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Audis e-tron GT concept is an all-electric sedan with some Porsche DNA

Audi is making room in its electric future for more than SUVs or crossovers. After a string of teasers, the German automaker finally unveiled the Audi e-tron GT concept, a four-door all-electric coupe that has some Porsche DNA sprinkled in and that looks a lot like the A7. Audi introduced the concept Wednesday during the press days of the L.A. Auto Show. The GT concept follows the September reveal of the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron SUV that is expected to go into volume production next year. The…

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Audi’s first all-electric SUV is supposed to blend in

The e-tron is Audi's first all-electric vehicle.Image: audi Audi’s first all-electric car, the e-tron, is ready to plug in. The German company’s mid-sized SUV was revealed in Richmond, California, only about 40 miles from Tesla headquarters in Fremont, where the electric Model X SUV is made. After a boat ride and an Intel Shooting Star mini drone light show, the car was finally unveiled Monday night at a former Ford assembly plant on the waterfront. Diplo manned the DJ booth at the post-reveal party for the car. This car is…

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Savari works to bring 5G to connected cars

In these early days of5G Automotive Association to bring cellular communications to connected cars. This technology doesnt merely provide faster cell service on the morning commute. Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) is a communications system for connected cars to share data with each other and withthe surrounding infrastructure no humans required. With 5G, cars can send and receive messages 10 times per second. The data can be analyzed quickly enough to provide as much as 3 seconds advance warning before an accident might happen, according to Savari. Using 5G communications means that the…

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