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Nissan seeks multiple autonomous vehicle patents to test its technology on Indian roads

22 Jun

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

With the advent of autonomous mobility capabilities across the globe, there’s not much longer before self-driving vehicles will be traversing the Indian roads as well. However, Japanese carmaker Nissan has already initiated the process to bring its autonomous technology stack, known as ProPilot autonomous driving system, to the country. (more…)

Jaguar Land Rover invests $25Mn in Lyft, inks a deal for self-driving cars

14 Jun

By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

UK-automaker Jaguar Land Rover has invested $25 million in Lyft via its mobility services subsidiary InMotion to help it expand its ride-sharing business and develop technologies. This investment is the part of the recent $600 million funding round that valued Lyft at $7.5 billion. The company had not revealed how it had planned to utilize the inflow of funds. (more…)

Automotive Has Become the Second Largest Application Market for Power Transistors, Says TrendForce

13 Jun

TrendForce’s latest research on the automotive electronics market finds that government policies worldwide to reduce carbon emissions have facilitated faster adoption of ICT-based solutions within the automotive industry. (more…)

Honda aims to debut highly-autonomous vehicles by 2025

10 Jun

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Better late than never, Honda has today broken down its ambitious plans for creating a spot for itself in this oddly competitive and fledgling autonomous mobility space. The Japanese automaker, in an official blog post, mentioned that it intends to release highly-automated vehicles — which do not require any human intervention — until 2025. This is the ambitious end goal the company has set for itself at the moment. (more…)

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…)

Tesla Plans to Double Its Supercharger Network, Reach over 10k Globally by End of 2017

27 Apr

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Since Tesla is steadily nearing the shipment date of its mass-production and affordable electric vehicle — Model 3, the automaker is well-aware of the fact that there will soon be an excessive need for Supercharging stations as well. Thus, Tesla has today taken to its official blog post to announce that it hasn’t forgotten about the said component. (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…)

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…)