In connected car news this week were DENSO, Motus, Hyperloop One, ArielXL Magna and moovel.
DENSO Invests in Mobility
DENSO, , announced it is investing $1.42 million to launch a Smart Mobility Ecosystem in Dublin, Ohio, designed to enhance transportation. In the project, DENSO is working with a coalition of municipal, state, business and academic partners to test and implement infrastructure technologies, create value-added mobility services, and gather previously untapped data that are vital to increasing road and pedestrian safety and reducing travel times. This initiative supports DENSO’s long-term policy to create new value for advanced mobility, and boosts its expansion into software-based solutions as it explores new business domains and new customers.
Motus Buys Janesville Fiber
Motus Integrated Technologies (“Motus“), a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier of automotive interior products t announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Janesville Fiber Solutions (“Janesville“), a division of Jason Industries, Inc. Motus is expected to close the transaction late in the third quarter.
Janesville is a pioneer in the production of high-performance engineered acoustical and thermal fiber solutions for a variety of automotive applications. Janesville’s more than 1,000 associates operate from locations in Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Mexico.
OneLogin Cloud for Virgin Hyperloop One
OneLogin, the leader in Unified Access Management which delivers simple and secure application access and identity management to enterprises, announced that Virgin Hyperloop One chose OneLogin’s cloud-based platform to improve security for all intellectual property across its enterprise applications.
Virgin Hyperloop One’s team required OneLogin Adaptive Authentication be used for executives and senior engineers who travel internationally. OneLogin’s solution was tailored with an extra layer of security with risk scoring, a feature that mitigates the potential for stolen credentials to be used for unauthorized access, while providing a seamless experience for users and giving confidence to the IT department at every login event.
ArielXL New Product
AirelXL, the developer and manufacturer of patented illuminated vehicle identification, released AirelXL, their new product line of LED vehicle identification. AirelXL provides FAA approved vehicle identification for airports, military, police, fire, industrial and the public safety industry.
AirelXL LED identification is available in blue, green and white color options. “The need was obvious that vehicle identification should be available 24/7, as opposed to just daylight hours,” stated Michael Shipman, President of AirelXL.
Iteris ClearGuide for MN
Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, announced that the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has selected the Iteris ClearGuide™ solution to support its statewide transportation operations program.
Utilizing real-time and archived traffic data from HERE Technologies – a global leader in mapping and location platform services – the ClearGuide platform will provide MnDOT with contextual real-time and historical transportation analytics and data.
New Magna Plant in MI
Magna celebrated the opening of a new electronics manufacturing facility today in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan. The facility consolidates three nearby locations into a single state-of-the-art facility that combines 21st-century manufacturing with people-first workplace design and functionality.
By opening the 230,000-square-foot facility with an investment of nearly $50 million, Magna solidifies its presence in Grand Blanc Township and is positioned to continue its leadership in vision-based driver assistance systems. The new facility allows Magna to accelerate large-scale deployment of future technologies such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), advanced robotics and micro-LED lighting.
New Drivelines for Rheinmetall
The Technology Group, Rheinmetall, is systematically supplementing its automotive product portfolio in the direction of new driveline systems. In addition to products for electric vehicles, current development efforts include components for alternative powertrains, such as the fuel cell. Within this context, Rheinmetall Automotive is developing a recirculation fan for hydrogen not yet consumed within the fuel cell stacks, special coolant pumps for 400 and 800 voltages, and electric valves.
Through its subsidiary Pierburg, the Group has now won an order from a well-known German vehicle manufacturer. Pierburg is supplying the electric cathode valves that will in future be used in fuel-cell vehicles built by this premium manufacturer.///
moovel REACH Now Ads TIER
moovel Group GmbH (becomes REACH NOW) announces a cooperation with TIER Mobility. With TIER, moovel complements its mobility service portfolio with e-scooters and offers a further option to go the last mile. With TIER’s integration into the REACH NOW app, users can book and pay for e-scooter rides. TIER can already be used in the fifteen German cities of Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Munich, and Münster via the REACH NOW app.
Besides the carsharing services car2go and DriveNow (becomes SHARE NOW), the ride-hailing service FREE NOW (formerly mytaxi), the bikesharing service Nextbike, and in some cities public transport, e-scooters are now also accessible to REACH NOW users. As of now, the service is available in the multimodal app. The REACH NOW app can be used to find and rent the closest TIER e-scooter. When a rental begins, users can ride their scooters on road or cycle paths. After the ride, users can end their rental directly in the app. Users can then use either their mobility budget or a deposited payment option to pay for the e-scooter service.
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