The BMW Group today celebrated the official opening of its autonomous driving campus in UnterschleiÃŸheim. Klaus FrÃ¶hlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Development and Research, and Bavarian state premier Markus SÃ¶der were present for the inauguration of a forward-looking development facility that showcases the BMW Groupâ€™s transformation into a tech company.
Using what is to date unique technology, the Volkswagen Group is currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport: based on a car park map the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles navigate their way to a parking space on their own.
Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc., a wireless power technology company, have been awarded a funding grant from the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies (VT) program to research and develop a system capable of fast charging an electric vehicle wirelessly.
Greenlots, a global provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and grid management software, announced it was selected to provide its cloud-based network services for Thailandâ€™s leading state-owned utility, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
The carsharing portal HoppyGo has merged with the mobility services provider SmileCar from Czech transportation company Leo Express, thus allowing private car carsharing to be combined with bus and rail transport.
Nissan will show three electric vehicles at Auto China 2018, as part of a lineup that offers an exciting glimpse of the future and shows the companyâ€™s strength and depth in the highly competitive and growing Chinese market.
For the first time, autonomous vehicles can be accurately tested and
trained without using real roads.
The platform significantly reduces the cost and time involved in
developing these vehicles and provides a completely safe testing
Two major vehicle manufacturers have already adopted the technology and
are already carrying out more than 2 million miles of testing per month.
To enable the operation of most fully self-driving car prototypes, the
road network needs to be mapped in high resolution. When EastLink's
Mullum Mullum tunnel was closed for overnight maintenance recently,
Telstra's aerial drone captured a LIDAR map of the tunnel. This brings
the EastLink tunnel a step closer to being able to support safe trials
of fully self-driving cars.
A Coventry-based autonomous vehicle specialist will press go on the
official start of the UK Autodrive trials in Milton Keynes this week,
with self-driving pods taking to the pavements and streets of the town
over the next 12 months.
A year after going all electric in North America, Daimler has announced that its smart car brand is all set to go fully electric in Europe by 2020, a significant move since Europe is a much bigger market for the German automaker than North America.
ViaVan has been launched in London. From now on ViaVan offers its innovative on-demand ridesharing service as an ecologically and economically valuable addition to the existing mobility services in the capital.
Gov. Rick Snyder, along with business, government and academia leaders throughout Michigan, celebrated the grand opening of the American Center for Mobility (ACM) and welcomed Microsoft as the exclusive data and cloud provider for the mobility center at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township.