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RideCell Delivers Global Car-sharing And Ride-sharing Platform For Automakers

The RideCell platform enables auto companies to launch branded mobility offerings that meet rapidly shifting consumer demands. PRNewswire/ — RideCell™, Inc., the developer of a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform for leading automakers and transit providers globally, unveiled today at AutoMobility LA the worldwide release of its multiservice platform that allows car manufacturers to provide on-demand mobility when it’s needed and where it’s

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Japan Consortium to Develop 3-D Maps for Autonomous Driving

Enhancing the safety of autonomous driving requires more detailed information than the capability of exiting car navigation systems, such as the numbers of traffic lanes and their widths, the locations of traffic lights, utility poles and road signs and the slope angles of roads. The consortium of companies, including Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and map publisher Zenrin Co., aim to complete

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What Happen to China Carmakers when Electric Vehicle Subsidy Gets Cut?

The China’s government plans to phase out subsidies after 2020 as central and local governments have spent 15 billion yuan ($2.3 billion) on subsidies which likely replaced by California-like zero-emission carbon credits system. China will consider mandates that carmakers produce more electric vehicles or purchase carbon credits from their peers, potentially emulating California’s system and transitioning from a subsidy-driven approach to

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Flexible Labor Laws Drive Automakers to Spain

Germany’s Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG have recently ramped up their production capacity in Spain, encouraged by relatively flexible labor laws and a vast network of local parts suppliers. The country has become Europe’s second-largest producer of vehicles behind Germany, and the eighth-biggest in the world. Spain’s appeal comes largely from labor reforms enacted in 2012. The reforms made it

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German Automakers Deploy Robot Assistants on the Assembly Lines

Oxford University published a study in September 2013 that said 47 percent of U.S. employment is at high risk of being replaced by a machine in one to two decades as an increasing number of skilled professions are computerized. Today German scientists are alarmed that not enough is being done … for the machines. An expert commission delivered its annual

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Automakers ‘not even trying’ to Sell Electric Cars

While the federal government and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are evaluating auto-industry proposals to relax emissions standards, one Tesla executive advocates stricter rules to force automakers to sell more electric cars. Established automakers are ignoring the potential of electric cars, Diarmuid O’Connell—Tesla’s vice president of business development—told Forbes and other media at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing

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Sales Satisfaction Decline Despite Heavy Price Discounting

Despite automakers and dealers offering larger discounts to vehicle buyers than in 2015, overall sales satisfaction in China has declined from last year, according to the J.D. Power 2016 China Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study. The study, measures customer satisfaction with the new-vehicle sales experience based on five factors (in order of importance): delivery process (23%); sales initiation (21%); deal

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Mahindra to Launch Two New Electric Vehicles This Year

Mahindra & Mahindra, with its all-electric sub-brand Reva, is the sole homegrown automaker in the Indian market which is focusing on zero emission vehicles. After it introduced Reva, the company introduced the second generation of the Reva-i which is now christened as the e2o. Last month, Mahindra also added the e-Verito in its zero-emission lineup. Now, a senior executive from

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