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EU, Japan Back Automatic Emergency Braking Rule

February 12, 2019 at 3:59 PM

The European Union and Japan support a United Nations plan that would equip all new passenger and light commercial vehicles with automatic emergency braking systems, beginning in 2020.

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Daimler to Make Electrified Cars in Thailand

February 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM

Daimler AG says it is preparing to begin local assembly in Thailand of electrified vehicles and batteries to power them.

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WiTricity Buys Qualcomm’s Wireless Charging Business

February 11, 2019 at 10:54 AM

Boston-based WiTricity Corp. has acquired Qualcomm Inc.’s Halo wireless charging business for an unspecified amount.

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China’s Changan Demos 55 Autonomous Car Platoon

February 11, 2019 at 9:18 AM

Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. tested a 55-vehicle fleet of autonomous vehicles driving in line on a closed highway in China.

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Aurora Lands $530 Million in Funding

February 08, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Silicon Valley-based self-driving car-startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has landed $530 million in its second round of funding.

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E-Scooter Injuries on the Rise

February 08, 2019 at 1:15 PM

There have been more than 1,500 injuries and four deaths related to electric scooter accidents in the U.S. since late 2017, according to a Consumer Reports study.

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Control Centers Could Aid Transition to Driverless Cars

February 08, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Researchers at the University of Michigan say remotely located technicians could help troubleshoot and respond to potential problems for self-driving cars in real time.

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AAA Shows EV-Range Reduction in Cold and Hot Weather

February 07, 2019 at 7:58 PM

Operating an electric vehicle in cold weather can reduce driving range by more than 40%, according to AAA.

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Finland Targets 30% Biofuel Use by 2029

February 07, 2019 at 4:01 PM

The Finnish Parliament has passed a law requiring that the use of biofuels in road vehicles must reach 30% by 2029.

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GM Offers Equity to Employees of Cruise Unit

February 07, 2019 at 12:21 AM

General Motors Co. has enabled employees of its Cruise Automation unit the ability to acquire equity in the autonomous vehicle technology startup.

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Tesla Cuts Model 3 Price Again

February 06, 2019 at 5:17 PM

Tesla Inc. has lowered the retail price of its Model 3 electric sedan in the U.S. by another $1,100, to $42,900.

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Sweden Opens AI Innovation Center

February 06, 2019 at 1:13 PM

Sweden’s Innovation Agency has opened a technical center in Gothenburg that will focus on developing artificial intelligence, deep learning technologies and related applications.

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