Technology Update

Opus Acquires AutoEnginuity

Drew Technologies, Inc., an Opus IVS division company, acquired US-based AutoEnginuity, LLC for a purchase price of approximately $20 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis. AutoEnginuity, founded in...
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Automated Headlight Repairs takes a giant step with Plastfix

The National Collision Repairer was granted exclusive access to one of the most significant collision repair industry events in recent memory hosted by, Professor Emad Gad, Dean of School...
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Hyundai autonomous cars hit the streets

Hyundai, in collaboration with Pony.ai and Via, unveiled BotRide, a shared, on-demand, autonomous vehicle service operating on public roads. Starting on 4 November, a fleet of self-driving Hyundai KONA...
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Inadequate safety culture contributed to Uber automated test vehicle crash

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called upon federal regulators to create a review process before allowing automated test vehicles to operate on public roads, based upon the...
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Drew Technologies and Autologic to become Opus IVS

Drew Technologies, Autologic Diagnostics and Bluelink Diagnostic Solutions are uniting as one business called Opus IVS within the Intelligent Vehicle Support (IVS) division of Opus Group AB. In 2017,...
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Hyundai and Aptiv in $4 bn self-driving car JV

Hyundai announced a new $4 billion joint venture with Aptiv to produce a “production-ready autonomous driving platform available for robotaxi providers, fleet operators, and automotive manufacturers” by 2022. Hyundai...
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GM Debuts digital vehicle platform on Cadillac CT5

Will be installed on most GM vehicles globally by 2023. General Motors President Mark Reuss debuted the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active...
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Stuttgart sees first urban flight of Volocopter in Europe

Volocopter shows how an air taxi is turning the dream of driving into the dream of flying. The Minister-President of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, experienced the first...
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GM details collision avoidance technology performance

General Motors and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) released details of a study of the performance of collision avoidance technology on GM’s 2013-2017 product line. The results...
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Incorrect safety claims made about ACE electric vehicles

ANCAP Safety, Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority has expressed concerns regarding incorrect safety claims made by electric vehicle importer Electric Vehicles Group (ACE), in relation to three potential new...
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