Electric Vehicles

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    Volkswagen investing €3.5 billion into digital transformation, stresses role of software

    2018-08-23T15:08:43Z

    We Share launch in Berlin Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen has confirmed an investment of over €3.5 billion into a digitization initiative to 2025. At a press conference in Berlin, executives outlined the strategy and a series of measures to speed up the development of its digital ecosystem. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen ...

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    Handelsblatt interview: VW chief worried about EV batteries

    2018-08-22T12:51:00Z

    Diess expects software to be a key differentiator in future cars (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is worried that the German auto industry will be overly dependent on Asian battery production once electric vehicle sales start growing. In an interview with the German business ...

  • DAB+
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    Digital radio reception improved by software upgrade

    2018-08-16T15:33:13Z

    Image: Bruce Parrott, Fotolia.com The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) has developed a new software-defined DAB+ digital radio solution for automotive application. Its update to its DAB+ software library involves ‘spur suppression’ technology which improves radio reception, enhances the reception sensitivity of radio receivers, extends the range of ...

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    China's GAC orders 430 Kuka robots plus cloud platform

    2018-08-09T12:50:00Z

    Image: Kuka AG Automated systems supplier Kuka, based in Augsburg, Germany, has taken an order from Chinese automaker GAC NE (New Energy) for 430 industrial robots. These will be deployed to build electric vehicles in this GAC Group division s new production plant in Guangzhou, for joining ...

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    Bosch implements AR for technical service training

    2018-08-03T13:04:30Z

    Image: Bosch Bosch is implementing augmented reality (AR) in technical service training at its 31 support workshops worldwide. Courses developed at its training center in Plochingen, near Stuttgart, will be offered to 3500 global employees to update them on technical developments in vehicle servicing and repair. These accredited courses, ...

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    Toyota takes InfoTechnology Center in-house

    2018-07-24T17:35:57Z

    Image: Toyota Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced the reorganization of its InfoTechnology Center research and development companies. The functions of the Tokyo-based InfoTechnology Center (ITC Japan) will be absorbed into TMC’s in-house Connected Company by March 2019, and ITC USA, California, will be incorporated into Toyota Motor North ...

  • Bosch und Daimler: Metropole in Kalifornien wird Pilotstadt für automatisiertes Fahren
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    Bosch and Daimler announce pilot automated driving trial in California

    2018-07-11T15:58:25Z

    Image: Daimler Bosch and Daimler have announced a pilot trial of fully-automated and driverless driving in an as-yet unnamed metropolitan city in California, with a test fleet hitting the road in the second half of next year. Daimler Mobility Services is expected to be the operator of a fleet ...

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    Volkswagen, Renault and PSA all announce new car-sharing and mobility services

    2018-07-10T11:18:36Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen will launch a fleet of shared electric vehicles in Germany next year, with international roll-out of its car-sharing services from 2020. Expanding Volkswagen’s ‘We’ customer platform, the mobility service will focus initially on cities in Europe, North America and Asia. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen brand board member ...

  • Audi e-tron prototype: Audi City Berlin
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    Audi partners with SMA Solar Technology, Hager Group for connected e-tron charging

    2018-06-19T16:18:38Z

    Audi wants to seamlessly connect its future e-tron EV to an intelligently connected home (Image: Audi) Audi’s upcoming e-tron electric SUV will be offered with an optional 22kW charging system that connects to a domestic energy management system via the home's wi-fi. This will allow owners to charge on ...

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    Mercedes-Benz TecFactory: “We are systematically orienting the factory structure to digitalization”

    2018-06-15T19:09:00Z

    Andreas Friedrich, manager of the Mercedes-Benz TecFactory, talks about new technologies and production methods and the role digitalization will play in shaping tomorrow’s car plants.