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Auto industry news is popular across a broad range of interests, so Wiser has made it easier than ever to stay up-to-date. We have created a tailored, daily digest featuring content on the auto industry from around the web. It is easy to use, comprehensive and free. The auto industry has had a significant impact on the lives of everyday Americans and it has influenced the country's infrastructure, economy, and position in the world. Its origins date back to the 1800s and by the early 1900s cars were being produced in the thousands. Today, the industry has annual worldwide revenues of more than $2 trillion dollars, with about 90 million cars produced each year. The industry is worth about $250 billion in the US, plus there are significant industries in other countries including Germany, Japan, South Korea, Brazil and China. And the industry is changing with emerging markets showing the most growth. There are also new technologies being developed to improve safety, efficiency, and to protect the environment. Meanwhile, the industry continues to consolidate through mergers and acquisitions. This all shows that, like cars themselves, auto industry news moves fast. But you can get an edge by signing up for the free daily news digest from Wiser.

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Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.
Skift • Alistair Barr, Bloomberg
Sale of $5bn lithium stake to test electric car hype
Financial Times
Even as California embraces electric vehicles, pickup trucks still rule its roads
CNBC
Avis Budget Faces Proxy Fight Over Lack of Innovation
Skift • Bloomberg, David Welch
Uber Adds Safety Measures to Appease London’s Regulator
Skift • Bloomberg, Giles Turner
Top stories: Data thugs, dirty drinking water and a sports car in space
Science • Matt Warren
Watch this self-driving car navigate the snowy streets of Moscow
The Verge • Andrew J. Hawkins
Ontario’s Provincial Police reveal a Tesla Model X pursuit vehicle prototype
TechCrunch • Darrell Etherington
New Tech For Commercial Lithium-Ion Batteries Finds They Can Be Charged 5 Times Fast
Electronic Component News • Jdelaosa
LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%
Green Car Congress • Mmillikin
 
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Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.
SkiftAlistair Barr, Bloomberg
On one hand this is a step towards a fascinating future. On the other its a reminder that some states protect massive transportation corporations from liability when something goes wrong. -Jason Clampet
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Sale of $5bn lithium stake to test electric car hype
Financial Times
PotashCorp plans to sell a big stake in Chile’s SQM, a key supplier of the metal
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Electric Vehicles, Energy Finance
Even as California embraces electric vehicles, pickup trucks still rule its roads
CNBC
Data shows the Ford F-Series pickup outsold all pure electric vehicles combined in 2017.
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Auto Industry
Avis Budget Faces Proxy Fight Over Lack of Innovation
SkiftBloomberg, David Welch
Sometimes it takes newcomers with fresh ideas to steer a company in the right direction. Avis has made some progress but it looks like its board is in dire need of new faces to prevent its company from becoming obsolete. -Dan Peltier
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Auto Industry
Uber Adds Safety Measures to Appease London’s Regulator
SkiftBloomberg, Giles Turner
London's transport authority is right to put the unicorn in its place, stressing Uber's obligation to maintain public safety and support its own drivers. -Sarah Enelow
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Auto Industry, Energy Regulation
Top stories: Data thugs, dirty drinking water and a sports car in space
ScienceMatt Warren
Don’t panic: The chance of this space-traveling sports car hitting Earth is just 6% in the next million years SpaceX CEO Elon Musk grabbed the world’s attention last week after launching his Tesla Roadster into space. But his publicity stunt has a...
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Auto Industry, Emerging Technologies
Watch this self-driving car navigate the snowy streets of Moscow
The VergeAndrew J. Hawkins
Yandex, the Russian search giant, recently conducted its first successful test of a self-driving car in Moscow. It’s significant mostly because it’s proof that autonomous vehicles can operate in harsh, snowy conditions. It’s also a sign that Yandex, commonly known as the...
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Auto Industry, Technology Industry
Ontario’s Provincial Police reveal a Tesla Model X pursuit vehicle prototype
TechCrunchDarrell Etherington
Tesla’s Model X is arguably the best performing SUV you can buy, so it’s fitting that Canada’s Ontario Provincial Police would select it for a cruiser demonstration vehicle, revealed at this week’s Toronto international car show. The Tesla Model X, a P90D...
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Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
New Tech For Commercial Lithium-Ion Batteries Finds They Can Be Charged 5 Times Fast
Electronic Component NewsJdelaosa
Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have developed a new direct, precise test of Lithium-ion batteries' internal temperatures and their electrodes potentials and found that the batteries can be safely charged up to five times faster than the current recommended...
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Auto Industry, Biofuels
LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%
Green Car CongressMmillikin
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have found that using a Level 4 connected and automated vehicle (CAV) subsystem could increase vehicle primary energy use and GHG emissions by 3–20% due to increases in power consumption, weight, drag,...
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