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batteriesGlobal carmakers investing at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

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Ford Motor plans to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of a rush to invest in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing. Ford is investing $11 billion. Although electric …

brainNissan unveils Brain to Car communication technology for half second faster controls

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Nissan unveiled research today that will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how people interact with their cars. The company’s Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, technology promises to speed up reaction times for drivers and will lead to …

batteriesSolid State Battery Electric cars could have over 600 mile range in 2020-2024

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Solid Power, a leading developer of solid-state rechargeable batteries announced a partnership with the BMW Group on Dec 18, 2017. Solid Power’s solid-state batteries contain no liquid electrolyte. Instead, they are comprised of proprietary inorganic materials producing a product with …

carsResolution of self driving car sensors improved 1,000-fold to detect objects through fog

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The MIT Camera Culture group present a new approach to time-of-flight imaging that increases its depth resolution 1,000-fold. That’s the type of resolution that could make self-driving cars practical. The new approach could also enable accurate distance measurements through fog, …

carsChina will have double US car sales in 2018 – Trump calls China economic competitor

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President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge U.S. power and erode its security and prosperity. The singling out of China and Russia as “revisionist powers” in the document reflects the Trump administration’s wariness …

carsTelsa model 3 production ramping up and could be fully resolved within 3 months

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Tesla share price rose over 4 percent on Monday due to reports that hundreds of its Model 3 cars could soon be delivered to customers. Many anticipated Model 3s were spotted across the company’s delivery centers in California during the …

appleSelf driving car news from Tesla, Nutonomy and Apple

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Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla is developing its own custom artificial intelligence chips for its driverless cars. However, his previous prediction that full self driving car capability would be achieved this year has been postphoned at least two years. …

artificial intelligenceSelf driving trucks, trains and drilling save costs and boost mine production

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The mining company Rio Tinto has been running robotic trucks for over ten years. Seventy-six of their 400 mining trucks are robotic. The robotic self driving trucks are 15% cheaper to run. Robotic drilling can run for almost a third …

artificial intelligenceChina’s JD.com investing $1.5 billion in self-driving cars

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Chinese online retailer JD.com has entered the autonomous driving fray and will invest 10 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion) in a project in Changsha, an equipment-manufacturing hub in Hunan province. The Beijing company, founded by internet entrepreneur Richard Liu Qiangdong, joins …

artificial intelligenceDelphi purchased self driving startup NuTonomy

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In October, 2017, Delphi Automotive acquired self-driving startup NuTonomy for $450 million, speeding up its plans to supply carmakers with autonomous vehicle systems. NuTonomy will add more than 100 employees, including 70 engineers and scientists, to roughly double Delphi’s team …