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    Volkswagen Group takes over WirelessCar from Volvo in SEK 1.1billion agreement

    2018-12-21T12:21:00Z

    Image: Volkswagen The Volkswagen Group is to take over WirelessCar, a Swedish telematics specialist, from Volvo, buying a 75.1pc stake to support its connected vehicle ecosystem. WirelessCar, founded in 1999 and based in Gothenburg, has developed a series of in-car services such as billing and concierge, safety ...

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    Bosch announces autonomous electric shuttle, series of connected services

    2018-12-19T17:02:00Z

    Image: Bosch Bosch will display a driverless electric shuttle at CES 2019 in Las Vegas next month, to be offered fully-integrated with a full suite of hardware, software and related digital services. The concept shuttle, whose outer shell is constructed of display screens and glass, effectively comes ...

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    Continental to show Intelligent Intersection and smart city tech at CES

    2018-12-19T14:29:00Z

    Image: Continental Continental will show a series of future city technologies at the CES, Las Vegas, next month, including a demonstration version of its Intelligent Intersection solution. This integrates DSRC (dedicated short-range communications), data feeds from traffic and sensor fusion algorithms to create a model 3D view ...

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    SEAT joins Alastria blockchain co-operation, partners with city of Barcelona on urban mobility initiative

    2018-12-19T12:33:00Z

    Image: SEAT SEAT is the first car manufacturer to join Alastria, a multi-sector network of over 70 Spanish businesses and institutions developing, testing and collaborating on a blockchain infrastructure. It is already working on a proof-of-concept blockchain project with Telefónica to improve the traceability of parts within ...

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    Schaeffler connects micro-vehicles into mobility ecosystem with Bio-Hybrid

    2018-12-17T16:32:00Z

    Image: Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid Bio-Hybrid GmbH, a spin-off from the Schaeffler Group, is launching its urban micro-mobility vehicles at CES, Las Vegas, next month. The electric-assist four-wheeled pedelecs will be offered in cargo and passenger forms – and though Bio-Hybrid suggests that they are for private transportation, they ...

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    Ford’s big data study identifies potential traffic accident hotspots, gives insights for electromobility and city authorities

    2018-12-05T18:31:00Z

    Image: Ford Taking part in the research were 160 Ford Transit light commercial vehicles, driven and operated in different sectors and by different businesses, from owner-operators to large fleets, plus a fleet of private Fiesta superminis. Over the course of the year – and over 15,000 days ...

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    Toyota forms mobility JV with SoftBank; Honda and Ford announce more mobility and autonomous collaborations

    2018-10-04T16:58:39Z

    Image: Toyota Toyota Motor Corporation and SoftBank Corporation are to establish a joint venture company, MONET Technologies Corporation, by the end of the 2018-19 fiscal year. The aim is to create new mobility services, co-ordinating Toyota’s connected-vehicles Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) and SoftBank’s IoT platform, which collects and analyses ...

  • Konsequente Fortsetzung der Strategie: Daimler stellt sich für die Zukunft neu auf
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    Daimler restructures for Project Future, prepares for more partnerships

    2018-07-26T14:36:12Z

    Image: Daimler AG Daimler AG is restructuring its business divisions in a strategy which will see the reassignment of over 700 subsidiaries in over 60 countries. This is described as a move making the Daimler Group “fit for the future” and, according to supervisory board chairman Manfred Bischoff, positions ...

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    Ford creates new AV organization

    2018-07-26T12:54:05Z

    Image: Ford Ford Motor Company has created a new organization called Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, to be based at its campus under development in Corktown, Detroit. The new company is tasked with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicle business and capitalizing market opportunities, and will include Ford’s activities in self-driving integration; ...

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    Toyota Mobility Foundation and Alan Turing Institute to research AI for traffic management

    2018-05-31T20:10:55Z

    Image: Alan Turing Institute The Toyota Mobility Foundation is supporting the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, on an AI project to optimize traffic flow in mobility systems. The programme aims to transition complex traffic management from static systems into dynamic, optimized ...

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    Blockchain initiative launched to develop digital mobility ecosystem

    2018-05-09T12:39:20Z

    BMW, Ford, GM and Renault are among the automakers participating in the consortium (Image: Shutterstock) A non-profit consortium involving major carmakers, suppliers, IT firms, start-ups and other transportation stakeholders has been announced to explore the application of blockchain technology in a digital mobility ecosystem. Founding members include BMW, Bosch, ...

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    Volkswagen announces multiple digitalization and new mobility investments in China

    2018-04-27T11:24:54Z

    VW showed the first member of its SOL range, the SOL E20X, at the Beijing Auto Show (Image: VW) Volkswagen Group has announced direct investments of around 15 billion euros into e-mobility, autonomous driving, business digitalization and new mobility services in China, part of a 34 billion euro global ...

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    Toyota launches Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) in London

    2018-04-27T11:12:53Z

    Toyota is launching a London-based business unit to support the development and adoption of new shared mobility and fleet management solutions in Europe. Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) is to partner with Toyota Motor Europe, Toyota retailers and distributors on services and products for consumers, businesses, governments and other stakeholders. These ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Laura Merling to develop autonomous-vehicle business models at Ford

    2016-11-01T14:30:11Z

    Laura Merling (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor said Laura Merling, a Silicon Valley based technology executive, will lead the commercialization of the autonomous vehicles it plans to introduce from 2021 onwards. Merling, who has worked at a range of technology companies in the course of her career, will become ...

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    Survey: More Europeans will consider giving up one car

    2010-11-23T16:45:52Z

    More Europeans will consider giving up at least one of their cars in the next 12 months, according to a survey on mobility trends. Already, 90 percent of all drivers have changed their driving habits for cost reasons, according to the European Transportation Mobility Observatory, a study conducted ...