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FedEx to Test Autonomous Delivery “Bot”

February 28, 2019 at 11:39 AM

FedEx Corp. plans to begin testing a small, autonomous delivery robot in commercial applications this summer in select U.S. cities.

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BMW, Daimler to Cooperate on Autonomous Cars

February 28, 2019 at 10:51 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG, which merged their mobility operations last week, have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop autonomous driving systems.

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SEAT Taps IBM Watson for Mobility Platform

February 27, 2019 at 3:55 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit is working with IBM Corp. to develop a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform to help consumers compare and book various travel options.

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Geely to Launch 5G Connected Cars in 2021

February 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM

China’s Geely Automobile Holding Co. says it will offer vehicle-to-everything communications in production vehicles starting in 2021.

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VW to Invest $1.7 Billion in Ford’s Argo Unit?

February 26, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Volkswagen AG has tentatively agreed to invest about $1.7 billion in Ford Motor Co.’s Argo autonomous-vehicle unit, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

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SEAT, IBM to Develop Multi-Mode Urban Nav App

February 25, 2019 at 5:16 PM

Volkswagen's SEAT brand and IBM Corp. are collaborating on a smartphone app to help users employ multiple transport modes to navigate through urban areas.

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HERE Partners on Mapping in China

February 25, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Europe's HERE Global BV has partnered with China's NavInfo Co. Ltd. to extend its mapping, location, routing, traffic and navigation services into the Chinese market.

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VW Names Senger to Head Digital Businesses

February 25, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Volkswagen AG has named Christian Senger to head the company’s new digital car and services operations, effective March 1.

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VW Partners with Trustonic on Digital Key Tech

February 25, 2019 at 9:41 AM

Volkswagen AG is partnering with U.K.-based Trustonic Ltd. on a digital key technology that allows users to unlock/lock and start their vehicle via a smartphone app without having a physical key.

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Delivery Robots Nudging in on Sidewalk Traffic

February 22, 2019 at 12:23 PM

A growing fleet of tiny, last-mile delivery robots are beginning to hit the sidewalks in Beijing, London, Seattle and other busy international cities, Scientific American reports.

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BMW, Daimler Will Invest $1.1 Billion in Mobility JV

February 22, 2019 at 9:38 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG intend to invest more than €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in the 50:50 joint venture that combines their ride-hailing, parking and electric car-charging services.

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Europe Readies Mandatory Safety Systems Rule

February 22, 2019 at 1:24 AM

Europe is weeks from finalizing legislation that would require new cars to be equipped with such safety systems as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and distracted driver detection by 2022.

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