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18th September 2018

Daimler & Hermes Partner on Electric Truck Trials

The Mercedes-Benz eActros electric commercial truck continues Daimler's rapid development of sustainable trucking technology. Now, Hermes will help with additional testing.

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EV Charging Network Promises 2.5M Spots by 2025
18th September 2018

EV Charging Network Promises 2.5M Spots by 2025

An electric vehicle charging network plans to introduce 2.5M charging spots by 2025. California’s ChargePoint made this announcement at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The company...

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18th September 2018

V2G Brings Money for Consumers and Providers Alike, Study Claims

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology coupled to a growing number of EVs could save consumers on energy bills while boosting supplier’s coffers to the tune of $2Bn a year annually. That’s...

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Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Link with Google on Infotainment
18th September 2018

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Link with Google on Infotainment

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is partnering with Google to deploy Android in the infotainment systems of vehicles it produces. The automakers say they have forged a “technology partnership” with the...

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18th September 2018

VW’s Born-Electric MEB Platform Will Spawn 27 Models by 2022

Volkswagen is hoping its MEB platform will do for the company what the iconic Beetle line did last century.

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18th September 2018

Nvidia Partnering to Bring Driverless Virtual Testing into Real World

Gaming giant Nvidia has announced a partnership it hopes will resolve discrepancies that arise between real-world and virtual driverless vehicle testing. It has signed an agreement with British drive...

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17th September 2018

Automated Trucking Best Suited for Highways in Florida, California

A report from Inrix, which identified the best routes in the US for automated trucking development, put highways in the Sunshine State and the Golden State at the top.

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17th September 2018

Volkswagen-Led Effort Might Lock Down AV Standards

Volkswagen is looking to convince other automakers to create standards for sensors and software in autonomous vehicles.

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Hitachi Links with NXP on DSRC-based V2X
17th September 2018

Hitachi Links with NXP on DSRC-based V2X

Hitachi Solutions and NXP Semiconductors are joining forces to develop a new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) hardware and software package aimed at the Japanese market. The package will incorporate a V2X...

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17th September 2018

Weekly Brief: Auto Industry Should Use Hurricane Florence to Mend Its Ways

Storms lashing the world and Andrew Tolve tries to shoulder some of the blame. As Hurricane Florence unleashed chaos on the Carolina coast last week, I felt a strange...

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Baidu Launching Software for Smart AVs
14th September 2018

Baidu Launching Software for Smart AVs

Chinese tech major Baidu is launching new open-source software it says will allow autonomous vehicles to communicate with their occupants and their surroundings. It is claiming the Intelligent Vehicle...

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14th September 2018

Nvidia Releases Drive AGX Autonomous Vehicle Dev Kit

Nvidia has opened up its Drive AGX development kit and announced a partnership with Izusu to advance autonomous truck technology.

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