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16th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Virus ‘Silver Lining’ Could End Auto’s Dependency on China

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world with frightening speed, the automotive industry has braced itself for what could be a long and costly disruption to operations. Some...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th March 2020

Zenvo Serves Up its Pure Ice Powertrain

Danish sportscar manufacturer Zenvo has unveiled its road-going hypercar version of its TRS track vehicle. The automaker’s new flagship TSR-S boasts a 1,177bhp twin-supercharged flat-plane crank 5.8-liter V8 gasoline...

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12th March 2020

5G Will See C-V2X Explosion… Maybe

An automotive research body is predicting an explosion in C-V2X capability with the roll-out of 5G. However, the statement announcing a study by ABI Research based on industry opinions,...

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11th March 2020

Vauxhall’s Corsa-e Charging Features Revealed

Vauxhall has released the all-important charging capabilities of its baby BEV Corsa-e but lists a universal charger only as a paid-for optional extra. While range and performance details remain...

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11th March 2020

Czinger 21C’s Path a Return to Elite Ownership

Czinger’s latest hypercar, the 21C is a vision of how the clock could be turned back to when personal transport was a niche product for an exclusive set. For,...

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10th March 2020

TomTom Claims Success in Fast AV Map Building

TomTom says it has proof of concept for fast building HD navigation maps required by driverless vehicles. The location technology specialist teamed up with Toyota Research Institute – Advanced...

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10th March 2020

Verizon Launches AI Powered Dashcam Solution

An AI powered dashcam video recording is claiming a breakthrough is vehicle crash assessment for fleet manager. Verizon Connect has launched a smart video solution with features that it...

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9th March 2020

Motown Gets Virtual Driverless Mcity

A simulation software specialist has created a virtual digital twin of Michigan driverless test facility, Mcity. The digital twin of the purpose-built facility at the University of Michigan for...

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9th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Waymo Surges to $30Bn Valuation with Latest LiDAR

A fleet of sleek, self-driving Jaguars has hit the streets in Northern California. They’re carrying on board what Waymo said last week is its most advanced driverless technology ever....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th March 2020

Seat’s AI to Wake Sleepy Drivers

Spanish automaker Seat is working on an AI driven driver monitoring system to combat driver fatigue and improve road safety. Its innovation research Xplora team, in conjunction with Eyesight...

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6th March 2020

Tire Wear Pollution 1,000 Times Worse Than Tailpipes

Pollution from tire wear can be up to 1,000 worse than tail-pipe emissions and EV powertrains is adding to the problem. That’s the claim by independent vehicle testing specialist...

5th March 2020

GM’s Soft Pouch Batteries Promise Low Cost Power Boost

General Motors is basing its future BEV strategy on battery packs of soft pouch construction it claims will cut production costs and boost range to 400 miles. Using Ultium...

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