Tech

Germany Awards New Fuel Cell Contracts

October 18, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has awarded $26 million in projects for a range of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen stations.

Chinese Startup Readies Robotic Street Sweeper

October 18, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Yangzhou Lingtan Environmental Protection Technology has developed a self-driving street sweeper truck that the Chinese company aims to sell worldwide.

Toyota Readies Tiny EV and Scooters

October 17, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch a tiny electric city car late next year in Japan.  

Volvo Unveils XC40 EV

October 17, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. took the wraps off its first full electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge compact crossover, yesterday in Sweden.  

China Surges Ahead on EV Charging Points

October 16, 2019 at 11:29 AM

China has installed 466,000 charging points for electric vehicles, nearly eight times as many as the number of units operating in the U.S.

LG Touts 5G Module

October 16, 2019 at 7:02 AM

LG Group’s Innotek unit has developed the first 5G automotive module using Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon 5G chip.

Aptera Claims Its EV Can Run only on Solar Power

October 16, 2019 at 12:28 AM

California-based startup Aptera Motors Inc. claims its latest three-wheeler electric car will be able to generate enough solar power to never need a plug-in charge.

U.K. Vows Plan to Make Transport Carbon-Free

October 16, 2019 at 12:12 AM

Britain’s transport ministry says it will finalize a report early next year that details how the country’s entire transport system can achieve net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

Hyundai to Invest $35 Billion on Advanced Mobility

October 15, 2019 at 7:34 AM

Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest 41 trillion won ($34.6 billion) over the next six years to develop next-generation mobility technologies and services.

New Seat Tech Promises to Reduce Fatigue

October 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Indianapolis-based Comfort Motion Global LLC says its new self-adjusting seat mechanism can reduce occupant fatigue by altering stress points.

Airbus, Local Motors Partner on Printed Cars, Drones

October 11, 2019 at 4:34 PM

European aerospace Airbus SE and Phoenix-based Local Motors Inc. are launching a joint venture to use 3D printing techniques to make passenger drones and self-driving vehicles.

Mercedes to Test V2X in Winter Conditions

October 11, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will begin testing a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system this winter in Zollernalb, Germany.