Toyota Motor develops modular fuel cell systems towards hydrogen powered society

On Friday Toyota Motor Corp said, it has developed a packaged fuel cell system module that cuts carbon footprint midst the industry’s tilt towards electric vehicles (EVs). Toyota Motor, which launched a revamped version of the Mirai in December has not been successful in winning drivers over to fuel cell vehicles (FCV). The FCV segment…

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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,…

Amazon.com Inc orders more than 1000 CNG powered truck engines for U.S. fleet

In a development that underscores Amazon.com Inc’s push towards reducing its carbon footprint, the world’s biggest e-commerce retailer has ordered more than 1,000 truck engines that run on compressed natural gas, marking its latest shift away from heavy polluting trucks. In 2020, as a result of the coronavirus induced pandemic, there has been a surge…

Uber Technologies Inc sells self-driving unit Uber Advanced Technologies Group to self-driving startup Aurora

In a statement Uber Technologies Inc said, it is selling its autonomous driving unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), to self-driving car startup Aurora; the development underscores Uber Technologies Inc’s drive to accelerate its goal to achieve profitability. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, the equity deal values ATG at $4 billion,…

Tatra gaining traction on off-road mobility

Czech manufacturer Tatra is exiting a rough patch, during which neither it nor observers were sure where the future was. In recent years, Tatra has signed several high-potential agreements, with either large clients or high-potential partners. With an incursion into the world of off-road mobility, the Czech manufacturer now covers all segments of the market.…

Nvidia expands further into self-driving market with AB Volvo truck deal

Nvidia’s graphic chip will be powering the machine learning algorithms that will enable Volvo’s self-driving trucks to navigate from production facility to warehouse. In a significant development, Sweden’s AB Volvo stated, it will collaborate with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks. The agreement marks a long-term strategic partnership which spans several years.…

Toyota Motor Corp to assemble Hillux trucks in Myanmar

Toyota’s move is aimed at tapping soaring demand for cars in Myanmar. On Thursday, Toyota Motor Corp stated it would open a manufacturing facility in Myanmar which will produce Hilux pick-up trucks from 2021. The automaker plans on assembling the trucks locally following soaring demand for cars in the emerging nation. The newly built plant…

U.S. postal service to use self-driving trucks in a landmark pilot project

The implications of this pilot project has manifold benefits. It will not only lower operating costs but also improve delivery time and significantly reduce the problem of driver shortages. On Tuesday, in a development that marks a significant milestone in efforts to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight, the U.S. Postal Service stated, it…

Toyota to expand production of hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles

Given hydrogen’s availability and its weight to storage energy quotient, Toyota believes hydrogen powered fuel cells will play a significant role in the clean-energy-powered auto industry in the coming future. In a significance development, Toyota Motor Corp announced that it plans on increasing investments in its hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles, as design more cost-effective mass-market…