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Business

Ford Techs Get Virtual Reality Training on Mustang Mach-E

Using high-tech gaming systems to speed maintenance and repair training

Fuel Cells

Honda, Isuzu Target Fuel Cell Trucks

Joint research project aims to apply struggling car tech to commercial vehicles

Mobility

TomTom Integrates Map Tech with ADAS

Benefits include improved fuel efficiency, pinpointing road hazards

Design

Bosch Making Big Commitment to AI

Not only developing the tech, but making sure its people are trained in the ethics related to using it

Interiors & Electronics

New Defender: The SUV with Two Brains

Said to be the first vehicle with two embedded modems

Electronics

Bosch Announces Production-Ready Lidar

It has long been rumored and now it is officially announced.

Sales

Vietnam Carmaker Takes Aim at U.S.

Vietnam’s first local carmaker, 2-year-old VinFast, aims to do something no Chinese OEM has yet accomplished: launch sales in the U.S.

Fuel Cells

Bosch Building Fuel Cell Center in China

Robert Bosch GmbH will open a fuel cell development and production center in Wuxi, China, in 2021.

Autonomous Vehicles

Mercedes Tests Robo-Taxis in California

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has quietly begun testing Level 4 autonomous vehicles on public roads with consumer riders in California.

Propulsion

Pininfarina Teases Modular EV Lineup

Automobili Pininfarina plans to build at least five electric vehicles off the modular platform that it is developing with Bosch and Benteler International.

Mobility

Daimler to “Rightsize” Robo-Taxi Spending

As part of a new cost-cutting initiative, Daimler AG says it will cut spending on developing robo-taxis and redirect its autonomous vehicle efforts toward commercial trucks.

Mobility

Carmakers to Test Blockchain Payment Tech

Next month BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Renault will begin testing a blockchain-based identification system for automatic payments for parking and road tolls.

Mobility

Consortium Targets Software Standards for Self-Driving Cars

A new group called the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) aims to develop common software platforms and open standards for autonomous vehicle systems.

Hybrid

Pininfarina Taps Ex-Tesla Exec as Sales Chief

Luxury electric vehicle maker Automobili Pininfarina has appointed Jochen Rudat as its chief sales officer.

Hybrid

Bosch Readies More Efficient Microchips for EVs

Robert Bosch GmbH says it will begin commercial production next year of significantly more efficient computer chips for electric vehicles.

Materials & Lightweighting

Bosch's passive 3D technology; NDIR gas sensors

Bosch's passive 3D technology; Optimus Ride uses Velodyne’s lidar sensors in its entire fleet of self-driving vehicles; NDIR gas sensors; 3D Systems/Toyota Motorsport developing new 3D printers, materials and software.

Fuel Cells

Bosch Touts Tech as Car Production Stalls

Robert Bosch GmbH aims to offset a prolonged slump in car production by pursuing its expertise in electrification, fuel cells and artificial intelligence.

Autonomous Vehicles

Report: New Mercedes C-Class Gets Mobility Tech

Daimler AG’s next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class midsize car will feature a variety electrified powertrain options and automated driving technologies, Autocar reports.

Mobility

Bosch Invests in Chinese Autonomous Truck Startup

Robert Bosch GmbH’s venture capital unit has made an unspecified investment in Beijing-based Trunk Technologies Ltd., a Chinese startup that specializes in autonomous driving and remote-control technologies for commercial trucks.

Production

Bosch: No Growth in Car Production Until 2025

Robert Bosch GmbH expects no expansion in global car production until 2025.

Regulations

Daimler Fined €870 Million for Diesel Emissions

Prosecutors in Germany have fined Daimler AG €870 million ($958 million) for rigging 684,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles to evade European emission limits.

Propulsion

CATL to Supply EV Batteries to Daimler Trucks

Daimler AG’s Trucks & Buses unit will source lithium-ion battery modules from China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) for a variety of electric trucks, starting in 2021.

Propulsion

Pininfarina, Benteler, Bosch Team on EV Platform

Automobili Pininfarina has partnered with Germany’s Bosch Engineering and Benteler International to develop a chassis for high-performance electric vehicles.

Batteries

Porsche in Talks with CATL on EV Batteries

Volkswagen AG’s Porsche unit has met several times with Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. about the Chinese company supplying lithium-ion batteries for future electric vehicles.