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.
At the 2019 International Auto Key Tech Forum, Huawei Rotating Chairman
Eric Xu delivered a keynote speech: Embrace the Convergence of
Automotive & ICT Industries. The automotive industry is increasingly
turning to information and communication technology (ICT) as a new key
Aptiv PLC, a global technology company enabling the future of mobility,
announced the expansion of its industry-leading autonomous driving
capabilities to the Chinese market with the establishment of the
company’s China Autonomous Mobility Center.
Genesis revealed the Mint Concept at Hudson Yards, ahead of the opening
of the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The Mint Concept
introduces the all-electric, luxury car for the city, a new vehicle
typology, featuring organic design and an innovative interior user
Ambarella, Inc., a leading developer of ultra-high definition video
processing and computer vision semiconductors, together with Chinese
tier 1 automotive supplier Shanghai OFilm, a leading provider of
intelligent driving solutions, announced that the two companies are
collaborating on an automated valet parking (AVP) hardware platform.
At the Nikola World event at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Nikola CEO Trevor
Milton gave thousands of attendees a first peek into a global
zero-emission future. “We want to transform everything about the
transportation industry,” said Milton. “With Nikola’s vision, the world
will be cleaner, safer and healthier.”
At Auto Shanghai 2019, NIO offered the first glimpse of its all new
Sedan product line with the ET Preview, and exhibited its entire NIO
Power service solution, along with its 220 kW permanent magnet
synchronous motor electric drivetrain. It also announced the extension
of the “One Click for Power” service to other EV brand users.
Aston Martin Lagonda has revealed the final production-ready iteration
of its first all-electric production car, with the spectacular Rapide E
making its world debut at China’s Auto Shanghai motor show.