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At ZF, a broad focus on a wide range of automotive technologies

2019-07-19T13:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen’s new technologies are designed to support the further automation of the mobility experience on various fronts, but the large German automotive supplier doesn’t see full autonomous driving on public roads anytime soon. In the meantime, it works to improve conventional vehicles, while at the same time developing tomorrow’s mobility.

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Oliver Zipse to become next CEO of BMW

2019-07-19T08:24:00+01:00

Oliver Zipse, who has been in charge of BMW’s manufacturing operations since 2015, will become CEO of the German premium car group August 16.

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Karl-Thomas Neumann to leave Canoo EV startup

2019-07-18T16:46:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Karl-Thomas Neumann is leaving the management team of Canoo, the electric vehicle startup previously known as Evelozcity.

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​Fiat Chrysler starts building new assembly line for Fiat 500 BEV production

2019-07-18T09:11:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

FCA starts building a new assembly line at its Mirafiori plant in Turin to prepare for the arrival of the electric Fiat 500 in 2020.

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Toyota signs pact with CATL for EV batteries

2019-07-18T08:43:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Amid growing expectations that electric-vehicle sales will grow sharply, Toyota announces an agreement with CATL to get access to a steady supply of batteries.

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Ford, VW join forces as costs rise, markets fall

2019-07-17T10:44:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and Ford agree to jointly develop autonomous vehicle technology. Also, Ford plans to build EVs on VW’s MEB platform.

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At Jaguar Land Rover, detecting the driver’s mood is next frontier

2019-07-11T08:06:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Jaguar Land Rover is testing whether artificial intelligence (AI) can automatically adapt the in-car environment to a driver’s mood.

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Toyota and Denso to jointly research next-generation chips

2019-07-10T08:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota and Denso plan to bundle resources to research what kind of semiconductors will be needed in cars to power next-generation mobility.

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UK poll: Most drivers not keen on autonomous cars

2019-07-09T17:40:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

More than 70% of drivers in the UK would feel “unsafe” or “very unsafe” in a driverless car, according to a new poll.

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China’s Didi to use Bosch cloud technology to improve electric vehicles’ battery life

2019-07-09T08:23:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Chinese mobility services provider Didi Chuxing is the first company to use a new Robert Bosch technology to improve the life of electric-vehicle batteries.

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FCA’s North America CIO to speak at Detroit automotiveIT event

2019-07-05T10:29:00+01:00

Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in September.

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BMW, Daimler sign autonomous driving pact

2019-07-04T17:50:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Rival premium-car groups BMW and Daimler officially signed an agreement Thursday to jointly develop technologies that may ultimately lead to the production of fully autonomous vehicles.

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Electrification to trigger massive changes in automotive supply chains

2019-06-27T16:02:00+01:00By Andrew Williams, Arjen Bongard

The advent of large-scale electric vehicle production could lead to a seismic shift in the way automotive supply chains operate. Relationships will change, new players will emerge and the auto industry’s procurement focus is likely to be radically altered.

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Watch: Nissan brings the invisible into focus

2019-06-26T08:16:00+01:00

Nissan recently demonstrated how it can use the cloud and sensor technology to help drivers anticipate what might be ahead on the road.

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Renault, Nissan partner with Waymo to explore driverless mobility services

2019-06-21T07:14:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Renault and Nissan have signed an agreement with Waymo to jointly explore the feasibility of driverless mobility services.

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Watch: Christian Senger on VW’s in-house software push

2019-06-19T13:39:00+01:00

The carmaker is looking to increase its in-house software development to 60% by 2025 – and to establish a common software platform across all group vehicles.

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Ford tackles last-mile delivery challenge with pedestrian couriers, algorithms

2019-06-19T13:29:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford’s European smart mobiity boss, Sarah-Jayne Williams, explains how a last-mile delivery pilot project yielded several positive insights

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Study: Daimler replaces VW as top connected-car innovator

2019-06-19T13:12:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Daimler has replaced Volkswagen Group as the most innovative automaker in the area of connectivity.

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Volkswagen creates in-house software unit to standardize group vehicle features

2019-06-19T13:07:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Volkswagen Group is planning a significant increase in its in-house software development for vehicles and vehicle-related services through the creation of new software unit, “Car.Software”, led by Christian Senger (pictured).

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Volvo Trucks teams up with Nvidia for autonomous commercial vehicles

2019-06-18T19:34:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volvo Group signed an agreement with Nvidia to jointly develop technology for self-driving commercial vehicles.

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