Together with Akaiwa City, the Okayama Prefecture, Okayama University,
and the local Akaiwa City Police, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF)
is holding a conference to discuss studying connected-car data to inform
MAHLE has developed a compact and economical system based on a heat pump
(Integrated Thermal System—ITS) that can increase the winter cruising
range by up to 20%. In addition to significantly reducing battery power
consumption, it is easy to control and can be readily adapted to future
Microsoft, leader in platforms and cloud productivity solutions, and
Faurecia, a leading automotive technology company, announced a
partnership to create disruptive, connected and personalised services
inside the Cockpit of the Future.
When it comes to electric vehicles, the focus is mainly on the electric
motor and battery. However, there is another vitally important key
component, namely the power electronics – a mini computer that manages
the interaction between motor and battery or, in other words, the
“brain” of the electric drive system. Its own central component is the
power module, which enables currents of up to 650 amps.
Israeli company UVeye, which provides sophisticated solutions for
automatic external inspection of vehicles, announced that it has raised
an additional $31 million in funding, led by Toyota Tsusho, Volvo Cars
and W. R. Berkley Corporation, with participation of other partners like
On the 9th and 10th of July at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, more than 400 global experts gathered to discuss connected and autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, energy/battery, infrastructure, fleet conversion and future mobility trends at the 2 co-located TaaS Technology conferences.
Toyota Motor Corporation announced that it will conduct verification
tests in Toyota City using driving data obtained from “Ha:mo Ride,” a
car-sharing service that utilises “COMS” ultra-compact BEVs (battery
electric vehicles), from September 9 to October 13.
City transport operator Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe w Warszawie (MZA)
acquired 130 electric buses for nearly PLN400 million ($104 million).
This biggest yet commission for zero-emission buses in Europe was won by
Solaris. The articulated Urbino 18 electric will be delivered to the
capital of Poland in 2020.