European Commission adopts road-safety rules | TomTom forges ahead in mobility services | Gacha unveils autonomous, electric all-weather bus
March 18, 2019
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European Commission adopts road-safety rules
European Commission adopts road-safety rules
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The European Commission has approved the deployment of cooperative intelligent transportation systems that will lead to greater safety for connected and autonomous vehicles on European roads. The EU's goal is to reach near-zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2050.
Traffic Technology Today (UK) (3/15) 
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TomTom forges ahead in mobility services
TomTom continues to establish itself as a leader in mobility services for autonomous and connected vehicles. TomTom has been selected recently by several automakers to supply high-definition maps and continues to add partnerships.
VentureBeat (3/17) 
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Travel Tech
Transportation data startup Populus raises $3.1M
Populus, an urban transportation data platform, recently raised $3.1 million. "We believed that with the rise of dockless mobility, cities would begin to start exerting their authority over managing city streets, and that data platforms would be essential to help private fleets and cities coordinate with one another to make progress on safety, efficiency, and equity goals," said Populus CEO and co-founder Regina Clewlow.
TechCrunch (3/14) 
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Molex enters partnerships to support AVs
Molex has teamed with Accenture and Amazon Web Services to expand its autonomous- and connected-vehicle capacities. The Molex Automotive Ethernet Network Platform will provide avenues to bolster support for autonomous-vehicle performance and communication.
New Electronics (3/15) 
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Going Green
Tesla kicks off the electrification of SUVs, trucks
Tesla kicks off the electrification of SUVs, trucks
Tesla Model Y (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Tesla introduced its Model Y electric SUV in the US on Thursday, while Ford is preparing F-150 trucks that are hybrid and fully electric. Tesla's Model 3 led the US electric-vehicle market in 2018 with 139,782 units sold, according to InsideEVs data.
Quartz (3/14) 
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Policy
Atlanta's first DOT proposed
Atlanta's first DOT proposed
Bottoms (Riccardo Savi/Getty Images)
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms plans to establish the city's first Department of Transportation, which will work closely with the city's Public Works Department. Councilman Andre Dickens, who proposed the idea a few years ago, will present legislation to City Council next week to authorize the DOT's creation.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content) (3/14) 
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