How IoT cellular connectivity has enabled the rise of micromobility

Like most industries, the micromobility industry faced uncertainty during the Covid-19 pandemic but a comeback is taking hold, says Ben Forgan, co-founder and CEO of Hologram.io. Despite the headwinds, McKinsey notes that “micromobility could reach a consumer-spending potential of $300 billion (€279.81 billion) globally by 2030.”

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Tech Mahindra and Anritsu collaborate to establish IoT experience lab in Fremont, California

Morgan Hill, California. 2 June 2022 – Tech Mahindra, a provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions, announces that it has collaborated with Anritsu, a global provider of test and measurement solutions for wireline and wireless technologies used in commercial, private, military/aerospace, government, and other markets, to launch an IoT (Internet of Things) Experience

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Self-driving technology firm Sensible 4 receives €8mn to boost sustainable transport

Luxembourg & Finland. 19 May, 2022 – Sensible 4’s software enables vehicles to operate under the most challenging weather conditions, including snow, heavy rain, fog and sandstorms. Autonomous driving contributes to sustainable transport, reducing the number of traffic accidents and carbon dioxide and polluting emissions. It also provides a solution to the shortage of public

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Hillwood and Ericsson Routes partner to advance autonomous mobility

Ericsson Routes is like a Waze for wireless cellular connectivity, providing connectivity predictions so that users can be sure they will have a consistent and reliable connection throughout the whole journey and when planning routes for autonomous vehicles. Ericsson Routes is an incubation unit within Ericsson to broaden services to the automotive industry.

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Oxbotica board appoints ex-Arm president Graham Budd as part of its growth strategy

Oxford, UK – Oxbotica, global specialist in configurable autonomous vehicle software, announces the appointment of Graham Budd to its board of directors. This comes at a time of significant and exponential growth for Oxbotica.

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Wejo boosts smart mobility with launch of real-time traffic intelligence solution

Manchester, United Kingdom. 5 April 2022 – Wejo Group Limited, a global specialist in Smart Mobility cloud and software solutions for connected, electric and autonomous vehicle data, announced the launch of Wejo RTTI, a Real-Time Traffic Intelligence solution that can provide critical insights via an up-to-the-minute and holistic view of traffic conditions and safety incidents

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Can the public be convinced that safety is at the heart of regulatory frameworks?

Cruise, the driverless car maker, and GM have filed for a commercial licence in America. But like so many highway agencies, the UK’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration faces a dilemma; namely, can the public be convinced that safety is at the fore front of regulatory frameworks? Here, Rav Babbra, business development manager at drisk.ai

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Volkswagen accelerates transformation with boost from Software AG

Darmstadt, Germany. 10 March 2022 – Setting a course for the future: Volkswagen will now be relying even more on technology from Software AG for internal transformation processes. The automaker is switching to the latest generation of the ARIS business process management solution, with a subscription model.

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Einride unveils remote pod operator of autonomous, electric vehicle fleet

Austin, Texas, USA. 14 March 2022 – Swedish freight technology company Einride announced at SXSW the official introduction of the Remote Pod Operator, a role that has been fulfilled with the hiring of long-time trucking veteran Tiffany Heathcott. The position will shift how humans play a role in the increasing prioritisation of autonomous vehicles in the freight

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Former WABCO senior executive Jon Morrison joins the Plus advisory board

Cupertino, California, USA. 1 March , 2022 – Plus, a global provider of self-driving truck technology, announced the addition of Jon Morrison to its advisory board. Morrison brings deep expertise in developing, commercialising, and scaling innovative safety and efficiency technologies for commercial vehicles.

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Surrey’s new flexible and stretchy supercapacitors could boost “battery” life for IoT

Smartwatches, fitness trackers and other Internet of Things devices could get a significant boost to their “battery” life thanks to new, environmentally friendly energy research from the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil.

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TuSimple automates trucking lane in Arizona, will haul driver out freight for Union Pacific Railroad

San Diego, USA. – TuSimple, a global autonomous driving technology company, announced that Union Pacific Railroad, the Class I railroad in the U.S., will become the customer to move freight on TuSimple’s fully-automated trucking route between the Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona metro areas.

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Self-driving service started in freezing cold Finnish winter

Finland. 25 January 2022 – A 2.5-month self-driving last-mile service trial for the tramline is up and running in Finland. The weather conditions have been really snowy, cold, and challenging, but the vehicles have performed well. A group of test passengers was satisfied with the ride experience.

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DINPAS consortium paves way for fully autonomous systems with ‘globally available, highly accurate’ positioning

Thalwil, Switzerland. 20 January 2022 – Autonomous vehicles, machines, drones, and other automated systems rely on sensors to accurately locate themselves in their environments. While autonomous systems primarily rely on absolute position data for navigation, future applications will also use it to share sensor data with other systems and the infrastructure. Moreover, accurate absolute positioning

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HHI Group and ABS to collaborate on real-life trials of autonomous ship technologies

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. 9 Jan 2022 – Avikus, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group’s subsidiary specialising in autonomous navigation technologies for ships, partners with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to collaborate on real-life trials of autonomous ship technologies.

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HERE powers Scania trucks connected navigation solution

3 January 2022 – HERE Technologies, the location data and technology platform, announced that Scania, a provider of transport solutions, has chosen HERE to power its next generation infotainment platform.

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