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French consortium outs new mass-market electric charging stations


A group of French companies headed by construction concern Bouygues has announced it has developed a new charging system for electric cars that can level the power usage when numerous vehicles come in for a simultaneous recharge. The system developed by the consortium caters for a phenomenon that would occur in the following scenario: while a typical public charging station has ...
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US: After Audi, Google and Mercedes-Benz ask California for autonomous driving permits
Yesterday we told you that German luxury automaker Audi was the first company that received California’s new permits for driverless cars. Well, besides the Volkswagen AG subsidiary, permits were released ...
Mercedes fights hackers through cloud computing
Just as the world’s automotive industry is preparing the next leap forward, numerous experts have issued warnings towards the increasingly network-dependant cars, claiming malevolent hackers could soon take command of ...
US: automakers supporting autonomous and connected advancements at the University of Michigan
Most of the global automakers have embarked into a form of research or development towards the next generation of vehicles: automated cars or the ones equipped with technology to communicate ...
UK: Apple’s new Watch seen as driving threat
Many technology observers expect the new Apple Watch to truly kickstart the wearable technology market much in the way the first iPhone did with the smartphones industry. But others, such as ...
Panasonic confident on battery orders from Europe
The Japanese corporation, the supplier of lithium-ion cell packs for Tesla’s cars, thinks the fact that the US automaker is planning a massive battery gigafactory could also boost demand from ...
Apple’s Siri assistant featured in Ford and Lincoln cars
The US automaker has partnered with Automatic Labs to offer the option of connecting Ford and Lincoln vehicles to Apple’s Siri system – aiming to vastly improve its in-car voice-recognition ...
California introduces the autonomous car permit, Audi snatches the first one
The US state of California, America’s most populous and environmental conscious, has market another milestone this week, as it passed legislation to govern driverless car transportation. The state’s new law that ...
Report – Nissan to cut battery production amid electric sales slump
According to sources within the Renault Nissan alliance, the Japanese automaker’s chief Carlos Ghosn is mulling a battery manufacturing reduction, signaling deepening problems for the company’s electric cars. According to the ...
Google’s desire for autonomous cars spurs clash with automakers
While both the technology giant and soon to be rival automakers mull the development of self-driving cars, their ideology and perspectives on the new segment are vastly and wildly different. Actually, ...



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