Tag: autonomous

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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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Aug 18, 2021 - 10:37 am

Autopilot safety investigation in the USA

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reopening an investigation into Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ driver assistance system. It refers to eleven incidents between January 2018 and July 2021 in which Tesla models hit emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road. This resulted in 17 injuries and one death.

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Aug 10, 2021 - 09:55 pm

Audi presents electric roadster concept ‘Skysphere’

Audi has presented a study of an electric roadster called the Skysphere Concept. The electric cabrio will be on show at the IAA Mobility and is supposed to be a preview of future Audi design rather than for a concrete model. The new design is also accompanied by a special technical solution: a variable wheelbase.

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Jun 16, 2021 - 11:07 am

GM is planning billions in EV investment & battery production

General Motors wants to increase its investments in electric and automated driving vehicles again by 2025, from the last planned 27 billion to 35 billion US dollars, according to a media report. Meanwhile, GM offshoot Cruise has presented the first nearly 100 pre-production models of its Cruise Origin.

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Jun 11, 2021 - 11:59 am

Apple hires ex-Canoo CEO Ulrich Kranz

Apple has hired former BMW manager Ulrich Kranz, who most recently led the electric vehicle start-up Canoo and left it in April. This was reported by several media sources, to whom Apple confirmed this.

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Jun 2, 2021 - 10:28 am

NASA take electric vehicles to the moon

NASA has contracted General Motors and Lockheed Martin to develop the next generation of e-vehicles for future lunar missions. This will allow astronauts on the Artemis mission, scheduled for 2024, to explore the lunar surface over further distances than ever before.

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May 29, 2021 - 04:21 pm

Artemis hands over Landjet project / Hitzinger steps down

Artemis, which previously operated independently, is handing over the development of the autonomous driving electric car to Audi and the software development to VW’s software forge Cariad. Audi officially confirmed the news. In the course of this reorientation, Alexander Hitzinger will hand over the management of Artemis GmbH to Oliver Hoffmann.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 10:37 am

Nissan batteries lead second life on the shop floor

Nissan has found yet a new way of life for retired batteries from its Leaf electric model. Some now power Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) – the driverless transport vehicles that deliver parts to the required location in the car factory.

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Jan 8, 2021 - 01:28 pm

Apple in talks with Hyundai over BEV cooperation

Apple could select the South Korean carmaker Hyundai as a partner for the development of its rumored self-driving electric car. This is indicated by a statement from the South Koreans, which Hyundai, however, has meanwhile formulated in a more vague manner.

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Sep 25, 2020 - 02:21 pm

Danfoss to fit hybrid drives on exploration vessels

Danfoss Editron has received an order from the Norwegian shipyard Grovfjord Mekaniske Verksted (GMV) to supply hybrid propulsion systems for a fleet of unmanned exploration vessels. Four of the vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2021, with seven more to follow in the following months.

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Aug 20, 2020 - 01:43 pm

GM to electrify and localise its China business

General Motors is struggling with declining market shares in China and therefore wants to focus on electric mobility and autonomous driving in the future. The Americans plan to invest more than 20 billion dollars globally in these two areas by 2025.

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Aug 11, 2020 - 01:54 pm

Ehang presents fire-fighting drone

The Chinese manufacturer Ehang has presented a special version of its electrically driven passenger drone Ehang 216, which was specially designed for fire fighting in high-rise buildings. The company has also revealed more about production at Ehang.

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Jun 18, 2020 - 03:43 pm

Lyft to go completely electric in 2030

The US-American transport service provider Lyft has announced that from the year 2030 it intends to use only purely electric vehicles. This will affect not only the driving service but also the car rental platform and the project for autonomous driving.

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Oct 13, 2019 - 02:58 pm

Electric truck start-up Einride to expand to USA

The self-driving electric truck startup Einride has raised $25M in a Series A financing round and says it is to help the expansion into the US. The Sweden-based business already partners with DB Schenker for the so-called pods.

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Jul 4, 2019 - 01:31 pm

Ford & VW talk cooperation closely

Ford and Volkswagen have already reached agreement on the pickup models, and now things are becoming concrete in the field of e-mobility as well: an important decision could be made next week and is likely to include the MEB platform.

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Jun 18, 2019 - 12:27 pm

Taking a turn for bath & beyond

The Korean designer Hanbeom Lee put some thought into what the autonomous vehicle of the future could offer as a driving experience – the Honda Onsen concept allows for outlandish luxuries, such as taking a relaxing bath or massage while on the road.

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Jun 3, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Ford presents humanoid mail-robot

Ford cooperated with Agility Robotics to produce the Digit, a man-like robot that can carry packages up to 20 kg all the way up the stairs and to your door step, similarly to what a real postman is supposed to do.

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May 16, 2019 - 04:36 pm

UK government invests further £28 million in battery centre

The government of the United Kingdom is planning to support the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre being built in Coventry with a further £28 million in funding. The planned battery facility is planned to provide testing facilities for new battery technologies and training for experts.

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May 16, 2019 - 04:11 pm

Renault presents EZ-POD personal BEV

Based on the Twizy, Renault presented a new micromobile for transporting people and goods over short distances called the EZ-POD. The concept vehicle is battery-powered and fully automated. The pods can also be joined together to form convoys for transporting larger groups.

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Mar 5, 2019 - 12:03 pm

FedEx robot delivers live on television

The US logistics company FedEx has presented a battery-powered delivery robot named SameDay. They managed to get it on the Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, fit for a stairclimbing exercise but not quite advances enough to talk.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/18/tesla-under-pressure-in-the-usa-for-stealth-recall/
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