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Telcos Claim First 5G Transmission to Moving Car
22nd August 2018

Telcos Claim First 5G Transmission to Moving Car

Two major telecoms players are claiming to have made the first successful transmission of a 5G signal to a receiver located inside a moving car. Verizon, in collaboration with Nokia,...

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Driverless Safety Tests in England, Following Calls for Better Infrastructure
21st August 2018

Driverless Safety Tests in England, Following Calls for Better Infrastructure

A £3.9M project to develop an AI-based simulation model for testing autonomous car safety is being developed in Oxfordshire, west of London, England. The testing is taking place across...

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Stars of Track and TV Back Moves Bringing F1 Tech to Street Level
21st August 2018

Stars of Track and TV Back Moves Bringing F1 Tech to Street Level

Formula One race tech could accelerate into the mainstream telematics market thanks to backing from ex-F1 driver Martin Blundell and TV’s Dragons’ Den star, Theo Paphitis. The pair have...

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21st August 2018

Aviation can Teach Driverless Tech Safety, Scholars Say

Automated driving isn’t the first technology to evolve quickly while under a microscope. Aviation went through the same process a century ago amid early airplane crashes and it developed...

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20th August 2018

GM and Shell Partner on Instant Fuel Payments

The auto giant and the oil giant partner to make fuel payments easier using General Motor’s Marketplace app, accessed through the vehicle’s touchscreen. Dutch oil giant Shell and American...

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20th August 2018

Domestic EV Charger Makes Old Tech ‘Smart’

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to consumers thinking of electric vehicles as family transport are a myriad of charging issues, among them the problem of overloading domestic electricity...

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Utility EV from Tropos Claims Quadrupled Range
20th August 2018

Utility EV from Tropos Claims Quadrupled Range

Tropos Motors has launched a new electric low-speed vehicle (LSV), claiming a range four-times greater than previous incarnations. The company claims the ABLE XR, part of its eXtended Range,...

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20th August 2018

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Lightbar Could Help Humans Understand its Robots

Ford pledges to make trust its top priority with self-driving cars, as investors urge Uber to abandon its self-driving division. Andrew Tolve reports. Every day in cities around the...

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Driverless Grocery Delivery to Come to Arizona
17th August 2018

Driverless Grocery Delivery to Come to Arizona

A supermarket giant and a self-driving vehicle start-up will offer a trial grocery-delivery service that uses autonomous vehicles. Kroger has announced that Scottsdale, Arizona, would be the site of...

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Open-source Connected Car Software Gains Support
17th August 2018

Open-source Connected Car Software Gains Support

Moves to develop an open-source software platform for connected cars have been boosted with the signing of five automotive software heavy hitters and a major university’s engineering department. HERE...

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17th August 2018

Falling Consumer Support for Driverless Cars, Says Survey

Consumers’ enthusiasm for autonomous vehicles has declined in the past two years, even though they want semi-autonomous safety features, according to a new US survey. Most consumers think roads...

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Ford Report Details Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Standards
17th August 2018

Ford Report Details Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Standards

The 44-page document details Ford’s efforts to ensure safe and reliable development and testing of autonomous vehicle technology. American automaker Ford has released a report outlining its approach to...

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