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Longtime Autoliv boss outlines his new goals at tech-centric Veoneer

Aug. 15, 2018 06:15 CET

As CEO of Autoliv, Jan Carlson spearheaded the spinoff of the Swedish supplier's active-safety business into a new publicly traded company, Veoneer, which he now heads. Carlson talked with Automotive News Europe about his future goals at Veoneer.
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Porsche teams with video game maker Epic Games in design tools breakthrough
Aug. 14, 2018 15:42 CET

Porsche has partnered with video game maker Epic Games and Nvidia, a leader in graphic processing hardware, to demonstrate what they tout as a breakthrough in computer de ...

 

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Audi's China sales top Mercedes for 1st time this year
Aug. 14, 2018 14:16 CET

Audi's China sales for July topped those of Mercedes for the first time this year. Audi's volume increased 3.8 percent to 53,191 while registrations at Mercedes rose 8.3 ...

 

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Spain works toward legal framework for autonomous driving
Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Spain is working to expand rules for self-driving vehicles and on modifications to insurance law, aiming to offer an overall legal framework for autonomous driving. ...

 

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Tesla fighters enter from Jaguar, Porsche, Audi, others
Aug. 11, 2018 11:11 CET

The Tesla fighters that are about to roll off the production lines of European premium automakers are another headache for Tesla CEO Elon Musk. ...

 

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UK aims to capitalize on growth of self-driving tech
Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

The UK government is making 150 million pounds (170 million euros) available over five years to help fund pilot studies of self-driving cars. The country forecasts that t ...

 

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VW's China brand sales dip 2% in July on lower tariffs
Aug. 14, 2018 10:51 CET

VW brand's sales in China declined for the second consecutive month, with July volume dropping 2.4 percent to 223,500 as consumers delay purchases because of lower import ...

 

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S. Korea to ban 20,000 BMWs following engine fires
Aug. 14, 2018 09:57 CET

South Korea's transport ministry said it will ban about 20,000 BMW vehicles from the streets amid mounting public fears about engine fires after 27 cars went up in flames ...

 

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Porsche gives Macan customers in China a head start
Aug. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

In a first for a German automaker, Porsche is starting sales of its refreshed Macan SUV in China ahead of other markets. ...

 

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Italy takes first steps with self-driving plans
Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Self-driving tests will be permitted on "specific roads" in Italy after the country passed its first law regulating testing in February. ...

 

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GM's diesel center in Italy has a role post-Opel
Aug. 14, 2018 06:15 CET

GM has decided to keep its diesel development center in Turin even though selling Opel last year meant leaving diesel's global stronghold of Europe. Pierpaolo Antonioli, ...

 

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Faraday Future sets up HQ in China
Aug. 14, 2018 13:37 CET

New-energy vehicle startup Faraday has set up its operating headquarters in China. The move is part of the company's bid to reach annual production capacity of 5 million ...

 

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Chinese EV maker NIO files for $1.8 billion IPO
Aug. 14, 2018 12:50 CET

NIO, the Chinese electric-car maker backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings, filed for a $1.8 billion initial public offering as it gears up to compete against the li ...

 

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Audi's Stadler remains in jail after court rejects appeal
Aug. 13, 2018 14:53 CET

Audi's Rupert Stadler will remain in custody after a Munich court rejected an appeal by the executive to be released. ...

 

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JLR plans three new models, versatile platform
Aug. 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will add three new models over the next five years and gradually switch most of its vehicles to a new modular platform. ...

 

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Germany seeks to create self-driving infrastructure
Aug. 10, 2018 06:01 CET

Germany became the first country worldwide to legalize the use of a highly autonomous driving system last year, with a few stipulations. ...

 

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Why VW paid for an ad in U.S. featuring Chevy's Bolt
Aug. 14, 2018 06:01 CET

The fallout from VW's diesel scandal has left the automaker in an awkward spot: It must now fund an ad campaign pushing electric vehicle awareness that highlights competi ...

 

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BMW delays X4 deliveries in China to fix brake issue
Aug. 13, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW said about 400 BMW X4 crossovers, built in the U.S., are being withheld from delivery to Chinese customers until a potential brake problem has been fixed as part of a ...

 

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Maserati will rebound from China blow, top exec says
Aug. 10, 2018 06:01 CET

Maserati will rebound after plunging China sales almost wiped out the brand's profit in the last quarter, Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley said. ...

 

Duerr halts Iran business over sanctions, report says
Aug. 13, 2018 09:46 CET

German supplier Duerr has halted its activities in Iran after the reintroduction of U.S. sanctions this week that include threats to blacklist any companies trading with ...

 

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Magna Steyr keeps its options open on a N.A. plant
Aug. 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Magna is keeping its options open on building the company's first North American vehicle assembly plant for its Magna Steyr subsidiary, which currently produces BMW, Jagu ...

 

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Caribbean islands plug into EV revolution
Aug. 12, 2018 06:01 CET

With 220 days of bright sunlight every year and an absence of range anxiety, Barbados and many other Caribbean islands are discovering the advantages of electric vehicles ...

 

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Citroen's exec outlines French brand's next moves
Aug. 10, 2018 06:01 CET

Richard Meyer, Citroen's future product planning director, has been an integral part of the automaker's effort to update its portfolio. He spoke with Automotive News E ...

 

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U.S.-built Mercedes SUVs held up by Chinese customs
Aug. 10, 2018 12:15 CET

Mercedes SUVs are being checked for potential problems by Shanghai customs authorities, as a trade dispute between the U.S. and China heats up. ...

 

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Geely said to mull spending nearly $2 billion on Lotus revival
Aug. 9, 2018 11:54 CET

Geely may invest at least $1.9 billion to revive Lotus, adding a new factory and research center as it seeks to create a nameplate that can compete with Porsche and Ferra ...

 

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Tesla board seeks details on Musk's financing plan
Aug. 10, 2018 00:10 CET

Tesla's board has held multiple discussions about CEO Elon Musk's proposal to take the EV maker private but has not yet received a detailed financing plan and specific in ...

 

Vietnam's Vinfast signs deal with Siemens for EV tech, components
Aug. 13, 2018 13:14 CET

Vietnam's VinFast has signed two contracts with Siemens for the supply of technology and components to manufacture electric buses in the Southeast Asian country. ...

 

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Musk says Saudi interest sparked effort to take Tesla private
Aug. 13, 2018 16:26 CET

Tesla CEO Elon Musk elaborated on what precipitated his effort to take the company private, portraying the interest that Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has shown in ...

 

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Germany boosts public EV charging points
Aug. 10, 2018 06:01 CET

Germany has increased the number of public charging points for electric cars although it is still not a profitable business. ...

 

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Automakers pull models, halt output as WLTP deadline roils European market
Aug. 9, 2018 06:01 CET

New emissions tests are shaking up the European auto market this year, disrupting production and sales, and weighing on automakers' profits. ...

 

    
 
Tavares' success at PSA is a 'powerful incentive' for Renault to catch up


3:42 am U.S. ET | July 30 2018

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PSA's impressive performaance under CEO Carlos Tavares is a powerful incentive for his former company, Renault, to work hard to catch up, said Renault's No. ...
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Tavares may find it hard to maintain Opel's astonishing progress


10:00 am U.S. ET | July 24 2018

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Opel's astonishing recovery under PSA left analysts swooning. ...
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Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2018

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A week spent testing Nissan's new Leaf was frustrating logistically but encouraging overall. ...
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How I became a diesel believer again

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Like many other people, my faith in diesel has been challenged by revelations of emissions cheating. ...
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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one ...
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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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