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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Why Driverless “Robotaxi” Pods Could Be More Unattractive Than A Smelly Crime-Ridden Subway

Why Driverless “Robotaxi” Pods Could Be More Unattractive Than A Smelly Crime-Ridden Subway

General Motors, just like many other automakers and technology companies, is investing in Level 5 driverless vehicles, aka “Robotaxis.”. On January 21, 2020, GM showed its concept of what their first deployment will look like: A driverless “pod” that fits four people. ... Continue reading

Geneva International Motor Show 2020: Rinspeed's “MetroSnap” shows up on the stages of Europe

Geneva International Motor Show 2020: Rinspeed's “MetroSnap” shows up on the stages of Europe

As the first company in the world, Swiss powerhouse of ideas Rinspeed demonstrated the “Snap” and the “microSNAP” at the CES in Las Vegas in the past two years, vehicles whose chassis and bodies go their own ways. With the revolutionary separation of the two vehicle components, Rinspeed confronts the increasing ... Continue reading

Nuro Raises Close to $1 Billion from the SoftBank Vision Fund to Transform Local Commerce Through Self-Driving

Nuro Raises Close to $1 Billion from the SoftBank Vision Fund to Transform Local Commerce Through Self-Driving

Nuro, the robotics company transforming local commerce, today announced that it has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund. ... Continue reading

RoboSense Provides Cold-Resistant LiDAR to GACHA – First Autonomous Driving Shuttle Bus for All Weather Conditions

RoboSense Provides Cold-Resistant LiDAR to GACHA – First Autonomous Driving Shuttle Bus for All Weather Conditions

Before GACHA, Autonomous Cars Operated Only in Ideal Weather Conditions RoboSense’s LiDAR “Sees” a 3D World, Even in Finland’s Snow & Extreme Temperatures Reaching -30°C (-22° F) GACHA Self-Driving Shuttle Bus Robo-Taxi Powered with RoboSense All-Weather LiDAR . ... Continue reading

ZF acquires mobility provider 2getthere

ZF acquires mobility provider 2getthere

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has acquired a 60 percent share of 2getthere B.V. The company offers complete automated transport systems and is located in Utrecht/Netherlands, with offices in San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore. Applications range from driverless electric transport systems at airports, business and theme parks t ... Continue reading

Toyota Provides EV For Tokyo 2020

Toyota Provides EV For Tokyo 2020

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced that it will provide a full line-up of electrified vehicles, including unique versions of certain vehicles as well as vehicles developed specifically to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020) ... Continue reading

Specially-Designed Toyota "Tokyo 2020 Version" e-Palette to Provide Automated Mobility to Athletes

Specially-Designed Toyota "Tokyo 2020 Version" e-Palette to Provide Automated Mobility to Athletes

- Up to 20 of the e-Palette vehicles to support athlete movement at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020- Will offer low-speed SAE level 4 automated transportation throughout the Olympic and Paralympic villages- e-Palette on display from October 24 to November 4 at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show ... Continue reading

Electrify America to Open 400th Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Electrify America to Open 400th Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Electrify America will open its 400th electric vehicle charging station this week, setting a rapid pace for installation of DC fast-charging stations. The network’s aggressive timeline has resulted in the addition of more than 1,700 new chargers from coast-to-coast in just 20 months to the benefit of EV drivers natio ... Continue reading

2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Review by David Colman

2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Review by David Colman

To celebrate that anniversary, how about buying a Japanese vehicle that's not only built in Japan, but also equipped with a Japanese built engine and transmission? In this era, when most "Japanese" cars and trucks sold in America (read Honda and Toyota) are made in America, an all-Japanese product like the 2020 CX-9 is ... Continue reading

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