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Volvo invests in autonomous vehicle operating system startup Apex.AI though its VC arm

Volvo invests in autonomous vehicle operating system startup Apex.AI though its VC arm Volvo is making an investment in Palo Alto-based Apex.AI, a startup working on developing a robotic operating system qualified for use in production automobiles. Apex.AI, founded by automated systems engineers Jan Becker and Dejan Pangercic, raised $15.5 million in […]

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BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars

BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars BMW has been equipping its cars with in-air gesture control for several years and I never paid attention to it. It seemed redundant. Why wave your hand in the air when there’s dials, buttons, and touchscreens to do the same? […]

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Volvo creates a dedicated business for autonomous industrial and commercial transport

Volvo creates a dedicated business for autonomous industrial and commercial transport Volvo Group has established a new dedicated business group focused on autonomous transportation, with a mandate that covers industry segments like mining, ports and moving goods between logistics hubs of all kinds. The vehicle maker has already been active in putting […]

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Volvo unveils its first electric car, the XC40 Recharge

Volvo unveils its first electric car, the XC40 Recharge Volvo Cars introduced Wednesday the XC40 Recharge, its first electric car under a new EV-focused brand that kicks off a company-wide shift toward electrification. “It’s a car of firsts and it’s a car of the future,” CTO Henrik Green said. The Volvo XC40 […]

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Auto supplier Continental shifts gears — and its capital — to an electric future

Auto supplier Continental shifts gears — and its capital — to an electric future Continental AG, a global auto-parts supplier, will no longer invest in parts used in internal combustion engines, the latest sign that the automotive industry is being forced to respond to increasingly strict emissions laws. Instead, the company said […]

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The future of car ownership: Cars-as-a-service

The future of car ownership: Cars-as-a-service Car shoppers now have several new options to avoid long-term debt and commitments. Automakers and startups alike are increasingly offering services that give buyers new opportunities and greater flexibility around owning and using vehicles. Cars-as-a-Service In the first part of this feature, we explored the different […]

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Geely is turning to Zenuity as its self-driving software supplier

Geely is turning to Zenuity as its self-driving software supplier China-based Zhejiang Geely Holdings is tapping Zenuity, the joint venture between Volvo and Swedish technology company Veoneer, as its preferred driver assistance and autonomous vehicle software supplier for its range of car brands. The decision means Zenuity’s software will likely end up […]

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Volvo’s sporty looking Vera self-driving electric truck will go to work in Sweden

Volvo’s sporty looking Vera self-driving electric truck will go to work in Sweden The Vera autonomous, electric truck from Volvo’s trucking subsidiary is not what you might expect in a transport truck – it looks like a road-hugging sportscar, something emphasized by its lack of a place for humans to sit. The […]

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Mercedes-Benz is expanding its luxury subscription service

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its luxury subscription service Mercedes-Benz is expanding a pilot subscription service that lets users switch between different luxury models to a third U.S. city a year after launching in Nashville and Philadelphia. The pilot is another example of how automakers are experimenting — with mixed levels of success — […]

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Search giant Baidu has driven the most autonomous miles in Beijing

Search giant Baidu has driven the most autonomous miles in Beijing While the public is asking, “When are we going to ride in autonomous cars?” Technology companies have been moving apace to test them on designated roads. In China’s capital city Beijing, eight firms drove a total of 153,600 kilometers (95442.6 miles) […]

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