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Automotive News Alert – February – 2018
Hyundai Showcases World’s First Self-driven Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
Recently in Korea, a fleet of Hyundai company successfully completed a self-driven journey from Seoul to Pyeongchang. Hyundai showcased world’s first self-driven fuel cell electric vehicle on 4th Feb. This is the first time level 4 autonomous driving has been achieved with fuel cell electric cars. Until now, autonomous driving has been demonstrated at a limited speed on some sections of domestic roads.
As per Hyundai, 5 fleets were used for the demonstration out of which three vehicles were based on Hyundai’s next-generation fuel cell electric SUV NEXO, and the other two were Genesis G80 autonomous vehicles.
Ford gets more pressure from safety group to recall 1.3 million Explorers
The Center for Auto Safety is again calling on Ford Motor Co. to recall 1.3 million
Ford Explorer crossovers over an increasing number of complaints that they leak carbon monoxide.
As per Ford’s spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt, "Explorers are safe. Ford’s investigation and extensive testing have not found any issue or leakage related to carbon monoxide levels.”
Volvo Trucks to start selling electric trucks in 2019
On 6th Feb 2018, Volvo company has announced that they would sell electric medium-duty trucks in Europe in 2019. Due to this revolutionary technology, Electric trucks drastically reduce noise and exhaust emissions and open up for new ways to manage logistics.
As per Claes Nilsson,President if Volvo Trucks, "Electro mobility is fully in line with Volvo Truck’s long term commitment for sustainable urban development and zero emissions”.
Mercedes-Benz Australia recalled MY15 V Class / Vito Van
Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of MY15 V Class/Vito vans due to an airbags issue. The company has issued a recall of 382 cars and vans over concerns the driver’s airbag could deploy "without obvious cause". As per German marque, The defect is due to electrostatic discharge if the steering column is not sufficiently grounded and the steering column switch module is already damaged or faulty.
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