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Microbus-styled mini-MPV to use new electric platform

11:09 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

The purely electric and distantly Microbus-related Volkswagen BUDD-e will see production in the near future, Britain's Car magazine reports....
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BMW to roll out restaurant-booking digital helper

6:53 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

BMW is pushing back against tech competitors with a digital helper that lets drivers locate a nearby restaurant with free tables, book seats and find the best route there....
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THE EVERYDAY EV

Electrification powers automakers' broader plans for future mobility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Electrification is fast becoming just one piece of a broader showcase of connectivity and convenience, as automakers try to find the right recipe for the future of urban mobility....
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Autonomous vehicle architects begin to contemplate the human inside

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Automakers and suppliers busily developing hardware and software for autonomous cars are more focused than ever ensuring that humans feel their lives are truly getting better with rising automation....
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1,000-hp electric FFZERO1 concept isn't just for show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Though its goal was to highlight the Faraday brand, the FFZERO1 uses the same platform and battery system as the company's planned production models....
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Faraday exits shadows, remains an enigma

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The 1,000-hp race car concept that Faraday Future unveiled at last week's Consumer Electronics Show may have swept away some of the mystery surrounding the Chinese-backed electric car startup. But it's still unclear who's in the driver's seat, or what's coming next....
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JASON STEIN

Tech push requires culture clash

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

If you want to understand the real meaning of the Consumer Electronics Show - and how the tech sector is influencing auto and vice versa - you need to go back a year and head 2,000 miles east from Las Vegas to a cafeteria in Dearborn, Mich....
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Chevrolet Bolt: An EV designed for ride-sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Chevrolet's Bolt electric vehicle will feature connectivity galore and an airy interior that belies its modest size, which is slightly smaller than a Chevy Trax subcompact....
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TomTom launches high-resolution maps to rival Here

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

TomTom, the No. 2 supplier of maps for in-car navigation systems, said is was ready to deliver similar maps for more than 15,000 miles of highways in California and Michigan, two key testing grounds for autonomous vehicles....
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Ford seeks drone app for disaster zones

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

When disaster strikes, an F-150 can only go so far....
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Harman, Microsoft pair on mobile office

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Harman International formed a partnership with Microsoft Corp. to create an in-dash "personal assistant" that will allow motorists to Skype, listen to emails, schedule meetings and check calendars....
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Autonomous vehicles will be safer, not perfect

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

The self-driving car is likely to make mistakes from time to time, just as humans do, says the head of Toyota's new research institute. But overall, autonomous vehicles will be significantly safer than cars controlled by humans....
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GM sees Bolt as proof of its forward thinking

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

General Motors says the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle -- designed for a ride-sharing world -- shows the automaker has been thinking for a long time about how changes in personal mobility will affect its future business model....
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Mired in crisis, VW shows innovative side

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016

Volkswagen's Herbert Diess used his platform at last week's Consumer Electronics Show to present a vision of a post-crisis VW....
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Big suppliers hunger for startups' tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016

The auto industry's big suppliers are racing to invest in companies that can deliver key technologies for infotainment, self-driving cars, EV batteries -- you name it....
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Panasonic says windfall from autonomous cars still years away

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga says it will be years before autonomous systems contribute meaningfully to the company’s bottom line....
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GUEST BLOG

BLOG: Google beats Detroit just by skipping CES

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Google, the firm most responsible for spooking Detroit into embracing bold visions of the future, was a no-show at the CES. And that made it the big winner....
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Mercedes working on a range of EVs, E-class self-driving upgrades

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG is developing plans to produce a family of new battery-powered luxury vehicles, the automaker's research chief said....
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Mobileye wants automakers to share maps for autonomous cars

10:03 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Tech supplier Mobileye wants to convince automakers that join its project to create crowd-sourced maps to share their data, creating a constantly updated, global digital map to guide self-driving cars, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Amnon Shashua said....
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Chevy designs Bolt EV to be shared

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Chevrolet is presenting the 2017 Bolt EV to the tech cognoscenti at the Consumer Electronics Show as a technological showcase designed for a ride-sharing future. GM CEO Mary Barra lifted the veil on the production Bolt, which features connectivity galore and an airy interior that belies its modest size....
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Automakers strike back at Silicon Valley disruptors

1:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

The automotive industry this week used the Consumer Electronics Show to strike back at the would-be disruptors of its century-old business model. This week's news from CES by GM, Ford, Toyota, and others marks a turning point in the power struggle between auto and tech companies, analysts and industry experts say....
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GM has no plans for 'over-the-air' upgrades on safety systems

10:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

GM will not use 'over-the-air' upgrades, a way of remotely updating software on its vehicles, for safety-critical vehicle systems such as brakes, the automaker's product development chief said on Wednesday....
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BlackBerry joins self-driving car race with software platform

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

BlackBerry laid out its plans for building autonomous car software, jumping into a race with the likes of Apple, Google and Tesla Motors to capture a piece of the ballooning industry....
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'IPhone of cars' in self-assembly kits is French entrepreneur's Vegas bet

7:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

GM and Mercedes-Benz say the next generation of cars will be self-driving and super-connected. A French entrepreneur is betting they'll also come in kits. The cube-shaped vehicles made by France Craft are shipped in a kit and have safety clearance to hit the road in Europe as long as they're assembled by a professional mechanic....
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VW brand chief confident of finding solution to U.S. diesel issues

Jan. 6, 2016 09:42 CET

VW brand chief Herbert Diess said he is confident that the automaker will reach agreement with U.S regulators to bring nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles into compliance with U.S. emissions laws....
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