Continental tried to buy stake in Osram, report saysFri, 21, Oct 2016
Continental tried to buy Siemens' stake in lighting group Osram in the summer but was turned down, a German business magazine reported, citing company sources.
Jaguar Land Rover, Ford test connected cars in UKFri, 21, Oct 2016
Jaguar Land Rover and Ford are testing connected cars that can communicate with each other using technology designed to speed up journeys and cut accidents, the first such trials in the country.
Fiat Chrysler tech boss defends defeat-device claims before EU inquiryThu, 20, Oct 2016
Fiat Chrysler Chief Technical Officer Harald Wester defended the automaker before an EU inquiry against German government claims that its Fiat 500X diesel car cheated emissions tests.
Dutch regulator weighs Tesla's use of 'Autopilot' nameTue, 18, Oct 2016
The Dutch agency that approved Tesla's "Autopilot" driver assistance system for use throughout Europe is considering what action to take on the name after several German organizations said it could be misleading.
VW labor boss demands commitment to battery production, report saysTue, 18, Oct 2016
VW should commit to investing in the development and production of batteries for electric cars, the automaker's works council chief Bernd Osterloh said. VW is said to be mulling an $11 billion battery plant to rival Tesla's Gigafactory.
Renault-Nissan creates tech division to accelerate mobility pushTue, 18, Oct 2016
Nissan, aiming to parry rivals from Silicon Valley and emerge a leader in next-generation mobility, is forming a 300-person in-house startup division with French partner Renault to focus on software development, cloud engineering and big-data analytics.
Audi to delay tech projects as it cuts costs, company insiders sayTue, 18, Oct 2016
Audi will delay technology projects to cut costs, sources at the company said, as it grapples with parent Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal and the need for big investments in electric cars and autonomous driving.
PSA plans 2,000 job cuts amid Brexit, diesel decline fearsMon, 17, Oct 2016
PSA plans to cut more than 2,000 jobs, around 3 percent of its workforce, in France next year amid uncertainty over the effects of Brexit and falling diesel sales, a French radio station said.
Tesla told by German gov't not to use 'Autopilot' in advertisingSun, 16, Oct 2016
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has asked Tesla to stop advertising its vehicles as having an Autopilot function because this might suggest drivers' attention is not needed.
In Europe, automakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions eraFri, 14, Oct 2016
Tougher European car-emissions tests being introduced in the wake of the Volkswagen Group scandal are about to bring surprising consequences: bigger engines.
Ghosn's Brexit fears ease after meeting with Britain's PMFri, 14, Oct 2016
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said he was confident the U.K. would remain a competitive place to do business after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday. Ghosn had earlier warned that the Japanese automaker could halt investment in its British car plant after the country's Brexit vote.
Europe car sales grow 7%; VW fails to stem declineFri, 14, Oct 2016
New-car sales in Europe grew by 7.3 percent in September with most major automakers except PSA Group gaining volume. VW Group, racked by diesel-emissions violations, continued to lose market share.