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Friday 15 April 2022
Cybavo helps MIH study blockchain tech in cars
Cybavo, a Taiwan-based supplier of cryptocurrency solutions, is engaged in an electric vehicle (EV) platform to assess how blockchain technology can be used to improve car owner identifications, as more security risks may emerge with the coming of the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), according to company CEO Paul Fan.
Thursday 14 April 2022
China battery swap industry to scale up in 2022
China's battery swapping market is heating up as CATL and many automakers are launching new swappable batteries for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). It is believed that 2022 will mark the start when the country's battery swap industry speeds up its development, according to industry sources.
Monday 11 April 2022
BYD stops making fossil fuel cars, others may follow
China-based BYD Auto said it has stopped making fossil fuel cars since March, becoming the world's first automaker to do so. The market is watching if more Chinese automakers will follow suit.
Thursday 7 April 2022
Croxera unveils smart rearview mirror and dashboard for e-scooters
Founded by Taiwan-based motorcycle manufacturer Aeon Motor, the Croxera secure IoV alliance has unveiled its smart rearview mirrors for e-scooters.
Wednesday 6 April 2022
Chinese EV makers reportedly mulling wafer fab acquisition
Five electric vehicle (EV) makers in China reportedly are seeking to jointly raise CNY5 billion (US$785 million) to acquire a wafer fab, as they hope to terminate chip crunch once and for all, according to Chinese media reports.
Wednesday 6 April 2022
ICT firms feel pressure over looming carbon taxes
Taiwan's electrical and electronics firms have perceived the pressure of having to tackle future carbon taxes across borders, an industry representative has said, urging the government to unveil a carbon pricing scheme soon to allow for early action.
Friday 1 April 2022
China reportedly to allow Level 3 autonomous driving
China is reportedly to soon issue license plates for autonomous vehicles, according to Chinese media reports. The means Level 3 autonomous driving could soon be allowed to hit the road in China.
Friday 1 April 2022
EV battery startup InoBat Auto to visit Taiwan
Slovakia-based battery startup InoBat Auto, developing lithium-ion batteries for EV and aviation sectors, will visit Taiwan in April/May to seek manufacturers and potential customers, as part of its plan to consolidate its global supply chain, company CEO Marian Bocek said in an interview.
Friday 1 April 2022
Gogoro ready to bring battery-swapping e-scooters to Nasdaq listing
There is nothing more ordinary than riding a scooter to work or to the grocery store in Taiwan. There are half a billion two-wheelers roaming the streets in China, India, and Taiwan. In 2015, when more than 700,000 new scooters registered for a license in Taiwan, Gogoro started a reform of the Taiwanese' day-to-day commute by introducing battery-swapping electric scooters.
Thursday 31 March 2022
Foxconn, Foxtron use e-buses to gain smart city opportunities
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), Foxtron Vehicle Technologies, and San-Ti Group recently held a ceremony in Kaohsiung for the delivery of Foxtron's first Model T electric bus (e-bus) to the Kaohsiung Bus Company, owned by San-Ti Group. The new e-bus has officially begun service in Kaohsiung.
Tuesday 29 March 2022
Key requirements for software-defined vehicles
Taiwan's "five shortages" have been thrust back into the spotlight recently due to power outages and climate change. The "five shortages" refer to shortage of water, electricity, land, labor, and skilled professionals, with the current chip shortage becoming the sixth. The shortage of skilled professionals has gone from a short-term problem to a structural imbalance, making this shortage one that requires immediate attention.
Tuesday 29 March 2022
Taiwan's private sector pushes for more EV chargers
Taiwan's energy and vehicle developers are eager to build more electric vehicle (EV) and scooter chargers, with increasing emphasis placed on residential places.
Monday 28 March 2022
Taiwan Taxi garners US$5 million venture capital
Taiwan Taxi's 55688 app is already the largest mobile platform in Taiwan, with about 6.5 million users, according to venture capital firm Headline Asia, which has just announced a partnership with the taxi fleet with a US$5 million investment plan.
Friday 25 March 2022
IC designer Amlogic turns to automotive, Wi-Fi chips
China's IC designer Amlogic Inc expects Wi-Fi and automotive chips to further spur its growth, after the smart TV market gets more competitive, according to the company.
Friday 25 March 2022
Sanan to invest in mini/microLED
The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics will invest up to CNY7.9 billion (US$1.24 billion) to set up production capacity for miniLED and microLED chips at its production base in central China, according to industry sources.