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Mahindra plans to build an all-new electric sedan with help from Ford


Telematics Wire had reported that Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Ford Motor had signed an MoU and are mulling upon a strategic alliance, now there are reports that Mahindra is in talks with its partner Ford Motor Co to procure a vehicle platform. Mint has reported that the Indian automaker …

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In-vehicle technologies cause driver distraction leading to safety issues, says study


The modern cars now come increasingly laden with advanced infotainment features, it, on one hand, ensures product differentiation and on the other hand, presents monetization opportunities for OEMs as well as its partners. But a research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed that in-vehicle technology can create …

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Autonomous cars from GM’s Cruise Automation involved in six auto crashes


During the last month, autonomous cars from GM’s Cruise Automation were involved in 6 auto crashes while testing in California. However, none of these crashes were caused by the self-driving cars of the company. In all the cases the other vehicles were responsible, the company has given this information to …

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India: NBCC signs MoU with Fortum to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the country


India aims to have all-electric car fleet by the year 2030 and things have started moving. Recently, Mahindrda&Mahindra and Tata Motors were awarded contracts to supply 10,000 electric vehicles to EESL. Now NBCC, a blue-chip Government of India Navratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Urban Development has signed a Memorandum …

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Nissan owners can use voice commands to control their vehicles remotely with Amazon’s Alexa

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Nissan owners can use voice commands to remote lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights and start or stop the engine of their car, from the comfort of home. This new skill for Amazon Alexa (powered by NissanConnectSM Services) will be available from later this month. There are now over …

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U.S: Senate Commerce Committee approves legislation on self-driving vehicles


In U.S., Senate Commerce Committee has approved comprehensive legislation on self-driving vehicles, however after this full Senate needs to take the up the bill. The bill is being seen as a boost for self-driving cars and is expected to speed up their deployment. Clarifying the roles to be played by …

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Scott Frank: Proliferation of over-the-air (OTA) technology and solutions will further expand the automotive supplier ecosystem

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Telematics Wire got into conversation with Scott Frank, VP of Airbiquity. In the interview, Scott talks about over-the-air updates in automotive domain and related topics. TW: How is over-the-air (OTA) impacting the automotive ecosystem? Scott: Similar to connected vehicle infotainment deployments which have now become widespread, the introduction and eventual …

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Ford forms “Team Edison” to accelerate global development of electric vehicles

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Ford has formed a team named “Team Edison” to accelerate global development of electric vehicles, Reuters has reported. The group will be based in the Detroit area and work with regional Ford vehicle electrification teams in China and Europe. In the process, it will identify and develop electric-vehicle partnerships with …

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Tata Motors wins contract to supply 10,000 electric cars to the government of India


Tata Motors will be supplying 10,000 electric cars to the government of India. The company won the contract by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) by outbidding Mahindra and Mahindra. Tata Motors quoted the lowest price of Rs10.16 lakh exclusive of GST (goods and services tax) in the competitive bidding. The …

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Mazda, Denso, and Toyota agree to establish a new company dedicated to EVs


Mazda, Denso, and Toyota will jointly develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles according to a contract signed by the three companies. A new company consisting of selected engineers from the three companies, will also be established to ensure the efficient implementation of the joint technological development projects. The new company …

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