udelv, pulled the wraps off its autonomous, last-mile delivery vehicle and made the world's first public road test deliveries from Draeger's Market in San Mateo to two nearby customers. The 2.5-mile loop with traffic lights, lane changes, unsignalized left turns and two delivery stops, was accomplished flawlessly. In compliance with existing California regulations, the vehicle was supervised by a safety driver and in test mode.
Honeywell and LG Electronics have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop and demonstrate a unique automotive software technology and infrastructure solution to address threats associated with the increase in vehicle connectivity technology.
BPâ€™s venturing business has invested $5 million in FreeWire Technologies, a US-based manufacturer of mobile electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging systems, and plans to roll out FreeWireâ€™s Mobi Charger units for use at selected BP retail sites in the UK and Europe during 2018.
Australiaâ€™s ride-sharing ecosystem is set for a refreshing change after Ola, one of the worldâ€™s largest ride-sharing platforms, has announced its plans to enter Australia, providing both driver-partners and passengers a better way to move.
In December 2017, Autolivâ€™s Board of Directors decided to continue with the spin-off of its Electronics business segment â€“ now to be named Veoneer â€“ creating a new, independent publicly traded company during the third quarter of 2018.
Volkswagen Group has officially opened Future Center Asia, one of three such centers worldwide that will take a whole new approach to envisioning peopleâ€™s mobility needs of the future and creating visionary solutions.
Nexar, a technology company building the worldâ€™s largest safe driving network, announced it closed a $30 million round of financing led by Ibex Investors, with participation from Alibaba Innovation Ventures, US-based Nationwide, and previous investors Aleph, Mosaic Ventures, Slow Ventures, True Ventures, and Tusk Ventures.
The T-79 is a next-generation short range, wideband, high resolution automotive radar sensor built with Ainsteinâ€™s cutting edge radar technologies. It is another ground-breaking innovation resulting from close collaborations between Ainstein and Texas Instruments.
Automobile, home and power supply combined to form an intelligent energy network: In a pilot project the Audi Smart Energy Network for the first time interacts with the power grid. This marks a major advance for grid stability.
The recent completion of a full EV sports car battery manufacturing concept programme by the Performance Products division of Ricardo is a significant milestone in the companyâ€™s aim to become the niche battery manufacturer of choice for high performance hybrids and EVs.