Volkswagen

1st May 2019

BEVs Remain Worst For Global Warming

A group of German scientists have stoutly defended their claims that like-for-like comparisons prove BEVs promote global warming more than diesel powered vehicles. The ifo Institute for Economic Research...

1st May 2019

Range Rover Leads JLR’s Roll-Back of Dependence on Diesel

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced a mild hybrid powertrain for its flagship Range Rover indicating a roll back of the company’s dependence on diesel. With the slump in...

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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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24th April 2019

VW Backed Chinese EV Claims 620K-Mile Battery Life

A Volkswagen developed EV built in China is claiming an industry milestone of a battery pack life of up to 620,000 miles. Chinese carmaker JAC Motors unveiled its first...

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VW Snubs Silicon Valley For China as AV Hub
18th April 2019

VW Snubs Silicon Valley For China as AV Hub

A wealth of software talent has led Volkswagen to choose China as a global hub for autonomous vehicle software development. Company executives say the decision reflects an abundance of...

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VW’s Autonomous ‘Lounge’ Concept Unveiled in China
15th April 2019

VW’s Autonomous ‘Lounge’ Concept Unveiled in China

A ‘self-driving’ zero emission lounge-on-wheels has been unveiled by Volkswagen ahead of the Auto Shanghai show in China. The newest member of VW’s ID. Family, the ID. ROOMZZ claims...

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11th April 2019

Porsche Ramps Up Its Innovation Strategy

When you think of innovation, Porsche may not be the first car company that comes to mind. The 88-year-old company, which has its less than auspicious roots in the...

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VW Joins Open-Source Connected Vehicle Software Project
9th April 2019

VW Joins Open-Source Connected Vehicle Software Project

A project developing a Linux-based open-source platform for connected vehicle software has been boosted by the addition of Volkswagen to its membership base. The automaker has joined Automotive Grade Linux...

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27th March 2019

VW Teams With Amazon in Industrial Cloud

Volkswagen is joining the carmakers’ rush into cloud computing in a deal teaming up with digital giant Amazon. Following hard-on-the-heels of a similar announcement by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, VW...

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25th March 2019

Weather Updates For AVs Could Use Coms Cocktail

Weather updates are going to be crucial to allow autonomous vehicles to adjust to changing road conditions in the same way that a human driver should adjust their speed...

By Graham Jarvis

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VW Increases Planned New EVs by 40%
12th March 2019

VW Increases Planned New EVs by 40%

Volkswagen is to increase the number of new electric vehicles it launches over the coming years by nearly 40% from previous projections. The group said it would launch nearly...

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Volkswagen Opens EV Platform to Other Automakers
5th March 2019

Volkswagen Opens EV Platform to Other Automakers

Volkswagen is to allow other automakers to use its platform for electric vehicles. At the Geneva International Motor Show, the automaker has said other manufacturers will be granted access...

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