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NIRA Dynamics joins Renovo’s AWare ecosystem NIRA has announced that it has joined the AWare ecosystem of Renovo, a mobility software technology company. Now Automated Mobility fleet deployments that use Renovo’s AWare OS can seamlessly deploy NIRA Dynamics’ Road Surface Information (RSI) software on their vehicles.

ReachNow to operate both car sharing and ride hailing within a single app ReachNow has launched a completely re-designed app and has become the first company to operate both car sharing and ride-hailing within a single app. Members in Seattle will be the first to access the full ReachNow experience.

Toyota to start verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data in Japan Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), with Toyota City, is to start Japan’s verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data obtained from connected cars, beginning August 1.

DiDi and SoftBank Joint Venture to offer Taxi-Hailing Service in Japan Didi Chuxing has announced the official launch DiDi Mobility Japan Corp. (“DiDi Japan”), a joint-venture with SoftBank, to offer on-demand taxi-hailing services and smart transportation solutions for citizens and tourists in the world’s third-largest economy.

HyreCar and DriveItAway extend Carsharing to Automotive Dealers across the Country HyreCar Inc and DriveItAway announced a strategic partnership allowing automotive retailers across the United States to access a collaborative turnkey solution to generate additional revenue through Mobility as a Service and Shared Mobility/Subscriptions. DriveItAway is car dealer focused shared mobility company, enabling franchise and independent dealers to profit with new business opportunities in Mobility-as-a-Service.

Dash and VINchain enter into partnership to use vehicle data Dash and VINchain have entered into a partnership, to leverage their joint interest in using data to improve vehicle ownership and maintenance. It is known that Dash Dash is a Vehicle Intelligence Platform which offers smart driving products for both consumer and business vehicles, helping make driving safer more affordable. VINchain is a tamper-proof and

DENSO partners with Innovation Platform Plug and Play DENSO has announced its Silicon Valley office’s partnership with Plug and Play, the world’s largest innovation platform. DENSO joins 40 other automotive players, including Ford, Bosch, Nissan, and Toyota Financial Services, as corporate partners in Plug and Play’s Mobility Program.

Jaguar Land Rover partners with Plugsurfing to supply a premium charging service for its electric vehicles From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be electrified. A portfolio of electrified products across the model range will embrace fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles, giving customers even more choice.

CalAmp announces integration of its CrashBoxx™ services with the fleet management platform by Carmine CalAmp has announced the integration of its CrashBoxx™ services with the fleet management platform developed by Carmine. For Carmine customers, CrashBoxx integration will offer instant crash alerts via email or mobile app push notifications facilitating timely assistance to drivers.

FleetSoft partners with OnCommandConnection to offer fleet management OnCommand® Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics has been integrated with the software of Fleetsoft, a provider of fleet maintenance and inventory management software. The integration will provide Fleetsoft’s customers with OnCommand Connection’s actionable, real-time insights into vehicle health and maintenance requirements, enabling a proactive maintenance approach that delivers increased reliability, reduced maintenance costs and improved uptime.

SUN Mobility to build Smart Network for its EV energy infrastructure SUN Mobility, a leading provider in energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), is building a Smart Network to effectively deploy its universal energy infrastructure in partnership with Microsoft. The company’s Smart Network will use Microsoft’s technology to connect the SUN MOBILITY SMART BATTERYTM and SUN MOBILITY QUICK INTERCHANGE STATIONTM(QIS) with end users through a …

Hyundai CRADLE partners with Ionic Materials Hyundai CRADLE  is investing in Ionic Materials to advance the development of battery technology and improve EV performance with solid-state battery innovation. Ionic Materials is a privately held Massachusetts based, materials technology company developing advanced materials for high-energy-density batteries that are safer and less expensive than current ones. Using a patented solid polymer material, Ionic Materials enables

Vauxhall debuts next-generation infotainment systems on Insignia Vauxhall is preparing to launch a new generation of infotainment systems. The new Multimedia and Multimedia Navi Pro systems will make their debut later this year, in Vauxhall’s flagship Insignia model range.

Red Balloon Security partners with Auto-ISAC Red Balloon Security, an embedded security technology company has signed a strategic partnership with the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) to provide new tools and training aimed at improving cybersecurity awareness within the automotive industry.

Robocar, the world’s first driverless electric racing car showcased in Times Square in New York City Roborace, the global championship of intelligence and technology recently hosted a special showcase of Robocar, the world’s first driverless electric racing car, in Times Square in New York City The exhibition, located on Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets, kicks off Roborace’s weekend at the inaugural FIA Formula E Qualcomm NYC ePrix Championship in Brooklyn.

VOXX Automotive enters strategic partnership with UniKey VOXX Automotive and UniKey Technologies have announced a strategic partnership to bring secure, keyless products, and vehicle access solutions to the automotive market. VOXX Automotive, a business unit of VOXX International Corporation is designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic products; and UniKey Technologies is mobile access control platform provider.

Aurora Labs has raised $8.4 million in a Series A funding Aurora Labs has raised $8.4 million in a Series A round of financing led by Fraser McCombs Capital. Previous investor MizMaa Ventures also joined the round.

UNO MINDA set to acquire iSYS RTS GmbH Germany Minda Industries Limited, flagship company of UNO MINDA Group has announced acquisition of iSYS RTS GmbH. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, iSYS RTS develops embedded systems as well as hardware and software components for Global OEM’s. The company offers Engineering Services and also manufacturers Automotive Electronic Control Units (‘ECU’s).

INRIX launches “INRIX Parking Path” to help drivers conquer the last mile INRIX in an internal study by has found out that the U.S., U.K. and Germany, drivers wasted 17, 44 and 41 hours a year searching for parking respectively, costing an estimated $72.7 billion, £23.3 billion and €40.4 billion a year. The company has thus decided to come up with a new product named INRIX Parking Path.

UL now an OmniAir authorized test laboratory for DSRC and connected vehicle technology UL-Novi facility is now an OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) to conduct certification testing for dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) vehicle-to-everything (V2X) devices, the company recently announced.

Baraja unveils Spectrum-Scan LiDAR for autonomous vehicles Baraja has unveiled Spectrum-Scan LiDAR that uses prism-like optics and shifting wavelengths of light to create powerful eyes for autonomous vehicles. Spectrum-Scan LiDAR represents an entirely new category of LiDAR and Baraja LiDAR claims that this technology enables it to deliver high performance and long range in a system built from simple industrialized components, which …

Jaguar launches Go I-PACE app to make users understand how an EV would fit into their day-to-day lives Jaguar has launched an intelligent app named Go I-PACE that informs the users the potential cost savings, battery would be used per trip and and charges they would need in a week if they were driving the I-PACE.

Maxim announces select products that work with Qualcomm automotive solutions Maxim has announced that its select products like advanced ASIL-rated power management, USB charging, next-generation gigabit multimedia serial link (GMSL) serializer and deserializer (SerDes), remote tuner, and software-defined radio (SDR) technologies are optimized to work with the Snapdragon 820 Automotive Platform. As a result, automakers can now achieve a scalable, comprehensive development platform.

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