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19th Feb 2020

Press Releases

Electric Vs. Autonomous Vehicle Race Shapes Autotech Acquirers Into Short- And Long-Term Players, Says Hampleton Partners’ M&A Report

[19th Feb 2020] The latest Autotech M&A market report from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, reveals that there is still everything to play for in the race Read more

5G URLLC from Ericsson to accelerate automation at Audi factory

[19th Feb 2020] Ericsson and Audi are stepping up their 5G collaboration by testing Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC) capabilities for factory automation at the car manufacturer’s P-Labs facility in Germany. Read more

News & Snippets

Polestar brings Google Assistant, Maps and the Play Store to its electric cars

[Android Pit, 19th Feb 2020] Swedish EV brand, Polestar, has announced it with further its collaboration with Google to bring Android Auto with Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store built-in as standard on its vehicles. Read more

Hyundai and Kia create new electric car platform

[The Irish Times, 19th Feb 2020] Kia and Hyundai… have teamed up with California-based startup Canoo to develop an entirely new, dedicated, EV platform. Read more

Eugene firm working to teach self-driving cars ‘to make the next light’

[NBC16, 19th Feb 2020] Only a handful of states have passed laws to allow self-driving or “autonomous” vehicles to operate on public roads. Read more

EESL ties up with BSNL to set up 1,000 EV charging stations

[The Financial Express, 19th Feb 2020] State-owned Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) on Tuesday said it has signed an initial part with BSNL to install charging stations for electric vehicles. Read more

Shades of Detroit? Germany’s auto heartlands in peril as ‘golden age’ fades

[The Financial Express, 19th Feb 2020] When Kristin and Thomas Schmitt took out a mortgage and bought a house last summer, the German couple’s dream looked as if it was coming true. Read more

Tesla in talks to use CATL’s cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars – sources

[Reuters, 19th Feb 2020] Tesla (TSLA.O) is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries from CATL (300750.SZ) that contain no cobalt – one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries – in cars made at its China plant, people familiar with the matter said. Read more

Blogs & Articles

AutoNation offers free SiriusXM Automatic telematics, plans to use crash alerts for collision business

[Repairer Driven News, 19th Feb 2020] AutoNation said Thursday it eventually would use the SiriusXM Automatic connected car service to recommend its own collision centers when the technology detects a crash. Read more

How safe is 5G really?

[Raconteur, 19th Feb 2020] The 5G era is about to arrive, bringing faster speeds and lower latency to enable a host of new business applications. The next-generation cellular technology is designed to be more robust than its predecessors 3G and 4G, but 5G security is also much more complicated to manage. Read more

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