Uber Japan announced the launch of first UberTaxi product in Nagoya, offering convenient and seamless taxi rides in partnership with Fuji Taxi Group. Citizens and visitors of Nagoya will be able request a taxi from Fuji Taxi via the Uber app at the tap of a button.
Here Mobility, the mobility unit of Here Technologies, announced the launch of their Mobility Software Development Kit (SDK) using intelligent matching algorithms and big data to provide developers with game changing smart mobility capabilities that enrich their apps and increase user engagement.
NXP Semiconductors N.V., a supplier of automotive semiconductors, has acquired OmniPHY, a provider of automotive Ethernet subsystem technology. The companyâ€™s expertise includes automotive Ethernet, a technology that enables the rapid data transfer required for autonomous driving.
Burns & McDonnell and Greenlots announced that they are building out an advanced electric vehicle (EV) charging network at the Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters campus as a demonstration project to test new open standards charging technology.
Borgward Group, a global automotive startup with more than 100,000 cars off the production line since the brand was reborn in 2015 in China, announced the launch of its new U.S. headquarters and R&D center in Sunnyvale, California. Borgward will also unveil its unique new AI safety and reliability technology for autonomous vehicles tomorrow at the Oâ€™Reilly AI Conference in San Francisco.
With its new 360c autonomous concept, Volvo Cars tackles one of the main challenges around the introduction of autonomous technology and calls for a new, global standard in how autonomous vehicles can safely communicate with all other road users.
FCA US has invested more than $30 million at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeast Michigan to further development and testing of autonomous vehicle and advanced safety technologies. The all-new facility, which begins testing programs in September, features a dedicated autonomous highway-speed track, 35-acre safety-feature evaluation area and a high-tech command center.
Mando, a global auto parts manufacturer of the Halla Group (CEO Chung Mong-won), announced that it acquired the autonomous vehicle testing permit in the state of California in the United States, becoming the first Korean automobile company with the license.
TomTom announced that its real-time and historical Traffic data, Speed Profiles, and map elements will be integrated into rideOSâ€™ innovative routing platform for self-driving vehicles to improve predictive analytics.
Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc., the pioneers behind the worldâ€™s first Doppler lidar for automotive applications, confirmed that their system exceeded expectations in real-world scanning and mapping across the Bay Areaâ€™s busy highways and on the congested streets of San Francisco.
Groupe PSA has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Silicon Valley start-up SoundHound Inc., an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language voice recognition technology, to benefit the next generation of Groupe PSA vehicles
During German Chancellor Angela Merkelâ€™s visit to Africa, Volkswagen signed two memorandums of understanding with the governments of Ghana and Nigeria. The stated goal is to build plants in both countries and to explore the development of new mobility solutions in Ghana.
Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, announced that it has commenced work on a trend-setting research program, with 50% cost-share by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to develop a solid-state transformer (SST)-based extreme fast EV charger (XFC) with industry-leading capacity up to 400 kW to provide capable EVs a 180-mile range with less than 10 minutes of charging.
The Munich-based LiDAR start-up Blickfeld has increased its seed funding to $â€‰10 million. All existing investors Fluxunit, OSRAM Ventures, High-Tech GrÃ¼nderfonds, Tengelmann Ventures, and Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners participated in the round. The new financial resources will be used for the first series production and to further strengthen the team.
Audi Brussels begins mass production of the Audi e-tron. The brandâ€™s first all-electric SUV has a range suitable for everyday use. With a charging capacity of up to 150 kW at quick-charging stations, it is ready for the next long-distance stage in about 30 minutes. Audi will present the unveiled electric car for the first time at its world premiere in San Francisco on September 17.
NVIDIA has joined prior backers Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, and GSR Ventures, as well as new investor Robert Bosch Venture Capital and invested in DeepMap, a company providing HD Mapping solutions.