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Intel’s Mobileye takes its autonomous vehicle testing program to New York City

Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, has expanded its autonomous vehicle testing program to New York City as part of its strategy to develop and deploy the technology. New York City joins a number of other cities including Detroit, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo where Mobileye has either launched testing or plans to this year. Mobileye launched its first test fleet in Jerusalem in 2018 and added one in Munich in 2020. “If we want to build something that will scale, we need to be able to drive in challeng...
Tags: TC, Transportation, New York, Germany, New York City, Jerusalem, Tech, Intel, Munich, Automotive, Gm, Manhattan, Tokyo, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen


Pour One Out for the Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat is dead. At least in America. 2022 will be the last model year for VW’s mid-size sedan. The cause of death is complicated. While the market shift towards crossovers certainly plays a role, the car was also simply overlooked by VW in recent years. We called the last one we drove boring. […] The post Pour One Out for the Volkswagen Passat appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Passat, News Blog, Passat, Dead Cars, Chattanooga Assembly, Junkyard In The Sky


Porsche gave the Macan one last facelift before the all-electric Macan arrives

Pretty soon there are going to be two different Porsche Macans. They won’t share the same platform, the same powertrains, or the same bodywork. The current Macan is based on the same platform as it has been since it was introduced in 2014. The next Macan will be all-electric and based on the Volkswagen family PPE platform. Both the gasoline Macan and the new all-electric Macan will be sold alongside each other on Porsche dealership lots, and for the aging gas Macan to remain relevant on Porsche...
Tags: News, Porsche, Autos, Volkswagen, Macan, Macan Turbo, Porsche Macan, Macan GTS, Macan S, 2022 Porsche Macan


The Station: Aurora SPACs, a spin on the VanMoof X3 and a chat with Outdoorsy founders

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Before we jump into the deals, policy moves and micromobbin’ news, I wanted to share the latest founders interview, a new series we launched this spring over at Extra Crunch. Here’s the opener to...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, New York, France, New York City, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Canada, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Venture Capital, European Commission


Upcoming Volkswagen Vitrus (VW Vento Replacement) Spied Again

The new Volkswagen Vitrus has been spied testing in India multiple times in the...
Tags: India, Autos, Volkswagen


Meet the Mk8: Volkswagen Launches Next GTI, Golf R at 2021 Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen’s base Golf may be dead, at least in America, but the performance-oriented GTI and Golf R are on their way to pick up the slack. The 2022 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R have been unveiled in the flesh (or sheetmetal, as it were) at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show. The Mk8 cars look promising […] The post Meet the Mk8: Volkswagen Launches Next GTI, Golf R at 2021 Chicago Auto Show appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Chicago, Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, Future Cars, Chicago Auto Show, GTI, Volkswagen Golf R, Volkswagen GTI, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Golf R, Mk8, 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, 2022 Volkswagen GTI


Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R blend power, practicality, and tech

The redesigned 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2022 Volkswagen Golf R hot hatchbacks arrive in the United States later this year, packing more power and tech.
Tags: Cars, Trends, United States, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen Golf R, Hot Hatchbacks, Hatchbacks


Electrify America to double number of EV chargers as wave of electric vehicles come to market

Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, said it will double the number of its electric vehicle fast charging stations in the United States and Canada by the end of 2025. The commitment, if successful, means 1,800 fast charging stations — or 10,000 individual chargers — will be installed and operational by that time. The vast majority (some 1,700 stations) will be installed in the United States w...
Tags: TC, Europe, California, Tech, Tesla, EA, Canada, Automotive, United States, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Volkswagen, North America, Quebec, Edward


Volkswagen’s new business strategy puts software and autonomous driving front and center

Volkswagen will ramp up its software, mobility as a service and battery tech to stay competitive in the coming decades, as it and other automakers prepare for the largest transition in personal mobility since the invention of the car. Laying out the company strategy Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess emphasized a top-to-bottom transformation in everything from manufacturing to revenue streams. If revenue was historically driven by sales of internal combustion engine vehicles, Volkswa...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Europe, Munich, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Hamburg, Autonomous Driving, West Berlin, Herbert Diess, Diess, OEM, Argo AI, Arno Antlitz


The Station: Rimac-Bugatti is born, Tesla releases FSD beta v9 and Ola raises $500M

Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. I’m back from my road trip and swimming in emails. If you sent me a message on Twitter, email or pigeon post, please give me a few days to dig out of the pile that awaits me. You might recall that I mentioned I was off to do some backpacking and climbing in Grand Teton National Park and then eventually would make it to Yellowstone National Park. Yes, th...
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, Europe, France, Germany, India, Halo, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Atlantic, Automotive, Egypt, Vw


EU fines BMW, VW $1B for running emissions cartel since the 90s

As environmental issues really came of age in the 1990s, certain German automakers were meeting in secret groups to make sure their cars would continue to industriously contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. According to the European Union, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler have been illegally colluding to restrict competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars, essentially slowing the deployment of cleaner emissions tech. On Thursday, the E...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, Eu, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Daimler, Margrethe Vestager, Ford Motor Company, Mercedes Benz, U S Environmental Protection Agency


Auto giant Stellantis to invest €30B in electrification through 2025

Stellantis, the global automaker born out of a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French automaker Groupe PSA, will invest €30 billion ($35.5 billion) in electric vehicles and new software over the next four years as part of a major push to transition away from internal combustion engines. The world’s fourth-largest automaker joins rivals such as General Motors and Volkswagen in earmarking billions toward EV investments through the first part of the decade. Among the company’s plans ar...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Fiat, Volkswagen, Dodge, North America, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Richard Palmer, Carlos Tavares


2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Video Tutorial Hosted by a VW Executive

In this video, Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy for Volkswagen of America, Inc. walks us through the 2022 Tiguan. Schafer goes over the exterior changes, engine specs, and different interior technologies. If you are in the market for a new Tiguan, this free and easy search tool* will help you compare prices and see which VW dealers closest to you offer the best discounts and incentives. *Although free for you, Automoblog and its partners may be compensated whe...
Tags: Cars, Research, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen of America Inc, Hein Schafer, VW Executive, Tiguan Schafer


Report: Volkswagen to Sell Stake in Electrify America

According to a report in Automotive News, Volkswagen Auto Group is about to sell its stake in Electrify America, a company that builds chargers for electric vehicles. The company wants to do this so that it can seek outside funding to build its own charging infrastructure. According to the News, VW is working with Citi to find […] The post Report: Volkswagen to Sell Stake in Electrify America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Chargers, Volkswagen, EVs, Citi, Electrification, News Blog, Charging Networks, Electrify America, Automotive News Volkswagen Auto Group, News VW


Bugatti Merges With EV Hyper Car Maker Rimac, and That’s a Good Thing

We reported last fall how Volkswagen-owned Bugatti had its future products on hold, given the financially turbulent and awful year which was 2020. In addition to the global pandemic cutting production, sales, profits, and everything else, VW was pouring lots of development money into its I.D. electric vehicle lineup. At the time, there were mumblings […] The post Bugatti Merges With EV Hyper Car Maker Rimac, and That’s a Good Thing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Bugatti, Rimac


VW offloads Bugatti to Rimac to form new EV company Bugatti-Rimac

Croatian electric supercar startup Rimac Automobili is taking over Bugatti. Rimac will own a controlling 55% share in the new company, Bugatti-Rimac, with VW’s Porsche owning the remaining 45%, according to reports by the Financial Times. “Rimac and Bugatti are a perfect match in terms of what we each bring to the table,” said founder and CEO of Rimac, Mate Rimac, in a statement. “As a young, agile and fast-paced automotive and technology company, we have established ourselves as an industry pio...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Supercar, Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Hyundai Motor Group, Rimac Automobili, Rimac, Hypercar, Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac


It’s official: Bugatti to merge with Rimac with help from Porsche

Photo: Rimac Automobili Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac is making some really big moves, punching way above its weight class. For over a decade Bugatti has been the name that everyone thinks of when they picture a fast car, and Rimac just merged with the high-end French boutique manufacturer. There is something beautiful about one of the fastest and most brutal internal combustion engine brands, Bugatti, merging with one of the most forward-thinking and fastest electric brands, Ri...
Tags: News, Porsche, Autos, Volkswagen, Merger, Bugatti, Porsche AG, Chiron, Rimac, Bugatti Automobiles, Rimac CEO Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac, Rimac Group, Nevara


Parallel Parking is the Stuff of Horror Movies in Volkswagen’s Creepy Campaign

Driving can provoke a lot of anxiety and fear in people-and that's not even considering flying cars, which could become a reality in the next decade. But back here on the ground, 79% of Australians experience driving anxiety, according to recent research from Volkswagen. More than half of those surveyed-59%-fear parallel parking, because they're embarrassed...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Volkswagen


Parallel Parking Can Be a Nightmare, So Volkswagen Made Horror Movie Posters About It

Driving can provoke a lot of anxiety and fear in people-and that's not even considering flying cars, which could become a reality in the next decade. But back here on the ground, 79% of Australians experience driving anxiety, according to recent research from Volkswagen. More than half of those surveyed-59%-fear parallel parking, because they're embarrassed...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Volkswagen


Sustainable tech developer Turntide Technologies raises $225M

Turntide Technologies, a sustainable technology developer, has announced $225 million in convertible note financing that it says will help fund projects to reduce carbon emissions in the commercial buildings, agriculture and transportation industries. Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board led the round, along with Monashee Capital Inc. and current investor JLL Spark. Other participating investors include Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Millennium Management and Suvretta Capital Management, bri...
Tags: Transportation, Funding, Tech, Automotive, Volkswagen, Electric Motor, Morris, The Company, BorgWarner, Turntide Technologies, Turntide, Monashee Capital Inc, Breakthrough Energy Ventures Millennium Management, Suvretta Capital Management, Ryan Morris Turntide, Hyperdrive Innovation


Prologue, Honda’s first electric SUV, is coming to market in 2024

Honda said Monday it will sell its first electric SUV in North America in early 2024, part of the automaker’s push to shift away from gas-powered vehicles before the middle of the decade. The new car’s name, Prologue, is meant to signify the beginning of what the company called its “new electrified era.” Prologue is one of two forthcoming Honda vehicles that will use General Motors’ Ultium Cells EV platform and battery packs. The other, yet unnamed car, will be under the Acura brand and will als...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Volkswagen, Honda, North America, Volvo, Acura, Ford Mustang Mach, Worcester Massachusetts, Toshihiro Mibe, Battery Resourcers


Junkyard Find: 2009 Volkswagen Routan

Badge engineering! Always near the top of my search list when poking through car graveyards, obscure examples of marketing-inspired rebadgitude will jump right out from the ho-hum ranks of Elantras and LaCrosses in any yard. I haven’t managed to find a discarded Suzuki Equator yet, sad to say, but I have documented such rarities as […] The post Junkyard Find: 2009 Volkswagen Routan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Vw, Autos, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Denver, 2009, Van, Minivan, Dodge Caravan, Vans, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s, Badge Engineering


Porsche will team with Croatia’s Rimac to take over Bugatti

Image: Bugatti Porsche wants to own a huge chunk of Croatian electric supercar manufacturer Rimac, and it is willing to go to some pretty great lengths to make that happen. For one thing, Rimac is scheduled to go public next year with a valuation of $6.06 billion. According to a report from Germany’s Manager Magazin, the deal won’t be straight cash, but a joint venture between the Germans and the Croats. Together Porsche and Rimac will take over Bugatti with Rimac holding a controlling stake of...
Tags: News, Germany, Vw, Porsche, Ducati, Autos, Croatia, Volkswagen, Electric, Hyundai, Bugatti, Dieselgate, Reuters, Ev, Volkswagen AG, Capri Sun


Robot Siblings Find Harmony in Škoda’s Ad for Its First Electric SUV

From the hero of 2008 Pixar classic WALL-E and beyond, cute robot characters have provided creative fuel for filmmakers and advertisers alike. ?koda, the Volkswagen-owned car brand, is the latest to imagine a charming world of artificial intelligence with its tale about two robot siblings who learn to overcome their differences. The campaign promotes ?koda's...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Volkswagen, Skoda


Robot siblings find harmony in Škoda’s ad for new electric car

From the hero of 2008 Pixar classic WALL-E and beyond, cute robot characters have provided creative fuel for filmmakers and advertisers alike. ?koda, the Volkswagen-owned car brand, is the latest to imagine a charming world of artificial intelligence (AI) with its tale about two robot siblings who learn to overcome their differences. The campaign promotes...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Volkswagen, Skoda


BMW and Ford-backed Solid Power will go public via SPAC merger in $1.2B deal

Solid Power, a solid-state battery developer backed by Ford and BMW, is going public. The company said Tuesday it would head to the NASDAQ via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp III at a post-deal implied market valuation of $1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to generate around $600 million in cash, including a $165 million private investment in public equity (PIPE) transaction from investors Koch Strategic Platforms, Riverstone Energy ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Bmw, Volkswagen, Nasdaq, Nyse, Ford Motor Company, SPAC, BMW AG, Neuberger Berman, Mark Harris, Solid State Batteries, Microvast


Porsche’s gasoline cars under investigation for incorrect fuel economy numbers

German car authority KBA has begun probing Porsche over suspected incorrect fuel consumption data for the company’s gasoline-powered cars, according to a report from Business Insider. A Porsche spokesperson told Reuters in an email that “The current procedure has already been able to find no conformity deviations in the large majority of vehicles,” but the company made a voluntary notification to KBA as “a precautionary measure” a year ago. So what does all that mean? Apparently there are confo...
Tags: News, Porsche, Autos, Epa, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Dieselgate, Reuters, KBA, Business Insider A Porsche


Car Shoppers Can Test Drive Volkswagen’s New ID.4 All-Electric Vehicle on Pinterest

Pinners can test drive the new all-electric ID.4 from Volkswagen without leaving the Pinterest application. The immersive virtual test drive, which debuted on the platform Monday, enables Pinners to experience the ID.4a from every angle, 360 degrees, and Pinterest said the initiative is a first for it, enabling it to make car shopping more convenient...
Tags: Pinterest, Advertising, Automotive, Volkswagen, Pinners, Social Pro Daily, All Electric Vehicle on Pinterest


VW says data breach exposed 3.3 million U.S. Audi customers or shoppers

Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Government/Legal,Audi,Volkswagen Continue reading VW says data breach exposed 3.3 million U.S. Audi customers or shoppers VW says data breach exposed 3.3 million U.S. Audi customers or shoppers originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Driving Dystopia: German Automakers Keep Reimagining Vehicle ‘Ownership’

Volkswagen recently announced that it plans on making massive amounts of money by introducing more vehicles with over-the-air updates (OTAs), many of which will be able to store and transfer personal profiles so that users can effectively just rent their vehicles for eternity. Additionally, VW has suggested future models will have ability to lock features (that […] The post Driving Dystopia: German Automakers Keep Reimagining Vehicle ‘Ownership’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Big Data, Trends, Corporate Strategy, Vw, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Paywalls, Data Privacy, Consumer Protection, Connected Vehicles, Industry News, Ota, Paywall



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