As part of its ongoing fundraising effort, Nikola Corporation announced
two strategic investors from its prior funding rounds. Bosch and Hanwha
have each invested at least $100 million, totaling $230 million.
The UK new car market remained steady in August, with just 1,521 fewer
cars registered than in the same month last year, according to figures
released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Mobileye, an Intel company and a leader in Advanced Driver Assistance
Systems (ADAS), data collection and autonomous vehicle technology, has
selected Orange Business Services to provide IoT connectivity for its
next generation product, Mobileye 8 Connect.
Having had its premiere in June this year at the Global Public Transport
Summit UITP in Stockholm, the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen has been
tested by carriers in Austria and Italy over the past few weeks. Now,
operators from Germany will take a closer look at it.
Excelfore, a pioneer of automotive data management, announced that FAW,
one of China’s largest automotive manufacturers, is deploying the eSync
over-the-air (OTA) platform in new cars being produced in 2019.
Equipmake has now entered the final testing phase of its cost-effective,
highly-efficient electric bus drivetrain with UK-based performance and
durability development set to finish at the end of the year.
Lumotive, the Bill Gates-funded startup developing LiDAR systems for
autonomous vehicles, and Himax Display, Inc., a subsidiary of Himax
Technologies, Inc., announced a first-of-its-kind, jointly-developed
solution to enable disruptive beam steering technology in LiDAR systems
that marries Himax’s proven Liquid-Crystal-On-Silicon (LCOS) technology
with Lumotive’s patented Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces (LCMs) to
significantly improve the performance, reliability and cost of LiDAR
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), a vital player in
electric vehicle (EV) battery technology and manufacturing, will
showcase cutting-edge technologies at the International Automobile
Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt.
Faraday Future (FF) announced the appointment of Dr. Carsten Breitfeld
as Global CEO. YT Jia, FF’s founder, will step down from the CEO
position to assume the role of CPUO (Chief Product & User Officer).