French carmaker enters into a joint venture with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group

Renault move is aimed at tapping China’s growing electric vehicles market. In a deal which sees French carmaker Renault taking a 50% stake, the carmaker has formed a joint venture partnership with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) to target the Chinese electric vehicles (EV) market. In a statement Renault said, it would increase its…

FCA bets $788 million on electrifying its iconic 500 compact car

FCA plans on launching the 500 BEV first in European markets. Production will commence in the second quarter of 2020. With Fiat Chrysler moving on following its failed bid to merge with France’s Renault, the carmaker announced it plans on investing $788 million (700 million euros) to create an electric makeover of its iconic Fiat…

Industry veteran Karl-Thomas Neumann joins opensource self-driving vehicle software stratup Apex.AI’s board

Apex.AI aims to make the Robot Operating System (ROS) more robust and failproof so that it can be deployed in commercial self-driving vehicles. Palo Alto, California-based Apex.AI, a company which strives to make open-source self-driving software reliable enough to be commercially viable has hired Karl-Thomas Neumann, an industry veteran who has been the CEO of…

Japanese carmaker Subaru to recall 2.3 million vehicles globally

The comparatively tiny Japanese automaker is facing a series of quality assurance related issues over rapid expansion in the U.S. In a significant development, Japan’s Subaru Corp stated it plans on recalling nearly 2.3 million vehicles globally over an issue with brake lights. This will be the automaker’s biggest-ever recall as it struggles with a…

Toyota’s opens up on its autonomous automated technologies at CES

Toyota Motor Corp showcased its automated safety technology “Guardian” as well as its full self-driving system – the “Chauffeur” at the annual CES at Las Vegas. As per a statement from Toyota Research Institute’s chief executive Gill Pratt, the carmaker’s automated safety technology “Guardian” will feature in its model “in the 2020s”. Pratt disclosed this…