Dickinson Buys Medium Duty Xos Trucks

Dickinson Fleet Services (“Dickinson” or “DFS”), is pleased to announce the purchase of five medium duty, zero emission, fully-electric service trucks from electric vehicle manufacturer Xos Trucks, Inc. Under the purchase order, the Los Angeles-based truck company will build and deliver five medium duty vehicles that DFS will dedicate to servicing electric vehicle fleets as …

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Porsche Intros Porsche Parking Plus App

When time is short, every little way to make life a tiny bit easier helps – which is where a new app from Porsche comes in. Expanding upon its new mobility offerings, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA)introduced Porsche Parking Plus, an app designed to simplify the parking experience. Available on Apple and Android devices, …

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Connected Car News GM, Blink, Ridecell, Lion Electric, Keysight & Eyesight

In connected car news are GM, Blink, Ridecell, Lion Electric, Keysight and Eyesight. GM Changes Deal with Nikola General Motors Co. announced it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Nikola Corporation for a global supply agreement to provide its Hydrotec fuel cell system for Nikola’s Class 7/8 semi-trucks. The MoU replaces the previous …

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Autonomous & Self-Driving Vehicle News: Velodyne, DTS, CNXMotion & Cognata

In autonomous and connected vehicle news are  Velodyne, DTS, CNXMotion and Cognata. Velodyne Wins Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced its Velabit™ lidar sensor was named a winner in the Best of What’s New awards by Popular Science. The Velabit, Velodyne’s smallest sensor, brings new levels of versatility and affordability to 3D lidar perception. It is a …

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Phone Distraction & Dangerous Distractions Worst Since Pandemic

Driving analytics company Zendrive  released a new, visual data report that analyzes driving behavior in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, with a sample dataset of verified collision incidents from 2018 through 2020, the report reveals that distracted driving now contributes to more than 57% of all collisions on the road. This latest data …

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Nissan LEAF Marks .5 Million Worldwoide

Nissan celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Nissan LEAF and the delivery of 500,000 LEAF vehicles since the model was first introduced. More than 148,000 have been sold in the United States. “In marking these milestones, we firstly want to express our appreciation to all the customers who have come on this electrifying journey with …

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Volvo VNR Class 8 Electric Trucks On Sale Certified by EPA & CARB

With the sales start of Volvo Trucks North America’s Class 8 zero tailpipe emission VNR Electric truck model in the U.S. and Canada, the company continues to drive electromobility forward. In a critical step toward realizing the organization’s vision for a more sustainable transportation industry, Volvo Trucks North America announced today its VNR Electric model …

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Audi Lights Light the Way for New Communications & Functionality

Audi is advancing into new dimensions in automotive lighting technology. Originally, vehicle lighting mainly served the purpose of ensuring traffic safety for all road users. Previously unknown prospects are now opening up in the wake of digitizing headlights and rear lights: light becomes a medium of external communication and interaction, personalizes design, and provides customers …

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14 Million Nissan USA-Made Cars In Tenn.

Employees completed assembly of an all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue in Scarlet Ember Tincoat at the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant — the 14 millionth vehicle to roll off the lines at the automaker’s first U.S. plant. Nissan Smyrna is the highest-volume vehicle assembly plant in North America annually since 2014. “Since the first vehicle, a …

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