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  • CIO Dive Reporter Lindsey Wilkinson discusses data and AI strategy with American Honda VP of IT Bob Brizendine, during a CIO Dive virtual event on March 21, 2024.
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    American Honda gives data a promotion on the road to AI

    The automotive company is pursuing an AI-for-all strategy, VP of IT Bob Brizendine said on a CIO Dive panel.

    By Matt Ashare • April 12, 2024
  • An range and white Chevy Bolt EV robotaxi operated by Cruise crosses an intersection San Francisco.
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    Cruise to resume mapping for robotaxis in Phoenix

    It’s the first deployment of the company’s vehicles on public roads since California regulators suspended its permits last fall.

    By April 11, 2024
  • 2023 Acura MDX Type S infotainment system.
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    US private equity firm buys majority stake in Panasonic Automotive

    The companies expect the transaction to close by the end of the first quarter of 2025.

    By April 10, 2024
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    In an era of AI, skill building is a top organizational priority, LinkedIn says

    For the second year, aligning learning to business goals is a main focus for L&D professionals.

    By Carolyn Crist • April 10, 2024
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    Elon Musk teases Tesla robotaxi

    The CEO’s announcement comes five years after he first told investors Tesla expected to put one million robotaxis on the road in 2020.

    By Haley Cawthon • April 9, 2024
  • Lutz Meschke, Porsche AG Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Finance and IT (left), and Qasar Younis, CEO of Applied Intuition. The two companie will jointly develop automotive software.
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    Porsche and Applied Intuition to jointly develop vehicle software

    The partnership also aims to help the automaker better manage and provide vehicle updates.    

    By April 8, 2024
  • A light green 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck on a highway.
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    Ford to expand hybrid offerings, delay EV launches

    With demand for EVs decreasing, the automaker will focus on launching new hybrid models and upgrading its manufacturing facilities.

    By April 5, 2024
  • A yellow Mercedes-Benz C Class sedan undergoes crash testing.
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    Mercedes-Benz pilots high-speed X-ray technology for crash tests

    Researchers used high-speed X-ray technology to analyze how vehicle body structures deform in a crash to better protect test dummies.

    By April 5, 2024
  • A person holds SteerLight's compact lidar-on-a-chip next to their right eye to show its compact size.
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    Stellantis invests in lidar startup SteerLight

    The company’s solid-state lidar sensor uses low-cost silicon photonics technology and has no moving parts.

    By April 2, 2024
  • A woman looks at her smartphone and while driving.
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    Traffic deaths declined in 2023, but distracted driving remains a danger

    The proliferation of infotainment screens in new vehicles adds potential distraction, safety experts say.

    By Dan Zukowski • April 2, 2024
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    Auto industry disruptions now ‘controllable’ but still a challenge: AlixPartners

    “Although disruptions like the chip shortage may be behind the auto industry, that certainly doesn’t mean life is getting any easier,” said AlixPartners' Mark Wakefield.

    By Kalena Thomhave • April 1, 2024
  • A red Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan.
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    Hyundai to invest billions in South Korea to boost EV production

    The automaker will also advance the development of software-defined vehicles and other technologies.

    By March 28, 2024
  • The interior view of driver’s side front cabin in the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV.
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    GM loses 2 more execs as software shakeup continues

    The resignations come just two weeks after the automaker’s software and services head left the company.

    By March 28, 2024
  • The Tesla Model Y traveling on a highway.
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    Tesla to offer US customers a free 1-month trial of Full Self Driving

    Boosting FSD subscriptions could help the automaker generate revenue and overcome dwindling operating margins.

    By March 27, 2024
  • Pictured is Archer Aviation CEO Adam Goldstein (left) and Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares with an Archer eVTOL aircraft in the background.
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    Stellantis invests further in aviation startup Archer

    Archer plans to market its first electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in 2025, which it plans to build at its Georgia factory.

    By March 27, 2024
  • Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Makoto Uchida.
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    Nissan’s new EV plan aims for significant cost reduction

    ‘The Arc’ plan includes launching new EVs, manufacturing improvements and the adoption of new technologies to boost global sales.

    By , March 26, 2024
  • A black Volkswagen ID Buzz electric van outfitted with autonomous driving technology from Mobileye.
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    Volkswagen, Mobileye expand autonomous driving collaboration

    The companies plan to add more advanced autonomous driving features to the automaker’s production vehicles, including its Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche brands.  

    By March 21, 2024
  • The Apollo robot shown on the floor of a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility.
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    Mercedes-Benz to pilot humanoid robots in its manufacturing facilities

    The auto manufacturer plans to use the robots to perform physically demanding or repetitive tasks that are often more hazardous to humans.

    By March 20, 2024
  • The 2024 Hyundai Palisade SUV parked outside with mountains in the background.
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    IIHS makes top pick safety award tougher for automakers

    The changes to the 2024 award criteria are designed to encourage automakers to pursue higher levels of vehicle safety, IIHS said.

    By March 19, 2024
  • A landscape photo of the Thacker Pass land being developed by Lithium Americas in Nevada.
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    Biden administration boosts EV supply chain with $2B lithium loan

    The money will fund processing facilities at Lithium Americas’ upcoming Nevada project. General Motors has exclusive purchasing rights to all lithium production for up to 15 years.

    By Kate Magill • March 18, 2024
  • Nissan Motor Corp. President and CEO Makoto Uchida and Toshihiro Mibe, director, president and representative executive officer at Honda Motor Co., speak at a press conference.
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    Honda, Nissan consider co-developing EVs, AI

    The nonbinding agreement could eventually help the companies catch up in the race to develop and go to market with EVs, as both automakers have fallen behind in recent years.

    By March 15, 2024
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    Schaeffler to open $230M Ohio auto manufacturing plant

    The Dover facility will produce parts like electric axles for light- and medium-duty vehicles and is expected to be finished by 2025.

    By Joelle Anselmo • March 13, 2024
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    Alliance for Automotive Innovation names new safety, technology lobbyist

    Sarah Puro previously held senior roles at the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the House Committee on Appropriations.

    By March 11, 2024
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    The White House wants to know more about Tesla’s charging standard

    As more automakers switch to the EV maker's North American Charging Standard, regulators want to know how it will impact standards for public chargers.

    By March 11, 2024
  • Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares and the automaker's South America COO Emanuele Cappellano pictured together in a press photo.
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    Stellantis invests 5.6B euros in South America

    The automaker plans to launch more than 40 new products through 2030, including vehicles powered by “Bio-Hybrid” powertrain technologies.

    By March 11, 2024