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Latest update : 2016-12-29

The car of tomorrow: Ready for a driverless ride? (part 1)

While the rail industry powered the industrial revolution of the 19th century, and the auto assembly line the 20th century consumer society, we may remember 2016 as the year we crossed a new frontier in transport: Driverless cars. In September, Uber launched its semi-driverless cars, in which there's still a safety driver should the situation call for it. But for how long? With Volkswagen announcing its aim of leading the electromobility industry, what does the future hold for the diesel engine?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

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Managing Director, Delphi Electronic Controls Europe

Verena BUTT D’ESPOUS

Head of Corporate Communications, Bla Bla Car

Thierry ERNST

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Nicolas MEILHAN

Energy & Transport Consultant, Frost & Sullivan

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2017-07-20 Europe

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2017-07-19 Americas

'Let it fail': Trump's hands-off approach to governing

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2017-07-18 Asia-pacific

Tightening the screws: The two faces of Xi Jinping's China

He's already China's most powerful president in decades, so why does Xi Jinping seem to be tightening his grip even further? The strict measures include the treatment of Nobel...

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2017-07-17 Americas

Downward spiral: How to break Venezuela's impasse?

In Venezuela, the downward spiral seems unstoppable. On Sunday, the opposition organised a plebiscite, drawing a mass turnout and a resounding "no" to constitutional change....

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2017-07-13 Donald Trump

Trump in Paris: America's new place in the world

It's a two-day Parisian getaway that includes dinner and a show. After getting down to business at the Elysée Palace, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are off to dinner at a...

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