France’s Air Liquide partners with Itochu Corp to develop hydrogen mobility markets in Japan

On Friday, in a statement French industrial gas giant Air Liquide said, it has entered into a collaboration with Japan’s Itochu Corp, a trading house, to further develop the hydrogen mobility markets in Japan. Initially, both companies will focus on the development of hydrogen retail infrastructure in Japan for both commercial and for passenger vehicles,…

Electric vehicle startup Fisker mulls prismatic cell battery manufacturing unit in partnership with major supplier in either US or Europe

In a statement Fisker Inc’s chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said, the electric vehicle startup is weighing options to set up a battery cell manufacturing facility with a major supplier in either Europe or the United States. The move is aimed at securing components in its supply chain. Earlier Fisker had struggled with the recall…

Taiwanese chip producer Foxconn ramps up interest in EVs, announces deal with Fisker Inc

On Thursday, shares of Foxconn rose by 4.5% after the company announced that it will collaborate with Fisker Inc to produce more than 250,000 electric vehicles a year, starting from late 2023. Over the last 1 year, Taiwan based Foxconn has ramped up interest in electric vehicles and has announced deals with Stellantis NV’s Fiat…

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services partners with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc to develop coronavirus therapy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc to develop a treatment for the coronavirus whose outbreak in China has killed hundreds of people in China alone. The drugmaker collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the latest to join the race to develop a…

CSRA LLC and its partners win cloud computing contract from U.S. Defense Department

The contract is aimed at replacing the Defense Department’s IT office applications as well as provide tools for day-to-day office administration including email, word processing, collaboration, storage and file sharing. The U.S. Department of Defense along with the U.S. General Services Administration stated, they have awarded a contract worth $7.6 billion to General Dynamics Corp’s…

Didi Chuxing launches autonomous self-driving unit

The autonomous driving unit will function as an independent company. On Monday, China’s ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing stated it has launched an autonomous driving unit as an independent company. The business will focus its resources on research and development activities as well as deepen its collaboration with automakers. Zhang Bo, Didi’s chief technology officer…

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FCA partners with silicon valley startup Aurora for creating autonomous platforms

Tech companies are increasing going up the value chain for automakers. This partnership is the latest example of this strategic tie-up. In a development that marks the latest collaboration between Silicon Valley and automakers, Aurora, a self-driving car software startup stated it will be partnering with Fiat Chrysler to build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles.…

HP Inc collaborates with Israel’s Deep Instinct to prevent advanced cyber attacks

HP Sure Sense uses AI and deep learning to predict and prevent security threats. On Tuesday, in a statement HP Inc stated it is collaborating with Israeli cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct to launch HP Sure Sense. The collaboration is aimed at preventing advanced cyber attacks. Financial details of the deal have not been released. According…

SoftBank & Alphabet join hands to increase coverage of internet in underserved areas

While there are several competitors in the fray to provide internet access to underserved areas, SoftBank and Alphabet opine collaboration could be the key to their solution gaining wider traction and broader adoption. In a significant development, SoftBank Corp stated, it will be investing $125 million in one of Alphabet Inc’s spinoff working to find…