car·​mak·​er | \ ˈkär-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce carmaker (audio) \

Definition of carmaker

: an automobile manufacturer

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The carmaker is now developing a custom chip to accelerate neural network operations for future versions of Autopilot. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "How computers got shockingly good at recognizing images," 18 Dec. 2018 The success of Tesla is, by far, the biggest forcing function for the other carmakers to get into into electric cars. Kara Swisher, Recode, "Elon Musk: The Recode interview," 2 Nov. 2018 Perhaps the biggest surprise is Tesla, ranked by MSCI at the top of the industry, and by FTSE as the worst carmaker globally on ESG issues. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Is Tesla or Exxon More Sustainable? It Depends Whom You Ask," 17 Sep. 2018 The fund already has almost a 5 percent stake in the carmaker through the public markets. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Elon Musk’s (probably serious) proposal to take Tesla private and the fallout, explained," 18 Aug. 2018 Subaru may have the love of its earthy crunchy, environmentally conscious, outdoors-loving adherents, but the Japanese carmaker is waiting to jump into theelectric vehicle scrum. David Rovella,, "Your Evening Briefing," 5 June 2018 Tesla has historically relied on selling zero-emission vehicle credits to other carmakers, but with electric cars becoming more common the value of these credits is expected to fall. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Tesla’s cash crunch, explained," 26 July 2018 There are many fundamental differences in the way Tesla has approached the supply chain and assembly as compared to other carmakers. Chuck Tannert, Popular Mechanics, "Can Tesla Keep Up the Model 3 Pace?," 2 July 2018 Delphi Automotive, historically a key supplier to carmakers, has renamed itself Aptiv and is testing its own self-driving cars. Rick Tetzeli, Fortune, "GM Gets Ready for a Post-Car Future," 23 May 2018

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of carmaker

: a company that makes and sells cars

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