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Sources: Uber to Spin Off AV Unit
18th October 2018

Sources: Uber to Spin Off AV Unit

Sources say Uber is considering spinning off its AV unit, the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), into a separate company. The Financial Times has cited two sources as saying the...

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18th October 2018

AV Start-Up Momenta, Now a Unicorn, Tops $1Bn in Funding

Momenta proclaims its unicorn status with a new investment round that brings the autonomous vehicle startup's total valuation to north of $1 billion.

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18th October 2018

Style Not Power Will Sell the Cars of the Future, Says DS Autos

Engine power output will become largely irrelevant to future generations of car buyers and users more interested in lifestyle than mechanical prowess. That’s the opinion of Eric Apode vice-president...

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18th October 2018

Peugeot Scraps WRX Team Shifting Funds to New EVs

Peugeot is so serious about committing its future to EVs, with a new range of cars from 2020, that it is scrapping its official World Rallycross (WRX) championship whose...

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18th October 2018

Connected-Car System Should Give Way to WiFi, Cable Lobbying Group Argues

The NCTA has sent a letter to the FCC, arguing that commission should free up spectrum that auto industry isn't using to increased WiFi capacity. The Auto Alliance disagrees.

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18th October 2018

Autonomous Tech Dangerously Confusing Motorists, Study Says

ADAS and automated driver systems are confusing motorists to a dangerous degree, latest research suggests. A study commissioned by auto safety specialists including Thatcham Research, Euro NCAP and Global...

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VW’s New Tech to Light Up Roads
17th October 2018

VW’s New Tech to Light Up Roads

Volkswagen is developing new headlights it claims will “improve road safety” by broadcasting information about a car’s future movements “directly onto the road”. The automaker says the new systems...

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Judge OKs $40M Settlement Between Musk and SEC
17th October 2018

Judge OKs $40M Settlement Between Musk and SEC

A federal judge in New York has approved Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over Musk’s claim on Twitter that he had secured funding...

Stephen Lawson

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17th October 2018

Child Safety Must Not Be Ignored by AVs

A panel organized by Safe Kids Worldwide has released a report where safety experts are calling upon autonomous vehicle (AV) developers to take action to protect the safety of...

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Emergency V2X Tech Funded by US Government
17th October 2018

Emergency V2X Tech Funded by US Government

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a Chicago start-up funding to develop cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology for first responders. HAAS Alert has been given $1.1M by...

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17th October 2018

NIO Takes Aim at US With EV Offerings

Could NIO become the new kid coming to town in the global electric vehicle market? Perhaps, albeit eventually. This summer China’s NIO filed for an initial public offering of...

By Eric Volkman

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Cordless EV Chargers in Californian Parking Lots
17th October 2018

Cordless EV Chargers in Californian Parking Lots

Hong Kong’s Lectrifi says it is in talks to trial its latest cordless EV charging pads in tech company parking lots across Silicon Valley. The company claims to be...

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