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Here Technologies and Unity developing 3D maps to boost in-vehicle experience

“The experience is becoming more and more centered around not just the performance aspects of a vehicle, but the entertainment, the information, the interactivity and, under appropriate conditions, being able to deliver gaming,” Edward Martin, director of product management at Unity, told Automotive News.

“Given the way in which current HMI systems are developed, they’re hitting the ceiling really in terms of the level of what customers can experience within a vehicle,” Martin added. “The consumer getting into a car today has a different expectation of what could be as opposed to what is.”

As a result, many automakers

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Tesla Gains on Canaccord Boost Citing Apple-Like Energy Ecosystem

Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Report shares jumped higher in premarket trading Monday after analysts at Canaccord Genuity lifted their rating on the clean-energy carmaker as it moves toward an “Apple-esque ecosystem” of energy products.

Canaccord analyst Jed Dorsheimer said Tesla is poised to “radically” change the battery power market with its industry-leading technology and production capacity, adding that its successful transition to mass-market electric vehicle production will allow it to “attack and conquer another trillion-dollar market in energy generation and storage.”

Dorsheimer raised his rating on Tesla to “buy” from “hold” and boosted his price target by 155%,

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Ohio’s $8.3 billion transportation budget to boost public transit

COLUMBUS – Ohio lawmakers sent an $8.3 billion two-year budget to pay for roads, bridges and public transportation to Gov. Mike DeWine after eliminating his proposed penalties for driving with a cellphone.

Ohio Senate passed unanimously House Bill 74 Wednesday evening and the Ohio House approved changes with a 86-8 vote Thursday. The transportation budget heads to DeWine for his signature.

Lawmakers boosted money for public transit to $140 million over two years – $221 million if you include federal money. That’s in line with what legislators approved two years ago and an increase from DeWine’s opening offer. 

“This benefits

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Economy in Eastern Cape given massive boost by automotive parts company – SABC News

The automotive industry remains a pivotal sector in the Eastern Cape economy and is seen as a crucial cog in the wheel to grow the economy in the province. The provincial government continues to provide support to grow the sector and has welcomed the latest investment in the sector.

VM Automotive, a component supplier, is one of the latest local manufacturers to be contracted to Mercedes Benz SA, and BMW to supply steel parts. Job creation is top of the agenda as the province grapples with an unemployment rate of more than 49%.

The venture by VM Automotive is a

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