Robotaxi market heats up as unveils its next-gen sensing platform has unveiled a next-gen sensing platform for the company’s autonomous vehicles that brings enhanced capabilities in a much-improved design.

The new system was designed in collaboration with Luminar Technologies and removes the need for the unsightly cone-shaped LiDAR found on the roofs of most driverless vehicles.

James Peng, CEO and Founder of, said:

“Partnering with Luminar is a critical enabling milestone for as we build our next-generation system and prepare for large-scale series production.

Luminar is in a league of their own when it comes to LiDAR and shares our belief that delivering autonomous mobility globally will

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Tesla developing a data platform for car owners in China


Asia Is Exception as Emerging Markets Start to Look Fragile

(Bloomberg) — EXAMPLEDiscover what’s driving the global economy and what it means for policy makers, businesses, investors and you with The New Economy Daily. Sign up here.In the pandemic’s second year, some familiar worries — about inflation, capital flight or public debt — are starting to surface across the developing world. Except in one corner.In Asia, policy makers aren’t too preoccupied with these classic emerging-market problems. Their economies look increasingly like they’ve emerged.That’s largely down to lessons learned from the traumas of the past three decades –- from the

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Vehicle Intelligence Platform Will Be Present In Most GM Vehicles By 2023

General Motors ‘ has said its Vehicle Intelligence Platform, a connected electric vehicle architecture that enables over-the-air-updates and other advanced protocols, will be found in most vehicles within its global lineup by 2023.

The Vehicle Intelligence Platform debuted in 2019 and is already found in a variety of GM vehicles, including the Buick Envision, Chevy Corvette, Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL and Cadillac CT4, CT5, Escalade and Escalade ESV. The system, which has also been referred to as Global B, provides the required electrical bandwidth and data processing power to run advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and

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CCC Announces Plan To Deliver Enterprise Payments Platform To The P&C Insurance And Automotive Ecosystem

Technology Provider Plans to Expand its CCC® Payments Capabilities to Enable Integrated Digital Payments Between Insurers and Business Partners through Existing CCC Workflows, Reducing Administrative Costs and Cycle Time and Improving Customer Satisfaction

CCC Payments Aims to Extend CCC’s Digitization Capabilities from FNOL through Payment

CHICAGO, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC), a leading SaaS provider to the P&C insurance economy, announces plans to launch an enterprise payments platform to power electronic payments across the insurance and automotive ecosystem. The company aims to expand its CCC® Payments capabilities to enable digital payments between insurers and

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Lithia’s digital platform, Driveway, to see rapid growth in next five years

While the biggest chunk of Lithia Motors Inc.’s growth strategy is its acquisition ambitions, a strong second is the rapid expansion of its digital platform, Driveway.

By the time Lithia’s five-year plan has played out, CEO Bryan DeBoer projects that Driveway will generate $9 billion in revenue — roughly three-quarters as much as the whole company did in 2019 and 2020 each.

In the drive to build a truly nationwide retail network, the ability to efficiently sell — and buy — vehicles online relieves the need to have a store in every town while also addressing a crucial pain point

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Copart, software developer, unveil paper-saving platform for car sellers


Global online vehicle auction company Copart and online title processing software developer CHAMPtitles have introduced an automated digital platform for car sellers, including insurance companies.

The companies say the platform lessens the need for manual paper and mail-oriented vehicle title processing.

Copart president Jeff Liaw said the company strives to deliver industry-leading services to its buyers and sellers.

“That is why we aligned with CHAMPtitles to offer a platform that delivers accelerated title turnaround times and reduced claims management costs,” Liaw said in a news release.

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