16 Apr '18, 6am

Protean Electric and LM Industries partner on self-driving electric vehicles

Protean Electric, developer of in-wheel electric drive systems, announced a new strategic partnership with LM Industries, the American vehicle manufacturing company focused on open-source vehicle designs and creators of Olli, the world’s first co-created, self-driving, electric and cognitive shuttle. The two companies’ partnership will initially focus on providing the eDrive system for Olli ; then expand into developing new technologies that will accelerate future autonomous and transportation-as-a-service (TaaS) vehicle production. Olli is equipped with a 15 kWh battery pack powering a 20 kW continuous, 30 kW max electric motor that delivers 125 N·m of torque. Maximum speed is 20 km/h (12 mph). Average fuel economy is 3.48 km/kWh (2.16 mi/kWh). The vehicle is equipped with 2 Velodyne VLP16 LiDAR units, 2 IBEO ScaLa laser scanners, 2 ZED optical cameras and an Ellipse N GP...

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