Technology

18th June 2019

Fashionista Bikers Join Airbag Party

Motorcycle apparel specialist Dainese has expanded its airbag range with a vest that can be worn inside or outside any normal coat or jacket. The move opens up airbag...

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17th June 2019

VW Guarantee on ID.3 Battery Pack

Volkswagen will offer an eight-year, 99,500-mile battery pack warranty for its forthcoming ID.31 albeit for just 70% of its capacity. Some, who are less than zealots over BEV technology,...

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17th June 2019

EV Black Cab Company Branches Into LCVs

The London EV Company (LEVC) has reworked its passenger carrying electric black cab into a light commercial vehicle. Retaining the gasoline range extender system, the plug-in LCV claims an electric-only range of 80 miles while being capable...

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17th June 2019

Weekly Brief: Audi e-tron Hit by Battery Risk Recall

Audi’s launch of its first electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron SUV, took a turn for the worse last week when the carmaker issued an emergency recall of 1,644 models....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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14th June 2019

Ford Joins Race for Israel Auto Tech

Ford is the latest carmaker hoping to mine the automotive technology talent burgeoning in Israel with the opening of a new research center in Tel Aviv. Alliance partners Renault...

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14th June 2019

Le Mans Lops Hybrid Power for 2021

In a bid to reduce costs for race teams, the iconic Le Mans endurance race will demand lower performance from hybrid powertrains. Its new regulations will see a downgrade of...

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12th June 2019

Hyundai Plans AI Cabin Injury Monitoring

Hyundai is planning to use AI as a means to instantly assess personal injuries in vehicle to alert the appropriate emergency services. The system it is developing in partnership...

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11th June 2019

Volvo Launches Articulated BEV Bus

Volvo Buses has added a BEV to its range of electrified articulated urban bus range. The Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated joins the automaker’s hybrid buses designed to meet the...

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11th June 2019

Berlin App Shows City Authority Ready to Fight for Mobility

Berlin’s public transport body, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and Trafi, a mobility start-up, have launched an app in a bid to take control of its transport systems. Previously, the various...

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11th June 2019

Ram Claims Most Powerful Half-Ton Diesel Truck

The new Ram 1500 claims to be the most powerful half-ton diesel truck on the US market thanks to its Italian built engine. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA’s) Cento facility...

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10th June 2019

Renault and Nissan Open Innovation Lab in Israel

Renault and Nissan have founded a innovation laboratory in Tel Aviv, Israel, taking advantage of the explosion of AI technology companies in the city. Named the Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv, it is focusing on autonomy, cyber–security,...

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10th June 2019

Two Minute BEV Charging Promised By Le Mans Race Team

A Le Mans race team hopes to revolutionize BEV transportation by introducing technology claiming to fully charge a car in just two minutes. The Dutch team, InMotion, plans to develop their concept of electric refueling and then race at the iconic endurance...