Self driving cars and smart robots to make home deliveries
Ford is teaming up with Agility Robotics to explore a brand-new frontier in the world of autonomy — and a new way of thinking about how we make deliveries.
Impossible Objects Unveils Next-Generation 3D Printer, Partners
Impossible Objects announced two watershed advances in composite 3D printing for the factory floor. The company's latest 3D printing system, the CBAM-2, and a new partnership with BASF on PA6-carbon fiber composites extend Impossible Objects' patented composite based additive manufacturing process (CBAM) to an unprecedented range of industrial applications.
Rivian announces $500 million investment from Ford
Rivian has announced an equity investment of $500 million from Ford Motor Company. In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford's growing EV portfolio using Rivian's skateboard platform.
Partners to develop solid state batteries for future electric vehicles
Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries for next-generation electric vehicles.
Carbon and Ford expand collaboration on parts
Carbon has showed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Company. Carbon and Ford have expanded their collaboration to design and produce several new digitally manufactured, end-use parts.
Tritium announces Gilbarco Veeder-Root makes minority investment
Tritium Pty Ltd, the Australian DC electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions specialists, has announced that Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Fortive Corporation business, has taken a minority investment in the company.
Graphene for vehicle parts
Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods - and soon, will be used under the hood in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive. Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small amount of graphene while achieving major property improvements - more lightweight, better heat conductivity and noise reduction.
Tritium presents its new High Power Charging solution
Tritium will showcase its unique HPC system, a scalable, flexible system for commercial operators, capable of charging an electric vehicle up to 475kW.
Ford creates autonomous vehicle subdivision
Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating its AV business to capitalize on market opportunities.
Tritium signs deal with IONITY for 100 high-power charging sites
IONITY has chosen Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of 100 high-power charging sites across Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. The dedicated electric vehicle charging stations will have an average of up to six user units, each capable of delivering 350 kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs.
All electric vehicles for ride hailing services in China
Ford Smart Mobility LLC and Zotye Auto have signed an MOU to establish a new 50:50 joint venture that will focus on providing smart, customized all-electric vehicle solutions to fleet operators and drivers in China's fast-growing ride-hailing market. F
New all-electric Ford Transit
Lightning Systems is on schedule for March deliveries of its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit and that it has developed a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell range extender for the product.
Porsche doubles e-mobility investment
Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euros in e-mobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles.
Geely Holding acquires strategic stake in AB Volvo
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group announced it has reached agreement with Cevian Capital to acquire its entire 8.2% share capital holding and 15.6% voting rights in AB Volvo, the leading Swedish manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment, diesel engines, and marine and industrial engines.
Alvant (formerly Composite Metal Technology) are manufacturers of continuous fibre reinforced aluminium matrix composites (CFR-AMC). Jack Taylor (Commercial Manager) was interviewed by IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
Strong demand for the Panamera with hybrid drive
Around 60 per cent of all new Panamera models that have been delivered in Europe were equipped with a hybrid drive. The new Panamera plug-in hybrid models were launched on the European market in June 2017.