Daimler was the first manufacturer to put a fleet of 200 smart vehicles on the road for location-independent carsharing in 2009. Ten years later, the sharing economy has grown into a booming industry – with carsharing as one of the most popular business models. The brand celebrated the anniversary together with SHARE NOW in Paris with a panel discussion on the topic.
Volkswagen has acquired a minority stake in the leading technology company SeeReal Technologies. This participation will secure access for the Group to future-oriented augmented reality in the field of display technologies for the automobile. The research project will provide the Group with key know-how to make driving even safer and more convenient in the future.
With the market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e, the drive portfolio of the Sporty Activity Vehicle (SAV) is now being expanded to include a plug-hybrid system. The second generation of the BMW X5 with electrified drive combines a model-specific in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology with the very latest BMW eDrive technology.
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful and fastest Cayenne yet. Its power output of 500 kW (680 PS) and its maximum torque of 900 Nm enable it to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 295 km/h. A variety of innovative chassis systems enables a perfect combination of sports car agility, long-distance comfort and off-road capability.
Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is expanding on-demand access to the
Porsche experience. Four new cities in North America will host Porsche
Passport and Porsche Drive, which offer up to 20 current model variants
from the German sports car maker for shorter-term enjoyment than a
traditional lease or purchase.
SoundHound Inc., the leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, announced a partnership with Kia Motors India to bring a powerful, custom voice interface to Kia’s latest SUV in the Indian market, the Seltos.
Zenuity, the autonomous driving software company headquartered in Sweden, has become the first automotive company to team up with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, in the development of fast machine learning for autonomous cars.
The Peugeot 3008 SUV GT Hybrid4 combines four-wheel drive technology and 300hp with ultra-low emissions of just 29g/km, according to official WLTP testing, and will be available to order in the UK later this year.
Continental will use the example of “Connected Parking” at the IAA to demonstrate how the future will see drivers benefit from the transfer of data collected by their vehicles in road traffic. The basis for this is the blockchain-based data-monetisation platform.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Volkswagen have shared early glimpses into Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology and its future applications. In a Volkswagen concept car, the companies showed the capabilities of Ultra-Wideband for advancing security, safety and convenience in vehicles.
On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced AUD15 million ($10 million) in funding to Evie Networks to build an ultrafast electric vehicle charging network along the highways of Australia.
Following the great success of the first congress in 2017, Grammer AG is organising the second International Comfort Congress in conjunction with the University of Salerno (Italy), Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom) and the University of Technology of Amberg’s partner city Delft (Netherlands).
At this year’s IAA in September, Webasto will show its broad range of solutions for current mobility trends under the motto “Future Mobility Driver”. The company plans to introduce innovations relating to autonomous driving, electromobility and interior comfort.
In the move towards electrification, the automotive industry is facing the greatest transformation in its history. At IAA 2019, SEG Automotive is approaching this complex issue by introducing a range of new products which support the transition towards more efficient combustion engines, 48V hybrids and electrification.
Allego has now opened a HPC location at Ettenhuber GmbH. The charging infrastructure in Munich/Feldkirchen at Otto-Lilienthal-Ring 22 has been installed. Ettenhuber is a German bus company with a fleet of over 100 buses and 3 electric ones.
Leamington Spa-based automotive innovation business, Drive System Design (DSD), will present its system level approach to optimising electric vehicle NVH at the Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2019, Millbrook, Bedfordshire.
Bestmile, the leading Fleet Orchestration Platform used to plan, manage, and optimise autonomous and human-driven vehicle fleets announced it has raised $16.5 million in a Series B round and has strengthened its leadership to accelerate its growth.
Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions company BrightBlu has appointed Yash Chitalia as Head of Technical Operations. Yash Chitalia comes with four years of global experience in the electric vehicle charging industry at EVBox, the global market leader in electric vehicle charging solutions.
A new Golf is rolling up to the starting grid, marking the eighth generation. The design and digital innovations launch this bestseller – of which more than 35 million been built – into a new age: the era of electrified drives, a digitalised and connected interior world, assisted driving and online-based functions and services. The next generation of the Golf will shape the era with new impulses.