19th February 2019

Satellite Providers Claim to Close Cellular Connectivity Gaps

The future of the connected car is orbiting in space. At least, that’s what proponents of satellite technology espouse. Satellite, of course, is the backbone of the GPS technology...

By Eric Volkman


11th February 2019

Weekly Brief: Amazon finally makes entrance into self-driving tech

With nearly every big tech company having entered the race for self-driving cars in the past 10 years, one name has remained conspicuously absent. The fact that it’s Amazon,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


4th February 2019

VW Hedges Bets Adding Third Tank to CNG Models

Volkswagen is equipping its Polo TGI and Golf TGI models with a third natural gas tank as it looks to hedge its short-term bets on as many alternative fuel...

By Philip Oakley


31st January 2019

Volkswagen Debuts Dune Buggy Aimed at Modders

Volkswagen is to preview an EV concept car it hopes will usher in a new era of indie-garage dune buggy designs harking back to the Californian Beach Boys scene...


30th January 2019

VW’s Diesel Sales Rose 10% in 2018

Volkswagen has announced sales of its diesel passenger vehicles increased by 10% in Germany last year. According to a statement from the automaker, 43% of Volkswagen Passenger Cars’ incoming...


29th January 2019

VW Rolls Out Ultra Green Electric Tariff

Volkswagen’s EV customers in Germany will be able to claim extra green credentials with the roll out of a sustainable electric tariff by its energy subsidiary. The group’s Elli...


29th January 2019

Volkswagen Flexible Charging Stations Entering Production in 2020

Volkswagen has announced its “flexible” rapid electric vehicle chargers will enter series production from next year. The automaker has said development of the chargers will be carried out at...


21st January 2019

Weekly Brief: Detroit Show on Wane But Boasts Ford and VW Alliance

The end is rarely pretty – The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was once a global spectacle. Auto enthusiasts flocked to the event from around the world...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


15th January 2019

VW Next-Gen EVs to Take Over From Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Chattanooga may have been immortalized by the Glenn Miller swing band classic but it could now become the latest focus of Volkswagen’s EV future. That’s because the German carmaker...


14th January 2019

Ford Looks To 5G for Future Connectivity

Ford looks set on a 5G cellular connected vehicle to infrastructure (C-V2X) future strategy as opposed to dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) networks preferred by the auto industry’s two biggest...


2nd January 2019

Volkswagen Previews Mobile EV Chargers

Volkswagen is previewing mobile rapid electric vehicle chargers it is developing which it claims function like power banks. The automaker says they can be set up temporarily, have a...


20th December 2018

Volkswagen Acquires Volvo’s Telematics Subsidiary

Volkswagen is buying Volvo’s telematics subsidiary, WirelessCar, aiming to expand its push into the connected fleet market. The automaker hopes the deal will conclude within the first half of...