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3rd April 2020

GM and Honda Team Up to Accelerate BEV Output

General Motors and Honda have teamed-up in production to boost both companies’ chances of developing the next generation BEVs. The agreement will see the pair use GM’s global EV...

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3rd April 2020

Volvo to Focus on AV Software Development

Volvo has decided to move its autonomous technology focus towards developing the software required to make it a reality. Its strategy was revealed with the splitting of its 50;50...

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2nd April 2020

Bosch Claims AV Shuttles That Solve Problems

Bosch claims it has developed an autonomous shuttle that can fault check itself when on-board systems fail. The automotive supply giant says its Project 3F delivers “driverless and fault-tolerant...

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2nd April 2020

First AV Tool for Insurers With Safety Analyst’s Standard

Insurers of future autonomous vehicles have been given their first risk assessment tool in the shape of a standard published by a global safety specialist. Underwriters Laboratories have announced...

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31st March 2020

Mazda Pushes Carbon-Neutral ICE Bio Fuels

Mazda is fighting-the-good-fight for ICE technology by exploring the commercial viability of carbon neutral bio-fuels from micro-algae. This is important news for the automotive industry because while some nations...

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30th March 2020

BYD Claims Destruction-Safe EV Battery

A Chinese battery manufacturer and automaker claims its latest automotive grade product won’t ignite even when a nail is driven through it. BYD said it created the Blade Battery...

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30th March 2020

BMW Reveals its Vision of a Hydrogen Future

BMW has revealed its vision of a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain solution for its future products. The BMW i Hydrogen Next concept powertrain generates up to 166bhp while it...

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30th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Carmakers’ Switch to Respirator Production Gives Us All Hope

A week after shutting down their manufacturing operations owing to the coronavirus pandemic, many carmakers found themselves planning to re-open their factories last week. However, this time they plan...

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27th March 2020

Hyundai First Roof Air Bag Nears Market Readiness

Hyundai claims it is near to bringing the world’s first roofline passenger airbag system to market. Its standalone component supply company, Hyundai Mobis, is now engaged in production assessments...

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26th March 2020

Pioneer Claims Big-Screen In-Cabin Breakthrough

Electronics giant Pioneer is claiming its latest family of infotainment modules will bring the ‘big screen’ experience to the car cabin. It has launched four new multimedia receivers featuring...

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25th March 2020

First Open Source AI for Driverless Agri Vehicles

A Russian project for driverless agricultural vehicles has launched what it claims is the first open source AI dataset. Cognitive Pilot, a joint venture of Russia’s Sberbank and the...

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24th March 2020

Polestar Starts BEV Production Expecting Europe Bounce Back

Polestar is anticipating a swift recovery in demand for its BEV products post-virus with the start of vehicle production to serve global markets. Production of the all-electric Polestar 2...

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