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[Week 4, Jan 2022] Weekly Mobility News Archive



Mercedes-Benz acquired Luminar's stake and announced to use its Lidar sensors

Volkswagen and Bosch to set up JV for European battery production

No advanced driver assistance system offered today meets IIHS' new safety rating

Nio is expanding business to the US with new headquarters in CA

Parallel Systems, building autonomous battery-electric rail vehicle, raised $49.6M Series A funding

Proterra and Nikola announced a long-term battery supply deal for semi-trucks

Blink to supply Level 2 EV chargers at General Motors dealerships in US and Canada

Gogoro now has Hero MotoCorp, Engine No.1 additionally in PIPE and brings $285M funding

Yamaha introduced new e-scooter EMF in Taiwan with Gogoro's battery swapping platform

CAES, a subsidiary CATL in China, unveiled a battery swap solution, EVOGO

Tesla investors urged judge to order Elon Musk repay $13B for 2016 SolarCity deal

Tesla launched lower monthly payment option for Solar Roof

Tesla Autopilot driver charged with vehicular manslaughter after a crash in 2019

The Dawn Project slammed Tesla's Full Self-Driving beta as the worst software in NYT ad

Hero Electric and Mahindra Group partner to meet growing demand of EV in India

Hero MotoCorp to invest Rs 420 crore in Ather Energy to boost e-mobility plan

Automobili Pininfarina unveiled Xingtu, an all-electric heavy-duty autonomous truck for DeepWay

Automobili Pininfarina to expand retail presence with Battista hyper GT in North America

General Motors is approved 12-year tax abatement for $1.3B plant investment in Orion, MI

Honda CEO said hydrogen combustion doesn't seem feasible unlike Toyota

Toyota earned the most R&D US patents among automakers in 2021

Review of Renault OpenR touch screens and tech blend

Stellantis invested Factorial Energy as part of Series D funding for solid-state battery tech

Germany's 15M EV goal by 2030 also includes hybrid, not only full EV

Greenpeace says China car sector is unlikely to meet 2060 net zero target

Geely plans to buy Meizu, a Chinese smartphone maker introduced sixth-gen L4 autonomous driving solution

TuSimple talking with Beiqi Foton Motor for autonomous driving software in trucks

Opibus, Swedish-Kenyan EV start up, running the first electric mass transit bus in Kenya


Uber acquired Car Next Door, an Australian peer-to-peer car sharing platform

Neuron Mobility to launch 750e-scooters in more cities of Victoria, Australia

Calii, a Latin American grocery delivery startup, raised $22.5M Series A funding

PAPS, a Senegal logistics company, raised $4.5M pre-Series A funding

TMap Mobility and Kakao enter into middle-mile market in Korea


Mitsubishi Electric and Cartken start a pilot with autonomous delivery robot

Ford chose Telenav's SmartHorizon for ADAS features

Microsoft released new building footprints to add to OpenStreetMap & MissingMaps

Fully autonomous ship navigation system tested in Japan

KT and Yandex signed an agreement for autonomous driving and AI robots


Pakistan follows India to stop taking Starlink broadband service preorders

US FAA allows commercial fleets to perform low-visibility landings at 5G C-band deployed airports

UAE telecom regulator said 5G deployment has no impact on aircraft navigation system

Rocket Lab acquired SolAero to boost space solar cell production

EHang had 50 units pre-orders of EH216 AAV from AirX Inc in Japan

Reports & Articles

  • The 5G-airlines crisis was mostly averted. Here's what happened and what we still don't know (CNN)

  • 5G vs. airline safety: This is why we have a government (CNN)

  • Like a drone that you sit in - but would you feel safe? (BBC)

  • A Larry Page-backed drone guru expects you to be a future passenger. Here's why (CNBC)

  • Valeo leads development and industrialization of autonomous LiDar (Forbes)

  • Dubai: A growing automotive hub in the region (The Economic Times)

  • Making driverless cars more expressive: Exaggerate stopping movements help pedestrians read autonomous cars' minds (IEEE Spectrum)

  • Dedicated lanes for dirverless cars an opportunity to fix transport network in NSW (The Sydney Morning Herald)

  • HERE maintains the location platform leadership, ahead of google and TomTom in 2021 (Counterpoint)

  • Digital mapmaking innovations are revolutionizing travel: GPS for scuba divers, cars with built-in holographic maps, and other new tech mean you'll never get lost again (National Geographic)

  • The promise of connected vehicle data: Vehicle data is your smart city's ticket to a better, safer, and cleaner mobility experience (Otonomo)

Upcoming Events

SmartCitiesWorld Webinar - Achieving policy objects through efficient urban traffic management: January 27, 2022 / Virtual

Geoweek: February 6-8, 2022 / Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, USA

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