03 juin 2018

Electric Bus vs Autonomous Shuttle vs Ride Sharing: What Is The Future Of Public Transportation?

Cities are growing like never before. By 2035, more than 2 billion more people will have moved to cities, according to a report by The Guardian. Cities are already drowning in congestion from private cars, forcing cities like London to impose additional fees on cars entering city centers. Now US cities on both coasts — Boston and Seattle — are considering congestion charges of their own as a way to reduce the number of cars competing for space in those cities. Fewer cars would also help reduce carbon emissions. ... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2018

9 companies trying to be the 'Tesla of China'

Credit : Getty Images Electric car maker Tesla has pushed the car market to develop more sedans, SUVs, and even luxury sports cars with batteries. In China, any headway Tesla's made for electric is overshadowed by an expanding list of homegrown electric carmakers. At the Beijing Auto Show this week everything from electrical concept cars to new models of efficient battery-powered vehicles were on display and showed China's bullish position on electric. Even Tesla brought its Model 3 to the show ahead of its official launch in the... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2018

Infiniti EV platform based on Q Inspiration concept car is a go

  Credit : Infinity Infiniti is showing off the slick Q Inspiration concept car and while we are normally left hoping cool concept cars come to production, Infiniti has already confirmed this one. Infiniti has announced that an electrified platform based on the Q Inspiration concept car would go into production within the next five years. The sedan will be built in China at a location to be announced later. This is one of five new vehicles that Infiniti plans to build in China over the next five years. The exterior of the... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2018

Volvo Trucks plans to share electric truck battery tech across brands

  Credit : Volvo Trucks TOKYO - Volvo Trucks plans to share battery technology across its brands to tame development and production costs for the crucial but expensive component, as the world's second-largest truck maker ramps up electric offerings, the company told Reuters on Monday. As vehicle makers face growing costs to develop lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities, Volvo Trucks, owned by Sweden's Volvo AB, said it would "absolutely" make sense for its brands - which include Japan's UD... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2017

GM and Segway working on new balancing two-wheeler P.U.M.A. project

GM and Segway working on new balancing two-wheeler P.U.M.A. project GM and Segway Join Forces to Reinvent Urban TransportationNEW YORK - General Motors Corp. and Segway today demonstrated a new type of vehicle that could change the way we move around in cities.Dubbed Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), GM and Segway are developing an electrically powered, two-seat prototype vehicle that has only two wheels. It could allow people to travel around cities more quickly, safely, quietly and cleanly - and at a... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

China Aims To Be No. 1 Globally In EVs, Autonomous Cars By 2030

China Aims To Be No. 1 Globally In EVs, Autonomous Cars By 2030 Move over Detroit, Tokyo, Seoul and Wolfsburg. China aims to race ahead of everyone in electrics and autonomous vehicles, according to a massive new planning document that surfaced last week in Beijing. Pure electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (China calls them "new energy vehicles" or NEVs) are expected to account for 40 percent of 38 million sales in 2030, or about 15 million units. Imagine: 15 million... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2016

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.     Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hoping to get feedback ahead of a planned full launch of the service in 2018. "This is really a moment in history that's going to change how cities are built, how we really look at our surroundings,"... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2016

Trends and outlook of the auto electronics industry (by Deloitte)

Trends and outlook of the auto electronics industry (by Deloitte) Since 2010, the global auto market has featured quite a polarized development. The United States has begun to emerge from the economic crisis, while European countries are facing a debt crisis and excess production capacity. The major emerging markets have entered a stable stage after one or two years of explosive growth. (For these reasons,) the auto industry is experiencing a global capacity redesign to capture the new growth markets. At the same time, OEMs are... [Lire la suite]