Technology

9th August 2019

Tesla Sued Over OTA Range Cut Claims

Tesla could be taken to court over an owner’s claims that it deliberately lowered the range of older vehicles to avoid a fix of allegedly defective batteries. Reuters reported...

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9th August 2019

Chinese City Pledges Huge BEV Taxi Fleet By Year End

A Chinese city has promised to field more than 6,000 BEV taxi cabs by the end of 2019. Xi’an, the capital city of China’s Shaanxi province and home to...

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8th August 2019

California’s Green Light Boost For Biodiesel

Fans of diesel powertrains will welcome California’s move to allow underground storage of biodiesel fuel for blends of up to 20% that could boost its use as ‘clean’ energy....

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7th August 2019

NIO Abandons Formula E as Fears For Future Continue

Chinese EV manufacturer NIO is selling its stake in its Formula E team as poor performance and budget concerns begin to bite. The specialist sport website e-racing365 reports that the move...

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7th August 2019

Why Carmakers Struggle to Attract Cyber-Security Talent

You don’t need to be a computer nerd or security wonk to realize that our world needs better defenses against cyber-attacks. Nearly every month, it seems, there is another...

By Eric Volkman

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6th August 2019

Toyota Olympic Fuel Cell Buses Boast V2V and V2X

Toyota is claiming a comprehensive range of safety features including a bespoke V2V and V2X radio system on its Sora1 hydrogen fuel cell electric bus. It’s based on the...

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5th August 2019

AV Testers Confuse Quantity With Quality

AV technology testing is wrongly obsessing on number of miles driven instead of quality research. That’s the opinion of autonomous vehicle safety specialists Foretellix which calls for a sea-change in attitudes...

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5th August 2019

Weekly Brief: VW Behind Robot ‘Gas’ Attendant

Robots won’t just drive our cars in the future, they’ll ‘fill’ them up too. That’s the vision that Electrify America put forward last week when it announced plans to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

2nd August 2019

IndyCar’s U-Turn on Hybrid Tech

IndyCar has announced it will introduce a single-source hybrid system to its engines for the 2022 racing season. This move echoes that of the world’s other top open-wheel race...

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2nd August 2019

Zetta Plans BEV For The Masses

While most automakers today are turning their gaze to growth in the Chinese market, one Russian carmaker is looking nearer to home. CEO of start-up Zetta, Denis Shchurovsky, has...

By Roma Nazarov

1st August 2019

Audi Unveils Entry-Level E-Tron BEV

Audi has introduced an ‘entry-level’ e-tron to its model range with smaller battery pack clearly aimed at cost-conscious urban consumers. With a reduced range of 186 miles from a...

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1st August 2019

Porsche Develops Facial Recognition Vehicle Access

Porsche has developed a facial recognition system for owners to access vehicles simply by approaching them. The carmaker teamed up with start-up Foghorn to create a smartphone app powered...

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