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Carmakers, Calif. Reach Pact on Emission Limits

July 25, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Four carmakers—BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen—have reached a voluntary agreement on emission standards in California, Reuters reports.

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Magna, BAIC Finalize China EV Partnership

July 25, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Magna International Inc. and China’s BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co.) have agreed on a framework for the electric vehicle joint venture they announced last summer.

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Toyota Invests $600 Million in DiDi Chuxing

July 25, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $600 million in Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing Technology Co.

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Toyota Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions 40% in N.A.

July 24, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. hopes to lower the carbon footprint of its North America operations by 40% in three years.

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GM Cruise Delays Autonomous Taxi Service

July 24, 2019 at 11:31 AM

GM Cruise LLC says its driverless taxis won’t be ready to deploy for paying customers this year after all.

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Velodyne Buys Mapping Tech Startup

July 24, 2019 at 8:34 AM

Velodyne Lidar Inc. has acquired Mapper.ai, a 3-year-old San Francisco-based startup that specializes in mapping and localization software.

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Honda Adds Amazon In-Vehicle Delivery Service

July 23, 2019 at 5:59 PM

Honda Motor Co. is partnering with Amazon.com to offer package deliveries directly owners’ of select 2019- and 2020-model vehicles equipped with the carmaker’s Honda/Acura Link Remote platform.

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Lyft Shares Autonomous-Car Test Data

July 23, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Lyft Inc. has released research data from self-driving vehicle sensors and mapping systems.  

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Bosch, Daimler to Start Driverless Parking Tests

July 23, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH and Daimler AG have been approved to begin testing their automated parking system without a safety driver in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Volvo Invests in Medical Crash Data Startup

July 23, 2019 at 12:17 AM

Volvo Car Corp. has invested in Israeli startup MDGo Ltd., which turns crash data into a quick assessment of injuries to a car’s occupants and reports its results to nearby emergency room doctors.

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Study: Drivers Likely to Miss Multiple Hazards

July 22, 2019 at 5:42 PM

Motorists who spot a traffic hazard are less likely to see a second simultaneous threat, says researchers at North Carolina State University.

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Uber Tests Monthly Subscription Service

July 22, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. is testing a monthly subscription plan offer discounts on ride-hailing trips, complimentary Uber Eats food delivery and free bike and scooter rentals, TechCrunch reports.

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