Finland is aiming for pole position in the development of autonomous systems

The global market for autonomous systems is growing quickly: an estimated EUR 76 billion will be spent on robotics by 2025. To keep pace with this development, Finland is launching RAAS, a new innovation ecosystem for autonomous systems. The aim is for RAAS to grow into one of the world's leading development environments. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland has given a government grant for the full launch of the innovation ecosystem.

Toyota Mobility Foundation announces finalists in $4 million global Mobility Unlimited Challenge

The Challenge invited engineers, innovators, and designers from across the world to submit designs for game-changing technologies, incorporating intelligent systems, to improve the mobility and independence of people with lower-limb paralysis. Central to the Challenge is the importance of collaboration with end-users to develop devices which will integrate seamlessly into users’ lives and environments, while being comfortable and easy to use, enabling greater independence and increased participation in daily life.

Seamless Mobility Combines Autonomous Shuttles and Delivery Robots

Continental views automated goods delivery as an integral part of future urban mobility as an addition to conventional goods delivery. The CUbE can carry one or multiple delivery robots and deploy them to handle the last yards of the goods and parcel delivery logistics chain. “Industrializing the automation of goods delivery requires reliable, robust, high-performing and best-cost technology – a mix perfectly reflected in the automotive equivalent of automation.

The Prospect of Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics in Transportation System

This paper, based on review of related literature, presents a summary of the inherent prospects in adopting IoT and big data analytics in the Malaysia transportation system. Efficient and safe port environment, predictive maintenance and remote management, boundary-less software platform and connected ecosystem, among others, are the inherent benefits in the IoT and big data analytics for the Malaysia transportation system.

Call for applications: Movin'On Startup Challenge

This year startups shall solve issues among these 5 themes : Decarbonization and air quality, Goods transportation, Multimodal Society, Innovative technologies and Circular Economy.
Application Deadline in 6 days

Call for applications: European Startup Prize for mobility

The EUSP is a unique accelerator programme that supports startups developing sustainable mobility innovations, with the aim of giving them the resources necessary to scale up in Europe.
Applications are closed

Intel Artificial Intelligence Opens Door to Mobility for Quadriplegic Community

With HOOBOX Robotics’ Wheelie 7 kit powered by Intel artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, people can control their motorized wheelchairs with simple facial expressions. There are more than 60 people in the United States testing the Wheelie 7 – most of whom are quadriplegics, people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or senior citizens.

EU's Call for Proposals: EGNSS applications fostering green, safe and smart mobility

The specific challenge of this topic is to develop innovative EGNSS based applications. These should lead to low emission (CO2 and air pollutants), safer, more secure, lower cost and higher performance mobility, and transport solutions that respond to the increased mobility needs of people and goods whilst improving transport service continuity.
Application Deadline in 10 days

U.S. city of San José targeted to become pilot city for an automated on-demand ride-hailing service

San José is planned to be the pilot city for trials, targeted to begin during the second half of 2019, of the highly and fully automated driving (SAE Level 4/5) on-demand ride-hailing service recently announced by Bosch and Daimler.

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service with self-driving vehicles in Israel

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service with self-driving vehicles in Israel.

SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition

The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.
Applications are closed

New Smart Intersection Technology Enables Vehicles to Virtually See Through and Around Buildings

Honda today held a demonstration of its "Smart Intersection" technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections, one of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. They should find their first users in suburban areas, which are less well served by traditional transportation networks.
9 months ago

New consortium Launch Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, announces its formation to explore blockchain for use in a new digital mobility ecosystem that could make transportation safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible.
10 months ago

Bosch and e.GO to collaborate on automated valet parking

Automated valet parking is an important milestone on the road to autonomous driving. It is also one of the services in the portfolio of Bosch’s new Connected Mobility Solutions division. This is how it works: drivers simply leave their car in a drop-off area at the entrance to the parking garage. Using a smartphone app, they then instruct it to make its own way through the parking garage to a vacant parking space. Later, they instruct the car to meet them at the pick-up area in exactly the same way.
10 months ago

Call for Applications: Movin'On Global Startup Challenge

The competing startups must demonstrate that they are true game changers, impacting any one of the following six industry's hot topics: Decarbonization and air quality, The new multimodal society, Technologies to accelerate implementation, Working together, Circular economy and Moonshots in mobility
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: 5G for cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM)

It aims to qualify and quantify from a business perspective the added value of cellular connectivity compared to pure meshed connectivity or to purely disconnected scenarios, and to enable a wide range of services to connected vehicles in support of innovative business models enabled by 5G connectivity (e.g. new mobility scenario, car as cellular relay node).
Applications are closed
a year ago

Renault EZ-GO: Robo-vehicle concept for shared urban mobility makes world premier

A first of its kind, Renault EZ-GO, an electric, autonomous, shared « robo-vehicle » concept is both a vehicle and a service that allows people to hail a ride either from a fixed or mobile location.
a year ago

State-of-the-Art Mobile Intelligence: Enabling Robots to Move Like Humans by Estimating Mobility with Artificial Intelligence

Despite extensive research on this topic, robots still suffer from difficulties when moving in complex environments, especially in practical applications. Therefore, the ability to have enough intelligence while moving is a key issue for the success of robots.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge

The challenge is looking for innovative teams from around the world to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis. More importantly, it is looking for teams who put end-users at the heart of everything they do. That means engaging people with lower-limb paralysis from the outset to develop devices that best meet their needs.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: Go Green in the City 2018

Go Green in the City has become a major event for business and engineering students worldwide. In 2017, nearly 20,000 young innovators from 3,000 universities in 180 countries took part, including 58% women. The stakes for Go Green in the City competitors are high, with mentoring, networking, travel, cash prizes and business/job opportunities all on the horizon.
Applications are closed
a year ago

RTA Dubai launches tests of the world’s first ‘Autonomous Pods’

The autonomous pods are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated lanes. They can be coupled in 15 to 20 seconds or detached, depending on the destination of riders, in 5 seconds. The autonomous pods are fitted with cameras and electromechanical technologies to carry out the coupling and detaching processes, and this feature can be activated in-motion.
a year ago

Fox-Tech Creates World's First LPWAN Integrated Smart Lock Solution for Shared Bicycles

OTO Hunter is a smart solution that integrates Sigfox's world-leading IoT connectivity service to greatly reduce the power consumption of smart locks. This solution will resolve the ongoing global issues of maintaining shared bicycles.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Mobility Startup Accelerator Program for startups in Fintech, IoT, Insurtech and Mobility areas

Plug and Play Japan K.K (Tokyo, Japan) is announcing Mobility as a new genre for its startup accelerator program in addition to Fintech, IoT, Insurtech for the Batch 1 program. This new Mobility program is being launched in partnership with Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. as a leading partner. From February 1st, startups from around the globe can apply for this Batch 1 program in Japan.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Urban mobility:a cross-cutting challenge

New innovative mobility concepts, in particular when individual means of transportation are to be replaced by public and collective means of transport, should be accepted by citizens. Bringing about behavioural changes with no disadvantages for the quality of life and the cost of living in urban areas will be one of the great challenges to be addressed in this area.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Vivatech Mobility and Smart City Challenge

This call for projects covers four main subjects:new ways of moving around,smart parking,new fuels, hydrogen,improving the energy efficiency of vehicles.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Valeo invested 50 million euros in Cathay CarTech Fund specialized in China’s very dynamic automotive and mobility ecosystem

Cathay CarTech will focus on China with plans to invest a total of 1.5 billion yuan (~200 million euros) in innovative companies and start‑ups.
a year ago

Honda and China-based SenseTime to Pursue Joint Research and Development in the Area of AI Technologies for Automated Driving

In this joint research and development, combining SenseTime's moving object recognition technologies with Honda's AI algorithms for scene understanding, risk prediction and action planning, the two companies will develop highly-sophisticated automated driving technologies which will enable complex automated driving in urban areas.
a year ago

Faurecia to partner with The Indian Institute of Science for Artificial Intelligence in the Automotive Industry

Faurecia announces the signing of a research partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This collaboration will enrich Faurecia’s ecosystem of high-level scientific and academic collaborations in its two strategic areas of focus: "Smart Life on Board" and "Sustainable Mobility."
a year ago

NAVYA Unveils First Fully Autonomous Taxi

In a decisive move toward creating smart cities, the totally electric-powered AUTONOM CAB provides an intelligent transport service for individual trips in urban centers. The cab was designed from the outset to be autonomous, just like all the vehicles in the AUTONOM range, meaning that there is no cockpit, steering wheel or pedals. Able to carry one to six passengers, AUTONOM CAB is a fluid, continuous and effective transportation solution. The AUTONOM CAB is capable of speeds up to 55 mph, but will average closer to 30 mph as it travels in urban areas to conform with local speed limits.
a year ago

Plastic Omnium Invests in a Venture Capital Fund Dedicated to the Energy Transition and the Mobilities of the Future

The Group just invested, as co-sponsor, as part of the €240 million fundraising effort of Aster, a venture capital company specializing in the digital transformation and new industrial models.
a year ago

Enevate Announces 5-Minute Extreme Fast Charge Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

This new extreme fast charge technology breaks down the barriers to electric vehicle adoption. EVs have been challenged primarily due to their limited range and drivers’ “range anxiety,” long charge times, and high cost. Now, Enevate’s groundbreaking silicon Li-ion battery technology in EV cells (NCM-based) can be charged in 5 minutes at up to a tested 10C charging rate to 75% capacity with uncompromised range and energy densities of over 750 Wh/L, where conventional graphite cells suffer significant degradation with extreme fast charging.
a year ago

Mexico and Poland take Top Honors in The 2017 Valeo Innovation Chalenge

SPMIP’s project involved a system designed to analyze the condition of the road and detect ice invisible to the naked eye, then provide real-time alerts to enable the driver to safely adapt his or her driving style accordingly. Ours Mobility’s project consisted in a free application that harnesses big data to find the easiest, most economical and environmentally-friendly solution for parking and recharging vehicles.
a year ago

Toyota Launches « Fine-Comfort Ride », a Fuel Cell Concept Vehicle

Toyota has launched the "Fine-Comfort Ride," a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that envisions mobility in a low-carbon society with advanced utilization of hydrogen and renewable energy. The Fine-Comfort Ride proposes "a new form of the premium saloon" by employing a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.
a year ago

UNIST-Mando Embark on Developing Self-charging Electric Bike

Hybrid Module Mobility is a new form of transport, aimed at European market. This four-wheeled electric bike includes regenerative technology which allows users to recharge their batteries while riding or by simply pedaling. However, because these vehicles transfer power from the pedals to the drive-wheel of a bicycle, there has been a limitation that it can be made up of two wheels only.
a year ago

Swiss Post intends to Test on Integrating Delivery Robots into existing Supply Chains

Over the past six weeks, the three delivery robots deployed have completed almost 170 delivery rounds in the center of Zurich and covered around 375 kilometres. The first tests in autumn 2016 primarily examined technical and social aspects, such as material reliability and reactions from passers-by. This year, Swiss Post will now also be focusing on integrating the technology into existing supply chains.
a year ago

Green Commuter, First “Open” All-Electric Car-Sharing Service, Deploys in Los Angeles, USA

Green Commuter deployed Los Angeles’s first open all-electric car-sharing service this week. The vehicles are available to the public through the Green Commuter app. Once registered, members can locate and rent Green Commuter Tesla Model X vehicles by the hour or weekend.
a year ago

ZF, UBS and IBM to develop Open Automotive Transaction Platform for Mobility Services based on Blockchain Technology

Car eWallet is an innovative, digital assistant in the car that allows secure and convenient payments even on the go. Moreover, it can also perform other tasks, like opening the trunk or doors. The Car eWallet is based on the IBM Blockchain technology, which makes it possible to synchronize the information of each participant in the network in a reliable and unchangeable data record.
a year ago

MERIDIAN to accelerate connected autonomous vehicle technology development in the UK

Climate Change and Industry Minister Claire Perry has today launched MERIDIAN, a new government-backed and industry-led brand for the development of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology in the UK. MERIDIAN, funded jointly by the government’s flagship £100m CAV investment programme and by industry, will create a cluster of excellence in driverless car testing, along the M40 corridor between Coventry and London, to accelerate the development of this technology, grow intellectual capital and attract overseas investment in the UK.
a year ago

Planning of Vehicle Routing with Backup Provisioning Using Wireless Sensor Technologies

Wireless sensor technologies can be used by intelligent transportation systems to provide innovative services that lead to improvements in road safety and congestion, increasing end-user satisfaction. In this article, we address vehicle routing with backup provisioning, where the possibility of reacting to overloading/overcrowding of vehicles at certain stops is considered.
2 years ago