Automotive

The future of automotive technology

Gary Silberg, KPMG Global Head of Automotive joins the Yahoo Finance Live panel to discuss the latest with the automotive technology.

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ZACK GUZMAN: And electric vehicles, not just manufacturers here in the US, but those in China as well, perhaps so much so you might be thinking that the internal combustion engine might be going the way of the dinosaur, as all of these companies put in hundreds of billions of dollars into research. But that’s not the case.

And one industry expert with more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry is joining us now

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The future of driving: what to expect in 2021

From flying taxis and self-driving cars to personal jet packs, emerging transportation technologies like these, once considered futuristic, are seemingly on the cusp of becoming an everyday reality. However, the true advancements made in these kinds of technologies have perhaps been overstated. So far, the reality in 2021 is that we are unlikely to see autonomous vehicles on the road for at least a number of years.

Current progress in the UK

In the UK, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles plans to undertake experimental trials for autonomous cars in spring 2021. This could see the introduction of Automated

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What Is Your Favorite Automotive Subculture?

There are so many different ways to be a car fanatic. Whatever rabbit hole you choose to dive down, you can get sucked into a lifetime of losing yourself to the intricacies of a particular subculture. There are depths to some subcultures that become all-consuming, to the point where everything that is important to you is completely unknown to others, even to those as deeply car-devoted as you.

Autocross. Donks. Lowriders. SoCal Porsche R-gruppe. Air-cooled Volkswagen drag racing. Drifting. Swangas. You name it, there’s something for everyone. And yet we all get lumped into the same “car people” group in

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India’s first electric car battery plant takes shape | Automotive Industry News

The son-in-law of India’s biggest steel tycoon is betting big on converting coal tar into graphite anodes for electric-car batteries in a bid to test China’s monopoly in the sector.

Vikram Handa set up Epsilon Advanced Materials Pvt — India’s first manufacturer of lithium-ion battery parts — in the southern state of Karnataka in August, sourcing the raw material from the largest steel mill in the country that’s owned by his father-in-law, Sajjan Jindal. Handa plans to invest 60 billion rupees ($807 million) to produce 100,000 tons of synthetic graphite anode by 2030, or about 10% of estimated global demand.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E success relies on solid 3rd-party charging network

DETROIT – The Mustang Mach-E, by nearly all accounts, has been a home run in what Ford CEO Jim Farley has called the “first inning of electrification” as the automaker tries to wedge itself into a conversation dominated so far by Tesla, General Motors and Volkswagen.

Farley has referred to the vehicle as the “first credible mass-market competitor to Tesla” and in many respects, he’s right. The Mach-E is plenty capable (a prerequisite for Bill Ford to let product planners use the iconic pony logo), has impressive range and features a slew of cool new features. Plus, it’s

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Wayne County to gain 96 new jobs from Automotive Exhaust Maker

WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday, an automotive exhaust manufacturer will create 96 new jobs in Wayne County.

AP Emissions Technologies will invest $400,000 to expand its e-commerce operations in Goldsboro.

New positions include, welders, machinists, stockers, forklift operators, setup operators, general and managerial staff. The average annual salary for all new positions is $40,760. Wayne County’s overall

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