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Will Kaohsiung Have Driverless Buses in 2017?

17 Dec navya-624x351

French startup Navya said Thursday it plans to launch driverless buses in Kaohsiung next year. At a Taipei news conference, Navya executives said they hope to begin trial operation of the ARMA model during the EcoMobility World Festival in October 2017. (more…)

TomTom and Microsoft Join Forces to Bring Location-Based Services to Azure

15 Dec microsoft-new-e1439881190547

TomTom (TOM2) and Microsoft announced today they will partner to bring enterprise-grade location-based services to Microsoft’s Azure platform, (more…)

Demand for xEV Batteries to Grow 17% Annually in 2017 on Back of Recovery of China’s xEV Market

12 Dec shutterstock_121821430-624x416

Global volume demand for lithium batteries that power xEVs (plug-in vehicles) is estimated to reach 1.7 billion units in 2016 and grow by 17% annually to 2 billion units in 2017, according to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. (more…)

Audi to Launch Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology in 2017

12 Dec audi_logo_01

By Aastha Chugh, The Tech Portal

Audi is launching a brand new, state-of-the art vehicle-to-infrastructure platform (V2I) in some of its cars that is truly futuristic. This V2I platform will be able to do a lot of petty amazing stuff — including notifying drivers of how long they’ll be waiting at a red light. (more…)

Intel Forms An Exclusive Division Focused on Self-Driving Vehicle Technology

1 Dec intel-new-tp

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Following pursuit to its competitor MediaTek’s plans of building a fully integrated automotive solution, Intel is now also hungry for a piece (or a massive chunk) of the self-driving pie. Thus, the chipmaker has today announced the formation of a whole separate group dedicated to lead work on the development of innovative self-driving solutions. (more…)

Designer Who Turns Fantasy into Reality to Help Tesla Make Future Cars

1 Dec xbox-624x416

Tesla’s cars have been criticized for their poor interior design which has failed to match up to their price tags. That said, the futuristic appeal of the cars still attract many young rich buyers. (more…)

BlackBerry, University of Waterloo and Erwin Hymer Group to Test Self-Driving Cars in Ontario

1 Dec blackberry-wallpaper-14-990x557

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

The self-driving car fever seems to have gripped the planet. From almost every other corporation attempting to create the perfect self-driving system, to countries willing to offer roads for public testing (now that the technology is finally stable) it seems like we won’t have to wait for much longer before we can take our hands off the steering wheels for good. BlackBerry is now joining in on the fun. (more…)

Daimler May Make a Mammoth, 10 Billion Euro Investment in Electric Vehicles

29 Nov daimler

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Electric vehicles are quickly becoming the future. Not just the economically viable and environmentally better future, but also one that has luxurious and state of the art cars in it. Tesla has already proved that it is possible to mix style with high-end, sustainable technology. Now, German carmaker Daimler is planning to invest up to 10 billion euros ($11 billion) in developing electric vehicles. (more…)

Asia-Pacific Automotive Industry Now a Powerful Revenue Generator for Robot Manufacturers

24 Nov tech image

The automotive industry accounted for 49.3 percent of the global demand for robots in 2015, spurred by the rising digitization of manufacturing plants and pervasiveness of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). (more…)

nuTonomy Will Begin Testing Its Self-Driving Cars in Streets of Boston Later This Year

23 Nov jlxp0167-990x635

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

nuTonomy, the Singapore-based startup which beat Uber to introduce first public trials of its self-driving cars, is now gearing up to run its self-driving cars in the streets of Boston. The company today announced that it has signed an agreement with Boston officials to bring its autonomous technology to the city later this year. (more…)