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A year and a half in, General Motors’ new delivery and logistics entity, BrightDrop, has outlined plans for at least two electric delivery vans, logged more than 25,000 orders from e-commerce heavyweights including FedEx Express and Walmart, and recruited several executives from the advanced autonomous technology, software and robotics sectors. “The demand for electric vehicles
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The Internet of Things revolution is powered by a combination of connectivity, sensing and intelligence, enabling formerly dumb “things” such as vehicles to understand and respond to their environment, driving improvements in efficiency and safety. The widespread adoption of connectivity, sensing and intelligence in millions of vehicles not only helps to make them individually safer
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Advanced technologies such as intersection-assistance may be relevant to 650,000 crashes per year and could prevent hundreds of thousands of accidents, new data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows. “Left turn assist and other, upcoming intersection-assistance technologies could deliver big safety benefits for drivers in their 70s and 80s,” said Aimee Cox, IIHS
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Mukesh Chatter, CEO and co-founder of Alsym Energy, hopes to bring groundbreaking battery technology to the automotive market. On Wednesday, he unveiled work related to the company’s progress on developing batteries that aim to be more cost effective and less flammable than traditional batteries. Alsym Energy is targeting electric vehicle use cases. The Massachusetts company’s
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WASHINGTON — Despite caveats in NHTSA’s first-ever release of data on crashes linked to advanced driver-assistance systems and automated-driving systems, safety experts say the effort is still a useful step toward greater transparency. The nation’s top highway safety agency last week said it received reports of nearly 400 crashes involving driver-assist systems and 130 crashes
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Getty Images The sight of a car limping along on a near-flat tyre, or a roadside wheel change are still common. So is the expense of replacing tyres that have worn out prematurely, perhaps because the driver may not have been checking the pressure as regularly as they should. Sometimes it’s difficult not to feel
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WASHINGTON – General Motors, Ford Motor Co., Chrysler-parent Stellantis and Toyota Motor North America on Monday urged Congress to lift a cap on the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit, citing higher costs to produce zero-emission vehicles, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The CEOs — GM’s Mary Barra, Ford’s Jim Farley, Stellantis’ Carlos Tavares
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Striking truckers in South Korea reached an agreement with the government, ending a weeklong strike that added to the strain on global supply chains. The truck drivers will immediately resume their duties after agreeing to extend a freight rate system guaranteeing minimum wages, according to a statement from the Cargo Truckers Solidarity division of the
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At first, it seemed as though nothing could go wrong. Dockless shared electric scooters began showing up on the world’s streets in 2017, and the vanguard — techies, baristas, twentysomething daredevils — hopped on and rode, confident they were tilting against two looming threats, urban congestion and climate change. The future of scootering seemed so
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General Motors‘ electric van unit, BrightDrop, said it acquired technology startup Marain Inc. to “analyze, forecast and identify multi-modal solutions for fleet customers.” BrightDrop launched as a GM subsidiary in January 2021 to produce electric products, software and services to “empower delivery and logistics companies to move goods more efficiently.” Since then, BrightDrop has developed
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Editor’s note: What3words provided an updated figure for how many JLR vehicles were involved in this integration. The updated figure is more than 230,000 vehicles, a spokeswoman for What3words said. Jaguar Land Rover said it will integrate geolocation program What3words into more than 230,000 existing vehicles to streamline in-vehicle navigation. Only vehicles with the Pivi
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Jaguar Land Rover said it will integrate geolocation program What3words into more than 350,000 existing vehicles to streamline in-vehicle navigation. Only vehicles with the Pivi Pro infotainment system will be able to download the update, and all new vehicles with the system will include What3words. The Jaguar F-Type, which utilizes a different infotainment system, will
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Automakers seek every edge in the race for innovation, from investing in startups to incubating solutions in-house. Porsche is adding a new page to that playbook — joining with a Los Angeles-based startup accelerator program to develop next-generation technologies and business models. Porsche will partner with UP.Labs to seed six mobility startups by 2025. The
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