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Daimler and the BMW Group merge mobility businesses

Daimler and the BMW Group on Wednesday announced they are joining forces in mobility services, the most popular of which today are ride-hailing and car-sharing services. The two automakers have signed an agreement to establish a joint-venture entity that will roll the their various mobility services, such as Daimler's Car2Go and the BMW Group's DriveNow...

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Nvidia pumps brakes on self-driving car development after Uber crash

The March 18 crash in Tempe, Arizona, where one pedestrian was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving car based on a Volvo XC90, has caused massive reverberations across the industry. The latest company to take a step back from self-driving car technology? Nvidia. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Nvida, which sold some of the computer hardware to Uber...

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Nvidia pumps brakes on self-driving car development after Uber crash

The March 18 crash in Tempe, Arizona, where one pedestrian was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving car based on a Volvo XC90, has caused massive reverberations across the industry. The latest company to take a step back from self-driving car technology? Nvidia. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Nvida, which sold some of the computer hardware to Uber...

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Arizona blocks Uber from testing self-driving cars on state’s roads

Arizona on Monday blocked Uber from conducting further tests of self-driving cars on the state's roads as a result of last week's fatal accident involving a pedestrian and one of the test cars. In a letter sent to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and shared with Bloomberg, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said he found a video of the accident released by police to be...

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Ford and Mahindra in talks to develop electric car, 2 SUVs together

Last September, we learned that Ford was in talks with Mahindra to explore ways to expand into the Indian market and potentially collaborate on product development. The two automakers on Thursday announced they have since signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the possibility of developing an electric car, a compact SUV and a mid-size SUV...

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Former Viper plant to house historic FCA cars and concepts

The last Dodge Viper supercar rolled off the line at the car's Conner Avenue Assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan last August. At the time, Dodge parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said workers would be moved to the automaker's other plants, leaving the fate of the 51-year-old Conner Avenue Assembly in doubt. Well, FCA on Wednesday confirmed that the...

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GM to commercialize Cruise AV self-driving car in 2019

General Motors will put into production self-driving cars devoid of steering wheels and pedals in 2019, the automaker said Thursday. GM also said it planned to start a commercial service for the vehicles that same year, where the public would be able to hail a ride via an app. The car, known as the Cruise AV (Autonomous Vehicle), is based on the Chevrolet...

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GM to test AirBnB-style program for cars

General Motors is positioning itself for a subscription-based future with its Maven personal mobility and car-sharing service, and its next step may set its sights on the Turo service, which is an AirBnB for cars. The automaker will reportedly launch a pilot peer-to-peer car rental service this summer. For those unfamiliar, Turo allows owners to sign up and...

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Ex-Faraday Future execs form EV startup, promise first model by 2021

A band of executives that up until last year were working for Faraday Future have joined forces to launch an electric car startup of their own. Their new company, called Evelozcity, is based in Los Angeles and already has seed funding of approximately $1 billion from investors in the United States, Europe and China. The execs include Stefan Krause, Ulrich...

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Porsche Mission E platform can support additional body styles

If the Porsche Mission E won't do, the luxury and sports car brand hinted it may have other variants in store following the car's launch in late 2019. Nothing too radical, but the Mission E's platform, codenamed J1, can support additional body styles such as coupes and convertibles, Stefan Weckbach, head of electric car development at Porsche, told Car and...

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