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20th December 2018

Report: UK MaaS Schemes Need Government’s Support

A committee scrutinizing the UK’s Department for Transport says the government needs to support new mobility-as-a-service platforms. The House of Commons Transport Select Committee’s report says such platforms could...

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20th December 2018

Waymo AVs Most Accident Prone While Humans Launch Attacks, Study Shows

Waymo’s autonomous cars have been shown to be the most accident prone among the AV community suffering a 41% attrition rate among its fleet, according to recorded data. Waymo...

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20th December 2018

AV START Is Dead, but Feds Have Given an Inch on Regulation

The Senate's AV START Act is now dead and with it, any hope for greater federal oversight over autonomous vehicles, at least for now. However, the NHTSA is trying...

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Volkswagen Acquires Volvo’s Telematics Subsidiary
20th December 2018

Volkswagen Acquires Volvo’s Telematics Subsidiary

Volkswagen is buying Volvo’s telematics subsidiary, WirelessCar, aiming to expand its push into the connected fleet market. The automaker hopes the deal will conclude within the first half of...

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20th December 2018

ADAS Building Favor Among Carbuyers, Says Continental

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are proving popular despite warnings from auto safety organizations concerning consumer confusion over the limitations of the technology. A study, commission by component maker...

Report by Nathan Eddy and Greg Hyde

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20th December 2018

EV Not Green Option, Says Prof in Swipe at Zealots

A German economist is calling for the automotive industry to consider future powertrain options on merit instead of “ideologies” in a direct swipe at EV zealots. Professor Ulrich van...

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Porsche Launches Ultra-Rapid Charging Station Prototype
19th December 2018

Porsche Launches Ultra-Rapid Charging Station Prototype

Porsche has presented a prototype ultra-fast electric vehicle charging station it claims can provide 450kW of power. The automaker says its test vehicle, which claims a net battery capacity...

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19th December 2018

Anthony Levandowski’s New Startup Looks to Shake Up AV Industry

The controversial former Google and Uber engineer, Anthony Levandowski, is back with a new startup called Pronto.ai that looks to shake-up the autonomous vehicle industry.

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19th December 2018

AVs Will Turn Into 150mph Trains Under LA, Claims Musk

Tesla owner Elon Musk is proposing a network of tunnels where autonomous electric cars will morph into individual train carriages capable of speeds of up to 150mph under Los...

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19th December 2018

Carmakers Must Consider EV Buyers’ Different Habits

Online carbuyers are increasingly hunting for EV transport solutions but in a markedly different way than traditional ICE consumers, according to a UK car brand analyst. It claims EVs...

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Audi AV Subsidiary Partners With LiDAR Company
18th December 2018

Audi AV Subsidiary Partners With LiDAR Company

Audi’s autonomous vehicle unit is joining forces with a LiDAR sensor provider to expedite the automaker’s development of AV tech. Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID) aims to deploy “fully autonomous”...

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75,000 More Telematics-Connected Avis Cars Being Deployed
18th December 2018

75,000 More Telematics-Connected Avis Cars Being Deployed

Avis Budget Group is adding another 75,000 vehicles equipped with telematics consoles to its fleet of rental cars. The consoles connect the cars to Avis Budget’s cloud-based connected vehicle...

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