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AUTO SALES: West European car market down 7.3% in October

  • Date: 06-11-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: just-auto.com

Data from LMC Automotive shows that the West European car market stayed firmly in reverse gear in October as the effects of the new WLTP emissions testing standard continued to be felt (in September, WLTP effects sent the market down by 23%).

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AUTONOMY: Addison Lee and Oxbotica want fully autonomous vehicles by 2021

  • Date: 06-11-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Fleet News

Addison Lee and UK autonomous driving tech company Oxbotica will be ready to put fully autonomous vehicles on the road in London by 2021, but UK legislation needs to move forward to make it possible.

The ambitious co-operation project between Addison Lee and Oxbotica will see the former’s fleet of around 4,800 vehicles in the capital gradually transitioning to feature more autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.

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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe targets $12bn from mineral exports in five years

  • Date: 05-11-18
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Mining Weekly
HARARE – Zimbabwe expects to earn $12-billion a year from mineral exports by 2023, Mines Minister Winston Chitando said. Mineral production is expected to be boosted by increased output at Anglo American Platinum’s Unki Mine and Impala Platinum Holdings’s Mimosa project, which have submitted expansion plans to the government, Chitando told lawmakers Monday in the capital, Harare.
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PGM SUPPLY: Jubilee's Hernic reaches 2 500 6E oz a month production milestone

  • Date: 05-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Aim- and AltX-listed Jubilee Metals' Hernic Platinum project reached a new production milestone in October, producing 2 500 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium, or 6E platinum-group metals (PGMs).

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AUTO SALES: German sales fall 7% but WLTP slide slows

  • Date: 05-11-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: http://europe.autonews.com/

FRANKFURT -- German registrations fell at a lower pace in October as Europe's biggest market stabilized following disruption caused by the introduction of new emissions rules.

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DIESEL: New data proves that modern diesel cars emit low pollutant emissions on the road

  • Date: 05-11-18
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: European Automobile Manufacturers Association

New data released today by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) provides evidence that latest-generation diesel cars emit low pollutant emissions on the road. This data was measured in real-driving conditions by the drivers of the various national type approval authorities.

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AUTONOMY: AImotive Unveils Third-Generation Neural Network for Self-Driving Cars

  • Date: 05-11-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Electronics360

AImotive has been working on its autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for a number of years, focusing on vision-first technology that will help automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers achieve self-driving capabilities faster. It showed off these capabilities in a highway test last year.

Now the company has released its AiWare3, the third-generation, scalable, low-power, hardware neural network (NN) acceleration core. The technology is designed for the rigorous requirements of automotive embedded solutions by providing heightened performance in both central processing and sensor fusion units for those companies seeking to achieve Level 3 autonomy.

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AUTONOMY: GM CEO promises autonomous cars on the roads next year

  • Date: 05-11-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Smart Highways

General Motors will not “fall behind” in the race to put driverless cars on the streets and will have them deployed on geofenced public roads in the US next year, according to company CEO Mary Barra.

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