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Volta Trucks partners with Sibros to deliver fully connected vehicle systems to electric commercial vehicle fleets

Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has announced that Sibros, a pioneer of deep Over-the-Air (OTA) connected vehicle systems, will provide Sibros’ connected software-based solutions for the Volta Zero - the world's first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle created specifically for city centre freight distribution.

VIDEO: Hyundai Motor Group Launches Factory Safety Service Robot, First Project with Boston Dynamics O-Mag Mon, 20.09.2021

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) introduced ‘Factory Safety Service Robot (hereafter referred to as the Robot)’, a robot for industrial site safety, and announced its pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea. The Group has also released a video of the Robot on its YouTube channel.

The first green district will be built in Tallinn O-Mag Mon, 13.09.2021

Wolfscape’s pilot project transforms an industrial seaside neighborhood in North Tallinn, known as Paljassaare Harbour, into a smart neighborhood that is circular by design. It will be the first new major region built in the 21st century in Tallinn and the biggest climate-neutral district project in the Baltics.

Skeleton Technologies: a business model that creates a unicorn

With a population of only 1.3 million, Estonia is at the forefront globally in terms of unicorns. One of those promising future unicorns is Skeleton Technologies, which has maximised its business model and niche value, and rapidly accelerated its growth in a competitive market. The company announced a funding round of EUR 41.3 million in November 2020, and another round of EUR 51 million in 2021.

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed, Says IDTechEx

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters.

DHL Express shapes future for sustainable aviation with the order of first-ever all-electric cargo planes from Eviation

DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, and Eviation, the Seattle-area based global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today write aviation history in announcing that DHL is the first to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation. With this engagement DHL aims to set up an unparalleled electric Express network and make a pioneering step into a sustainable aviation future.

Carbon Robotics Disrupts Farming Industry with Autonomous Weeders

Carbon Robotics, an autonomous robotics company, unveiled its third-generation autonomous weed elimination robots. The Autonomous Weeder leverages robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and laser technology to safely and effectively drive through crop fields to identify, target and eliminate weeds.

Longenesis from Latvia wins Fifty Founders Battle pitch competition at TechChill 2021

Longensis, a startup based in Latvia and Hong Hong, has taken home the main prize at TechChill – 10,000 EUR, no strings attached. Gelatex and VREACH divide 250,000 EUR in angel investment from the pan-Baltic syndicate. The leading Baltic tech and startup event brought together over 1,700 attendees from over 600 different organizations from 29 countries, with 178 speakers taking the virtual stage.

Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon O-Mag Sun, 09.05.2021

Nokia has announced further details after being named by NASA as a partner to advance “Tipping Point” technologies for the Moon, deploying the first LTE/4G communications system in space and helping pave the way towards sustainable human presence on the lunar surface.

E-Residency sees Rapid Expansion in Southeast Asia, Launches New ID Collection Points to Meet Rising Demand from Entrepreneurs

The Estonian government's e-Residency programme, pioneer of the world's first digital residency initiative, today announced the launch of four new international 'pick-up points', including Singapore, Bangkok, São Paulo and Johannesburg. With two new locations in Southeast Asia, this expansion comes at a time where there is increased demand from entrepreneurs and tech talent in the region to scale their business internationally.

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