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22nd May 2019

5G Verses DSRC Bun Fight Has Long Way To Go

Earlier this month the European Parliament ratified draft rules by the bloc’s executive body, the European Commission to endorse WiFi-based communications standards between connected vehicles. While the technology is...

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10th May 2019

University Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough Making Them Cheaper Than ICE

A Canadian university is claiming to have cracked the problem of cost hampering wide-scale adoption of fuel cell technology. Researchers from the University of Waterloo claim their fuel cell...

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3rd May 2019

Carmakers Must Hunt For Autonomous Innovators, Says Toyota

Toyota’s US investment arm has created a $100M war-chest in its hunt for innovators to in AI related driverless and robotics technology. The Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Toyota...

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1st May 2019

5G Could Be Too Busy For Mission Critical Auto Roles

It’s an article of faith for many involved in the assisted/autonomous driving space that 5G wireless technology is mission critical. Like any technology, though, it isn’t perfect; there are...

By Eric Volkman

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29th April 2019

Weekly Brief: China Propels Hydrogen Into Auto Mainstream

Hydrogen fuel cell technology has solidified an important new ally in the Chinese government. Last week word came out of Beijing that China is committed to investing in, promoting...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th April 2019

Toyota’s Market-Ready Fuel Cell Trucks For California Ports

After extensive tests of hydrogen fuel cell trucks, Toyota has unveiled its first market-ready vehicle. Developed by in partnership with the Kenworth Truck Company, it’s the first of 10...

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23rd April 2019

5G Extracts More V2X Revenue From Consumers Than DSRC

Top spot as the future dominant technology in the connected car world is still uncertain as dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) and 5G LTE wireless slug it out. Yet, as...

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22nd April 2019

Weekly Brief: Uber’s Toyota Backing Can Only Work When Robots Replace Drivers

Uber’s self-driving car division just got a billion-dollar vote of confidence from Toyota and friends. Uber revealed last week that Toyota and automotive supplier Denso will invest $667M in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Dose of Reality to Driverless Dreamers

Ford is walking back its goal to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Speaking at a Detroit Economic Club event last week, Ford CEO Jim Hackett admitted that Ford...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th April 2019

BMW, Toyota and Renault Engineers Explore Driverless Standards

Engineers from BMW, Toyota and Renault have set up a working group in a bid to formulate global standards for future ADAS and autonomous technology. The group, working under...

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Toyota Pushes EV Tech With Open Sourcing
5th April 2019

Toyota Pushes EV Tech With Open Sourcing

Toyota is taking an open-source approach to the promotion of its vehicle electrification technologies. It is granting royalty-free licenses for approximately 23,740 patents it holds on electric vehicle components...

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Ford, GM, Toyota, SAE Form AV Standards Consortium
4th April 2019

Ford, GM, Toyota, SAE Form AV Standards Consortium

Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and SAE International are forming a consortium to help develop industry-wide standards for autonomous vehicle technology. The automakers have joined forces with the professional association...

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