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Volkswagen releases updated electric ID. R race car

Volkswagen ID. R

The electric race car will attempt to break the current EV lap record on the famous 20.83 km Nordschleife track Volkswagen has started the testing of its revamped electric racer ID. R at the world-renowned Nürburgring-Nordschleife track, just days after its release. Following Volkswagen’s improvements and with French race driver …

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AMPLY Power unveils EV charging optimisation software for fleets

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AMPLIFY platform is the foundation of the Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) model AMPLY Power has released a charging optimisation platform designed to give fleet operators and owners a complete view of charging activities at their depots. The automated, cloud-based software AMPLIFY tracks electricity rates, vehicle charge status and fleet sizes, while it …

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Hyundai launches smartphone-based EV control technology

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The new technology will be implemented in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai Motor has introduced its industry-first smartphone-based electric vehicle pairing performance adjustment technology, which allows drivers to modify seven performance features within the EV through a smartphone application. The features that will be controlled …

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Allison Transmission acquires Vantage Power and AxleTech’s EV systems division

Allison Transmission

The two acquisitions align with Allison’s leading position in propulsion technology for commercial vehicles Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division. Allison Transmission is building upon a more than 103-year history of leading technological …

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Toyota sets up joint research institute with Tsinghua University

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The joint institute will also seek research opportunities in utilising hydrogen energy Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and Tsinghua University have agreed to establish the Tsinghua – Toyota Joint Research Institute to conduct research together over the next five years. The Joint Research Institute will further contribute to China’s development of …

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Toyota, DENSO and SVF to invest US$1 billion in Uber ATG

Uber ATG

The investment aims to expedite the deployment of automated ride-sharing services Toyota Motor Corp., DENSO Corporation and the SoftBank Vision Fund (SVF) have announced an investment of US$1 billion in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG). Under the terms, Toyota and DENSO will together invest US$667 million and SVF will …

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DuPont unveils electric and hybrid vehicle solutions at Auto Shanghai 2019

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DuPont’s polymers can replace metals used in EVs to meet challenges facing increased EV adoption DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP) has introduced a series of applications from its innovative electric and hybrid vehicle solutions portfolio during Auto Shanghai 2019. The anticipated release of practical applications is the first since …

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BMW signs agreement with DXC Technology to accelerate driverless car development

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DXC Technology will provide the expertise to help BMW develop self-driving vehicles DXC Technology has signed an agreement to support BMW’s autonomous vehicle development via the High Performance D3 platform. DXC provides services that help deliver and simplify data analysis and algorithmic training to reduce the time and cost to …

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Daimler Trucks to acquire majority stake in Torc Robotics

Daimler Trucks erwirbt Mehrheitsanteil von Torc Robotics und schafft einzigartigen Technologieführer für automatisierte LkwDaimler Trucks agrees to acquire majority stake in Torc Robotics to create technology powerhouse for automated trucks

Daimler and Torc will develop autonomous trucks together Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are joining forces in a one-of-a-kind combination to commercialise highly automated trucks (SAE Level 4) on US roads. Going beyond an OEM/supplier relationship, the companies signed an agreement for Daimler AG’s subsidiary Daimler Trucks and Buses Holding, …

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