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25th March 2019

New York Gets Off-Road AV Shuttle Service

A start-up claims its autonomous vehicle shuttle service is New York’s first commercial AV program but is restricting it to private roads. Boston’s Optimus Ride said its AVs would...

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25th March 2019

Ricardo Latest to Claim Cure for AV Motion Sickness

Renowned automotive engineering company Ricardo is the latest to claim a solution to cure the risk of motion sickness in driverless cars. US start-up ClearMotion and Jaguar Land Rover...

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25th March 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo, Ford & GM ramp up US investment

Waymo is ready to more than double the size of its robo-taxi service in Arizona, the company revealed last week. It plans to open a new technical service center...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd March 2019

Renault Picks Nissan’s Pocket With Large Scale V2G Pilot

Renault has taken a ‘leaf’ out of its Alliance sibling Nissan’s strategy book with the launch of what it claims to be the world’s largest vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G) pilot....

By Phil Oakley

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22nd March 2019

Driverless Tech Testers Playing ‘Games’ With People’s Lives

Autonomous technology testers are risking the lives of thousands of members of the public because they trust gamification over military and aerospace simulation systems. That’s the stark warning of...

22nd March 2019

Oslo Claims World’s First Wireless Chargers for Electric Taxis

The world’s first rapid wireless chargers for electric taxis are to be installed in Oslo, Norway. The city is partnering with two charger makers to construct the tech, which...

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21st March 2019

Ford to Create Production Center For Driverless Cars

Ford will begin production of its first commercially available autonomous vehicles at a dedicated site and also build battery electric vehicles at a nearby assembly facility. The automaker said...

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21st March 2019

Tested: 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid – Big SUV Best Left in Town

Fittingly for an auto show that was always going to be dominated by electrified powertrains, I drove the 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX – AWD CVT on my annual...

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21st March 2019

Half of New Cars at Risk From Keyless Theft

More than half of new cars are at serious risk of being stolen owing to keyless technology being widely deployed by carmakers. Top selling 2019 models including Ford Mondeo,...

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20th March 2019

UK Charity Slams E-Scooters’ Danger to Public

A UK road safety charity has hit out at electric scooters’ dangers to road users. Following the UK Department for Transport (DfT)’s publication of the Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy...

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20th March 2019

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Launches Own Cloud

Far from drifting apart following the sacking of its chief Carlos Ghosn, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance looks like forging even closer ties in the all-important data arena. It has announced...

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19th March 2019

JLR Claims UK’s Biggest Workplace Smart Charging Facility

Jaguar Land Rover has opened what it says is the biggest workplace EV smart charging facility in the UK. The automaker has installed 166 smart chargers supplied by Shell-owned...

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