Research & Development

Developments of future mobility technology.

Toyota built an internal combustion engine that sips hydrogen, and it sounds awesome

Toyota claims the fuel is 100-percent hydrogen with zero gasoline content. With no fossil fuel to burn, Toyota’s innovative hydrogen engine emits nearly no CO2.

Toyota is buying Lyft’s autonomous car division for $550 million

Lyft is the latest company to abandon the expensive development of AVs.

BMW aims for solid-state battery by 2030

BMW has announced its intention to realise a solid-state battery suitable for automotive use in series production by the end of this decade. A first demonstrator vehicle with this technology is to be shown “well before 2025”. Funding is available from German federal and state governments.

Innoviz Announces Another Breakthrough in LiDAR Technology - 30X Performance Improvement and Embedded Perception Software

Revealing the new InnovizTwo specifications, the Company sets a new transparency standard; InnovizTwo scales in performance and cost and is designed to exceed customer expectations and democratize autonomous driving.

VW brand to halt combustion engine development

Following Audi’s lead, the Volkswagen brand VW no longer intends to develop new combustion engines. Further developments of the existing units would suffice, according to CEO Ralf Brandstätter, before VW is to become mostly electric.

Bjarke Ingels gives shape to the Virgin Hyperloop

The Virgin Hyperloop – a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation – is gaining currency, aided by design ideas from BIG. ‘It’s about the destination,’ says Bjarke Ingels.

Tesla releases video of its new electric semi truck prototype on test track

The sighting on the test track was the first time that the new electric trucks were spotted moving by their own power.

Deep Learning at the Speed of Light

Lightmatter bets that optical computing can solve AI’s efficiency problem.