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17th April 2019

Two Chinese EV Makers Gear Up For Global Stage

Two of China’s EV manufacturers have shown clear expansion ambitions in presenting their latest models at the 2019 Shanghai International Auto Show. While NIO has always expressed it global...

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16th April 2019

EV Auto-Charging Tech Debuts on GM’s Ride-Sharing Service

GM’s service allowing non-car owners to drive for ride-sharing businesses is being used to launch North America’s first ‘automatic’ electric vehicle charging technology. Maven Gig is being used for...

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16th April 2019

Aston Martin and Peugeot Choose China For Production EV Launches

Both Aston Martin and Peugeot have debuted production models of their electrified vehicles in China pointing the way to where carmakers believe will be the world’s top EV marketplace....

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16th April 2019

Lotus Reveals EV as First New Car in Decade

Iconic sportscar manufacturer Lotus will reveal its first new model in more than a decade this week in China and it will be a full BEV. The Type 130,...

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15th April 2019

VW’s Autonomous ‘Lounge’ Concept Unveiled in China

A ‘self-driving’ zero emission lounge-on-wheels has been unveiled by Volkswagen ahead of the Auto Shanghai show in China. The newest member of VW’s ID. Family, the ID. ROOMZZ claims...

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15th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Dose of Reality to Driverless Dreamers

Ford is walking back its goal to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Speaking at a Detroit Economic Club event last week, Ford CEO Jim Hackett admitted that Ford...

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12th April 2019

Call to Certify Remote Controllers of Driverless Vehicles

Remote controlled driverless vehicles must have certification for operators to ensure safety standards. Speaking to TU-Automotive, Manuela Papadopol, CEO of vehicle remote control system provider Designated Driver, said the...

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12th April 2019

BMW, Toyota and Renault Engineers Explore Driverless Standards

Engineers from BMW, Toyota and Renault have set up a working group in a bid to formulate global standards for future ADAS and autonomous technology. The group, working under...

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10th April 2019

Ford Hits Back After Keyless Theft Risk Exposed

Hard-on-the-heels of a security alert about its keyless car entry technology, Ford has announced new anti-theft key fobs for its two most popular models. The carmaker had been cited...

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9th April 2019

UK’s 4G Infrastructure Slammed By Automakers

An automakers’ representative body has condemned shortfalls in the UK’s existing 4G infrastructure at a time when the telecoms industry is planning 5G automotive capabilities. The Society for Motor...

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9th April 2019

VW Joins Open-Source Connected Vehicle Software Project

A project developing a Linux-based open-source platform for connected vehicle software has been boosted by the addition of Volkswagen to its membership base. The automaker has joined Automotive Grade Linux...

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8th April 2019

Budget Brand Dacia Makes Pitch For Mobility Providers

Renault’s value sub-brand, Dacia, is making a bid to mop up sales from taxi drivers facing steep additional daily charges to enter clean-air city zones. It chose April 8,...

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