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David E. Zoia

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Startup Voltaiq Says Has Cure for Batteries Going Bad

The developer says its software acts like an EKG for lithium-ion batteries, gathering and analyzing vital performance data quickly to speed development time and help automakers and battery suppliers avoid costly recalls.

Batteries Electrification

GM to Take Next Step in Autonomous With Ultra Cruise in 2023

Ultra Cruise is designed to cover 95% of driving situations and ultimately will be mapped to more than 3.4 million miles in the U.S. and Canada. It will take the driver hands-free from their suburban home’s driveway to the center of town.

ADAS Autonomous Vehicles

Opsys Lidar Shows Off Range, Clarity in Demonstration Drive

The VCSEL-based sensors pick out some tough-to-see objects at some fairly long distances, including a black car more than 150 m away.

Autonomous Vehicles ADAS

Six Minute Webinar Episode 16: Automotive Retail's Digital Revolution

Are automobile dealers ready for the digital revolution? What will be the impact of changing consumer demands on showrooms and sales operations? This edition of the Six Minute Webinar highlights some of the results of our exclusive U.S. dealer survey.


Battery-Electric Vehicles to Lead on 5G Deployment

The adoption of new ADAS – and ultimately fully autonomous – features is requiring faster communication between sensors, GPS and the cloud, driving automakers toward 5G communication. Upcoming BEVs, many incorporating all-new software-defined electronics architectures, are at the forefront of the transition.

Connectivity Electrified Vehicles

Lead-Acid Giant Clarios Has Eye on Li-ion Recycling Sector

Clarios has a long history in recycling and using reclaimed materials to make new starter batteries. It now is turning attention toward making that work for lithium-ion batteries too.

Electrification Batteries
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