Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024
schematic picture autonomous driving test field in Lower Saxony
Connected and autonomous driving test field in Lower Saxony. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
# FOCUS: ROAD SAFETY
  • EU Commission proposes updated requirements for driving licences and better cross-border enforcement of road traffic rules
  • EU Commission Q&A on proposals for driving licences and cross-border enforcement of traffic offences
  • Press conference by Commissioner Adina Vălean on the Road Safety package
# FOCUS: TRAFFIC & VEHICLE DATA
  • 400 mobility data-sharing ecosystems identified in Europe
  • Antitrust: EU Commission prolongs Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation and updates the Supplementary Guidelines
  • Data collection and sharing relating to short-term accommodation rental services [EU Legislation in Progress]
# EU PARLIAMENT
  • Urban mobility should embrace green and digital solutions, say MEPs
  • Briefing – Revision of Directive 2009/21/EC on flag State requirements and Directive 2009/18/EC on accident investigations – EP Think Tank
  • EP REPORT on the new EU urban mobility framework
  • New Product Liability Directive [EU Legislation in Progress] – EP Research Service
# EU MEMBER STATES
– GERMANY
  • BMWK: Transformation der Automobilindustrie antreiben: Auftaktveranstaltung für Netzwerke, Hubs und Cluster
  • Mobilität: Hochleistungsrechner steuern Autos der Zukunft – Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
# EU FUNDING & FINANCE
  • Germany: InvestEU – EIB provides €40 million for Wingcopter to scale up electric delivery drones and logistics services
# RESEARCH & THINK TANKS
– KIT
  • Automatisiertes Fahren in Kolonne: Schub für Flexibilisierung des Busverkehrs – Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
– FLORENCE SCHOOL OF REGULATION
  • Digital Mobility: Call for proposals for a book chapter – Florence School of Regulation
# STAKEHOLDERS
– EURELECTRIC
  • Powering the era of e-mobility with smart charging
  • EVision 2023 – the six essentials for e-mobility
– CAD
  • 5G-IANA #1st Open Call for SMEs in the automotive vertical sector – Connected Automated Driving
  • The CCAM Work Programme 2023 is now open for project submissions! – Connected Automated Driving
  • 4th Call for proposals under the Digital Europe Programme now published – Connected Automated Driving
  • #EUCAD2023 – The Present and Future of Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) Technology Deployment in Europe Connected Automated Driving
  • White paper: Intelligent & Connected Vehicles Roadmaps: A Worldwide Perspective – Connected Automated Driving
  • Kick off the European Year of Skills – Connected Automated Driving
– 5GAA
  • Predictive Edge Analytics and Network Slicing Enabling Mobility-as-a-Servicein Global MEC Scenarios
  • Cross-Working Group Work Items: Automated Valet Parking Technology Assessment and Use Case Implementation Description
  • 5GAA Applauds FCC Action to Permit Initial C-V2X Deployments
  • Accelerating 5G Adoption for Connected and Autonomous Mobility Services
– ACEA
  • Smarter regulation for a globally competitive European auto industry
– MOBILEYE
  • Autonomous Vehicle Questions Get the Answers They Deserve
– MCKINSEY & COMPANY
  • McKinsey & Company: Full speed ahead – the automotive sector’s resilience imperative
  • McKinsey & Company: The future of the car
  • Europe’s Gen Z and the future of mobility – McKinsey & Company
– FRAUNHOFER
  • Kreislaufgerechter Open-Source-Baukasten für E-Fahrzeuge – Fraunhofer
– BITKOM
  • Co-Creation für eine digitale Verkehrs-infrastruktur
# OTHER COUNTRIES
– USA
  • U.S. Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Private and Public Sector Investments for Affordable Electric Vehicles
  • U.S. NIST: Registration is Open for the Standards and Performance Metrics for On-Road Automated Vehicles Workshop (September 2023)
  • RACER’s Off-Road Autonomous Vehicles Teams Navigate Third Test – Autonomy improves even as speeds increase
# COMPANIES
– APPLE
  • Former Apple Employee Charged With Theft Of Trade Secrets – U.S. Department of Justice
– TESLA
  • Tesla Vehicle Production & Deliveries and Date for Financial Results & Webcast for First Quarter 2023
– ZOOX
  • Robotxi safety—before, during, and after a crash
– BMW
  • BMW is Skeptical About Level 3 Autonomous Driving
  • BMW Reveals SAE Level 2+ automated driving with HERE HD Live Map
– VOLKSWAGEN
  • Structural and personnel realignment at CARIAD
  • Shell and Volkswagen push ahead the expansion of charging infrastructure: Opening of the first innovative Flexpole charging station
  • Volkswagen Group brings products to market faster in China – development time reduced by around 30 percent
– VOLVO CARS
  • The fully electric Volvo EX30 small SUV takes city safety to a new level
# GLOBAL HEADLINES
  • We need to rethink mobility to make our transport systems safe, healthy and sustainable – World Economic Forum
  • UK to roll out first driverless bus service – INQUIRER.
  • Qualcomm to buy Israeli chip maker Autotalks to build autonomous caes – Malaysia Sun
  • Innovations in autonomous driving: Navigating legal and ethical implications – CBT News
  • China’s Ride-Hailing Orders Soar 48% in April as Cities Warn of Market Saturation – Yicai Global
  • GM robotaxis heading to two more Texas cities, claiming space in Tesla’s backyard – Autoblog by Insider
  • Self-driving rideshares are coming to Houston this summer – Chron
  • Self Driving Cars – What is an Autonomous Vehicle & How Do They Work – CarsGuide
  • Automakers are starting to admit that drivers hate touchscreens – Hacker News
  • How far have we come with Autonomous Driving in 2023 part1(Computer Vision)
  • How far have we come with Autonomous Driving in 2023 part2(Computer Vision)
  • How far have we come with Autonomous Driving in 2023 part3(Computer Vision)
  • How far have we come with Autonomous Driving in 2023 part4(Computer Vision)
  • How far have we come with Autonomous Driving in 2023 part5(Computer Vision)
  • Latest headlines by Auto Connected Car News
  • Small Cars Don’t Protect Rear-Seat Passengers Well
  • Android Auto to Be Update with Teams, Webex & Zoom-Android Automotive Adds YouTube, Game Snacks & Waze
  • Volvo Teases Electric EX30 SUV & Ups the Power on the C40 & X40 Recharge
  • Qualcomm QCOM Buys Autotalks Chipmaker for V2X
  • Autonomous & Self-Driving Vehicle News: Aurora, Recogni, Hesai, Labs New indie Semi, AEye, ANELO & Autev
  • EV Battery & Charging News: Fisker, WattEV, Coulomb, Microvast, InTest Corp, BorgWarner & FEV
  • Kia Software Defined Vehicle EV9 SUV with Digital Features
  • Privacy4Cars Tells Consumers What Personal Information Automakers Collect
  • Bert Boekmann, Galpin Motors Leader & Innovator Dies @92
  • Mullen One and Mullen Three Comercial Trucks Priced of Sell
  • Lion Electric Intros Lion5 Electric Class 5 Truck
  • Ford Cuts Mustang Mach-e Prices-Ups Range & Opens Up Orders
  • Swap Meet with Fisker & Ample for Module Battery Swapping in 2024
  • Elon Musk Settles Defamation Case by Outspoken Critic Randeep Hothi
  • Connected Car News: Bosch, Parasoft, onsemi, ZEEKR, Ansys, TSMC, GM, onsemi, Infinenon & Antolin
  • CarMD Releases Vehicle Health Index Check Engine Lights Most For Catalytic Convertor, Oxygen Sensor & Ignition Coils
  • Autonomous & Self-Driving Vehicle News:Continental, Aurora, Arbe Robotics & RoboSense
  • Shelby American to Offer Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT Retro in Europe
  • EV Battery & Charging News: Polaris,GM, Samsung SDI, Hyundai, SK, PowerFlex, Blink, Zeeba FMC, Ford Pro, Nikola & UL Solutions
  • ACT Expo Round-up: Keynotes, DTNA, Dana Inc., Accelera, Sea Electric, Sibros, Navistar & Phoenix
  • More Drivers Shop for New Insurance Due to Rate Hikes and Are Unhappy
  • Public Supports Vehicle Tech that Prevents Operation by Impaired Driver
  • Lucid SUV Gravity—Defies Gravity in Testing?
  • Mullen Automotive Sub Mullen Advanced Energy Operation Begins $680K Contract for EMMs
  • Hyundai Mobis Demo Car Crab-Walks in Tight Parking & More at 180°
  • Connected Car News: Peachtree Corners, Spoke, Keysight, JLR, Elektrobit, JL Audio, Samsung, Avanci, Waze, Volvo, SiTime & Ansys.
  • Autonomous & Self-Driving Vehicle News: Beep, Baidu, BYD, Luminar & Hesai
  • Congress Mandates NHTSA to Require Alcohol Detection In New–IIHS Urges NHTSA to Act
  • GMC Hummer SuperTruck Hummer EV Pickup Ranges Range from 329-355 Miles
  • Mullen Automotive Element Material Tech EMM Improves Range & Increases Efficiency 60%
  • Mullen Buys into Lawrence Hardge’s EVT to Improve Energy Management & Range
  • Polestar 4 SUV coupé Celebrates Comfort without Rear Windows or Rearview Mirror with V2G & V2L
  • Faraday FF91 Futurist 1st Vehicle Produced at Factory in Hanover CA
  • Watch Out for Work Zone Safety Awareness Week April 17-21
  • Connected Car News: NI, Marelli, Continental & Abalta
  • Autonomous & Self-Driving Vehicle News: Cruise, Kneron, Haomo, Waymo, May Mobility, Moovit, Aurora, Luminar & Hesai
  • EV, Battery & Charging News: ABB-E, ElectraMeccanica, Volcon, Canoo, GM, EnergyX, InductEV Group14 Tech & StoreDot
  • MINI Digital Bulldog Spike to Spike Intelligent Personal Assistant
  • Senators Request Privacy Information About Tesla Taking Videos
  • SUVs Hurt Bicyclists More Because Where They Hit on Bodies
  • Meals on Wheels San Francisco Will Electrify 2/3 of Fleet
  • LUCID (LCID) Dream Tour Kicks off in Palm Beach, Miami, Tampa, Atlanta & Washington D.C.
  • EPA’s New Emissions Standards—Expect EVs to be 67% of New Cars by 2032
  • Toyota NA Research & Development in Michigan to Be 100% Renewable Energy
  • Ford Transforms Oakville Assembly to Big EV Hub with C$1.8 Billion
  • Meta VR Quest with BMW Sensor Data Passenger Experiences Stabilized
  • Mullen Schedules Vehicle Production with Robotics to Start in July
  • Mullen (MULN) Delivered Class 3 Demo Van to Randy Marion automotive
  • Wienermobile Franks for the Memories–Now Frankmobile from Oscar Meyer
  • Volvo Intros AR Electric Truck Safety App for First Responders
  • Fisker Ocean Deliveries Expected in US & Europe in June
  • Autonomous & Self-Driving Vehicle News: Torc Robotics, Applied Institution, NI, Porsche Partners, Mobileye, Perrone, Ouster, Motional, Faction, onsemi, Cepton, NVIDIA & Nuro
  • Sierra Club Research Shows Greenwashing of EVs at Dealerships
  • Latest headlines by ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle
  • FEATURE: Industry outlook – five key challenges for the ADAS and autonomous vehicle sector
  • Volvo introduces latest ADAS and safety features for EX30 SUV
  • Volkswagen’s CFO reveals the OEM’s plans to claim a larger share of the Chinese EV market
  • Aurrigo International made £5.3m in revenue in 2022
  • ADAS sensor testing at Digitrans’ Outdoor Rain Plant begins
  • Ouster and May Mobility expand supply agreements to accelerate international AV deployments
  • AB Dynamics delivers driverless test solution to enhance efficiency and safety
  • Applied Intuition and NI join forces to speed up validation testing of autonomous technologies
  • FEATURE: Powering autonomy with log data – best practices for log management
  • The key to lidar safety
  • General Motors appoints Mike Abbott as executive vice president of software to drive end-to-end software organization
  • Porsche to integrate Mobileye’s SuperVision technology into its next-generation vehicle to enable hands-off driving
  • CAVForth autonomous bus service to begin public operations in Scotland, supported by Fusion Processing’s automated drive system
  • VicOne and TomTom to deliver multi-layered cybersecurity for connected vehicles through smart cockpit software
  • Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing service expands
  • FEATURE: Oxbotica’s guide to the safe commercial deployment of automated vehicles
  • Qualcomm set to acquire Autotalks to advance vehicle-to-everything solutions
  • dSPACE tools receive ISO 26262 certification from TÜV Süd
  • Innoviz on track to deliver lidar technology for CARIAD in the next few years
  • LEVC launches Space Oriented Architecture modular EV platform with autonomous capabilities
  • Faraday Future reveals Generative AI Product Stack
  • SwRI tests automated vehicles in virtual off-road environments
  • Toyota and Nvidia invest in Foretellix
  • Europe’s leading ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology show opens next month
  • Bosch and Plus to deliver assisted driving solutions for commercial vehicles
  • NIO and NXP partner for 4D imaging radar deployment
  • Foretellix outlines the details of its latest Foretify LogIQ platform
  • Wayve appoints director of automotive partnerships
  • FEATURE: Plus provides exclusive insight into its self-driving truck deployment strategy
  • Continental and Aurora partner to produce commercially scalable autonomous trucking systems
  • San José city council moves forward with airport transit system
  • VIDEO: Zoox details robotaxi crash testing
  • Korea Transportation Safety Authority, Dürr and dSpace develop new method for testing advanced driver assistance systems
  • Waabi launches Million Mile Driver Advisory Board
  • Exclusive ODD workshop at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo Europe 2023
  • Autonomous vehicles must “learn the language of cyclists” to increase road safety, research suggests
  • Wayve appoints new vice president of software
  • Einride launches electric trucks in the UK, with plans to introduce autonomous technologies
  • IPG Automotive unveils CarMaker 12.0 and VIRTO app suite
  • In this Issue – April 2023
  • Baidu Apollo releases major product updates to help OEMs build smarter next-gen vehicles
  • Autonomous Maserati MC20 Cielo to race in 1000 Miglia
  • ViGEM launches test bench logger for validation of ADAS, OTA and AD functions
  • FEATURE: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ approach to ODD definition
  • Waabi launches Million Mile Driver Advisory Board
  • Asda to use Wayve self-driving vehicles for grocery deliveries
  • Neusoft Reach’s Ambarella-based front ADAS goes into mass production in mainstream passenger vehicles
  • Woven by Toyota to accelerate Toyota’s vision for future mobility
  • Ford introduces BlueCruise automated driving system on UK motorways
  • VicOne awarded ASPICE CL2 certificate for outstanding automotive embedded software development
  • Xylon launches L5-ready data logger and HIL system

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