The Moove Lab launches its call for projects to integrate its 4th promotion !

This 4th call for projects is part of a high-stakes context with the launch of the Big Debate and the upcoming project of the Mobility Orientation Law (LOM). This is why this new start-up promotion must be able to meet the needs and expectations of the French in terms of mobility, whether in terms of access to mobility for everyone in the regions, but also to promote daily mobility.
Application Deadline in 9 days

Robert Bosch Venture Capital launches Fund IV with 200 million euros

Each year, experts from RBVC examine over 2,000 startups, but only around a hundred of these make it to the shortlist. “We invest in six to ten carefully selected companies each year. In addition to capital, we also offer know-how and operational support. We also connect startups with Bosch operating units,” says RBVC managing director Philipp Rose. These alliances benefit the fledgling companies as well as Bosch itself. Startups get the opportunity to become a supplier, technology partner, or even customer of Bosch. Bosch, in turn, receives early access to the latest technologies and can incorporate them into its own innovations. “Open innovation is a win-win for startups and Bosch alike,” Rose says. “It also lets us ensure that the startup’s expertise stays in the startup.” Bosch currently collaborates with more than one hundred companies on open innovation projects.

Finland is aiming for pole position in the development of autonomous systems

The global market for autonomous systems is growing quickly: an estimated EUR 76 billion will be spent on robotics by 2025. To keep pace with this development, Finland is launching RAAS, a new innovation ecosystem for autonomous systems. The aim is for RAAS to grow into one of the world's leading development environments. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland has given a government grant for the full launch of the innovation ecosystem.

LotLinx Releases The Future of Search Engine Marketing with an AI Powered App for Automotive Dealers

Results of two-year study shows that game changing AI marketing solution significantly outperforms human-managed campaigns by increasing shopper engagement while reducing average cost-per-click by 60 percent.

Additive manufacturing: 3D printing and Industry 4.0 in vehicle construction

In the factory of the future, innovative production methods will bring major advantages that principally benefit customers. Taking a look at this future reveals the opportunities offered by additive manufacturing and new laser technology.

Performance Analysis of IoT-Based Sensor, Big Data Processing, and Machine Learning Model for Real-Time Monitoring System in Automotive Manufacturing

Current technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT)-based sensors can be considered a solution to provide efficient monitoring of the manufacturing process. In this study, a real-time monitoring system that utilizes IoT-based sensors, big data processing, and a hybrid prediction model is proposed.

Qualcomm Launches $100M AI Investment Fund

Qualcomm Ventures Announces Investment in AnyVision, a World-Leading Face, Body, and Object Recognition Startup, at its 5G & AI Summit in San Francisco.

Startup Rivian Automotive unveils electric vehicles for the future

Startup founded by MIT alumnus unveils electric vehicles for the future. Rivian Automotive is showing off its first products at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

U.S. city of San José targeted to become pilot city for an automated on-demand ride-hailing service

San José is planned to be the pilot city for trials, targeted to begin during the second half of 2019, of the highly and fully automated driving (SAE Level 4/5) on-demand ride-hailing service recently announced by Bosch and Daimler.

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service with self-driving vehicles in Israel

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service with self-driving vehicles in Israel.

Volvo and NVIDIA will jointly develop AI-capable core computer for the next generation of Volvo cars

The new computing platform will use NVIDIA’s advances in AI as well as its unrivalled computing power, allowing Volvo Cars to take considerable steps forward in implementing advanced driver support systems, energy management technology and in-car personalisation options.

New Smart Intersection Technology Enables Vehicles to Virtually See Through and Around Buildings

Honda today held a demonstration of its "Smart Intersection" technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections, one of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

Volkswagen uses the latest 3D printing process for production

The new 3D printing process using the HP Metal Jet process is an additive process in which parts are produced layer by layer using a powder and binder. The component is then “baked” into a metallic component in the so-called sintering process. This differs from previous processes in which powder is melted by means of a laser.

Call for Applications: IMPACT Connected Car

Startups will have access to up to €60,000 per startup, equity free, in grants and up to €50,000 per startup equity free. Up to €2.1 million will be distributed.
Applications are closed

VTT Marilyn, a Finnish robot car, has taken a leap towards automatic 24/7 driving – also sees through fog

VTT's robot car, Marilyn, sees better than humans in foggy, and even snowy, conditions, and can now navigate without stopping, including in bad weather.
10 months ago

European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. They should find their first users in suburban areas, which are less well served by traditional transportation networks.
10 months ago

New consortium Launch Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, announces its formation to explore blockchain for use in a new digital mobility ecosystem that could make transportation safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible.
a year ago

Energy Management Strategy for Micro-Grids with PV-Battery Systems and Electric Vehicles

This paper analyzes the impact of photovoltaic (PV) systems on storage and electric vehicles in micro-grids. As these kinds of systems are becoming increasingly popular in the residential sector, the development of a new generation of equipment, such as more efficient batteries or solar panels, makes further study necessary.
a year ago

BlockChain: A Distributed Solution to Automotive Security and Privacy

We propose a BC-based architecture to protect the privacy of users and to increase the security of the vehicular ecosystem. Wireless remote software updates and other emerging services such as dynamic vehicle insurance fees are used to illustrate the efficacy of the proposed security architecture. We also qualitatively argue the resilience of the architecture against common security attacks.
a year ago

Groupe PSA to show its Plant of the Future at the Global Industrie Exhibition

Its vision of the plant of the future projects Groupe PSA into a new growth model designed to address four key challenges.
a year ago

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE Explore Using Electric Car Batteries as Renewable Energy Storage for Office Buildings

Hitachi Europe, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE have demonstrated a pioneering project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building. For this demonstration, the consortium linked the first vehicle to everything (V2X) charger to ENGIE's office building in Zaandam.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: 5G for cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM)

It aims to qualify and quantify from a business perspective the added value of cellular connectivity compared to pure meshed connectivity or to purely disconnected scenarios, and to enable a wide range of services to connected vehicles in support of innovative business models enabled by 5G connectivity (e.g. new mobility scenario, car as cellular relay node).
Applications are closed
a year ago

Renault EZ-GO: Robo-vehicle concept for shared urban mobility makes world premier

A first of its kind, Renault EZ-GO, an electric, autonomous, shared « robo-vehicle » concept is both a vehicle and a service that allows people to hail a ride either from a fixed or mobile location.
a year ago

Artificial Intelligence Drives Disruption in the Analytics Space, Finds Frost & Sullivan

The availability of ever-increasing amounts of structured and unstructured data, along with higher, cheaper and faster computing power, has been essential for the development of advanced analytics. The Internet of Things (IoT) has also boosted the development of the streaming analytics market through sensor-driven, real-time insights into consumer behavior.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: EIC Horizon Prize for 'Innovative Batteries for eVehicles'

The challenge is to develop a safe and sustainable battery for electric-vehicles through the development of new materials and chemistries making use of abundant, sustainable low cost materials, which are easily available in Europe.
Application Deadline in 2 years
a year ago

Traditional car companies investing billions in M&A to play catch-up in autotech race says Hampleton Partners’ M&A Report

The latest Automotive M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, shows that established automotive companies, such as Ford and Continental, are investing billions to wrest back the initiative from their Silicon Valley rivals, Google, Apple and Tesla, in developing the auto industry of the future.
a year ago

Korea – France Call for Proposals: Joint R&D Projects

Companies proposing projects are encouraged to apply in any technological field, namely with a specific focus on the following fields: BioTechnology and Medical Technology, Energy and Environment Technology, Robot, Automobile and Machinery Systems Technology, Materials and Nano Technology and Information and Communication Technology.
Applications are closed
a year ago

South Korea unveils roadmap to develop future car industry

According to the roadmap, the Korean government and private sector will cooperate on developing core technologies for autonomous vehicles and constructing smart traffic systems to introduce the infrastructure necessary for completely self-driving cars by 2022.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Virtual product development and production of all types of electrified vehicles and components

The challenge will be that next generation virtual product engineering and manufacturing tools become fully integrated and adaptable across the entire value chain of electrified vehicles including production, operation and maintenance in accordance with the principles of Industry 4.0.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Proposals: The True AR Challenge - Create Augmented Reality applications for cars

VR, AR, and mobile app enthusiasts can share their vision for AR apps for cars, pitching their ideas and designs online by March 31, 2018. The most visually and technologically innovative concepts will be shortlisted by the jury of renowned professors and industry experts by May 31, 2018.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Aquantia Technology to Deliver Multi-Gig Ethernet Capabilities on NVIDIA DRIVE Autonomous Vehicle Platforms

Aquantia, a leader in high-speed, Multi-Gig Ethernet connectivity solutions, today announced that its automotive networking portfolio is the 10Gbps Ethernet connectivity solution for the DRIVE Xavier™ and DRIVE Pegasus platforms for autonomous vehicles. The high-performance NVIDIA AI computing platforms featuring Aquantia Multi-Gig networking will be available to automotive partners starting in the first quarter of 2018.
a year ago

Bosch, Vodafone, and Huawei enable smart cars to communicate with each other

The new mobile telephony system thus paves the way for automated driving. Achieving the goal of fully connected traffic will involve teaching vehicles to communicate with each other and exchange data directly. Direct communication between vehicles provides information about what is happening in parts of an intersection not visible to the driver, over the crest of a hill, or on the freeway beside or behind the driver’s own car.
a year ago

Autonomous Driving Startup Pony.ai Raises $112 Million

Pony.ai is building level 4 autonomous driving technology, meaning vehicles can perform all driving functions for an entire trip in both suburban and urban environments as well as inclement weather conditions. Though just over a year old, Pony.ai has made rapid progress in deploying its technology; the company’s self-driving cars can be spotted daily on Bay Area roads, testing various complex road conditions.
a year ago

Thailand's SMART Visa will encourage more Investment in Technology and Knowledge-based Industries

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) is confident that the newly launched "SMART Visa" will encourage more investment in technology- and knowledge-based industries, which have seen high growth rate in the past two years. The "SMART Visa" will make it easier for expatriates, foreign experts and investors to work and invest in Thailand long-term.
a year ago

France - Israel Call for Proposals: Joint R&D projects in Automotive and Cyber security

France and Israel are active members of Eureka and support innovation projects through the various Eureka instruments, including Eureka Network Projects. The two countries are now announcing a Call for proposals for joint R&D projects under the EUREKA Network Projects program.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ to Use NVIDIA Technology for AI Co-Pilot Capabilities

One exciting potential outcome of AI infusion into Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ are "Intelligent Co-Pilot" capabilities, which will include convenience and assistance systems based on processing sensor data from both inside and outside of the car. The systems can be enhanced throughout the life of the vehicle via software updates, and can gain new capabilities as further developments are made in autonomous driving.
a year ago

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches a Venture Capital Fund to Invest up to $1 Billion Over Five Years

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced the launch of Alliance Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1 billion to support open innovation over the next five years.
a year ago

Nissan’s Brain-to-Vehicle technology interprets signals from the driver’s brain to assist with driving

B2V interprets signals from the driver’s brain to assist with driving and to help the vehicle’s autonomous and manual systems learn from the driver. The technology promises shorter reaction times and systems that adapt to maximize driving pleasure.
a year ago

MINI allows customers to personalize their cars through innovative production procedures

British premium automobile manufacturer lifts individualisation typical of the brand to a new level, Innovative package permits manufacture of side scuttles, trims, illuminated door sills and LED door projectors in a design created by the customer, Personalised upgrade products will be available for numerous MINI models over the course of 2018.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Testing, validation and certification procedures for highly automated driving functions under various traffic scenarios based on pilot test data

Research should focus on the development of testing and validation procedures of highly automated driving functions for different use cases in various traffic scenarios, including cross-border travelling. Proposed solutions shall seek broad consensus and agreement among involved stakeholders across the value chain. Data and knowledge gathered from on-going and future pilot tests across Europe should provide a sound scientific basis to define comprehensive validation procedures for highly automated driving.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Robotics researchers track autonomous underground mining vehicles

QUT robotics researchers have developed new technology to equip underground mining vehicles to navigate autonomously through dust, camera blur and bad lighting. Using mathematics and biologically-inspired algorithms, the technology uses vehicle-mounted cameras to track the location of the vehicle in underground tunnels to within metres.
a year ago

DENSO and Toyota Tsusho to Conduct a Test Applying a Quantum Computer to Analyze IoT Data with a Commercial Application

DENSO and Toyota Tsusho announced they will conduct the world's first test using a quantum computer to process data from a traffic IoT platform. The companies will process vehicle location and travel data in real-time from about 130,000 commercial vehicles in Thailand, aiming to establish best practices for quantum computer applications in transportation.
a year ago

From Artificial Intelligence to Bio Scanners, DENSO Broadens Investment in Startups

DENSO's startup investments target innovative technologies with applications in connectivity, autonomous drive, shared mobility and electrification (CASE).
a year ago

Valeo invested 50 million euros in Cathay CarTech Fund specialized in China’s very dynamic automotive and mobility ecosystem

Cathay CarTech will focus on China with plans to invest a total of 1.5 billion yuan (~200 million euros) in innovative companies and start‑ups.
a year ago

Groupe PSA designs an electrified light vehicle as part of the European EU LIVE consortium

The vehicle runs in zero-emission mode at speed of up to 70 kilometres per hour using two rear electric in-wheel motors, developed by 2 consortium partners Elaphe and Brembo.The 48-volt electric battery, designed by Samsung SDI, can be recharged using regenerative braking technology. When driving on inter-urban roads at speeds of between 70 and 130 kilometres per hour, the PEUGEOT SCOOTERS 31-kilowatt single-cylinder petrol engine takes over the propulsion. The light vehicle has a total range of 300 kilometres and a top speed of 130 kilometres per hour.
a year ago

Honda and China-based SenseTime to Pursue Joint Research and Development in the Area of AI Technologies for Automated Driving

In this joint research and development, combining SenseTime's moving object recognition technologies with Honda's AI algorithms for scene understanding, risk prediction and action planning, the two companies will develop highly-sophisticated automated driving technologies which will enable complex automated driving in urban areas.
a year ago

A Revolutionary New Finnish Invention Detects Black Ice in Traffic

The new invention allows slippery road conditions to be detected extremely accurately and even in real time and with costs significantly lower than by any other methods currently in use. The first application of this patented technology is offered for heavy traffic use, but the invention can be applied to private vehicles as well.
a year ago

Spare parts go digital: a boost for the Industrial Spare Parts Business

Five percent of spare parts could currently be stored in digital warehouses. This would make parts more quickly and easily available, while creating considerable cost savings. Digitalisation will also enable individual customisation and an increase in the intelligence of parts.
a year ago

Volkswagen Group and Google announced Comprehensive Research Cooperation in the Field of Quantum Computing

Volkswagen and Google announced comprehensive research cooperation in the field of quantum computing. The two companies will explore the utilization of quantum computers together, with aims to build up specialist knowledge and to carry out practically oriented research.
a year ago

Faurecia to partner with The Indian Institute of Science for Artificial Intelligence in the Automotive Industry

Faurecia announces the signing of a research partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This collaboration will enrich Faurecia’s ecosystem of high-level scientific and academic collaborations in its two strategic areas of focus: "Smart Life on Board" and "Sustainable Mobility."
a year ago

EIB backs Volvo Cars’ Research and Development Programme with a EUR 245 million Loan Agreement

The EIB loan will help to finance four research and development projects addressing these challenges. The first concerns the development of new energy-efficient engines and is related to petrol-operated engines only. The second project focuses on active safety systems and functions such as collision avoidance and improved driver assistance features. The third encompasses the development of a new connectivity and infotainment platform, which will introduce a new emergency call feature, and improved navigation. The last project aims at the development and production of a new “Battery Electric Vehicle” by 2019.
a year ago

Launch of JAC Electric Trucks during the 2017 China International Automobile Exposition

As China continues supporting policies regarding new energy, the development of new energy vehicles is undoubtedly the top priority for major vehicle manufacturers. While combining new technological merits of the new energy and traditional advantages of commercial vehicles, JAC provides highly efficient and energy-conserving solutions along the whole ecological chain.
a year ago

Enevate Announces 5-Minute Extreme Fast Charge Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

This new extreme fast charge technology breaks down the barriers to electric vehicle adoption. EVs have been challenged primarily due to their limited range and drivers’ “range anxiety,” long charge times, and high cost. Now, Enevate’s groundbreaking silicon Li-ion battery technology in EV cells (NCM-based) can be charged in 5 minutes at up to a tested 10C charging rate to 75% capacity with uncompromised range and energy densities of over 750 Wh/L, where conventional graphite cells suffer significant degradation with extreme fast charging.
a year ago

Mexico and Poland take Top Honors in The 2017 Valeo Innovation Chalenge

SPMIP’s project involved a system designed to analyze the condition of the road and detect ice invisible to the naked eye, then provide real-time alerts to enable the driver to safely adapt his or her driving style accordingly. Ours Mobility’s project consisted in a free application that harnesses big data to find the easiest, most economical and environmentally-friendly solution for parking and recharging vehicles.
a year ago

Toyota Launches « Fine-Comfort Ride », a Fuel Cell Concept Vehicle

Toyota has launched the "Fine-Comfort Ride," a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that envisions mobility in a low-carbon society with advanced utilization of hydrogen and renewable energy. The Fine-Comfort Ride proposes "a new form of the premium saloon" by employing a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.
a year ago

Leti Coordinating Project to Develop Innovative Drivetrains for 3rd-generation Electric Vehicles

The ModulED project will focus on boosting drivetrain performance to meet vehicle-owner requirements, making manufacturing more efficient and reducing environmental impact and vehicle cost. The project team will leverage recent innovations from diverse industries.
a year ago

Toyota Announces Progress in Automated Driving and Robots for Human Support

The white paper summarizes the dual concepts of Guardian and Chauffeur that guides Toyota's automated driving research and the Mobility Teammate Concept which represents Toyota's belief that interactions between drivers and cars should mirror those between close friends who share a common purpose, watch over each other, and when in need, help each other out.
a year ago

Altran and Nokia expand Strategic Collaboration to Deliver Innovative IoT Solutions for Auto and Railways Sectors

The collaboration will also leverage CoherenSE®, the open software platform for intelligent vehicles developed by Altran in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover (based on Service-Oriented Architecture principles). The platform simplifies and rationalizes the car’s software equipment, allowing updates over the air and centralized management.
a year ago

Over US$30 billion of deals make Technology M&A Deal of the Year 2017 shortlist

With a combined total worth over US$30bn, six technology merger and acquisitions have been shortlisted for the Technology M&A Deal of the Year 2017 Award, which will be presented to technology companies or investors, and their banking advisers at the TMT M&A Awards 2017 Awards Dinner, in London on November 29.
a year ago

4 Projects in France received Financing of €100 million in total from EIB

The projects span several different sectors, from renewable energy to cyber-security. Each project has received financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and is covered by the guarantee of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Juncker Plan.
a year ago

AdNovum develops a Blockchain-based Digital Dossier for Managing the History of a Vehicle

The Car Dossier is implemented on the basis of a blockchain with a community approach in combination with smart contracts. This technology was chosen because it is able to establish the necessary trust among the different stakeholders through transparency, immutability and decentralized operation. The processing and administration of all information in the dossier is carried out in compliance with data protection regulations and other regulatory requirements.
a year ago

NREL Evaluates National Charging Infrastructure Needs for Growing Fleet of Plug-In Electric Vehicles in USA

Sales of PEVs, which include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs), have surged recently. Most PEV charging occurs at home, but widespread PEV adoption would require the development of a national network of non-residential charging stations. Strategically installing these stations early would maximize their economic viability while enabling efficient network growth as the PEV market matures.
a year ago

LeydenJar’s Silicon Battery Anode to increase Energy Density of Electric Vehicle Battery

LeydenJar’s silicon battery anode is claimed to have a tenfold capacity over existing graphite anodes, which leads to an increase in energy density of an electric vehicle battery of up to 50 percent. The technology offers a substantial increase in the range of battery-powered vehicles and a significant reduction in the cost-per-kilometre.
a year ago

Groupe Renault to invest €18 billion in the Research and Development (R&D)

Under the Drive The Future plan, Groupe Renault forecasts that unit volumes will grow more than 40% to over 5 million units, compared with 3.47 million units2 sold in 2016, as the company expands its product range, including in LCV and new zero-emission electric vehicles and builds on success of its global access range. The plan will also leverage the R&D and global economies of scale from Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s largest automotive alliance, while maintaining financial discipline and cost efficiency.
a year ago

Green Commuter, First “Open” All-Electric Car-Sharing Service, Deploys in Los Angeles, USA

Green Commuter deployed Los Angeles’s first open all-electric car-sharing service this week. The vehicles are available to the public through the Green Commuter app. Once registered, members can locate and rent Green Commuter Tesla Model X vehicles by the hour or weekend.
a year ago

Thailand Emerges As New Production Hub For Electric Vehicles

Thailand is quickly cementing its status as ASEAN’s leading electric vehicle (EV) hub and main production base after receiving new investments from leading auto manufacturers including BMW, Nissan, and Toyota. This status is further reinforced by the Thai government’s commitment to have 1.2 million electric cars on the roads in Thailand by 2036.
a year ago

Waymo and Intel collaborate on Self-driving Car Technology

Waymo’s newest vehicles, the self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans, feature Intel-based technologies for sensor processing, general compute and connectivity, enabling real-time decisions for full autonomy in city conditions.
2 years ago

ZF, UBS and IBM to develop Open Automotive Transaction Platform for Mobility Services based on Blockchain Technology

Car eWallet is an innovative, digital assistant in the car that allows secure and convenient payments even on the go. Moreover, it can also perform other tasks, like opening the trunk or doors. The Car eWallet is based on the IBM Blockchain technology, which makes it possible to synchronize the information of each participant in the network in a reliable and unchangeable data record.
2 years ago

MERIDIAN to accelerate connected autonomous vehicle technology development in the UK

Climate Change and Industry Minister Claire Perry has today launched MERIDIAN, a new government-backed and industry-led brand for the development of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology in the UK. MERIDIAN, funded jointly by the government’s flagship £100m CAV investment programme and by industry, will create a cluster of excellence in driverless car testing, along the M40 corridor between Coventry and London, to accelerate the development of this technology, grow intellectual capital and attract overseas investment in the UK.
2 years ago

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Forge Partnership to Co-Develop Electric Vehicles in China

eGT will design a new EV with intelligent interconnectivity, that will be in line with the expectations of Chinese customers. It will be built on an A-segment SUV platform jointly developed by the Alliance. It will draw on the global leadership on EV technologies and cost-effective car design experience from the Alliance, and the competitive manufacturing costs from Dongfeng.
2 years ago

Toyota and Mazda to jointly develop Technologies for Electric Vehicles and Connected Car

As part of the new alliance, Toyota and Mazda have agreed to explore establishing a joint venture plant in the U.S. with equal funding contributions. The plant would have an estimated annual production capacity of approximately 300,000 units. Pending approvals and authorization by relevant government agencies, the companies will begin to examine detailed plans with the goal to starting operations of the new plant in 2021. The plant will require a total investment of approximately 1.6 billion U.S. dollars, and will create up to 4,000 jobs.
2 years ago

Unleashing the power of Deep Learning for Smarter Driverless Cars

The “deep learning” process used to teach the car to recognize and react to pedestrians involves repeatedly showing the model images and telling it where pedestrians are located within those images. Over time, the model builds an internal representation, or “learning”, of what pedestrians look like and how they behave. The more images are shown to the system, the better it analyzes images it has never seen before.
2 years ago

Mercedes-Benz Trucks announced the First Spare Part for Trucks made of 3D Printed Metal

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has taken 3D printing a stage further: the first printed spare part made of metal, a thermostat cover for truck and Unimog models from older model series, has passed all the stages of the stringent quality assurance process at Mercedes-Benz smoothly, and is now celebrating its premiere.
2 years ago

Groupe Renault teams with Microsoft and VISEO to create Blockchain-based Digital Car Maintenance Book Prototype

This new digital car maintenance book, with its open architecture, gathers all important information in one place accessible by the customer. For instance, if an owner wants to sell a vehicle, he/she can make information about the history of the vehicle more transparent by authorizing the potential buyer to access all the data in the digital car maintenance book, creating more trust between the buyer and the seller.
2 years ago

Groupe Renault and Sanef announce their cooperation in the Development of Advanced Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

As part of an open ecosystem approach to innovation, the development of autonomous drive vehicles is led by Groupe Renault in collaboration with the best expertise. The companies are working together to shape the car of tomorrow by integrating the infrastructures, using fthe connectivity from car to car and to infrastructure (V2X) developed in the framework of the European SCOOP project. This experimentation, taking place in France, with Renault Autonomous prototypes represents a first step, with the aim to extend cooperation to other countries.
2 years ago

Tata Motors develops India’s first Bio-Methane Bus

Tata Motors has pioneered the introduction of natural gas vehicles (CNG) in the country, for close to two decades and has introduced several technologies in CNG engines related to vehicle performance and safety including sequential gas injection technology, skip fire, plug type coils, long life spark plugs and longer oil drain intervals.
2 years ago

Baidu and Microsoft join forces in the Intelligent Cloud to Advance Autonomous Driving

Microsoft Corp. and Baidu today announced plans to partner in order to take the technical development and adoption of autonomous driving worldwide. As a member of the Apollo alliance, Microsoft will provide global scale for Apollo outside of China with the Microsoft Azure cloud.
2 years ago

Toyota AI Ventures to provide early-stage financing to Startups in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Autonomous Mobility and Data and Cloud Technology

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is investing an initial $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures, a new corporate venture capital subsidiary designed to provide early-stage financing to startup technology companies.
2 years ago

Proof of Concept of Home IoT Connected Vehicles

In this paper, we introduce the concept of a home IoT connected vehicle with a voice-based virtual personal assistant comprised of a vehicle agent and a home agent. The proposed concept is evaluated by implementing a smartphone linked with home IoT devices that are connected to an infotainment system for the vehicle, a smartphone-based natural language interface input device, and cloud-based home IoT devices for the home.
2 years ago

Audi is researching the use of time in the Self-driving Car

In the 25th Hour project, Audi is investigating how this time could be used better in a self-driving automobile. The project is based on the assumption that an intelligent human-machine interface will learn the user’s individual preferences and adapt flexibly. In this way, Audi customers will gain full control of their time, they will be masterful time managers.
2 years ago

Optimisation of Solar Panel efficiency for Solar Powered Vehicle

The aim of the project is to increase the efficiency of the solar panel. Solar technology offers great potential in terms of supplying the world’s energy needs. The effective way of utilizing sunlight with solar energy concentration technology and recent developments of its applications using Fresnel lens and water cooling method is reviewed in this project.
2 years ago

U.S. Army Tests Hydrogen Technology for Diesel Trucks

U.S. Army demonstration shows mileage improvement for a diesel truck using a proprietary hydrogen injection system. Commercial Hydrogen, Inc. of Houston, Texas developed the system, which is designed to improve mileage and air quality for diesel trucks.
2 years ago

The Future of Trucks - Implications for Energy and the Environment

This report outlines the ways in which vehicle efficiency technologies, systemic improvements in logistics and supply chain operations, and alternative fuels can ensure that road freight transport will continue to support economic growth while meeting key energy and environmental policy objectives.
2 years ago

Novel Sensor Technologies to Transform the Driving Techniques of Automobile Users

The study analyzes some of the path-breaking emerging sensor technologies that can energize the automotive sector. The key sensing technologies covered in this research include light detection and ranging (LiDAR), image, touch, gesture recognition, inertial, pressure, micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer, anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR), giant magnetoresistance (GMR), and biometric sensors and gyros.
2 years ago

Automotive Manufacturers Leverage Fintech through Partners to Deliver a Differentiated In-vehicle Experience

Fintech in the Global Automotive Industry, Forecast to 2025's study examines key application areas of fintech in the automotive industry: leasing and finance, insurance, digital retailing, digital payments, and automotive services. Europe, followed by North America, is anticipated to lead in digitising finance, and North America, followed by Europe, in automotive service investments. The average investment in fintech is estimated to grow from $16 million in 2016 to $230 million by 2025 with the emergence of digital car retailing and new business models in insurance.
2 years ago

Groupe PSA unveil its Autonomous Vehicle for All program

From 2020 onwards, new and progressively autonomous functions will offer drivers the possibility of delegating driving to the vehicle without supervision. They will allow the driver to experience his journey differently, without constraints and fatigue, especially in monotonous driving situations. The technology will be accessible to all thanks to simple and intuitive interfaces.
2 years ago

The Visionary MICHELIN Concept Tire

Imagine a future in which your tire is also a wheel: puncture-proof because there is no pressure. Its ruggedness comes from its biomimetic structure, as if it had been created by Nature... A wheel made of recycled materials and which is completely recycled at the end of its life, after having covered thousands and thousands of kilometers - as long as the vehicle itself.
2 years ago

Global Electric Vehicles Outlook 2017

The report assesses the potential of EVs in CO2 emissions reduction in the transportation sector, in conjunction with requirements for successful grid integration and synergies with low-carbon, renewable electricity.
2 years ago

Revenue from New Automotive Business Models and Technologies Expected to Reach $1.3 trillion in 2030

Big data and digitisation will increase revenue and customer penetration while marketplaces and tire eRetailers will challenge original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and traditional retailers.
2 years ago

Auto manufacturers optimistic about Thailand becoming eco-friendly production base

Automotive industry members have voiced readiness to push Thailand to becoming an eco-friendly base for automobile production, expecting electric car manufacturing in the country to grow to 20 billion baht (587.89 million USD) in value within the next 5 years.
2 years ago

Daimler Buses fulfilling customers' individual wishes for the first time with 3D printing technology

Daimler Buses is exploiting the benefits of 3D printing to meet customers' special requirements and produce small batches and replacement parts for the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands.
2 years ago

'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the Future of Electric and Hybrid Automobiles

The innovation could expedite the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles by eliminating the time needed to stop and re-charge a conventional electric car’s battery and dramatically reducing the need for new infrastructure to support re-charging stations.
2 years ago

Viet Nam's Automotive Supplier Industry: Development Prospects under Conditions for Free Trade and Global Production Networks

Due to forthcoming trade liberalisation in ASEAN, these assembly operations are endangered from closure as car-makers consider shifting to imports from more developed automobile manufacturing countries in the region.
2 years ago

Intel Predicts Autonomous Driving Will Spur New ‘Passenger Economy’ Worth US$7 Trillion

Autonomous driving and smart city technologies will enable the new Passenger Economy, gradually reconfiguring entire industries and inventing new ones thanks to the time and cognitive surplus it will unlock.
2 years ago

Toyota launched a $35 million research program to Study Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technologies

Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) formally launched the next phase of its research mission, celebrating the successful conclusion of its first five years of auto safety research. The new research effort, named CSRC Next, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies over the next decade.
2 years ago

Automotive Industry Relies on Blockchain Platforms to Enhance Security in Increasingly Digitized Environment

By 2025, the total automotive industry's spend on technology is expected to be ~168.80 billion, with ~0.6 percent investment on blockchain technology due to their value in smart manufacturing, supply chain logistics, retailing & leasing, connected living & IoT (Internet of Things) and mobility services. Automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) primarily employ blockchain technology in financial applications, but in the long term, they will extend their use to functional areas such as smart manufacturing and connected cars.
2 years ago

Toyota Research Institute Explores Blockchain Technology for Development of New Mobility Ecosystem

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that it is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology (BC/DL) for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology. TRI is collaborating with the MIT Media Lab (MIT ML) and other industry partners to foster a digital environment where users, both businesses and consumers, may securely share driving and autonomous vehicle testing data, manage ride-share and car-share transactions and store vehicle usage information that could be used in the setting of insurance rates.
2 years ago

Renault demonstrated Dynamic Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (DEVC)

Renault demonstrated dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Renault has participated with Qualcomm Technologies and Vedecom in designing a DEVC system capable of charging an electric vehicle dynamically with a charge of up to 20 kilowatts at speeds up to, and in excess of, 62 miles per hour (100kmh). The DEVC system has been designed to support real-world implementation of dynamic charging. The two Renault Kangoo Z.E. vehicles can pick up charge in both directions along the track.
2 years ago

Audi shows integrated Android operating system in Audi Q8 sport concept

The Audi Q8 sport concept technology platform, which Audi is presenting at Google I/O, already has Android on board. The new functions, including the streaming service Spotify, Google Play Music and Google Assistant all run on the large MMI touch display in the center of the dashboard. The information is also visible in the Audi virtual cockpit in the driver’s direct field of view.
2 years ago

Start-ups Steering Growth and Innovation in the Global Automotive and Mobility Industry

By 2025, mobility solution revenue is expected to reach €1.89 trillion, and OEMs will look to capitalize on this by acquiring or investing in mobility start-ups across the globe.
2 years ago

AutoMobility LA™ Opens Submissions For Its 2017 Top Ten Automotive Startups™ Competition

Following the success from 2016, this year's competition will recognize startups with the greatest innovations and highest potential to shape the future of the new transportation industry.
2 years ago

Growth of Australia's Smart Cities Industry : Overview, Size and Share 2017

The concept of smart communities is based on intelligent infrastructure such as broadband (FttP) and smart grids, so that connected and sustainable communities can be developed. However, they cannot be built within the silo structure that currently dominates our thinking; a holistic approach is needed, one that includes environmental issues such as energy-self-sufficient buildings, exchanges for renewable energy and e-cars, delivery of e-health, e-education and e-government services, as well as digital media and internet services.
2 years ago

The Role of Industrial Robots in the Development of Automotive Industry in China

The use of robots in the world is continuously increasing year by year, so it is expected that about 414.000 robot units will be used in 2019. China is the first country in the world in the application of industrial robots, and is increasing the use every year, so that we can say that the annual trend in the application of robots in China is exponential by function.
2 years ago

Total Quality Management and Business Excellence: The Best Practices at Toyota Motor Corporation

The paper aims to highlight the relationship between the concepts of total quality management and business excellence, and to identify and analyze the best practices related to them at Toyota Motor Corporation, a leader of automotive industry. The information obtained through the direct and personal observation method and from multiple secondary sources of data was collected, processed and analyzed in order to achieve the objectives of the paper.
2 years ago

Innovation and Acquisition propel Regional and Technological penetration for Automotive Aftermarket Startups, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Mobility team

Startups focusing on service aggregators, eCommerce platforms and telematics are driving growth and technological penetration globally.
2 years ago

Toyota "Project Portal" hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty truck at the Port of Los Angeles, USA

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. revealed "Project Portal", a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles. Announced at a press conference with Port officials and representatives from California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), the zero-emission truck proof of concept will take part in a feasibility study examining the potential of fuel cell technology in heavy duty applications.
2 years ago

Preliminary Investigation on Generation of Electricity Using Micro Wind Turbines Placed on A Car

Wind energy is one of the prominent resources for renewable energy and it is traditionally extracted using stationary wind turbines. However, it can also be extracted using mini or micro wind turbines on a moving body, such as an automobile, while cruising at high speeds on freeways. If the electricity is produced using air flowing around the vehicle without affecting aerodynamic performance of the vehicle, it can be used to charge up the battery or power up additional accessories of the vehicle.
2 years ago

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately $35 million over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials.
2 years ago

An IoT Based Predictive Connected Car Maintenance Approach

This paper discusses one such use case, which can be implemented by the automobile industry, using technological advancements in the areas of IoT and Analytics. ‘Connected Car’ is a terminology, often associated with cars and other passenger vehicles, which are capable of internet connectivity and sharing of various kinds of data with backend applications.
2 years ago

Thai Government approved Tax Incentives to attract drivers towards Electric Cars

Minister of Industry Uttama Saowanayon disclosed that the latest Cabinet meeting agreed with tax incentives proposed by the Board of Investment (BOI) designed to attract drivers towards electric cars. The measures are aimed at all 3 types of electric cars; hybrids, plug-in cars and battery powered vehicles and include tax breaks for parts producers and excise tax discounts for importing batteries.
2 years ago

Cohda Wireless receives $2M from the Government of South Australia to test Autonomous Driving Solutions

The fund will provide $10 million over the next three years to projects that demonstrate, develop or contribute to the applied research of future mobility technologies. The South Australian Government will award grants to projects that contribute to Adelaide’s Smart City initiative and position South Australia as a competitive test bed for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV).
2 years ago

Perception, Planning, Control, and Coordination for Autonomous Vehicles

Research in autonomous systems has seen dramatic advances in recent years, due to the increases in available computing power and reduced cost in sensing and computing technologies, resulting in maturing technological readiness level of fully autonomous vehicles. The objective of this paper is to provide a general overview of the recent developments in the realm of autonomous vehicle software systems. Fundamental components of autonomous vehicle software are reviewed, and recent developments in each area are discussed.
2 years ago

Ford tests 3D printing of Large Scale Car Parts with light-Weighting and Personalization in mind

Ford Motor Company is exploring how large one-piece auto parts, like car spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles, as the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer.
2 years ago

Electric vehicles: Technology brief

This brief outlines the technological and policy advances still needed for EVs to help drive the transition to a sustainable global energy future. Increasing reliance on EV batteries and charging stations would support higher shares of solar and wind power, the key variable renewable energy (VRE) sources expected to be prominent in future power grids.
2 years ago

Collaborative Research for the Creation of a Hydrogen-Based Society in the United Arab Emirates

Utilizing a hydrogen station that is to be built in May 2017, Toyota will conduct a complete range of driving and refueling tests under extreme heat, dust, and other conditions unique to the local environment. Toyota will also provide short-term leases to the UAE government institutions and opinion leaders so as to promote better understanding of FCVs and hydrogen-based societies.
2 years ago

Daimler joined Open Source project Automotive Grade Linux to help build the Next Generation Connected Car

Automotive Grade Linux members are working together to create a shared platform that can serve as the de facto industry standard. Adopting an open platform across the industry enables automakers and suppliers to share and reuse the same code base, which will reduce development costs, decrease time-to-market for new products and reduce fragmentation across the industry.
2 years ago

China Global Tech showcased Self-driving Cars, VR, Smart Home, Smart City and Smart Clothing, engaging 12 Technology areas

Global Tech was first held in Beijing on Dec. 21 by Chinese media Huanqiu.com , which attracted hundreds of attendees including top tech companies like Huawei, Baidu, Qualcomm, Alibaba, and Lenovo, demonstrating the smart future of the intelligent world. Global Tech showcased some concept products that show the world's future may also be truly spectacular, including self-driving cars, VR, smart home, and smart clothing, engaging 12 technology areas.
2 years ago

Predictive Analytics Using Soft Computing: A Case Study on Forecasting For Indian Automobile Industry

This paper aims at providing a proposed neural network solution that can be used to predict the future sales on the base of historical data using Back Propagation algorithm. Especially we aim at finding which automobile company will be on a high scale of sales as per the customer’s capacity and desire. This forecasting helps firms to take strategic decisions to achieve their goals.
2 years ago

Battery Electric Cars are a better choice for Reducing Emissions than Fuel Cell vehicles, Stanford study finds

Unlike gasoline-powered cars, battery and fuel cell vehicles emit zero carbon when driven. But deploying them at scale will require a costly new infrastructure for charging batteries or delivering hydrogen fuel.
2 years ago

Viet Nam encourages cooperation in the form of build-operate-transfer (BOT) and public-private partnership (PPP)

Through business forums held in each country, enterprises of both sides are seeking investment opportunities in the areas of renewable energy, information technology, and adaptation to climate change, and others.
2 years ago

The PSA Group is Speeding up Its Digital Transition in R&D by Leveraging the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Developed by Dassault Systèmes

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform deployment is already a reality for PSA Group teams. More than 1,500 people are currently using it in connection with the development of the common modular platform (CMP), the new generation of PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines and the new 6-speed manual gearbox, all of which will be brought to market in 2017. More generally, all of the Group's new vehicle projects are benefiting from the advantages offered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
2 years ago

Innovation (and upgrading) in the Automobile Industry: the case of India

This paper focuses on the automobile industry and examines the nature of global value chains in it with reference to the case of India. The aim is to explore the relation between lead firms, particularly MNCs, and the extent to they have contributed to the development of the Indian automobile industry through transfer of technology and imports.
3 years ago

Automakers must radically change their thinking to address consumers' demands for increased mobility, EY Study

Automakers must radically change their thinking about customers, business partners, employees and their businesses to successfully address people's changing demands for mobility, according to Remodeling for mobility, a new study from EY. This assessment of global automotive industry manufacturers finds that several external trends are fundamentally changing the way people think about owning cars, how they fit into their lifestyles and meet their mobility requirements.
3 years ago

Hanergy launches full Solar Power Vehicles

Integrated with flexible and highly efficient thin-film solar cells and modules, the full solar power vehicles with zero emissions use solar energy as its main source of driving force through a series of precise control and managing systems, including a photoelectric conversion system, an energy storage system and an intelligent control system.
3 years ago

Olli, First 3D-Printed Electric Vehicle Equipped with most advanced vehicle technology, including IBM Watson IoT

The vehicle, dubbed 'Olli,' was unveiled during the Grand Opening of a new Local Motors facility in National Harbor, MD this morning, and transported Local Motors CEO and co-founder John B. Rogers, Jr. along with vehicle designer Edgar Sarmiento from the Local Motors co-creation community into the new facility. The electric vehicle, which can carry up to 12 people, is equipped with some of the world's most advanced vehicle technology, including IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive, to improve the passenger experience and allow natural interaction with the vehicle.
3 years ago

Big Data in Automotive Production - concepts and experiences

The Digital World ofToday and Tomorrow, Change of Product Architecture, Elements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Everything as a Service (XaaS), Big Data - Overview Big Data in Production − Examples.
3 years ago

A Comprehensive Review In Corporate Social Responsibility A Case Study Of Honda

Honda becomes everyone dreams to move forwards. Honda company are designing machine which transform into production of automobiles and motorcycles and successfully patented into humanoid robot and supporting human body system. The sacrifice of experts and personages towards Honda brings infinite value to the progressive of human society. As a result technology becomes ultimate guide to reduce suffering and improve human life quality.
3 years ago

Siemens PLM Software and Local Motors partner in Digital Manufacturing and 3D Printed Cars

The partnership combines the power of Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology with Local Motors' leadership in co-created and 3D-printed vehicles – a process called direct digital manufacturing (DDM).
3 years ago

Consumers Willing to Pay Extra for In-Car Technologies, Accenture Research Reveals

The survey polled drivers in China, Germany and the United States about their current and future use of in-car technologies, including entertainment, information, remote and driver support services, as well as the features they would consider paying a premium for over the vehicle price. Accenture believes that by 2025, all new cars sold will be connectivity-enabled.
3 years ago

China to map out rules for self-driving cars

A draft roadmap for having highway-ready, self-driving cars within 3-5 years and autonomous vehicles for urban driving by 2025 could be unveiled as early as this year, said Li Keqiang, an automotive engineering professor at Tsinghua University who chairs the committee drafting the plan. The panel is backed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
3 years ago

Shell unveils Ultra Energy Efficient concept car

The car's gasoline consumption has been measured using a range of vehicle testing protocols covering both steady state and urban driving styles. Sample test results include a steady state consumption of 107 miles per gallon [2.64Litres per 100km] [38km/Litres] [89.1 miles per gallon US] at 70kmph/45mph and an improvement of 4.67g CO2/km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) from the use of bespoke lubricants, equivalent to a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency compared to standard lubricants available in the UK.
3 years ago

Honda Develops World's First, Unprecedented Mass-production Automobile Assembly Line, Called ARC Line

The newly-developed ARC Line is a world's first innovative and unique assembly line that is different from a conventional line production system and was developed by incorporating flowing cell production-style production units in the main line. In production on a conventional line, which has been broadly adopted for automobile production to date, each production associate takes charge of a single process and installs parts to vehicle bodies flowing on a conveyor. In cell production, on the other hand, one production associate takes charge of a broader range of production processes and installs multiple parts.
3 years ago

Hyundai's Roadmap for Connected Car will focus on Open Innovation in Big data Analytics, Cloud Technology, In-Vehicle Networks and Connected Car Security

This initiative will provide users with a hub of infinite knowledge, plus the ability to analyze and utilize all information to enhance owner's lives. The 'Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car' goes beyond converging communications technology and the vehicle to become a 'High-Performing Computer on Wheels'.
3 years ago

SERVICE ISSUES: overview of electric vehicles use in Vietnam

In this paper, we present an overview of EV use in Vietnam, as well as the benefits and limitations of EV use, especially the many existing issues, and some recommendations to manage the development of these new modes of transport.
3 years ago

Investment Opportunities in the ASEAN, One of the World's Fastest Growing Economy

The AEC Blueprint 2025 will lead towards an ASEAN that is more proactive, having had in place the structure and frameworks to operate as an economic community, cultivating its collective identity and strength to engage with the world, responding to new developments, and seizing new opportunities. The new Blueprint will not only ensure that the 10 ASEAN Member States are economically integrated, but are also sustainably and gainfully integrated in the global economy, thus contributing to the goal of shared prosperity.
3 years ago

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