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ALSTOM INVESTS IN DRIVERLESS VEHICLE EASY MILE
French urban public transport equipment manufacturer Alstom is investing $14.8 million, and thus taking a minority stake, in EasyMile, an innovative start-up company developing the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle. The investment forms part of the start-up’s ongoing capital increase.
In parallel, Alstom and EasyMile have signed a commercial partnership agreement aiming at joining their forces to provide integrated solutions for urban transportation. Alstom will be present at EasyMile’s board.
VISTEON SILICON VALLEY INTELLIGENCE FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Visteon Corporation's new technical center in Silicon Valley will lead the company's development of artificial intelligence for autonomous vehicles. Visteon's breakthrough autonomous vehicle program will apply machine learning technology for accurately detecting and classifying objects in a vehicle's path and planning the vehicle's movements, resulting in fully trained driving control systems.Read article
MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH CHINESE TO STUDY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
The University of Michigan has announced a partnership with Chinese institutions to solve and improve global problems including the need for clean water technology and new transportation methods for future generations. The second project, a research agreement with Frontt Capital Management, a Shenzhen-based investment firm, aims to make advancements in autonomous and connected vehicles as well as in robotic technologies.Read article
BOSCH VISIONX WILL TURN ROADS INTO DATA HIGHWAYS
Bosch presented recently 40-ton smart device in the form of a truck tractor – all part of its VisionX concept study on the future of commercial vehicles. “Connected, electrified, and automated – that’s the future of trucks and buses. And that’s what Bosch has encapsulated in VisionX,” says Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. One of the many technologies envisaged in VisionX is platooning. Besides making life easier for drivers on long journeys, this also represents a significant safety improvement. What’s more, platooning offers a major boost to transport efficiency.Read article
AUSTRALIA TESTING SELF-DRIVING ELECTRIC BUS
Perth, the capital of West Australia, has become the first city in Australia to test a self-driving battery electric bus, according to reports in local media.Read article