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Auto Blog News Feed: Daimler will shrink with shift to electric and autonomous cars

The Top Zones - Sun, 11/15/2020 - 17:00

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Daimler will be a smaller company five years from now, focused on capturing recurring revenues with software-based services as Mercedes-Benz seeks to redefine luxury in an era of electric self-driving cars, Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said. The Stuttgart-based company founded by Carl Benz, who patented the first gasoline-powered car in 1886, is accelerating plans to shift the carmaker beyond combustion-engine vehicles, a step which will result in job losses. "The next five years

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Auto Blog News Feed: Lewis Hamilton clinches record 7th F1 title as he wins Turkish Grand Prix

The Top Zones - Sun, 11/15/2020 - 14:31

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After winning a difficult race to equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One championships on Sunday, the hardest thing for Lewis Hamilton was containing his emotions. “All these emotions were running through me and I was trying to stop it,” Hamilton said in his post-race news conference.

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Auto Blog News Feed: GM president worries 'every day and every night' about coronavirus spread

The Top Zones - Sat, 11/14/2020 - 21:00

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"I just worry about everybody, I really do," GM President Mark Reuss told a Reuters Events broadcast. "I think the industry in general and General Motors has done a good job in our plants," Reuss said. Reuss praised the automaker's supplier base for their diligence in keeping to new standards set during the pandemic to keep it from affecting production.

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GM president worries 'every day and every night' about coronavirus spread originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 14 Nov 2020 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Uber in talks to sell ATG self-driving unit to Aurora

The Top Zones - Sat, 11/14/2020 - 20:30

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Eighteen months ago, Uber’s self-driving car unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, was valued at $7.25 billion following a $1 billion investment from Toyota, DENSO and SoftBank’s Vision Fund. Now, it’s up for sale and a competing autonomous vehicle technology startup is in talks with Uber to buy it, according to three sources familiar with the deal. Aurora Innovation, the startup founded by three veterans of the autonomous vehicle industry who led programs at Google, Tesla and Uber, is in

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Auto Blog News Feed: Lewis Hamilton praises W Series tie-up with Formula One for 2021

The Top Zones - Sat, 11/14/2020 - 16:00

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Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton called for more women in motorsport after the all-female W Series announced on Thursday it will be supporting Formula One at eight grands prix next season. There are no female drivers in Formula One, with Italian Lella Lombardi the last to compete in a race in 1976, and women racers are a rarity in the junior series that feed into the top category. Hamilton said the partnership with W Series, which uses Formula Three cars and aims to help women up the mo

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