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The recently completed IAA Mobility show in Munich will be remembered perhaps as the first major automotive show to take place amid the pandemic. It may also be remembered for something else: bikes. Two halls were devoted to vehicles of the two-wheeled variety. Approximately 70 bike and e-bike companies showcased their latest models, and there
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Rather than usher in an era of low-pollution travel, future fleets of all-electric robotaxis could instead deliver unintended environmental consequences. Despite the emissions problems they might solve, new research suggests electrified self-driving fleets could, at least in some cases, exacerbate pollution problems. The counterintuitive findings were published in Environmental Research Letters this month, and come
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WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle company Workhorse Group voluntarily dismissed on Tuesday its legal challenge against a U.S. Postal Service move to award a multibillion-dollar contract to Oshkosh Defense for delivery vehicles. The 10-year contract announced in February could be worth more than $6 billion and allows for delivery of between 50,000 and 165,000 vehicles. Workhorse
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The Biden administration has an ambitious, $7.5 billion plan to expand electric vehicle charging to underserved areas, but it must first overcome a host of obstacles that have discouraged private investment in more equitable charging networks. The experience of California — the state with the largest number of EVs and the most advanced charging infrastructure
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Short of Apple’s secretive foray into automated and electric vehicles, perhaps the most interesting ongoing mystery in the automotive industry revolves around Sony Group Corp. and its Vision-S prototype. The Japanese entertainment and consumer electronics behemoth dropped the surprise of CES in January 2020, unveiling an all- electric sedan that made public its ambitions in
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TOKYO — Asia’s two auto superpowers, Hyundai Motor Group of South Korea and Toyota Motor Corp. of Japan, may be competitors, but they also have something in common when it comes to their visions of the future: They both believe that hydrogen power is a promising and commercially viable alternative for a coming generation of
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MUNICH — German supplier giant Continental is counting on the launch of a new business unit dedicated to autonomous mobility to help it become more nimble and more attractive to tech startups it wants to partner with. The creation will also help make Continental’s push deeper into emerging technologies more visible to outsiders and investors,
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — 5G networks will not completely change the game for autonomous vehicles, but they will make self-driving technology more robust and widespread. Whether they use 4G LTE or 5G, AVs are connected vehicles and regularly communicate basic safety information, such as vehicle position and driving patterns — an aggressive braking incident, for
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General Motors is joining the march toward 5G, a key step for establishing the foundation for enhanced autonomous-driving technology. GM and AT&T have partnered to equip GM vehicles with 5G cellular connectivity, which also includes Microsoft services, starting with the 2024 model year. Previous model-year vehicles will be able to upgrade to 5G via an
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Getty Images This week marks the beginning of Germany’s biennial Internationale Automobil Austellung – or International Motor Show. Traditionally, it is a chance for the country to parade the enduring strength of its own car industry, while welcoming the biggest brands from around the world. But this year’s event, held in the Bavarian city of
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