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NXP plans for future while waiting for Qualcomm deal approval
Shiraz Ahmed | @shirazzzz |

Combined operations between Qualcomm and NXP will open up broad self-driving car uses.

Google parent company leads $1 billion investment in Lyft
Eric Newcomer |

Google parent company Alphabet's investment arm, CapitalG, led a $1 billion investment in Lyft that values the ride-sharing startup at $11 billion, the ride-sharing startup said.

GM clutches tech units despite hype of $30 billion spinoff
Emily Chang and Anne Riley Moffa |

GM will keep its business units working on self-driving vehicles and car-sharing despite analysts suggesting they could be spun off and valued at as much as $30 billion, according to a top executive.

GM to begin testing autonomous vehicles in N.Y.
Ankit Ajmera |

The planned tests by GM and its self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, will be the first by a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the state, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

AutoNews Now: Volvo's Polestar debuts with 600-hp plug-in

Volvo's Polestar debuts with 600-hp plug-in hybrid; Prescription for subscriptions?; A New York first for GM | Infiniti's leaner lineup; Challenges on the road to self-driving cars.

Mobility Center signs education partnership with 15 Michigan schools
Alan Adler |

American Center for Mobility enlists universities and community colleges to help drive retraining and education as hedge against jobs lost to future mobility

Germany's Hubject raises funds to advance e-mobility in China, U.S.
Reuters |

Germany's Hubject, which is developing a standard method to pay at EV charging stations, secured fresh funds from shareholders to expand into China and the United States.

Ford faces 'significant work' before autonomous vehicles become reality, Argo AI exec says
Michael Martinez | @MikeMartinez_AN |

Argo AI, a Pittsburgh artificial intelligence company backed by Ford, has grown aggressively, but its CEO says much work remains to help Ford bring an autonomous car to market in 2021.

Toyota expands mobility, AI reach with 2 concepts
Hans Greimel | @hansgreimel |

Toyota plans to broaden its vision of future mobility at the Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict the driver's emotions and guide them away from danger.

NXP Semiconductors hopes new tech platform will future-proof cars
Katie Burke | @KatieGBurke |

NXP Semiconductors introduced its S32x processing platform, which it claims has 10 times the performance of current chipsets. The platform makes over-the-air updates possible.

Porsche tests subscription service
Amy Wilson | @theamywilson |

An experimental subscription service in Atlanta lets customers switch among up to 22 models for $3,000 a month.

BMW stays committed to fuel cells
Shiraz Ahmed | @shirazzzz |

Matthias Klietz, head of BMW's alternative powertrain group, talks to Automotive News about where BMW is in its hydrogen efforts and what hurdles it still faces.


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