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Tesla refunded customers who were charged twice for their cars

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In Currencies, Europe’s Vaccine Trade Is Now Reversing

(Bloomberg) — Currency traders have reaped gains this year betting on the U.K.’s vaccine success and against Europe’s stumbles. Now that trade in going in reverse.The euro is on course for its best week against sterling since September, extending gains on Thursday to its highest level in over a month. Investors have been selling the pound on concerns relating to AstraZeneca Plc’s shot — which the U.K. is heavily dependent on — while the shared currency has been buoyed by projections the bloc will hit immunization targets earlier than expected.It comes

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Honda, Verizon Team Up To Use 5G To Make Cars Aware Of Safety Risks

Honda and Verizon
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announced Thursday they are collaborating to use 5G cellular technology to advance vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

The two companies will use the University of Michigan’s Mcity to study how 5G can be used with edge computing to enable faster communication among cars, pedestrians and infrastructure.

The goal is to avoid collusions and improve traffic flows.

“Honda’s research collaboration with Verizon is an important step in our multi-year effort to develop connected vehicle safety technology,”

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Subaru Receives Four Honors From PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021

To arrive at this year’s list of honorees, PARENTS experts thoroughly tested more than 50 cars from a field of new model vehicles that aced the industry’s safety tests. 24 winning models that passed test drive standards and car seat compatibility, and were designated safe and efficient for families for years to come, made PARENTS list of Best Family Cars 2021.

With safety as a top priority for Subaru, the 2021 Ascent, Crosstrek Hybrid, Forester and Legacy come standard with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology that includes Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure

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QUT calls for industry-government alliances to make autonomous cars a reality

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have touted the use of artificial intelligence to determine the feasibility of autonomous cars on Australian roads.

The QUT Centre for Robotics has conducted research projects into mapping for autonomous cars using AI. The centre’s acting director Professor Michael Milford said map updating is a major challenge for autonomous vehicle adoption.

Milford said given mapping isn’t a globally mature field, there are opportunities for Australia to catch up quickly.

“Current out-of-the-box European mapping solutions don’t recognise unique Australian signs or infrastructure and require customisation,” he said. “Widespread autonomous vehicles use is some

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This Energy Department program says cars will run more efficiently without the person behind the wheel

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Tom Temin: Dr. Sofos, good to have you on.

Dr. Marina Sofos: Nice to be on.

Tom Temin: Tell us about this program. This is a multi stage, I guess, competition type of round and you are in round two. Tell us about the program and where it stands at this point.

Dr. Marina Sofos: Yes. So the original NextCar program, which was founded in 2016, was focused on the premise of how could we leverage fencing along

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PARENTS Names Chrysler Pacifica to List of Best Family Cars 2021

Chrysler Pacifica is a PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021 winner, marking the second consecutive year Chrysler Pacifica has been named as a Best Family Cars honoree by PARENTS, the leading source for busy, millennial moms. Pacifica, the most awarded minivan over the last five years, has now earned more than 145 honors and industry accolades since its introduction as a minivan.

Coverage of PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021 will be featured in the May issue of PARENTS magazine and online at Parents.com/bestcars.

Last year, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was named PARENTS “Best Eco Pick,” reflecting its position as the first

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