Future Energy Ventures, a venture capital platform that invests in the digital technologies and digital business models redefining the energy landscape, has launched with €250 million invested capital in its portfolio. The new fund is the venturing and collaboration platform of the energy company E.ON investing in digital and digitally enabled technologies that have the potential to redefine the future energy landscape – providing funding, mentoring and connections to accelerate their growth trajectory.
The launch of Future Energy Ventures follows the completion of E.ON’s acquisition of innogy and brings together an enviable level of expertise and experience in investing and scaling future energy focused start-ups from across the E.ON and innogy venturing teams to create an industry leading venturing platform.
The fund, which is led by Ines Bergmann-Nolting and Jan Lozek, focuses on digital, scalable and asset-light businesses transforming the energy ecosystem seeking Series A and
A European vehicle safety authority gave “very good” marks to Audi, BMW and Mercedes for their driver assistance systems, and gave Tesla’s system, known as Autopilot, a “moderate” grade in a new report out Thursday.
The ratings from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) — a counterpart to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The ratings can influence consumer car-buying decisions and insurance premiums for different make and model vehicles.
In general, vehicle safety ratings from the likes of NHTSA and Euro NCAP show how well a car is designed to protect the driver, passengers and pedestrians in a crash.
Since automakers now integrate high-tech software, cameras and sensors into their cars to enable advanced driver assistance features, safety testing organizations have begun to study how effectively these systems can help drivers avoid accidents in the first place.
Euro NCAP, along with its safety research and testing