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The HUB accelerator of Connected Mobility has organized a program to promote mobility startups in a year that will be decisive for the future of the automotive industry.

This week, Las Vegas hosts the first of the major showcases of technological developments that will take place during 2018. One of the sectors that is most taking the covers of the media in the CES is mobility . It is expected that this year that starts is key and determines the direction of innovations in the automotive industry.

However, ” innovation is not only available to large manufacturers and companies, but startups are one of the greatest sources of innovation and technology in these major changes that the mobility sector is experiencing ” defend from the HUB of Movilidad Conectada , an accelerator specialized in promoting startups that aspire to change the paradigm of mobility through the digitalization of the sector.

This accelerator has launched in Seville an entrepreneurship program that aims to promote the creation of startups dedicated to mobility. The program has been baptized as HUB Ventures and promoted by the Singularity University Sevilla Chapter .

The application deadline is open until January 20, it is not necessary to have a team or previous idea, before the four months of work begin the organization will form teams and propose ideas to develop. Participants will receive advice throughout the process from professionals of the Singularity University Sevilla Chapter and the Connected Mobility HUB. Once the deadline to develop mobility solutions is over, the new startups will make a presentation to investors.

Three trends in mobility for 2018

Circulatory restrictions to curb pollution in cities is one of the great impulses that the automobile sector is receiving to bet on hybrid and electric cars. During 2017, the registration of hybrid and electric vehicles represented an increase of almost 80% compared to 2016 , according to data from ANTAC (Spanish Association of Vehicle and Truck Manufacturers) .

Big companies such as Bosh and Toyota will present this year their new solid-state batteries with an energy density three times higher than the current one and that will allow an autonomy of 600 kilometers and a loading time of 15 minutes.

Another of the major trends in mobility that also seeks to improve the always congested circulation of large cities is the rise of car and motorcycle sharing . A week ago Zity , a company created between Renault and Ferrovial , landed in the capital to compete with the well-known Car2go and Emov .

And finally, the great innovations that everyone talks about right now come from the autonomous driving sector. These days in Las Vegas the big brands are striving to make the most spectacular presentations. Nissan , for example, presented at CES the Brain-To-Vehicle technology , capable of learning from the driver’s neuronal reactions and adapting driving according to these to improve safety and comfort.

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