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NVIDIA to power Chinese autonomous vehicle startup

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FAW Group will use NVIDIA’s chips to power a fleet of self-driving trucks At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in China this week, upstart automakers, trucking companies and leading suppliers announced their selection of NVIDIA DRIVE AGX as the platform for their upcoming self-driving systems. Xavier is fully automotive grade …

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ABB invests in the future for e-mobility with new research centre

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ABB’s new R&D centre will be ready in 2019 ABB is building a new, fully sustainable, global headquarters and R&D centre to advance its market leading position in EV charging infrastructure. The US$10-million, 3,600-square-metre facility, due for completion in June 2019, emphasises ABB’s commitment to advancing developments in the field …

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Carbon fibre can store energy in the body of a vehicle

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The research by Chalmers University of Technology can reduce the weight of electric vehicles A study led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has shown that carbon fibres can work as battery electrodes, storing energy directly. This opens up new opportunities for structural batteries, where the carbon fibre becomes part …

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Volvo Cars and Baidu join forces to develop and manufacture autonomous driving cars

Volvo Cars and Baidu join forces to develop and manufacture autonomous driving cars

Volvo will be the first foreign carmaker to develop autonomous vehicles with Baidu Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in …

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Alliance Ventures leads strategic investment in WeRide.ai

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WeRide.ai is now the first Chinese Level 4 self-driving technology start-up to receive investment from a global carmaker Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly JingChi.ai), China’s leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) self-driving technology, following …

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Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

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Kia and Hyundai will create a solar roof to help charge EVs Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal …

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ORNL demonstrates 120-kW wireless charging for vehicles

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The capacity of ORNL’s new wireless charger is a significant increase on the group’s original 20-kW model Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kW wireless charging system for vehicles – providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step …

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US Department of Energy selects Cabot to develop low-cobalt cathodes

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Cabot will receive US$2.9 million of DOE funding Cabot Corp., a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to participate in an US$80-million investment in advanced vehicle technologies research. Cabot will leverage its novel process technology to contribute to …

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