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General Motors is rolling out at least 10 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China by 2020, the U.S. automaker’s chief said. CEO Mary Barra, speaking to media in Shanghai on Friday, said that electrification will tie together with autonomous vehicles, connectivity, and shared mobility services. It’s needed to deal with China’s growing challenges over vehicle […]

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Audi Elaine is an electric-powered SUV coupe that, says the automaker, will allow for highly automated motoring even without a driver on board. The German company wants us to focus on the AI part of the Elaine name – ElAIne, if you will. Drivers will park the Audi in a designated area (the “handover zone”) and […]

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Starting in 2020, all of the Jaguar Land Rover new vehicle launches will be electrified. New news came at Tech Fest 2017 in London yesterday, when the company’s Chief Executive Dr. Ralf Speth laid out JLR’s electrification strategy. Included were details on the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar E-Type Zero classic sports car, and the Jaguar Future-Type […]

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South Korean technology giant Samsung has entered the race to bring autonomous driving technology to market by gaining testing approval in California. Samsung Electronics Co.’s approval this week by the California Department of Motor Vehicles comes just four months after arch-rival Apple received a California test permit. On Wednesday, the DMV updated the approved company […]

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Ford is testing out its self-driving test car through a test project with Domino’s Pizza over the next few weeks. The pizza delivery giant will have its employees carry out pizza orders for delivery in a Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Research Vehicle. The test project will run over the next several weeks in Ann Arbor, […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with BMW, Intel, and Mobileye to develop autonomous veghicles. The automaker says its aim is to be the first automaker with these partners – which themselves joined in July 2016 – to bring their autonomous vehicle platform to market. FCA said it will […]

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Intel plans to roll out 100 almost fully automated “Level 4” self-driving cars for testing starting later this year. They’ll be tested in the U.S., Israel, and Europe. The fleet will start small and scale up to 100 vehicles eventually. That announcement follows the Tuesday closing of a $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye, which is […]

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Tesla is indicating it’s serious about introducing an electric semi by seeking permission to test self-driving versions in California and Nevada. Spokespeople for the Department of Motor Vehicles in California and Nevada confirmed meetings were scheduled in California for yesterday and previously held in Nevada. California doesn’t yet have rules in place governing the testing […]

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Self-driving car service Waymo will be outsourcing management of its Phoenix, Ariz. fleet to Avis. Waymo, a unit of Alphabet, the parent also of Google, will delegate the servicing and storing of its 600 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivans to Avis, while Waymo retains their ownership. The agreement with Avis Budget Group Inc., one of the […]

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The Nissan and Renault alliance will be joining the race to provide automated shared rides, but it won’t be anytime soon. These self-driving car rides will be based on its electric cars – which could include the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe – but the self-driving cars and mobility services will come after 2020, and […]

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