AUSTRALIAN electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging solutions company, Tritium, is driving growth in Europe by establishing its European Union headquarters in the Netherlands capital, Amsterdam.
The announcement is part of Brisbane-based Tritium’s strategic development plan to take service, support, sales, training and manufacturing of its fast-charging solutions closer to customers around the world.
Tritium has secured about 20 percent of the Western Europe market in just four years and is gearing up for greater inroads into fleet, workplace, public transport, multi-residential and ‘on-street’ public charging sectors.
Amsterdam is the second overseas facility opened by Tritium in just over a year, the first in Torrance, California, in 2017
The Amsterdam facility will be the centre for Tritium’s sales program across the EU and also house a state-of-the-art training and accreditation unit for technical servicing and customer support. Tritium has built-in capability to customise its product range to meet local market needs and specific customer requirements.
“The opening of this facility represents a major investment and commitment to the European market,” Tritium co-founder and CEO, David Finn said. “It’s in direct response to increased demand for our products and services from this region.
“In just a few years, Tritium has made a significant impact in the fast-charging sector and we needed to have a local presence operational in Europe ahead of a very active year, when we’ll be launching a number of new initiatives.
FOUR-time Australian Top Fuel Champion Darren Morgan will give V8 Supercars fans a taste of what his 10,000 horsepower Top Fuel Dragster can do at Adelaide 500 this weekend.
From Friday until Sunday, Morgan will showcase his vehicle in front of more than 250,000 spectators at Round 1 of the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Morgan previously stunned crowds at Adelaide 500 in 2017 and 2011.
“It’s excellent to have the chance to showcase our vehicle at another Supercars event, where we can continue to expand our fan base at all types of motorsport events,” Morgan said.
“We are looking forward to converting new motorsport fans over to the powerful sport of drag racing.
“We are thankful for the continuous support of our marketing partners.”
Morgan will fire up his Top Fuel Dragster various times over the weekend, as well as perform demonstration burnouts on the main straight on Friday at 1.45pm and Saturday at 12.30pm.
The Top Fuel Dragster will be on display from through to Sunday, with spectators given the chance to get up close to the vehicle.
DENSO Corporation and Toshiba are jointly developing an artificial intelligence (AI) technology, called Deep Neural Network-Intellectual Property (DNN-IP), which will accelerate driver assistance and automated driving technologies and open up new business applications.
The move combines image recognition systems which have been independently developed by the two companies to help achieve automated driving technologies way ahead of what exists today – aiming to rival and exceed the human brain.