Global Social Innovation Business

16 April, 2021

Hitachi affirms its commitment to carbon reduction

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions (HCVS) and Hitachi Europe Ltd., have signed a three-year deal to collaborate on new net-zero solutions for fleet owners. The partnership, which includes a financial commitment, has already yielded two new net-zero solutions, known together as "Intelligent Fleet Decarbonisation".The fleet conversion solution simplifies and de-risks the process of switching large commercial and public transport fleet from combustion to electric vehicles. Full or even partial fleet electrification needs to take a range of factors into account, including the size and age of the existing fleet, the suitability of the depot for conversion and the requirements for grid infrastructure, energy management and driver training. The partnership’s tried and tested solution considers all these different elements to assess both the opportunity and viability of converting the fleet to electric and offers an end-to-end solution to accelerate the transition to low-carbon fleet.

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Workhorse Enters into Strategic Agreements with Hitachi and Hitachi Capital America

Workhorse announced newly formed strategic agreements between the Company and both Hitachi America, Ltd. and Hitachi Capital America Corp. Under these agreements, Hitachi America and other Hitachi Group companies will provide an operational assessment of Workhorse's manufacturing, operational and supply chain capabilities, benchmark to best-in-class standards and provide recommendations to Workhorse that support the Company's increased production requirements. In addition, Hitachi Capital America will assist in developing a national dealer network and will support Workhorse's sales with vehicle financing options for both dealers and customers, including dealer floor-plan programs. With Hitachi's innovation and invaluable expertise in EV technology, smart factory automation and digital technologies, Workhorse is primed to build on its early leadership position as the only last-mile EV distributor selling vehicles for commercial use across the country.

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Hitachi America Partners with Louisiana-based Capital Area Transit System (CATS) to Enhance Ridership Experience

Hitachi America, Ltd. announced that it has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with Capital Area Transit System (CATS) of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, to increase ridership, through the improvement of passenger engagement, journey visibility and asset utilization. CATS provides fixed-route service on 25 routes throughout the cities of Baton Rouge and Baker, representing a population of 734,000. With a fleet of conventional diesel buses, electric buses, trolleys, and cutaway vans, this new technology will allow CATS to better address issues reported by customers related to on-time arrival, ineffective communication channels, long-journey times due to layover and transition problems, as well as concerns regarding comfort, cleanliness, and amenities. To address these challenges, Hitachi America will leverage its data-driven digital solutions by Lumada, in combination with ecosystem partners, to enhance services by designing, and delivering a multi-channel messaging and a mobile-wallet technology to CATS’ passengers.

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Hitachi and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions announce strategic partnership to offer industry first ‘digital risk’ solutions

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Hitachi Europe Ltd. announced a partnership to launch integrated insurance-based offerings for the digital era. As organisations increasingly depend on Artificial Intelligence powered automation for critical business processes and operations, corporations need to manage new 'digital risks'. To address this need, Swiss Re and Hitachi are launching a new industry solution that helps organisations accelerate their digital transformation while minimising the risk. Initially focused on the manufacturing machinery and transport industries, the joint solution will help customers embrace AI and cutting-edge technologies to maximise productivity, increase automation, implement contactless operations and reduce downtime, while also insuring them against any unexpected business disruption.

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Syniverse and Hitachi Collaborate to Improve Enterprises’ Mobile Communications Experience

Syniverse, the world’s most connected company, today announced they are working together with Hitachi America, Ltd. to empower its digital solution with Syniverse CPaaS Concierge. Syniverse and Hitachi are collaborating to offer a real-time messaging and passenger journey optimization solution to the Capital Area Transit System (CATS), the regional transit authority for the Baton Rouge, La. metropolitan area.

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Hitachi America and Tavistock Development Company Partner to Spearhead Movement Analytics and Drone Integration in Lake Nona Community

Hitachi America, Ltd. and Tavistock Development Company, announced today that they have signed an agreement to provide Movement Analytics and Drone Integration strategy to better understand, improve and optimize movement within Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile, master-planned community in Orlando, Fla. Named the “Future of Cities” by Fortune Magazine, Lake Nona is a super-connected smart city designed to accelerate innovation and well-being.

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