Technology

1st October 2019

Suzuki Debuts PHEV and Autonomous ‘Mobile Room’

Suzuki will unveil a PHEV model of a compact SUV and a lounge-on-wheels autonomous concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The SUV, called the WAKU SPO,...

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1st October 2019

Auto Sport Icon Launches EV Powertrain Center

One of the iconic names of motorsport is has opened a powertrain development center aimed squarely at racing electrified powertrains. Prodrive, famed for its auto sport tuning expertise and...

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30th September 2019

AI Uses Personalization for Accurate Range Estimates

A UK-based startup claims to have developed an in vehicle journey prediction system that uses live data from driver efficiency, weather and route and can estimate battery range more...

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27th September 2019

Detroit EV Builder Reveals First Two Trucks

A Detroit start-up automaker claims to have developed the world’s first electric off-road, and on-road, trucks albeit Rivian would probably contest that one. The Bollinger B1 and B2 are four-door brutish-looking...

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27th September 2019

Maserati Launches EV and AV Strategy

Maserati has set out its electrification and autonomous driving technologies strategy with the pledge to put electrified powertrains in all new models built in Italy. The carmaker will draw...

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26th September 2019

Bentley’s First Electrified Powertrain

Bentley has dipped its toe into the electrification drive for the first time with the announcement of a PHEV version of its luxury SUV, the Bentayga. The car will...

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26th September 2019

BMW in Push For Voice Assistant Standard

BMW is part of push to bring standards for multi-platform voice assistants across industry and devices. The carmaker is part of an initiative by leading technology companies announcing the...

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26th September 2019

Autonomous Vehicles Won’t Need Safety Systems, Says Hella

When autonomous vehicles have proved themselves safe and reliable enough, carmakers could end up stripping them of safety features saving on costs, weight and complexity. That’s the opinion of...

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25th September 2019

Aston Martin’s V8 Heading Into First SUV

Aston Martin is setting its sights on the performance end of the SUV market by dropping its 547bhp V8 motor into its forthcoming muscle mud-plugger. The car, dubbed the...

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25th September 2019

Mazda to Debut First BEV

Mazda will unveil its first BEV next month, despite saying earlier this year pure electric vehicles would remain a niche product. The car, to be announced at the Tokyo...

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24th September 2019

Tata Switches to High Performance, High Cost EV Motor

Tata Motors is switching focus with its EV motors aiming to improve range and performance. It has announced the use of a permanent magnet AC (PMAC) motor in its...

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24th September 2019

Automakers Keeping Mum Over Cyber Hacks

Automotive hacks are coming – or so the warnings claim at virtually every auto industry event in the world. It is widely believed that cars must be secured from...

By Louis Bedigian