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14th June 2019

Ford Joins Race for Israel Auto Tech

Ford is the latest carmaker hoping to mine the automotive technology talent burgeoning in Israel with the opening of a new research center in Tel Aviv. Alliance partners Renault...

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14th June 2019

Le Mans Lops Hybrid Power for 2021

In a bid to reduce costs for race teams, the iconic Le Mans endurance race will demand lower performance from hybrid powertrains. Its new regulations will see a downgrade of...

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14th June 2019

Voice Assistants Worse Than Drink-Driving, Study Suggests

Using in-car voice activated assistants has been questioned with latest safety research showing hands-free phone operation is as dangerous as driving above legal alcohol limits. A study by the...

13th June 2019

Fiat Ducato Van Will Go Electric Next Year

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced an electric version of the Ducato van will be available in 2020, launching a pilot scheme with “major clients”. This follows announcements from...

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13th June 2019

Honda Targets Compact Urban Market With First BEV

Honda is clearly aiming to hit the urban short-haul commuter market with a lightweight compact car as its first mass produced BEV The Honda e will feature a relatively...

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12th June 2019

Year After Phoenix Volvo Claims Production Ready AV

Volvo is claiming it has developed a production-ready autonomous Uber taxi little more than a year after one if its test mules killed a cyclist in Phoenix, Arizona. This...

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12th June 2019

Hyundai Plans AI Cabin Injury Monitoring

Hyundai is planning to use AI as a means to instantly assess personal injuries in vehicle to alert the appropriate emergency services. The system it is developing in partnership...

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11th June 2019

Volvo Launches Articulated BEV Bus

Volvo Buses has added a BEV to its range of electrified articulated urban bus range. The Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated joins the automaker’s hybrid buses designed to meet the...

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11th June 2019

Berlin App Shows City Authority Ready to Fight for Mobility

Berlin’s public transport body, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and Trafi, a mobility start-up, have launched an app in a bid to take control of its transport systems. Previously, the various...

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11th June 2019

Ram Claims Most Powerful Half-Ton Diesel Truck

The new Ram 1500 claims to be the most powerful half-ton diesel truck on the US market thanks to its Italian built engine. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA’s) Cento facility...

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10th June 2019

Renault and Nissan Open Innovation Lab in Israel

Renault and Nissan have founded a innovation laboratory in Tel Aviv, Israel, taking advantage of the explosion of AI technology companies in the city. Named the Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv, it is focusing on autonomy, cyber–security,...

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10th June 2019

Two Minute BEV Charging Promised By Le Mans Race Team

A Le Mans race team hopes to revolutionize BEV transportation by introducing technology claiming to fully charge a car in just two minutes. The Dutch team, InMotion, plans to develop their concept of electric refueling and then race at the iconic endurance...