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1st August 2019

Porsche Develops Facial Recognition Vehicle Access

Porsche has developed a facial recognition system for owners to access vehicles simply by approaching them. The carmaker teamed up with start-up Foghorn to create a smartphone app powered...

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1st August 2019

Dielectric Cooling Being Heralded as BEV Breakthrough

A consortium of auto suppliers and academics is claiming a breakthrough in BEV battery pack temperature management. M&I Materials, Ricardo and the WMG, University of Warwick have announced a...

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1st August 2019

US Fleets Warned Lives At Risk From Connected Cars Hack

Fleet managers are being warned of potentially fatal cyber-security risks of 2020 connected car models that could expose an entire fleet to a malicious hack. The warning was published...

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31st July 2019

Ford Acquires Military Robotics Company in Autonomous Drive

Ford has turned to an US military robotics supplier to advance its ambitions in autonomous driving. The automaker has acquired Michigan’s Quantum Signal which boasts extensive work developing robotic...

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31st July 2019

Volvo Installs On-Board SIMs in Every New Car

Volvo has pledged to install a SIM card in every new model sold in 42 European markets to boost its connectivity offering. The feature is being introduced on all...

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31st July 2019

Continental Claims Cloud Automated Speed Control

A message from the cloud could take over the speed of a vehicle judged to be travelling too fast for road conditions under a system developed by Continental. The...

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31st July 2019

Land Rover Factory Engine Tune for Old Defenders

As proof Land Rover has not lost faith with its oldest, most iconic model, the SUV maker has announced factory upgrade kits for old Defenders including an engine power...

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30th July 2019

Ford Follows Nissan Into Home Charging Offer

Ford is following in the electric foot-steps of Nissan with a deal offering its own electrified vehicle owners one-stop charging solution. Nissan has been involved in home and work...

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29th July 2019

2020 Audi S6 Has Twin-Turbo V6 and Mild Hybrid

The US model of the 2020 Audi S6 will feature a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6, making 433bhp and 443 lb-ft, with a 48-volt mild hybrid to assist in the low...

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29th July 2019

Vauxhall’s EV Future Outside UK Post Brexit

Vauxhall’s electrification strategy is hanging in the balance now that its parent company questions the viability of maintaining a UK production base in a hard Brexit. The Financial Times...

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29th July 2019

Weekly Brief: General Motors Latest to Slam Brakes on Driverless Tech

How starry-eyed we were 18 months ago? Waymo stood on the doorstep of launching its robo-taxi service and General Motors’ Cruise announced that it was on the precipice of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

26th July 2019

Toyota Unveils Olympic EV People Mover

Toyota has released details of its fully accessible people mover vehicle that will help ferry athletes and visitors to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Dubbed an ‘Accessible...

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