Hyundai Motor Group launches $400M Boston Dynamics AI Institute

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Hyundai Motor Group has launched the Boston Dynamics AI Institute , with the goal of making fundamental advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and intelligent machines. The Group and Boston Dynamics will make an initial investment of more than $400 million in the new Institute, which will be led by Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics. Hyundai Motor Group acquired an 80% controlling interest in Boston Dynamics in 2021.

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FREYR Battery establishes technology center in Boston

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FREYR Battery, a Nordic developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, has opened its first US-based technology center in Boston in accordance with the company’s expansion strategy. In addition to the JV with KSP, which is intended to position the partners among the largest battery manufacturers in the US, FREYR has already established a long-term partnership with 24M Technologies, also based in the Boston area.

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Boston Dynamics AI Institute Targets Basic Research

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This morning, Hyundai Motor Group and Boston Dynamics announced the launch of the Boston Dynamics AI Institute , to “spearhead advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics.” Boston dynamics Hyundai Bdaii Robotics

Hyundai Motor Group to acquire controlling interest in mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics

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Hyundai Motor Group will acquire a controlling interest in the mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics from Softbank in a deal that values Boston Dynamics at $1.1 Boston Dynamics’ Spot and Atlas.

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Boston will move to 100% electric school buses by 2030


Boston mayor Michelle Wu last week announced that Boston Public Schools will deploy 20 electric buses during the 2022-23 school year in a pilot program. Ultimately, Boston will electrify its entire school bus fleet by 2030.

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Hyundai Motor Group completes acquisition of 80% of Boston Dynamics from Softbank

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Hyundai Motor Group, Boston Dynamics, Inc. announced the completion of Hyundai’s acquisition of a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank, following the receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. and SoftBank Group Corp.

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BMW Group invests in MOE company Boston Metal; CO2-free steel production

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The BMW Group company is investing in an innovative method for CO 2 -free steel production developed by American startup Boston Metal ( earlier post ), through its venture capital fund, BMW i Ventures. Boston Metal is commercializing molten oxide electrolysis (MOE), a patented tonnage metals production platform. Over the coming years, Boston Metal plans to expand the new method for steel production on an industrial scale.

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Vale joins Boston Metal Series B; developing MOE for emissions-free steel

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Boston Metal, an MIT spin-off working to commercialize molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) for emissions-free metals and alloys production, announced that Vale and Energy Impact Partners have joined its Series B fundraising, closely following a $50M close announced in January.

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Q&A: Boston Dynamics on Atlas’s Parkour Skills

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Yesterday's video from Boston Dynamics showing a pair of Atlas robots doing parkour together is already up to nearly 3 million views, and for good reason. And happily, Boston Dynamics had answers! Atlas Humanoid robots Boston dynamics

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nuTonomy to test its self-driving cars on specific public roads in Boston

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nuTonomy , developer of software for self-driving cars, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that authorizes nuTonomy to begin testing its growing fleet of self-driving cars on specific public streets in a designated area of Boston.

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Stop & Shop, Robomart to launch teleoperated driverless grocery vehicles in Boston this spring

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Stop & Shop is partnering with Robomart to launch driverless grocery vehicle service in the Greater Boston area beginning in Spring 2019. Stop & Shop customers in the Boston area can summon a Robomart vehicle with a smartphone app. The vehicles will bring a selection of Stop & Shop produce as well as meal kits and convenience items directly to consumers.

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Founder of Li-ion maker Boston-Power resigns

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power, Inc. The Boston-Power Board of Directors joins me in expressing our appreciation of Christina’s contribution to Boston-Power, as its founder in passionately developing the company into an EV battery technology leader it is today as well as helping with the transition over the past year with the company’s expansion in China. —Boston-Power Chairman and Acting CEO Sonny Wu.

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XL Hybrids installs hybrid drives in 4 City of Boston vans

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announced the successful installation of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System ( earlier post ) in four city-owned vans for The City of Boston. The newly converted vans support the Greenovate Boston goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. The City of Boston is striving to replace 10% of its fleet each year with alternative fuel vehicles. Since XL Hybrids is based in Boston, working with them is simple and smart. XL Hybrids, Inc.

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Li-ion maker Boston-Power launches module system for EV and ESS applications; no-weld integration

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power Inc. By utilizing Boston-Power’s Swing Cell products, customers can realize the ease of assembly benefits of large format modules while retaining the benefits of packing density, reliability and thermal performance that come with using Boston-Power’s small form-factor battery cells. —Darren Bischoff, Director of Business Development and Marketing for Boston-Power.

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Massachusetts approves testing of Optimus Ride Level 4 autonomous vehicles in Boston

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In addition, the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MassDOT along with the City of Boston to enable testing of self-driving vehicles on roads and public property in the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, beginning in Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, owned by the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) and located along the South Boston Waterfront.

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Li-ion maker Boston Power secures US$290M from two local Chinese governments for expansion

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Li-ion maker Boston Power has secured US$290 million in local government financial support for the expansion of its two facilities in China. The expansion of these facilities will allow Boston Power to meet the growing demand by leading Chinese automakers in the Yangtze River Delta and throughout the Bohai Gulf in Northern China. —Sonny Wu, chairman of Boston Power.

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11% of Boston Public Schools bus fleet to run on propane

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Boston Public Schools will operate 11% of its bus fleet with Blue Bird propane autogas buses, starting with the 2015-2016 school year. Like many urban cities, Boston has implemented mandates for reducing tailpipe emissions. The school district, already the city’s largest user of diesel fuel, has enacted a number of emissions-reducing initiatives in the past 15 years through its “Greening Boston Public Schools” program.

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Honda begins joint research with Boston University in information security for AI; secure MPC

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Honda Research Institute (HRI), a Honda R&D subsidiary, and Boston University have agreed to begin joint research in the area of data security and privacy for artificial intelligence (AI) research. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering of Boston University as one strategic partner for joint research collaboration.

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NTSB 3rd investigative update on Boeing 787 battery fire in Boston; battery not overcharged

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a third update on its investigation into the fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston on 7 January. Earlier post.) NTSB said that examination of the flight recorder data from the JAL B-787 airplane indicated that the APU battery did not exceed its designed voltage of 32 volts.

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Boston-Power unveils EV battery module family for Swing cells

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Li-ion manufacturer Boston-Power, Inc. The configurable Swing Key block is a series of interconnected Swing cells ( earlier post ) in a robust mechanical enclosure that combines the safety and performance of Boston-Power’s Swing cells with the capacity and ease of implementation of traditional large format cells. has introduced a family of new modules targeted at electric vehicle packs: Swing Key blocks.

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MCCA and Zipcar introduce new Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids, charging stations, and priority parking in Boston Common Garage

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The Boston Common Garage and Zipcar, Inc. introduced four new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to Zipcar’s Boston fleet, as well as plug-in stations and priority parking for Zipcars and other hybrid vehicles at the Boston Common Garage. In addition, the BCG is branding priority parking spots for hybrids near each of the garage’s four entrances to Boston Common.

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Li-ion maker Boston-Power adds $30M in funding; China expansion

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Boston-Power, Inc. Long-standing Boston-Power investors Oak Investment Partners and Foundation Asset Management (FAM) also participated. '. Boston-Power recently broke ground on its new manufacturing site in Liyang. Concurrently, Boston-Power is establishing an R&D and EV battery engineering facility in Beijing. announced $30 million in new private equity. The funding was led by existing investor GSR Ventures.

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This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. Given the need to educate different staff on a new type of vehicle, explain the associated incentives, and respond to numerous customer questions, electric cars require dealers to invest more time than. sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Massachusetts

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Li-ion startup Cadenza Innovation raises $5+M in oversubscribed Series A; ex Boston Power team

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Cadenza Innovation , a Li-ion battery startup founded in 2012 by Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, former CEO and founder of Boston Power ( earlier post ), has raised more than $5 million in growth capital. Working closely with Dr. Lampe-Onnerud, Cadenza Innovation’s corporate and technical leadership team previously established Boston-Power, which today is based in China.

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Boston Approves Ford Transit Connect for Taxi Use

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The city of Boston this week became the first municipality in America to approve the Ford Transit Connect for taxi use, paving the way for taxi owners to purchase the new vehicle for their fleets. Boston, the 10 th largest metropolitan area in the United States, regulates which types of vehicles can be used as taxicabs in its city streets.

NTSB update on Boeing 787 fire incident in Boston; severe fire damage to APU battery

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released an update on its formal investigation of Monday’s fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston. Preliminary reports from Japan Airlines representatives indicate that airplane maintenance and cleaning personnel were on the airplane with the APU in operation just prior to the detection of smoke in the cabin and that Boston Logan Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting were contacted.

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GM’s Maven car-sharing reaches 1M miles driven in <4 months; Boston, Chicago, and DC joining lineup

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and is adding Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. As previously announced, Express Drive will expand to additional markets including Boston, Baltimore and DC by the end of the year. Maven+ and Maven City are coming to Boston this summer. In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand ( earlier post ), has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., Maven members have driven more than one million miles.

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Battery Maker Boston Power Gets $250 Million Investment From China

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founded battery firm Boston-Power knows this too, and plans to expand its own operations following a $250 million investment from China Tesla CEO Elon Musk''s announcement that the firm is planning to build a battery ''gigafactory'' confirmed something we all knew would happen eventually--more electric cars means greater demand for batteries.

Boston Power heads to China

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Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Boston Power China lithium-ion battery makerOne of the leading lithium-ion battery makers in theUSAis set to expand into China after announcing $30million in new private equity. The company has received investment from GSR Ventures, as well as Oak Investment Partners and Foundation Asset Management. It follows on from an announcement in September of $125million in growth capital and Chinese government [.].

Boston-Power’s Swing Battery Selected for NASA’s Humanoid Robot Project

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NASA has selected selected Boston-Power’s Swing battery system ( earlier post ) as a part of Project M—a proposed project to land an operational humanoid robot on the moon in 1,000 days. Boston-Power’s battery technology platform is based on a flat, oval-shaped prismatic cell design with external dimensions equivalent to two conventional 18650 lithium-ion cells.

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First 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Delivered To Buyer, In Boston

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In a small ceremony inside the BMW of Boston dealership, the first retail buyer of an i3 took delivery of his keyfob yesterday afternoon. As of Friday, May 2, it''s official: the 2014 BMW i3 electric car is now on sale in the U.S. DON''T MISS: 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Rated At 81 Miles, 124 MPGe He is Tufts University professor of practice Charles

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Nissan, EVgo add Boston-to-DC fast chargers; BMW adds charging to national parks

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Nissan is making it easier for electric-car owners to travel between the Boston area and Washington, D.C. The automaker has partnered with EVgo to add a network of nine charging sites along Interstate 95, with a total of 50 stations, each equipped with two fast-charge plugs. Dubbed the "I-95 Fast Charge Arc," the network will cover 500 miles and. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Charging Networks eVgo charging network

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Saab EV Prototype Using Boston Power Swing Cells Already in Mass Production

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The recently announced Saab 9-3 ePower battery-electric vehicle ( earlier post ) is using Boston Power’s Swing cells ( earlier post ) already in mass production, according to Boston-Power Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud. Boston-Power collaborated to deploy a Saab ePower-specific implementation based on the handshake between the drivetrain and the battery, Lampe-Onnerud said. Boston-Power uses cobalt and manganese on the cathode with graphite on the anode.

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power announces $125M in new financing; focus on and support from China

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Boston-Power, Inc., Existing Boston-Power investors Oak Investment Partners and Foundation Asset Management (FAM) also participated in the round. As part of its plans, Boston-Power is establishing an R&D and EV battery engineering facility in China. This organization will build upon the current generation of Boston-Power’s lithium-ion battery technology to develop new energy storage products and solutions.

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Li-ion Batterymaker Boston-Power Closes $60M in Series E Funding

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Li-ion battery manufacturer Boston-Power, Inc. Boston-Power has attracted $185 million in investment since being founded in 2005. Boston-Power will use the growth capital to scale manufacturing, sales, marketing and research and development for its Li-ion technology platform currently embodied in the company’s Sonata (targeted at notebook computers) and Swing (targeted at PHEV, BEV and utility energy storage) battery systems. Boston-Power Swing 4400.

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Boston-Power to supply Li-ion battery systems to Beijing Electric Vehicle Company for EVs, starting with Saab 9-5 based C70

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Boston-Power, Inc., The two companies, which have a long-standing working relationship, project that Boston-Power’s battery systems will be used in hundreds of electric vehicles (EVs) starting in 2012 and thousands of EVs by 2014. The systems will be based on Boston-Power’s second-generation Swing 5300 cells, said Dr. Christina Lampe-Önnerud, Boston-Power’s Founder and International Chairman.

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Boston Power to bring electric vehicle batteries to China

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In a project that should bring thousands of electric vehicles to China by 2014, Boston Power has entered into a multi-year agreement with Beijing Electric Vehicle Company to provide it with lithium-ion battery systems. The systems will be based on Boston Power’s Swing 5300 cells and will support multiple models and brands. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Beijing Boston Power China electric cars electric vehicles green cars

Frito-Lay putting 8 electric delivery trucks in service in Boston area as part of 176-EV fleet

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PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division is introducing 8 new electric trucks in the Boston area as part of a larger 176-unit electric fleet rollout in North America; once those are deployed, Frito-Lay will have the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America.

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Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. Arlington, TX Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Boulder, CO Corpus Christi, TX Dallas, TX Denver, CO Fort Worth, TX Irvine, CA Los Angeles, CA Madison, WI Philadelphia, PA Salt Lake City, UT Seattle, WA Wenatchee, WA Become a Partner today. By Mayor Thomas M. Menino Guest Column Thursday, February 2, 2006 Here is part of the Mayor's column. "In

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Autonomous Renault Zoe electric car to be tested in Boston by nuTonomy

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The Renault Zoe electric car isn't sold in the U.S., but it will make an appearance on the streets of one U.S. city very soon. The battery-electric subcompact hatchback will serve as an autonomous-driving test bed for nuTonomy, a startup founded by researchers from MIT. The company recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of. Renault Autonomous cars plug-in cars Massachusetts Renault Zoe self-driving cars

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A Robot for the Worst Job in the Warehouse

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A prime example is Stretch , a new robot from Boston Dynamics that can move heavy boxes where they need to go just as fast as an experienced warehouse worker. Boston dynamics Robotics

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Saab, Electroengine and Boston-Power in Swedish Coalition to Develop EVs

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Boston-Power, Inc. A Swedish industry-first electric automobile coalition has been established to fuel the advancement of zero-emission, high performance vehicles. The ZE Saab 9-3. Click to enlarge. Funded by SEK 86 million (approximately US$12 million) from a Swedish Energy Agency grant announced on 10 December, the coalition includes companies from the automotive manufacturing, battery and electric power train sectors.

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