From air taxis and edge computing for urban air mobility to AI-driven EV battery advancements, the industry is embracing transformative technologies. Toyota leads the charge with hydrogen headquarters and sustainable operations. Discover how these developments pave the way for a greener, smarter automotive landscape in this week’s ETAutoTech Newsletter.

Air taxis between Delhi and Gurgaon?

IndiGo’s parent company partners with a California-based company to introduce air taxi services in India, starting with Delhi-Gurgaon and other key routes. It promises a futuristic solution to beat traffic snarls, with plans for efficient, electrified urban air mobility.

Read More: Can air taxis fly between Delhi and Gurgaon?

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Connected vehicle supply chains inquiry

South Korea voices concerns to the US over the scope and potential impact of an inquiry into connected vehicle supply chains, particularly related to Chinese technology.

Read More: S. Korea raises concerns over US inquiry on connected vehicle supply chains

AI revolutionizes EV battery development

AI’s role in battery innovation promises custom solutions for electric vehicle makers. This AI-powered EV battery developer secures USD 20 million in funding.

Read More: AI-powered EV batteries: The next welcome change

Tata Communications’ edge computing platform

This edge computing platform promises swift deployment, seamless scaling, real-time inferencing, and robust security, enabling enterprises to leverage cloud capabilities at the edge efficiently.

Read More: Tata Communications unveils fully-automated edge computing platform CloudLyte

Semiconductor export from Bengaluru

Tata Electronics has commenced exporting semiconductor chip samples from its Bengaluru R&D center, signaling India’s semiconductor ambitions. The move precedes Tata’s major investments in chip packaging and foundry units in Assam and Gujarat.

Read More: Tata Electronics begins export of semiconductor chip samples from Bengaluru centre

In the driver’s seat of driverless cars

Elon Musk’s pursuit of driverless cars confronts hurdles despite Tesla’s strides in clean energy vehicles. Tesla seeks breakthroughs in AI data collection, with China potentially offering crucial insights. However, Chinese EV competitors like BYD and Huawei pose formidable challenges,

Read More: In the driver’s seat of driverless cars

Toyota’s hydrogen headquarters in California

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has transformed its R&D office in California into the North American Hydrogen Headquarters (H2HQ). The H2HQ will drive initiatives in hydrogen applications, supporting Toyota’s goal of reducing carbon emissions through scalable, zero-emission solutions.

Read More: Toyota establishes H2HQ in California to promote fuel cell technology

Toyota and FuelCell Energy’s system for sustainable operations

Toyota Motor North America partnered with FuelCell Energy to introduce ‘Tri-gen’ system at the Port of Long Beach. This system promises to harness biogas, supporting Toyota’s carbon reduction goals and promoting zero-emission transportation in logistics operations.

Read More: FuelCell Energy and Toyota North America launch ‘tri-gen’ production system

The pace of innovation in the automotive sector is truly remarkable. Keep an eye out for more interesting updates and trends shaping the future of mobility on ETAuto.com.

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  • Published On May 8, 2024 at 03:51 PM IST

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