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.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the leading automotive alliance, announced
the production release of the Alliance Intelligent Cloud, a new platform
that is enabling Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors to deliver
connected services in vehicles sold in nearly all 200 markets served by
the Alliance member companies.
Geotab, an IoT and connected transportation provider, announced that it
has been awarded the largest single-source telematics contract to date
by GSA Fleet, a division of GSA (General Services Administration), which
provides centralised procurement for US federal agencies.
Toyota Australia, with funding assistance from the Australian Renewable
Energy Agency (ARENA), has unveiled plans to build a $7.4 million
Hydrogen Centre at the mobility company’s former site of car
manufacturing at Altona in Melbourne’s west.
Hyundai Motor Group and Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing
platforms, announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor
Company (Hyundai) and Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) will make their
biggest combined investment to date, as part the Group’s continued
efforts to become a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider.
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced the national launch of the
first-ever Nexo, Canada’s only fuel cell-powered SUV and the first
vehicle of its kind to be made easily accessible to consumers. By
collaborating with Modo, the first Vancouver-based car sharing
co-operative of its kind, the Nexo will bring fuel cell technology to a
much wider audience than ever before.
Volkswagen Brand China and its Chinese joint venture FAW-Volkswagen are
scaling up their cooperation in the area of digitalisation and
connectivity. MOS Intelligent Connectivity Technology Co. Ltd., a joint
venture between Volkswagen Group China and FAW-Volkswagen, will be
established in the Chinese city of Chengdu.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has acquired a 60% share of 2getthere B.V. The
company offers complete automated transport systems and is located in
Utrecht/Netherlands, with offices in San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore.
Molex has joined the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance
to collaborate with other industry leaders in the development and
adoption of next-generation multi-gig Ethernet automotive networking.