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Ola and Mahindra partner to launch India’s first-ever electric vehicle fleet in Nagpur

30 May

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Falling in line with the country’s vision to readily accept electric mobility, homegrown ride-hailing giant Ola today announcedthe launch of its multi-modal electric fleet in Nagpur. This pilot project also runs parallel to the company’s electric-focused ambitions, which it had been reiterating over the past couple of months. (more…)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Visits Ford as Part of His “Year of Travel Challenge”

3 May

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has visited Ford Motor Company as part of his “Personal Year of Travel Challenge” to get out and talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future. (more…)

Harman and Baidu Team up to Develop In-Car AI Solutions for Automakers

24 Apr

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

The Shanghai Auto Show played host to a couple of pretty important announcements this week. For instance, automotive manufacturer Harman has announced a brand new partnership with Baidu under which, the two will collaborate with each other so as to bring some highly advanced AI tech within automaker’s reach. (more…)

Infineon Joins the 5G Automotive Association to Contribute to Connected Automated Driving

13 Apr

You can’t have an automated car without reliable communication infrastructure and stable mobile communication connectivity. The next generation mobile communication standard is indispensable. (more…)

Driverless public buses to hit the streets of Singapore by 2020

12 Apr

By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

Singapore has been rolling out several key initiatives as a part of the nation’s Smart Mobility 2030 vision of a smart transportation network. As a result, it is seen strengthening its leadership in the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies. The government has encouraged the driverless cars to operate, and now it is keen to see autonomous public bus services hit the roads. (more…)

Future of Vehicle Tech Revs Up for CES Asia 2017

4 Apr

The race is on to CES AsiaTM 2017 where vehicle technology will be out in full force at Asia’s premier tech event, including the latest from three major auto manufacturers –Hyundai, NEVS and Volvo – with more to be announced soon. (more…)

Nvidia has roped in Tesla’s VP of Autopilot David Nistér

3 Apr

By  Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Electric automaker Tesla has witnessed some significant changes to the leadership of its Autopilot team over the past few months. With regards to the same, the company has now parted ways with David Nistér, Vice President of its Autopilot division. He has decided to join gaming hardware major Nvidia to lead its software efforts, reports The Information. (more…)

Toyota and Japanese Telecom Giant NTT to Combine Connected Car Research Efforts

30 Mar

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Two significant Japanese majors, Toyota and NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), have decided to band together to further their research and development efforts in the connected car space. (more…)

SMRT Partners with NEC to Preempt Bus Accidents Using Artificial Intelligence

23 Mar

Japanese IT giant NEC has collaborated with the Singapore public transport provider SMRT Corporation to prevent bus accidents using AI technology. (more…)

Uber Has Not Been Having a Particularly Good Time Developing Its Self-Driving Tech

18 Mar

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Uber and Alphabet subsidiary Waymo currently find themselves embroiled in a legal battle over whether or not the former stole the latter’s technology and used it to create its own autonomous vehicles. We are no wiser than the courts however, a set of documents leaked to Recode put an interesting light upon things. (more…)