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BMW played a key role in getting Volvo to choose South Carolina as the location for its U.S. plant.
“The first company to help Volvo was BMW,” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told me. The other company that lobbied for the state was aerospace giant Boeing.
“Both of them offered everything they could do to help Volvo,” Haley said. “They are t ... Continue reading "How BMW helped Volvo choose its U.S. plant location" » Oct 20, 2015 12:01 am U.S. ET Permalink
Volkswagen Group has reason to celebrate after Toyota seemingly conceded the title of world’s largest automaker to its German rival 21 days into the new year.
Toyota said today it expects its sales to slump 1 percent to 10.15 million in the current calendar year because of slowing demand in Japan and emerging markets.
If that happens and VW manages a slight increas ... Continue reading "Why VW is closer than ever to global No. 1" » Jan 21, 2015 5:26 am U.S. ET Permalink
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have very similar timetables for when they think autonomous cars will be on the road.
Musk said that in five years or less the technology will be advanced enough for fully autonomous driving to be a reality. Then it will take another two to three years to:
1) Prove that self-driving cars are safe.
2) Draw up the rules t ... Continue reading "Zetsche, Tesla's Musk have similar timetables for self-driving cars" » Jan 14, 2015 8:00 am U.S. ET Permalink
Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum believes that company founder Sir William Lyons would approve of the first crossover in the automaker’s 80-year history.
Callum said that Lyons, above all, was an innovator, so he thinks European Automotive Hall of Fame member would love the F-Pace’s “sportiness and pragmatism.”
“He would think it’s ab ... Continue reading "Why Jaguar's founder would love the F-Pace" » Jan 13, 2015 12:25 am U.S. ET Permalink