It’s been less than a year since archrivals BMW and Daimler received the regulatory approvals needed to merge their mobility services into a new jointly owned company and the two German premium car groups are moving steadily ahead with plans to develop revenue streams that can, one day, offset expected declines in traditional new-car sales.
Toyota Motor will show the second generation of the fuel cell-powered Mirai sedan at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The car, which is set to go into production late next year, will have greater driving range, improved performance and an updated design.
Under pressure to cut costs, a group of automotive and IT companies has formed a consortium to develop a common computing platform for autonomous vehicles.
Vacuum cleaner maker Dyson has scrapped plans to build an electric vehicle, highlighting the difficulties non-automotive companies face when they want to build a car.
Renault named CFO Clotilde Delbos interim chief executive with immediate effect and terminated the mandate of its previous top executive, Thierry Bollore. The French carmaker didn’t give any reasons for the change, but said Delbos will serve as CEO until a new permanent chief executive is appointed.
Nissan recently demonstrated how it can use the cloud and sensor technology to help drivers anticipate what might be ahead on the road.