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Stellantis, LG Energy JV for North American Battery Production

The batteries produced at the new facility will be supplied to Stellantis assembly plants throughout the US, Canada and Mexico for installation in next-generation electric vehicles ranging from plug-in hybrids to full battery electric vehicles that will be sold under the Stellantis family of brands. Stellantis was created by the merger of Fiat Chrysler , aka FCA, and Peugeot or PSA. Continue reading

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Stellantis on SAE Level 3 Public Road Autonomous Driving

At SAE Level 3, the driver does not need to monitor the driving circumstances constantly but must take back control when the system requests. L3Pilot, the flagship research and innovation project in Europe, is arguably one of the most important for the future of automated driving since it is focused on testing and evaluating the technology as a safe and efficient means of transportation in real traffic conditions. It also assessed technical aspects, driving behavior, user acceptance and impact on traffic and safety. Continue reading

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Ford, Argo AI, Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Delivery

The deal blends a self-driving technology provider with an automotive manufacturer able to integrate that technology with mass-produced vehicles and the world’s largest retailer. The multi-city service will enable Walmart customers to place orders of groceries and other popular items online for door-to-door autonomous delivery directly to customers’ homes. Continue reading

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Honda and Cruise to Start Testing Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads

The testing program for autonomous vehicles mobility service technologies will be conducted in Utsunomiya City and Haga Town, Tochigi Prefecture. To start, a high-definition map of the area will be created using a specialized vehicle for mapping. Once the high-definition map is ready, the autonomous vehicle, Cruise AV, will be driven on public roads to develop and test autonomous vehicles adapted to the traffic environment and the relevant laws and regulations in Japan. Continue reading

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GM Canada Picks TELUS 5G Network

The move is key step in GM’s stated goal of adding new driver-assistance technologies, with zero crashes and zero congestion. It’s also part of the ongoing push toward autonomous vehicles. This and related moves by other automakers also raise antitrust and privacy issues that are thus far unaddressed. Continue reading

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Toyota e-Palette Operating Again After Olympic Pedestrian Hit

The pedestrian was a visually impaired person who was walking alone. When the pedestrian tried to cross the intersection, the individual met e-Palette passing through the intersection. When the vehicle was turning right, upon entering the intersection, it detected a person in the intersection and stopped. Continue reading

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Toyota e-Palette Hits Pedestrian at Paralympic Games

On Thursday 26 August 2021, a Toyota e-Palette, an autonomous vehicle used to support mobility within the Athletes’ Village at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo, collided with a visually impaired person about to cross at a pedestrian crossing. At … Continue reading

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GM and AT&T Set Auto Connectivity Goal at 5G

This rollout is part of GM and AT&T’s strategy – or is it wishful boasting? – to launch the world’s largest fleet of 5G-enabled vehicles. This is the result of  a two-year collaboration, including test-driving connected vehicles at GM’s 5G proving grounds in Milford, Michigan. Continue reading

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