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13th July 2020

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Vaulting Autonomous Ambition Needs Regulation

Elon Musk passed Warren Buffet to become the world’s seventh richest person last week. Musk’s net worth has skyrocketed during the pandemic because Tesla has surpassed production targets despite...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th July 2020

Hybrid Powertrains Predicted to Dominate Near Landscape

Hybrid powertrains are predicted to dominate global vehicle sales at least for the short- to medium-term. That’s the suggestion made by Frost & Sullivan’s analysis, Global Powertrain Outlook, 2020,...

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9th July 2020

Cupra Performance BEV Finally Comes to Market

Cupra, the performance sub-brand of Seat, has confirmed its new BEV hot-hatch will be the Cupra el-Born. The car closely follows the original concept which first saw the lights...

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9th July 2020

Mercedes S-Class ‘Bosses’ Infotainment

Mercedes-Benz takes aim at the US and Chinese business executives with its latest S-Class infotainment system. The automaker points out that these captains of industry still cling to the...

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8th July 2020

Heated Exhaust Claims Near Emission-Free ICE Starting

A new exhaust with a heated catalytic converter claims near zero emissions on cold engine start-up. Benteler’s system is aimed at meeting the European Union vehicle emission Euro-7 standard,...

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8th July 2020

First V2Pedestrian Alert App Claimed

An app developer is claiming to have developed the first vehicle-to-pedestrian smartphone alert in a bid to cut 65% of the world’s collision fatalities. A start-up from Berkeley, California,...

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7th July 2020

Regulators’ Mad-Dash on Clean Air Boosts Li-Ion Appeal

Government and city regulators around the world are ensuring the dubious carbon-footprint of lithium-ion battery technology will be over-looked in the near term. In Frost & Sullivan’s report, Global...

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6th July 2020

Hyundai Markets First Hydrogen Truck in Europe

Hyundai has shipped ten models of the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell powered heavy-haulage truck to the European market. The Hyundai Xcient fuel cell trucks are the first of...

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6th July 2020

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Just Got Truckin’

Self-driving start-up TuSimple announced a major development that will see its 40 self-driving trucks unleashed across an 1,100-mile stretch of highway in the American Southwest. The route reaches from...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd July 2020

Daimler Adopts IBM Cloud for Cyber-Security

With greater connectivity comes greater cyber-security risks which explains Daimler’s announcement of a data partnership with digital giant IBM. The pair have expanded their existing cyber agreement and the...

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2nd July 2020

BEV Motorcycle Record Attempt Sees Return to ‘Dustbin’ Fairings

Six-time world motorcycle champion and former MotoGP ace, Max Biaggi will, turn-back-the-clock when he attempts a BEV motorcycle speed record on a machine sporting a ‘dustbin’ fairing. The Wattman...

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2nd July 2020

Maserati Debuts F1’s Pre-Chamber Combustion for a Sportscar

Maserati will employ Formula One’s pre-combustion chamber technology for the first time in the sportscar class. Its Nettuno engine will feature in the Maserati MC20 super sportscar that will...

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