May 31, 2023 - 03:05 pm
Mach2 consortium will unleash driverless shuttles in France
A French consortium comprising Alstom, EasyMile, Equans, Keolis, Renault Group and StatInf, is about to launch a fleet of autonomous minibuses. The project dubbed Mach2 includes level 4 autonomy, without a human driver onboard, and is a first in Europe.
Apr 25, 2023 - 11:42 am
Hyundai is headed to the moon
Hyundai has started the development of a lunar rover together with partners from the aerospace industry. The solar-powered and autonomous vehicle is expected to weigh about 70 kilograms.
Apr 12, 2023 - 03:23 pm
NaaS Technology launches charging robot in China
The Chinese EV charging service provider NaaS Technology has launched a charging robot in China. The robots take care of charging processes when electric cars are parked in parking garages, for example.
Jan 16, 2023 - 12:47 pm
Bosch to invest over $1 billion in e-mobility capacities in China
Bosch has announced that it will invest around one billion US dollars over several years in the development and production of components for electromobility and automated driving in China – and will build a centre for research, development and production in Suzhou for this purpose.
Jan 7, 2023 - 03:43 pm
CES: Italdesign envisions hyper modular shuttle Climb-E
Italdesign brought a unique modular design to the CES in Las Vegas. Their Climb-E is an autonomous transport platform in form of an electric shuttle. The basic cabin has space for four passengers, but Italdesign has taken this much further.
Nov 23, 2022 - 01:51 pm
Insolvent Moove GmbH reorganizes into Cubonic
In Germany, after the Aachen-based Moove GmbH (formerly e.Go Moove GmbH) recently filed for insolvency, the provisional insolvency administrator Dirk Wegener succeeded in presenting a viable reorganisation concept for the company that specializes in electric shuttles, to the Aachen District Court.
Nov 17, 2022 - 03:27 pm
Zeekr launches autonomous SEA-M platform
The premium electric brand Zeekr, part of the Geely Group, has launched its SEA-M platform for autonomous electric vehicles. The SEA-M is an evolution of Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) for autonomous vehicles. The first representative of the new SEA-M vehicle type is the Zeekr M-Vision.
Nov 10, 2022 - 12:58 pm
Farizon Auto presents electric transporter and truck concepts
Geely’s commercial vehicle subsidiary Farizon Auto gives a preview of future products. These include a platform christened SuperVAN for a family of electric vans due to hit the roads in 2024. Separately, the manufacturer recently raised $300 million in capital.
Nov 1, 2022 - 11:11 am
Tesla launches another recall for the Model 3 in the USA
After several fixes done via software, Tesla is now physically recalling about 24,000 Model 3s in the US for potentially improperly fastened seat belts. In addition, an investigation has been launched by the Department of Justice over autopilot claims.
Oct 24, 2022 - 04:20 pm
Hella opens e-mobility development centre in Romania
Automotive supplier Hella, which operates under the umbrella brand Forvia, is further expanding its European R&D network with two new facilities in the Romanian cities of Iași and Oradea. The focus will be on autonomous driving and electromobility.
Sep 13, 2022 - 11:07 am
There’s no easy-going for Tesla’s Autopilot in Germany
Tesla has to improve its driver assistance system Autopilot in Germany once more. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) identified weaknesses in the system months ago. Tesla has since been able to resolve some of the complaints, but according to a KBA spokesperson, “further remedial measures are still being tested and validated”.
Aug 22, 2022 - 02:18 pm
Lincoln presents autonomous EV concept
With the Model L100 Concept, the Ford brand Lincoln has presented a futuristic car concept for the era of autonomous driving – electric, of course. The Model L100 Concept pays homage to Lincoln’s first luxury vehicle, the 1922 Model L, and is intended to illustrate the vision for the future of the brand.
Jun 8, 2022 - 11:10 am
Tesla to answer for phantom braking issues
More than 750 Tesla drivers have complained to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about unmediated braking manoeuvres of their cars when controlled by the Autopilot system. Tesla must respond to the allegations by 20 June.
Mar 9, 2022 - 02:51 pm
Rocsys to build autonomous charging system at the Port of Oakland
Robotic charging specialist Rocsys has signed an order of agreement with marine terminal operator SSA Marine to supply ROC-1 autonomous charging systems. The systems will autonomously charge part of the electric yard tractor fleet of SSA Marine at the International Container Terminal at the Port of Oakland.
Feb 2, 2022 - 04:00 pm
Tesla announces recall after autopilot issue
Tesla has to repair more than 50,000 of its electric cars in the USA that are equipped with the beta version of the software ‘Full Self-Driving’. The reason is that the software enables rolling stops at intersections and does not completely stop the car before a stop sign.
Jan 26, 2022 - 01:06 pm
Baidu & Geely invest EV joint venture Jidu Auto
Baidu and Geely are investing a total of around 400 million US dollars in their electric car joint venture Jidu Auto. The money will go towards the development and series production of Jidu’s first “robot car”. The model is to be presented at the Beijing Auto Show in April this year and go on sale […]
Jan 13, 2022 - 02:07 pm
Nuro presents series-ready autonomous EV
US start-up Nuro has unveiled the third generation of its self-driving electric vehicle, which the company says is now ready for series production. Nuro is cooperating with BYD North America to produce the electric delivery vehicles.
Oct 18, 2021 - 11:24 am
Tesla under pressure in the USA for stealth recall
The US regulation authority NHTSA has notified Tesla of recall obligations over update and wants more info on FSD test. Additionally, Tesla has been asked for more information about the non-disclosure agreement it made ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ testers agree to.
Sep 22, 2021 - 05:39 pm
Baidu to enter heavy goods transport with subsidiary ‘DeepWay’
The Chinese internet giant Baidu is setting its sights on the market for heavy goods vehicles through its subsidiary DeepWay. For 2023, the company is holding out the prospect of an electric “robot truck”, for which some key data has already been announced, such as a battery change system that is supposed to provide fresh […]
Sep 2, 2021 - 03:10 pm
Xiaomi registers electric vehicle subsidiary company
The Chinese technology company Xiaomi has completed the registration of a new automobile company, with a registered capital of RMB 10 billion (around $1.5 billion), with founder & CEO Lei Jun to serve as the new company’s legal representative.
Aug 30, 2021 - 02:41 pm
Nuro’s new US plant to make “tens of thousands” of EVs
US startup Nuro, which specialises in autonomous electric vehicles, announces a production facility in southern Nevada. Nuro states the capacity of the future plant as “tens of thousands of delivery vehicles”. For production, Nuro is enlisting support from BYD North America.