Volkswagen re-thinks external car lighting in the transition to autonomy

It’s not uncommon to see car manufacturers and tech companies team up these days as work on autonomous driving technologies picks up the pace. It will therefore not come as a surprise that Audi and Huawei have now teamed up to work on self-driving car technology together. This partnership is primarily for the self-driving cars that Audi will sell in China due to local regulations. China has made it mandatory for foreign car manufacturers to work with local companies if they want to make cars in the country. While it has relaxed the rules on building plants for manufacturing vehicles, it maintains a strict control on the permits needed for testing self-driving tech on the licenses needed to make digital maps of the country’s roads. Those maps are crucial for the autonomous driving systems which is why companies like BMW and Ford have teamed up with Baidu.Huawei and Audi did not disclose the terms of their deal. They have only said that this will result in cooperation in the field of autonomous ve

Volkswagen re-thinks external car lighting in the transition to autonomy

Self-driving cars can't make eye contact to signal their intentions, so Volkswagen is testing several systems that turn a car into an interactive information display to project information ...

Wed 17 Oct 18 from Gizmag

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

German police said Monday they had raided French-owned carmaker Opel, amid reports the manufacturer was the latest suspected of having manipulated diesel cars' exhaust emissions to cheat regulatory ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Mitsubishi windows shine 'alarmingly realistic' fake sunlight

Mitsubishi has developed a new indoor lighting system that mimics blue skies, sunrises and sunsets.

Wed 17 Oct 18 from BBC Technology

VW boss says switch to electric vehicles could cost 14,000 jobs at the manufacturer

VW ceo Herbert Diess said new demands to reduce CO2 emissions across car ranges could see the brand having to meet a target of one in every three vehicles sold being electrified.

Wed 17 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

VW targets online sales, over-the-air updates in new contract with European dealers

Volkswagen will overhaul its dealership and sales organization by April 2020 to enable online sales and over-the-air software updates for its new electric cars, the German automaker said on ...

Tue 16 Oct 18 from Reuters Technology

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS: The ultimate Porsche experience? - Roadshow

Is Porsche's range-topping GT2 RS too hot to handle, or the best expression of what a 911 can be?

Tue 16 Oct 18 from CNET

Audi And Huawei Will Develop Self-Driving Car Technology

It’s not uncommon to see car manufacturers and tech companies team up these days as work on autonomous driving technologies picks up the pace. It will therefore not come as a surprise ...

Sun 14 Oct 18 from Ubergizmo

Audi and Huawei team up on self-driving car technology in China

Audi and Huawei want to make a name for themselves in China's burgeoning autonomous driving scene. The two have formed a partnership that will see them jointly develop Level 4 ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Engadget

Audi taps Huawei to help power self-driving cars in China

Huawei will develop self-driving technology with Audi for cars that will be sold in China, the two companies announced today. The partnership will focus on creating so-called Level ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from The Verge

Volkswagen’s MEB Chassis Will Be The Foundation For 10 Million Electric Cars. But Where’s The Frunk?

Volkswagen is pretty pleased with its new MEB toolkit, the basic chassis it will use to build up to 10 million electric cars in coming years. But one is left to wonder, "Where's the frunk?"

Wed 17 Oct 18 from CleanTechnica

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