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Toyota And Panasonic Consider Teaming Up On Electric Car Batteries
12/18/2017 7:57 PM  |  Industry News

Toyota and Panasonic will study the feasibility of a joint battery business, a move that could have big implications for future electric cars. 

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Chinese Uber Rival DIDI Chuxing Is Coming To North America
12/11/2017 10:08 PM  |  Industry News

Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing will launch in North America. The move marks Didi's first international expansion, although the company won't directly challenge Uber in the United States just yet.

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Toyota Plans Large-Scale California Hydrogen Plant
12/4/2017 7:26 PM  |  Industry News

Toyota is an outspoken proponent of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, but its efforts have been stymied by lack of fueling infrastructure to support those vehicles. That's a problem Toyota is now trying to tackle in a big way.

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Uber Patented A Device To Help Fight Car Sickness
11/27/2017 10:44 PM  |  Industry News

Is it possible to use technology to eliminate car sickness? An Uber patent application filed earlier this year and uncovered by Mashable apparently aims to do that. It's probably a good idea for a company whose business is giving people rides in other people's cars. 

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Akasol Launches Europe’s Largest Vehicle Battery Production
11/20/2017 6:47 PM  |  Industry News

E-Mobility expert Akasol GmbH has launched production of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles in a new semi-automated plant in Langen (Germany).

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Volkswagen, Google Collaborate On Quantum Computing Applications
11/13/2017 6:52 PM  |  Industry News

VW and Google have announced extensive research cooperation in the field of quantum computing. They want to jointly expand their specialist knowledge and carry out application-oriented research. 

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Riding Hailing Service With Self-driving Cars On The Way In China
11/6/2017 7:51 PM  |  Industry News

Chinese tech giant Baidu has a new ally in its quest to develop self-driving cars. The company is teaming with Shouqi, a Chinese state-backed ride-hailing service. The two companies will share their technology.

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Toyota Says Hydrogen Cell Fuel Cars Will Be Cheap As Hybrids By 2025
10/30/2017 2:07 AM  |  Industry News

Toyota is developing electric cars that will use advanced solid-state batteries, but it hasn't given up on hydrogen fuel cells. 

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Toyota To Begin Testing Its Hydrogen Semi Truck
10/26/2017 8:01 PM  |  Industry News

The battle between batteries and hydrogen fuel cells is transitioning to commercial vehicles. As Tesla prepares its battery-electric semi truck for a November 16 unveiling, Toyota is about to put a hydrogen fuel-cell semi to work at the Port of Los Angeles. 

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Volkswagen Will Build Electric Trucks, Buses By 2022
10/24/2017 8:00 PM  |  Industry News

It previously looked like Volkswagen would leave the development of electric commercial trucks to other companies, but the German behemoth apparently has other plans.

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