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Japanese car makers join forces to develop connected car technology

Suzuki, Toyota and Mazda are among the Japanese car brands that have agreed to work together to develop new connected car technology. Working alongside Subaru and Daihatsu, the automotive brands will jointly develop technical specifications for next-generation vehicle communications devices and promote the common use of standardised connected car technology. Under the new plans, connected …

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UK carmakers claim government Covid-19 furlough cash amid chip shortage

If automakers in Britain are receiving Covid-19-related government help, is it 100% justifiable as Covid-related? UK-based carmakers forced to halt or reduce production in recent months have been placing workers on Covid-19 furlough and claiming their wages from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, according to newly published government figures. But were their struggles directly attributable …

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Interior design and technology – Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai: Comfortable, spacious, with an intuitive infotainment system. Launched in 2007, the Nissan Qashqai started a trend for the compact crossover SUV. Since then, the market has been flooded with each still trying to carve out its own niche. Continuing just-auto/AICs’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside …

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Porsche Drive Subscription And Rental Program Expands To Vancouver

After a successful pilot in Toronto, Porsche will be offering on-demand access to the Porsche experience to the Vancouver area starting May 3. Porsche Drive offers a monthly subscription plan that offers members access to a single vehicle or unlimited swaps between models at the touch of an app. The program also offers daily and …

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Volvo Car Canada Partners With Bullfrog Power

Volvo Car Canada and Bullfrog Power announced a partnership for renewable energy.  Through the partnership, Volvo Car Canada will ‘bullfrogpower’ its corporate office with 100 per cent green electricity.  “We are excited to welcome Volvo Car Canada to the bullfrogpowered community,” said Sean Drygas, Spark Power vice-president, sales, marketing, strategy and sustainability. “By drawing on …

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Martinrea Announces Joint Venture With NanoXplore To Develop Electric Vehicle Batteries

Martinrea International announced its joint venture, VoltaXplore with graphene producer NanoXplore to develop electric vehicle (EV) batteries enhanced with graphene. This joint venture will support the journey towards a sustainable, low-carbon future encouraged by the global and Canadian movements towards zero-emission EVs. A VoltaXplore demonstration facility is scheduled to be opened in Montreal within the …

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