European Commission

1st May 2019

5G Could Be Too Busy For Mission Critical Auto Roles

It’s an article of faith for many involved in the assisted/autonomous driving space that 5G wireless technology is mission critical. Like any technology, though, it isn’t perfect; there are...

By Eric Volkman

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Europe Suggests Minor V2X Role For 5G
15th March 2019

Europe Suggests Minor V2X Role For 5G

European Commission safety rules published this week make it clear that 5G cellular technology could be playing a bit-part role in its V2X strategy. TU-Automotive has learned from a...

By Greg Hyde and Paul Myles

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BMW-Daimler Mobility JVs Approved by US Regulators
21st December 2018

BMW-Daimler Mobility JVs Approved by US Regulators

BMW and Daimler’s mobility joint ventures have been approved by US antitrust regulators, following their conditional approval by the European Commission’s competition authorities. The ventures are in the “car-sharing,...

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Bosch, Start-Up Push “Multi-Standard” V2X, Snubbing Telcos
6th December 2018

Bosch, Start-Up Push “Multi-Standard” V2X, Snubbing Telcos

Bosch is partnering with a connected vehicle start-up to launch “a multi-standard approach” to vehicle-to-everything communication (V2X). The move runs counter to telcos’ promotion of their own networks, particularly...

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EC Approves Daimler-BMW Mobility JVs
9th November 2018

EC Approves Daimler-BMW Mobility JVs

The European Commission has approved six joint mobility ventures from Daimler and BMW, subject to conditions. The JVs will entail the automakers pooling their resources in the parking, charging,...

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BASF to Make EV Batteries in Finland
23rd October 2018

BASF to Make EV Batteries in Finland

German engineering giant BASF is partnering with a Russian nickel mining company to make electric vehicle batteries in Finland. BASF has signed a deal to make the batteries at...

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5th December 2016

Weekly Brief: VW launches Moia as ‘mobility’ brand

German carmaker’s assault on mobility market begins with its 13th standalone bonnet badge while European manufacturers join forces to invest in EV infrastructure. Paul Myles and Andrew Tolve report....

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24th March 2016

Compulsory ADAS for European trucks set to expand

Since 1 November, 2015, all new heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) sold in the European Union have had to be equipped with lane departure warning systems (LDWS) and autonomous emergency...

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8th February 2016

Weekly Brief: Tesla ‘trailer’ plan to boost EV range

“I’m thinking about it,” said Elon Musk who faces possibly the toughest automotive challenge so far – to make trailer towing look cool! The pathfinding CEO behind Tesla Motors...

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Thinking Outside the Black Box for Connectivity: Telematics Forges the Mobile, Digital, Consumer Electronics and Auto Industries Together
16th July 2012

Thinking Outside the Black Box for Connectivity: Telematics Forges the Mobile, Digital, Consumer Electronics and Auto Industries Together

Travelport GDS has named Jérôme Moisan as its new general manager for the UK & Ireland.

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