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8th October 2018

EVs Need Government Subsidies to Thrive, Says Kia

The sales growth potential of electric vehicles is in the hands of government regulators, not carmakers, because price will trump any eco-conscience that consumers may express. That’s the opinion...

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8th October 2018

Weekly brief: How the Honda GM Cruise partnership changes everything

Waymo has won the race to commercialize robo-taxis and that’s all but a foregone conclusion at this point. Its vehicles have covered the most ground, completed the most pilots...

By Andrew Tolve

Start-Up Developing Open-Source AV Network
5th October 2018

Start-Up Developing Open-Source AV Network

A start-up is to develop an open-source network for autonomous cars, planes and boats using $24M in funding it has received. The DAV (Decentralized Autonomous Vehicles) Foundation says the...

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5th October 2018

BlackBerry & Virginia Tech Want Students Developing Autonomous Apps on QNX

Virginia Tech is teaming up with BlackBerry to help put the company's QNX software into the hands of students with an eye toward developing new applications for connected and...

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5th October 2018

Feds’ New AV Policy Paper Continues Voluntary Approach

The Trump Administration is sticking with its light-touch approach to regulating autonomous vehicles.

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Audi Joins Californian EV Adoption Alliance
5th October 2018

Audi Joins Californian EV Adoption Alliance

Audi is joining an alliance of public and private sector organizations that aims to boost electric vehicle adoption in California. The automaker is joining ChargePoint, Flo, SemaConnect, Webasto and...

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MiX Claims Telematics Will Improve Driver Safety
4th October 2018

MiX Claims Telematics Will Improve Driver Safety

MiX Telematics has agreed to provide its technology to an unnamed North American FMCG company. It claims this will improve company drivers’ safety. The tech being deployed includes MiX...

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Volkswagen, Siemens Partner for V2X Safety Tech
4th October 2018

Volkswagen, Siemens Partner for V2X Safety Tech

Volkswagen and Siemens are claiming to have made improvements to existing vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, with the aim of making intersections safer. The companies are collaborating with the German city...

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4th October 2018

Consumer Reports: Cadillac Tops Tesla in ADAS Safety & Performance

A Consumer Reports ranking of semi-autonomous vehicle technology from major automakers puts Cadillac on top, beating out Tesla, while Volvo brings up the rear.

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Volkswagen Subsidiary Invests in Californian ZEV Infrastructure
4th October 2018

Volkswagen Subsidiary Invests in Californian ZEV Infrastructure

The electric vehicle tech subsidiary created by Volkswagen as part of its Dieselgate settlements is investing $200M in California’s zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure. Electrify America says it is making...

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4th October 2018

GM & Honda Partnership Looks to Close the AV Gap With Waymo

The partnership between GM's Cruise division and Honda is a way for both companies to develop better autonomous technology, while closing the gap between their efforts and Waymo's early...

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Toyota Branches into Mobility with SoftBank Partnership
4th October 2018

Toyota Branches into Mobility with SoftBank Partnership

Toyota is partnering with SoftBank to develop mobility services. They plan to form a joint venture company, MONET (MObility NETwork), by next spring. The aim of the JV will...

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