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25th January 2021

Weekly Brief: Heat Returns to Driverless Technology

A week after CES 2021 gave us virtually nothing to shout about, the auto industry delivered a solid batch of mobility headlines last week. General Motors’ Cruise struck a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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22nd January 2021

Nissan to Create Battery Plant in Post-Brexit UK

Nissan has committed to a new battery production facility for its UK vehicle plant to comply with the post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union. The automaker’s decision underlines...

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22nd January 2021

GM Turns to Digital Giant in Autonomous Push

General Motors has teamed up with Microsoft in a bid to accelerate its capabilities in driverless vehicle technology. The automaker and its autonomous wing, GM Cruise, has announced it...

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21st January 2021

UK’s Driverless Vehicle Test Lab Opens for Business

A dual virtual and real-world autonomous vehicle testing facility has opened for business in the UK. The Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) has become the UK’s first connected and...

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20th January 2021

Mercedes Unveils Its Baby BEV

Mercedes-Benz has released powertrain details of its entry-level BEV, dubbed the Mercedes EQA. The compact crossover is the first in an all-electric Mercedes-EQ family and launches as the EQA...

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20th January 2021

Automaker Blockchain Bid to end Used Car ‘Clocking’

Blockchain security technology is being used to prevent pre-owned vehicles having their digitally recorded mileage altered, or ‘clocked’, by unscrupulous sellers. The process of ‘correcting’ a vehicle’s recorded mileage...

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18th January 2021

Weekly Brief: Pandemic’s CES has Virtually Nothing to Shout About

Automobiles have been a disrupting force at the Consumer Electronics Show for the past five years. What was once an event primarily dedicated to TVs and telephones became a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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18th January 2021

Bentley’s Last Hurrah for the V8 ICE?

Following the principle that you should ‘get-them-while-you-can’ Bentley reveals one of its last V8 ICE masterpieces before we’re all exiled to the digital dreariness of electric powertrains. So, let...

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15th January 2021

Nissan Reveals Details of e-Power for Euro Qashqai

Nissan has released technical and performance details of its new Qashqai compact crossover bringing its e-Power powertrain to Europe for the first time. As TU-Automotive reported last year, the...

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14th January 2021

Sustainable Fuel ICE Tech Offers Heavy Truck Solution

An engine specialist is hoping to throw a lifeline to emissions-challenged heavy truckers with claims it has created a fully sustainable fueled ICE powertrain. UK engine specialist Libertine says...

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14th January 2021

Training Call to Avoid ADAS-Perpetrated Accidents

An advanced driving skills group is warning the proliferation of ADAS features could increase road accidents without proper training regimes. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists’ road safety charity,...

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13th January 2021

Renault’s Bid for Slice of LCV Hydrogen Cake

Renault has set its sights on becoming a major force in van and taxi hydrogen powertrains by teaming up with a fuel cell pioneer. The automaker has signed a...

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