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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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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: LCVs poised to gain from electric push, but costs, range remain risks

With a big push from European and local pollution reduction regulations, electrification is emerging as a viable option for light commercial vehicles. As with battery-electric passenger cars, sales of full-electric LCVs are currently tiny -- well below 1 percent of the overall market -- but automakers are expanding their lineups and displaying futuristic delivery concepts. New players from Europe, Asia and major suppliers plan to enter the market.

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FUEL CELLS: High subsidies become commercial pushers : the heat and embarrassment of Chinese hydrogen fuel cell cars

  • Date: 03-11-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: china-hydrogen.org

On October 25th, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology Wan Gang at 2018 Third International Hydrogen Energy In the keynote speech with the Fuel Cell Vehicle Conference (FCVC), the status quo of the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles was mentioned: although the development prospects of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are improving, they are also facing the "defective" situation of related enterprises and consumers.

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AUTO SALES: New car sales fall again in October, say manufacturers

Sales of new cars in the UK recovered slightly in October, although they were still down on a year previously.

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AUTO SALES: U.S. sales edge up; SAAR hits highest level of year

  • Date: 01-11-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Automotive News

U.S. light-vehicle sales, behind strong light-truck demand and elevated incentives, edged up 0.4 percent in October, signaling the second-half slowdown that began in July is moderating.

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