Techrules plans serial production: The Chinese company wants to show the serial production version of its GT 96 in Geneva next year. The 768 kW EV with about 2,000 km of range was initially introduced at this year’s auto show (we reported). Until the final unveiling, Italian designers Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro are to finalise design and implementation.
Looking for green transporters: The UK Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK have kicked off a 24m pound trial competition for low emission vehicles for cargo, logistics, utility and emergency response companies, as well as the technology and business cases. The application must be submitted before October 12th.
Autopilot restriction: According to electrek, the Tesla software update 8.0 will make the Autopilot safer and educated some users. Drivers who don’t take a hold of the steering wheel despite the system telling them to do so, will no longer be able to activate the function until the EV has come to a complete stop.
Autonomous Daimler bus: Russian Google opponent Yandex, truck manufacturer Kamanz, as well as researchers from NAMI and Daimler are working on a self-driving electric shuttle with a range of 200 km. It can fit up to 12 passengers and can be ordered via app. Their destination in the international market.
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