A new multi-million-pound â€˜Smart City Mobility Centre', to be established in Warwickshire and the West Midlands was announced last night (Monday 12th November 2018) at the Coventry and Warwickshire Automotive Dinner in Warwickshireâ€™s Coombe Abbey Hotel.
Ford named Steve Hood to the newly established position of Director, Electrified Vehicles, Ford of Europe, with responsibility for developing strategy, new business models and plans for electrified vehicles and services.
Hyundai Mobis launched its first open innovation centre, â€˜M.Cubeâ€™ in Silicon Valley of the US to make a full-fledged commitment to source and invest in startups possessing new technologies for future vehicles such as self-driving.
Ford X, a division within Ford Smart Mobility, LLC, acquired Spin, a dockless electric scooter sharing company based in San Francisco. Spin is a leading micro-mobility service provider with operations in 13 cities and campuses across the US.
Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced that it has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California.
The testing centre is developing its facilities for testing these cutting-edge technologies in the UK. In addition to modifications to existing road and test track infrastructure, Millbrook is making a significant investment in high-precision instrumentation and soft targets that allow contact without damage. It has recently been running a number of demonstrations.
Karamba Security, a leading provider of automotive cybersecurity, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, announced the integration of Karambaâ€™s Carwall end-to-end protection on ST Telemaco3P STA1385 Automotive Telematics and Connectivity Processor.
Telenav, Inc., a provider of connected-car and location-based services, announced that its Scout GPS Link (SGL) mobile application now features Yelp ratings and reviews for the U.S. and Canada. The addition of Yelp content provides SGL users with an easy way to locate highly rated restaurants and local businesses from their in-car entertainment system when connected to SGL.
Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc., Southeast Asiaâ€™s leading mobile platform, announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will invest an additional $250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to pilot EV programs across Southeast Asia.
Cohda Wireless has successfully demonstrated its connected autonomous vehicle technology in a live trial on the streets of the city of Adelaide. The trial proved the potential for connected self-driven vehicles to make streets much safer than they are and that Cohdaâ€™s technology is effective even in the most challenging of environments â€“ the so-called â€˜urban canyonsâ€™ of a typical city.
Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, announced that it has invested in the latest round of funding in Transit, a multi-modal transportation mobile app company based in Montreal, Canada.
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. will establish a Corporate Venture Capital Department in January 2019. This new department will serve as the companyâ€™s centre for flexible and swift investment in startups and venture capital to accelerate open innovations for practical application and commercialization of new technologies and products.
InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Roverâ€™s venture capital fund, has invested in Montreal-based journey planner app, Transit. Transit helps people navigate and make better transport decisions in more than 175 cities worldwide.
Generali Country Italia and the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group have signed a letter of intent, the first step in a business and technological partnership which will develop innovative products and services for the automotive and connected vehicles sectors, and offer them to the insurance market.