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Volkswagen’s Dr. Herbert Diess to Keynote CES 2016


Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman, board of management, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming CES 2016.  His speech is expected to focus on electric mobility.  Read the full press release below: ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, announced today that …

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Ford Plans Large Investment and Expansion of EV Programme


Ford is massively increasing its investment in EVs, announcing an extra investment of $4.5 billion as well announcing 13 new EVs to be announced or released by 2020.  Read the full press statement below: DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford is investing an additional $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions by 2020 as …

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Aston Martin and Letv Make Agreement on Connected Electric Vehicles (Pure Green Cars)


Aston Martin and Letv signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a research partnership for the development of connected electric vehicles.  The technologies researched from this agreement could feature in the future RapidE, the first all-electric Aston Martin. The new research partnership will also begin a feasibility study focused on bringing …

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Volkswagen Will Display Electric Microbus at CES Tech Show (Autocar)


The Volkswagen Microbus will return with an electric concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, prior to an official announcement confirming the van’s return to the German car maker’s line-up. Due for production at Volkswagen’s Puebla factory in Mexico from 2017 the vehicle will showcase the company’s new …

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Tesla Beta Firmware 7.1 Restricts Autopilot (Teslarati)


The new Autopilot update apparently restricts its capabilities to speeds below the posted speed limit and potentially disables Autosteer under the same conditions. The new Autopilot and Autosteer restrictions seem only applicable to highway driving while Tesla’s active cruise control (TACC) appear to be unaffected by the latest update. The changes are provoking backlash as Tesla …

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