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Volvo Cars and Trucks to share live vehicle data
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8th May 2018
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Volvo Cars and Trucks to share live vehicle data

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will team up to share live traffic and safety data, in an attempt to form a critical mass of connected vehicles for improved safety. Although they both use the same name and badge, Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are actually separate companies, which makes this the first time Volvo Cars has shared safety-related data with another company.
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Scott Collie
Waymo not at fault in Arizona accident
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7th May 2018
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Waymo not at fault in Arizona accident

Waymo, self-driving research arm for Google, has been involved in the second major self-driving accident to hit Arizona in a matter of months – but the computer wasn't at fault. According to local police, the self-driving Chrysler was operating in autonomous mode when the accident occurred, while Waymo claims the car was under human control. Regardless of who was in command, the Waymo-branded Pacifica wasn't responsible for the incident.
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Scott Collie
Bosch claims to cut diesel NOx emissions to a tenth of legal maximum
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27th Apr 2018
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Bosch claims to cut diesel NOx emissions to a tenth of legal maximum

At an event after its annual general meeting, Bosch announced a new diesel engine technology that reportedly slashes oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. The engineering and automotive parts supplier claims vehicles equipped with this new technology can hit NOx output figures as low as 13mg per kilometre, with test vehicle averaging 40mg/km. That's well below the current real driving emissions (RDE) limit of 168mg/km, as well as the 120mg/km limit due to come into force in Europe from 2020.
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Derek Fung
Dubai to trial digital number plates
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11th Apr 2018
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Dubai to trial digital number plates

The emirate of Dubai will begin testing "Tag 2 Connect" digital number plates from next month. Sultan Abdullah al-Marzouqi, head of vehicle licensing at Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has told the BBC the digital plates can inform emergency services if the vehicle they're attached to has been involved in an accident.
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Derek Fung
BMW: Volume EV production not viable until 2020
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24th Mar 2018
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BMW: Volume EV production not viable until 2020

BMW's CEO has confirmed the company will not commit to volume production of electric vehicles (EV) until at least 2020, as he believes current technology isn't profitable enough. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, Harald Krueger, CEO for the BMW Group, said: "We wanted to wait for the fifth generation to be much more cost competitive. We do not want to scale up with the fourth generation".
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James Wong