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BMW, Daimler Finalize Deal on Autonomous Vehicles

July 04, 2019 at 1:42 PM

BMW AG and Daimler AG have finalized a long-term agreement to collaborate on driver-assist and Level 4 automated driving systems.

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Half of VW's China Sales Will be Electrified by 2035

July 03, 2019 at 1:52 AM

Half the cars Volkswagen AG sells in China will be electrified by 2035, says CEO Herbert Diess.

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China Rolls Out Strict Auto Emission Standards

July 02, 2019 at 3:49 PM

China has implemented tough new pollution limits for passenger vehicles that would slash their emissions by at least 40% by 2023.

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Ford Readies Electrified Models for Europe

July 02, 2019 at 11:16 AM

Ford Motor Co. tells reporters it is developing a family of electrified vehicles specifically for the European market.

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Tech, Regulatory Snags Slow GM Plan for Robo-Taxis

July 01, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Regulatory and technical issues make it unlikely that General Motors Co. will meet its target of launching a driverless-taxi service by the end of this year, Automotive News says.

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Tesla Blames Shanghai Car Fire on Battery Module Failure

June 28, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Tesla Inc. says a highly publicized fire that broke out in one of its parked electric cars in Shanghai two months ago was caused by the failure of a single battery module.

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Five More Japanese Carmakers Join Toyota-Softbank Venture

June 28, 2019 at 1:42 AM

Monet Technologies Corp., the 8-month-old joint venture between Softbank and Toyota to develop autonomous ride-hailing and delivery services, has signed up five more Japanese carmakers.

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VW Launches EV Car-Sharing Service in Germany

June 27, 2019 at 10:21 AM

Volkswagen AG has launched its “WeShare” car-sharing program in Berlin with a fleet of 1,500 all-electric Golf small cars.   Some 500 e-up! electric city cars will be added later this year.

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Boeing Partners with Air Taxi Startup

June 27, 2019 at 7:28 AM

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. has formed a strategic partnership with Silicon Valley-based startup Kitty Hawk Corp. to commercialize air taxi applications.

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Apple Buys Autonomous-Driving Startup Drive.ai

June 26, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Apple Inc. confirms it has acquired Drive.ai, a struggling Silicon Valley-based developer of artificial intelligence-based software for self-driving vehicles.

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Baidu Leads Wave of Autonomous-Car Tests in China

June 25, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Changsha and Guangzhou have approved testing licenses for about 70 autonomous vehicles spread among 10 companies.

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Startup Touts Long-Range EV with Large Solar Array

June 25, 2019 at 9:51 AM

Dutch startup Lightyear says its electric vehicle has a range of about 450 miles, about 45% of which is derived from its large array of solar panels.

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