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Volvo CEO Warns Against “Irresponsible” Claims for Automated Cars

March 25, 2019 at 5:03 PM

Touting semi-autonomous vehicles as more capable than they really are risks killing a technology that “might be the best lifesaver in the history of the car,” declares Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson.

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Volvo: Parity on EV, Piston Car Margins by 2025

March 25, 2019 at 1:27 AM

Volvo Cars is “absolutely sure” its profit margins on electric cars will equal those for its internal combustion-powered vehicles by 2025, CEO Hakan Samuelsson tells Reuters.

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Oslo Taxis Will Get Wireless Charging Tech

March 22, 2019 at 2:37 PM

As part of a requirement that all new taxis in Oslo to be electric vehicles by 2023, the Norwegian capital will install a network of wireless charging systems.

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Volvo to Standardize “Care Key” Speed Limiter

March 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Volvo Cars plans to standardize a device that allows users to limit the top speed of their vehicle, starting in the 2021 model year.

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Transit Unions Brace for Autonomous Future

March 22, 2019 at 7:25 AM

Warning that autonomous vehicles could eliminate as many as 3 million jobs in the U.S., the Transportation Trades Dept. (TTD) is calling on Congress to implement a number of measures to minimize the impact on the workforce and address potential safety concerns of such vehicles.

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VW, Northvolt Form European Battery Consortium

March 22, 2019 at 1:02 AM

Volkswagen AG and Swedish battery startup Northvolt AB have agree to form a consortium to accelerate battery research in Europe.

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Renault Tests Vehicle-to-Grid Energy Scheme

March 21, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Renault SA is launching a pilot program that will allow electric vehicles to provide energy back to the grid.

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Waymo to Add Second Robo-Fleet Center in Arizona

March 21, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving unit plans to open an 85,000-sq-ft facility in Mesa, Ariz., later this year to house, support and service the company’s growing vehicle fleet.

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VW, FAW Form Connectivity JV in China

March 20, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand and Chinese partner FAW Group are forming a joint venture in Chengdu, China, that will focus on connectivity and other digital services for the local market.

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Hyundai Mobis Partners with Russian Firm on Robo-Taxis

March 20, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Hyundai Mobis Co. has agreed to partner with Russian tech giant Yandex NV to develop an autonomous vehicle platform. 

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Microsoft Connectivity Tech to Debut Later this Year

March 20, 2019 at 9:11 AM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will launch the first applications of Microsoft Corp.’s cloud-based connectivity vehicle technology later this year.

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Toyota First in Line for Nvidia Development System

March 19, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Silicon Valley-based Nvidia Corp. is introducing a new simulation tool to aid the development and testing of automated driving technologies.

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