Articles categorized by: Innovation

The Minimó car concept, latest development in urban connected ev micro mobility, by SEAT at MWC2019

SEAT presented today the Minimó at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The Minimó is a concept car that has been developed as a mobility platform, showcasing the company’s vision of the urban mobility of tomorrow. This 100% electric concept car has been developed with an integrated battery swap system, enabling full vehicle charging in only […]

Rakuten and JD.com join hands to launch unmanned delivery systems in Japan

Rakuten, Inc., a leading global innovation company in e-commerce, communications and fintech, and JD.com, China’s largest retailer, today signed an agreement for JD.com’s drones and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to be used in Rakuten’s unmanned delivery solutions accross Japan. “We are delighted to begin this collaboration with JD.com, which boasts the most cutting-edge proprietary delivery […]

British Petroleum invests in AI startup Belmont Technology

BP Ventures has invested $5 million in Belmont Technology’s Series A financing. The investment supports BP’s ongoing work exploring opportunities to apply machine learning and cognitive computing in its global oil and gas business. Aimed at accelerating project lifecycles, from exploration through to reservoir modelling, Belmont’s technology behind BP’s AI called Sandy is targeting a […]

Samsung and KOTSA join hands in 5G and V2X for connected cars field

Samsung Electronics today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) to collaborate on next-generation telecommunication technology which will enable autonomous driving innovation across the country. Under this partnership both KOTSA and Samsung will build 4G LTE, 5G and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) telecommunication networks, as well as […]

VAKT, first ever blockchain based energy trading market, launched

VAKT, first ever blockchain based energy trading system, started open operations this same January. The platform manages physical energy transactions from trade entry to final settlement, eliminating reconciliation and paper-based processes. BP, Equinor, Shell, Gunvor and Mercuria had already launched privately as VAKT’s first users, running in parallel with their internal systems. Other backers include […]