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Delphi, BlackBerry to co-develop autonomous driving platform

Delphi's automated driving software will be paired with BlackBerry's ultra-secure QNX operating system.

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Tesla developing own AI chip with help from AMD, report claims

Recent executive shakeups have hinted at a tighter focus on artificial intelligence, apparently extending to both software and chip architecture.

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Hyundai to place a bid for FCA?

The rumor persists even after Hyundai's denial.

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Rimac raising money for expansion

We'll get a preview of the company's next new model at next year's Geneva show.

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Kia Stinger to get V8 engine option?

Kia may be planning a V8 upgrade for its Stinger sedan.

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Lamborghini reveals Huracán Super Trofeo EVO

The new body kit maintains the same level of downforce but with higher overall aerodynamic efficiency.

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Waymo demands $2.6B for one of several claims in Uber suit

Waymo is currently pursuing nine claims and has asked a judge for permission to further expand the scope of the lawsuit.

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BMW i3 to get 150-mile battery in 2018?

Rumors suggest BMW is planning more incremental improvements to better compete with the Nissan Leaf and other upcoming long-range EVs.

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Austrian startup reveals battery-powered Hummer H1

Naturally, Arnold Schwarzenegger was present at the debut event.


From the Internet: Six-rotor BMW M6

That's right: six-rotor, not six-cylinder. Road & Track found this monster swap recipient for sale in a South African Facebook marketplace. The engine was built by a shop based in New Zealand that specializes in rotary engines, so the work is likely top-notch. No word on dyno numbers, but it's got to be a monster.   http://bit.ly/2xykrg6


Rimac to show next new model in Geneva

Croatian startup Rimac will preview its second model next year at the Geneva Auto Show. Automotive News reports the yet-unnamed car will put the brand on the path to autonomy. Production will be limited to 200 examples.   


Next Volkswagen Golf to debut in 2020

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf will make its debut in 2020, a company spokesman has confirmed. It will make its debut about a month after the brand's first I.D.-badged model breaks cover.   


Hyundai: German cars use too much tech

Hyundai executive Albert Biermann criticized Germany's luxury brands for packing too many useless tech features into their cars. "In our G90 you will not find any air suspension, or active roll bars, or active whatever. A camera sensing the road, and this stuff. It's stupid," he told Drive.   


Toyota to resurrect Celica badge?

Patent filings suggest Toyota is preparing to resurrect the Celica nameplate. The Japanese company moved to protect its emblematic moniker late last month. Of course, automakers routinely register names to protect their intellectual property, so the filings don't guarantee we'll see a new Celica soon.   http://bit.ly/2xwEwTQ


China could encourage foreign automakers to build EVs locally

The Chinese government is considering easing the laws that apply to foreign companies who want to build cars locally. They might soon be allowed to build cars in China without forming a joint-venture with a local automaker if they pledge to build only electric cars. The government hasn't announced the project yet, and Automotive News reports a final decision hasn't been made yet.   


Bentley says EXP 10 Speed 6 not dead yet

Bentley's head-turning EXP 10 Speed 6 concept isn't dead yet. "I still have it on my mind. It's still a great car," said engineering boss Rolf Frech. He added Bentley hasn't decided whether to build it yet.   


Current Volkswagen e-Golf to be the last

Volkswagen has reaffirmed plans to kill the e-Golf at the end of its life cycle. Its spot in the brand's portfolio will be filled by the I.D. hatchback, and the next-generation Golf will only be offered with internal combustion engines. Hybrid options will return, however.   http://bit.ly/2xxUltD