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BMW to add wireless Android Auto from mid-2020
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11th Dec 2019
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BMW to add wireless Android Auto from mid-2020

Android Auto is coming to BMW vehicles from July 2020, but availability will be limited a small number of phone models. A BMW spokesperson confirmed only the wireless form of Android Auto will be offered, meaning BMW's implementation is only compatible, at this stage, with a small selection of high-end Android phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 to S10+, Note 8 to 10, and the Google Pixel range.
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Derek Fung
Skoda Kamiq, Scala to offer wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
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29th Aug 2019
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Skoda Kamiq, Scala to offer wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

Skoda has officially launched its latest infotainment software with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, debuting in the all-new Kamiq crossover and related Scala hatchback. Dubbed 'Wireless Smart Link', the feature "makes for even more convenient use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto" by allowing compatible smartphones to use the mirroring features through a bluetooth connection, rather than a USB cable.
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James Wong
Waymo to produce autonomous cars in Detroit
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24th Apr 2019
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Waymo to produce autonomous cars in Detroit

Waymo has announced it will lease space at American Axle & Manufacturing's Holbrook Avenue factory, which was last used for axle production in 2012. "We've found the perfect facility in Detroit," John Krafcik, Waymo's CEO, told Automotive News. "We will partner with American Axle & Manufacturing to repurpose the existing facility, bringing a work force back to an area where jobs in the automotive industry were recently lost."
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Derek Fung
Google Maps adds EV charging stations, live ETA sharing on iOS
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19th Oct 2018
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Google Maps adds EV charging stations, live ETA sharing on iOS

Google Maps users are now able to search for EV (electric vehicle) charging stations, as part of the popular app’s latest update. Along with the locations of charging stations, users are able to see the type and number of charging ports available at the location, as well as charging speeds.
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Chris Gething
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