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Current ACC Too “Dangerous” for Road, Say Insurers
7th August 2018

Current ACC Too “Dangerous” for Road, Say Insurers

A study has found current adaptive cruise control (ACC) technology is unsafe for consumers. The report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested several premium car manufacturers’ products concluding some were...

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ERM’s StarLink Tracker Looks to Bolster Telematics With WiFi
7th August 2018

ERM’s StarLink Tracker Looks to Bolster Telematics With WiFi

StarLink Tracker, which ERM Advanced Telematics developed, can act as a WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices and is pitched at fleet management specialists.

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7th August 2018

Efficiency Boost Claimed by Mahle Variable Valve Timing System

A new variable valve timing system claims to offer performance enhancing properties across management of exhaust gas temperature and save fuel or even an engine braking function. The Mahle...

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7th August 2018

Training Self-Driving AI Takes Humans & Automation

Scale, a San Francisco startup, is looking to bring its knowledge of artificial intelligence to the automotive market. So far, the company counts GM Cruise, Uber, Lyft and NuTonomy...

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Robot Tractors to Grow by 24% in Next Decade
7th August 2018

Robot Tractors to Grow by 24% in Next Decade

The driverless agricultural tractor market is set to grow by 24% inside the next seven years. A report published by Allied Market Research suggests this technology was worth $648.9M in 2016 and predicts it will be worth $4,389.8M by...

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6th August 2018

Schaeffler Acquiring Electronic Steering Developer Paravan

Another auto parts supplier is looking to acquire technology that could have uses within autonomous driving systems. This time, Germany-based Shaeffler has made a deal for Paravan.

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6th August 2018

5G Backers Take Aim at Road Safety, Autonomous Cars

As the world gears up for mobile 5G deployments later this year, automakers, mobile operators and equipment manufacturers are creating new partnerships designed to bring autonomous technologies to life....

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6th August 2018

VW Teams with Waze to Rediscover Driving Fun

Just as many are predicting the terminal decline of driving-for-fun, arch disrupter Waze is partnering with Volkswagen’s range of hot-hatch GTIs to bring exciting drive routes to UK consumers,...

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6th August 2018

Weekly Brief: Demise of Uber trucks shows how volatile driverless industry can be

Uber’s self-driving program was undone by a single pedestrian fatality and who says Waymo won’t be next? Andrew Tolve reports. The AV industry is balanced on a knife edge....

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3rd August 2018

Sweden’s Einride Has Robotic Trucks, but the System’s the Thing

Swedish startup Einride is looking to bring trucking to the next level with an all-electric, autonomous vehicle called the T-log.

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rideOS Announces Funding, Mainly From Next47
3rd August 2018

rideOS Announces Funding, Mainly From Next47

Start-up rideOS has announced that it has been awarded $25M in funding, with the majority coming from the Siemens-backed Next47. At just a year old, rideOS provides transportation and mapping technology,...

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3rd August 2018

Double Trailer from SEAT Better for Environment?

SEAT is claiming the largest and most efficient truck in Europe could halve the number of commercial trailers on the road and lower CO2 emissions per trip by 20%,...

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