Newsletter #69 - February 2022

Ford’s Michigan Central campus draws Google and creates public-private partnership 02/04/2022: Read more

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced it is launching a public-private partnership with the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit to enhance Michigan Central, the emerging mobility innovation district at and around the former main train station west of downtown at Michigan Avenue and 14th Street.

Biden Administration, DOE to invest $3 Billion to strengthen U.S. supply chain for advanced batteries for vehicles and energy storage 02/11/2022: Read more

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will fund projects that bolster domestic battery manufacturing and recycling to support growing electric vehicle and storage demand.

Nissan to spend $500 million for EV-focused Mississippi renovations 02/18/2022: Read more

The electrification of U.S. car plants took another step February 17, as Nissan Motor Co. announced it would spend $500 million to remodel a Mississippi assembly plant to produce two new electric vehicle models.

First wireless EV-charging road in U.S. to be built near Michigan Central Station 02/01/2022: Read more

The first wireless EV-charging road system in the country will be built near Michigan Central Station in Detroit by Israeli startup Electreon, officials announced Tuesday.

Ford targets fleets with battery-electric e-transit van 02/23/2022Read more

The electric Transit was designed to make the transition to battery-powered vans as painless as possible for Ford’s longstanding fleet customers. It’s also a much more pleasant vehicle to drive.

Nikola plans to ramp up production of the Tre electric semi-truck in March 02/24/2022Read more

Nikola expects to start "series production of the Tre BEV on March 21." The company plans to deliver up to 500 production Tre BEVs this year, starting in the second quarter.

Hyundai invests $50M for new safety lab near Ann Arbor 02/11/2022: Read more

Hyundai Motor America announced an investment totaling $50 million to establish a Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL) at the Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI) in Superior Charter Township, near Ann Arbor.

GM seeks U.S approval to deploy self-driving vehicles 02/18/2022: Read more
General Motors Co (GM.N) and its self-driving technology unit Cruise have petitioned U.S. regulators for permission to build and deploy a self-driving vehicle without human controls like steering wheels or brake pedals, Cruise said Friday.

Motional and Via launch free autonomous ride-hail service in Las Vegas – 02/24/2022: Read more
Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai joint venture aiming to commercialize autonomous driving technology, has launched a new robotaxi service in Las Vegas with on-demand and transit tech service Via.

Intel’s Mobileye to deploy autonomous shuttles in 2024 02/15/2022: Read more
Aimed at first- and last-mile use cases in urban areas, the autonomous shuttles are due to begin production deployments in the United States in 2024.

Mercedes hopes to roll out Level 3 self-driving in U.S. this year, CEO says – 02/24/2022: Read more
Mercedes CEO Ola Kallenius says the automaker is hoping to win certification this year for Drive Pilot system, which allows drivers to take their focus off the road.

Bosch acquires Atlatec to boost its autonomous vehicle offerings –  02/24/2022: Read more
Bosch is expanding its expertise in automated driving and strengthening its market position with the acquisition of Atlatec, a developer of high-definition maps for autonomous driving and simulation.

Outsight’s Software Takes LiDAR to the Next Level! – 02/01/2022: Read more

Outsight has received the 2022 LIDAR Leader Award for Outstanding Enterprise Achievement, presented by Geo Week and LIDAR Magazine within the framework of the 2022 Geo Week Awards

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