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Tesla’s NACS connector will be standardized by SAE

The move to Tesla’s NACS system won’t affect the federal government’s funding of a nationwide charging network. For federally funded EV chargers, including the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program, “CCS and NACS connectors and adapters are eligible for funding. This means federal funding is available to build charging infrastructure that can service all EV drivers, […]

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Expert Insights: The Future of Connected Vehicles and Customer Experiences

Q: What types of experiences are on the horizon that will be supported through connected or software-defined vehicles? Macleod: As digitally fueled car sales increase, vehicles are also becoming more connected. By the end of the decade, it is estimated that connected cars — cars that can communicate and share data with a variety of

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Aston Martin’s Honda F1 deal will not affect ties to Mercedes

Aston Martin’s Formula One engine partnership with Honda from 2026 will not affect ties to Mercedes on the road car side, according to the team’s CEO of performance technologies Martin Whitmarsh. Mercedes-Benz has a roughly 9.7 percent stake in the British sports-car maker. Mercedes is also currently the Formula One team’s engine provider. The Silverstone-based

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Apple autonomous auto engineer indictment suggests industry risk

In 2018, the year of Weibo’s alleged theft, autonomous vehicle technology companies had high valuations as they raced to develop the technology first, Peters said. Around the same time, Anthony Levandowski, who helped found Google’s self-driving company, Waymo, was convicted of stealing intellectual property from the company to start Otto, an autonomous trucking company, which

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VW’s Cariad, ThunderSoft partner on connectivity, infotainment

BERLIN — Volkswagen Group’s software unit Cariad will establish a joint venture with Chinese technologies provider ThunderSoft for connectivity and infotainment systems in China, with ThunderSoft holding a 51 percent stake. The partnership will develop software products for car cockpits, infotainment systems and cloud development. These are consumer-facing areas where automakers are competing to set

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Volkswagen Is Reportedly Removing Its Design Chief

Volkswagen Is Reportedly Removing Its Design ChiefULI_SONNTAG/VW Volkswagen will replace its current design chief Jozef Kaban, Automotive News Europe’s affiliate Automobilwoche reports. The designer’s work reportedly hasn’t impressed new VW CEO Thomas Schaefer, and as a result, he’ll reportedly be replaced by Bentley design boss Andreas Mindt. Kaban has been the head of Volkswagen design

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