Here you will find a collection of links related to AV, ADAS, Smart Transportation and Communicating Vehicles. The links have been organized into categories for your convenience and may be listed under multiple categories.
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Collaboration between Daimler and US accelerator Plug and Play, created to bring young startups and established industrial companies together to find synergies between their business models and test innovative new technologies.
For startups – Daniel Dilger or Andy Toth. For corporate – Sascha Karimpour.
Startup Autobahn Singapore
Part of the Daimler initiative, but as a separate corporate co-innovation platform powered by Mercedes-Benz, and supported by the National University of Singapore. The focus of this initiative is on areas such as customers, automotive retail, aftersales, and corporation and infrastructure management. Lucep, as an AI-driven customer happiness company, comes in under the first category of ‘customers.
Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator
Jaguar, also a Lucep customer, supports startups developing automotive technologies, with a particular focus autonomous driving, connectivity, computing, intelligent interfaces, and 3rd party services.
Danielle Alexander, General Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator
BMW Startup Garage
Supporting startups with an innovative technology, product or service that can make a significant contribution to BMW Group vehicles, services, factories and systems.
Ana Carolina Alex, Lead, Startup Programs
Located in Torino, Italy, Techstars Smart Mobility, in partnership with Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, is coming to an end, and we would like to invite you to our virtual Live Demo Day to meet 12 of the most promising startups in the smart mobility space.
Managing Director Martin Olczyk
Another Ford incubator located in South Africa, the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) has launched several initiatives in partnership with local governments and OEMs.
[email protected] and Faheem Hussain – +27 012-564 5191
General Motors is skipping the whole accelerator bit and directly investing in growth stage startups. GM Ventures says that it is enabling tomorrow’s technologies today, and “provides our partners with an ideal platform for commercializing innovation in the global transportation industry.”
Investment Managers – Josh Berg, Rohit Makharia, Jason Nolte, Sean Simpson
DRIVE Automotive Technology Incubator
Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup mobility accelerator founded by Mayer Cars and Trucks Ltd is selecting startups working on areas including sensors and computer vision, the shared economy and smart city solutions, urbanization applications, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, predictive analytics and business intelligence, fleet management, mapping and parking, etc.
Omer Shachar, Founding Partner
The Transparent Factory
Volkswagen’s famous glass factory in Dresden, Germany, which is now a tourist attraction and showcase for the company’s ‘future of mobility’ initiatives, also houses their innovative startup mobility programme under the company’s “Future Mobility Incubator” start-up scheme.
Executive Directors – Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fiebig (Managing Director), Dirk Coers, Kai Siedlatzek
|The Seed Program combines a $250,000 USD investment, 180 days of collaboration and global founder community for early stage founders building hard tech startups. Founders join us across our locations in San Francisco, Shenzhen and Tokyo to collaborate with our in-house team of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs. Startups get access to the unparalleled experts, investors, manufacturers and supply chains to thrive as an early stage hard tech startup.
Connected Mobility Incubator
Partnership between Renault and Paris Incubateurs, created to expand cooperation between Renault and automotive technology startups working on technologies for R-Link and Renault’s connected vehicles.
Jean-François Galloüin, CEO of Paris Incubateurs; Nicolas Nollet, Sales & Marketing Strategy Director of Renault
https://www.parisandco.com/ and https://group.renault.com/en/innovation-2/openinnovation
Run by Honda Innovations, the open innovation arm of Honda, this program offers to fund for rapid prototyping, a collaborative workspace, and pairing with Honda mentors.
Dennis Clark, Managing Director, Strategic Venture Partnerships
Impact Connected Car
Participating startups will be invited to have a special place in the Connected Car Open Space, a new platform that brings together the Connected Car community. Finally, top startups will have the opportunity to receive private funding of up to €200,000 from participating venture capital funds.
Autonebula is a connected vehicle accelerator and investment fund that nurtures aspiring startups in this realm.
International Automotive Associations and Clusters
Automotive Cluster of Upper Austria https://www.automobil-cluster.at/en/
Batteries European Partnership https://www.bepassociation.eu/
The Eclipse Foundation https://www.eclipse.org/
Automotive Cluster of Bulgaria http://automotive.bg/
EMIC, Electric Vehicles Industrial Cluster http://www.emic-bg.org/
CCAM Association, Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility Association https://tinyurl.com/weh87fvr
EACN, European Automotive Cluster Network https://www.eacn-initiative.eu/
ERTAC, European Road Transport Advisory Council https://www.ertrac.org
HQ: Brussels, Belgium
CLEPA, European Association of Automotive Suppliers https://clepa.eu/
EATA, European Automotive and Telecoms Alliance https://eata.be/
ACEA, European Automotive Manufacturers Association https://www.acea.be/
ECCP, European Cluster Collaboration Platform https://clustercollaboration.eu/
EGVI, European Green Vehicles Initiative https://egvi.eu/
HQ: The Netherlands
EASN, European Automotive Strategy Network https://easn.jimdofree.com/ (Also in Birmingham, UK)
CARA, European Cluster for Mobility Solutions https://www.cara.eu/en/
OICA, International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers https://www.oica.net/
Pôle Véhicule du Futur https://www.vehiculedufutur.com/en/home.html
5GAA, 5G Automotive Association https://5gaa.org/
ASAM, Association of Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems https://www.asam.net/
Automobile Cluster of Baden-Württemberg https://www.automotive-bw.de/gb/
AUTOSAR, Automotive Open System Architecture https://www.autosar.org/
Bayern Innovation https://www.bayern-innovativ.de/en
Car 2 Car Communication Consortium https://www.car-2-car.org/
R-Tech Regensburg https://www.rtech.de/ (Only in German)
VDA Verband der Automobilindustrie https://www.vda.de/en
Zone Cluster of Zala http://zonecluster.eu/
Autoware Foundation https://www.autoware.org/
Strategic Innovation Program of Automated Driving for Universal https://en.sip-adus.go.jp/sip/
Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing https://www.silesia-automotive.pl/silesia-automotive-1165?lang_id=5
Serbian Automotive Cluster https://www.acserbia.org.rs/en/
The Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia https://www.ciac.cat/
Galician Automotive Cluster https://ceaga.eu/
Valencian Automotive Cluster https://avia.com.es/?lang=en
E-Hike Link http://www.e-hikelink.org/en
ITS Turkey, Intelligent Transportation System Association of Turkey https://www.ausder.org.tr/
OSD, Automotive Manufacturers Association http://www.osd.org.tr/
OTEP, Automotive Technology Platform http://www.otep.org.tr/?dil=EN
TAYSAD, Automotive Suppliers Association of Turkey https://www.taysad.org.tr/en
ICAV, International Connected Autonomous Vehicles https://www.icavcluster.com/
Alliance for Automotive Innovation https://www.autosinnovate.org/
The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium https://avsc.sae-itc.org/
Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium https://www.avcconsortium.org/
Relevant NGOs and Public Organizations in Turkey
Alternative Informatics https://alternatifbilisim.org/en/
Çukurova Information Technology Education and Research Association http://www.cubited.org/
East Marmara Development Agency, MARKA, http://en.marka.org.tr/anasayfa
Global Educational Supplies and Solutions of Turkey https://www.gess-turkey.com/en
Informatics Association https://bilisimdernegi.org/
Informatics Association of Turkey https://www.tbd.org.tr/
Informatics Foundation of Turkey http://tbv.org.tr/
Informatics Industry Association http://www.tubisad.org.tr/tr/
Informatics Innovation Association http://www.bilisiminovasyon.org.tr/
Informatics Media Association https://www.bmd.org.tr/
Informatics Technology Association https://bt.org.tr/
Information Technology Association https://bitekder.org.tr/
Information Technology and Cybersecurity Association http://www.bs.org.tr/
Information Technology and Internet Security Association https://www.btider.org.tr/index.php
Istanbul Technical University Informatics Institute http://www.be.itu.edu.tr/
Open Innovation Association https://acikinovasyon.org/
Public Informatics Association https://www.kbd.org.tr/
Sakarya Informatic Sector Association https://www.sabider.org/
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization of Turkey https://en.kosgeb.gov.tr/
Software Industrialists’ Association https://www.yasad.org.tr/en?sl=True
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en
Technology Professionals Association https://teped.org.tr/
Technology R&D Science Innovation Association http://tabid.org.tr/
Technology Development Areas Association https://www.tgbd.org.tr/
Technology Development Foundation of Turkey https://www.ttgv.org.tr/
Tübider Informatics Sector Association https://tubider.org.tr/
Turkish Electronic Industrialists Association https://tesid.org.tr/
Vehicle Data & Platforms
Vehicle Data Marketplaces
1886 Ventures https://www.1886.ventures/ (Open Innovation Platform, Daimler)
Autonomous Driving https://autonomous-driving.org/ (Education Platform)
Autoware Foundation (Autoware.Auto) https://www.autoware.auto/
Open Motors EV Platform https://www.openmotors.co/evplatform/
Project Aslan https://www.project-aslan.org/
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