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JLR’s high-end electric car, ‘Road Rover’, to be launched by 2019

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Jaguar Land Rover is developing a high-end electric car expected to be branded Road Rover, according to a report by Autocar. The car is expected to be launched by 2019 and will be aimed at US and Chinese market. Road Rover may be launched with next-generation car Jaguar XJ, both …

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NXP Semiconductors in talks with Baidu on a partnership to promote self-driving technology

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NXP Semiconductors is in talks with Baidu on a partnership to promote self-driving technology, according to a report by ChinaDaily. The automotive market in China is expanding rapidly and has surpassed the US market to become the largest. The technological advancements in the country have given a boost to the electric …

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Mercedes-Benz announces $1 billion investment to strengthen manufacturing footprint in the U.S.

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Mercedes-Benz has made an announcement that it will set up electric vehicle production in the US. The company will produce EQ-branded SUV at its Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama. The investment announcement made during the plant’s 20th-anniversary celebration. In total, Mercedes-Benz will invest $1 billion in the expansion of its industrial …

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Speculations: Tesla working with AMD to develop its own A.I. chip for self-driving cars

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Market is ripe with speculations that Tesla is working with AMD to develop its own A.I. chip for self-driving cars hence reducing its dependence on Nvidia, according to some media reports. If the company is successful in developing its own A.I. chip it would get closer to delivering a totally …

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India: Mahindra showcases driverless tractor

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Mahindra has become the pioneer in the Indian tractor industry with the unique proposition of a driverless tractor. The company displayed its first driverless tractor developed at the Mahindra Research Valley, the Group’s hub of innovation and technology located in Chennai. It is being said that the driverless tractor will …

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Intel technology inside Waymo cars

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Intel has revealed that it has been working with Waymo since 2009 when it had started as Google’s self-driving project. “With 3 million miles of real-world driving, Waymo cars with Intel technology inside have already processed more self-driving car miles than any other autonomous fleet on U.S. roads ” Intel …

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Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi announce new six year plan, focus on EVs, autonomous drive tech

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Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, the world’s largest automotive alliance have announced a new six-year plan. The alliance as set  the following objectives: More than 9 million vehicles to share four common platforms Proportion of common powertrains to rise from a third to three-quarters of total volumes Additional …

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Mahindra and Ford to work together leveraging their mutual strengths

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Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have signed a memorandum of understanding, under which both the companies will be working together leveraging their mutual strengths. Teams from both companies will collaborate and work together for a period of up to three years. Any further strategic cooperation between the two companies …

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Samsung establishes an innovation fund while subsidiary Harman forms strategic business unit dedicated to automotive

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Having secured licenses for on-road testing of autonomous driving software and hardware under development in Korea and California, Samsung is making efforts to cement its place in the automotive space. The company has established a $300-million fund–named as Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund–focussed on connected car and autonomous technologies, smart sensors, …

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Audi unveils concept car “Aicon” having no steering or pedals

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Audi unveiled a new concept car “Aicon” at IAA in Frankfurt. This Car is autonomous and electric and with a range about 500 miles, it has no pedals or steering. The focus while designing the car has been on offering a maximum of comfort, communications technology and freedom for its …

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