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DHL Starts Deliveries Via Drones in China

May 17, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Deutsche Post DHL Group has begun using drones to deliver packages in China.

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Renault Unveils Robo-Pods for Short Trips

May 17, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Renault SA has developed a self-driving electric pod concept intended to carry goods or two passengers at low speed on “first-mile/last-mile” trips.

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Hyundai Tests Vehicle Subscriptions, Ride-Sharing

May 17, 2019 at 9:49 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. is evaluating subscription plans and other alternatives to traditional vehicle ownership models in the U.S.

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German Startup Unveils 5-Passenger Electric Air Taxi

May 17, 2019 at 1:26 AM

German startup Lilium GmbH has unveiled a new five-passenger prototype of an electric air taxi it hopes to put into production by 2025.

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Nissan Readies Next-Gen Automated Driving Tech, Eschews Lidar

May 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Nissan Motor Co. will launch an updated version of its ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology this autumn in the Japanese-market Skyline sedan.

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FCC Delays Review on Spectrum for V2V Communications

May 16, 2019 at 5:56 PM

U.S. regulators are delaying a review of unused broadcast spectrum set aside to enable vehicles to communicate with their surroundings.

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Connected Vehicles to Account for 12% of Global Sales by 2024

May 16, 2019 at 4:43 PM

Global production of passenger vehicles with some form of connectivity capability will soar from about 15,000 units this year to more than 11.2 million in 2024, IHS Markit predicts.

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Tesla Autopilot Implicated in Another Fatal Crash

May 16, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Federal investigators say a fatal crash of a Tesla Model 3 electric car in March occurred while the vehicle was operating under the carmaker’s semi-autonomous Autopilot control.

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Uber Adds Quiet Mode, Other Features to Premium Service

May 15, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. is launching new rider preference options to its top-end Uber Black ride-hailing service in the U.S.

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Audi Brings Connected Traffic Light Tech to Europe

May 15, 2019 at 9:26 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit is introducing its in-vehicle Traffic Light Information system, which has been available in several U.S. cities since late 2016, in Europe this summer.

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Maserati to Use Autonomy Tech from BMW-Led Alliance

May 14, 2019 at 3:48 PM

Future cars offers by Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s Maserati unit will control their autonomous driving capabilities with technologies developed by BMW AG.

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Global Sales of Light Vehicles Fall 7%

May 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Worldwide deliveries of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles totaled 7.20 million units in April, down 7% from the same month last year, LMC Automotive reports.

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