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Cruise Self-Driving Cars Test Food Deliveries

January 04, 2019 at 10:45 AM

General Motors Co.'s Cruise autonomous vehicle unit is teaming up with DoorDash Inc., a San Francisco-based food delivery service, to test self-driving cars.

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Volvo to Offer Driver-Facing Cameras

January 03, 2019 at 8:07 AM

Volvo Car Corp. will offer driver-facing, in-vehicle cameras as an option in select markets later this year.

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EVs Claim Nearly One-Third of Norway’s Car Market

January 02, 2019 at 4:53 PM

Sales of pure-electric cars in Norway captured 31% of the country’s entire passenger vehicle market last year, says the Norwegian Road Federation (NRF).

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Toyota Affiliates Plan Autonomous-Car Tech Venture

January 02, 2019 at 1:38 PM

Four Toyota Motor Corp. suppliers are teaming up to form J-Quad Dynamics Inc., which will develop software and provide engineering services related to automated driving and vehicle motion control.

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VW to Test Mobile EV Charging Station

January 02, 2019 at 10:56 AM

Volkswagen AG has developed a mobile charging station with capacity to replenish 15 electric vehicles.

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Ontario Tightens Penalties for Distracted Driving

January 02, 2019 at 2:12 AM

Ontario has stiffened fines and penalties for distracted driving, effective Jan. 1, making them among the toughest in Canada.

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Report: Global Demand for Piston Engines Peaked in 2018

January 01, 2019 at 1:32 PM

Worldwide sales of piston-powered cars last year are unlikely to be equaled ever again, says the Financial Times.

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Italy Plans Taxes on Gas Guzzlers, Subsidies for “Green” Cars

December 31, 2018 at 12:23 AM

Italy’s parliament has approved  incentives on fuel-efficient vehicles and higher taxes for new cars with poor fuel economy and high carbon dioxide emissions.

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BASF Touts Lidar-Friendly Coatings

December 20, 2018 at 4:10 PM

Chemical giant BASF SE says it has developed a coating technology to help lidar sensors in autonomous cars better detect nearby dark-colored vehicles.

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VW Brand Predicts €1 Billion Revenue from Online Services

December 20, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Volkswagen AG’s VW brand says it expects to generate €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in annual revenue by 2025 from the global wireless services network it is building.

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VW Buys Volvo Truck’s WirelessCar Unit

December 19, 2018 at 12:50 PM

Volkswagen AG has agreed to buy 75% of truckmaker AB Volvo's connected vehicle services unit for 1.1 billion kronor ($122 million).

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Uber Cleared to Test Self-Driving Cars in Pa. Again

December 19, 2018 at 12:25 PM

Uber Inc. has been approved by the state of Pennsylvania to resume on-road testing of its autonomous-driving technology after a nine-month suspension.

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