Peter Mertens

What if Volvos could only talk to other Volvos?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
In order to develop cars that communicate with one another to avert crashes, automakers have had to do something they don't do very often: communicate with one another.... Read More »



VW extends lead in common architectures -- but there are risks

June 6, 2013 06:01 CET
Automakers are fast-tracking flexible architectures to underpin multiple models across different brands and segments to catch up with VW Group's modular platform development strategy. Common platforms reduce costs and streamline new car development but bring risks as well as rewards, industry insiders say.... Read More »


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