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Toyota to launch its own automotive software platform by 2025


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Toyota logo is seen at a booth during a media day for the Auto Shanghai show in Shanghai, China, April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

(Reuters) – Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp is planning to launch its own operating system, which would be capable of handling advanced operations such as autonomous driving, for its vehicles by 2025, reported on Monday.

Software is playing an increasing role in vehicles, from managing electric motors and batteries to supporting functions such as autonomous driving, entertainment and navigation.

Toyota’s automotive software platform Arene will compete with German rivals, Volkswagen (DE:) AG and Daimler AG (DE:), with Volkswagen working on its ‘VW.OS’ software and Daimler planning to roll out its own ‘Mercedes-Benz Operating System’ in its cars by 2024.

The Japanese carmaker aims to put the operating system in its own vehicles by 2025, with plans to make it available

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McLaren Artura launch delayed due to chip shortage

See you next year — hopefully.


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Deliveries of McLaren’s new Artura supercar will be delayed, a company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Originally reported by Automotive News, the Artura was expected to hit the road by the end of this year but will now arrive in July 2022.

The reason won’t come as a surprise. “We’ve had to delay the delivery of customer cars until July because of the ongoing semiconductor shortage that all OEMs are struggling with,” a McLaren spokesperson told Roadshow.

The Artura marks a new chapter for McLaren. It’s the first car to ride on McLaren’s new lightweight vehicle architecture and the company’s first series-production hybrid following the limited-run P1 and Speedtail. Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and 7.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack, producing a total of 670 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. All told, the Artura is said to weigh just 3,303 pounds.

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Car Keys Express to Launch Exciting New Products at 2021 AAPEX

Company to present new innovations disrupting the key replacement industry

Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 9:25 AM MDT|Updated: 3 hours ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Car Keys Express, the US-based global leader in discount, automotive key replacement for businesses and consumers, plans to release four major innovations at AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo) at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, November 2-4, 2021.

Car Keys Express to Launch Exciting New Products at 2021 AAPEX.
Car Keys Express to Launch Exciting New Products at 2021 AAPEX.

For the first time in 30 years, real automotive key replacement is coming back to retailers. Retailers can finally entire the high-margin, modern car key replacement business with these ground-breaking technologies from Car Keys Express:

Simple Key
Consumer-friendly kits include a universal key and a do-it-yourself EZ Installer to easily “pair” new keys. Retailers can replace 600 OEM keys with two dozen

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Automotive Lifestyle Brand Chemical Guys Heads Down Under With Retail Launch In The Largest Australian Auto Specialty Retailer


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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2021 — Chemical Guys, the leading lifestyle brand for automotive detailing enthusiasts and professionals, continues to expand its global reach through a retail launch with Supercheap Auto, Australia’s leading auto spares, parts and accessories retailer. As of September 30th, Supercheap Auto customers can purchase over 40 best-selling Chemical Guys products across the retailer’s 300 locations in Australia and New Zealand.

This new retail partnership offers detailing enthusiasts wide-scale access to the most popular Chemical Guys products including HydroSuds Ceramic Car Wash Soap and HydroThread Ceramic Fabric Protectant & Stain Repellant from the Hydro-line of Chemical Guys’ proprietary, premium and easy-to-apply ceramic coatings and protectants; the Big Mouth Max Release Foam Cannon; VRP Vinyl, Rubber, Plastic Shine and Protectant; Total Interior Cleaner and Protectant; Mr. Pink Super Suds Car Wash Shampoo; Butter Wet Wax and many other fan favorite products.

“For almost a

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