Startups & Venturing

  • SF Motors SF5
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    SF Motors to open new Californian R&D center

    2018-04-27T11:17:27Z

    Trial production of the SF5 (pictured) and SF7 will start later this year (Image: SF Motors) SF Motors is to add a new research and development facility in Milpitas, California, to bolster its ties with tech talent and suppliers in Silicon Valley. This will be at the new McCarthy ...

  • DENSOconnected_scene3_img4
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    DENSO takes stake in On The Road to accelerate IoT for mobility services

    2018-04-24T12:03:38Z

    Denso is paying 160 million yen for a 15% stake in On the Road (Image: Denso) DENSO Corporation has taken an equity stake in On The Road Co. Ltd., with a view to accelerating development of technologies for Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Its investment of around 160 million ...

  • olli
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    Local Motors partners with Robotic Research to optimize development and production

    2018-04-23T08:39:19Z

    Local Motors designed the Olli autonomous shuttle bus to be 3D printed [Image: Local Motors] Local Motors is partnering with Robotic Research, best-known for its work for the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, to further develop Olli, its autonomous-driving shuttle bus. They will collaborate on integrating new ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW i Ventures invests in Mapillary for HD maps and open-source imagery

    2018-04-19T11:55:37Z

    Swedish start-up Mapillary has built a sharing platform for imagery, map data BMW’s i Ventures spin-off has invested in Swedish HD mapping provider Mapillary, which has developed a platform utilizing user-generated street-level imagery to produce map data at scale. Images can be uploaded by any device, and data from ...

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    ViaVan ridesharing launched in London, European roll-out continues

    2018-04-18T09:42:23Z

    ViaVan is a joint venture between Mercedes and US tech start-up Via (Photo: Daimler) ViaVan, a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and US tech start-up Via, has gone into operation in the center of London following its European launch a few weeks earlier in Amsterdam. New York-based Via has ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    US Toyota, Lexus models will have DSRC connectivity from 2021

    2018-04-17T13:41:18Z

    Car-to-car communication is designed to prevent traffic accidents (Illustration: Infineon) Toyota and Lexus will use Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems to connect cars in the US, starting with the 2021 model year. The goal is to adopt the car-to-car communication protocol across most of the brands' models by the ...

  • hannover messe.automotiveIT
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    At big industry show, motto is "Connect & Collaborate"

    2018-04-12T11:52:00Z

    The Hannover Industrial Fair opens April 23 (Photo: Shutterstock) Traditional boundaries between industries are breaking down, productivity is rising and new business models are popping up like mushrooms. This month, Hannover Messe will lend its weight to this trend and examine the next levels of Industry 4.0. ...

  • magna.automotiveIT
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    Magna to develop EV architecture for China with BAIC

    2018-04-10T11:42:12Z

    In 2017, Magna sponsored engineering students participating in an EV racing event (Photo: Magna) Magna International will develop a next-generation smart electric vehicle architecture together with China's Beijing Automotive Industry Holding (BAIC). The Canadian automotive supplier said the architecture will specifically be for the Chinese market, where 700,000 electrified ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch opens new Sunnyvale research center

    2018-04-09T17:25:35Z

    Bosch's new Sunnyvale research center can accommodate up to 300 people (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a new 104,000 square-foot Research and Technology Center (RTC) in Sunnyvale, California, in a move to further strengthen the German automotive supplier group's ties with the regional high-tech industry. Bosch said the ...

  • door2door.automotiveIT
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    Neumann, former Opel CEO, invests in mobility start-up

    2018-04-09T15:34:16Z

    door2door's allygator shuttle addresses the so-called "last mile" issue (Photo: door2door) Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel, is investing in mobility start-up door2door. Neumann will also join the board of the directors of the German ride sharing-technology specialist. Neumann headed Opel from 2014 until 2017, when General Motors sold ...