Connected Transportation News

Toyota acquires HD Mapping and AI specialist CARMERA

Toyota has acquired US spatial AI company CARMERA, which develops road intelligence for automated mobility. CARMERA will become part of Toyota subsidiary Woven Planet Holdings. The company will be [...]

Cepton claims largest ADAS Lidar win to date

Lidar maker Cepton Technologies reports it has won the industry’s largest contract for lidar to date, with a contract from a “Detroit-based global automotive OEM”. The company says it [...]

TuSimple partners AEye on Autonomous Trucking Lidar for VW

TuSimple is collaborating with Lidar specialist AEye on the development of fully autonomous heavy-duty trucks for the Volkswagen Group.  The collaboration is part of a joint development by TuSimple [...]

Nexar, Blyncsy crowd-source dash cams for road maintenance

Dash cam crowd-sourcing vision developer Nexar and mobility data intelligence specialist Blyncsy are partnering to collect data on America’s 4.1 million miles of public highway. The two companies plan [...]

TomTom launches Map-based ADAS system

TomTom has launched a map-based ADAS system for passenger and commercial vehicle OEMs. TomTom Virtual Horizon is designed to connect digital maps and ADAS and allow vehicles to see [...]

Volocopter secures EU production approval

Volocopter has bought composite aircraft maker DG-Flugzeugbau, in the process acquiring EU approval for eVTOL aircraft production. The company becomes the first company to hold EU approval for both [...]

Next.e.GO to build electric car plant in Bulgaria

German electric car maker Next.e.Go is building a micro-factory in Bulgaria. The factory will be the company’s second, and its first in Bulgaria. Next.e.GO produces a battery electric vehicle [...]

Saildrone autonomous ship San Francisco to Hawaii crossing

The uncrewed, autonomous ship Saildrone Surveyor has completed its maiden voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu. The Saildrone Surveyor is a new large class of vehicle designed for deep-ocean [...]

Foxconn to produce Gogoro smart batteries, electric scooters

Taiwanese firms Foxconn and battery/electric vehicle developer Gogoro are partnering to scale up production for Gogoro battery swapping technologies and smart scooters. Foxconn and Gogoro will begin collaborating on [...]

Velodyne boosts FoV and resolution on Velabit lidars

Velodyne Lidar has introduced a new model in its Velabit range of low-cost stand-alone 3D lidar sensors. The latest version of the Velabit provides an ultra-wide field of view [...]

Vodafone launches connected bike light and GPS tracker

Vodafone has launched a bike light & GPS tracker that combines intelligent lighting with GPS tracking and connection to Vodafone’s global network with a built-in Smart SIM. The Curve [...]

Stuttgart implements ATO in German railways first

Alstom is retrofitting 118 trains in south west Germany with automatic train operation (ATO) digital signalling technology. The contract, signed with the Baden-Württemberg State Institute for Rail Vehicles (SFBW), [...]