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16th July 2019

Toyota Reaches For Stars With Fuel Cell Mission

Toyota is reaching for the stars to prove its hydrogen fuel cell technology with its plan to build a lunar rover. It’s also something of a quiet homage to...

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16th July 2019

EV Boost For JLR With Government Loan

The UK government has offered a half billion pound loan ($627M) to its largest domestic automaker in a bid to supercharge the rush to transport electrification. It is hoped...

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15th July 2019

Continental Claims All-in-One BEV Axle Drive

Continental Claims All-in-One BEV Axle Drive  German automotive technology company Continental claims to have developed the first all-in-one powered axle drive for BEVs. This means that the electric motor, electronics and reduction gear are combined in a...

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15th July 2019

Weekly Brief: VW’s Driverless Investment Possibly Premature?

What began as whispers of a potential partnership materialized last week into one of the blockbuster deals of the summer. Volkswagen will invest $2.6Bn into self-driving start-up Argo AI....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th July 2019

Toyota to Start AV Testing in Europe

Toyota has chosen the seat of the European Union to begin testing its autonomous technology on continental public highways. It will begin its automated driving (AD) program trialing its...

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12th July 2019

Aussie Robo-Bus Service Goes Live

An autonomous vehicle developer is claiming the world’s first commercial robo-bus service in Australia. Via has announced its AV program, dubbed BusBot, is now fully operational and serving a...

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11th July 2019

PSA Driverless Test Takes Tolls in Stride

Autonomous testing by PSA has seen one of its self-driving cars negotiate toll booths successfully. Its tests, held in conjunction with the toll-road operator Vinci Autoroutes, saw an autonomously...

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11th July 2019

Toyota BEV Move Because ‘Consumers Now Ready’

Toyota believes European customers are now ready for BEVs and that’s why it has finally moved into the sector. However, speaking to TU-Automotive at FISITA Plus 2019 in London,...

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11th July 2019

BEVs Facing Urban Ban Over Pollution Risks

Pressure is mounting to ban BEVs from city centers amid fears they will continue polluting the urban environment. Having effectively won the battle against ICE vehicles in urban areas,...

10th July 2019

Chinese Mobility Outfit Claims Longest BEV Trial

A near 9,000 mile drive along the historic Silk Road is being heralded as the longest single trial of BEV technology by a Chinese mobility company. Shanghai’s Aiways is...

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10th July 2019

Mass Market Mini BEV Finally Arrives

After a decade of global trials of an all-electric Mini, the first mass market BEV has been revealed at its Oxford plant in the UK. Planned for deliveries in...

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9th July 2019

Continental Begins Series Production of Autonomous Sensors

Continental is readying itself for series production of the sensors required to deliver commercially available driverless mobility. It sees the vanguard of the technology being small autonomous shuttle buses...

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