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Uber’s Self-Driving Tech Unit Worth $7.3 Billion?

April 17, 2019 at 7:25 PM

Uber Technologies Inc.’s autonomous-car unit would be valued at $7.3 billion under a proposed new investment deal.

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Report: Apple in Talks with Vehicle Sensor Suppliers

April 17, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Apple Inc. has discussed possible deals with at least four companies to supply next-generation lidar sensors used in self-driving vehicles, sources tell Reuters.

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Proterra to Lease Electric Bus Batteries

April 17, 2019 at 10:59 AM

California-based electric busmaker Proterra Inc. is partnering with Japanese investment firm Mitsui & Co. to create a $200 million fund to support a battery leasing program.

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Nio Plans Mobile EV Battery Charging Service

April 17, 2019 at 1:11 AM

Shanghai-based electric vehicle startup Nio Inc. is introducing a service for owners of electric cars that will pick up their vehicle, take it away to be charged and return it.

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Chinese Startup Partners with Pininfarina on Fuel Cell Concept

April 16, 2019 at 5:50 PM

Wuhan, China-based Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co. teamed up with Pininfarina SpA to present a fuel cell-powered concept car at this week’s Shanghai auto show.

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Volvo to Standardize V2V Tech in Europe

April 15, 2019 at 3:57 PM

Volvo Car Corp. is standardizing its connected-car technology on all 2020-model vehicles in Europe.

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Audi Unveils Autonomous, Connected Concept Car

April 15, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit says its AI:ME concept electric city car previews technologies and design features for next-generation autonomous and connected vehicles.

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Study: 60% of Motorists Use Phone While Driving

April 15, 2019 at 2:07 PM

Three in five U.S. drivers—some 69 million people—use their smartphone at least once a day while operating their vehicles, according to Zendrive Inc.

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Singapore Teams People and Tech in "Smart Nation" Initiatives

April 13, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Thanks to strong government support, Singapore has become a leader in the development, testing and implementation of self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, mobility-as-a-service and a host of smart city initiatives. 

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ZF to Show Autonomous Car in Shanghai

April 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG will unveil a new self-driving demonstration vehicle and updated driver-assist technologies at the Shanghai auto show.

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GM Donates Self-Driving Chevy Bolt to Ford Museum

April 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM

General Motors Co. has donated its first autonomous vehicle, a prototype Chevrolet Bolt electric car, to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

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Renault, Nissan Open Mobility Research Center in China

April 12, 2019 at 9:58 AM

Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. have created a 50:50 joint venture in Shanghai to develop next-generation technologies and new mobility services.

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