Group14 Technologies enters into battery material supply deal with Europe’s InoBat

In a statement Group14 Technologies said, it has entered into a battery materials supply agreement with Europe’s InoBat under a partnership to manufacture high-energy density cells for electric vehicles. Demand for high-capacity, lithium-silicon batteries has increased as manufacturers shift to electric vehicles to tap a rapid transition to cleaner sources of energy. InoBat, established in…

IBM and Amadeux collaborate on easing air travel as tourism industry rebounds

In a joint statement Amadeus and IBM said, the former will integrate IBM’s digital health pass into its Traveler ID platform. The move will simplify the verification of passengers’ health credentials during the boarding process, said the companies on Thursday. Ever since the pandemic began, the tourism industry, along with the aviation and tech sectors…

China-based WeRide deepens tech partnership with Nissan Motor

On Wednesday, in a statement, China-based autonomous driving startup WeRide, said will deepen its autonomous driving technology partnership with Nissan Motor and aims to raise $310 million in a new funding round which chasing a valuation of $3.3 billion. Guangzhou-headquartered WeRide, which is testing vehicles in California, did not disclose details on the size of the…

Porsche AG sets up joint venture with Customcells for producing high performance batteries

In a statement, Volkswagen’s sports car unit Porsche AG said it is setting up a joint venture with Customcells to produce high-performance batteries which purportedly will significantly decrease battery charging times. The statement mentions that the partnership with Customcells, a company which specializes in producing lithium-ion cells, is aimed at producing car batteries with higher energy…

Huawei forays into designing chips for the smart vehicle sector

According to four sources with knowledge of the matter at hand, embattled Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies is expanding its smart car partnership with state-owned Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd to include the design and development of semiconductors for the auto sector. In the last 6 months both companies have been collaborating informally on designing…

Storytel boost’s audiobook market footprint, partners with Spotify

Storytel , a Swedish audiobook streaming group has teamed up with Spotify to allow its subscribers to listen to its library of audiobooks on Spotify from later this year. Storytel offers listening and reading of more than 500,000 titles across 25 markets and competes with the likes of Amazon’s Audible. “We will also be tapping into the opportunity…

Uber Technologies negotiating to divest air taxi unit Uber Elevate

Uber Technologies is in advanced talks to sell “Uber Elevate”, its air taxi business, to aerospace firm Joby Aviation said sources familiar with the matter at hand. Uber did not immediately respond to requests for comments. With the news reaching the market, Uber’s shares rose by more than 6%. Earlier this year in January Hyundai…