StradVision, an industry pioneer in vision processing technology for
Autonomous Vehicles, has announced a partnership with a leading global
Tier 1 supplier to develop technology for Level 4 autonomous buses.
Electrify America announced an agreement with Lyft to provide the
rideshare company’s Express Drive programme renters of electric vehicles
(EV) with convenient and included charging on its DC fast charging
BYTON, the premium electric vehicle manufacturer, announced that it has
received from the state of California both a dealer license for its US
retail entity, BYTON Cars California, LLC, and the distributor license
for its North American distribution entity, BYTON Americas, LLC.
Reinforcing their position at the forefront in the electrification
drive, Tata Motors and Lithium Urban Technologies, the world’s largest
commercial EV fleet providers, outside of China, announced their
Nikola Corporation is excited to announce details of its new battery that has a record energy density of 1,100 watt-hours per kg on the material level and 500 watt-hours per kg on the production cell level. The Nikola prototype cell is the first battery that removes binder material and current collectors, enabling more energy storage within the cell. It is also expected to pass nail penetration standards, thus reducing potential vehicle fires.
Veoneer, Inc., the world’s largest pure-play company focused on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving (AD), has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) to speed autonomous driving vehicle development.
The Volkswagen Group is continuing to invest strongly in its future. As part of Planning Round 68, the investment plan for 2020 to 2024 has been drawn up. The plan was discussed during the meeting of the Supervisory Board and approved.
The all-new Jeep Commander PHEV, a 5-passenger plug-in hybrid SUV developed for China, hit the market last week. This is the first electrified vehicle in the global Jeep family and it also represents Jeep’s entry into China’s rapidly-growing New Energy Vehicle market.
In the framework of the 9th edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress, SEAT presented a major breakthrough in its urban mobility strategy with a triple announcement – the creation of a new strategic business unit, SEAT Urban Mobility, the presentation of its new e-Kickscooter concept and the first electric e-Scooter concept ever in the close to 70-year history of the company.
The first fully-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city buses were handed over to ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (or ESWE Verkehr for short) in Wiesbaden. The vehicles are part of a large-scale order for 56 units of the battery-powered city bus which is series-produced in Mannheim, Germany.
As part of a wider vision to enrich and improve the lives of its drivers and passengers, Jaguar has developed a piece of technology, Driver Condition Monitor, which alerts the driver if it detects the tell-tale signs of drowsiness.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG and China’s Wolong Electric Group Co., Ltd are stepping up their existing cooperation. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture that will produce components and electric motors for automotive applications. This partnership will enhance the ZF product portfolio and further improve competitiveness in electric driveline systems.
PowerCell Sweden AB has been informed that the German company Robert
Bosch GmbH has acquired all Midroc New Technology’s shares in PowerCell
Sweden AB. In total 5,848,531 shares, representing 11.3% of the votes
and capital in PowerCell, has been acquired.
Automobili Pininfarina has announced its ambition to follow the successful launch of the pure-electric Battista hypercar with a series of major investments and initiatives that will see the Italian brand develop into one of the world’s leading luxury automotive companies.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. introduced Alpha Prime, the next generation LiDAR sensor utilising Velodyne’s patented surround view technology to deliver the combined highest performance specifications for the autonomous mobility industry in one sensor.
IONITY, a joint venture between the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and the Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG, announced that it will expand its Italian network with a High-Power Charging station in Brenner. This makes it Sudtirol-Altoadige’s fastest EV charging station.
To continue its efforts to lead the UK market as the largest and most comprehensive supplier of electric vehicles, Nissan Motor (GB) announced the appointment of Peter McDonald as its new Fleet Director. Peter has extensive experience of the UK automotive market, and fleet in particular, having been with the Volkswagen Group for nearly 20 years, and leading the SEAT UK fleet team for the last six years.
The heart of the BMW brand beats in the premium segment of the mid- range category. Along with the BMW 4 Series Coupé, BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé models, it is the BMW 3 Series that brings out the qualities that are key to hallmark brand driving pleasure in a particularly concentrated form.