European Union snubs VW's  wireless standard
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Wants 5G instead 

European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet-connected cars after rejecting a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard backed by Volkswagen.

Car industry abandons climate change deniers
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Will have to look to the oil industry

For decades, the car industry has been funding and assisting climate change deniers on the sound basis that if they convince the world that they are not killing polar bears when they drive their four-wheel drives to Waitrose, they will not have to change their business model.

Lightyear One manages 724km on a single charge
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Using Solar cells as a back up

A Dutch start-up has designed a car which claims it’ll manage a range of 450 miles (74km) on a single charge and back itself up with solar cells.

Daimler faces more emission software allegations
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What? Software to reduce emission controls is illegal? We never knew that.

Germany's auto regulator told Daimler that it would have to recall 42,000 Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles after the group discovered illegal software on the cars that would reduce the effectiveness of the emissions control system.

Boeing wants to save cash by reducing physical testing
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Because that will restore confidence

Maker of aircraft where safety features are an added extra, Boeing, is scrapping expensive physical testing of new plans in favour of having it all done on a computer.