Insurance companies in the United Kingdom say the auto industry needs to make a clear and fundamental distinction between ‘Assisted’ and ‘Automated’ autonomous driving systems. The industry is on a path to building vehicles that increasingly will drive themselves but aren’t there yet, requiring drivers to periodically retake vehicle control. The Association of British Insurers, […]

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General Motors’ next electric car will be a Buick tall wagon based on the platform that underpins the Chevrolet Bolt EV, according to Web magazine InsideEVs. The news follows GM CEO Mary Barra’s remarks earlier this year that the Bolt was never intended to be a standalone offering. “The Bolt is our platform that we’re […]

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Audi will be the first Germany-based automaker to race in the all-electric Formula E championship, and will be followed in the global series a year later by a BMW-sponsored campaign in conjunction with United States-based Andretti Racing. Audi is taking over ABT Sportsline’s place on the grid; the team has competed in the series since […]

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The company says that every vehicle it launches from 2019 on will have an electric motor, making it the first global automaker to offer its full range of vehicles with more than internal combustion for motivation. Volvo is placing electrification ‘at the core of its future business,’ and that it’s paving the way for a […]

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The automaker has committed to achieving Level 4 autonomy for the vehicles it builds by 2025. Level 4 autonomy would handle all driving tasks without requiring human intervention though it would always be an option, essential to achieving accident-free roads, the company said. Honda earlier announced a goal to attain Level 3 autonomy by 2020. […]

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The Germany-based company has partnered with Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) to conduct joint research into the intelligent car of the future. Through the Audi.JKU Deep Learning Centre, and working with one of Europe’s leading experts in artificial intelligence, Prof. Sepp Hochreiter, Audi plans to promote the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in automobiles. […]

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company backed by investors from China that bought Swedish automaker Saab, has shown its first electric production car based on the venerable Saab 9-3 that dates to 2002. The NEVS 9-3, powered by an electric motor, will have a range of about 300 kilometers (186 miles) the company said. […]

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Volkswagen has abandoned its diesel-engine aspirations in the wake of its emissions-cheating scandal. Instead, the company says it will develop a range of battery-electric vehicles to modernize its portfolio. It also promises to reduce the environmental impact of vehicle production by 45 percent by 2025. Already, it says, a Volkswagen Golf requires 27.5 percent less […]

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Four Tesla Model X electric cars have been leased by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) system, which serves the Tampa, Fla., metro area, for a new ride-sharing service. The acquisition was funded through donations from local businesses in the University of South Florida area, where the service will be offered, reports Charged Electric Vehicles […]

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Nissan and electric-vehicle-charging company EVgo have joined forces to connect Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C., with a network of fast-charging sites. Construction of the ‘I-95 Fast Charge ARC’ is under way now and should be finished by fall in time for the launch of the all-new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. Once complete, there will be […]

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