An innovative project, ‘DC share’, will develop and trial a novel
solution that shares capacity across existing AC electricity
distribution network substations, enabling increased numbers of
high-power electric vehicle (EV) chargers to be connected to the network
at lower cost.
As part of its vision to make road transport smarter and more
convenient, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
has drawn up a check-list of rules and regulations that need to be put
in place to make automated driving a reality in the EU.
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has expanded its plug-in hybrid commercial
vehicle range with the addition of a new, high-specification Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV Reflex Plus Commercial, which adds 18-inch alloy wheels,
an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone
connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility,
and a reversing camera to the well-equipped, entry-level 2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander Commercial PHEV Reflex.
Spain’s road safety authority, the Directorate-General for Traffic
(DGT), and the City of Barcelona with Mobileye presented data from the
first two months of the Autonomous Ready initiative, a programme
intended to enhance the safety of streets while analysing the status of
infrastructure to continue improving roads for the future.
May Mobility, the leading autonomous Transportation-as-a-Service(TaaS)
provider, announced that it has closed a $50 million Series B round led
by Toyota Motor Corporation with participation from SPARX Group
alongside return investors Millennium Technology Value Partners, Cyrus
Capital Partners, BMW iVentures, and Toyota AI Ventures.
The global battery production network within the Mercedes-Benz Cars
production network has put the third production facility into operation:
A factory for plug-in hybrid batteries has been opened in the Bangkok
region in Thailand.
Volta Trucks, the Swedish startup behind a new generation of fully
electric trucks developed to be safe for pedestrians, cyclists and
drivers, announced Rob Fowler, current General Manager of CSR and
Technical Planning at DPDgroup UK, as its new Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) from 10th February 2020.
Silicon Mobility, the technology player powering control solutions for a
cleaner, safer and smarter mobility, announced the opening of a
subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. This subsidiary will provide system
integration expertise and support for local customers.
On November 19, the trial operation ceremony of 40 Yutong dual-powered
trolleybuses was held in Mexico City, marking the first step in the
reform of green and environmentally friendly transportation in Mexico
City, which is an important milestone.