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VW Says Its EV Battery Needs Are Secured through 2023

June 24, 2019 at 3:37 PM

Volkswagen AG says it has lined up sufficient supplies of batteries for its electric vehicles for the next four years.

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Beijing Opens Bicycle Highway

June 21, 2019 at 5:27 PM

China has opened its first bicycle highway, a 4-mile road that connects Beijing’s Huilongguan residential area to its Shangdi industrial zone.

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Russia’s Yandex to Test Autonomous Cars with No Drivers

June 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Russian internet and ride-hailing provider Yandex NV says it will begin commercial service in August with five self-driving cars that don’t have a backup driver on board, Automotive News reports.

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Volvo Trucks Tests AI-Based Pedestrian Monitoring

June 21, 2019 at 6:49 AM

AB Volvo is testing artificial intelligence software that helps truck drivers identify the awareness and intentions of pedestrians and other road users.

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Nissan Demos Electric Ice Cream Truck

June 20, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Nissan Motor Co. demonstrated a prototype electric ice cream truck this week in London as part of the U.K.’s Clean Air Day.

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Report: Hyundai to Partner with Aramco on Hydrogen

June 20, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, will launch a broad partnership next week to develop hydrogen-based businesses, sources tell The Korea Herald.

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Baidu Touts Camera-Only System for Autonomous Cars

June 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM

China’s Baidu Inc. says its new Apollo Lite platform can enable Level 4 autonomous driving with 10 cameras and no radar or lidar.

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Lexus Standardizes Safety Tech Across 2020 Lineup

June 20, 2019 at 8:02 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit is standardizing its "Safety System+" suite of technologies across all 2020 cars and SUV/crossovers sold in the U.S.

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Waymo Teams with Renault-Nissan in France and Japan

June 20, 2019 at 7:32 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit has signed deals with alliance partners Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. to explore driverless mobility services in France and Japan.

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Geely Chooses Zenuity for Autonomous-Car Software

June 19, 2019 at 8:49 AM

China’s Geely Auto Group has selected Sweden’s Zenuity AB as its preferred supplier of software for driver-assist and autonomous vehicle software.

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London Nudges Drivers Toward Electric Cars

June 19, 2019 at 8:07 AM

The city of London’s long-term plan is to make its streets more pleasant for pedestrians and users of electrified transportation.

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China EV Pioneer Touts Fuel Cell Buses

June 18, 2019 at 5:28 PM

The next phase of China’s electrification efforts will focus on fuel cell vehicles, the vice chairman of China’s advisory body for policy making tells Bloomberg News.

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