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BMW halts project talks after Daimler blew whistle: Sueddeutsche – Reuters

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

BERLIN (Reuters) – BMW (BMWG.DE) has suspended talks with Daimler (DAIGn.DE) on future cooperation projects after its rival disclosed alleged collusion among German carmakers to cartel authorities, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday, citing industry sources. BMW’s top management plans to critically question future cooperation with Daimler on joint purchasing of auto parts and efforts to develop charging stations for electric cars, the daily newspaper said. The project to develop charging…

BMW pledges to build new e-Mini at UK car plant – The Guardian

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A fully electric version of the Mini is to be built in the UK, giving a huge boost to the British car industry and relief to the government as it pursues an exit from the European Union. The move ends worries the new model could be made overseas after a warning in February from German owner BMW that it may look outside the UK because of the uncertainties caused by…

BMW, Amazon Give Brexit Britain a Boost as Banks Eye Own Exit – Bloomberg

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

BMW AG and Amazon.com Inc. gave a vote of confidence in the U.K. economy, in contrast to banks and other businesses increasingly preparing to shift some operations to the European Union as Brexit nears. BMW said on Tuesday it will build an electric version of the iconic Mini compact car in Britain, hours after Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, announced it will expand the size of its new London…

Toyota set to sell long-range, fast-charging electric cars in 2022: paper – Reuters

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to begin sales in 2022, the Chunichi Shimbun daily reported on Tuesday. Toyota’s new electric car, to be built on an all-new platform, will use all-solid-state batteries, allowing it to be recharged in just a few minutes, the newspaper said, without…

BMW Denies Collusion Allegations, Says It Didn’t Cheat Emissions Standards – Fortune

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

As its competitors remain bogged down by emissions scandals, luxury automaker BMW is trying to steer clear. Late Sunday, the world’s fourth largest automaker by market value released a statement saying that it “categorically rejects” accusations that it had colluded with its fellow German competitors to fix prices and cheat emissions standards. “As a matter of principle: BMW Group (bmwyy) vehicles are not manipulated and comply with respective legal requirements,”…

BMW Denies Collusion Allegations, Says It Didn’t Cheat Emissions Standards – Fortune

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

As its competitors remain bogged down by emissions scandals, luxury automaker BMW is trying to steer clear. Late Sunday, the world’s fourth largest automaker by market value released a statement saying that it “categorically rejects” accusations that it had colluded with its fellow German competitors to fix prices and cheat emissions standards. “As a matter of principle: BMW Group (bmwyy) vehicles are not manipulated and comply with respective legal requirements,”…

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety’s Sake : All … – NPR

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to avoid collisions. His bike is fitted with an array of precise instruments and a battery hidden in the water bottle. Margaret J. Krauss/WESA hide caption toggle caption Margaret J. Krauss/WESA Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to…

Automakers switch gears as car sales plunge – WDIV Detroit

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Overall vehicle sales are down, but car sales have plunged in recent years. Ford’s first six months of the year are down 20 percent. The decrease has car companies rethinking what they’re building and doing things differently going forward. Shopping is changing in the modern day, and Serra Chevrolet in Southfield is fighting more than just the shut-down road out front. The dealership is ready to sell…

VW Diesel Cars Lacking Refit Will Lose Their Registration: Magazine – New York Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

BERLIN — Owners of Volkswagen cars affected by the diesel emissions scandal who refuse to get an engine software update will have their vehicles de-registered, Focus Online reported, citing documents of Germany’s KBA motor vehicle watchdog. Volkswagen (VW) has recalled about 11 million vehicles worldwide that were fitted with software capable of cheating emissions tests after its diesel scandal broke in September 2015. Nearly two years later, almost 5.5 million…

BMW Denies Collusion Allegations, Says It Didn’t Cheat Emissions Standards – Fortune

Monday, July 24, 2017

As its competitors remain bogged down by emissions scandals, luxury automaker BMW is trying to steer clear. Late Sunday, the world’s fourth largest automaker by market value released a statement saying that it “categorically rejects” accusations that it had colluded with its fellow German competitors to fix prices and cheat emissions standards. “As a matter of principle: BMW Group (bmwyy) vehicles are not manipulated and comply with respective legal requirements,”…

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety’s Sake : All … – NPR

Monday, July 24, 2017

Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to avoid collisions. His bike is fitted with an array of precise instruments and a battery hidden in the water bottle. Margaret J. Krauss/WESA hide caption toggle caption Margaret J. Krauss/WESA Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to…

Holidaymaker, 30, comes home from Spain stag do to find his BMW … – The Sun

Monday, July 24, 2017

A BMW owner returned home from a stag do to find his pride and joy had been taken from his private parking space and crushed by council bosses. Tim Pyke, 30, from Colchester, Essex, parked the blue 2002-reg BMW while he modified the motor to make it roadworthy once again. Tim Pyke’s BMW was taken away from crushed while he was on holiday But the BMW technician was stunned to…

‘Clean cars’ will save us from climate change deniers – Aljazeera.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

Donald Trump has, as we all know, withdrawn America from the Paris Climate Change Accords. The biggest, most promising international agreement since the founding of the United Nations. It was to be expected. He said he would. When he took office, the official White House website removed every mention of climate change. Except for the promise to get rid of the Climate Action Plan. It wasn’t just him….

Volkswagen’s 5 electric cars start in 2019: what we know so far – Green Car Reports

Monday, July 24, 2017

As Volkswagen works to look toward the future, following its damaging diesel deceit, electric cars and plug-in vehicles will be front and center in its product publicity. The German automaker has already hinted at its future electric cars with a handful of concepts, but its first high-volume electric cars won’t arrive until 2019. What do we know about Volkswagen’s five upcoming electric cars? We break it down below. DON’T MISS: VW…

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety’s Sake – NPR

Monday, July 24, 2017

Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to avoid collisions. His back is fitted with an array of precise instruments and a battery hidden in the water bottle. Margaret J. Krauss/WESA hide caption toggle caption Margaret J. Krauss/WESA Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to…

BMW Denies Collusion Allegations, Says It Didn’t Cheat Emissions Standards – Fortune

Monday, July 24, 2017

As its competitors remain bogged down by emissions scandals, luxury automaker BMW is trying to steer clear. Late Sunday, the world’s fourth largest automaker by market value released a statement saying that it “categorically rejects” accusations that it had colluded with its fellow German competitors to fix prices and cheat emissions standards. “As a matter of principle: BMW Group (bmwyy) vehicles are not manipulated and comply with respective legal requirements,”…

‘Clean cars’ will save us from climate change deniers – Aljazeera.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

Donald Trump has, as we all know, withdrawn America from the Paris Climate Change Accords. The biggest, most promising international agreement since the founding of the United Nations. It was to be expected. He said he would. When he took office, the official White House website removed every mention of climate change. Except for the promise to get rid of the Climate Action Plan. It wasn’t just him….