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    Capgemini: We are a long way from the digital transformation of the auto industry


    Paul Fisher spoke to Nick Gill about the trends and challenges facing the car industry and the findings in Capgemini’s new report, Global Digital Mastery Series: Automotive .

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    Ghosn scandal and General Motors closures should be viewed in context as world car production trends suggest future not so different from the past


    The auto industry has seemingly suffered two major body blows in the last 10 days. The shock arrest of Carlos Ghosn in Japan and GM’s announcement of plant closures in North America give succour to those who believe we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the car industry. ...

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    Vacuum cleaner maker Dyson plans an EV for 2020


    James Dyson first developed a bagless vacuum cleaner. (Photo: Dyson) British vacuum-cleaner maker Dyson plans to invest 2.0 billion pounds to build an electric car that should be ready as early as 2020. Dyson's visionary founder, James Dyson, unveiled the plan in an email to staff that laid out ...

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    Study: Global EV sales set for massive jump in 2020s


    Tesla is the biggest foreign seller of EVs in China (Photo: Tesla) Global sales of electric vehicles are set to start growing rapidly in the next decade, according to a new study. The report by Germany's Center of Automotive Management (CAM) said that, so far, car buyers are still ...

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    Uber pulls autonomous vehicles from San Francisco streets


    Uber's self-driving cars were only seen on San Francisco streets for a brief period (Photo: Uber) (Bloomberg) --Uber Technologies Inc. pulled its self-driving cars from San Francisco’s streets after the state of California revoked registrations for the vehicles. The move impacted 16 Uber automobiles, the Department of Motor Vehicles ...

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    Despite deadly crash, Tesla stands by Autopilot


    Tesla's Autpilot requires drivers to keep their hands on the wheel (Photo: Tesla) Tesla said a deadly crash involving a Model S doesn't cast doubt on the viability of its autonomous driving technology. The Californian electric car maker was responding to a preliminary investigation by US authorities into an ...

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    Audi executive to head Tesla car production


    At the automotiveIT Forum, Hochholdinger spoke about change in manufacturing (Photo: Jonas Wresch) Former Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger will take charge of manufacturing at electric-car maker Tesla. Hocholdinger, who has worked at Audi for 22 years, will be responsible for the production of Tesla's Model S sedan and Model ...

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    Tesla books 10 billion dlrs in orders for Model 3


    The Model 3 will be Tesla's first volume model (Photo: Tesla) Tesla has already booked 10 billion dlrs in orders for its Model 3 electric SUV, the company's founder and CEO, Elon Musk, said in a Twitter posting. The total is made up of 276,000 individual order bookings for ...

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    Study: 20 million autonomous cars by 2025


    Juniper says Google is the most promising player in driverless cars (Photo: Google) There will be almost 20 million fully autonomous or self-driving vehicles on the world's roads by 2025, according to a new study. The outlook, which adheres to the more optimistic scenarios of some automakers, was presented ...

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    CeBIT, Hanover


    (Photo: CeBIT) The annual CeBIT fair, which takes place March 16 through 20, will have a strong focus on the biggest trends shaping the digital economy. The event, which is billed as the leading trade fair for IT and the digital economy, will be officially opened on Sunday, March ...


    BCG study finds innovation in automotive companies lagging


    Tesla's strong showing in the poll may reflect its new approach to mobility (Photo: Tesla) Automotive companies aren't as innovative as they used to be, according to a survey of 1,500 senior executives who were asked about the state of innovation in global business by The Boston Consulting Group ...

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    Daimler sells stake in Tesla


    Daimler acquired a 9.1% stake in Tesla in 2009 (Photo: Daimler, Tesla) Daimler has sold its 4 pc stake in Tesla Motors but said the cooperation between the two companies will continue. The German premium car maker, which is using Tesla's battery technology in its new Mercedes B-Class Electric ...

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    WSJ: Tesla CEO predicts autonomous driving in next decade


    Musk is disappointed with industry-wide EV growth (Photo: Tesla) Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicts the technology for fully autonomous driving will be ready in five or six years, but it will then several more years to address regulatory restrictions. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Musk said ...

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    Tesla, Panasonic build US battery plant


    The Tesla Model S electric sports sedan outsells traditional premium competitors in some markets (Photo: Tesla) Tesla and Panasonic, seeking to lower costs for a core component of electric vehicles, will jointly build a large-scale battery plant in the US, the two companies said in a press statement. Tesla ...

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    Tesla Model X deliveries to start 2015


    Tesla calls the Model X "a family vehicle with performance roots (Photo: Tesla) Reservation holders for Tesla Motors' upcoming Model X were told by the electric sports sedan maker that production of the electric SUV would start in early 2015. Tesla informed reservation holders in an email that was ...


    Tesla opens up patents to give boost to electric-vehicle market


    The Tesla Model S is one of the best-selling electric sports sedans (Photo: Tesla) Electric-vehicle maker Tesla is giving away all its patents in a move to accelerate the global electric-car revolution. "Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed ...

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    carIT Congress: Volvo's next XC90 likely to have oversized display


    Volvo showed a concept with a big monitor at the IAA (Photo: Volvo) FRANKFURT - A senior Volvo executive said the next version of the XC90, which will be launched in 2014, will likely have a big portrait-layout monitor not unlike the display in Tesla's new Model S. Volvo ...

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    IAA: Daimler CEO not afraid of non-traditional competition


    The Mercedes S 500 Intelligent Drive covered more than 100 km autonomously (Photo: Daimler FRANKFURT ”“ Dieter Zetsche is not afraid of competition from new entrants into the market for personal mobility. The Daimler CEO said he respects initiatives by new automakers and players from other industries to get ...

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    Tesla leads with 17 inch touchscreen in new Model S


    Nvidia’s Tegra module is powering the instrument cluster and infotainment system of the Model S (Photo: Nvidia) The Tesla Model S, which goes on sale Friday, will feature a 17 inch touchscreen said to be the largest available in a passenger car today. The touchscreen infotainment and navigation system will ...

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    Tesla adds another US dealership ahead of Model S launch


    Tesla, whose Model S premium sedan goes on sale in June, has 22 dealerships worldwide (Photo: Tesla) Electric sports car maker Tesla is opening another dealership in the US Friday ahead of the launch of its Model S electric premium sedan. The California-based specialist EV maker is opening the dealership, ...