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30th December 2019

Weekly Brief: Reinvention Key to Automotive Revolution in 2020s

With the end of the decade comes the end of an era for electric vehicles. That’s what Tesla found out last week when the US government announced it will...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th December 2019

VW Plans Car Park Robot EV Chargers

Possibly in a bid to convince itself and the investors that BEVs will soon take over auto powertrains, Volkswagen foresees autonomous robot car chargers. It claims the Volkswagen Group...

23rd December 2019

Weekly Brief: Goodbye to a Decade Unlike Any Other

Talk about a decade to remember. As 2019 draws to a close, it concludes one of the most transformative 10 years in the history of the automotive industry. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th December 2019

Hyundai Presents Smart City Vision at CES

Hyundai will present its vision of life in the future smart city at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show. Central to its vision is the personal air vehicle (PAV) and...

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19th December 2019

BMW and Daimler Dump Mobility Projects

Yet another Silicon Valley illusion has gone pop with BMW and Daimler announcing they are dumping their mobility services in the US, Canada and the UK. The German automakers...

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19th December 2019

Hybrid Battery ‘Cafe Racer’ Concept at CES

A battery specialist will showcase its hybrid battery system by presenting a modern vision of the cafe racer motorcycles of the 1960s. The Nawa Racer concept will be the...

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19th December 2019

Xpeng Claims First L3 Autonomous BEV

Chinese BEV maker Xpeng has claimed its Level 3 driverless technology is the country’s first market ready system to hit the roads next year. Its P7 executive performance model...

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18th December 2019

Nvidia Claims Superchip Breakthrough for L5 AV

Gaming software specialist Nvidia is claiming a superchip so fast that it could accelerate the possibility of full Level 5 autonomous driving. Its Nvidia Drive AGX Orin claims to...

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18th December 2019

Hyundai-Kia Demo VR Car Production Capability

Brand partners Hyundai and Kia have demonstrated the first virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system that could transform the way future cars are built. The new system, introduced to...

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17th December 2019

Chinese e-Bikes Launched in Mobility Drive

EV manufacturer Segway-Ninebot has branched into the motorcycle and scooter market unveiling several new products in China. Its launch in Beijing saw the debut of two smart scooters, Ninebot...

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17th December 2019

Xpeng Unveils Performance BEV Powertrain

Chinese automaker Xpeng has released specifications for its high performance BEV powertrain claiming 420bhp. Its P7’s E-motor, transmission and control system are integrated into a three-in-one electric drive system...

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16th December 2019

Bosch Claims Driver Monitoring to Aid AV Handover

Bosch says it has developed an in-cab driver monitoring system featuring cameras and artificial intelligence (AI). It uses a camera mounted in the steering wheel to detect driver behavior...

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