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SAIC Tests Autonomous Shuttle in California

April 03, 2019 at 2:13 PM

China’s Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. is testing an automated, all-electric shuttle bus in Davis, Calif., in conjunction with the University of California-Davis.

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Carmakers Team with SAE on Test Rules for Autonomous Cars

April 03, 2019 at 9:55 AM

Ford, General Motors, Toyota and SAE International have formed a consortium to establish safety and testing guidelines for self-driving vehicles.

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Toyota Grants Free Access to Hybrid Patents

April 03, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. will offer free access to nearly 24,000 of its hybrid vehicle patents through 2030.

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Lear Buys Telematics Software Company

April 02, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Lear Corp. has agreed to acquire Xevo Inc., a Seattle-based software supplier of telematics systems, for $320 million.

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Tesla Using Electric Semi to Deliver EVs

April 01, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Tesla Inc. is using prototypes of its upcoming Semi electric truck to transport the company’s Model 3 EV to California distribution centers.

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Apple Hires Former Tesla Powertrain Chief

April 01, 2019 at 2:16 PM

Apple Inc. has hired Michael Schwekutsch, who left Tesla Inc. last month, as senior director of engineering for the company’s secretive Project Titan autonomous car program.

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Ex-NHTSA Exec to Head Safety at Uber

March 29, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. has promoted Nat Beuse to head of safety for the company’s Advanced Technologies Group.

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Siemens Joins VW/Amazon Industrial Cloud

March 29, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Siemens AG will be the integration partner for the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud platform the carmaker is developing with Amazon Web Services.

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Lyft IPO Sets Market Value of $24 Billion

March 29, 2019 at 1:41 AM

Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. will begin trading shares today on the Nasdaq exchange at $72 per share.

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Aptiv Touts Open-Source Dataset for Autonomous Cars

March 28, 2019 at 10:50 AM

Aptiv plc has created an open-source dataset that developers of autonomous driving systems can use for free.   

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Startup Tests Online Used-Ford Finder in Detroit

March 27, 2019 at 11:19 AM

Ford Motor Co. is backing a startup in Detroit that is testing an online portal to help shoppers find used cars on local Ford dealer lots.

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EV Startup EVelozcity Changes Name

March 26, 2019 at 12:11 PM

EVelozcity Inc., a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup, has changed its name to Canoo.   

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