BMW to use software from Tactile Mobility in next-gen vehicles

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Israel’s Tactile Mobility said on Tuesday its software will be embedded into the German automaker BMW’s next-generation vehicles starting in 2021. The collaboration will gear up with BMW vehicles with the ability to analyze the road surface attributes under their tires, allowing detection of road conditions. Tactile Mobility, founded in 2012, develops software that uses a […]

Daimler to pay $2.2 billion in diesel emissions cheating settlements in the U.S.

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German automaker Daimler AG will pay $2.2 billion to resolve a U.S. government diesel emissions cheating investigation and claims from 250,000 U.S. vehicle owners, according to court documents. The automaker and its Mercedes-Benz USA LLC unit revealed on August 13 it had reached a settlement in principle resolving civil and environmental claims associated with 250,000 […]

Skoda aims to shift some production in Czech Republic

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Volkswagen‘s Czech unit Skoda Auto plans to move production of some high-earning models to other automaker’s plants in other countries, the automaker’s trade union boss said in an article on Thursday. A Skoda spokeswoman refused to comment. Skoda is the central European country’s biggest exporter, but its success has sometimes caused disharmony within Volkswagen, whose […]

Sharp Corp wins patent infringement suit against Daimler

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Sharp Corp, a Japanese industrial electronics, said on Friday it has won a patent infringement lawsuit against German automaker Daimler in Germany, a ruling that could allow them to enforce a sales ban against the automaker. A district court in Munich ruled that mobile communications technology used in vehicles of Daimler violates a patent owned by […]

Volkswagen drops Mexico City dealership after it displayed Nazi poster

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German automaker Volkswagen said Monday it had a severed relationship with a distributor in Mexico City after a Twitter user published photographs taken at the business showing a wall decorated with an image of a Nazi celebration of the Beetle car. In a statement, Volkswagen’s Mexico unit condemned the photos from the salesroom in the […]

Renault to develop, build next-generation Nissan Micra

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French automaker Renault will develop and assemble the next generation of partner Nissan’s Micra models, a senior executive at the Japanese automaker said, as the two companies try to rework their alliance with tighter cooperation in production. Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s chief operating officer, said in an interview with France’s Le Monde newspaper published on Monday […]

Volkswagen not seeking a deal with Tesla, says CEO Herbert Diess

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Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess on Monday sought to quell speculation that the world’s largest automaker, which is on its way to push for mass production of electric cars, has plans to develop deeper ties with start-up rival Tesla Inc. Diess met with Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk in Braunschweig, Germany, last week, and during his visit […]