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Dataspeed agrees drive-by-wire distribution deal

October 29, 2020  – Autonomous vehicle by-wire control systems supplier Dataspeed has signed UK e-mobility business Hypermotive to be an approved installation and distribution partner for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company’s drive-by-wire kit is a complete hardware and software system that it says allows seamless electronic control of a vehicle’s brake, throttle, steering and shifting to enable testing for autonomous vehicle applications. Under the agreement, Hypermotive is authorized to sell, support and install this Dataspeed system.

Dataspeed Hypermotive Autonomous Ford Ranger

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Dataspeed Announces Hypermotive as an Authorized Installer of its Patented Drive-by-Wire Kits

October 27, 2020 – Dataspeed has announced that Hypermotive, a UK-based e-mobility company, will become a certified installation and distribution partner for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Under the agreement, Hypermotive is authorized to sell, support, and install Dataspeed’s patented Drive-by-Wire Kit. The installations can be performed at one of Hypermotive’s UK vehicle workshops, or by a mobile team onsite.

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Dataspeed & Luminar Announce New Partnership to Expand Dataspeed’s Sensor Portfolio

September 3, 2020 – Dataspeed has announced a new distribution partnership with Luminar. As an official distributor, Dataspeed’s customers will now have access to Luminar’s latest LiDAR technology. The collaboration, according to Dataspeed, further supports their commitment to providing engineering teams with a comprehensive range of perception options for automated vehicle platforms. 

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Dataspeed Joins “Automated with Velodyne” Ecosystem, Becomes Official LiDAR Integrator

July 22, 2020 – Dataspeed Inc. has joined Velodyne’s partner ecosystem (Automated with Velodyne) and will become an official autonomous vehicle integrator of Velodyne’s LiDAR. Dataspeed says the partnership allows the two companies to work more closely on future projects and recognizes the experience their Michigan-based engineering team has in utilizing Velodyne LiDAR.

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VSI Labs Launches New Automated Drive Series to Demonstrate ADAS Technology

July 5, 2020 – Last August, VSI Labs completed a 2,000-mile journey from their Minneapolis, Minnesota home to Santa Clara, California, for the Drive World conference. The test vehicle, a 2018 Ford Fusion with a Dataspeed by-wire control system, was subjected to a multitude of roads, driving situations, and environments, including the hot desert sun. The VSI Labs team would later remark at the 2020 Electronic Imaging Symposium that keeping sand away from the Linux-based computer in the trunk was a challenge.

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Dataspeed Announces Intelligent Power Distribution System

April 28, 2020 – Dataspeed has implemented new features to its Power Distribution System. The upgraded version, now known as the Intelligent Power Distribution System (iPDS), was announced after extensive testing at Dataspeed’s headquarters in Rochester Hills, Michigan. “Power management and power distribution are often two of the most overlooked challenges when developing an autonomous vehicle platform,” explained Nick Fleck, iPDS Product Specialist at Dataspeed Inc. “We chose to upgrade the iPDS to improve the overall robustness of the system to provide even more advanced features for testing and development.”


New Industry Report Spotlights Product Innovation for a New Era

April 8, 2020 – Arena Solutions, a leading provider of cloud solutions that enable rapid development of complex products, today unveiled an industry-wide initiative revealing a new product innovation paradigm on evolving products to platforms in a rapidly changing global environment. Drawing upon the lessons learned from product innovators across high-tech electronics and med-tech industries, this paradigm offers new operating principles for product innovation, with practical advice and best practices on how to bolster innovation at any time.

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Q&A with Frank Bokulich & Dave Weil | SAE International

March 3, 2020 – Mobility engineers will learn how to address the energy and environmental challenges of vehicles through the application of next generation electrification, emissions reduction, and lightweighting technologies. WCX World Congress is North America’s Largest engineering event in the mobility industry to tackle both today’s real world challenges and prepare and learn about the future of mobility.

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Autonomous shuttles will transport people from airport to Detroit Auto Show this year

February 11, 2020 – Visitors to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this June be able to get downtown in a unique fashion according to event organizers. A pair of autonomous vehicle companies will operate shuttles during the press preview and industry preview days that will take passengers to and from Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus and the TCF Center in downtown Detroit.

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Dataspeed goes downtown with US $1.7m grant

January 20, 2020 – Autonomous vehicle engineering provider Dataspeed has received a US $1.77m grant to develop shuttle services for attendees of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) media days. Dataspeed was awarded the grant in partnership with AM General, Comet Mobility, Easterseals and Michigan State University from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The grant was awarded to winners of the NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge dedicated to developing AVs to shuttle NAIAS attendees.

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MSU is helping to develop a driverless shuttle that will carry Detroit auto show visitors

January 16, 2020 – A Michigan State University researcher joined a team that will put a new spin on transportation during the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City. The wheelchair-accessible vehicle that will shuttle car show visitors through Detroit won’t turn heads quite like the shiny sports cars that will be on display inside TCF Center.

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Detroit Auto Show to Include Semi-Autonomous Shuttles

January 15, 2020 – This is the first year the North American International Auto Show will be in June rather than January. Organizers plan both indoor and outdoor events. Attendees of the upcoming North American International Auto Show will get a chance to ride in semi-autonomous vehicles because of two mobility programs announced here by Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II. Dataspeed and FEV have been selected through the NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge to provide public-road demonstrations in level-3 (out of five) autonomous vehicles


MSU faculty included on team for Michigan Mobility Challenge

January 14, 2020 – A faculty member from Michigan State University’s College of Communications Arts and Sciences is part of a team that was selected to receive a $1.77 million grant to compete in the NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge. The challenge is a first-of-its-kind autonomous vehicle demonstration that will tap the state’s leading mobility experts to develop technologies to shuttle passengers through Detroit during the 2020 North American International Auto Show, or NAIAS.

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Autonomous vehicles to give rides from Detroit Metro airport to NAIAS

January 14, 2020 – This year’s North American International Auto Show will kick off in forwarding fashion with autonomous cars. FEV and Dataspeed, mutually auto service companies, will provide  autonomous vehicles for people to utilize to travel from the Detroit Metro Airport to NAIAS. This development comes on the heels of both companies winning the 2020 NAIAS Michigan Mobility Challenge. The challenge focused on different auto companies demonstrating their ability to provide autonomous vehicle services for the annual event.


2020 Detroit auto show this June will include Italian and British car street festival

January 14, 2020 – In years past, this week of January is reserved for reporting on the big North American International Auto Show held in Detroit. That is not happening this year because after much consideration the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, the show’s promoter, has rescheduled the event to June. Not only will that make for a literal warmer welcome to the five thousand or so journalists that cover the NAIAS, it allows the organizers to expand the event beyond the walls of the TCF Center (formerly known as Cobo Hall), allowing attendees to enjoy more than just displays presented inside.

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2 companies providing autonomous transportation at 2020 auto show

January 13, 2020 – Two companies were named the winners to provide autonomous transportation at this spring’s Detroit auto show. FEV and Dataspeed won the Michigan Mobility Challenge in the North America International Auto Show 2020. “These two companies will provide automated shuttle service from Detroit Metro Airport to downtown Detroit for people to experience the Auto Show,” said Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist. “This service is important because it provides accessibility to people who have physical challenges.” 

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Detroit auto show will open with street festival in June

January 13, 2020 – Dataspeed and FEV will provide shuttles along two routes from Detroit Metro Airport directly to downtown Detroit. One route will transport passengers along I-94 to M-1, dropping riders in downtown Detroit on Warren Ave., where they can access hotels and other NAIAS activities. The second route will run from I-94 to US-12, providing riders a direct service to the TCF Center for the NAIAS 2020 activities. The free shuttles will run Monday, June 8 through Thursday, June 11 during press and industry preview days.

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Cepton to Showcase Award-Winning Lidar Solutions and Multimarket Collaborations at CES 2020

January 6, 2020 – From award winning sensors to perception software to complete smart solutions, Cepton highlights lidar leadership and industry collaborations shaping the future of autonomous transportation and safety. Cepton Technologies Inc., a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree, will be exhibiting at CES 2020 at Westgate booth # 2501 to demonstrate its state-of-the-art lidar solutions that are enabling advanced autonomy, safety and intelligent perception across a range of markets.

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