Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group announced the formation of a
50-50 globally focussed joint venture to own, operate and further
develop smart, the pioneer of small urban vehicles, as a leader in
ChargeWheel, a company providing clean, on-demand mobile charging hub
for micro-mobility fleets and electric vehicles, announced that it has
secured $1 million in seed funding from Right Side Capital. An
additional multimillion-dollar funding round is expected to close later
UK’s largest universal rapid charging hub for electric vehicles has been
inaugurated by Milton Keynes Council and BP Chargemaster. The hub is
operating on Polar, the largest public charging network in the UK, and
is located within a minute’s drive of the M1, just off junction 14 at
Milton Keynes Coachway.
Clean-energy company Fortum has formed a cooperation with the City of
Oslo and the American company Momentum Dynamics to build a wireless
fast-charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital.
Seat presented its electric strategy which, until the beginning of 2021,
will include six electric and plug-in hybrid models. The electric
version of the Mii and el-Born will be the brand’s first two fully
electric models, while the new generation Leon and the Tarraco will
feature a plug-in hybrid version.
A German research network with reputable research institutions,
universities, IT companies and also companies from the automotive
industry has developed a near-series fusion platform with open
interfaces (Open Fusion Platform, abbreviated to OFP). It enables
automobile manufacturers and their suppliers to cost-effectively
integrate highly and fully automated driver assistance functions for the
purposes of automated driving.
Ford will reveal significant electrification, commercial vehicle and SUV
news as part of the company’s vision for a new era of mobility at a
special “Go Further” experience in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on April 2.
Renovo, a global autonomous vehicle software company and creators of the
AWare platform, announced that Tony Posawatz, the President of Invictus
iCAR LLC and former General Motors executive has been elected to the
Renovo Board of Directors. Coming on the heels of recent expansion into
Europe, the addition of Mr Posawatz to the Board of Directors signals
the strong momentum at Renovo.
With a widespread public expectation that autonomous vehicles will offer
comfort levels approaching those of a living room environment, Ricardo
is developing new technology to minimize the risks of motion sickness,
which promises benefits too for conventionally-driven vehicles.
Hiyacar, the peer to peer car sharing platform dubbed the Airbnb for
cars has announced its partnership with Continental, a specialist in
automotive safety. Continental powers hiyacar’s keyless technology
ELIX Wireless, a developer of low-EMI, safe wireless charging technology
for eMobility, announced the grand opening of its China engineering
centre located in Zongshen Power’s state-of-the-art campus in Chongqing.
As a leading supplier of tyres and solutions for future mobility, The
Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company announced a new pilot programme with
Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based
electric vehicles (EVs). The pilot, which launched early this year, is
testing services aimed at minimising operational downtime for vehicle
Groupe Renault is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in
reversible electric charging. The alternating-current technology has the
particularity of placing the reversible charger inside vehicles, so it
just requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging
XPENG Motors, a Chinese electric vehicle and technology company, will
unveil its new high-performance coupe, implementing XPENG’s in-house
next-gen autonomous driving and intelligent connected vehicle
technologies at Auto Shanghai 2019.
Applied Information, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent
transportation infrastructure technology, announced that it has joined
the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) – an organisation made up of more
than 100 automotive, technology, and telecommunications companies
working together to develop cellular vehicle-to-everything solutions
(C-V2X) for mobility and transportation services.
Findings from a new survey have revealed that Small and Medium
Enterprises (SMEs) involved in the development of low carbon
technologies have secured long-term orders with an annual value worth up
to £1.5 million ($1.97 million) by exhibiting on a UK Government
Pavilion managed by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).
The provision of intelligently networked charging facilities, and
convenient access to them, plays a key role in the e-mobility initiative
of Mercedes-Benz Cars and is an elementary component of the corporate
strategy for the mobility of the future, which Daimler has formulated
under the acronym “CASE”.