Toyota halts plan to install U.S connected vehicle tech by 2021

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Toyota Motor stated Friday it was abandoning plans to install Dedicated Short-Range Communications technology on U.S. vehicles aimed at letting cars and trucks communicate with one another to prevent collisions. Automakers have conflicted if they should proceed with the DSRC system or use a 4G- or 5G-based system in the United States. Toyota’s declaration is […]

Hyundai to Use DLT in Smartphone-EV Pairing Tool

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South Korea’s largest automaker, Hyundai Motor, will use blockchain in its new tech for using electric vehicles (EVs) with smartphones. Sustainable mobility-focused news agency Green Car Congress reported on the progress on April 22. Hyundai reportedly declared the development of smartphone-EV pairing based performance adjustment technology that permits users to customize primary functions through a […]

Carlos Ghosn indicted on misappropriation charge in ‘most serious allegation’ yet

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The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office on Monday indicted former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn for a fourth time, this time he is charged for alleged misappropriation of the company’s money for personal use — an accusation referred by legal experts as the most serious brought against him so far. With the latest charge, Ghosn […]

Toyota forms research institute in China to study green technologies

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Toyota Motor stated on Sunday it was establishing a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University to study car technology, most particularly hydrogen power and other green technologies that could ease environmental issues in China. The initiative, presented by Toyota’s President and CEO Akio Toyoda in a speech at Tsinghua University, is part […]