A new company headed up by the former head of climate change at PwC Australia has revealed plans to mass-produce autonomous electric vehicles, and potentially build a battery gigafactory, on Australian soil within just a few years.
Car sharing, smart parking, autonomous vehicles, connected logistics, vehicle-to-everything, usage-based insurance and connectivity are some of the emerging opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan's Mobility team
Baidu, the Chinese-American web services company, is releasing its own self-driving software, Apollo, this July for free. By doing so, the company may be able to transition itself to the forefront of the autonomous driving charge.
China's second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor Co has selected SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology from Visteon Corporation for a future domestic Chinese light vehicle program. This will be Visteon's first SmartCore application in China, the company's largest market and the world's biggest automotive market.