Panasonic in final talks to buy headlight maker ZKW, report saysMon, 05, Dec 2016
Panasonic is in the final stages of talks to buy Austrian automotive headlight maker ZKW Group for up to $1 billion, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, the Nikkei business daily reported today.
BMW's ride-hailing project takes on Uber with autonomous carsMon, 05, Dec 2016
BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Germany as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms such as Uber. The automaker will test self-driving functions in Munich before expanding the project to other cities.
Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officerThu, 01, Dec 2016
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley executive from McDonald's, where he built the fast food giant's digital unit from scratch. Rafiq, who starts Jan. 2, will succeed Klas Bendrik.
Ford's $1 billion profit so far in Europe surpassed annual goalTue, 29, Nov 2016
Jaguar will build I-Pace electric SUV with Magna Steyr, CEO saysFri, 18, Nov 2016
Jaguar will build its forthcoming I-Pace full-electric crossover with contract manufacturer Magna Steyr in Austria, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth told Automotive News Europe. The British automaker previewed its first electric vehicle at the Los Angeles auto show this week. Sales of the I-Pace will begin in 2018.
Jaguar Land Rover wants to build electric cars in the UKSat, 26, Nov 2016
Jaguar Land Rover wants to build electric cars in the UK in what would be a further boost to Britain's automotive sector after the Brexit vote. The automaker previewed its first EV, the I-Pace SUV, at the Los Angeles auto show this month. The I-Pace will be built by Magna Steyr in Austria.
VW will sell U.S.-sourced Atlas SUV in RussiaMon, 21, Nov 2016
VW will export the Atlas large SUV to Russia from the U.S. starting at the end of next year, a source close to the company told Automotive News Europe. The executive said the Altas will be offered in Russia with a 2.0-liter diesel engine. The source said it is unlikely that the SUV will be sold in Western Europe.
VW adapts key design center for autonomous drivingThu, 24, Nov 2016
VW Group is restructuring one of its most important design centers to prepare for the rapid move toward autonomous vehicles. The automaker wants designers at its massive facility in Potsdam, Germany, to focus on improving in-car user experience and enhancing the human machine interface.
VW to export Atlas from U.S. to RussiaMon, 28, Nov 2016
Mueller sees case for VW building own battery plant, report saysMon, 21, Nov 2016
VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller sees the production of batteries for EVs and plug-in hybrids as a logical move as the automaker expands its production of greener vehicles after its emissions-cheating scandal, a German newspaper reported.