Lumotive, the Bill Gates-funded startup developing LiDAR systems for
autonomous vehicles, and Himax Display, Inc., a subsidiary of Himax
Technologies, Inc., announced a first-of-its-kind, jointly-developed
solution to enable disruptive beam steering technology in LiDAR systems
that marries Himax’s proven Liquid-Crystal-On-Silicon (LCOS) technology
with Lumotive’s patented Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces (LCMs) to
significantly improve the performance, reliability and cost of LiDAR
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), a vital player in
electric vehicle (EV) battery technology and manufacturing, will
showcase cutting-edge technologies at the International Automobile
Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt.
Faraday Future (FF) announced the appointment of Dr. Carsten Breitfeld
as Global CEO. YT Jia, FF’s founder, will step down from the CEO
position to assume the role of CPUO (Chief Product & User Officer).
Opel will offer tailor-made charging options for the purely
battery-electric Corsa-e ranging from diverse cables for plugging into
sockets and charging stations to a selection of wallboxes and an
innovative “universal charger”.
UPS introduced a new line of range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) to
its fleets serving Birmingham and Southampton, UK, to overcome the
range limitations of pure electric vehicles within the logistics
As Toyota Motor Europe (TME)’s hybrid vehicle sales continue to rise as a
percentage of total sales in the European region, reaching 52% in the
first half of 2019, the company continues to localise production of
hybrid powertrain components in Europe.
Zenzic has launched the world’s first self-driving roadmap, the UK
Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030, to clearly show the
connections, cross-sector interdependencies and collaboration required
to get self-driving vehicles on Britain’s roads in significant numbers
Bolt, the leading European on-demand transportation platform, is
partnering with the University of Tartu for an applied research project
on the development of self-driving technology for a Level 4 autonomous