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Continental acquires Argus Cyber Security

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Telematics Wire had reported that Continental was in advanced talks to acquire Argus Cyber Security, now the German company has confirmed through a press release that the company has taken over the Israeli company in order to further strengthen and enhance its capabilities in automotive cyber security. Argus a team …

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Portugal to introduce free zones dedicated to self-driving cars and drones

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The government of Portugal has plans to introduce “free zones” dedicated to self-driving cars and drones. The “free zones” will have special regulations and incentives. The step is directed towards creating a favorable environment for the tech startups. The country at present is working on the legal and regulatory aspects …

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DiDi Chuxing starts a new joint venture project to build EV charging network

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DiDi Chuxing has announced that it is working to build its own charging networks for electric vehicles. The company has started a new joint venture project to build our own EV charging systems. DiDi’s charging networks will not only cover its own fleet but will also serve families and the …

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Enevate announces 5-minute extreme fast charge battery technology

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For wide scale adoption EVs face barriers like limited range, long charge times, and high cost but now Enevate Corporation, a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company has announced HD-Energy Technology for Electric Vehicles (EVs) that can break down the barriers to electric vehicle adoption. This technology enables extreme fast charging …

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Waymo skipped Level 3 autonomy as drivers lose “contextual awareness” during switching control

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Waymo has stopped developing cars with level 3 autonomy — cars with features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations — John Krafcik, the company’s head has revealed. The company took this decision in 2013 as it found test users napping, putting on makeup and fiddling with their …

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EV even when powered by the most carbon-intensive electricity emit less GHG emissions than diesel engine cars, says study

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Electric vehicles emit less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than diesel engine cars – even when powered by the most carbon-intensive electricity, a new independent study has found. The study further says that EVs will emit even less as more renewable electricity enters the grid. The study was conducted by VUB …

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Waymo showed off its technology to reporters at its California testing facility

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Waymo showed off its technology to reporters at its California testing facility. The company had invited dozens of reporters to its testing facility at a decommissioned Air Force base where they were taken on an approximately 10-minute, two-mile drive in the company’s completely driverless vehicle. In the interaction with the …

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Continental is in advanced talks to acquire Argus Cyber Security, say reports

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According to some media reports, Continental is in advanced talks to acquire Argus Cyber Security for about $400 million. Both the companies, however, have not given any statement on these reports. German automotive supplier which is world’s second largest company in this segment is known to make telematics control devices …

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Baidu, Shouqi partner to develop driverless cars

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Chinese tech giant Baidu and Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeurhave—a ride-hailing firm based in China having more than 66,000 vehicles in 52 Chinese cities— have entered into a strategic partnership for the development of autonomous vehicles. According to the agreement, Baidu will support Shouqi with software and hardware solutions such as …

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Mitsubishi Fuso becomes the first OEM to launch dedicated brand for its electric trucks and buses

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) —an entity under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia— has announced that it will electrify its complete range of trucks and buses in upcoming years. At the Tokyo Motor Show, the company launched its new product brand E-FUSO being the first OEM to …

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