5th April 2021

Weekly Brief: Volkswagen Prank Proves a BEV Can Backfire

Volkswagen tried to pull off an April Fools’ prank last week but no one ended up laughing, least of all VW. The German automaker may now be facing an...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


18th March 2021

Audi Expands Swarm ADAS Capabilities

Audi is accelerating its swarm technology bringing more V2X features to its mass market products. Its upgraded “Local Hazard Information” (LHI) now uses a car-to-cloud connectivity that can estimate...


8th March 2021

VW Targets L4 Autonomous BEV By 2026

Volkswagen promises to commercially build and market a Level 4 capable autonomous BEV within five years. The all-electric sedan is to be built at its Wolfsburg plant in Germany...


22nd February 2021

Weekly Brief: Automakers Running Scared into EV Stampede

It’s a scary time to be a carmaker. I was reminded of that last week when Jaguar Land Rover hitched its future to electric vehicles. The company said that...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


12th February 2021

Microsoft to Power VW’s Driverless Ambitions

Volkswagen has chosen digital giant Microsoft to power its race towards automated driving technology. The automaker’s software company, Car.Software Organisation, will collaborate with Microsoft to build a cloud- based...


7th January 2021

BEV Lobbyist Predicts Doubling of UK Sales

Despite the snail-like progress of BEV sales in the UK, plus the pandemic suppressed domestic automotive market, one lobby group claims BEV sales will boom this year. EV leasing...


5th January 2021

Vehicle Subscription Services Taking hold in India

Car subscription has never been a popular choice for private car buyers in India where many take pride in owning a car as an asset. However, while car subscription...

By Simmi Sinha


29th December 2020

VW Readies Prototype Car-Park Charging Robot

Volkswagen has released the first animation clip of its car-park charging robot concept it hopes to begin assembling as a prototype in the near future. The concept of an...

9th December 2020

VW’s Micro Gasoline Motors Promise a Punch

Volkswagen’s latest micro gasoline engines could power its passenger vehicle range from A to D segment cars. Two versions of it TSI evo engine in three and four cylinder...


18th November 2020

Mini Reveals its own Urbanite Driverless Lounge

Mini is the latest automaker to off the rolling lounge concept as its vision of what a driverless future could look like. Following in the tire tracks of the...


16th October 2020

Reasons Why Connected AVs will be Software-Defined

Microchip maker Nvidia and car manufacturer Mercedes are planning to roll out software-defined autonomous vehicles by 2024. They claim that the vehicles will be able to receive over-the-air (OTA)...

By Graham Jarvis


1st October 2020

VW Eyes AV Boost with Camera Software Acquisition

Volkswagen is hoping to accelerate its driverless technology capabilities with the acquisition of an established front camera software business. Its subsidiary company, Car.Software Org, has acquired Hella Aglaia Mobile...