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3rd May 2016

Weekly Brief: Beijing Motor Show launches suggest SUVs may revive Chinese auto market

It’s been a rough year for the Chinese auto market. Sedan sales are down 5.3%, minivans have slipped 17.5% and the outlook for mini cars and electric vehicles look...

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22nd April 2016

‘When’ and ‘how’ now the biggest questions facing driverless vehicles

Autonomous cars are a big part of the future of transportation; there is no longer any serious doubt about that. With so many companies – from large and famous,...

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11th April 2016

Weekly Brief: PSA Peugeot Citroe?n and BMW deliver big week for car-sharing

There are many reasons not to buy a car — fuel costs, hellish traffic, high insurance, expensive tickets, pricy upkeep and lack of parking to name a few —...

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8th April 2016

Carmakers waking up to other ways of making cars pay – Part II

Continued from Part I Car-sharing Just as ride-sharing was predated by taxicabs, car-sharing's predecessors are car rental firms like Hertz, Avis, and Alamo. These are large companies with giant...

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1st April 2016

Could carmaker data turnaround the fortunes of UBI?

General Motors’ (GM’s) partnership with Progressive Insurance is close to a year old, with the first pilots rolled out mid-year. In Europe, BMW has partnered Allianz partnered since 2009,...

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21st March 2016

Weekly Brief: Carmakers pledge to make AEB standard by 2022

Safety organisations claim that automatic emergency brakes (AEB) would save an estimated 10,000 lives a year in the US if they were standard across all new cars. That’s nearly...

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7th March 2016

Weekly Brief: A Google car crashes, world gasps, yet fuel-fumed Geneva Motor Show just smirks

All eyes should have been trained on Geneva Motor Show last week for the year’s premier European auto show; instead, a minor bump between a bus and a Google...

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19th February 2016

Until technology catches up, ‘Keep the Radio On’

Automakers and analysts alike admit uncertainty about the form and function of car radios even a few years from now but they concur that it will still be a...

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15th February 2016

Weekly Brief: US government says computers can replace humans as ‘the driver’

Roses are red, violets are blue, self-driving cars are legal and coming to a street near you. Love, NHTSA Okay, so maybe the US federal government didn’t phrase it...

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25th January 2016

Weekly Brief: GM full steam ahead with ridesharing, while insurers get the autonomous shakes

Uber who? Google what? If General Motors (GM) is supposed to be intimidated by the tech giants of the autonomous driving and ridesharing space, the carmaker certainly isn’t showing it....

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18th January 2016

Weekly Brief: Obama pledges $4Bn to self-driving cars at Detroit Auto Show

President Obama means business with self-driving cars — to the tune of four billion dollars. Amid all the shiny concept cars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, despite new flagship...

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11th January 2016

Weekly Brief: GM caps banner week at CES with $500M investment in Lyft

Big auto news happened even before CES took off when Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced its open source start-up programme at TU-Automotive’s Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) last week. JLR’s...

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