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Friday 17th August 2018
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, announced that six new members have joined the project including Kinetica, Neusoft, NXM Technologies, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Spireon Inc. and Veniam. With the addition of these companies and organisations, the project is 130 members strong.
Friday 17th August 2018
The Kroger Co. and Nuro announced Scottsdale, Arizona as the city for their self-driving grocery delivery pilot.
Friday 17th August 2018
Shell Oil Company (Shell) and General Motors (GM) announced that Shell-branded stations across the United States now accept the automotive industry’s first-ever embedded, in-dash fuel payment and loyalty experience.
Friday 17th August 2018
Autonomic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring to China the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), a transportation and mobility solution for connected vehicles developed by Autonomic.
Friday 17th August 2018
Siemens has been awarded a place on a London-wide framework contract hosted by TfL, London Councils and Greater London Authority to provide innovative on street electric vehicle charging solutions to the capital’s busy streets, and one of four suppliers using the electricity from street lights.
Friday 17th August 2018
Keolis, through its subsidiary Keolis Canada, and its partner Navya, supported by the Quebec Government, the Technopôle IVEO, the Cluster for Electric and Smart Transport, Propulsion Québec, announced the launch of the first pilot project for a 100% electric autonomous shuttle in Candiac, Quebec.
Thursday 16th August 2018
Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a company providing advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, ideally suited for Type-A school buses.
Thursday 16th August 2018
Scale has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Index Ventures with Accel, Y Combinator, Drew Houston, and Justin Kan joining. Mike Volpi of Index Ventures will be joining the company’s board.
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Thursday 16th August 2018
The first vehicles to have Bosch’s electric powertrain for light commercial vehicles under the hood will launch in 2019.
Wednesday 15th August 2018
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, has completed an investment in DeepMap Inc, a US start-up based in Palo Alto, California.
Wednesday 15th August 2018
Panasonic Corporation of North America, Colorado Department of Transportation, Ford Motor Company and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated unveiled the first real-world application of C-V2X technology connecting the vehicle, the roadways and a regional traffic management centre in Denver, demonstrating a new level of data-driven situational awareness that will achieve a dramatic improvement of safety on the road.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
Penske Truck Leasing announced that it has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles (EVs) of all types.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
By leveraging the state’s purchasing power, local governments and transit agencies can benefit from the convenience and competitive pricing of these pre-established contracts. Under the purchasing contract, entities can buy BYD: Coaches – the 23-foot C6M, the 35-foot C8M, the 40-foot C9M, and the 45-foot C10M; Buses – the 30-foot K7M, the 35-foot K9S, the 40-foot K9M, and the 60-foot K11M. In addition, BYD has been successfully selected as one of the suppliers for the City of Atlanta’s purchasing contract for electric vehicles, which includes battery-electric heavy duty trucks, support/taxi fleet vehicles, and buses. Departments from the City of Atlanta will be able to purchase from this contract, which will ensure competitive pricing and quicker deployment of the zero-emission battery-electric vehicles. Furthermore, outside agencies will be able to purchase vehicles under a co-operative agreement with the City. Vehicles in this agreement include the following: Buses – 30-foot K7M, 35-foot K9S, 40-foot K9M, 60-foot K11M; Coaches – 23-foot C6M, 35-foot C8M, 40-foot C9M; Trucks/Vans – 5F (Class 5), 6F (Class 6), 6D (Class 6) Step Van; Support and Taxi Fleet – e6 Five-Door Sedan BYD’s medium and heavy duty all-electric vehicles will help Atlanta achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 20% from 2009 levels by 2020 and by 40% by 2030. “BYD is excited to be working with customers in Georgia and we look forward to growing our presence in the state and improving the air quality for Georgians, “stated Bobby Hill, Vice President of North America, BYD Coach and Bus. BYD North America also recently announced its joint venture with Generate Capital, Inc., a leading financier, owner, and operator of distributed infrastructure, to launch the first electric bus leasing program of its kind in the United States. The first electric bus manufacturer with a unionized workforce, BYD’s cutting-edge facility in Lancaster, California, includes more than 800 highly-skilled workers.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
Iteris, Inc., a provider of applied informatics for transportation, announced that it has been awarded a $1.4 million contract from the City of Culver City to provide a bus signal priority (BSP) system for eight Culver CityBus (CCB) lines, representing the continued expansion of its BSP solution in southern California.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
A partnership that brought together the governor’s office, a public power utility, an electric vehicle (EV) charging company, a car museum and a regional EV organisation led to a celebration: the first of six new EV fast-charging sites in Washington for travelers along the Interstate 5 corridor in Washington state.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced the creation of the largest double-decker electric bus fleet in Europe, with 68 new electric double-deckers set to join the bus fleet in London.
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Monday 13th August 2018
Eluminocity, in partnership with Uber, will be kicking off two months of discounted DC fast charging at eluminocity sites throughout Seattle.
Monday 13th August 2018
Local Motors by LM Industries, known for 3D-Printed mobility solutions, announced the deployment and launch of operations of Olli at the University at Buffalo. Olli is a co-created, self-driving, electric vehicle, designed to reinvent the future of urban mobility and sustainability.
Monday 13th August 2018
Ample, a technology company focused on solving the energy delivery challenge for electric cars, co-founded by Khaled Hassounah and John de Souza, announced that it has closed a $31 million Series A round of financing.
Monday 13th August 2018
LeddarTech has delivered the first A-samples of its LeddarCore LCA2 system-on-chip (SoC) to select automotive partners. The LCA2 is the autonomous vehicle industry’s first 3D solid-state LiDAR (SSL) SoC and is available now to Tier-1 automotive manufacturers and system integrators via purchase of the LeddarTech LCA2 evaluation kit.
Monday 13th August 2018
Navya, a company in the autonomous vehicle market and in smart and shared mobility solutions, announced the signing of a €30 million ($34.2 million) financing agreement with the European Investment Bank, EIB.
Friday 10th August 2018
Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a Notice of Intent to Award a contract to EVgo Services, LLC, to develop a statewide public electric vehicle (EV) charging network.
Thursday 9th August 2018
Kodiak Robotics, an autonomous-vehicle startup founded by Don Burnette, previously a co-founder of the self-driving trucking company Otto, and Paz Eshel, a former venture capitalist, announced it has raised $40 million in Series A financing led by global investment firm Battery Ventures.
Wednesday 8th August 2018
Hui, a round-trip, station-based car share service, has announced the public launch of its service. Hui is considered one of the most innovative car share services to hit the Hawaii market, allowing members to locate, reserve, and manage payments through its mobile app. The service also utilises Toyota’s Smart Key Box technology, which generates a digital key that allows Hui users to lock and unlock, as well as start vehicles via their smartphone.
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