers of
high-power electric vehicle (EV) chargers to be connected to the network
at lower cost.
As part of its vision to make road transport smarter and more
convenient, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
has drawn up a check-list of rules and regulations that need to be put
in place to make automated driving a reality in the EU.
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has expanded its plug-in hybrid commercial
vehicle range with the addition of a new, high-specification Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV Reflex Plus Commercial, which adds 18-inch alloy wheels,
an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone
connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility,
and a reversing camera to the well-equipped, entry-level 2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander Commercial PHEV Reflex.
Spain’s road safety authority, the Directorate-General for Traffic
(DGT), and the City of Barcelona with Mobileye presented data from the
first two months of the Autonomous Ready initiative, a programme
intended to enhance the safety of streets while analysing the status of
infrastructure to continue improving roads for the future.
May Mobility, the leading autonomous Transportation-as-a-Service(TaaS)
provider, announced that it has closed a $50 million Series B round led
by Toyota Motor Corporation with participation from SPARX Group
alongside return investors Millennium Technology Value Partners, Cyrus
Capital Partners, BMW iVentures, and Toyota AI Ventures.
The global battery production network within the Mercedes-Benz Cars
production network has put the third production facility into operation:
A factory for plug-in hybrid batteries has been opened in the Bangkok
region in Thailand.
Volta Trucks, the Swedish startup behind a new generation of fully
electric trucks developed to be safe for pedestrians, cyclists and
drivers, announced Rob Fowler, current General Manager of CSR and
Technical Planning at DPDgroup UK, as its new Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) from 10th February 2020.