Denso says its goal in developing plant-derived plastics is to to reduce its environmental impacts. An added benefit: the bio-materials also perform better than their traditional counterparts.
Ford, General Motors, Honda and Toyota are among the companies each investing $1 million over three years in the University of Michigan’s Mcity — the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars. ... Read more »
Peloton Technology, a developer of automated truck driving technology that the company says delivers advanced safety, fuel savings and analytics to trucking fleets, has closed a $16 million Series A investment round led by Denso International America, an automotive supplier of advanced technology, and Intel Capital, the global investment arm ... Read more »
Bill Gates-backed EcoMotors, Peugeot subsidiary Faurecia and Continental are among the vehicle emissions control firms jostling for the business being generated by regulations on diesel emissions set by the Chinese government, reports Reuters. Regulations come into force in January that aim to eliminate trucks that produce significant amounts of harmful ... Read more »
The new owner of Fisker Automotive Holdings is planning to build electric vehicles in the US in direct competition with Tesla. Wanxiang Group purchased bankrupt Fisker in February for $149.2 million, Bloomberg reports. In collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration, the Volvo Group will study the potential for building electric roads, where ... Read more »
Hino Motors and Denso have jointly developed the world’s first electric refrigerator system for heavy-duty trucks using a hybrid unit. Hybrid trucks conventionally use energy generated from hybrid systems to assist the vehicle’s driving. However, this truck uses energy from a hybrid unit only for the new electric refrigeration system, which ... Read more »