Tesla Autopilot Crashes, Hyperloop Potential, Preloved Prii. T.E.N. Future Car News 8th July 2016

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: Second NHTSA investigation into suspected Tesla Autopilot rollover; TSLA misses Q2 targets for delivery and production; Renault-Nissan produces its 340,000th electric car; Volkswagen announces connected car partnership with LG Electronics; BMW announces major autonomous vehicle project with Intel and Mobileye; UK charging provider Ecotricity introduces charging fees for its Electric Highway; world’s first Hyperloop study shows the technology could save billions of dollars in lost time per year; Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ EV priced in UK; Ontario struggles to attract autonomous drive projects to its roads; Toyota sells imported Prius Plug-in Hybrids in New Zealand to get more customers plugging in.

  • Investigations ContinueNHTSA continues investigations into Autopilot crashes
  • Targets Missed – Tesla misses its Q2 targets
  • 340,000 EVs – Renault-Nissan hits 340,000 vehicle milestone
  • Connected – Volkswagen announces partnership with LG Electronics on Connected car tech
  • Eyes on you – BMW, Intel, Mobileye work together on autonomous vehicle technology
  • Pricing change – Ecotricity shifts its EV charging network from free to pay-to-use
  • Billions saved – World’s first Hyperloop study shows potential time savings to be massive
  • Competitive? – Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ EV priced for UK market
  • Feeling unloved Ontario gives up on trying to get automakers to test autonomous drive technology there
  • Pre-loved – Toyota sells used JDM Prius plug-in hybrids to New Zealand


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