BYD debuted its E-Seed GT concept car and Song Pro SUV alongside its all-new e-series models at the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. The company also showcased its latest Dynasty series of vehicles, which were recently unveiled at the company’s spring product launch in Beijing.
Hyundai Motor Group announced development of ‘smartphone-electric vehicle pairing based performance adjustment technology,’ which allows users to customise primary functions through a smartphone application – an industry-first innovation.
Aeva, the company building the next-generation sensing system for autonomous vehicles, announced a partnership with AID-Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Audi AG and the “centre of excellence” for Volkswagen Group’s autonomous driving system, to bring groundbreaking 4D LiDAR to its autonomous vehicle programme.
At the 2019 Buick brand day event, SAIC GM Buick announced the official launch of the pure electric MAV Buick VELITE 6. The new car has been launched in three models, offering five body colour and two interior colour options at a subsidised price of CNY165,800 ($24,870).
Iteris, Inc., the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, announced that Transport Canada, Canada’s federal transportation agency, has selected Iteris iPeMS to support its countrywide transportation system’s performance management programme.
Rivian announced an equity investment of $500 million from Ford Motor Company. In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s growing EV portfolio using Rivian’s skateboard platform.
Nuvve Corporation, a leader in vehicle grid integration (VGI) deployments, and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. have entered into an agreement to demonstrate the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) that are VGI-ready.
Share Now, one of the market leader in free floating car sharing, announced its entry into the Hungarian market by offering its service in Budapest. Starting on April, 29, 240 BMW and Mini models can be rented flexibly and spontaneously in the capital city. In cooperation with the Hungarian investment group Wallis Asset Management Zrt, the car sharing service will be operated for the fourth time in franchise model.
Pony.ai officially announced PonyPilot, a test project for a product-ready autonomous driving fleet within a geo-fenced area in Guangzhou, China. Since establishing its China HQ in Guangzhou in October 2017, Pony.ai has been consistently testing and expanding its autonomous vehicle operations in the city’s Nansha district.
Toyota Motor Corp., Denso Corporation and the SoftBank Vision Fund announced that they will invest $1 billion in Uber Technologies Inc.’s Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG). The investment, in a newly formed ATG corporate entity, aims to accelerate the development and commercialisation of automated ridesharing services.
In an effort to make electric vehicle (EV) charging more accessible to drivers and manageable for site owners, EV Connect announced the launch of its EV Charge Station (EVCS) Certification Programme for EV charging station manufacturers.
At a special ribbon cutting event, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined LA-based EVgo, a public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, and Maven, General Motors’ car sharing platform, to celebrate the introduction of a new network of EV fast charging hubs that feature both public and dedicated fast chargers for Maven Gig’s shared-use vehicles.
Ford Motor Company and creators of the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) Autonomic have signed a multi-year, global agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will expand the availability of cloud connectivity services and connected car application development services for the transportation industry.
At Auto Shanghai 2019, Audi is introducing a visionary mobility concept
for the megacities of the future: The showcar, known as the Audi AI:ME,
offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the
ability to drive autonomously at level 4. This allows the occupants to
do what they like with their time on board. The Audi AI:ME offers a
broad range of high-tech features for communication, entertainment, or
Kia unveiled the HabaNiro concept, a fully-electric, all-wheel drive,
four-seat wonder car with an All Electric Range (AER) of more than 300
miles, level-five autonomous mode, butterfly wing doors and more
advanced tech than what helped land men on the moon.
Average CO2 emissions from new cars were 118.5 grams of CO2 per
kilometre in 2017, or up 0.4% compared to 2016, according to data
published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). This final data
largely confirms the provisional 2017 figures, already published by the
EEA in April last year.
Nullmax, an autonomous driving technology company, announced that it has
closed a Pre-Series A round of industrial financing, which came from
Desay SV Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd., a renowned company providing
automotive electronics and service based in Huizhou, Guangdong province,
The companies and their products include:• Ouster – a US company making LiDAR sensors for robotics, drones, surveying, automation and autonomous vehicles• NavTech Radar – a UK company making advanced Radar sensors for autonomous vehicles, perimeter security and transport monitoring• Telemecanique – a French-owned company making Ultrasonic sensors used in automation, autonomous vehicles, manufacturing and robotics• Applus Idiada – a Spanish company that has developed its first external-facing product in the UK, a dedicated Processing platform for industrial automation, autonomous vehicles and sensor development• Quantum – a US company with specialist Data storage solutions for autonomous vehicles and mobile robotics
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released proposed
regulations that establish a path for companies to test or deploy
light-duty autonomous motor trucks (delivery vehicles) on the state’s
public roads. The release of these regulations marks the start of a
45-day public comment period, which ends May 27, 2019.