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Daimler Is Adopting Silicon Valley Tactics to Fight Its Upstart Rivals

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric carmaker Tesla Motors. 1,029 more words


Japan Consortium to Develop 3-D Maps for Autonomous Driving

Enhancing the safety of autonomous driving requires more detailed information than the capability of exiting car navigation systems, such as the numbers of traffic lanes and their widths, the locations of traffic lights, utility poles and road signs and the slope angles of roads. 186 more words

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Automakers Oppose Zero Emissions Vehicle Bill

SAN FRANCISCO — A California lawmaker said she will withdraw a bill in the state Legislature that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero emission vehicles by 2025 due to opposition from automakers, the oil industry and labor. 177 more words

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Angry Suppliers Halt Volkswagen Factories

Two Volkswagen suppliers stopped deliveries to the giant German carmaker Friday, accusing it of canceling contracts without explanation or offering compensation.

CarTrim, which makes seats, and ES Automobilguss, which makes cast iron parts needed to make gearboxes, are seeking compensation after saying they faced lost revenues running into tens of millions of euros. 197 more words


The business side of the Karma reboot @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

In 2009, I went to what was probably the saddest auto show Detroit has ever seen. It was the January after the economy collapsed and auto makers were teetering on the edge of going bust.

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What Happen to China Carmakers when Electric Vehicle Subsidy Gets Cut?

The China’s government plans to phase out subsidies after 2020 as central and local governments have spent 15 billion yuan ($2.3 billion) on subsidies which likely replaced by California-like zero-emission carbon credits system. 217 more words

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Automakers 'not even trying' to Sell Electric Cars

While the federal government and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are evaluating auto-industry proposals to relax emissions standards, one Tesla executive advocates stricter rules to force automakers to sell more electric cars. 340 more words

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