Tag: autonomous driving

Jul 6, 2020 - 06:09 pm

Boschung reveals autonomous electric street sweepers

The Swiss company Boschung has announced the launch of a purely electrically driven and fully autonomous sweeper. The 2.3-tonne machine, called Urban-Sweeper S2.0, will be able to work eight hours at a stretch. Five units are already in operation in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 03:12 pm

Autonomous Audi A9 e-tron rumoured for 2024

At the end of May this year, Audi presented its Artemis project for the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving. Now it seems that the flagship model developed as part of the project will bear the title of the A9 e-tron and could be launched on the market by 2024.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 06:57 pm

NEVS presents electric robotaxi for sharing services

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has presented a mobility ecosystem for autonomous electric vehicles for sharing services, under the name PONS. At the heart of the ecosystem is the autonomous Sango electric vehicle for up to six passengers.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 01:42 pm

Volkswagen and Ford sign contracts for global alliance

Volkswagen and Ford have now signed the contracts for their global alliance in the areas of electrification, light commercial vehicles and autonomous driving. This paves the way for a Ford electric vehicle based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Box (MEB).

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Apr 23, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Another Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi EV alliance?

A Japanese news site claims that Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have a plan that will expand their alliance. In May, the three companies plan to start jointly developing electric vehicles and automated driving technologies.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 04:12 pm

DroidDrive presents last-mile delivery EV system

The Ducktrain is a new innovation from RWTH Aachen University. The Aachen-based company DroidDrive is developing an electrically driven articulated train consisting of trailers that are to swarm out autonomously in the delivery area. A first prototype has now started testing.

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Mar 10, 2020 - 11:24 am

Self-driving delivery bot trundles around Ann Arbor

Refraction AI is currently testing its autonomous REV-1 e-trike in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Looking like a cargo-bike without the rider, the self-driving electric cargo bot can carry up to 40 kilos of groceries, food, or medicine and has a top speed of about 20 kph. In times of quarantines, this EV may come in handy […]

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Feb 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Nikkei finds Tesla 6 years ahead

Many ‘tear-downs’ have already shown that Tesla has a lead of years in electric drive and battery technology. Now the Japanese business paper Nikkei has also had the Tesla Model 3 dismantled.

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Feb 11, 2020 - 03:35 pm

An autonomous pod EV concept named Motiv

In the UK, Gordon Murray Design has developed the platform Motiv for autonomous electric vehicles in cooperation with Delta Motorsport and itMoves. The vehicle itself is designed as a small pod that can be adapted for multiple passengers, wheelchair users or for delivery services.

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Feb 9, 2020 - 08:03 pm

Feds exempt autonomous delivery pod R2 by Nuro

Founded by former Google engineers, the US start-up Nuro is to make goods delivery autonomous and electric. They now launched the next-gen pod, R2, and say they can start testing in Houston within weeks. Regulators have approved a driverless exemption for this purpose.

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Feb 4, 2020 - 10:59 am

Kubota impresses with AI operated e-tractor

With a concept that looks like out of a Transformers movie, the Japanese manufacturer Kubota provides a glimpse into the future of agriculture. The company claims to be a pioneer in introducing smart technologies in farming.

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Dec 7, 2019 - 05:13 pm

Toyota invests in May Mobility e-shuttle start-up

Toyota has just led May Mobility’s B round financing totalling $50M, which also included BMW iVentures. The financing should allow the Michigan-based startup to expand every aspect of the company and its autonomous electric shuttle fleet.

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Oct 7, 2019 - 03:39 pm

Executive changes and continuing deficit at StreetScooter

StreetScooter has hired former managers from Tesla and Ford to join the executive team of the German electric delivery van manufacturer with immediate effect. German postal services Deutsche Post, however, is again expecting significant losses from its subsidiary this year.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 04:24 pm

R&D break-through: Tesla battery making looks likely

Jeff Dahn and his team, who carry out battery research for Tesla, have published test results for a new battery cell that could have a life of 1 million miles (1.6 million km) and thus be suitable for Tesla’s planned robo taxis. At the same time, Tesla battery cell manufacturing appears to be well underway.

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Aug 20, 2019 - 06:37 pm

EDAG presents modular fuel-cell robotic vehicle CityBot

Development service provider EDAG will be presenting a study of a swarm intelligent and multifunctional robotic vehicle with fuel cell drive for the IAA. The EDAG CityBot is to be operational around the clock and can be retrofitted as required using add-on modules.

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Jul 31, 2019 - 01:35 pm

Autonomous electric shuttle to launch in Hamburg

Siemens, the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Hamburger Hochbahn are all busy to launch a self-driving electric shuttle as part of Hamburg’s public transport offering.

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Jul 11, 2019 - 11:57 pm

May Mobility makes wheelchair-accessible e-shuttle

May Mobility that partners with Magna and has select funders such as BMW iVentures or Toyota AI onboard is moving its autonomous electric vehicle concept forward. To be exact, the company is developing a wheelchair-accessible prototype of its self-driving electric shuttle.

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Jun 29, 2019 - 03:23 pm

Nissan & Dongfeng in talks with Didi Chuxing

Nissan and its China partner Dongfeng are currently in talks with Didi Chuxing to establish a joint venture with Didi’s ride-hailing and car sharing services. The Japanese and Chinese car makers should supply Didi with electric vehicles.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 12:54 am

France: €200M to launch & legalise autonomous shuttles

France’s Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne has announced a plan to develop transit with autonomous electric vehicles. The government intends to invest a total of 200 million euros in tests with self-driving electric shuttles in 16 areas of France and to create the legal framework.

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Apr 23, 2019 - 05:48 pm

Tesla’s new autopilot chip and robo-taxi software

Tesla presented its latest take at autonomous driving at its “Autonomy Day” and will install the Autopilot technology in all new vehicles with immediate effect. Utilising it, Tesla plans to launch its peer-to-peer “Robotaxi” service as early as next year, provided the authorities allow it.

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Apr 2, 2019 - 02:12 pm

VW shuttles for charging, medical care or shops

At the Hanover IAA, VW Commercial Vehicles will present four concepts to illustrate the way autonomous electric transporters can become the basis for new business ideas, technically based on their modular electric drive system (MEB).

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Mar 28, 2019 - 04:09 pm

Self-driving shuttles to operate in German town

By the Rhein river in the city of Monheim in Germany, five fully autonomous electric buses will begin operations on five bus lines this autumn. Each bus built by France’s Easymile is four meters long with seating for just six passengers.

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Mar 19, 2019 - 04:08 pm

All-weather autonomous electric shuttle debuts

Announced in autumn, the first self-driving electric shuttle called Gacha, which has been made for all weather conditions, has now been presented in Helsinki. The electric shuttle will be available to the general public in pilot projects as of April this year in the Finnish city of Espoo and will also be available in Hämeenlinna, […]

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Feb 22, 2019 - 03:56 pm

Apple to make autonomous electric shuttle?

Apple is ramping up, or better, reviving its ‘Project Titan’ with a new attempt to build its own electric vehicle it appears. Insiders now suggest that the Apple car could be an autonomous electric van.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Scania to test autonomous e-buses in Sweden

Scania and Scandinavian public transport operator Nobina have started preparations for a trial with fully autonomous electric buses to begin in 2020. Two Scania Citywide LF electric buses will be tested on a stretch of regular road in Stockholm.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/06/boschung-reveals-autonomous-electric-street-sweepers/
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