Apr 15, 2024

On April 11, HAAS Alert and AiDEN Auto announced that they will be showcasing a new collaboration at the Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA) All Member Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden Froom April 16 – 18, 2024.  Safety Cloud digital alerts will be demonstrated in multiple AiDEN-enabled passenger and commercial vehicles.

This will include live on-road demo drives to showcase real-time connected vehicle experiences available to vehicle manufacturers with AAOS as their vehicle infotainment operating system. 

This integrated solution between AiDEN’s Services Hub and HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud accelerates the adoption of Euro NCAP safety use cases at a fraction of the cost. Safety Cloud digital alerts enhance safety and situational awareness by delivering real-time notifications to drivers when they are approaching roadway events requiring them to slow down and move over.

Services Hub enables vehicle manufacturers to deliver personalized in-vehicle experiences, including connected safety services like Safety Cloud, to drivers and fleet owners with 100% GDPR compliance.

Based on HAAS Alert press release 

Apr 15, 2024

On April 9, Vioma Motors unveiled Thunderbolt electric scooter and Starc electric bike. The Thunderbolt e-scooter has a maximum speed of 120 kmph. Additionally, its vehicles can offer a range of over 300 kms. Its scooter will come with smartphone connectivity, GPS tracking, and enhanced safety features integrated into the power management system.
The production of the models is underway, and pre-orders for Thunderbolt will commence soon after the official launch which is scheduled for a couple of months. Additionally, Starc will be available one year after the launch of Thunderbolt. Vioma Motors is a Mumbai-based E-mobility startup that designs all vehicle components in-house, covering everything from the powertrain to the body.

Based on Vioma Motors' press release


Apr 13, 2024

Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in a letter is calling for a permanent ban of Chinese EVs to the U.S. market, surpassing others in Congress that have called for steep tariffs against those EVs produced in Mexico.

Concerns have been raised by lawmakers that Chinese OEMs would assemble low-cost vehicles in Mexico to allow them to qualify for U.S. EV tax credits.

Brown, along with Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, both Democrats from Michigan, and two Republican senators, have already called on President Joe Biden to drastically hike import tariffs on Chinese EVs to address national security risks, which Biden is now considering.

Brown’s letter urging a permanent ban is the latest in growing pressure on the White House to take further steps to prevent Chinese vehicle imports.

In March, the U.S. Commerce Department opened an investigation into whether Chinese vehicle imports pose national security risks and could impose restrictions due to concerns that "connected" car technology could put the data of Americans at risk.

(multiple sources on April 12, 2024)