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Statkraft has acquired the entire shareholding of electric vehicle (EV) charging company E-Wald GmbH. The acquisition further strengthens Statkraft’s position in the German and European EV charging market after it became a majority shareholder in eeMobility in Germany last year.
Designated Driver announced that Texas A&M University is adding Designated Driver’s teleoperation technology to its autonomous shuttles. This is the first commercial deployment on public roads for Designated Driver’s teleoperation system, and the company will remotely provide guidance to the shuttles operating in downtown Bryan, Texas.
Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is expanding on-demand access to the Porsche experience. Four new cities in North America will host Porsche Passport and Porsche Drive, which offer up to 20 current model variants from the German sports car maker for shorter-term enjoyment than a traditional lease or purchase.
With the market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e, the drive portfolio of the Sporty Activity Vehicle (SAV) is now being expanded to include a plug-hybrid system. The second generation of the BMW X5 with electrified drive combines a model-specific in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology with the very latest BMW eDrive technology.
Continental will use the example of “Connected Parking” at the IAA to demonstrate how the future will see drivers benefit from the transfer of data collected by their vehicles in road traffic. The basis for this is the blockchain-based data-monetisation platform.
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