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Bosch to Buy Telematics Firm

February 05, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH’s Service Solutions unit has agreed to purchase LAWA Solutions GmbH, a Giessen, Germany-based startup that specializes in cloud-based software for roadside assistance and repair shops.

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Japanese Partners Ready Compact EVs

February 04, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Consumer electronics giant Funai Electric Co. is teaming with startup Fomm Corp. to develop a compact electric sports car and a semi-amphibious mini-EV.

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EV Racing to the Extreme

February 01, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Organizers of the Formula E electric vehicle race circuit, which began its fifth season in December, are launching an off-shoot series in which rugged SUVs will compete in extreme conditions. 

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Apple Engineer Accused of Stealing Self-Driving-Car Secrets

January 31, 2019 at 3:01 PM

For the second time in six months, a Chinese nationalist working on Apple Inc.’s Project Titan autonomous car program in California has been charged with stealing proprietary data.  

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U.S. Transit Services Switching to Digital Payment

January 31, 2019 at 1:49 PM

To help encourage the use of public transit and new mobility services, cities across the U.S. are transitioning away from paper fare cards to digital payments that can be completed via smartphone apps.

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Shell Buys U.S. EV Charging Firm

January 31, 2019 at 1:27 PM

Petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell plc has acquired Greenlots, a Los Angeles-based company that specializes in electric vehicle charging systems, from Energy Impact Partners (EIP). 

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Volvo Gets Okay to Test Autonomous Cars on Swedish Roads

January 28, 2019 at 2:05 PM

Sweden’s transport agency has granted permission to the Volvo Car Group to test self-driving-vehicle systems on public highways in Sweden.

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Study: U.S Needs Fast Ramp-Up in EV Charging Network

January 28, 2019 at 12:40 PM

The number of charging stations in the U.S. must grow at an annual rate of 20% to support the forecasted growth of plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles through 2025, says a report by the International Council on Clean Transportation.

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Women Cite Safety Concerns for Avoiding Public Transit

January 24, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Women are about half as likely as men to use nearby public transportation, due in part to safety concerns, according to a new study conducted in Los Angeles.

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Apple Drops 200 Members of Autonomous Vehicle Project

January 24, 2019 at 10:50 AM

Apple Inc. confirms it has dismissed more than 200 members of Project Titan, its secretive autonomous-vehicle development program.

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Study: Ride-Hailing Cuts Public Transit Usage

January 24, 2019 at 10:06 AM

Bus and rail ridership has fallen more than 1% per year in U.S. cities where ride-hailing services are available, according to study by the University of Kentucky.

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Boeing Tests Flying Taxi

January 24, 2019 at 5:19 AM

This week Boeing Co. tested a prototype flying taxi this week at a Virginia airport.

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