Newsletter #71 - April 2022

GM, Honda to jointly develop 'millions' of affordable EVs by 2027 04/05/2022: Read more

General Motors and Honda Motor Co. plan to co-develop a line of affordable electric vehicles, with a focus on compact crossovers, starting in 2027.

GM gearing up for full-scale electric vehicle production in Ontario  04/04/2022Read more

General Motors (GM) is planning to build electric vehicles for commercial use on its first large-scale Canadian production line by the end of 2022. The automaker has also announced plans to add a second EV to large-scale production at its CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont. in 2023.

Penske Truck Leasing orders 750 all-electric E-Transit vans from Ford  04/18/2022Read more

The order marks another large customer purchase of the all-electric cargo van after Ford said ahead of the vehicle's February launch that retail giant Walmart Inc. had ordered 1,100 units.

How electric vehicles and other transportation innovations could slow global warming, according to IPCC 04/05/2022: Read more

Around the world, revolutionary changes are under way in transportation. More electric vehicles are on the road, people are taking advantage of sharing mobility services such as Uber and Lyft, and the rise in telework during the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way people think about commuting.

Used EVs score well on Manheim battery tests 04/06/2022: Read more

The early report cards are in from Manheim’s electric-vehicle battery testing. And the grades are pretty good. The auto auction chain last year began performing battery health tests on battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles as part of overall vehicle condition reports which bidders rely on.

First electric truck set to pace NASCAR race at Martinsville  04/05/2022: Read more

DEARBORN, MI — A fully electric truck that is helping change the future of Ford Motor Company will be on track at Martinsville Speedway as the 2022 F-150 Lightning makes its debut as a pace vehicle for the NASCAR Cup Series on April 9.

Stellantis and Qualcomm team up on digital tech – 04/14/2022: Read more
Stellantis will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon Digital Chassis in its Brain and SmartCockpit architectures, helping grow revenue from connected and data services. becomes the first autonomous driving company to receive a taxi license in China – 04/23/2022:  Read more

FREMONT, Calif. --, the leading global autonomous driving technology company, announced it is the first and only autonomous driving (AD) company to obtain a taxi license in China. was awarded a permit to operate 100 AV as traditional taxis in Nansha, Guangzhou.

Intel's Mobileye expands self-driving car tests, so you can buy one in 2025  04/27/2022: Read more
Intel's Mobileye subsidiary has begun testing its autonomous vehicles in Miami and Germany to help build self-driving cars that can handle a variety of factors, such as weather conditions, urban layout, traffic signals and driving styles.


The Pentagon's long road to an army of autonomous vehicles  04/07/2022: Read more

The U.S. Department of Defense, once a pioneering incubator for early AV development, is now interacting with top AV startups to imagine the next era of potentially autonomous military vehicles.

Self-driving lane on I-94 gets $130M from Ford and others  04/27/2022: Read more
The road to an autonomous commute is underway and Ford has stepped up to help pave it. Michigan’s first connected and automated vehicle corridor received $130 million in capital funding, led by Ford and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners.

Zoox will coast off self-driving competitors as much as owner Amazon  04/26/2022: Read more
I’m often asked which company is “winning” the self-driving vehicle race, a question that doesn’t have a straightforward answer. Safety advocates rightly take issue with self-driving technology being framed as a competitive race — the goal should be fewer road deaths and not an economic victory.

Prophesee launches new Event-Based Vision evaluation kit  04/13/2022: Read more
Paris, France--(April 13, 2022) - Prophesee today announced the availability of an ultralight, compact HD evaluation kit (EVK4) for developers of computer vision systems who want to start evaluation of the new Sony IMX636ES HD stacked Event-Based Vision sensor, realized in collaboration between Sony and Prophesee.

Kalima Blockchain announces Kerlink's participation in pre-sale Initial Coin Offering  04/21/2022: Read more
Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its participation in a pre-sale of Kalima tokens, called KLX, issued through the Initial Coin Offering (pre-ICO) of Kalima.

SBG Systems Pulse-40 IMU named as a Finalist for AUVSI’s XCELLENCE Awards  04/05/2022: Read more
The Pulse-40 IMU is a small-sized tactical-grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that embeds low noise gyroscopes and accelerometers to deliver optimal performance in applications where precision and robustness matter in all conditions.

Ubimobility-EV 2022 09/26/2022-10/14/2022: Register
Business France created Ubimobility-EV, a unique immersion program for electric vehicle technologies. With the assistance of the automotive, transportation, IT industries and clusters, Business France scouts out the leading French mobility startups with electric vehicle and related technologies.

Electrification 2022 International Conference & Exposition   06/28/2022-06/30/2022: Register
Electrification 2022 will bring together thought leaders and innovators from across the electrification spectrum, providing you with a wide range of opportunities for education and collaboration to help advance your organization’s initiatives.

ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo and Conference  09/07/2022-09/08/2022: Register
Using the hugely successful formula that has been applied to the annual international event held in Europe, UKi Media & Events has announced that ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo & Conference will head to the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California, USA on September 7 & 8, 2022.

The Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo  09/13/2022-09/15/2022: Register
The Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo is the only trade show and conference dedicated to the drive train and power system EVs and HEVs.

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