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Right here is a few different (non-coronavirus) tales that caught our eye this week:
GM and Honda deepen EV cooperation
Common Motors and Honda are already each joint and vital buyers in Cruise Automation and Honda joined GM in creating battery module expertise in 2018.
However that partnership has simply taken one other step with the announcement that GM will provide its newly announced global EV platform to Honda for 2 US market electrical automobiles due within the 2024 mannequin yr.
The Japanese agency will design the outside and inside of the automobiles, whereas GM will adapt its platform to swimsuit, and construct the automobiles in its US factories. The Hondas may even characteristic a reskinned model of the GM OnStar service, and its Stage 3 ADAS.
The transfer follows Ford’s plan to make use of the VW Group MEB EV platform for a line of electrical SUVs.
Through secures funding from FCA’s largest shareholder EXOR
Ridepooling technology provider Via is celebrating a brand new injection of chilly, exhausting money. EXOR, the Netherland-registered holding firm owned by the Agnelli household, and the most important shareholder in Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler Vehicles, has added $200m to a Sequence E funding spherical, valuing Through at $2.25bn. EXOR will get a seat on Through’s board.
Through’s app-based platform connects passengers who’re headed the identical course, permitting riders to share the identical automobile. Through launched in New York Metropolis in 2013, and its expertise expanded to Europe as ViaVan.
A part of this growth was funded by Daimler, which partnered with Through in 2015 and invested $50m in 2017. No phrase but as to the brand new EXOR deal means a shift to FCA-built vans, as the present fleet is Mercedes made.
ZF and TuSimple collaborate to take autonomous trucking world
TuSimple, the US agency creating Stage 4 self-driving expertise for vans, and main world Tier provider ZF have announced a new partnership. Starting this month, the 2 companies will work collectively to develop and commercialize the tech for deployment in North America, China and Europe.
The 2 companies will co-develop tech together with cameras, LiDAR, radar, steering and ZF’s ZF ProAI laptop. ZF will help TuSimple’s driverless autonomous system, and can function the default provider for TuSimple’s production-ready system for commercialized automobiles.