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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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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Could PHEVs become the white elephant of the EV world?

On the face of it, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) seem like an ideal stepping stone on the roadmap to sustainable mobility. They offer the ability to be zero-emission when desired (as long as their batteries have sufficient charge), while mitigating the range anxiety associated with pure electric vehicles (EVs).

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FUEL CELLS: Navy researchers develop non-proprietary method for PEM fuel cells with high power, high current densities and low platinum loadings

  • Date: 01-11-18
  • Source: Green Car Congress

A team from the US Naval Research Laboratory has developed a non-proprietary method for preparing laboratory-scale proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) that have high power and high current densities despite their low platinum loadings.

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AUTONOMY: Ford & Baidu collaborate to develop self-driving cars: Level 4 autonomy tests to begin by year-end

  • Date: 01-11-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Financial Express

Besides collaborating with Ford Motor Company, Baidu also made an announcement about joining forces with Volvo Cars to develop 'robotaxis' in China. The two aim to manufacturer Level 4 robotaxis in China after 2020.

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