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Experts disagree on how to handle massive data from self-driving cars

July 16, 2014 06:01 CET
Experts have differing views on what to do with the mountain of data that is likely to be generated by autonomous vehicles when computers control much of our cars' functions in the future....
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BMW, M-B, Porsche open to ideas, suppliers say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey....
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Opel exec: EU regs make car design tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Europe's increasingly stringent emissions standards are putting more pressure on vehicle designers. "In the last five to 10 years designing cars has gotten a hell of a lot tougher," Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams said at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Brussels....
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M-B: Simple design lures new buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Mercedes-Benz' styling chief Gorden Wagener says the automaker has attracted younger buyers by adopting styling themes such as simplicity, authenticity and craftsmanship....
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L.E.A.D.E.R. winners: Volvo, Audi, Continental

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Volvo, Audi and Continental are the 2014 winners of the Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center Leaders in European Automotive Development, Excellence, and Research awards, which recognize innovations in product development, environmental technology, supplier technology and retailing....
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PSA will defend position as No. 2 carmaker in Europe, Tavares says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
PSA Peugeot Citroen will defend its position as Europe's No. 2 carmaker after Volkswagen Group, CEO Carlos Tavares said at last week's Automotive News Europe Congress. "We want to keep a strong No. 2 position in Europe."...
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Wagener says simplicity is key part of his Mercedes design philosophy

June 6, 2014 16:43 CET
Mercedes has transitioned from traditional to modern luxury by adopting styling themes such as simplicity, authenticity and craftsmanship, said Gorden Wagener, the brand's design chief....
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Volvo, Conti, Audi are 2014 L.E.A.D.E.R. winners

June 6, 2014 13:33 CET
Volvo, Continental and Audi are the 2014 winners of the fifth annual Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center L.E.A.D.E.R. awards....
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EU rules up pressure on car design, Opel exec says

June 5, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams told the Automotive News Europe Congress that car designers are facing increasing pressure to meet the demands of tougher EU rules on CO2 and pedestrian protection....
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Gov't interference clouding outlook for automakers, says UBS exec

June 5, 2014 08:56 CET
The outlook for the global auto industry is fairly bright, but government interference is clouding the picture in Europe and China, Philippe Houchois, UBS Head of European Automotive Research, told the Automotive News Europe Congress....
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Qoros wants Europe to account for 10% of global sales, exec says

June 5, 2014 09:35 CET
Chinese carmaker Qoros expects to sell more than 10 percent of its cars in Europe after it extends sales across the region by 2016, Stefano Villanti, Qoros' head of sales told the Automotive News Europe Congress....
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PSA will defend its position as Europe's No. 2 carmaker, Tavares says

June 5, 2014 11:01 CET
PSA aims to maintain its No. 2 position in Europe after VW Group, CEO Carlos Tavares said at the Automotive News Europe Congress. But to ensure that, the CEO must bring the automaker back to profit after years of losses....
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Toyota Europe's profit rebound built on hybrid sales, cost-cutting

June 4, 2014 11:15 CET
Toyota is now solidly profitable in Europe on the back of rising hybrid sales and aggressive cost-cutting across its operations, head of Toyota Europe Didier Leroy told the Automotive News Europe Congress in Brussels....
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Renault committed to expanding upscale offerings with Initiale Paris, CFO says

June 4, 2014 16:58 CET
Renault is committed to expanding its upscale offerings with its Initiale Paris badge, Dominique Thormann, the carmaker's Chief Financial Officer, said at the Automotive News Europe Congress....
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EU aims to have 20 percent of GDP come from manufacturing, official says

June 4, 2014 11:50 CET
The European Union wants to boost the bloc's share of economic output coming from manufacturing by a quarter by 2020, its official in charge of automotive regulation told the Automotive News Europe Congress....
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PSA chief Tavares will be keynote speaker in Brussels

April 28, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress in June in Brussels....
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PSA chief Tavares to keynote Brussels congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Carlos Tavares, the ex-No. 2 executive at Renault who recently took over as CEO of France's other automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 4 in Brussels....
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