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Jaguar I-Pace Platform Could Spawn New Electric Vehicles

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Jaguar I-Pace Platform Could Spawn New Electric Vehicles


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Ford To Speed Up Vehicle Development With Microsoft HoloLens Technology

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Ford To Speed Up Vehicle Development With Microsoft HoloLens Technology


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General Motors workers on strike at Cami Assembly plant in Ontario

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General Motors workers on strike at Cami Assembly plant in Ontario


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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi bets on electric car spike

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi bets on electric car spike


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Ford to add 700 jobs in Russia

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Ford to add 700 jobs in Russia


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Carmakers can expect sales surge after Irma, Harvey

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  • Jaguar cub: The compact E-Pace ute debuts in Detroit
    Jaguar cub: The compact E-Pace ute debuts in Detroit

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    The iconic British sports car brand introduced the compact E-Pace sport utility vehicle — its second of three all-new SUVs — to the U.S. market Thursday. The E-Pace rides the explosive success of Jaguar’s midsize F-Pace, the hottest-selling SUV in the red-hot premium ute market. The brand once known for its slinky sports cars is rapidly transforming itself into a full-line luxury brand to compete against BMW, Audi and Porsche In addition to the $39,595 E-Pace and $43,060 F-Pace, Jaguar is developing a top-of-the-line all-electric I-Pace SUV for production
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Manufacturers

  • Ford invests $5M in Willow Run driverless car test site
    Ford invests $5M in Willow Run driverless car test site

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    Buy Photo. Ford Motor Co. is investing $5 million into the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township, becoming the second automaker to donate to the driverless vehicle test site and capping a week of news on the self-driving car front. The donation, announced today, will give the Dearborn automaker designation as a "founder-level" sponsor and make it a member of a government-industry team developing the autonomous vehicle testing grounds on the site of the former Willow Run bomber plant
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Cars

  • General Motors to furlough 3rd shift at Spring Hill, Tenn., plant as demand slows
    General Motors to furlough 3rd shift at Spring Hill, Tenn., plant as demand slows

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    SPRING HILL, Tenn. - General Motors is laying off the third shift at its Spring Hill, Tenn., SUV factory as it deals with a slowing U.S. auto market. About 1,000 people work on the overnight shift, but not all will lose their jobs when it ends Nov. 27. Company spokesman Tom Wickham said GM is still determining how many permanent and temporary workers will be furloughed
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Driving

  • Self-driving shuttles to be tested in downtown Detroit
    Self-driving shuttles to be tested in downtown Detroit

    , detroitnews.com

    An Ann Arbor-based company will begin testing two self-driving shuttles in downtown Detroit in October. Start-up company May Mobility will begin a five-day test program Oct. 9. The announcement of the test program came Wednesday from Quicken Loans founder and downtown developer Dan Gilbert. “We have a couple vehicles that are supposed to be ready to go around a path,” Gilbert said at a mobility technology conference at Cobo Center
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Chrysler

  • FCA cancels Illinois plant event with CEO, union exec
    FCA cancels Illinois plant event with CEO, union exec

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles canceled on Friday an Aug. 24 media event at its Belvidere, Illinois, plant at which CEO Sergio Marchionne was to have appeared with government and United Auto Workers officials, including Norwood Jewell, vice president of the UAW’s Fiat Chrysler unit. The event was intended to mark the beginning of production of the Jeep Cherokee, relocated from its previous home in Toledo, Ohio, following a $350 million retooling of the Belvidere plant northwest of Chicago
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Automated

  • An autonomous Ford Fusion will deliver Domino's in Michigan
    An autonomous Ford Fusion will deliver Domino's in Michigan

    , engadget.com

    Domino's has been experimenting with high-tech delivery methods for years, from UAVs to drones with wheels. This time, the pizza chain might send a self-driving Ford Fusion to deliver your food if you're in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Domino's has teamed up with the automaker to test people's response to an autonomous delivery car. They'll use one Fusion equipped with all the trappings of a self-driving vehicle, including Ford's full suite of cameras, sensors, radar and LIDAR, to deliver pizza for the month-long test
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Robotic Cars

  • Detroit law firm forms self-driving car team
    Detroit law firm forms self-driving car team

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. Detroit — A team of attorneys who will deal with laws and practices in the self-driving vehicle industry has been created at the Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP business-law firm. The group will advise clients on the development, investment, patenting, licensing and use of emerging autonomous technology at a time when politicians wrestle with self-driving vehicle legislation. Lawyers on the team will also advise on the creation and development of autonomous vehicle research and testing facilities
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