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Quality

Foretellix Aims to Fortify Autonomous Testing

Much more testing is needed, but it’s the quality not quantity that will make the difference

Lidar Supplier Luminar Adds Auto Veterans as Production Nears

Team will support 2022 launch with Volvo Cars

Autonomous Vehicles

FCA, Waymo Expand Level 4 Partnership

Ram ProMaster and other light commercial trucks to get autonomous tech

Sales

Volvo Gets Very Bullish

CEO declares the crisis over as sales rebound

Quality

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications

Economics

Amazon to Buy Zoox Robo-Car Startup

Focus is automated ride-hailing, package delivery services

Business

Volvo, Waymo to Partner on Robo-Taxis

AV collaborations abound to jumpstart commercialization efforts

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment

Fuel Cells

New Toyota JV Targets Fuel Cell Trucks in China

Commercial vehicles could be the right application for fledgling technology

Autonomous Vehicles

What Do People Know About Automated Vehicles?

Probably a whole lot less than industry insiders might imagine

Connectivity

Volvo Limits Top Car Speed to 112 mph

Slowing down for safety’s sake

Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo to Offer Autonomous Highway Capability in 2022

Expanded partnership with lidar startup Luminar paves way

Fuel Cells

Volvo Group, Daimler Team Up on Fuel Cell-Powered Big Rigs

Can trucks save the hydrogen-based technology after a tepid response to fuel cell cars?

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: April 17

More carmakers are poised to resume production as financial burden mounts

Production

Carmakers Tiptoe Back into Production in Europe

The trickle will continue into early May.

Business

JLR Begs CEO to Save the Day, Again

A plea to help the company survive the coronavirus pandemic

Economics

Shakeout for China’s EV Market

Funding dries up as market demand swoons

Volvo Stages Its Own “Hack the Crisis” Event

Hackathons look for ideas to implement quickly

Business

Keeping Workers Safe from COVID-19

General Motors is instituting new policies for ventilators that likely will be carried over for cars.

Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo, Veoneer to Split Zenuity Software JV

Veoneer gets ADAS business, Volvo takes autonomous vehicle tech

Sales

What the Golden State Says About the Market

It has the landscape of several states, the population of several more and a demand for vehicles that may become more of the national norm.

Mobility

At Your Service: Volvo Makes House Calls

Valet program picks up vehicles for maintenance, additional services coming

Hybrid

Polestar Begins Making Sporty EV in China

New safety precautions implemented to protect against the coronavirus