Daimler asks EU antitrust regulators to investigate Nokia patents

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Daimler has complained to EU antitrust regulators about Nokia patents important to car communications, a move underlining the tensions between tech firms and the auto industry on the use of major technologies. Tech companies and mobile telecoms providers are playing a significant role in the auto industry, with their technologies utilized in navigation systems, vehicle-to-vehicle […]

White House presses German automakers to boost U.S. investments

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President Donald Trump pressed senior executives of top German automakers to boost their investments in the United States as the White House thinks about imposing new tariffs on European-made vehicles. German automakers stated after the meeting they informed Trump they planned to increase U.S. investments, but cautioned they would not be able to do so […]

Top German automakers stop sales of some plug-in hybrid cars in Europe

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Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler-owned Mercedes-Benz have stopped sales of some of their plug-in hybrid cars in Europe following the new emissions regulations, Automotive News reported on Thursday. The new Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) regime, that went into effect on September 1, gives higher CO2 readings compared to the old New European […]

EU raids Daimler and Volkswagen, further expands cartel inquiry

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European Union and German antitrust authorities investigated the offices of Daimler and Volkswagen on Monday, expanding an inquiry into supposed collusion. The EU competition watchdog stated in July that it was investigating numerous German automakers on suspicion they had conspired to fix costs in diesel and other technologies over several years. Daimler suddenly revealed on […]

Sixt CEO signals car-sharing merger talks of BMW and Daimler

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German automakers Daimler and BMW could be in talks to integrate their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the CEO of automobile rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted. Daimler and BMW have talked about pooling their car-sharing services to better contend against ride-hailing business like Uber and Lyft which have begun providing pay-per-use mobility services […]

Diesel software updates will cost Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW 500 million euros in Germany

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Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW are dealing with expenses of a minimum of 500 million euros ($593 million) to update the engine software of diesel automobiles in Germany to suppress emissions, the VDA automobile market lobby stated. Furthermore, the expenses of paying car owners rewards for trading in their older diesel vehicles for new models will […]