17th September 2018

Weekly Brief: Auto Industry Should Use Hurricane Florence to Mend Its Ways

Storms lashing the world and Andrew Tolve tries to shoulder some of the blame. As Hurricane Florence unleashed chaos on the Carolina coast last week, I felt a strange...


7th September 2018

FCA Driverless Plan Invests $30M in Historic Test Center

The historic car testing site at Chelsea Proving Grounds in Michigan is where Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plans to run its autonomous vehicle research. FCA announced it is investing...


29th August 2018

Daimler Joins Electric Supercar Shootout with Vision EQ Silver Arrow

Evoking the glorious roadsters of yesteryear with 21st century horsepower, the Vision EQ Silver Arrow is an all-electric supercar for one. Storied German automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles,...


1st August 2018

Mercedes A-class infotainment powered by Luxoft

Global IT service provider Luxoft Holding has partnered with automaker giant Daimler AG to develop an advanced software platform for the infotainment system installed in the latest Mercedes A-class...


30th July 2018

ADAS Features Still Leave Consumers Nervous

A Strategy Analytics report finds consumers are still wary about driver assistance systems that could help them park their cars.


30th July 2018

Weekly Brief: Ford follows GM’s lead in fishing for investors

GM got rich when it spun off its self-driving unit now Ford wants to do the same. Andrew Tolve comments. Ford seems to be playing follow-my-leader to General Motors...


23rd July 2018

Weekly Brief: BMW takes on Uber and Lyft in ride-hailing

ReachNow will offer car-sharing and ride-hailing through the same app interface. Andrew Tolve reports. BMW is ready to take on the big guns. In its latest urban mobility gambit, its ReachNow car-sharing service...


18th July 2018

Weekly Brief: Daimler sets sights on Silicon Valley’s first robotaxi service

The service will enter test mode in the second half of 2019. Andrew Tolve reports. Daimler and Bosch want to beat Waymo in its own backyard. The carmaker and Tier-1 supplier announced last week that they...


16th July 2018

Luxoft picked for Daimler’s software future

Daimler has chosen IT service provider Luxoft to help develop its future automotive software requirements, reports Paul Myles. The move continues the OEM march towards specialist partnerships to drive...


12th July 2018

Daimler, Bosch Bringing AVs to One California City

Daimler is making a major push to bring self-driving vehicles to public roads in California through partnerships with Bosch and Nvidia.


9th July 2018

Daimler Will Test Advanced Autonomous Vehicles in Beijing

Daimler is moving its advanced autonomous vehicles onto the streets of Beijing after completing extensive closed-track testing.


3rd July 2018

Mercedes-Benz Vans Unveils eVito & Updates Its eSprinter Vehicle

These two Mercedes-Benz vans have a range of around 100 miles and are tested for extreme weather conditions. A concept model also sports an advanced fuel cell.