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Ford expands EV battery production, earmarks AV production site

Ford is expanding its production capacity for the company’s next-generation battery electric vehicles, and will build its first autonomous vehicles at a new AV manufacturing centre in south-east Michigan, up-fitting purpose-built, commercial-grade hybrid vehicles with self-driving technology and special interiors. Production of its first AVs will begin in 2021
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Toyota TRI-AD, NVIDIA to develop AV testing platform

The Toyota Research Institute-AD in Japan has announced a new partnership with American AI hardware and software firm NVIDIA to develop a new system for testing and validating autonomous vehicles
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GM to build new EV at Cruise AV plant in Orion, MI

General Motors is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle. The new investment in Orion reverses the company's plan to build the new car outside the United States. The Orion plant also builds GM's Cruise AV test vehicle platform
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Optimus Ride AV deployments in NYC and California
Optimus Ride is to deploy its self driving systems at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City, and in Fairfield, California. The announcements mean that Optimus Ride will be operating deployments of its AVs in four US states
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NVIDIA launches anti collision software for AVs
NVIDIA has added a planning and control layer to its DRIVE AV autonomous vehicle software suite. The planning and control layer is designed to provide a safer and more comfortable experience for drivers
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Hyundai Mobis AV partnership with Russia's Yandex

Korean AV developer Hyundai Mobis is partnering with Russian Internet and tech firm Yandex to develop an AI-based autonomous driving platform
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KeepTruckin adds machine learning to Smart Dashcam

KeepTruckin has added AI-based safety features for the KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam, including video recall, video annotation, in-app driver coaching, and sensor fusion. Employing ML, the Smart Dashcam can identify behaviours associated with critical events and help prevent them from happening
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Broadcom auto TSN Ethernet and 1000BASE-T1 PHY
Broadcom has launched a family of Ethernet switches designed for high bandwidth time-sensitive networking in autonomous and connected vehicles, and has begun shipping its automotive 1000BASE-T1 PHY, providing OEMS with Gigabit Ethernet on single-pair UTP for in-car networking
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