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11th September 2018

Autotalks’ Dual-Mode Chipset Could Give Car-to-Car Wireless a Boost

With a new dual-mode chipset, Autotalk is looking to bridge the gap between DSRC and C-V2X technologies within connected cars.

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UK Government Announcing Green Auto Tech Investment
11th September 2018

UK Government Announcing Green Auto Tech Investment

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is announcing a program of investment in green automotive technology at the country’s inaugural Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) summit. She is using the event...

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AV Stand-In Driver Monitoring System Launched
11th September 2018

AV Stand-In Driver Monitoring System Launched

A system to keep tabs on the alertness of a stand-in human driver in an autonomous vehicle has been launched ahead of any real need of it. Canberra’s Seeing...

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11th September 2018

Aston Martin Stakes EV Dreams on Wales

Aston Martin has announced its new Welsh production plant will be the home of its super-premium zero-emission Lagonda brand and become its electrification hub. Its Rapide E model will...

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10th September 2018

US Driverless Bills ‘Running Out of Time’

Proponents of a bill intended to kickstart US autonomous vehicle development are stepping up pressure to get it passed but lawmakers seem to be as divided as ever. The...

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10th September 2018

BrainChip Akida NSoC Uses Spiking Neural Network Architecture

Biologically inspired spiking neural networks (SNNs) model the behavior of synapses and connectivity found in nature, with applications for self-driving vehicle tech.

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10th September 2018

Mercedes LCV Future Hopes to Tick All the Boxes

Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled its Vision URBANETIC light commercial vehicle concept combining autonomous, mobility and sustainable fuel powertrains technologies. The automaker claims the concept “eliminates the separation between people...

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10th September 2018

BMW Builds Advanced Simulation Center in Munich

The virtual test-drives will be conducted not only by the development engineers but also by customers on a regular basis. German auto-giant BMW announced construction of a facility for...

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10th September 2018

JLR Connects Old Classics to Modern World

Jaguar Land Rover is bringing top-draw connectivity to its classic cars with a range of retro-fit infotainment options. JLR’s Classic parts and accessories catalogue has introduced an infotainment system...

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Siemens Autonomous Tram to be Unveiled
10th September 2018

Siemens Autonomous Tram to be Unveiled

Engineering giant Siemens will showcase its autonomous road-going tram in the German city of Potsdam. At InnoTrans2018 next week, Siemens Mobility and transport operator ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH (ViP) will...

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JV Plans to Let EV Drivers Monitor Charge Rates Through Smartphones
10th September 2018

JV Plans to Let EV Drivers Monitor Charge Rates Through Smartphones

A joint venture is aiming to allow drivers to monitor their electric vehicle’s charging progress via their smartphones. Kansas City engineering firm Burns & McDonnell and Los Angeles EV...

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10th September 2018

Weekly Brief: Volvo’s driverless vision more delusion than dream

If you think city traffic is bad today, imagine what it will be like 30 years from now, writes Andrew Tolve. India is in the midst of the largest...