With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to
develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and
continuing to utilise currently available technology, Toyota Motor
Corporation announced two measures related to its patents and technical
knowledge to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles.
Tata AutoComp Systems, India’s leading auto-component conglomerate, has
signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian DC charging
infrastructure company Tritium Pty Ltd. to supply DC Fast Chargers for
electric vehicles in India.
Blink Charging Co., an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle
(EV) charging station products and networked EV charging services, has
signed an agreement with the Eunice Energy Group (EEG) to establish a
joint venture (JV) with the purpose of targeting the European EV
Charging markets, starting with Greece.
Volkswagen Group Research is testing automated vehicles in urban traffic
in Hamburg. This is the first time Volkswagen has begun to test
automated driving to Level 4 at real driving conditions in a major
Hyundai Mobis, announced during its meeting at the KINTEX Seoul Motor
Show that the company would be the first in Korea to secure the
global-calibre ‘deep learning-based high-performance image recognition
technology’ for recognising vehicles, pedestrians and geographical
features of the road by the end of the year, and begin to mass-produce
front camera sensors supporting autonomous driving in 2022.
Location technology specialists, TomTom, announced that its full stack
of navigation components have been chosen by MG India to power the MG
Connected Car, launching in May 2019. MG India will also be the launch
customer for TomTom’s ground-breaking new service, TomTom IQ Maps.
Ridecell Inc., a carsharing, ridesharing and autonomous ridehailing
platform for shared mobility operators, appointed Philippe Huysmans as
Vice President of Growth. This new executive position will lead Ridecell
global resources toward revenue growth and customer success.
Lear Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive
agreement to acquire Seattle-based Xevo Inc., a leading automotive
software supplier that develops solutions for cloud, car, and mobile
Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in
EMEA, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, announced that it has
completed the acquisition of TomTom Telematics, the leading provider of
digital fleet solutions in Europe, for €910 million ($1.02 billion).
As part of its commitment to build a cleaner and smarter North Carolina,
Duke Energy has proposed the largest investment in electric vehicle
(EV) infrastructure ever in the Southeast – a $76 million initiative to
spur EV adoption across the state.
Velodyne has shipped a cumulative total of 30,000 LiDAR sensors with a
total value of half a billion dollars. This achievement underscores
Velodyne’s LiDAR market leadership and ability to deliver a broad
portfolio of lidar sensor products at mass production levels.