Toyota and Lexus are bringing connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the United States. The collaboration of Toyota Motor North America, KDDI and AT&T* will enable 4G LTE connectivity for all new model Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks. This will start with 2020 model year vehicles in the fall of 2019, across all 50 states.
Hyundai Mobis and KT announced that they have launched 5G communication in the Hyundai Mobis proving ground in Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do, and have begun to develop connected vehicle technology by actively utilising this network. KT built the infrastructure in the Seosan proving ground so that Hyundai Mobis can aim to gain early advantage in leveraging the 5G-based connected vehicle technology.
Allego and Gireve have signed a partnership to give Gireve customers
access to the Allego charging infrastructure, making Allego’s extensive
charge point network even more accessible to EV drivers throughout
Iteris, Inc., a provider of applied informatics for transportation and
agriculture, announced a strategic partnership with Cisco that will
promote Cisco’s Connected Roadway solution through several initiatives
between the two companies.
Valeo has signed a partnership agreement with Mobileye to develop
and promote a new autonomous vehicle (AV) safety standard based on
Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS), Mobileye’s mathematical safety
model, with the goal of a widespread industry adoption.
The Volkswagen brand announced the first production location of its
electric offensive in North America. In future, the Chattanooga plant in
Tennessee is to produce vehicles based on the modular electric toolkit
MEB, a new generation of electric cars.
In an update provided to its investors on its comprehensive strategic
plan, General Motors said that Cadillac will be the flag-bearer of the
Group’s electrification activities. The automaker’s autonomous platform,
Cruise, will also be working towards commercialising its autonomous
BMW has become the first premium carmaker to launch Tmall Genie onto the
market in China in selected BMW models. The intelligent voice assistant
from Alibaba A.I. Labs will be fully and seamlessly integrated in BMW
vehicles in China.
The BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles in 2018. In total, 142,617 (+38.4%) electrified BMW and Mini vehicles were delivered to customers around the world last year.
Volkswagen’s partnership with car sharing club Zipcar UK has already delivered over 250,000 miles of stress-free, zero-emission driving in London, with almost 10,000 Zipcar UK members having used the fleet for more than 50,000 trips.
At CES 2019, Continental exhibited how a driverless vehicle could be used to stage and deploy delivery robots, taking packages all the way to the consumer, even when they’re not able to physically receive them.
Electrify America and Hubject, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging interoperability and “Plug&Charge” technology capabilities, announced a strategic agreement that will allow people to pay for their electric vehicle charging simply by plugging in their vehicles.
General Motors will collaborate with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots to enable access to the largest collective electric vehicle charging network in the United States, including more than 31,000 charging ports.