Smart cars collaboration could raise risk of patent litigation, experts sayMon, 22, Aug 2016
As the West Coast's largest technology companies jump deeper into the automotive landscape, fears of increased litigation are bubbling in Michigan. Greg DeGrazia, partner and intellectual property attorney at law firm Warner Norcross and Judd, said that as the tech and auto industries continue to merge, a clash is on the horizon.
BAIC to tap old Mercedes platform to develop vehicles, China website saysFri, 19, Aug 2016
China's BAIC Motor won approval from partner Daimler to develop vehicles using an old Mercedes E-class platform, according to a media report, which said the first vehicle based on the technology, a midsize sedan, will hit the domestic market in 2018.
The JV that changed the auto worldMon, 15, Aug 2016
Twenty years ago this summer, the most significant joint venture in the history of the auto industry was just getting started when GM partnered with with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.
VW eyes SMA Solar storage systems in cooperation talksFri, 12, Aug 2016
Volkswagen is in early talks with German solar power equipment maker SMA Solar about working together, the companies said, as the automaker pushes ambitious electric car plans to overcome its diesel emissions scandal.