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24th March 2020

More Details on Aston Martin’s V6 for Hybrid Valhalla

Aston Martin says its in-house built V6 ICE planned for the hybrid powertrain of the upcoming Valhalla hypercar will be Euro 7 compliant. The gasoline 3.0-liter motor is expected...

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24th March 2020

Hyundai’s Radar to Protect ‘Forgotten Kids’

Hyundai’s component producer claims to have developed a radar system that could end the risk of children being left forgotten in the back of cars. There have been several...

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23rd March 2020

Toyota Teams Up to Push Fuel Cell Truck Development

Toyota has teamed up with a specialist truck builder to advance its plans for a market-ready fuel cell heavy goods vehicle. With Hino Motors, the automaker has agreed to...

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23rd March 2020

Leading Cyber-Security Company Latest Member of 5GAA

A South Korean cyber-security specialist is the latest company to join the 5G automotive lobby group, the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). Autocrypt, that specializes in security operations for C-ITS...

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23rd March 2020

Weekly Brief: Automotive’s Virus Lockdown a Time to Reflect

The threat of a widespread lockdown across the automotive industry turned into a reality last week, as the coronavirus continued to unleash chaos around the world. All major automakers...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th March 2020

Volkswagen e-Bulli Reignites Historic Vandalism Issue

The latest Volkswagen collaboration with a retro-fit electric powertrain conversion once again risks the wrath of historic vehicle buffs. Its ‘concept’ conversion sees a 1966 T1 Samba Bus fitted...

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19th March 2020

Lynk & Co’s Hybrid SUV First With Fingerprint Recognition

Start-up niche automaker Lynk & Co will use its 05 hybrid SUV as the first model to use fingerprint recognition for its infotainment system. The car will feature Goodix’s...

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18th March 2020

Immersion Batteries Explored for Extreme BEV Performance

Immersing lithium-ion batteries in cooling material is being considered a solution to moderating temperature in high-performance BEVs. The report from technology analyst IDTechEx Thermal Management for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030...

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18th March 2020

Touchscreen Infotainment Four-Times Worse Than Alcohol

A study measuring the affects of driver distraction suggests using a dashboard touchscreen is up to four times worse than being at the UK’s drink-drive alcohol limit. The research...

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17th March 2020

Toyota Sticks to Diesel for New Proace City LCV

Despite early rumors that Toyota would be launching its new Proace City urban LCV with an electrification option, it is staying true to climate friendly diesel powertrains. The new...

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17th March 2020

Škoda Octavia Reveals Full Powertrain Lineup

Škoda has published full powertrain details and images for its popular mid-sized family Octavia model that should have debuted at the cancelled 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Headlining the range...

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16th March 2020

Ford Tech to Avoid Roadside Ditches

There maybe many of us who have experience of Ray LaMontagne’s Jolene lyrics ‘I found myself face down in a ditch…’ Well, now Ford says it has new technology...

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