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8th April 2019

Energy Pricing Models Will Dictate EV Take-Up

Future EV charging models will become the make-or-break factor in the consumer’s decision to buy into BEV transportation. That’s according to Andrew Daga, CEO of wireless charger manufacturer Momentum...

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8th April 2019

Ford LCV Data Harvesting Finds Best Rapid EV Charger Locations

Ford has trialed big data vehicle data harvesting to work out where EV rapid chargers are best installed in London. Data streamed from its connected vehicles has enabled its...

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8th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Self-Driving Features Just Plain Reckless

Ready or not, Tesla is ramping up efforts to deliver fully self-driving cars. This week the carmaker will roll out its automated parking feature, which allows drivers to press...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th April 2019

Toyota Pushes EV Tech With Open Sourcing

Toyota is taking an open-source approach to the promotion of its vehicle electrification technologies. It is granting royalty-free licenses for approximately 23,740 patents it holds on electric vehicle components...

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5th April 2019

Hyundai Opens Berlin Innovation Investment Center

Hyundai has opened its third global innovation investment center this time in Berlin, following similar hubs in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, Israel. The hub, named Cradle Berlin, will...

By Phil Oakley

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5th April 2019

Toyota Follows Honda Down a Hydrogen Rabbit Hole

Toyota has taken up Honda’s hydrogen fuel generating model that some would say goes nowhere in terms of promoting commercialization of the technology. That’s because it has deployed its...

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4th April 2019

Ford, GM, Toyota, SAE Form AV Standards Consortium

Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and SAE International are forming a consortium to help develop industry-wide standards for autonomous vehicle technology. The automakers have joined forces with the professional association...

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4th April 2019

Isuzu Claims Oversize Diesel Turbos Could Cut Emissions

Super-sized turbo chargers for diesel engines are claiming a 10% improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. Auto specialist SuperTurbo Technologies, say the concept of marrying both turbo and...

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4th April 2019

‘Natural’ Driver Control Promised by Latest Hyundai Virtual Cockpit

Hyundai claims its virtual cockpit will provide a more natural driver control experience thanks to a ‘multi-layer display’ instrument cluster. The steering wheel mounted cluster is heralded as less...

By Phil Oakley

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3rd April 2019

VW Trialing Level 4 AVs in Hamburg

Volkswagen is testing Level 4 autonomous vehicles within Hamburg’s designated ‘digital test bed’, it says. Five Level 4 e-Golfs, each equipped with 11 laser scanners, seven radar, and 14 cameras...

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2nd April 2019

Electrification Leading Toyota’s New Urban LCV

Toyota has chosen the UK as the venue for the global launch of its new compact LCV the Proace City likely to feature its latest hybrid powertrain. The vehicle...

Phil Oakley

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2nd April 2019

Start-Up Promises Londoners Autonomous Transport in 2020

A start-up is promising Londoners access to self-driving ride-shares from 2020 onward. FiveAI said its shared autonomous vehicles will become available to residents of the city from then. Five...

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