Advanced Mobility

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Valeo Touts Lidar Contract Wins

July 15, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Valeo SA says it has received contracts from four unnamed carmakers totaling a combined €500 million ($564 million) for autonomous vehicle lidar sensors.

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White House Freezes Fuel Economy Penalties

July 15, 2019 at 12:04 AM

U.S. regulators have rejected an Obama administration-era proposal to impose dramatically stiffer penalties on carmakers that fail to meet fuel economy standards.

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Tesla Seeks Apple’s Help on Theft of Autonomy Secrets

July 12, 2019 at 5:52 PM

Tesla Inc. has asked Apple Inc. to help it prosecute a former employee suspected of stealing secrets about its autonomous car program before leaving to join Chinese rival Xpeng Motors.

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VW Invests $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Argo AI Unit

July 12, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Volkswagen AG has taken a roughly 37% stake in Ford Motor Co.’s Argo AI unit by agreeing to invest $1 billion in cash and merging its $1.6 billion Autonomous Intelligent Driving company with the Pittsburgh-based startup.

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Bosch Readies “Smart” Battery Tech

July 11, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says it has developed artificial intelligence software to help electric vehicle batteries last longer.

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Bird Makes Paris Its Top E-Scooter Hub in Europe

July 11, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Bird Rides, Inc., the Los Angeles-based electric-scooter sharing service, says it will make Paris its largest hub in Europe.

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Panasonic to Provide Traffic Data Network in Utah

July 11, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Panasonic Corp. is working with the Utah Dept. of Transportation to build a transportation data network to improve safety and traffic flow on the state’s highways.

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Europe Dominates List of Bike-Friendly Cities

July 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Europe accounts for 15 of the top 20 cities in the biennial Copenhagenize Index of bicycle-friendly cities.

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U.S. Surpasses 20,000 EV Charging Stations

July 10, 2019 at 3:35 PM

There are more than 20,000 charging stations with nearly 69,000 connectors for plug-in hybrid and full-electric vehicles available in the U.S., according to the Dept. of Energy. 

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Bentley Unveils Futuristic EV Concept

July 10, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Bentley Motors Group says its all-electric EXP 100 GT concept portends a future in which EV batteries are vastly more powerful than today’s devices.

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Ohio Research Center Adds Advanced Mobility Testing

July 10, 2019 at 3:02 PM

The Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio, officially opened its SmartCenter for autonomous and connected vehicles today.

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Electric Mini Breaks Cover

July 09, 2019 at 4:50 PM

BMW AG’s Mini car unit took the wraps off the all-electric variant of its Cooper SE small car this week in Germany.

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