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20th January 2021

Automaker Blockchain Bid to end Used Car ‘Clocking’

Blockchain security technology is being used to prevent pre-owned vehicles having their digitally recorded mileage altered, or ‘clocked’, by unscrupulous sellers. The process of ‘correcting’ a vehicle’s recorded mileage...

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18th December 2020

AI to Boost Ford’s e-Scooter Safety and Security

Ford’s micro-mobility unit, Spin, will incorporate AI technology into its e-scooter share scheme in a bid to boost rider safety and vehicle security. It has partnered with Drover AI...

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30th November 2020

Weekly Brief: Lime Shows the Way for Micromobility Post Pandemic

E-scooter start-up Lime generated positive free cash flow and a quarterly profit in the third quarter of 2020, both firsts for the company. CEO Wayne Ting said last week...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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24th November 2020

Ford’s Trans-Am Micromobility Fund Unveiled

Ford is launching a Trans-Atlantic fund to study the possibilities of expanding micromobility by partnering with academics in the UK and US. Launched through its e-scooter company, Spin, the...

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5th November 2020

Ford’s Automated Steering to Avoid Bling-Spot Swipes

Ford has linked its existing blind-spot detection and collision automated steering functions to mitigate accidents involving a side-swipe. The new feature is aimed at the situation where a driver,...

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26th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Let’s Pray Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving’ not Hope-and-Hit

Tesla released its “Full Self-Driving” software last week, achieving an important, yet controversial milestone for the carmaker and the AV industry. The update makes Autopilot more autonomous than ever...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

5th October 2020

AVs’ Captive Audience Presents Infotainment Challenge

The future of automotive transportation will be defined by two domains: the driving function and the in-car user experience. As the driving function becomes more automated and autonomous, the...

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29th September 2020

Driverless Tech’s Ups and Downs Post Virus

The pandemic has hit almost all economic sectors globally but it has had an especially harsh effect on automotive. It has been called the single biggest risk factor facing...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

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28th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Battery War Ramps Up as Tesla Plans In-House Production

At his much-hyped “Battery Day” event in Fremont, California, Elon Musk revealed Tesla plans to start manufacturing its own in-house battery dubbed the 4680. The battery is significantly larger...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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25th September 2020

Ford Brings High Power Mach-E to Europe

Ford will bring its Tesla rivaling full performance Mustang Mach-E GT to Europe next year boasting a hypercar matching 0-62mph sprint of 3.7 seconds. The BEV will hit the...

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28th August 2020

Fintech’s Revenue Lessons for the Automaker

The pandemic lockdowns have seen merchants scrambling to find ways to let people buy and pick up food and products without getting out of the car. Yet some brands...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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28th August 2020

Ford Tests Bosch’s Automated Parking Technology

Ford is to start testing automated car parking technology that turns the vehicle into its own valet parker. The pilot is a joint experiment by the automaker, Bosch and...

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